March 21st, 2020


More kitchen box archeology, Ranch 99 and Von's

Feeling less motivated, the job is daunting. But I've been having bursts of activity. A lot of the kitchen stuff is loose, wrapped in packing paper. It's fine to unwrap and just leave it in the box. The big graphite pickling pot will probably be Goodwilled. And possibly most of my Mason jars. Many items have found their way into the big white laundry cabinet, and I have a pan drawer. I think I know where the wok will go. The flat-bottom one. The round bottom one and its stand will be donated.

I'm going to need one more cabinet. Probably will order from Walmart or Target. Or Home Depot/Lowe's.

Found the knife block and my favorite pots. The egg poacher will go away along with the smallest pan in the set.

The shelves I bought at Walmart won't work except for coffee cups. Too small.

Watched The Masked Singer. The person they unmasked is a total stranger to me. The Rhino was disappointing. Last week he sounded like a veteran country star, this week he sounded like he wasn't much of a singer at all. Dark Angel also was down a notch but still obviously a pro.

Tried to buy Apple stock, but the $$ have not completed transferring. Did buy 50 shares of Harley, they seem to be on the verge of a hostile takeover.

Delivered was the floor fan, a better shower soap dispenser** and three reams of printer paper. All I had was card stock.

**It was easy to pry the bad dispenser off the wall, but the new one fell off on its own. I need more/better silicone sealer. On order. There may be some in one of the boxes in the guest room. But probably not.

Watched the daily drive home and some of another storm chaser.

Finally set up the pacemaker monitor. It took a while but it uploaded the data to the server.

Spook has been hiding in the master bathroom. She likes the dark, and the rugs are navy.

Entertained myself on YouTube with Toby Keith music videos. He spends a lot on production and pretty women. They are superbly directed. And his songs are clever.

Picked up the mail, but instead of going home I punched the address of 99 Ranch Market into the GPS. WIN! Got some big limes, bananas, a bag of Lamyai, three cans of my favorite Thai iced tea (they had several cases of it) , frozen Ha Gow and a big red onion, grape tomatoes, 1% milk. Then across the street to Von's for items 99 doesn't carry. HB eggs, sliced olives, sauerkraut, hot dog buns. My Safeway card worked there too.

Home, put stuff away. Sliced the red onion as much as possible - it was bigger than the mandolin. Made a proper salad. Alberston's chicken, KFC mashed and gravy. Chip mint ice cream sandwich. Thai iced tea.

Plans for tomorrow:
More box excavations. There's one in the guest room which ought to be unloaded into the guest closet.
Look into a kitchen island type cabinet
Call youngest sister
CVS probably has silicone sealer


CVS, not much else

Woke up at 5 am, made a cup of hot chocolate and sat down at the PC. Watched an episode of I Can See Your Voice: Thailand. It has been a while, and they replaced the #2 host with a younger guy who is so gay it's a matter of time before he self combusts.  The guest star was androgynous, but that was more because she was shaped like a cinder block and wore a suit. One of the contestants was a young man who was shown in time lapse becoming a drag queen. She couldn't sing at all. The final contestant, who gets to sing with the star, sang better than the star. By a lot. Blew everyone away. One thing I love about this show is when that happens, it makes everyone very happy, the star, the panelists, the audience. And me.

6:45 or so, shut down the PC and went back to bed. Stayed in bed till about 11.

Went to CVS hoping to find silicone sealer and a paint scraper. The scraper to get the silicone off the shower wall and the silicone to glue the new soap dispenser to the wall. Got superglue instead. Used my metal burger flipper to scrape the gunk off the wall, minimally assisted by Goof Off. Superglue worked great, it stuck in 20 seconds, but needs 24 hours to cure. CVS was pretty empty, maybe on average one person for every 2 aisles.

Home, spent a lot of time scraping. Once the new dispenser was in place I mostly vegged. Watched 3 hours of Gold Rush. Made Korean Beef noodles PF Chang frozen meal for lunch. Dinner was Marie Calendar turkey and stuffing bowl.

I streamed for about 90 minutes, VegasDogLife, poobur and a couple of others came in to chat.

Online, set up a Dice account for Vegas. Had to update my address on my resume.

Spook has been out in the livingroom a lot. I went onto the porch and set up a new key ring. Despite the screening, it was HOT out there in the setting sun.

Put garbage bags in all the garbage cans. I have one in the kitchen set for recycle stuff. Broke down the cardboard amazon boxes. It looks like those can go into the recycle bin as is.

Tomorrow: I think I will find the canned goods box and fill a lazy Susan or two. There is, I think, only one cabinet they fit in. Measure it and order a divider so the two of them can fit one above the other.

I should also try to empty all the boxes in the guest room which are not bookcase stuff. There is one box which should have been a wardrobe and has shirts and costume bits which came out of the guest room closet (and can got back in there).

Online shop for a kitchen cabinet again.