Wednesday Weirdness #269

The computer that I recently upgraded to Windows 10 totally wireded out when I deleted the Windows.old folder so I had to restore it. I’m not sure why. But I need to determine what the problem was/is. Other wise, I will have a major problem when Windows auto-deletes the folder to reclaim disk space 30 days or whatever it is after upgrading.

Wednesday Weirdness #268

After many, many failed attempts, I finally upgraded the last computer that I use regularly to Windows 10. I’m not certain what the issue was; but I suspect lack of disk space. The Windows.old folder is HUGE. Much larger than on any of my other systems. It certainly would have been nice to receive an error message to that effect. Especially since the program theoretically checks to ensure enough disk space is available. The setup logs were amazingly uninformative. And, since everything gets deleted, upon failure, there was no way to tell what that problem was. It was coincidence that I had more space available this time around. What a gigantic pain.

Wednesday Weirdness #267

I like working downtown; but, I’m not fully reacclimated to all the thinks you don’t think about when you spend years working in a old office park. Today I stumbled of over a fire hydrant when I was walking to my car while I was checking traffic. I know it was nothing more than an embarrassing accident. But that doesn’t make the gouge/knot in my knee go way. Hopefully I won’t be sore and stiff when we run our traditional Thanksgiving Day road race tomorrow.

Monday Monologue #266

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

  • Happy to see the start of college basketball this week. Especially since neither my favorite college or professional football team is having a good season this year.
  • Even though I didn’t feel like it, I cut the front and side yards on Saturday. I think I’ll leave the back yard until next spring. Of course, my obsessive next-door neighbor had to cut his grass again on Sunday even though it didn’t need it.
  • The wife did our first indoor workout of the winter on Saturday. It’s good to keep in shape. But being on a machine is not nearly as much fun as being outside running or rowing.
  • It’s been a week and we’re still adjusting to the time change. That’s not unusual for us; but, it’s still frustrating.

Monday Monologue #265

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

  • It was much too cold and far too wet for me to cut the grass this weekend. It’s going to be awhile since there isn’t enough light left in the evenings when I get home from work.
  • I washed our car only to have it rained on with a really dirty rain. I like to get the road grime off even if some precipitation is forecast; but, this was one of those occasions where it was pointless.
  • I ended up being outside more that I wanted too on Saturday and Sunday. Glad that I have good equipment and wasn’t too miserable. But some sun world has been nice.
  • The new wallet I got organizes things more efficiently but I haven’t gotten used to it yet and am still having a hard time quickly locating things.

Monday Monologue #264

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

  • I cleaned the tile in the shower over the weekend which is a good thing since it really needed it. Unfortunately, I spilled cleaned on the floor and ruined a bath towel which is not a good thing. Amazingly, I was able to find an identical replacement at the store.
  • I finally retired my wallet after most of the stitching came undone. So, now I’m trying to break in a new one. It’s only be a couple of days and it still feels like I’m sitting on a brick.
  • We made sure to enjoy the weather this weekend. We rowed both days and did the homeowner thing which was good since there has been a steady rain since early this morning. I think we’re done with the yard except for a mowing or two until next spring.
  • Even though I arrived 20 minutes early, I still had almost two hour wait for an appointment I had today. What’s the point of taking appointment’s if you’re going to be so far behind schedule? What a gigantic waste of my time.

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.

Monday Monologue #261

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

  • It’s been relatively warm and dry recently so I decided not to cut the grass this weekend. Hopefully we will have some rains overnight one day soon or we’ll have to start watering the grass it which is rare for this is late in the year.
  • My next-door neighbor did cut his grass even though he didn’t need too. His lawn is almost exactly the same height as it was. I’m just glad most of our yard is fenced so he doesn’t damage too much of our lawn with his excessive mowing.
  • We have to check what time the sun goes down every day before we go rowing to make sure we’re not on the water after dusk and will still have enough light to put our boat away. We don’t have much longer to do things outside in the evenings.
  • I did finally get my email back at work today. Mostly. I have a lot of duplicate emails. And all of the rules and alerts I created over the years to keep my inbox from overflowing were gone. So, I have a lot of cleanup to do. And, of course, I’m behind on things that I didn’t know I was responsible for until today.