May 8, 2018
Mornings with a small dog and a loud bark.
Woke up early at 7:15am to move my car. The past couple of days the weather has been amazing and the mornings warm. Today it was different. As soon as I opened the door I closed it. It was chilly out and I needed a jacket before going outside.
Once back inside I laid down to try to get some more Z’s. For about an hour I had no luck. My sister’s dog would not stop barking. It lives with her in the apartment above me so it can be very annoying at times. No matter how much you try to drown it out with the air conditioner or muzzle the bark by covering your ears she always manages to sound through it.
After the dog finally stopped I was able to get some shut eye. I did not wake up until 11:30 feeling great. Up and at it I began to write. While I wrote I had the series “Blindspot” streaming on the TV low in the background. Enough to not feel alone but still be able to fully concentrate. I was able to get tomorrow’s post scheduled and put together a new post that will be going up soon after. It is based off of Maxwell’s use of his schedule that I believe anyone can learn from.
After getting that done I took an hour break to actually watch an episode while I ate. Then I washed four loads of clothes and gather my quilts and sheets for the laundromat. Unfortunately my dryer is too small for large blankets so I cannot do them at home. Possibly my next investment.
Let’s get going!
Got ready to go around 6pm. I had a few things to do all along the way. Right from my driveway straight to my best friends house I went. I have an old 19 inch VGA Dell monitor that I use to use back in the day when I ran a Pentium 4 and Zotac Gt 610 PCI 512mb graphics card. Fancy stuff. This monitor has been on the top shelf in my closet for about 6+ years. My best friend has been running his gaming channel off of one monitor, which is his TV, and switching between inputs can be troublesome and inconvenient. We would have set it up right there and then but I did not have a spare VGA cable and the the monitors power cable was too short. Either way once it is hooked up it will be better than using his phone to view the chat. Hopefully he can set it up in a way that it will work.
After spending a half an hour chatting and checking out his new gaming computer I headed out. PC games on a 1080 TI is beautiful. Before making my way to the laundromat I stopped at a pizzeria to get a snack. My girlfriend has dinner waiting for me so I did not want to fill up. I got two beef patties to go just to hold me over.
I got to the laundromat by 7:45. Perfect timing. The last wash was at 8pm and I barely made it. I do not normally go washing so I thought it would be open later. After loading the machines my girlfriend shows up with a bag of her own clothes. She lives about 5 minutes away so mind as well, right.
During the dry cycle we decided to take a walk. About two store fronts down there is a Carvel’s ice cream shop. The day was starting to get chilly so before it came to the point where we need jackets we grabbed two soft serve vanilla cones with rainbow sprinkles.
We got done around 9:45pm and by the time we got to her house it was 10. The day flew by so quick. The dinner that my girlfriend had put aside unfortunately did not get eaten. I had a small amount of it but after all of the junk that went into my stomach I was not hungry.
We watched a lot of different things tonight. It started with the new History Channel “Forged in Fire: Knife or Death” series to Facebook for Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” to YouTube for the Ace Family back again to TV for “Forged in Fire.” We were all over the place.