...D-Day...the turning point of WWII and one of the greatest sacrifices ever made for the cause of freedom:
On this somber day as you go about your regular routine, living your life however you wish, enjoying the manifold blessings of your blood bought freedom, take a moment to give thanks for the men who fought and died to make that possible.
Of all the things to get hooked on...
...we chose a Danish TV show..."Seaside Hotel"...that's the English translation (not "Bad Hotel").
It's 1928 in Denmark on the shores of the North Sea, and a group of well to do guests spend their summers at this "Seaside Hotel".
You know what the crazy thing is? By the time we turned on episode 6 I was actually surprised they were speaking Danish!
I had come to know the characters well enough that I'd forgotten the whole story is told in a foreign (to me) language.
That says something positive about the acting, character development and story lines of this series.
At its core it's basically a soap opera - it won't change your life - but it's very well executed.
Worth a look...catch it on PBS.
Ah, hickory golf...
...an activity that often reminds me knowing what to do...
|I've got this!|
...and doing what you know...
|what the heck just happened?|
...are sometimes two very different things.
This was one of those days.
|I'd like to report I made that putt for par...unfortunately honesty forbids...2 putt for bogey...|
As the great Bobby Jones opined...
...golf is played on a 5 inch course...the space between your ears.
Sadly, that particular course was little more than a barren, windswept plateau today.
Even so, I enjoyed my pleasant stroll through the country...snagged one par and a couple of bogeys...the rest of the time I hung around double/triple bogey territory.
I'll tee it up again next week and hope for better.
This past week we had our electrical service upgraded, and apparently none too soon...
...that's the metal conduit that was underground, going into our home...it was just a matter of time before we would have had major issues.
It was a big job, but all done now...which is good, because we're hoping to put in a cedar barrel hot tub on a new patio my son Chris is pouring for us later this month.
Should look similar to the above, but smaller...final configuration still being determined.
In the Crying / Angry Man update...
...I've leveled off between 199 and 200...over the last two weeks, the lowest I've been is 198.6, highest is 200.8...typical has been right at 200.
Living with it for now...it's 20 lbs lighter than I was when I started, and short of amputating something this is probably where I'm going to stay for awhile.
In the mid century modern department, I am now the proud owner of a rare Philco V-handle refrigerator...
...that is in serious need of restoration...but I got it for a good price, and realistically a complete refurb is probably a year or two away.
It's currently in New York state - I've placed an ad with U-Ship to get it here - but at least I've taken step 1.
More to come...
Last winter when the cold winds blew, our flag pole snapped about 4 feet up from the ground.
We jerry rigged the shorter version back then, but this weekend we finally replaced it...
...with a new telescoping flag pole...
...and once again it's a grand ol' flag, it's a high flyin' flag, and forever in peace may it wave...it's the emblem of the land I love, the home of the free and the brave...
|relaxing on the patio...|
|Mrs. Robin nesting...|
|how do they always know when I'm taking their picture?|
|new blooms this year...|
|...attracting some attention.|
Closing up shop for another week, gripped by a sense of urgency...waited all year long for this summer season, and now it's here in all its estival glory...it's going to race by in an eye blink, so we have to capture each day, consciously living in the moment.
Reject the culture of the phone zombies...
...and experience the present...it's a sad reality that so many people are absent from their own lives as it happens all around them...but without them.
Don't be that person.
later, mcm fans...
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