Thursday, June 17, 2021

Post 4024 - Thursday Night Things

 Hello again.

We are back from a short late night walk. We decided to try to get into that habit, and we went. It is a little cool at this hour, so we walked  a little faster and were gone less than 10 minutes. We'll likely go out again on Friday, during the day, when it is warmer.

Thursday, Patricia worked out in the back  yard for a couple of hours while I attended to things in the kitchen. And earlier tonight, we got our rain barrel. Patricia wanted one for the property, and now it is here, and we have to figure out how to hook it up such that water from the downspout ends up in the barrel. We are learning about things like diverters and so on, and my head is spinning. I have no freakin' idea how to "divert" a downspout to a rain barrel, and how to change the diversion (divert the diversion?) so that once the barrel is full, water goes down the way it currently does, away from the house and on to the driveway. Sigh and double sigh.

I am university educated and have a bachelor's degree, but I cannot think of a single way it has benefited me professionally or in any other way that counts. The talk with the surly gentleman who dropped off the rain barrel this evening served only to convince me further of the gaping chasms in my knowledge. He was speaking English words, but they were arranged in a manner that made no sense to me. This happens to me over and over. 

Certain things, I do not think anyone expects me to know about or understand. Like, make up. Why should I know anything about make up? Or camisoles. Or what my managers were talking about for 26 years and five months. Et cetera. 

So, back to the rain barrel. I am told there are youtube videos that explain at a grade 2 level, how to install them. I may be able to figure it out, but I am not confident. 

Maybe that's the inherent problem, huh?

You have a good evening. Talk at ya tomorrow.


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