Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tuesday’s Washout

I got the trash out to the road and then to work before the predicted rain started. But it then came down and came down hard, here.

It had slacked off by the time it was 10:00 a.m., so I walked outside in a slight mist.

But, then storm came back and I went out at lunch in the rain. It was still warm then, but I had brought my raincoat, so I wore it. So, I ended up overheated and sweaty by the time I got to Home Depot.

I couldn’t find what I wanted (sigh…) but I thought I’d grab a couple of hot dogs for lunch (Home Depot puts Lowe’s to shame in hot dogs). But, when I went to buy them, the young lady (there’s always a young lady – that’s how they get the construction workers, and me, to part with our money) said they’d run out! All they had were Polish sausage. So, I bought the more expensive Polish sausage, dosed them with yellow mustard and raw onions and ate them (carefully) in the truck.

They were delicious, but I have to tell you that I spent the afternoon burping, farting and/or in the bathroom. Not good.

And, the truck still smells like Polish sausage.

It was raining too hard to walk outside at 3:00 p.m., so I walked in the shop.

The rain was still coming down when I left work. I never got over 60 mph on I-96, so I was late getting home. I retrieved my empty trash can and lid and then went inside to treat Caley.

Sidebar: Now I know just how long you all have been waiting… Me, too! All winter long, I miss those reports as much as you. But it rained most of the night and is supposed to rain tomorrow morning. So, I cannot tell you just yet on how much rain was in the rain gauge.

I changed clothes and then went back into the garage. I worked for about a half hour on the catch on one door. I got three of the four screws out. But, I got so frustrated, I quit before I smashed it with a sledge hammer.

Back inside I watched the end of the news.  When Wheel of Fortune came on, I made dinner. I just warmed up a can of Bush’s baked beans and ate them with buttered bread.

I started watching my NCIS Tuesday night marathon, but I fell asleep before NCIS New Orleans (Laissez les bons temps rouler) ended. But, I tape it anyway, so np.

I had to laugh. When I woke up, the TV was still on, of course. It was the Tonight Show and Jimmy Fallon was welcoming Sofia Vergara. He said, “Happy cinco de mayo!” and she said, “Why would you say that to me? I’m not Mexican!”

She is Colombian, but maybe you have to know Puerto Ricans to appreciate that…


  1. I’m surprised you didn’t vote.

  2. I would have voted "No" but according to all the polls, it wasn't going to pass anyway.