Brr, it’s cold in Florida. It’s probably not as cold as where you are, but it’s 49°F currently.

My brother, sister-in-law, and I journeyed up to Tarpon Springs yesterday. With no agenda in mind we wandered around part of their small downtown for a while. Today my brother and I have an appointment with a lawyer to start the expensive process of deed transfer for the house.

While I am not a believer, happy Valentine’s Day to those of you who celebrate.

Wordle: five, my starter was DAILY
Connections: perfect, Blue > Green > Purple > Yellow

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21 Responses to 2024-02-14

  1. David says:

    It’s currently 36 degrees in Grant Park. Wordle in 4, Fuck that conniptions shit. I got the easiest category, the color of which foretold the flames I would go down in.

    My Valentine’s Day gift to myself involves getting the air ducts in my house cleaned. Let’s just say it’s overdue and leave it that.

    My California trip is back on for early March, so that means Yosemite is on my horizon. Woot!

    I finally got the 4th chapter of my book sent off, which puts me 1/3 of the way through the book. Here’s hoping the next chapter flows out much more easily.

    • Sally says:

      Yay for your trip. Be sure to check if you need reservations or not to drive thru. Some months, it’s required. Hopefully it won’t be snowing as they close the park too. Congrats on the 4th chapter!

      • David says:

        Thanks for the heads up on the reservations. March doesn’t require reservations. I think I’ll plan Death Valley or something else as a weather contingency.

        It is a relief to have that damn chapter done!

    • Jenka says:

      Oakdale is already open again. I think it was only closed for a few days!

      • David says:

        Oh, phew! Thanks for letting me know! I’ve been avoiding it and grinding up Moreland. I’m glad to have my rabbit run back.

  2. Sally says:

    Some things you can do on your own without the use of lawyers when it comes to deeds. We changed mom’s deed to joint ownership with Rights of Survivorship. At least we won’t have to go through probate. Apparently she had an episode yesterday and was very confused. They have her on an IV drip and she seems to be fine. I am guessing her electrolytes were down.

    Wordle in 6. Thought I was going to go down in flames too. I had 3 letters but way too many possibilities. Hint: I should have known after the dog/hawk incident yesterday. 2 mistakes in Connections: Yellow, Blue, Purple, Green.

    I had the two dogs outside enjoying the sun when 3 beautiful hawks came swooping down. Surprised the heck out of me.

    Good run last night at Kennesaw. A little chilly hanging out in the parking lot afterwards but it’s a tradition. 🙂

    Had a friend call early this morning saying her hot water heater busted and if I knew where the turn off valves were. That I knew!!

    V.D. The disease that says “love”. Enjoy your day with those you love.

    • Fair point. I just think that for the amount of time necessary to process the paperwork for an uncontested will they are charging us an enormous amount of money? I don’t know the exact fee yet, so I will hold off giving a figure until I do.

    • Jenka says:

      I *think* anything you do that doesn’t require a lawyer needs to be done while the parent is still alive. After they pass, you need a lawyer. I *think*.

  3. Steve says:

    Wordle in 4 and coulda been 3. I’m with David- F that Commiptions shit. I may have broken up with it.

    Our department decided we could WFH today. Normally, I would be on site on Wednesday but am enjoying coffee and VD Kringle at home (thanks, honey!).

    A very brief Games meeting last night.

    Spoke to my coona$$ friend who had open heart surgery. He’s doing well and borer to tears. We talked a little shop but mostly things he couldn’t stress over. He looked gooD for having recent been filleted like a tuna.


  4. Jenka says:

    I am so glad it’s cold again! It is so refreshing.

    We went to Alici last night for our second time — it’s Italian food with a focus on seafood and they have a great oyster bar. It’s in Midtown right next to Mellow Mushroom and Trader Joe’s. It’s very good! That parking lot can die in a fire, though.

  5. Barb says:

    nothing too exciting here –
    I made a shepherds pie for dinner – Dad didn’t once complain or ask what it was, so I figure that’s a good sign. my idiot basement dwelling brother showed up right as it was ready, so he joined us. I made enough to put 1 in the freezer for Tom to bake in the future.
    Tonight – its Ash Wednesday – so – I’m going to be boring & make mac n cheese for dinner. I’m tired of cooking & washing dishes. I realize how much Allan & I share these duties at home. I am not a fan of washing dishes.

    • Steve says:

      You know your parents don’t have to abstain from meat any more? I’m assuming they are Catholic?

      Jenka, you cracked me up- “that parking lot can die in a fire!” Nice…

    • Jenka says:

      OMG, now I want to make mac & cheese!

    • Jenka says:

      Do they not have a dishwasher? They are old, so they might not…

      • Barb says:

        there’s a dishwasher – but you have to practically wash the dishes before putting them in – so I hand wash some stuff. And – its a small 1 bowl sink, so I make a mess with the water, etc. It just isn’t fun.

        And Steve – I know it doesn’t matter, but you gotta remember, they can remember the old stuff – so its easier to just not have meat today. And – this way I can jsut make mac & cheese & be done with it. Maybe I’ll go to Arbys & get a fish sandwich too. (Culvers is too far away, they have a good fish sandwich)

        • Steve says:

          Good point. I know my folks maintained those standards to the end as well. And I know Dad understood it was no longer a requirement, he just knew he could still do it.

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