Sunday, September 20, 2020
6:50 pm edt
Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will look a lot different
It will be staged in another part of the city without
any live viewers. The gigantic balloons will be stationary.
In light of the pandemic, it was the only option other than canceling it.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Season Done For Dehumidifier
11:43 pm edt
I have not used my dehumidifier for almost six
weeks. It was a big mistake not to empty the collected water from five weeks ago. The water looked real bad.
The air filter was very dirty after such a short time. The
kitchen faucet was the best way to clean it.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Not Helping The Battery
5:39 pm edt
The terminals and cables for automotive batteries should
be kept clean at all times. A buildup of corrosion will keep any vehicle from starting.
The other day, I saw some neighbors trying to jump-start a vehicle
that had a dead battery. As I walked by, I could see a huge amount of corrosion on the cables and terminals.
They could've stayed there all day trying to get it going, but
the only solution was to clean it all up.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
The Big Smoke
8:00 am edt
The wild fires in
California and other states continue to destroy everything in their path. The destruction has been enormous.
The huge amount of smoke has drifted across the country caught up in
the jet stream.
It's another hazy day around here. The blue sky is gone
and has been replaced by the smoke.
They say it's not harmful because it's so high in the atmosphere, but you never know.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Cool Weather Dining
10:54 pm edt
Boston will allow
outside dining until the end of November.
How many people will choose to dine outside on a cool autumn evening? Hopefully, the restaurants will have
heaters for the customers.
Eating outside in cool weather is great if you're tailgating
at a football game. It might work for some places, but not for most.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Best Time To Leave
6:54 pm edt
I have a 10:45 appointment tomorrow in Natick. I made
it for that time with the hope of avoiding rush hour traffic.
It's always a roll of the dice because anything can happen. I will leave earlier to
allow for traffic and delays.
Monday, September 14, 2020
October Is Too Soon
7:13 pm edt
At this point, we are halfway to October. Once we get
there, the holiday rush will be upon us. It starts earlier every year.
People really need to pump the brakes and wait until at least November. It
gets crazy too soon.
It will probably be different this year in light
of the pandemic.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Leave The Dog Home
9:19 pm edt
Dog owners love their pets, but I'll never understand
why they take them on long runs or have them climb mountains.
I saw a picture on Facebook the other day of a group which had just completed a 4,000
foot climb in New Hampshire.
were excited about their accomplishment, but the dog was sprawled out in the parking lot looking totally exhausted.
Dogs will push themselves to please their owner. They can't say to
slow down or to take a break.
breeds are not meant to run ten miles or go mountain climbing.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
A Tale of Two Melons
11:40 pm edt
I bought a honey dew melon yesterday for the first time
in many years. It has a different taste than cantaloupe.
They both had the same seed cavity that I scooped out with a large spoon.
Both melons are on the list for being low in sugars.
Friday, September 11, 2020
My Big Three
11:39 pm edt
Every generation has events that define it. I have seen
that in my life.
The assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 was a
huge moment. They buried him on my 10th birthday as we all watched it.
September 11, 2001 changed America forever. The impact has been so profound.
We have no idea of the future impact of the Coronavirus pandemic of
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Flu Shot 2020
5:10 pm edt
I had a flu shot today. It's the earliest I ever had
one. I went 37 years without one before resuming them in 2018.
It was a disaster for me last year when I took it four days after running the New York
City Marathon. Apparently, my immune system was compromised from the race.
I didn't have the flu, but the adverse reaction was bad enough.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Serious TV Watching
11:53 pm edt
When people binge
watch a season's worth of shows, they are making a serious time commitment.
A posting on Facebook showed someone who watched 96 episodes of "Homeland"
How long did that take?
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Always On Fire
11:01 pm edt
It's horrible to see the wildfires in California.
a beautiful place, but seems like fires are a way of life.
The state is doing another rolling power blackout because their energy grid cannot support the demand.
That is so unacceptable in the 21st century.
Monday, September 7, 2020
9:57 pm edt
It's easy to waste time with computer issues or other
Since I bought my new PC, I have trouble scanning.
After spending over an hour tonight, I'll try again tomorrow.
I think I need to uninstall the printer and start all over again.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
The Didn't Want To Leave
8:21 pm edt
When I bought my new omputer four weeks ago, it
came with a 30 day free trial for McAfee anti-virus protection. I already had a paid subscription to Norton.
I decided to check it out for free, but waited until today to uninstall
it and add Norton.
During the installation process for Norton, the uninstalling
of McAfee didn't go easy.
kept getting prompts asking me if I really wanted to do this. I have been satisfied with Norton and saw no reason to change.