earlier i tested the bug zapper with the voltage tester wand. plugged it, it registered a large electricity field, so i'm assuming the zapper is still working, just needed a new fluorescent tube. i was also at the cafe to stain the wooden counter in the basement, but my aunt told me that my sister's friend already came this morning to do the staining. i went downstairs to see the result. originally i was going to fill some small holes in the wood with filler before staining, but too late now.
i left for my parents' place, to check up on the house. with fan and vacuum ready, i did some light sanding in their bedroom, of the unfinished window. whoever installed the new window basically butchered the job. it needs a lot more sanding and patching before it'll be ready to be painted. i decided to save it for the next few days, when the weather would be warmer and i could leave the window open. instead i gave my motorcycle a wash followed by a waxing. the outdoor temperature was in the 50's but i worked in a t-shirt. my sister came home briefly with hailey, driving her new used lexus. hailey wouldn't leave her side no matter how much i prodded. after i finished with the motorcycle i returned to cambridge.
i switched to my bike and went to market basket soon after i returned home. i figured it wouldn't be crowded on a monday afternoon but i forgot to consider columbus day into my calculation; it was just as crowded as on a typical weekend. i got some honeycrisp apples (so cristina could try them) and some juice. only when i finally came back around 3:30pm did i eat something (some leftover kielbasa and english muffin heated up in the toaster oven).
for dinner i microwaved up some weightwatcher meal left behind by my parents. cristina came home right when i was about to eat. she reheated some leftover spanish omelette for dinner. we watched the 2-hour long frontline documentary about hillary clinton and donald trump, streaming from the PBS website to the chromecast.