Safe Haven

My dog Gus comes and gets under my desk whenever my wife cooks breakfast.  The fact that the smoke alarm has a tendency to go off when she partakes in this activity might have something to do with it.




Taco Soup for dinner tonight

I’m trying this simple recipe for dinner tonight.  It’s smelling really good about now. I hope it tastes as good as it smells.  It’s very easy to do.  I’m cooking it on high in the crockpot for about 4 hours.

Simply stir everything in a pot on the stove to heat, or […]


How will you die?

At least I have a while to go.  109! … Woo Hoo!

Note to self:  Don’t go to New York City in 2057. 

Click the link to find out  how and when you will die.  How will you die?

Thanks Connie



My New Year’s Resolution




Happy Thanksgiving

The fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S..   The First Thanksgiving was in 1621 when the pilgrims celebrated the fall harvest. They were thankful for a good crop and partied for three days. They were much younger than I am.

We spatchcocked our turkey last night in preparation for it’s stint in the […]


Blog Assistant

This is Gertie.  I’m dog-sitting today while they’re all out and about.  She’s helping me blog.  She seems to get along well with Trixie and Gus but would rather just sit on my lap.





Internet Speed Test

Every now and then I run a speed test on my internet connection.  I’m very happy with my current connection.

It really doesn’t seem much faster than when I was getting 30 or so Mb/s at the old house… certainly not 3 times as fast.

You can test your connection at



My Dirty Dog

We let the dogs out about 10 pm last night. They’re usually out for just a few minutes before we go to bed.  It had rained most of the day but stopped late in the afternoon.  While Trixie doesn’t like to even go out if the grass is a little damp, Gus doesn’t care.  Pat wasn’t paying […]


One Last Look

We closed on our house overlooking the mighty Mississippi River today.  It’s a done deal.  We went by the house yesterday and did some last minute cleaning and blowing of leaves off the driveway and decks and took a few final pictures.  The great view will be missed but it was time to move on. […]


Shades of Fall

A view from my back yard of a couple of my big trees against a bright blue sky.



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