Unwinding with the tunes of R.L. Burnside (plus my personal update)

That was R.L. Burnside’s “The Criminal Inside of Me.”  drinking  Came across that song for the first time recently, and it cracks me up. Gotta love the tunes of R.L. Burnside.  bitches

So let’s keep his tunes going in what’s left of this Saturday evening:

What’s the news over in my little sphere? Well, my back’s feeling a lot better, so that’s fantastic. It’s easy to take for granted how much we depend on our backs to do anything and everything until they get hurt, and boy did that shit hurt. But then it just started lessening and now the nerve isn’t even pinched anymore. Kinda miraculous really.  lol  I’m wondering if it wasn’t my old car’s seat that wasn’t causing most of the problem *shrugs*  But thank god that pain moved on. Gotta count our blessings where we find ’em.

Had to rush a pet to the veterinary emergency room yesterday due to heat exhaustion. She’s an indoor/outdoor cat with freedom to come and go as she pleases, and unfortunately we had some very hot days here this past week. I stop over twice a day while her parents are out of the state and happened to find her last evening in the backyard in a bad state and in desperate need of help. Man, it scared the shit out of me. She was disoriented, frothing at the mouth, lethargic. I called her mom, found the pet carrier, and just loaded her in the car and drove her straight on.  Her temperature was 107.5 degrees I believe the vet said, and they hooked her up to IVs immediately. And she’s still there, might bring her home tomorrow. That’s my first time in all these years to deal with a real emergency like that. I’m just grateful to have arrived when I did. An hour or more and she might’ve been in much worse trouble. She was fine in the morning when I visited, was indoors and took her antibiotics just fine, no problems at all, but 8 hours later and it was a whole other story. Sad situation that was. But the vet says she’s doing well now and they’re keeping her for observation. But lord, I feel bad for her parents having to face that vet bill, quoted as being between $1100-$1700 before all is said and done.

On another note, my computer went on the fritz a few days back. It’s been having problems with overheating for a while now, but finally it got bad enough to where I had to take it in to have the pros handle it. But $60 later, it’s back home and functioning once again. Had to rely on my back-up computer for a few days there, which had PCLinuxOS installed from back in 2009, and I never could get the hang of that particular operating system, not being terribly knowledgeable with using Linux. Wound up having to install Windows XP instead, but I went to Linux on that system because XP had proven so unstable on it in the past. I’m very interested in installing Linux Mint xcfe (version 13 or 14) on it, but there’s something wrong with the damned computer to where I couldn’t get Unetbootin to load properly from my external drive so as to install Linux Mint’s ISO. Gonna have to figure that out eventually.

What else is going on over here? Lots of drama in my personal life, but that’s not something worth discussing on here. Might as well admit that much of it’s due to my own damn fault and just leave it at that. We still love each other, but problems arose that I didn’t handle well once upon a time, and that left emotional scars that are very slow to heal for us both. Sad situation. But maybe time will turn things around. I don’t know. One thing I do know is it’s taught me a valuable lesson of what never to do ever again. Shame on me. But it’s not the world’s business.

What else? The new used car is working out nicely, though it does have some grinding when I brake that I hope to have looked into eventually when time permits. Already put close to 800 miles on the car in the nearly 2 weeks I’ve owned it, with a busier week coming up — my vehicles must perform as work mules, that’s their role. ‘Tis people’s vacation season, so I work a great deal in the summer. And I look forward to this car serving me well over the coming years.

Only other thing left to say is I’m living and learning like usual. Making mistakes, yes, but trying to learn from them. Some shit I seem hellbent on learning the hard way rather than vicariously through others, but such is the way life goes sometimes. I’m stubborn and admittedly a free bird in ways.

That’s enough of an update for now.

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