2021-02-12

6:10am and I’ve only “been awake” for twenty minutes! I’ve not even had the time to do today’s Washington Post crossword puzzle. I am certainly not going to be “in the office” by 7:00.

Initially I was planning to be at Lowe’s at this time, but I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to buy this morning so I decided to stay home instead. One reason for my indecision is that I did the unthinkable yesterday, I ordered more seeds online. To be fair, I’ve discovered that seeds are tough to come by (at least from the big seed purveyors) again this year, and I found a small company that is selling some of the seeds I wanted to buy, at reasonable prices. I ordered from The South Georgia Seed Company, which is kinda funny for me to think about since they are based north of Atlanta in Ellijay. Another reason I didn’t rush out to Lowe’s today is because I don’t think that I will be doing much outdoor laboring this weekend due to the forecasted weather.

The next time I walk with Betsy, tentatively scheduled for tomorrow morning, I shall be spreading my seed, err, sharing some of my purchased seeds with her. Most seed packets contain far more seeds than a small-scale urban homesteader (wannabe) can plant, so it does no harm for me to give some away.

Regardless which day I walk with Betsy I will once again have trash pickup gear in hand for the first part of our walk. Though laudable, my effort is scant in comparison to the man I read about yesterday in this Washington Post story. Essentially this man, a former software executive who is also just a year younger than me, has been walking up to twelve miles a day since last June picking up trash. 🙌🏼

Last night’s German class wasn’t great again; due to lack of immersion and practice the entire class struggled again. It has gotten so bad that the teacher is suggesting that as a group we regress a few levels and (attempt to actually) learn again. This sounds familiar, because it’s exactly what I did last June. I’m living a German Groundhog Day!

I’ll be standing around at Black Sheep on Sunday. I hope the rain breaks for awhile by then.

Hope you all are remaining healthy and happy, even if this weather is keeping you indoors.

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9 Responses to 2021-02-12

  1. The rain gauge collected a little more than 0.5 inches of rain yesterday.

  2. HamWithCam says:

    Trash?

    The results of a 30 minutes walk around Decatur (a few years ago):
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hamwithcam/4395696297/

    I don’t understand why people litter.

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    • I remember that photo! Taken nearly eleven years ago? Holy smokes.

      Nor do I John. I am especially confused when I see people throw it out of cars. I mean, how inconsiderate can people be?

  3. Monitoring the big toe on my right foot. It’s been bugging me lately (what part of my body hasn’t?) and I am starting to wonder if I have a bit of an infection? May have to visit a doc in a box today.

  4. Steve says:

    I have never understood littering…

    I think a lot of the anticipated rain last night missed us. If it hit, I never heard it.

    Heard a rumor about work- a change in how we do our jobs which will be a PITA. I hope we can convince them not to make the change. Nothing earth shattering, just a paperwork change for a lot of what we do.

    Dinner last night at Johnny’s Pizza. For some reason, we scored free cinnamon and sugar knots. They make a great breakfast!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    -FP

  5. Back from doctor, actually third doctor office, he thinks I’ve bruised my toe and that I don’t have an infection. I can see that.

    This was the third office I visited because the first was going to charge me urgent care rates, and the second had no idea how low of have to wait (in my car) to see a doctor. I wound up driving all the way to Clairmont/Briarcliff, which was fine by me. Of course I have just seen that the place I visited may screw me financially as well. 😡 Has urgent care become the new payday loan?

    Now if I could just get the rest of my body healed/fixed…

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