Monday Monologue #373

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

  • Glad that the game yesterday was exciting. The party we go to is a lot more interesting if the game is competitive. And it didn’t end too late so we did not need extra coffee today.
  • Now that we have the equipment we wanted; we are enjoying working out in our basement much more than we though we would. It’s not as good as being outside; but it’s a lot better than going to the gym.
  • I don’t carry usually coins. But I’m starting to wish I did. The prices of most of lunch menu items at the places I go to result in me receiving lots of change.
  • Still waiting for the new microwave oven we ordered to arrive. Its overdue. But it’s not so late that there is anything to do except wait.

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 #369

Wee have not one but two dogs staying with us while their owner is traveling on vacation. They’re well behaved for dogs. But they are still dogs and do dog stuff like bark at people who walk past. It’s going to be an interesting week.

Monday Monologue #369

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

  • I’ve caught a bad head cold. Not unusual for this time of year; but relatively rare for me. I’ve been fortunate to seldom get sick for most of my life. Of course, that makes me extra miserable when I am.
  • We got outside and rowed on Saturday. After almost two months of being stuck inside, it was good to be back on the water.
  • It still seems a bit weird working while The Wife is off. It’s OK since there’s not a lot to do since it’s rainy and dreary outside. But, it is strange.
  • I got a new fitness tracker with much-improved battery life for Christmas. Unlike my old one, it’s still going strong after five days. Great to eliminate a nuisance that I didn’t even know I had.

Wednesday Weirdness #357

The Wife and I finally found matching base layers to wear when we are rowing. Usually we don’t think about it until the weather is already cold and then it’s too late as either her size or my size is sold out. It was weird trying on clothes for cooler days while its 70-degrees outside and we are wearing shorts. But that’s the way things are these days,

Monday Monologue #356

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

  • Our weekend was busy and somewhat hectic. But it was good. Soon enough, there will be plenty of weekends where all we do is sit inside and look out at the snow.
  • I cut the grass this weekend. It needed mowing in some spots, especially in the shade; but must of it was still short and dry. The drought we’ve been having has been hard on our lawn.
  • We’re having a heat wave with temperatures expected in the 90s for the next few days. We got in the pool on Sunday. We’ve done so in late September before; but yesterday was definitely the warmest.
  • The warm weather that we have been experiencing is going to make it even more depressing when it cools off. The last two weekends have been great.

Monday Monologue #354

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

  • We survived Friday the 13th (and a nearly full moon) without any major mishaps. But it was somewhat eerie.
  • It’s been very dry here. So much so that we had to water the grass (and skip mowing) over the weekend. It’s probably too dry; but we clear weather is good for row rowing races.
  • It’s going to be a long season for our favorite professional football team.
  • The Wife got a new diaphragm. More on that later.

Wednesday Weirdness #352

The river we row on has more obstacles than usually because of the low water level. Stumps and other debris that would ordinally wash downstream gets stuck on the bottom and becomes a hazard. Low water is more of a nuisance than we would have thought. We can still row; but it comes with its own problems.

Wednesday Weirdness #351

I’ve already starting seeing advertisements for the 2020 releases of various products. These days, everything is like cars. Next year’s editions come out in July or August. It does kinda make the 2018 versions I use seem old and in need of updating.

Monday Monologue #346

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

  • After a zero-day work week and a four-day work week, this week will seem long.
  • Its been hot so I haven’t been cutting my grass. Our grass is only slightly longer than that of our next-door neighbor who has cut his twice. But it’s much greener.
  • We got in the pool on Saturday and didn’t even need to turn on the heater. It’s been that warm recently. It won’t last; but after the cold, wet spring the July heatwave has been great.
  • The new air-conditioner that we got last year is fabulous. It runs way less than the old one; but still easily keeps the house cool.