September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

Today was a good day to relax, and it rain a bit off and on most of the day. We ended up getting around 2 inches last night, which means the grass will start growing like crazy now! I will be doing a few yards tomorrow, depending on how many I can get to.

I did work on the recipes a bit as well as the book a little the other night and have been thinking about a few ideas I had for it like I said before. I am not sure where Joaquin is going to make landfall but I will have to get everything ready for it!


September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015

Today was kind of a wasted day. I did 2 jobs before the real rain came but I did get stuck in the rain in the morning so really I would have been better off staying home I think. I will be staying home the rest of the week probably though with the rain coming all week!

I will probably work on the book a bit more, as I have been doing a little work on it now. I intend to try and get a good bit done this winter, and then I will start editing it while I work on a second one. The second one will be a little different but I think I can make it work.


September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

Well I didn’t do anything today, and chances are I won’t do anything tomorrow, or for the rest of the week as it will start raining tomorrow night into about next week. I am very goad that it is finally going to rain, and can’t wait for it to start! They are saying around 5 inch by end of the week.

The problem is that can change so we can end up getting like an inch or less by the end of it. Just need to play it by ear and see what happens I guess. I did ask a few people about tomorrow, but so far no one has said yes so I may have another day off.


September 27, 2015

September 27, 2015

I did one yard today and that was about it. I have nothing planned for tomorrow either, or pretty much all week. It is going to be a week where I wait and see if the phone rings for the most part. Besides a few jobs which MIGHT need to be cut, I don’t see me having much this week.

The rumor is a good bit of rain is coming so we shall wait and see how much of this 2.5 inches of rain we actually get, and how many times they change it as well. I am getting to the point where I don’t care much if I do anything really since I know it is the end of the season.


September 26, 2015

September 26, 2015

Well, I have decided that I need to put up some longer posts more often, and I am quite bored tonight, September 22, 2015. I wanted to point that out as that is the date I started this, so if it isn’t posted for a while, you at least know when I started it.

I was browsing Amazon today, looking at the used stuff as I often do, and there is one thing I noticed that is kind of funny in a way. I often search for PDAs or computers, since there are sometimes thing I end up buying, like the Dana. The funny thing I noticed is sometimes you will see a laptop selling for cheap, like I seen one that was around 60 bucks, but they wanted almost that much for shipping!

While it was coming from Canada in this case, sometimes I feel they jack up the shipping price to make you think that you are getting a better deal than you really are. I had gotten the charger for the PowerBook off one of the used ones, since I wanted a real Apple charger, and they charged 7 bucks for shipping, yet they sent it out with the slowest possible US mail option, so I didn’t even get a tracking number.

I do remember them doing stuff like that on Ebay to get some extra money, so maybe it is the same way for this. I am not sure, but sometimes I wonder if it is worth it to even look at some used stuff. A lot of times I see things like a PDA being sold that is JUST the handheld itself, without charger or anything, and they will say its like new, or in great shape. It makes me think they are selling the other parts on the side to make more money as well.

This is of course one of the downsides of my hobby. I love to collect old electronics, but you can’t just walk into Best Buy and buy a PowerBook G4 charger or battery anymore. I have checked Good Will and Salvation Army once or twice but found nothing. Friends of mine often find things, but it depends on when you look and the area you are too.

My one friend often goes in and finds a PDA or laptop, but another friend of mine will go in and rarely find anything good. It also depends on which one he goes to, as at one of them, he found me a ThinkPad T41, which was in the “scrap” pile for 20 bucks but it is a very nice machine.

You may be wondering why I have started caring more about this lately, and the answer is quite simple. To quote the Starks on Game of Thrones (or if you are like me and read the books instead, A Season of Ice and Fire), winter is coming. Yes, it is almost the end of the season for me, and soon I will be putting away the mower for the last time until the spring comes around again!

I have started telling people the last cut will probably be sometime around Halloween, which is usually the case for most of them. I do cut into the second week of November, but that is mostly for yards that see a lot of leaves.

Now it is Saturday, September 26, 2015, so I didn’t do much work on this over the week. That isn’t a huge detail, just wanted to point it out since I did a few yards in the meantime. I didn’t do a lot of work, since nothing has been growing lately.

The one yard I did was VERY dried out, so cutting it was mostly dust! The leaves were starting to fall though, so that made it dustier than just the grass which was starting to dry out on this yard. The other yard I did next door to that one though, everything was burnt up, so it was really not worth cutting but she told me to do it.

I will do it if I am told to, but I felt that it shouldn’t have been done yet. The chances of it coming back are slim though, unless we get the rain they claim we are going to get. The rumor is that we are going to start getting rain towards the middle of next week, so it is a waiting game to see what happens.

That is one of the bad things about this time of year really. I have been trying to find some stuff to do, like yesterday. I hate when I need to go do one yard in an area. For example, the yard I did first yesterday was the farthest one I did from the house, with the other 2 being near my house. I had to walk all that way for the one yard since no one else in that area wanted the grass done.


September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

Today was an easy day. I only did 3 yards, and since nothing is growing without rain, I am not sure when I will be doing anything except for maybe 3 on Sunday. I heard that we might get some rain soon, so we shall just wait and see if it makes the grass grow.

If no rain, I will just wait for the leaves to start falling! That will be happening soon, so I need to start getting all of the snow blowers ready as well. I want to actually do it early this year instead of waiting for the last minute like I always do.


September 24, 2015

September 24, 2015

Today wasn’t too bad of a day, even though I only did 3 yards. I have 2 for tomorrow but that looks like it will be all I am doing at this point. I need to see if anyone else calls but if not, I will go up and do them and call it a day nice and early and relax the rest of the day.

I am really looking forward to fall more and more every day. I want to hopefully take out the camera and get some pictures soon as well. I haven’t been using the camera much lately really, so it would be nice to give it some use for a change!