August 27th, 2014


Jet Lag Day is Done

So much catching up to do, no time till tomorrow.

I lost 15 lbs on my trip, mostly through a lot of walking. This is wreaking havoc on my blood sugar levels, since it lowers my insulin resistance. Had a reading of 63 after consuming half a can of Coke, a Hershey bar and a Payday bar. And a glucose tablet.

Last night went to bed at 1 am
Woke up at 7:30 with the alarm
Tried to be on a PDT schedule but needed a 90-minute nap at 6.

9:30: Petsmart, bought a second automatic litterbox, this one uses standard clumping litter 
9:45 Picked up Domino. Pet Hotel loved her, but noted that while she pooped daily, it was not always in the box
10:00 Home, spent some lap time with Domino, but she preferred time next to her water fountain.
Later: Car wash. Busy place today, it took way longer than usual
Lowe's, bought  a shop vac & replacements for leaking coiled garden hose
Fresh & Easy, ice cream & frozen dinners & fruit
Home again. Watered indoor plants
Attached new hose, but it didn't seal. Water everywhere
Vacuumed all the leaves and other crap which has blown onto the carport niches since December
Home Depot, bought a standard hose. No coiled ones in stock. Serious low blood sugar episode - vacuuming is hard work in 80°
Home, ate 1/4 container of ice cream

Cut a rent check
Disputed online an AMEX charge which WorldSim said had been declined
Paid my car insurance
Answered email

It is way late, work in a few hours, past time for bed.

Plans for tomorrow:
PO, pick up vacation hold mail

Mostly unlagged

Lived today on PDT, no naps, only a couple of moments of pause. PO at 9 am, picked up my vacation hold mail - the carrier was suppose to deliver it yesterday, as it turns out it was in the carrier's hands when the clerk went to look for it.

In the mail were two "assessment" items. One was a bill from the state tax people wanting more $$ for my 2010 returns, which I was expecting but had forgotten about, a result of the IRS charging me for inheritance which the CPA told me (wrongly) was exempt up to $2 million.

The other item was a puzzling note from the county assessor saying my home was assessed with something called an "escapement", but the amount was 1/3 of the assessed value they list on the web site. I have no idea what they are talking about. I'll have to call. I shouldn't have to worry about this, taxes are paid from escrow.

Work was about the same as when I left, no new builds. Boss sent a list of tests which ought to change from fail to pass based on bugs changing from open to closed, but most of mine were still open.

The guy from upstairs gave a presentation on a new test tracking app. The worst app of its kind I have seen in about 10 years. And his presentation was pretty scrambled. Boss has bought into this tool, which is very puzzling because the one he created is far better.

Round Table for lunch, took home 1/4 of a small pizza. I love their pizzas, but the buffet gets soggy and there is too much pineapple and BBQ.

Home after work, watched an episode of Who Do You Think You Are, Kelsey Grammar. Turns out he comes from a long line of drunks.  There was a major WTF in the continuity department, they took him from Portland to The Edge Of Nowhere in Eastern Oregon to meet an Oregon Trail historian at one of the places where there are still trail ruts, though there is no way those haven't been landscaped. They could just as easily have stayed in the I-5 corridor for that. Because then they took him to Salem, and the place his ancestors homesteaded was only an hour south of there.

Domino spent most of her day in her bed, a good sign. Yesterday she avoided it, preferring to park alongside her water fountain, and spent the night on my bed.

I have a lot of photo processing to do, but no time till the weekend

Plans for tomorrow:
See the doctor about my foot
attend a preview of a teaching foreign languages class
Which means not going to band rehearsals and not playing in Sunday's concert, since I didn't go to any rehearsals this month