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.

Monday Monologue #328

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • Today is a holiday for some. Unfortunately, I am not one of the lucky ones. For me it was just a regular work day. Memorial Day is still a long way away.
  • I had to recharge the tank of our reverse osmosis unit thus weekend. Unfortunately, you can only add air when the tank is empty. Then you have to wait for hours until the tank refills to see if it’s under or over filled. Not the best way to spend a Sunday.
  • We decided to watch a movie in the home theater since it was typical February weather outside. We (especially me) like our spectacle-type moves. They look great on a big screen with surround sound. Much better than on the A/V system in the living room.
  • I put my snowmobile suit back in the basement. Not because the weather forecast calls for warmer weather. Despite the winterly mix we are having today, I’m hoping the bitterly cold snowy days are over.

Monday Monologue #327

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • I’ve been getting a lot of spam calls recently on my mobile phone. I Know it must work or the spammers wouldn’t do it. But, wonder who answers numbers I don’t recognize. Especially on a mobile phone where almost everyone is a contact.
  • Except for the price, I really like the new eyeglasses I got recently. I’ve never worn contact lenses even though I am very near-sighted. So, it has always been somewhat of a challenge to find glasses that look good with my prescription.
  • One of the updates I did back in January broke something and I only just detected it. It took a forever to find it; because I was first focusing on more recent changes. Very frustrating.
  • It’s been hard; But I’ve been doing a pretty good job of not gaining weight this winter. I try and do a variety of workouts; but, after several months indoors at the gym, they all become pretty monotonous. Especially since there haven’t been very many days where we could get outside.

Monday Monologue #323

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

  • We got a LOT of snow this weekend as forecast. I had to clear the drive way on both Saturday and Sunday. There definitely will not be any rowing for a while.
  • I didn’t realize that the tires on the power base I use with the snow blower were low on air until I was finishing up. I wondered why it was such a struggle to maneuver even considering the fact that the unit doesn’t have reverse.
  • Our new refrigerator is already showing a message to replace the filter. It likely a time-based warning and doesn’t really need to be replaced since all of the water in the kitchen goes through an advanced filtration system. The “replace filter” light on the old refrigerator rarely illuminated since it always reset after a power failure.
  • Since the only thing to do outside was shovel snow, we got all of the Christmas stuff put away over the weekend. It’s past time; but we would much rather have ben rowing three weekends in a row.