Tag: Personal

I bought my house 5 years ago. At the same time, I bought a new washer and a dryer. The washer has been just fine, even though it’s one of those HE (High Efficiency) washers that give your clothes a shower rather than a bath. It tries to use a lot less water. The dryer has always seemed to be lacking in performance. It took a really long time to dry, especially for larger loads. I thought, well, it is…

On the first full day that we were in Guatemala, a Sunday, Kayla and I were sitting on the upper porch, or veranda. I was enjoying the view. From my vantage point, all that I could see were tropical plants, including a couple of lime trees in the courtyard, a papaya tree, corn, and a pomegranate tree … all right there from my little bench. To the back of the bench was a wall. If you walked a few feet…

I think that it was sometime around 9th grade, 1976 or so. I was taking Spanish. The school had arranged a trip to Mexico, or perhaps Spain. I don’t really remember the details. I wanted to go, but my parents said no. Looking back, I can understand why they said that. I was in the Spanish class but not engaged at all. I was going through the motions. I just wanted to go on the trip because I thought it…

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Adam was kind enough to take me to the gun range and show me how to shoot. I’d never fired a real gun before and thought that I’d give it a try. The experience was quite fun. I plan to do it again. We started with the safety instructions and with the practice pistol, pictured as yellow, but it was in fact, orange – strange lighting and white balance challenges. After safety…

Recently, my iMac has been acting a bit flakily the last year, or so. Some weeks it would work just fine. Zero problems. Other times it would lock up and become unresponsive after I clicked on an app. Sometimes, it happened daily. A reboot always seemed to change its attitude and I continued on, happily. The past couple of weeks, though, I’ve had to restore from my Time Machine backups to be able to log back in. Unfortunately, that takes…

No. Not like Colorado Rocky Mountain “high”, but a few feet above ground level 🙂 On Sunday, I went with a group on a hike in Crowder’s Mountain State Park. I’d been there a few times before. It was a great day to be out and about, walking through the woods and up the mountain. There were 10 of us, 8 women, 2 men. According to what I could find online, the elevation change from the visitor’s center to the…

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