Yesterday was a busy day indeed. While I was not quite out with the sun I did make it out to WLF pretty early and put in over four hours of manual choring. I transplanted a boatload of squash seedlings, planted some zucchini seedlings into a bed for which I cleared out some underperforming brassicas and a dying red cabbage, harvested all of my leeks, planted three small pepper plants into a raised bed, and finally dug a new garden bed into which I transplanted two rhubarb plants. I was sweaty and worn out by lunch time.

After recuperating a bit, I treated myself to lunch at home, sausage and bean casserole. Yum! I then drove up to West Stride (think “OK Cafe”) to look into buying new running shoes from Sal. It was as if Sal knew I was arriving because I was barely out of my car when I saw her come out of the store; obviously it was a coincidence. In almost no time I walked out of the store with a new pair of Brooks Ghost 14. I may not run faster, but I will look faster, and perhaps won’t re-injure my foot next time I run.

I decided to stay out for a little while longer so I took “A Man Called Ove” to Fire Maker Brewing for a couple of beers. Apparently while I was away from EAV Mother Nature dumped a shitload of rain on the neighborhood. Normally I’d be happy about this (for the crops) but I had already watered the farm and had hung two towels to dry; obviously they did not dry…

I made a “quick” Kroger stop on my way home. It was quick to pick up the few essentials that I needed, but not so quick to check out, because, Kroger.

It was Betsy’s turn to cook and I was excited to start watching the new season of “Top Chef”. However, I thought that I saw the episode on Hulu, but actually it was on Peacock, to which Betsy does not subscribe. Betsy made delicious enchiladas for dinner, and we watched an episode of a Gordon Ramsey travel show.

One of the other chores I (finally) accomplished yesterday was to make an appointment to take the M6 in for a much needed routine maintenance visit. I will be headed out of Dodge at some point next week (note to self: get that automated watering system in place!), so I want to ensure that I am running with fresh oil and all things have been inspected.

I am hoping yesterday’s unexpected rain was an anomaly. I am actually going out to lay tonight’s trail early this morning (I may be out there as you read this) because I am going to meet up with Davey for a Beltline walk at 1:00pm. After walking with Davey I will walk my trail again, making any necessary corrections so that people can run the trail without a hitch. Hashers will meet at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta at 7:00pm, and be off at 7:30pm. Once the pack is out I will walk to Long Cut Dong’s house and start my evening of drinking.

Hope that you are having a good week and that you are remaining healthy.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was CHORE. I thought I would do better but I fell into a careless trap. Oh well.

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14 Responses to 2022-05-05

  1. Aye aye aye aye, where is everyone, all five of you? Lol

    Back from laying SLUT. It’s about 95% done, I just have to lay my check, on in, and ensure that my trail is still there later. It took me about 1:45 to walk and mark both the eagle and turkey trails.

  2. NYT Mini Crossword in 1:04, because I jumped to a conclusion that was wrong.

  3. I’ve written a verse of “Aye Aye Aye Aye” for myself.

    There once was a hasher named Wee
    Whose penis was so hard to see
    But you’d never know
    That when it would grow
    It would look like the trunk of a tree


  4. Steve says:

    Server error.

  5. Steve says:

    Good morning.

    Slept in since I have today and tomorrow off.

    Removed some old Hotwire fence last night so the children could be in the shade of the trees if they wanted. This required repair of the wire fence that had been bent by a fallen tree. Good neighbor Steve had cut the tree off the fence some time ago, but it was up to me to


  6. Steve says:


    Watched the last of the Ben Franklin pbs special. Not many like him… ever.

    Chores today when I finally get moving.

  7. Steve says:

    Wordle in 5

  8. Barb says:

    Good morning – the HVAC checkup guy showed up at 0745 – appt was for 0800am, he said traffic was non-existent this morning. All is ok with our way too old AC unit, but it keeps plugging away, they will give us an estimate on a new one, in case it decided to finally die this year.

    Sally & I plan to come to SLUT tonight, she said she doesn’t have to close, so it should be no problem.

  9. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 4 starting with AISLE and pretty pleased that I guessed right after 3.

    Took a friend’s horse to the vet clinic to be bred this morning. Hoping for the tiptap of little hooves in about 11 months.

    Pulled into Racetrack to fill up the truck and it was pretty full up at the pumps. Managed to get mostly in with the trailer so I wasn’t blocking anyone. The car in front of me left and I thought I’d have an easy out, but danged is someone didn’t pull in right before I was ready to leave. Thought about asking her to move to another open pump – there were several by this time, but sucked it up and backed out.

    I love my little trailer just for times like this. I’ve pulled some much bigger ones (heh heh) that are really hard to navigate in and out of gas stations. I usually get tagged to do the driving once we’re in a tight spot. I’m not so sure I’m good at it, but I don’t freak out.

    Haircut this afternoon and then some farm chores before it rains tomorrow. Declaring today a comp day and only working if it’s necessary. My next project entails learning a new software that is far from user-friendly, so I think that can wait until Monday.

    Happy almost weekend!

  10. Watching the last episode of Detectorists, forgot that everyone ends happy and in love.

    Moving on to The Office UK, that’s nothing but snark and uncomfortable situations, so I shouldn’t get sappy about it.

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