I will be interested to see how much rain WLF has received over the past 24 hours. Steve and Debbie, I hope all is well down by you, as it appears you received much more severe weather than I did.

After looking in the mirror this morning and being depressed by what I saw, I am going to make a concerted effort to lose the fifteen pounds I have allowed myself to gain over the past six months. I was so much more content with my appearance last summer.

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

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27 Responses to 2023-03-27

  1. steve says:

    Wordle in 5 today, starting with STORM!!

    Over the past 2 days, we’ve had over 6 inches of rain. I dumped the gauge out yesterday afternoon with 2.75 and I looked out this morning and the damn think is almost full again. The power was on when I signed on this morning, but a big bolt of lightning not far has the house in the dark. My internet is a hotspot and the laptop has a full charge, so I’ll stay online for a while. Lagrange and that town in MS sure look like a war zone.

    In our brief time yesterday while the weather was nice, we met Meg and Ella at Lucky’s in Brookhaven. A burger on par with George’s and I don’t say that lightly. It’s been a minute since I’ve been anywhere near Lenox/Phipps. And that whole area where the restaurant is?? Wow…

    A hard 55 minutesyesterday while watching the end of Volta a Cataluna. Makes me want to go to Barcelona.


    • Glad you were (mostly) spared.

      I used to be a Lucky’s devotee. When I worked in Dunwoody I’d stop at LA Fitness or Costco and then have dinner and a few pops at Lucky’s. There used to be a location in Emory Village as well, but that has long since closed.

      Good on ya for the workout. I tried and failed to convince myself to set up the trainer.

    • Barb says:

      Watching a bike race makes you want to go to Barcelona?
      It is a great city – I’d like to go back again & again.

  2. Barb says:

    Greetings from Iowa.
    As usual there is drama & entertainment……..
    But – got the bedrooms changed around over the weekend – a twin bed is gone, the full is moved into the “office” and the queen frame is just waiting for a mattress to show up on Tuesday. I need to run to Target to get some Queen sheets, and I think I will have everything. So many questions over & over about what we were doing. 😉

    Wifi works fine – this desk isn’t super comfortable, but I’ll be fine.

  3. Surprised to see the rain gauge in WLF caught “only” two inches overnight.

    • steve says:

      How much from Sunday morning? I looked at the forecast, then the radar and didn’t see anything “on the way”. I don’t know where it was hiding, but damn.

      Glad you’re able to work remote, Barb. Hope the drama is kept to a minimum.

      • The ITP Estate was always somewhat north of the heavy rainfall yesterday afternoon. It caught less than an inch when I emptied it then. I didn’t expect to get much overnight, but was very wrong about that.

  4. David says:

    Word in 3 starting with QUAKE. I thought I had if in 2 but nope, usual Wordle shit, three correct letters in 2.

    A planned ride got rained out yesterday. It was a full weekend though. Back to the grind.

  5. steve says:

    We made the Ga Power outage map- “number of customers- 21”!!!

  6. Jenka says:

    A nice, quiet, weekend. We went to see Kim’s Convenience at the Horizon Theater on Saturday afternoon, it was a great play! We really enjoyed it. Otherwise we spent the whole weekend at home. Yesterday I made a cauliflower soup that will be my lunch all week.

  7. Forgot to mention that I read that Orpheus Brewing is closing its taproom next month. That brewery has one of the best locations for hanging out, in the northeast corner of a Piedmont Park right next to the Beltline, which probably means the rent/taxes are incredibly high.

  8. David says:

    Well, imagine that, RTFM actually enabled me to get my wireless adapter for my stereo to work again. It’s worked via Bluetooth for six months until it wouldn’t pair any more. For the uninitiated, RTFM means “read the fucking manual”. Turns out I could pair my phone with the device via Apple’s Home app, and now I have music throughout the house again. This reached a crisis point over the weekend because front porch sitting season has come around again, and music is a crucial part of that experience. I’m glad that I have evolved beyond my traditional “fuck this damn thing” by ordering yet some other device that would probably crap out in some different way and stop and see if there’s some nuance I was missing, which there was indeed. Even better now I don’t have pair the damn adapter every time I want to use it. It would have been nice if the manual said “Use Apple’s Home App” instead of “Access the WAC screen” on your ph0ne. Fortunately I did enough Googling to connect the dots.

    • Bob says:

      David FTW!
      I use RTFM all the time as we send out documentation that nobody reads. When they come back with questions I just say look at page X of the document you have in your email.
      I would also be lost without Google and YouTube. I would say 99% of my projects I will look up on one of the 2 for tips and tricks or even full blown instructions on how to do stuff.

      • David says:

        It’s remarkable how easy it is to get in our own way on stuff like this. And hell, talk about people not reading the manual, college students don’t read or listen to instructions on the damn video on their screen “I need a password to work on this spreadsheet”. No, you don’t. As stated on the screen, any cell you need to change is unprotected and the rest is purposefully locked. So, I feel you on folks not reading your documentation.

  9. Bob says:

    That rain last night was crazy! I expected some rain but not full blown thunder storms for the entire night. My poor dog was just about under my bed all night when she wasn’t pacing. Now she will probably sleep all day and I am tired as hell. I foresee an afternoon nap in my future.

  10. Just go a bit dirty dragging some plastics from WLF to WLF Annex. The “plan” is to kill part of the lawn and attempt to grow okra out front this year. Why? Why not? Not only will okra plants provide me with food, they have really pretty flowers so the neighbors shouldn’t mind. I love not having an HoA!

    • David says:

      Sounds like less grass to mow as well, which always works in my book. I usually grow grape tomatoes in my front yard every year. It’s TBD if I’ll do so this year. I don’t plant anything until after April 15 because all bets are off on surprise freezes until then.

  11. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 6, that was a tough one.

    I was awake most of the night thanks to the storms. Tigers on the loose in Pine Mountain had my FB feed blowing up Sunday morning. Glad they were safely captured.

    Being stuck inside wasn’t so bad with the puppy providing comic relief.

    Many of our neighbors have flooded fields and the creeks are way over their banks. Thankful for our hills. We don’t have a problem with standing water. Phinney made it though the Sunday morning storms bone dry. He’s smart and takes cover, but staying in the barn for 4-5 hours is fairly unusual for him. There was no waiting out last night’s rain.

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