Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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So much time, so little accomplished

Finally got dressed at noon, after much time online. Updated my phone's data to include my travel info, did some apartment hunting (found two possibles), printed the Worldcon program grid using the printer's double-sided feature, only to find they put Sunday between Thursday and Friday. On purpose. They wanted to have Friday and Saturday on separate pages. Okay, it saves them an extra sheet, but it means I needed to waste paper by printing single-sided to put Sunday where it belongs.

Started writing my packing list.

The car badly needed a wash, thanks to bird foo from the last 3 places I'd parked and the inside of the windshield not coming clean with Windex. I ordered some glass wax, but it's coming from Vermont by pack mule, and won't see it until I am back from Reno. Got in the car, pulled out the dozen car wash coupons, and they were all expired. Back to the apartment, found a Safeway receipt with a current coupon. Car wash was way busy, 10-minute wait to drop off the car, but pretty quick turnaround after that.

Home, watched some of the Raiders game on the new TiVo, pleasant surprise that the image is more vivid than the old TiVo. Aspect ratio is better too. It did not help the Raiders' play at all, though. And how I hate watching football played on a field with a baseball diamond in it.

Coffee date with Janice at 4, went to Starbucks at 2:30 and used the extra time to organize the Hugo entries on the Kindle into their various groups, and transfer the program grid too. It's too small to read at 100%, I'll have to up the font size when the time comes. But am super-impressed with how good it looks.

Long chat with Janice about my blind date last week, and her not being at the SJ Jazz festival (which is like a Catholic missing Easter Sunday mass). She is off to SE Asia on a tour just as I'm coming back from Reno. I'm jealous, partly because I'd like to take the tour and partly because her DDG single RN next door neighbor is going with her.

Home, printed out my Amtrak bar codes for Tuesday's trip. Also includes a return trip a week from Monday, which I probably won't be on, but don't want to cancel until next Sunday, or if I get a solid confirmation before then of an 8/22 start date at Moto. If it slips to 8/29 I'll use that train ticket. As soon as I get to Reno, I'll cancel the SJC-RNO leg of my 8/19 Southwest Airlines ticket. Will keep the 8/21 RNO-SJC leg till the last minute.

Plans for tomorrow:
Call the CPA, arrange to meet sometime during the day
Shop for train snacks
Visit two apartments (if time allows)
Pack
Early bedtime for 4:30 am wakeup
 
Tags: car, cons, trains, travel
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