February 19th, 2020


Tuesday, no welding

Spook in bed is getting to be routine.I'll miss that when I have to board her.

Hungry this morning. Banana & egg not enough, oatmeal helped. Hgl was down in a normal range.

Delivered was 4 boxes of Swiss Miss Dark. Made 2 cups so far. Drank one sitting on the porch, only saw a couple of hummers.

Had a chat with Lou when he came out for his walk. His wife wanted some of my rosemary so I got out the clippers and snipped off two 1/4-inch branches. Smelled great! Each branch was the size of a bouquet, should be able to grow from the cutting.

No more rosemary in the freezer. Lots of oregano, and some mint. Probably have toss it all.

Watched an eagle egg hatching, on and off from 9 am. Tuned in at 10:15 pm in time for the final out of egg experience. One more egg to go, apparently it's a couple of days after the first. Metal detector was on but switched to the daily drive home when that started.

Left a message for my original contact at EBT asking him to rattle a cage or three. Find out what makes them think I have new income.

Tivo, Graham Norton, Below Deck reunion part 2 in which Capt. Lee seemed to understand finally that part of his job is knowing what his crew is up to. Below Deck Sailing the captain continues to not impress. Ditto the chief stew. Ditto the married deck hands. The chef is killing it.

Online checked that my local motel has a fridge in the room. Also has a microwave.  "refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include irons/ironing boards, as well as phones with free local calls. Complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10 AM. coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available on site."

Plans for tomorrow:
Clean out the bottom shelf of the livingroom table
File cabinet: organize the house paperwork which is all in one folder and needs to be split into at least 4.
Call the cleaners again


How could I forget The Bachelor?

One of yesterday's Tivo treats was The Bachelor which featured home visits. Hannah Ann's is the family nextdoor in Knoxville, TN. Very plain. They were not at all impressed with Peter. Dad won't give his blessing unless Peter commits 100% which Peter doesn't know how to do. But I think she is his best choice for reasons - read on.

Kelsey is from Iowa, is the oldest contestant and also the largest. She should have been kicked to the curb week 1 when she went ballistic over Hannah Ann mistaking her Iowa champagne for part of the Bachelor setup. Mom and stepdad were all "don't hurt my daughter" Peter was all "meh".

Madison is the daughter of an Auburn basketball assistant coach, and they met in the Auburn gym, greeted by the head coach and a video message from Charles Barkley. She showed off her basketball skills and Peter showed he didn't have any. The home visit was very heavy on the Jesus, and while mom and Madison were clear that she is saving herself for marriage, Maddy chickened out when given the chance to mention that to Peter. He is about as spiritual as a fencepost, which is why M is not my choice for him.

Virginia Beach VA was the site for Victoria F's meeting. The day went well, until an ex of Peter's found him and warned him about V.F. Instead of going right in to the family meet-up that evening Peter did what he always does, he confronted her about that, she had a melt-down, they never got inside the house. She's a hot mess, should not have gotten this far by 2 episodes, but the producers want crazy for the ratings.

The episode ends in a hanger where instead of doing the right thing, he keeps Victoria and sends Kelsy home.

I guess there is one more paring down to come, and my bet is Madison will go home for the religious fervor both Jesus and Auburn War Hawks.  Which will leave too-young airhead Hannah Ann and Little Miss Meltdown.