With laundry done I returned to the ITP Estate and accomplished, well, little else before heading to Dunwoody. I attempted to make soil blocks into which I would sow beet seeds, no luck. I am experimenting with planting lettuce into a cardboard produce delivery box to see if box is sturdy enough to survive the time out in the elements needed to grow a round of lettuce. Lasts night’s rain should give me a good initial indication. I claimed a handful of such boxes from Aldi a few weeks ago, and if my experiment fails, I can always breakdown the boxes and use them as biodegradable ground cover.
I did it! I finished the $550 survey! And, to celebrate my efforts I drank a couple of beers with Davey at HobNob Tavern afterward. HobNob occupies the space once occupied by Mimi’s Cafe (Davey’s memory is better than mine, apparently, as I couldn’t recall that tidbit of trivia) and sits between the place in which the study was held, and Taco Mac. Their beer list is extensive, and I chose it over Taco Mac to do something a little different. It was nice to hang out with someone since I’ve been emotionally gutted this week, and was also a convenient time killer since traffic back ITP looked horrible, reminding me of the years I spent working in Dunwoody.
This is going to sound weird, but I think I will ease myself back into software development by attempting to recreate some of the memory tests they had us perform for this survey. And then, my Wordle clone…
Well, in a week of getting unexpected news I also didn’t see this coming. In clearing my basement for today’s HVAC maintenance appointment I moved my mountain bike for the first time since Wheelhopper and the rear tire was flat. There was one point on trail where I hit something (root, rock, garbage?) oddly, but I finished trail without a hitch, so I never thought to check the tire. Who knows. This morning I will try to set up the bike workshop and take a look.
Today’s WLF choring will involve planting
nine eight grow bags with seed potatoes. The HVAC appointment window is from noon-5:00, so I should have spuds in the soil by then.
The HVAC guy should also be gone in plenty of time to go to SLUT in Pine Lake. For all of the years that I have hashed, nearly twenty-three now, I have never actually been to the city of Pine Lake.
Hope that you are remaining healthy and happy.
I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was OUNCE. I should have gotten it in three, but I doubted myself and answered something else for my third attempt.