As you can see, The Wife is just starting to get a tan. We’ve had several days of sunny weather recently. Its only been a few days but it seems that summer may finally be here. That would be very good fortune as our annual summer vacation (for Independence Day) is next week. The extended forecast looks promising; but we’ve been disappointed many times this year. For now, we still have high hopes.
We’re hopeful that we may finally be able to row sometime this weekend even though the river forecast not promising. This year we’ve experienced the worst conditions for outdoor activities that we’ve ever had since we started. It’s a very minor annoyance in the grand scheme of things. However, it is somewhat frustrating that wet and dreary has become “normal”. We’d like to think that summer will bring some actual summer weather. Wish us luck and have a great weekend.
I haven’t had a good night’s sleep any night since the time change. I’ve always hand something to do that kept me up late and or got me up early. So, today we’re posting a short video that required minimal editing. We still plan to get a new camera that can take unattended videos from on the tripod. Its just not at the top of the list. Especially in tax season.
Amazingly, our basement did not flood despite our home being without power to run the sump pump for several hours while the ground was saturated with water due to melting snow and heavy rain fall. We were very lucky. The sump pump cycled on and off for a long time after the power came back on. It never used to run even in the spring. Now, with the rising water table over the last few years, we will probably be purchasing a battery backup in the very near future.
Have a great weekend!
We tried to make a move this week. Unfortunately, it was not to be. I made a test video of The Wife standing in front of the mirror in the bedroom drying her hair and everything worked perfectly. But, when I actually put the camera on the tripod, it stopped recording almost immediately. So, we only have this “test” video and a short “regular” clip.
There 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.
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.
We did not have a lot of options so today’s photo is similar to one we posted recently. We would certainly like a camera that works reliably all the time. But, if that’s the worst thing that happens, everything is good. There always seems to be something else to buy. Even though it is brand new, I just ordered a new bin for door of the refrigerator. And we still need another glass shelf for the freezer that is much more expensive than we were expecting. It seems like there is always something we need. Anyway, have a great long weekend. We’ll se you on the other side.
Here is a picture showing how much sun The Wife has gotten this summer and especially this past weekend. It’s either been cool and rainy or hot and sunny with no in between. Unlike past Augusts I’ve mostly needed to cut the grass every weekend. The rain is good for the yard. Even if it is somewhat unusual. (I will not be cutting the grass twice a week like my next-door neighbor.)