Monday Monologue #313

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

  • We broke another water bottle this past weekend. We didn’t have any issues for a long time; but we’ve broken two (and lost one) this summer. We’ve dropped them without a problem in the past. Recently, however, the bottles have cracked where the lids screw on.
  • We came home Sunday to a clogged drain pipe in the kitchen. It wasn’t difficult to un-clog. Just disgusting. I had to disassemble the trap in order to remove the lateral pipe that was the source of the clog. So, we had to deal with the smell from the rest of the drain pipes in addition to the smell of the clog. Not fun.
  • Sadly, we’ve put our new boats away for the year. It’s too dark to row in the evenings after the time change. We’re hoping for a warm sunny weekend day where we can row our older, less tippy one. But, the season is definitely over for the smaller, newer ones.
  • As always, we are both struggling to adjust to the time change. Our internal clocks don’t adjust as smoothly as electronic ones.

Monday Monologue #312

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

  • I purchased some new digital music on Friday for the first time in a long time. I like having new songs to listen too. But, sometimes, I get busy doing things and realize I haven’t got any new .MP3s in several months even if I have digital credits.
  • I had a flat tire on Saturday afternoon and had to rush to the repair shop and have it fixed before they closed. Thankfully, the tire was repairable (unlike the last flat we had). But, I didn’t have the lazy afternoon around the house that I was expecting.
  • We’re back on the air after having technical difficulties for much of the day. The web server was still on the intranet. Unfortunately, DNS resolution for our domain was broken. Everything is fixed now. Hopefully this is the last hiccup for a while.
  • Amazingly the checker at the hardware store had never seen a dollar coin before and refused to accept it. Rather than use a larger bill and get a bunch of tattered 1-dollar bills back, I made her call the head cashier who could explained that it was real money to her.

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.

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 #308

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

  • I’m creating this post before it gets published; but, we are back online. Hopefully I can get caught up on everything and get this published tomorrow.
  • It was a GREAT week/weekend for The Wife and I. More on that later. We are both fully recharged and regenerated.
  • It was a good weekend for the college and pro football teams we follow. I am definitely a believer now.
  • It was weird being offline for so long. Looking forward to our next photo session.

Monday Monologue #307

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

  • I burned my finger On Friday. The blister is in an awkward place; but, so far, I’ve managed to keep it intact. Hopefully it will start shrinking soon.
  • I broke the lanyard I used for my key ring. Fortunately, it happened around the house and I didn’t lose all my keys. Remote transmitters are expensive.
  • My next-door neighbor just cut his grass three times in seven days. That’s a lot, even for someone who is obsessive. And definitely not good for his lawn.
  • Our favorite college and pro football teams won again this weekend. I’m starting to be a believer.

Monday Monologue #306

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

  • The forecast was not wrong about the rain. It’s finally starting to clear. With the resulting high water, it will likely be a long time before the river is rowable again.
  • Amazingly, our next-door neighbor was outside cutting his grass. The rest of the neighborhood is giving their lawn at least another day to dry out. I know ours is still much too wet.
  • We’ve already had a number of unexpected purchases this year; but we’re considering buying a new sump pump. It seldom runs so we don’t worry about it. But it ran constantly all weekend. Its, definitely too old to rely on the next time we have a storm.
  • Our favorite college and pro football teams both won this weekend. That doesn’t happen very often. It doesn’t last; but, we always enjoy the early season optimism.

Wednesday Weirdness #305

I got some “help” yesterday that was neither wanted nor appreciated. I didn’t say anything since I was very unhappy with what occurred and didn’t want to say something that I shouldn’t have. Now that I’ve reflected (and, hopefully, calmed down a bit) I’m definitely going to say something the very next time I see this particular individual.

Wednesday Weirdness #304

It’s been a year since I stopped regularly eating donuts. Since then, my weight has stabilized about 10 pounds lower than it used to be. I know I ate a lot of them; but, its amazing that moderating just one food and one more day of exercise could have such a dramatic impact.

Wednesday Weirdness #302

The change engine oil soon notification is appearing whenever I start my car. It’s actually very annoying since it blocks the dashboard display and has to be explicitly dismissed rather than disappearing after a set time like the other notices. Especially since “soon” is sometime in September. My vehicle is well maintained. But I don’t change things super early.