Sunday, December 31, 2017

31 December 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Got up at 11: Cleaned my room. Company came played games and saw the new year in with bongo and bongo, got to bed at 3:00.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

30 December 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Had Sunday School Party at Church & after we went to Sindburges for another got home at about 1:1[sic] Helped Mom clean.

Friday, December 29, 2017

29 December 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Went up to Elwood and Beula's. Mom and Dad played cards with them but I read "An Old Fashioned Girl" for the 5th time. 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

28 December 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Annabelle came over and we read and played. Bob K. came up and stayed during meeting. Played football game -- 14-14.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

27 December 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
Oh me, we had our S.S. pieces tonight. Gee I was scared but I did it all right. Hebert's stayed afterwards. 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

26 December 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
Practiced for tomorrow. Got bird named Dicky. Oh, yes, I got another piece for tomorrow, that makes two. 

Monday, December 25, 2017

25 December 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Slept late. Went to Grandma's for Christmas. Had swell dinner and go so many nice presents. Got telegram from La Jeanne.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

24 December 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Mary and Helen came down gave presents. Went with Daddy and got presents for Mom went to Aunt Lula's. 
Slept well, until around 4:30. Worked on the report for a while instead of Mass. I don't really get anything out of the Mass proper anymore. I do get something out of lighting a vigil light and praying for a few minutes in the quiet though.

Went to UVil for lunch and such. There was a restaurant there called World Wraps that we liked going to for a long time and then they went out. Some dopey junk store went in for a while (maybe something else before that, too), and that finally left and now there is a little sandwich place there. Through all of it they kept the same basic interior. I'd not gone in since the Wraps place went out and was surprised to find it kind of the same. It was nice. Little pricey (what around here isn't?) but decent. Staff was pleasant, too.

Did the usual junk this afternoon. Started snowing around 3:30. I made some decent tenderloins. Much more tender than sirloin but I still think I prefer the sirloin.

Still snowing as I write this. We drove to the old neighborhood (like 15 blocks west) and walked to Candy Cane Lane. One last time. So I guess it was pleasant that it snowed for it.

As far as Christmas is concerned, I really don't give a f***.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

23 December 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
School as usual. Had school play "Why The Chimes Rang" it was good. Went down to church to practice piece. Played with kids. 
Slept well again. Worked on the report most of the morning, and had to go to the Shop to get some specimens and try to remember which ones I was describing. Also took photos. Most turned out pretty well. Still needs some work though.

We went to lunch and then did some Xmas shopping (Spousal Unit's, not mine). I watched a film about Rush's last tour. Couple of years ago I would have been more into it, but I don't really care too much anymore.

Like pretty much everything.

Went to dinner at The Ram at NGate. Too long of a wait but it was very good. We split a carafe of mimosa. Good stuff. Mall walked for a while. Packers are on but I don't really care too much anymore.

Like pretty much everything. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

22 December 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Put up Christmas Tree. Mom went to Choir Practice. Dad came and helped me trim tree. Put houses under. 
Whatever that means.

Slept well again last night. Spousal Unit is home until the new year so we went out for breakfast. I worked on my report the rest of the morning, although I went up to Cascadia to get a check, and a bonus! Not a big one, but a nice little surprise. We took Margie out for lunch and she enjoyed it. So did we. I went to the gym after that and had a good hard workout. Angry one, too. Sort of. It was a good one.

Worked a little more when I got back and realized I had stupidly described artifacts without mentioning which ones they were. So now I have to go find the damn things so I can take photos of them. From the descriptions. Idiot. Oh well.

Walked at NGate.

Life is s***. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

21 December 2017 (Thursday)

On the last three days in 1936:
19 December (Saturday): Slept till ten went to town and "amid hurry and bustle" tried to get shopping done. Wrapped presents and wrote La Jeanne. Read.
20 December (Sunday): Went to Sunday School. Went to Grandma's and got Christmas tree. Went to Luther League and had topic and played piano.
21 December (Monday): Went to Confirmation Class after school. Finished "Crimson Sweater" which is very good. Went to bed early after getting [card].
Funny, I forgot two days in a row and never even noticed. Today is Thursday. Tuesday: Went downtown and got quite a bit done, although not many people around. Wednesday (yesterday) went up to the watershed and helped TT do a backhoe survey. Was around 32 up there with a little snow on the ground but not much. 41 in Seattle when I left. Here is Rattlesnake Ledge:

We were a couple hundred feet down from the snowline.

Got done at 11:30 and went to the IMA. Several people from the early morning there both days, and also today. Slept very well Tuesday and last night.

I worked on the Ross Lake mapping most of the morning and then went up and wasted $30 on some paper background that didn't work very well. I went back to the velvet and it's weird because depending on the computer screen angle you can see or not see a bunch of white. I don't get it. Anyway, worked out at the IMA around 12 and then came home and started photographing things. Went okay, some of them were hard to get a good photo of it. I dunno, make I suck at this. Drank a beer while finishing it up. Probably steadier.

Monday, December 18, 2017

18 December 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Got to II-B in organization. Went to Aunt Lula's and Uncle Henry's Silver Wedding Anniversary. All the relations were there. Danced. Fun. 
Wish I knew what this Organization thing was.

Slept pretty well last night but woke up at 3:30 having a mid-level anxiety attack (or whatever). Took 1/3 ambien and that did the trick. I think. Spent most of the morning working on the lithics report (gym doesn't open until 11 so I started working at 6:30). Left here around 11 to stop by the shop, but R was chatty and M was chatty so I got out of there later than I expected. Returned one bag of rocks. Got gas and a hot dog at Spam's and then stopped at the fabric store to get some more black velvet background. Worked out. Good workout, too, very intense. Not that many people there. Yet another female wearing leggings and a sports bra though; I wonder why that started this year? I haven't really seen that sort of thing much.

Stopped by QFC for a gift for Lisa and then came home. I had one of my older batch of really light-bodied beer and it's gotten quite good with age. Very carbonated, light, maybe a little too little alcohol, but I can guzzle a whole pint without feeling very much from the alcohol. Will try that again but with a bit more malt and maybe some grains for more flavor.

Went to Target and Best Buy because it's raining and the Spousal Unit got her M&D a dishwasher for Xmas.

And life is still s***.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

17 December 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Got to II-A in organization nobody's done. Miss McGill is absent. Practiced and did heaps of schoolwork and about nothing else. 
Well, my big plans for photographing artifacts went a big fat nowhere today. I couldn't get the background fabric to disappear. It's black velvet but I kept getting underlying white stuff showing through. I think I might just need to get new stuff. But I'll probably go up to the camera place in Kenmore and see if I can find something. Maybe even a decent stand.

Okay day otherwise. Usual stuff. 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

16 December 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Started organization after Mastery. [Jcot] got 85 in it. Went to library, practiced and did schoolwork mostly Social Science. 
Felt pretty awful last night, stomach/guts-wise but after some Alka-Seltzer™I slept like a log through most of the night. Did have a nasty dream where I was in my Mustang and it was going backwards and for the life of me I couldn't get my two feet untangled with each other near the gas pedal. I kind of woke up just as I was untangling my feet at the foot of the couch. Yeesh.

Ate in. Did some work around the house, then went to Briley's for lunch and got dirty rice. Deeeelish. Got more rocks for the patio, that is finished. Bought some bananas and rum and for dinner tonight made bananas flambé (aka Bananas Jordan). Flamed it up and everything. Was very simple. Pretty good, too.

Walked at NGate this evening.

Friday, December 15, 2017

15 December 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Just a few more days until Christmas and I haven't got a thing. Finished notes today for Social Science, the last is awful.
Slept okay. Until after 4:30. Or so. Workout good. They have banned chalk from the IMA. Probably just a matter of time, I don't think any other place allows it either. Worked at Cascadia and am almost done with the text for my section. I brought home some objects to photograph over the weekend. Went to lunch and then met F for lunch. Had a very nice visit. Fieldwork is off Monday which is a good thing so I can finish the report.

Came home, drank a beer, went out for dinner, walked at NGate. If the Spousal Unit is happy, I am doing my job. F*** everything else. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

14 December 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Confirmation Class tonight. Ruth stayed after 'cause Mrs Hebert worked at church. Did schoolwork all the time and after they left too. 
Obviously a little Catholic girl.

