Category Archives: Generic Thoughts

Doing the numbers

I have driven my car 729 miles since January. The last time I bought gas was in mid-May and with all my discounts, it cost $.45/gallon. We have attended one show in 2020. This time last year we had enjoyed … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

No matter how the world goes, its important to maintain some traditions. For us that is smoking a meat. Today it is chicken. We brined it over night and then threw it on the smoker. No other rubs or sauces. … Continue reading

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Just when you need him

Michael Franti always comes through.

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We didn’t go out

We didn’t go out with friends this week and we cancelled the reservation for next week. We did order lunch from the sub shop down the street and are going to get dinner and wine from our favorite spot because … Continue reading

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Washing Our Hands

The balance between supporting local businesses and not gathering is tough, right? We have two reservations for dinner at local spots over the next couple of weeks. Until the restaurants tell us not to go, we’ll go, but it does … Continue reading

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Asheville Weekend

Last weekend we went to Asheville for a few days. I’m ready to go back there. The best thing happened while we were there. It snowed. Saturday we had snow for about half of the day. It was also windy … Continue reading

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Worky, work

Our information security team sends fake emails to us on the regular so we’ll, hopefully, know what phishing looks like and not fall prey to stupid. The other day one phishing effort went around and several people in my department … Continue reading

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Chilling weekend

We have spent most of today outside and that is pretty special considering how Richmond summers don’t really have many nice days. This summer has been the exception. Today we smoked a butt. It has been ages since we smoked … Continue reading

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The Duckology

We are in Duck for a short visit. The weather is great and the water is cold (71 degrees). After a long morning walk, we drank some delicious coffee on our balcony. After breakfast, we spent several hours on the … Continue reading

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Saving the future

Last night we had a terrific burst of thunderstorms. At one point, it seemed like the hail and wind wouldn’t stop. We briefly lost power but then it came back on. Most of the neighborhood was dark. There’s something to … Continue reading

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