Monday Monologue #307

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

  • I burned my finger On Friday. The blister is in an awkward place; but, so far, I’ve managed to keep it intact. Hopefully it will start shrinking soon.
  • I broke the lanyard I used for my key ring. Fortunately, it happened around the house and I didn’t lose all my keys. Remote transmitters are expensive.
  • My next-door neighbor just cut his grass three times in seven days. That’s a lot, even for someone who is obsessive. And definitely not good for his lawn.
  • Our favorite college and pro football teams won again this weekend. I’m starting to be a believer.

Monday Monologue #306

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

  • The forecast was not wrong about the rain. It’s finally starting to clear. With the resulting high water, it will likely be a long time before the river is rowable again.
  • Amazingly, our next-door neighbor was outside cutting his grass. The rest of the neighborhood is giving their lawn at least another day to dry out. I know ours is still much too wet.
  • We’ve already had a number of unexpected purchases this year; but we’re considering buying a new sump pump. It seldom runs so we don’t worry about it. But it ran constantly all weekend. Its, definitely too old to rely on the next time we have a storm.
  • Our favorite college and pro football teams both won this weekend. That doesn’t happen very often. It doesn’t last; but, we always enjoy the early season optimism.

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.

Wednesday Weirdness #304

It’s been a year since I stopped regularly eating donuts. Since then, my weight has stabilized about 10 pounds lower than it used to be. I know I ate a lot of them; but, its amazing that moderating just one food and one more day of exercise could have such a dramatic impact.

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.

Wednesday Weirdness #301

For some strange reason, I’ve been finding a lot of dead birds outside recently in the mornings. Picking up dead things is not the preferred way to start the day. And, leaving them to sit in the heat until the evening is probably not a good idea. Plus, now that the neighborhood is developed, I don’t have an easy place to bury them. So, the day starts off with a nuisance chore.

Monday Monologue #300

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

  • Today is our 300th Monday Monolog post which means that its almost our 6th year. Hard to believe that it’s been that long.
  • Our refrigerator compartment won’t keep things cold even though the freezer compartment is working. Something tells me that a new refrigerator is in our future. Bad luck for two major appliances to need replacing in the same year.
  • The new air conditioner is a lot more efficient that the one that died. We saved a noticeable amount on our last electric bill even though July was warmer than June.
  • It rained enough last week so that I finally had to cut the grass. This week has also been cool and wet so the grass is finally starting to recover.

 

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.

Monday Monologue #294

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

  • Our rowing is still improving. We just wish there were more nearby races that we could attend. We know that we’re faster from our informal competitions. But it would be nice to have some official results.
  • It rained a bit on Saturday afternoon; but we were able to get into the pool on Sunday. Temperatures were in the 90s both days so it was good.
  • I fixed a broken piece on the dishwasher for the third time today. I understand that they need to make certain parts out of plastic. But they could still be more durable.
  • The air-conditioner has been running almost non-stop during the current heat wave. I don’t even want to think about our next electric bill.

Monday Monologue #287

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

  • It rained today which was an improvement, comparatively speaking, over the snow that we had the previous three Mondays. Still, we are tired of all the wet rainy days.
  • I cut our grass for the first time of the season on Sunday. Its late for the first cut. But it has been so cold that that the grass really hasn’t grown much. Before I mowed, it wasn’t much taller than the neighbor who always cuts his.
  • We order a new bed today. It should theoretically be here on Wednesday. It’s a nuisance since we have to get all new stuff; but we decided to get a queen size. I’m not sure the extra 6-inches of width will make much difference.
  • We were able to row both days this weekend. Ordinarily, that would not be notable. But this weekend was actually the first time this cold, wet spring we were able to row both days.