You pretty much know all of the major news from yesterday, my cardiologist appointment went fine (we’ll see what the blood reveals), and supposedly the screw didn’t puncture my tire (I’ll check again later to ensure the tire hasn’t lost pressure).

The rest of my day was spent attempting to do work, as well as literally put parts of my house in order; there is so much more for me to do on both of those fronts. The rain put the kibosh on my desire to hash, so I forced myself into the basement for 45 minutes on the trainer.

I know COVID Times will not be looked at fondly by history, but for me it has been rewarding. I know, I’m privileged and have been able to work, from home, and collect 100% of my salary and benefits. For me, and perhaps many others, it has been a time of rediscovery. In cleaning/organizing parts of my house I’ve neglected for over a decade I have rediscovered items, techniques, and memories. Case and point: a shower rod.


More than thirty years ago when I lived in apartments I used to haul my dirty laundry to the laundry room (some things have already been rediscovered) and then home to fold. However, my “nice” shirts didn’t get folded, they were hung in a closet. So that I didn’t dry them to death in the machine I’d allow them to hang for awhile to finish drying on an expandable shower rod before moving them into the closet. Last week, while cleaning around the dryer, I unearthed my old shower rod and am using it today to allow the clothes I have washed this morning to drip dry for a few hours before I attempt to (hopefully) rediscover the dryer as a functioning appliance. Wish me luck.

Today will be all about the coding, and making meals from the abundance of food that currently lives in my house. I should not return to a grocery store for over a week in order to use up some of the food I’ve “gathered” recently.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 195.2 pounds (-1.8 from last week’s weigh-in); as long as I continue to lose weight my retort to someone telling me to “Go away!” will be, “I’m trying; I’m losing weight as fast as I can!” 😂

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5 Responses to 2020-07-07

  1. Bonnie says:

    *Fist bump* Paulie! I heard at least one person at the hash over the weekend tell Paulie he looked thinner. 🙂

    I didn’t hash either. Ugh, I hate it when the hash is in my ‘hood and it doesn’t work out.

  2. Steve Brady says:

    After work yesterday I decided I better cut the grass while I could still get the mower through it. I was starting on the last third when the rain started to fall. There were lighter skies around, so I continued until it really started coming down. A brief break and the rain finally stopped and I completed the mission.

    40 hard minutes in the Dolomites with a GCN youtube video. After the rain, only steamy in the man cave, not blistering hot.

    Started another “Great British Bake Off” last night. No one obvious to root for yet.


  3. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that yesterday Werder Bremen did. what I thought was impossible, staving off relegation to Bundesliga 2! I should be able to watch their games again next season. Woo Hoo!

  4. barb says:

    still way too busy at work – congrats on losing weight!

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