Monday Monologue #273

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • I somehow lost the combination lock I use at the gym which is annoying. New locks are cheap and easy to find. Remembering a new combination after using the same one for so many years is the difficult part.
  • My car is at the shop (again). Amazingly, this time it’s for a mechanical issue rather than a software problem. Hopefully I will get it back soon. And I still haven’t updated the maps for the GPS.
  • I’ve used my snow blower attachment more in the past three days (twice) than I did all last year. That is what it is for. But, it would be nice to have a mild winter. Its supposed to be below zero tomorrow.
  • If you follow such things that was quite a football game on Sunday afternoon. Perhaps one of these days it will b e or favorite team with a great escape in the playoffs.

Monday Monologue #270

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

  • I’ve somehow managed to NOT catch the flu from The Wife. But I do have a lingering cold. Not too bad. But, I’m not quite my normal self either.
  • I had to shovel snow on Sunday. I would have preferred to use the snow blower. But, we drove over the drive way a lot on Saturday and too much of it was packed down and needed scraping. Today is sunny; however, more snow is forecast for Tuesday.
  • For a variety of reasons, my “alternate” gym is now my “primary” gym. I don’t think I’ll be returning to my former main gym anytime soon. Especially since it was so inconvenient.
  • I still have lots of Christmas shopping to do. Hopefully, I can get it to it sometime this week. I’ve got ideas for everyone. I just haven’t sat down and done all of my shopping.

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 #263

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

  • On Saturday, it appeared that my grass would be shorter than that of my next-door neighbor who is obsessed with cutting his grass. But, he came outside an hour before sundown and mowed and edged. We enjoy our space; but, sometimes, I wish I could cut my lawn that quickly.
  • With the weather turning colder, I placed an order for cold weather workout gear. It will be nice to have; but I was waiting as long as possible. Psychologically, it’s kind of like closing the pool.
  • Switching to a more flexible workout schedule is both good and bad. Its good because I can get outside when the weather is better rather than at a pre-determined time. Its bad because its much easier to let myself get stuck at work.
  • I just had another birthday. The older I get, the faster the years go by. It was a good day. I just wish it didn’t seem like my last one wasn’t that long ago.

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.

Monday Monologue #258

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

  • Both our favorite college and professional football teams endured thorough beatings this weekend. Hopefully they can regroup; but, right now, it’s still kinda depressing.
  • It didn’t need that much; but we put water in the pool for the first time on Saturday. Its definitely been a wetter summer than previous years.
  • It was good to have my more powerful gas-powered trimmer back from the shop. I did all the areas I hand been mostly neglecting due to the difficulty of using my corded electric trimmer.
  • My weight has been staying around 150lbs since I gave up eating snacks at the beginning of last month. I knew I snacked too much; but I still didn’t think it would have such a dramatic effect.

Monday Monologue #257

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

  • Saturday was wet and dreary; but we were able to get in the pool both yesterday and today. A great way to commemorate the symbolic end of summer.
  • Looking forward to pro football season. Hope springs eternal for the downtrodden fans of our favorite team.  Especially before the first game of the season. Perhaps the weather will cooperate and we’ll be able to get attend some games in person without freezing.
  • I replaced one more item on our boat that I didn’t think needed to be replaced but was actually more worn out than I thought. We row it a lot so things get worn out faster than if we didn’t use it so much. Hopefully this is the last thing for the season.
  • For some strange reason, an old computer game that is a favorite of The Wife and I has been crashing a lot recently. I’m not sure what, if anything, has changed; but it’s frustrating, especially when we’re winning.

Monday Monologue #256

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

  • I enjoyed the big fight this past Saturday. Usually, events like that don’t live up to the hype; but this one did.
  • We rowed and got in the pool on Sunday. Hopefully, there will be more of the same over the three-day weekend next week. Hopefully we won’t be in the path of hurricane remnants.
  • We have our pool closing scheduled so the un-official end of summer is near. It’s already starting to get dark much earlier than it a couple of months ago so it’s clear that that the long hot days of summer are coming to an end.
  • We’ve had to replace several things for our boat recently. Having your own equipment is nice but there is more ongoing maintenance that that I thought there would be. Probably because our more stringent definition of needs replacement.

Wednesday Weirdness #254

We replaced all the wheels on the seats on our boat today. I hadn’t realized how worn they were. Just like everything else, you don’t realize when things slowly degrade over time. The new ones don’t squeak and roll much more smoothly. I guess that’s yet one more thing that we need to do every year or so.

Monday Monologue #254

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

  • The events of this past weekend went well. Despite rain on Friday and Sunday. the weather on Saturday was great and everyone had a good time. And, it’s getting to be normal behavior; but the temporary dog was very well behaved.
  • I had my car in the shop for what should have been a simple task which ended up taking hours. New vehicles are nice; but they all of their electronics makes them extremely complicated.
  • I purposefully didn’t cut the grass over the weekend. It isn’t too long yet; but it will be by next weekend. Especially if it rains. But that’s the way of things. I would rather be cutting grass tan shoveling snow.
  • We had a great row today. We can go faster than we thought we could when we are adding speed and power. All of the work we’ve done this summer has been beneficial.