I actually slept well last night, although I woke up at 4 and not sure if I dozed off again or not. Workout was pretty good. Fewer people again today. Went downtown and got most of the coding done for getting Coptic data over for the new project. Just have to wait for them to upload the latest which might not be until after the new year since I think they all stop working for two weeks after next Monday.

Also started work on the new database. I forgot how tedious building data entry stuff was. But it's hours. Also walked down to have lunch with Janet. She's a great person. I'm always struck when I go down there -- financial district -- at all of the attractive, well-dressed people. Up where I am there are nice looking well-dressed people in the building, but out and about it's a lot of . . . . interesting people and lots of scrubs.

Some researchers placed notices of a research project involving collecting anonymous urine specimens from the denizens of our building. Ha! I did it. They provided a bunch of little bottles. I went first (so to speak). Only 5 had done so by the end of the day. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

13 December 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
Went to Sunday School. Ruth stayed here 'till church was over. Went to here house. Played and had heaps of fun. Stayed till 10:
Managed to sleep well again last night. Really good workout. I ran on the track and it was pretty good, too. Not many people there today, even fewer (probably) tomorrow and Friday.

Went to Cascadia and did a bunch of statistical fiddling with the debitage data. Found a few interesting things. Met a new field tech, Tamara, young, pretty, seems to be well thought of. Looking into taking her to Lopez Monday, if the other guy falls through. Left there and had lunch over by NGate and then got 10 bags of rocks and went home and put them in . Aaaaaand I still need more. The circle is done but I need 3-4 more bags for the patio.

Went to UVil and sat in the SBux for a bit after hauling the rocks around. What seemed to be a . . . somewhat disabled older woman left a big bag with a wrapped gift at the table we were sharing and disappeared for like 20 minutes. I told the barista about it but then she came back.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12 December 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
Practiced. Went down to store and worked for 6 hours "cause Santa Claus will be there". Boy was I tired but it's fun.
Managed to sleep pretty okay last night and had a really decent workout. They're moving equipment all over the place down there. Everything's going every which way. Hopefully, they'll have most everything in place this week so I'll know where it all is when I come back. Actually, I'll probably be in a few times over break since I'll be going downtown a lot, very early, so I'll leave and go to the IMA in the early afternoon.

Anyway. Work was fine. I spent all day getting the coding ready for Coptic data for the Breathe II study. Had to change the big massive programs to only use a subset of the forms, which meant removing lots of parts and looking for anything referencing those forms. I believe it was working fine.

Ride home was uneventful.

Found a new place to listen to solo piano: Not bad just a few dopey commercials every now and then.

Monday, December 11, 2017

11 December 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Didn't do much in school. Went to Play at church. It was swell. Bob's got a black eye. We had fun after and how. 
Woke up before 4 and tried 1/4 ambien because I didn't feel like felling all tired and crappy all day and I think it worked but I couldn't really tell. Anyway, I felt okay.

Workout was really good, I'm doing a 'wind sprints' week where I do less weight and more reps and sets. Fewer people there because it's finals week.

Went to Cascadia all morning. Working through the debitage report but I might be getting bogged down in analyses.

Norma's been gone a year as of today. Miss the old broad. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

10 December 1936 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Edward, King of England Abdicated his trone[sic]. First time in history. Oh! Well! Finished "Lona of Hollybush Creek". 
You know, one thing I'll be really interested in is how she changes over these 5 years as she grows from a young teenager into an almost-adult.

Slept on the floor most of the night because Daisy was on the couch. Hip hurt so I kept waking up, trying to get comfortable, back to sleep, wake up, cold. . . .finally got to the couch and slept until almost 5. Just no getting all worked up about anything.

Started on the tree circle again and found I need 3-4 more bags of rocks. Having a hard time getting the statue level and stable, too. Also watched a show with Ozzy Osbourne again. Hilarious.

Didn't do too much this afternoon except put lights on the tree. And cleaning and a bunch of cooking. 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

9 December 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Oh! Golly, I hear you shouldn't hate, but I almost do, Miss [Deshone]. I'd like sewing if it wasn't for her. Practiced and listened to radio. 
Slept okay, until 4:30. Went out for breakfast. Norma's two girls brought over some Christmas cookies this morning. I started working on the back yard stuff, getting the patio dug around in preparation for more gravel, and took the bricks out of the tree circle (when I cut down the apple tree I kept its memory with a circle with a little statue in it). I'm taking all the plants out of it and putting rock down instead.

Went to a couple of estate sales, Spousal Unit bought one Xmas gals platter for $1. Lunch at Ivar's. Got a bunch of rock and sand at the Lowe's and then came back and. . . . .found I'd bought the wrong rocks. Grrrr. I did the circle instead, at least getting it covered in fabric and the bricks laid back down. Much better than I did it originally.

Bought a tree, too. Nice one. It's up and soon the cats will be hanging out underneath it.

Still, another s*** day in a s*** life. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

8 December 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Had lots of schoolwork. Have to get talk for Thursday. Practiced. Read and went to bed early. 
Odd night. Well, early morning Its kind of a blur but I woke up at 3 or so and then 4 but don't know if I was awake or asleep until 4:30 but then I was asleep after that until the alarm? I remember getting up thinking the cats were tearing up the blinds (usually when a cat is out front) but it was just Jack having a high old time with a sheet of plastic.

Really good workout. Worked at Cascadia all morning and then went to lunch and UVil. Stopped at the Church and lit a couple of vigil lights, one for Mom and one for me. I will not say what the latter was for. Actually got a table at the SBux, it was otherwise packed and it just sat empty for like 5 minutes while I waited in line.

Walked at NGate so the Spousal Unit wouldn't cough up a lung in the cold air. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

7 December 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Banked. Practiced. Went to Confirmation Class and came home and did schoolwork. (Wonder what By Haines is doing now)
Imagine, at the time she was writing this Pearl Harbor was still five years off.

Tried to get out of this stupid waking-up-at-4 crap and took 1/4 ambien around whatever time I went to the other room, and then woke up at 3:15 instead. At which time I took another small hit and slept until the alarm went off. So, good. Pretty good workout.

Spent the morning at Cascadia working on the report. I'm into the debitage right now, figuring out what to say about it. Got a decent amount done, too. Was going to do more work at home but my guts started feeling terrible. Went to UVil to get some dinner stuff, but they felt so bad I just made something bland. Still got a pie and some asparagus. Couldn't sit in the SBux because it was too crowded.

Drank some whiskey and egg nog when I settled down this afternoon because, well, f*** it. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

6 December 2017 (Wednesday)

On the past two days in 1936:
5 December (Saturday): Slept late. Practiced. Read. Got two new books "Halfback" and "Scarlet Sweater" (football). Its awful not to have football on Sat.
6 December (Sunday): Went to S.S. Ruth stayed after church. We went to show ([Monsel]) after Ruth left. It was "Rose Bowl" it was swell -- the other one was awful.
Didn't write an entry yesterday because I had to do a National Geographic grant review. A colleague is trying to get money to go to Kom el-Hisn. I gave it a good review. Hope she gets it.

Both mornings woke up at 4. Went to Harborview yesterday, got a decent amount done and also talked with my new grant PI; nice lady. Seems like a pretty straightforward database. Good workout both mornings, although Tuesday's was truncated because I went to the library (UW) to try to find a journal article which I failed at, only to find later that it was freely available online. Grrrr.

Today I worked on the report and it's coming along although I'm not entirely sure what I need to be talking about. Need to start photographing soon, plan on going up to Kenmore to a comer store to get some background, maybe some scales. I plan on setting up a little studio here at home since there's more room here.

Broke down utterly and completely this afternoon. First time in a while. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

4 December 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Didn't do much in school today (as usual). Had company tonight. Ruth and I put down davenport (playroom) and played on it. 
Slept well. Really good workout, started slow but got stronger as I went on. Came home, went to Cascadia to work on the lithics report. Had to go over cores with R. Mostly I was correct in my assessments.

Came home for a while and then went to have two fillings replaced. Went okay.

Another s*** day in a s*** life. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

3 December 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
It's a miracle -- I don't know what all we haven't had any school work this week -- yet. Read some after practicing. 
Slept well again last night. Ate in. Did some basic cleaning this morning for the most part, vacuumed the downstairs, tore away some of the caulk I just put up (hadn't even fully dried yet). Went to lunch and then the UVil stuff as usual.

cognizant cognizant cognizant god damn it!!!!!!

