Sorry if this bores you. I guess I am doing this for myself. I promise that one day I'll write about Hammer 1 and Hammer 2.
Today I cleaned. I did what Casey made Galina do. Then I spend an hour scrubbing the kids' shower down. It wasn't dirty per se, but the water here is very hard and leaves thick lime deposits. It was a major pain in the ass. I must say it looks pretty good now. Then I cleaned the windows, inside and out. I got on the extension ladder and removed screens that haven't come down in 3 years. I mowed the lawn, then went swimming for an hour. Then I made myself a tamale. It's the first solid food I've had in some time, and I must say it was pretty good.
Oh yeah, one other thing I did today. You may find this interesting. I went to Washington Mutual to close out one of my CD's. It matured today and I needed the money. For some reason they don't allow customers to do this online, so I went to my local branch. I handed the teller the "your CD is maturing" letter and told her I wanted the money transferred to my checking account. Her fingers zipped away for a few minutes, then she told me there would be a penalty. Huh? I showed her the letter. She went to her manager. Then she came back and told me to have a seat because "this has happened a few times today." The manager eventually came around and lead me to his kiosk. I sat there for 15 minutes while he typed away, got up and walked to a different room, then came back. He told me there would be a penalty. I got pissed. I told him that I think there's something strange going on at WaMu. I showed him the letter again. He got up and came back 10 minutes later, apologizing for the error. The fact that the manager of this WaMu branch was about 21 and had a greasy soul patch and gelled hair didn't instill confidence.
The past couple of nights I've been waking up around 2:00 with massive, stabbing cramps shooting up both of my calves. Serious painage. I take multivitamins, but there must be some nutrient deficiency going on. I've never had these types of cramps before, but it is a common problem. Based on what I've read, I think my inability to eat the past few weeks has reduced the level of sodium and potassium in my bloodstream.