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Journal 06-09-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day is for you. Today is Tuesday June 9, 2015. The temperature is 67.8°F and the humidity is 79% at 4:58 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 mph with gusts of 0 mph. It was overcast and—lo and behold! There were wet spots on the ground when I looked outside. I hesitate to call it rain. It’s more like spit. But it’s not no rain. Weather Underground is predicting a 20% chance of precipitation and a high of 89° (“much cooler than yesterday”) today.

We spent a good part of the day washing the ceiling in the kitchen getting it ready to be painted. It hasn’t’ been painted in 20 years so a lot of stuff has happened to the ceiling. The mops sponges turned yellow pretty quickly, especially around the over and the stove.

When I was in college, I had a summer job cleaning apartments after people had moved out. Boy, people are slobs. But that’s another story. We had spray bottles to wash down the walls before the painters got there. Whenever a smoker had lived in a place, regardless of how clean the place was, sheets of yellow would pour off the walls. And it stank. It was one of the things, really, that keep me from smoking. That and I didn’t have any money.

The bread came out well enough. It’s an easy enough recipe. I forgot it requires buttermilk, so I took one more trip to the grocery store. I made a loaf for home as well. Mr. Siduri doesn’t care for it as much as I do. Don’t even need jelly. Just slap a little butter on it, if that. The only thing is, it doesn’t keep more than a couple of days.

We’ll be leaving early to take Mr. Siduri’s mom up to the dentist. She, unfortunately, had to have a tooth pulled.

It’s raining hard enough now that I can hear it with the back door open (It’s 70° out, after all and much warmer in the house).

I won’t get much writing done today is the long and short of it because once we get back home, Mr. Siduri will want to work on the ceiling. I have an Examiner review half finished, a fairy tale that needs some tweaking, and there’s always Siegfried. *sigh* Tomorrow.

Off to write another day—

Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy. Hope the day brings you good things.

Writing schedule (for tomorrow):

1. Work on fairy tale.

2. Spend an hour with Siegfried

3. Finish review for Examiner.



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CalmGemini wrote on June 9, 2015, 9:46 AM

So busy.What with washing the ceiling,taking your mother-in-law to the dentist ,working on the fairy tale and Siegfried ,Examiner review.Keep it up..

msiduri wrote on June 9, 2015, 10:01 AM

Thanks! I don't think I'll be doing much writing today, though.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 9, 2015, 10:13 AM

Sounds like a very busy day. Hope it goes smoothly

xstitcher wrote on June 9, 2015, 11:42 AM

Sound like a good productive day emoticon :grin: Mom just asked me to do some cleaning in my bathroom, so that's what I'll be doing partly today. :)

Ruby3881 wrote on June 9, 2015, 12:06 PM

I remember washing our walls before painting. It's a tough job!

AliCanary wrote on June 9, 2015, 12:54 PM

I like how these journal entries have a little bit of everything. You are making great progress on your painting! I love to paint, but getting the surface prepared--cleaning and sanding and whatnot--is the least fun part!

msiduri wrote on June 9, 2015, 4:46 PM

Thanks. So far, so good. The trip to the dentist seems to have been a breeze.

msiduri wrote on June 9, 2015, 4:48 PM

Yes. We didn't have any vinegar or lemon juice either so it would have meant a trip to the grocery store anyway. emoticon :smile: Besides, I like buttermilk better. There was a time when I could drink it. Not anymore. The tummy just won't handle it.

msiduri wrote on June 9, 2015, 4:49 PM

Well, productive in some senses, maybe. Not much writing, though.

msiduri wrote on June 9, 2015, 4:50 PM

Yes, it makes the actual painting seem easy in comparison.

msiduri wrote on June 9, 2015, 4:51 PM

Thanks for the kind word. Little bit by little, we'll have the whole house painted, I think. It will look nice when we're done. emoticon :smile:

MegL wrote on June 9, 2015, 5:09 PM

If you don't have buttermilk available, a teaspoon of (white) vinegar in fresh milk does just as well. Buttermilk is acidic and that's what gets the raising agent to add air to raise the bread.

msiduri wrote on June 9, 2015, 5:25 PM

Yes, we've used that for pancakes and such, but we didn't have any vinegar available, so it would have meant a trip to the store any. I've also used lemon juice, particularly for pancakes when I planned on adding something like blueberries. But, we were fresh out of lemon juice as well.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 9, 2015, 7:17 PM

And the kitchen is always the worst, because of the grease and humidity from cooking.

msiduri wrote on June 9, 2015, 7:54 PM

Oh, I don't even want to think of what came dripping down on my head when a mopped over the stove....

msiduri wrote on June 9, 2015, 11:37 PM

Oh, man, hard to believe one's fellow humans are such universal slobs, isn't it? I think about the worst one that I recall (it was a while ago) was a basement apartment. The person had broken the windows and rain had soaked into carpet and warped the floorboards. They also left a bedroom where they'd apparently kept a (forbidden) dog that was liberally decorated with dog poop and used baby diapers. We just pulled up the carpet from the whole apartment before we bothered cleaning.

msiduri wrote on June 9, 2015, 11:50 PM

I don't recall there was too much of that—rolling paper and roach ends, of course, but so I'm shocked?—but that certainly explains the abandoned apartment and damage done to it.