Monday Monologue #77

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • A guy from the lawn service company we use was out on Saturday treating our lawn. They don’t usually work weekends; but they are probably way behind since the ground was covered with snow for so long. This has not been a good year for companies and people in outdoor businesses.
  • I changed the filter in our RO unit on Sunday night. Production slows down so gradually that we often don’t notice until an occasion arises when we use more purified water than usual. Then, when it’s back to normal, we wonder how we didn’t notice.
  • I finally solved a problem that has been nagging me at work. It was basically a “memory test” of something that I had worked on several years ago. I generally have a good memory for things. But, in this case, what was an unimportant detail years ago became much more relevant.
  • The Wife and I would like to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Say safe.

Friday Featurette #76

The Husband and The Wife enjoying a moment together on a late winter eveningI worked both days last “weekend” so I am really looking forward to some R&R this weekend. For the first time in months I don’t see ANY snow when I look out the window. And the 60°F weather we had today was wonderful (even if it was a bit windy).

As the song says, here’s to the weekend!

Wednesday Weirdness #76

I recently took our oldest vehicle into one of those 15-minute oil change while you shops. I realize they don’t know the history/use of the vehicle; but, considering that it’s 17-years old and has over VERY high mileage on it, they probably could have assumed that I wasn’t interested in purchasing any of their extras. Yet, they still went through their sales pitch exactly the same as if it would have been much newer vehicle. I know that’s what they do; but it was almost comical watching them trying to sell add-ons they know are useless to a car that old to a customer (me) who knows they’re useless.

Monday Monologue #76

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • The Wife got a new hairstyle when she went to the salon last week. It looks fabulous and really seems to suit her. We’re definitely going to feature it in one of our photo posts this week if we can think of a good way to show the before and after views.
  • We can’t believe that it’s already time to stet the clocks ahead. Still having snow on the ground makes it seem earlier in the year than it really is. Most of it has finally melted; but there are still HUGE piles from the snow plows.
  • Or pool opening for the season is scheduled with the pool company. It’s always too cold to get in it when it’s first opened. But, it’s still really nice to look out the window and see the water (rather than a snow-covered winter cover).
  • The weather today was divine. It was above 60°F, which isn’t unusual for March, but, seemed tropical after his winter. Of course, it’s supposed to be 8°F the day after tomorrow. But we really enjoyed today.
  • I took advantage of the warm weather and open windows and gave cleaned the both oven and the shower. I clean the oven regularly since I don’t want for it get too dirty and set off the smoke detectors as it has done in the past when I’ve waited too loon. But, cleaning the shower was long overdue. Nearly constant below freezing temperatures make it hard to do anything which require good ventilation.

Friday Featurette #75

The Husband and The Wife enjoying a moment togetherIt’s been another “eventful” week for us. But, as I like to say, “it’s all good”. It was almost 60°F this afternoon, which, despite all that’s going on, made us feel a lot more relaxed and less stressed out. This winter has been long and draining. Hopefully, it’s finally over.

Here’s to the weekend!

Wednesday Weirdness #75

We got a post card from the lawn service company we use alerting us that they will be starting applications for the spring soon. It’s the same notice that thy send out every year; but, this year, there’s a LOT of snow on the ground. It’s going to take a long time to melt especially in the shade. They are kina expensive, so if they do come out and can’t treat the entire yard, I’ll make them refund my money for the application or redo the entire yard. And, I’m sure I’m not the only one. So, I don’t foresee them getting stared any time soon. Operating a season business can be very difficult in these days of global warming.