August 9th, 2020

Swim planning

The way the pool reservation system is set up, I have to decide on Mondays what swimming I want to do two weeks from that Monday. This was not a problem until my lungs made it one. On the up side, there is no charge for anything unless I swim. So if I book a swim and cancel, no charge. Also no monthly fee until Phase 3 which is currently scheduled for WHOTHEFUCKKNOWSWHEN. Right now, I've got two swims schedule this week (Wednesday and Friday) and two the following (Monday and Thursday). And I'll probably add a couple more tomorrow.

I'm still not breathing as well as I was a week ago. But, far better than I was a couple of days ago. And I still don't know if it's the pool. But, I don't have to make any concrete decisions either.

Yesterday when I talked about my walking options being threatened by lack of daylight, rsc asked me about my treadmill. [EDIT. Actually jwg first asked me about the treadmill and rsc sympathized with my reply to him.
Thanks, anon, for setting me straight. Who's on First?] DOH. My treadmill is always set up at the end of my bed just mocking me. I've gotten so good at ignoring it, I don't even see it any more. But, Robert's prompt put me on it this morning. Instead of going outside. And it was fine! Just fine. My outdoors walk takes 20 minutes so that's what I treadmilled. Fitbit thinks it was an elliptical machine and was quite proud of me.

It's cool enough with the a/c in the living room and the fan overhead. It's safe enough. If I get a coughing fit or just flat run out of air... my cough pills are right there and so is my bed! No mask required. I like it.

After my walk and some internetting, I made what is probably the worst breakfast I've ever created. It was a mess. But, mostly edible so no big deal. At least it was fun to make. Yesterday I reswizzed some kitchen counterspace. I am not a fan of kitchen clutter. I took a hard look at was living on the countertop and canceled about half of those contracts. Some went into cabinets and some went into the Goodwill bin. And then I moved other stuff around. I like it lots. Tidier and more functional.

Next up is a shower. The Mariner game is at 1. There's more of the Sunday paper to read. Biggie's cat door is falling down and needs to be fixed. And the breakfast mess needs cleaning up.

I'd better get going!

Gym news...

LA Fitness is opening again tomorrow! Their website and app says 6 am on 8/10. A local blog reports that while they will open under strict restrictions, their locker rooms will not be open.

The one I went to in West Seattle where the bridge to get there is shut down. The work around is ugly. Then they announced that the emergency bridge would be available to use until 5 am and I thought that would work since the gym opened at 5. Only now it's open at 6 so wah wah.

There is one in Ballard very close to where I have been swimming. I will absolutely be calling them tomorrow to find out for sure, but I'm guessing they won't be opening their pools. (Their pools are not chlorine pools and don't bother my lungs at all. Plus my insurance pays the full freight.)


And, speaking of progress, I finally since Christian - the designer supposedly working on my bath to walk in shower conversion - an email today asking oh so politely, WTF, dude???@!!

I did get a reply immediately. He said he was still waiting on some labor numbers from the contractor but he wanted to get together in my bathroom this week (fully masked, of course) to go over some stuff if I was ok with that. I said absolutely so maybe we might eventually even get this thing going.

One of my peaches is ready. So peach and goat cheese for dinner. YUM.

New Gym News

So I popped over to the Ballard blog to see if I could find any news about its LA Fitness and the first thing that pops up is a story about how the owners of the gym I go to now were forced out by a silent partner!

The story also says the place has remained closed since March. er, um..

But, then... I read the comments. Seems like there is precious little sympathy for the dude who was 'forced' out.

Hard to believe the real story is juicier but I'll bet it is.

Wonder what will happen next.