WEEK 21 2016
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Saturday -Went to yard sales with friends
(picked up a rug), did a bunch of chores around the house.
I also went by Costco and had the tires rotated and balanced on the
Explorer, it's very smooth on the freeway now. We went down to Mahli's in
Palmdale for lunch, so I had a chance to try it out. Massive amounts of
traffic on the roads for some reason though.
I need to go get some poison for the vegetable beds - something is gnawing
at my pepper plants. I don't like poisons, but...
Friday - Warmer than
Glen stopped by and the planter is about done. I need to go get some mortar
for the foundation near the wall, then we can backfill with earth and I can
think about how to landscape it.
Worked on the app, got a lot done.
Blustery and cold!
Not much to say, worked away in the office all day.
Wednesday - Weather very much like
Tuesday, but warm, almost 95F.
Worked on the app all day, 8+ hours, making some forward progress, or at
least clearing the way for future forward progress....
Tuesday - Nice weather, warm but with
afternoon clouds. It even sprinkled a minute amount.
The contractor was retained to do a couple of final bits of work. So another
day or two for him and some more money. A bit of work by me in (long
distance) documentation of pay quantities and the like.
Glen has been working on the planter between classes and its nearly done. A
bit more to do. His dad lent me a couple of jack-stands and we have the
Probe up off it's tires. It only took me a year
to get around to that... I try to leave him alone, but it's not natural for
me to see someone working and not join in. But my hands have only a limited
endurance right now, so I have to restrain myself. And he deserves the sense
of accomplishment he'll get from doing this mostly on his own....
Working on the app, about 6 hours. Trying to clean up the mass of spaghetti
code that updates the prompt images & text, it's gotten too unwieldy in
view of the numerous changes S wants. Not quite a state engine, but better
than it was.
Monday - A little bit of work on this and
that. Still taking it easy with stuff. The Contractor hasn't finished,
probably tomorrow. Sigh.
It occurs to me that I forgot a couple of books read. In the late evenings
on the boat I'd read on the Kindle or iPad, but forgot to record it since
the updates were generally at the end of the week. No big deal.
Book #23 would be Somewhither:
A Tale of the Unwithering Realm (#1), by John C. Wright. This
was well done, Christian fantasy essentially.
Book #24 was Iron
Chamber of Memory, by John C. Wright. I like Wright's stuff,
normally, but this didn't live up to my expectations. Christian fantasy
again, but just not as interesting to me.
Book #25 was Rosario
& Vampire #2. Fantasy (manga), but Japanese and definitely not
Christian (though the Rosario & other elements are)! Silly stuff, but it
helps me to relax some nights.
Sunday - Calm and warm in the morning, some
wind in the afternoon.
I just did various small things, bills, minor chores. Mostly letting the
hands get better.
I have two spots left in the planter still. I need to get something for
I played around a bit with the Kindle Paperwhite. It's OK, though the
controls and layout are so busy and commercial compared to the old Kindle
Keyboard 3g. I did not pay for the 3G this time, I rarely need to
access anything remotely and I can certainly use the phone to download if I
The cats are pretty needy still. Riley is gone and I guess that makes
a difference, though they are two years old now.