So when I buried Peaches last weekend I temporarily put an unused compost bin on top of the spot to keep the chickens from scratching around there.  When I was walking Elsa Friday night before bed she was standing by the compost bin on the other side of the fence just looking at it.  I didn’t think much of it other than maybe her enhanced sense of smell was picking up something.

Well when I was cleaning the coop the next morning for the hell of it I decided to look at the compost bin.  I lifted the lid and was shocked to see a huge pile of sand and a hole leading down towards where I buried the chicken.  I was dumbfounded because the compost bin was not knocked over, it almost looked like something came up from the ground although I knew that didn’t make sense.  I called Cindy out to see my discovery and she was equally shocked.

So I backfilled the hole immediately and then bought some sod during the day to cover the burial spot, figuring that should be enough to prevent further desecration of Peaches burial site.  Sunday morning once again I awoke to a pile of dirt, just offset a little bit.  The animal dug in from the edge of the sod and continued whatever disgusting activities it has been engaging in.  I pulled back the sod, Cindy threw some cajun pepper in the hole, filled it, put back down the sod and then threw the compost bin lid over it Sunday night.  AGAIN I awoke this morning to fresh digging.

At this point based on the size of the hole we are guessing a possum may be the culprit.  The hole I dug was probably a foot and a half deep but clearly I should have gone deeper.  This morning I filled the hole in one more time but after doing so I pulled the chicken tractor on top of the burial site.  It has a wire mesh floor which would prevent anything from digging through the top.  If more digging occurs I will have little choice but to dig up poor Peaches and relocate her to a deeper and more secure area.

I got my run in on Saturday morning, taking advantage of the cool temps in the mid 50’s. I was a bit worried that my sore calves from my 50 mile work commute on the Monster would hinder my running but I did ok.  The daytime temp swung a huge 30 degrees into the mid 80’s, just too warm for February for my tastes.  We had not done grass maintenance in close to a month thanks to a lack of rain.  Things were looking pretty ratty at this point so Cindy and I did a full sweep, weed whacking and mowing.

The weed whacking took me much longer than I hoped because I kept spending time futzing with the gas weed whacker.  After I replaced the fuel lines a few weeks ago it seemed to be running well.  Well all of a sudden it was back to running like shit and would only keep going in the choke position.  I finally tired of f’ing with it and just finished up with the battery powered whacker which takes longer.  I am just going to get another gas trimmer.

I did take a late morning break to go to Costco for an eye exam, something I had been putting off for 5 years or more.  I went into the exam with some anxiety about it.  The last time I was at an eye doctor it didn’t go well as I have a horrible time doing anything with/to my eyes.  Well I was glad to see that tech has improved, the eye exam was no big deal at all.  After getting an eye scan and reading dozens of letters on a screen it was determined I am officially near sighted.  The doctor gave me a prescription for glasses that I would wear whenever seeing distance clearly is important.  I put off picking out glasses until Cindy can come with me to give me feedback on frames.

I was pretty tired by the time Saturday evening rolled around but we already had tickets to see Black Panther, a much anticipated Marvel movie that has gotten high reviews.  We again opted for VIP seating at Prado so we didn’t have to worry about getting a decent seat.  I had really high expectations for the movie going in and for the most part those expectations were met.  It was a good Marvel movie but not a blow you away great one, like Iron Man, Capt America Winter Soldier, or the first Avengers movie, in my opinion.  The film did a good job of telling the origin story of Black Panther, something I knew absolutely nothing about. It’s a a solid A, see it in the theater flick, it just didn’t impact me as I thought it might.

Sunday morning we had an annoying, out of nowhere power loss that lasted for over two hours.  I was just getting to the point where I was considering pulling out the generator when it came back on.  The power outage sort of messed up my normal routine.  I actually wound up not doing any EUC activity during the day.  I did my bills in the morning and went to Dunkin Donuts with Elsa to grab coffee since Cindy wasn’t home.

Sunday afternoon I washed all three vehicles but somehow still felt lazy after doing so.  Cindy was busy creating more stuff on her Cameo.  She made the sticker pictured here as well as a bunch of other things.  She is really enjoying the process of designing and creating.

I told Cindy last week that I would be open to spending a night sleeping out in the RV to get a sense of how it would be.  We decided last night was the night to do so.  We ate dinner out there, watched some Olympics, and then settled into the queen size bed where I read a little bit before falling asleep.  Despite not fitting on the bed so well I didn’t have a bad night of sleep.  It felt weird waking up in the backyard but refreshingly different.  Elsa didn’t seem to mind either.

