Monday, August 3, 2020
Rooms To Spare
11:35 am edt
Colleges in the Boston
area are trying to take every precaution to protect their students as they return during the pandemic.
Several schools have been renting rooms in Boston hotels to allow students
their own space and bathroom.
is a win for everyone. Schools provide greater health protection for students while limiting their contacts with others.
Hotels will receive greatly needed revenue as their occupancy rate
has been very flat.
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Trying To Finish The Book
11:34 pm edt
I have been a slow
reader my entire life. I recently got a book from my local library which I reserved and finally got to the top of the queue.
They put a three week limit on checking it out.
It's already three days overdue with 100 pages to go. I plan to stay up and
read for a couple of hours.
Hopefully, I can finish by tomorrow. By then, I will owe $1.
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Making Water Go Away
3:11 pm edt
People build houses in areas that are prone to flooding.
One place I regularly drive by has water in the front yard in the spring
and whenever it rains hard.
The owner finally got tired of it and spent a small fortunate
on drainage and other preventative measures.
After spending all that cash, I have no doubt they will be upset if the problem continues.
Friday, July 31, 2020
11:52 pm edt
Hurricane Isaias is getting a lot of attention as it
heads towards Florida.
It got extra screen time on the 11pm news in Boston.
We could be effected by Tuesday, but nobody really knows how it will
Thursday, July 30, 2020
The 2020 Coin Shortage
11:51 pm edt
I don't doubt that might be a coin shortage in America
during the pandemic. People hold coins in jars and use it like cash.
So many people have jars of spare change that amount to serious dollars, but
they never cash in.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
No More Cash For Them
8:30 pm edt
There seems to be
an app for almost everything.
been hearing radio ads for one that allows parents to manage the allowance for their kids while teaching them about finances.
They can set up chores and determine the monetary compensation. The
kids can use the digital money as needed.
It's not a bad idea as we evolve to digital currency.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
The Maine Shark
2:09 pm edt
Sharks get a lot
of positive press coverage as the public seems to be fascinated with them.
Unfortunately, a 63 year old woman from New York City died from a shark attack
over the weekend while swimming off the coast of Maine.
She was about 20 yards from shore when she had her fatal encounter.
Monday, July 27, 2020
A Bigger Frame Than Needed
7:12 pm edt
I bought a new bed
frame the other day. It looked like it would be easy to assemble, but in took me almost two hours.
The frame can be adjusted for either a twin, full, queen or king. I
had a big problem with my full-size.
was unable to line up the pins with their corresponding holes. It worked for every other size.
As a result, my frame can now accommodate a queen mattress and box
spring. I'm wasting a few inches of space because the frame sticks out.
Eventually, I will try to fix it again and hope I don't get the same results.
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Championship For All
11:48 pm edt
It was interesting to watch MLB last night with pumped
in crowd noise and cardboard figures in the stands.
I hope they make it to the end of the season. Their radical playoff structure give most teams a chance
at a championship.
Friday, July 24, 2020
Those State Highways
11:47 pm edt
It can be a real challenge to drive on undivided
state highways. Cars come at you so fast. There is no room for error.
Some people drive too aggressively. You need to get out of their way.
It never changes.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
11:48 pm edt
I brought my downhill skis to a thrift store after not
using them for the last 31 years.
skiing career ended years ago. I have no plans to ever ski again.
I loved it so much when I did it, but I was always falling down.
I will always remember these skis as being my first fiberglass ones
with Nevada step-in bindings.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
11:51 pm edt
We have heard rumbles of thunder tonight and one boom,
but nothing else.
Storms are strange and often so localized.
Thunder and wind can change real fast.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
11:51 pm edt
It's very difficult to keep a shower curtain liner free
of mold and mildew.
I buy cheap ones from Walmart and change them every few months.
Today was the day to start with new liners.
From this point forward, it
will only be a matter of time before these get replaced.
Monday, July 20, 2020
Don't Forget To Brake
8:43 pm edt
An accident can happen
at any time. We can only hope to prevent them or get a lucky break.
I hate being stopped in traffic and making a turn. You are at the mercy of
the competence of the drivers behind you.
While I was making a right turn today, the driver behind me got way too close.
Some people just drive the same speed and don't know how to slow down
or use their brakes.
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Suiting Up On Hot Days
8:53 pm edt
A suit should go to the dry cleaners on a periodic basis
even if it doesn't get worn.
was planning to bring mine because I have not used it in over five months.
It will definitely need it after tomorrow when I attend a private funeral
service on one of the hottest days of the year.
It will be at the cleaners on Tuesday.