Watertown, NY, USA . "Public Square" (vintage, date unknown) but the monument is honoring veterans of the American Civil War so the date of the image is late 1800s

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Monday, May 20, 2019

[21:20 UTC-4]
[+49*F....cloudy....winds w/s/w @13 mph]
[Now Playing:"Hec Ramsey" pilot [link]]
   I had no sooner rolled into bed last night that the heavens opened up and we got the T-storms that had been promised all day....didn't bother to get up  and watch but from what I heard, just as I had expect the bulk of the storm missed us and we just caught an edge of it....but a cooler day today but not bad at all....but with the barometer on the raise....my joints felt much better so decided to take a walk and help loosen them up....with is exactly what happened....just a quick trip to Big Lots and Aldi....
   For the last few years I have avidly watched "Game of Thrones"....but really was disappointed with the direction of last years offerings and hadn't watch an episode this year....but like the person who starts reading a book gets bored with it and quits reading....and then reads the last chapter to see how it ends....HBO aired a re-run of the last episode tonight....so I watched it....after the build up of several seasons....the conclusion....frankly found it a little lame....and glad I didn't waste the time watching the rest of the episodes this season.....

Sunday, May 19, 2019

[21:50 UTC-4]
[+71*F....light rain....winds s/s/e @ 8]
[Now Playing: Classical Music Radio[link]]
   It's late and I spent the better part of an hour trying to figure out why my math wasn't working out....finally I went back to the start and realized I'd made a simple mistake....I had miss read a number....copied it wrong....dummkopf....I am tired and have been less than 100% today....way less....with the T-storms coming the barometric pressure was falling and that always causes my joints to stiffen and ache....and I've been dealing with it all day....the funny part of the deal is that the wind shifted and the bulk of the storm missed us....we got some light intermittent rain but no as my daughter would have said when she was little " no bunder bunder boom boom ".....
   But although damp and a bit windy....except for after dark....it was a pleasant day....walked late morning just around the grounds here to see if I could get my legs to loosen up a bit and it helped so....walk down to the Dollar General to get some beef jerky....and of course a small cup of ice cream....as I was leaving I heard a voice from the past call my name....it was a kid that worked the desk where I live a couple of years ago....nice lady....and we chatted for a while....haven't seen her since she left about 3 years ago....it's funny how things work at sometimes....I just decided to  walk at the spur of the moment....and we just happened to be at the same place at the same time....????....

Saturday, May 18, 2019

[22:00 UTC-4]
[+55*F....partly cloudy....winds e/s/e @3 mph....rain starting in the early morning hours and intermittent through the daylight hours....with the possibility of thunder storms....a predicted lull in the late morning....but I don't have much trust in the weather forecast....so am not planning any walking tomorrow....but you can never tell]
[Now Playing: "Loyalty" a Hornblower episode[link]]
   Despite the rather dismal outlook for tomorrow today was a lovely mid-50's day....and I took the opportunity to walk twice....first this morning first to a convenience store that stock an item that I have used for over 40 years....I may have given up drinking but I think I deserve one vice....I chew....and then off to Aldi....had planned to go there tomorrow but with the weather as it maybe tomorrow thought the wisest course was to pickup what I needed for the next few days....just a few things but of course bananas....and then later....I mentioned below that yesterday I got a copper foot sleeve at Ollie's....and was very pleased with the way my feet felt and decided that I need to have a backup pair....so back to Ollie's...got another pair of them and a couple of bags of pretzel pieces that I am very fond of....and since I had to pass by Dollar General on the way back to my rooms....popped in....got a small cup of ice cream and then back to my rooms....

Friday, May 17, 2019

[21:25 UTC-4]
[+52*F....mostly cloudy....west winds @5 mph]
[Now Playing: Meat Loaf "3 Bats Live[link]]
   As almost always happens....my original intent was to spend the day in my rooms....and maybe just at a walk around the grounds here in the early evening....which I actually did do....had a nice chat with one of the other extended stays....however....in the mid-afternoon....I checked the weather and it was just to nice of a day to leave it un-walked-in....but as I've said before....except on an evening walk around the grounds or a sit down on a bench outside....I need a destination....now I hate running out of anything....if it's something I use on a regular basis I always try to have a backup supply....and in the process of thinking about a walk I realized that my bottle of mouthwash....was less than half full...I use it every night just before bed....and if truth be told what I had left would have lasted me  better than a week....but it gave me both a reason and a destination....so off to Ollie's....but although I in theory I went for the mouthwash [which I did pickup]....did some browsing and found a cooper foot sleeve....I have trouble with both feet....among other joints that I've damaged over the years....miss used if you must know....if it wasn't from a sport injury, or a work related injury....or that sometimes I can be a bit of a klutz...but lately the knees have been more or less behaving themselves....back has been quiet....but my feet have been cramping especially at night when I'm trying to get some z's....so I put them on after I got back to my rooms....and wore them until my nightly shower....and feet feel pretty good....but tonight may tell the tale....but I am optimistic....because any improvement would be an improvement....probably will end up buying another pair or two....but will probably wait until it's a nice day....and I have no other reason to walk.....

