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Cable Correction

My cable box has been malfunctioning for months now. It didn’t matter to me because I’ve been streaming all this time, and because my condo association uses condo fees to get basic cable for every unit. But I did miss the clock on the cable display. When I was watching tv and wanted to know what time it was, I’d have to look at my wrist or my phone. Ugh.

Yesterday I finally took the old broken box in and exchanged it for a new box. When I had called for advice, the person on the phone made a reservation for me at the store. I was so glad she did. The line was LONG. They were all walk-ins, so when I signed in, my name went to the front of the line. I sort of felt bad, but I was glad to get seen quickly.

My condo fees cover a basic cable package, but I was paying a little extra for DVR services. While I was in the store, I dropped that. I hardly ever do smart money things. Way to go, Brad!

Local baseball?!? I would never stream that. Only cable! And look! It’s 8:33!

They gave me a new remote. I had to program it. At first I was annoyed, then I was happy, because my tv remote has started to not work anymore. I also programmed it to run the tv. Awesome!

Snail Sighting

It was raining yesterday morning while I was standing outside taking temperatures before school. The wetness brought out a snail. They grow big here. It was fun to see. Usually I only see snails after I accidentally step on them in the dark.

I watched it for a while. It wasn’t as gross as I thought it would be.

I didn’t use anything for scale. This shell is maybe two inches long.

Duties Deferred

When I came home from school yesterday, I just went to the couch and stayed there. Ugh. I have lots of things I could do when I’m at home, but I don’t want to do them.

Last night, the things that were glaring at me were small things that would only take a minute or so. Why don’t I just do them?

I did sicken myself enough to at least reset my clocks (after having a power outage yesterday morning), and do some dishes. But I couldn’t quite bring myself to re-assemble the dried contents of my wallet (after accidentally putting it in the washing machine).

Maybe today. Or this weekend.

The Case of the Pillows

A while back, I took the covers off of my couch pillows so I could wash them. As I removed the pillow padding, the inside pillowcase disintegrated, leaving me with loose pillow fluff. I threw it away. I put the pillow covers aside, thinking I’d get new pillow inserts for them.

Yesterday I finally did it. Except instead of getting pillow inserts, I went to Ross and got actual pillows. I had measured the cases as 20 inches, but I don’t like squishy pillows – I like firm ones. So I got 24 inch pillows and stuffed them inside the 20 inch cases. It’s perfect! The couch pillows are overstuffed and crazy-firm.

The ‘cased’ pillow is on the right. It’s smaller, but much less squishy.

An Old New Reference

As I paged through my math textbook yesterday, I came upon this page:

It’s a word problem about pod racers from the new Star Wars movie “The Phantom Menace”. But this math book is old… how could it have such a recent movie reference in it?

I looked up “The Phantom Menace”. It’s from 1999. Twenty-two years ago. Sheesh! How does time pass so quickly?

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