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Little things meaning a lot.... - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Little things meaning a lot....
We both geared it down today after long weeks. Eleanor actually got into the realm of overtime pay this week, and may do so again in the week to come. Still, I set out to accomplish small things today, and not only accomplished them, but got to see other small things that made me happy:

* Albert is back. My first daylight waking moments included the sight of his white goofy feet and flappy wings outside the bathroom window.  Once the noms went out, he basically replanted his bird ass on the property and said, mine. Mine. MINE! for the rest of the day. It's good to have him back:)

* My tablet is also back, even though it never completely left. Its charging cord stopped charging about three days ago (either I or a cat caused it to fall down go boom while charging and the tip of the charger got bent). I tried jiggling and wriggling to no good effect; the adapter on the tablet end of this one is tiny compared to the earlier ASUS Transformer we still have, and I recall having had trouble ever getting that one replaced except by special order.  This one, though? A two-minute stop and a five-dollar part at Office Max and I was back in business with a new generic charging cord.

* Also also back is a heart-monitor-registering Polar watch I've had for a few years.  I got one for each of us from the gym that my trainer originally worked out of; the battery in mine died on the vine quite a while ago, and I was curious to see if it would work with the monitor that is an integral part of the new workout class I've been going to.  The watch's online manual's only instructions for changing the battery were send it back to us, which seemed dumb.  To reinforce the stupidity, they attached the access panel with four tiny screws that neither straight nor Phillips screwdrivers would remove.  I'd largely given up, but as I was walking back to my car from replacing the tablet cord, I saw a jewelry store in the next plaza over advertising 3-dollar watch battery replacements.  So I let him try, and he succeeded (although it wasn't easy, even for him).  My total outlay for both these adventures was under 10 bucks; sadly, the Polar watch doesn't pick up the signal from the Orange Theory monitor, but I still have the monitor strap that came with it, so in theory I could wear both straps and get both readings (and even more approximate the brassiere experience that half or more of you dear readers deal with daily;).

* Once I did and figured all that out, we watched the final Key and Peele episode from earlier in the week, began watching the Pan's Labyrinth film, and I've been watching magic numbers for both the Mets and Blue Jays getting small:)



Oh, are you a Yankee or Nationals fan? Well, excuuuuuuse MEEEEE!
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throbinson From: throbinson Date: September 13th, 2015 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
The gym we just joined flogs those Polar watches too. I don't think I've ever seen them anywhere else. I have a FitBit Flex and that'll have to do for activity monitoring, I refuse to buy one of those clunky watch things (we already have a couple laying around here cluttering up the place after S bought the $$$ Samsung ones and then decided he didn't like them) so if I need to know my heart rate, I'll just hang on to the handle thingies on the treadmill at the gym.
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