I couldn't get that word out of my head and it wasn't the one I was looking for. It was 'assiduous'.

Got most gifts wrapped and boxed up and ready to ship. Went back to UVil this evening and I got a bunch of local goodies to put in as well.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

2 December 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Went to library. Heard "One Man's Family" it was swell. Jack and Betty eloped. I'm glad but they're going after them.
I guess Jack and Betty are characters. . . . .

Slept very well last night. Ate in. Realtor ladies came by at 10. I was impressed. They seem very focused on doing everything possible/feasible to get as much $$$ as possible.

Went to lunch and then hit an estate sale by chance (nuthin') and then dropped by the Spam's for gas, the PetSmart for cat stuff, the fabric store for buttons (nuthin') and then home. I drove over to the UVil QFC for some dinner and breakfast stuff. Wrapped up some gifts for my family and will hopefully box them up tomorrow. And mail them. Walked at NGate because it's raining again. The next week should be dry.

Badgers playing the Suckeyes and not winning last I looked. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

1 December 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Golly there's a good show called "Rose Bowl" on at Par. Hope I can see it. It's dedicated to Huskies 'cause they won championship. 
Oh, she's not going to like the outcome of the Rose Bowl. . . . .

Woke up at 3:15 again, required 1/3 of an ambien. Maybe just stress about the lithics report. I got a good deal done on it today, but it's still hanging over my head.

Had a really good workout though.

Looks like mom's house has to go on the market in a couple of weeks. Bummer, because I thought we had six months still. I don't much care about the house anymore -- though when I first realized it would have to go at some point I was just sadder than anything -- but it means we have to either hotel it or stay with other people. I suppose it doesn't matter but I hate imposing. It's nice to have your own space to just flop around in. Probably still have at least 3 months though.

Mall-walked and I got most of the gift-buying for my family done. Not playing any Christmas music this year. Don't care. I'm on the right path finally and I'm not going to screw it up with all that love and happiness bulls*t.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

30 November 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Went to school as usual and a miracle, no school work. Read "Anne at Large" which is kind of good. Read a football story -- went to confirmation. 
Not a good night. Well, it was until 3:30 when I woke up and the Spousal Unit went to the closet by the TV room and got the Windex and paper towels to clean up Daisy barf. I thought she was getting the cats treats and I was irritated "Why the hell is she getting them treats at 3:30??"

So I didn't get back to sleep. Tired all day but no naps. Spousal Unit still ill and stayed home. Coughing a LOT still.

Had a good workout. Went downtown and got quite a bit done. I had to go searching for help from Jillian who is a rock star in the department. She had someone else (Lauren) go over how RedCAP worked and I went from there. I think I got it mostly down and entered some test data. Then I started translating the HPV testing program from SPSS to Stata which I need to learn well but have been putting off. Worked until 3.

Ride home uneventful, except for the hordes of teenagers that got on at Roosevelt again.

Had some nice chats with Shannon my imaginary e-friend (she just bought a new Charger 392; I'm very glad for her because she's been through cancer hell and this means she's driving and expects to be around a while).

Got invited to an IMA (gym) BroBQ with the early morning gym guys. Probably the only things I've done with someone from that place wince I've been going there in 27 years. This new life of mine is the sh*ts but it's getting results. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

29 November 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
Went to Sunday School. Ruth stayed after. Went to Hebert's, ate, and went to Helemichs. Five Wash. players are on All Coast. Cain, Haines. 
Remember, it was the Pacific Coast Conference back then.

Slept pretty well, but woke up at 3 with a huuuuuge anxiety attack (or whatever). Bit of ambien got me back to sleep in a jiffy. Spousal Unit still home sick. Workout went great. Had a Skype meeting with Michael (PI, Nairobi). Meh. He was suggesting I could go to the Amsterdam conference in July, but I doubt the data we have right now is adequate to really get anything worthwhile out of. But I'll try. Cuz, Amsterdam.

Worked on the lithics report most of the day. It's coming along. I was worried last night about my definition of bifacial thinning flakes, but after reading more today I'm okay with what I did because everyone seems to do something different anyway. I fixed a few other things in the data though.

Walked at NGate to get the Spousal Unit out of the house and walking without being in the cold air. She did well. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

28 November 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Heard the Army and Navy Game Score N. 7 -- a. 0. It was a good hard game. Ruth came over for a while. Wrote Jeanne. 
I like it when she calls her "La Jeanne" better.

Slept well again last night even with the Spousal Unit futzing around at times. She's really having a hard time of it. I woke up a little after 4 which kinda sucked. Workout went well. My left big toe had been hurting a lot when bending it up, but I foxed it doing calf raises. Work was fairly productive although the new data entry system is annoying me. Doesn't work like anything else I'm used to and it does weird things.

Walked up to Riot Aid to get Spousal Unit some cough suppressant and jordan almonds as a treat. Rained all day but this evening it was quiet and pleasant.

But still another s*** day. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

27 November 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Took music lessons. Went to town. Went to show. Saw "In Reunion" and "Here Comes Carter". Both were keen. Specially the last. 
Slept like a log last night. Downstairs. Got up once to go upstairs and then was out again until the alarm went off. Was even in the middle of a dream. Workout went really great which I hope was due to the pasta, rest, and hydration and not an impending cold (I often have really great workouts when a cold is just under the surface).

Worked at home and then the new realtors came by, Stuart's wife and her colleague. I think they generally do high end homes. They had some different things to say about the house, but they really liked it. Spousal Unit had to go to the physician this afternoon because whatever disease she has got into her sinuses and is creating a lot of pain. Hope it abates soon.

I worked on my lithics report, and read some more of the previous work on it. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

26 November 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Got up early and went over to Grandma's. Got back to aunt Carrie's at 1:00. Boy what eats and what a game -- Score UW 40 -- W.S.C - 0.
Odd, a Thursday game. Interestingly, they just played the Apple Cup yesterday in 2017 and the score was like 41-13. But here it is:

Slept pretty well last night -- downstairs, the Spousal Unit was coughing a lot and I thought she would sleep better if she didn't have to worry about keeping me awake -- but I woke up at 3:45 or so and that sucked. So, tired and on a short fuse all day. Was productive though. I installed one CO detector, did some more straightening up, and then took a short nap. Went to Subway (sandwiches) to get us lunch as the Spousal Unit wasn't going out today, and then went to UVil to do the shopping.

Cleaned off my desk when I got home and did some other things, practiced guitar a bit, and then cooked dinner. I made mac 'n cheese from scratch and it turned out quite well. I try to eat some pasta every evening as it gives me better workouts (carbo loading and all).

F*** it all. 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

25 November 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
I hope Wash. wins tomorrow. The paper talks as if it will be hard. We got out early today it's a miricle[sic] isn't it. Saw 2 wedding. 
Slept well again last night, no assistance. Spousal Unit was able to sleep until almost 7. Ate in. I continued to work on the windows, this morning sanding the spackle and then going through several hoops to caulk the edges. Latter went okay once I got used to it again. Trick is to put a very small bead along it. Finished that this morning. Went for lunch and grocery store, then came back and I was going to paint the window frames but decided against it, since neither the caulk nor the spackle was completely dry yet. Instead I went out and removed all of the lavender plants and then cleaned everything up from the window work.

Spousal Unit too ill to go walk so I just went to NGate and walked and got a couple of things.

Productive but useless, as usual. 

Friday, November 24, 2017

24 November 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Miricle[sic]. I got the highest grade in Science -- 80. Ruth came over while our mom's served the Brotherhood. Took 'em home. 
The Brotherhood, eh? Mafia, definitely.

Slept al through the night. Went out for breakfast. Meh. STOP GETTING OMELETTES. I spent most of the morning doing cleanup things, and took the leaf blower out to use in the front. Worked pretty well, but the plug design is awful, since it has no locking mechanism -- hence, it kept falling out. I did the neighbor's walkways, too, since they were deep in leaves and they're away for several days. Also took down all of the hanging ceiling hooks and got them ready to fill in this afternoon.

