WEEK 14 2019
Tue- Wed- Thur-
Picture of the Week
Years Ago, This Week, 2003
Years Ago, this week, 2004
Years Ago, this week, 2005
Years Ago, This Week, 2006
Years Ago, This Week, 2007
Years Ago, This Week, 2008
Years Ago, This Week, 2009
Years Ago, This Week, 2010
Years Ago This Week,
Years Ago This Week,
Years Ago This Week 2014
Four Years Ago This Week, 2015
Ago This Week, 2016
Years Ago This Week, 2017
One Year Ago This Week, 2018 ,
Saturday - Another nice, but windy, day.
I put up the white board in the east bedroom. And I put up a towel
ring in the master bath. That was about the extent of house stuff,
apart from some standard chores. I have a GFCI outlet to install still, but
it can wait.
Book #13 was Goblin
Moon, by Teresa Edgerton. This was a free Kindle book. It
had decent reviews, and I've no serious issues with it, but it was
sort of a Regency-style romance set in a fantasy world, not really my cup of
Friday 5 April 2019
Another nice, but windy, day.
Worked on taxes, and a HSA account for this year. Paid a bunch of
bills - property taxes are due, for example, and other stuff.
Did some reading. Still pretty wiped out.
I was invited to a memorial service in West Covina tomorrow, but had to
decline, there's just no way I could get there and be in anything less than
serious pain all day. And I didn't want my friends to have one more burden
to deal with.
Thursday 4 April
Thursday - A
I didn't do much, yesterday really knocked me out.
A couple of people called me on Wednesday evening, but I was so tired that I
forgot to un-mute my iPhone, via the little switch on the side.
Worked on taxes for a bit.
Texted back and forth with my brother in Palmdale for a bit, but then his
phone died, and he'd left the charger at work he said.
Wednesday 3 April
Another nice day. By evening it was getting breezy thought, 25mph, gusting
I did various chores in the morning, then drove into town for a few
errands. I had a bit of business at the bank, a check to mail, then
had lunch with friends, then off to the dentist, then a quick trip to Target
and then the Lowe's next door.
When I arrived home I was beat and in serious pain, and essentially laid out
on the couch until bedtime. I guess three or four hours of sitting is still
I had a doggie bag from the Thai Cafe next to Target for dinner, but didn't
even have the energy to go and retrieve it from the cooler in the car.
And honestly, the cafe wasn't as good as I remembered. I hadn't been
in for maybe six months, and the dishes were, while edible, not particularly
appetizing. Too much chicken in the appetizer soup, the non-spicy
curry was pretty hot, and the meal itself tasted to me like ingredients from
cans. Bah. I didn't recognize anyone on the staff either, I wonder if
someone bought then out?
Tuesday - Nice, but windy.
Had a decent nights sleep, only got up once at 3am because the leg hurt:
took a couple of ibuprofen and went back to bed.
Continued working on the taxes. The federal is about worked out, and
looks OK, a little bit back, no huge fines like last time.
The IRS desperately needs an outside "red team" to make their instructions
Did some laundry and dishes in between things.
Book #12 was The
Peshawar Lancers, by S. M. Stirling. Not bad, an alternate
universe in which a comet destroys Europe in 1880, and the British relocate
to India, Queen and all. The story takes place about our current year, but
there are airships and mounted cavalry, and just the early beginnings of
wireless - "The Fall", as they call it, and the loss of Britain, France and
Germany really slowed down the pace of industrial and scientific
Walked around the
Monday - Nice weather. Some wind in the
afternoon. It's supposed to be a windy week.
Started on the taxes. What a mess. They've changed stuff around,
rather pointlessly, and the instructions are actually worse than
before. I mean, we're taking addition and subtraction here...
The sun is rising north of due east, Orion is in the western sky in the
A younger sister's birthday, I hope she had a good one.
Walked around the
block, 3/4 mile.
Sunday - Beautiful weather again.
I drove into town and did some grocery shopping with S. The leg was
bothersome, but even better than last week. Mostly it presents as
cramps in the lower leg, when seated or overnight while sleeping.
I didn't do a lot around the house. I did measure the east bedroom for
the white board, the studs aren't aligned properly if I center the white
board on the wall. I will get some snap toggles or something to put
I cleaned up in the house a bit, moving all the pellet stove paraphernalia
out to the garage. I need to find a large box to put it all in, then
store it away for next fall.