I had half of a really good day yesterday, spending the morning choring in WLF. I burned some branches, cleared more grass and weeds, and continued to clean up. And then, after lunch the hammer fell and I started sneezing violently and had a runny nose. I popped an allergy pill to no avail, and, combined with the news that my healthcare plan is going up $300/month if I don’t find a new (and let’s be honest, worse) plan, my day and night were ruined. Unfortunately I have awoken with a stuffed up nose. I can only hope that things get better today.

Halloween is but a week away? Wow.

I believe it was Confucius who said “He who struggles with Connections will triumph at Wordle, and vice versa”

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was IMPEL.
Connections: perfect, Green > Yellow > Purple > Blue

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: still not brave enough to return to weighing myself.

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42 Responses to 2023-10-24

  1. David says:

    Wordle in 5, no misses in Connections.

    As of today I am the father of a 16 year old girl. As a formerly avowed “hell no, I don’t want kids” person, I’ll just say parenting is what you make of it. My kids have absolutely saved me from myself.

  2. Well that was interesting. The power went out for about twenty seconds, then there was a loud thump from somewhere in the distance, and it returned.

  3. Being sick also completely interferes with any effort I can make toward losing weight. It’s a goddamn vicious cycle.

  4. Barb says:

    I’ve been meaning to tell you – we are doing that Flu shot vaccine trial again. Made $600+ to answer some questions on a phone app all year – with a 5 minute phone call every month or so. Call 770-771-6151 is you want to play along. (you have to be 50+ and go to Norcross office to get the shot.) After that, just answer questions on the app.

  5. Sally says:

    I haven’t even checked my options on healthcare yet. I always dread open enrollment. Wordle in 6 starting with GLAZE. Yellow, purple, green, blue on Connections. It was such a beautiful day to be outside yesterday. Today will be house chores. I did manage to find time yesterday to cut and trim the yard yesterday. GUTS Tuesday night run.

  6. Sally says:

    I also need to test my creek this morning. I could do without all the JORO spiders that have taken up residence along the creek. Taking a big stick with me.

  7. Bob says:

    Mornin ITPers!
    Finally back from Florida, driving home on a Monday is the way to go. Traffic was a breeze.
    What a week that was, started every morning with a run to a landfill then work all day then back to the house to load up the truck again. I was beat by the end of the week.
    It all ended well though, we accomplished what we needed to do and convinced the step mom to move finally. She is still not happy about it but it gets them out of the house and gives her a year to find something she thinks she wants (but will never find).
    I am also the owner of a 2002 Nissan Altima that needs a ton of work. It will be a fun project for me and Travis to get ready for his birthday in April.

  8. Steve says:

    Wordle in five.

    We got the games back in the box yesterday by 6 PM. It was a long ass day. We had a good crew, but getting a late start Sunday was our downfall.

    Today is just rest and relaxation day for me. I have always taken it off as I don’t know if I’ll be needed on the field for any remaining issues.

    Hopefully I’ll get out on my scooter in a little while. Maybe even a bike ride.


  9. Jenka says:

    The big dinner last night went great and, most importantly, I was home by 8:00. Today is a long day of meetings which fortunately end at normal end of day, then I’m going to my friend Sarah’s house for dinner.

    This morning I left my house at 7:15 and as the light turned green for me at the intersection of North Ave and N. Highland (right at Buddy’s) the power went out. As far as I could tell it was out for all of Candler Park, Poncey-Highland, and Virginia-Highland. It was fun trying to cross Ponce. Pretty sure it’s back on now but driving through Atlanta in the pitch black is not fun.

  10. Perhaps for the first time in 45 years I have a need for a small bottle of paint, such as Testor’s model paint. Where does one purchase such a thing? Do hobby shops still exist? Hobby Lobby? Ace Hardware? I only need a single, small bottle to make marks on planter trays, so I am certain that Home Depot nor Lowe’s are not the answer.

  11. The praying mantis who has been keeping me company for the past few days has finally met its maker. Currently it is now lying on my deck.

  12. Finally off the couch. Far from 100% but I have shit to get done today so I’m trying. Doubt there will be a bike ride in my future tonight.

    • Need to get my garlic into the ground this week, so be preparation is a must.

      • Barb says:

        I was thinking about growing some garlic – but I just don’t think I’m going to bother with it. Especially since my tomatoes haven’t died yet – I still have plenty of tomatoes growing, I don’t have a good open spot.

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