Lunch and then the hardware store and then I began fixing up the windows in the two bedrooms. They need some patching up and caulking around the edges and painting. Was able to do the spackling but I got the wrong  caulk (clear) and one didn't work anyway. Also filled in the ceiling holes. Need to spackle a part of the kitchen ceiling that got a little moist and the paint peeled away. Tomorrow I will finish the windows and hopefully paint them as well.

Mall-walked because the Spousal Unit is sick and it was also sprinkling. Lots of people (Black Friday) but not too bad. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

23 November 2017 (Thursday, Thanksgiving)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Had all sorts of tests in school today. The one in Science was awful. I bet I got an awful grade. We went to confirmation class.
Confirmation class? I wonder if she was in a Catholic school? But they would have had Sisters as teachers back then.

Okay day. Slept well. No assistance. Went to Gig Harbor around 10:45. Traffic was slow for part of the way but it only took 75 min to get there. One time probably 20 years ago we started down around 11:30 and got stuck in awful traffic between I5 and the Narrows bridge. Ended up stuck in traffic for like 4 hours and turned back.

I practiced being sociable and such. Even talked for a few minutes with the younger kid. Seems okay. I like him. I think he wanted to talk to a different male adult for a change. I drank two beers over about 4 hours. It was an okay day.

What am I thankful for?

That life has a f***ing end to it at some point. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

22 November 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
Went to S.S. Ruth stayed played what we always do. Golly I wish I had a brother or two. Went to Luther Learige. I like Fred.
Slept well. Really good workout. Went to Cascadia all morning, although when I got in the Honder to go to the gym I realized that I'd left the driver's side window down a bit and it was all wet. I put it in the garage and opened the doors and windows and put a fan on it all day. Should be fine. Just went for lunch and the Goodwill and a QFC for some stuff. Came home and put up some Xmas lights. I didn't really feel like it -- holidays are nothing to me anymore, especially 'family'-oriented ones -- but I thought people expected it so I did it. It got to 68 today and wasn't raining for most of the afternoon so it was a good day to do it.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

21 November 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
I heard three football games on the radio -- all were good. We went out to Vi's house and stayed 'till awful late got home at 1:---.
I guess you don't realize that they either saw the games live or listened on the radio. No TV. I wish more TV broadcasters had called games by for radio, then they wouldn't sound so dopey and need a "color" guy.

Woke up before 4 and couldn't get back to sleep. Workout was quite good though. I told Stuart that his "wife sounded very pleasant, not bitter and resentful at all." Heh. He liked that.

Work downtown was okay. Met with E and she has more money for me, too. Yay. Sat at the same table in the cafe as some lady and I had to help her with her new(ish) smartphone -- her first! -- even though I wasn't much help. Bus was late. How is it even possible that the first bus on the afternoon run can be late? Idiots. Bunch of teenagers got on, but they were okay. Most of them had their noses buried in their phones. Mall-walked because it's raining again. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

20 November 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Finished organization. By they[sic] way a program on about football players (almost cried). He told about them very sympetheticly[sic] about the seniors. 
That girl loooooooved her football.

Slept well again last night although I think I popped 1/4 ambien at some point. At any rate, eventually slept until 5. Really good workout.

Guy name of Bob Mierendorf stopped by Cascadia to look at some of the Manis mastodon site objects (most probably human-made, but really rough). I figured about 4 out of maybe 2 dozen were unquestionably cultural; others probably so but would need to have more geomorphological context.  Apparently it's still controversial in some aspects; many of the artifacts (the undoubted ones) appear to have simply come from back dirt piles, not definitively within the mastodon unit. He also looked at our lithics from Ross Lake and deemed me "an expert" on Hozomeen chert. He looked at some of them and found several that were interesting and saw a few things I hadn't considered. Which is not surprising, he's worked that area for decades. Still, good to find I did a decent job of it. And knew what I was talking about.

Afternoon spent trying to line up contractors and junk. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

19 November 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Started organization I'm on II.A. and we have to get finished in one period tomorrow. Gave talk in English -- Articles of Confederation. 
Slept on the floor most of the night but did well. Went through files most of the morning. Did a relatively quick trip to lunch and UVil, mostly getting T-giving stuff. I never really cared for the holiday. Watched race (final, championship, etc.) and it was a good one. Put new wipers on the SuBAru. Not a single cuss word was spoken. Maybe one directed at the manual.

DIdn't walk as it is raining heavily. 

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. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

10 November 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Test in S.S. I got - 95 - pretty good. Test in English - grade 100. I almost fell over - me! I'm so bad in English. Read "Pollyanna".
Slept through the night but woke up a little before 4. Meh. No workout. Got lots done this morning including doing a small batch of lithics (22). Started analysis. Lunch with Margie (think she's getting a bit easily confused at times, she's 97 after all) and had a nice time with her. Then met F at the Gate SBux and we had a nice visit as well.

Another sh*t day in a sh*t life. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

9 November 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Corrected test in arithmetic. I got "60". (Gee I felt awful). But I felt lots better when Mary got "62" and Jean got "65" -- she's good. 
I was wondering what "correcting a test" meant, but I recall that we would either pass ours to someone else or we would all just go through it and work out the problems.

Slept well last night. Really good (leg) workout. Went downtown and got a lot of work done. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

8 November 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
Went to S. School. Ruth stayed after. Went over to Hebert's. Went to Luther League. Played paper dolls. Golly we had fun.
Another anxiety attack (or whatever) in the middle of the night. Needed assistance. Seriously thinking this may be wearing off. Or maybe I'm stressed out.

Called a local real estate guy to come look at the house and tell us what needs doing, he's coming by Saturday. Finished a report. Worked on some more Coptic stuff (successfully). Not much else. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

7 November 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
First -- Went to B. F. Day & helped Miss Guthrie. Second -- Listened to football game -- tie, Wash. 14 -- Stanford 14. Haines (my favorite) got hurt (out for [aw]). 
Awake with an anxiety attack (or whatever) for a while last night. Wondering if the ol' trazodone might be wearing off.

Went downtown, got a decent amount done except SPSS was doing weird things. Had a nice lunchtime with Rowena and Sharon. I will miss both of them.

Monday, November 6, 2017

6 November 2017 (Monday)

On the last two days in 1936:
5 November (Friday)
Corrected test in arithmetic. Rather corrected two tests. I got 88 and 90. Read “Pollyanna” after I practiced.
6 November (Saturday):
Test in arithmetic. Awful. Want to Bob's party (birthday). Had fun. Ruth, Larry, Junior, and I there -- also Bob. Played cards and so forth. 
Got everything done at home before leaving, talked with Fr. Tony with Mom. Drive down was uneventful. Flight back was not the greatest -- it was an hour late and WiFi in the airport was down so I was bored silly. Flight itself was fine, I was seated next to a nice lady, Carol, a little older than me, who was from Milwaukee and now lives in Seattle. We had a really nice visit the whole way. Baggage was a little messed up, too, and didn't get home until after 10.

Woke up once, but not enough sleep and was tired all day. Workout was mostly so-so but the last 30 minutes I kind of woke up and got some energy. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

4 November 2017 (Saturday)

On the last two days in 1936:
3 November (Tuesday)
“Roosevelt won election[underlined] at top”
Got my glasses after school. Their swell. A lot different though. Practiced and (miricle[sic]) did school work.
4 November (Wednesday)
“Roosevelt carried 46 (’40 carried 40 states) states — most ever by one man.” [at top]
After school Mary & Helen and I went to library. Got book on “Articles of Confederation” and also “Pollyanna grows up”. 
Mom did very well the last couple of days. Very with-it and conversing nicely. I drove to Madison yesterday afternoon and had a nice dinner with Emma and Tim. Very good to spend time with both of them.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

2 November 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Guess I haven’t said anything but I’m going to get new glasses (specticules[sic]). Gold rim. Baby are they swell. 
Slept well. Mid-back spasmed first thing but it's only pain so I ignored it through my workout and all day. Mom okay. Went to Stockbridge for a pizza night with my non-relative relatives. It was nice to be around a bunch of people.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

1 November 2017 (Wednesday)

On the last two days in 1936:
31 October (Saturday)
Golly what a game — score Wash 14 Oregon 7. Oregon played a much better game than we did but the breaks were for us.
1 November (Sunday)
Went to S. School. Ruth sick. Played games — went for ride. Stopped at Aunt Carries and then a drug store. 
Halloween went off well. I dressed as 1982 Me with a wig and glasses and such and a couple people didn't recognize me at first. Made a new friend at the Home, a 91-years young delightful lady named Helen. She likes Mom and tries to engage her, but Mom's not particularly interested.

