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Sun Apr 1 = Happy EASTER, APRIL'S FOOLS DAY and SUNDAY! Today I visited the tenants on Sherman and told them about the letter I received from the City of Hutchinson about stuff in the yard. They were very cooporative.

Mon Apr 2 = Today I organized some more of Stan's finances, phoning lots of credit cards. I found that the Home Depot, Sears and other credit cards were issued by Citibank. Kayla, in KCMO was very helpful in getting the Citibank accounts closed.

Tue Apr 3 = Today I drove to Wichita, KS to visit my daughter and her family. It took a little doing to get me and my van approved as visitors on McConnell Air Force Base.
- It is different now spending my nights in a house and in a regular bed.

Wed Apr 4 = I got up early this morning and had breakfast with Anne and family.
- At 8:30 I picked Anne up at Trinity Auto where they are performing some repair warranty work. Later in the morning I met with Pamela J Thompson, estate attorney. It was an informative hour, cost only $250 as a reference from
Cindy
my younger brother George's wife
's sister. I found out a few new things but mostly confirmed what I had already learned previously. Pam said my form to manage Stan's estate was good.
- This evening I did comedy at The Wichita Loony Bin Comedy 215 Open Mic. It was a good group. Here's my set:

Thu Apr 5 = I picked up my custom rubber stamp, saying Administrator, Stanley A Self Estate at Superior Rubber Stamp. I had ordered it Tuesday morning before leaving Hutchinson.
- The Loony Bin was featuring three comedians, each getting 30 minutes: Brent Terhune, Jason Cheny and Shane McConnahay. My plan: go to all the shows for the four days, Wed through Sat and see what I can learn, so away to the Loony Bin for the show tonight. It was snowing when I drove home.

Fri Apr 6 = I don't know what last night's low temperature was in Wichita, but it was forecast to be 19° F. Looking out my upstairs bedroom window this morning at Anne's house I saw the result of the spring snowstorm (panoramic photo by Louis Self using his Nexus 6P cell phone)
Spring Snow
- Of course I enjoyed visiting with Anne.
- After I sat in during the first show at The Loony Bin this evening, I went back for the 10:30 show. Bigs, the manager, said, since I came back he'd let me go up for five minutes. Jason introduced me. I did my Viagra set, the same one I had done on Wednesday. Thanks, guys.

Sat Apr 7 = Around noon I cut my hairs (2 months since last time)
- Today's big event was The Hanovich Family Comedy and Talent Show. Robby was traveling, so it was just the girls and me. Everyone took a turn at comedy and then with talent (video coming)
Brooke's drawing
Brooke's drawing. She was embarrassed with her misspelling, but we had her leave it cuz we thought it was cute.
- At the Loony Bin they changed the order of the comedians. Each of the comedians were good, but in their own way:

Sun Apr 8 =It was most efficient to do some Internet work before leavng Wichita, so I looked up locksmiths in Wichita and Hutchinson, updated this blog, looked up the Private Sale value of
Stan
Stanley, my older brother who was a retired as a machinist for Eaton Corporation in Hutchinson, KS until he sucommed to a three-week bout with Myasthenia gravis in March, 2018
's vehicles and a few other things.
- Afternoon was packing-up time, which means moving all the stuff I managed to scatter around Anne's house into my van. We had a scavenger hunt to make sure I didn't forget anything. After my van was all packed I offered $1 each for any items that the girls could find that I had accidentally left. To spice things up a little, I also offered $1 for a few left items that I had planted around the house. Katie found a van key I had planted on a dresser behind a pillow and Brooke found the Romaine lettuce I had planted in the refrigerator. Neither found the little USB charger I had left plugged into a wall socket. Final score: Granddad Lou minus $2 and some fun for all. What a neat way to end an excellent visit
- The drive to Hutchinson was a pleasant hour. It's good to be home now in my van parked in Steven's back yard.

