Saturday, June 13, 2015



The internet went down! Hurray! The problem would be resolved on Thursday, but it persisted all through the day. And I had work to do, so I went to the Halfway House and let it be known I would be camping out with my computer. I started with lemonade and a slice of chocolate pie and got to working. It was super productive though, because I didn't like being THAT person with the computer and keyboard and wires everywhere. But it wasn't crowded and I wasn't taking space up from someone else, so I didn't feel too bad. And when I was done, about three hours later, I had the chicken fried steak special. Yum nums.

I deposited my paycheck in Port Hadlock and the internet was of course still down, so I just sat and read comics and texted people.


No internet. Celia and I had a conference call with the tech people and they ran some problem solving, but it couldn't be fixed over the phone so they put in a ticket for fixings. I decided to pack up and go use the WiFi in Seabeck...but then I heard from Michael the Centurylink Tech Guy that he had the time to come out today to see what was up, so I hung around a bit more and he arrived and replaced the DSL plug in, because it was corroded. That was why it wasn't working. The dang connection was corroded. So now it's working. But I was set to leave, so I headed out but I left the computer at home.

Swung by Seabeck and hung out with the parents a bit. Ma popped popcorn. I picked up my packages. We chatted and I headed out to Bremerton to get my comics. Kaptara! Lumberjanes! Saga! Hurrah! Also Help Us Great Warrior. Then I popped over to Karen's for dinner. Her guy Rob joined us for dinner, which was sausages and farmers market greens and was very tasty. We chatted and laughed and Rob embarrassed Karen. It is so nice to hang with people, and Rob departed to run an errand or two, so K & I got some good one on one time.

Hey, Ma & Pa, Karen is down to sailboat it up. Got a spare Thursday/Friday this month?

Returned home and internetted it up to the wee hours.

Oh! When at home, I saw a vase and thought "that looks like a Hull" and it was! It belonged to my great grandmothers and Ma & Pa let me have it. I set it on the drawers collection of stuff I have going on upstairs.


Did some more work from home, getting the online store for a client nice and set up. Cleaned up the photos a bit more too. And I started watching the new season of Orange is the New Black. Got four episodes down already! Mike Birbiglia is in this season.

Tomorrow I have some errands to run. Will leave the house and do stuff, and maybe see Spy. Maybe I'll call Mom and see if she wants to see Spy. I know Jurassic Park is out too, but ehhh I've heard good enough things about Spy.

Now to finish this episode (only a few minutes left) and read some comics and then go to bed!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

water boating


Did some work. Had to patio laptop it. Help dad strip wire to repair the bottom of my paddle boat. The wire is to hold the split together, so that the sealant doesn't pop open randomly. Or something. Got the boat patched. Got wood cut for the seat backs for the boat. Oh! Dad made poached eggs and put it on toast with hollandaise sauce over it and it was SCRUMPTIOUS! 

I don't think I helped with anything else...

Dinner was salad with dessert of filo cups with ice cream. Then So You Think You Can Dance was on so we indulged in that! Hurray for dancing.


I've been waking up early, but that's mostly because the light is shining in my face at 5 am. But still not getting out of bed all that early.

Got work from home stuff done. Sat out on the patio to get the best signal and got stuff done, woohoo! Snacked. Second breakfast was made by Mom. Thrice fried potatoes and scrambled eggs. Mmmm delicious! Ma and Pa went swimming and kayaking (there are some sweet new kayak racks up), and then after Dad and I hauled the paddle boat into the water to test it out, and the test was successful! It leaked a bit at the foot peddle wells, but no apparent leaks on the bottom! Hurray! I paddled about, Dad joined me, Dad switched out with Mom, Mom went to the back seat and Celia joined us, AND Corbie climbed aboard. We paddled about and had a great time. It would be great leg exercise if only it weren't so heavy and hard to haul up and down.

I ate the remaining salad and hugged Ma and Pa goodbye as they hauled out with their stuff.

Chilled the rest of the night away.

Monday, June 8, 2015

summer is here and I've turned off the heaters


Finished almost all my work from home work. Just got a few things left to do. Did I do anything else? Uhhh. Worked. Ate food. Relaxed. Read some comics.


Slept in. It was a warm, beautiful, sunny day. Just absolutely grand. I dropped off my recycling. I did my makeup fancy and I had to redo my eyebrows because the first time around I did them too big and uneven. I'm still learning the tricks of the trade. Celia and I went up to Port Townsend to see Heather McL's band Rotties play at Cellar Door. Got up there right on time, though of course being a punk show the music wouldn't be playing till 30 minutes after the time it was supposed to start. We ran into Heather and crew and walked down to the pier and chatted. Met her fiancee Dave, he seemed nice. I told him to be good to Heather. In the venue, which was down some stairs and in a basement and narrow but with seating and it wasn't too crowded but not vacant either, I had a couple whiskey gingers through the night. I drew, I stood up near for Rotties (who rocked, always good to see gals on instruments being rad) and put in ear plugs for the first band because apparently I'm old now and need to wear plugs at shows (but it was a good thing). It was nice to get out and see that there are actually people my age in this area! Whoddathunk? We didn't stay for the third band. Got back late and I went to bed and all was well.


Got up and made an ATM run to pay parents for the bills. Got an Arizona green tea and a jerky stick too. Treat yo self! I made breakfast, tidied the house, took out compost, and then sat on the porch and listened to podcasts till Ma & Pa showed up. Way too sunny nice weather.

I helped haul logs up from the beach by way of tying a rope to them so Dad could pull them up, instead of carrying each log up and going down and then going up then down. That went well and Dad only hit me with the rope a few times. Ma made sandwiches. I read comics. Dinner was potatoes, sweet onions, cod, tabbouleh, broccoli, hollandaise sauce. Mmm! And dessert was s'mores by the fire. Well s'mores in the fire. Crispy, just how I like 'em.

Celia returned to her cabin and we watched Easy A. Now it's past my bedtime. Got work to do tomorrow.