Holiday Friday

Today is a Holiday here, and I think I’ve said it before, but the weather is sucking it. Everybody’s whining about the weather, northerners saying it’s still winter not spring. Australians saying it’s still summer not fall. Caribbean-ers saying it’s too cold cloudy and windy.

bikinis in the snow

The weather forecast says it’s supposed to get nice, We’ll see!

I called Planning yesterday, the law is that a single story house can be 10 feet from the property line, a two or more must be 15. She’s building a 1 story, 3 bedroom house, so she’s all legal .


Damp Weather Damper

I should be in a much better mood. I should be looking forward to the weekend that starts in just 9 hours. (Holiday Friday and holiday Monday.) But I’m not. This damp weather is putting a damper on my good mood and my weekend outlook.20130328_064127My view from right here right now.

Also they’re going to start building next door. Over two years ago, I agreed to let them build 10 feet from the property line. Now they’ve changed their plans and I’ve changed my mind. I just want to save the trees that give us privacy on our back porch. Today I have to call the Planning Department and see what can be done, if anything.

The Hump Is Over!

This Wednesday morning, is already over the hump. Because Friday is a holiday, the midweek moment was last night after work. Tomorrow is this weeks last workday for me! Although it doesn’t really seem to matter now, as we have some terrible weather, cloudy and cold wind from the north. Last night it was blowing the furniture on the porch around and the wind knocked Travlin’ Tim off the table and he broke! I fixed him with epoxy and you can’t tell much.

Apparently this wind is supposed to continue FOREVER!


Remember I bought a new Camera? Below is a picture I took of it underwater. It is tiny and takes incredible HD video. Now when I snorkel I have a camera in each hand!
Camera 14MP-9PC I drove the car into work yesterday because of the weather and the traffic was so bad I couldn’t stand it. So today I’m scooterin’ into work, rain or shine.

Have a good day!

Random Photo Post

Not much to post about today. Didn’t sleep much last night, but I’m not tired.

I ran into my friends son yesterday at the gas station. He says he’s supposed to start clearing the lot next door today, and start building a house. Great. Construction. Next door. Now I’m worried about the cats, and the trees.

Below are some random photos, all taken yesterday at lunch.

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Monday Monday

There’s a song from the 60’s or 70’s, a guy sings

“Monday Monday” Then the background vocals go “bla blaaaa.. Blaa bla bla blaaaa”


I just went and looked it up. Monday Monday, the Mammas and Pappas, 1966

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But just listen to the.”bla blaaaa.. Blaa bla bla blaaaa” parts, and where he says Monday Monday.. That’s how I feel this morning. bla blaaaa.. Blaa bla bla blaaaa

Have a good week.

Sheba Swimming, over/under

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Saturday The Wife and I took the dogs to the beach. It was quite windy and wavy. I went out snorkeling and Sheba came out to greet me when I came back. I had a camera in each hand and couldn’t “Handle” her, but gave it a shot. Above is a video of Sheba swimming out to see me, and then swimming back towards shore. Ditto didn’t want to have anything to do with the waves and elected to stay safely ashore.

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Replacing Google Reader

I guess almost everybody has heard Google will be shutting down it’s Reader July 1

google-reader-shutting-down-Well, I’ve been looking for a replacement. and I think I found it. It’s called Bloglines

bloglinesAt first glance, I thought it was crap, but after you flip the switch circled above, iIt seems to be pretty good, . When you open it for the first time, default is this “Widget View” which shows all these boxes that are not what I want. But at the top of the page is a switch to flip for Reader View. Reader View is good.See picture above.

I exported my subscriptions from Google Reader, and got a ZIP file with a whole bunch of JSON files and one XML. On Bloglines, you’ll see an “Add Content” button. Below that is “Import OPML”. Steer  that to your XML file and it will import all your subscriptions from G Reader. And you can add sites one by one. I’ll help, if you need help, comment or email.

I’ve looked a lot for a Google Reader replacement, I started When I got my own webpage. I started looking again when I got the notification G Reader’d be shutting down. This is the best I could find, and for me, I like it.