November 21st, 2017

It begins...

As I drove to the pool this morning, NPR reported that today was the day that record numbers of people would be hitting the road today for Thanksgiving. For the first 30 minutes of my swim today I was the only person in the pool. Wild after yesterday's crowd. Finally others started coming in but for a while it as a 'wonder if I missed a memo' situation.

We have lots of rain. So last night's trash is now a bunch of soggy lumps for several blocks around the stadium. Lovely.

Yesterday I spied and joined this two month program to collect data from drivers in Seattle. Since I have now reduced my driving from hardly going anywhere to going even fewer miles every day, I think I have a good chance of winning! ha.

I am not at all opposed to giving up data about me in exchange for stuff. I do it all the time. My email program cost me nothing except data and for that I get superior spam control and email administration. I get $3 a week (in Amazon or other ecard) cash for browser data collection through a Google program. I give up info about my knitting (and even catalog it for them - and me) to Ravelry in return for use of a pretty slick program and access to a large community of knitters and crocheters. Etc. Etc.

So giving up two months of where I go and how I get there? A no brainer. Plus, Google tracks it anyway so I'm already donating it to the giant database of me. Plus, it will be interesting to see how they think I do.

I've already done my do for today, I think. There's no where I really plan to go. I could use some groceries but the need is not enough to brave grocery stores before Friday. So I'll just be here, doin' stuff. I should (and might) take a walk later. I really should make a habit of doing that every day especially when the sun isn't out to bug me and it's not hot out. Maybe if I say it enough, I'll actually do it... sometimes.

The high price of hot water...

I have a huge hot water tank. I think the football team could tramp in for their post game shower and i wouldn't run out of hot water. The thing is 12 years old but it's been about 5 years since I last used it much at all. I shower at the gym. I wash/rinse my clothes in cold water. I don't use the dish washer.

I mean really, I'm a lightweight when it comes to hot water BUT... I have people who live below me and people who live below them and if my even-never-used hot water tank decides to spill, they are going to be in a world of hurt. So it's time to replace. Fortunately, the HOA found 6 of us in this pickle and is even doing the heavy lifting of installation/taking the old one. All I have to do is clean out the area around it in the closet and pay the bill. $1,458.83. Merry Christmas to me.

I got good sewing done and more started and also even walked... up the street and got yarn and a poke bowl for lunch which was so big, I now also have lunch for tomorrow. I do love my neighborhood so much.

I'm sick of this sweater. I have maybe 2 nights worth of work left to do on it and I cannot bring myself to do it so I'm taking a sweater break. I am almost done with a hat and tonight I'm going to start on a creature. I'll get back to the sweater in a few days. No sense in having my fun torture me. I am the boss of me, not that fucking sweater!

Pork chop for dinner and then some junk TV.