Monday Monologue #253

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

  • My Saturday was even busier than I expected. It was all good. But I’m still hoping for a quiet relaxing Saturday sometime in the next few weeks.
  • We’ve been washing our boat more frequently than in the past and we can definitely tell the difference. We’re getting a lot fewer hard water spots than we used to. We will certainly look good at our next regatta.
  • We row it a lot; and definitely are getting our money’s worth; but, it still seems wield that we have our own boat. It’s nothing we would have ever even considered when we first started. Now it’s our preferred row.
  • July has been a lot more rainy than normal, so I’ve had to cut the grass a lot more than normal. In a summer with ordinary rainfall, I would not have needed to cut the grass nearly as much as I have been.

Friday Featurette #252

The Wife sitting naked on the bed before a "photo" sessionHere is a still photograph from the beginning of the video we made to help get ready for the weekend. We’ve got a busy Saturday and a relaxing Sunday planned, which, recently, seems like a typical summer weekend for us.

Have a great weekend yourselves!

Wednesday Weirdness #252

I found an exact replacement for a broken tilter gear in some wooden mini blinds that were custom built many, many years ago. Usually I’m not suprised by what’s available online; but, I certainly wasn’t expecting such a close match. Especially considering I’m having a difficult time finding a replacement battery for our camera and it’s a lot newer.

Tuesday Two For #252

My goal for this week was to determine which one of the camera batteries was the “good” one. The easiest way was to try and make a video and see if records in its entirety or cuts off. It did record OK. Which is good and means that I picked the right battery. Unfortunately, we still have the same problem with the sound. The bed is not quite as loud. But, repositioning the camera didn’t make as much difference as I hoped. What do you think. Does it seem like an improvement?


Monday Monologue #252

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

  • After my problems last week, I bought some jumper cables to put in my new vehicle even though its less than a year old. Hopefully I won’t need them; but it will save time if I ever do. Definitely quicker than calling roadside assistance. Of course, with two new vehicles, I thought that I was done with doing stuff like that.
  • We got absolutely soaked during our row on Friday. Heavy rain (but, thankfully, no lightning) suddenly popped not once but twice. Then the sun came back out. Of course, we were quite wet by then. Fortunately, it initially was a warm July day so we didn’t get too cold.
  • I finally got a small battery backup for our desktop computer. It won’t help for the longer power outages that we always seem to have. But, we’ve had a bunch of short ones where the power was off just long enough to restart the computer. Now we won’t lose our work when that happens.
  • We did another evening row today. Except for putting things away in the dark, we both kinda like rowing whine the sun is going down. Especially when its sunny and warm. A lot better than the days when we want/need the afternoon sun to make it warm enough to row.

Friday Featurette #251

The Wife standing naked in front of the mirror drying her hairI found the “good” battery to our camera. Unfortunately, I somehow mixed it up with the “bad” one and don’t know which is which. It’s obvious when the bad one is being used because the camera dies so quickly. I hope to make a “test” movie to identify the good one.

Unfortunately, not many photos or videos from our last session. Here is a still of a movie that we started to make.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday Weirdness #251

My car was not in the shop very long. It had a bad battery. Easy to diagnose. But, strange since the battery and the car were both brand new when we purchased the vehicle. And considering that it worked fine for almost a year. Its fixed now. Anyway, its fixed now I have my preferred vehicle back.

Tuesday Two For #251

I seem to have misplaced our”good” camera battery after I took it off the charger. I don’t misplace things that often, and I am usually pretty good at finding things when I do. But I didn’t realize it was missing until I noticed that the battery compartment was empty when I was reinserting the memory card and there wasn’t a lot of time to look for it. So, I did not get to work as much on videos this week as I planned since the camera battery died. Hopefully I’ll find it quickly. Meanwhile, I still have a few videos of our “preparations”.