WEEK 23 2017
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Saturday - Went to yard sales with friends in
the morning, then lunch at the Lemon Leaf, then napped, then went over for
movies. In this case it was Stranger Days, which couldn't quite decide if it
was a Goonies rip off, Poltergeist(it's set in 1982), or a teen sex
drama. It was actually well done, but the whole teen sex thing added
absolutely nothing to the plot, as far as I can tell.
Friday - Kind of a light
duty day, my hands hurt.
Did a few chores, went out and bought some trim and house paint, but decided
my hands weren't up to that, or anything else really. Bah.
Read a bit on Python programming, FreeCAD programming, and Style Sheet
Templates for Word and/or Writer.
Thursday 8 June May
Mowed the lawn in the morning - even though it probably wasn't a good idea
for my hands.
More keyboard work. By days end my hands were shot, but I'd finished
up a bit of code that had been hanging fire for nearly a month. Had a little
get together with Dr. G in the evening, he says that he's off to England and
Sweden in a couple of weeks, to endow a chair for his old adviser, Dr.
Vaughn, and visit with friends.
Last day of grammar school for a couple of months.
Wednesday 7 June
Wednesday - Worked at the keyboard all
day. Not a lot to say there.
Went over to the H place in AA for dinner, home-made burgers.
A couple of neighbors with disasters for front yards have started fixing
them up. Is it the effect of spring, or did the city come around and
start tagging homes and threatening fines, now that the drought is over?
It should help my house valuation, anyway.
Of course it all evens out: the other day I heard brakes, and a horn, and
shouting and yelling. I'm getting blase', and careful, so didn't go
out for a while. Apparently a couple of guys were having a fight in
the middle of the street, getting out of their cars and blocking it to
through traffic. That doesn't help your house to sell.
Tuesday - Hot. Not quite 100F, but 97F to 98F.
I mowed the front lawn, early. But it was too warm to continue to the back
by the time I finished.
Sick cat escaped. I had the garage door open and he got out of the pen
at some point and disappeared. This meant that Mr. "I can't
walk three steps to my food" walked to the door of the pen, stood in
the kitty litter, jumped 4 feet vertically, got his paws into the 1" crack
and hung there, pushed the board on top aside with his head, climbed out,
jumped down 4', and completely fled the yard.
I looked everywhere, but he's no-where to be found. My friend that's
been helping showed up about 5 minutes after I discovered the Great Escape.
I'll put some food out, just in case he comes back...
In 2011 I was blogging about the great new Dropbox, and the
essay about it being a folder "that just synced". I was reading that
again and just sighed. It's now everything that the author was railing
against. Creeping featurism and a weird interface. Ah well.
Monday - Warm again. Nearly 100F in the
I cleaned and did some minor chores.
Sat with the sick cat for meals, he's getting well enough to be alert and be
I was going to mow the lawns, but the sprinklers went off, so tomorrow...
One of the repair items last week was the front gutter downspout. I'd
put the gutter up earlier this year with Glen's help (through-bolted, rather
than nailed), but couldn't find all the downspout bits. I finally gave
up looking and bought them at Home Depot. They almost, but not quite,
fit. So a five minute job turned into a 30 minute job. An hour
if you count driving time....
It's been on the "to do" list since 2013...
I note from the old blog that the "new" swamp cooler arrived in 2012.
I'm kicking myself for not getting the one up in Tehachapi a couple months
ago, but so it goes.
Sunday - Another warm day.
The friends and I met R&S&A at the AM Diner here in town.
Excellent breakfast food, and a friendly staff.
Afterwards the friends had to leave for San Diego - Tim has to drive back to
Ventura on Monday for a board meeting.
I just cleaned up a bit, and relaxed.
We discussed going to WinCo, but it was nearly noon and the first weekend of
the month, it'd be crazy.
I thought about Dad a bit, hard to believe he's been gone eight years, even