Monday, November 30, 2020
One Day Is Enough
1:14 pm est
I don't usually have any leftovers when I prepare a meal.
When I go out to eat, I clean my plate.
A health report on the news today advised people to finish their leftovers from Thanksgiving which was four
That seems like a long time to keep things. I only hold
them for one day. Food spoils faster than people realize.
11:03 pm est
I played golf yesterday with one of my golfing friends.
We were able to play 13 holes before daylight became an issue.
The temperature was 50 degrees at 3pm. It was a nice day to be out there.
I will try to play again with them, but the window is closing as Tuesday
is December 1.
It's always a bonus to play in December.
Friday, November 27, 2020
9:53 pm est
It seems like I have
turkey only three times a year. I like it, but never eat it other than holidays and a road race that serves up a turkey dinner
I was just looking at the website for a local turkey
It's time to take a trip there and buy a few things.
That Crazy Virus
11:53 pm est
It will be interesting to see the public health
implications of people gathering together for Thanksgiving in light of the Covid warnings.
We are lead to believe that so many Americans will die before
Will that happen? Nobody knows where this virus
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Birthday Wishes From Them
11:23 pm est
It was my birthday
today. It's always great to have another one. We only get so many of them. It's good to hear from people.
It made me laugh when I got birthday wishes from one of the banks that
holds my credit card.
Am I suppose to feel more positive about them?
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Being Paid To Wait
7:48 pm est
Some people willingly pay money to others to wait in
lines for them. We see that all the time for ticket sales.
New York City has stepped it up by with people being paid to hold a spot for a Covid-19 test.
With waiting times as long as four hours, some are charging up to
$80 per hour for their services.
a select group of people have the money to do this. Everyone else must wait their turn.
11:57 pm est
It's always good to throw out stuff. We all have
People throw out so many great things just to get rid
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Fading Away After 57 Years
5:52 pm est
When President Kennedy
was assassinated 57 years ago today, it was the biggest news story in my life. I was ten, but the event gripped the world
over the next four days.
As years went by, it would be remembered by the media.
Time has caused it to fade into the background. There was little mention
of it today.
One would need to be at least 62 in order to have any
recollection of that day.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
A Feast For Geese
9:14 pm est
I have not seen any
Canadian Geese in the last few weeks of playing golf. One hole has a small pond that attracts them, but they have left.
I drove by a corn field this week that was inundated with them and
feasting on the remnants of the harvest.
It was amazing to see that many.
That Old Wood
11:48 pm est
My neighborhood has many stately old homes with great
One big old house is looking good tonight with its vinyl
siding. The job was done so quickly.
the end, they just covered up a lot of rotted wood that should have been replaced.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Trees Standing Strong
11:47 pm est
Leaves hide the flaws of trees. When they fall to the
ground, we can see the health of them.
Some have limbs that need to be removed before they fall and harm people and property.
It's either now or they fall during a storm.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
All Those Sweaters
11:52 pm est
I always wonder how long a sweater can sit in a plastic
container before it needs to be taken to the cleaners.
Covid eliminated my stand-up comedy and wearing of various sweaters.
Some have not been worn in over a year after coming back from the cleaners.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
11:33 pm est
As part of my requirement to keep my Massachusetts Real
Estate Broker license, I need to take twelve hours of courses every two years. In previous times, I attended them in person,
but the pandemic eliminated that option this year.
I enrolled in six on-line classes, each lasting two hours. The one I took on condos, co-ops and timesharing
was very revealing.
I never realized condos have so many hidden expenses. It's
probably the cheapest way to own property, but it comes with its own issues.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Staying On The Road
11:50 pm est
Highway construction always slows down traffic. There are so
many projects that need to be completed.
It's always good to see work being done on installing guard rails and other barriers.
There are so many roads that
need better protection for drivers.
