Thursday, January 18, 2018

Arlene on the mend and just a quick clip

Arlene thought she had the flu. Well maybe she did, but several days ago I got a call at about 7:30 a.m. It was Arlene asking me to take her to the emergency room. Well it really wasn't the emergency room it's called Prompt Care. Anyway she had been coughing for almost two weeks. Well long story made longer by me saying long story what she had was an upper respiratory infection. Now whether that was a result of the flu or an infection that landed in the lungs I'm not sure but she has been sick. She works with children and they can be little disease bags. Anyway she had an x-ray and a couple of prescriptions and she's doing much better. The doctor told not to wait two weeks if you have been coughing for two weeks. This has taken up some of my time when it comes to tending to my cyber duties but I think I'm back.

I was going through my computer organizing  some photos and deleting things. My computer is old. It's gasoline powered. You start it like you start a lawn mower. Ok I made that up, but it is slow. I tried to update my portable gps. I don't have one standard in my car as it's ten years old. So as I plugged it into my computer what was supposed to take "a few minutes" to download an app was taking forty five minutes and it never completely downloaded so I gave up. This has nothing to do with what I was going to write but I can be easily distracted. Oh there's a plane flying overhead...sorry. And now the chilling conclusion to our story. I found one picture of a sunset taken on a certain island off the Massachusetts coast this passed October. I looked at it and thought that I must of really enhanced the hell out of this photo. Well there was also a video clip from our last trip and I've already posted the video of that night as we went to dinner watching the sun go down over the little harbor. Well when I looked at the clip the sunset was just as bright and colorful as the still picture I took. Below is the first 29 seconds of that video as we drove to the restaurant.         

So this will be a quicky. Tomorrow I will take Arlene on a few errands as she is not fully recovered but she is doing much better. She expressed an interest in going out for a nice Italian meal and I will never say no to that. Perhaps I'll get one of my favorite dishes, Spaghetti Lemoncello, that's artichoke hearts, roasted peppers in a lemon wine sauce with either chicken or shrimp. I can tell you it is quite delicious.
Ok that's it for now.
I'm outta here.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Auto Show. Kinda boring.

So my friend Dave and I went into town for the auto show. Now I've always like cars but aside from exotics and custom jobs all the other cars were much like the cars you see on the street. Now I was perfectly willing to take public transportation because getting around Boston by car can be quite a trial but Dave said he didn't mind driving and he knows the city quite well. I did find it amusing hearing Dave say that he wondered why more people didn't take the T, the name given to public transportation as he volunteered to drive in. Not that I'm complaining. I don't know how people do this every day. I worked in town a few times and if I worked an early shift it wasn't too bad especially if I had the 6 a.m. shift. I could be there in 15 minutes. Any later and it was an hour. When I worked near Fenway Park and there was a ballgame it was it was not fun.

It rained all day Friday and it really didn't stop until around 6a.m. Saturday morning. Not only that but the temperature was 61 degrees this morning but by this evening it will be in the 20's. All the snow from last week is gone. Still what happened around here is nothing compared to what's going on in Southern California. Those poor people. The snow storms seem kind of trivial compared to the fires and the landslides. I guess you pay for your thrills when you live in southern California.

Below is a quick video from the show.

Three shots as we sat in rush hour traffic though there was nothing "rush" about it. 

Last week.
This morning.
So that's about it for this edition. Tonight it's over to Arlene's for supper and the Patriots game. Could they do it again? Hope so!
I'm outta here.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Snowstorm 1,04,2018

Ya know snow is one thing. It snows in New England. If you live here you have to accept it. To me the worst part of the weather over the last week could of easily have been the snow but we've had worse snowfall amounts in the past. Still 12 to 14 inches is nothing to sneeze at though I don't know how or why that would be relevant. The worst of it was the cold weather and the near hurricane force winds.

Anyway long story short, it snowed, it was cold but it's all over. The next day I went out took a little drive around the city. The main roads were clear. Once again all the plow people did a good job. I screwed up the video a bit but who cares. You'll get the idea.

Arlene is under the weather with the flu, though she does feel a bit better as of this writing. Ok it's over and done. It was a nasty storm and more than likely we will get a few more before the winter is over. Still everyone came through it and we all survived. So now it's close to supper. I think I'll make a pasta dish. I have some chicken, broccoli, garlic, some chopped up pancetta and lemon juice. Let's see what happens.

I'm outta here.