Wednesday Weirdness #306

I received a reply to an email I sent from someone that put me in somewhat of a bind which was already frustrating enough. But, it subsequently it became clear that they hadn’t read the other five emails I had sent previously. It’s annoying trying to interact with people who may or may not read or respond to emails. Especially in the 21st century.

Wednesday Weirdness #305

I got some “help” yesterday that was neither wanted nor appreciated. I didn’t say anything since I was very unhappy with what occurred and didn’t want to say something that I shouldn’t have. Now that I’ve reflected (and, hopefully, calmed down a bit) I’m definitely going to say something the very next time I see this particular individual.

Monday Monologue #303

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

  • We did indeed get in the pool on Sunday. The water was cold (for us) but it was still good.
  • We got chased off the river by rain again today. It’s slightly frustrating since it never rains for too long. But its better to be safe; especially since rain showers can easily turn into a thunderstorm.
  • I cut the grass in record time on Saturday; mostly because didn’t edge with the push mower and trimmer like I usually do.
  • After watching a few preseason games over the past two weeks, we are ready for some real football.

Wednesday Weirdness #302

The change engine oil soon notification is appearing whenever I start my car. It’s actually very annoying since it blocks the dashboard display and has to be explicitly dismissed rather than disappearing after a set time like the other notices. Especially since “soon” is sometime in September. My vehicle is well maintained. But I don’t change things super early.

Monday Monologue #302

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

  • We got chased off the river by heavy thunderstorms twice in three days. The first time we got thoroughly soaked. But the second time we were in our car before the deluge started. Then the sun came out. Strange weather.
  • I cut the grass this weekend. It is nice having a powerful mower that power though tall, damp grass. That way I can mow quickly and move on to the summer activities I enjoy.
  • I had to work on Saturday. I know it’s not always the case but it seems like stuff always blows up on Friday. Luckily, I was still able to get out and enjoy the sun (and still get all the yardwork done).
  • My next-door neighbor cut his grass too even though its August and he just cut it earlier in the week. I wonder how much time he wastes cutting his grass (and doing other things) when he doesn’t need too.

Wednesday Weirdness #300

I got locked out of the building today even though I had stepped outside almost an hour before it’s supposed to be locked. Fortunately, there were still people going out so I didn’t have to wait too long to get back inside. Still, it was annoying that they are not following the schedule previously communicated.

Wednesday Weirdness #299

The work area for a totally unrelated pipeline project has moved into the construction zone of a nearby running bridge reconstruction. What used to be a busy six lane road is now down to one lane in each direction. So now traffic backs up a long way since there aren’t many routes across the river. I really wonder who though that two simultaneous projects in the same area was a good idea.

Wednesday Weirdness #298

Recently, it seems like every week we’re getting phosphates in the swimming pool and I have to add an expensive chemical to remove it. I know it’s something that happens. But, I’m not fond of purchasing $50 bottles of liquid. Especially since I can’t go a week without chlorination and I have to purchase it at the local pool supply store at a premium price.

Wednesday Weirdness #295

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.

Monday Monologue #295

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

  • Our air condition ran very low on freon on Thursday. So, we had no A/C for the pat four days. Its cooling the house down now. Friday was miserable. but, fortunately, we were out of the house a lot on Saturday and Sunday.
  • We did well at our rowing race this weekend. Its always nice to win medals even if we don’t have anything to do with them later.
  • I did not cut the grass this weekend since it’s bene hot and it didn’t grow much. It still looks fine; but, I’m sure that the next-door neighbor is not pleased. I didn’t feel like a lot of yard work with no A/C inside.
  • One more week and then we are on vacation. Friday can not get here soon enough.