April 30th, 2020


Another scorcher, lots on TV & Robo vac setup

Back to my bad habits again this morning, not up & dressed till after 10. Banana & egg, checked email & FB.

Rock hound was out on the lake by his cabin in the hills of Utah, fishing. Great scenery. He caught a big trout. No storm chasers, and daily drive was delayed an hour. He's on a new work schedule and gets to leave an hour later. And this time he forgot to turn on his stream for 15 minutes. Started in the emergency lane on the main road.

After that I watched what was supposed to be a manly man's stream, but his girlfriend took his gear and his boat and was on the lake without him. It was a very pretty lake and she caught a keeper.

Lunch was assorted cold stuff.

Watched some TMZ and Kardashians. I was prepared to hate that show but I really like it. Not nearly as snarky as most Bravo shows. Andy Cohen had Jennifer and Oliver Hudson on, I forgot their mom is Goldie Hawn. Still to be watched 2x NFL Live, Summer House and Masked Singer.

Streamed for an hour, maybe 1/4 of that had people chatting.

Set up the Robo vac. Amazon shipped it in a huge box, a total waste because it came in a box within a box as it is. There was nothing in the manual about Alexa or Google connections, but found those online. But after the first success neither one could reach the vac. I set it loose via the app, and it's been all over the house except for the livingroom. Spook is mildly interested. **

On the community's FB page someone mentioned Goodwill, so I looked on the web and was surprised to find they are accepting donations at all their Vegas stores. The stores are closed but donation stations are open.There's one about 2 miles up E Tropicana Ave.

Delivered by USPS was the speedometer & bottle holder for the bike.

Dinner started with a salad, then I forgot about a main course and went straight to ding dongs and strawberries and whipped cream.

Oak Island ended as expected with no major treasure discovery, and despite the fact that they have zero evidence to support it, they agreed to try again next year.

Found a program called XSplit which does a very good virtual background with no green screen required. $35 seemed reasonable to get it without their huge ugly watermarks. It works well. I spent some time grabbing various backgrounds from my photo files.

Temps got up to 104 again here, "only" 99 at the airport.

**I just used the app to have it start a new session in the livingroom "zone". Seems to be working.

Plans for tomorrow:
Gather the Goodwill pile, get it into the car and donate it.
Other duties as assigned
Maybe stop in somewhere for milk and cooking sherry.
Masked singer

Lots of driving, lots of WIN

After breakfast, gathered up all the Goodwill stuff. Four trips to the car with that. Now the space in front of my file cabinet is clear. Yay.

Drove to Goodwill, they had a space to drive to with one of those rubber hose things which let them know inside someone is out there.  Man brings out a bin, I put all the things in it, he takes the bin inside. No contact, cool. A couple of stupid ugly women park two spaces in front of me in a handicapped space and cross in front of me as I am trying to pull out. They are carrying a single lounge pad each.

A Walmart is in the next section of the mall, I go inside and wait for 15 minutes for customer service to tell me they don't have sodastream cartridges, I need a superstore. All of them are listed as superstores, but I let my GPS find one. A bit of a drive, huge one near the airport. 3 minute wait, "how many do you want?". I had 2 to exchange. WIN. Forgot to get more cola syrup.

Home, it's still before 11. Online stuff, and Tivo has some stuff. Nosh on trail mix. Watch VegasDogLife streaming her bike ride on the strip with her guy.

Daily drive home is now an hour later.

Out again, this time to CVS. The big sign said they were out of alcohol wipes, but I found several boxes of the pads I use for blood sticks, bought two. Got some dark chocolate, cheese-its were on sale, no half gallons of 2% so bought a gallon. Rang for the booze gate to be opened, got Southern Comfort and Malibu coconut liquor. Forgot to get sherry (the wines are outside the cage). 

Very awkward checking out with the splash screen, and with some bozo chatting up the cashier. He had bought a pack of cigarettes and wanted to stay the night.

Home, saw that I'd bought too much acetaminophen.  I had grabbed two 100 count and then saw the 225 count was a lot cheaper, and grabbed that but forgot to put back the 100's. The plan is to pour about 100 into the nearly empty container in the kitchen and keep the rest in the bathroom.

Putting away the milk, saw I had two half gallons, I thought I was down to one. So will be drinking a lot of milk. Sodas don't go bad. Milk does. Some of it will go into bread pudding.

Streamed for an hour, Cat and Nola both joined in. Nice to introduce them. Both lovely people, both dog lovers. I think cat will tune into the drive home.

Spook wrapped herself in the backdrop again. she likes it there when I'm on the PC.

Moved the broken fan to the foyer, moved the subwoofer next to the left speaker, plugged it in and connected the coax cable. It thumps pretty good. ESPN has a thump track beneath all their football clips. Annoying.

Watched Masked Singer. I cannot believe they sent home Astronaut, who sings well, and kept Frog who is a high energy fast talker who cannot sing at all.

Beef teriyaki steamer bowl after salad for dinner. Chocolate ice cream dessert.

No deliveries today.

Plans for tomorrow:
Empty the robo vac. It's non-intuitive how to pop the lid.
Try to run it on a zone which only contains the livingroom rug
Maybe work on the bike.
Watch Summer House