Today for my last day of the my extended three day weekend I don’t have a big list in mind.  Hopefully I can get out on the wheel a bit and do whatever other enjoyable things that come to mind.

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So today was my second attempt at commuting to work on an electric unicycle.  I did the ride almost exactly a year ago on my Msuper.  The Monster is much more suited for this type of ride with a bigger battery and larger tire.  When I first started rolling about 6:20AM I felt a bit clunky with a backpack strapped on and full protective gear, including big knee pads.  After a few miles I got more comfortable.

When I did this ride before I tried to go almost entirely via sidewalk which is safer but also slower because of the ramps and slowing down at every break in the sidewalk.  This time I used a lot more bike lane which allowed me to keep a better pace with the trade off of being in potentially more dangerous proximity of vehicles with their distracted drivers.

The air temps in the lower 60’s felt a bit chilly when combined with the wind but with my long sleeve t-shirt I felt ok.  My feet and calves also held up a little better since I had the seat on the Monster which would allow me to sit down for brief periods while riding to give my lower extremities a break.

I was not wearing a GPS on my wrist this time so I didn’t really know how fast I was going but I did have Strava running on my phone.  It felt like I maintained good speed but I didn’t realize how good.  According to the app I topped out at 28.6mph, the fastest speed I have ever logged on a wheel.  I also spent a ton of time at 20+ mph, thanks to using bike lanes.

When I did this ride last year I was 15 minutes late getting to the office, mostly because I had to baby the wheel the last four miles because of a low battery.  With the Monster I went as fast as I felt comfortable with the entire time and rolled into the office 5 minutes early with 40% battery remaining.  The ride really went as well as it could.  The wheel is on the charger now.  I plan to ride it to the gym at lunch and then push off for home around 4:30.  It’s a great way to start the weekend.

Speaking of the weekend, I am treated to another three day long hiatus thanks to Presidents Day.  I have a fair amount of things in my head to get done but for the most part I am hoping to get plenty of chill time.  Cindy and I are both looking forward to seeing Black Panther Saturday night.

So now that the personal things are out of the way I wanted to mention the latest case of mass gun violence, this time in our backyard on the other side of the state.  As seems to be the case with any of the really horrific incidents, the shooter, an unstable 19 year old, used an AR-15 with plenty of spare clips to mow down almost three dozen students and school staff, killing half of them.

I am almost ashamed to admit that my initial reaction to these incidents is more a feeling of overwhelming frustration than horror.  I just am stupefied that our country continues to “say prayers” but take no appreciable action to stop this insanity or at the very least make significant efforts so that this scenario much less likely to take place.  Guns are ridiculously easy to obtain and the lack of controls and consistent screening regarding who obtains them is a joke, in my opinion.

I also have yet to hear a compelling argument why normal citizens need the ability to buy assault rifles.  Yes, if you have concerns about your personal safety, own a hand gun, that will neutralize any immediate threat.  However if you feel the need to own a weapon that has the ability to kill huge amounts of people in very little time I would say you need to take some time to evaluate why this is important to you.

Unfortunately I have seen this scenario repeat like a skipping record so many times that I already know what to expect when it comes to tangible change, nothing……

 

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Cindy and I had a very nice Valentine’s Day at home enjoying our Carrabbas on the Go dinner while we caught up on some DVR’d content.  Cindy made me a cool shirt, cool card, and bought me some skateboard sneakers that may work well for EUC riding as well.  Everything was very thoughtful and appreciated.  I only made one of my gifts to her, a 3D printed rose that came out surprisingly well.  I printed the top part on my Flashforge Finder and the stem on my CR-10.

This morning I had my consult meeting for my upcoming colonoscopy which is scheduled to go down at the beginning of March.  The appointment was pretty uneventful.  The best news is the prep isn’t quite as awful as it once was.  It used to be you spent most of the prior day chugging a gallon of this disgusting tasting liquid.  With this new regimen I spend the day before on a clear liquid diet but you don’t take laxatives until 6PM the night before followed up by one last shot at 5AM the morning of the procedure.  Of course it will still be an unfun experience but it sounds like it used to be worse.  The doctor was very laid back and cool and didn’t give me any reasons to get more worked up about the procedure than I will be naturally.

