Monday Monologue #259

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

  • I was able to cut the grass in between the time we rowed and we got in the pool after we got home on Sunday. So, I got my weekend chores done and had still had a relaxing day.
  • My next door neighbor cut his grass too even though he cut it few days ago. It’s kinda funny that my grass can never be shorter than his. Of course, the grass in our yard is much thicker and looks a lot better since it’s not stressed by constant mowing.
  • Earlier today, I almost got run into by a car turning left into oncoming traffic after going the wrong way on a one-way street to go the wrong way on the one-way street I was driving on. Thy didn’t seem to know or care that they were going the wrong way.
  • Every day the sunset gets noticeably earlier and earlier. It’s kinda depressing. It won’t be too long before we’ll only have the weekend to do outside things because it will get too dark in the evenings.

Monday Monologue #255

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

  • The eclipse today was super cool. We don’t live in the path of the totality; but it still got dark enough that wildlife was confused. Birds were flying around confused and roosting for the night. Water fowl got out of the water. And other things like that. Glad we decided to go watch it outdoors.
  • Our vacation was great! Almost enough to keep us going until Labor Day. We really hated to see it end. Especially since the weather around here is turning cooler after having 90-degrees temperatures every day while we were on vacation.
  • I had to have the hard drive replaced on my computer at work. Unfortunately, a few programs were corrupted before I noticed including Internet Explorer which seems impossible to fully uninstall and reinstall. And a lot of other automatically applications send you to web sites using the default browser.
  • I’m more relaxed than I was before our vacation; but I’m so far behind at work that I’m sure it’s going to take me all week to catch up. But, our vacation was definitely worth it.

Monday Monologue #250

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

  • The Temporary Dog and her owner were home this weekend. The dog still remembered how to swim which is always one of my worries and was well behaved except for barking out the window one night at a skunk wandering around in the front yard.
  • A flat tire on Saturday night is a nuisance if you have to drive home to another city the next day. There are not a lot of places that can fix it on Sunday. I was at the shop before 8AM and there was already a line before they opened.
  • I was out and about a lot on Saturday and Sunday so I didn’t cut the grass over the weekend. Hopefully it won’t get too long before I can get too it. I probably could have done it on Sunday, but I just wanted to relax and enjoy the last little bit of my vacation.
  • Its going to take several days to catch up on the work that accumulated while I was on vacation. Recently, it seems like taking time off is really just scheduling extra-long work days for when I return. I enjoy my vacations; but, hate the long hours that follow them.

Monday Monologue #249

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

  • All of the rain that we had in Friday made the water high and the river full of debris. So, we didn’t row over the weekend; but we definitely got in the pool. So far, a great start to our vacation.
  • I did few errands this morning. It was weird since some places were open and some places were closed. Most parking lots were only half full and I was able to get in and out of everywhere very quickly. If only every day could be like this.
  • My gas trimmer has been at the repair shop for a long, long time. I would have purchased a new one except its still under warranty. I’ve been using my old corded electric one for much of the summer which is a nuisance.
  • I ate way too much at the cookout we had today. It was good. I just need to make sure it’s a very occasional thing. I could never exercise enough if I at that much all the time.
  • Everyone have a happy and safe Independence Day.

Monday Monologue #237

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

  • The Wife and I are on a short mini-vacation. It’s coming to an end but it’s been fabulous. It’s been a great way to kick off the start of warm weather.
  • My “smart” car is smart once again and has performed very well on the road trip we are on. I was very happy to have it operation since we use many of the previously non-working features when we are travelling.
  • I noticed that we have a bunch of USB transformers and mini power strips in our travel kit that could easily be replaced with one USB charging station. At one time, we had several non-USB-powered chargers like our camera and needed the extra outlets; but, not any more.
  • Now that it has been warm, I kinda wish we were opening our pool around Tax Day as we have done in the past. May isn’t too far; but it’s would be nice to be able to look out over the pool even if we can’t get in it.

Monday Monologue #223

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

  • Happy New Year! We hope that 2017 is the best ever for everyone.
  • I’m still sick with whatever I got on Friday. In the good news/bad news category I’m going back to work tomorrow so being sick won’t spoil my vacation.
  • I was kinda droopy today (since I’m sick); but still went to the park and ran with The Wife since it was 50-degrees outside which is very rare for January. Of course, it’s supposed to be single digits again before the end of the week. And snow is on the way.
  • Since I hand write few things these days, I wasn’t conditioned to always date things 2016 and didn’t accidentally write the wrong date on anything today.

Monday Monologue #221

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

  • I’ve done a lot of Christmas shopping without leaving home. There are always a few things which I purchase a local store; but I’m buying more and more online. The retail shopping experience has really changed in the age of the internet.
  • It was nice not having to go to work today. Instead of a typical hectic Monday, I enjoyed a day without much to do. Work is becoming in a distant memory.
  • I went to Sears exchanged the socket that I broke last week when I was working on one of our cars. The store wasn’t very crowded which was good for me; but it’s probably not a good sign for them. Especially considering how crowded the mall parking lot was.
  • It’s cold outside! If this is what December is like, I don’t even want to think about January and February. It was finally warm enough to go to the car wash which is good since my car was covered with road salt. The water that didn’t get dried off still froze on the way home; but, at least the car wash was open.

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.

Monday Monologue #197

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

  • Happy Independence Day! Always good to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
  • It rained some today; but we took advantage of the cooler temperatures to go out and have a great row. We should have good pool weather by Wednesday.
  • The battery in the Wife’s watch is running down. It’s good having a nice wrist watch. But it’s a nuisance that it has to be sent out every other year for battery replacement and pressure testing. My watch has a much larger battery so it’s still running on the original one. The battery in the backup watch had died too.
  • I need to cut the grass sometime this week; but, I’ve already done everything else around the house that I need to do. I even replaced the sensor in the outdoor light fixture that was malfunctioning.

Monday Monologue #171

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

  • The new computer I built is really, really fast! There is a HUGE difference in performance between it and our old one. Neither of us realized how much we had become accustomed to slow being normal.
  • We had such a GREAT vacation that we kinda dreaded going back to work. Not because work is so bad; but because our time off was so good. It was even better than we hoped.
  • It’s somewhat of an anachronism; but we still have an old style wired phone line in our house even though we all have smart phones. We’ve been having some issues off and on with it since the summer. They’re supposed to come out at look at it again tomorrow. It’s the last one. We will not be getting another landline if we move to a new home.
  • It isn’t increasing by much; but the days are slowly getting longer. It’s only January; but, comparatively speaking, it’s been a relatively mild winter. We’re hoping that the trend continues. This is about the latest I can remember that we’ve gone without any significant accumulation of snow.