Sun. Jan. 27, 2019 – whole body aches

47F and 93%RH sounds about right.

Looks sunny out there though. Nice change from yesterday afternoon, which was all cloud cover and gloom. NOAA says early morning rain for us. Wrong again. I just looked at their last three 3 day forecasts, and they’re all over the place. Bah.

I hurt everywhere. I did spend several hours yesterday, on a ladder, holding a sawzall above my head, and hauling branches, so not TOTALLY unexpected. I forgot how much work your core does when doing something like that. Hips, back, buttocks, and lats are all groaning. They don’t have enough energy to scream…..

But there is no rest for the wicked, so after breakfast I’ve got carpentry projects to do, and a list to chip away at.

Nice harvest of green sweet peppers though. That was a pleasant surprise. I thought they were done for the year, and frozen. Wife is making ham and black bean soup in the instant pot today. Lamb roast on the menu for dinner. All good on a blustery cold day.

n

21 thoughts on “Sun. Jan. 27, 2019 – whole body aches”

  1. No one poked me about the date being wrong all yesterday! You guys are getting slack. Slack I tells ya….

    n

  2. When I’m at school with my kids, this is actually higher on my concern meter than a random school shooter–

    Dramatic body cam video shows moment father pulls a gun on arresting officers at his child’s school before he’s shot dead by police – right in front of his daughter

    Charles Landeros, 30, was fatally shot after a scuffle with two Eugene, Oregon police officers on January 11
    Incident took place at entrance to Cascade Middle School, where his 12-year-old daughter is enrolled
    In video, Landeros is seen speaking to two police officers – Steve Timm and Aaron Johns
    Landeros, who was in the midst of a custody dispute with his ex-wife, was being asked to leave the school when his daughter appeared in the hallway
    As Landeros motioned to her, police escorted him out of the building and pinned him against a wall
    While trying to arrest Landeros, Johns wrestles him to the ground, at which point he pulls out a gun and starts shooting
    Landeros fires two shots in the direction of Timm, who then uses his gun and fatally shoots Landeros with a bullet to the head
    Lane County District Attorney said the officers were justified in using force

    They get to the crazy several inches down–

    The statement said that Landeros was ‘an activist against police brutality and a descendant of Mexican and Filipino parents.’

    The family claims that Landeros was trying to get his daughter’s attention and that he was ‘shoved out the door in front of [his] child and pinned to the wall.’

    Landeros identified by the non-gender-specific pronouns they/their/them.

  3. Charles Landeros, 30, was fatally shot after a scuffle with two Eugene, Oregon police officers

    Eugene. The legend is that Willie Taggert never took his Florida plates off of his car while coaching at Oregon for a year.

    “Animal House” exterior shots show the nicest weather Eugene and Cottage Grove (parade scenes) have to offer in the Summer. It gets to people after just a little exposure. Learn from Willie’s example — stay just as long as necessary.

  4. Looks sunny out there though. Nice change from yesterday afternoon, which was all cloud cover and gloom. NOAA says early morning rain for us. Wrong again. I just looked at their last three 3 day forecasts, and they’re all over the place. Bah.

    Austin is sunny with 64 predicted today. Time to get outside and run the mower.

    Girl Scout cookie sales at UT yesterday. I only got three minutes in Waterloo Records before I recieved the text to pick up early due to slow sales.

  5. There’s still a record store open somewhere?????????

    My GSs are racking up sales. My favorite toy store is a big supporter. Most of the neighbors are too.

    n

  6. There’s still a record store open somewhere?????????

    Waterloo in Austin, across from BookPeople.

    Independent book and record stores are holding up well.

    My last CD from Amazon arrived with a permanent bend in the polycarbonate — quite an engineering accomplishment in other circumstances, but not great for listening.

    Last night was my first trip to Waterloo where I didn’t spend money.

  7. @Nick – RBT and I disagreed on the subject, but I’ve found that the bulk Jasmine rice from Costco has insect problems as of late. YMMV, but we buy the big bags at HMart.

    HMart is usually cheaper as well.

    My wife also sticks … bay leaves (?) … in the big plastic bins with the rice. Again, YMMV, but she swears by it to keep the bugs from showing up.

    We keep a bin large enough for a 30 lb bag plus half of one more, but that’s the limit of our long term rice storage. I guess you’d say that we have normalcy bias. We do the usual Florida thing of being prepared for a couple of weeks without electricity and not much more.

    My wife has the physician skillset to barter with, and I guess I’m physical labor with the ability to watch once to learn to do anything (it is how I keep our appliances going). People already hedge their bets with regard to my wife — most friends and family won’t tell her the truth on anything remotely painful if they can help it, which constantly puts me in a bad position as the person legally bound to pay the consequences for my spouse’s bad career and financial decisions.

