Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday

Those goldfish sure do like to get it on!! I catch them all the time doing their form of sex. As soon as I walk out there they freak out and disappear at the bottom of the pond.

The 4 new fish are losing their fear of me - I feed them next to a chair I have set up out there and if they wanna eat, they have to come near me to get it. Apparently they are a little less skittish around me at this point - probably because they are hungry!! lol.

Caleb at work today. He said yesterday they were shorthanded and he was out there, in the heat, for 4 straight hours moving carts. Some woman left her 2 little doggies in her car. Another "bust out the window and call the police episode" - people are absolutely STUPID for leaving their animals in the car for even a few minutes. It is also against the law and they can face jail time and serious fines.

I'm cruising towards a $500 month - or even more - in electricity. I have set the thermostat so that's it's about 80 degrees in here during the daytime and a couple degrees cooler at night. Yes, it helps, but there is also the issue of all the showers and laundry. I'm considering a 3 load per week maximum allotment of laundry for each tenant. At least one of them likes to dump small loads in the machines - a waste of water and electricity. Yes, some landlords charge extra for laundry use, or by the load. Others don't even let tenants use their machines, they have to go to a laundromat. I don't want to do any of that, but I do think the freebies run out at 3 loads. Maybe 2, now that I think of it.

Anyway, I have been outside today - yes - but only to take Caleb to work. I have not done anything on the pond holes and probably won't for a while. I will get SOMETHING done on it today, but probably not that much. I have this book to read and get into my head for traffic ticket court on Thursday. Instead, I stopped at Fry's and dumped another $170 onto the card reader card, inserted it into the machine where it told me that that is about 9 days worth of electricity.

Nice. I just realized that the air filter in the AC is probably getting pretty clogged up - going to deal with that in a few minutes. Done.

Cooking 3 inch thick Texas Broil Steak - I have never even seen this stuff at the store I normally shot at. HUGE, thick steaks - HUGE sale as well. $1.77 per pound. Unbelievable. Pan frying it until it's almost done and then take it outside and sear it on the grill for a few minutes on each side. Serving with potatoes, gravy and vegetables.

I'll have to eat a small portion to keep on my diet. Which isn't much of a problem anymore, you know, the stomach shrinking stuff? It doesn't take much at this point and I'm full. I don't get hungry again for quite a while, either.

This entry has been spread out over an entire day, including now - which is 4 hours beyond the last paragraph. I got on the phone with DirecTV.
Direct TV has an incoming call center in Tijuana, Mexico. Umm, I've been calling that company for over a decade now, this was a first. All of it used to be directed to India. Then it was either India or the Philippines. Now, it's the Philippines or Mexico, I have no idea whether India is still in the equation.

Yes, I'm going to complain. Actually, I was just trying to get a better deal rather than switch over to Dish Network.

Ummm, entire day gone, I am ready to go to bed, g'nite.

ben

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