Happy 5th of July, or as it’s known this year, Friday.

I spent my Fourth poking around WLF. It was my intent to use my weed whacker to clean the brick pathways that border WLF. I was 90% successful before the cap which holds the spool which feeds the line broke, thus ending my day. I am a little less enamored with my weed whacker because I used a good bit of string, and had to stop often to feed it again before the cap broke.

Dinner last night at Hank’s was nice, and I was home in time to be in bed before the fireworks started.

Wordle: two, my starter was REACH
Connections: perfect, Yellow > Blue > Green > Purple

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38 Responses to 2024-07-05

  1. Today’s Wordle solution was on my list of starter words, and I almost played a word that contained 80% of the letters in the correct position. However, I still think I did okay today getting a deuce. 😉

  2. Sally says:

    I had to go back and see what I did for Wordle and Connections. My memory just isn’t what it used to be.
    Wordle in 3 starting with FACET. Connections: blue, yellow, green, purple. Probably wouldn’t have gotten purple.

    Fun, hot, long day of running and then hanging with my peeps at the 55th annual Peachtree Road Race. The pups and I just chilled for the evening.

    Mom’s birthday today. Traveling to Cedartown to visit. Taking the pups with me.

    • Well done you!

      I finally figured out the connection between the purple, once I had had only four tiles remaining. 🙂

      Happy birthday to your mother. I hope you have a good time spending the day with her.

  3. Barb says:

    busy day yesterday –
    Took Rohan to the Marietta parade – it was very hot – and as Rohan said – that was the strange parade. (coming from someone from Spain of course). Maybe we will try the Dunwoody parade someday – don’t think I’ll bother with this one again.

    Allan worked the race, said the race was black flagged, which meant the heat advisory was too high, and they were FULL for patient care & out of resources. Didn’t really help him get home any earlier – he was beat & cranky when he got home at 2pm.

    Went to a pool party for the rest of the day. He got much happier getting pruney in the pool drinking beer.

    Today- I’m working – maybe the Slutty SoCo tonight that ends at Tammy’s very nearby.

    • Sally says:

      We were hanging out on Dip’s porch off of Park Drive after we finished the race. The ambulances were coming by non-stop. I wish people would actually train to run in the heat or at least know their limitations. Plus all the alcohol drinking along the way, probably didn’t help. I guess the female winner also collapsed at the finish line. Crazy day for sure. Sorry about your mom, Barb! Let me know if I can help in anyway. Not knowing the severity, I can’t chime in as to whether or not you should fly up any sooner than you planned. I am going to try and make it to the hash tonight, as well, since it’s close.

      • Barb says:

        Allan said “most” of the elite runners collapse after the cross the finish line – I’m sure its an exaggeration, but still.

        Hopefully we will know more today – But- getting admitted at the hospital was faster yesterday – must have been a slow day? Or because she was there not too long ago? Who knows.

      • I remember 1997 when I was interviewed by local tv at the end as I was exiting the first aid tent. The reporter asked me questions about training for the heat, and then she finally asked me why I sought first aid. When I admitted that I got a band aid for the blister that has arisen both she and her cameraman struggled to hold back laughter.

  4. Barb says:

    oh yeah -and my mom is back in the hospital (UTI & not sure what else besides maybe just end stage Parkingson’s) – I was already heading back on Sunday night, trying to figure out if I should move my trip up. Connie was supposed to head over to Nebraska to spend time with Lennie & his family today – she’s not sure what she will do. She may change her flight to out of Cedar Rapids – so trying to coordinate.
    Tom is finally good with contacting Hospice – but of course it is a holiday weekend, so not sure how quickly that process can get started.
    So much fun……….

  5. Jenka says:

    We went to Moe’s & Joe’s for “lunch” yesterday, I put that in quotes because first of all it was after 1:00 when we got there and then some friends showed up and we got to talking with them and we were there until at least 6:00. There was a real holiday vibe going on there. A group of probably 20 people showed up looking like they belonged on a golf course with their pink shorts and popped collars. It always amuses me when fancy Va-Hi people slum it at Moe’s & Joe’s.

    • Barb says:

      that’s hilarious – the golf course crowd at Moe’s & Joe’s.

      We met some friends last weekend & 1 of the guys had on pink shorts – I just flat out asked him about it. His answer made me laugh – “they fit”

  6. Steve says:

    Wordle in 4. Congrats on the deuce.

    Wednesday’s racing at the track was good with a great crowd- I guess 150 or so. Home by 11 after dinner at WH.

    Up at 6 to load and head to Booford to tear down the barn. They are building a new barn at the new farm, but just couldn’t leave all the nice lumber to get bulldozed. The old. 7 acres will become 3 home sites so it will all go. 5 hours swinging various hammers and I was cooked. Home for a quick shower and nap before the Bear Creek dinner and fireworks.

