Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Wasted day but not really

All morning I sat around and waited for the building manger to let me know he was ready.

Our conversation yesterday (just like in emails previously):

me: Whenever you are ready, just ping me. It does not even have to be this week.
him: Oh I'll have time tomorrow morning, let's do it then.
me: Whatever is good for you, just let me know.
hin: Tomorrow morning.

He had been our for a week at Christmas. Back for a day and a half and then out sick since. Today was his first day back. So I pretty much knew this morning was not happening but I waited anyway.

Also I was waiting on Amazon.

Never heard from him. Amazon now says 9 pm tonight. I looked all over town (on store websites 'available in your store' - so nice of them) and I could find none that I liked as well as the Amazon one for any price.

So I decided to get over it. If it comes. Great. If not. Whatever. If the building manager calls, fine. If not. Whatever. I am moving on with mylife.

I needed milk and eggs for my brother's visit but I really needed kitty litter desperately. My Amazon kitty litter isn't getting here until Wednesday and I wasn't going to make it.

So, I headed out. My plan was to go to a small grocery not horribly far but not close either. Grocery Outlet - the very closest and easiest by far - was on the way but they rarely have kitty litter. But, hey, I was there and it was easy to pop in so I thought I'd check.

Clearly my luck had turned. They had a little supply of Arm & Hammer - fine by me. So I also got eggs and milk. The smallest milk was half gallon which was way more than I wanted but then I remembered a quart wasn't going to be enough for a week of bro's coffee so I would have not gotten enough at the regular store. Thanks GO! You are a life savor.

We have new recycling laws here in King County. I don't have a clue how they are going to work for people. Happily, out recycling is handled privately and so far no word of change. I know why they are doing this but ugh. No more plastic bags or wraps. And they cannot be put into garbage either. All the plastic has to be taken to specific drop off spots. So, your used kitty litter, which has to go in garbage, you put that in by the handful???? I do not get it. But, thankfully, I do not have to.

I just read that 16 years ago we had a bunch of snow so I went back to look at my LJ entries. Bunch is clearly relative. And my photography skills sucked as badly as my camera but fun to see.

Here's a snowman for Live Journal on my terrace

And through the spin wheel that view is history. There are now two giant buildings there.

But, this view is pretty much the same. If it snowed today, I could grab the same shot.

This was the view at the corner - also now, very much more dense. That's the Amtrak station with the tower there.

Fun. Back in 2004, I served up all my photos from When I abandoned that domain, I moved them all to replicated folders on but, apparently, my global search/replace operation missed a few. So most, if not all of those entries are photo-less until I go in and edit each one to swap org for com. Tedious and probably not happening!

While I was waiting this morning, I did do a powerwash of this chromebook. Reset it to factory specs. It was time. It's a little perkier and there are some websites it was pissed at but apparently now likes again.

So really not a wasted day at all.
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