Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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It's all in the timing

Stayed in bed till 10, because I could, and because I had a tough time getting to sleep after late karaoke. Spook climbed on me at least three times from 6 am till 9 am, but she has plenty of kibble so treats (which she kind of eats as if it was the main course) can wait.

One side effect of a pair of midnight chopped liver sandwiches and chip mint ice cream was a way too high Hgl level.

After my usual breakfast, I watched an episode of White Water Gold in which a 74-year old and his 20-something son scuba into a very cold Alaskan river ISO an imaginary gold deposit under the bedrock.  They have found traces of gold, but nothing significant yet. In this episode the dad finally stops trying to run his own dig and helps pairs of divers work together. There is no actual evidence that there is major gold to be found, but this team has big dreams of countless riches, and they are way deep in the forest. They may hit bedrock in an episode or two, then we'll see.

Fired up the Tivo recording of the pro bowl already in progress. Mahones did well, Wilson didn't. Luck looked horrible. I didn't watch anyone else that closely. The losing coach did all kinds of crazy things to try to pull out a score, which was fun to watch. Defensive guys on offense, fast offensive guys rushing the passer. Fake field goal. They still lost.

Time to re-pot the orchids. I had two large ones and three tiny ones. The tiny ones fit in a pot which had had an orchid in it that died, I moved it from the top of a living room speaker to the newly cleaned kitchen table.

The pot I tried to put the smaller big one in kept tipping over, and when I tried to pour bark from the almost empty bag, the bag was upside down and fine powder and bark spilled all over.

Good place to stop for a break and shopping.

First to the ATM and deposited the check from the car dealer. Then on the way back, Lowe's, looked for ceramic pots but they only had huge ones so I got a pair of clay pots and deep 10" pans to put under them for humidity.

Home, got out the vacuum to clean up the spilled bark, but it just threw it around more. No suction. I took the cannister out, it looked fine but empty. Took apart the brush assembly and scraped a lot of cat barf (thanks, Spot) off, but the clog was inside, replace would cost less than repair, so a new machine is on the way.

Cash I did not want to spend.

Roomba gave it a try, but that lame invention is no good for cleaning a specific area, it wants to travel at random. Even if you set it where there is dirt, it soon finds places on the other side of the house. And gets stuck on places it always gets stuck on. You would think there woud be some mapping memory, but no.

Eff it.

The orchids got potted, and are on the kitchen table. Cleanup on Tuesday when the new machine arrives.

Lunch was a couple of hot dogs, mustard & sauerkraut in buns. Lamyay for a chaser.

Watched some stuff online, no storms so no storm chasers. Played the free on Amazon Music Waitress cast album, but couldn't understand the lyrics half the time and was not impressed with the tunes or the voices. Mediocre.

Ordered some meds from Kaiser.

Watched Graham Norton. The now-adult boy band was pretty good. The guests were less so - non-stars pitching new movies. Plus the Laurel and Hardy stars.

I should probably replace the fans in the PC, but that's work. Have to open it up to find out the fan sizes & such. Power and CPU fans appear to be okay.

Plans for tomorrow:
After rush hour, drive to Los Gatos DMV and exchange the license plates.
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