The Amazon crowd should start arriving soon. It is 46 degrees outside here right now. (66 inside) And the rain is supposed to start momentarily. Excellent weather for an outdoor party. I'm sure those giant tents have heaters in them but really. Ugh.
I did get a doll made and a wild looking creature. And I went outside... across the street and down the block to the ATM. Made it there and back ok. But, outside of that and the encouraging swim this morning it's been a crap day lung wise. This shit is getting old.
I did sort through the foreign currency that Sandy gave me a few weeks ago. The coins are mostly not worth anything. But, unless I'm not reading the internet correctly, the Japanese yen are worth about $80. So I sent them off today for exchange. Cash in an envelope. That's safe, right? Nothing ventured. Also there was a bunch o' still valid Canadian cash so I added it to my own Canadian cash stash and now I've got more than $100 to sprinkle around Victoria or Vancouver whichever I hit next. So pretty good haul and fun working through it.
Back weeks ago when I cut off the excess phone cable in the closet and so cut off my internet, the Wave G guy cobbled together a fix for me but knowing that if Zoey sneezes in the right place, I could go down again has bugged me. I just didn't know what to do about it. I mean it's telephone wire. The telephone company is not going to want to come out and fix it. The Wave G guy was great to do what he could but he was clear that he was working outside his box there.
So when my brother was here, I grilled him and he gave e the clue - low voltage. The internet turned up a bunch of electricians but that's way more fire power than I need. I did fine one dude who had the worst website I've really ever seen. I noted the name and phone number and moved the task to Someday I'll Get A Roundtoit. Then today I picked up the modem because the cables were caught on something and the internet went down. FUCK. Finally, I figured out I'd hit the 'off' button when I picked it up and got the internet back but it spurred me to to call the guy.
He turned out to be exactly what I need. He's a 1 guy + 2 half guys (great visual, I think) and all they do is cable - coax, fiber, phone, whatever. He had me send a picture. Then he sent a picture of the gizmo he would use to fix. $50 ok? Absolutely (my brother said that it might cost as much as $300). He said he'd be out next week. Whew.
Now I think I'll finish off Major Crimes. I have 1.25 episodes left. I'm going to miss this series. But, it's time to say goodbye. Plus I have a teddy bear arm and two ears to finish while I watch.
today's swim = 6
yesterday's day = 5