Random 5 for September 4, 2022 – Starbucks, gorilla man, ads, reunions, behavior

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Back to the old routine! – My local Starbucks is open after two weeks of renovations. It had been completely renovated about five years ago, so I was surprised when they closed again. It was worth it. They took down … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 21, 2022 – Eyes, murphy’s law, Starbucks, hair, takeout food

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The eyeball week – This week I’m getting an amniotic lens inserted on my eye. It’s like a contact lens. It stays on for three days then comes off. Hopefully, it will heal the inflammation on the cornea. If all … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 14, 2022 – Dads, cautions, foxes, friends, Gracie

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Happy birthday Dad! – Tomorrow is my dad’s birthday. He’d be well over a hundred years old. I still miss him even though I was a child when he died. You have made a mark in life if you are … Continue reading

Random 3 for July 24,2024 – Walkers, weeds, fantasies

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We are in an extreme heat wave with temperatures bouncing around 100+ degrees with the humidity not far behind. We are not used to this weather. Ergo, my thinking is not working so well. Another short one! Walking with my … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 22, 2022 – Shortages, oil embargo, neighbors, death, relatives

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What? – Baby formula has hit the headlines but that’s not the only shortage. My local Starbucks has been out of mocha for four days! What’s with that? I must travel to another store to get my morning kick. Usually … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 10, 2022 – Flooding, disappointments, contractors, death, flowers

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The downside – Our development is surrounded by fields and meandering streams. There is a downside to meandering streams. They flood. It doesn’t affect our house, but it does affect the roads we travel. We had three inches of rain … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 20, 2022 – Words, kids, bikes, masks, mice

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Manufacturing words – I’m fascinated when people use words in a creative way. When I was working, we had a contractor who would talk about managers getting bogged down in the weeds. What he meant was that they were micromanaging; … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 27 – February, gorilla man, projects, bloggers, taxes

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And just like that February is over. — It was another month full of surprises, none of them good but we ended with a good week. Our new computer equipment is working. All wireless stuff is synced and works wirelessly … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 23, 2022 – Kitchen, overwhelming, cold, critters, Starbucks

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He’s back! – Broken-hearted window contractor guy is back. For anyone not following my kitchen saga, the hold up for finishing the kitchen is the window over the sink which was ordered last July but never came in. The real … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 9, 2022 – Ice storms, covid, kitchen, birthdays, electronics

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Storm – We are hunkered down waiting for an impending ice storm that should have started already. I hustled out to Starbucks to get my fix early. There is nothing like an addiction to help overcome my fear of driving. … Continue reading