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Journal 06-20-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day is for you. Today is Saturday, June 20, 2015. The temperature is 70.1°F and the humidity is 73% at 9:07 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 2.2 mph with gusts of 3.8 mph. It’s clear and sunny. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of° (“cooler than yesterday”) today.

I slept in to 7:30 today. I’m usually up between 4 and 5. I feel like the day is half over. I’m not going to get anything done. I hope I can at least get the review on the second Hardy Boys book done for Examiner. That shouldn’t take too much time.

As far as the kitchen floor goes, it seems the answer is to pick a section of the floor, let the stripper soak for a minute or two then simply scrub it with a hand brush. It’s going to be mighty slow going. Both Mr. Siduri and I picked out areas and got down on our hands and knees and scrubbed. The ammonia and towel experiment, while it did produce dirty water, didn’t seem to change the floor itself all that much. I’ll do another section tomorrow while Mr. Siduri is asleep. His next project (and gods bless him) is refinishing the kitchen cabinets.

I got a call today from, um, “Windows” telling me that they’ve been tracking my computer for several weeks and noticed criminals hacking into it and stealing my documents.

I told him that we’ve gotten calls like this before, that this was all nonsense and asked him Mr. Siduri’s favorite line, “Does your mother know what you’re doing?”

In return, I got hostility: “Oh, you’re so clever. Well, f*ck off. Simply f*ck off!”

Being the snot-nosed little smarty-pants that I am, I had to ask, “Kiss your mother with that mouth?”


I think I touched a nerve. Sad to think that the people who fall for this scam are those who can least afford to. If I could, I’d take these bastards out for a good old fashioned whooping.

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:

1. Spend an hour with Siegfried

2. Finish and post Hardy Boys no. 2

3. Read for an hour.

4. Continue looking for markets for “Dirt.”



©2015 Denise Longrie

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xstitcher wrote on June 20, 2015, 12:54 PM

A Hardy Boys book? I am assuming that it's one of the "modern" ones? (I always enjoyed the old ones).

deafdiva wrote on June 20, 2015, 1:31 PM

I think my dad got a call like that one day and he fell for it!

msiduri wrote on June 20, 2015, 1:47 PM

Oh, OUCH! I'm sorry to hear that. I hope there wasn't too much damage done to your dad.

msiduri wrote on June 20, 2015, 1:48 PM

This is one of the older ones, but not an "original," which are a little hard to come by if one is cheap as I am and gets books only from the library. emoticon :smile:

xstitcher wrote on June 20, 2015, 3:23 PM

I enjoyed reading the older ones as a kid. :D

msiduri wrote on June 20, 2015, 4:39 PM

So did I.

AliCanary wrote on June 20, 2015, 8:47 PM

Hah! You did well to sass that scammer. I really admire how you and your husband manage to work on projects together. I love the Hubster, but we do NOT work well with each other!

msiduri wrote on June 20, 2015, 9:56 PM

AliCanary That sweet of you to say. He does the heavy lifting, frankly. I was surprised by the scammer's hostility. I was naughty to taunt him, but hey, who's paying for the phone, he or I? If he doesn't like stealing for a living he should get an honest job.

Paulie wrote on June 20, 2015, 10:02 PM

I thought your journal of 06-20-2015 is very interesting. Microsoft impersonators have also been sending me crank emails.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 20, 2015, 11:06 PM

I am glad you knew to call him out on it. Sounds like he was not used to that happening

msiduri wrote on June 20, 2015, 11:42 PM

Thank you. The scammers pretty shameless, I'm afraid.

msiduri wrote on June 20, 2015, 11:44 PM

We've been getting about two or three a month for about the past year. We got one in the car when my husband had him on speaker phone. I started laughing, my husband started laughing, the scammer started laughing and hung up.