Monday Monologue #375

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

  • I installed the new microwave oven without any problems on Saturday. I had all the tools and all the hardware I needed which was an unexpected surprise. It is super-quiet compared to the old one.
  • I didn’t watch he big race and I’m really kinda glad. You never want to see something like that. Especially if you’re old enough to remember all the deadly crashes when safety was an afterthought.
  • I had the today off for President’s Day for the first time in a long time if not the first time ever. Its nice having a three-day weekend in mid-February. New Year’s Day to Memorial Day was always a big stretch.
  • I washed my car over the weekend; which means its destined to rain since that is always my luck.

Wednesday Weirdness #374

When I looked outside earlier this evening, there was a deer standing right on my sidewalk not 10-feet from my front door eating one of my bushes. It noticed me and we looked at each other for a long, long time. I hate urban deer. I know I’ll have some cleanup to do in the morning.

Monday Monologue #374

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

  • I only had to two errands this past weekend which was great; because both Saturday and Sunday were miserable weather-wise. The only “good” thing is that the rain melted the snow.
  • Another week and still no microwave. I would be starting to get annoyed if it I it wasn’t the sort of thing that I can only find the time and extra hands to install on weekends.
  • When it’s not cloudy, which is very rare, I’m actually starting to get sun in my eyes on the commute to and from work. It’s nice that there is enough light to use the sun visor. Maybe we’ll actually have a few days of sunshine.
  • I need to wash my car and get the salt off, but, every time I check the weather, it’s supposed to rain, snow or sleet within the next 36-hours.

Monday Monologue #372

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • I was on the phone for an hour on Saturday unsuccessfully trying to resolve an issue with my new phone. The Customer Support person was friendly; but, not very technical. Every time I asked a question, he would have to put me on hold and go find someone who knew the answer.
  • It is nice having a phone that I don’t need to charge part way through the day. I bought a charger for my desk at work so it wasn’t a big deal. But it’s nice to not need it.
  • After watching the ProBowl yesterday, I am ready for some real football. I felt like I was watching an early season, intra-squad scrimmage
  • RIP, KBB.

Monday Monologue #371

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • Unlike The Wife, today is just another workday for me. I wish I it was a holiday for me. But, despite having worked for many different companies over the years. None of them have ever been in an industry that observed today’s holiday.
  • It turned very cold this weekend. We had been having a “mild” winter for around here. But now we’re having more typical weather temperature-wise. It’s always dark and dreary. And now its dark, dreary and bitter cold.
  • I had to unexpectedly get a new phone recently. On Saturday, I pulled my hone out of my pocket and there was a green streak down the entire right side of the screen. So, it was off to the phone store where I got the “economy” model. Which is to say it was expensive rather than super, expensive or super, super expensive.
  • Our microwave oven was on its last legs, so we ordered a new one online. It won’t be here for two weeks. Hopefully the current one will at that long. It’s the over the range style so removing the old one and instilling the new one will not be a quick and task.

Monday Monologue #370

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • The football games this past weekend were very entertaining. I don’t like the drama when it’s a team we follow, but it is fun when we’re watching more casually.
  • It’s definitely weird being in the year 2020. As was pointed out somewhere recently, 2050 is now closer than 1980. And that is a year that we both remember well.
  • We still need to take down the Christmas Tree and the rest of our Holiday decorations. We typically leave up the tree the week after Christmas; but weren’t doing anything extra this past weekend.
  • We are still sick; so, we probably won’t be posting much until we both recover. It’s very unusual for us both to be sick at the same time. And hopefully it will be a long, long time before it happens again.

Wednesday Weirdness #368

We saw the new Star Wars movie today. The concession stand was extremely disorganized. Clerks would randomly walk away from their station so you didn’t know what line to get in. I didn’t even complain on the online survey. I’m sure having to serve people non-stop on Christmas is no fun.

Monday Monologue #367

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

  • We had a significant accumulation of snow overnight so I was pleasantly surprised that the driveway was mostly clear when I opened the garage this morning as I was preparing the snow blower. For whatever strange reason the concrete pavement was warm enough that more snow melted than stuck. Unfortunately, it’s supposed to snow all night and I doubly I’ll be that lucky tomorrow.
  • This year, I made sure to inflate the tires on the power base so I would have enough traction to get through the first snow fall. Last year I forgot and was struggled through most of the driveway before I figured out why it was so hard to turn around. So, I’ll be ready for tomorrow.
  • We haven’t had a day that the weather was remotely good enough for rowing since we returned from our final rowing trip of the season. The weather around here has been “typical” for December. We’re hoping for a good day or two this winter; but we may not have one until next spring.
  • Christmas is next week. I’ve had a lot of distractions this December so its really rushed up on me. I’ve done some shopping; but still have a bit to do. Hopefully I can get finished on Tuesday which will allow a week for shipping.

Wednesday Weirdness #363

I got a couple of packages today from a large online retailer for two items I recently ordered. I could have received my items earlier except I checked “fewer packages” at checkout. And then they get delivered as separate shipments any way. I’m sure they tried to consolidate shipments and eventually decided to ship things separately when they determined that consolidation wasn’t economically feasible. But, from my perspective, it was a pointless delay. The option shouldn’t be available it doesn’t work.

Wednesday Weirdness #361

I had another one of those “this has to be done by end of day” tasks assigned in the late afternoon. It goes with the territory; but it’s getting old. Sometimes it’s necessary. But, sometimes it’s just poor planning.