Up and at it early today. Actually knocking out today’s post while “at the office”. It’s currently 6:30am and I’ve been working since 6:00am.

While yesterday was a lovely day to get outside my knee pain and malaise got the better of me and I did nothing of the sort. Instead, I stayed home and indoors all day. I couldn’t even be bothered to go to Aldi.

My knee is still bothersome, but less so than yesterday. Today is destined to be the last nice (dry) day in the Atlanta area this week, so I may attempt to get outside and do a little non-strenuous yard cleanup. I must accept that all of the yard waste that will be gathered this go-round is already out on the curb. I suppose that I can keep collecting yard waste in the backyard until I have enough to warrant another scheduled pickup visit from the City.

I’ve decided that I will add some seeds to my sowing box today. Joining the pepper seeds that I sowed a few days ago will be seeds for three varieties of tomatoes, seeds for “burpless” cucumbers, and some for long purple eggplants. Unless we have an extended cold Spring, as we did last year, Atlanta is about six/seven weeks away from its last frost (on average, and in fact we are supposed to get back below freezing on Sunday/Monday) so if achieve germination from these sowings I should have small plants that I can put outdoors then. Hmm, I’m going to have to figure out how I’m going to be able to trellis these plants before then…

Hope that you are remaining healthy and happy.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 186.6 pounds (-1.0 from last week’s weigh-in); shocking since I was expecting a gain due to over eating/drinking and a lack of exercise due to knee pain.

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5 Responses to 2021-02-09

  1. Steve says:

    I actually got out on my bike for about 15 yesterday. I had to stop 3 times to make cleat adjustments (speaking of knee pain!) with the new shoes. I haven’t looked closely at the pedals, but if I can get to the adjustment screws while still on the bike, that may be the easiest way to get them set.

    Nothing else really going on today. Games call tonight.


  2. To the City’s credit they have already come and gone. The yard waste pile has been removed with seemingly minimal damage to street, curb, and lawn.

    • Steve says:

      Do they typically damage the surroundings?

    • Sorta. They pick up yard waste using a dump truck fitted with a big barrel-shaped claw. The driver drops the claw over the pile to the street and attempts to get as much with one pickup as possible. Today they scraped off a bit of “grass” and scratched the road a little. I don’t care about the damage to my yard, but I am always concerned they will damage my granite curb stones or the street.

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