I thought I was cute yesterday farting around with Fraught! And then..., I found out what Fraught really means!
My computer died! Or, maybe not. I keep getting this.....
"Dumping physical memory"??
I'm afraid I have been doing that for years but my computer?
I looked it up:
"Fraught": "Filled with a specified element or elements; charged: an incident fraught with danger; an evening fraught with high drama."
They got that right. Yes! Hi drama! I spent most of last evening on the phone with my brother-in-law trying out various suggestions to determine if it is a hard drive or software issue.
I talked to my brother and his IT guy. Suggestions have been made but I'm not out of the woods yet. Fortunately I still have my old laptop and fortunately I use G-mail and Google Blogger which is located on their server and not my computer so... my e-mail and blogging life goes on but it is times like this I am reminded how life would be a heck of a lot easier if I returned to pencil and paper but....
what about my online friends? Huh? Huh? I can't just walk away!
******************* I'm having fun with HaikuBones. They offer a weekly prompt. I see what it is and then go to bed thinking about it. I keep a small note book and pen by the bed. This week's prompt was "Fraught". Of course most of the entries were "Fraught with impending disaster and blood" types of Haiku's but for some reason I was more struck with what could rhyme with Fraught. And then I got to thinking about those Burma Shave signs we enjoyed while on vacation crossing Wyoming back in the day. The Haiku "form" doesn't lend itself to the Burma Shave format and maybe my entry totally sucks but it sure was fun thinking it up. I enjoy word games.
This morning I swam half a mile!!! Seventeen laps!! Well, just short of half a mile but still, for an old fart, I'm stoked!
I started swimming just after Christmas last year and completed two laps that day. I was whipped!
So I continued at two laps per day for a week. The next week I increased to three laps.
Then four, and then five. Each week adding one lap. Swimming at 6:45 AM five days a week.
I'm only doing the crawl. Just back and forth without flip-turns. Recently I began working on being more efficient through the water; head down, longer strokes with a bit of a coast between strokes. I decreased my stroke count for twenty-five yards from fourteen to nine!
Just like walking. I used to think a two mile walk was huge. Now I walk six or seven miles and don't give it a thought.
All I had to do was get my mind right, get up and Get OUT. Amazing!!
This is a wonderful framed drawing (copy) at the top of the stairs in City Hall. I tried to take photos of it "hand held" in poor light but, here it is. Unfortunately there is no date!!
It shows ships in Soldier's Bay, the "Skunk" train heading into the woods. The Stewart and Weller houses to the left of the train track curve over there on the left.
Whoever drew it drew a hell of a lot of trees!!
Some folks have asked about my recent "heart incident". The tests showed nothing alarming. Some friends suggested I stop drinking caffeinated tea. I did and have not experienced any more "flutter" or "flip-flops". So far. So good!! Woo Hoo!! Thanks for asking. :-)
A little north of town this annual event happens this time of year!
While just up the street at the Fort Bragg Library another "Tulip Tree" is bursting forth!
I looked Tulip Tree up via Google and ended up with two different trees. This one and this one.
Beat's me!, but they sure are beautiful.
My friend Pete told me about a Burrowing Owl that has recently been spotted and invited me along for a look. He/she seemed to prefer standing on one foot and looking the other way!! Out of about twenty photos this is the only one I caught with the head turned our way. Cute little guy! (560mm zoom) With the naked eye you would never casually notice him.