Weekend Open Mic

Weather: A little warm for the middle of September here in the Midwest.  We can use a little rain so that part’s okay.

The weekend:  Having a family birthday gathering on Sunday.

Binging:  We’re a couple of episodes into the fifth (and last) season of Death In Paradise on Netflix. 

That’s it from  B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?
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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: We’re in for a nice week of weather, especially compared to some parts of the country. 

The weekend: I don’t have much planned for the weekend. I’m trying to recuperate from last weekend’s outside work.  I seemed to have pulled a muscle in my calf.  It doesn’t bother me sitting or lying down, just when I walk, but it’s not too bad.  I haven’t been able to walk the track at the gym as much this week.  I’m going to help out at a trivia night Saturday night.  

Website:  We just hit 5,000 Likes on posts and comments Friday evening.  Keep up the good work!

That’s it from  B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?
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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: September is starting out with a bit of fluctuating temperatures.  We had a very hot July and cooler than normal August.  

The weekend: Don’t have any major plans except to work on some landscaping since it’s supposed to be dry and not too hot, well at least on Saturday.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: While our friends in Texas are under the hurricane hammer this weekend we’re having an incredible round of weather here in the midwest.  Low 80s and low humidity are hard to beat in August.

Website ads:  I’ve had 5 or 6 people tell me they’ve had trouble with the video ads since I reinstated them. c I’ve recommended those people use a browser extension that disables html5 autoplay (that’s helped a couple people) or to use an ad blocker.  

The weekend:  Going to watch the Cardinals play on Sunday with Patco’s work group.

TV Binging:  Started watching Death In Paradise, a BBC series on Netflix.  Been trying to figure out whodunit before the episode ends.  Have only figured out a couple of them in the first season.  Just starting season two.

That’s it from  B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

 

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Typical mid-August weather for this part of the country.

The eclipse:  My house is in the path of totality which means it will get dark for a couple of minutes on Monday.  I’m thinking rather than drive to the local park where they’re having a big gathering to watch I may just go sit in my back yard and watch it with my doggies.  I think I’ll set up a video camera just to catch the darkness come and go. I remember seeing a partial solar eclipse a while back and seeing a change in the lighting and ambiance but this totality stuff is pretty interesting. 

The weekend: I had an electrical problem with one of the circuits in my house where the power kept going out intermittently.  Luckily that circuit was not one I use every day.  I disconnected all the outlets and switches one by one expecting, or rather hoping, to find a loose connection but didn’t.  I called in reinforcements and after a couple of evenings of diagnostics and thinking and tinkering in the attic we think we found the problem.  We had to replace a 12-foot piece of wire in the attic and that seems to have fixed the problem.  Now I have to go back and reinstall the outlets and switches and redo a light fixture that needed changing. So I’ll be doing that this weekend.

Website: I’ve had one person let me know that they had a problem with a video ad playing and the audio couldn’t be stopped.  Anyone else have any problems with the ads?

That’s it from  B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?
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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Still not bad for this time of year.  Especially considering the miserably hot July we had here.

The weekend: Going to a housewarming party Saturday night for some old friends who moved back to St. Louis after living in Florida for a dozen or so years. I need to do some electrical work.  I need to replace a light fixture and find a short that’s causing some problems in an outlet.

TV: Started binge watching Longmire on Netflix.  We have five seasons to catch up on.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

 

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: We’re in for an absolutely fabulous week as far as weather goes, especially for the beginning of August.  We had a very hot and humid July but August is looking much better, at least so far.

The weekend: I’ll be out for all of Saturday and some on Sunday.  Saturday I’ll be at a mud volleyball tournament all day that our group has put on for the last 33 years. The weather couldn’t be better.  Sunday is clean-up and recoup day and dinner with friends.  

TV:  I finished watching season 1 of Ozark on Netflix.  I enjoyed it a lot.  I’ve watched a few episodes of The Keepers and Black Mirror, both also on Netflix.

Websites: We got another thousand likes on B&P posts and comments this past week.  

I may try a different way to use the video ads I removed a couple weeks ago. Google Ads is suggesting I let them put them up automatically as opposed to me putting the code in. I’m hoping that would eliminate the problems some readers were having.  If I try this next week please let me know if you experience the scrolling problem we previously had.  I will remove them until a better solution is found. I just really need the income the ads produce to keep this place going if at all possible. 

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?
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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After a week or two of really hot and humid weather we’re in for a fabulous weekend.  Then the coming week will bring us back to more normal temperatures for this time of year. We can handle that.

Websites: Looks like the new Like button we activated a week or so ago is a success.  It’s generated well over a thousand Likes since it was added.

TV:  We’re binging on the new Netflix series Ozark starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. Bateman’s character is laundering money for a drug cartel.  Events at their home in Chicago force them into a quick move to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.  I’m only a couple episodes in but I think it’s pretty good.

The weekend:  We don’t really have much planned this weekend.  We’ll try to relax and prepare for next weekend when we’ll be involved in a mud volleyball tournament.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: We’re supposed to get a slight break from several days of 100°+ temperatures.  It’s been brutal and I’ve not had to go outside much.  My wife is in a softball tournament and played 2 games in the middle of the day Friday and has three games scheduled for Saturday.

The weekend:  I’m not planning on doing much this weekend with the temperatures being as hot as they are.  We’re having family over on Sunday to celebrate my birthday, which is on Monday.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?
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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Summer in St. Louis.  Hot and humid!

The weekend: Don’t have any definite plans for the weekend.

Websites:  I’ve removed the video ads on B&P that were creating problems with some readers.  I’ll keep searching for a solution because my ad revenues are waaaay down without the video ads, even more than I expected.

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