it's a good thing I bought him all those cat toys.
he's having a grand time with a grocery bag and empty pill bottle.
time to turn of the sims and go to bed.
I'm sleeping too much. what else is new I know but if I'm staying up till 1am I can't then sleep twelve hours like I did last night/today.
today at least is a day off so it's not like I slept through work time but now I have limited play time before nightfall. do I:
write drum lines
go for a ride
go on a photography expedition
I could go for a ride and take my camera and then come back and make music except that I like taking pictures best when the sun is low on the horizon for that crepuscular feel. I could make music now and then take the camera out in the evening either incorporating a ride or a drive except I also must shower before doing much of anything and we know what showering does to the finger callusses.
I could sit here indecisively on the internet for an hour or two until my choices are narrowed by the passing time but I do that too often and thus end up not being able to fit in everything I think I want to do.
oh and I could read for pleasure although that is nearly impossible.
coffee will help.
before doing anything else I had to see how to replace the default music in the Sims' "build" and "buy" modes with my own.
I showered by the way. now the question is sit here and wait for fingers to recongeal or pick up camera and leave even though the sun is relatively high in the sky. it is clear at least. I have a polarizer.
the bright idea occurred to me the other day to turn the hot water heater thermostat down. see our tub faucet is cheap so once the hot water gets going and warms up the fixture the hot water knob loses its grip on whatever knobs grip and turns itself all the way open. there is nothing you can do about this other than become a plumber which I'm not interested in doing so when last winter c decided she wanted a *hot* shower and turned the hot water heater up it became necessary in the shower to turn the cold water all the way open in order not to scald yourself. this was fine as long as it remained chilly out but now that it is not particularly chilly it had become impossible to get enough cold in the mix to make the shower refreshing instead of overheating.
now I had thought about turning the hot water heater down some time ago but I would only ever think of it just as I was getting in the shower and then it was too late to do any good for that shower and for some reason even though I would emerge from the bathroom in an uncomfortable sweat I would always forget to turn it down for next time. until one day. I don't know what made me think of it last week but I did and I turned it down and had a nice lukewarm shower just now.
it's 75F here and that is "hot" in our lexicon so lukewarm to cool showers are indicated.