Today the Home was in a bit of a tizzy about some staffing problem and Mom was still in bed when I got there at 9:15; she's usually done with breakfast by then. Wasn't a great big deal, Mom was just hanging out in bed with one leg up. But they are having staffing problems so I asked all visitors to be extra vigilant from now on.

Went to Harley-Davidson dealer and am totally in lust with a 750 Street bike.

Found mice activity in the oven drawer. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

30 October 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
30 October
Miricle[sic] — I got 94 in science test — Mary got 93 (Mine was highest in class) I fell[sic] better about that now. 
Slept kind of badly again, awake at 2:30, took major assistance to get back to sleep on the love seat downstairs. 

Mom super sleepy, but woke right up once they put her in the recliner. Went to Stockbridge Middle School and gave a talk about archaeology that went well. Came back, Skyped with Phyllis with Mom, came home and ate something, walked. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

29 October 2017 (Sunday)

On this day (and yesterday) in 1936:
28 October (Wednesday)
Wash. is on top in coast conference football (hopes of Rose Bowl) I hope Haines in All American he deserves it or at least mention.
29 October (Thursday)
Had test in Science and it was kind of hard (for Alpha Centuria I put cintas) Boy am I smart (underlined) — Wonder what I’ll get
Didn't sleep too well last night but with some minor assistance slept until 5:30. Went down to Madison and had a nice visit with Tim and then met Emma, Michele's daughter, at the Union and we had a nice visit as well. Great kid. 

Drove home and handed out trick or treats, meh, saw Mom, came home. 

Friday, October 27, 2017

27 October 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
I’m awful -- I haven’t wrote La Jeanne for ever so long. (She hasn’t wrote me either). Guess I’ll have to soon — wonder how she is. 
Poor thing. I thought La Jeanne was her sister.

Everybody (except Mom) seems to have slept badly last night. Sister was up at 2 ordering a new iPhone and didn't get back to sleep. I woke up at 3:30 and got back to sleep for maybe 15 minutes, and then I texted the Spousal Unit at 5:30 our time (3:30 there) and it woke her up and she didn't get back to sleep. Not the best workout either, due to the beer and stuff last night. But it was okay.

What else. Spent much of the day with Mom. We went for lunch at a little diner on Main St. which was pleasant. A used record/CD/DVD store on Main is going out of business so I will be going back there again to peruse the entire collection.

I went to fish at Knights of Columbus and it was fine. Had about 3/4 of a pint of beer, so not nearly as bad as last night. Sister leaves tomorrow at 8. I don't know how 5 of us existed with one bathroom for all those years.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

26 October 2017 (Thursday)

On this day the past two days in 1936:
25 October
Went to S.School. Paper says “Cain, little hero in fullback position.” But I think the credit goes to By Haines. But — Oh! well.
26 October
Getting close to end of term (Nov 13). Teachers have started on tests. Boy. By the way it’s “Friday the 13th” (lucky or unlucky)
This is the Byron Haines she's referring to. 

Flight from Seattle went well. Sister is at the house so it has been nice visiting with her again. Saw Mom, she's doing okay. Went to Schwartz's Supper Club in St. Anna and it was fine. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

24 October 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
Wash. won another game today. Kid of lopsided. Wash. vs. U. Calif. Score Wash 18 Calif. -- 0. Haines threw a long pass. 
Woke up around 4. May have gone back to sleep, but I remembered I hadn't cancelled the rental car and I thought it was today so, panic. Dumb. Good workout. Went downtown. Am back on two payrolls. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

23 October 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
No school today -- Teachers Institute. Mom and I went down town. Bought one thing -- a yo-yo -- Annabelle and I played. 
Slept on my back wrong and it hurt so much this morning it was an epic struggle just putting my socks on.

Also epic: workout. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

22 October 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Oh - gee I'm glad there is no school tomorrow. All the tear gave us special order about visitors and none came. 
Didn't really get that. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

21 October 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Miss Oakley makes me mad. She's always changing her mind. Gosh was "one-man's family" good. 
Darn that Miss Oakley. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

20 October 2017 (Friday)

On this these last two days in 1936:
(19 October, Monday) Oh dear me. I almost died of heart failure (Mary's & my organization was too long) and a few others [aisiacs] but it's O.K. 
(20 October, Tuesday) Commercial Club Dinner. Bob, Ruth & I played football at the store. Met Roger Morris of the winning Wash. crew. 
Interesting couple of days. Fieldwork on San Juan Island Thursday with TT. Rained the entire time we were working. I did one property, she did the other. Met the owner, she was very nice, except an activist busybody. But nice enough. We went into the Pelandaba lavender store in Friday Harbor and the owner lady remembered me, which was nice, so we all chatted and I got some more lotion and Litter Box Room Decontamination Lavender Spray. On the ferry just after leaving the harbor there were three orcas a ways away. I've never seen them from a ferry before and the last time I saw some was in 1987/88. Very nice. Had nice talks with TT, too.

Today I worked out (meh, but still pretty good), went to Cascadia and started on the report for this one and finished another one. I kind of took the afternoon off and went to UVil and SBux for a while. Made leftover meat loaf shepherd's pie, delicious. Raked up the cedar leaves in the back yard instead of a walk. Every year a whole lot of the leaves turn brown and fall off, even though it's an evergreen. Annoying but it makes the yard waste bins and lawn mower bag smell nice. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

18 October 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
I'm still excited about the football game. Went over to Ruth's. Played football with John & Willie & Ruth. Had lots of fun. 
Last night was not pleasant. I started feeling badly around 8 and after getting out of bed at 10:30 was violently ill. That is, I was performing sacrifices and ablutions to one of my household porcelain idols.

Still had a very good workout this morning though. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

17 October 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
Oh! I'm excited. Gee but the football game was good. Wash. won 19-0 (vs Ore. S). First game I've seen with Haines. 
I still think it's adorable that she loves UW football so much.

First major rain of the autumn today and we have more coming tomorrow (larger storm). I went over the lithics data and it looks pretty good. My initial run-through getting summary totals ended up being only 1 off from what I should have. Meaning something is being counted twice. Still, it looks good. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

16 October 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Gee I'm glad it's Friday. Went to Elwood's & Beula's (whole gang - 20 - Surprise Party). Oh! Boy if tomorrow would [comi]. 
 Two items for today:

1) I finished (I hope) analyzing the lithic collection. There were ca. 5,000 and I did 2,054. I still need to do some checking and sorting of some of them, but the main work is done. It has consumed my time for the last 3 weeks.

2) I bought some Levi's 501 jeans this evening. I haven't worn them in probably 25 years. I used to live in them, but then my legs got too big and I wore relaxed-fit ones for a while, and then some others that had "more room in the thigh area" for some reason. I decided to try these since the ones I've been wearing have been really baggy. My legs have not gotten smaller (I don't think) nor weaker, although I haven't been doing the 300+ pound squats I used to do. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

15 October 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Worked[sic] till late doing school work. Hope I finish organization. Dear Miss Oakley -- school would be nice with out her. 
Was going to pour the last batch of beer down the drain today, but I opened one and it was good and carbonated so it earned a reprieve. Still tastes like yeasty sweet blehh though. Before that, however, I made a new batch.

Also helped the neighbors (the mom and the daughter anyway) get rid of some wasps in a nest under some wood by the stream (actually part of the stream bank). They were trying to smoke/burn them out. I brought over some bug spray and sprayed the snot out of it. Part of the reason I went over was because I was mowing the back yard and hit my head on a branch and said "Motherf***er" kind of loud and even though the mower was going they might have heard so I also apologized in case they heard it.

Also were chatting with the new neighbors who moved into Norma's old place. They said they just love the house and "This is the happiest we've been in our entire lives." *sniff*

Saturday, October 14, 2017

14 October 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Bob's all right now. Lloyd and I talked in library. (You aren't supposed to) I think it's terrible to separate boys & girls. 
What would she think today. . . . .

