August 30, 2014

Change is in the Air


The Great Geezer rolling the BBQ into the car wash.  2014.

“What are your plans for today,” the Great Geezer asked me naively.

He didn’t really want to know.  “Clean the  BBQ, start cleaning out the garage, and dinner with Dr. Jim at 1630 after the museum.”

“What time is the WW Saturday morning meeting,” I asked later…and that’s how we began the day.

Then instead of half an hour of lecture, we were off to clean the BBQ for the last time.  We asked several times at the meeting last night if there was someone who would take on the commitment.  We had taken back the BBQ from a gentleman who abandoned it, and we had had it a year now.  Several folks asked questions, and no one leapt forward to take the job.  We will not store it either.  Enough. 

Fresh bread smells now wash away the taste of Easy-Off Oven Cleaner.  The new, young, car wash owners are glad to see the back of us.  They wanted cars not BBQ’s in their washing bays.  We smiled and didn’t point out that we spent twice as much money.

The sun is coming out.  San Diego is the primo destination of vacationers this Labor Day AAA tells us.  We could have told them that easily.  We will enjoy the city ourselves.  Perhaps we will stop by the festival of sail after we bake a cake.



  • Himself:  Not leaving town.  The museum will be hot today.  He will pick me up after his shift then we will drive down and get Dr. Jim.  Gained two pounds.

  • Herself:  Blog notes: I've changed the format as I am getting about 125 spans a day.  I'm so sorry.  Last week, gained one.  This week, gained nothing.  Salad for dinner.

  • Reading:  Ben Aaronovitch’s “Midnight Riot.”  Well written but a bit strange.  I think I will buy the next two in the series as I appreciate his new voice.

  • Balance:  Looking forward to a really quiet weekend.




  • 8 comments:

    1. I feel the same way about tourists here, but they give the economy a big boost. August is quiet because all the pols and their staffs are out of town as are most government employees. Wonderful. Looking forward to voisiting SD myself, later.

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    2. LOL it's nearly time for our BBQ to have its annual 'clean before use' day!
      Looked Ben up and he's in our local library - need a new author to read so will order a copy when we get home in Oct. Too involved now (need to order in - may not arrive before we go etc etc) so something to look forward to.
      Cathy

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    3. I haven't gotten those spams yet, except for a couple of minor ones. I guess I'll be looking forward to that! Glad your BBQ is cleaned...I would never have thought of the car wash.

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    4. Sorry about your spam. We get tourists too, here they close off whole blocks for "wine" events for them. I'm not in the spirit of the thing and I'm glad when they go home. They do add jobs but they are mostly minimum wage jobs, and our housing inventory has shrunk from investors buying all the spares, especially smaller more affordable ones for vacation tourists. I am a curmudgeon.

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    5. Yes, we have had projects passed around at our meetings. I am wondering how long my husband is going to be in charge of his before the demands wear thin.

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    6. I just wrote a post about changing my settings so I don't get any spam. I don't know if people would want to take away the Google web crawlers though. The post is scheduled for a couple of weeks later though.

      One of Art's least favorite jobs is cleaning the barbecue grill.

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    7. Never thought of cleaning a bbq in a car wash. Mind you, I'm not sure how one without a truck would get it there. Wouldn't you bbq all year down there?

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