The other day I read an interesting article, The Lake and the Landfill: In Search of Atlanta’s Lake Charlotte, which talks about an area which has been hashed a lot over the past thirty or so years, the Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve in southwest Atlanta. I can’t recall if David (aka Lurker) has mentioned this article in the past, but I decided to include this link anyway. Speaking of hashing, no I did no go last night, but rather Bonnie and I are laying an Atlanta trail on January 15th; I guess we should reccy a wee little bit.

Talk about bad timing. Over the weekend I watched a YouTube video about the Santa and Rudolph puppets used in parts of the Rankin-Bass show “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. The video talked about their rediscovery and rehabilitation, and at the end of this video it mentioned that these puppets were on loan to Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts. What?!?! How cool! And then on Saturday evening I discovered that the exhibit in which they were displayed ran from November 11, 2021 through January 2, 2022 meaning that I had found out too late… Dangen! Here’s to hoping they will return later this year.

Yesterday was too cold for me to get out and look around WLF. I know, I am a pussy. I figured there was little I could do to save any of the plants that may have been damaged by the storm. And as it turned out, it froze last night so today will be a better indicator.

While I considered getting on the trainer yesterday, I talked myself out of it. Today I will have to get on the trainer if my knee feels okay.

I just completed a chore I wasn’t sure would happen today, I walked down the street in freezing temperatures and dragged home three discarded Christmas trees. I swear that there was one more out there yesterday, but it wasn’t there this morning. That’s fine, three will be plenty. Later today I will drag them into WLF and delimb them so the trunks will dry out for future burns.

Hope your week and new year are off to a happy and healthy start.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 188.6 pounds (0.0 from last week’s weigh-in); darn, I was hoping to be lighter this week after exercising a lot and eating less.

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22 Responses to 2022-01-04

  1. Bonnie says:

    I received an email from NielsenIQ Neuro Labs yesterday stating I qualify for a study to watch marketing stuff on TV with an EEG cap on my head. $100, tomorrow. I have to get up earlier than I’d like and I don’t really know where I’m going but I guess that’s adulting.

    Today will likely be committed to adulting but perhaps I can get us outside for a bit once it warms up some.

    So far we haven’t found a recording of the Fiesta Bowl so we started watching “Don’t Look Up” instead. Only got through half as the husband had a date at 9pm with his west coast friend to play Nintendo Switch.

    Picked up my new progressive lens eyeglasses and sunglasses yesterday. Going to take some getting used to. I also may have to concede to increasing the font size on my phone. I don’t love the glasses I chose but I guess I’m stuck with them for a while…

    Man, shopping is hard with so many employees calling out sick. ERD Target had the line going ALL THE WAY to the back (well, side) of the store. Nope. ERD Kroger was much better, but I heard later only 6 employees showed up to work for the evening shift and it was a cluster. I heard a couple days ago at one Kroger only ONE person came to work. Whoa. Sorry, but I’m going to have to do some more earth-killing via my Amazon account.

  2. Bonnie says:

    Paulie, I call 0.00 weight-gain this time of year a win. We did drink some beer the past few days, just sayin’. 😁

  3. I have seen the temperatures we hit overnight and this morning, but am still surprised to see how much frost is covering houses and other things. Boy howdy it will be interesting to see how much plant damage WLF has…

  4. Steve says:

    Still waiting on my test results so I can go back to the office.

    I did manage a half hour on the trainer while listening to the Car Talk podcast. We were watching Clarkston Farm (might not be the name) a Netflix series with Jeremy Clarkston (Top Gear) and his attempts at farming. When I stopped worrying about his ineptitude and realized the writers are making him look this stupid, I started to enjoy it more. Like when someone stops dragging their fingernails down a chalkboard. It has it’s moments.

    The house is currently 59 degrees. I looked at the thermostat, set at 64 and it reads 61. Houston, we have a problem. And just before Christmas, the guys replaced the blower to the tune of almost $500. Hmmmm…


  5. David says:

    That article is new to me. I’m glad you posted it, I’ll check it out.

  6. Steve says:

    And the test came back negative! yippee skippy.

    The HVAC friend will be by sometime… Debbie reported a “groan” from the system through the night. Lovely.

  7. All three trees have been delimbed! It took me a year to do this to the trees that I dragged home after Christmas 2020.

    Baby it’s cold outside, but at least the sun is shining and I own sufficiently warm clothing.

    All plants are struggling, some will survive, some will not.

  8. Christmas decorations (finally) packed up and put away until next Christmas season.

  9. Steve says:

    And just like that, the heat is repaired! Bad motor board- the heat was coming on fine but the fan motor was being a PITA and not blowing. No Charge.

  10. Barb says:

    Busy morning, watching my boss’s screens via Teams.
    At the dentist to check on my healing gums. I think I’m doing ok, but they will confirm.

    I just got progressive lens too, it’s weird. Eventually I’ll get used to them.

    Bonnie, do you have the link for Nielsen? I lost mine, I want them to call me!!! Not that I necessarily have time now, but still.

    In-laws are home from Spain, negative tests two they could fly. Kind of amazing they were negative, Katrina, Rohan & get mom all had Covid while they were there. And now Kevin probably has it.

    Btw, new team is Bora.

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