Friday Featurette #235

The Husband and The Wife enjoying a moment togetherI had a LONG meeting today that stretch into the lunch hour. Then when I was driving, someone turning left out of a driveway totally cut me off and I narrowly avoided a collision. And finally, it was too cold and wet for us to row. So, I’m really goad for this day/week to be over with. Nothing “big”. Just a bunch of small annoyances that I will be glad to see in the rearview mirror. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday Weirdness #235

I spent almost four hours at the dealership today trying to have the computer on my new car reprogrammed. Unfortunately, there efforts were a complete and total failure and I’ll have to return at some point in the future when they figure out how to actually do it. In the meantime, I’ve got a “high-tech” vehicle that is intermittently missing all technology that I got it for.

Monday Monologue #235

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

  • I hope that I didn’t jinx myself; but, I put the snow shovels back in the basement and change my reconfigured my outdoor power equipment for grass cutting mode. I also mowed the grass for the first time of the season. It’s definitely spring.
  • The computer that controls all of the “smart” features on our new vehicle is was having problems over the weekend. I didn’t realize how used to the features I had become until they weren’t working. I called the dealership and the advisor seemed familiar with the issue; so, presumably, they can fix it.
  • I saw someone deliberately drive the wrong way on a one-way street today because they didn’t feel like going around the block. It was clear that they knew exactly what they were doing from the way that they stopped and checked traffic beforehand.
  • We rowed today for the fourth consecutive day. That wouldn’t be significant in the middle of the summer; but it’s glorious from March.

Friday Featurette #234

The Husband and The Wife enjoying a moment togetherSpring has already started; but today was the start of an extended period of spring like weather. We rowed today. And we plan to row tomorrow and Sunday and Monday. And every day that we want to for the foreseeable future unless it’s raining. With luck, we will not have another indoor workout until the fall. Of course, there was issue at work that required several evening hours when I thought I was already into my weekend. But, knowing that a bright sunny day is forecast for Saturday so that I can get out and do my thing is enough to make it a good start. Have a great weekend

Wednesday Weirdness #234

We had yet another power outage today. We’ve had so many over the years that a backup generator is on the to-do list. It’s actually mildly frustrating that it’s such a common occurrence; especially since all of the phone and electric lines nearby are buried underground and there are no utility poles to blown down in the wind or get crashed into. Thankfully the power came back on before it got too cold in the house.

Monday Monologue #234

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

  • I think that the photos last week were grainy because the camera’s sensors got confused and though that her was more light than there actually was. Probably due to a reflection from something or other. In the future, I’ll ensure that it’s got a more direct line of sight to he intended subjects and that there’s nothing else prominent in the foreground.
  • I’ve given up on the WordPress app for my phone. More and more functionality has been moved to the cloud (i.e. If their Jetpack plugin is installed, the latest development version won’t even connect to a blog without connection to We self-host for many reasons, one of which is privacy. We’ve been extra careful regarding the plugins we install here and don’t use anything that “phones home”. Still; it’s pointless to have an app that only works with some of our blogs. Plus, it was becoming more and more of a nuisance to periodically build the app just to sanitize it.
  • Today is the first day of spring. So, of course, it rained and rained and rained. I definitely need to cut the grass as soon as its warm enough and dry enough. Thankfully, we had a lot fewer “big” snowfalls than normal even though it was a cold dark dreary winter.  I’m kinda looking forward to lawn mowing season.
  • I’m still very slightly congested; but I feel mostly normal. Hopefully, I haven’t spoken too soon. I’ve been sick enough this winter to last for the rest of the decade. I almost can’t remember what it not being sick feels like.