Saturday, November 18, 2017

18 November 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Mary, Helena, and I went down to Library. I got "Emily Climbs". Boy was One Man's Family good. Practist[sic]. Did some schoolwork.
Woke up at 3:30, and decided on 1/4 ambien. Worked. Bottled a batch of beer this morning. Watched Wisconsin play Michigan for a while (won, 24-10).

Realtor came by at 2 and we went over his appraisal. He said list it at 800-825,000. I was hoping for more. I'm going to do a lot of work on this place to make it look really good though, even some stuff he said not to bother with, like getting the lawn and stuff looking as good as possible.

S*** day in a s*** life. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

17 November 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Commercial Club Dinner tonight. Us kids (Bob, Ruth, and I) played football at store. Bob & I against Elwood and Ruth -- we won -- 38-6.
She is a little footballer. . . . .

Slept until alarm this morning. Workout was very good. Mark the contractor came by and suggested we just replace the patio roof and paint the south side of the house. Went to Cascadia and got some data together on the lithics. Looks pretty good. I think I may have done a fine job of it.

Did other stuff. Met F. Good visit. Got thai food for dinner. Also bought a new bottle of bourbon. Woodford Reserve I think it's called. Reviews say it's so-so. Will probably use it more for mixing. Which is fine, but I need something I can drink straight. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

16 November 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Got book called Chuck Blue of Sterling by Chadwick, oh it's swell. We went to bed early -- after I got school work done.
Slept well again. Decent workout. Went downtown and got quite a bit done. A man from Harborview came to the coffee shop across the street with a neck brace, walker, and hospital clothing. A nice young lady helped him get to a table (she was sharing my table) and then he dropped his muffin and I picked it up for him. Good deed for the day.

“But I needs must bear my doom as easily as may be, knowing as I do, that the might of Necessity can not be resisted.” -- Prometheus Bound

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

15 November 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
Did I say Haines wouldn't be stuck up -- you ought to see the paper all it says has Haines in it. "Do it for By" was what [Logg] said and they did it. 
Not sure what that means.

Slept well. Really good workout. Got a lot of archiving done at Cascadia. Got my hair cut. Annie was quite comely looking so I told her that.

UPDATE: A small newspaper article was stuck in these pages, and I can't tell what the year is, so I'm transcribing it here for 1936. Date written on it is "NOV 15, 193x":
Explosion Starts Fierce Blaze in Furniture Factory North of Lake Union:  Flaming Truck is Rescued.
Raging fiercely after an explosion, fire destroyed a one-story furniture plant at 1815 N. 34th St. last night.
Three firemen, almost overcome by smoke, narrowly escaped injury when they were ordered from the basement by Battalion Chief R. B. Rogers a few moments before the rear portion of the building collapsed.
The building is occupied by the Sound Furniture Manufacturing Company.
Another fireman risked injury when he entered the building and drove a flaming truck to the street, leaping from it while other fire-fighters poured water on the machine to prevent its gasoline tank from exploding.
Chief Rogers and Fire Inspector E. Blaine Rossman said a hurried examination showed the first explosion occurred in a rear room of the furniture company, where paints were stored. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

14 November 2017 (Tuesday)

On the last two days in 1936:
November 13 (Friday): Oh! What a play on First Nighter, about football. Mary came down and we got to talk. The Articles of Confederation. Awful[sic] short.  
November 14 (Saturday): Huskies 12 -- Trojans - 0. Swell. Cain played. Haines didn't. If he was tuck. up he shouldn't be now for the Huskies won without him.
Wish today's students would be taught the Articles of Confederation. . . . .

Power was out last night from about 4:15 pm to 2:40 am. Wind storm. Wasn't that bad, but power goes out around here if someone sneezes too loudly. Had dinner at NGate and walked around there.

Slept fine last night and had a good day at work (Harborview). Got most data entry forms put in. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

12 November 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Finished notes in Oakley's. Gave talk in English. Played paper dolls. Haines turned leg. Can't play Sat. [Cain] tackled off out of bounds. Head hit bench. 
Last night I woke up around 3 and was quite despondent that it was already Monday and I had to get up. Well, not. Still, had something of an anxiety attack (or whatever) and took 1/4 ambien at 3:40 and slept until almost 5. Did not go to Mass. Started planning out tasks for the eventual move. I'm going to go room by room as much as I can, starting with the little bathroom: New faucet, scrape and paint window ledge, caulk around window, new light fixture. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

11 November 2017 (Saturday, Veteran's Day)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Armisstist Day. Had assembly today. Heard One Man's Family. Did schoolwork -- and plenty of it. Went to bed slightly early.
Armistice Day until 1954 I believe.

Slept fine. Went out for breakfast. Cleaned some this morning, watched a bit of football, and went out and did some stuff.

Met a realtor at 2 and he walked through the place and discussed what we should do. Some of it I knew about, some not so much. Kitchen cabinets will need to be refinished. Maybe a new roof. Lots of painting. But he didn't seem concerned about the windows and their lack of screens. Or the cruddy screens.