Actually, she only died a few years ago so she knew what's going on. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

13 October 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Gee I like my coat. Mom can drive car pretty good. I've had school work every night for a long time. 
Met my friend F for coffee this afternoon. It was good to see her again. She was working for the last couple months. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

12 October 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Columbus Day -- Bank Day. Started Organization in S.S. Went to town. Got new coat. Mom went to S. School meeting. Did schoolwork.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

11 October 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
Sunday School. Mom & I stayed home. Miriam has a new cat. Its darling. Ruth came over later. Played downstairs. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

10 October 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
Boy Oh! Boy! Wash won over Calif. 14 to 0. Isn't that keen. Another thing I get to go to at last two games (This is my luck)
She really likes that Washington football. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

9 October 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
["Dad's Birthday"] Bob's hurt. Back tire came off on bike. He went over the handle nearly had concussion of brain. Dinner at church. Hope Wash wins. 
Me sometime in the middle of the night: "Say, I haven't even started that one Whidbey Island survey report yet. I should email them about it."

Email this morning from client: "Where's the report?"

Me: "I was just putting the finishing touches on it this morning. I'll have it to you sometime later today or tomorrow morning."

Needless to say, I only got 46 lithics done today.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

8 October 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Practiced, did school-work, and read. American Girls & Mountain Girl Comes Home. Its been awful hot lately. 

7 October 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Paper says it was the hottest today than for a long time (for Oct). Dear me nothing seems to happen. Wish I had a brother. 
Forgot to do this yesterday, went out to eat at a Hawaiian place. Salty but good.

I thought most young girls wished they had a sister.

Friday, October 6, 2017

6 October 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Miss Oakley terrible today. Had Actively Club today. Had fun. Practiced. Read "American Girls" and finished "Five at Ashefield".
Spousal Unit's birthday today and also, as I found out, Stuart at the gym's. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

5 October 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Bank day. $79.75 in bank. Its not fair to make kids have so much school work. After all this is the best time of life (or [somyig]).
Sing it, sister. Although I couldn't wait to grow up so I could do whatever I wanted. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

4 October 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
Helena and I were terrible in S.S. Went to Hecker's (birthday party on Mrs H). Bob was there. Had fun. Did school work. Darn it. 
This is kind of everything I imagined a teenaged girl's diary would read like. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

3 October 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
We won! Wonderful! "I'm Soh[sic] Happy". Catch Wash. Rained all day. Terrible for football. Was 22 -- Idaho 0. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd string played. 75 [subs].
Sometimes prayers are answered almost immediately and in obvious fashion. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

2 October 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Got new book "Five at Ashly". Lloyd was absent. I guess its his eyes. Went to town and saw show "Swing Time". Rogers & Astaire. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

1 October 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Finished "Blithe McBride". Tomorrow is Friday. Its about time. Miss Oakley pilled school work on again. I'll be expecting it. 
Assuming she meant 'piled'.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

30 September 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Saw Bobby today. Practiced until [Rush Hues]. Heard "One Man's Family". Somebody living in [Claudeos] house. It was good. 
We removed the old ugly trellis today. I finished 501st lithic. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

29 September 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Saw Lloyd playing football. Norman was there too. Practiced. Listened to radio. Went down to store -- Our new car came. 
I hope she says what it is sometime. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

28 September 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Monday again. How time flys[sic]. Didn't do much in school today. Gee I like science and Mr. Gill (teacher). Read "Anne of the Island" again. Went to store. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

27 September 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
S.S. A wreck in front of our house -- Not bad -- Nothing hurt much. Went to park (saw [ancestors?]). Darling baby monk. Saw [some] game (not as good as football). 
I do so like this chick. I believe the park she is referring to is Woodland Park, which has a zoo in it. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

26 September 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
Wow! What a game. Minn. best team in the U.S. and Wash. 32. Wash played a better game but the breaks were against them. Score Minn 14 -- Wash 7. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

25 September 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Lloyd came in library. He had another spell with his eyes. Has to wear dark glasses. I got a cold. Stayed home and did wash.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

24 September 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Look at cars again. Made up 20 min in Oakley. Finished "Strawberry Acres". Gee I'm tired of looking at cars. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

23 September 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Made up 35 minutes. Norman Fall came in library (Helen should have been there). Bob Mackin (or something) came about a car. Read. Went to bed. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

22 September 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Got in bad with Design (left sink dirty). Oakley gave us an hour for it. Practiced. Read "Strawberry Acres" gee its good.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

21 September 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
My peach preserve is good. Mom stayed at church and worked. I made dinner, did dishes, etc. Ruth came up at 8. 
Slept very well. Good but short workout. Went to watershed, 9:30 to 3. Dull work. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

20 September 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
S.S. Ruth stayed after. Went over to grandma's with Hebert's. Picked apples. Ruth stayed till about 9:00. 
Slept well. Epic workout. Three of the guys are going to take a yoga class next quarter and asked if I wanted to join. I demurred. No time. Started lithics. Did 50. Meh. Furnace is botched up again, what a lemon. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

19 September 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
Practiced. Wrote La Jeanne. Went with Mary to "Rose Marie" and "Birdes[sic] Are Like That". "Rose Marie's" swell (as is Nelson Eddy) Canadian Mounties. 
Slept well. Good workout. Did lithics, starting individual analyses tomorrow. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

18 September 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
School. Floyd came into the library while I was there. Went down to Middlebrook's (surprise). Ruth Bob and I. (Bob's a good egg he helps and all
Slept well. Good workout. Spent most of the day at Cascadia doing lithics -- sorted through about 1300 today. Took artifact photos and they turned out really well. Walked at NGate by myself. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

17 September 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Made tomatoes (canned) in cooking. Got new books "Mountain Girl". (Good) Went with Mrs. [Caskoal] and looked at cars. Read -- [Dielclark].

Also stuck in this page, a newspaper clipping:
Mr. and Mrs. Bodia Married 50 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Orin Benjamin Bodia, parents of Chief Criminal Deputy Sheriff O.K. Bodia, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Ruth L. Clausen of 600 N. 44th St.
They were married September 17, 1889, at McCook, a small community in what was then the Territory of Dakota, now the state of South Dakota.
They came to Seattle in 1907, settling in the Green Lake district, when it was a comparatively sparsely settled area, with a saw-mill operating on the lake shore. They now reside on their ranch at Bellevue. 

First rain in a while today, should be an overnight thing. 13th anniversary.

UPDATE (Oct 1, 2017): Two more of them were stuck in there that had fallen out. I haven't typed them out, but may do so in 3 years because looking at the dates, they were placed in there in 1939. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

16 September 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Helped Miss Hall fix books. Practiced and Read "Including Mother". Gee Miriams[sic] cats grown. Its[sic] early but I'm tired so to bed. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

15 September 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
I help Miss Hall in library 1st of [5th]. Have swell time. Commercial[sic] Club Dinner. Stayed at store till 8:00. Elwood and Buela are having a swell [today].
Today I think I finally learned what real humility is. And it sucks.

Didn't sleep well last night. I woke up at 2:30 and had a big ol' anxiety attack (or whatever) and popped a half an ambien for it. Still took a while to fall back asleep. I woke up, said "F*** it" and was fine. Workout was really good. Still not many people there.

Came home, did the usual stuff, went to Cascadia. I started on the debitage after getting more done on the SDOT report. I had some trouble differentiating flakes from shatter, but I think I got it down. Should go pretty quickly for the rest of it. 100 down, 3900 more to go. *sigh*

Lunch at NGate. Martha, the nice little asian woman at the Panda Express was very excited to tell me about her adventure with her giant pickup that wouldn't start one night and how scared she was but she called OnStar and they came right away and fixed it up. Battery. She's just a wonderful person, so happy all the time.

Left there around 1:30 to get some supplies and work more on the report at home. I got some stuff to make whiskey old fashioned sours. Turned out to be quite delicious. Good use of cheap whiskey. Also one of the usual squirrels is back. Most of them left for the summer. I know he is a "usual" because he popped right up and took a peanut out of my hand. Once we take away the rose bush all the way and make a new trellis, I'm not sure they will be able to get up there, since we also took away the pea plant frame they used to jump to and from, too.

Walked at NGate and I bought a couple of cheap (i.e. on sale) polo shirts at Eddie Bauer. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

14 September 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
School (dear old school). [Prastisa] and went to store. Elwood and Buela are all excited and happy and all. Came home and went to bed early. 
Decent day I guess. Slept as usual (waking up a lot), and workout was kind of short and sweet. Still not many people there, I would have thought many would have started drifting back by now. Classes start on the 27th so we still have a couple weeks to go. Next week should start to pick up.

