Saturday, May 9, 2015

Muggy Friday

It was warm outside when I left for work (63 degrees F.). I rode to work with the window down. It was nice!

It was warmer still when I walked outside at 10:00 a.m. but, by then, it felt muggy.

Vicky asked if I had any plans for lunch and I said not really. So, she suggested we go to a place we’d gone to last year. I didn’t remember it at first, but she reminded me she had loved the wings and their French onion soup and I liked the fish.

So, we went there. When I heard the soup of the day was clam chowder, I ditched the fish and chips idea (I wasn’t that hungry) and got a cup of the clam chowder and a burger. She ordered a bowl of French onion soup and the wings appetizer.

My soup was good, but she said hers wasn’t as good as she remembered. Then I got my burger. Boring and tasted like a frozen patty! Vicky’s wings didn’t have any breading on them. So, when the waitress stopped to check on us, Vicky asked, “Didn’t these wings used to come with breading?” The waitress replied, “I don’t know. I just started here six months ago when the new owners took over.”

Well, that explained it! Cross that restaurant off my list!!!

We got stuck by a long, slow train at the Levan crossing, so we sat there and complained about our food, LOL! I bought her some M&Ms for Mother’s Day, then I went back to work.

It was even hotter at 3:00 p.m. when I walked (82 degrees F.). But I bitched about the cold last winter (hell, I think it was still cold last month, come to think of it). So, I sucked it up and finished my walk.

I got home after work and went inside. I treated Caley and changed clothes. I noticed it seemed hot in the house, but figured the A/C hadn’t caught up yet. I started paying bills online (today was payday). But, as I sat there, I noticed I was sweating. Curious, I went and checked the thermostat. It was 77 freaking degrees F. in the house! WTF?

So, I walked downstairs.  The furnace fan was on (good). I looked outside and the A/C fan was not (not good!)

Aw, shit. I don’t want to call Scott Pace and have him come over on the weekend!

Then I thought, maybe it’s just a fuse. So, I got my electrical tester and went outside.

Sidebar: Rick has got his tents and a pota-potty set up for his father’s weekend wake. That’s both so cool and so sad…

I checked, and the fuses were good, but the circuits were dead. So, I went around the house to the electrical meters. The house one was running fine, but the A/C one was dead with a weird message on it. “SeC9” something or other. That’s when I finally remembered that I signed up for the interruptible power option (to save money). So, (thank God) nothing’s broke, it was hot everywhere and I was just interrupted.

So. I turned the overhead fan in the kitchen and old fashion fan in the bedroom on and waited. Finally the A/C kicked back on.

I made some boxed mac & cheese for dinner. I’m running of options. I really need to go grocery shopping! I don’t even have any regular milk, so thank God for evaporated cans!

I ate it all while watching stupid sh*t on TV (my bad). Then I went to sleep.


  1. Only two, but beautiful......what is the name of the Lilac? is it off white or pink?

  2. It's been so long I don't remember the name (I bought it when I first moved here). It starts out as a deep pink, but lightens up when in full bloom.