Every day is a gift

That’s why they call it the ‘present’.

I came down this morning and got halfway through my morning routine thinking it was Monday. I didn’t get up till after seven, which is later than I like. I asked the computer for the weather, and Alexa finished up with an “enjoy your weekend”. At first I thought it was bugged, but then it slowly dawned on me. The confusion didn’t break until I looked at my phone and saw that yes, indeed, it is Sunday. Now it’s like I’ve been given a whole day to get caught up on things.

It’s already hot outside, although it’s only in the seventies. It’s humid, and the forecast calls for a high of ninety-six. I usually cut the grass Sunday mornings before it gets too hot, and I’m already dreading it. I’ve got to run to the grocery store again today, despite spending over two hundred dollars at Harris Teeter yesterday, because I forgot my list. I will be going to Food Lion instead, sans children.

I don’t anticipate being too busy today. Keeping the kids busy is usually the most challenging part of my existence, that and keeping them from trashing the house. I do have a long backlog of things that I could do if I wanted, but the only thing urgent right now is getting dishwasher detergent.

After some consideration, I’ve decided that I need to replace the deck boards instead of flipping them over. Most of the existing screws are too far sunk into the boards to be backed out, and dealing with that seems like it will be more trouble than it is worth. New pressure treated boards are only going to cost us five hundred dollars, and I shouldn’t even have to cut many of them. I might wind up scheduling the rehab for the fall, so I’m not out there in the sweltering summer heat. The boards will hold up until October, I’m sure of it.

My cryptocurrency mining rig has been sitting silent for several weeks now. I’m conflicted as to what to do with it. The cards are almost three years old, and I might be able to sell them if I clean them up. I saved the original packaging just for this reason. I’m not really up for buying new ones though, as managing the mining operation is a bit of trouble right now and not really of the greatest interest to me. I have over a dozen coins that I’ve mined from it, and I don’t even have it setup so that I can access the wallets for them. Only a third of them are worth more than a couple hundred dollars, but even they don’t seem like they’re worth the trouble of selling at this point. Many of them are doing well, but it seems like we’re far from an alt season.

DeFi is a bit of an exception, my IDEX stake seems to be doing pretty well right now, the tokens have soared in value, but my pricing calculator is screwed up, so I’m not even sure exactly how much profit I’m looking at. I’ve decided that when it surpasses the current value of my car loan I’ll consider cashing out and paying that off. Right now, it’s only providing about thirty dollars in income, which isn’t bad considering I haven’t had to touch it in months. I actually don’t think I could if I wanted to. I think I lost the SSH keys to my AWS instance. Oops. Thankfully I can just move the tokens through my wallet if I need to.

In fact, maybe today I’ll just relax. I’m not even sure what that means, or if I entirely understand how to do that. Relaxing still involves a lot of work for me, usually a lot of cooking and cleaning at the minimum. I think I’ll go run to the store, come back and knock out the grass, and maybe spend the day reading and playing with the kids. Of course at some point I’ll likely open up my Trello board and decide that there’s something that I need to work on, but at least for now I can enjoy the possibility.