Friday Featurette #277

The Wife in the bathroom getting ready for a photo sessionWith all of the popular browser starting to display warnings about “insecure” sites, I’ve been experimenting with changing this blog to be secure only. Everything should be the same except the warning now should be replaced by a padlock icon. I don’t know if I’ll keep the configuration permanently. But, now, even If I revert back, I know the best way to set everything up when I need to. Yet one more task that is a lot more difficult to perform with WordPress than it should be.

Have a great weekend. We hope you have a Monday off and can enjoy a three day one.

Friday Featurette #274

We are definitely ready for the weekend. Its supposed to be warmer; but, wet and rainy. Better than cold and snowy but not nearly as good as hot and sunny. I don’t expect the weather to be warm enough to get out and row every January and February. But, there have been a lot of days where I needed my big coat. It’s probably wishful thinking; but I put the snow suit I wear to shovel back in the basement. We’ll see if I was being overly optimistic. “Light” snow is forecast for Monday. Here is a higher quality video than what we usually post. Have a great weekend.

Friday Featurette #273

The Husband on top of The Wife with her legs togetherI got my car back this week. They did a good job except for the delay while they waited for parts. It was weird not driving a smart car. I hadn’t realize how accustomed to technology that I had become. I drive our other cars regularly including a 20-yrear old sedan. But, the loaner seemed primitive considering it was a 2018. I was so glad to have it back that I just drove around while I updated the maps for the GPS. Our next vehicle purchase a long way off. But it’s definitely going to have as many if not more features than the one we have now.

Friday Featurette #272

The Husband and The Wife enjoying a moment togetherOur vacation was great. But, like always, it came with a cost. I am still working even though it’s late Friday evening. And I have work to do tomorrow. Plus, it snowing so I’ll have to shovel the driveway too. I’m hoping that I can get everything done and relax on Sunday. Especially since I Monday is not a holiday for me. Have a great weekend. We hope that yours is a three-day one.

Friday Featurette #271

The Wife and I will be on vacation the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day as will not be posting until January. We will be around. Just super-busy with several important things going on. We should post again in a couple of weeks.

Until then. We wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Friday Featurette #270

The Husband and The Wife enjoying a moment togetherOrdinarily, this would be a great day because it would be the start of our Christmas vacation. Now, its “just” another Friday. Not bad; but not as good as if we had a long vacation to look forward to. And, I’ve still have shopping to do for Christmas. I’m not a last-minute shopper; but typically, I’ve waited until I’m on vacation. It used to be so I could shop during the day when I was off and the stores weren’t so crowded. But, there’s not really a reason now. Have a great weekend.

Friday Featurette #269

The Husband on top of The Wife with her legs togetherWe’re supposed to have our first significant snow fall of the winter this weekend and we are not ready for it. It was just last week that we were running in the park in short sleeves (or at least I was). I’ve made sure our cars are ready for the winter and converted our door power equipment to snow removal mode. But, mentally, I’m not ready for snow. ‘Cause if its snowing in December, it will probably snow a lot before the winter is over. Obviously, we’ll service. But, we still won’t like it. Anyway, have a great weekend.

Friday Featurette #268

Today we are posting a short video clip made with Corel VideoStudio X10. It’s a big file to be so short. If it were longer it would need to be down-sampled. But, it was quick and easy to add a mosaic (pixilation) effect with the track motion filter. Unfortunately, it can’t do anything about the sound.

Friday Featurette #267

The Wife sitting naked on the bed before a "photo" sessionBecause of the technical difficulties with our camera during this week’s photo session, I had to reach into the way back machine for today’s photograph. Fortunately, I didn’t need to reach back very far. This picture is from a week ago. I just upgraded to the latest version of PaintShop Pro so I had to re-configure my workspace since the everything reverted to the to the defaults. We hope that you didn’t have to work and were able to relax and enjoy the day. Have a great second half of the long weekend.