Is this H1N1 2.0?
(apologies in advance for the randomness of this post)
I’m getting over a mild cold. The Irish Wife is blowing chunks of stuff I’d rather not attempt to describe. 1/2 of my office is sneezing, sniffling, coughing or otherwise miserable. What the hell is going on?
We’ve had a cold snap here in Toronto. The weather suddenly went well below seasonal norms. One day we were hovering around 20C, and within a week we’re hearing about frost warnings and flurries. The weather is supposed to return to normal temps later next week. We’ll see. I’m dying to get a few rides in before I have to put the bike on the trainer and bore myself to tears over what will no doubt be a very snowy winter. Gah!
The cold weather means everyone starts congregating indoors and breathing on each other. Or worse, touching stuff then poking their nose… Hygiene is seriously lacking in modern society. Sure, it was way worse long ago, but it could be so much better now. Seriously people, wash your hands and stop licking random handrails.
This post isn’t about anything in particular. I’ve not done one in a while and I probably should. The weather is quickly becoming unfriendly, to me, and I’m not happy about it. This time of year just depresses me all to hell.
I have several days worth of work left on the basement before we can conceive of moving furniture back down here. This project has seriously dragged on. Between work, trying to ride the bike when the weather actually allows, injury and illness progress has been delayed and it’s time to make a major push. I started this back in MAY for fuck sake. I want it done before the snow flies. You’re all invited over for drinks when I’m done.
I just got a quote on removing the vermiculite insulation from my attic. Should run about $5000… Excuse me? This abatement business is serious shit, and I’m on the wrong end of it. This vermiculite crap is the worst thing ever invented. Most of it was installed in the 50′s and 60′s and most of it is laced with asbestos. Lovely. Now it’s no big deal if it’s left undisturbed which it is, however I’ll soon be renovating the kitchen and bathroom. Both rooms need new electrical in the ceiling and vents for extractor fans, etc. That means getting up in the attic and rooting around. So, out the shit must go. It also means I have to replace it with something. There are no deals to be had in the Level 3 Asbestos Abatement business. If you find one stay clear, they don’t know what they’re doing.
I’m currently listening to Paul Weller’s brilliant self titled album from 1992.
That is all.