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End of an Era
Friday, June 11, 2021      14 comments

Here we are. They’ve announced the approach to the final destination, and there’s nothing we can do to change that: “end of track” means we can go no further. There are times when you’re nearing a station or an airport and you’re fille... Read more
499B: About those dust bunnies...
Thursday, March 28, 2013      10 comments

...you know the saying "If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade?" This one's for LECATES: Can I get away with this, it being Easter weekend 'n' all? ... Read more
Day 499: The Morning Quickie
Thursday, March 28, 2013      9 comments

The sun is shining, the sky is blue, even though it's still below freezing. Hey, I'll take what I can get. As Meatloaf sang, two out of three ain't bad. Just started a course of antibiotics for the semi-annual sinus infection. (If I've got ... Read more
Day 498: The Morning Quickie
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      12 comments

It's not as though I haven't seen snow in March before - I remember at least one Easter Sunrise Service that was conducted during a snowfall (not a blizzard, but even so), and I seem to remember a major late-March snowstorm circa '93. But i... Read more
Day 497: The Morning Quickie
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      9 comments

It's a lesson I learn over and over that never seems to stick: do it now. Unlike yesterday when I sidetracked myself however many times, today I'll do the blog first, so I don't inadvertently forget it. Most of these blogs are a kind of ch... Read more
Day 496: Some days...
Monday, March 25, 2013      9 comments

...are like the boxes to be ticked on forms: yep, that was today. Did this, did that, day is done. You know what Mondays are like. I'll bet I sat down here at least four times to do a blog, and got sidetracked each time. So instead of a mo... Read more
Day 495: The Morning Quickie
Sunday, March 24, 2013      8 comments

We've had massive computer / LAN problems over most of the last week, so my work is majorly behind - hence, a truly short blog, and virtually (pun intended) an entire day that will have to be devoted to catching up electronically. Not much exerc... Read more
Day 494: The Morning Quickie
Saturday, March 23, 2013      10 comments

At the risk of sounding like a weather report - day before yesterday, it turned bitter (as in, BITTER) cold, with highs reaching perhaps freezing. We had "light snow showers" most of yesterday and overnight: this morning I've woken up to an inc... Read more
Day 493: The Morning Quickie
Friday, March 22, 2013      11 comments

More like "...and now, back to our regularly scheduled program" - yesterday's MotD and notes from all and sundry was such a pleasant surprise. It was fun to hear from so many people - I forget sometimes just how large the Spark community is! ... Read more
Day 492: The Morning Quickie
Thursday, March 21, 2013      11 comments

Another day when the blog will be - quick, that is. Groceries (what, again? yepper, again) plus another house viewing (I'm discouraged, but that's not important right now) plus a short-list of gotta-do's, like paying some bills, sending a couple... Read more
Day 491: The Morning Quickie
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      7 comments

"The smell of coffee cooking was a reason for growing up, because children were never allowed to have it and nothing haunted the nostrils all the way out to the barn as did the aroma of boiling coffee." --Edna Lewis, 'The Taste of Co... Read more
Day 490: The Morning Quickie
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      8 comments

If I could find a good way to organize the files on my computer, I'd really have something... or at least be able to find things. Maybe. The thing is, sorting computer files means sitting. And I dislike using my sitting time (of which there... Read more
Day 489: The Morning Quickie
Monday, March 18, 2013      9 comments

And now, finally, maybe, I'm back on track - at least insofar as blogs go. I wasn't kidding about the quickie part: grocery day, laundry day, more spring-cleaning. I got up with the sun and actually have some energy (!) so I figure I'd bes... Read more
Day 488: An Evening Quickie
Sunday, March 17, 2013      7 comments

Maybe I should just title it "An Evening Picture," as that's about what it'll come down to. Probably lucky to manage that much of a post - I missed yesterday altogether. It's been a crazy couple of days, with 30 hours' worth of stuff cramme... Read more
Day 487: An Evening Quickie
Friday, March 15, 2013      9 comments

Just keeping my hand in, plus providing you with a brief update. Himself is about 90% (I would say), with just a touch of occasional weakness. He's taking it easy, and we're eating fairly light, bland meals, so I think he's just about recov... Read more

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