July 7th, 2020


Plumber is dumber, Gooseneck FAIL, Albertson's WIN, Garbage Day, Stream early, Podcast Meh, BASFA

Called the plumber, they had no record of installing the toilet. Not surprising because the receipt the plumber gave me was illegible and they never sent me an official copy. Dispatcher called him, confirmed he had done it and said she would try to send him out today or tomorrow to unplug the clog.

I roamed around online, she called at about noon, he arrived a little before 1. Used a HUGE snake to clear it, and it was not easy. He did not get it that the reason for the new toilet was so it did not clog. He said he would not charge for the service call, as if he could have - the toilet installation has a 1-year warranty.

After he left I took a picture of the info inside the tank, which included the UPC number. Punched it in to Google and it came up on Home Depot as the small tank version of a model of which he was supposed to install the large tank version.

He is so fired. 

So now I need to go to HD and show them the UPC to confirm, and buy the right version and arrange for it to be installed by someone who is not dumb as a rock. I think he also may have installed it incorrectly.

The bad news is I really don't need the cashectomy.

That taken care of, I found Spook hiding:

Off to Albertson's. But first I loaded the Samsung onto the new gooseneck holder, attached it to the bar on the bottom front of the passenger seat which moves the seat back and forth, and set it to stream. But the gooseneck wobbled way too much, even when the car was stopped. Just before we arrived at the store the phone shot out of the holder onto the dashboard. FAIL. Gooseneck is going back to Amazon.

Used my SNAP card, it paid half of the groceries.

Watched some new 90 Days shows, this season looks to have only one winner, a fairly handsome 40-ish divorcé with two grade school age kids, both of them very smart, who landed a gorgeous young (24) model who seems to love him very much. And his kids like her too. Next step is for her to meet his ex. Meanwhile, the South African bartender who doesn't know how to pour a pint is balking at planning a family, or anything. His Connecticut GF is not going to let him get by on looks and charm. Turkish bozo won't tell his family about his GF's two sons, because in Turkey one does not marry a woman who has children. He needs to be kicked to the curb. I don't see what she sees in him. Dominican DD babe is finding out that her American guy is a liar and cheap. End of a disastrous day he surprised her with sexy lingerie which she loved, but we'll see next time if he was any good in bed. I bet he isn't. And that will be a deal breaker. And the 6'7" stud in Sequim hooked up with a gorgeous woman in Ukraine who claims to have two college degrees, but he's deeply in debt and her visa has been delayed. Those two facts may be related. So he's going to visit her. Fool.

A theater friend who is black has a podcast in which he is trying to promote BLM through theater people. It could have been a great show, but his guests' audio levels were half of his, and they did not articulate well, and they were on a couch which was trying to swallow them whole. He was in a desk chair in another Zoom frame. I couldn't undertsnd what they said. It got too painful to watch.

Saved by the weekly BASFA Zoom meeting. Once again I scored both the minutes acceptance and the rumor of the week. Nobody mentioned the eclipse. Hmmm.

For lunch there was a small frozen meal of fish and pasta. The last meal cooked in the Panasonic microwave was a steamer bowl.

The Toshiba microwave didn't show up till 8:30. The instructions on the top of the box said open it from the bottom because the accessories were there, so I turned it upside down and the accessories were on what had been the top of the box. Fished out the microwave and pulled out the ring and the glass plate. The Panasonic is in the front room. I'll put the Toshiba box in the shed - they have a bad DOA record. I probably should put the Panasonic in the shed too. It works, mostly. It would be handy in the kitchen but there's no room.

Also delivered was a jar of linseed oil. I'll have to use it on the new sandals. The right one wants to slip off when I'm driving.

Plans for tomorrow:
Make a nails appointment for tomorrow or wed
Home Depot for toilet training

Toilet mystery $olved

Off to a slow start this morning, unable to get a nails appointment till tomorrow. Tried for a mobile grooming appointment for Spook, but the first one (a) wanted $100 and (b) had nothing until next month. After a lunch of beef & broccoli lean cuisine, I read all the news, then listened for a while to a streamer talking about Trump's education round table. No storms being chased.

3:30-ish, put on Tevas, hopped in the car and drove to Home Depot. There was a worker about my age in the toilet section who looked up the numbers on the photo from inside my toilet, and he confirmed the plumber had cheated me. Don't know why, the more powerful one of the same brand was the same price and in stock. Customer service hooked me up with delivery & installation, she said they will call within 2 business days to schedule. $99 for the toilet, $99 to install, $75 to deliver and $35 to remove the current one. She suggested making it a planter, but I don't think the park would like that. 

Detoured on the way home and found the top of the mesa, but not a viewpoint. The mesa is all condos and business parks. Bummer. But I know there's a way up there...

Home was a festival of Tivo. Several 90 Day Fiance spinoffs, Below Deck Med, Andy Cohen had a deck hand and the chef on. The did not show a lot of the very sexy clients.

Found another mobile groomer, sent a Yelp message for an appointment. We'll see...they are all being slammed by the lockdowns.

Running the dishwasher. I was out of knives and salad bowls.

Played with Spook a little, but she lost interest quickly.

Salad, Meat loaf and garlic mashed, almond pistachio ice cream for dinner.

Plans for tomorrow:
Get up with the alarm
9:30 nails appt.
Drive around a bit
Unload the dishwasher
Move the microwave box to the shed. And the Panasonic microwave too.