We are in the homestretch of October. Crazy. Apparently it’s going to be another month in which I have accomplished few, if not none, of my monthly tasks. Yesterday I came close to marking one as “completed” by having a tree company come out and look at the work I want done; I await the estimates.

Yesterday was alright.

The City of Atlanta came out as scheduled and picked up the pile of yard waste that I had on my curbside. The truck also picked up some bulk items from across the street, which makes me wonder if all of the bulk waste winds up in the same landfill. Pardon the pun, but that seems like a waste if that’s the case.

I also spent a couple of hours cleaning up the back yard; it’s starting to look good. I stacked a bunch of the wood that I have previously cut, and covered the stack with a tarp to give it some protection from the coming rain — not that the wood is “dry” to start. I also moved and chopped a bunch of branches, and then used the leaf blower to, well, blow leaves. I know I’ll have to blow more leaves before my next fire, unless I want to set the entire neighborhood ablaze, but it felt good to see the brick patio so clean and tidy. Of course there is still more work to be done, but I keep making “progress”.

The evening was spent watching YouTube videos, and then doing some German homework when I awoke again on the futon. Whoops!

I have become quite adept at shutting off my alarm clock, realizing 45 minutes after its noisemaking that I must have done so in a half-sleep. Whoops!

Today it’s work, yes, with an interruption for a trip for a haircut and to give a box of things to Goodwill. I must keep reminding myself that I am trying to reduce the number of items that I own, though you’d never know this by the number of purchases I have been making, mostly in the gardening and cycling realms.

I’ll also be trying to clean out the pantry/refrigerator/freezer some more today and tomorrow ahead of a possible grocery store run on Friday morning.

Hope that you are having a good week and are prepared for the rain (although less than originally predicted?) that arrives over the next two days.

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16 Responses to 2020-10-28

  1. Bonnie says:

    Paulie, I forgot to *Fist Bump* you yesterday for the weight loss. I haven’t been getting on the scale lately and let’s face it there’s no need until after Halloween.

    Yesterday I played mountain bikes with Jackass at Cochran Mill Park. It was nice of him to ride with me. It was fun, but I still had some oops moments. I like it a lot better than Southside Park; the pump track rollers were really fun. Those of you who are lucky enough to be my Facebook friends can see a video clip of me trying to cross a creek. I was scared of the sandy bottom and while I made it through the creek I didn’t quite stick the landing and also may have squealed like a girl. Again, my new bike makes a world of difference on trails!

    Today I need to finalize my decision on a bike rack so it can hopefully be purchased tomorrow on the way home from getting the receiver hitch installed on the Accord. The front runner is the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. 🤷🏼‍♀️

    I went to Kroger early this morning and was disappointed the Woohoo! selections were scarce, as they are usually much more plentiful early in the day.

  2. Steve says:

    Trying not to go out to my boss’s house and kill him. In the office trying to connect the new POS equipment and they didn’t open the connection on the firewall! Ugh.

    A call from the county yesterday had me re-installing the silt fence as it wasn’t to their liking. Since the rain is coming today it had to be done- and I worked until 7:30 and even in the country (maybe especially) it’s DARK! Headlights on the tractor didn’t help much.

    Lunch and voting yesterday. Whoop! I can’t recall how I signed my voter registration, so didn’t want to take a chance of the ballot being rejected.


  3. Tree quotes in. It’s “expensive” but “reasonable” so I am going to crunch some numbers this afternoon and try to make the right decision.

  4. Steve says:

    Me and my buddies “3 fingers” and “Lefty” will do it for half.

  5. Bob says:

    Tree work is money well spent Paulie. The ability to enjoy your yard way exceeds the expense.

    My deck project is kicking off on Saturday. I’m pushing the limits on time since my building permit will not be approved/denied until tomorrow. I’m not really constructing for another 2 weeks so even if it is denied I have time to correct, I hope 🙂
    Dumpster comes on Friday and demo happens on Saturday, thankfully the weather will cooperate!

  6. Ooof, I just wolfed down a large lunch. I may have to change my dinner plan tonight.

  7. Feeling fortunate that sheet metal screws are short, and that my flip flops are thick, since I found a screw stuck into the bottom of a flip flop a minute ago. I either picked it up in the HVAC closet of my basement (unlikely) or in my backyard (likely). Puncture in the bottom of the flip flop was the only damage done.

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