Giving You My Mind, One Piece at a Time

Pretty Spectacular

We’re in the midst of some pretty severe thunderstorms right now. There is a flash flood watch in effect (doesn’t impact me here up on the ridge) and storms are to continue throughout the day.

I know I’ve talked about my smart home before. Well, at 2 a.m. we had a power blip, which results in a cacophony of beeping and all the lights turning on in the house.  The downside to this is that it takes about 15-20 minutes for the hub that the light bulbs are connected to, to reconnect to the Internet so that Alexa can turn off the lights. Luckily, she recovers her brains far more quickly. I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to the sound of the power turning back on when I’m sleeping. It always seems to awaken me when it happens.

Kept a fairly normal schedule last night, so that’s a good thing. I got to bed before 10 p.m. and woke up on my own at 5:30 a.m. Let’s see if I can maintain this for longer than a day or two.

I realized that once I get rid of the car, I no longer have to have a cell phone. I can still text using my Google Voice number, but when my cell phone “dies” I can replace it with a landline. I can use all the cellular apps I have to use on my iPad, which has a bigger screen that I can actually read. I really don’t use my cell phone for much of anything except a few calls and texts each week.

Still no title, but I also haven’t gotten to the big box of paperwork that I think it’s hiding in. I’ve been trying to get the paperwork out of all the nooks and crannies and get stuff shredded or piled up to be filed. Thus, the project continues.

Unfortunately, I heard mouse sounds again yesterday, so I think it’s obvious I still have somewhere that they’re getting in, probably behind the toilet in the main bathroom. I still have trouble believing that they’re coming in the 1/4″ opening at the bottom of my front door – their little skulls are wider than that, and if they can get in there, it’s also possible they can come through the hole in the living room floor where the cable for the cable modem comes in.

My life continues to move gently and peacefully forward. May you love the life you create for yourself. Namaste & ciao for now.