We don’t have any big plans for St. Valentine’s Day even though it’s on a weekend since below-zero temperatures are forecast for Saturday and we would much rather stay home and be warm. We’re generally don’t make any elaborate plans like some couples do. We don’t “need” a reason to do something and we would rather go out when everything isn’t so crowded.
But, for all of you lovers out there, happy a St. Valentine’s Day!
I had a strange issue with “extra” pictures being attached to Tuesday’s post which required some cleanup of the WordPress media library. While I was fixing things, I noticed that it’s been a while since we’ve made a video. So … Continue reading →
I noticed on Tuesday that a headlight on one of our vehicles is burned out; and, or course, freezing temperatures are forecast for this coming weekend. For some strange reason known only to the manufacturer, there isn’t an access door. The recommended way is to remove the front bumper cover! I’ve found it slightly easier to take off the fender liner; but it’s still a GIGANTIC nuisance. Who designs stuff like that?
We’re posting the customary two photographs today. The number of pictures we post depends on how many of a particular set that we like which is highly variable since we use the interval timer on our camera to take pictures. … Continue reading →
An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
All four of us went out to dinner this weekend to celebrate The Wife’s birthday. I hope that we’re all still together for my birthday in the fall; but, with two kids staring their adult lives it’s difficult to say where everyone will be then.
I’m still getting emails from someone at work about something that I’ve been told (by management) is not a priority. It would almost be funny if it wasn’t so annoying.
If it’s halfway as cool-looking in real life like it is in the pictures we’ve seen, I think we’ve picked out or next new vehicle. We’ve already got a gigantic SUV for road trips; so it would be nice to have something fun to drive around town.
We’re not big fans of award shows, so yesterday evening we watched one of the Blu-Rays we keep for cold winter evenings when there’s nothing on TV and we don’t feel like going out. I really like my spectacle movies. Much better than “celebrities”.
We’re already into February and the winter doldrums have NOT set in. I usually get kinda droopy in around this time; but not this year. It’s a combination of things. The weather hasn’t been as miserable as in years past. The “temporary” dog has been much better behaved recently. And I’ve we’ve done a few minor upgrades inside the house. So, the winter hasn’t dragged on like it usually does. But, we still won’t mind a mid-winter vacation to someplace in the Southern hemisphere.
The “temporary” dog has been an unexpected disruption this winter. But, otherwise, we haven’t had as many trials and tribulations. Life is good. It can always be better. (But, it also could be a worse too.)
P.S. It’s kinda hard to see in the photograph; but The Wife is wearing the necklace that I gave her for her birthday.
A coworker accidentally walked off with my car keys earlier this week which, of course, left me stranded at work. Mix-ups happen; but, when they discovered they their mistake, they really didn’t try to find out who they belonged to. I work in a big building and everyone doesn’t know everyone so I didn’t expect them to personally return them to me. I was searching for hours and hours; before I finally encountered someone who knew of who had them. I’m glad to get them back. But, it was a frustrating and unnecessary experience since we do have an attended lobby.
I do most of the maintenance around our home which, of course, saves money; but can sometimes be a LOT of work. So, it’s good when I get everything done and can just relax. Especially since The Wife is so good at helping me unwind. May things have changed over the years; but some things are exactly the same. And, as you can imagine, we like it that way.