Wednesday Weirdness #304

It’s been a year since I stopped regularly eating donuts. Since then, my weight has stabilized about 10 pounds lower than it used to be. I know I ate a lot of them; but, its amazing that moderating just one food and one more day of exercise could have such a dramatic impact.

Wednesday Weirdness #303

I had the pool company come out and look at the heater that didn’t come on this weekend and, of course, it worked perfectly when they were here. We’ve had issues occasionally this summer; but this weekend was the first time there was a consistent problem. So, a service call seemed reasonable. I’m glad that there wasn’t something else that needed replacement. But annoyed at having to pay for an unnecessary service all.

Wednesday Weirdness #302

The change engine oil soon notification is appearing whenever I start my car. It’s actually very annoying since it blocks the dashboard display and has to be explicitly dismissed rather than disappearing after a set time like the other notices. Especially since “soon” is sometime in September. My vehicle is well maintained. But I don’t change things super early.

Wednesday Weirdness #301

For some strange reason, I’ve been finding a lot of dead birds outside recently in the mornings. Picking up dead things is not the preferred way to start the day. And, leaving them to sit in the heat until the evening is probably not a good idea. Plus, now that the neighborhood is developed, I don’t have an easy place to bury them. So, the day starts off with a nuisance chore.

Wednesday Weirdness #300

I got locked out of the building today even though I had stepped outside almost an hour before it’s supposed to be locked. Fortunately, there were still people going out so I didn’t have to wait too long to get back inside. Still, it was annoying that they are not following the schedule previously communicated.

Wednesday Weirdness #299

The work area for a totally unrelated pipeline project has moved into the construction zone of a nearby running bridge reconstruction. What used to be a busy six lane road is now down to one lane in each direction. So now traffic backs up a long way since there aren’t many routes across the river. I really wonder who though that two simultaneous projects in the same area was a good idea.

Wednesday Weirdness #298

Recently, it seems like every week we’re getting phosphates in the swimming pool and I have to add an expensive chemical to remove it. I know it’s something that happens. But, I’m not fond of purchasing $50 bottles of liquid. Especially since I can’t go a week without chlorination and I have to purchase it at the local pool supply store at a premium price.

Wednesday Weirdness #297

I found an online vendor that sells cheap replacement gaskets for the type pf automatic chlorine feeder we use in packs of six. Yet, people were still complaining that thy don’t last. That’s why they come in a big multi-pack. Nothing rubbery that’s exposed to concentrated chlorine is going to last very long. The name brand ones made out of “premium” materials may at a bit longer; but, basic chemistry still applies.

Wednesday Weirdness #295

We got phosphates in our swimming pool this past weekend which is never a good thing. I was able to remove the phosphates; but now the chemistry is unbalanced. So, we may not be able to get in the pool while the air conditioner is broken and it is burning hot outside. The hot weather will help dissipate the excess chemicals; but, we won’t be able to cool off in the pool for several days.