So my eyes are not great anymore.  My distance vision has been getting progressively more blurry since my early-mid 40’s.  After telling myself I would get an eye exam for the last four or five years I finally am getting it done on Saturday.

In addition to the eye exam I just recently bought these blue blocking computer glasses, a clear knock off of the Gunnar glasses I tried a few years ago.  These type of glasses block much of the blue light emitted from computer monitors which can cause various eye discomfort.  Red and irritated eyes have been a pretty normal state for me for a long time.

When I tried the Gunnars before I bailed after a week or two because they had slight magnification as well which was causing me even more eye discomfort.  These knock offs have no magnification at all so I am hoping to get better results.  They cost about a third of what the Gunnars cost.  Take a look if you like. http://amzn.to/2HjrN9l 

So tomorrow I am planning to attempt another epic 50+ mile commute to work on my EUC.  When I did this almost exactly one year ago I did so on my Gotway Msuper.  If you watched the video of my ride last year you’ll see I was pushing the limits of the battery capacity of the wheel.  I barely made it to work because of strong headwinds.

I plan to use my huge Gotway Monster this time around which has double the battery capacity and is able to maintain higher speeds for longer duration.  I will still bring my battery charger with to charge during the day but I should be able to go as fast as I want without battery concerns which will make the ride take less time.  Even with the beefier wheel between my legs I plan to leave the house a little earlier to give me more of a time pad and get out ahead of some of the normal traffic. It should be fun.

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So last night after work I was outside tending to the chickens as I do most days.  As I was getting ready to dump out the dried mealworms they love so much it felt very sad to not have Peaches at my big toe, front of the line, looking up at me with anticipation.  It just doesn’t feel the same.  Trips into the coop area are going to have a somber overtone for awhile I think.  The picture on the left is from my 3000 subscriber thank you video.  Peaches was the chicken I chose to hold because of course, she was right there, by my feet…

Not only is today Valentine’s Day, it is also Elsa’s birthday.  Well to be honest, we don’t know exactly when her birthday is but we know it’s in this vicinity.  Cindy thought making it Valentine’s Day would be fun.

For as hesitant as I was at first about adopting another dog, you would never know it now.  Elsa and I are tied at the hip.  She is such a funny dog but also incredibly loving and sweet.  She makes every moment better, even when she is being Miss Chevious.  Cindy and I love her so much.

Since Valentine’s Day is a Wednesday we aren’t going out for festivities.  I do plan to stop at Carrabas on the way home to pick up dinner so Cindy doesn’t have to cook.  We plan to go out to see Black Panther on Saturday as sort of a belated Vday thing.

I did my first longer print on my new AnyCubic printer, a glue gun holder for Cindy. Just like my initial test print, it came out fantastic.  The I3 Mega is very quickly becoming my favorite printer in my stable of five.

The other night I had a dream about one of my EUC buddies, Marty.  I posted it on his YouTube channel but thought I would share it here as well.

I had a dream that you (marty) and some other EUC enthusiasts were in my backyard riding around. For some reason you got warm and decided to go for a swim in one of the fill pits filled with rain water in the back yard. As you dove in I saw a large alligator slide into the water behind you. I came running towards the water, screaming for you to get out. You heard me, saw the gator closing in and swam like mad towards the far side. As you were climbing up out of the water I saw the gator rise up and grab your leg. I was still running towards you looking for a weapon when I woke up about 4AM, sweating.

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Segway MiniPro – http://amzn.to/2lddTNt
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Killer 187 Wrist Guards – http://amzn.to/2p8y9m9
Triple Eight Helmet – http://amzn.to/2p8uuoH
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This weekend felt like one big blur of activity that never really stopped.  I hit the track again first thing Saturday for a run that felt more like May than February.  The temperature at 6AM was almost 70 degrees and it was humid.  I get enough of those temps for 6-7 months out of the year, I wasn’t happy running in the soupy air in the middle of winter.  The 13 laps felt like a struggle, just like it normally does.

Cindy did me a favor and knocked out the weeding for me on Friday.  She also had the chicken coop clean by the time I got home from the run so it felt odd to not have my normal plate of work to attend to first thing.  We instead spent a good portion of Saturday morning doing something fun.  We took the MiniPro and my Msuper to the nearby school and parked there.  We then road into the adjacent Waterways development to browse through the community yard sale they were holding.  We did this last year as well and it was fun.  It was again this year.  We didn’t buy anything although Cindy did make a lowball offer on a used kayak that the seller didn’t quite bite on.