Mon Apr 9 = This morning my new Remington F5-5800 shaver's charge indicator got down to the red so I recharged the shaver - the first recharge since it was new. The initial charge lasted 72 days: about 10 weeks.
- In the research department, I checked into some locksmiths, anticipating possibly needing one to get into the garage at the Avenue A house to get at Stan's stuff stored in there. We need information for Stan's taxes.
Stan
Stanley, my older brother who was a retired as a machinist for Eaton Corporation in Hutchinson, KS until he sucommed to a three-week bout with Myasthenia gravis in March, 2018
sold the house about two years ago. I also researched local auto detail companies for detailing Stan's cars.
- I finally got in touch of Johnny Graves who bought the Avenue A house from Stan. We met him there and got in to clean the place out. What a job. We sorted through old, scattered, paperwork dating back about four decades, but found nothing to help with current taxes.

Tue Apr 10 = I met Johnny Graves and paid him $200, which is what I sold his framed entry doors for. The doors were unmarked in Stan's storage module so I assumed they were Stan's. Johnie said they were his and Stan had been storing them for him. Over the past week I had left notes on the doors of the Avenue A house in an attempt to contact Johnny, but he never got back to me until I had already sold the doors. I felt badly that Johnny had to take the loss, but I had done everything within my power.
- I put this weekend's garage sale up on CraigsList.

Wed Apr 11 = Today I dropped off Stan's 2004 Buick LaSabre at Tom's Detail shop for them to do $100 worth of detailing as they have time between their scheduled jobs.
- I called in a classified add to the Hutchinson News for this weekend's garage sale. Julie was very helpful. I had tried to do it online, but creating a classified add on their website was one of the worst online experiences I have ever had, with no wat to get the add to say what I wanted.
- The selections came out for America's Got Talent. I did not make the cut - there's always next season.
- The bulk of the time each day I am spending on paperwork for
Stan
Stanley, my older brother who was a retired as a machinist for Eaton Corporation in Hutchinson, KS until he sucommed to a three-week bout with Myasthenia gravis in March, 2018
's estate and going through things for this weeknend's garage sale and making four garage sale signs. Steve Fowler has been an unbelievable help!

Thu Apr 12 = Got things arranged (sort of) for the indoor garage sale that starts tomorrow, including a cash box with $50 worth of change in it. This evening I put the first two of our four garage sale signs in front of Stan's house and down at 5th Avenue and Monroe. I got to bed relatively early.

Fri Apr 13 = Up early to put additional garage sale signs at 17th Ave and Van Buren 8th Ave and Monroe, set up my dash cam as a security camera in the house, and then out front, strung out 2" gold sparkle ribbons and tethered a gold mylar helium balloon to the fire plug. Back inside I taped off a Private area for my office with a magnetic gate, using more of the 2" gold sparkle ribbon.
- We had lots of traffic and got rid of some of the stuff. Steve and I had fun with our customers and I think most everyone who came enjoyed our mild harassment and had fun going through Stan's stuff, looking for treasures.

Sat Apr 14 = When I checked this morning, the garage sale sign down at 5th Ave & Monroe had was gone. Only the wire frame was left, so I collected the frame. We had another pretty good day of garage sale.

Sun Apr 15 = Steve and I ended the garage sale today, still friends. I sold
Stan
Stanley, my older brother who was a retired as a machinist for Eaton Corporation in Hutchinson, KS until he sucommed to a three-week bout with Myasthenia gravis in March, 2018
's van to Johnnie Belote. About 1:30 I drove around and collected the remaining three garage sale signs.

Mon Apr 16 = I chased down Brenda, the mail carrier for Stan's house, with a burning question. Where is the best place on envelopes to place the stickers I created, saying, DECEASED Return to Sender. Now I understand how the system works. I always like to make easier for others if I can.
- A lady by the name of Rexan rode Stan's Buick Lasabre around the block with her neighbor driving. Amy, Rexan daughter in Wichita, really wants her to buy this car and quit sinking more money into her old car. I don't think Rexann agrees.

