Wednesday Weirdness #344

I recently discovered that misplaced the clip to the hitch pin that I most often use. Replacement hitch pins are easy to find. But its not so easy to find the clip by itself. I’m probably not the only person to ever lose the clip. But, it’s a lot more difficult than you would expect to find that part by itself although I did eventually find one. It shouldn’t be that hard.

Wednesday Weirdness #343

I just placed an online order for which the expected delivery date is next Friday. 10 days to receive my items and the price wasn’t too good either. Why raise the price when you know you have slow delivery? Not the way to create satisfied customers. I’ll definitely be looking for another seller.

Monday Monologue #339

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • Our yard looks great. I spent all day Saturday outside mowing, trimming edging and cleaning the pool. Of course, I didn’t do anything fun.
  • The feeder on my electric trimmer broke and started eating string so I switched to my gas trimmer which, amazingly, started on the first pull. Then it’s feeder also broke down when I was touching up the last few areas. Hopefully I can get the replacement parts before I need to use it again.
  • It may be pointless given recent history; but we turned our smart thermostat to our preferred summer settings which favor cooling rather than heating.
  • No rowing again today. These days, it seems that we spend more time checking to see when river will be rowable than actually rowing.

Monday Monologue #338

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • The Wife had a good Mother’s Day weekend. Its always good when we can all be around the same table at dinner. Even if it’s only for one day.
  • Sunday was cold, wet and miserable. And unfortunately, grass cutting day. Since I’m busy through the week, I need to cut the grass over the weekend regardless of weather. The blade lawn mower kept fouling in the tall wet grass. So, I spent an extra-long time in the outside in rain.
  • I think that I’m catching a cold. Probably from the yesterday. Not the best way to start the week.
  • It’s supposed to warm up later this week; hopefully for good. We’ve been teased before. We’re hoping it stays warm for the rest of the summer. We’ve both had enough of this cold, wet spring.

Monday Monologue #337

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • We got rained on some but our weekend outdoors was not cancelled. And Sunday was a warm, sunny day. So, it was good.
  • I cut the grass on Saturday despite it still being wet. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to thoroughly clean off the lawn mower. So now the garage is starting to smell a bit like a compost pile.
  • Today was really the first warm spring day of the year. We actually turned on the air conditioner. Maybe there will actually be a summer.
  • I was very late getting home from work today due to an accident on the highway. The route I usually take is quick. But, it requires a LONG detour if the highway is closed.

Wednesday Weirdness #336

I recently made a purchase from a vendor that I had to place the order THREE times before it was successful! The first order was cancelled despite my credit card being charged. Then the second one was cancelled for non-payment (even though they actually had my money) since the large charge was a duplicate and the bank wouldn’t process it. Then when I called back again to get things fixed, they had the same problem placing the third one; but they finally figured it out. And these difficulties were despite making every order over the phone with U.S-based customer service. I’m sure it wouldn’t be this hard if they weren’t the only source of the items they sell.

Wednesday Weirdness #334

A K-Cup came apart while being brewed in our single-serve coffee maker and got grounds everywhere. I finally had to partially disassemble the unit to get everything cleaned out. We enjoy the varieties of single serve. But the coffee makers themselves a lot more finicky than a traditional coffee maker. Hopefully we won’t have another problem for a while.

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 #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.