WEEK 13 2019
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Saturday - Another beautiful day.
The neighbor's eldest son came by and we weed-whacked the grass and stickers
in the front and back yards. It took nearly five hours and filled two
green waste bins. I've been concerned that the lack of vegetation
meant that the soil had been poisoned with something strong - now I think,
after having had to remove waist high weeds, that it was just the lack of
water during the recent droughts!
R&S were out and about on their Saturday yard sales. They found me
an adjustable easel desk, which I might be able to adapt to a standing desk,
and a gravity table for the neighbor. And very cheap prices for each!
They also had a white gas heater, which I declined, since it's an invitation
to fire and burns...
Friday 29 March 2019
Friday - A
beautiful day, and fairly quiet, not much dog barking.
Mostly I just worked on the app. It was a beautiful day, and I wanted
to be outside doing stuff, but I need to be careful of the leg still.
I'll start a longer walk next week, probably just around the block, which is
about 3/4th mile.
Book #11 was My Kind of
Freedom, by Steven Brust. This was actually a free, downloadable
book, set in the Firefly universe.
Thursday 28 March
Thursday - A
pleasant day, temperatures in the high 60's.
I drove down to Palmdale - even further south actually, and picked up a used
6'x4' whiteboard. I've been missing mine. Oddly the attach points are
68" apart, rather than 64", so I can't put the hangars directly into wall
studs, and I don't have any molly's handy. Tomorrow or this weekend
will be fine for putting it up.
The leg was OK during the trip, but ached quite a bit on the return, and
into the night.
I worked a bit more on NOPE stuff into the early evening, with an emphasis
on Swift. It's coming along. I haven't looked at Swift 5 yet, but I
don't think it can be too different from Swift 4. I'll have to see if Xcode
and such-like needs updating.
Book #10 was Fisherman's
Bend (Jane Bunker #2), by Linda Greenlaw. This is the second in
the Jane Bunker series, set in a small town in Maine. I was a bit
disappointed in the first, but the second somehow appeared in my Libby app,
I guess I must have put a hold on it. And it was much better.
Still a little stiff and stilted in places, including dialog, but much
better. I may just put a hold on the next book.
Wednesday 27 March
Tuesday - Another decent day.
Again, some STARS issues and taxes took up most of the productive
parts of the day.
Apple has released Swift 5, officially. Apparently they changed the
string handling stuff, again...
Neighbors dog barked for quite a bit in the morning, then in a more muffled
way in the late morning. I wonder if they are putting it in the kennel all
Monday - Another decent day, some clouds.
AH mentioned that the poppies are springing up in the west valley. I'm
not sure if this is going to be one of the stupendous years, but there are
some, at least. There are huge blooms down towards Lake Elsinore,
apparently. He saw them whilst traveling to/from Temecula.
Dr. Gupta called with a STARS question, and I did some research on that. One
of the executables isn't working, but the error message is pretty generic,
"ntdll.dll" is a basic os module, used by just about all programs, having a
memory fault there isn't particularly diagnostic.
Also did more work on the taxes. For some bizarre reason I can't find
my 2018 check register - I'm sure I put it somewhere "safe". Not a
huge deal, I have online access, but it slows things down a bit.
Neighbors dog was barking again.
The Viking Sky made it safely to port in Norway, with the help of a
tug. I've commented for years that cruise ship tourism in the arctic
and antarctic is usually stupid - in this case about 1400 people came within
fifteen or twenty minutes of re-enacting a Titanic scale disaster.
Sunday - Beautiful weather.
I drove into town and did some grocery shopping with S. The leg was
bothersome, but not as agonizing as it had be a few days ago.
I swapped her the laptop cooler for the desk lamp. It was a small,
mid-century, two lamp unit. It works well - there is a bit of buzzing
when it's first turned on but it quickly subsides.
I cleaned up in the garage a bit, moving stuff that is not of immediate use
out to the storage container. I had to reorganize that as well.
Pretty tired by the time all that was done, but I think some exercise is
good for the leg - I seem to get leg cramps if I don't work it a bit.