Tue Apr 17 = I worked in a light full-body workout at the YMCA this evening after taking
Stan
Stanley, my older brother who was a retired as a machinist for Eaton Corporation in Hutchinson, KS until he sucommed to a three-week bout with Myasthenia gravis in March, 2018
's Buick to Shelton Motors for their offer to buy.
- I also stopped by Stan's 8th Ave house and went through, what I hope was the last box of his paperwork.

Wed Apr 18 = I tried to get the USPS Informed Delivery so I can monitor the mail to Stan's Hutchinson house. The attempt was in vain with a somewhat hostel postal clerk, because of the paperwork the USPS website told me take in.
- This evening, at the YMCA, I did my first full-fledged heavy slow legs workout. I have been working up t it for a couple of weeks now, with light to medium full-body workouts.

Thu Apr 19 = I sold the Buick to Jeff Shelton at Shelton Motors. I didn't get much out of it, but got double what Earl (Stan's former tenant at 8th Ave) had offered me.

Fri Apr 20 = I enjoyed taking Steve Fowler and his wife, Lou, out for lunch at Kansas Buffet. The place used to be Sirloin Stockade, where Stan and I ate when I visited him here in Hutchinson. The same people are still working there and It was good to see them again - particularly little old Joella at the register.
- My last attempts to recover the video from The Hanovich Family Comedy and Talent Show that I had accidentally erased from my Panasonic camera's SD card yielded only the first part of the file. It did not include what I wanted: video of the piano keyboard for some of the performances. Tony Terlik, the good guy at
PCS
Professional Computer Services
and I together tried four different undelete programs.
- This evening I did a slow, heavy arms workout at the Y and then set up Steve with one of his used monitors as a second and vertical monitor for his computer. I think he'll like it.

Sat Apr 21 = Today I drove to Wichita, stopping by the Bentley Elementary School to hand off a suitcase of
Stan
Stanley, my older brother who was a retired as a machinist for Eaton Corporation in Hutchinson, KS until he sucommed to a three-week bout with Myasthenia gravis in March, 2018
's memorabilia to Shauna who will eventually get it to
Cindy
my younger brother George's wife
. Whew!
- Tonight I saw both the early and late comedy shows at The Loony Bin Comedy Club in Wichita. I spent the night in my van, parked across the street.

Sun Apr 22 = This morning I left my overnight parking spot before I overstayed my welcome and reached the two-hour parking limit between 8 and 5. I drove to an Anytime Fitness parking lot to fix and eat breakfast.
- At noon I met Anne and Robby who got my van onto McConnell Airforce Base and parked in front of their house.
- This evening's big event was joining Anne, Robby, Kattie and Brooke for their weekly Movie Night. It is their reward for completing all their chores. The movie was Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of the Lama Rama, chosen by Robby.

Mon Apr 23 = While the girls were in school and Roby was at work, Anne and I had some good father/daughter time. I joined the family for supper outside on the patio since the weather was nice.
- We played Trash Ball, a game they invented, where the IT uses a mushy ball or ball of taped trash to hit the other people who are climbing around on the playground equipment. Later Brooke had a good time checking things out around the house with my Flir thermographic camera and Katie looked magnicifcant in her maid and queen costumes. I just wish I could see her doing Shakespere tomorrow night.
- Anne's high tech Brother Model NV 500D computerized sewing machine is absolutely awesome. I used it to sew pocket dividers for my electronics in my new Goodwill cargo pants. Before using this sewing maching I thought that self threading and automatic thred cutting were just gimics. No more tangled threads when starting up or ending. I also used the maching to make a couple dead cat wind shields for the Sony ICD recorder I will be using to record my comedy routines in the wind on the
OBX
Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks off the coast of North Carolina
.
- I joined FaceBook Messenger at the suggestion of one of the comedy club owners. I'm not sure what the good is, but the bad is that the app sort of took over my phone and put an ikon for itself on all of my screens, covering up whatever is supposed to be there.