We stopped home to go grab Elsa and then went to walk a friend’s dog.  By the time we got home the morning had been consumed.  It was nice to not have work and more work be the start of my Saturday for once.

Saturday afternoon I dug into my automotive project, replacing the headlights on the Prius, again.  Instead of throwing another set of halogens in there I spent big bucks and got some LED headlights because they are rated to last much, much longer.  Because of the design of the LED bulbs I thought replacement was going to be significantly easier than what I normally have to do.  Well as the video depicts, that was not the case but a lot of my pain and suffering was from not paying close enough attention to the directions.

After I uploaded the Prius video, I was finally able to upload another video, my 1000 video, something I actually had recorded over the last two weeks.  Yes, believe it or not my YouTube channel actually has 1000 videos in it’s catalog.  Like I said this video was a bit different as it was shot over multiple days which gives it a unique and interesting (if I do say so myself) feel.  Take a peek at if you have 15 minutes and of course, don’t forget to like and subscribe!

I spent most of Saturday evening in the hobby room.  First I rearranged all of my printers.  The big CR-10 had to be moved because the workbench height was a potential problem with the shelves above it.  On a high print the CR-10 print head would actually hit the shelf.  I also wanted to make room for the new printer I was sent by GearBest.  So after a lot of shuffling I got around to opening and setting up my AnyCubic I3 Mega.

Unlike my last printer, the Ender 2, which was a kit with dozens of parts whcih required 3-4 hours of assembly time, the AnyCubic printer was a dream.  I had to attach two parts with 8 screws and I was basically done.  Within a half hour I was ready to do my first test print which turned out perfectly.  I really like the new printer for many reasons which I outline in the video.

So Sunday morning we “slept in” until 7:20 or so.  As is often the case I put my clothes on and headed out to tend to the chickens.  I opened the door to their run and they came scurrying out full of energy as normal.  I then walked over to the coop itself and opened up the doors to begin the unfun job of daily clean up.  I froze in my tracks when on the floor to the left of the perch I saw a motionless chicken.  I felt a rush of emotion as I quickly realized it was Peaches.  I looked closer to verify she was indeed dead which she clearly was.

Cindy came out to help me but I instead had to yell to her that Peaches was dead.  She gasped in horror, feeling the same weight of shock that I was already bearing.  I felt terrible sadness as I bent down to pick up her stiff body and carried it outside.  I laid her on top of the chicken tractor run temporarily.  “What the hell happened?” ran through my mind.  I then realized that although the palm rats have knocked 7 of my 8 coop cams offline, the interior camera did still work.  I knew I would be able to see what happened.

It just seemed surreal to me that the bird would be dead, she was acting 100% normal on Saturday, energetic, and looking to be first in line as always.  However there had been one odd thing about Peaches in the last few weeks.  For some reason she would not go up on the perch with the other birds on her own.  Instead she would set up over on the nesting boxes.  I never thought much of it more than just one of the weird quirks chickens have, they have a lot of them.  Each night when I put them to bed I would simply pick Peaches up, put her on the perch and she would be fine.

After cleaning up the coop Cindy and I went through the somber and sad task of burying Peaches.  As I dug a couple foot deep grave with tears in my eyes I thought about all the funny moments  Peaches brought to us.  Like I said she was always first in line when it came to food.  She followed us around like a disciple.  When Cindy would put down plates of yogurt and crushed shells Peaches would hop right into the middle of the plate to try to keep the other birds from getting at it.

She also was the first chicken that actually found the lawn mower as an opportunity instead of something to be feared.  She would follow me around, closely, so close that at times I had to shoosh her away so I wouldn’t run into her.  She learned that the freshly cut grass was an opportunity to harvest bugs by the bushel.  She always made me smile. As we laid her still body, wrapped in burlap into the grave it was a very sad moment.

So after I returned inside we reviewed the coop footage.  She was fine until right around 3AM.  She started having issues balancing on the perch and then all of a sudden fell backwards.  Once she hit the ground there was only a second or two of movement and then stillness.  It was imagery that I didn’t enjoy seeing.

The video also brought immediate guilt.  Seeing her lose balance made me wonder if the reason she was standing on the nesting boxes was because she felt unstable for awhile.  I wondered that if I left her off the perch if she would still be alive.  We also wonder if it wasn’t whatever was making her wobble that killed her but the fall itself.  She could have very easily broken her neck depending on how she went down, which gave me yet another avenue of guilt.  We had talked a bit in the past about making the perch lower to facilitate older birds.  If the fall wasn’t so far she may have survived it.  So yea, I felt and still feel pretty responsible for the whole thing.

