Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christ the Lord was born

9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 15And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. Luke 2:9-16 KJV


Saturday, December 08, 2007

went youtubing today

We live in Camarillo, for the past 45 years there has been a Christmas Parade. Today was the 46th. Our daughter works for the Academy of Music here, and they were in the parade. What do parents do? You are right of course, we take pictures or video. And I did.

So when I tried to email a copy to Bonnie Ulshafer the director of the academy, I found it was too big. Remembering that I had applied for a YouTube account, well over a year ago, I uploaded it and sent the link to Bonnie.

Now I could have just made a CD, but out there was that YouTube account that had never been used. ;-)

I'll make Bonnie the CD anyway, but now you may just see a few more videos.


Monday, October 29, 2007

did it get you?

from FOXNews.com - Surprise! Daylight Saving Pushed Back One Week by 2005 Energy Conservation Act
Surprise! Daylight Saving Pushed Back One Week by 2005 Energy Conservation Act Monday, October 29, 2007

If you turned your clocks back one hour Sunday morning thinking it was the annual move back to Standard Time, all you succeeded in doing was moving into a new time zone. The move from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time doesn't happen this year until the first Sunday in November, instead of the usual last Sunday in October. That means computer software, cellphones and other electronic equipment that is programmed to automatically change will have to be manually reset Monday morning back to Daylight Saving Time, then changed back one hour next Sunday.

President Bush in 2005 signed the Energy Conservation Act, which pushed back the time change in an effort to squeeze just a little more daylight — and a bit of energy savings — into the daily lives of Americans. The legislation also changed the "spring forward" to Daylight Saving Time, which next year will be on March 9. Government estimates place the overall energy savings at just over 1 percent.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

she hasn't done that in 2 years

Tonight the DW walked the salad bar. Twice! She hasn't done this since her stroke, I've been taking her through in her wheelchair.

This is enormous, she walks with a quad cane, you know the ones with 4 feet at the bottom. Quad canes are used when someone doesn't have the balance and control to use a standard stick cane.

For her to have the confidence to stand, balance, while filling a plate is an outstanding accomplishment.

Friday, July 27, 2007

can we get tires for the motor home?

You may remember that the wife suggested we may want to sell the motor home. Now she wants to go "camping". It isn't that far off the mark. She started climbing the 4 steps to the porch. The MH has 5 steps, they are taller steps, but she can, with effort, make it into the MH. We have revisited 3 state parks and 2 county campgrounds. We even spent one Sunday going to Jalama Beach a Santa Barbara County Park, it was a 4 hour round trip.

She can hear the ocean calling her, the sound of the waves caressing the shore, the lyrics of the gulls and other sea birds. The sight of the gently rounded horizon punctuated by the silhouette of the Channel Islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara).

She is in love. In love with the beach, the shore if you are from "back east", she always has been. I suspect she always will be. It is alright, she loves me more, it is just that she loves me more at the beach. In fact she likes most everything better at the beach.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

RV Consumer Group

It has been my experience only the owners of highly rated units think RV Consumer Group is objective (other than the most expensive units, of course). This comes through reading various forums, including many posts in RV.net. You can find owners of lesser rated RVs defending the virtue their rigs every time the ratings come up.

It is my opinion that ownership/projected ownership of a RV is so subjective, that an objective rating is nearly useless and/or impossible.
After all, you can find people living full time in small cars, mid & full size vans, truck campers, TT, 5th wheels, MH, and new or converted over the road buses. And yet they each think they made the right decision at the time they made it. But many of them are just waiting for the chance to make a new and improved choice after the experience with their current rig.

I used to be a professional photographer, there was not a single rating of cameras in Consumer Reports that I can remember agreeing with. Yet I was more than willing to trust CR for a washer or air conditioner rating.

Just 1 guy's opinion

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"maybe we should sell the motor home"

That is what my wife said the other day. Out of the blue, from nowhere. Now I have to figure out what she was really saying.

You may remember we were going to full time after the last two kids were on there way, there isn't a rush our youngest is a freshman. Nevertheless, it came as a shock.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Pop-up ads can land you in jail

Pop-up ads can land you in jail
Ryan Russell By Ryan Russell

If you find yourself the victim of pop-up ads on a computer, with children in the vicinity, you could face decades in prison.

I wish that I was exaggerating or being sensationalistic, but for Julie Amero this is far too real.

read the full story here

he'ssss baaaack

Hi, I've been lax in my duties here.

There was a tag line on a forum post that caught my eye, "I suspect the best way to deal with procrastination is to put off the procrastination itself until later. I've been meaning to try this, but haven't gotten around to it yet."

I'm been caught in a procrastination eddy and am having a hard time getting back into the main current. I'm hoping this post will help me paddle back to the main current so the journey can continue.

david h <><

photo courtesy of Helene Scalliet (scalliet.smugmug.com)