E.G. (elainegrey) wrote,

"Winter a monthless period" (random, cats, health, work, dawg, critter watch, quaker notes)

Zzzzz. Carrie woke us up at 4 am Thursday, barking -- outside? Had she been out all night? Christine woke and dashed in concern, but apparently Carrie was on the back porch with Marlowe, so she must have crawled out the cat door onto the porch. The game cam revealed a rabbit in the glade at that time. Surely that's not it.

The game cam has also revealed opossum, deer, and squirrels. No foxes or coyotes or raccoons. I am delighted to see the regular trot-by of the possum. I am sad that we might have scared the foxes away with Carrie's night life. I am delighted to not see coyotes as they seem just a little more predator than i want to deal with. I suppose, though, that before i feel confident at the missing foxes, i should move the camera somewhere else.

Today is Friday? Work has been packed, and i've worked late. It has been ages since i've had to propagate errors, but i think i've come up with some defensible estimates from partial data.

I've also been participating with the just in time planning of an event that starts this weekend. The Friends' business process in the group feels so lush, even when informal.

Christine and i have had weird sinus discomforts for a while. The humidity is lower, but it's not that low: 56% to 45% as the highest high and lowest low in the past month. I've installed MERV 8 filters in the HVAC system, which should cut cement dust from the work outside. I'm not sure i'd want to install any stronger filters as it sounds like the systems is having to work to pull air through these. It's the sound of, "Huh, i should check to see if the filters need changing."

Why does Feb not have 29 days, and then the months alternate 31, 29/30, 31, 30, 31, 30...? Apparently July and August had to be the same length because politics. Surely Pope Gregory could have fixed that?

The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means "purification", via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 (full moon) in the old lunar Roman calendar. January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar, since the Romans originally considered winter a monthless period.

Of course, the month of purification is made shorter.

Must run. Edward did his "get the monkey moving" ritual of holding Luigi down and biting his neck, knowing Luigi will squeal loudly and i will mutter, "Don't make me get up!" as i get up to separate them. Past time for them to have breakfast and for me to be at work.
This is also posted at https://elainegrey.dreamwidth.org/841083.html .
Tags: cats, critter watch, dawg, health, quaker notes, random, work

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