Sylvia just baked a pan of brownies and me oh my are they ever GOOD!
I started this Saturday with an hour or two of yard work: using my new pooper scooper to rid the yard of dog crap left by a neighbor’s dog, using weed eater and leaf blower to tidy up part of the lawn by the front siidewalk, etc. It does look better now; smells better, too. And I wrapped up the work before the heat of the day kicked in.
Back in the house I watched Oklahoma win their early afternoon football game and enjoyed Sylvia’s cooking.
Now it’s time to get myself together for this evening’s work with the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree. We are to be on hand for the White Mass held on the campus of Incarnate Word University. Hopefully there’ll be some photos to share from that event.
Okay then, time for me to get busy again. I’ll get back to you later.
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Despite the allergy symptoms and the heat, this was a productive day in the Roscoe-verse.
As my sleeps go, last night was a good one. I went to bed early, only woke once for a very brief time, then woke with my first alarm at 05:00. “Woke” is a relative term because the allergies combined with the meds taken to blunt the allergy symptoms had me semi-groggy from the moment my feet hit the floor until, well… now, actually.
Mid-morning I finally spoke with a city clerk who knew what she was doing, (the one I spoke with yesterday was basically clueless, poor thing,) and made arrangements to have the big branches hauled away from my front yard.
Noonish, I walked to my barber shop for a VERY needed haircut. And I walked back home. This gave me two miles of walking exercise which I probably need as much as the haircut.
After an afternoon siesta I cancelled the individual mastodon instance that I’ve been running for the past month. The Terms Of Service at the French hosting company where my server was hosted changed. They became disturbingly onerous to this freedom loving American used to our First Amendment Free Speech protections. So I simply shut down my server.
And now the eyelids are growing heavy, the bed against the wall is looking more inviting, and sleep is fast approaching. Time for me to start shutting things down in this joint. See you all tomorrow.
During the storm that blew through San Antonio last night, a BIG branch came down in our front yard. (A photo is attached to this post for the benefit of folks in the fediverse who have not been able to see it yet.)
Sylvia was out front last night when the branch came down at approximately 10:00PM. I had already gone to sleep and slept through the incident. She didn’t wake me, deciding there was nothing I could do about it at that hour anyway, and knowing that I needed my sleep. (Thank you, Sylvia.)
She told me about it as I was drinking coffee and starting my breakfast in the front room early this morning. When I stepped out front to survey the situation I was impressed at the size of the limb that had fallen.
This morning I’ve been busy taking pictures, calling my landlord, reporting the incident to city services, etc. And now I’m waiting for the Inspector to come and tell me when this will be hauled away and how much it will cost.
So… I’ve done all that I can do about this. Now to get back to my coffee and the morning paper.
…has become filled with unexpected work. Nothing particularly unpleasant, but busy with chores, scheduling meetings and practice sessions for ceremonies and events planned for later this month and into October, etc.
Still waiting for the fog of last night’s sleep to fully lift. Double-dosed the allergy meds a few minutes ago, so that should help. Good hot coffee is in my mug and more is in the pot, that should help too.
The bathroom scales were very kind to me this morning, as was my blood pressure machine. Better numbers than expected from both help me face this day with confidence.
The jump start on my chores from yesterday’s prep work has me feeling good about that part of my day, too.
Now if only that head fog would lift… Think I’ll get another mug of coffee right now, and I’ll get back with you all later. Until then, I hope you all have a fine day.