October 25th, 2021


Family visit, football and needy cats

Oatmeal on potatoes with a side of scrambled eggs was the pre-made breakfast. Very filling. The eggs needed cheese.

Read all the news, won a game of solitaire and lost a game of tile-matching because the programmer stacked matching tiles on top of each other.

Tivo had lots of stuff, I watched the Titans beating the crap out of Kansas City, until the WTF network decided that game was over after the 3rd quarter and switched to the even more lopsided  Bengals trashing the Ravens. They need to show the entire game that they start with.

Watched the first half of the Raiders game, which is when the recording caught up with real time.

Baltimore sister and brother in law were on their way from Arizona, where they were visiting family, due at about 4 pm so I passed the rest of the time watching Gold Rush and FFing through the narration.  

They decided to check into their hotel first, and got here around 4:30. I gave them the tour of the house. They caught a glimpse of Spook as she fled from the living room to under the bed, and while Jade was hiding in her tree hutch and would not come down, she let my sister pet her.

They had not seen PTI's 20th anniversary segment so I played that for them. They enjoyed it. Good use of the big TV.

We chatted till 6:30, then I drove us to Sam's Town and showed them the waterfall, then we had dinner at The Angry Butcher. Good food, big portions, okay service, about $100 for the three of us.

We got out at 8:00, just as the waterfall light show started. It was impressive, and very pretty.

Back to my place, they gave me all the leftovers and went back to their hotel. They have a lunch date tomorrow with a nephew who is an air traffic controller at LAS airport.

I watched the rest of the Raiders game, was surprised they won handily.

The full 90 Day The Other Way showed three couples whose relationships are doomed, and one whose American spouse is getting homesick. He hasn't worked at all to integrate with Mexico's culture or language.

Then an episode of Vets on the Beach.

Plans for tomorrow:
Take out the garbage
make a nails appointment


Nails, shakes,some football, zoom

But first, I forgot to mention yesterday three fish died overnight. I suspect the temperature got too low when the clogged filter failed to distribute the heat. Two angelfish which had grown a lot since I got them, and either a female betta or a female swordtail. Probably the latter.
When the wake-up routine came on at 8, Spook jumped on the bed and started to groom herself near the head of the bed, but I had to get dressed and take out the garbage & wheel the bins to the curb, then back and undressed and slept till 11.

Called for a nails appointment, got one for 3:30. Rain was predicted for about that time, but didn't happen till about 7. 

The wind was so fierce that my Peace Corps flag was blown off the wall, holder and all. Took in both flags, not planning on flying them from the front of the house again. Maybe I can rig something on the porch.

Humana did it again, canceled my insulin prescription. I phoned, but the call was dropped by the rep I'd been on hold 15 minutes for when there was no one on the prescription line to transfer me to.  Maybe I'll try again tomorrow after 5 pm as their recording suggests.

3:30 got my nails done. Blue this time. Used the app to order some shakes from the local Sonic. Had the banana one, it was very good.

Watched some 90 Day, PTI and MNF until halftime.

Dinner was brother in law's leftover salmon with sauteed mushrooms. It was industrial salmon, pressed into a brick, way too dry, but edible in small doses.

BASFA Zoom meeting, they are getting closer to meeting in person. Bay Area theater scene is also back. Vegas is coming back too, I have a ticket for a show next week, they finally have returned to selling single seats without distancing. Masks still required.

Chocolate shake and the rest of the Seahawks game tonight - Lumen Stadium - much easier to say than Century Link.

Jade has been standing in front of the gate. I opened it, and she poked her head out, but ran back into the room. Progress, though.

Trop - maybe buy a trio of angelfish. Depends on what's in stock.
Maybe leave the gate open and see what happens, since I'll be home most of the day
Below Deck - the original - is recording now, as is 90 Day Single Life
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