The bad: The hot water heater (a tankless unit on the side of the garage) had an error code again (per Amazon reviews, this is a thing this model does. A lot.) and I had to go tiptoeing barefoot out into the backyard to reset it when I expected to be starting my shower this morning.
The good: I discovered that the squirrels have not denuded our backyard fig tree of figs this year, and so it has quite a few very ripe ones, and they are oh so good.
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