In addition to closing the pool, I also switched the direction of the ceiling fans in all the rooms and reprogrammed our smart thermostat. All necessary tasks that, sadly, make the cool, fall weather we’ve been having recently seem much more permanent.
I changed the sounds the camera makes when it takes a picture in time lapse mode so it wouldn’t be so obtrusive. But, now it sounds like a video game which is an interesting background sound to our activities. It’s good to be able to tell that its working; but it doesn’t suit the mood. I’m probably going to turn it off. Especially since I’m not sure I would stop and restart it anyway.
We’ve had to put our boats away in the dark twice this week. Where did the long, lazy days of summer go? It inevitably happens every fall. But, losing the daylight always makes us a bit melancholy. We still did … Continue reading
One of the things The Wife always says is that “if you have a lot of stuff that needs replacing that means you have a lot of stuff”. I sometimes forget that when I’m fixing things. But, it is a … Continue reading
I really like the progressive lenses in the eyeglasses I got this year. Except when I bump them and get them out of alignment. The issue isn’t as severe as the last few pairs I had. Unfortunately, today, I had a mishap that will result in a trip to the optometrist first thing in the morning. I can still read things OK. But, I’m starting to get a headache. Hopefully everything will soon be as good as new.
Here is another of the photographs we took. We wish there were more. Unfortunately, some things are beyond our immediate control. Obviously, the long term solution is to purchase a new camera. But, after getting a new air conditioner and a new refrigerator, we have already spent a lot on unexpected purchases this year. So, it remains a to-do.
As it always does this time of year, sunset is happening earlier and earlier. But, what’s slightly depressing is that even when the sun is still up, its not as high in the sky. So, it’s much darker an hour … Continue reading
Our new refrigerator is great. Our only “complaint” is that it doesn’t make ice as fast as the old one even though the freezer is colder. And, of course, it was gigantically expensive. We’ll have a few cool days that we will not need much, if any, ice for our sports water bottles and the ice maker will eventually fill up. But, we’ll remember the cost for a long time. Not having a lot of low-cost options is one of the unfortunate realities of our kitchen.
Our “broken” refrigerator can keep things cool so long as we don’t open it. So, we’re using it for a few items that don’t fit in the other one. Until the new one arrives. We’ve had a LOT of things break this year. So, in addition to spending a bunch of money, we’ve often found ourselves waiting for the new ones to get delivered.
Here are a couple of pictures from the second group. Unfortunately, the is not much in between when positions were reversed since I didn’t; notice right away, that the camera was not taking pictures and I wouldn’t have stopped and … Continue reading