Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/24/19

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”   —   Eleanor Roosevelt

(I had a bitch of a time getting this one started.  I suspected the C was the E, but I couldn’t rule out the J.  Finally, I saw DAY and AND, and then NEW came into view.  I wasn’t seeing the name at all.  I played with E_EAN, but didn’t see Eleanor until I was nearly finished.  I also saw the I as O, but was thinking the last name was GOODsomething, or WOODsomething.  It’s a little ironic as 3 inches away, in Today in History, was something about President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting Churchill in Casablanca, in 1943.  But, I always do these puzzles before reading the funnies and all the other good stuff on those pages.

I think I might just have been having a bad day.  I – unfortunately – woke up around 5:50AM, and then set my alarm for 8:00.  Had trouble getting back to sleep, but eventually did.  Heard the alarm, but decided to sleep a little more.  Woke up at 9:46!  Raining like a SOB, after a number of sub zero days.  Snow was pretty much gone, but there were still icy patches on the sidewalks, for my morning Wally walk.  I came to this one stretch of sidewalk, on a busy road, that had both ponding and ice, so I opted to walk on the lawn/dirt to the side of it.  I could tell that the upper layer of soil was squishy, but it was still frozen underneath.  I thought I had it all under control, when I stepped on this very slight grade.  I fell on my ass.  The handle of the umbrella went into the mud.  My leash hand went into the mud.  I held onto Wally though.  I was able to get up right away, but felt like I twisted my right knee.  I was a little in shock, a little in pain, and a lot pissed.  I was able to complete our walk.  The knee isn’t perfect, but I don’t think there’s any major damage.  I had to do some emergency laundry, as there was mud all over my ass and pants leg.  Then, I breezed through the Jumble, but got hung up on this bad boy.  Before I knew it it was noon, and my son was coming in the door, for lunch.  Holy Crap!  I had no idea that it was that late.  I made him a sandwich, and then got back to the Cryptoquote.  I’m also getting some little chest twinges.  Such a bother.  Oh, well.  I’ve gotten all that off my chest.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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8 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/24/19”

  1. 1 roy odom jr January 24, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    I hope your knee, chest and back all come out of this event OK, UR!
    This one *was* a little hard getting started. I thought one of the three letter words in the first line *had* to be AND, but no! Only then did I notice the JT at the end of the first word and beginning of the second, suggesting WITH THE.

  2. 2 Mannon Eldreth January 24, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    My Mama said there’d be days like this! I hope you have nothing more than a bruised ego and that your knee is not damaged. If the chest pains are for real – then get yourself to your cardiologist!


  3. 3 ejwo321 January 24, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Oh no. Sorry about your day and worried about those chest twinges. If you any aching left arm or jaw or feeling of heaviness, please get to an ED ASAp!

  4. 4 Anonymous January 24, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    From Bowling Green, Ohio…Hope you are ok! My wife does the quotes, I sometimes give her hints from your blog. We both enjoy your comments😊

  5. 5 Colltales January 24, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    I’m sorry for your disastrous sojourn. Hopefully you’ve also saved 15% by switching to Geiko. Cheers

    PS: Lucky the knees are fine; they can be a nightmare.

  6. 6 unclerave January 25, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    The knee IS stiffer today! Just bought a big bottle of Ibuprofen. And, I’m icing it. (The knee, not the bottle of Ibuprofen) — YUR

  7. 7 lwc January 26, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Well, unc, I hope you learned your lesson about walking the dog in the morning after heavy snow and rain all night. That sounds like the perfect morning to stay under the covers ’til noon.

    Down here in Atlanta, we might get rain, cold, or snow, but never all at once. If we get two at once, we don’t move.

    ‘Hope you’ll be alright.

    PS: You mentioned falling on the dog. How is he ?

  8. 8 unclerave January 27, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    I’m thinking I’ll be right as rain in a few days or so, lwc. No, I didn’t fall on Wally. He’s fine. — YUR

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