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.

Wednesday Weirdness #330

I discovered have not one but two small cavities at my most recent trip to the dentist. Fillings are always a nuisance for me since the local anesthesia doesn’t work very well and I often end up just having to hold still while they drill. I’ve already scheduled the appointment; but I am not looking forward to it.

Wednesday Weirdness #329

I’ve had so many long phone calls recently that I’ve had to start charging my mobile phone while I am at work. I know everyone has to deal with unproductive meetings. But that still doesn’t make them any more tolerable. Especially when I have days that are filled with them.

Wednesday Weirdness #328

I basically got an email saying that I had fulfilled a request incorrectly and it needed to be fixed immediately. Of course, I hadn’t previously been informed about the special requirements. I wanted to respond (but didn’t) that I had no way of knowing since no one ever bothered to tell me. Instead I was polite. Still, it’s very frustrating when people expect you to read their mind and be aware of things they have never mentioned.

Wednesday Weirdness #327

Sometimes, I wish I could un-RSVP. Especially when the stated purpose of an event changes. I’m a busy person and, just because I was “free” for something, doesn’t mean that I’m free for anything and everything that might be scheduled for the same time. People who don’t value my time don’t deserve as much of it as my sense of personal responsibility requires.

Wednesday Weirdness #326

I stopped at the ATM when I was running errands only to discover that it was out of money. Obviously, that happens; but, after a recent upgrade, it doesn’t indicate that it can’t dispense cash until after you’ve used your card and entered your PIN. And, I still had to decline an offer for additional information on one of their financial products in order to “cancel” the withdrawal that was already disabled. That was the frustrating part.

Wednesday Weirdness #325

I disabled the nightly setback on our thermostat. When its cold like it is, the furnace takes a long, long time to warm the house back up to daytime temperatures. It’s probably more efficient to let the heat run off and on during at night and not so much later rather than running constantly for an extend period while warming the house back up to the schedule temperature. It’s definitely more comfortable. Our home is well insulated. But, it still loses a lot of heat overnight in extremely cold weather. Looking very forward to determining the optimum schedule for the air conditioner when its burning hot this summer.