Nothing fun to report from yesterday. I am going to try and get through today without whining too much.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was SLANT

Not going to do any weigh-ins until the new year. I just don’t want to know.

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33 Responses to 2022-12-13

  1. Steve says:

    Wordle in 6!! Ouch.

    BOTH my headlights appeared to stay on for the drive into the office. Always a good thing.

    I now have (almost) everything I need to hang our farm sign. A couple years ago, Debbie “won” (I think she was high bidder) a custom made farm sign. Ours is round and has a Celtic theme with a fox being chased by a hound being chased by a horse. Hence the farm name “Hot Pursuit Farm”. This WILL be in place by Christmas.

    A tough half hour on the trainer.

    Final Games meeting for the year tonight. Finally get to see how we actually did, rather than how we think we did.


  2. David says:

    I managed to complete yesterday’s Wordle in 5 after letting my four attempts with two letters never in the right place marinate all day. I solved today’s Wordle in 2 after matching a single letter with CRANE.

    Apparently my separation is now Facebook public that we’re getting a divorce. I hadn’t hammered that final nail in the coffin yet, but ok, sure, we can do that. We’re in mediation so hopefully that stays on track.

    • Yowza another person has crushed Wordle today. That’s fantastical!

    • Barb says:

      David – it always amazing what you can find out about yourself on FB – isn’t it? Sorry you had to find out that way. 😉 I’m using the old school emoji – or at least I’m trying.

      • Text emoji 🙂 work, Apple emoji get turned into question marks.

      • David says:

        Thank you, Barb. Yes, it is amazing. I’ve long seen Facebook as toxic and I only check in a couple times a week and barely scroll past one screen. That’ll teach me for sure.

        That was a backlash for me taking off my wedding ring. She said I didn’t waste any time. I said we’ve been in couples therapy for 8 1/2 years. There’s nothing sudden about any of this (other than her jumping the gun and signing a lease on a house, that was sudden). There’s a lot of symbolism behind a wedding ring, and I couldn’t keep up the pretense any more.

        • Barb says:

          Allan hasn’t worn his wedding ring in years – and I don’t wear mine all that often either. hmmmmmm

          • David says:

            Y’all are clearly in a good place, and everyone gets to make their own decisions. I would think that Allan wearing a ring could sometimes be a hazard in his line of work.

            Conversely, when you’re living in separate houses and have agreed that both can date other people if they want, then what’s the point of wearing a ring? It’s just drama. So I got out in front of it today and publicly owned our separation and tagged her in the post, to counter her skulky comment within a post.

    • Debbie Brady says:

      Sorry things are getting messy David. Try to tap into the good mojo you left your retreat with. The holidays will be over soon and you can explore your best life with a clean slate.

      Sending good thoughts that your mediation goes well and things get wrapped up as painlessly as possible.

      • David says:

        Thank you, Debbie. This will be best for all of us in the end. It’s just a matter of working our way through.

    • Jenka says:

      Ugh, one of the toughest things about divorce is you can’t control the other party anymore and everyone’s feelings are easily hurt. It was my MO to completely avoid any mention of it on Facebook but I have friends who went through hell when their future ex-spouse bashed them online. On the flip side, it would’ve been way easier to just do a big post so that everyone knows instead of having to tell every single person. It’s hard, dude. But your attitude seems good!

      • David says:

        Thanks, Jenka! My attitude is good. I am finally able to side-step so much of what I used to get sucked into. I did do a big post today on my account and tagged hers. If we’re going to be Facebook public, then let’s be Facebook public about it instead of skulking around in the comments of a post.

        My therapist keeps reminding me that her actions are a reflection of her and where she, and not me, and where I am. I keep reminding myself of that.

        I hope you’re having/had a lovely time in Belize!

  3. Looks as if I will be receiving something from the IRS?
    Good news?
    Bad news?
    Phishing scheme?

    And now I wait with bated breath…

    • Steve says:

      We finally got a decision from our friends at the IRS on ONE of the outstanding cases. Apparently, it’s a bad idea to tie your SSN to the Square card reader you’re using to process stuff for the foxhunt, or even worse, for the former employer! That one was for a tax bill of $30k!! I’m not sure which one got settled, but at least one is off the plate.

      • I can’t fathom how I could owe more to the IRS, but this is the IRS we are talking about.

        Ouch. Good luck with everything else.

      • Barb says:

        that sounds horrible Steve.
        reason # ??? to never have a Square card reader. 😉

        My sister finally got her IRS stuff settled with crap from the strip joint last year. (Now she just owes the lawyer) I googled & found a story that the principal owner (not her) was found guilty in 2014 & had to pay $139,000 in back taxes. My guess without actually knowing is she got screwed & stuck with some of that.

    • Turned out to none of the above, it was a letter informing me that I may be able to enroll for health insurance via the ACA.

  4. I made it to 9am before whining about my knee hurting. Fuck, this really sucks.

    And now I am considering not signing up for Big BRAG or STU because of my knee pain.

    The irony of this occurring only weeks after selecting a health plan on which will cost me $$$ for having hospital visits or surgery has not escaped me.

    • Barb says:

      so far off – a lot can change – don’t rule it out yet – and the discount on STU isn’t that much, not really. Big Brag – you have to sign up by ____ date to get your jersey – Sally won’t let you forget that!

      I twisted my knee getting out of bed last night (damn weighted blanket) but – it isn’t anything bad. The sleeping injury list just keeps getting longer. 😉

    • David says:

      My physical therapist told me that cycling was good for my knee, and I can attest that it is. Knees like movement.

  5. Debbie Brady says:

    Wordle in 2 starting with SPEAR. Cue David’s blind squirrel comment. I was pleasantly surprised!

    That was the final Square account issue squared away. What a pain in the ass that all was. Lesson learned. Emphatically.

    Our little farm is a disgusting mud pit. It’s depressing. There’s no point in trying to clean up the barn until it dries out which won’t be happening any time soon according to the forecast.

    Sorry about your knee Paulie. Pain and the inability to exercise are a double whammy to your mental health, so try to take it easy on yourself.

  6. Jenka says:

    Hello from Belize! We’re actually in the airport waiting for our flight home. I don’t think Belize is my thing. I’ll write up a fuller description tomorrow.

    We had taken the whole week off but when the trip got shortened I decided to take Wednesday off and go to the office Thursday and Friday.

    • Steve says:

      Oh no! Sorry to hear it wasn’t as advertised.

      Slippery and Spurmier seem to go diving there annually and always have a big time.

    • David says:

      Oh, I’ll be very interested in your write-up. I have the potential to go there for a week this summer if I can swing the airfare.

  7. Stumbled around for a slow four mile walk today. Not the nicest weather out there, but could have been much worse.

    Can’t believe that it’s already 3pm!

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