Just spent $100 on various clover, sweet pea, and wildflower seeds. Maybe I’ll be able to beat back the vile forces of Weeds a little bit.
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Spent today climbing over my dam, going through three layers of sunscreen and sweating through an almost 80 degree day.
Tomorrow I’m going up into the mountains with my snowshoes to monitor some ice problems on a much much different dam.
Hopefully I’m able to successfully switch modes and not show up in the snow with flip flops and a Hawaiian shirt.
Burned the field and fences this morning, went to a funeral this afternoon, and now I’m sitting with a tall gin and tonic in the easy chair with The Rocketeer on the TV. Can’t say it was a good day since the funeral was for a good, good friend, but I guess I can say that I’m content.
I just spent a couple hours loading, moving, unloading, WAILING ON WITH A ROCK HAMMER BABY!!!! to chip off old mortar, and stacking a bunch more old bricks. You get to hit stuff, break stuff, throw stuff, and wind up with a tidy stack of bricks to make you feel successful. I think everyone should have a big pile of old bricks to work on.
I don’t know what you would do but I went out and bought a tube of brylcreem. If it’s good enough for my grandpa then it’s good enough for me! And, always remember, a little dab’ll do ya.
After setting up a second monitor yesterday, I bought a mechanical keyboard last night. I’ve pretty much hated the stupid wireless keyboard I bought on sale when I built this computer, and I guess I just snapped.
Learn from my mistakes, kiddies, don’t buy a cheap wireless keyboard because you might wind up so frustrated with it that you go and spend 5 times more on something nicer, rather than just starting out with something only twice as expensive.
With my christmas bonus money I purchased a swath of items, including the shrimp, but probably the most frivolous was to upgrade one of the “random 2gb RAM card someone gave you so you plugged it in since you had a free slot” with a nice shiny new 8 gb card to match the other one you bough when you built the compy. Tacit Blue is up to 20 gb, baby! Maybe next year I’ll be able to find a graphics card to match and mate with the one I’ve got…
Nothing like waking up at 5 o’clock to the… sound of the dog puking in her kennel…
Walked through the old house yesterday, and took the key off my keychain… today is supposed to be closing, names on the lines, and check exchanged. Another chapter closed. We moved in there the summer before I started kindergarten, and my mother always said that she would die in that house… instead it was my dad, and for many reasons I won’t go into here we just needed a change. I think my dad would really like the new place, being he was an Ohio farmboy and we’re now even further out into the edges of town, with even better views of the mountains, but there’s less to take care of (or there will be once we get everything in order–this past year we did a pretty amazing amount of fixer-uppering but it’s not all there yet) and I know he’d love the new shop. Everything always changes, and though the terms on the contract aren’t even close to what we were hoping for when we started this whole thing October 2013 or so, it’ll be over and there won’t be any mortgage.
And we won’t have to take care of two houses anymore!
So raise a glass in memory of the old house, and for the people who are moving into it to fulfill all their hopes and dreams!