    Last of the packing and house prep today before an early flight to Boston tomorrow. Really looking forward to getting away.

    Praying for your mom and the family, Barb.


    • Barb says:

      hope the weather is delightful up north for your vacation.

      Hoping Cedar Rapids is cooler – looking like low 80s, so better, but not much better. I keep hoping maybe the corn with be coming in while I’m there, but I think its still too early. But I can dream…….

    • Jenka says:

      You are so busy and productive! All I did was day drink. LOL!

      Have fun in my homeland! Hope it’s cooler — Toronto was 95 degrees when we were there two weeks ago.

    • Busy busy. Enjoy your vacation.

  7. Barb says:

    Spain plays in Euro Cup today at 1200 – so Rohan has his plan for today.

  8. Barb says:

    Tom’s update – the IV seems to make a huge difference. So – we know a big part of mom’s issues are lack of liquids, but this really confirms it. Something we already know, but, I can’t do IVs at home.

    • Jenka says:

      It’s a common problem for older people, they don’t get enough liquid. My father in law never wanted to drink water because it was so hard for him to get up to go to the bathroom. He’d have a cup of coffee in the morning, then MAYBE half a glass of water with dinner, and that was it for the day.

  9. David says:

    Hey, ya’ll, I figured I’d make a guest appearance. I ran my 24th Peachtree (or so, I’ve lost track) yesterday. I surprised the literal fuck out of myself by running the first mile in 10:30, and finishing with an overall average of 12:54 per mile. Given that this is only my second 10K in ten years, and I haven’t run since my 23rd Peachtree the year before last, I’ll absolutely take that. At points in the race I was actually ahead of my 16 year old, but in the end she finished 2 minutes ahead of me. Prior to yesterday, I really thought my running days were behind me, and that I was going to be walking the course. We parked at the MLK MARTA station on the way there, and after the race walked back down the Beltline. The MARTA wristbands that I bought were a bust, the turnstiles didn’t recognize them as valid. Fortunately a helpful MARTA employee materialized and let us through. We got to the start just as my group (J) was on the move toward the starting line, so our timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

    I will say that dropping around 25 pounds made a *CONSIDERABLE* difference in my Peachtree experience. I cut back on alcohol back in December, and broke myself of stress eating, and the weight I could never lose has just fallen off. I unwisely chose not to wear socks yesterday, and so as a result my toes got a bit chewed up. Other than that, I feel good about jumping into a 10K with zero training. My daughter and I are already signed up for the 2025 Peachtree, so that’s one less thing that I have to think about next year.

    I continued my hash adjacency yesterday with a quick stop at the pub crawl group. Ten weeks ago today I met a hasher at a party, and 9 weeks ago today we started dating. At the time neither of use were looking for anyone, but we continue to be a match in so many ways that it boggles both of our minds. I still steadfastly refuse to run a hash, but I will be going on an inaugural non-hash run with my squeeze soon. Maybe I’ll even get over myself and get some Hokas.

    I recently saw Robert Plant and Allison Krause play together, and Plant actually sang 4 Led Zeppelin songs and one of his solo songs. I never in my life dreamed that I’d see Robert Plant sing Led Zeppelin songs live. His voice is still incredible. Allison Krause assisted on some of the high notes, but apart from that it was transcendent. Bob Dylan played that night, and wasn’t terrible, which by any other standard he was excellent. Lukas Nelson pinch hit for his ailing 91 year old father Willie, and OMFG, he is Willie reincarnated. It was eerie and excellent.

    I have a lot of other things afoot, but nothing that I’m ready to share just yet.

    • Steve says:

      Good to hear you’re thriving, David!

    • Jenka says:

      Never ever run without socks! I made that mistake once and my feet were destroyed.

      At Moe’s & Joe’s yesterday there was a big table on the patio of people who had run the Peachtree. They were there for HOURS and were considerably, um, compromised. It reminded me of the time I ran the Thanksgiving half marathon and then drank a bottle of champagne in the parking lot. I do not recommend running 13 miles and then downing a bottle of champagne.

    • Barb says:

      I can’t even imagine running without socks – I think if I didn’t have them, I wouldn’t even participate.

      I heard that concert was great, but I can’t stand Bob Dylan, so that would have been the time for a bathroom & go get a beer break. Lukas is pretty awesome, I agree.

  10. Oh good, KP just informed me that I may receive a bill for the “extra services” provided. I assume this is the lab tests, but still…

  11. Barb says:

    sounds like the futbol game is tied up – do I go watch?

  12. Jenka says:

    Just got a storm warning alert from Ellijay. Shit’s getting real up there!

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