Though I am leaving town tomorrow I think that I will start my relearning of coding in an effort to be employed again in 2023; I am going to want/need the income.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was TREAD

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I need to start researching the Affordable Care Act so that I can enroll.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was ROAST

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I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was GRAZE. I should have had it in three, but I changed my third guess from the correct answer to an incorrect one.

No weigh-in today, because I don’t want to start my day being depressed.

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It was nearly the perfect ending to an abysmal week, I thought that COVID had finally found me. There were confirmed reports from the wedding I attended two Saturdays ago, so when I started feeling crummy I was concerned. On Saturday I did a home test which claimed I was negative, but I spent the entirety of yesterday at home, inside watching tv, reading, or sleeping. I tried watching football games, but there are so many commercials during NFL games that I got disinterested and turned them off.

Still uncertain about the M6. I will have to return to the dealership regardless; on Friday I discovered that they did not replace a small cap in the console so there is now a hole where a hole should not be. As of now I will be driving it to Columbia on Friday. The whole purpose of spending the $1600 for the repair was to have confidence for taking the M6 on trips; it’s not like I have an abundant amount of free cash to rent cars for them.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was SAUCE

September Summary: A Lazy, Meaty Month

09/01 – ?, V, yard work ????
09/02 – ?, V, yard work ????
09/03 – ?, V, walking ????
09/04 – ?, M, yard work, walking ????
09/05 – ?, M, trainer ????
09/06 – 188.2, V, cycling ????
09/07 – ?, M, nothing ????
09/08 – ?, M, cycling ????
09/09 – ?, V, trainer ????
09/10 – ?, V, walking, trainer ????
09/11 – ?, V, cycling ????
09/12 – ?, V, walking ????
09/13 – 187.0, V, cycling ????????????
09/14 – ?, V, nothing ????
09/15 – ?, M, hiking ????
09/16 – ?, V, walking ????
09/17 – ?, M, walking ????
09/18 – ?, V, cycling ????
09/19 – ?, V, hiking ????
09/20 – 188.4, V, cycling ????
09/21 – ?, M, yard work ????
09/22 – ?, V, cycling ????
09/23 – ?, V, yard work, walking ????
09/24 – ?, M, nothing ????
09/25 – ?, M, nothing ????
09/26 – ?, V, yard work, walking ????
09/27 – 188.4, V, walking ????
09/28 – ?, V, cycling ????
09/29 – ?, V, nothing ????
09/30 – ?, M, nothing ????

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As part of my test drive after picking up the M6 I thought “I am in the middle of nowhere, I wonder where that Trek store is?”; Maps took me to Stockbridge. While standing in the store I ran into a guy named Frank, fellow cyclist, with whom I used to work seven years ago. This is the second time I have randomly run into Frank since we stopped working together, the last time being in Hapeville for the criterium I attended with Bonnie about this time last year.

The startup of the M6 feels rough to me. Once I can best figure out how to best demonstrate this so that they are convinced that something isn’t right, I will be taking it back in today. Hopefully will have my car or a loaner for the weekend.

Everything in my life has crumbled and it is weighing on me greatly.

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was DORIC. I might have solved it quicker if my third and fourth guesses contained all of the letters that I was told were in the answer.

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The afternoon bike ride was my last-ditch effort to improve my spirit, instead it nearly broke it completely.

In East Decatur, near Sam’s Crossing, I hit a pothole at speed. It just felt bad, but I rolled through the intersection that I was speeding to get through thinking I had dodged a bullet. Not forty yards later the front tire was clearly losing air, so I stopped. I put in a new tube, and after fearing that my CO2 pump was broken, I finally figured out how it worked. I put CO2 into the new tube, which immediately deflated. This brand new tube had a weak spot that blew. If you know me you know that I am not one to take risks, so I had another brand new tube in my seat pack, along with two more CO2 cartridges. The entire time I worked using the second replacement tube I worried that it would fail and I would have to walk home in my cycling shoes since none of the people I could call for a ride home were available. Fortunately I succeeded and limped home, cutting off about eight miles of intended riding.

Once at home I found out that the ride I signed up to ride on Sunday has been postponed a week due to the hurricane / tropical storm. Of course I cannot ride that weekend. I wonder if I did something incredibly unusual and sprung for the insurance; no, I did not.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was BULKY

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Taking the M6 in for scheduled service this morning and dismayed to find out that the Waffle House a walkable distance from the dealership has been closed.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was POSER

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While sitting at 6S Brewing in downtown Duluth I thought about ordering dinner from their neighbor, the now incorrectly named O4W Pizza, who once held residence in Old Fourth Ward. The prices I saw on their online order form scared me away.

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was LEMON, in honor of the candy flavor which paid me $40 yesterday, funding my beer.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 188.4 pounds (0.0 from last week’s weigh-in); acceptable all things considered, though I am going to make a concerted effort to lose weight during the coming weeks.

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I found the last hotel chain to update its rooms. The Hampton Inn, on Technology Parkway, had no USB ports in the room! “We’ve not updated these rooms.” the people at the front desk said. “Not in the past fifteen years?” I retorted? I had packed the cables I needed, assuming that I could plug them into the room’s USB outlets. Thankfully my friend Bill had a AC adapter with USB that I could borrow.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was SPLIT

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Even though it downpoured for a good twenty minutes at my house as I was readying to leave for Decatur I had a good ride last night, only to ruin it all by drinking too much beer, eating too many peanuts, and then eating a soft pretzel from Lidl when an returned home. This is why my weight is no longer declining…

I hope that I still fit into my suit tomorrow for the wedding I will be attending.

It’s funny. If you asked me six months ago where I would be today I would have said resoundingly “at Hartwell for the hash campout.” I am (obviously) not there today.

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was LADEN

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