Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Nailed it - sort of

Pigeons got the cat food this morning. They spatter the walls. Messy eaters, messy poopers.

CenturyLink tech showed up at 11, it turns out they are using plain telephone wire, and I would need to use their modem.  The tech agreed that the speeds would not be nearly enough for my needs, so I sent him away and asked him to cancel the order. I'm stuck with Cox cable Internet.

However, as for TV, YouTubeTV sent me a link to set up the shows I wanted to record, and I should have plenty of things to watch on the streaming devices now.

The funds from my IRA are sitting in my checking account being processed. When that clears I have a credit card to pay off and will call around for a handyman to fix the carport steps, and maybe the porch steps, and maybe the shed door.  

To do things to-done:  Finished filling in my cats page. Hauled to the shed the large wooden piece which used to be my carpet protector when my office chair was on carpet. I had been using it to flatten ridges in the livingroom rug. Ridges are gone. Also hauled the box of sofa wheels out to the shed. I may need them sometime in the future but not soon. Refilled two of the feeders with a little less sugar and a lot less vitamins and hung them up. Replaced a battery with a charged one on the carport cam.

Watched a little of the FL fisher guy but he has become annoying verbally, and really not knowing how to catch the fish he is going for. He loses a lot of bait, some of it huge fish which would make good people food.

Long phone chat with youngest sister about lots of stuff. She needed the backstory for this:

Found the web page for the new nails place behind CVS. Drove there and even though the hours posted on the door and the banner above the door said they were open, they were not.

Tried two more places along Tropicana, and they were also closed - covid hours. Finally found a well-hidden one called Nail Image, open till 7, and it was packed. I knew it would be an hour's wait, but they were very nice, gave me a place to sit, got me some water and told me I didn't need the mask. Yay! I got there just before 5, did not get out till 7. My tech was a young man, pleasant guy, and he noticed that many of my nails needed to be totally redone, so he re-did them all, and botched the removal pretty badly. But he did a repair job that looks okay from a distance. Next time I'll make an appointment.

When I got home Spook yelled at me. I was gone longer than usual. She did her usual shy thing but eventually jumped onto my lap. Maam was on my lap later, Spook was not pleased.

Delivered today was a "cookie scoop" aka an ice cream scoop. The kind with a lever to eject the ice cream. It did not work too well, not heavy enough. Also got one of three sets of filters for the new pump. Need the other two filters more.

Dinner was salad and the last of the non-frozen chicken soup.

Watched Star Trek episode 2, a precursor of Q.  Also Superman & Lois, now with extra angst. Lois is having a breakdown because she did not take enough time to grieve 18 years ago when she had a miscarriage. And the parallel universe is still a mystery being presented as if it was a dream sequence.

T-Mobile says we have full 5G coverage here and in the nature preserves, and they have a 55+ unlimited plan for the same price I'm paying for limited. But both their app and web site are buggy so no joy there.

Plans for tomorrow:
Put the last set of filters in the new pump and install it
Drive to the T-Mobile store and get the 55+ plan and maybe a 5G phone. There was something about a trade-in for my current 4G phone.
108° expected. We hit 107 today.

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