||[Dec. 20th, 2016|11:14 pm]
It got quite a bit milder today, and since dusk there have been occasional sprinkles. I thought I heard a frog or two croaking in the distance, but maybe I was just imagining it. The feral cats are probably happy that it's about fifteen degrees warmer tonight than it has been for the last few nights. I'm pretty happy myself that the furnace isn't running as frequently as it has been. I'm also happy because I decided to have a couple of drinks after dinner (vodka with red grapefruit juice, sparkling water with lemon flavoring, and a dash of Hawaiian punch for sweetness. I think of it as a power screwdriver.) |
The rain gutters have been cleaned, and some of the leaves from the front yard are gone, though most of the back yard leaves remain. I don't know if I'll ever get rid of them. They might just stay there until they rot away, though that could take a few years. More likely they'd just get shredded by the lawn mower next spring and go out with the clippings. That wouldn't be a bad thing. Only one neighbor has a view of the back lawn anyway, and if he complains I'll just remind him that his cat eats at my house all the time, saving him money, so shut up.
The washing machine issue will get examined Friday, but as it probably needs a part which will probably have to be ordered (if indeed it is fixable at all) I'm not expecting it to be available for actual washing for at least another week. And that means at least one more trip to the laundromat. Something I could do without, but as I have many things I could do without what's one more?
The television schedule is catawampus due to the holiday, and I have no idea what will be on that will be worth watching, but it's time to go find out. I'm looking forward to January, when things will get back to my normal, boring routine. There's a lot to be said for boredom, but most of it goes without saying. How convenient is that?