March 23rd, 2020


More moving box archeology, spicy KFC FAIL

Stayed in bed till 1 pm. Fell into the youtube rabbit hole. Had a banana and HB egg for latelatelate breakfast.

Filled the new soap dispenser. Body wash, shampoo and conditioner. Had to prime the pumps but then it worked fine.

Emptied the "Guest Bedroom" wardrobe box. It was actually all stuff from the master bedroom, including my baseball bat, the sleep number pump, 3 of the 4 sliders for the bed frame legs (I found the 4th on day 1 in the laundry basket) , and the reason I didn't see any of that is those jerks piled about a dozen shirts from the master bedroom closet on top, and a pile of hangers on top of that. Is an effing wardrobe box, you're supposed to put a rail across the top and hang the shirts up so you can see what's below them. And label it with the right room. Jeeze. Also in there was my vaporizer, in three pieces. The shirts and hangers are now in the guest room closet. These are party shirts and hand-embroidered ones little sister made for me when I was in Charlie Brown and Camelot.  No sign of the motor for the bed frame. Maybe tomorrow.

The second switch for the bedroom lights was in that box, so now I have two which turn on/off on command, and when the sensor trips. Also found a 6-plug outlet for the bathroom so I have the clock radio, hair trimmer, toothbrush and Sonos speaker plugged in now.

Dug some canned food out of one of the kitchen boxes, and for dinner made soup out of the too-spicy KFC wings, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, garbanzo beans, canned mushrooms and water. The soup was even less edible than the wings - ran through 1/4 box of Kleenex, my sinuses leaked so much. The veggies were okay, but not the chicken.

Spook was hunkered down in the bathroom on the rug by the sink last time I made a pit stop.

Garbage day tomorrow, I had to back the car up to get to the bins. Threw out the remaining wings and the leftovers. All my recyclables fit in the bin, and all my trash in the other bin, including a change of Spook's litterbox cartridge.

Wanted to charge the car, but the outlet on the side of the carport is dead. None of the breakers was tripped, I don't think there is a switch anywhere. I'll probably find a fast charger tomorrow.

VegasDogLife was out fishing again, it inspired me to buy a license (online they took my word for it that I live here). And I ordered $100 of gear to be picked up at the Bass Pro store. The store is closed except for curbside pickup.

Plans for tomorrow:
Get out of bed in the morning
Wait for Bass Pro to say my order is ready
Pick it up
Charge the car
If the weather is good (50-50 chance) drive to Lake Mead and do some fishing
If not, shelter in place.
Move one of the tall cat trees into the corner of the office
Figure out where to put the canned stuff and the flour/sugar/baking dry goods.


Just watched The Greatest Showman. It was much more than I expected, and a bit less. The less part is I expected more of his traveling circus. It ends right when that is about to begin. The more is all the feels with three romances, one unrequited and entirely fictional. Another less is stunning redhead Rebecca Ferguson playing Jenny Lind is a mediocre singer, showing off her belt voice instead of the coloratura Lind was known for. Lind also was kind of plain looking.

The freaks stole the show. While bearded lady Keala Settle is amazing, the rest of the cast is as well. Zendaya does some spectacular aerial work, Zac Efron joins in a little bit but the choreography makes him appear to be more of a participant than he is.

There are some very nice songs but the opening is not very strong.
The day started with email saying my fishing supplies order was ready for pickup at Bass Pro on the other side of town. Once again, when I got on the freeway my battery said it was dying. But sitting idle while I picked up my order it showed 30 miles, enough to get to the one fast charger I have been using. Couldn't log into EVgo app - new phone erased my login, and I forgot it was in spook's email address.

Parked at the charger for an hour, talking to little sister, who also has an all electric car and she explained that she has to plan to use non-freeways because the battery can't handle freeway speeds. Now I know. Luckily there is a good non-freeway route to the lake.

But the weather was threatening so I stayed home. Found the reason the carport outlet was dead - the master bath ground fault outlet had accidentally popped its breaker, and that also fed the carport. Fixed that and plugged in the car for a slow but full charge.

ESPN was saying PTI is back, but my program guide did not show it. Boo hiss. Maybe tomorrow. Nothing else on tivo. Another reason to watch the DVD.

I left home without breakfast or taking meds, so I did the meds when I got home, and had a snack and a frozen meal - pasta with meat sauce - for late lunch. Got in on the tail end of the daily drive home.

Streamed for 45 minutes, no one showed up to chat. 

Email from the moving company that someone would be here after 11 tomorrow to try to fix things. He'll have pins for the book cases. I spent a lot of time online looking for kitchen storage cabinets. They need to hold an 18" lazy susan. Two actually. Found a few which might work.

Moved a cat tree into the office, Spook hitched a ride while I was pushing it.

She hasn't used it much, she prefers to curl up on the floor on top of my Sharks jacket, which I really need to hang up in the bedroom closet. There are no jacket hooks or closets by the doors. No room on the carport side...that's packed with a washer and dryer.

In other news, I nuked the corrupted backups and did them over again. Much faster this time.

Plans for tomorrow:
Breakfast & meds
Hang around till the mover guy arrives
After that, there should be stuff on Tivo
And maybe storm chasers on
If needed, order a new bed frame
Identify a kitchen storage unit to buy
Hang out on the porch if it's warm enough