Today my appt was cancelled so Kevin and I tackled the yard and did some housework. He paused at one point and asked "Doesn't it feel like this is right?"
"So we just need to become independently wealthy enough to be able to putter around our house and maintain it."
We got a new mower yesterday and apparently the setting out of the box was "destroy the lawn, choke the mower and die."
This morning, we raise its level, retried and everything went fine. When I went to look at the front, I could easily tell where we had mown the night before versus this morning. I should consider finding a way to scrap that top soil up and get those damned sticker weeds once and for all.
Kevin complained about the battery running out, but when I read the reviews on the manufacturer's products, that was a complaint: "This battery only last 30 minutes!"
Yeah, well, you need to be taking a break by then so SOLD. Battery operated, built-in breaks, easy remove bag and quieter - yes, please. Now the lawn is mown and the husband isn't passing out from a stupid outdated instilled sense of completionist nihilism.
However the new weed eater went through an entire spool on our front and back yard. I sat down at the computer and ordered more. And weed killer. I will kill those damned things.
Job hunt: I'm on Indeed, Dice, Apex, Monster and Ziprecruiter. I need to keep track of where I'm applying not just because the unemployment office may need the records - but because I'm finding after 3 or 4 weeks, I'll click on something only for the site to remind me I already applied. Which is annoying when the job posting says it's a day old. I'm awaiting to hear back on 1 face-to-face interview - ah, fuck it, I think I already know. I'm waiting on 3 recruiters to get back to me on when to have the interview. I even have the directions printed for one place - then the recruiter's contact went on vacation. Here's the thing: He's another recruiter. He got back to me and said the client hadn't confirmed yet. So a job board, a recruiter, a recruiter, I'm sure the next is the interviewer who then goes to HR annnnnd - how many more jumps to get this frigging job?
So I actually applied for a job as a recruiter. Obviously there's enough to support a double blind.
Man, I am just all over the goddamned place here. I've worked out once. I have this brown paper package from lolotehe
and a box of intellectual stuff to improve my job options. I haven't touched my Unreal tutorials despite having them auto launch when I sit at the PC. Hell, I nearly forgot to make a post today. I managed to cook twice this week. I mean month. My daily schedule is barely even looked at so I'm skipping things again. I need to re-orient and cut the crap. I also need to start getting up when I wake up the first time. I need to stop being afraid of being tired. That is the real STEP 1. That has ruled my life for the past 14 years and I need to shluff it off.
I'm failing. I'm failing badly. I can do 2 high and 2 low, but they want 4 different high voices. I can't do it. Also the microphone is picking up clicks from my tongue moving in my mouth, I kid you not. I have to keep a shirt over my hand to muffle the click sound of the mouse which is on an end table off my desk to my 4 o'clock position.
State of house: why is the cat peeing again?!
He still has a prescription for food to help with urine issues. I bought a week's worth, installed 2 feliways and he's peed again on the kitchen table. It's not daily. I can't figure out the trigger. He finished his short week of special gooshy this morning and I think he threw it up. Sometimes he leaves it to go drink water, which is the point of the food, and the other cats will greedily go after it so it could have been anyone that threw it up but I know it was that food that got puked up. Sadly, it's Amber that gets to go to the vet next. Nox does not get to go 3 times in a row. She's been losing her fur off her butt and that region is warmer to the touch. There are 5 litter boxes and 2 water fountains and 2 water bowls, Nox needs to adjust his attitude.
Weird note: he tends to pee in holes. He peed in trickykitty
's shower drain, he peed in my bathtub drain, he's peed in Kevin's shoes twice and into the burner on the stove twice (we think that's him). I don't know what it means but I leave the lid up in case he ever wants to try to pee in the toilet. More power to you, kitteh, if you do.
Disclaimer: All of the above has been since we got him, not in the past 2 weeks.
Advice: Mosquito repellent.
One of the outdoor cats (which Nox will become if he escalates) had swarms of skeeters all over her today. I went to locate some Off to spray around the porch but I had none. I lit a citronella candle since we were outside with her but it was crazy. It was very much like PigPen and his flies/dust particles.
Any advice how to prevent these microswarms? I was confused because I heard that rosemary repels them and I had trimmed the darn bush just an hour ago.