WEEK 26 2016
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Saturday - Yard sales in the morning, then
lunch at the Mahli's down in Palmdale. They'd changed their menu - S
said it's more "shelf storable" ingredients, which doesn't bode well for
Did a bit of app work in the afternoon, but not much.
Watched the new Stars Wars movie. Mehhh.
Friday - Hot.
I took the Explorer over to Scott's for an oil change, doing the car shuffle
with S, who also had her car in for an oil change. They noted some damage -
one of the shocks is bad, so I'll need to get that replaced soon. Next week
I have stuff going on in Ventura, the following week I'm at the coast, and
Swung by the library, picked up a few dead tree books for the coast trip.
Worked on the app in the afternoon.
Not much to say, grinding away on the app.
Wednesday - Hot again. I hand watered a
few dry spots on the front lawn, but other than that didn't do much outside.
Worked on the app a full day, grinding through the various updates and bugs
for all the new levels. Not much to say there. I wish I'd done a lot of
things differently back then, but hindsight is 20:20, I did the best I could
at the time.
Tuesday - Hot. Ran the a/c from noon until 6am
Recorded William J. Fox Field
The archive page says 112F on Monday, and 109F on Tuesday, out at the
airport. So my patio thermometer wasn't too far off I guess.
Not much going on. Worked on the app, getting the new levels & prompts
going. Kind of a grind, but that's the biz. It was too warm in my office to
work after about 4:30pm.
The marina called, they are going to rebuild my dock and slip and need me to
move the boat to a temporary slip before the 4th. I'll go down next week and
figure something out.
My brother B is on a train trip across the US, to visit Washington D.C.. He
texted me from Union Station in Chicago, where he was waiting for a train
change. He says that Amtrack treats sleeping car passenger's pretty well,
and even has a lounge for them at the station.
Monday - Beastly hot. Officially it was 109F
(out at the airport I assume):
Here in town, even hotter:
The humidity was very low, 7%. and so the swamp cooler worked very well.
It was probably 114F or 115F, not 118F, but still hot.
I did some minor chores in the morning, some watering, then worked on the
app for most of the day.
Because of some added new levels I had to change the way I check answers for
correctness. I ended up generating a NSDictionary with NSMutableArray
elements containing acceptable answers for each prompt. It seems to work
pretty well, though there are still a few bugs in the between-hand
initialization that I need to work out.
Sunday - I did a little hand watering of the
front yard, things are kind of sun burnt right now.
Then some shopping at Winco and the 99-Cent store
I was invited over to a friends for dinner and Game 7 of the NBA
finals. Sadly the Warriors choked and lost. I would say that they
seemed the better team in the first half, but they came out flat in the
second and the Cavalier's took advantage.
I'd texted my sister "Happy Birthday"
earlier, and it turns out she was watching the game as well. She's in the
bay area, and she said it'll be sad at the office tomorrow.
One chore this weekend is heat proofing things, putting the reflective foam
panels in the south and west windows. It was about 105F today, and it's
supposed to be as hot or hotter for the rest of the week.