January 16th, 2020


Surprise Surprise

This had to happen on the one day this month my bed wasn't made.

I was watching a streamer on my PC, pretty much just wasting time since it was bitterly cold outside and I had no plans and nothing on TV. Doorbell rang around 11:30,  it was the inspector who had originally been scheduled for 2 days ago. My Realtor had failed to let me know he was coming.

After he did his tour of the roof and outside, and was inside taking pictures and checking the windows and water, another doorbell ring, this time it was the realtor for the buyers, asking if it was okay for the buyers to come in, they wanted to be here while the inspection was being done. What the hell, okay. I'm glad I was there, the realtor had some questions I was able to answer and the buyers liked the piano, which I had not been sure about.

It was all over in an hour, and I was bored again and went online streaming myself at about 3:30. Lots of people stopped by to chat this time, maybe I'll change my routine to stream in the afternoon. No troll - he was in school.

Macaroni and shrimp for lunch, popcorn and Swiss Miss instead of dinner. Thought about heating up some lasagna but wasn't that hungry. Somewhere in there I made an egg cream.

Andy Cohen on Bravo had Amber Tamblyn as one of his two guests. I had not seen her in a long time, she is doing trashy Bravo shows. I have been a fan for a long time - her dad is Russ Tamblyn, who played the lead in the original West Side Story movie,and later Tom Thumb in a TV series I liked as a kid. Looked him up, he's 85 and looks better than I do. I first noticed Amber in Joan of Arcadia, she played the title role and it ran for 3 years. IMDB says prior to that she had done a lot of short stints on soap operas, but after she was in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 & 2.

Checking my Tivo To Do list, since I don't get the NFL Network I won't get the Titans/KC playoff game. 49ers is local, so it will be on one of the SF channels, and Superbowl will be on Fox.

Plans for tomorrow: 
Rain all day predicted
I ought to go to Target and hang out in their Starbucks, and bring home some snacks. Famous Amos.

Not Much except rain & wind

Spook woke me up at about 6 fighting mirror cat.

It was still raining, had been all night, so not too surprising the toilet got clogged. Plungers did not clear it.

Despite that, another early start, delayed when AG called, while I was taking my meds. We chatted for about 45 minutes. He says Google translate understands Vietnamese, he uses it to write to his relatives back there. By coincidence yesterday I found it does not understand written Lao. There's no camera scan function for that language.

It was a crazy day, raining hard and windy, and I was out of snackable sweets, so I fired up the oven and popped in a Sarah Lee bake it yourself apple pie. But I really wanted chocolate, in more handy portions, so I pulled a half-used bag of chocolate chips out of the cabinet and followed the cookie recipe on it, plus adding a bunch of Hershey's powder. It worked fine, I now have a ton of chocolate chocolate chip cookies. That was lunch, actually.

Followed what few streams were online, caught the youtube clips of the impeachment managers marching on the Senate, and then bits of the swearing in and such on TV news. Pretty disgusted with how much coverage the prince and the actress are getting. Abdicate already. Move to a neutral country.

Unemployment sent me their tax form, a hint it was time to spend 100 tax deductible dollars on TurboTax. I started filling it out, but need to wait for the SS form and my brokerage form. It may be another month.

Crickets from Realtor again.

Watched a couple of streamers go to a museum in Vegas, but the exhibits were closed so that didn't last long. Did my own stream for an hour, but only had a couple of chatters on, maybe 10 minutes.

Ordered some socks on Amazon.

PTI had Steve Young on, dinner was salad and lasagna and a slice of apple pie.

Brought the snake in from the shed, it easily cleared the clog. Yay.

Very sleepy, will go to bed early.

looks like 2 dishwasher loads. Baking from scratch does that.
Should be a nice day to hang out at downtown starbucks
Put the snake back in the shed