Tonight the Westin movie is some musical. None of us are going.
I stayed up late (for me) cleaning the floor. It looks good, but it’s not shiny, like soap film on the floor. Maybe I’ll give it a swab with some plain water tonight..
Below are pics from yesterday, “front yard color”
I had a super good day yesterday. My brain seemed to work at peak efficiency and I worked extra hard and got a lot done, including finishing a major task done. I was complimented on the sound of my fast typing. I said “All ya gotta do is spell every word wrong, then go back and fix it, and and it sounds like you’re typing twice as fast.” They said they didn’t think so, which is true, I was kickin’ ass. I also did laundry, went grocery shopping and cleaned the floor.
It’s not a bad book, kinda dry, lots of repetition. I’m about a little over half way done. There’s lots of useful information. I’m incorporating a lot of it, one area at a time.
Just for the fun of it, ask a random person if they have an old, dead printer or computer monitor hanging around their house. They probably do, I do and thought everybody did.
I’m not throwing away anything that belongs to the wife, except old medicines and perishables perishables. But I’m majorly cleaning.
The book reminds me of when I was packing to move here from the USA. I was clearing my house and I would throw a precious artifact in the garbage and feel incredible pain. Hand with item hovering over the can. But as soon as the object left my hands and fell into the trash can, the pain disappeared. Then I would be throwing another artifact away and look into the trash can and see the old artifact and the payment return. The secret is don’t look, you won’t hurt.
So this is a good exercise. Lots of old good stuff going to the humane society, partly because having a yard sale is too much hassle.
It was a very good weekend, overall. Went out to dinner Friday with a dozen or so friends. It was really wonderful.
Saturday, mowed the yard. And cleaned. A lot. Found some ancient, 2017 pasta in the pantry. And lots of rice Not expired. I’ll be eating rice forever.
The wife took the dogs overnight Friday night. When she brought them back Saturday morning. I was not really very nice. I don’t like her being uncomfortable and she looked uncomfortable and small Saturday morning. No matter how she treats me or what she does, I never want to be mean to her. I felt bad after she left and later, I apologized on a voicemail. Later still, I invited her out to a “nice” lunch on Sunday. She accepted and we had a good lunch and it was very nice, like old times. I made her laugh. It was odd saying good-bye in the parking lot, I’m used to us to getting in the car and going home like normal. I almost forgot to say good-bye, I took a step towards the car and she didn’t, and I remembered, “Oh yeah”. and it all came flooding back and I felt like bursting out into tears.
I’d rather be angry, sorta, sorta not. Being angry seems more powerful and in-control feeling.
Sunday morning earlier, I went diving. it was a good dive. But it was sunny and clear when we went under and almost completely overcast when we got out. Then it rained, definitely because I mowed the yard.
Below is a video of that my favorite fish, a juvenile Spotted Drum and below that, some other pictures from yesterday.
And now it’s another Monday It’s a holiday in the US, first day of summer.
Had a pretty nice weekend. Saturday went birdwatching with the wife. There is some kind of bird inventory going on. Also Saturday I made some slow cooker Barbecue that came out really good, I thought. Sunday, I went diving and posted the two videos above on TikTok. I like the music. TikTok is a pretty entertaining app. Find me if you have it, I’m MCD6D.
Tomorrow the wife starts moving out. I guess she will proceed with a divorce pretty quickly. I still don’t have a reason for her leaving except she “feels different”. I am not having an easy time coping.
I like mornings, sitting on the back porch, watching the birds in the birdbath, feeling the breeze and loving the perfect climate. It’s the little things in life…
I could complain about our Internet, which has been off and on for weeks maybe months. But I won’t. I could complain about my job, but I’m lucky to have a job. (And well qualified, it’s not all luck, but many qualified people don’t have jobs, so I’m lucky)
Last night, the Wife and I went to bed, exhausted. Then we laid awake for at least an hour, talking. It was great.
There was a boy, dropped off by the side of the road as punishment for throwing stones missing almost a week before being found today or yesterday.
When I was a kid, I did my best to not modify my behavior when punished, to illustrate that punishment was inffective.
Good job kid, I’d say you kicked ass!
In other news, we got a new fridge yesterday. Two and a half thousand dollars… My phone died, I called the manufacturer because of a one year warranty, and they say the IMEI number isn’t valid. Sounds like a loada hooie to me. Meanwhile, I’m getting my ancient Galaxy S III fired up again.