I came home and ate bagel and stuff and then went off to Whidbey. Trip up was uneventful. The place was a large compound on a high (50-60 ft) cliff. First thing I did was drive down the road a bit and find a closed trail down to the beach so I could check the landing spot (it's a tram from the cliff to the beach). The trail was definitely CLOSED with two fences, one I went around and one I went under. Wasn't too bad getting down but then I had to walk a ways to the to the right spot, using my phone to navigate to approximately the right place. It was mid-tide and coming in so I had to work kind of quickly. Got down there okay, following a bunch of coyote tracks. Then I realized I hadn't sighted a landmark from where I popped out on the beach (and a lot of it looks the same). So I started following my footprints back (very deserted beach so only mine were there) (besides the coyotes') and then found that the tide was starting to wash them away. And I have had a recurring nightmare my whole life of being stuck on a beach with a tide coming in and a cliff on one side. !!! But I made it okay. Rest of the survey went fine.

And I had a little assistant:

Name was Sophie. Really nice dog. Loved to play fetch the stick. Which we did. A lot. I'd planned on throwing the stick after every screenful but she'd keep dropping the stick closer and closer to the hole so I ended up throwing it a lot. Sweet little thing.

Anyway, trip back was also uneventful. Dropped the stuff off at the shop, including the wheelbarrow (came home first) and then had an adventure getting gas, and then home. Dinner, walk, etc. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

13 September 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
S.S. Ruth stayed here during church. Went over to her house. We played paper dolls with doll furniture. St. . . .d until about 9:00. 
I believe that is supposed to be 'stayed', it seemed to have been erased.

Kind of a rough night, lots of waking up. But always dozed back off without assistance. Workout was really good. They're changing the flooring in one area; the mat stuff keeps bubbling up in spots and likes to trip you. Some of the usual females are back, I don't know if they're sorority or not. They all work really hard though. Stuart hasn't been there since Monday either, which I shall give him s**t about when he ever does show up again.

Came home and did the bagel thing and then braced the neighbor's neighbor's fence. I'd taken down our section that was all rotted and about to fall down which was connected to his fence which was all rotted and about to fall down and the other day he asked -- nicely -- if I could brace it up. Really not my fault but I decided to go ahead and do it anyway (he's an older man and seems like a decent chap, if maybe a bit weird). Bit more work than I bargained for but it's set for a while.

I dropped some stuff off at the church and then went to Cascadia and worked on the SDOT report most of the morning. Would have almost finished it but I found that half of my notes were at home so I didn't know which things I did which day at which location. But I got most of it done. I went to lunch at NGate and then we sat down (with M & R) to discuss the lithics. R agreed with me that the one Iversen report was a good model to follow (score one for me). They would also like it if I became the company Lithics Guy. I grabbed some equipment and then went to UVil to get some supplies for dinner and tomorrow (field).

Made shepherd's pie with the left over London broil, walked to MM for milk, etc. Cooler today, only 69 for the high but sunny. Looks like we've made the turn away from summer finally. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

12 September 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
Elwood and Burla got married to night. The bunch came here after. We had cake, sandwiches, and jello. They left about 11:30 ([I Dan] one car) in Earl's car. 
Jell-O would have been kind of a new thing back then.

Busy day. Sadly it started at 3:30 and even 1/3 ambien failed to get me back to sleep. But I did okay. Worked out (good one) and then went downtown to Harborview. Good to see Sharon and Rowena again; it's been a good couple of weeks. I finally succeeded in getting the ODK thing up and running. I felt kind of like Dr. Frankenstein when it loaded: "I've done it! I've done it! They said it couldn't be done, but I've done it!" Haven't tested it yet, but that was a major milestone. Also got some programming done and working, too. Met Lisa for lunch and we had a nice visit. We've been friends for 27 years next month. Kind of unbelievable. The walk back up the big hill was really kind of nothing, which means my legs are in really good shape. I worked there until about 3 and then took ye olde bus home which was uneventful.

Made dinner, walked, etc. Weather is definitely taking a turn. I think we're done with all the hot, although no rain in site for another 6-7 days, or so goes the forecast.

Oh, and our perv mayor resigned. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

11 September 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Got second lunch. I get so hungry. Got out of telling a story in English (bell rang). Heard "Frist[sic] Nighter on radio and read ["Peg of Ring"].
Funny, I assumed she wrote that wrong and then typed it into the search engine and typed "Frist" as well.

Slept well. Darn good workout, too. Just really worked hard. I stopped on the way home and got bagels and then did some work on a report and then after getting mocha started in on the back yard. I used my truth 4" circular saw to saw all of the long boards in half so they'd fit in the SuBAru and then hauled it all to the transfer station. $30 for the load. I remember when it was $12.50 and that wasn't too long ago. Then I went to Lowe's and got some rock and fabric (which we already had, darn it) and then had a little lunch at KFC (blehh, only in emergencies) and tried to get the SuBAru washed but the line was out to the road. So I went home, put in the fabric and rock and it looked really nice. I'm really hoping the grass grows quickly. It's so nice to have those ugly things gone. I'm seriously trying to get rid of everything ugly around here (save for myself, of course). Did that and went back up and got the SuBAru washed and then went to UVil to get some items and then came home and worked on something for my UW project but not nowhere. Am going in tomorrow to see if I can make some headway. I really want more work there and less archaeology.

What else. Tried my 15 ml of booze this afternoon. I think I really need to restrict it to 15 ml. Any more than that and it kind of hits me too hard (which is to say, not even remotely drunk but enough that I can feel it) and tastes gross for a long time (cheap Canadian whisky). I tried making London broil but I should have heeded the butcher's advice and just cooked it enough to be done and not let it go for 2 hrs because it was very dry. I thought it was one of those meats that turns tender after a couple of hours on low heat but I guess not.

Walked. Watered the new grass some. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

10 September 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
School (much to my dismay). We have science. Think it's fun. Got Poster for arithmetic. She's nice. Read. Played paper dolls. 
Well, at least she likes Science. . . .

Slept until the alarm went off. Good. Ate in, late, didn't go to Mass. Why do I even bother pointing that out anymore? We hung out and did some household chores and then started spreading the dirt from the planter boxes around. Also did some screening of it, about 3-4 wheelbarrow loads, to later throw over the grass seed. Left around 11:40 and went to Pagliacci's for lunch (meh, on the pizza). Stopped at the Ace Hardware real quick, and then went to UVil. Not much going on there. Came right back and finished up the box areas. I think it will look very nice back there. Next weekend's project is the giant rose bush and the ugly trellis.

Didn't watch much football even though Seattle was playing Green Bay. I honestly didn't care who won. I'm so done with the NFL. Pampered, spoiled, social justice whiners. 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

9 September 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Oh! Boy! I wish you could be smart without going to school. We had to start this morning. Got [crazy] teachers. Boy I dislike school. 
I didn't think she felt that way about school to be honest. I like that she writes stuff like that though.

I slept okay. Ate breakfast in. Started on removing the planter boxes out back this morning, mostly by doing some preliminary digging and also pulling up more roots where the other one was. What we have discovered in all of this is that the big cedar has roots going everywhere. They were in the one we already removed and there were some much larger ones in the other boxes. We started to pull some of them out, but then decided to get the wheelbarrow and screen and grass seed first. Went to lunch at a KFC and it was. .  .okay. I honestly like their chicken and such, but for the past 30 years or so I've never liked the actual restaurants. They all seem kind of low class and quiet and just not a pleasant place to be in. Popeye's is actually a nice place to go to. And they have better biscuits. Made a couple of other stops as well, and once nom, I went right back out to get some hamburger because I'd thought there were two in the freezer but there was only one.

I also got a 12-pack of Miller High Life in bottles. They've brought back the old style bottles and labels, with the Girl in the Moon. Miller was as close to My Brand as any back when I was drinking a lot of beer, although mostly I went for cheap. I'm not sure why, probably just because my brother said he liked it. None of the extended family drank it, I don't think. And it was also a Milwaukee staple. I've had some other classics lately, and honestly, I guess I like Miller the best of those although I really liked the old-recipe Schlitz. I also admit that there's some nostalgia going, too. And I really like the name, High Life, and the bottle and the labels. It's also been increasing in sales lately, too.

