The unofficial water capture amount from overnight Monday through this morning is somewhere in the neighborhood of forty gallons. As I mentioned yesterday my free fifty-five gallon rain barrel is now filled to its maximum (mostly from previous rains), as is the thirty-three gallon garbage can, as well as a couple of five gallon buckets. Additionally I filled about fourteen one gallon jugs and a couple of 2.5 gallon containers. And a little more rain is on the way?
Last night I did something that I have not done in far too long — I got on my bicycle. No, I didn’t pretend that I was riding Paris-Roubaix by riding outside, instead I popped it onto my trainer and spun for about an hour. I hope that I continue to exercise and perhaps work off a few pounds over winter. Don’t get me wrong, I will attempt to ride outside if I can, but I am such a cold weather wimp that it’s far more likely that I will be spinning the cranks indoors instead of outdoor starting next month.
After I hopped off the bike and changed clothes I made dinner. I made a basic fry up of vegetables and the last two veggie hotdogs in the package. I’m thrilled to say that the vegetables — yellow bell pepper, green beans, okra, potatoes — were all products of WLF. 🎉🎉🎉 With dinner I drank a Lagunitas IPNA. No, that’s not a typo, the beer was “non-alcoholic” IPA, but unfortunately also rather tasteless. Not that I intend to give up alcohol, but I always hope that one day I will find a decent tasting non-alcoholic beer. The other thing about the non-beer was that I had to show ID at Publix to buy it. 🤔
While getting served ads during “Only Murders in the Building”, which I can’t recall seeing ads previously, I attempted and failed once again to qualify for a paid survey. I think that I am done providing Jackson Associates with free data by answering all of their questions prior to being told that the quota has already been met. I know I am not the desired demographic for marketing firms, but I a, buying food regularly, sometimes spending decent amounts of money in the process. Just sayin’…
Today I need to get back on the iOS development train. I have restarted the 100 Days of Swift and 100 Days of SwiftUI tutorial series, and will identify an app that I will scratch an itch of mine in order to be forced to write real code.
This afternoon I will also be making a quick trip down to Aldi to pick up a few essentials. I am trying desperately to manage my grocery shopping habits better so that I don’t wind up with a completely filled refrigerator, freezer, and cupboard again.
Tonight is my turn to provide a Top Chef Dinner Night meal as Betsy and I resume our weekly gatherings. I have decided to make some Beyond bratwurst with sauerkraut for us, you know, to celebrate Oktoberfest right after it has completed in Germany.
Hope that you are remaining well.