WEEK 37 2013
Mon- Tue- Wed-
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Saturday 14 September
Saturday - Riley still looks to be
having some stomach issues, so I gave him more hairball medicine,
smeared on his paw while he was half asleep. He doesn't like the stuff,
but it seems to keep him regular...
by the library and dropped off a bunch of books. Time and "pressing"
the slightly water damaged books seems to have let them recover. In any
case a more damaged book, that I'd returned a week or so ago, is back
on the shelves. I feel bad about it, but I guess they don't consider it
a felony any more.
At the library door were a couple of employees, telling people that 'Library policies have changed, and no food or drink, other than a water bottle, is allowed". Heh. S
says the library was closed for several days last week, with a bunch of
Dewey Pest Control trucks parked around it. I think I've mentioned that
the clientele had become a little low, and that people were having
entire meals inside? Guess they can put a stop to the meals portion
anyway. Friends of mine used to drop off their kids at the library,
unsupervised. It's probably not something you could do today, there are
a lot of scruffy individuals showing up to get out of the heat.
Went by R&S's place in the evening, and installed GIMP for S.
She found a couple of effects she really liked, done in GIMP, and since
it is free, why not? Then we watched some Season 3 of Veronica Mars.
Got home about midnight - it means I'm really dragging the next
morning. Not being a teenager I can't just sleep it off, my body wants
to get up a 6:00am, no matter what.
- Not much going on. Haven't even been reading much. Over 100F around the valley.
Started re-coding the app, which had become pretty unstable with all the changes/additions/deletions that I've made. Color-3 will have a separate singleton object and a model object, and incorporate most of the stuff we want to work.
seen an image that seemed to be a sunken World War II heavy cruiser a
number of times, and finally got around to doing an image search.
Interesting. It turns out to actually be a Russian cruiser, just port
WW II, probably a modified version of the Boston class.
it was the Russian cruiser Murmansk, which while under tow to India to
be scrapped in 1994, sank instead just off a small village in Norway.
The wreck was finally removed in 2012 via the building of a sheet pile
cofferdam and drydock, then scrapping the ship with standard equipment.
I’m a bit surprised they didn’t permanently reclaim the area for houses
or something, but perhaps it is too exposed a site.
And, to be
honest, I it would have made one heck of a tourist attraction if they’d
kept some of it, say the forward guns and citadel. Ah well.
Scrapping the Murmansk
Thursday 12 September 2013
- Not much to say. It's been hot, so I haven't been walking much. I'd
like to do some hiking, but I'm so overweight and out of shape that
it'd be a bad idea, I'd just hurt myself again. Still...
- I guess the America's Cup races are going on right now. Had I known
beforehand that I'd have the week off I would have went north to watch
them in San Francisco in person.
some shopping, took some books back to the library, had lunch with S
and looked at the imagery she's wrestling with for the app. Nice.
Cleaned around the house, worked on the app a bit.
the image my brother sent me the other day, the newish moon and Venus
from the porch of the old Grandview house. What looks like clouds to
the left of frame is actually smoke from the Mt. Diablo fire. I guess
it's a pretty big fire - I remember the fire in 1977, you could easily
see the flames from the Grandview house, thirty miles away or so.
Tuesday 10 September
Tuesday - Mostly worked on the app. I'm
going to use 'singletons' for communicating between views. It isn't a
perfect solution, but then again none of the solutions for global data
are. It's good enough for the little color app.
Did my quarterly taxes. Easy enough.
plans for the evening: go out after dark and get rid of the tomato
worms that are decimating the side yard tomatoes. I went out a couple
of weeks ago but didn't find them, but they are devouring the plants,
which weren't happy to start with for the last month or so.
Monday - Pretty slow. Not feeling all that good, actually. No word on work.
Tractor grill, make unknown.
Things are failing around the house. A measly ~25 years of duty and they are ready to be replaced.
it's time to move? I don't want to spend my life fixing stuff like
this. If I rent the place out it could all be considered maintenance
and come off my taxes....
upstairs master bath won't drain, and the drain cleaner won't fix it. I
suppose I have to go in from underneath or the wall behind to fix it.
- Both the upstairs and downstairs ceiling fans are making failing bearing sounds.
- The fixtures for the lights in the kitchen are failed/failing, probably they need new ballasts or a completely new unit.
- The central a/c has failed again.
- The carpet is shot.
- The a/c vent lines in attic need replacing
- The front walkway is cracked
- The side wall is cracked.
Bungie as a just rescued kitten in 2009:
- A quiet day, not much going on. Warm and humid.
I made a list earlier in the week, chores to do, A thru Z. And more. So I
spent some time working on those. My hands are better, but I stuck with
the smaller stuff, cleaning, laundry, picking stuff up, bills, and so
on. And still needed ibuprofen after a couple of hours.
My brother Bob sent me a nice picture of the new crescent moon and
Venus in the western sky. It was overcast here. I also sent him a
Dropbox link to public folder with some photo's I'd taken in 2009
at the scattering, he said it worked OK. It's a little clunkier process
than I expected, not just a right-click-get-link, you actually had to
go to the dropbox web site page and get the link from there.