Captain’s Log 6,139
The good news is amazing. My handyman said he can fix my fence! It will be last repair possible, but he said it should hold for a few more years. What a relief! He examined the damage on Saturday and determined how to fix it without breaking the irrigation system that runs under the fence. I never even thought about the irrigation system, but I am not a handyman.
I guess having multiple arms is always “handy” no matter what. Fixing plumbing or finding bliss.
With property taxes due, income taxes due, and car registration due all in the same 6-week period, not having to buy a new fence is a real relief. If I had multiple arms, I would be clapping a lot right now.
The next order of business is to get my electrician pal in here to fix my ceiling fans in two of the bedrooms. I fixed one myself last year but I turned it on this morning to test it for Friend Penny’s visit, and it wobbles so much (AGAIN) I fear it will fall out. The one in my office just stopped working one night. The light went out and the fan stopped. Badda bing. No power to the fan.
I am really looking forward to Friend Penny’s visit! She arrives Friday evening and we be in San Diego until the following Friday morning. It’s her once a year business trip and she is busy almost all the time, but we do take one day for us to play.
Penny and me in November of 2012 when I went to visit her in Montana
We laugh so hard we wheeze and choke from lack of air. It’s that kind of friendship. I set up the guest bedroom and bath this morning. It all looks so nice! It can be set up in a matter of minutes and I absolutely LOVE company! Hint hint for anyone who wants to get out of the bracing cold and snows of winter for awhile.
I was reading one of my news channels yesterday and a strange headline popped up. How to Watch the Grammy Awards. I didn’t know there were special instructions. I thought you would sit down, turn on the TV, find the station, adjust the volume, eat pretzels, and wonder who in the hell all those people are anyway. I didn’t know there was an actual method. I’ve probably been doing it wrong all this time. I did pop in and catch Adele’s solo. Wow. Something was wrong. Apparently, the piano mic slipped and she couldn’t hear herself very well. Dang. It was….quite bad. For Adele. I could see her struggling. I could almost hear her brain screaming “get me the fuck off this stage!” She did issue a statement. Apparently, she summed it up well. “Shit happens.”