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.

Monday Monologue #333

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • There have been several of outages in the data center our server is in; both scheduled and unscheduled recently. Thanks for sticking with us. Hopefully you are able to read this.
  • It was a bit chilly on Sunday afternoon; but we were able to row both days this weekend. That makes it seem more like spring even though the weather was too dark and rainy to do anything outside today.
  • We need to get new tires for our SUV. We’re use to below-average fuel economy, so, most of the time, we really like having a larger vehicle. Except when we need to replace the tires or do similar maintenance. Nothing that fits our vehicle is competitivity priced.
  • We are going to be offline for the rest of the week. We will see you in seven days.

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.

Monday Monologue #331

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • For some strange reason, the clock in our SUV didn’t update after the time change even though it gets the time automatically from the mobile phone network. I wonder if someone, somewhere forgot to put the system on daylight time.
  • The Wife and I are both definitely still missing the hour of sleep we lost on Saturday night. It usually takes us quite some time to adjust. The extra hour of light in the evening isn’t worth the disruption.
  • In the world of strange facts, I used to work with a guy who couldn’t grasp the difference between standard time and daylight time. He would arrange meetings on the phone for a global team in standard time (over the summer) and then wonder why not everyone called in.
  • My phone has been doing a supposedly “minor” system update for hours. Its not stuck. Its just going very, very slowly. Kinda frustrating when I have things I need it for. Of course, the alternative would be no updates which is even worse.

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.

Monday Monologue #330

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • I haven’t had it for very long; but I really like having a fitness tracker. It is very useful having quantitative information rather than guestimates. Of course, it tells me I eat too much which I already knew.
  • I think I was putting away my snowmobile suit was too optimistic. It snowed and the temperature is dropping into single digits. It was even too cold to take the dogs (who are visiting) for a walk.
  • With this weekend’s miserable weather, about all we could do was stay inside and watch a Blu-Ray. I think it was our last unwatched movie. We’ve had a lot of weekends like this past one this winter.
  • I decided to flush our hot-water heater over the weekend since I was stuck inside. There was relatively a lot of goo. It’s amazing how much stuff is suspended in the water we use even though we have municipal water. Glad the water we drink and cook with is filtered.

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.