Each time we have lost chickens there has been some sort of immediate response to hopefully avoid the scenario in the future.  When the racoon broke into the chicken tractor and killed our first three hens I immediately double latched both side doors of the tractor so they were coon-proof.  That attack also was the basis for us building the new coop to be as predator proof as it is. When Cocoa was taken by a coyote we installed a new security DVR system that gave full view of the coop perimeter so we would know of any weak spots.  With Peaches demise we once again took action.

During the afternoon I cut a full foot of the height of the perch.  The birds now are sitting at two feet or less off the ground which hopefully makes a fall less treacherous.  It has the side effect of possibly making cleanup less of a mess as excrement has less time to accelerate before hitting the rubber mats below.  I hope the changes help avoid this scenario playing out again.  The image of Peaches still on the floor ran through my head all day long.

We tried to keep rolling along in the day instead of dwelling on the sadness.  We hit Home Depot and Sam’s Club.  I had been at Sam’s Saturday to grab a UPS for my hobby room shuffle.  When I was there I saw they had huge 32 inch Samsung curved monitors for $219, super cheap.  I joked to Cindy on Saturday that maybe once I get my tax refund I would grab a couple.  Well when I did my bills Sunday morning I saw my tax refund was already in my account, which was amazing since it was only submitted a few days prior.   So anyway, I grabbed two of these monster monitors.

During the afternoon in addition to reworking the perch I also drug out the gas pressure washer.  Cindy had cleaned the lower areas of the pool cage but can’t reach the high stuff.  Since the cage is due to be rescreened in the next week or two I wanted to make sure it got done before that happens.  It was about an hour of less than fun work but the cage once again looks white instead of a greenish hue.

I finally got around to unboxing the first of my two monitors when I hit my first snag, the inputs were only HDMI and Display Port.  Although my video card has a DP output I did not have the cable required.  I immediately shot out to get one, striking out at Wal-mart and then having to drive another 5 miles to Best Buy to overpay for one.  So when I got home I was anxious to get my new massive monitors set up.  I opened up the second box and was in disbelief, the screen had a crack in it.

I was not pleased as you can imagine.  I angrily reboxed the monitor and immediately retraced the route I just took 30 minutes prior, going back to Sam’s.  I luckily just missed what could have been another incredibly frustrating scenario as I walked in the store at 5:55.  I had no idea they closed at 6PM.  If I was a few minutes later I can’t imagine what my blood pressure would have been.  Anyway, my replacement monitor was undamaged and I got everything hooked up.  The huge curved screens take some getting used to but damn it’s awesome.

Sunday evening both Cindy and I were busy with hobby stuff.  Cindy has really been getting good with her Cameo and I had video footage for a couple different things that I needed to edit and get published.  We ended our weekend late Sunday night watching our first curling match of the Olympics, it was glorious.

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I have neglected to mention how fascinating and exciting it was to see the recent Falcon Heavy launch which resulted in a Tesla Roadster orbiting the planet with a 24/7 live view.  The mission was not perfect as only two of the three rockets used safely landed back on Earth.  The center core rocket had an issue that caused it to hit the ocean at high speed.  Regardless it is yet another feather in the cap of Tesla and Elon Musk, one of the great innovators of our time, who just happens to come from one of those shithole countries.

So the Olympics are back, this time the winter variety.  Generally speaking I am a fan of everything and anything to do with the Olympics.  Since they moved the winter and summer games to alternating two year cycles it has been great.  It seems like the Rio summer games just ended and here we are.  Of course when you get this old time accelerates so quickly that a two year span feels like next to nothing.  Bring on the curling!

So the Prius headlights have been frustrating.  In the last year I have had to replace both bulbs twice and now BOTH headlights are dead again.  I’m not quite sure what is causing the early failure but I have taken a different approach this time, ordering two LED replacement bulbs for the car which are very expensive but hopefully will fix my problem permanently.  If you have seen my videos regarding replacing the bulbs in the past you know it can be a frustrating task.  Because of the way the LEDs are designed it actually SHOULD be an easier job this time around.

I received my new 3D printer, another spiff from GearBest, I look forward to setting it up and playing with it this weekend!

