When The Weather Gets Good, The Going Gets Tough.

And when the going gets tough, the not-so-tough get whiney. That’d be me!

I’ve had this thing on my foot for two weeks now. I think. The days are melting into one another.

It wasn’t bad, missing my beach lunch when it was cloudy, but now, with the promising morning look of blue skies and sunshine, I’ll be at work, looking out that big window, going stir crazy.

I could go to the beach, I can take the boot off my leg, but the problem would be heat, and sweat. Then having to return to the workplace. Getting in the water (to cool off) would be very dangerous with the uneven bottom. Swimming would possibly be the worst thing fo my foot, the flexing of all the footbones from swimming wouldn’t be condusive to healing. Maybe I’m thinking backwards, maybe swimming would be the best thing. I have a follow-up appointment soon, it’s on my calendar, like I said, the days are running together.

The beach is out of the question, for several more weeks. Nobody on this planet is wired so they would miss it more than me either.

Doom!

It was an OK weekend, watched the World Cup. Costa Rica got beat by Serbia. They didn’t look too good. Next they have to play Brazil, the favorites to win it all. If Costa Rica loses to Brazil, they’ll be out. Costa Rica needs a coach like they had last World Cup. There was a big fiasco after the last World Cup when they let their coach go. Can’t remember details, but CR messed it up.

I loved seeing Mexico beat Germany!

Grass needs mowing again, I can’t do it. Gonna have to pay somebody.

Today is my Wife’s first day at her new job. She’s excited, and there’s no better person on earth. They’re going to love her! I’m sure she’ll have her rough patches, but she’ll make it through them OK, I’ll help her all I can.

I saw a job I think I’d like. Social Media coordinator for this big company. I didn’t apply, because the ad said that you needed to be fluent in Spanish and French. Probably an ad for somebody’s work permit renewal, but the job looked interesting. I’ve said before, I never knew what I wanted to do when I grow up, and I’m in electronics because of a Heathkit Stereo. Except Scuba diving, and that lacks the salary.

Well, I got to get going. Have a great day and great week! If you can make it out for a swim at lunchtime, think of me!

The Decline of Fitness Trackers?

I read an article HERE. It’s about fitness trackers and their decline.

It’s pretty funny, but maybe true. My wife takes hers off, so that her step goal doesn’t go up too much for tomorrow. I have, on occasion, NOT heeded the “MOVE!” notification for the same reason. I also have a little disgruntlement because I lost my step goal streak because of the tracker bettery dying. (My post about that is HERE.) I was really trying to keep my step goal from rising in those days.

I like my Garmin VivoSport a lot, I find that all I have to do is keep it happy, and better fitness is merely a side-effect.

I don’t care if everyone else quits using them, I like mine, and will keep using it.

Looking at the chart above, it occurs to me that maybe the decline coincides with the end-of-life for peoples trackers, and many people choose not to buy new ones. I started with a FitBit Charge HR, went through two under-warranty replacements (battery died), then moved to the Garmin VivoActive. (which is supposedly waterproof, FitBit isn’t). With the Vivoctive, I also had two failures under warranty. When the second replacement Vivoactive failed, the warranty year was over (The original and both replacements, (three units) all flooded in waist-deep water, although they’re rated to 50 meters), and I decided to buy a cheaper model, the VivoSport. I almost bought two, in anticipation of failure, (but I didn’t) But anyway, maybe, many other people are having this general feeling that many fitness trackers don’t last as long as they should, and not replacing them.

Of course, with my broken foot, everything is on hold. No exercise and a boot on my leg for four and a half more weeks. I can’t wait to start my morning run and swims again.

This morning, 0700 our time,

Costa Rica is playing in the World Cup. We plan on watching, the wife is still in bed, but she said she was going to set her alarm. I’ll wake her up if she doesn’t seem like she’s getting up.

Also, the cat is sick, puking all over the house and yowling like she’s in heat. She must have eaten something unsavory last night.

Have a great day! Pura Vida! Go Costa Rica!

Remember My Post About Stealing A Train?

Remember I posted about a dream I had in which I stole a train? You can read it here.

I found this Pinterest picture that reminds me of that dream. It kinda has the locomotive and kinda has the pier type thing I was jumping across to, or this also is similar to the scond station, where I reversed the train, minus the booths on the sides I’m surprised how well I still remember that dream.

I think this is a pretty cool picture, but my train wasn’t old timey like this, it was ultra-futuristic. But it was tall like this picture.

It’s a Saturday morning, the sky is actually more than half blue.

I’m drinking coffee from a new coffee pot, that the wife brought home from Scotland. My call is that the coffee is a bit weak. Whoever made the coffee must not have put enough coffee in there. (That would be me)

The one on the left is a four cupper, the new one is a nine cupper.

I guess that’ll do-er for today, have a great weekend!

Quality DOES Matter!

Last week, I posted about my new safety razor, and chopping my own head off. After that I bought put the razor aside, and went back to the disposables.

Well, my Wife, at my previous request, got me another new, safety razor from a 150 year old shop in Scotland. Used it this morning for the first time.

Amazing difference. Not a single nick, and a super-good shave.

When she gave it to me yesterday, instantly I could feel the difference, just by holding it in my hand. The new one has a shorter handle and was much heavier. Not to mention more beautiful. Comparing the two, side by side, I couldn’t see much difference in the mechanism, the new one was a titch wider, but the part that holds the center was much tighter.

I couldn’t sleep last night, waiting to use it.

Before I started, I looked in the mirror and said to myself, “Now don’t chop yer head off.” I didn’t! And OMG! the shave was a bazillion-trillion-gazillion times better!

