February 16th, 2018

The tax man

Today is the day they release the real estate tax amounts in this county. Last year my taxes on this condo were $3,819.44 for the year. This year they are $4,532.42. A small part of this is due to my condo's value going up this year but a much bigger part is a mass transit bounty that was voted in last year (by renters, she says maliciously and without proof). The vast majority of the benefit derived from those mass transit funds will not happen in my lifetime. So, Seattle, you are welcome. Grumble grumble grumble.

Today's walk will be up the hill to the drug store. It's a small one that rarely has what I want but the walk is good for my steps count. And they open at 6:30 am so no hanging around waiting.

It's supposed to get very cold this weekend. Sunday's high is predicted to be in the low 30's. Now if we could get some moisture in with that...

Time now to get off my ass, get dressed, hang up my wet swimsuit and hit the pavement. Steps, man. I'm all about the steps.

Ready for Shipping

I waited all day for the toner cartridge. Amazon picked OnTrac to torture me. Finally. 4:45 it rolls in. I put it into the printer and the little how much toner is left screen said the cartridge was empty. I didn't even stop to check the IP address, I just turned it off and turned it back on again. And we were fixed. Whew.

Printed out return shipping labels for 3 returns, taped up the boxes and they are sitting by the front door. The UPS store is very near the pool and will be open when I get done swimming. So. Yeah.

I was still grumpy stiltskins today and I'm not clear why. I really have nothing to be grumpy about. It's not as bad as yesterday so maybe it will be gone tomorrow.

I do most all my internetting on a chromebook. Google has, this week, thrown up an ugly wall for every website that does not have security certificates. susandennis.com does not need any fucking security. there's nothing there? there's no way to add or subtract data. it's just an ugly user experience for no good reason.

See what I mean about grumpy? At least I have a working printer.