Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wet Wednesday

Wednesday dawned cloudy and overcast. I checked the glass and found it had fallen overnight. The prediction was for steady rain, starting around noon.

Unfortunately, it started about 11:00 a.m.

I called Jon Boy landscaping and asked them to put me on the list of lawns to cut until I get my lawn tractor fixed. At first they got me confused with Jake (we both used them in the past), but we finally got it straightened out. What was nice is that they still haven’t raised their rates. But, what was not so nice is they now have a fuel surcharge (currently at $5.00 per month) to address the rising fuel prices.

BTW, Jake, she said, “So, you live in Westland?” I said, “No, I’m the cuter Goerlich who lives in Redford!” She didn’t laugh…

I put on my raincoat and ventured out at lunch. I stopped in at Time Out and had a cup of excellent chicken noodle soup and a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. Then I slowly made my way down Plymouth Road to the 24-hour grocery store. I noticed last night my automatic feeder was getting low on cat food, so I picked up a bag of Purina Cat Chow.

My friend from Facilities, Michelle, brought me over some bean with ham soup she made using one of my recipes. So there was tonight’s dinner, solved. I was happy, until she said she used the ham bone (I used a smoked ham hock) from a Honey Baked ham. I was then afraid the sweetness of the ham bone would wreck it.

It was still raining at 3:00 p.m., so I walked inside. I was hoping it would stop before the drive home after work.

It didn’t… So, it was a long, slow drive home.

It was still sprinkling, but the sky was lightening. So, I walked out back to check on my gutter improvements. It wasn’t pouring over the gutter, but on the other hand, it wasn’t pouring, so I don’t know... I checked the rain gauge and I had a solid half inch of rain so far.

Back inside, I started the Wednesday night wash. I watched the news until it ended at 7:00 p.m. and then went out to warm up my soup.

I ate dinner and, alas, it was as I feared. It wasn’t overpowering, but the Honey Baked ham bone gave it a (to me) unpleasant sweet taste. I added some salt and ate it anyway.

I had the last of the watermelon for dessert and hung up my clothes.

I watched some taped TV until about 10:00 p.m. and then went to bed.


  1. "She didn’t laugh…"

    She knows better.

  2. Jake, your just jealous. (He is cuter)

  3. Now that I think about it, I believe Brother Carl is right!