I recently discovered a few typographical errors in the tags used for posts that resulted in a several posts being miscategorized. And, amazingly, despite all the new “features” that have been added to WordPress, there is still no easy way … Continue reading
I made a purchase online in Euros recently. I was amazed how easy the transaction was. Technology has really come a long way. I even received a slightly more reasonable exchange rate than I was expecting. The world is much more connected than it used to be. And, we’ve got our own little digital home on the web to add to the variety.
Anyway, have a great weekend.
Our pool pump recently died. We had to have it fixed even though it’s doubtful we’ll be able to use it before we have it closed for the winter in a few weeks. Unlike many people, we don’t have a timer and always leave the pump running. Or water is usually crystal clear. But, the equipment does wear out faster. Its good to have nice things. But, there is also more opportunity for things to break down.
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.
Our camera died again after just two photos! This time, I restarted it in movie mode and, thankfully, it operated normally for the remainder of our photo session. Its old, especially for consumer electronics. We would have replaced it long ago if we didn’t use our smartphones for most photographs and videos. It’s unusual for us to have such outdated electronics. So, it’s doubly annoying.
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.
It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that summer had just started and we were enjoying the long days; but, sadly, it’s become apparent that summer is definitely starting to wane. The evenings are cooler and sunset is 45-minutes earlier than it used to be. We still have plenty of time to have a good row. But, its usually getting dark by the time we are home. It’s been a great summer that has zoomed by all too quickly.