    (Measles outbreaks in Vantucky and Seattle have been a huge “Get Out Of Jail Free” card for me. The upside of pandemic.)

  8. I have a good friend and mentor who has a long and happy marriage. He called them “marital guilt units”. You can collect them, save them, and spend them later…. “See, I was right to get out of there…”

    Or when you do something you don’t like, because she does. Like going to the ballet. It buys you a day of puttering in the garage later…

    n

  9. Hmart has some things I like that the other stores do not (HEB, Costco, Kroger, and 99 Ranch.) I think our local store is crowded and dirty though. The veg is def not washed prior to display. Some people might like that, I don’t. Stinks of allspice and rot too.

    n

  10. Hmart has some things I like that the other stores do not (HEB, Costco, Kroger, and 99 Ranch.) I think our local store is crowded and dirty though. The veg is def not washed prior to display. Some people might like that, I don’t. Stinks of allspice and rot too.

    If you’re going for Jasmine rice, 99 Ranch and other stores have it. I don’t recommend Costco for that bulk item.

    We generally buy Three Sisters or Elephant brand Jasmine.

    Our HMart is brand new, a rennovated pair of shuttered big box stores, former Sports Authority and Bed Bath and Beyond locations.

  11. Got the rice put away, 25# in each bucket, one with a gamma seal lid, one normal lid. There are about 3 inches of space left at the top. I decided to just split the bag and dump it in. No time for messing around.

    ADDED- the bag says, 50 pounds is 400 1/4 cup servings. So 200 servings per bucket.

    One carpentry project done.

    Back at it.

    n

  12. Or when you do something you don’t like, because she does. Like going to the ballet. It buys you a day of puttering in the garage later…

    Blowing up my career and putting $60,000 of my personal life savings in Vantucky for nothing in return should have earned me a few “Get Out Of Jail Free” cards, but all it got me was acknowledgement of when it was time to bail on the Northwest.

    Measles? In my wife’s former employer’s waiting rooms? Sadly, that is huge for me. It is akin to my late father-in-law’s collection of home made porn which I keep hidden in the house just to counter arguments that, really, he was a decent guy at heart but just a little misunderstood.

  13. and I guess I’m physical labor with the ability to watch once to learn to do anything (it is how I keep our appliances going).

    And another point in my argument that automating the world is not going to get rid of all of the jobs. Sure, the automation works great the first year. ONCE you get the stuff working. And then entropy sets in and the automation starts breaking down. And breaking down. And breaking down.

    Automation is great for improving productivity and product quality. But the amount of work is not necessarily significantly reduced.

  14. Automation is great for improving productivity and product quality. But the amount of work is not necessarily significantly reduced.

    Our company implemented variable rate tolling on the Mopac express lanes through Austin, but the tolling rates the system set to reduce demand to keep traffic flowing full speed were politically untenable so the algorithm is capped at a certain dollar amount which won’t get angry postings on Reddit from Apple employees driving their Teslas to campus from the hipster parts of town.

    Machines don’t understand the politics. Traffic on Mopac will continue to suck.

  15. Hey, when I was leaving Cali, they were arguing that the toll lanes were discriminatory against poor people. SO poor people should be allowed to use those fast flowing, lightly used lanes for free. Turning them into the same gridlocked slow lanes as the REST of the FREEway, but that was probably the point. “If I can’t have it, neither can you” is a progressive rallying cry.

    n

  16. Hey, when I was leaving Cali, they were arguing that the toll lanes were discriminatory against poor people. SO poor people should be allowed to use those fast flowing, lightly used lanes for free. Turning them into the same gridlocked slow lanes as the REST of the FREEway, but that was probably the point. “If I can’t have it, neither can you” is a progressive rallying cry.

    That’s a crock. What’s really going on is that the nanny, gardener and/or maid get the toll account in their name and their employers use the tags.

    I have no special insight from my current employment. We were briefed on the game as part of scab training at AT&T. I can’t imagine why toll tags would be different than telecom. At least with the phone company, *some* scrutiny of the indigent status claim gets done.

  17. Picked up a 50lb bag of sugar and a 25 lb bag of flour from Costco, along with some extra various canned goods. All the canned goods are stuff we eat. The flour and sugar are strictly for shtf. I repackaged the sugar into used apple juice jugs (previously cleaned and dried.) I’ll put the flour into buckets as soon as I get some. Small steps. Oh, and picked up extra pasta as well.

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