 

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So last night out of the blue I suggested to Cindy that we watch Bright, the Netflix movie with Will Smith that has gotten mostly negative feedback from world although I have heard from some others that it was not bad at all.  I knew the movie had orcs and elves in it so that fact alone made it interesting to me.  Cindy had no idea what the movie was about but trusted my recommendation.

I was pleasantly surprised that I thought the movie was very entertaining.  The insertion of orcs and elves into the story line to represent some of the racism present in this wonderful world of ours was an interesting twist.  Despite not having the WoW based affinity to orcs and elves that I have, Cindy really enjoyed the movie as well.  It was solid B+ entertainment for me all day long.

I really am at the point in my life where I wish I could break out of the normal five day a week work routine.

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Last night Cindy and I placed our order for Eagles Super Bowl Champion merchandise.  I didn’t go too crazy, getting a t-shirt, hat, glass and pendant as my keepsakes.  We got Cindy a cool oversized tri-color Eagles SB shirt for her collection.  Of course nothing was cheap but I figure I will be holding onto these items till the very end so I don’t mind.  Who knows if I will ever get a chance to experience this again.

I have been watching Nick Foles speak after the Super Bowl and he has been reaffirming what I already knew, he is just a good dude.  He’s level headed, humble, honest and just has his shit together.  I couldn’t be happier how his story has played out this year and I can only hope it means good things for his future.

Yesterday I got a set of replacement LED headlights for the Prius.  I have had the factory halogens dying on me every few months so I am hoping that jumping to LED will get me some better longevity as well as a brighter yet cooler appearance. It looks like that will be my featured project of the upcoming weekend.

Yesterday was the Naples city council elections.  There were three open spots and only four candidates, one of which was the president of the running club, the same president when I left a couple years ago.  I was surprised when I heard he was running for local office for several reasons.  His bid was unsuccessful as he finished in fourth place.  It takes a unique skill set and personality to want to become involved in local politics, which none of these I possess, thankfully.

 

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Sure I would like to just skip to the most epic Super Bowl of my life but I feel I should give the rest of the weekend proper representation.  Saturday morning I got up and drug myself out of bed to go run, despite a lower body that was STILL sore from squatting and deadlifting on Tuesday.  I slogged through the run, never feeling comfortable.

When I got home I went right into a small chore list that I wanted to knock out.  After doing so Cindy, Elsa and I headed out to grab some coffee and run some errands.  We took the Tacoma so I could throw another 15 bags of top soil in the back to continue my winter long ground elevation project behind the chicken coop.  My hope is I am able to at least give the birds a decent size island in the back that will escape the soggy effects of wet season.

Cindy had a ton to do for SuperBowl party prep and she was working on it in earnest, with both food and decoration prep.  I kept busy doing my own things which included  3D printing, laser engraving, and a few more things. Late in the afternoon I took my wheels over to the school to futz around a bit.  I shot some footage for my upcoming 1000th video on my YouTube channel.  I’m hoping to make that one pretty cool.

On Saturday night we planned on watching Hell or High Water, our Netflix rental however there was some sort of problem with the disc and it wouldn’t read  in my Blu-ray player.  I told Cindy I would just get it on X1 par-per-view.  Yea it sucks to pay for something I could get for free but it wasn’t a big deal.  Well it turned out I didn’t have to pay anything since the movie was already on Showtime.  I could watch it on demand for free, cool.

The movie has a strong cast and an interesting plot.  It sort of had a Robin Hood good natured vibe to it until things got unexpectedly dark towards the end.  It was a good B+ movie for sure but it sure did not end up as I expected.

Sunday was the day. We had a lot to do, well I had a lot, Cindy had an unbelievable amount of work that she did.  She LOVES planning parties and doing everything connected to it.  She was literally on the go almost the entire day.

Her work was nothing short of incredible.  In addition to the conventional food prep Cindy made these amazing baked creations including the football field on the right and Eagles cookies made with a 3D cutter I printed.  Katie came over in the afternoon and did the decorating for the cake pops on the left.  She did an amazing job with them, putting her creativity on display.

I had the 3D printers working hard most of the day as well, creating an Eagles themed quarter tray and a toothpick holder, both of which I designed from scratch.  I filled in the squares of the betting board, a tradition from the very first Super Bowl party that was ever hosted at the house.  I tried to make more of the bets have less than a 50/50 chance so there was the possibility of some bigger winners.  For example one of the bets was the distance of the first punt.

