Monday Monologue #345

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • Our Independence Day vacation was great! We got outside every day. Sometimes it rained; but we were able to enjoy the day before the rain or after the sun came back out. We got in the pool a lot too.
  • I had a dentist’s appointment today on my first day back to a regular work schedule. I don’t mind; but it was quite a difference from last Monday.
  • It’s been hot which is a good thing for us. So even though we had some rain, I only cut the grass once since it didn’t grow much.
  • We didn’t do everything we planed last week which is a good thing. It was great to just be spontaneous and not have anything that we “needed” to do. It was a great week!

Monday Monologue #343

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • We rowed yesterday even though conditions were marginal. It was good to be on the water again.
  • With all of the poor weather that has kept us from rowing, I’ve been cutting the grass more than once a week. My next-door neighbor doesn’t know quite what to do and cuts his grass more frequently than ever.
  • I am not missing all the fussing with extension cords now that I exclusively use my gas string trimmer. But I am missing the automatic feed. Having to stop and bump the head to feed line is a nuisance.
  • I still haven’t washed my car recently which is very unusual for me. Waiting in line at the car wash is the last thing on my mind we have a rare period of extended sunny weather.

Monday Monologue #342

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • It took most all of the weekend; but out computer is finally back to normal. Faulty software is very annoying. Especially when the system keeps crashing so you can’t uninstall it.
  • I had an excellent Father’s Day! I spent time with my kids. And then later I visited my Dad. Definitely one of those days that doesn’t come around too often.
  • I was able to cut the grass today before it started raining. Unfortunately, we have a lot more free time that we would like since it’s too wet outside for our usual activities.
  • I haven’t washed my car in weeks since its always either raining or about to rain (and the car wash is closed). Weather-wise this has not been a normal spring.

Wednesday Weirdness #340

I doesn’t happen very often; but I recently had a week where I cut my grass more frequently than my next-door neighbor! He was actually cutting his lawn every other day to keep up. I’m back on my regular (AKA weekly) schedule now. But it was amusing to see how he reacted to my grass being shorter than his when it was too late in the evening to mow and he had to wait until the next day. (He still cut his lawn the next time I cut mine even though he last mowed a day later than l did.)

Wednesday Weirdness #339

The person we call the “scavenger dude” who comes by in the night before trash collection took the broken electric trimmer. He’s going to be disappointed to discover that I wasn’t just upgrading and the pawl in the trimmer head is broken. I wonder what he does with stuff once he finds out it doesn’t work and was in the garbage for a reason.

Monday Monologue #336

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)
  • Our pool is open! I’m still vacuuming earthworms out and the water is freezing cold; but it still makes our backyard look more like spring.
  • As predicted, I cut the grass this weekend. Of course, my next-door neighbor cut his TWICE. Once on Friday and once on Sunday. Which was expected since I cut mine on Saturday.
  • I also got the mulch in down the front yard. So, while it was a bad weekend for outdoor activities near the river, it was a good weekend for around the house things.
  • No spoilers here; but we watched the latest Avengers movie and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s got to be a highly anticipated movie for us to go to the theater rather than wait for the Blu-Ray.

Monday Monologue #335

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)
  • If you observe such things, we hope that you had a great Easter Weekend.
  • We are back from a 5-day spring break in a warm and sunny destination. It was fabulous. We actually returned the middle last week. It just took us a while to catch up on things after being on the road for so long. We’re back into our regular grove, though we would much rather not be.
  • I did finally cut the grass this past weekend. It was still a bit scraggly from the winter so it didn’t really need cutting before we left; but it certainly grew in while we were gone. It’s good I have a powerful lawn mower since it was still wet from the rain on Saturday.
  • It was cold, then it was rainy and now the river is too high. So, we haven’t rowed much recently. We have ridden our bicycles some; but, many of the bike paths are flooded too. Springtime is great after the long winter; but it would be even better without so much rain.

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.

Monday Monologue #324

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

  • We got less snow this weekend than was forecast. There was still a lot. Just not as much as predicted. But the high winds made huge piles that needed to be cleared which was not any fun. Especially since it was only a few degrees above zero and still windy.
  • Amazingly, we got to the gym and had our regular weekend workout before road conditions deteriorated. It was actually relatively crowded with other people doing the same thing.
  • The smart thermostat we have doesn’t properly account for extremely cold outside temperatures. It was still several degrees colder than scheduled when we woke up today. Tonight, I’m not going to let the temperate in the house go down so much overnight.
  • Unlike The Wife, I did not have the day off. Today was just another day. And, with the frigid temperatures, it really wasn’t a day for going outside. I was very glad our SUV has long range remote start capability form my smartphone.

Wednesday Weirdness #323

When I went to the eye doctor yesterday, a guy in the midst of double parking across from the building was extremely angry that someone else had double-parked directly in front of the building which is where he wanted to park block traffic. The irony that they were both doing something rude and illegal was totally lost on him. I had to try hard not to laugh as he cursed at the other vehicle. Especially since there were plenty of open spaces in the parking lot.