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Jul. 21st, 2017 07:52 am
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Well, I did not manage to do anything useful yesterday, or at least not before Eor got home. Okay, two loads of laundry were in process when he arrived, and I was just finishing loading the dishwasher, but that's not much for having been home at least four hours before he was. Today I want to be better. The grass is still wet, but needs to be mowed. The garden needs weeding. When it gets too hot there's a chair in the barn that my aunt started painting while she was here; she only got halfway through the primer coat, so I can keep on with that. Or I can do more dishes, because I dirtied more than I washed, yesterday.

And then there's the guy who lives in my mother's house I should call and talk with. He needs to find someone to co-sign on a loan so he can buy the house, and I suspect I'm going to have to start calling him and telling him that repeatedly. We've offered him a really good deal on it - one third less than it's assessed at for tax purposes. Honestly, this is because we know he can't afford much and we are not interested in anything besides getting rid of the place and recouping what it took in lawyer's fees to get the property line straightened out. But if anyone asks we may say that the low price is in light of the fact that he took good care of the place for my mother. (Living in it completely free - she was even still paying the taxes.)

So, yeah... while it's still cool I should not be reading my Thursday Next book. But I have been, of course. They're facing an outbreak of the mispeling vyrus at the moment. Actually, I'm sure I saw that on the loose yesterday, at work. I had an email from a customer support person telling me that this one report query requires 'enchantment.' In the context of the sentence I read it as he intended it, as 'enhancement', initially, and it was only as I was responding that I noticed that was not what he actually had written. :)

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Jul. 21st, 2017 06:27 am
derien: It's a cup of tea and a white mouse.  The mouse is offering to buy Arthur's brain and replace it with a simple computer. (Default)
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I was just looking at the inside of my kettle, and thinking that I don't know if I've ever had scale on the inside of my kettle before, when I realized that the scale has two distinct layers, a darker and a lighter. So it seems likely that it had scale from some previous place we lived and that the layer on top developed in the last four years. I guess I just never noticed or cared before.

I tried lemon juice last night, and I guess I'll do another round today. I think it took some of it off.

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Jul. 21st, 2017 05:56 am
derien: It's a cup of tea and a white mouse.  The mouse is offering to buy Arthur's brain and replace it with a simple computer. (Default)
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Something I just noticed about DreamWidth and LiveJournal - when I first moved to DW I felt as though the default 100% size text was about the same, but now when I look at LJ I have to increase the text to 140% in order for it to look about the same. Are the folks who run LJ trying to make me feel old in order to make me move on to some other platform? :)

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Jul. 20th, 2017 03:10 pm
derien: It's a cup of tea and a white mouse.  The mouse is offering to buy Arthur's brain and replace it with a simple computer. (Default)
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It is so ridiculously hot. And I have the kettle on, because I need tea so badly.

ETA:
Work sent me to a training in the next state, lodgings got messed up, I ended up doing things for work for too many hours in the last two days, and then I was told that because I was IN class and traveling for being in class (not TEACHING the class) I would get comp time instead of overtime pay. Which I think it complete and utter bullshit, because my pay grade is part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The problem with accepting Comp time is that it becomes time off that has to be used, and getting time off when you want it is almost impossible. So I was basically offered the option of go home early today or try to figure out when I would be allowed to use more time off when I can't even use my vacation time. I was so tired that I chose going home early today, and just took a nap.

Now I'm trying to revive myself with tea to see if I can get anything useful done.

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9. Asimov's Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017
10. China Mieville Perdido Street Station
11. Robin Sloan Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

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