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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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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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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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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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.

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

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?
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Weather: Fairly typical weather for the first week of July.  Looks like there might be some precipitation on the 4th of July.

The weekend: Looks like we’re going to be working on landscaping on Saturday for a while.  Not sure what’s going on on Sunday.

TV: I’ve watched two episodes of Black Mirror and I don’t know what to think.  I thought I was watching season one but I somehow watched the first two episodes of season 3.  Kind of weird. Not sure I can stick with it.  Binged season 5 of House of Cards and season 3 of The Ranch (I really like this show except for the laugh track).  Saw a couple episodes of The Keepers – interesting. I’ve also watched a few episodes of Grace and Frankie and the first season of Mad Men. Finishing up Better Call Saul and will probably watch the new season of The Preacher.

Websites: Some people are still having some issues with an ad on B&P.  I’ve been searching for a solution but have been unable to find anything yet.

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 several hot days this past week we’re in for a bit cooler and less humid 3 or 4 days before the heat and humidity return.

Website:  I’ve changed the theme for the website(s).  I’m liking the way it looks and my ability to make large and small changes.  It’s a responsive theme, which means it changes depending on what you’re viewing the site on, whether it be a computer, tablet or smartphone.  I can fine-tune things as we go along but in general, I think it’s close to what it will be like for a while.  Your thoughts are always welcome.

The weekend:  Will probably do some landscaping work since the weather is supposed to be nice this weekend.  

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 the city. … and sticky and humid too.

My week:  It’s been a pretty eventful week, Had the deaths of family members of three close friends this week in three straight days. Then on Thursday, my computer decided to not boot up after a software update.  It’s in the shop but will hopefully be back Saturday.  I’m using my laptop but it sure isn’t as nice as the desktop.

B&P Changes: There may be a new look to B&P in the not too distant future.  I’m trying out a new theme on another website and it looks promising.  I’ll make sure I can get it to do what I want it to do before I switch B&P over.

The weekend: Going to dinner with friends Saturday evening and getting together with family for Father’s Day on Sunday.

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