One Year Living Alone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before we get started today, I just wanted to share this pic I took of Crazy Otto’s Empire Diner at night that I took while leaving Borunda Asian Buffet last Wednesday night. I decided that this pic was too good to pass up.

And here’s an update on my weight loss. Going into this week, I am down an additional four pounds which puts me at 235 pounds. Still doing good, especially since a good chunk of my “diet” consists of drinking tons of water and drinking unsweetened green tea when I go to Dunkin Donuts when I’m at work. And to think that I did this in a month’s time is pretty damn awesome.

After work on Sunday, I finally managed to really test out my new mower that I got through Walmart.com last week. And apart from the fact that there were times where the grass bag kept popping off, it worked pretty well. And I was able to fill all five of my tubs that I use whenever I do yard work with grass so I could put them out on the curb for the town to collect, which they do on Monday mornings. And I also found out that a  weed whacker that was left behind at my house still works. I just need to get a replacement blade which I might do this Thursday for pay day.

There wasn’t much that has been going on today. It rained in the morning when I went to work at The Rose Quartz Stand. It cleared up when I left at noon. Had lunch at Borunda and then after that, I went home and finally started working out. Nothing major. Just did some work with the resistance band and I also managed to dig out my Ab Roller that has been sitting in my closet forever before going back to the shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And after going back to the shop, I picked up turkey burgers for dinner and decided to try and finish painting my back door. Managed to get it completely coated. I may have to put another coat on but now I have both doors painted.

In short, I can hardly believe that it’s been a year that I have been living alone after my sister moved out to Buffalo with my nephews. How the time does fly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Warming Up for More Change

“The years have a way of slipping by, of changing the world around us and every boy sooner or later must put away his toys and become a man.”           – Peter Parker-                                 Amazing Spider-Man #50

I spent a lot of time thinking about what direction I want to take the site in since I decided to quit YouTube after all the controversy surrounding losing my partnership and the Ad-pocalypse last year and I have come to the conclusion that after I get all of my videos from YouTube up to the site, it may be time to say that I am done with web series and regular vlogging (One Lone Cat) and going back to writing and some other things.

Does this mean that I am going to stop video-making after doing it for 10 years? Well I’ll do some random stuff here and there but I just think that it’s finally time to move on. I’ll also consider doing some podcasts as well. Also, considering my always-busy schedule I miss writing. So I’ll see how this goes.

For starters, it’s nice to know that nice weather has finally arrived in my neck of the woods after a very long winter. The last two days have been gorgeous out. And I have started working my semi-regular hours at The Rose Quartz Stand at the beginning of the month where I work a split shift on Tuesdays from 10 am to noon then come back from 5 to 6 at night and I work from 5 to 7 at night on Wednesdays (like I am as I’m writing this) which means I go to the shop right after my real job.

In addition to that, I might be working some gem shows this year, such as the Herkimer Gem and Mineral Show in July as well as Herkimer Diamond Days in August. So this is all a new experience for me.

Yesterday I worked a full day at the shop till 7, closing only because I had a delivery arrive at the house. Last weekend, I made my first purchase on the Walmart.com app: A new lawn mower. It’s an electric lawn mower rather than the gas ones that I’ve used for years, which means it’s more environmentally-friendly. It’s also lightweight and it can fit in my house too so no need to leave it outside.

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Plus an update on my weight loss. As of Sunday, I was down to 239 pounds for a total of 22 pounds lost since the beginning of April. Pretty soon I should be ready to start working out again.

Well, to close this out I just want to say that it’s been a wild ride throughout my 10 years as a video-making and it will be nice to take a break and get back to writing because I have a very busy schedule going forward into this summer. Now let’s hope that I can keep this going for as long as I can.