October 22nd, 2018


It was/is so foggy out this morning that getting to the pool and home was really dicey even independent of the car issues. That was in the dark. Now it's daylight and I cannot see the stadium which is right across a very small street. This is not little cat feet stuff, this is mountain lion in uggs fog.

My Amazon order got here at 7 pm which I thought was pretty acceptable. This morning I plugged in the OBDII and fired up the app and it said my issue was something misfiring. It gave me an error code and a web link but I figured I'd wait til I got home. Well, no. After it loses touch with the unit, it gives up. So I have to go back down there and start the car up and tell it to send me the log. But, still. 1. Very cool that I can so easily get the dets and 2. If it were actually misfiring something on an engine that small, I'm sure I'd feel it.

The tires look fine. I did not check them with the gizmo because I needed coffee and breakfast more but will when I go back down there. I'm really thinking more and more that the issue may be the wiring on the sensors.

I started my second crocheted sock last night. The first was bit of a mystery solving learning curve. This second one is going great. Nice, easy project and, to me, a lot more satisfying than knitting socks. However, making socks out of sewing scraps is the most satisfying of all. I'm thoroughly socked at this point.

I also finished another non-invisible shirt- this time dragons with cars and trucks for arms. I'm guessing there aren't too many shirts like this at the nursing home.


I'm really enjoying my new phone. I discovered this morning that it fits perfectly in a little drawer in the car. I have a perfect vertical view of the screen and it's snug enough not to get jostled out. So... car mount problem? SOLVED!

Plus the wireless charging. heaven. It has this cool call screening option. When the phone rings, you can answer, send to voicemail OR screen. The screen is a computer voice asking for more info. My brother got the same phone and he got his first call to screen. I haven't gotten mine yet. BUT there is one number that keeps calling me. I had marked it as spam but I unspammed it just so I could do the screening trick. I hope they call today.

I just discovered that my IP cam was no longer streaming... I fiddled with the settings and then worked on whether or not I cared and then finally decided to try rebooting and if that didn't fix it, then abandon. It fixed it. So abandonment postponed.

IP cam is susandennis.net. Nest cam is susandennis.rocks.

I took my trade in Pixel 2 to the post office on the way back from the pool. The box said the first pickup was at 8 am so I'm refreshing the tracking number already. No joy yet.

I think I'll get dressed and go down to the car and get to work.


The usual

The internet had a list of three symptoms for the code I got off the car diagnostics. I've got none of the three. Then it said 'if no symptoms, just clear the code and carry on'. So I sent a note to the mechanic with the new info and suggesting we do that and he said that sounded on point. One tire was down a smidge. I topped it off and cleared that error out. I thought about taking the car out to test all this but I had nowhere I really wanted to go and tomorrow morning is soon enough.

Back up here I cleaned the sewing room and did some mending/fixing. The shirt I put on this morning had sleeves that were too long. A bit of topless serging, put the shirt back on and it's been a great wear today.

The fog lifted a little today but now it's back to white out conditions. So weird.

At lunch time I looked and was uninspired by what I had on had so I sat down to consider options and saw where Uwajimaya was having a poke sale so I did my walk and gathered lunch and dinner all in one trip. Soooo efficient.

Lovely afternoon of doing retired stuff aka nothing important. Just now I had a fight with the printer. I lost but that's because I chose not to eat up my evening in further sparing. Tomorrow morning, that printer will be my slave once again.

Time now for some TV.

Me 1, Printer 0

So, of course I could not not make it work. So I did. I'm not clear why a network printer is dependant on a Windows update but whatfuckingever. Printer works, keyboard (which also failed) works.

And Zoey's new favorite bed is the one under the table next to my chair and she is a loud snorer. I thought some machine was broken or something.