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Ranger Hal

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    The North
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    ranger
  1. Week 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Leave for work N/A 8:55 am 9:05 am 9:10 am Workouts NF Level 2 Jump rope 2 min NF Level 2 Jump rope 2 min Readings 1/17 1/18 1/19 1/20 Clean Counter sort of N/A N/A N/A Clean / Put Away / Repair Laundry Garbage / recycling Put away laundry Sweep floor Brush Teeth Yes Yes Yes Yes Adventures
  2. The plumber is coming out first thing tomorrow morning (I'm actually going to have to wake up early so I'm ready for him). I think he felt bad when I contacted him again today because he's been busy and my previous call slipped through the cracks with his answering service. Running water is pretty awesome, especially for stuff like bathing and laundry. Like, I wouldn't mind hauling drinking and cooking water from the river 0.2 miles away (actually, now that I think about it, there's a creek even closer), but carrying enough water for other stuff would be a real pain. Even just flushing my toilet once is 13 lb of water.
  3. Week 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Leave for work N/A 8:55 am 9:05 am Workouts NF Level 2 Jump rope 2 min NF Level 2 Readings 1/17 1/18 1/19 Clean Counter sort of N/A N/A Clean / Put Away / Repair Laundry Garbage / recycling Put away laundry Brush Teeth Yes Yes Adventures
  4. Week 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Leave for work N/A 8:55 am Workouts NF Level 2 Jump rope 2 min Readings 1/17 1/18 Clean Counter sort of N/A Clean / Put Away / Repair Laundry Garbage / recycling Brush Teeth Yes Adventures Clean counter is going to be on hold until the drain pipe is fixed.
  5. Yes, but I also consider myself pretty lucky. I just did laundry and I have enough clean dishes to last a few days. And while not having a functional toilet is a bit annoying, I live alone (I shudder thinking about having this problem with like 5 people in the house) and learned how to climb glaciers last year which includes having a dedicated container for taking care of #1 without leaving the tent and blue bags for #2 (although I'm hoping it won't come to that and I can just use the toilets at work). This could be so much worse.
  6. The math on the chalk board might be wrong. I'm not seeing any limits in the calculations.
  7. Week 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Leave for work N/A Workouts NF Level 2 Readings 1/17 Clean Counter sort of Clean / Put Away / Repair Laundry Brush Teeth Adventures Well, yuck. My drain pipes are clogged and it's not the easy, if slightly gross, fix of a clog at the inlet baffle in the septic tank. My pipes don't have much slope on them, so they clog up every year or two, but after the plumber showed me the clog at the septic tank the first time, I was able to fix it on my own because the only tool required was a stick for poking icky things. This clog is somewhere in the pipe and fixing it is going to take tools that I don't have, so I will need to call the plumber. And until then, I'll have to use as little water as possible. Well, I can use all the water I want, I just can't put it down the drain. Sigh.
  8. Week 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Leave for work 8:32 am 8:45 am 8:35 am 9:15 am 9:05 am N/A N/A Workouts NF Level 2 Jump rope 2 min NF Level 2 Jump rope 2 min NF Level 2 Readings 1/10 1/11 1/12 1/13 1/14 x x Clean Counter Yes Yes minimal new stuff Yes Yes x x Clean / Put Away / Repair swept floor garbage and yard waste truck window x swept floor x x Stretching Yes Yes Yes x Yes x x Brush Teeth x Yes x Yes Yes Yes x Adventures Geocaching I have decided to drop stretching. I always seem to forget that I need to wear my knee wraps to remind my knee cap to stay where it's supposed to so my knees stop hurting. Stretching, while probably a good idea, isn't the solution to the problem I was having.
  9. A down sleeping bag (or in my case, a quilt) is an amazing thing! So light and puffy and warm! Platypus GravityWorks is good gravity filter. I've used it several times on group trips and it works well. Another filter that's pretty common is the Sawyer Squeeze. It's not technically a gravity filter, although you could get some hoses and water bags to rig it up as one. The only problem with it is that the bags that come with it are awful, so you'd want to get some other sort of bag. Sawyer also makes a Mini filter that's a little lighter (this is what I currently have), but general consensus seems to be that the extra weight of the Squeeze is worth it for the vastly improved flow rate. These are all hollow fiber filters, so you have to be careful not to let them freeze.
  10. Nice stove kit! MSR makes good stuff. It's good to have the option of making tea (or hot soup) when the power is out.
  11. You are not awful for not wanting to put up with the absolutely crazy drama the people around you seem to enjoy creating. Walking away seems like a very reasonable response to me. And I can tell you, if I was dealing with that drama, I would absolutely be spending most of the time in my room. (Or the library, is there a library? Libraries are great places to be around people because the librarians usually enforce quiet.)
  12. Week 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Leave for work 8:32 am 8:45 am 8:35 am 9:15 am 9:05 am Workouts NF Level 2 Jump rope 2 min NF Level 2 Jump rope 2 min NF Level 2 Readings 1/10 1/11 1/12 1/13 1/14 Clean Counter Yes Yes minimal new stuff Yes Yes Clean / Put Away / Repair swept floor garbage and yard waste truck window x swept floor Stretching Yes Yes Yes x Yes Brush Teeth x Yes x Yes Yes Adventures
  13. Your experience may be valid in this case as well. When I bought the truck, that window didn't work because the gear that connects to the handle that rolls the window up and down was stripped. Last summer, I decided to repair it and put in a new part (youtube was very helpful) and the window went up and down, but it wasn't smooth. I didn't worry about it too much because I rarely have passengers, so that window doesn't get used much anyway. And then the window came out of the bracket this week when I tried to roll it down, so clearly I didn't fix it as well as I should have. But it's in the closed position now and I can wait until better weather before deciding if I want to attempt further repairs. I could work from home, but I really like keeping work and home separate. And living alone, it's not good for me to sit at home all day and evening by myself. Even if I don't see anyone in the office, it's healthier for me work there. Nobody at work has complained about my start times (if they even notice), but if I start late, I have to stay late as well and I don't like the way things have been trending later. Hence my halfhearted attempt to leave for work at a slightly more reasonable time.
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