Well, somehow the first half of 2021 has come and gone. In the second half changes to my life will occur. I am going to start with a small change — after constantly complaining about the way Instagram/Facebook works I have taken the app off my phone and am going to see if I can take a week hiatus. How, and perhaps if, I learn about the happenings in Georgia breweries will be a mystery, but I need to break my Instagram habit.

Today is my first day as an officially employee of my new company. I still don’t know how long I will last, because each day that I don’t write iOS code my skills erode.

Yesterday I puttered around WLF, assessing my progress thus far; currently I’d give myself a grade of C+. As I mentioned yesterday, I sunk two more of the t-posts Barb gave me into the soil and transplanted five small tomato plants between them. Today I’ll string them up using a technique called the “Florida Weave”, in which you slalom/weave twine around the plants to keep them upright. It was very warm outside when I did my transplanting, and I came back into the house with a shirt full of sweat.

Yesterday’s oddity around ITP Estate was someone’s decision to move my yard waste bags from my curb and throw them nearby. Of course after sitting through multiple rains during the three weeks they have been waiting to be collected the bag bottoms were weak and two opened. Luckily the bags are filled mostly with vines, so the bags didn’t spill. I’ve restacked the bags, hopefully the City will take the, away soon.

Feeling as if I didn’t get enough exercise in WLF, I decided I to walk to Betsy’s for “Top Chef”. I also decided to bring a large bag and my litter picker-upper. I managed to fill the large bag with trash during my mile walk to Betsy’s, which makes me happy and sad at the same time. Betsy made chicken enchiladas and peach crumble, both of which were delicious. My walk home was uneventful and much needed given the amount of food I consumed.

Did you had a good first half of 2021?

June Summary

06/01 – 181.8, V, nothing 🤨
06/02 – ?, V, nothing 😢
06/03 – ?, M, nothing 😢
06/04 – ?, V, nothing 😢
06/05 – ?, M, walking 😐
06/06 – ?, V, hashing 😁
06/07 – ?, V, nothing 😐
06/08 – 179.0, V, yard work 😐
06/09 – ?, M, nothing 😢
06/10 – ?, V, yard work 😐
06/11 – ?, V, nothing 😢
06/12 – ?, V, walking, hashing 😀
06/13 – ?, V, wheelhoppering 🙂
06/14 – ?, V, nothing 🙁
06/15 – 179.6, V, nothing 😢
06/16 – ?, M, yard work, walking 😁🤕
06/17 – ?, M, nothing 😢
06/18 – ?, V, walking, cycling 😁
06/19 – ?, V, nothing 😢
06/20 – ?, V, hashing 🙂
06/21 – ?, V, nothing 😐
06/22 – 181.2, V, nothing 😐
06/23 – ?, V, yard work 😐
06/24 – ?, V, yard work 😐
06/25 – ?, V, yard work 😐
06/26 – ?, M, hiking 😁😁
06/27 – ?, V, nothing 🙁
06/28 – ?, V, yard work 🙂
06/29 – 179.6, V, nothing 😐
06/30 – ?, M, yard work, walking 😁

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24 Responses to 2021-07-01

  1. ITP Lurker says:

    What are you doing at work instead of iOS coding?

    • A bunch of work that I consider to be time fillers — Python coding, Office Add-In development, and now backend configuration of Apache Ranger. All of this is about as far away from iOS development as it could be.

  2. Morning choring done, Florida Weave created, all crops watered, and one small zucchini plant destroyed by vine borers pulled. Looks as if I need to harvest more cucumbers and (finally) small ripe tomatoes. Pleasingly it also appears that some of my eggplant and pepper plants are putting on fruit! 🥳

    I also chatted with pollinators and apologized for the lack of flowers in WLF as all my wild flower efforts failed.

  3. I may have to consider upgrading iOS devices this year. Because I use my iPhone and iPad a lot more now since I am working from home I have beaten the shit out of their batteries.

