Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After several days of heavy rain that caused a lot of flooding in the St. Louis and surrounding areas, the weather is returning to normal with sunshine and occasional rain, more typical of spring in St. Louis.

The weekend:  My weekend will be spent catching up on stuff for the week I was in Florida. I had a great time and I’m afraid I’ve developed a habit of having an afternoon siesta every day.

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

I’m off to Florida to spend a week with my brother, just the two of us.  I’ll try to have a few posts up each day while I’m gone but there will be fewer than normal.  I’ll try to post a little from my adventures there.  I’ll return next Thursday so things should get back to normal next Friday.  

I hope you all take advantage of this Open Mic to discuss whatever you want. All I ask is that you all play well together

 

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Rain, then sun, then cloudy, then more rain. Rinse and repeat.

The weekend:  I’m going to try to finish up the electrical work (outlets, switches, and lights) in the patio room this weekend.  

Coming up:  This coming Thursday I’m going to be taking a trip to Florida to spend a week with my brother near Fort Meyers.  Postings will be light while I’m gone. I’ll have an Open Mic post up while I’m away.

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 spring weather here in the middle of the country.

The Weekend: We’re having family over on Saturday to celebrate Easter and April birthdays. Then on Sunday, we’re visiting other family members.

Patio Room:  I got the drywall mudding and sanding done and the room painted on Friday.  I also installed the carpeting late Friday night.  The couch and TV go in Saturday morning (after a good vacuuming.  I still need to put up the trim and electrical outlets and switches.  You can see my temporary electric wire running across the ceiling.  Click images to enlarge.

  
Update:  Here’s another picture with some furniture taken Saturday night.
Happy Easter!
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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Looks like we’ll be seeing lots of May flowers with all the April showers we’re getting.

The Weekend: Drywall is all in and the mudding has begun.  It won’t be long before painting will commence.  I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel now.  It’s far away and dim but I can see it. That will pretty much consume my weekend except for dinner out with friends Sunday evening.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: April showers and fluctuating temperatures are normal for this time of year in this part of the country.

The weekend:  We did our fifth trivia night in 6 or 7 weeks on Friday night.  It’s a lot of fun but I’m glad that’s over with.My riding mower has been in the shop for a tune-up this past week and it’s ready to be picked up.  And right on time as the grass is starting to get a little high in some places.  

My patio room is about 3/4 drywalled.  I hope to get the rest done this weekend and can start the mudding process after that.  I’m thinking about redoing an adjoining wall that could use a replacement while the construction mess is already here.  If I decide to do that the process will take a little longer.

We’re going to a fundraiser dance on Saturday that benefits the Make-A-Wish foundation.  Other than that I expect to be home most of the weekend.

Website:  B&P is running well since I got the plugin issue fixed.  I got a lot of nice comments on Friday with it being the 15th anniversary of the website.  It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since I started it.

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: Fluctuating temperatures and raining off and on… it sure looks like springtime in St. Louis.

Website Troubles: After a pretty normal week Friday brought a crash on the B&P site.  Apparently, there was a problem with a plugin because once they removed all of the plugins the site was back up and running.  I’ve reactivated 3 plugins that help on the back end of the site where I do most of my work.  Without all the plugins the site should load quite a bit faster.  I plan on leaving it that way for the weekend anyway and will have another look at it on Monday.  I’d be interested in any thoughts you’d care to share.

The weekend:  I’m planning on starting the drywall installation in my patio room over the weekend.  I keep running into things I need to finish first. 

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: Spring has sprung, well sort of.  We had cold and a little snow last week but the coming week is shaping up to not be too bad.  I can live with this weather.

The Weekend:  I’m going to a WordPress conference called WordCamp here in St. Louis on Saturday.  Sunday I’ll probably be working on the patio room and going to dinner with friends.

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:  This weather is nuts!  It was 75ºF on Thursday, much colder on Friday and we’re in for an inch or two of snow on Saturday and a hard freeze Saturday night. 

The Weekend: We’re doing another trivia night on Saturday evening.  I’ve been working on that much of the week. On Sunday I hope to work on the patio room and catch up on things at home. 

Computer: It’s sure been nice being able to work on my computer without worrying about it crashing all the time. While it was in the shop I was using my laptop.  While it’s a nice laptop there’s no comparison to my desktop setup.

Sad News:  Gerard Vlemmings, of the Netherlands, who has run The Presurfer website since 2000 passed away just a couple of weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer.  If you haven’t visited The Presurfer you’ve missed a lot of interesting posts.  I’ve shared many of his things on B&P.  The internet has gotten a little darker with his passing.  R.I.P.

Spring Forward: Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour Sunday morning for Daylight Saving Time. Well, those clocks that don’t automatically change, anyway.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather:  After breaking the record for the warmest February on record in St. Louis it’s still pretty nice out there.

Computer Woes Begone:  After a couple of weeks of intermittent crashes and searching online for solutions and exhausting my patience and technical abilities I took my computer in for service.  Turns out there was a bad memory chip that was the culprit.  The crashes had corrupted Windows and it needed to be reinstalled.  They let me come in and copy the important files to a second hard drive so I wouldn’t lose them.  They reinstalled Windows 10 and replaced the memory card all covered under warranty.  When I got it back home I had to reinstall all of the programs I use. I am now back to normal.  YAY!

The Weekend:  We’re having a family birthday celebration Saturday evening so we’ll be cleaning and prepping for that.  No firm plans for Sunday but I’ll either work on the patio room or work on getting ready for another trivia night presentation next Saturday.

TV Binging:  Haven’t had too much time to watch TV this week.  Got in a few more episodes of Mad Men and watched our regular shows, 24, This is Us, The Walking Dead, and The Talking Dead. Something else I like to watch is starting back up this week but I can’t think of what it is at the moment.

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