Well, you can imagine that yesterday wasn’t exactly a five star day in my life. I managed to make a trip to Lowe’s where I wandered around a bit like a zombie, then tried to determine if 10′ rebar could be driven home in the M6, abandoned the rebar idea for the day, and then bought some more soil and manure.
After the bike ride on Sunday I told Betsy that I’d bring her coffee, she’s done the same for me, since I skipped our weekly walk to go to the 5K. Of course when I made the commitment I forgot that caffeine was verboten for me yesterday morning; I improvised by ordering a Grand White (?) from Joe’s Coffee Shop which was warm milk and honey. It really wasn’t too bad.
In my attempt to put matter over mind yesterday I mowed the front “lawn” with my hipster mower, and then tackled some WLF choring. The plan was to tear down a raised bed I built last year, cover the area with plastic, and then plant more potatoes in grow bags that would sit atop the plastic. That plan broke down when I realized that I didn’t have any grow bags left for potato planting. I then proceeded to transplant two pumpkin plants, and seven cucumber plants (two different varieties) ahead of today’s rain. I have a lot of seedlings that are ready for transplanting, but that will have to wait a few days now. I’m nervous that we have one more cold spell headed our way and don’t want to lose plants to it.
My afternoon was mainly spent going to Dunwoody for my penultimate session of mental tests. (I started writing this post during my hour downtime in the session, and finished it when I couldn’t get back to sleep at 1am.) Tomorrow will be my final session, and then I will have earned $550 for my efforts. This will either go toward my $2K tax debt, toward my upcoming auto insurance payment, or toward the “routine” car maintenance I will be scheduling today. What more could a boy ask for?
It turns out that had I wanted to, I could have hashed last night. The start/end of the hash was at H-Mart on Peachtree Industrial, essentially at one o’clock on the 285 clock face, and the survey location is at high noon. However I had neither the clothing nor mental disposition to be around the hash last night.
Given that it is supposed to rain for most of today I guess I will remain at home, indoors. This could give me an opportunity to restart my Swift learning. Or, I could sit on the futon and watch television all day. I suppose another option would be to put the training wheel back onto my road bike and ride the trainer for awhile. Decisions, decisions.
Hope that you are happy, and remaining healthy. I’ll still have to settle for one out of two today; it may be awhile before I complete the set again.
Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 188.0 pounds (-0.8 from last week’s weigh-in); I was seriously hoping for a more uplifting result today.
I solved today’s Wordle on my last attempt; my starter today was TRADE