i went to the cafe around 11am to continue paint prep work at my sister's place. today was more heat gun stripping, orbital sanding, and manual paper sanding. i worked a solid 4 hours without breakfast or lunch, passing the time listening to 80's and 90's music streaming from google radio. i stopped at 3pm because i needed some wood filler and caulk for repairs. i searched the cafe basement for some leftover molding strips because i discovered some rotting molding on the porch. i ate some curry rice noodles and my father and i went to the watertown home depot.
we got back at 4pm. i was going to go back to the porch and do some patching but decided to wait until tomorrow, as it doesn't take very long for the filler (15 minutes) and caulk (30 minutes) to be dry enough to paint. i won't be able to finish painting this week anyway, as tomorrow is the last day dry this week. at most i can paint a primer layer on the porch, but my sister also asked me to paint her doors and the oil the landing, and those are two additional separate projects altogether.
instead i returned home before the start of the 5pm rush hour traffic. today was another unusually warm day and temperatures actually hit the 80's. thankfully it was still very cool inside my house. the temperature will begin dropping on thursday (with the arrival of rainstorms) then plummet this weekend when the highs will only be in the 50's and possible frosts overnight.
i finally finished my guacamole, i don't think i'll be having avocados for a long time. for dinner i made another rotisserie chicken croissant sandwich while watching game 4 of the red sox yankees series. boston ended up winning, advancing to the AL championship round.