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 #293

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

  • We did NOT ride our bicycles this weekend like we wanted too since there were too many “scattered thunderstorms” both afternoons. It never really rained. But, being caught in the rain 10-miles away from our vehicle is not any fun.
  • We’ve are rowing a lot faster than before. We’ve known how to row for years. But we are only just now truly understanding the mechanics of rowing. We always knew technique was important. But, being able diagnose and fix bad technique is elusive.
  • It’s great having a big lawn mower when I want to get the grass cut in a hurry. Even wet grass is no problem if the ground isn’t soggy. I can get the yard done early and enjoy my weekend without having to wait around.
  • The summer solstice and the 4th of July is right around the corner. We’re a bit sad because it means that summer is half over. But, there will still be many glorious summer days.

Monday Monologue #292

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

  • The new bags I ordered for our bicycles work well and are just the right size. We have plenty of space to carry what we need unlike the almost nonexistent storage capacity we had before. Much more convenient.
  • The string in the gas-powered trimmer I use always breaks multiple times whenever I edge along the fence. It’s more convenient than the corded, electric trimmer I used previously. But it’s not as easy to use as I expected since I didn’t realize how much I used auto feed.
  • When new were riding our bikes on Sunday, we almost got run down by a group of people riding ATVs on the bike trail even though a “No Motor Vehicles” sign is clearly posted at every entrance. Hopefully the park police will stop them before someone walking or running gets injured.
  • May was a warm sunny month that mostly made us forget how cold and dreary April was. Hopefully June will be more of the same. This weekend was good; but, is supposed to rain tomorrow.

Monday Monologue #291

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

  • The Girl and her clan (AKA husband and two dogs) unexpectedly made it home for the weekend. Weekends like this don’t come around too often.
  • After sitting unused in the basement for years, we’ve started riding our bicycles again. You never forget how to ride a bicycle. But, helmets don’t age as gracefully. The new ones we purchased are cooler and more comfortable than the ones we had before.
  • We rearranged are storage in the garage over the weekend. It wasn’t haphazard. But, some things had spread out and were making it some items hard to reach. You can never have enough storage space.
  • It rained on Saturday; but we got in the pool on Today and Sunday. We didn’t even need to turn on the heater. It was a glorious weekend ending up with dinner on the grill.

Monday Monologue #290

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

  • We had a good race this weekend with our new boats. Even though we already had one we row together, we did not realize how much of a difference having a good new boat would make in the individual events.
  • We had a great anniversary celebration on Sunday. It’s hard to believe that its been thirty years. Where did the time go?
  • I did cut the grass this weekend despite being busy racing and celebrating our anniversary. Having a lawn mower that can power through wet grass without bogging down is very handy when we have things to do.
  • I updated the version of WordPress which powers this site yet again. The authors keep adding to it. But, despite the frequent updates, whatever is broken seems to stay that way.

Monday Monologue #289

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

  • The latest Windows Update installed a new major version of Windows 10 on our home computers. Now, they can’t see each other. It works great otherwise and has some interesting new features, so, I won’t be rolling back. But, that’s an annoying problem.
  • The Girl and her family of dogs was home for the weekend. We had a great Mother’s Day. Although, strangely, one of her dogs can’t swim and needed to be carefully watched whenever they were outside near the pool.
  • One of the “waterproof” electronic items that I use for rowing somehow got water inside the screen on Saturday. So now I have to pay to ship it it back to the manufacturer and pay for repair. I’m definitely not happy.
  • My next-door neighbor did NOT cut his grass this weekend which is very unusual. Especially since I cut mine. I wonder if he’s started to notice the damage all the frequent mowing is causing.

Monday Monologue #288

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

  • The pool is open! The water is still a bit cloudy and it still has some earthworms in it. But, it should be ready very soon.
  • It rained a bit on Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon; but, we had a great weekend outside. The cold weather seems to be ending. And were finally enjoying some warm sunny days.
  • I cut the grass this weekend. So, for the next day or two, it will be shorter than my next-door neighbor who mows his lawn twice a week. I like a nice-looking yard too; but, I’ve usually got things to do in the evening during the week.
  • I got a mud on my car from the parking lot at the place where we row and need to wash it again. It got flooded during the high water we had this spring. So, there is mud every where whenever it rains. My vehicle looks like I went off-roading.

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.

Monday Monologue #286

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

  • It snowed all the way back from our weekend road trip! It really doesn’t seem like mid-April.
  • I’ve got our tax returns ready to mail on Tuesday. We always owe and never get any money back and this year is no different. But, we are glad to have the extra day to keep our money.
  • All of the rain has been good for the grass which really needs to get cut. Hopefully it will warm up enough so that it will at least feel somewhat spring-like when I’m outside mowing the lawn.
  • I found a new gym to box and work out at. So far, I like it much better than the gym I use to go to.

Monday Monologue #285

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

  • For the second Monday in a row, we woke up to snow on the ground. It all melted by the afternoon. But; it was still not the preferred way to start the week.
  • I did not cut the grass today like several other people in our neighborhood. Mowing the lawn on the same day it snowed just seems slightly odd.
  • We watched a spectacle type movie this weekend. That’s our preferred genre to buy on Blu-Rays. The movie was what you would expect. But the special effects were great.
  • I am getting really tired of getting muddy shoes every time I walk around outside. It’s rained so much this spring that the ground is still oozes mud even when it hasn’t rained or snowed in a few days.