July 20th, 2018


Now with special guest...

Our daughter has been here this week, and the time goes by all too quickly! It's hard not to want to cling to her with both hands, and oh—it's over much too soon. This was a visit of about 4 1/2 days, and she's driving back early tomorrow. *sigh*

Not much else has been happening here except work-work-work, and heat-heat-heat. Tomorrow may be below 100o, for the first time in more than a week. We've had a long stretch of hot days, and how I hate summers in Sacramento!

At home, we're having a problem with rodents between the first and second floor of the house again—and I've seen them making their way up a tree onto the roof. I need to get out there and check again for access points they might have chewed on that first-story roof, but I'll have to wait until the temperature drops a little. I googled around last night on the subject, and it seems more likely that we have roof rats rather than mice. Ugh, ugh, ugh! Gah, why must our current cat be so useless! The Whale used to take care of this for us, but since we lost him about 4 1/2 years ago, our yard has been invaded by squirrels and now, their more disgusting cousins. Yuck. :(

I'm finally getting around to watching S4 of Z Nation. I wasn't expecting the story to pick up again some 2 years after last season's finale. The beginning, with life in Zona, was pretty cracktastic. And wow, Warren really kavoomed over that gap. I'm not digging 10K's beard—it's not flattering, and it makes him look like Pete Townsend. Plus, I'm still not sure how the return of Red (late S3) wasn't a hallucination. \o?

I hope to update again soon, at least sooner than last time. Really, I was going to post on the 4th, and then the 5th, and then the weekend, and suddenly work was eating my life again...