Fri 27 Apr
After I came home from Toastmasters last night, I watched the episode of "Maude's Dilemma", which I bought from Best Buy. The actors looked so old, but then I watched it on a small black-and-white television in November 1972.
Sun 29 Apr
"Walter's 50th Birthday" on Maude was too close to reality for me. Meanwhile, I just do a task at a time. I trimmed the roses of Sharon, transplanted the hostas, finished my calendar for May, and I just varnished most of the deck.
I'm finding my admiration for Alex Pettyfer diminishing, first with the tattos, then the smoking. Supposedly he won't reprise the role of Alex Rider. Do we have another River Phoenix on hand?
Wed 2 May
I have the office to myself today, and I continued to play my old radio shows. Some of these tapes are so old, they should be rerecorded. I've lost eonough shoes from breakage.
Despite the chance to call in private, I cannot get appointments yet and the disspute over the antibiotic the dematologist prescribed remains at an impasse.
I did get started rewriting Frank Franklin and redoing it on the internet, this is , of what I left on the internet.
I've almost gone through all the first season of Maude, and I certainly did not understand it.
Fri 4 May
Today I've finished the transfer of Frank Franklin form two years ago in another notebook. Now I must write and transfer it to the internet.
My first free week produced nothing. It's a discouraging beginning which threatens to continue my movement to nowhere.
Sun 6 May
Yesterday I cleaned the van, washed the deck, and mowed the lawn. I needed the bath. I also put up screens and the storm windows.
Today was cool (16º), so I planted the ferns, the corn and the sunflowers. As we approach the ninth, I hope to plant much more.
Wed 9 May
Sitting in the kitchen, coffee on the boil...
Staring at the ceiling, goodbye olive oil...
I'd thought my trip to the Robert Allen workshop would be my method of conquering existential nausea. I left the workshop full of existential nausea! I felt no improvement over twentyseven years ago, when I had my first bout of existential nausea. Nothing over the two and a half hours was a surprise.
Fri 11 May
I put in an hour and a half overtime just to catch up on one day. I am outside today, the first time since Tuesday. I still have nonbuyer's remorse, but I haven't researched the offer because the internet has been down since Wednesday night.
Toastmasters was okay for muddling through, as I was timer and evaluator, but like the rest of my life, it doesn't seem to be leading me anywhere.
Mon 14 May
The weekend muddled mostly: a little cleaning, a little varnishing, and still nonbuyer's remorse. The news about the internet came out yesterday: the modem is the culprit. I should have suspected it, for it has become more difficult to get online over the past few weeks. I'd thought that the capacity of the computer was at fault. (Ed Note: this statement is not proven as of 3 June.)
Tue 15 May
Now begins the marathon session of the primary. Someone from the Robert Allen Institute called among the campaigners, and I am about to remedy my reluctance of existential nausea from last Wednesday. At this point, I don't see how I am going to get through the training here. Online will be easier.
A touch of summer permeates with temperatures into the 30º's. Meanwhile, I discovered that the Zone Alarm was blocking my brother's access to the internet. Then I went downstairs, and my modem was working as well!
Therefore, I obtained an application from the RAI from the email. I'd thought I couldn't get it until Wednesday, when the modem, comes, so I have a little time.
Thu 17 May
The modem came on Tuesday, but it didn't work right. Last night the internet was down due to the thunderstorm. Therefore, I still haven't been online with the replacement modem.
Yesterday I put in nine hours straight to catch up on one day off. The mail wasn't even done on Tuesday, because no one was here to do it! It seems to be a problem every time I take a day off.
Frid 18 May
Well, the final blow fell on the computer last night. I tired once again to get the new modem hooked up, and after an hour, the consultant and I could not get the modem hooked to the comp. However, when I put the first modem in place, I did get back on the internet. With no disc drive on the comp, there is no way to change anything. It does end the problem of resetting the comp with the modem once I replace the comp.
Mon 21 May
This weekend I never left the property on Saturday and Sunday. I cleaned only half of my bedroom, finding much undone and unfinished. I did throw our a few items. I have no use for any of them. Puprle Heart picked up our first bag of the year.
The modem works intermittently, yet I don't see anything worth a purchase in computers. I should have grabbed one earlier this month. Perhaps next weekend will reward my patience.
I jumped at the copywriting course, but I'm not sure it went through, for the modem conked out right afterwards. I decided the worst case was a course in marketing. It should be helpful.
I should prepare my proposition to the RAI's training for real estate. I see no other way to find out if it's for me.