One of the things that good about working downtown and walking everywhere rather than driving is that I’m going noticeably longer between fill ups. I did not realize how much gas a few lunchtime errands were using each week. I still walk when it’s cold or rainy and not much fun to be a pedestrian But, I am really looking toward to spring. Winter gas mileage probably isn’t a major concern when you drive a big SUV. But, even though it’s not very much, I still have a list of items to purchase as the “efficiency savings”. accrues
We enjoyed Sunday’s game but are sad to see the pro football season come to an end. The NBA team we cheer for is in a deep funk. Our favorite college hoops team is having a down year. And we … Continue reading
January is over and I am (mostly) happy to see it in the rearview mirror. It had more than its share of bitter cold winter periods. And we had car problems with multiple vehicles. Anything is possible; but, February is … Continue reading
When I was creating the photos for this post I saw that I had accidentally used the wrong name for the two of the media files I used last week. Amazingly, even though its 2018, renaming a file in the … Continue reading
All of the cold damp air has us longing for the end of winter even more than usual. Especially since I’ve been doing more walking during the day outside. Its nothing unusual for a winter around here. But, after a warmer than average winter two years ago and a much warmer than average winter last year, “average” seems cold. I don’t think we’ll be rowing in February like we did last year.
We had planned to do some more things with this week’s video; but, unfortunately, I got busy doing some other things so all we have is a quick transcode of an intermediate product. We’ll finish editing and post the movie as we originally intended later on one of these days the we have technical difficulties. And, once again, sorry for the sound quality. Maybe we need to get a new bed.
I 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.
Today is one of those strange January days that we have occasionally have. It will be almost 60-degreess this afternoon. Then it’s supposed to rain. Then it’s supposed to snow. Then everything is supposed to freeze and temperatures drop into … Continue reading
I looked for a new camera over the holidays; but, wasn’t able to find anything that would work. Now that smart phones have built-in cameras, most, dedicated cameras are either expensive models with everything we want or cheap, featureless units … Continue reading