Archive for September, 2009

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Here’s a new house going up on the Ketchikan waterfront. Looks like it’s going to be a nice place.

Extreme Short Shrift tonight, I’m afraid. I’ve been home with LRN12 while the other Loyal Readers were at Mutual. LRN4 was guest-teaching and LRN2 was attending. He was a bit disappointed. Apparently, the priests were supposed to do something with the full-time missionaries, who never showed up. Not good, and they may be hearing about it later.

Otherwise, a normal day. Much cooler than recently, as predicted, and pretty windy. Winter’s on its way. LRN1 reports that it didn’t get out of the 40’s or 50’s today in Provo. Brrr.

Today’s food violence news: fruit rollup thieves. These people just keep getting lower and lower.

See you tomorrow.

TV watcher

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Here’s LRN12 watching Beauty and the Beast this evening at the Secret Undisclosed Location. She’s staying with us for a while. It’s great to have her here. Just got here this evening. Medium-res picture courtesy of the famous iPhone-cam.

No post yesterday. I got home a little late and had a few other things to do.

The weekend was fine. Not much to say about it. Got some things done. Didn’t get other things done.

One thing we did finally accomplish was to get new tires on LRN4’s car. Tried to go the cheap way by just replacing the two that were bad with some inexpensive BF Goodriches at Costco. They finally got them done and we took the car home. While I was following LRN4 in my car, I noticed that the tires looked a little skinnier than the old ones. So I had a look after we got home and discovered that they were the wrong size. So we went back to get the right size. But they then discovered that the older tires were a different speed rating than the new ones. So we had to buy four tires. I opted for the Michelins, which are great tires, and were on a good enough sale that they were essentially the same price as the Goodriches. LRN4 left Costco to get ready for the Relief Society broadcast (which was reported to have been very good), after which they informed me they only had three of the tires I had bought. So they left one of the old ones on, and LRN4 is going over there tomorrow to get the last one. Sheesh.

Otherwise, nothing happened.

We’ll end today with a cautionary tale for my Loyal Readers: here’s what happens when you commit food violence. Just say no.

See you tomorrow.

Plier hammers

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Here’s yet another exhibit in the world-famous Hammer Museum. I love these hammer-pliers. I want some. Really. Christmas is coming.

Extreme Short Shrift. It’s already time for bed.

We’ve been watching some episodes of an interesting television show from Netflix. It’s called The Big Bang Theory. I can relate to the super-geniuses. Of course.

Good weekend coming. You have a good one too.

I’ll leave you with today’s Morrowlife legal advice: get your rest at home.

See you on Monday.


Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Here’s an eagle. Saw it on top of a tree in the Ketchikan harbor. During our Ketchikan harbor tour. It’s kind of zoomed way in, but I thought it was cool seeing so many baldies. Part of my famous Bird series.

There hasn’t been much content here lately. That doesn’t seem to have upset my Loyal Readers too much, but I do feel they need to get a little more for their money. What money? Well you may ask. The answer: none to speak of. But one or two of them may click on my advertisements and earn me a penny or two.

Anyway. I think the lack of content is largely due to the lack of anything interesting to write about. That wouldn’t normally be considered a problem on the Morrowlife blog, but still. So let’s think of something interesting going on in my life.

Plans for next summer are starting to firm up already. A little. We have Young Women camp during the week of July 15. And the family reunion for LRN4’s side of the family is also probably going to happen in July. Don’t know when yet. Don’t exactly know where yet either, but it appears to be narrowed down to a cruise to Catalina and Ensenada vs. a train trip to the Grand Canyon via the route taken in the pre-automotive days. We voted for the train ride, but we’d do either and be happy.

Nothing else is on the 2010 vacation itinerary at this point, but I imagine we might want to take our Spring Break campout, along with several other shorter camping trips. Don’t know where to go in the spring. This year’s trip to Mt. Madonna was way too cold to repeat. The previous two trips to Big Sur were beautiful, but you can only go back to the same campground so many times. Especially when it’s in the middle of nowhere and you’ve been to everything and seen everything around it as much as you really ever expect to want to. Admittedly, it’s a beautiful middle of nowhere, but still.

So do any of my Loyal Readers have a suggestion for next spring’s camping trip location? Here’s your chance to really make a difference in the world. Don’t blow it.

I had been having massive problems with the iPhone OS 3.1 update, like many, many other people. My most common problem was what people are calling Coma Mode. You put it to sleep and can’t ever wake it back up again without rebooting. It was happening one to two times a day, and was very annoying. I also had one instance of it locking up in the middle of a phone call. I read the blogs and Apple help groups, and lots of people are recommending pretty harsh treatments, mainly consisting of resetting the phone to factory settings and reinstalling everything, and then not upgrading to 3.1. One or two people, however, recommended turning off Push notifications and disabling Safari’s Fraud Warning function. I tried those things, along with deleting the one and only app I had that used Push, two days ago (or was it yesterday?) and haven’t had a single crash since. Of course, past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results, but I’m cautiously optimistic. It was getting tedious.

So for my iPhone-owning Loyal Readers who are having crashing problems with your OS 3.1 update, you’re welcome.

Many thanks to LRN1 and LRN4, who pointed out that yesterday’s Monkey news also qualified as Food Violence news. I appreciate your involvement.

That’s enough for today. Let’s end with today’s Toilet News: the ultimate running toilet.

See you tomorrow.

Automotive hammers

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Here’s a wall full of automotive hammers. I want to know what that long, skinny one is for. Certainly no car I’ve ever owned.

Juggernaut update: I’m up to $14.78. I’m not sure whether that’s an improvement over the last time I looked. Click, Loyal Readers, click like the wind! And buy my sponsors’ products.

No post yesterday. Tuesday evening meetings went quite late and I was quite sleepy. Oh, the suffering my Loyal Readers put up with.

Extreme Short Shrift yet again tonight, too. My brother-in-law Ken was here on one of his periodic work-related visits. We had a nice time visiting and were delighted to see him. He’s always nice to visit with.

Otherwise, normal day. I spent it in meetings. Pretty much exclusively. I meet so my people don’t have to. The sacrifices I make for big-time engineering.

So I’ll leave you with this new, exciting job opportunity: shoving monkey. Stay out of court, though.

See you tomorrow.