Monday Monologue #375

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

  • I installed the new microwave oven without any problems on Saturday. I had all the tools and all the hardware I needed which was an unexpected surprise. It is super-quiet compared to the old one.
  • I didn’t watch he big race and I’m really kinda glad. You never want to see something like that. Especially if you’re old enough to remember all the deadly crashes when safety was an afterthought.
  • I had the today off for President’s Day for the first time in a long time if not the first time ever. Its nice having a three-day weekend in mid-February. New Year’s Day to Memorial Day was always a big stretch.
  • I washed my car over the weekend; which means its destined to rain since that is always my luck.

Monday Monologue #374

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

  • I only had to two errands this past weekend which was great; because both Saturday and Sunday were miserable weather-wise. The only “good” thing is that the rain melted the snow.
  • Another week and still no microwave. I would be starting to get annoyed if it I it wasn’t the sort of thing that I can only find the time and extra hands to install on weekends.
  • When it’s not cloudy, which is very rare, I’m actually starting to get sun in my eyes on the commute to and from work. It’s nice that there is enough light to use the sun visor. Maybe we’ll actually have a few days of sunshine.
  • I need to wash my car and get the salt off, but, every time I check the weather, it’s supposed to rain, snow or sleet within the next 36-hours.

Monday Monologue #373

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

  • Glad that the game yesterday was exciting. The party we go to is a lot more interesting if the game is competitive. And it didn’t end too late so we did not need extra coffee today.
  • Now that we have the equipment we wanted; we are enjoying working out in our basement much more than we though we would. It’s not as good as being outside; but it’s a lot better than going to the gym.
  • I don’t carry usually coins. But I’m starting to wish I did. The prices of most of lunch menu items at the places I go to result in me receiving lots of change.
  • Still waiting for the new microwave oven we ordered to arrive. Its overdue. But it’s not so late that there is anything to do except wait.

Monday Monologue #372

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • I was on the phone for an hour on Saturday unsuccessfully trying to resolve an issue with my new phone. The Customer Support person was friendly; but, not very technical. Every time I asked a question, he would have to put me on hold and go find someone who knew the answer.
  • It is nice having a phone that I don’t need to charge part way through the day. I bought a charger for my desk at work so it wasn’t a big deal. But it’s nice to not need it.
  • After watching the ProBowl yesterday, I am ready for some real football. I felt like I was watching an early season, intra-squad scrimmage
  • RIP, KBB.

Monday Monologue #371

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • Unlike The Wife, today is just another workday for me. I wish I it was a holiday for me. But, despite having worked for many different companies over the years. None of them have ever been in an industry that observed today’s holiday.
  • It turned very cold this weekend. We had been having a “mild” winter for around here. But now we’re having more typical weather temperature-wise. It’s always dark and dreary. And now its dark, dreary and bitter cold.
  • I had to unexpectedly get a new phone recently. On Saturday, I pulled my hone out of my pocket and there was a green streak down the entire right side of the screen. So, it was off to the phone store where I got the “economy” model. Which is to say it was expensive rather than super, expensive or super, super expensive.
  • Our microwave oven was on its last legs, so we ordered a new one online. It won’t be here for two weeks. Hopefully the current one will at that long. It’s the over the range style so removing the old one and instilling the new one will not be a quick and task.

Monday Monologue #370

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • The football games this past weekend were very entertaining. I don’t like the drama when it’s a team we follow, but it is fun when we’re watching more casually.
  • It’s definitely weird being in the year 2020. As was pointed out somewhere recently, 2050 is now closer than 1980. And that is a year that we both remember well.
  • We still need to take down the Christmas Tree and the rest of our Holiday decorations. We typically leave up the tree the week after Christmas; but weren’t doing anything extra this past weekend.
  • We are still sick; so, we probably won’t be posting much until we both recover. It’s very unusual for us both to be sick at the same time. And hopefully it will be a long, long time before it happens again.

Monday Monologue #369

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

  • I’ve caught a bad head cold. Not unusual for this time of year; but relatively rare for me. I’ve been fortunate to seldom get sick for most of my life. Of course, that makes me extra miserable when I am.
  • We got outside and rowed on Saturday. After almost two months of being stuck inside, it was good to be back on the water.
  • It still seems a bit weird working while The Wife is off. It’s OK since there’s not a lot to do since it’s rainy and dreary outside. But, it is strange.
  • I got a new fitness tracker with much-improved battery life for Christmas. Unlike my old one, it’s still going strong after five days. Great to eliminate a nuisance that I didn’t even know I had.

Monday Monologue #368

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • For the first time in many, many years, I am working this week and not vacation. It’s was weird getting up this morning; especially since The Wife is on vacation.
  • We have our tickets to see the new Star Wars movie later his week. Hopefully we won’t see or hear any spoilers before we get to watch it.
  • Now that we have our own fitness equipment in the basement, The Wife and I are doing most of our workouts at home. It’s nice to be able to set our own schedule, particularly on Sundays when our gyms have limited hours.
  • I seem to be catching a cold. I’m just hoping it’s not the flu. Obviously, I don’t really have a choice; but I hate being sick.

Monday Monologue #367

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

  • We had a significant accumulation of snow overnight so I was pleasantly surprised that the driveway was mostly clear when I opened the garage this morning as I was preparing the snow blower. For whatever strange reason the concrete pavement was warm enough that more snow melted than stuck. Unfortunately, it’s supposed to snow all night and I doubly I’ll be that lucky tomorrow.
  • This year, I made sure to inflate the tires on the power base so I would have enough traction to get through the first snow fall. Last year I forgot and was struggled through most of the driveway before I figured out why it was so hard to turn around. So, I’ll be ready for tomorrow.
  • We haven’t had a day that the weather was remotely good enough for rowing since we returned from our final rowing trip of the season. The weather around here has been “typical” for December. We’re hoping for a good day or two this winter; but we may not have one until next spring.
  • Christmas is next week. I’ve had a lot of distractions this December so its really rushed up on me. I’ve done some shopping; but still have a bit to do. Hopefully I can get finished on Tuesday which will allow a week for shipping.

Monday Monologue #366

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

  • Now that we have had a chance to use it for a while, we are really enjoying the exercise equipment we got on Black Friday. Much better than going out ion cold, dreary winter days.
  • The exercise equipment was expensive so we won’t be doing an elaborate Christmas gift-giving wise this year since its already our big gift to ourselves.
  • The only downside to our new workout room is that it gets hot even with the register closed. I didn’t think just two people would create so much heat and humidity. But it is nice to get dressed in lightweight workout clothes and not need a second layer for the walk to and from the car.
  • It’s only early December and it already seems like winter has been going on forever with only an occasional sunny day. That’s normal for around here; but the unending dark, wet days are mildly depressing.