February 18th, 2019


We seemed to have lost some swimmers since the highway close and then snow storms. Today I was the only one in the pool. I wonder if the Ballard club - which always had a full pull with people waiting - is still crowded. I like swimming with people but I'd rather be by myself than crowded.

I swam as long as I wanted and took my time showering and getting dressed and still did not run into traffic so... yeah!!!

Today I need to: make some breakfasts for the week. I think I'm going with the little egg muffin things.

Then I need to find a book to read. I started one last night that just did not take. My last few have been new books by authors that are old friends. I've run out of those. My old friends don't write fast enough to suit me. So now I have to shop around.

I should do some laundry. Maybe I'll do a load a day this week and see how that works out. I really do not like laundry maintly, I think, because I hate my washer/dryer. Maybe it's time to replace. Maybe I should do some online shopping for new today. I could use the money I saved from real estate taxes.

Otherwise, nothing big going on. I spent some time cleaning up my tiny house workstation. For this one, I'm doing it in item clusters. The bed and all its trimmings, the cupboard and all it's bits, etc. I completely finish one cluster before I go on to the next. I like it way better than the way I was doing it before. It's more organized and tidy. And way more satisfying.

In my Monday morning fog, I left my phone when I went to the pool so no selfie. But, my watch was on duty. So.


nothing impulsive about me, no siree

So I decided to do one load of laundry. The fucking washing machine door which never closes easily would not close. After a million tries, I finally got it closed and the washer going but...

Last Load For You, Bitch

I put on my coat and got in the car and drove down the road to the appliance place. I walked in and 5 people were sitting there waiting on their next customer.

"I need someone to sell me a washer/dryer, please," said the new favorite person of all of them but, particularly of the one who's turn it was to get an off-the-street-bluebird.

In 20 minutes I had bought, paid for and scheduled delivery of

It cost me almost nearly exactly the amount left in the pile I had been saving to pay those taxes. So taxes paid and new washer/dryer that won't fight me with every load. Win win win win

Mid morning on Thursday.

Putting skin in the game

I can't even remember now what I was cutting but whatever it was, I also managed to cut a divot of skin out of my finger. Two fingers, actually, with teeny tiny little scissors. Oh, I remember, it was a burlap basket I was holding until the glue dried and just trimming off some strands.

So... there I am holding this basket - the size of a toothpaste cap - so the handles would stay on while two fingers were bleeding like stuck pigs trying to not get blood on the basket or on my table or me ... it was pretty... hilarious.

There is little in the world more efficient than Nexcare waterproof bandages.

Next up, light fixtures, walls, floors, ceiling, doors, curtains, windows... But, really, I'm nearly done.