Wednesday Weirdness #340

I doesn’t happen very often; but I recently had a week where I cut my grass more frequently than my next-door neighbor! He was actually cutting his lawn every other day to keep up. I’m back on my regular (AKA weekly) schedule now. But it was amusing to see how he reacted to my grass being shorter than his when it was too late in the evening to mow and he had to wait until the next day. (He still cut his lawn the next time I cut mine even though he last mowed a day later than l did.)

Wednesday Weirdness #339

The person we call the “scavenger dude” who comes by in the night before trash collection took the broken electric trimmer. He’s going to be disappointed to discover that I wasn’t just upgrading and the pawl in the trimmer head is broken. I wonder what he does with stuff once he finds out it doesn’t work and was in the garbage for a reason.

Wednesday Weirdness #338

We had a warm, sunny day today! Warm enough so that, even though I was busy until the evening, we could go for a row at sunset and still have it be a pleasant temperature. We enjoy rowing at dusk when it’s warm (as long as we don’t encounter any skunks when we put our boat away). The weather has been trending warmer. Hopefully, a warm evening won’t seem notable.

Wednesday Weirdness #337

I installed yet another WordPress update today. I have no idea why they think forcing adoption of a new version every month is a good way to do things (even for free software). People only have so much inertia. And, recently, every new version breaks things I use in the quest to add worthless new features. Hopefully this version didn’t break anything. If it did, please let me know in the comments.

Wednesday Weirdness #336

I recently made a purchase from a vendor that I had to place the order THREE times before it was successful! The first order was cancelled despite my credit card being charged. Then the second one was cancelled for non-payment (even though they actually had my money) since the large charge was a duplicate and the bank wouldn’t process it. Then when I called back again to get things fixed, they had the same problem placing the third one; but they finally figured it out. And these difficulties were despite making every order over the phone with U.S-based customer service. I’m sure it wouldn’t be this hard if they weren’t the only source of the items they sell.

Wednesday Weirdness #335

Several inconsiderate drivers who were accustomed using a service alley near where I work as a shortcut didn’t realize that it was closed and have barely avoided running their cars into construction equipment. There are signs; but they are not visible far enough away at the speeds they were going. Speeding through a narrow alley is a bad idea even if there wasn’t any construction. Of course, they are much too impatient to go around a few blocks on one-way streets.

Wednesday Weirdness #334

A K-Cup came apart while being brewed in our single-serve coffee maker and got grounds everywhere. I finally had to partially disassemble the unit to get everything cleaned out. We enjoy the varieties of single serve. But the coffee makers themselves a lot more finicky than a traditional coffee maker. Hopefully we won’t have another problem for a while.

Wednesday Weirdness #333

After surviving the winter, our furnace is broken (again). I’ve ordered a replacement part that should be here soon. Of course, its old enough that it could be something else. Thankfully. Its not freezing cold outside. Last night was a bit chilly. But, not like in the depths of winter. We’re really glad it’s mostly spring.

Wednesday Weirdness #332

Today was the first day of spring. And, the forecast rains head off long enough for The Wife and I to go for a row. The weather wasn’t totally spring like; but it was good to be on the water. Somehow, over the past few years, we’ve become “diehards” and do things we wouldn’t have remotely considered doing a few years ago. I’m still not sure how or when it happened.

Wednesday Weirdness #331

Earlier this week, I was trying to remember the last time the Wife and I were able to go for a run in the park. I’m sure there must have been a time or two; but I can’t recall when. All of the weekend workouts that I remember were at the gym. The weather this winter has been that miserable.