Thursday, April 29, 2021

Thursday This n That

I finally checked the last things off my to-do list yesterday.  As a result, there's a new remote control in the mail (ours had a couple buttons that don't work anymore) and there's a guy from the phone company coming to figure out why we have static in the line and, hopefully, fix it.  Oddly, there was static in the line when I called the office and when I called DirecTV to get the remote, but no static in the line when I called the phone company to report static in the line.  

We've had static in the phone line on and off for about a month.  Yeah, I procrastinated the hell out of that call.  And hey, why does it always have to be me that calls about that stuff?  Couldn't one of my neighbors call?  So part of my waiting was to see if anyone else would bother.  Umm, no.  Their laziness outwaited my stubbornness.  Bastards.  

I had all my zucchini and carrot plants out on the deck.  Then yesterday morning we got a sploosher, so there I was dragging all those pots back into the garage so my baby plants wouldn't get drowneded.  They'll go back out later today when this system passes through.  At some point, they're going to have to stay out there even through the splooshers because there's no way I'm dragging all those zucchinis back into the garage.  

According to Hubs and our rain gauge, we got 4 inches of rain in this system.  Sploosh.

I don't know what the hell my fingernail just accidentally touched, but suddenly I had a whole big sidebar thingie here that looked like programming language and junk.  Eeek.  Luckily, I could exit it easily.  They really ought to warn people about that shit.

I was over 44 million in poker and hit a string of bad luck during which I dropped 800K in chips. Beats so bad that I actually banged my head on the desk.  I mean, when you flop the nuts and go all in and they need runner runner to beat you and they make the runner runner, that's horrific.  And it happened twice inside ten minutes.  So, that was 400K out the window and then little beats here and there ate the other 400K.  (Yes, I understand most of you won't have any clue what I'm talking about there.  Sorry.)

In happier news, I've added 6200 words to Duke #2 this week.  So twisty.  Not only do I have no clue about who dun it, I have no clue who the bodies are.  Hehe.  It's so much fun finding out.

And that's all I've got today.  What's on your this-n-that radar today?

1 comment:

  1. That sidebar thingy? Does it look like coding stuffs? That happens to me too. It's a control/shift/letter key thing only I don't know which key it is exactly and it happens when I'm typing fast. Luckily, there's a little X up in the corner to exit it.

    We only got a couple of inches from those waves of splooshes. Places south of us got 4-10 inches with accompanying flooding and last night, BIG hail. We've been lucky so far. *knocks wood*

    I've hit a boring chapter (ie. it's a transition between one thing and the big YIKES! that's coming) which makes it hard to focus. Since I'm playing chauffeur for Stormy after school, I need to get words in this morning.

    Weather cooled off and clouds still hanging around. I put on my hoodie this morning when I got up at 5 a.m. Not because I wanted to but because I couldn't go back to sleep and the dogs were alway up and wanting out.

    Bought 2 small plastic "tubs/ice buckets(?)" at Wallyworld for $1 each. Since all the crap from under my sink was cleaned out, I decided to get semi-orgainsed. Have sponges, scrapers, rubber gloves and trashbags in one, cleansers in the other. I may pick up a couple more to corral the junk that came off the countertops. Maybe that will get me off my arse to declutter the pantry to make room to store all those extra travel mugs and stuff, in the cute bins, on a shelf. Or not. 🤣

    Not much else going on. I'm tired of being tired. I'm ready to get this damn book finished. On a bright note there, I might get the cover over the weekend, if Only finds a quiet few minutes. She lost the original email with the photo attachment and I resent it yesterday. Gonna be awesome. At least to me.

    Anyway, more coffee. Then a couple more intrawebz check-ins, then new words. Later, tater!