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Still Alive…

But trapped behind multiple boxes and exhausted from the heat. Yuck.

We are moved in, but have been finding problems the way you do when you move into a new place. The most annoying? They didn’t tape the pipe joints downstairs so they are almost completely rusted shut and are not attached to the wall.

Other than that, still alive and kicking…luckily it feels like today is going to be cooler than hotter so I might actually touch up the paint in the various rooms today quickly to get that done with. Radiators are a pain in the ass to paint behind.

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Coming up for air

I have one more day, one more day of summer class, that is until I am done for a month. These short semesters are hell on your body and mind. You still have the same amount of work, but half the time to do it in.

Relationships suffer, stress mounts. More beer than usual is drunk. Nothing like making a power point presentation while drinking.

Finally turned on our AC from the 80s. It gets the room coolish…just have to be creative with the fans.

Onto finishing my presentation!

Smokey the Bear

Yesterday I was wasting some time before meeting friends for dinner and I walked over to the park at the corner of New Chardon and Cambridge Street to read my new book, Mop Men (which is excellent so far).

As I was wandering over to a bench, I see: a dog off leash, about 4 people sitting and smoking, and a pile of mulch, also smoking. Soooo not good.

What bothered me more was that there was a woman sitting right next to the pile of smoking mulch and she wasn’t doing anything. No worry, no action…just smoking her cigarette and ignoring everything.

So, I walked up quickly and poured half my bottle of water onto the area and then started stomping on it. And the woman is looking at me like I’m the crazy one! I finally got it put out after about a minute or so and sat down to read my book.

She asked me about it after I sat down and seemed incredibly surprised that mulch catches on fire quickly…idiot.

Now, mulch can catch on fire if someone leaves a not put out cigarette in it or a match, but I think this one started spontaneously as the high heat, wind, and intense sun combined to make conditions favorable. This article is interesting, there have been multiple fires already this year in Illinois. Hopefully, I will not have to play fireman again this year.

Mulch Fire Remains
Mulch Fire Remains