I am scheduled to take recycling to CHaRM this morning. I have never had it rain when I have scheduled a drop off, this might not be very pleasant today.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was COUNT; I zigged when I should have zagged.

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42 Responses to 2022-08-25

  1. NYT Mini Crossword in 1:45; suffered a major brainfart.

    Heardle fail.

  2. Sal says:

    Worldle in 3 using count. The mini took over a minute. I am just not quick enough and then I type in the wrong space etc. Maybe I’ll get the hang of it. So hot, sticky, muggy and humid for the run yesterday. Dew Point was over 70. That’s tropical conditions. But did see deer, a raccoon, lots of turkeys and baby toads and one baby ring neck snake. I was also able to get my grass cut. Of course it’s raining this morning and the dog I am sitting doesn’t like to get her paws wet. And that bologna seltzer sounds disgusting.

  3. Steve says:

    Wordle in 5- 3 guesses after having the first 3 letters correct! Mini in far too long, and I call a foul on one clue! Roman numerals?

    I had grandiose plans for a run last night, then I heard my recliner calling my name. I did have a good walk with my (now retired) SVP, Mary, at lunch. I struggle to keep her pace, and she was surprised at how fast we were walking yesterday. I said it was all her!

    Did catch up on the Vuelta… Debbie and I decided we want to go to Balboa. Such a beautiful city.


    • Roman Numerals are common for crosswords.

      I missed yesterday’s stage, I blame the impromptu doctor visit, sollowed by a trip to Douglasville to hit Tractor Supply and Ingles.

      • Steve says:

        2 Americans and a couple Brits in the top 10 is a good thing. I think Sepp Kuss could be a team captain in another team- someday.

      • Barb says:

        I haven’t heard that Kevin is working the Vuelta – so I’m thinking he isn’t.

  4. Barb says:

    Wordle in 2 – what a lucky guess!
    Mini – I was not thinking – took way too long

  5. Jenka says:

    No Wordle yesterday, Duolingo still not updated. I am fine with that, it can take as long as it wants. Up early again this morning to lift, I am halfway through my first cycle of this program. In two weeks I will add 5 lbs and start over.

    I put off therapy over the summer because I needed a break. Today is my first appointment of the year.

  6. Aw, I just saw an email that Big Lou the emu which lived at the Lake Claire Land Trust has died. Lou lasted 29 years, which I will assume is a good life for an emu.

  7. Publix, CHaRM, and Target trips completed. Watching La Vuelta for a little before I get into anything else.

  8. David says:

    No *dle’s or Mini’s for me, the Excel book goes to the printing company TOMORROW, which necessitated an all-nighter on my part. The end is near, 2 chapters left to proof. It’s a super painstaking process, but this is the book I’ve always wanted to write, so I’m doing it right. It’s super-tight, I’m very proud of it. Much more so than the other four books I’ve written or co-authored, those were all means to an end stepping stones. And it worked. Imagine that.

    Paulie, I had a small patch of poison ivy in my yard a few years go. I used big black track bags as giant gloves and pulled all of that shit up. There wasn’t much but I wasn’t going to let it get a foothold. a) it hasn’t returned, and b) I did not get poison ivy from the experience. But hey, if you’re already afflicted and on ‘roids, seems like now might be a good time to give that approach a shot?

    • Congrats again on the book.

      The remaining ivy on the tree is too high for me to pull, so I am letting it and the English ivy die on the tree. When I finally decided to bag the roots/vines I pulled off the tree I will try your technique. Even on the ‘roads I have no desire to get back into it now.

      • David says:

        Thanks, Paulie. I’m up for air for a second before plunging into the final chapter…”toodle-oo, toodle-loo-loo…it’s the final chapter…” sung to the melody of that cheesy 80s song by the band Europe. Yes, I am delirious. And yes, I am teaching a brand new set of material in a 2 hour webinar at 3:00 today on zero sleep. That’s a new one, in over 2,000 webinars in the past that combo hasn’t come up in the mix.

    • Debbie says:

      That’s awesome David!! Congrats on getting it done and done well!

      • David says:

        Thank you, Debbie! All of my other books have been a flat fee arrangement. I’ll get royalties on this one, so I am extra motivated. That and it’s the book I wanted to write all along. That makes a huge difference too.

  9. For the third day in a row I found what I believe is the caterpillar form of the black swallowtail butterfly hanging out on some parsnips. While I thing their final form is beautiful, they need to live on the plants that I don’t want to eat.

    Also, many, many mosquitoes in the farm still. If I wasn’t doing a quick check of the farm I would have sprayed my legs, wish I had now.

    I need to make my final batch of pickles for the year. There may be a couple of cucumbers produced in the coming weeks, but not enough for pickling.

  10. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 4 starting with SUGAR. Mini in 1:24. In kinda proud that I didn’t know the Jenner clue.

    Spoke to someone about taking Ceili on consignment. I need to get X-rays done first. That’s nerve wracking because less than perfect X-rays scare people off even if the horse is performing perfectly. #342 in the list of ways horse people are nuts.

  11. Barb says:

    we have such a wooded lot – we have PI here & there no matter what we do to try to stop it. But – we have learned to be very careful, and clean up immediately after

  12. While I was at Tractor Supply I saw that they refill propane tanks. Once I burn through the little portable 1lb green tanks I plan to buy a refillable tank to use for camping trips. At some point the lower cost of refills will recapture the tank purchase, and I won’t be trying to find out how to properly dispose of the 1lb tanks.

    And then today Tractor Supply sent out an email about propane tank refills, and how one goes about using their service. Weird timing.

    • Barb says:

      Paulie – Allan can teach you all there is to know about refilling tanks – and we may even have a spare one. 3 Way Camper refills them – and they give you the full 20 lbs – compared to the 16 lbs you get at most propane switch out places.

  13. Steve says:

    Don’t bring the empty tank in the store or they yell at you! AMHIK!

    • Really? The one I intend to buy on Amazon will certainly arrive empty. How else would I get its first filling?

      • Barb says:

        don’t buy one – we have extra empties

      • Steve says:

        You buy them full at the convenience store, or there at TS. Not all things come from Amazon!

        • But I am not looking for the standard 20lb size, that’s too large for my use case. Most stores don’t carry the smaller ones, approximately 5lb, and if they do I doubt that they are filled. I don’t need one immediately, I still have about six 1lb cans in stock and they last a long time for me, so I will burn through those before buying anything.

  14. Last jar of bread and butter pickles has been made.

    Hoping rain is done for the night, I need/want to get a bike ride in tonight.

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