Well let's say hello to Thursday, today being the last day of August 2023. The weather is supposed to be spectacular with the temps barely reaching into the 80s (F). If long term forecasts are to be believed, however, and usually they're wrong, next week our temps are supposed to climb into the upper 90s (F). I will wait and see.
I'd like to say that yesterday was a really great day of accomplishments, but it turns the hours were spent doing little things around the house; little things that didn't really add up to much, I'm afraid to say. I did try changing the venting system from my dryer, moving the vent to the window, and it didn't work out well, so it's back to the way it was.
The electrician sent me his final quote for the work in the kitchen. It's pricey. Still, I accepted it, however, when I talk to my drywaller / contractor tomorrow morning I'm going to ask if she knows of someone just as reliable but less expensive. I don't mind paying for a good tradesman, but sometimes I feel some of them use their unique skills to take advantage of you.
A week from today my copy of Starfield arrives. I could have bought the download copy, but I'm one of those who likes to hold the disc in my hands, it's part of the ownership thing; I feel downloaded software is too much like something you lease rather than own. Anyway, this game is going to make Bethesda Softworks billions... literally. It's probably the main reason Microsoft purchased them. Everybody wants to be involved. I wouldn't be surprised if the game proved to be revolutionary, doing for space exploration what Star Trek did back in the 60s. Even Imagine Dragons have a song in the soundtrack.
Of course, Idalia knocked a big tree down near the governor's mansion in Florida. I found it amusing that Ronnie D put out a statement saying that his wife and kids were okay while he, himself, couldn't give a wit about anyone else's wife or kids. I found his statement that looters would be shot extremely troubling. He's just giving haters a reason to kill people, claiming afterwards they thought they were shooting a looter. This is the kind of moral degeneracy Conservatives wallow in, the ability to take the law into their own hands knowing full well they will be able to shirk any responsibility that should come with it. The state will soon be completely lawless. I mean, no one's going to be able to live their because of the expense.