Monday Monologue #276

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • It was a good game yesterday (if you like offense). I always watch; but this year’s game was more interesting than some. There is a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking today.
  • It’s snowing (which is not unexpected for this time of year). I just don’t like shoveling when it’s still snowing. So, I’m just watching and waiting for it to stop. At least it’s just “normal” cold.
  • It’s been months since we were able to do anything outside. The last few winters there were days where we could get outdoors and enjoy the usually warm weather. This year all of our workouts have been indoors.
  • We want a heated driveway and heated garage at our next house. Totality frivolous and not likely to happen. But we can dream.

Monday Monologue #275

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • The keyboard tray is rolling much more smoothly since I lubricated the bearings. I’m glad that helped since the lack on clearance on the sides makes it difficult to find a replacement that fits.
  • I didn’t have to shovel today; mostly because all the snow is blowing and drifting and the driveway is mostly clear. I probably will need to on Tuesday since it’s usually less windy overnight.
  • A company I do business with was recently bought out by a larger company and the transition is not going smoothly. I just received correspondence from them today that I ordinarily would have received weeks ago.
  • I cut my head just behind my ear when I was shaving today. It didn’t really hurt; but it was in a difficult impossible place to clean up and bandage. Especially since I always wear glasses.

Monday Monologue #274

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • It warmed up enough over the weekend to melt most of the snow. Unfortunately, the temperature is already dropping and its supposed to snow again on Tuesday. I know it, is only January; but I was still hoping for a few more warm days.
  • Updating the maps in the GPS on my car really highlighted how computerized today’s vehicles have become. It was much like Windows Update complete with a progress bar followed by the obligatory reboot at the end. But it was somewhat disconcerting to have all the screens go dark while I was driving.
  • The keyboard tray on the desk I use was getting stuck all the time so I lubricated the slides over the weekend. It moves smoothly; but now I get WD40 on my hand when I adjust the position and grab edge the slide rather than the tray itself. Very annoying since I have to go wash my hands since I don’t want to get penetrating oil on my keyboard.
  • Why do they install gas pumps that don’t work with gloves in places that get cold in the winter? I wear gloves that used to work with touch sensitive devices; but now they’ve worn out.

Monday Monologue #273

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • I somehow lost the combination lock I use at the gym which is annoying. New locks are cheap and easy to find. Remembering a new combination after using the same one for so many years is the difficult part.
  • My car is at the shop (again). Amazingly, this time it’s for a mechanical issue rather than a software problem. Hopefully I will get it back soon. And I still haven’t updated the maps for the GPS.
  • I’ve used my snow blower attachment more in the past three days (twice) than I did all last year. That is what it is for. But, it would be nice to have a mild winter. Its supposed to be below zero tomorrow.
  • If you follow such things that was quite a football game on Sunday afternoon. Perhaps one of these days it will b e or favorite team with a great escape in the playoffs.

Monday Monologue #272

Monday Monologue #272

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • We are back! Our time off was very refreshing. 2018 promises to be a very different year from past ones.
  • For the first holiday ever, we did Christmas on the road. So, we were actually at the permanent home of the “temporary” dog. Great to be together for the holidays but definitely different.
  • The “temporary” dog’s owner got hitched. I know this day was coming. But I still wasn’t totally prepared. Everything is good. The day just came up MUCH faster than I expected.
  • We had cold or record cold temperatures for a lot of the days that we were off. Its warming up now. But then its supposed to snow and get cold again. We can’t wait for summer.

Monday Monologue #271

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

  • I mostly finished my Christmas shopping this weekend. I think I got good gifts for everyone. I just need to get some more outdoor decorations and visit the local stores for a few small items.
  • It seemed weird going to work today. Its been many years since I worked the week before Christmas.
  • I washed my car on Saturday to get the road salt off. So, of course, it rained and there was still enough residue on the high way so that it doesn’t look like I washed it. Our SUV is the darkest color that we have ever had; but, really shows dirt.
  • We’ve almost reached the shortest day of the year. In not looking forward to the start of winter. But, I will be happy to see the days start getting longer.

Monday Monologue #270

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

  • I’ve somehow managed to NOT catch the flu from The Wife. But I do have a lingering cold. Not too bad. But, I’m not quite my normal self either.
  • I had to shovel snow on Sunday. I would have preferred to use the snow blower. But, we drove over the drive way a lot on Saturday and too much of it was packed down and needed scraping. Today is sunny; however, more snow is forecast for Tuesday.
  • For a variety of reasons, my “alternate” gym is now my “primary” gym. I don’t think I’ll be returning to my former main gym anytime soon. Especially since it was so inconvenient.
  • I still have lots of Christmas shopping to do. Hopefully, I can get it to it sometime this week. I’ve got ideas for everyone. I just haven’t sat down and done all of my shopping.

Monday Monologue #269

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

  • The Wife has the flu so we may not be follow our normal posting schedule for the next few days.
  • This weekend was a not the best of times if you are a college or pro football fan around here.
  • Corel VideoStudio X10 has some great features. It may become the video editor of choice in 2018.
  • One more warm day and then we’re forecast to have colder than normal temperatures for December. Is it Spring yet?

Monday Monologue #267

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

  • I cleaned the oven on Saturday since I probably won’t be able to do it for a long time. It was actually a “good” day for it. It was so windy I only needed to open a couple of windows to get enough ventilation.
  • The weather men were not wrong about the weather this weekend. It rained a LOT on Saturday. And Sunday was cold and windy. It took quite a while for us to warm up after being outside for so long.
  • I scheduled some regular maintenance on my car on Friday. I’m hoping for a shorter wait than usual. Hopefully not too many other people had the same idea. The shop I use is not near a mall or any big shopping centers.
  • We haven’t rowed in two weeks and it already seems like an eternity. Its going to be a long winter.

Monday Monologue #234

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

  • I think that the photos last week were grainy because the camera’s sensors got confused and though that her was more light than there actually was. Probably due to a reflection from something or other. In the future, I’ll ensure that it’s got a more direct line of sight to he intended subjects and that there’s nothing else prominent in the foreground.
  • I’ve given up on the WordPress app for my phone. More and more functionality has been moved to the cloud (i.e. wordpress.com). If their Jetpack plugin is installed, the latest development version won’t even connect to a blog without connection to wordpress.com. We self-host for many reasons, one of which is privacy. We’ve been extra careful regarding the plugins we install here and don’t use anything that “phones home”. Still; it’s pointless to have an app that only works with some of our blogs. Plus, it was becoming more and more of a nuisance to periodically build the app just to sanitize it.
  • Today is the first day of spring. So, of course, it rained and rained and rained. I definitely need to cut the grass as soon as its warm enough and dry enough. Thankfully, we had a lot fewer “big” snowfalls than normal even though it was a cold dark dreary winter.  I’m kinda looking forward to lawn mowing season.
  • I’m still very slightly congested; but I feel mostly normal. Hopefully, I haven’t spoken too soon. I’ve been sick enough this winter to last for the rest of the decade. I almost can’t remember what it not being sick feels like.