The Day – 5-23-20

Another gorgeous day yesterday. Sunshine, low seventies, as close to perfect as you’re going to find. We’re totally getting spoiled this week and we’re going to pay for it next week with 90 degree days and thunderstorms. But who cares, I’m enjoying what we have while we have it. After a quiet morning and a nice lunch after which I watched Battle Angel Alita. I’d heard good things about the movie so I DVRd it during a free HBO trial. I have to say the reviews weren’t wrong. I really enjoyed the movie. The story was good, the special effects Read more…


The Day – 5-22-20

Yesterday was grocery and errand day. I made eight stops over four hours. Let me tell you, other than the masks, you’d never know anything was wrong around here. There were people pretty much everywhere. My first two stops were local, the post office and my town convenience store for the new edition of the local paper. Not much happening there. Next it was down the road to Plattsburgh and this is where it got busy. First stop was the bank where the line for the drive thru teller was a manageable eight cars. Luckily I could do what I Read more…


The Day – 5-21-20

Well, like some evil Decepticon, spring has transformed into summer. We hit the low eighties yesterday and today it’s supposed to be even hotter. Time to find out if the air conditioner still works. Knock on wood. Yesterday was an interesting day and not in a good way. I had a package coming that I had to sign for. Now I don’t know if you guys have spent many days hanging around and waiting for a delivery, but it sucks. It’s hard to concentrate on anything and every little noise sounds like a Fed Ex truck. At the very least Read more…


The Day – 5-20-20

A much quieter day than yesterday. Also perfect weather wise, 75 for a high, hardly a cloud to be seen. I wish I could sign up for a whole year of this kind of weather. But of course I can’t. Soon enough it will be hot and buggy. One important thing I got done yesterday was the exterminator came and sprayed the house to keep the bugs out. He does it twice a year in the spring and fall and it makes a huge difference with the house flies. He also refilled the rodent bait outside. So that’s one spring Read more…


The Day – 5-19-20

So yesterday wasn’t my most productive ever. Four hours spent running errands basically killed all hope of getting any writing done since by the time i got home I was beat. On the plus side, I did get a few important things taken care of and had a nice lunch out, to go of course, eaten in the car, but still good. Not really a lot to report, so I thought today would be a good day to share another of my grandfather’s stories.┬áThis is a good one and it will illustrate how much things have changed in ninety years. Read more…


The Day – 5-18-20

So yesterday was a little bit serious. I’ll try to keep things lighter today. Yesterday was another beautiful day in the north country. Mid sixties, sunshine, can’t beat it. After completing my standard morning duties duties and having a nice lunch, I went on my computer and visited kickstarter. There was a crowdfunder going for a drawing course created by an artist named Jason Brubaker, called cognitive drawing. I’ve always liked to draw, but haven’t really put much time into it lately. It’s a 90 day course focusing on figure drawing. It think it was only like twenty bucks for Read more…