I am finding 2020 to be only slightly better than 2016, whose single catastrophic problem was Trump’s election. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing on Friday giving this administration another opportunity to ram in a lifetime appointment of a Supreme Court Justice dealt me an emotional blow. I fear for the future of our country.

In a lighter vein (I think I am using the correct homonym here), this weekend did a lot to help me temporarily ignore my gloom and doom outlook.

On Friday I joined Bonnie on a visit to Red’s Beer Garden to take advantage of their two-week-long Oktoberfest. Remember Oktoberfest? Until COVID it was Germany’s premier celebration…
I have no idea what I did on Friday night…

I spent about five hours on Saturday morning toiling in the ITP Estate’s yards. I started with a ceremonial mowing of the front lawn, and finished with hours of tree lopping and limbing, and marching of branches to the curb for Tuesday’s scheduled pickup. After a brief respite, I made an error thinking that going to Home Depot on Ponce was a good idea. What a clusterfuck. I didn’t even consider standing in line to see if my online order was actually available since my last update says that the trash cans were delivered to the store on 9/11 but my current status is “Wait for an email telling you that you can pick up your order” I figured it would futile to try and sort it out then. On Saturday evening I watched “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix; it’s a well-made movie about the insidious behavior of social networking, but didn’t reveal much new information for me.

Yesterday I did a walkabout with Betsy and her dog Bella early in the chilly morning. As afternoon neared I readied myself for Wheelhopper, whose start was at Glenwood Kroger. The trail wasn’t expertly laid, but after two brewery beer stops I cared a little less and rolled back to Kroger where trail ended. In a rare twist I went to the On After because we chose to go to Midway Pub. An added bonus of appearing at Wheelhopper was getting a bag full of peppers from Barb. Thanks Barb! I will be using some of those peppers today when I make some “baked” beans in my Instant Pot.

I have a bunch of things on my plate today, and all week for that matter, so I will be skipping tonight’s Moonlite trail.

Hope you all had a fun, healthy weekend.

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9 Responses to 2020-09-21

  1. Bonnie says:

    We went to Red’s Thursday. Unless I was so drunk we went again Friday? 🤔😁

  2. I do remember that I made biscuits this morning for breakfast. I ate two, each with an egg, and now I feel extremely bloated.

  3. Steve says:

    Even I remembered your Reds comment from the Friday blog. Aliens… must have been abducted by aliens.

    Saturday, went into the office and met a tech to swap some equipment, as well as attempt to replace another device for the second time. Closer this time- ready to go but had no support, so will complete tomorrow. Dinner and Lowes run that evening.

    Sunday was a trip to the mountain for virtual Games business and generally seeing folks in the flesh. Also a bit of work in front of the camera, talking about how we do what we do.

    Today, I’m off for working Saturday. Dusting off the scooter shortly.

    And how about that TdF? Time trials are normally pretty boring, but not that one!


    • I didn’t see the ITT (nor Werder Bremen’s loss) on Saturday since that’s when I was out in the yard. I did yard work from about 8:00am to 1:00pm.

      I will probably spend a few hours this afternoon/night (before darkness falls) taking more stuff to the curb. Exercise!!!

  4. Barb says:

    Busy morning,co-worker called in sick, just got done with a doctor appt. amazing, I was in & out in 15 minutes, with an exam & everything. Covid making them more efficient? I idea, but I liked it.
    Glad you can use the peppers Paulie, those 2 plants are growing like crazy. Still flowering…. more peppers to come.

    Wheelhopper was fun, getting lost & doing the trail backwards was fine, wish they’d get the Beltline finished, climbing over & thru fences with a bike is not my idea of fun.

    • Made my beans for lunch and used four of your peppers, one jalapeño and three of the others (banana peppers?). Woot!

      Yeah, that Beltline construction is incredibly slow, at least in my nor-so-humble opinion. I’m not a fan of trespassing, much.

  5. Steve says:

    Back from a windy ride on the scooter. Actually had to turn on the grip heaters. No summer jacket either! Felt great.

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