It was another decent weekend. I can’t recall what I did on Friday, other than make a lasagna for dinner. 😋

On Saturday I joined Bonnie on her first Halloween Home Crawl. We resurrected our costumes of Bob Ross and a happy little tree. The first three people who saw me asked if I was Van Gogh. 🤪 The crawl had six stops, including Orpheus Brewing and Smith’s Olde Bar, before winding up with pizza at an olde hashers house. Mainly because many people didn’t make it to the end, Bonnie and I took third place in the costume contest, so we each one coupon for a free pizza from Johnny’s Pizza on Cheshire Bridge.

Yesterday I tried to do a lot of choring in the yard, with mixed success. The front driveway strip clearing is going to take a lot more time and effort than I was hoping. After warming up by shoveling and root pulling for over an hour, I moved into WLF and did a few more less taxing chores.

Bonnie house is in a high traffic Halloween trick or treating area, so I donned my Olaf costume and joined her in handing out candy. Once the throngs of children died down we went into her house and ate a delicious dinner and dessert, both of which were prepared by her. She also appeased me by watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”.

I am obviously not a logistics expert because I can’t understand how I can order two identical bags of fertilizer and have them be delivered separately. One bag is already at the Tractor Supply in Conyers, one is supposedly going to be delivered today. 😔 I was hoping to have this fertilizer now, and I refuse to make two trips to Conyers to pick them up separately.

I always wondered when my old Mr Coffee coffee maker would give up the ghost. Turns out, it decided to die this morning, the day after Halloween. I filled the reservoir with water, added coffee to the filter, plugged it in, and then switched it on. When I returned ten minutes later I was perplexed as to why the pot was still empty. My first thought was that I didn’t put water into the reservoir, but it turned out that the heating element is not heating up, so no hot water was created. Poop. I guess it will now find its way to CHaRM…

Today is going to be a busy day. I really need to start doing some coding. I will try to do some exercise. And, I will probably be heading over to Betsy’s this afternoon for her Day of the Dead gathering.

Hope that you had a frighteningly fun and healthy weekend.

October Summary

10/01 – ?, V, yard work 🙂
10/02 – ?, V, yard work 🙂
10/03 – ?, V, reccying 🙂
10/04 – ?, V, nothing 😢
10/05 – 186.0, V, trainer 😁
10/06 – ?, V, trainer 😁
10/07 – ?, V, yard work, walking 🙂
10/08 – ?, V, yard work, reccying 😁
10/09 – ?, V, walking, cycling 😀
10/10 – ?, V, hashing 😀
10/11 – ?, V, hashing 🙂
10/12 – 184.2, M, yard work 🙂
10/13 – ?, M, walking 😀
10/14 – ?, V, yard work 🙂
10/15 – ?, V, yard work 😐
10/16 – ?, V, walking, hashing 🙂
10/17 – ?, V, cycling 😀
10/18 – ?, V, nothing 😢
10/19 – 187.4, V, nothing 😢
10/20 – ?, M, yard work 😐
10/21 – ?, V, hiking 😀
10/22 – ?, V, hiking 😀
10/23 – ?, V, walking 🙂
10/24 – ?, V, hashing 🙂
10/25 – ?, M, hashing 😀
10/26 – 184.6, V, yard work 😀
10/27 – ?, V, yard work 🙂
10/28 – ?, M, nothing 😢
10/29 – ?, V, nothing 😢
10/30 – ?, V, walking 😀
10/31 – ?, V, yard work 😕

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28 Responses to 2021-11-01

  1. Some hooligans did me a favor last night by smashing a pumpkin on a street near my house. This morning I wandered over with a plastic bag, picked up some of the chunks, chopped them up and added them to my compost.

  2. Steve says:

    Saturday, I don’t think I did anything productive. Watched Georgia defeat your Gators in the cocktail bowl. Most of the 1st half was lackluster (3-0 GA), then they woke up and laid a beatin’ on them.

    Sunday was a racing day! A fun course through and around the velodrome. Some of it so steep, I slid down, making my nice pants dirty. Only one injury of note. I haven’t done a final count of riders, but it was a pretty good day. Good to see ITP reader Bob, if only for a minute.

