Traditional Thursday #247

The Husband on top of The Wife with her legs in the airThe Wife was feeling a bit droopy and low on energy today. Hopefully she will feel better tomorrow. But, she still had enough energy for our photo session. So, our summer is off to a good start. We hope yours is too.

P.S. We both are getting quite a rowers tan. Hopefully there will be some good pool weather this weekend so we can work on getting get rid of them.

Wednesday Weirdness #247

I found a medium sized dead thing floating in the pool when I woke up today. So, I scooped it up with the net, disposed of it, and put everything away. Then when I checked the skimmers, I found another dead thing in one of the baskets and had to do everything all over again. I know that it’s bound to happen occasionally if you have a pool. But, twice in the same day was sad.

Tuesday Two For #247

The Husband going down on The WifeToday is the last day of spring and the second longest day of the year. A great time to be out and about. We hope that tomorrow brings a day you can get outside and enjoy the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. There will be plenty of time for indoor activities over the winter during the endless dreary days we always seem to have. Summer has finally arrived!

Monday Monologue #247

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • The weekend was even busier than planned. But it was all good. Looking toward another crazy busy couple of days outside in the sun next weekend. The upcoming long weekend for the 4th of July should be nice and relaxing.
  • The new outdoor power equipment I got last year is great for hectic weekends. The engine is powerful enough that yard work always takes the same amount of time even if the grass is long and/or wet. Definitely quicker than the small push mower I was using previously.
  • I did take a break and get in the pool on Saturday afternoon which was nice. It was a great way to relax after a busy day. Unfortunately, Sunday was super windy and not good pool weather. I really could use an extra weekend day sometimes.
  • It rained today; but we still got our row in after the storms passed. It’s nice not being on a schedule and being able to get out whenever we want. Much better than rowing at a specific time.

Traditional Thursday #246

Here is another short but high quality video with pretty good audio. We were out late enjoying the summer; but still took some time for our indoor activities. We really enjoy the long lazy days of summer (even though it is technically still spring). Sadly, the summer solstice occurs in a week and days will start getting shorter again.

Wednesday Weirdness #246

Even though its only been three weeks since the last update, I just installed yet another version of WordPress, the blog software we use. The frequent updates are becoming a pain; especially with their tendency to break plugins. I can’t see how all these releases can possibly be thoroughly tested; and judging from all the bugs found after their release, it doesn’t appear that they are.

Monday Monologue #246

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • The weekend was glorious. We rowed every day and got in the pool as well. I did have to cut the grass along the back line; but skipped the rest of the yard. It was a cool spring. So, we are really enjoying the hot weather.
  • The new automatic chlorine feeder certainly makes checking and adjusting the pool chemistry an easy task. Every time I replace it I think that Its not that expensive relative to operating a pool I need to get a new one more often before it becomes such a nuisance.
  • Our printer is running out of whatever ink cartridge is represented by a circle as opposed to a bowtie. I wonder why they couldn’t just use words rather than cryptic symbols since it has an LCD display. I think it’s low on color ink.
  • The Wife and I did our second twilight row today. We love the long days of late spring and early summer. We just wish they lasted longer. We’re already almost to the longest day of the year.

Friday Featurette #245

The Wife sitting naked on the bed before a "photo" sessionTemperatures are supposed to be near 90-degrees this weekend so I’ve already adjusted the chemistry and warmed up the water in the swimming pool. Other than raining on Monday, the weather has been hot and dry so I don’t need to cut the grass. This afternoon was a great day on the river and The Wife and I are hoping for more of the same. And some time in the pool as well. Have a great weekend.