New fence

I forgot to mention that I built a fence last weekend. It only spans about 12 feet from the side of the house to the retaining wall dividing us from our slightly-uphill neighbor. I’ve still got to cut a gate into it. Hopefully, I can pull that off. [I pulled it off. See below.] Then, maybe next weekend I’ll get the other side of the house fenced. T Continue reading New fence

Thought for the day

I was noticing how I’m not as good of a speller as I used be, or at least not as quick. Old age, I figured. Brain deteriorating. Oh well.

Then I decided it’s not necessarily that big a deal when certain brain synapses or pathways/habits die or just get worn out. It just forces me to use other mental processes, other brain routes, sending me in Continue reading Thought for the day

Diary, 2009/04/02

Today is Dad’s birthday. 90 years old! Amazing. I’m 48, in case you’re wondering. Amazing … ly disgusting! Oh well.

Anyway, back to Dad. Longevity runs in his side of the family.

His mother lived to be 101. His father made it to 81 or so, as did his oldest brother and only sister … I think. I didn’t really pay attention to their age w Continue reading Diary, 2009/04/02