February 5th, 2020


One more day

Up early again, but stayed in bed about 15 minutes past the alarm.
Banana and my last HB egg

Lots of news to read. I've added the Vegas ABC, CBS and NBC web sites, they are laid out by someone who uses both fists. Ugly ugly pages. Lots of local news though.

Delivered was a package in my mailbox, UPS email told me it was there. I thought it was the cat stick and "worm" toy attachments so I tossed it onto a chair for later.

Watched some TWC and NFL news on TV.

Twitch, daily drive home was 2 hours early, I caught it by accident.

Below Deck finale had less drama than usual. But I don't think any of the crew will be hired back, and I hope they go back to the Caribbean. Much drama was avoided by Capt. renting a private island for the crew's after party, just the crew and some Thai dancers and lots of European booze. Ashton went to sleep before he could get drunk.

The Bachelor started with an unexpected intelligent move - he sent the pageant queen diva home. But he ended with giving the last rose to the shit disturber instead of the cute redhead whom he had not spent any 1-on-1 time with. Earlier he had given a rose to a meh person because they had met before the show, a very fateful thing but she had been very quiet since then. I'm pretty sure one of the two petite Latinos will be his choice. He's half Cuban, speaks fluent Spanish, so it makes sense.

The last of the turkey leg for lunch, salisbury steak hungry man meal for dinner.

I streamed for an hour, some German guy was a nuisance, someone else kept triggering my anti-spam program. Not his fault. Troll was back, but he can't get into the chat.

Doorbell rang, box from Amazon. Opened it and found the cat wand & worms. Opened the other package and it was meds from Kaiser.

Email from LV manager with descriptions of her top pick houses for me:
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282 I think is actually 283.

Topped off the cat's food & water

Plans for tomorrow:
Charge the GPS
Get the Nikon ready to travel
Fill the meds containers
Pack a small carry-on



The long national nightmare is over, maybe now Congress can get back to doing its job, except for the ones running for office in 2020. 
The snafu in Iowa only shows how stupid it is to rush to be the first to vote. And how silly that form of election is in this century. It was fine when Iowa had 136 people, but not anymore. Elections are not barn dances.

New Hampshire has a proper primary. They're next.

It looks like I will get to vote after all, there is supposed to be a mail-in ballot in my mailbox right now. Oh. I forgot to get the mail. Hang on...

Yup, they sent me the right ballot, too. "Nonpartisan Democratic". Many more Dems running than I ever heard of. Not in any particular order, but Warren is last on the list.

Breakfast was a banana and some PNB.

AG phoned, we chatted for an hour.

No streaming today, but did watch the daily drive in the snow, but also a Florida storm chaser who found a crunched car off the side of the highway with 5 feet of guard rail hanging off it, and she helped get emergency services on the scene. The driver survived, she said.

Did all the packing I could, almost. Traveling light, just a day pack designed to hold a laptop and some gear. Broke down the Nikon and the GPS (charged and updated the GPS first). Insulin pens and vials with tips and syringes are ready to be added. Pill boxes will be among the last.

Frontier air sent email asking me to check in today, but I don't do that. Their app doesn't want to show my boarding pass, but there's usually a kiosk I can get that from. 1:45 pm flight, will shoot for noon. My GOES and pacemaker cards are ready.

For lunch there was only salad. And later popcorn.

Watched PTI and Below Deck Sailing Yacht. It's not on the level of the other Below Deck shows. The chef is a re-hire from BDMed where he was a FAIL. There's a couple who live aboard, and made the boat a mess. New crew did not get it cleaned up yet and they have charter guests on board. The galley is a disaster.
Spook has plenty of food & water, but she'll have to do without treats. I tried to make reservations for her at the pet hotel in Sunnyvale but they don't take online reservations, so I'll call. No rush. It's just for the end of the month.

I can't believe how much stuff was in the sink, the dishwasher is running, taking care of that now. Did a load of shirts, they need to be hung up. I packed my Raiders T and one button down blue shirt. I'll wear my Sharks jacket, it has been chilly in LV this week. No swim suit this time - too cold.

Dinner was salad and a beef & broccoli meal, the last half basket of strawberries and a half a can of fruit cocktail

Plans for tomorrow:
Unload the dishwasher
Breakfast will be fruit cocktail
Check email and FB and set the PC to not power on automatically
Leave for the airport around 11:45
LV around 4
Get the rental car, drive to the hotel and check it out
House hunting Friday.