I like working downtown; but, I’m not fully reacclimated to all the thinks you don’t think about when you spend years working in a old office park. Today I stumbled of over a fire hydrant when I was walking to my car while I was checking traffic. I know it was nothing more than an embarrassing accident. But that doesn’t make the gouge/knot in my knee go way. Hopefully I won’t be sore and stiff when we run our traditional Thanksgiving Day road race tomorrow.
I saw a dump truck almost run into the back of a semi at full speed on the highway on the way to work. The dump truck driver slammed on the brakes and swerved onto the exit ramp at the last instant. I had already merged to get off; but fortunately, I was far enough back to avoid getting run over. I had to brake hard so, I don’t think he saw me and the other vehicles in the exit lane. Or, possibly, he just decided to run us all over since the outcome would be better for him. Then, after almost causing a chain reaction accident, he just got back into the left lane and went on!
I may be finished mowing the grass for the year even though it could use one more cutting. My next-door neighbor may not be happy; but, it’s been far too cold and wet to cut the grass. And, with the time change, there’s not enough daylight in the evening. So, it’s a weekend task if the weather cooperates. I haven’t switched over to snow-blowing mode; which will eliminate any possibility of mowing; but I likely will over Thanksgiving. I’m sure I will get a few comments.
I tried a can of the new Coke Zero Sugar earlier today and decided that it’s an acceptable replacement for the Coke Zero that I typically drink so long as there is a caffeine-free version. I try and avoid caffeinated drinks as much as possible. Otherwise, I have days like today where I’m still awake even though its late and I should be sleeping.
We just replaced our deskside shredder which broke over the weekend. It’s quieter even though it’s the same model which is probably why the old one broke. We didn’t realize the motor in the old one had gotten so loud. That’s the way of things; but I still don’t like unexpected surprises.
I changed/upgraded my internet service over my lunch break. Of course our home didn’t have any connectivity until I got home and installed the new equipment since they deactivated the old equipment even though they weren’t supposed to. Fortunately, The Wife was taking the afternoon off. I really can’t understand why service providers make things so difficult for their customers and themselves.
My next-door neighbor has NOT cut his grass since late last week even though I cut mine this weekend. He must be out of town. It will be “interesting” if we are still living next to him when he retires and has more time on his hands. Hopefully it’s not anytime soon.
I’ve been dealing a lot recently with a scatterbrained person who “remembers” things that are totally inaccurate. She gets everything and everybody confused. I don’t even know what to tell her since I have no idea what concerns me that she might be mixing up with someone else. Everything is a big disorganized mess.
I very narrowly avoided colliding with a car going right of the center line when turning right out of a drive way the other day. I had to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident. Meanwhile, they proceeded on oblivious how close they came to crashing into me. There was no reason for them to come into my lane except for the fact that they obviously weren’t paying any attention to what they were doing.
I finally got my gas trimer back from the repair shop after having to use the corded electric one all summer. It took a long, long time to get the correct parts from the manufacturer. I’ll barely use it this year since were so late into the mowing season. Hopefully it won’t break down again next season when the warranty has expired after I lost four months of use this year.