Traditional Thursday #310

The Husband on top of The Wife with her legs togetherIn addition to closing the pool, I also switched the direction of the ceiling fans in all the rooms and reprogrammed our smart thermostat. All necessary tasks that, sadly, make the cool, fall weather we’ve been having recently seem much more permanent.

Wednesday Weirdness #310

I accidentally dropped a $5 bill walking out of the store on Monday. I typically am careful to put all the bills I receive as change away so it happens only rarely. However, since I still use cash, it likely won’t be the last time. And, it’s always rather annoying whenever it happens.

Tuesday Two For #310

The Husband on top of The Wife with her legs in the airOur pool is closed for the season. It’s been cold for a while, so, we weren’t going to swim anymore. But, it’s still kinda depressing to look in the back yard and see the pool with the winter cover on. We are hoping for a short, unseasonably warm winter to make up for the unseasonably long, cold one we had last year.

Monday Monologue #310

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

  • I just got a new case for my phone. The old one did a good job of protecting the phone. But, I hadn’t realized how much the plastic had yellowed. Or, how hard buttons had become to press. I didn’t know it how much I needed a new one.
  • The cable TV technician was able to fix the missing channels issues I was having. I didn’t realize it until I scheduled the service call; but, they work weekends now. They are a lot more customer focused now that they’re losing subscribers to the competition.
  • I cut the grass over the weekend even though it was wet. Unfortunately, there’s going to be a bit of wet grass smell in the garage for the next few days. If it’s warm enough, I’m going to thoroughly clean off the mower next weekend after I cut the grass.
  • I turned on the fire place for the first time this season on Saturday. It came on without any problems and worked fine. But; it’s a bit depressing how quickly the summer has gone.

Friday Featurette #309

The Husband and The Wife enjoying a moment togetherOne day earlier this week, I stopped by the optometrist and had my glasses adjusted. It’s amazing how much better I see when the lenses are property aligned. Progressive lenses are great, unfortunately; they aren’t the best for my lifestyle. Particularly since being extra careful with frames doesn’t blend well with being active.

Anyway, have a great weekend.

Traditional Thursday #309

The Husband on top of The Wife with her legs togetherI changed the sounds the camera makes when it takes a picture in time lapse mode so it wouldn’t be so obtrusive. But, now it sounds like a video game which is an interesting background sound to our activities. It’s good to be able to tell that its working; but it doesn’t suit the mood. I’m probably going to turn it off. Especially since I’m not sure I would stop and restart it anyway.

Wednesday Weirdness #309

When we were crossing the street on Sunday, a driver got angry at the driver of the car in front of her that was turning left because he didn’t chase us out of the cross walk so she could proceed. Long loud angry beeps on the horn. Screaming out the window. We were crossing with the traffic signal. So, yielding to pedestrians was proper. And, it doesn’t take that long to cross the street. It was an ugly and unsettling display of road rage on an otherwise quiet morning.

Monday Monologue #309

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

  • We had a good weekend visiting our daughter. She is doing well. But, it is strange being a guest in her home rather than the other way around.
  • We came home this weekend to discover that someone had cut the grass in our front yard, presumably our next-door neighbor. I guess it bothered him that much. One less chore for us; but I’m still kinda annoyed.
  • Looking at the weather forecast, I don’t think we’ll get into the pool again this season. It was a good summer. But; suddenly, it’s turning cold.
  • Yet another good weekend for the college and pro football teams I follow. I’m not sure they are good. But; so far, they’ve been lucky. And very entertaining.

Friday Featurette #308

Another view of The Husband on top of The Wife with her legs togetherI made a purchase online in Euros recently. I was amazed how easy the transaction was. Technology has really come a long way. I even received a slightly more reasonable exchange rate than I was expecting. The world is much more connected than it used to be. And, we’ve got our own little digital home on the web to add to the variety.

Anyway, have a great weekend.