Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon

NASCAR Napping, Pie, And Stuff

Napping during the NASCAR race is a great, enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Really, I had intended on watching the whole race and catching up on some blogging this afternoon. I even configured the wireless network so that I can surf the net via my old laptop. Well, as it turned out, shortly after the green flag fell, so did my eyelids. I woke up in time to watch the last 30 laps. It looks like the race was a good one. My boy Denny Hamlin finished well, so I might have a chance in my fantasy leagues.

For one of the three birthday apple pies that she owes me, yarbiedoll prepared a Sara Lee frozen pie. It's really good, even though Sara Lee's corporate slogan ("Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee") bugs the heck out of me. I had a big slice after lunch, and I might just have a slice for supper.

The West Wing is back on tonight, which I'm watching now. Apparently, so is The Sopranos, but I don't have HBO anymore. Nor have seen any of the past several seasons anyway, so I wouldn't have cared about its return anyway. It's weird to watch new episodes of The West Wing, knowing that the actor who plays one of the main characters died a few months ago.

It's been warm recently. So much so that I don't think our furnace has kicked in for days. The days have been warm and the house seems to be doing a pretty good job of retaining the heat. If it keeps up like this, I'm going to have to switch it over to the air conditioner. With the exception of one month when we learned that it's really expensive to run the gas logs a lot, the new house has stood up to cold pretty well.

Speaking of the house, yarbiedoll's met with a landscaper about the retaining wall issue, and other landscaping topics. They seemed to have some good ideas about how to address the wall and the rest of our yard. Their estimate was a little higher than I expected (hoped), but it doesn't seem unreasonable. yarbiedoll will be talking with another landscaper later this week. It looks like we'll be able to move on implementing a solution pretty soon.

The allergies are starting to act up again. I first noticed that they were sneaking up on me last week and picked up a small pack of Claritin. I forgot to take a Claritin this morning, and I can tell that I should have. It's not bad, but it's there. I'll have to swing by the drug store tomorrow and pick up a bottle of generic Claritin to last me through the season.

Except for some church-related stuff that I'll write in a separate post, I guess this is about all the updating I had to do.
Tags: apple pie, house, nascar

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