And the rains came, thus canceling the bike ride. Could have used the mileage, but unlike the pros I don’t ride in such weather. Maybe I will get out today.

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was SHARE

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41 Responses to 2023-05-17

  1. David says:

    Wordle in 1.2, meaning I nailed 4 correct letters on my first guess and closed things out in 2. Mini in 19. I’m thinking today may be a good day to buy a lottery ticket.

    I have been dealing with some high drama this week that rattled me so much that I got pulled over for rolling through a stop sign yesterday. Thankfully I seem to have navigated the drama, and the officer let me off with a verbal warning. The silver lining is now my two teens have seem the correct way to navigate a traffic stop. Gifts like that are all around us, if we choose to see them as such.

  2. Trying to identity today’s ITP Estate exile. I have also implemented a “One item out for every one item in” policy, at least for non-consumable items such as food and hygienic items.

    • David says:

      I removed more items from the kitchen cabinet that I’m reclaiming. Still more to do there, but the end is near. I’m shocked at home densely that cabinet has been packed with stuff that will never be used.

    • Barb says:

      I do the 1 in, 1 out rule with clothes.

      Last night we decided to look into some camping bins in the garage. We don’t plan to go tent camping (to a campground) when we need separate bins of stuff. Took a big bin down to the camper & kept a few things & we are getting rid of a bunch of it. Of course it started POURING RAIN while we were down there.

  3. steve says:

    Wordle in 4. Nice work, David.

    The line that came through yesterday afternoon scared me. A lot of wind before the rain- some big branches came down and I had to check the radar. No alerts from the county, who are really good about that sort of thing.

    Publix pizza night for dinner. You buy the dough and make the pizza (I guess you buy everything else, too) (not a premade pizza). Exercise fail. Tonight, one way or another.


    • Yeah, the line looked a lot worse than what we received l WLF did get some water overnight, however. It received more when the automated sprinkler turned on at 6am. Whoops!

      I have considered buying dough at Publix many time, but have never done so. Is it quality pizza dough?

      • steve says:

        We like it, but it’s just a tad sweet. You can buy “pre-rolled” which unfolds into a somewhat round shape, or a ball of dough which you have to roll out. This whole thing is Trick’s fault (Bob)! I don’t remember what the occasion was, but there was a gathering at the CMB/IKTT estate and Laura was whipping out pizzas.

  4. Apparently I will receive no mail today, but that didn’t stop the USPS from sending me junk email containing an advertisement. I seriously wonder if I will ever again receive an email from a company/institution which doesn’t contain some sort of solicitation.

  5. Puttered around WLF for a few minutes. The farm caught 0.5” of rain yesterday. I planted the horseradish root I purchased recently, and harvested three of the largest French breakfast radishes that I saw. I have eaten one of the radishes and they are delicious.

  6. David says:

    The mobile salt mine is based out of Chrome Yellow on Edgewood today. Yesterday someone at Joe’s saw fit to turn the overhead lights on, as if it were last call or something, and their music choices started out well but devolved horribly. There’s a better vibe here. I think I was last here prior to the pandemic.

    Separately, I booked two nights in an AirBNB in North Carolina for Memorial Day weekend. May 28 would have been my 30th wedding anniversary. My “wife” had planned to be out of town that day, but changed her plans, so I made a plan instead. Somehow it feels best for us to be in separate states, literally, that day. I’ve been wanting to do a little writing retreat anyway. Last year my wife rented a cabin at Red Top Mountain to do some astronomy and changed her mind, so I took the cabin instead. I got so much writing done, and I’ve been looking forward to doing that again. Another “write” of passage, if you will that I’ll get to further into the book is to spend an afternoon at the Flatiron, having a couple of beers while I write. I have to be almost done with the book for that to be effective though. 🙂

    • Barb says:

      that’s an interesting name for a coffee shop.

      You are just down the street from the busiest fire station in Atlanta. Allan does not miss that station, never getting any sleep every 3rd day was horrible for a couple years.

  7. Jenka says:

    On the way out the door this morning I grabbed something and put it in the recycling herbie curbie. Yay me!

    • David says:

      Woo hoo! This is how it begins!

    • Jenka says:

      There is an area at the top of the stairs (to the finished basement) that causes me anxiety. It’s got shelving and it’s got pet stuff and is also a catch-all storage area for all sorts of things. It’s also where we shove our styrofoam and plastic bags for recycling. I am going to take one thing out of there tomorrow.

      • Jenka says:

        I wish we could edit these comments. I mentioned it was at the stairs to the basement to convey the information that this area is right in our main living area off the kitchen. So I have to look at it every day.

        • Sorry, don’t think self-editing comments is an option.

        • David says:

          I’m sure if you agreed to pay Paulie some amount of money per month for a blue ITP checkmark he’d figure out a way for you to self-edit comments. 😉

          Regarding that paralyzing area that it causing you anxiety, this is all the more reason to only take one thing out per day to start. The first thing creates a crack the ice. Each additional think makes the crack bigger and eventually you get enough momentum to reclaim the damn thing. I’ve started putting bags I want to recycle in my trunk, now I just need to remember to take the damn things out when I go to Publix and transfer them to their bins.

  8. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 2 starting with FORTE. I need to buy a lottery ticket!

    Throwing something away every day is very satisfying. On the days i don’t address a problem area I still feel good knowing I didn’t add any more to it. I’ve been on a great role of keeping my truck free of any trash.

    • Barb says:

      Debbie – that’s some serious dumb luck with that 2nd guess. I’m impressed.

      We found 6 bottles of bug spray in these camping bins. (no sunscreen)
      Next to see if any of them work. Allan threw out some other stuff too.

    • Wow. I’m amazed you went from A to B given your starting word. Well done.

    • David says:

      Yes, definitely buy a ticket! Kudos!

    • Bob says:

      Keep on top of your truck, it is so much nicer. I used to drive a rolling trash can until I decided to change. It is great climbing in to a clean car now. You also never have to embarrassingly dig out your passenger seat should you have a guest in the car.

      • I keep my car’s inside as clean of trash as if I were picking someone up for a date. I kinda hope I have to do this again at some point in my life.

        • steve says:

          Debbie’s truck has at various times been a tack room, party supply. and clothes closet. We won’t even speak about my car.

        • Jenka says:

          I’m with you, Paulie. My car is as clean as it was when it was brand new. Not just because if you leave shit in your car it will get broken into, also because I need the car to be a place of peace.

          • Debbie says:

            My truck was embarrassing- soda cans rolling around the passenger floorboard, receipts, fast food bags, etc. I cleaned it up when we went to Aiken in March and have kept it the way ever since. It makes me happy.

            I also organized our bathroom counter with containers and everything has its place which makes it easy to maintain.

            Now for the rest of the house one step at a time.

            And Wordle was pure dumb luck. I decided to focus on ruling out consonants rather than vowels this time. Probably the only time that strategy will work.

          • Debbie says:

            And Jenka your car is still practically brand new!! Whoever is the second owner at some point is getting a cream puff!

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