Wednesday Weirdness #262

We just replaced our deskside shredder which broke over the weekend. It’s quieter even though it’s the same model which is probably why the old one broke. We didn’t realize the motor in the old one had gotten so loud. That’s the way of things; but I still don’t like unexpected surprises.

Wednesday Weirdness #261

I changed/upgraded my internet service over my lunch break. Of course our home didn’t have any connectivity until I got home and installed the new equipment since they deactivated the old equipment even though they weren’t supposed to. Fortunately, The Wife was taking the afternoon off. I really can’t understand why service providers make things so difficult for their customers and themselves.

Wednesday Weirdness #260

My next-door neighbor has NOT cut his grass since late last week even though I cut mine this weekend. He must be out of town. It will be “interesting” if we are still living next to him when he retires and has more time on his hands. Hopefully it’s not anytime soon.

Wednesday Weirdness #259

I’ve been dealing a lot recently with a scatterbrained person who “remembers” things that are totally inaccurate. She gets everything and everybody confused. I don’t even know what to tell her since I have no idea what concerns me that she might be mixing up with someone else. Everything is a big disorganized mess.

Wednesday Weirdness #258

I very narrowly avoided colliding with a car going right of the center line when turning right out of a drive way the other day. I had to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident. Meanwhile, they proceeded on oblivious how close they came to crashing into me. There was no reason for them to come into my lane except for the fact that they obviously weren’t paying any attention to what they were doing.

Wednesday Weirdness #257

I finally got my gas trimer back from the repair shop after having to use the corded electric one all summer. It took a long, long time to get the correct parts from the manufacturer. I’ll barely use it this year since were so late into the mowing season. Hopefully it won’t break down again next season when the warranty has expired after I lost four months of use this year.

Wednesday Weirdness #256

The hard drive on my computer at work went bad recently and needed to be replaced. Unfortunately, a few programs got corrupted before I noticed including Internet Explorer which is the hardest program ever to repair since it can’t easily be uninstalled and reinstalled. I was finally able to fix it this week; but, it took hours and hours because of all the Windows updates and reboots needed to get it back to the most recent version.

Wednesday Weirdness #255

Some idiot kid thought that it would be fun to ride his bicycle under our boat while we were carrying it rather than go around! He could have really gotten hurt if he ran into the rigger. And our boat could have been heavily damaged. I yelled at him; but, he didn’t care. He was just a complete jerk.

Wednesday Weirdness #254

We replaced all the wheels on the seats on our boat today. I hadn’t realized how worn they were. Just like everything else, you don’t realize when things slowly degrade over time. The new ones don’t squeak and roll much more smoothly. I guess that’s yet one more thing that we need to do every year or so.

Wednesday Weirdness #253

There is a new version of WordPress available which apparently fixes some of the things that the last update broke. IT would be better to NOT break things. But, when you use “free” software, you get what you get. And, in some cases what you get is a gigantic nuisance.