We flipped on the tv as early as 12:30 and they already had Super Bowl pre-game on, wow.  I did mostly the grunt work part of the prep, moving and rearranging things, setting stuff up and filling in with whatever else Cindy needed.  Like I said the amount of effort she put into this party was nothing short of amazing.  About mid-afternoon there was a lull in prep, most things were done.  I decided to knock out an oil change on Cindy’s car as it was one less thing off my mental to do list.  It was uneventful and only took about a half hour, including clean up.

So the party was scheduled to start around 5:30.  Our first guest arrived a few minutes after that.  It was Megan, whose dog Wishbone has been walked by Cindy and I several times.  I was surprised when Cindy told me that Wishbone was coming to the party.  Of course my first thought always jumps to a dog marking his territory in the house.  Luckily Wishbone had no incidents but instead circled the party more or less non-stop, looking for food.  He literally did not sit/lay down once.

Other guests arrived steadily from there on.  By 6’oclock almost the entire roster was there and the house was loud and full of energy.  This was a very special party since MY team was in it.  The crowd was mostly friends of ours from the running club and a few others.  Ali and her boyfriend Shugs even came out, with Sadie of course which Elsa was thrilled about.

I sort of figured that Elsa would mostly hide during the party but surprisingly she was in the middle of the crowd, even snuggling up to Matt on the sofa for a period of time which surprised the hell out of me.

I did myself a favor and watched a lot of the commercials ahead of time since they were posted on YouTube.  Doing so allowed me to actually hear and enjoy them, something that is very difficult to do with 15 people in a room.  However I could watch the action on the field just fine.

The first half was pretty crazy with both teams moving the ball but the Eagles taking more advantage, scoring pretty easy and often.  There were two defining moments of the first half for me. The first was when Patriots pulled a trick play that had Tom Brady downfield as a receiver, a wide open receiver.  He proceeded to drop a pass that hit him right in the hands.  However on a 4th and goal, the Eagles stole that page from the Patriots and actually executed the play to perfection with Nick Foles pulling in a pass from the tight end for a touchdown.  It was an incredibly ballsy call but that was theme of this team all year, aggressive play calling.

The halftime show, which I didn’t entirely see, seemed not bad but not quite as iconic as I would have expected.  Almost always there is some sort of unannounced collaboration that goes on.  However Justin Timberlake performed with nobody else except towards the end where he sung some Purple Rain as an image of Prince was projected onto a big curtain.  I saw some people say the show was great so maybe I just have bad taste.

The second half of the game was a sprint.  All of a sudden the Eagles defense had no answers to stop the Patriots.  Luckily the Eagles offense was still scoring but the Patriots were scoring faster and way too easily.  In the fourth quarter the Patriots took their first lead of the game, by one point and I was worried that we were watching the start of another Eagles failure at the precipice of the ultimate victory.

By the time the fourth quarter started almost everybody had left, it was only Cindy, myself, Ali, and Shuggs.  Outside of Shuggs we were the only real Eagles fans there although pretty much everyone at the party wanted to see the Patriots lose.  It somehow seemed fitting that as the game came down to it’s teeth gritting, heart stopping conclusion, we were the only ones left.

So when Zac Ertz scored the go ahead touchdown which Chris Collinsworth, who has always been an asshole when it comes to the Eagles, was trying to convince the world was going to be overturned, we went nuts.  But because of an early missed extra point and two failed 2 point conversions, the Eagles were only up by 5 points with two and a half minutes to go.  With Tom Brady’s track record and the way he had been torching the Eagles at will the entire second half I was, concerned.

We all yelled at the tv at the Eagles defense that SOMEBODY had to make a play.  They had not even sacked Brady the entire game.  On the very next play, it happened, Brady was hit and fumbled the ball, recovered by the Eagles.  We went ape shit, literally ape shit.  Instead of folding up their tent, the Eagles actually came up when it mattered the most and smacked the Patriots in the mouth.

Unfortunately the Eagles couldn’t run the clock out and had to settle for a field goal which gave them an 8 point lead, meaning the Patriots could possibly score and make a two point conversion to tie it.  The good news was the Patriots only had 30 seconds to drive the length of the field and no time outs.  Brady made a valiant effort and actually got close enough to throw a ball into the endzone for a hail mary as time expired that thankfully fell to the ground after coming dangerously close to being caught on a rebound. It was over. The Eagles actually won the Super Bowl…..

