I called the shop at about 3. Took so long (after the 2 I'd planned on) because the piece of paper with their phone number -- and their name
-- was nowhere to be found. Turns out that they looked
at it within the week they said, and at some point (they didn't note the date) they ordered some items. (I'd have been a bit happier if they, not making the deadline they'd set, would have called me to say "not yet".) I also learned that they were not speaking the truth when they said "yes, we sharpen blades" -- the fellow I talked to today told me that they just replace them. (One hopes they'll give me back my old blade that the first shop told me "wasn't too bad".)Saturday
I got up way too early and drove out to Royal Oak. The afternoon was spent browsing the Clay and Glass art-fair-thingy with mrs_sweetpeach
. Home, skied, and crashed by 11pm. The fact that my pedometer gave me credit for ZERO steps was user error for having forgotten to put it on. (Way too early = still asleep.)Sunday
I slept in a bit, and then got up, processed IYT & LJ, made some things to eat, replaced the stove light (had been a 75 volt incandescent) that burnt out today, did dishes, fretted a bit about the inch-or-so of water in the bottom of the dishwasher that I was not using but happened to notice, started working on the mail that didn't make 1st triage in the months past. Well after 1 the spouse suggested a walk. I agreed, but insisted on taking my shower and getting dressed first. I finished that, and had told him that I was ready, walked over to the kitchen sink, and as I was reaching to turn off the stove light it went poof and turned itself out. It took me a second or so to realize that all of the other electrical items I could see (with the exception of the spouse's laptop) had also gone out. We spent a few minutes turning off some items that we didn't want to be hit when the power came back. It did come back pretty quickly, having been out only 2 minutes or so. About 2 minutes after that we were walking. A fairly good pace, in the sun most of the way. My shoe lace came untied about 1/3 of the way in, but I refused to stop. We were hoofing for about 35 minutes. Evil pedometer. I don't know how far we walked, but ISTR that I don't have to work very hard to do three miles an hour, so I expected I'd done at least a mile and a half. It gave me credit for 2000 steps, about 1 mile.
It feels like a while since I've gone to a non-free show at the Ark, and Claudia Schmidt is there tonight, and it's been about 2 years since I've seen her, and maybe 20 since I've seen her at the Ark, so I'm thinking really hard about going. Always a lot to do, but gosh, I love the Ark.