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.

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13 Responses to 2021-10-06

  1. Bonnie says:

    More chores today. Woo hoo.

  2. Bonnie says:

    I hope all those rain barrels, buckets, etc. don’t attract more mosquitos. I need your firepit!

    • 1. There is no way more mosquitoes could inhabit my yard.
      2. The smoke and fire will help keep them away.
      3. I have copious amounts of mosquito repellent spray.
      4. Let’s think positively!!!

      Can’t wait to start burning wood and drinking beer.

  3. Steve says:

    The last Games meeting for the pre-event is in the books. What a PITA it is to get there from home… I left just at 4:20 due to a late meeting and having to feed everyone as Debbie is on the road. Arrived at about a quarter to 6. Not bad considering, just a lot longer than the drive home and no time for the pre-meeting meeting at Iron Horse.

    Good on you for riding! I should have and did actually think about it for lunch yesterday. That’s as far as I got. Today will be different.

    Daily trips to SMP start tomorrow. Next Wednesday, I’ll move to a HI Express where I’ll stay until the following Monday when we tie a bow on it for another year.

    We plan all year and in the blink on an eye, it’s over.


  4. Barb says:

    My sister & I spent a few hours with mom going thru clothes, trying to downsize the amount of shirts & sweaters in 2 chests of drawers. We did pretty good, 2 large garbage bags filled. She still has Plenty of clothes. Found her wedding dress, may see if she can model it for us today. Today we will mess with a closet or 2. The goal is to clean out 1 of the 2 bedrooms for my brother to potentially move in some day. (Condensing everything into one room)
    My sister still thinks moving them to a “home” is a better option than Tom moving in, but I’m not so sure. The cost is so crazy (close to $5000 a month for unassisted) & I don’t know at this point if they’d take them, I think they may need some assistance. (Haven’t priced that option)
    Good times, good times.

  5. Barb says:

    Paul, they didn’t like me for the Jackson surveys either. Davey got in on the salty snack one. I’m bummed, I like snacks!

  6. Steve says:

    I loved the various sun angles… made it look other worldly.

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