Tue Apr 24 = I got off from Anne's house about 11:30am after getting everything packed up and leaving a thank you reminder on their Amazon Echo. I drove down to Dallas, TX. A truck ahead of me ran over or dropped something that exploded and covered my hood and windshield with brown spots. My windshield washer reduced the spots enough for me to keep driving. In Dallas freeways are a mess of spaghetti. It took me twice around a freeway racetrack to find Mockingbird and from there Hyena's Comedy Club. Now that I know where it is, I can go directly, I hope, to Hyena's Comedy Club for tomorrow night's open mic.
- I spent the night on the lower parking level of the Retail Drive Walmart. Rodney, the security guy suggested I park around the corner to minimize drawing attention. This is an awesome location with three levels of parking, a full-sized Walmart and Sam's Club all stacked on top of one-another

Wed Apr 25 = I have been hanging out at some Anytime Fitness locations. Today I tried to straighten out my credit cards after I got a text message that Chase was not paid. Guess I was so involved in taking care of
Stan
Stanley, my older brother who was a retired as a machinist for Eaton Corporation in Hutchinson, KS until he sucommed to a three-week bout with Myasthenia gravis in March, 2018
's stuff that it slipped by. I got it paid, but two days late. Chase was good to remove the late fee with a phone call from me.
- Comedy tonight was the Open Mic at the Dallas Hyena's Comedy Club. They divide the comedians into blocks of 10-15 comedians. I was in the fourth block, getting only three minutes, getting on stage at midnight. One of the comedians suggested, in Fort Worth tomorrow night, going to Killer's Tacos open mic tomorrow before Hyena's.

Thu Apr 26 = Today I spent quite a bit of time making phone calls, keeping up with things while on the road.
- Killer's Tacos was a congenial group of comedians. The host bought a T shirt from me and two other comedians donated money for Duet. I had fun with my Old Man and Yoga routines. I left out some things, being so concerned about going over my five minutes. I ended up being about 1.2 minutes short.
- At Hyena's, in spite of signing up earlier, they put me third from last, with only three minutes instead of the five minutes that the earlier comedians received. I went up a few minutes after midnight. The small audience of 12 was pretty responsive with my Yoga routine. I learned that I should ask if I want to be earlier to get more time, rather than assuming that they will give the benefit to someone from out of town and out of state.

Fri Apr 27 = I got my oil changed this afternoon (or was it done tomorrow?). Tonight they let me sit in the back corner at the Dallas Hyena's. Thanks, guys
- I discovered the best way to keep my feet warm during the night is to leave the comforter in couch mode and drape the baby blanket across my feet with one end under my shoes on my computer bag/back support.

Sat Apr 28 = I'm at the George W Bush center and library in Dallas, not far from where I spent the night and just north of the CVS Drug store where I had a consult with the pharmacist about my lingering accute diarrhea. The most impressive thing is the square rotunda with four nearly vertical giant screens overhead on the four walls functioning as one screen. The videos are created with lighting to match the overhead lighting so that they look like real people walking around on a ledge.
screens

- The whole thing, I thought, was a little pricey, with parking $5 for the first hour and 1.50 each additional. Admission to other than the central hall area with the giant screens was about $20. That means $31 for my visit.
- On to The Skillman library and then to a nearby LA Fitness. Tonight I took a nap and then saw the show at the Dallas Hyena's Comedy Club. The only thing that was the same as last night was the host.

