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  • Adventures with Buddy

    Buddy had an adventure this weekend. Mike brought over two puppies from his mother-in-laws.  Buddy didn’t have ANY idea how to react to them!  I wish I’d gotten some pictures.  He just kinda sat at the edge of the room and watched very intently. One of the puppies tried to play with him, but Buddy kinda sidestepped away slowly.

    Here are some random Buddy pictures.

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  • Blizzard 2018

    Happy New Years Everyone!!

    The New Year is only 5 days old, and we’ve already had a blizzard here in Maine.  I’ve been outside shoveling for the last 45 minutes as naturally my snowblower is dead/non-functioning.  I got to my first milestone – I made it to the front end of the truck.  It looked bad enough out there to start with, then I discovered the snow drift on the other side of the truck is a foot taller.  And to top that off, the snowbank at the end of my driveway is taller than the back of my truck. It has to be at least 4 feet tall.

    I’m not going anywhere today.  I’m going to be shoveling.  In shifts.

    If anyone wants to come help or supply a snowplow, it would be GREATLY appreciated!!

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  • Sleeping Madness

    Its been a weird few days.  For those of you who don’t know, I had a sleep study done a few weeks ago and it turns out I have severe sleep apnea.  I got my sleep apnea equipment on Friday.  When I went to pick it up, it was a bit of a shock when they expected a $555 copay that nobody had told me about up to that point, as well as the shock it was going to cost me $158 a month to rent the equipment. Getting past that, I got home that night and used the equipment for the first time.

    It turns out when they did the sleep study, they started me out on a CPAP device, but then switched me in the middle of the night to a more advanced BiPAP machine (without ever telling me).  I had a hard time falling asleep with the BiPAP, as it switches between two pressures.  I tried to fall asleep for an hour, but it wasn’t happening.  I got back up all stressed and smoked a cigarette.  I eventually went back to bed and managed to sleep for 4 hours.  I had some pretty odd and vivid dreams, so I know it hit REM sleep, which is great!  I woke up freezing and got up to turn up the heat a notch, and then promptly fell back asleep before I remembered to put the sleep mask back on.

    So that was my first night. I woke up mid-morning, feeling pretty rested actually.  Went about my Saturday as normal. That evening, I was cleaning up around the house. I took a short break to sit down in my recliner and pet the cat about 7pm.  The next thing I know, I wake up and its 3 in the damn morning.  I literally slept in the recliner for 7 hours, undisturbed – no getting up to pee or anything.  Now I’m feeling fully rested, and I’m wide awake.  I doubt I’m going to go back to bed, or that I’ll use the equipment again until tonight.

    Sigh.  What a way to start my Christmas Eve.