Today was a warm sunny day that seemed almost like summer. We haven’t had as many of them as we would like; but we really enjoy long sunny summer days. Especially the late sunsets that let us do more things in the evening. Our smart thermostat says that we barely used the air conditioner in May. We’re not anxious to spend “extra” money. But, we are really longing for pool weather. Right now, our swimming pool is basically an expensive decoration in the back yard.
I recently reinstalled Twitter on my phone and almost instantly regretted it. I’m constantly getting notifications for “recommended content” that I’m not interested in yet I can’t disable them without missing notifications for the things that I follow. Very frustrating; … Continue reading
P.S. I know I am often always late with these pre-holiday posts. I would rather be late with posting and start my vaca on time than the other way around.
Unsurprisingly, it rained HARD last night. So, our weekend plans are cancelled which seems to be the story of the spring whenever we plan to do anything requiring several consecutive days of good weather. If it doesn’t rain any more, it should dry out enough to cut the grass and do the homeowner thing. So, at least we can be productive (and slightly frustrated). Have a great weekend!
After the ordeal of cutting tall wet grass in the rain this past weekend, a robotic lawn mower is looking better and better. It’s still far down on the list of things to buy. But it would be nice to have one; especially given our recent weather. When we finally have a sunny day, yard work is the last think I want to be doing. It really would be nice to remotely cut the grass from an app on my phone while I was out doing something I wanted to do. That is new technology that I would really use.
Like everyone else, we’ve got a long list of dream items to buy. But, with all of the rain we’ve been having recently, I would really would like to have a robotic lawnmower. Then, I wouldn’t be wasting dry Saturday or Sunday afternoons cutting the grass. Obviously, it’s not a necessity. But it would certainly add some extra hours to my weekend. These days, one of my biggest yard work tasks is cleaning wet grass out of the lawn mower.
You can still see the remnants of our tan from our time in the sun two weeks ago. It certainly isn’t from around here. Its mostly been cloudy and rainy. And, even though its almost May, we’ve almost never had … Continue reading
After what seemed like ages; but was actually only a week, the river and nearby bike paths were finally clear and we able to return to our regular outside activities. Rainy Aprils are not unusual, especially for around here. It’s just a bit frustrating after spending time in a warmer and sunnier location where heavy rain is only a problem when it’s actually raining.
I found what went wrong with our camera in the previous photo session. It was set to take only up to 2 pictures. So, it did what it was supposed to. I don’t know why it forgot what it’s normal setting; but its fixed now. It’s a nuisance to change since it only changes one number at a time so you have to keep holding the button for a long time. Yet one more reason to get a new one.