Built from scratch, picture doesn’t do it justice!
As for me the ragweed/mold ninjas have decided to launch a full scale war on the inner workings of my head. Ragweed is attacking from the left flank, mold is coming at me full bore. It’s caused a massive ear infection and unfortunately I’m all too familiar with those. Let’s take a day to day look at the inner ear canal of Mr. Skipah. First the little elves in my ears churn out enough wax that I should start a candle wholesaling business. The wax is no problem, Mr. stubborn allergy likes to clog the outlet (Eustachian tube) for the wax and fluid to go away though and then it gets infected. Inner ear infections…well they frigging suck! Infections lead to a mild fever……by the way fevers also suck!
So any way I’m sitting in my little sector of the world right now popping Vitamin C pills and ibuprofen like a junkie that just broke into the pharmaceutical ward at the local hospital. If it doesn’t correct itself by tomorrow Mr. Skipah is off to the doctor so I can get told my ears look like hamburger, unfortunately that is the standard term from my doctor wehn I’m their for an ear infection. Fear not the last time I had one this bad I only ended up with tubes in my ears, by the way that was when I was 35 years old. That’s not a typo! Thirty five freaking years old not five like normal patients that have that procedure done. That procedure worked for all of about three months before my ears were once again relegated to junk.
Normal ear on the left, my ear on the right. Life sucks today!
Enough about my inner ear workings and anatomy lessons, Miss Madison caught me while I was feeling well enough yesterday to do a little project for her. I launched my fledgling hole digging company “Gary’s Groundbreakers” (best creative could come up with in the short term) and dug Miss Madison a hole so she could set a 4 x 4 for her daughters ultra-cool birthday present. Mind you before yesterday it has rained about two teaspoons in southern Indiana since July, needless to say even though I didn’t walk yesterday I got a work out. This was akin to chiseling in lime stone the ground was so hard! With a little help from the neighbor “Burl” (I haven’t heard that name since Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys) who lopped a foot off the timber for me. We got the pole set in the ground after mixing up some high density interstate worthy concrete (or half a bag of Quikcrete I’ll let you decide), and today Miss Madison’s daughter was rewarded with her very own Little Free Library. I can only take credit in the pole setting portion of this project, Miss Madison’s dad put on the finishing touches today. Pretty neat idea for those of you not familiar with it, the concept is groundbreaking! You take a book and then you leave a book for someone else to enjoy. Not since the invention of indoor plumbing has an idea had me so intrigued. I kid because I care, hopefully every one behaves and heeds to the “honor” system.
Much like Taco Bell it’s open 24 hours also!
Since Miss Madison also hails in proximity way to close Kentuckians hopefully none of her daughter’s books go missing in case a wayward Bluegrass resident needs something to start a fire with. That part of Kentucky though I really don’t think there is any worries, the only book they are remotely familiar with is the University of Kentucky basketball media guide, and if you get caught burning that the great Colonel Sanders himself will more than likely pay you a visit and banish you to West Virginia or dress you up in University of Louisville gear and parade you through downtown Lexington.
Not a whole lot cooking with Sloane tonight, she knows I’m a tad under the weather so she is taking it easy on me. Her questions per hour is down to about 50 tonight from the usual 100 so god love her for taking it easy on her dad. She’s demanded she gets to spend Sunday evening with me to “pack” and a compromised was reached on that front so #winning I get an extra over night with her and will make the logistics of travelling to Wisconsin a tad easier Monday morning.
About it for tonight, I’m going to dip my head in a bucket full of ice water to see if that will numb the pain and see if Hammy can find me any gambling action on Ohio State versus Indiana this Saturday in college football. Skipah is billing it the game of the century in this state, Notre Dame fans and most of America would probably argue but hey it’s my blog I can call West Texas State versus Indiana Tech the game of the century if I want!
This is a “confused” Hoosier!