But par for the course.
Today’s post will be an abbreviated one for reasons you will find out momentarily. I am posting via iPad today so my normal calvacade of noise will be omitted.
My It Stays Light Late
In yesterday’s post I mentioned getting one of two tasks — laundry, lawn mowing — completed. With the threat of rain removed I decided to skip out of work at 4:00pm (I’d put in nearly an eight-hour day by then) and race home to mow the lawn. My theory was that if I could cut the lawn and shower quickly I could then throw the newly-dirtied clothes in the laundry bag and head back out to do laundry.
Home I raced, quickly I changed into lawn-mowing clothes, around the yards I zipped, and into the shower I jumped. By 6:00pm I was ready to leave the house again.
Of course there was always Plan B in which I not go back out and work instead. This plan was based on the fact that I am taking the Jackmobile to Peach Auto today and since my usual lavanderia is just a block away I could always do laundry whole I waited for Lam to work on my car.
However the thought of bragging about getting two chores done was too great so out the door I went fully intending on getting laundry done and celebrating with a dinner out.
I Went Back To The Laundry But a the Laundry Was Gone
My search for late night laundromats (“Late Night Laundromats” would be an awesome band name I believe) turned up few viable options. I recalled a Spin Cycle laundromat at Dekalb Industrial that I’ve used infrequently before was open late, and I figured that I could celebrate with cheap Chinese buffet or some Mexican fare afterward.
Imagine my surprise when I pulled into the Kroger shopping center to find every store to one side of Kroger, including the laundromat, gone. Seems as if they are revamping that shopping center (they need to completely restripe that goddamn parking lot too) so my ambitious plan was dashed.
I could have sought another clothes washing locale, but the wind had left my sails by that point and I drowned my sorrows with cheap Chinese buffet; of that I am regretful.
Binge Watching The Amazing Race
Post binge eating I returned home and flopped on the basement couch in order to watch some television. Last weekend I purchased Season 24 of The Amazing Race (please don’t spoil it for me) and have watched five or six episodes so far. Last night I watched Italy, site of the second non-elimination stage. I’ve never watched “reality” tv after its original airing before so this is quite interesting. Perhaps the biggest win at this point is that at the end of one episode Phil says “In two weeks…” but for me the wait was more like two minutes.
Sure, I should be using my time more wisely, but sometimes I just need to decompress.
Back to Jack
Here I sit outside of the lavanderia, washing clothes and waiting for Peach Auto to open. I am hoping to minimize the amount of work time lost today by doing laundry and car repair in parallel. Since Jackmobile is only going in for an oil change and a pre-long-drive once-over I am hoping to knock out some code (or at least solidify the algorithms I plan to use) while Lam works.
I hope the all goes as planned today.