Higher now…

Earlier today we went out to check the mail and there was a lone turkey in the neighbor’s yard having a snack from the bird feeder spillage. When the door opened, she straightened up, darted away from the tree, looked around in a panic, and started booking it across the street. From there she flew up onto the eve over the garage of one of the houses and ran across, flying up to the roof… Keep reading…Higher now…

Keep it undercover…

I started writing a different post and it quickly devolved into an extensive tirade about software and while extensive tirades are kind of the norm around here, I was annoying even myself, so…delete. In short: I Do. Not. Like. Windows 11 and I Really. Do. Not. Like. how every MF software is moving to the subscription-based model. Just let me buy a program once so I can run it into the ground until I am… Keep reading…Keep it undercover…

Don’t watch it turn…

We made it to June without having to turn on the air conditioning. If the forecast is accurate, it won’t be long before we do need A/C, but it’s still some kind of victory and I’ll take it. Anyroad. You know what’s great? A warranty issue on day two with a brand new computer. You know what’s even better? A warranty issue on day ONE with the REPLACEMENT computer. It has been A TIME over… Keep reading…Don’t watch it turn…

Make a little wave…

Apparently it’s May? Alright then. …) We got our new bathroom faucets installed and only had to make one extra trip to Menards because we discovered in the middle of the first install that the faucet connector was not compatible with the water supply connector. It ended up being as simple as buying $10 worth of adapters to connect the two sides, but it still completely derailed us for a few hours. The second faucet… Keep reading…Make a little wave…

Watching the wrong board…

It is, as I type this, eighty-one degrees outside. It’s 30% humidity, windy, and we are under a Critical Fire Weather Watch. Yesterday I saw a news headline that claimed Minnesota has “no more signs of drought” because it rained last week. Makes sense. One of the bathroom faucets has a drip that keeps getting progressively worse and the handle is getting floppier by the day. Our kitchen faucet did that once upon a time…. Keep reading…Watching the wrong board…

A million miles of road…

Two thousand one hundred words. Give or take. Writing about writing. Story Code Name: Wicked Also known as: The Wicked White Monstrosity Fun fact: The story was code named Wicked well before the band within was named Wicked White. Fun fact #2: Bob suggested the name Wicked White for the band without knowing the story’s code name was Wicked. Premise: After Hallie’s life goes off the rails, she upends things further and moves to the… Keep reading…A million miles of road…