Well, I've started the retainer wall project. I bought 30 4"x8" pavers to start, which I figured would be about half of what I needed. (And which was about as many as my little car would handle along with 6 bags of dirt.) The problem came when I started laying them. I got one row of 25 down. I need at least 3 rows, maybe 4. I couldn't figure out where I went wrong. Then I looked at the paper where I'd written down my measurements. I had to measure in halves because I was using the smaller measuring tape. The number I had taken into my head was for the left half. Derp. I picked up another 40 (no dirt, so the car could handle another 10) yesterday and finished the wall. I'll try and get pics or something, but it's not that impressive. It's utilitarian.
There'd been a band of rain hovering over OK and KS for days and we kept waiting and waiting for it to arrive. When did it arrive? Smack in the middle of my landscaping work. I got about 2/3 of the iris bed dug up and sploosh. I'll try and finish that up today.
Update on the keyboard saga. As you may remember, I bought a new keyboard and the keys are already wearing off - and I haven't even written much on it. Well, I was just going to suck it up and wait until my next check to buy another new keyboard. But the company who makes the keyboard kept sending me emails to get me to review the damn thing, so yesterday I replied to the email, expressing my displeasure and asking them to leave me the hell alone. This morning, I got a response. They're offering me a different keyboard free of charge and telling me I don't have to return this one. I'll give them another shot because their customer service responded so well. If this replacement poops out after a month, I'm so done with them.
Last night, Kira missed the litterbox, so I've got that to deal with this morning and I'm so not ready to deal with that this morning. Oh, wait, Hubs is getting ready to deal with it. I'm so not ready to deal with Hubs dealing with that this morning.
I need more coffee. Like a vat of it.
So, Hurricane Michael tore through my ol' stompin' grounds yesterday. Tallahassee didn't take a direct hit, but close enough to make a mess. My last friends in that area had to evacuate, still no word on what their place is like because they haven't returned as far as I know. Appalachicola, where my favorite restaurant was, got smeared. I expect that restaurant is either gone or severely damaged because it was built out over where the river meets the gulf. Beautiful locale, but not the best for weathering a hurricane. =o(
I think that's it for me today. What's it for you?