Old on the left, new on the right.

Notice the difference in the gaps in the mechanism that holds the blade.

Ladies, if your looking for a gift for your man, I recommend a new safey razor, but get a good one. Get a heavy one, get a quality one. It will be loved and should last forever!

Friday here, it got a little sunny in the afternoon yesterday, kinda cloudy now, but might be an OK day weather-wise. I don’t bother checking the weather anymore, since it’s been cloudy for a long time, and Ican’t ride my scooter or go to the beach because of my leg.

The World Cup started yesterday, not a big deal like the last one, mostly because of the time the games are played. No World Cup parties.

Have a great weekend!

Sheba and Goldie

Sheba and Goldie are BFF’s – Best Furry Friends!

These are pictures that I grabbed from our security camera. They’re laying in the driveway together. Luvvin’ it up!

Today my Wife gets home! She woke up last night at 10 PM our time, 4 AM in Scotland. They are supposed to arrive here at 3:45 PM local time. That would be 9:45 PM in Scotland. That’s 17 hours 45 minutes travel time, not counting getting her home from the airport.

Last night I did the laundry, and I got the house pretty ready for her return.

Thanks for the comments on yesterdays post. Diet Coke Rocks, when I visit your blog, I feel like a child, nagging an adult, you have a quality blog! And I thought your blog was older than mine! Cheyenne, I’m the one who ran out of stuff to post about, years ago! I just post! If I don’t have anything to post about, I post about not having anything to post about!

Thanks again, and have a great day!

Clouds and Thunder and The Wife!

It’s a cloudy day, raining steady, with thunder. Quite pleasant, actually.

can you find the cat?

The wife comes home tomorrow! Tomorrow morning she flies from Edinbourgh Scotland to London, then London to Cayman, with a one hour stop in the Bahamas. She has Friday and the weekend off, then Monday she starts her new job at the National Gallery. Hopefully enough time to get over her jet lag. She has had a wonderful, fun trip. I’ll be glad to have her safe at home again.

I’ve been looking for more blogs to follow, I’ve been adding to my numbers, leaving a few comments. There seems to be a new breed of bloggers out there. They like my comment on their blog, They may reply, on their blog, to my comment. But few come here and comment. It leads me to confirm my belief that this blog isn’t very good, just a boring diary kind of blog. This blog certainly doesn’t seem to fit into any category, except maybe “postaday”, which makes it hard to find other blogs similar to mine. Almost no blogs are as old as this one though. Bloggers come and go I guess. I can go back to my posts from 10 years ago, look at the comments, and almost all of their blogs are gone or inactive. That’s too bad for them (and me, beause I miss them and consider them friends). I have always said that Facebook is good for finding old friends and a blog is good for making new ones.

I like my blog, an I’m going to keep going forever, at least till I die!

Have a great day, and stay dry!

Bullet Point Post

  • The Wife gets home from her Scotland girls trip Thursday afternoon. Two nights and a wakeup.
  • Yesterday was the Queens Birthday Holiday, giving this Tuesday a distinctive Monday feel.
  • Four years ago, I got quite into the FIFA World Cup, this time, all the games occur in the middle of the night, and nobody here seems interested and there seems to be no news. Has it even started yet?
  • I’m wearing cotton underwear instead of a swim suit under my clothes, because of my leg, beach lunches are tempoarialy out.
  • I bought a new backpack last week, today is the trial run. It is smaller than its predessesor and seems like it’s packed pretty tight. Although I like it, it may not work out.
  • It is still cloudy. It’s been cloudy a long, long, long, long, time.
  • I was told that hanging up a plastic bag full of water keeps flies away. It doesn’t seem to work.
  • Have a great day!

Banana Follow-Up


You can see the bananas now, much better than compared to the photo in my last post. I’ve been eating a lot of bananas this past week! They’re almost gone, only the smallest bunch left.

It’s still totally cloudy here.

Sunday morning, cuppa coffee #2.

Last night I was planning on making a big bacon and eggs breakfast but this morning I think I’ll just have cereal. With banana!

With the Wife gone to Scotland, (returning Thursday), the television has been mostly off. Last night I put on a movie, then went out on the back porch and didn’t even watch it. If she was here, I’d make her a big breakfast, and we’d watch one of her cooking shows while we ate. She’d say “You made too much, I can’t eat all this!”

Maybe I will make that big bacon and eggs after all…

Ready To Switch Back

It’s a cloudy Friday, I think it’s been mostly cloudy for more than a month now.

My post the other day, about chopping my own head off seems less of a joke today. I think I’m ready to switch back to disposable razors. I cut myself about 4 times this morning. I thought I’d improve over time, but it doesn’t seem to be happening. If you cut yourself today, you’ll probably cut yourself in the same place tomorrow.

Does anybody use these old time safety razors? There was a brief flurry of activity a few months ago, and I acted on it. I remember from my past that they were easy to get nicked with, but I don’t remember it being this bad!

Anyway, I’m eating all the bananas I can, and we’ve got more coming! A new banana flower has appeared. It will probably be at least three months for the bananas to be ready though.

That big purple thing is the flower. It will turn more like a lions tail as it grows more.

Have a great weekend!

Possible Banana Disaster

My huge bunch of bananas quite literally ripened overnight. I’ve got to eat a lot of bananas.

I’ve given a lot away, probably a third, I’ll be giving away as many as I can today.

Looks like more stormy weather coming.

As far as I’m concerned, it can rain till my foot gets better.

Five and a half more weeks.

Have a great day!