Taking the M6 in for scheduled service this morning and dismayed to find out that the Waffle House a walkable distance from the dealership has been closed.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was POSER

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37 Responses to 2022-09-28

  1. NYT Mini Crossword in 0:32

    • Barb says:

      Mini in 52 seconds – pretty damn good for me

      really good 2nd guess using Paulie’s start word – Wordle in 3!!!

  2. No Waffle House, stopped at Bojangles for a non-meat, still unhealthy, breakfast.

    Heard that Tripod died last night. Sad. I have a sinking suspicion that Ouch will be joining him in the Great On After soon.

    Mom still hunkering down. I should know how she fared tomorrow.

  3. Steve says:

    WH closed, like out of business closed?

    Wordle in 4, mini complete.

    The new horse was to be delivered at 0300 this morning. I alerted my boss I might not be in on time and went to bed. They called and reported a new ETA of 04:30. They called again about 0415 (I think) and warned us. Arriving about 0445, here’s the paperwork and here’s your horse, bye. That was that. No point in trying to go back to sleep at that point, so took my shower and came on in about normal time- actually a bit early.

    I have several live cams up- looks like it’s aiming for Sarasota. This might not be pretty. Tampa hasn’t had a direct hit in 100 years…


    • Yep, permanently closed.

      A lot of construction has occurred in the greater Tampa area in the past hundred years. This is going to be a very damaging and expensive storm. There aren’t many insurance companies which do business down there, this storm may run the last of them out of the state.

    • Barb says:

      I got a message from Cheese Spread yesterday -they are in New Hampshire, so they are just hoping their house & boat in Punta Gorda will be ok.
      Mary in St Pete is hunkering down, they are in the middle of the peninsula, so they don’t have to worry about storm surge from the beaches, but……….

      Disney World has closed – you know this is serious.

  4. Well, my luck continues to run out. Routine service has turned into a $1600 repair of a leaking engine seal. Now about not catch an Uber home from Morrow, at least at the dealership’s expense.

  5. David says:

    Bummer about the car repair. “Routine service” is always a crapshoot on a car that’s paid off.

    Wordle in 4, I returned back to using LEAST since I realized that’s an anagram of Debbie’s fancy word SALET (which I looked up: an obsolete word for a small room where one receives guests, as in “Let’s take our tea in the salet.” Not to be confused with SALLET, which is a combat helmet used in Europe in the 1400s.)

    Mini in 29, could been faster if I could type with any accuracy.

    I have been nursing the shit out of my right knee. It was bad enough two weeks ago that I was ready to say fuck it and schedule x-rays or an MRI. But now it’s trending better, and I noticed just now that I really hadn’t noticed my knee today, which hasn’t happened in months. My knee did not cotton to me working at my standing desk until 2:00 AM when I was writing two books at once. I’m grateful that it’s settling down.

    • All was trending good until the technician found oil where oil was not supposed to be; an engine seal has been compromised.

      Yesterday I played SOUGH a word that I didn’t know existed, nor can I recall what it means after looking it up yesterday.

      • Barb says:

        watch this repair closely – when Subaru did some engine repair stuff for leaking seals (I have no mechanical brain, so no real memory of what they actually did, but it cost me over $1000). After it was done we noticed my engine was burning oil. After a couple more trips to Subaru over the course of many months – I got a whole new engine. But – we didn’t pay for an oil change for quite a while with this weird problem.

  6. Jenka says:

    I have a friend in Tampa who is riding out the storm, she still had power as of 8:00 am and was making a pork roast. I don’t know why I find that hilarious!

    Yesterday’s Wordle in 4 using STORM, for obvious reasons. We went to Iberian Pig last night, delicious as usual.

    I’m so sorry about your friend Tripod. Sounds like he went before his time.

    • Barb says:

      pork roast – that sounds like excellent hurricane food.

      I haven’t been to Iberian Pig in forever – mostly because Decatur & Marietta are just the opposite ends of the world commute wise.

      • Jenka says:

        Hell yeah, it’s way too far just for a restaurant. Plenty of good places closer to you! I know ITP is Paulie’s moniker but I am way worse than he is, I literally never go outside of a 3 mile radius of my house.

        • Barb says:

          I understand that – we go a few more miles (damn suburbia), but rarely leave Marietta/Roswell area when it comes to eating.

    • I agree a pork roast sounds delicious.

      Not sure he went before his time, but it’s sad regardless.

      • Barb says:

        he’s had so many health issues over the years – all started when he fell off a ladder (or the roof) of his house.
        Be careful everyone when dealing with roofs & ladders!

        • Which is why I got down the other day as quickly as I did…

        • Debbie says:

          Not fun fact, one guy I dated fell off a ladder and died and another fell and was paralyzed from the chest down. To be clear, this was long after I stopped seeing them.

          Steve does all kinds of jerry-rigged ladder shenanigans. He’s determined to take years off my life.

          • My fear of heights keeps me from doing a lot of ladder shenanigans.

          • Barb says:

            Allan does that too – and from the front of the house to the grass isn’t so bad, but the back is 2 stories and pavers below. He scares the shit out of me all the time.

          • Steve says:

            Who, me? Glad you weren’t around for the tree work last weekend. It was all on the ground, but still.

            Our Games friend Don fell 30 feet to the pavement while working on a tree over a year ago. It was a long battle, but he’s almost completely healed.

            I think Tripod has been dodging the bullets for a while. Such a nice guy…

  7. Debbie says:

    Mini in 5 with SALET and Mini in a WHOPPING :14! That’s a PR and will be hard to ever top.

    Salet came from an MIT analysis of the best starting words. It wasn’t particularly helpful today.

    New horse is here and is sick. Waiting on the vet. She was on the trailer for almost 24 hours so it’s likely shipping fever. Hopefully some antibiotics will have her all fixed up.

  8. Just ate a huge lunch. Feel as if I am mentally and physically out of control. After I let my food settle for awhile I may have to get on my bike and go for a long ride to try and right myself.

  9. My mother just called me. So far, so good. The path seems to be going south of her, so she may not get the impact of the storm as badly as I feared she would.

  10. Steve says:


    Just a random live camera south of TSP. There were people out walking on the beach a half hour ago.

  11. Appropriately shitty ending to my day. Read all about it tomorrow…

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