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#4976: Time for chores

Today I don't have many. I have to go to the bank, the recycler, and the store, and then pay the property taxes on the bunker; that'll be it for my weekend. (Tomorrow I have to go shopping for some supplies, but that's tomorrow.)

It's a dreary day, but warmer than usual for mid-November. Last night if it had been about fifteen degrees colder it would have snowed; and on my way to work I saw IDOT trucks on the road, laden with plows and salt, as if someone expected it to get icy.

It didn't, which is good. Forecast says "snow" for Saturday, though. I suppose it has to happen sooner or later, but the summer seemed too short and fall was over in an instant.

The snowblower is accessible, though, which means it probably won't snow all that much this winter: I won't have to dig it out and then spend a bad half hour trying to start it because the carb flooded, and the 2-cycle oil I use has Sta-Bil in it so the gasoline it's mixed with won't turn to varnish.

Mrs. Fungus just asked me if I really need to run those errands today, and I suppose I don't. Considering the rain, maybe it's better just to stay home for once. Even if it means drinking diet Dr. Pepper instead of diet Pepsi for a little while.

* * *

Last night's ep of Gotham was pretty f-ing epic. There's nothing like seeing the nascent Riddler and Penguin teaming up. Ordinarily it's Mrs. Fungus' job to observe, "They're so evil!" but this time I was compelled to do it first, because holy crap.

There's only one or two eps left before their "autumn finale" and it's building up to quite a climax, and then we'll be waiting a month or so until the holidays are over.

* * *

Yesterday I opened the latest gas bill, and I just had to show it to my wife, because it was just so awesome to look at a bill which didn't have a past-due balance that was also a reasonable amount. Little by little we're getting caught up, and if I can just keep this trend going we should end the year in a halfway decent place.

Having to take Saturday off isn't going to help much, but as has been demonstrated it was the absolute wisest choice...and as has been noted, my bosses know I don't call off willy-nilly.

Incidentally, last night I was selected as a good example for a side-by-side with someone who's in training, so for a couple of calls I had a young lady who's in her first few weeks of classroom instruction listening in. That was kind of fun, in a way, and as it happens yesterday was the last day of my 90-day probationary period. I've been there three months.

It's a party!
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