Mon. Mar. 1, 2021 – glad that’s over with. Oh noes!! Here comes March!

We are supposed to get scattered T-storms, cooler temps, and locally heavy rain today.   I hope not.  I’ve got a dryer to install…

Yesterday was warm and moist all day.   Sweat dripping and uncomfortable with any exertion moist.  The wind and lack of sun were the only saving graces.  Yeah sure.  I guess I could have said, the warmer weather was a welcome visitor after last week’s record cold, with a springlike breeze providing a cooling action for any outdoor exertion.   I guess I’m not a professional liar like the folks on the Tee Vee.

I’m also not getting $2K to use my social influence to sell the city’s message like the cool kids in MN…  What am I doing wrong??  NO Russian media spend, no chinese bribery, no misguided city council money…   I guess I must still have my soul despite all those youthful attempts to trade it away.

I did get some stuff done around the house yesterday.  I’m almost finished with about all the yard work I’m willing to do.   I still have to run the sprinklers if we don’t get that “locally heavy rain” (and if they work), and spread some grass seed.   I’ve got most of a bag left and might as well use it.

I did some clearing out and organizing in my office.  Some being ‘very little but it’s a start’–  well, a continuation of what I started by moving my radios (a project I haven’t actually finished either.)  Still have plenty to do there…

Today, in theory, I’m installing a dryer and troubleshooting an A/C system at my rent house.  I’m hoping for a straight swap on the dryer, and something simple like a bad capacitor on the A/C.   The dryer died before the cold snap, the A/C might have been killed by cold, or the power going on and off.  I hope it’s just normal wear and tear though.  And of course, this is all inserted into my existing list of stuff that needs doing, without expanding the days in a week or hours in a day.  On the other hand, as long as .gov stays out of my business, rental property should be a pretty good hedge against inflation, if we’re not tied to a crazy long lease.

I think we’re going to need hedges against inflation.

And the way things are going, I’m making book on when we’ll see the first case of ebola outside of africa.  My record isn’t great, Biden made it to March… and the euro never did collapse, although Brexit did happen.  On the other hand, we are in the middle of a global pandemic.

The best advice I can think to give is HAVE REAL STUFF.  In other words…………… keep stacking.

nick