I've gotten back into a couple of odd habits. Habits is something of a loaded term, because it implies requires conscious control to monitor, but still.
1) watching Lovejoy
in random order
2) fixating on the level of the boat, which is tied to a more academic fixation of
3) worrying about how river levels affect the flow rate and drag.#3
is just something weird I notice regularly, that higher river levels give the water a weird appearance that it flows the wrong way in the marina. This probably
isn't true, that it's mainly the wind on the surface. But I also don't put anything in the water to check and I don't take notes.
However, the water level today was higher than I had ever seen it, and that includes the flooding of late 2015. We're somewhere around a full meter higher than normal. Which is still well
below any water lever we need to worry about (the water level is around 8', and we don't even get stage warnings until 17', plus we were at high tide).
Fixating on the level of the boat is part of a larger worrying about everything possibly falling apart around me. I think this stems from living in the RV, and that literally fell apart around me, but repercussions feel more amplified now.
The Lovejoy episodes are just things I watch. Somehow I am missing an episode (Sugar and Spice
), but I make do with everything else. I have the two oddball Christmas episodes as well, though I do not have the sixth season which was the completely different anyway.