Monday, August 4, 2014
Muggy , dark night.
It is pitch black outside. All the external red security lights are on, but even with the night vision device you can't see much past the pools of light they throw. I can see out to the tree line with the infrared projector on the night vision gear activated. I know this because the dogs have been raising hell and I've been out there several times trying to see what the problem is. No luck.
Very muggy. I don't know if it's that storm going up the east coast, driving wet air in here, or just the normal summer humidity. I spent most of the day inside, though. We've had so much rain that now not only do I have moss on the roofs, but there's a variety of green algae growing on the cement parking pads, so they look like they've been sprayed a light green. I've had some kind of mildew growing on the cedar logs of my buildings, and have had to spray those as well. I really am not set up for rain forest conditions over a long period of time.
I was using the chain saw this morning to clear up some storm damage, and got a wood chip in my left eye. I wear ear protection, I wear leg guards, I wear steel toed boots. I even wear a helmet if I'm working in the trees, after getting knocked silly by a dead branch that fell out of a tree I was working on years ago. But I didn't wear my safety glasses today because this was "just going to take a minute." I wonder how many people have made poor decisions preceded by that phrase? Anyway, it sure hurts. My wife says the eye didn't get cut and it will be better in the morning. She is long on practicality and very short on sympathy.
Lately I seem to be obsessed with planning. I've always been that way to some extent, but in the last two weeks I've had a sense of urgency about getting everything done. No reason for it. Just nerves I guess. That's why I have started doing my daily routine on the eliptical late at night, just before I go to bed. It helps me sleep.
I watched "Noah" on pay per view. Let me warn you, this is one sick movie. It has virtually no tie in with the biblical tale, and was a bit gruesome and violent even for the likes of me. It also portrayed Noah as a homicidal maniac along the lines of Ayatollah Khomeini. Who needs that? If there's a God, whoever wrote that screen play is going to be in deep kimchi when he dies.
I also watched the second episode of the new Animal Planet Channel series on people who live in houseboats up in the far North. I like watching but I wouldn't want to live there, way too hard.
Probably all this tv watching is why my right eye hurts, because it is doing all the work. Oh, well. At least I had a back up for the left eye.