As part of my test drive after picking up the M6 I thought “I am in the middle of nowhere, I wonder where that Trek store is?”; Maps took me to Stockbridge. While standing in the store I ran into a guy named Frank, fellow cyclist, with whom I used to work seven years ago. This is the second time I have randomly run into Frank since we stopped working together, the last time being in Hapeville for the criterium I attended with Bonnie about this time last year.

The startup of the M6 feels rough to me. Once I can best figure out how to best demonstrate this so that they are convinced that something isn’t right, I will be taking it back in today. Hopefully will have my car or a loaner for the weekend.

Everything in my life has crumbled and it is weighing on me greatly.

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was DORIC. I might have solved it quicker if my third and fourth guesses contained all of the letters that I was told were in the answer.

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35 Responses to 2022-09-30

  1. NYT Mini Crossword in 0:26

  2. David says:

    Wordle in 5 starting with LEAST, Mini in 49.

    The one thing I have noticed about the iPhone 14 Pro is the battery life is dramatically better. At midnight last night my phone was still at 53%.

    8 year old cars (and beyond) can be ticking time bombs. My car is 12 years old now, and I always cringe when I take it in for “routine” maintenance. I’m going to “retire” it next year handing it down to my daughter when she turns 16. That’s assuming I make it through the next year of her having a learner’s permit. 😉

    I received my author copies of my Excel book yesterday. It’s wild to hold it in my hand after all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into it, and the couple decades of forethought as well.

    Looks like riding is on my agenda for this weekend. The apocalyptic rain that was forecast headed east. I’m taking a friend on a 30 mile loop that starts at my house, goes up the Eastside Beltline, then up to PATH 400, over to Chastain Park, south to the Northside Beltline, and then back down the Eastside trail. It’s one of my favorite routes.

    • Yeah, when I bought the M6 it was going to be a “five-year car”. Unfortunately five years was December 2019 and at that time I wasn’t quite ready to part with it, and then we all know what happened three months later. No without a salary for over a year, it’s difficult to commit to a large purchase. The M6 is starting to enter the phase of life the Jackmobile was in when it replaced it.

      Congrats again on the book.

      With my ride canceled and the high possibility they I will be without a car this weekend I may do a bit of riding from the house. Which reminds me, I need to check on my repairs from yesterday.

  3. Now conflicted about the car as it started fine twice this morning. I don’t know if I can make an effective argument for them looking at it. Perhaps I will wait until Monday if needed.

  4. And in other news: I saw a hawk sitting on my deck this morning, and just saw two chase one another from my yard.

  5. Steve says:

    Wordle in 5 starting with AISLE.

    With no rain really expected, I started the process of aeration and seeding the winter grass. The ground is pretty hard, so we could use a bit of rain to soften it up, but we still have to do it soon.

    Off to the dermatologist for a spot today, the a meeting at the park with the po po to talk traffic plan.


  6. Barb says:

    Went to Taco Mac at the Prado last night with some friends – the exit for Roswell Rd going eastbound is WAY before it used to be. The new 285/400 interchange is going to be quite different when it is all done. Taco Mac just doesn’t thrill me. The wait staff all has masks on, but none of them were wearing over their faces – all had them under their chins. I mean, why even wear them? But it was good to see some friends I rarely see.

  7. Jenka says:

    Yesterday’s Wordle in 4 using SALET, turns out having the S in front was actually helpful. (Thanks, Debbie!)

    Candler Park Fall Fest this weekend was friggin’ cancelled due to WEATHER. I swear, the “safety first” soccer moms who run this neighborhood need a dose of reality. UGH.

    When I bought my car in 2018 I also said it would be a 5 year car, but the thought of getting a new car next year is not a happy one. During the pandemic we paid off both cars, so I think I’ll stick with my for a few more years. Plus, it’s fast. 🙂

  8. New tube out into rear tire of road bike. Will check to make sure I did a decent job later. Patch on old tube was still leaking.

  9. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 5 went back to starting with AISLE. Mini in :51.

    8K in 4 years!!! Do you even need a car? My 2011 Tundra has 160,000+ miles and likely has that many more in it still. It will be the next one we drive until the wheels fall off. Car prices are insane, and I’m not so sure they will come back down once the supply chain issues are fully resolved. Hopefully, the new truck will be the last truck we ever have to buy.

    Congrats on having your printed book in hand David!! I used to love the feeling of opening the first box of new magazines when I was an editor. I can only imagine the greater order of magnitude of excitement when it’s a full-on book!

    Hope the M6 starter issue has resolved Paulie. Those “not quite right” problems are so difficult to address.

    Happy Friday! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

    • Thanks. I am going to drive it under normal conditions this weekend and take it in Monday if I decide it’s not right. I am headed to Columbia on Friday, so I will need for it to be resolved by then.

    • Jenka says:

      If Atlanta had a public transit system that took people to the actual places they want to go, I most certainly wouldn’t need a car. But alas!

      • Debbie says:

        Uber might be more cost effective!

        I haven’t had a car payment since the late 90s, so really not looking forward to having a hefty one.

        As I was typing that I remembered that I hadn’t taken care of my tags yet… off to the tag office I go!

  10. These are the days where it would be beneficial to have a partner in life with whom I could discuss matters. I’m so tired of adulting alone.

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