Sun Apr 29 = I saw this car on my way out of Dallas. It looked like the inside was just as packed, with only enough room for the driver. At least he has a spare tire!
car
Today I made it to Raymore, MO, about 20 miles south of Kansas City. I did a heavy quick full-body workout at an Anytime Fitness and then stayed up late doing this blog :(

Mon Apr 30 = This morning started in the parking lot at the Anytime Fitness in Raymore, Missouri, punctuation by a visit to my van from the club manager, checking on my van and me. After my medium-weight workout, he said it was OK for me to park there, if anyone asked.
- By the time I stopped by an Ace Hardware for paint thinner for the van spots, they were closed. I used the next best thing: Liquid Wrench, which is essentially graphite suspended in mineral spirits.
- I wasted $10 this morning on a car wash. I wanted touchless, but it was not. They sprayed soapy water on my van then pulled me through their brush system. The brown spotty mess on my hood from Tuesday was not cleaned off, my antenna was bent (but straightenable), the wheel covers were still dirty and the dirty outlines of my Duet magnetic signs were still on the doors. - This afternoon I spent several hours at The Bluford Branch Library in KCMO, writing two thank you notes, catching up on some emails and catching up on inputting email addresses into my fan club spreadsheet.
- I drove up to North Kansas City, MO to the fantastic North KC YMCA for to poo and shower. There was no Walmart with morning shade so I spent the night west of a Walgreen - a short night because I had to be out by 8am.

Tue May 1 = I went by a Lowe's armed with the unidentified magnetic object from
Stan
Stanley, my older brother who was a retired as a machinist for Eaton Corporation in Hutchinson, KS until he sucommed to a three-week bout with Myasthenia gravis in March, 2018
's place and confirmed what I suspected, that the strong magnets resist the movement of an aluminum bar.
- I spent several hours at the North KC YMCA and met Randy, its director. Also, there, this evening's big project was to finish updating my KC email list and send emails out to 29 fans in the area. I'm sure some of the people at the Y thought I was stuck to that chair in the Wellness Corner.
- I made my first appearance in a Burlington store, N KCMO, finding that the prices were more reasonable than I expected. I spent the night in a parking lot between Burlington and a Discount Tire Store, so I could get my tire pressures checked, cold in the morning.

Wed May 2 = I have been communicating with Tom, of the Savannah Comedy Revue about my appearance there on June 9th. The plan is for me to be one of two features leading up to the main event, ventriloquist, Peter Hefty.
- This evening I made two comedy appearances. The Rino was my first appearance in North Kansas City, MO. It was a fun and supportive crowd of 22. After I introduced myself as an Old man my mind went totally blank, so I fell into my Roman Numeral and Arizona Lou routines. Everyone enjoyed it and no one knew the better.
- Next stop was the Red Front Bar, just across the river in KCMO. It's s good thing Dustin, the host, remembered me from two months earlier, because I had forgotten, having approached the place across the Missouri River from the north today rather than the south.

Thu May 3 = In the middle of the night I ended up with a sore throat - not too good for a comedian.

Fir May 4 = I found a touchless car wash, Olympic, 6220 N Oak Trafficway in North KCMO. It took a little while for me to get some Goof Off from an Ace Hardware store and wash off all the remaining spots on the front of my van from the drive to Dallas. I also cleaned off the greasy residue left from the dumpster impact in Fort Worth. I stopped by Gladstone Dodge and bought a little bottle of touch up paint to take care of the dumpster scratches.
- I figured out, too late, how to get a local list of people coming to see me when I am in town only a few days before an appearance. The Richard, manager of Stanfords wanted me to have a list, which I did not have. He still let me go up for a few minutes (8) on both shows tonight. Thank you Richard.
- The night in my van near Stanfords, was pretty miserable. I got up to pee five times, I think due to my cold.

Sat May 5 = My sore throat was worse today. I managed, anyway to do an 8-minute set at Stanfords. The other, more experienced, comedians are neat. David, Dooly, the feature asked to exchange information, which I was happy to do. Adam Maxwell, the headliner and I chatted a little. My new, older (but not older than me, of course) comedian friend, David said he liked the conciseness of my blog. Hurrah! The conciseness is because I hate writing - especially blogging.
- I received an email from the Devil's Cup comedy competition in New York City that I was not selected to participate. Maybe next year!
- During the night, I ran a little fever. Around 7am the local police checked on me to see if I was OK. I had just gotten up to pee, so they did not interrupt my sleep. They asked me to get out of my van, but changed their mind when I said it was my home away from home and that I'd have to put something on. They apologized for the interruption.

