Another day, another inch or so of rain that fell violently with wind, and some lightning strikes nearer than I like. I have yet to get out to WLF to see how much damage was done. I was hoping to have tomatoes all summer long, it at this rate the plants will be damaged beyond repair. I know we live in the south, and that rain is not rare, but it seems as if we are getting more than our fair share this year.

The rain also squelched any hopes of hanging out at Red’s Beer Garden for trivia. 😭

The only humor taken from the rain was looking at a weather app which declared “Cloudy for the hour, no precipitation in the area.” as I watch the two once-empty twin catching trays fill with large drops of rain.

This morning finds me with the other “irregulars” at a laundromat on Moreland Avenue. I’ve not done laundry since before heading to Florida a few weeks ago, so this chore was critical today (read “I’ve run out of clean underwear”). Because I don’t know and trust my fellow freaks I am donning a mask this morning.

This laundromat visit is also reminding me just how much I hate local “news” tv programs.

Since it’s currently 5:30am, and I have about thirty minutes remaining on my dryers, I will probably swing but Kroger to fill up on gas before returning home to start my work day. No WLF choring this morning other than going out at some point to assess the damage caused by yesterday’s storm.

This afternoon I’ll be visiting IKEA to get my birthday discount of $10. There will be no Betsy “Top Chef” night tonight as she has another commitment.

Hope your week is going swimmingly well, and that you have not been for to swim in order to get somewhere.

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22 Responses to 2021-07-28

  1. Steve says:

    In the orifice again for today and tomorrow. I guess I really didn’t get that we were going to make a habit of this! And as I came in the door, the officer said, “mask up, per the new CDC guidelines.” OK.

    Debbie came home and informed me that “Sonny’s mom” is in a custody battle with her ex regarding Sonny. I don’t think he’s a horse person, but he just wants take Sonny away to be an asshole. He was poking around Bear Creek and word got back. We will be putting some locks on gates and “buying” Sonny, so maybe this guy will go away. Can you still hang horse thieves? Asking for a friend…

    I actually rode the trainer last night. We got no where near the amount of rain the city did, but it was still a bit damp. The cats finally returned the piece of the power supply so I could ride again. 35 minutes to the good…

    Bike racing returns to Atlanta- Aug. 28 in Hapeville and 29th in College Park. Please make plans to attend.



  2. Laundry done.

    Gas purchased.

    A little WLF choring done. Not as much damaged as I feared, perhaps the weaker plants have already had all the damage they are going to have? Also pulled more squash/zucchini plants that looked poorly and would probably do little more than provide a habitat for insects.

    Gray and humid outside, so even if I could spare a few hours to work in WLF I really wouldn’t want to right now.

  3. Barb says:

    It barely rained here, but had a lot of thunder booms.

    Dentist gave me things to think about, I’ve got a “dying” tooth, it’s the farthest back so just pulling it will have my bite off balance, so an implant is needed. The scam of dental insurance, it isn’t covered at all. And it isn’t covered under medical either. Trying to figure out what to do, it ain’t cheap. A friend gave me a different dentist name, that her husband used for something similar, that might be able to do it as a medical claim. Need to make some calls.

    Thinking about a bike ride today, but it’s so freakin hot. We will see….

    • Bummer, Barb. It seems as if insurance rarely pays for the things I think it should cover.

    • Bonnie says:

      Ugh! Tell me about it, I have two implants. This is who did my last one. She’s very direct and no-nonsense but I felt she did a good job. It’s in midtown though. You could call and see how they might handle the claim, etc.? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Dr. Joyce Lee, Metropolitan Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates. The endodontist in Marietta I went to recommended her. I think. She did the extraction and implant, then MUCH LATER my regular dentist did the crown. The whole process takes forever, which is the suckiest thing about it besides the money. Thankfully the tooth isn’t near the front, because you’re going to be toothless for many, many months.

      • Barb says:

        I know it’s going to be a long drawn out process, that’s why I’ve been putting it off. But, it’s getting closer & closer to necessary, so I need to start planning.

  4. Bonnie says:

    Well, the 22-year-old Cavalier may have just spent it’s last day on this earth. The husband just drove it to work and as he pulled into the parking garage the transmission didn’t work and it also just died and won’t restart. It didn’t even make it to 100,000 miles! We shall see I guess. At least this happened in the parking garage and not on the connector! I suppose I’ll pick him up tonight and let the fun start tomorrow… I can’t get it towed because it’s in secured airport employee parking. But first, the 20 1/2-year-old Accord gets new tires tomorrow morning!

    • Bonnie says:

      It was going to turn 23 in October.

    • 😢😢😢

    • Steve says:

      I bet somebody with access has to meet the tow-truck driver at the gate.

      Sorry for your loss. I just managed to clear my check engine light a couple weeks ago. With a spray can of Mass Air Flow Sensor cleaner!! I had the code for easily a year and the fix was 10 minutes and $7.

      • Bonnie says:

        Part of me wants a new car, but besides not looking forward to a car payment, new-fangled cars scare me! 😂 The Cavalier doesn’t even have power anything, not locks, windows, seats—nothing.

        • Barb says:

          It’s hard to believe a Cavalier lasted that long, but I guess since it isn’t driven that much…..
          If you can figure out the Wahoo/Garmin/whatever brand you have, you can figure out a new car. It’s awesome, plug in your phone to Apple CarPlay, the screen just mirrors your phone for navigation, etc.

          • Bonnie says:

            We also take very good care of our cars. Besides never driving them much, they never miss any scheduled maintenance, etc. Now has that been cheap? No. But they’ve lasted…

          • Bonnie says:

            And these cars are so old, if a grocery cart bumps into it I really don’t care. But I will freak out if so much as a bug lands on a new car!

          • As Hank says, when you get a new car take a rock and throw it at the side, this way you do the first damage. 🙄😂

            I understand completely, but I don’t recommend backing into something and doing damage to a new(ish) car either.

  5. Steve says:

    I still might be interested in buying your old, decrepit Mazda… 🙂

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