For all the years I texted our friend Lisa a Happy Birthday a day too early, I can’t believe that I failed to do so on her actual birthday yesterday. 😢 She’ll understand, right? 🙄 I’d send her a belated Happy Birthday text now, but it’s 5:30am and I don’t think she’d appreciate it.

One of the news stories I heard repeatedly on the local news show as I was doing laundry at 5:00am yesterday was that the iconic Krispy Kreme on Ponce that had fires this year will be torn down. I doubt that even with Shaq’s ownership I doubt that it will be replaced with a similarly fantastic building, but I hope that I am wrong about that.

Yesterday I told “XYZ Corp, Mark II” thanks, but no thanks. I need to follow up again, but in my mind next week will be my last. My plan it to take my foot off the gas (read “be lazy, have fun”) until September, and then start working office hours to re-train myself in iOS development so that I can nail any interviews I may have in the future.

After work yesterday I picked up Bonnie and drove up to IKEA with the intent of using my $10 birthday credit. We walked the entire store and all I purchased was junk food, and, I forgot to scan my digital coupon to see if I could get the credit! 🤦🏻‍♂️

Upon returning to East Atlanta I walked up to the village with Bonnie, who had to go home in order to take care of her business. I expected to eat out, but after considering how much food I hav at the ITP Estate decided to go straight home instead. How much of WLF fresh produce did I eat last night? None. 😮 That will change today. 😁 Last night I baked a tray of biscuits in which I embedded vegetarian hot dogs. 😋

WLF cleanup and version 2.0 planning starts today.

I am also compiling a book list that I hope to read during my hiatus. If nothing else I’ll get plenty of sleep as I tend to fall asleep after reading three pages of any book. 😂

Netflix: just when I was ready to get out, they pulled me back in! I have read that a new season on “The Great British Bake Off” will be starting on Netflix in August. You know that I can’t quit Netflix now…

Hope that all is happy and healthy in your world these days.

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25 Responses to 2021-07-29

  1. In from nearly two hours of choring, mostly poke weed pulling in the non-growing area of WLF. I covered myself to protect against mosquitoes, and it worked. However, somehow I’ve suffered two ant bites, including one on my back as I was getting into the shower! And it hurts like fucking hell! 😡

    • Also, dumped two more potato bags; same results as others.

      • Barb says:

        I need to go weed around my tomatoes, but I just don’t want to.
        The damn plants grow, but almost no tomatoes. I know some critter(s) are taking them.

        But – did I tell y’all, my little lime tree has limes! We have had that little tree in a big pot on the deck for over 5 years. It has had 1 lime (at the most) every year. I started counted yesterday, we have at least 10 growing. They are key limes, or some little round variety of lime. I’m so excited.

  2. Steve says:

    Well, I hope everything works out for you. It would appear to be a good market to find something new.

    As I headed home, my typical route is down Juniper/Courtland all the way past the capitol and jump on 75/85 there. I noticed last week that the traffic lights were fairly out of time, but yesterday they were back on the beat. I think I missed an opportunity to be a traffic engineer. CoA has long had problems keeping signals in time, so it’s nice to see it when it happens- saves money, saves time, safer and is better for the environment.

    Debbie is feeling better. I’ve never cracked a rib, but I can imagine how painful and uncomfortable that could be.

    Locks are now on gates near the road, so whenever ex-husband comes to steal Sonny, he will be a bit challenged. Maybe it’s time to relocate some cameras out that way.


    • I’m fine. I’m 56, never married/divorced, no children nor horses, and fairly well paid for thirty years, I will be fine. I can conceive of not looking for a new job until 2022.

      Every time I drive past the Capital I can’t believe that they’ve made it a fortress with that fencing. So much for public servants?

  3. Steve says:

    So, nerd that I am, I had to look up capitAl vs capitOl. A is alphabet, assets and ax (punishment). O is the ostentatious building (and I just made those mnemonics up!)

  4. Bonnie says:

    The Accord is currently getting new tires. In about an hour today’s adventure of getting the Cavalier towed out of the airport parking garage begins. I’m sure we’re not the first people to get towed out of a parking garage but it still sounds like a dicey situation that I’m not looking forward to. When I was there last night it looked pretty tight all around. I should have looked at the height clearances. And then, where to tow it? I think the husband wants to get the mechanic to look at it as I don’t believe he’s ready to give the car up yet, but we’ll see… If new cars weren’t so hard to get right now perhaps he’d let her go, but he’s so picky about cars that I’m not sure how this is going to play out. I’ll be ready for some “play days” with you Paulie! 😂

    • Good luck with everything! I have plenty of beer when you are ready for some.

    • Barb says:

      There are cars to be bought, just if you want super specific features, (and or color, in my case) you isn’t need to do a little searching.
      But, I’ve driven past plenty of car dealerships, there’s lots of cars.
      I’d recommend the Honda CRV, I really like it.

  5. Bonnie says:

    Since Paulie typically doesn’t read the local news, following CDC guidelines, Mayor Bottoms reinstated the mask mandate and we are to mask up in all public indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status.

  6. Steve says:

    As the Fed follows CDC guidelines, I was asked to mask up upon entry yesterday morning.

    Some wreckers are better than others in garages. Mostly the kind that lift from the bottom.

    • Bonnie says:

      Thanks. The husband just had a long talk with our insurance company (who will facilitate the towing).

  7. Learning more about farming, going to be a valuable skill for me for a little while.

  8. Bonnie says:

    I spoke too soon about the Cavalier. It has been repaired. Something to do with a transmission/shifting cable. But I don’t understand why it wouldn’t start also. Guess I’ll ask more questions when the husband gets home. Perhaps we’ll start putting car shopping in motion, but who knows…

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