February 11th, 2016


I have swum and internetted and breakfasted. And now I'm ready for my day. Said day will, best I can tell from here, be sewing and computing.

I decided to order yet another terabyte external drive. Cloud backup is just too fussy to do less than all. Once you start picking out stuff - this folder I'll back up, that one I won't - you are asking for failure. All or none. None isn't too satisfactory. All requires more local storage. So... the new drive. Amazon will deliver it today. Then I can hook my music files, my photo backup and other miscellaneous stuff to the new laptop.

And then I'll turn off the desktop and do some physical rearranging.

But, it makes no sense to do much of it before the drive gets here. So... there will be sewing. I have the next doll all cut out and ready to go.

I wore the new swimsuit today and it worked great. Now I have used up all my swimsuit fabric and elastic but I have exactly the number of suits that I want. I can rotate through and none will get over taxed and I won't get bored. Nice.

I am coughing this morning which is annoying. I was doing much better on this reduced inhaler. I think this is an aberration. Annoying but a one off. It does bug me when I use the rescue inhaler. I think I shouldn't need it.

Zoey is having a phase. She no longer sleeps with me ever. She still insists that a keyboard is for walking over and the water cup (fortunately plastic) in the bathroom is for knocking to the floor. She's not eating a lot of wet food but going through the dry stuff like crazy. She's one weird cat.

And now she's just left the living room to go back to the sewing room and wait for me. I can take a hint.

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For some reason, when my phone rings now, I answer it and hear nothing. The person on the other end can hear me say 'hello' 'hello?' 'hello??!!' but I get nothing. OR the phone doesn't ring at all. It's mildly annoying but not that big a deal really.

My friend, Madalene, called. Madalene is an old old old aqua exercise buddy. I mean that both ways. She's in her 80's and we met eons ago in that city class I used to take. She left a message that she wanted to get together for breakfast.

I called her back and we nailed Monday. I'm going to pick her up on the way home from swimming and we're going to a little cafe that I love and rarely get to any more. When I swam in south Seattle on Saturdays I ate there all the time but it's not near anywhere I go these days. It is, handily, near Madalene's house. Then she wants me to come back to her house and go through her fabrics. She gave her sewing machine to her daughter but daughter didn't want the fabric. Cool.

The next call was the shade fix it man. He wants to come fix me tomorrow at 10. OK dokey!!

And I did laundry. Got all the dirty clothes washed, dried folded and put away.

Now I'm waiting for OnTrac to deliver the hard drive. They usually come before mid-afternoon so my fingers are crossed that they will be here soon.

My fingers rock! I just refreshed the tracking page and it shows delivered. Yeah!