I suppose that I shouldn’t have been surprised that my legs were a bit dead last night. The ride was a slog. On top of that, my rear light popped off twice when hitting bumps, falling onto the road. The second fall broke its clip, thus rendering it useless. Pity, although it was a cheap light I kinda liked it.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was OPTIC. Almost scored a three, but zigged when I should have zagged.

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26 Responses to 2023-06-14

  1. Oooh, looks like we have quite the storm system heading toward Atlanta. I hope that I am done with laundry and home again before it arrives.

    • Barb says:

      my sister is flying in from Omaha today – we will see if the flight is on-time.
      Allan is working, so he can go get her at the airport.

      We might go to Hankook for dinner so he can meet us – I doubt Connie has ever had Korean tacos…….

      • I was going to make a “fancy” meal for Betsy’s tonight. Due to a busy schedule (hard to believe since I am not working, I know) and rain have altered my plans. It may be a frozen pizza and salad night again, we’ll see.

      • Bob says:

        So your sister is coming here but you are going to Iowa? Does Allan need a sitter? LOL

        • Barb says:

          She is driving with me – we leave Friday afternoon.

          Actually- if you (or anyone) can take a day off- Allan is going back to Petersburg from Sunday 6/18- Wed 6/21. More Mtn biking & relaxing. He’s in site#6.
          Since we didn’t get to go ride at FATS – he wanted to get over there.

  2. David says:

    Wordle in 3.

    Rough day yesterday. Mother-in-law ended up at Grady with 60% O2 level. I dropped my daughter off at the AirBNb to drive her grandmother to her haircut but that turned into determining a 911 call was needed instead. I coached my daughter and thankfully her mother was a couple minutes away and took things from there. The bill for a lifetime of smoking has come due for my MIl. I’m not judging, I’ve just known for decades this day would come. This is the first time in teaching over 2000 webinars that I’ve had to guide others through a medical crisis and then be “on”. I delayed the start by 1 minute and did some deep breathing. It helped a ton.

    In other news I talked to one of my publishers about writing an Excel for Accountants book yesterday. That will start in August as soon as I wrap my current manuscript. I am keeping the page count down this time. I learned a lot from last year’s Excel book. I had years of pent up stuff I wanted to write about because that was a bucket list book. I can be far more focussed this time around. The less I write, the less time book takes.

    • Barb says:

      bummer about the “fun” with our MIL.
      Why is your daughter at an AirBnB?

      • David says:

        MIL was at AirBNB locally. My daughter was just supposed to be getting to see her and getting driving practice by taking her grandmother to get her hair cut. Best laid plans.

        • Kudos to you and your daughter for being able to handle the situation. Good luck with that.

          Congrats on the book deal.

          • David says:

            Thank you, Paulie, on both counts. Grady is keeping my MIL for three days to get to the bottom of things. This is a blessing, she lives in Gulf Shores, AL and she would not be getting this level of care. Grady is the place to be if one’s wheels are coming off…

    • Bob says:

      While extremely stressful your daughter will learn and grow from this. If she ever faces another medical emergency she will be more prepared for it.
      Kudos for staying calm and coaching her through it.

      • David says:

        Thanks, Bob, and I agree 100%. She has been involved in two far lesser scenarios previously that definitely helped her be a rock star yesterday. I am glad I was available to talk her through it. During the after-incident discussion I told her that the best thing she did yesterday was to keep talking and giving information because it was unclear at first if her grandmother was just being elderly, or if there was a crisis.

  3. Barb says:

    Wordle in 4- Mini – I just couldn’t think & type today – a little over 1 minute.

  4. Nature is making me sad today. This morning I saw a squirrel which is probably going to die soon. The squirrel did not scamper away when I saw it. For as much as I grouse about squirrels eating WLF crops I can’t stand to see an animal suffer.

    Then, I found a pile of bird feathers, clearly one of the neighborhood cats scored a hit.

  5. Steve says:

    Wordle sun 4 and a perfectly good word in 3.

    David, so sorry to hear about the MiL My dad was a smoker before I was born and gave them up cold turkey. Used to chew a half a piece of gum (Beechie or Chicklet) instead. Probably saved his life.

    Considering the current weather, it was a good decision to come home yesterday. Breakfast with the retired VP of the bank and her husband- a cyclist who just came back from Moab. They retired to Asheville and are about to start building on a lot that backs up to the BRP. Nice.

    Except for breaking the footpeg, it was an uneventful day on the bike. Waze routed me right through town and it was moving as well as could be expected at 3:30.

    Catch up chores today.


    • David says:

      Thank you, Steve! Yes, I am sure your father’s decision to go for gum instead had a huge impact on his life, and therefore yours and your family. Welcome back, I’m glad the foot peg didn’t derail you as much as it could have.

  6. Bob says:

    Have not ridden yet, will fix that tomorrow. Playing tennis tonight so we’ll see how my legs respond 🙂
    Went down in flames at the rematch last night. Dude is a league bowler and I should not have beaten him in the first place but I just had a good night. He rolled a 191 to my 179, I can’t complain too much about that.
    The rivalry we have is purely fun so we will rib each other until the next match.

  7. Jenka says:

    Hello from Buenos Aires! We are only one hour ahead. It was very strange flying for 10 hours and still being practically in the same time zone. We are resting now and will head out to explore in a couple hours.

  8. “Ambitious” dinner back on. I’ve made one of those Asian salads that use dried ramen noodles, and later I will air fry some tofu and cook up some peppers, onions, and rice.

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