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Well that was an interesting weekend…

On the down side my knee hurt more the past two days than it has since hurting it. A call to schedule a doctor appoint will occur today.

On the up side there was much fire!

On Friday night I lured Bonnie over with fire and beer. We had a lovely night just hanging about looking at the fire.

Saturday, Halloween, I had asked Bonnie, Betsy, and our friend Wendy around for a fire, drinks, and some pizza that I’d heat up in the oven. All was going swimmingly until around 4pm when I was headed back into the house and saw that all of my lights were off. A power outage? Two hours before guests are to arrive? You have to be shitting me! (at least that’s what I thought). After a bunch of hemming and hawing I decided that the show must go own… Besides, I have a 1950s gas oven that requires no electricity so I could cook the pizzas, and modern day ice packs so I could keep the drinks cold. In the end the night was a success, and Georgia Power was able to restore electricity before the night was done.

Yesterday, I went over to Betsy’s where she had a Day of the Dead gathering. I sat around her fire pit, saw saw some people I’ve not seen since the beginning of COVID, and drank mimosas. The only oddity of the day was that I believe Bonnie and I were the only two of nine people who were drinking alcohol. It’s like it was a Bizarro World version of a gathering at Betsy’s. 😂

Today I need to crack on with chores, the biggest of which is focusing on my job. I have a scheduled visit from the HVAC people this morning, which is good since I have yet to try the heater so I may use it for the first time while they are here. Currently I am baking a casserole, which is heating the main floor nicely. I will probably miss the Moonlite hash tonight because my knee hurts too much, and the rest of my body might appreciate a night of no alcohol consumption as well.

Hope you had a happy and healthy Halloween weekend.

October 2020 Summary (If not for another month of injury it would have been awesome. Another vegetarian month? November may change that.)

10/01 – ?, V, walking (1.37 miles, 27:07) 😐
10/02 – ?, V, nothing 😢
10/03 – ?, V, hiking (7.95 miles, 187:23) 😀
10/04 – ?, V, hashing (8.79 miles, 203:54) 😅
10/05 – ?, V, nothing (knee pain) 😢
10/06 – 190.4, V, yard work (~120:00) 🙂
10/07 – ?, V, yard work (~60:00) 😕
10/08 – ?, V, nothing 😢
10/09 – ?, V, trainer (45:00) 🙂
10/10 – ?, V, nothing 😢
10/11 – ?, V, walking 😐
10/12 – ?, V, yard work (~120:00) 😀
10/13 – 189.2, V, nothing 😢
10/14 – ?, V, nothing 😢
10/15 – ?, V, nothing 😢
10/16 – ?, V, cycling (36 miles) 🙂
10/17 – ?, V, cycling (53 miles, 256:00) 😮😀
10/18 – ?, V, cycling (28 miles) 😀
10/19 – ?, V, nothing 😢
10/20 – 191.2, V, yard work (~180:00) 😮😁
10/21 – ?, V, yard work (~90:00) 😁
10/22 – ?, V, nothing 😢
10/23 – ?, V, walking 😐
10/24 – ?, V, cycling 🙂
10/25 – ?, V, walking 😕
10/26 – ?, V, walking (4.5 miles) 🙂
10/27 – 189.0, V, yard work 🙂
10/28 – ?, V, nothing 😢
10/29 – ?, V, nothing 😢
10/30 – ?, V, yard work 😑
10/31 – ?, V, yard work 😕

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14 Responses to 2020-11-02

  1. Steve says:

    We will have to have folks down when we burn the debris piles, which will burn for days.

    A little bike ride Saturday to the end of the hunt and a ride home in the truck with Debbie. Some football and a Lowes run for dinner.

    Sunday, watched the Vuelta stage- the most feared climb in all of pro cycling. 24% grade at times and it was brutal. A bit of motorcycle exercise and finished my invention as the sun went down- I took a “perfectly” cylindrical log and attached it to the front end loaded to act as a roller to smooth out and flatten the ground. It rolls well on the driveway. We’ll see if it does as well on the dirt.


  2. ITP Lurker says:

    Power came back on 8:30 PM on Saturday night, went out again 1:00 AM Sunday morning when a transformer blew. Fortunately it was back on again by 10:00 AM Sunday and has stayed on since. Total reset on the contents of our freezers, but that’s good to do once in a while.

    I rode 30 miles yesterday on the Arabia Mountain PATH trail. Went south toward the monastery for the first time. I really like that route and will be riding it again. The bridge 2.5 miles out from the monastery was closed for repairs, so we couldn’t make it all the way, but there’s always next time.

    I had 260 cycling miles in October and 60 walking miles. Goal is 250 and 50, respectively, each month. It’s always a big disappointing to have the counts start over at zero at the beginning of a month, but that’s the way it is.

  3. barb says:

    we got our power back Friday night- I had all my candles lit, and was ready to hand in the dark all night. Allan snuck away from the city (took himself out of service, he can do that now in this new paramedic supervisor job) and helped me get the generator unhooked, everything plugged back in, and most importantly, got the garage door hooked back up. 9 ft door involves a ladder to do these things.

    Saturday I worked all day. Was too tired to go to a Halloween party.
    Allan spent all weekend helping Bob tear apart & start rebuilding his deck. They found more rot than they hoped for, so its almost a total rebuild at this point.
    I went over & watched on Sunday after a nice walk down by the river in Roswell. It was a nice day to be outside.

  4. *Somebody* may have just eaten a very large plate of nachos, but damn they were tasty!

    • Bonnie says:

      We were going to eat lunch out to celebrate the tax ordeal being over, but in COVID times it’s just too much trouble so we’re going home.

  5. Bonnie says:

    I just had my first property tax hearing, rescheduled from March due to COVID. And lost. But on the bright side, the number they awarded us will be frozen for 3 years and we won’t have to deal with this process again until then. A learning process…

    • ITP Lurker says:

      Bummer that you lost, but still a win to have the value frozen for three years. Plan to appeal again in 3 years.

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