Weekend Threesome – 6/13/21

Three more short bits from The Nest’s week that was!  That’s how we do the Weekend Threesome.  What, did you think this was a filthy blog?

The only thing worse than being forced to run tedious Windows updates is having your computer slow to a crawl while Bill Gates’ minions download them… usually in the middle of playing some game or something that makes the lag really frustrating.  And so I got a surprise visit from the Upgrade Fairy early Friday morning shortly after I logged on.  Rather than fight the inevitable, I went through the 15-20 minute process of updating just so I could have my speed back.  And unlike most Windows Updates which don’t seem to make any changes at all, this one added something I could actually see…

Thanks for the weather update, Bill! Because, you know, I can’t look out my window.

So now I get a constant reminder of how hot it is outside, along with one of those meaningless weather pictograms that could mean anything from partly sunny to mostly cloudy to completely full of shit.  The funny thing was that for most of the day Friday, it froze on the initial reading of 71 degrees with clear skies under a moon.  I only wish it felt that nice at 3 PM…

Ah, a great day to get a moontan!

Old habits die hard.  For someone like myself, whose life is usually dictated by routines, they’re nearly impossible to break…

To help out the air conditioner, which is probably in need of a recharge, I’ve been trying to leave the bathroom door open.  It has the only register vent not located around the perimeter of my interior, and when closed, usually hogs both the hot air in the winter and cold air in the summer.  Unfortunately, I keep finding the door shut because I keep automatically closing it each time I use the bathroom.  Why in the hell did I start closing that door in the first place?  I remember I used to keep it open when I first moved in….

You still do that! Ha ha ha! You always were a silly human!

It was Spilly, who’s now a ten year resident of the Rainbow Bridge, that caused me to start closing the bathroom door because, as lovable as that little furball was…. he was far and away the most destructive of my three cats I’ve had, and had his share of adventures in the john before I started shutting the door permanently.

One of which was immortalized in this avatar sized drawing from 2010.

Ody still has PTSD from the flea baths I used to give him in the tub way back in the day, and Biskit wasn’t much of a threat to do bad things in there… so I could have started leaving the door open again at any time in the past ten years, but didn’t.  And now I’ll have to battle all summer long with eliminating this obsolete habit…

The power went out for a few seconds in the middle of the night Friday morning.  And since it was one of my nights off, I was actually home and asleep.  And since I sleep with a box fan on in all seasons for the white noise, it woke me up when the fan stopped.

But the annoying thing was that it must have happened at 2:59 AM.  That meant at that time, my electric clock by the bed came back on blinking 12:00… and because of the fact that it was one minute AHEAD of the actual minute time, when I went to reset it later on that day, I had to press the damned minute button 59 times to reset it to the proper time!  Sure, I could have just left it a minute ahead, but I don’t play those alarm clock games so many other people seem to enjoy trying to trick themselves with.  I want my clocks to have the proper time on them, dammit!!!

The proper time…

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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11 Responses to Weekend Threesome – 6/13/21

  1. I hate when that happens……! Even though I no longer “need” to know the correct time for any reason being retired I still want the clocks to tell me what the ACTUAL time is. Friends tell me (constantly) they have atomic clocks so don’t have to worry about this kind of stuff. I’m a hold-out on the atomic clock issue. Guess that means flashing lights when the power blips or stays off for any amount of time. DANG As for the cat issue and bathrooms – never had a cat that had the toilet paper unrolling habit OR used the tub as a litterbox without litter. Fortunately!

    Pam

    • Spilly, I’m pretty sure, was a dog in a previous life…. because he sure had all the bad habits of one. He chewed on EVERYTHING, and was the only one of my cats that would lick me like a dog. And then one time, while I was letting him lick my nose….. CHOMP! Talk about a blinding pain!

  2. mydangblog says:

    Our air conditioning broke last week and we’re STILL waiting for the guy to come back with the compressor. So numerous box fans it is. I love the white noise though😊

    • We didn’t have AC in the bedrooms where I grew up, so I got used to the noise while I sleep! Same thing for keeping a sheet over my eyes, which I started doing when I worked nigths, but now still have to have for “comfort” even when I sleep at night! I hope your compressor situation doesn’t become as comical as the time a recall repairman broke the compressor on my freezer. They kept sending damamged replacement parts, and after a month, I had to finally just turn it back in to get a whole new freezer!

      • mydangblog says:

        That happened to our dishwasher once–every time the guy came, he’d open the box with the part in it and say, “Oh no, they sent the wrong one again!” and I was like, “Can’t you open the box BEFORE you get here?” We eventually just bought a new dishwasher.

  3. Kismet says:

    Silly squirrel, don’t complain. It hit 110 here today.

  4. draliman says:

    I can’t stand clocks with the wrong time on them.
    The new weather icon one day last week said “partly sunny” while it was raining. Then the sun finally came out and it helpfully said “cloudy”. Hmm. Just switch it off if it’s annoying you.

    • And wouldn’t you know it…. I just glanced down at it (It’s 83 F and sunny…. looking out window…. OK, the sun is shining), and there’s that orange dot again meaning more stupid updates!!!

  5. Resetting a clock is maddening but in the good news department, it’s nice to comfort oneself with the notion the time is right at least twice a day. Stay cool, I’m encouraging the heat/blister index to move toward your way. 🥵

    • Unlike VCR’s and microwaves, alarm clocks don’t just flash 12:00 endlessly, the flashing time just keeps going from there… so they’ll never be right! And always one minute behind, requiring the 59 button push at some point (Unless you just unplug it again, I guess)…

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