Wednesday Weirdness #238

The expiration date for the license plates on one of our vehicles have had the wrong expiration date for years and no one at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles could seem to fix it. The best they could say was that I should have checked my information more carefully before I left the counter when the typographical error as first made. Very annoying having registrations expire at different times.  I was pleasantly surprised when I when I made a change online and it was updated automatically. So, obviously, there was an easy way to do it. Unfortunately, people working at government bureaucracies seldom even try to be helpful anymore.

Monday Monologue #233

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

  • The way the weather in March is going, we may end up having rowed more in February. Like much of the country, a BIG snowstorm is on the way. We know it’s going to snow. The only question is how much.
  • We usually keep our boat inside over the winter; but, because of the unusual weather, we’ve already moved it outside and prepared it for the season. It will be fine; but, it will be strange seeing it covered in snow.
  • I’m not fully recovered yet; but I feel better than I have in weeks. I’m not sure why I’ve been unable to completely regenerate. I’m really looking forward to the day when I have my normal/full complement of energy. Hopefully it will be soon.
  • If it wasn’t covered with snow, I would probably need to cut the grass. Partly because I like to keep it long over the winter; and partly because its already started to grow again. It’s not growing like it does in May. But it’s not brown and dormant any more either.

Wednesday Weirdness #232

The key fob to one of our cars somehow came off the lanyard I use. for my keys. Fortunately, it came loose when I was taking my keys out of my pocket. So, the only thing I need is a new key ring rather than a new key and RKE transmitter. And I don’t have to worry about anyone driving off in our car. But, is was disconcerting to notice that I was missing a set of keys that I know I left the house with.

Monday Monologue #232

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

  • Sunday was even busier than we planned since we were able to get out and row. We don’t have much opportunity to row the first week in March so it was definitely worth it.
  • I installed yet Another WordPress security update. I don’t do automatic updates since I like to know what’s going on. And, recently, I have to restart the web server after every update so they are an even bigger nuisance and auto updates would instead be auto failure.
  • Unfortunately, whatever cold/flu that I’ve got still lingers. I don’t usually go to the doctor since generally recover before I can get an appointment; but this time would have been an exception. I’m getting really tired of being sick.
  • The temporary dog and her owner were home visiting recently. She (the dog) was well behaved but still thinks this is home. I don’t think she will ever get totally used to being somewhere else.

Monday Monologue #231

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

  • I was attended an online training class recently in which the instructor needed to explain to the other attendees what a floppy disk was and why it was used as the icon for the saving a file. I was the only other person who had actually seen/used one.
  • The Wife and I did multiple rows last week. It will probably be a long, long time before we can row in February again since the water and the air both need to be warm. We’re not on our summer schedule yet; but, we’re not stuck inside all the time either.
  • We’ve; been using our SUV for a lot of “utility” type stuff recently. It’s nice having a “station wagon”. The BMV doesn’t a category for sport utility vehicles, so its classified as a station wagon on the registration since it’s built on a car frame.
  • The temporary dog (and her owner) are visiting. It’s been over a year since they lived here yet she still acts that this is her permanent home. We don’t care what she thinks so long as she’s well behaved while she’s here.

Monday Monologue #229

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

  • The weather is starting to get colder again. But. This weekend was divine. Temperatures on Saturday were in the 60’s. A rare treat for February.
  • I had to work three hours late today. I’ve certainly worked later; but that’s not the way to start the week. Hopefully the rest of the week will be better.
  • The Wife and I do not have any big plans for St. Valentine’s Day. For us it is just a regular Tuesday. We focus more on individual “holidays” like birthdays and anniversaries.
  • I’m starting to get sick again. Not like I was back in January. But, I’m still not quite my usual self. Hopefully it’ll recover much quicker this time.

Monday Monologue #227

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • I’ve discover that I don’t really mind working out on an indoor rowing machine. It’s obviously not as fun as being on the water. But it’s not as boring as monotonous as I thought it would be.
  • I didn’t take long to get use to my new glasses. Probably because my old ones weren’t the correct prescription any more. Amazingly, my prescription still changes every year.
  • I’m starting to look for a new music player for my phone since my current one doesn’t have an easy way to arrange play lists. Drag and drop isn’t very useful once you have a lot of songs.
  • It’s been a long time since we’ve had a bright sunny day. I know that’s what happens in the winter around here; but I would still love to feel the sun.

Monday Monologue #220

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • I spent most of Saturday working on the one old car that we still own. The Wife and I have “new” vehicles but the kids still have our hand-me-downs. And one of the them is old! It’s no big deal in the grand scheme of life; but, I would have liked to relax instead of needing to work on things.
  • I’m glad I rearranged the garage for ease of access to the snow blower. It didn’t snow enough over the weekend to need it; but, with snow on the ground, grass-cutting season is definitely over. Even if the grass is a bit higher than I would like.
  • My new car has a heated steering wheel. I thought that it was kinda a useless accessory when we first got the vehicle. But; I’ve found it very useful now that it has turned colder.
  • Amazon Drive (which is “free” with my Prime membership) finally added auto-sync capability to its desktop client. It’s actually pretty handy since I their smart phone apps are better suited to the way I use my phone than some of the other cloud storage clients.

Monday Monologue #215

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

  • We’ve prepped our boat for the winter over the weekend. So, no more rowing for us even if there is a warm day.
  • I’ll probably cut the grass one or two more times; but, it’s almost time to be winterize the lawn mower and get the snow blower ready.
  • I’m doing a better job of adjusting to the time change this fall. I’m not sure why this year is better than years past.
  • Our long weekend was a great mini-vacation. Days in November like the ones we had don’t come around too often.

Wednesday Weirdness #214

I regret using a different car wash than usually since I got all of my change back in quarters. The machine looked like it could dispense dollars which would have been OK. Forty coins was not definitely OK. I wonder why they have the machine set that way. They got my money once; but now I am never going back.