    I’m already busy trying to fix problems from the weekend. Amazing, when you put a space heater in front of a network switch, you get alarms about the switch being too hot!


    • With the exception of the upset pulled off by the Jets yesterday this was another sad sporting weekend for me. (Expected) Loss by the Gators to UGA, and draws by Werder Bremen and Atlanta United.

      Glad the weather cooperated for you yesterday.

  3. Pulled out the French Press to make coffee this morning. I have decided to see how long I can go without purchasing a new coffee maker since I have other ways to make coffee at home.

  4. Oh yeah, I tried to register for EuroHash 2023, but it filled up within hours of registration opening so I joined the waitlist.

    • Bonnie says:

      Lots of other folks are in the same boat according to the facebooks. Now the waiting list is closed too.

    • Wow, I didn’t think waitlists ever closed!

    • Barb says:

      At the Day of the Dead hash, people were trying to register. Somehow Jack@ss & Dribbles got in, Davey & Sani did not. But, as with most of these hashes, there will be plenty of regos available in about 1.5 years.

      Hash ending was fun, Kevin & I skipped the hash (Mellow Mushroom pizza sounded better). Trail was laid by Wisecracker & Lost Cause. “Fun” circle with Dr. Crotch Rot leading the stories about lost hashers. She can sure tell stories. The newer hashers I think really enjoyed hearing stories of the hashes & hashers from years ago.

  5. Bonnie says:

    Thanks for coming over Paulie! All the kids looooved his costume. What a hit. We Googled it and “Frozen” was released in the theater in 2013!

  6. About to get dressed and do some choring as exercise.

  7. ITP Lurker says:

    The mystery of the two recurring flats I had on my racing bike is resolved. A tiny metal splinter, probably from a radial tire that was the culprit. I didn’t know to check for that when I changed the tube on my own, now I’ll examine the tire next time before inserting a new tube. I rode from Grant Park to the end of the Westside Beltline, including the dirt/mud section that starts behind the Lee & White complex.

    The other lesson learned is that corrugated drain pipe doesn’t make for a good candy chute. Nonetheless, my son had fun decorating it. We’ll search harder for the PVC pipe at Home Depot next time. It was in the elusive Aisle 60, but we only saw aisle numbers going up to say 52. We stumbled across the drain pipe that gave that a shot.

    • After having a similar incident I learned to run my hand along the inside of a tire. Sure, I may get a splinter, but I may also be able to spare the only spare tube I am carrying with me.

    • Bonnie says:

      LOL I also bought a corrugated drain pipe as my candy chute, as I also have a use for it thereafter. PVC pipes were much more expensive than I had hoped, as well as it may have been too heavy for the way I would have had to rig it up. Paulie warned me it may not work. Alas, I don’t have an answer for myself as I ran out of time yesterday and the chute never got constructed. Oh well.

      • ITP Lurker says:

        Hah! Thanks for sharing this, Bonnie. I did find that it really depends upon the type of candy that you try to put down the chute. I bought a bunch of candy in advance of buying the pipe, including things that were in flat packets that just absolutely would not work. Little Reese’s or fun size Snickers work just fine. It sounds like it worked out in the end that I couldn’t find the PVC pipe.

  8. Barb says:

    Back from a Jackson taste test – 2 pieces of chocolate. Took me just over an hour (including drive time) can’t remember if it pays $35 or $40. Even with the gas burned, I’ll profit. And…. Both pieces of chocolate were good, but I did prefer 1 over the other.

    Now, what else to do today? Allan is home with nothing to do too.

  9. Currently on a lunch break. Doing a lot of plant transitions, trying to see if I can keep pepper plants alive indoors over winter, transplanting small seedings into ground/pots in an attempt to have more greens this winter.

  10. Barb says:

    Tomorrow, we are going to yoga at the Y on Moore’s Mill at 1130. Since we will be down that way, I’m thinking a Hankook taco lunch will be too convenient to pass up. We will be there about 1245 if anyone wants to join us.

  11. Steve says:

    I think a great candy chute would have been a piece of downspout. Not too expensive and perfectly smooth.

  12. Done outdoor choring. Accomplished a lot of little things today, which will hopefully set WLF up for producing food for me during the next few months.

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