Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Puzzle Update

 It's been a month of frequently bending over this table and trying to find the "piece" to fit.  This puzzle is slowly being solved.  Whew!  Can't wait to try an easier one!

Monday, November 9, 2020

High Speed Home Internet

 Finally 5g is coming to the home.  This is the real reason I'm looking forward to the new service.  See the following article regarding the t-mobile product.  If you live near a t-mobile tower, this might work for you!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Almost Covid Mask

We've tried quite a few masks - most wouldn't stop a germ if it had to!

I've concluded that a reusable mask with a filter pocket is the way to go.  I recently found this mask at a reasonable price.  The mask alone is pretty poor, but when adding the 5-layer filter, I hope it's effectiveness is good.  The good things about this mask is that it fits me, the nose part stays in place, and it has filter pocket accessible from both ends.  These were ordered from

Amazon is a good place for large quantities of the filters - we change them daily.


What a Puzzle!

We found this puzzle online and ordered the 100 piece version from Amazon.  It is laser cut wood with no indication of where the pieces might go - except for a faint wood grain.  Trying to find that first piece was a challenge.  After working on it for four days - on and off - successful!  We're trying it again, but this time we've rotated it 180 degrees.  It now seems harder!  It's called a DevilPuzzle and is very well made.  There are other versions out there.  We may be forced to try the even harder version.

The things we do in isolation!!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

You Could Have Been in Southern Alberta Yesterday!

Thanks to Wayne Headrick for sharing this facebook photo of South of Millarville. Almost a foot of hail.  I remember a hail storm when Donna & I toured with our Gold Wing - it was painful, but nothing like this!


Thursday, June 25, 2020


An article online recently indicated that spending 20 minutes twice a day in the shown configuration is good for the body.  Here's Donna demonstrating the "exercise".  It took her a while to figure out how to get into the pose, but once she's there, she becomes very quiet.  I know she is finished when I (comfortably sitting in the recliner) hear moans and groans from the bedroom.  She claims she feels much better when finished.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Big Changes at Apple

Yesterday Apple revealed the major changes for the upcoming software for all their products!  The internet is alive with discussions about the event.  Start by going to to read all about it.

Apple is starting to look more like what Android has been doing for many years.

Wildlife Walk

We took a nice long walk the other day and ran into some wildlife.  It appears to be a small coyote? since it was unleashed.  We did see a scrawny coyote a few days back - he/she found a duck at one of the ponds.

That particular walk was a big one for us.  It gets hot very early.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Some AZ Fire Info

Even though you may not use Twitter, you can go to this link for a satellite view of the three big fires currently in Arizona.  Quite a GIF

A couple of photos of the Bush Fire from Twitter.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Vima This Morning

Yesterday I showed you a new app I'm using - Vima.  I used it again on our morning walk.  Today we walked ALMOST every street - trying not to walk a street more than once.  We did not walk Oregon Trail, the new cul-de-sac near the tennis courts, or that STEEP hill behind us up Illinois.  We did the rest and evidently that's a little over three miles.  You'll notice an aberration part way down Illinois where the map then draws a straight line over to New Mexico.  That seems to be the place we stopped and I adjusted the brightness on the phone.  Evidently this causes a pause in the program OR I touched "pause" inadvertently.  I discovered the program was paused (and then pressed "resume") as we started around New Mexico (the other end of the straight line).  Consequently, I don't know if the program included the time and distance of that straight line, but I suspect it did.

I think it's a great little program.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Catching Up with Some New Posts

It's been several days since an update to the blog, but I've gathered several links that might interest you.  But first a nice photograph suitable for a desktop pix.

I think it is quite nice.  Enjoy on your computer. (Channels 3 and 5) has a nice app and can let you pick your location for "local" news as well as national.  I check it at least once a day.
 Have you ever heard of the game called Frosthaven?  Me either, but it seems to be VERY popular.

 100 Things to do while self-isolating

I found a walking app that works well with my iphone.  I tried it this morning (had an operator error at the beginning of the walk, but corrected the error while on Arizona - time is correct, but distance is a about a half mile short).  I did put the phone asleep at the walk's beginning, so it looks like the actual track is off.  I'll try a different approach tomorrow

It's called Vima. I like it!

I use a reddit app to browse photos - some of which are outstanding.  Here's one.


 Another beautiful picture taken by accident.


Monday, April 20, 2020

Look What Happens in LA When Cars are Gone!

The skies weren't this clear when I started flying to LA in 1973!!!


I know you're probably getting tired of reading about Covid-19, but here's a story that puts a more scientific approach to that "6-foot separation" requirement.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Geese Are Going Crazy!

Here' where one of them that ended up near us!  Coyotes??  Another just landed on the roof of the next PM over.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Corona Virus

Click for some very good information regarding the life expectancy of the virus when exposed to various things.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Not Too Happy About Being Born

Sending Videos with iMessage

Moon - Up Close

Watch Out! The Hamsteers are Here!

Dog Solves a Problem

Microsoft Edge Setting You Should Change

This "painting" is Unique

Reset Your Computer for a Happier Life

It May Take Some Time to Get the Stimulus Check

How the Coronavirus Spread

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Wasn't sure which blog should used for this post, so picked the one more people see.

This is the most impressive "craft" I've seen in a while.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020


I've texted a friend in Italy regarding their shutdown.  She is very frightened.  People are dying.  She is alone.  Her father lives in Northern Italy.  He is 80 years old.  The hospitals have no beds.  Medical personnel are getting sick.  They do not have enough ventilators.  Soon she will be without a job (she works in the gift shop of a Basilica).  She faces a great unknown.

Here is an applicable article to the problem we face.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Water Heater Odor

I've mentioned this remedy before, but it's worth another look.  Several park residents return to the winter season after a summer of minimal water heater usage, only to find that rotten egg smell.

This document suggest ways to remove that odor.

Africa's Locust Problem

I remember grasshoppers (locust) made good fish bait.  And they were fun to catch.  But I never remember anything like what's happening in Africa there days!

Unique Password Generator

I was about to place this posting only in my tech blog  (, but thought it might be useful here.

There have been more internet posts lately about password security.  New thinking indicates a long phrase (something you can remember) of non-related words might offer the best defense of password hacking.  I have used this concept when creating my most important passwords.

Here is a site that will generate passwords based upon user input of a phrase format.  I suggest you revise your email passwords to follow something like this.  It is better than using initials and birthdates!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Recent Site Viewing I Liked

I know this list is long, but there must be something here you could use.

Peralta Regional Park targets 2021 opening after receiving $2M grant