I probably should have gone to Montgomery. However…

Yesterday afternoon I made a snap decision to volunteer with Trees Atlanta this morning. If nothing else I should get some exercise by doing this and I may also meet some likeminded people. I would have also looked into volunteering with the social gathering following that on Thursday nights like I did last August (Really? That was an entire year ago?) but they are only seeking certified pruners for those gigs, and I have not become one yet.

Last night I also decided to go out for beers and food since I didn’t spend $500 for a couple days in Montgomery. Does this make sense? No, absolutely not, but I did it anyway. I packed a book and drove over to Avondale Estates to drink at Little Cottage Brewing. It’s been awhile since I stopped in, perhaps eighteen months, and wanted to make a return visit. With my beer I ate a delicious sandwich from the pop up vendor who was there last night.

Upon returning from dinner I did my daily programming tutorial and then watched the first episode of the third season of “Only Murders in the Building”.

Hopefully I will make it out for a bike ride tonight with the CVS ride. The route, which winds its way from Decatur through Piedmont Park and back, is short but worth it to ride with a group. The days are getting noticeably shorter, I need to get more riding in when I can.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was ROUGH, an apt word to describe my lack of sleep last night.

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27 Responses to 2023-08-10

  1. Just looked at the radar, it appears as if rain will once again fuck up my plans. I suppose that I will go to Trees Atlanta even if it’s raining and let them decide whether or not we work.

  2. steve says:

    Wordle in 4, starting with STEIN.

    I was going to take the lazy wy to cut the grass last night and fire up the tractor, but needed fuel. Off to get fuel and on the way back, one of the cans fell over, losing about 2 gallons of diesel. I learned this when stopping to get the mail. Instead of cutting the grass, I cleaned the bed of the truck…

    I coughed myself to sleep last night. Deep, repetitive coughs I couldn’t catch my breath from. The bed was not tilted up, so that may have added to the trouble. I’m about over this.

    Debbie is almost in the air to Richmond to pick up Figgy’s husband. Stay tuned.


    • Hope that your recovery quickens.

    • Barb says:

      Steve- with this weather – is the flight happening? Figgy’s husband – guess its time to start breeding?

      • steve says:

        They taxi’d for a half hour before taking off.. currently avoiding storms by staying east of them.

        Figgy isn’t quite old enough to breed, but we decided to go ahead and get the dad while he was available. Named “Bennett”.

  3. Barb says:

    It’s an ugly rainy day, but the ground is soft, it might be an excellent day for planting trees.

    Storm woke me up this morning, but then I fell back asleep, & the alarm had to wake me back up.

    • steve says:

      We had a storm come close as we were going to bed, but the rain gauge had nothing. All hat, no cattle.

  4. Sally says:

    Rainy commute to work and traffic kind of sucked but I also blame that on the shift in traffic pattern due to kids back in school. Busy day yesterday with two spike events. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Not much else going on today.

  5. steve says:

    This late report from Richmond. Apparently, the BMW madam rented is too complex for her to operate, but she does have the seat heater working.

    And the gentleman who sat next to her in first class went to the lav and apparently didn’t do a very good job of “cleaning himself”. Lovely.

  6. David says:

    Wordle in 3, back from a whirlwind tour of Tennessee. We left midday Tuesday and are now back home, and yet it feels like we were away for a week. I tried to write a blog post in the car this morning but between 4 hours of rain and a sleep deprived teenage driver, I had to keep my eyes on the road. She got some good experience handling herself in such a situation.

    I’ll spill more details at some point, probably early next week. I have a lot of things I have to sprint on now that my 2023 North American Tour has come to an end.

  7. Volunteering done! Wrong time of year for tree planting but I moved a lot of pine bark mulch with the leader, we were the only two, in the rain. Then we weeded for an hour. Funny thing was when Greg, now co-CEO, came in and started a conversation with me. I’m not sure the leader believed how long I have volunteered with Trees Atlanta.

    Now at Monday Night Garage drinking a free beer and waiting on a pizza. Apparently they have a dedicated pizza kitchen here now.

  8. Barb says:

    Did a very 1980s (or is it 1990s) thing – went to Ruby Tuesdays for a salad bar lunch.
    It actually is a pretty good salad bar.

  9. Highly recommend getting pizza at Monday Night Garage. Can’t recommend being the pig I was and eating the entire thing in one sitting. But damn it was good!

    I now need a nap.

    Since I was on the west side I also checked in on the tree I planted with a certain someone back in 2019. The tree is doing much better than the friendship.

    • David says:

      Your experience is vastly different than the experience that Scott and I had. We went in the evening a couple of months ago and got in just before they cut off taking orders. We ordered a sausage pizza and could literally count the pieces of sausage on it. Maybe we were there on an off day.

      Kudos on the volunteering. That is excellent. I agree with Barb, the next time you see Greg, just mention that you’re in the market, and ask him if he knows of anyone that’s hiring. People love to work with someone they know (or by extension, that someone they trust knows). It’s a great way to do an end run around the normal job search rigamarole. If you can email Greg, that’s even better, so as to not put him on the spot, depending upon how well you know the guy.

      • I was the only one there, perhaps that helped.

        Thanks. Even though I got soaked I was glad to do something this week that I had planned. It was weird being the only volunteer there for this gig, but hey, at least I wasn’t ignored. Lol

        • David says:

          From small acorns grow mighty oaks, and a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. You showed up, that’s what matters.

  10. Jenka says:

    I am mired in the middle of a two day faculty retreat. Ugh. Luckily today I don’t have to do much. There is a dinner afterwards but I am going to skip it.

    Paulie, that’s cool that you stayed to volunteer even though it was raining. That’s dedication!

    David, your trip sounds amazing, I’m glad you got out of it exactly what you wanted to get out of it.

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