June 30th, 2020

Thanks for the great masks but I still won't poop for you

Like last year, I got the at home poop test kit from Humana. And once again, it went right into the trash. If I wanted to know what's in my colon, I'd get a proper colonoscopy. Quit wasting your money.

But... those masks they sent last week are great!

This morning I popped up, walked, got home, showered, dressed and went to Mercedes. A nice cool day with very little traffic. The dealership was not busy either and everyone was nicely masked and just generally nice. John, who has managed the service of my Smart Car for 9 years now, laughed out loud when he saw the mileage. "you don't do that good in a good year but you've topped yourself this time" 3,000 miles since my last services 13 months ago.

Usually, they have a guy to drive me home. This time he had reserved a car for me. But, the idea of being behind the wheel of someone else's fancy car when I didn't need to, didn't appeal. So I opted for driver who did not put his mask on until we were out of the lot. grrrr.

But, the ride was in a top of the line Mercedes and when he turned a corner, my seat hugged me!! At first I thought it was a broken seat but when it kept happening and would change sides depending on the direction of the turn, I realized it was the actual seat. I was sorry to get home. Pretty sexy action for a car seat!

I told John I didn't care when the car was ready. I'm guessing it will be early afternoon. Probably the same time my computer gets here.

I took my coffee with me as I would usually do on a quick, early morning errand. What I had not considered was the mask. So I took a full cup of coffee with me and brought a full cup of coffee home. So smart.

I need to make some more breakfast muffins today. And I've got a hankerin' for some cheese rice so I might whip up a batch of that.

If Twitter reports (from local journalists) are correct, the Seattle encampment is being broken down today. I sure hope it gets done peacefully and smoothly.

ups is playing with me.

UPS has my new computer on the truck. I'm watching on their tracking app.



Usually it's here by about 12:30. It's now 1:30. But at 12:30 it was here! I could see it on the front door cam.



I watched him unload a bunch of boxes onto his hand truck but he never came in our front door and then he left!!!

I know he didn't come in here because there are no stack of boxes by the door to the manager's office (to the right of that big green thing).



He's still in the neighborhood so maybe he's coming back.

John at Mercedes called a while ago saying there was something hinky with my breaks he wanted to look at. I told him to go for it. No word since.

I did make muffins and cheese rice and finished up my To Be Picked Up grocery shopping. Tomorrow 9-10. And washed all the dishes and set tonight's meat to marinate.

So now I'm just waiting...

And then it was good

The new computer is here and it's a beaut. It has a wonderful huge screen but it's actually pretty thin and sleek in total. The screen is bright and pretty and, something I had not even thought about, they keyboard is wonderful! Google's keyboards were always typo creators to me. This one (Lenovo) is far more accurate and nice to type on. So all is fine.

The UPS guy arrived with it as soon as I got home from the Mercedes place. John texted me that the car was ready and then sent me a link to the bill where I could pay it from here immediately which was lovely. I have not carried a purse anywhere since March and, with luck, I may never carry one again.

I texted him back to send a ride for me please and the same guy came back and got me. This time he did not bother putting a mask on at all which I thought was pretty rude and will get a mention if they send me the usual How Did We Do survey.

Another nice thing about this new laptop and, of course, all chromebooks is how easily they become totally operable. It takes me maybe 5 minutes from beginning to end, to get one set up exactly like I like it. But, now they are even better. This one came with a giant charging brick. No thanks. I just unplugged the Pixelbook and plugged this one in using the same cables and charger. Ditto my second screen. Everything works perfectly which also means I can slip the Pixelbook back into the mix just as easily if I want smaller for any reason. Perfection.

The Lenovo brick is in the cupboard out on the terrace. Do not need.

And, finally, look at the gorgeous picture taken by a woman in West Seattle. It's the lights from the baseball park (T-Mobile) as they reflect off of Elliot Bay. Just amazing. Sometimes I love Seattle so much I cannot stand it.