Not much to report this week. Some weeks are just like that. But Cruzer found a sunbeam this morning, and that was nice.
From your perspective, it was a boring week. I was busy, but the big excitements were getting a haircut and buying a new paintbrush.
There was more progress on the closet doors in Anne’s office. Nothing to show yet. The last coat of paint just went on two doors. The new paintbrush seems to be faster than the previous one. I switched from a 1" angled brush to a 1.5". …
I’ve stolen that title from Douglas Adams. It feels relevant, and perhaps I will go hunting for other quotes for future titles.
It’s been about a week since the new BCA website launched, and it was a busy time. I had a review with someone who pointed out a number of things that needed fixing on the site, as well as some additions she is going to help me with. In addition the BCA was one of the hosts of an All Candidates Meeting related to the upcoming federal election here in Canada, and a day later we had our…
That’s right. The new website I have been working on for months has launched. It was slightly rushed at the end, but it was as ready to go as it was ever likely to be.
Well, here’s my usual, long-winded way of explaining that.
Canada has a weird thing about elections. (Weird from an American perspective, anyway.) The government in charge can call a “snap election” if they want to. Don’t ask me if they can call it three minutes after the previous election. …
Hey there everyone.
So… it’s been a long week, and trying to publish something this time is hard to do.
It’s all been about the job. Last week I showed you a photo of the base frame for the thing I am building.
As of Thursday night this week all I have to share are these two images:
Hello everyone. As some of my keen eyed readers have already mentioned, this post is late. A full day late.
Sorry about that.
I was working this week, and all day on Friday in particular, which meant I had no time to write. Thus the post is a day later than usual.
Before I get to what I was doing at work, here are a couple of updates on the latest door undergoing renovation. I’ve previously mentioned that the people before us did very weird things to the doors. Here’s a prime example from my office:
Greetings Fellow Humans!
Well, another week gone. Some mild rain has fallen (and is falling) here, and temperatures are low enough that a long sleeve shirt is actually welcome. It’s lovely.
But the past week has been a blur.
Mostly I have worked on the Blueridge Community Association website. It continues to inch toward release, but there are setbacks. Lately it has been slowing down — probably because the database is getting big and it has to run a lot of code to create even a single web page. If possible, that slowdown needs to be fixed before the site…
Hey there. Happy to see you, or rather I would be happy to see you if I could see you through the smoke. And that whole internet thing. And life. Yeah… life.
But the smoke... ugh. We’re suffering through Heat Dome Mark III right now. Temperatures are high. Not as high as the first Heat Dome, but still not fun. Yesterday we hit 34° C — about 93° F — and it was bad. We’re supposed to get to about the same temperature again today, but this time with the added benefit of drift smoke from some wildfire.
Greetings once again from north of the 49th parallel.
As the days slowly grow shorter and dark actually falls before we go to bed, I am reminded of just how little I get done in a given week. It saddens me in a way, but it’s the how things are at the moment.
The big observation this morning is in the title of this post: there is no silence in suburbia. After almost four years it is still the difference I notice most.
Where we lived in California it was quiet. And by quiet I mean really quiet. If we…
Well, we’re in Heat Dome mark II here. Temperatures are 30–32 C, which is around 90 F for you Americans. And while that might not sound all that hot to those who suffer worse on a regular basis, remember that the vast majority of homes here in BC don’t have AC. We’ll get through this, but it’s not exactly fun.
But, on to the big question from last week. You do remember the question, don’t you? I asked what relates the movies Arrival and Stranger Than Fiction that is not related to cast or crew.
I got exactly…
Greetings from North Vancouver, where it hasn’t rained in something like 37 days. That is approaching (or into, not sure) record setting territory.
Of course summers are always dry in the Vancouver area, but “dry” is a relative term. Compared with our old place in California — where it generally didn’t rain at all between sometime in April or May and sometime in October or November — going a bit over a month with no rain hardly feels like a problem. But of course it is. The local plants are not built for long dry spells, and they were already…