Finally got warm enough in the house for the air conditioning to come on. Pity, I was hoping I’d make it a little while longer.

I struggled riding last night. I think the humidity and my increased weight were working against my goal to ride well.

Wordle: four, my starter was LEAST
Connections: perfect, Yellow > Green > Blue > Purple

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34 Responses to 2024-05-08

  1. Steve says:

    Wordle in 3!

    I was pretty beat after work yesterday, so didn’t do much. Debbie wasn’t really hungry, so I made fish tacos.

    Fighting the vertigo this morning- had it been much worse, I would have WFH, but my partner Sam is home taking care of his wife after surgery, so I feel the need.


  2. Sally says:

    Worlde in 5 starting with HIKER. Almost didn’t get it. Perfect Connections: yellow, purple, blue, green. Had to use a hint in Strands.

    Very humid run last night at the mountain. Good crowd.

    Women of the Woods this morning, then work and then packing for my backpacking trip on the AT from Sam’s Gap to 19E. Can’t wait to get on the trails and quiet the noise.

  3. The front lawn has been mowed. And, while wandering around WLF I met a new friend.

    My New Friend

    For size context, it was sitting on the bottom of an upturned 16.9oz plastic soda bottle.

    • Steve says:

      That’s a cutie!

      • Steve says:

        I rescued a little green frog from the back of the tractor Monday. He was on a completely vertical surface with his sticky feet and hopped off me before I could get him to a protected location. I had already found a little skink the cats had played a little too hard with and didn’t want him to suffer the same fate.

    • Jenka says:

      OMG, SO CUTE!

  4. I’ve counted at least fifteen cars going up and down my block this morning. I wonder how much longer I will be able to live with the freedom of having no speed humps on my block.

  5. Bob says:

    Looks like my right knee got jealous of all the attention to my left knee and is now acting up. I can barely go up or down stairs, may be time for another appointment to have it drained.
    Because of my knee I didn’t make it out to Neal Young last night 🙁

    However, we did buy a car for Travis. 2015 Nissan Altima. I either got a screaming deal or it will self destruct in a month, time will tell. The mileage on the title doesn’t match the odometer so may be fun dealing with the DMV. The guy we bought it from is a car flipper and very responsive to calls or texts so hopefully will straighten it out quickly.
    Today is driving test day for Travis too. He screwed around and took forever to finish an online course. When he completed yesterday there was a message he would receive the cert in 1 or 2 business days. Thankfully he got the cert this morning so now we have all the documentation we need (hopefully).

    • Bummer about the knee. My right elbow is screaming at me currently.

      Interesting conundrum about the mileage. Good luck with Travis and his driving. 🙂

    • Jenka says:

      I grew up in the White Mountains, and my parents only drove stick. I remember my driving test because the area around the RMV was straight up and down hills AND it was snowing, and I was driving my dad’s 1988 Acura Integra stick. I had been driving for at least 4 years already so I think I impressed the testing guy.

      • Bob says:

        My first few cars were stick shift. Automatic versus stick to me is the difference in driving a car (stick) or just getting to your destination (auto). I like a sportier car but now that I drive a truck that option is limited.
        My father was going through his mid-life crisis when I got my license so I took the test in a brand new Camaro Z-28. Good times.

        • Jenka says:

          Ooooooh, that car is hot shit!

          Agreeance re: driving vs just getting to your destination.

        • Having never had access to a manual transmission automobile during my formative driving years I’ve never driven a stick more than twice. I understand the concept, but have almost no experience.

          • Barb says:

            no Amazing Race then for you Paulie!!!

            I had a couple sticks in my life, but I gave it up after having to commute a decent distance in the Chicago suburbs. I enjoyed it- but did not enjoy it in stop & go traffic. Now its hard as hell to even buy one – Hide the Salami told me she had to special ordered when she wanted a new car. Nothing on the lot.

          • Jenka says:

            Not so — I purchased my Civic SI stick off the lot in 2018.

          • Jenka says:

            Also — I always find it hilarious on The Amazing Race when a contestant can’t drive stick. Like, have you EVER watched the show? Smh.

          • Lack of stick shifting skills, and a paralyzing fear of heights, make me a sub-par Amazing Race partner.

          • 2018 was a long time ago, Jenka. I’ve heard a few people lament how hard it is to buy a manual transmission car.

          • Jenka says:

            Oh, it’s not easy, but it can be done.

    • Steve says:

      Bob, I was going to make you a sweet deal on a little Mazda 3 (zoom zoom!) with ONLY 342k miles… something he can beat up and you would not worry too much about.

  6. Barb says:

    purple, yellow, green, blue.
    who am I- I got purple 1st?

    Wordle – took me 5 – could not come up with that one easily.

    Yesterday my mom was not having a good day – was testing my patience with noe being able to get up & get around. Dead weight is so fun getting her up & down from chairs, etc. My back is really talking to me today.

    did get out for a short walk, ran into a neighbor, she showed me a most excellent hoarder house. Those people’s neighbors must just hate them.

    • Ugh. Last year my 90+ pound mother fell and I had to lift her up with no help. Crap it was hard and I feel lucky that I didn’t hurt myself in the process.

      I figured purple out last, but at least can say that I solved its connection prior to submitting the words.

      You are the second person to mention a hoarder house to me. Last night Chris (aka Long and Red) said that he met a neighbor on the block behind his and they discussed a hoarder house in their neighborhood.

      • Barb says:

        my basement dwelling brother is a want to be hoarder.
        It all started with talk about what we will do with the parents house some day.
        I joked that we couldn’t let Bob stay – as it would become a total hoarder house. So – she said – let’s walk down a couple blocks – I have something to show you.

  7. Wish I wanted to start doing a podcast about Atlanta. I all ready know what it would be called — “Oh, the Humidity!” (assuming no one has already used that title).

  8. Jenka says:

    Last night we went to the Red Sox-Braves game and, although the Sox lost, it was a great game with evenly matched pitchers. And the weather was perfect! We left right at the last out of the 8th inning and beat all the traffic home. Yay, baseball!

  9. Jesus Christ, the woman on this 1953 episode of “I’ve Got a Secret” had EIGHTEEN children, ten of who were born as five sets of twins!

    • Jenka says:

      WHOA! That is almost statistically IMPOSSIBLE!

    • Barb says:

      one of my high school classmates had 16 brothers & sisters. I don’t think any were twins, but there might have been. He was one of the younger ones, so he had nieces & nephews that were older than him.

  10. Barb says:

    went to Kohl’s to return an Amazon purchase, and to Aldi for a couple things.
    Parents eat like birds, so its hard to cook anything, even cooking the smallest amount is enough for multiple meals.

    • My mother was a “healthy” eater until toward the end when I am told she picked at her food.

      Because Betsy’s kitchen isn’t ready yet, I need to run out to Kroger today to buy a frozen pizza to prepare for tonight.

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