Plus, this is one of my favorite ads ever:

Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed my High Life this afternoon. That was after we went out and did battle with the cedar roots for a while. All of the boxes are now dismantled. Next step is to move a bunch of the dirt elsewhere in the yard and also screen much of it to get the junk out and also to make some nice clean topsoil to put over the grass seed.

Made dinner in. Walked. Only in the 60s today, but as yet no real rain. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

8 September 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Woke up at 8:00 & thought it was 12:00 (I read my watch wrong).. Mom had surprise birthday party on me. Got nice presents. Made paper doll clothes & went to bed. 
You know, I have never had a surprise birthday party. I never will and I don't want one.

I guess today was reasonably productive. Had a good workout, very hard and sweated a lot. Stuart asked me what lame, pathetic excuse I had for not showing up the past few days so I told him I was in the field eating catfish burgers in Georgetown. Heh.

Came home, ate bagel, went to Cascadia. I finished the litchi tools and reviewed some of it with R and was pleasantly surprised to learn that I had actually interpreted them quite well. Ferinstance, I had called most of the bifaces "Early/Middle Stage" and he said that was expected. Yay. So perhaps this is not looking too bad after all. Pausing before doing the debitage so he can decide how exactly to do them. That gave me some free time today which I used to get the car washed. I opened the window while going through! I'd forgotten to push the antenna down and I saw a gap between the rollers and the octopus and rolled it down quick and madly tried to push the antenna back in and roll it up in time. Got some water in and one of the octopus things almost got stuck in the window but I made it.

Went to UVil to see about anything needed for breakfast tomorrow and then was going to go to the booze store there, but didn't. Came home and moved a couple of rose bushes from the planter boxes to the south side by the fence -- another one is doing well over there -- and then pulled the rest out and scraped off the mulch and put it in the bin. Plan is to remove the damn things tomorrow. I've always thought they looked ugly but I liked having the roses there.

Not good news about the Spousal Unit's offer for Arizona. It was kind of an insulting offer. Put her down two levels and a $14k/yr pay cut. It's just kind of rude. I think she's the only one to get downgraded like that. I don't know what is going on there. I have a feeling someone is playing favorites and the people higher up making the offers are just bean counting. Or maybe someone just doesn't like her. Beats me. We'll still have to wait and see.

Went to dinner at Ivar's. It was good. Place is getting pricey though. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

7 September 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
Birthday. Got up early. Played around. Did dishes. Ruth cousin Orville came up. Took us out in famous speed boat [Poody] I. Its won many prizes. cont.
Happy birthday, Jean! Wherever you are. . . .

Woke up a lot last night. Went down to Georgetown for more monitoring. I didn't have any chocolate milk so I had to get a mocha made there and the nice barista already had my two shots ready when I got up to the counter. Oops. She made a nice mocha anyway. I shall miss her as a barista. The other lady was also very nice and gave my my tea later as a refill price.

I did some monitoring around 7:15 and then spent a couple of hours doing another report, and went back out around 10 for the next (and final) one. Nothing found in either, really, except some bricks. The crew and I got along pretty well, especially after they had that talking to. So, all in all a good little project. Hope we get more from them. I went to Herfy's one last time and had a delicious catfish burger. I also did a little walk around and found a giant old brewery building:
That's the old Seattle Brewing and Malting Company building which operated from either 1893 or 1904 to 1916 when Seattle passed its own Prohibition. Amazing it's still standing. I'm going to try to go back at some point and see if I can get inside for a look around.

After leaving there I came home and changed clothes and then headed for Cascadia (for the first time in over a week) for a bit. I just got some of the paperwork on the SDOT project done and then left because I had a couple things to do at the UVil.

Looking forward to getting back into the working out routine tomorrow. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

6 September 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
Got up early. Started for Deception Pass. Very beautifull[sic], sunny on the way. Wheat fields, dikes, rivers, etc. The bridge is long and beautifull[sic]. Rapids.
That is a nice area up there.

Only woke up once last night and started to have an anxiety attack (or whatever) but tamped it down without assistance. I can usually do that now with just doing multiplication tables.

Had to go to Georgetown again, and after the Spousal Unit left she called up and said I5 was backed up because of an accident so I left a little early and went over the 520 bridge and around and back on I90. No traffic problems at all. When I arrived I found that they moved to the other side of the street and hadn't even cut the concrete yet so I had a couple of hours to kill. I went to the SBux and worked on a report until 10 and then went back over where they were starting to pull up the concrete. That took a while but they eventually did the excavating and I watched that. The usual nothing. That took until a little before noon and I went to the Herfy's again but got some fries instead, too many. I decided to go back home and then bike to the gym for a quick workout. Not only do I want to keep the workouts going, but also because if I don't work out for a few days my appetite tails off dramatically. It was a good workout, I did legs and some back and the usual chest stuff. I'm trying to do as much as possible when I get down there in case I can't go back the next day.

I rode back home and then worked some more on the report and some other things. I worked until 4 and got a good amount done. Made dinner and then walked.

I am hoping it thunderstorms tonight, not just for the rain but also for the noise. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

5 September 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
Hebert's came early. Got up there about 8:15. Played paper dolls in car. Went out in boat. I steered motor. Didn't get to bed till late 10:30. 
They didn't say where they were going but I snuck a peek at tomorrow's entry and they're out on the Olympic Peninsula.

Today was overcast. But not with clouds, with smoke. I took the following at 8:30 this morning when the sun should have been very bright:

And I took this one this morning of the ash on the car:

The fires are in eastern Washington and the winds are blowing from the northeast, hence, we are getting a lot of the smoke and ash. For a while this morning it was almost like light flurries of ash. 

Slept fine last night and got to the work site around 6:50. Piddled around SBux for a while and then went over. Nothing interesting again. They weren't digging for a couple of hours so I drove home and went to the gym and had a decent enough workout. Tomorrow I am going to bring my gym clothes with me so I can pop back without stopping at home first, if it comes to that. Very few people there. Sweated a LOT. 

I went back (around 11:15) and had lunch at the Herfy's again. This time I had a burger with just pickles, ketchup, and mustard and it was really quite good. A bit large, but not too bad. I watched them dig for a while at another location and then came back, stopping at the UVil QFC and for gas on the way. When I got here I did the paperwork and a couple of other things and then went up the street to put a wine cup and empty bottle of wine by the Adirondack chair in the street. Can't see the cup too well, I'm afraid. 

Made dinner (salad) and put my beer into the second barrel for secondary fermentation. I tested the gravity for it and it came out to 2.1% alcohol by volume. That might be a bit too low, and the beer is certainly very light, but I'm hoping once it gets carbonated it will just be a nice tasting light ale that I can guzzle. 

Went walking at NGate because I felt like being inside. 

Cooler today than they had predicted, due to the heavy smoke. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

4 September 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Went to town. Met Grandma. Got [Kodas] for birthday. New Shoes and all. Ruth came for a while. Packed. I'm all excited over going! Oh! Gee!
They're apparently going on vacation for a few days. I can't tell if she's being sarcastic.

Typical last night: Wake up, sleep, wake up, sleep, etc. We went out for breakfast and I had something totally different. I didn't do much this morning except some watering. Margie called around 9 and asked if we were really coming over because it was going to be hot and I said yes, of course we were. We left early to go gas up the SuBAru and then went to UVil and did the usual shopping, and then left to have lunch at McD's because the Spousal Unit's guts have not been pleased with our dietary choices the last couple of days.

Called my Mom when we got home and it was actually a pleasant conversation. She was pretty clear most of the time and didn't go off on any weird tangents. Just a nice conversation with my Mom.

We went over to Margie's and she held court while we pruned back some of her bushes and took down a couple of larger ones. Took about 90 minutes. She was very pleased and she said that she is glad she made our acquaintance because she likes our company. This is exactly what I am aiming for in my new life: nothing for me, everything for everybody else. I didn't even feel put out at all helping her.

We both came home and showered because it was about 87 and humid this afternoon and then I made a horrible dinner (IMO). I tried making a slab of flank steak marinated in some stuff. I didn't like anything about it although the Spousal Unit ate most of hers. Walked south and back and chatted with two of the neighbors.