Chilly and damp. MAY get some rain, but I hope not.
Yesterday’s rain continued until about 10am, then it was part sun for the rest of the day. Around dusk, I drove through some very light drizzle north of Houston, but it didn’t get the stuff in the bed wet.
Did my pickups. Made it here and had a relaxing movie night with the family.
I was listening to a couple more episodes of The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on the drive up. These are recordings of the radio show from 1946 starring Basil Rathbone. It’s surprising how good they sound, how BAD organ music sounds on the recording, and how different the world was. The sponsor, Petri wine, has to basically teach the audience about wine, when to drink what, and even what “dry” means. The only wine they are selling is port, sherry, and muscatel. But ‘every Petri wine is a good wine.’ It was a simpler time. But, it was also a time when the audience had a much better vocabulary and understanding of the spoken word.
Today, I think you’d be hard pressed to find 3 people in 100 who could listen to a half hour radio show and understand it.
Speaking of today, the turkey started defrosting last night and will go into some sort of brine today. If I have to head to town and the grocery store for anything I’ll be looking for cheap whole chickens or cheap ribs to throw in the smoker with the turkey. If I’m going to run it for a day, I should fill it.
While the turkey is thawing, I’ll be working on the master bath, plumbing first, then popcorn ceiling and more carpentry. It would be nice to get it back together and working (albeit without floor covering) this week. Some more plumbing in the kitchen would be nice too. And a myriad of small things might get done, or not, as the spirit and time move me.
Stacking up the improvements. And sand bags. For some reason the universe is putting sand bags in front of me this month. So I’m buying them. I’ve learned not to ignore something like that. I’ve picked them up at Goodwill, and at auction. I’ve got plenty of sand here…
If you see something you don’t usually see, especially if it’s something out of the ordinary, take a good long look, and see if there is a message there. Could be coming from your subconscious, or elsewhere, but it’s always worth paying attention, especially if you notice it more than once.
Maybe it’s something you need to stack. There are lots of things I’m sure. Or maybe it’s just someone you need to call, or maybe something you need to avoid, or embrace. Live in the moment, you can sleep when you’re dead.