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Sunday, July 27, 2014

I'm the Slow Tortoise

There are loads of things I could be doing today. The sky is so blue and cloudless that I almost forgot myself and had ambitions.

I did run to Walmart at 8:30 am to pick up a few items, and returned with a can of flat-black spray paint. I am proud of myself for not running out to buy a new home-theatre system. My 12-year old Onkyo hasn't got HDMI inputs but I am sure I can manage with a few optical ones. This equipment is on a great deal of the day either streaming Internet music or being used for TV or movie viewing. It works just fine.

The only thing that was starting to bug me about the sound system was the appearance of the speakers. The main ones are near the TV and the surround speakers near the walls on either end of the sofa. The foam speaker covers had started to fade. The pure black had gone a little reddish due to exposure to light. I was going to try to buy some clothing dye but couldn't find any at the store today. Instead, I picked up the $5 aerosol can of paint. I sprayed all four speaker grills outside on the balcony. (The sub-woofer didn't require any touching up.)

Spray

The whole job took all of 15 minutes, but after doing that I felt as though I'd accomplished enough for the day. I am getting better and better about not feeling guilty when I demonstrate laziness. Actually, that has never really been something that caused me much anguish. Moreover, I have often felt a twinge of pity for those who feel as though they have to constantly run hither and dither.

I do have to be ready for when my tiny college pension payments start this November. So, I dedicated the rest of the day for sitting and enjoying the view.

High Pressure


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