I figured a quick blog entry recapping the weekend was a good way to celebrate a dominant Eagles win over the Cardinals.
I again had a lot of things I wanted to get done this weekend but I did not compose a to do list mapping it out this time. I was out in the yard pretty early Saturday, tending to the chickens needs and weeding. I was very surprised when Cindy told me she got a call from the FEMA guy, saying he was going to be stopping by soon. Cindy HAD just applied for the FEMA blue tarp program the prior afternoon. Evidently they are getting caught up.
In a nutshell, FEMA will tarp your damaged roof for free. Since I likely will not have my roof repaired for six months I may as well take advantage of the extra insurance policy to prevent water from permeating the damaged sections of shingles. I’m not sure how long it will take until the roof is wearing a blue tarp but I bet it will be less than two weeks.
Cindy, Elsa and I headed out to our almost automatic stops at Home Depot and Rural King. I needed a few things. When we got home I headed outside to install some of them. I installed a new handle/latch on one of the screen doors that was damaged during Irma, the guts of it had been damaged from all of the wind and associated slamming. I also finally got to replace the roof panel on the chicken run that was ripped off during the storm. The chickens now have full rain protection once again.
Saturday night Cindy and I went to the movies for the first time in a long time. Our favorite movie theater, Coconut Point has been closed since the storm as they evidently are having a hard time finding a contractor to repair whatever damage they have. We instead went to Silverspot which also still had some storm related issues, their high tech kiosk ticketing system was dark and they didn’t have the ability to check people in with hand scanners like they normally do.
The movie we went to see was Blade Runner 2049. I saw the original decades ago but remembered very little about it besides it starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer. This version of the movie was very long, nearly three hours in length. The movie was also INCREDIBLY loud, it may have been the loudest film I ever saw in a theater. Repeatedly you could feel the floor shaking and the drop ceiling vibrating from the volume of the sound. Cindy had to cover her ears more than once.
Those things aside I found the film entertaining and good albeit confusing at times. After the movie I was trying to clear up fuzzy plot points with Cindy as there was a lot going on. The film also had the largest naked women I have ever seen on screen, I bet some of them were a 100 feet tall. I saw the film’s week one numbers missed expectations which is too bad. However I think that is part of the risk of doing a sequel of a film 35 years after the original. A good chunk of the original audience is now either dead or being pushed around a nursing home. Millenials could give two F’s about replicants or Harrison Ford. I did find it interesting to find out the original futuristic Blade Runner film was cast to take place in 2019. Anyway, I liked it, if you are my age you will probably like it too. B+
This morning despite getting home late I drug myself out of bed at 6AM to go run at the track. As I downed my power breakfast of two Pop Tarts I saw my weather station indicated the humidity outside was 95%. That is lovely. As I trudged around the track I yearned for the winter mornings where temps in the 50’s are much more common. I am so ready for heat and humidity to take a three-four month hiatus.
I went right from running to cleaning the chicken coop when I got home. I followed up with paying the bills and then getting ready to go ride. I originally had a plan to go do a solo ride to DD and then get picked up by Cindy so we could go pick up and install a microwave for her mom. My ride to DD went by quickly on my Monster and when Cindy showed up she said the install was postponed until her mom could locate a microwave she liked. We decided to go another 10 minutes down the road to North Collier Regional Park where Cindy could go walk Elsa while I rode around some more. It was hot and sweaty but fun.
Most of my afternoon was consumed by watching the Eagles lay a beating on the Cardinals, a pleasant surprise. After the game was in hand I tended to a few remaining household chores before punching out this entry. I am already anticipating a busy start to next week so I am taking my writing time where I can find it.