Once a car goes off the road, all bets are off.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Zone To Zone
11:52 pm est
The Time Zones of America are very interesting, especially
when states border each other.
was able to experience that several years ago on a trip to Las Vegas and taking a drive to the Grand Canyon.
The time changes hour to hour.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Too Cold To Sit
11:37 pm est
I read a half-serious story of how to dress for outdoor
dining during winter. Many cities want to keep it going.
I've been to many cold weather football games at Gillette Stadium. It was always easier to eat while
standing up and trying to stay warm.
do you create a mood when you're trying to sit and it's so cold?
Friday, November 13, 2020
11:52 pm est
I have several non-working digital running watches. Replacing
the battery might not be an option in some of them.
It's time to make a decision on whether they are fixed or recycled.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
The Real Cost of The Empire
11:43 pm est
There is a great
podcast I listen to about the history of New York City. They do such a great job researching their topics.
The recent one about the building of the Empire State Building was
They mentioned the building being built for $52 million
back in 1931.
Whenever you cite the cost, the inflation factor needs
to be taken into account.
This was really a $852 million building in today's dollars.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
11:55 pm est
They sell everything during those crazy commercials on
Tonight I saw a battery organizing case to hold every
possible type of them from A-D and all the small ones.
It's probably a good thing to own if you have a lot of batteries. How many do people have?
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
11:56 pm est
The great Boston Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn died today
at the age of 86.
As long as I've followed Celtics basketball, he was part
of it as a player, coach or broadcaster.
One of his greatest feats was to be a very talented artist of oil landscape paintings.
Monday, November 9, 2020
A Time To Cut
7:43 pm est
Diseased trees are all around us. They topple over all
the time in the woods, but can be a danger around people.
When I was playing golf today, I saw two that were dead on the fairway had finally been snapped at
their base. It probably happened during the recent rain and wind storms.
We can't prevent damage from healthy trees, but the diseased ones need to
have their limbs trimmed or be cut down.
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Lights Out 2020
6:25 pm est
Once the calendar turned to November, it was inevitable
that stores would be in full holiday mode.
While out today, I saw wreaths and winter baskets for sale. Some people have already put up their outside
Some on Facebook have indicated their greeting cards
are done and ready to be mailed.
seven weeks away. There is still plenty of time for people to get things done.
Saturday, November 7, 2020
They Will Leave Them
7:59 pm est
My city collects
leaves from residences as long as they are in composting bags.
A house in my neighborhood apparently ran out of bags because they have them
crammed into cardboard boxes and barrels.
I doubt they will be picked up.
Friday, November 6, 2020
Another Round for 2020
8:23 pm est
They always say New England weather is crazy. It can
change so much day to day.
Last Wednesday, a round of golf with some friends got
canceled because of a cold rain storm which eventually dropped over an inch of snow.
Today we had temperatures in the mid 60's and blue sky. The weather
We hope to play again, but you never know with the weather
this time of year.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
The View Will Be Better
8:30 pm est
Abandoned property lowers the value of the neighborhood.
A local gas station has been closed for about twenty years. Nobody
wanted to do anything with the property.
It will torn down and replaced by nine condos. People are now complaining that it will block the view of the
Whatever view they had was obstructed by overgrown trees
One resident wanted an ice cream stand there or a flower
shop. Sometime tried both, but was never successful.
They mentioned potential traffic from the place, but any other use of the structure would generate
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Will We Have Answers?
4:54 pm est
There are seven hours left in Election Day 2020. What will we know when the day is over?
Will the presidential election have a winner
or are we destined to see a long process?
What will be the balance in the House and Senate?
At this point, nobody has the answers.
Car From Nowhere
11:47 pm est
I was driving along Rt 95 this afternoon when someone
carelessly pulled too close to me. I had to swerve to get out of the way.
That car was way too close at 65 mph for both of us.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
11:58 pm est
All trends seem to flow east from California.
Their latest is to sell fall
foliage leaves that are organic.
want the color of leaves and are willing to pay for them.