October 24th, 2018

Action Wednesday

Today is house cleaner day. And, also, I have a brunch date at a new (to me) place with my friend, Barrie.

But first, tires. The check engine light has not come back on yet so yeah! But the tire light persists. So on my way to meet Barrie, I'm going to stop in at the tire place and let them check all and fill up to the appropriate levels. If the light does not go away, I'm going for the black tape fix.

The thread I ordered to make my raincoat is finally coming tomorrow. It was supposed to be here last week but got lost. Apparently it found a map and is now truly on the way. And I can get the coat going before the monsoons. Or, since it's Seattle, the drizzles.

It is getting chilly. Last night I was surprised how chilly it got right here in the living room. But sleeping is heaven. It took me about a half a second to fall asleep last night. I woke up once at 3 and rolled over until the light came on at 4:30. Delicious.

I have a knitting project on big, bulky yarn that is killing my arm and shoulder. I'm about at the end. I think I'll get it finished tonight and then, that's it. I don't care what is hot or in vogue or the hipster knitting choice - it's small yarns from now on for this old lady. And small yarns with elasticity. No all cotton which has zero give. Also an arm killer. Not a big deal really. I don't really knit or crochet for the end product but more for the process. I can sew better socks and sweaters and afghans than I can knit or crochet anyway.

My cat has too many cat beds - even just in this room. I've been waiting for her to get back on her couch when I'm in my chair so I could test the new phone. But she's been in the computer bed on top of the cupboard or in her snuggle bed under the table next to this chair or on the ottoman that she thinks is hers... finally, this morning, she got around to the sofa again. The two pictures below were taken about the same time of day and with the phone camera at maximum zoom. Interesting.

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Ok, time to get my ass in gear and out the door.



I think I can count, on one hand, the number of times I've left the grocery store with everything I needed. No matter how many lists I makes, have, check and double check, I will always forget something. Always.

Today I popped in for just a few things before meeting Barrie. The Safeway was just a block from the coffee shop so I walked. And, while there, I remembered the one thing I forgot this time so after we were done, I went back to Safeway and got it!! I'm all caught up grocery wise. For Once In My Life.

First I did stop at the tire place. I got out to go inside and a dude came running out of the garage to ask what I needed. Nice. I told him and he hopped right on it. Turns out the back tires were both down about 4 pounds. He evened me all out and the tire light went out immediately. And has not come back. It now feels weird to drive with no warning lights at all!

I had a great visit with Barrie. We agreed to do it again before Christmas.

The coffee shop is also a flower shop. While we were there, the florist came up to our table and looked at me and said "you are a LA Fitness 5 am person, aren't you?! me, too!" I honestly don't remember her but I'll be on the look out now. I was just wondering the other day why I never see any gym people outside of the gym. Timing is weird but fun.

I got an email from Google about my phone trade in. Last year was the first time they offered this. They sent an envelope for return and offered a healthy amount. But, there was no tracking or communication of any kind. And it took about 3 months to get the $$. This time, I captured the USPS tracking number and had been watching it. It says the phone will get there tomorrow. But, this morning I got an email from Google that says: "Your Trade In package has arrived at our warehouse. Thanks for sending it in. We complete most Trade In assessments within 3 business days. Look for an update from us soon." Overcorrecting?

The headlines say I'm losing even more money today. I don't think I'm even going to look.

It's so wonderful to come home to a perfectly clean house.