  4. And Happy Canada Day, all!

  5. Steve says:

    A productive day in the orifice yesterday. Spent a little time on the cash dock, discussing an upcoming project with facilities and cash management. Of course we had an escort while standing around out there.

    No real time for a nap prior to riding with Bonnie, but a good ride out to the north end of the beltline. Not sure how they are going to cross the active train lines by the Marta yard.

    Enjoyed several Guinness’s as well as a delicious mushroom and Swiss burger while at George’s.

    Apparently the fence guys had to come to Debbie’s rescue last night as Mickey decided to go on walkabout when he didn’t want to load. I have checked in with them and they asked if the lesson went well.


    • Bonnie says:

      Fried cheese curds!!! Oh yeah, and it was good seeing Steve too. 😉 Except when he made me bike up hills on my MTB. 😁

    • No Barb? 👎🏼😁

      They will probably erect an overpass and be done with it before coming close to completing the South Side… 🤨

      • Steve says:

        Barb “let time get away” and was a no show. And I recognized no wait staff at George’s. No GG, no G-cubed. Maybe they run it on auto-pilot?

        The current return to on-site rumor is 2 days one week and 3 the next for my brother Sam and me. If that’s the case, there may be more frequent appearances and maybe even some running.

      • Barb says:

        Yep, I totally let time get away.
        Ended up at Home Depot helping Annette organize her garage walls

  6. Speaking of not knowing people, I have been watching this year’s TdF and find myself not knowing a lot of the GC contenders. I am so out of touch with cycling.

  7. Bonnie says:

    The husband is going to see your Mets tonight, Paulie!

    • Nice, hope he doesn’t get rained out. I’d consider had the Braves not moved away.

      • Barb says:

        Moved away….., get over it.
        Atlanta govt didn’t want to support them, only cared about the Falcons at the time.
        AND- it’s not that far, and a much better place. I hated that old stadium.

        • Barb says:

          And- I still don’t like baseball, so I really don’t care that it’s closer to where I live.
          (And my taxes increased with that stadium being built, so that’s another reason I’m not a baseball fan)

        • Steve says:

          Nope, not going until they rename themselves the Marietta Braves!

          • Barb says:

            Steve, but I’m pretty sure the address is Atlanta, GA there. (not Marietta)
            What if you got free tickets?
            (And I only go when it’s free)
            Would y’all be so mad about it if it was somewhere else in Atlanta? Like Buckhead? Or upper Westside? Just curious….

          • I’d be miffed by any move. The biggest reason for not going is the location. Buckhead would probably have been a no-go, unless it was walking distance from a Marta train line. Anywhere walking distance from a Marta train line would have been preferred. And shame on the people who decided not to put a train stop near Fulton County Stadium / Turner Field.

            Truth be told, all pro sports have gotten too expensive for my cheap ass. I am afraid the same is happening in the live music realm as well.

          • Barb says:

            Paul- that’s the answer I was looking for.
            unless someone bought a house to be close to the Ted, there’s no reason to care. Parking & traffic was horrible downtown, parking is better but a hike to the new stadium. I’ve actually rarely heard of any real traffic issues at the new stadium, as some me people go early to eat & drink at the Battery (which wasn’t really an option at the Ted).
            It’s stupid Marta never made baseball a priority, at either stadium.
            Prices are too high at all sports anymore, so unless I have a friend with free tickets, I doubt I’ll go to any sporting event. (I will do 1 Atl Utd game though, just to do it, but maybe I’ll get lucky again no free ticket there too)

            Back to mowing, all this rain makes grass grow way too fast.

      • Nope, never get over it. I hate getting to that stadium as much as everyone else hated getting to Turner Field.

        They chose to move, I choose to not support them. I’m as okay with this agreement as I assume they are.

        • Steve says:

          Me too. I really never got over the baseball strike season, but I think I did make it to a few games afterwards. Likely hash happy hours if I recall.

  8. Steve says:

    Cheesy yellow TdF party Sunday the 11th.

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