Yesterday’s bread was a bit, well, I had some ado getting it out of the pan last night, so the scrappy end of the loaf ended up in the skillet with a little butter, then some blueberry jam, we optimistically put the umbrella on the patio table, had breakfast out by the pond, then did [...]
In the depression of yesterday, we got up this morning, went to Waffles n’ More, blew our diet, and went plant shopping: we got some summer annuals to brighten the garden along with the roses—an everblooming hydrangea, a freesia, which MIGHT be annual if we put it in the right spot; a few snapdragons, some [...]
Best I can figure, we had a slow clog of the waterfall filter that really developed while we were gone for 2 weeks. We THOUGHT it was running slow. Now the waterfall is what provides aeration. And I had some water conditioner which can adversely affect oxygenation. WE then had a deep cold snap. All [...]
This site that of COURSE hits the top of the search engines–freeze.com (don’t go there) —managed to offer a legitimate download of a useful program, Filezilla, but AS the legit program downloads, about the time your normal little black and white ‘Accept these conditions’ screen pops up—viola! you get a popup made to look exactly [...]
So somebody downloaded a file from CC and has a problem. Jane’s up to her ears in aardvarks on her book, and she asked me to handle it, which involves, in this case, getting the file which I don’t keep on my computer and sending it to the person who needs it. This should be [...]
But it’s not the color or texture we really want. This is decent structural stuff, but we may have to dress up in our ninja outfits and go rock-hunting on the highway again in quest of the deeply black and fractured stuff. Next time I heft large rocks, I’m not wearing the flipflops. Very uneven [...]
THEN there’s the hassle of trying to get covers, text, and format all lined up. But we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Excuse the spam attack on Closed Circle: we got the dike plugged. There’s a hot spot in hell for these jerks. I trust none of you are [...]
1. glass and windshield cleaner. Down in Texas, bug capital of the universe, a title hotly contested by Kansas, we found that Allsup’s gas-and-go stocks Sprayway Glass cleaner, which we’d been looking for since it does such a bang-up job of windows and tabletops. On the can, it said, also ‘windshields.’ Well, heck-darn, y’all. I [...]
This was Deathmarch Thursday…a little writing this morning, and Jane alternated writing with hitting the front flowerbeds with fertilizer. I got the filter washed out, and can say we are showing signs of improvement in the pond.
Then the marine tank. This is the Big Fix, necessitated by lousy tests that expired, and a refractometer [...]