With the exception of the bizarre situation with my kitchen light, yesterday was pretty good. I have an electrician scheduled today in the window of 8:00am-12:00pm EST to look at the situation. Hopefully this won’t be an involved project, or be the starting point for a major repair.

I spent a few hours out in WLF cleaning the grounds of some downed limbs by starting a fire whose ashes will be added to my compost bins today. I also tried cutting up a stubborn privet stump in the front yard, but only had minor success.

My Peach Pass was finally charged for my Thanksgiving trip where I tried it out to ensure it works. Now that I know it is active, I can use it judiciously.

In order to close my exercise rings I went for a thirty minute walk yesterday. While out and about I ran into an old hasher named “Face on Balls” who was out walking with his son. He used to live down the street from me, and apparently still lives in the area.

In an effort to make a scant amount of money I tried and failed to get into a $40 paid survey which will take place in John’s Creek on MLK Jr Day (January 17th). Rats! However, late in the afternoon I was able to get into a Jackson Associates survey on next Wednesday to earn $60. Woot!

While I did manage to schedule a physical, April was the earliest opening but I put myself on the cancellation waitlist, I did not make a cardiologist appointment. Shame, shame, shame.

Betsy’s was nice. She made fried rice with hot and sour soup, and steamed up some pak choi that she asked me to bring over. We started watching season 2 of “The Great Canadian Bake Off” which is somehow available on YouTube.

I’m trying to make today a “finish day” during which I finish the little projects that are half-done around the house. If I can also make it a “Finnish day” that would also be enjoyable.

Hope that you are remaining healthy, and that your week has been uneventful. Tomorrow is Friday? Wowza this week is going quickly.

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26 Responses to 2022-01-06

  1. Bonnie says:

    Didn’t get enough chores done yesterday but today is another day! I’ve been looking forward to tonight’s SLUT hash (gumbo! king cake! not that bad of a drive!), but the cold weather and wind may keep me away… TBD.

  2. Steve says:

    My plan was to be in the office today, but HR decided today was the 10th day, so I can go in starting tomorrow- except that tomorrow is my Friday off! I am working Saturday, so that is now going to happen.

    Birthday trip to the doctor revealed a Morton’s neuroma- basically, the nerve is being irritated. Nothing broken or no arthritis. A shot in my foot to get the nerve to calm down and another appointment in 3 weeks for more of the same.

    Dinner at home from Home Chef, with an attempt of a birthday cake using an old box of mix- apparently long expired. Fail. Fortunately, the backup plan of little cheesecakes was available.

    And speaking of electricians.. I got in the hot tub last night and it wasn’t too hot. For some reason, the breaker had tripped. I reset it and everything took off as normal. I’ll check again shortly and see if it’s still running. Odd.


  3. Barb says:

    Nothing exciting going on up here in Marietta. All day probably on a Teams call, sharing screens, listening, trying to figure out what the boss is doing (he forgets & moves way too fast thru the screens).

    hope the electrician fixes things quickly.

  4. Steve says:

    And the hot tub is still running this morning! Screwy.

  5. David says:

    My theme for this year is “Oh hell no!” There is much that I have accepted or lived with or had said to me one too many times, and oh hell no, I’m not taking it any more. I do not know what lies ahead, but as a friend told me today, the possibilities are limitless.

    Some examples: I confronted my sexuality at long last. Of course once I came out as bisexual, what that means to me seems to be suddenly evolving. I’m meeting with a sex therapist to discuss it, but it feels like what I was obsessed with before was part of a trauma/guilt/shame loop that I couldn’t escape. I reconnected with my parents after more than a decade. They promptly ghosted me when I set some firm boundaries. How dare I do that. The energy is completely different now for THEM to not be talking to me versus ME not talking to them. On top of that, my wife and I are now amidst a six week trial separation. I’m done clashing with her, that is going to end, one way or another.

    The newest professional in my string of therapists is a trauma therapist, and she told me sometimes you have to take the opposite action. I used that advice a few times recently and it is spot on. I’ve always hidden myself. I’m not doing that any more either, hence this post.

    It’s going to be a good year. I’m going to make sure of that. Pandemic be damned.

    • I like it, the theme. Good on ya!

      I do hope this will be a good year come hell or high water!

    • Steve says:

      Good on you! I hope you are able to be at peace about your parents- no matter how it shakes out. Being honest with yourself about who you are is the biggest and most important step. Some people can deal and those that can’t- it’s their loss.

      • David says:

        Thanks, Steve! Yes, once I was honest to myself, suddenly I was empowered to take on other things in my life that were paralyzing me. Sometimes people in our life can’t deal with change. Those that can’t, definitely their loss.

    • Bob says:

      Good on you David!
      Lift all that weight off your shoulders and be YOU. Sounds like you are making some great strides. Stay positive and make it be a good year.

      • David says:

        Thanks, Bob! After decades of focusing on the negative, I am all about the positive now. Things are already in motion for this to be a good year. There’s things that if they arise again I will be like “oh hell no, not doing that” and move on.

    • Bonnie says:

      *High five*. Sounds like you are already on a good path to make it so! 🙂

      • David says:

        Thank you, Bonnie! Yes, I realized that I was already on the path, I just didn’t have a name for the trail yet. 😎

  6. Bob says:

    My peach pass has been messed up for a long time. I keep using it and have not been arrested yet so I guess all is well?

    6 days in to dry January, I don’t feel any different so I guess my morning slowness and random pains is just me being old 🙂

    • I’ve joined Jeremy Clarkston’s “Drink January Dry” philosophy. 😂

      And I don’t understand how you can give up drinking during your birthday month. 🤔

      • Bob says:

        Not gonna be easy, I’m even going to Florida for a weekend. I have some goals to accomplish this year and this challenge will hopefully set me up better for success.

  7. Goddamn it. I ordered just over $40 of merchandise from Target to qualify for a $10 gift to card, and now I am being told one of my items is not in stock, bringing my total below $40. I wonder if they will not give me a gift card, and there was no way that I could add to the order to ensure qualifying. I should have known something would go wrong…

  8. Electrician “on the way”. Like all professional services they are taking it righ to the end of their window…

  9. Bonnie says:

    My next door neighbor appears to be moving out today. We’re not that close or anything and of course he doesn’t owe me any explanation. But I always get nervous in situations like this. Will he sell? Who will buy it? Will they be better or worse than he as a neighbor? Will he rent it? Will he (illegally) AirBNB it? It’s especially concerning because our houses are right on top of each other. Ugh. #karen 🤣

  10. Well shit. Electrician put the same bulb into the same fixture and it worked! He liked at electrical panel and fixture and saw nothing wrong. 😐

    His visit should cost me $49. I guess that’s okay for getting a little “peace of mind”?

    Oh this house…

    • Actually, I think that I got off cost free! 🤞🏼

      • Bob says:

        That has happened to me before, brought my old dog to the vet for something I thought was wrong but turned out was nothing. Vet said I can’t in good conscience charge you anything for this. I suppose there are some good people left out there 🙂

    • David says:

      Exactly how many Paulies does it take to change a light bulb? 😜 Sometimes old fixtures are tricky, you have to screw the bulb in more than you think, but you don’t want it to break in your hand so you stop short… Old houses definitely have their quirks.

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