Friday Featurette #315

The Husband and The Wife hhanging positionsThere were a lot of walkers at the Turkey run we did this past week. I don’t understand why they don’t start toward the back as instructed in the race information. Instead, they start at the front and slow all the runners down. The race was crowded so it took us over a mile to pass them all. If I was walking, I wouldn’t want to have runner after runner streaming by me for such a long time. Especially if I was trying to walk with someone.

Wednesday Weirdness #315

Its only Wednesday and my email inbox is over flowing with Thanksgiving Day sales. I do read them in case someone has a good price on something we plan to purchase. I don’t understand some of the advertised sales. It’s very, very, unlikely that we will be buying pool equipment or supplies in late November. Sending an email is technically free. But, most companies still pay someone else to send to the addresses on their email lists.

Tuesday Two For #315

We were thinking earlier today that our digital camera is over 8 years old. Even though it is very finicky, its amazing that it still works at all. We’ve reached the point where we are (pleasantly) surprised if it operatels normally for the entire photo session. Which, of course means, that it’s long past time to get a new one. We will certainly be checking the online sales on Friday. Anyway, here is a short video we made to make sure it can still record movies semi-reliably.

Monday Monologue #315

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

  • It hasn’t sleeted and snowed enough to require removal; bit I gave up on cutting the grass one final time and changed my outdoor power equipment in to snow removal mode. It feels like it could snow at any time outside even though it’s only November.
  • I was able to replace the light socket on the oven without any unexpected problems. Except the new fixture came with an unlabeled halogen bulb. I don’t know what lamp to replace it with the next time it burns out. I checked online; unfortunately, all of the documentation still listed a standard incandescent appliance bulb as the replacement.
  • We were able to run in the park this past Saturday. It wasn’t warm. But it wasn’t so cold that we would have been uncomfortable in our cold weather gear. We like to get outside as much as we can in November and December even if it is a bit chilly since it will likely far too cold in January and February.
  • Everything seems good with switching everything to secure. I haven’t had very many painless upgrades. Perhaps there is a lesson to be learned. Like “automagic” upgrades are neither.

Friday Featurette #314

The Wife sitting naked on the bed before a "photo" sessionWe are slowly transitioning to our winter schedule. This has been a strange year weather-wise. It was cool in the spring, then suddenly it was roasting hot. The fall was warm, then the weather quickly turned cold. We didn’t have the gradual transitions that are typical with the change of seasons. We’re just hoping that the coming winter is not bitter cold like last year. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday Weirdness #314

We have the maximum number of remotes for our garage door openers which is actually a gigantic PIA. I always end up totally clearing the openers and re-learning ALL the remotes since the openers always delete the oldest device learned which is never the one that need to re-added. Who designs devices that can’t clear memory positions independently? And why is it always cold and blustery outside when I need to fix things.

Tuesday Two For #314

The Wife standing naked in front of the mirror drying her hairAmazingly, our camera stayed on for the entire photo session. That shouldn’t be noteworthy. However, with the way our photo sessions have gone recently it was a welcome change to have a full selection of photographs. It won’t last. Or camera is past it’s useful life even for the undemanding standards of a bed-cam. So, we’re going to enjoy it while for as long as we can.

Monday Monologue #314

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

  • Though its actually several weeks away, Saturday seemed like the start of winter. It was cold and blustery with snow swirling in the air. I wanted to cut my grass one more time before switching my outdoor power equipment to snow removal mode. But, looking at the extended forecast, I don’t see that happening.
  • The light socket to our oven is broken, and, unfortunately, our local supply store doesn’t stock the part. I ordered the replacement online from a cheap but slow appliance parts supplier. Even though I ordered it today, they’ll won’t ship it until the end of this week so I won’t get it until sometime after Thanksgiving. I would never ever, purchase something I was in urgent need of from them.
  • With all of the browser warnings that are starting to appear regarding “insecure” web sites, I changed this site to redirect to HTTPS. I modified the database directly rather than use a plugin so everything should still be the same. If not, please let us know.
  • The wife and I both donated blood on Saturday. It was a good thing to do over Veteran’s day weekend and an appropriate way to end the outdoor rowing season and start indoor training. It will be months before we “need” maximum cardiovascular capacity again.