I’m allowing myself a slower-than-normal start to my day. In part because it’s Friday, in part because I am sore from last night, and in part because I can since I am no one’s employee.

Yesterday was a fine day. I managed to rid the ITP Estate of most of the recyclables, CHaRM balked at my dirty plastic compost bags this time. After CHaRM I kidnapped Bonnie for a trip to Dollar Tree; might as well shop there until it’s forced to close and vacate the space.

I remembered yesterday why I stopped volunteering for Trees Atlanta as well. In the go go days of the early 2000s it seemed pointless to plant one hundred small trees every weekend while developers were allowed to clear cut acres of land, taking out thousands of mature trees. As we drove to CHaRM I witnessed that pattern again, because the land around CHaRM is being clear cut for new “near the Beltline” housing. Ugh.

After Bonnie and I parted ways I returned home to do a little puttering around WLF, and scooped up three more bags’ worth of leaves for future compost. Oh, I also claimed two whole pumpkins that were on someone’s curb, and diced one up for my compost; the second one will receive the same treatment in a few weeks.

I Want to Make a Jigsaw Puzzle
I think this would make for a good, and frustrating, jigsaw puzzle. 🤓😂

Last night I ran SLUT with Bonnie. After all the bitching and moaning that I did about a lack of vegetarian food I accidentally ate meat because what I though were some bastardized vegetarian beans was really chili with meat in it. I tried Universe, I tried. 🤷🏻‍♂️

This weekend will be mostly about hashing. As of now I am expecting to hash tomorrow, and will certainly be going to Black Sheep in Suwannee as it will be my 190th Black Sheep hash (just think how many I would have if not for my bicycle wreck ten years ago that cause me to stop hashing for seven years 🤯).

Of course I will be walking with Betsy and Bella tomorrow morning too.

And tonight I will be sitting around a fire drinking beer even if it’s not my own fire pit around which I will sit, though it may wind up being mine. Who knows…

Have a stupendous weekend, taking advantage of this great weather while it lasts.

Aldi Beer Advent Calendar

Day 1: Kristoffel Belgian White from Brouwerij Martens
Day 2: Kristoffel Blonde from Brouwerij Martens

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18 Responses to 2021-12-03

  1. Barb says:

    Did you drink the beers? Are they any good?

    We are thinking about hashing both days this weekend too.
    Thinking about an afternoon hike with a friend, it is going to be a lovely day to be outside.

    I might have a job, trying to iron out some details, if it all works out, I’ll start 1/3/22. They offered more money then I thought they would, and it’s 100% remote. It’s going to be a job close to what I have done for 20+ years. After some serious thinking, what I hated about my old job was the over work, never being able to get even close to caught up, not necessarily the actual job. So, I’ll try this, and hell, if it doesn’t work out, I can always quit.

  2. Steve says:

    Congrats, Barb! I hope working from home is up your alley. I think it will be.

    There’s good news from Hot Pursuit Farm- the leaner has been taken down!! After thinking about the $3500 quote, I reached back out to good neighbor Steve, as he had an idea on how to get it moved. He showed up with one of his skid steers with a pallet fork, got under it and after a couple attempts, got it cleared from where it was hung up and very nicely laid it down through one of the gates! I sliced it up and put it on the burn pile for the next burn opportunity. Now for the dead one!! Bring it!!

    Debbie’s big adventure to Biltmore included a nail in one of the trailer tires. It was noticed when they stopped for a potty break and they heard the tire hissing! She has had a flat or blowout on every trip she has taken lately, either her trailer or whoever she is travelling with. I told her that it’s HER presence that’s the problem.

    I should have done something outside yesterday (besides carving up the tree) but I hope to today!


  3. Barb says:

    Trying to text with Delta about a plane ticket it’s e to go to Iowa for Christmas.
    This is a slow process. I miss the days of talking to an agent on the phone. But, almost an hour later, they are maybe getting my eCredit applied correctly (& my credit card credited)

  4. Bob says:

    Congrats Barb! Working from home is great just make sure you have a dedicated space. Making the kitchen your workspace seems like a good idea but you will quickly learn the distractions and comfort factor are not optimal.

    I miss hashing, I’m too busy to actually do it but I miss it anyway. Are there any rumors of a Chedderhead resurrection?

  5. Bonnie says:

    Choring with the husband (who is home for a few hours this morning) then will go find something to do outdoors this afternoon that allows me to enjoy the weather as well as burn off some of last night’s debauchery. I was so proud of myself today, the husband brought me a chocolate muffin from work but I eschewed it and ate my oatmeal instead. (But I may have hurt his feelings, but I’m sure he understands…)

  6. Bonnie says:

    Stupid Solo Stoves are still on sale. I really want one but I don’t think it’s going to work in my side patio outdoor space (houses are too close together as well as I don’t have a good spot to store wood). But I still want one and keep looking at the site. I could take it places, but the two friends I hang out with the most have fire pits already. Most camping areas already have a firepit plus it takes up a lot of room in the vehicle. Many places don’t allow fires. I wish the damn thing would go back to full price so I could be done with it! 🤣🤣🤣 #firstworldproblems

    • Given how closely we stand to a Solo Stove I think you have ample room, but obviously that’s for you to decide. And of course you are always welcome around my fire pit.

      • Bonnie says:

        I read a fire is supposed to be 10 feet away from any structure, and it won’t be. Yes, I can probably block the sparks with my body. 😂 I probably shouldn’t be responsible for burning down the street…

    • Bob says:

      Since you didn’t ask for my opinion I’ll give it to you anyway 🙂
      IMHO the Solo stove is not worth it, it does burn a clean fire but the heat goes straight up and doesn’t radiate very well.
      Just my 2 cents to save you some dollars.

      • Bonnie says:

        Bob, I do agree on that. Someone brings one to Black Sheep so I’ve tested it out. I’ve been struggling with that fact too. Thanks! I should probably research more propane ones but they all have pros and cons.

  7. For me one of the hardest things to do is return to manual labor after taking a break. At that I have failed today. However, I made really good progress toward the installation of my next raised garden bed.

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