We’re not reflecting on life’s weird happenings today. Instead, we just want to wish everyone a happy Independence Day! Stay safe and have a great day.
We got phosphates in our swimming pool this past weekend which is never a good thing. I was able to remove the phosphates; but now the chemistry is unbalanced. So, we may not be able to get in the pool while the air conditioner is broken and it is burning hot outside. The hot weather will help dissipate the excess chemicals; but, we won’t be able to cool off in the pool for several days.
I got caught in a torrential downpour when I was rowing on Tuesday. One minute it was clear. The next it was raining really, really hard. I was thoroughly soaked by the time I got back to the dock. Then, not surprisingly, it stopped raining by the time we put away the boat. I know that is the way of things and always a possibility. But, that didn’t make me any less cold and wet.
A driver got mad at me when I was crossing the street downtown for backing out of the crosswalk because I didn’t think he was going to stop for a red light. He angrily motioned me across after slamming on the brakes at the last second. I have no idea why people rush up to stop lights and slow down at the last moment when the light is red and has been for a long time. Assuming that they are going to stop is a bad idea.
We saw a drone flying around the river when we were rowing today. That’s not unusual except for the fact that the operator appeared to be very inexperienced from the way it was being controlled. So, it was perplexing why they would fly it over a body of water where it would be irretrievably lost if there was a mishap which came close to happening several times while were passing.
Still working on getting the “waterproof” rowing electronic item I accidentally drowned repaired. Even though I both emailed and called the vendor, they still sent the wrong thing. Fortunately, their customer service is U.S. based. So, there is hope.
The Wife hit a chuck hole on the highway that totally destroyed her tire. Thankfully, the wheel appears to be OK. Still, it’s an expensive repair since a new tire for her vehicle is not cheap. One of the hazards of living in an area where they salt the roads in the winter and are slow to patch the damage in the spring.
I accidentally made an error in the new password I set this week during one of the regularly forced password changes at work. And since we can only change our password once a week, I can’t correct it. So, I’m stuck trying to remember to type the wrong password with a mnemonic error in it. All the arcane password rules that don’t really increase security are frustrating. Especially since they aren’t even following the latest guidance.
According to the report from our smart thermostat, in April, the heat ran 197% more than last year. That’s a lot even if April 2018 was unusually cold and April 2017 was unusually warm. We’re definitely are glad to see April in the rear-view mirror. Especially since the temperatures the first week or so in May seems more normal with even warmer weather in the forecast.
Shopping for new sheets for the bed was a very frustrating experience for The Wife. She was unable to find any complete sets. Only separates. I’m not sure what their logic is. Yet one more reason not to shop at local stores. It’s almost like they don’t want our business by making it a nuisance to shop for department store basics in their misguided efforts to increase sales.