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.

Wednesday Weirdness #294

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.

Monday Monologue #292

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

  • The new bags I ordered for our bicycles work well and are just the right size. We have plenty of space to carry what we need unlike the almost nonexistent storage capacity we had before. Much more convenient.
  • The string in the gas-powered trimmer I use always breaks multiple times whenever I edge along the fence. It’s more convenient than the corded, electric trimmer I used previously. But it’s not as easy to use as I expected since I didn’t realize how much I used auto feed.
  • When new were riding our bikes on Sunday, we almost got run down by a group of people riding ATVs on the bike trail even though a “No Motor Vehicles” sign is clearly posted at every entrance. Hopefully the park police will stop them before someone walking or running gets injured.
  • May was a warm sunny month that mostly made us forget how cold and dreary April was. Hopefully June will be more of the same. This weekend was good; but, is supposed to rain tomorrow.

Wednesday Weirdness #291

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.

Wednesday Weirdness #290

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.

Wednesday Weirdness #289

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.

Monday Monologue #289

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

  • The latest Windows Update installed a new major version of Windows 10 on our home computers. Now, they can’t see each other. It works great otherwise and has some interesting new features, so, I won’t be rolling back. But, that’s an annoying problem.
  • The Girl and her family of dogs was home for the weekend. We had a great Mother’s Day. Although, strangely, one of her dogs can’t swim and needed to be carefully watched whenever they were outside near the pool.
  • One of the “waterproof” electronic items that I use for rowing somehow got water inside the screen on Saturday. So now I have to pay to ship it it back to the manufacturer and pay for repair. I’m definitely not happy.
  • My next-door neighbor did NOT cut his grass this weekend which is very unusual. Especially since I cut mine. I wonder if he’s started to notice the damage all the frequent mowing is causing.

Wednesday Weirdness #288

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.

Monday Monologue #288

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

  • The pool is open! The water is still a bit cloudy and it still has some earthworms in it. But, it should be ready very soon.
  • It rained a bit on Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon; but, we had a great weekend outside. The cold weather seems to be ending. And were finally enjoying some warm sunny days.
  • I cut the grass this weekend. So, for the next day or two, it will be shorter than my next-door neighbor who mows his lawn twice a week. I like a nice-looking yard too; but, I’ve usually got things to do in the evening during the week.
  • I got a mud on my car from the parking lot at the place where we row and need to wash it again. It got flooded during the high water we had this spring. So, there is mud every where whenever it rains. My vehicle looks like I went off-roading.