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Sun May 6 = Nothing special today. I spent the night in Sterling Acres in KCMO. During the night I tracked my fever as well as the voltage in my
LiFeMnPO
our van's Lithium/Iron/Manganese/Phosphate/Oxygen house battery
.

Mon May 7 = I drove from southeast KCMO to Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights just west of St Louis. My plan was to stop by the Thornhill Branch Library on my way. Both my phone and Garmin GPSs took me to a big fenced dirt area. No big parking lot or library as shown on the Google Earth view. When I phoned, I got the county library main number which explained that Thornhill was closed for renovation. Yeah, I guess!
- I spent some time this evening at the St Louis Bread Company and then spent the night in my van parked east of Wesport Plaza in their parking lot by their best shade tree - for morning shade, that is.

Tue May 8 = This morning, in my van, I entered the additional 28 fan email addresses that I had gathered. Why in my van? Because I could use my ENTERED May 8, 2018 self-inking stamp.
- This evening I was among about 18 disappointed comedians who did not make the list for the Funny Bone Open Mic tonight. Yes, they knew I was from out of town and that I expected two guests - a gentleman and his girlfriend. I met them last night at the St Louis Bread Company.

Wed May 9 = Healthy and active? I had a mild headache most of today and very loose stools. As a result of the latter I started a course of Loperamide by taking two of them.
- Tonight's comedy was at Bart's Town in Louisville. What a neat and supportive bunch, with host Kate. She gave me an awesome introduction, mentioning that all profits from my my merch went to charity... to support my habit of expensive hookers. They enjoyed my Viagra set, but I forgot to end with I just did five minutes of... stick shift!
- After the show I joined Michael Kinberger, Danny Hucks and John Smothers (the host tonight) at The Post Pizza Restaurant. For the night I parked in a nearby neighborhood. It was quiet and shady.

Thu May 10 = This morning, still parked in the quiet, shady neighborhood, I organized the paperwork from
Stan
Stanley, my older brother who was a retired as a machinist for Eaton Corporation in Hutchinson, KS until he succumbed to a three-week bout with Myasthenia gravis in March, 2018
houses and made some phone calls to recordings of people who have expressed an interest in the houses.
- My diarrhea reached an uncontrollable level before I made it to the bathroom at the Highlands Shelby Park Library. Fortunately, it was more of an inconvenience rather than a big mess.
- The group of comedians at The Bard's Town was very supportive and fun. Kate, the host, gave me a neat introduction for my Viagra set. I sold four T-Shirts. I sold no T-Shirts when just hanging around my T-Case after the show, but four of them by taking a shirt around and asking individuals if they were interested.
- I spent the night outside a Kroger in southeast Louisville by a non-existent Anytime Fitness.

Fri May 11 = Today I got the video uploaded from my appearance in Louisville at The Caravan Comedy Club.

Sat May 12 = This afternoon, in the Berea, KY library I cut up my pre-printed pages into about 300 pink email slips and about 150 microposters for Comedy-n-Sunset shows for the
OBX
Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks off the coast of North Carolina
. I also worked on organizing my tour for the rest of May. This is one of the few libraries that figures that it's customers are not so stupid as to cut off their fingers if they let them use a paper cutter.
- I drove down to Knoxville, TN for the night in the parking structure under a Walmart. Nice and shady, not cool for the night, but noisy.

Sun May 13 = Today I got the Westar Energy report by email for
Stan
Stanley, my older brother who was a retired as a machinist for Eaton Corporation in Hutchinson, KS until he succumbed to a three-week bout with Myasthenia gravis in March, 2018
's house. It consumed an average 166.6 W during the four days of the current billing month. That's a little high for two 60 W equivalent LED light bulbs, but not enough to worry about.

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