One Hour, Forty-Five Minutes

I’d be great if that were how much I rode last night. But nooooooooo, that’s the length of time that I spent in the M6 driving (rather slowly) to where I had determined that I wanted to ride. Suffice to say that when I arrived home I was completely pissed off and that it was too late for me to comfortably start a ride.

The worst part was that I had already eaten with the thought of getting in at least twenty miles.

Sometimes I hate Atlanta.

I suppose it’s time for me to start running again — at least I can do that from almost anywhere without concern about traffic.

Dang You Amazon!
A few weeks after I received my refurbished Kindle, complete with one white, constantly-on (“hot”) pixel, Amazon has put the Paperwhite on sale. I certainly would have spent $99 for a new one instead of $89 for a refurbished one.

I also read on the internet (so it must be true) that Amazon has removed the capability for third-party authors to email their books to your Kindle. It’s another reminder that we never actually own eBooks on Kindles (or Kindle apps), we’re merely renting them from Amazon.

Waiting Out Traffic Again
I was awake from 3:30-4:45 this morning, coding because I had clarity of mind. I also had the clarity of mind to open my one window that opens, as well as the sliding deck door, and stick box fans in each to pull in the cool air from outside. In about an hour I dropped the temperature inside the house by 4°F.

I fell back asleep a little before my first alarm was to sound, and then again after I squelched the second one thirty minutes later. Subsequently I made my (figurative) bed and am currently waiting out the morning traffic before I go into the office. Sometimes it’s quite beneficial to be able to work from home.

Packed And Ready To Hoe
Oh wait a minute, we’ll be laying sod, not hoeing.

Depending on traffic I plan to arrive somewhere in the neighborhood of 5:15pm tonight. I will have manual labor clothes on, a good attitude, and a want for exercise followed by Mexican eats.

Looking forward to working/relaxing tonight before starting my three-day weekend.

Paulie [eat/ga]

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17 Responses to One Hour, Forty-Five Minutes

  1. Barb says:

    there may be raking, but no hoeing.

    I need to ride my bike too! but, all this stories about people getting hit by cars, makes me very wary about riding alone, and I didn’t want to driver out to Silver Comet. SUNDAY WE WILL RIDE! (that’s the next available open date)

    Looking forward to laying sod tonight, ok, not really, but it will be nice to see you guys. I’ve got some crockpot mexican chicken all ready to go.

  2. Steve says:

    I have work clothes and tools- I know the laying part doesn’t require tools, but trimming the edge does. Not that I’m sure Allan doesn’t have tools…

    Debbie and I had a very relaxing “Friday” off yesterday and except for Debbie riding her pony, there was no actual exercise. My accomplishment for the day was getting the new cooker working. I reviewed all the di-erections and saw the regulator should be “level”. Once I made that adjustment, I heard the gas flowing and was able to get the burner to light- now we need a slightly more accurate thermometer- the one included registered 100F in the air yesterday morning.

    We are still under our data limit of 20Gb for the month, but that may not last. Another gig will cost us $15, and Verizon is more than happy to bump us up to 30Gb- for another $80 a month. I think $320 a month is already too much to be paying, but what can you do.


  3. Stacy says:

    What are work clothes? *grin* I brought hash clothes to change into…. I figure those will work just fine! It sounds like I’ll be the last to arrive. I leave work at 5pm and will come straight there so, given rush hour traffic on the top end, I should arrive just before sundown.

  4. Barb says:

    Stacy – it may be quick, it may not – you know that top end perimeter. And, being late in this case will “work” to your advantage!!!
    There was a good traffic snarling accident on 75 south this morning, so maybe that will be the bad traffic for the day on this side of the city & tonight will flowing smoothly.

    Hash clothes, work clothes – same thing.

    BTW Steve – why did you decide to by the turkey fryer? Glad you got it to work.
    (I have cheese curds in the freezer if you decide to have a frying party)

  5. Steve says:

    We’re doing a fish fry for Mothers day. I think we’re going to experiment and see what the best temprature is for the fish. Cheese curds!! Oh dear, there does the diet.

  6. Daggummit! I forgot my work gloves, but more importantly also forgot the pork that I was planning to eat for lunch today. DANGEN!

  7. Steve says:

    Work gloves are easily replaced… home cooked pork, however… notsomuch.

  8. Stacy says:

    Oooh! I have cheese curds in the freezer too! Steve, PLEASE have a frying party? 🙂

  9. Steve says:

    I see a plan developing!

  10. Had I remembered to bring the pork my plan would have worked perfectly as I have just enough pork for one more meal. I also have two more eggs in my refrigerator that is supposed to be tomorrow’s breakfast before I head to North Carolina. Unfortunately there is too much pork to be eaten with the eggs, even for a fatty like myself.

  11. Stacy says:

    And if you’re smart like Barb, you’ll put everyone to work first!

  12. Barb says:

    We probably have an extra pair of gloves or 2 – but they would be Allan’s size, so I’m not sure. I have an extra pair that will fit Stacy, if she actually wants to do any work.

    House warming frying party……..?? Sometime this summer??
    Wings, cheese curds, french fries, tater tots, egg rolls, whatever else we can find?

  13. If I can swing it I’ll stop somewhere and pick up a pair gloves for tonight. I can’t let my programming hands get into disrepair, you know. 😉

  14. Barb says:

    there’s a brand new Ace at the corner of Delk & Powers Ferry, same shopping center as the Publix. I haven’t been there yet, but Allan has more than a couple times.

    And, park inthe driveway or the back if you know how to get around the back (it isn’t tough)……….

  15. Stacy says:

    Oh, I am coming prepared to work. Happy to do work! 🙂

  16. Barb says:

    Allan said he has gloves for you, unless you just want to buy new ones.

    It might be rolls, instead of pieces, which makes it even more interesting. (they weight more). Allan is there getting loaded up right now, he’s supposed to tell me which he gets.

  17. Barb says:

    rolls……….. Allan said they aren’t too heavy.

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