July 12th, 2020


Saw the Kid today!

Started out early, got up at 8:30 and got coffee and showered and dressed. Then took my tax stuff to College Point to the preparer, stopping first at the bagel Place for a bacon, egg, and cheese on a roll. The preparer was nice enough to do me immediately so I could just wait in the park. I am happy to say I got a very nice refund.

While I was in College Point there was some Trumpista in a pickup truck with two big flags flying in the back, an American flag, and a "Trump 2020" flag. He was apparently just driving in circles, I saw him three times. I suppressed the urge to flip him the finger because who knows how he'd react?

Anyway, came home and Skyped the FWiB. We had a nice talk. Called the Kid too. She was going out to find a Good Will box to donate five bags of stuff. [personal profile] mashfanficchick and zir mother took her. After they got done with that she called me and I started over to her place.

We had a nice time. I paid for sushi for us for dinner, she paid for the makings of lychee mimosas. Tasty. And nothing says "first time seeing your daughter in months" like raw fish on rice.

At 9:30 I called Oldest Brother and the three of us talked. Then after that I headed home gain. I had two bags of stuff she gave me, so it was difficult traveling, but I made it. There were apparently thunder storms but I missed them.

Fed the pets when I got in, now going to go to bed and read for awhile.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Saw the Kid.

3. Taxes done, good refund.

4. Yummy dinner.

5. My pets.

6. Air conditioning.
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Did very little

Slept late-ish, after being up late last night.

Got up, had breakfast and coffee, and puttered around on-line. Went and read for awhile, then Skyped the FWiB. I had put in a Shipt order, it came while we were talking.

Went and read more. I finished the InCryptid book. It's the last one that's actually been printed, the next is coning out in February. And this one, unlike all the others, ends on a freaking cliffhanger. Well, I already pre-ordered the next one, so it won't be like the Barbara Hambly thing where I read the second book when it came out, and didn't get to the third ill years later.

Anyway, after i finished the book I got up and did a partial water change for the turtle. I should really have changed it all, but I just didn't feel up to it. So I took out three buckets and put in four clean.

There was no Thurber reading tonight, so I read some of the short stories that are on line for the InCryptid series. She put the ones that aren't published elsewhere on line. I still have more of those to go, so that will be my reading for the next day or so, though I have to read them on my computer, not the Nook. I think I could load them on my Nook, but I don't know how and am disinclined to experiment.

Oldest Brother called during the day, Aunt Helen is in the hospital again, or at least, they took her today, don't actually know if she was admitted or treated and sent home. Her fluid levels are high apparently.

I called him tonight, no new news. The Kid called while we were talking, she went on a date today, but there was no spark, so she had fun but that's all.

And that's all the news.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. The Kid is having fun.

3. Fun books.

4. My turtle is more happy I think.

5. Working from home tomorrow.

6. The new Harry Dresden book should be here in days.
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