Even though there were only four of us, we made enough noise for 40.  Ali had tears in her eyes of joy, Cindy was smiling ear to ear and I was just screaming.  My entire life I pulled for the Birds to win it all.  After five decades of near misses it seemed surreal that we were the last team standing, finally.

In the past the Eagles were good enough that they were expected to win.  This team that fought through some severe injury losses, including their starting QB, to get all the way to the end, being the underdog in each and every playoff game they played.  I don’t think I could have written a better script.  Nick Foles, who I always liked when he was with the team the first time around, was simply amazing.  He played smart and clean, if he felt nervous he did not show it, instead making throw after throw with his TD reception going down as one of the more memorable in SB history.

The game smashed records, not only for a Super Bowl but for any NFL game, ever.  Never have two teams put up as many yards as the Patriots and Eagles did.  The final score was the most points in SB history and even taking my Eagles partisanship out of the picture, I think it will go down as one of the best Super Bowl games ever.  To have my team be part of that equation and the winning side of it on top, is something I will cherish till things fade to dark.

Before the game I posted on Facebook that if the Eagles win I would jump in the pool.  I’m not the type to not follow through on such a promise so after ripping off my shirt and socks I jumped into the 60 something degree pool water after letting out the most enthusiastic E A G L E S cheer of my lifetime. Sure the water felt cold but my inner warmth from the glow of Super Bowl victory helped insulate me.

I’m glad I took today off from work to recover, relax and bask in the glow of a new reality where the Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl Champions!

 

 

 

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So one of the many unfun things about turning 50 is the requirement for our county health insurance plan that I undergo a colonoscopy, a procedure I never had.  I understand the reasoning behind it, it’s a good preventative measure to catch any potential issues early.  It certainly doesn’t mean I want to have it done.

I have been putting it off for a couple months but finally decided to schedule the colonoscopy yesterday which should take place at the beginning of March.  Everyone says the procedure itself is no big deal, it’s the prep ahead of time that sucks where they give you a drink that flushes out your intestines, forcefully.  I’m sure that like most things, once it’s over with I will think it was less of a big deal than it currently appears.  Still, if I wasn’t forced to do it for insurance reasons, I’d probably put it off for a few more years.

While I was in the wellness mindset I also mentally committed to go get an eye exam on Monday.  My distance vision has been deteriorating for the last six or seven years.  For about the last five years one of my New Year’s resolutions has been to get my eyes checked and I have continued to push it off.  Since my eyes still work for looking at a computer screen all day I have just rolled with it.

My problem is exactly the thing that lasik does best at addressing but there is no way I would want to spend that kind of money.  Getting contacts is also out of the picture as I have a HORRIBLE time doing anything eye related.  I can’t even keep them open to put in eye drops.  Part of the reason I have not gotten my eyes checked is fear of the eye exam itself.   I am hoping the end result of all of this is I get a prescription for glasses that will allow me to comfortably see distance when necessary.  I can’t imagine a scenario where I would want to or need to wear glasses full time.

This weekend will have an extra level of activity with the Super Bowl Party we are hosting at the house.  Of course this year is taking on additional significance since the Eagles are participants, trying to do what up this point in my life has been impossible, win it all.  Cindy is in full party planning mode, something she really enjoys.  I’m very glad she likes doing it so much because I certainly don’t.

We will be making various tweaks to the house to accommodate the guests which could number 15 or more.  This year we also have the option of splitting the party between the house and Cindy’s RV which can comfortably hold another half dozen people and gets clear reception of NBC on it’s antennae.  I’m sure it will be a fun time for sure.  The only downside is when you are the host of a party it is sometimes difficult to focus on the game itself.  If there was ever a game I wanted to focus on, it’s this one.

Win or lose I am glad I took Monday off to recover.  I will be other too depressed or too elated to be bothered with something like a job for 24 hours.

 

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Triple Eight Helmet – http://amzn.to/2p8uuoH
STX Elbow Pads – http://amzn.to/2oNMrYJ
Killer 187 Knee pads – http://amzn.to/2oYtAHw

Looking for Gotway, Inmotion or KingSong electric unicycles?
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Check out all my sites!
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EUC Army YouTube – https://youtube.com/eucarmy
Duf 3D YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnqqxnkBqc5ISDQRr0YkiA

Social media
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Cindy’s site – http://fitfarmchick.com
Cindy’s YouTube channel – http://youtube.com/fitfarmchick