It was an interesting weekend…
On Friday I did a ton of yard work, until I could do no more. I cut down the three small trees standing in the middle of the yard and because the soil was perfect for root pulling, even managed to get the stumps out of the ground. This work was all necessary in order to place the Frankenbed, which is preliminarily in place now. The placement of the bed took quite a while as I continued to hit and remove tree roots. It also took longer than necessary as I spent entirely too long trying, and eventually failing, to get the ground on which it sits level. I’m not good at this.
When I was done all I wanted to do after showering was sit and vegetate in front of my television. And then for the second time in a week my 55″ Vizio TV failed, this time it appears that it has gone kaputt for good! 😭 A little Googling has identified that my specific Vizio television has a bad habit of having the solder points on one of its circuit boards break. At the moment I am going to live the television-less life (not really, I have a small one in the living room and the projector in the basement, in addition to an iPad) and make a decision what to purchase next. I am wracking my brain, in Atlanta are there any other places to purchase a TV these days other than Best Buy? Target perhaps? Walmart perhaps?
After my walk with Betsy and Bella Saturday morning, prior to which I picked up another bag of trash, Bonnie and I drove to Smyrna for the My Bloody Valentine Hash. Because Bonnie and I were ailing we opted to do a walkabout instead of trail. We did stumble (not literally) on trail and managed about a 1.25-mile walk. Apparently the hounds mistakenly shortcutted trail and didn’t hash much further than we walked. The real downside of the trail was the hare’s decision to not purchase discounted candy for the pack. WTF? After the hash Bonnie and I returned to the ITP Estate where we whipped up a quick dinner — tofu and broccoli with rice — and then spent a lovely few hours sitting around a blazing fire.
Yesterday I tested the knee for the first time by going to Wheelhopper. Because the start was in Decatur / Avondale Estates I assumed the trail wouldn’t be too challenging. For a 100% fit person that would have been correct, but for me I struggled. The knee has pain, perhaps not the meniscus(?), trail was suspiciously marked so Bonnie and I may have been two of three who did the entire trail. Actually, Bonnie did more of the actual trail than I did because I inadvertently shortcutted some of trail. We were out for over three hours; my Strava recorded a little more than eighteen miles. The knee is no worse this morning than when I started trail yesterday, which isn’t a ringing endorsement for my recovery of course.
Today I have my semi-annual dental checkup. I hope that all goes well on that front. As of 7:00am I am undecided about my participation in tonight’s Moonlight Hash.
Hope you all had a healthy and happy weekend.
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