My lovely, young, bride asked me yesterday â€œWhy do you like â€˜The Martianâ€™ so much?â€ After a minute of thought it boils down to this: Mark Watney, a man actually a victim of disaster, doesnâ€™t act the victim. Aside from showing us on Mars; where we should have been making regular trips to, from our base on the Moon, over 20 years ago. (And, yeah, I know itâ€™s a movie.) Iâ€™d go there tomorrow if I could.
Made a run to the bank to cash a check for SWMBO. Tried dropping the money off with our financial lady; but they donâ€™t accept cash. So, tomorrow, Iâ€™ll have to re-deposit the cash and get a money order or cashierâ€™s check for them. The Joy! But, mostly, I like doing things for SWMBO. Mostly.
Just tried out that hook-to-the-hose car brush washer thingie I got at Home Depot last Saturday. Yep, need to save that shit for a much warmer day! But, it works. Would have worked better if I hadnâ€™t gotten into a hurry cause my hands were freezing; but it works.
Sun finally came out and itâ€™s really not that bad out there. Still kind of cool. So I loaded the â€œnewâ€ rider-mower a friend gave me into the back of the truck and am going to take it to another friend that fixes small engine things for a living. Would rather give my money to him than to a â€œfacelessâ€ corporation. Saw that our grass is really starting to grow and will need cutting in the next week.
Did manage to sit out in the sun between bouts of getting my regular chores done. Hung a hanger-thingie on a garage wall to hang the new whack weeder on. Made some more jigglers. (Orange and Lime layers this time.) Took the Dog for a walk then kicked his ass around the big room awhile. (He loves both!)
And thatâ€™s really about it. Normal day, mostly. SWMBO finally got home. Gonna spend some time with her!