December 7th, 2018

Probably I shouldn't have...

I almost didn't go to the pool this morning. It was way too cold out and giving my ear a swim break would have been smart. But I was in forward motion and not awake enough to turn back once I got to the garage of this building so onward. And it was a nice swim. There were not a lot of people in the gym and only two of us in the pool. Must be a lot of people had the same thought I did but were awake enough to go back to sleep!

I'm not skipping tomorrow because I want to go back to that great new breakfast place. Maybe I'll skip Sunday. Hear that, ear?

During today's swim, I was thinking coat making and realized that my plan included a really bad idea for the pocket. And then I conjured up what I think will be a fun fix for it.

So that's this morning's project. But, then I think there will be a trip to Costco. Maybe.

USPS lists 3 packages coming my way. All three have the same origination (a packaging company about a mile from here). All three report that the label was created last Friday. Two show no more progress but the third one is out for delivery today! Mystery... intrigue.

Time to get to work.


Mystery No More!

It is a Christmas present from the Mariners!! A very high quality, fancy ass, travel bag/huge brief/laptop case. With a very subtle Mariners logo on it. It's really classy and nice.





I'm guessing the other two USPS tracking numbers are, in fact, label creation errors. I've seen that before.

I went to Costco. On a good day, at my Costco (Store #1, the original), assholes park mid aisle to wait for someone to load up and, return their cart and eventually leave. They'll block everyone else in the process. Usually this happens closest to the door. Today it was happening even way out at the far end where I usually park. There were zero empty spaces. I cannot imagine what a made house it must be inside. And imagine was as close as I wanted to get so I peeled out and went to Grocery Outlet.

They didn't have what I wanted but had lots of other stuff and parking and it was a way nicer experience. So there.

And I came home to the fancy assed bag from the Mariners AND a wonderful and beautiful pop up Christmas card from an online friend in Hungary.

Now I'm on the way back to the coat. Zipper is fixed and pockets are in. So far, so good.

THE Test Coat

Done! And I am so delighted.


This is the bit that I conquered in the pool this morning. I wanted that flannel to show on the pocket but the back side of that flannel is butt ugly. It's not like a shirt where you never see the innards.


So, I camouflaged it!!


Here's the base info I used from a German (I think) website.

The hardest part (outside of not being able to read some of the numbers) was translating CM to inches and then doing all the math. But, I kept copious notes. So I am good to go on The Real Coat.

I just read that the new cured meat place (the one that moved from too far to just the right amount of close) has a grab and go bin. I think I'm going to put on the new coat and go grab and then go go. hahahaha