We have made it to the end of another week. It’s gray and windy outside, a good day to let one’s knee pretend to heal. It didn’t sound as if the ITP Estate received much rain last night, but everything does look soaked. At sometime I will go out and check the rain gauge.

With the exception of running out to Lowe’s and Home Depot I did no other running. I did continue to bang my head against a virtual desk trying to learn/relearn how to write iOS apps; my Wordle clone app is slooooowly taking shape. I also spent time a good amount of time answering survey questions online while “watching” tv; I earned enough to go to a hash!

Due to my less than 100% health this weekend looks far less promising than those that have occurred thus far. I’m not sure what I want to, or even can do, currently. For the first time since pre-COVID I will be attending an indoor concert tonight. I will be headed to Masquerade for The Beths; Bonnie is to join me, and I will most likely wear a KN95 mask during the show. Tomorrow’s weather looks favorable for a sit around the fire pit, so perhaps that is what I will do.

Hope all is going well in your world. I wish a happy weekend to all!

I solved today’s Wordle on my fourth try.

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21 Responses to 2022-02-18

  1. Apparently WLF got about an inch of rain last night. The high winds once predicted must not have it here as the farm looks no worse for wear. Seedlings are sprouting in the greenhouse, which gives me some hope for things to come.

    Still have much choring to do in the farm before main growing season arrives.

  2. Steve says:

    We rewatched one of the Ken Burns Country Music episodes last night. We’ve seen them all before, but they are so well done, they can stand a second look.

    As the NYT now owns Wordle, I tried my first one. Fail. No further report needed.

    Off to middle Alabama later.


  3. David says:

    Todays’ Wordle took six tries, yesterday’s took 3. I’m taking a mountain biking class through REI tomorrow that has been rained out twice, hopefully the third time will be the charm. I’ll figure out if I’m too old to get bounced around on a mountain bike or if I’m ready to buy one. It’ll be good to be off of the fence.

    I got feedback today from my editor on the second chapter I’ve submitted on my latest book: “I have gone through the Chapter 8 draft. It was a joy ride to work on it.” I’m not writing the chapters sequentially, I’m writing it in the ADD manner that makes sense to my brain. In any case, that’s what high praise from an editor looks like.

    One other thing. Paulie, if your aches and pains seem to be muscle related, you might consider getting a massage gun. It’s like a magic eraser. Minty showed me how hers worked after my century ride in September. I walked into her house feeling like Herman Munster, I walked out feeling normal. Today was a Thai massage day for me, and boy howdy do I sure feel better.

    • Bob says:

      Welcome to the dark side! Mountain biking is my favorite thing in the world. Enjoy the class and your new adventures.

    • Barb says:

      David – Mountain biking is fun, but of course, start on some easier trails, so you don’t get discouraged. Do not go to Sope Creek until you’ve ridden some & then I’d say don’t go ;-). it is the closest to our house, and I’m just not in the shape to ride there – there is some climbing.
      Since you live in town, the Southside trails are nice, but stick with the green & blue, do not go anywhere near the black trail.

      Also- you have to drive to the trails – where with your road bike, you can leave from your house. I like both. I really need to go ride a bike, haven’t done that in forever it seems.

      • David says:

        Thanks for the great advice, Barb. It’s 7 miles to Southside Park, so I could conceptually ride a bike there, but I’ve gotten over myself and I don’t mind putting a bike on my car now. Minty and I are scheduled to ride the Silver Comet on Sunday. I’ve been mostly in hibernation mode on biking, but I did get 20 miles in last weekend. I do look forward to getting back to riding serious miles again this spring. It’s still on my radar to ride from Grant Park to the end of the Silver Comet/Chief Ladiga Trail and then back. That’ll obviously be a two day ride.

        • Barb says:

          I’ve done that 100 mile SCT ride, we actually got picked up in Cedartown on the way back, we had dinner plans and didn’t plan the 1 hour time change right. its a long 2 days, lots & lots of pedaling.

    • I don’t think it’s muscular, but ligaments or tendons. We’ll see how it goes.

    • Steve says:

      Your book is about Excel? Or have you started writing fiction?

    • Bonnie says:

      Excited to hear what you thought!

  4. For the first time I went to Dollar Tree and bought something, aluminum foil, for $1.25. Had I thought everything in the store had gone up in price I wouldn’t have both it.

  5. Steve says:

    And this just in- HHH will be at So Ba in EAV tonight.

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