Thursday, May 16, 2019

[21:20 UTC-4]
[+52*F....mostly cloudy....winds s/s/e @ 2 mph]
[Now Playing:  one of my mixes off YouTube[link]]
   It had been my intention to spend the day in my rooms....as the forecast was not promising, I had intended to watch "Draft Day" on AMC at noon and then the PGA Championship there after....well it was a nice bright mid-50's kind of day and after watching "Draft Day" came to the conclusion that it was too nice of a day to waste in my rooms....so decided I'd really needed to get some golden beets at Price Chopper....and while I was in the plaza stop in at "Dollar Tree" and T J Maxx....as Dollar Tree is the furthest point....decided to start there, then T J Maxx and finally to Price Chopper....wasn't looking for anything in particular....but most of the time even if I start out with the intend of not really needed something I always seem to find something I did know I needed until I saw it....and even I was shocked that I looked in both places and found....nadda....got my golden beets at Price shopper....a couple of rutabaga....and a grinder of green pepper corns....always wanted to try them so saw them and into the cart they went....and on my way back was with just a short detour going right past Dollar General and a small cup of ice cream found it's way into my sling bag....rain overnight  but another nice day tomorrow....and although I don't really need anything....my personal history teaches me nothing if not that there may well be another walk in my future tomorrow....

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

[22:25 UTC-4]
[+48*F....showers....south winds @ 7 mph]
[Now Playing: choruses from the "Messiah"[link]]
   It had not been my intention to walk today....forecast was for scattered rain showers....and although USA network is playing NCIS re-runs tomorrow....they're all post-Zeva episodes very few I like so probably wouldn't watch them anyways....but things change....first apparently my body decided that it needed more sleep than/usual....and instead of awaking between the usual 05:30 to 06:00....never awoke to almost 07:00 and also the rain was more scattered then constant....I awoke to a very nice mid-50's day....and also when I went to the lobby for my morning toffee coffee & cup of yogurt...there was a letter waiting for me....a bill for my 6 month checkup with the Doc last month....decided given the above it would be a good idea to deal with it today....but rather than putting a check in the mail....the office is less than a 10 minute walk, and the ATM is on the way....so just after 09:00.....up the hill  to the ATM to withdraw the cash for the bill....the Doc's and then Aldi on the way back....ATM check. but on the way to the Doc's realized I had forgotten my swing bag....rats....rather than go back...went to the Doc's....paid the bill....and then Aldi....and paid 7 cents for a plastic bag with handles....problem solved....than early evening thought that the nice weather shouldn't be wasted....ergo....another walk to Big Lots....and so I have my pantry and frig filled with all I need for the next 3 or 4 days.....besides when I checked the TV schedule for tomorrow while USA is indeed airing the episodes I  won't watch....AMC is showing "Draft Day" which I was surprised that no network or at least the ones I have access to didn't air it during the NFL draft a few weeks ago....on which the movie is based....an enjoyable flix....and one of the few Costner movies I actually like....and the 1st round of the PGA major tournament is on as well so probably will spend time watching that as well....but one can never tell when the urge my strike and I'll decide I need something or just need a walk....
   When I got back from Aldi....and putting things away was having a problem putting things away....in the frig....and a 7.5 oz. can of Doctor Pepper kept kept getting in the way and won't fit with anything else so I did the only thing to do....popped the tab and drank it....plenty of room in the recycle/deposit bags....

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

[20:45 UTC-4]
[+46*F....mostly cloudy....winds n/n/w @ 5 mph]
[Now Playing: "Hellfighters"[link]]
   Except for a late afternoon/early evening walk....spent a quiet day....start of the first full week with the new ownership of the place where I live....had a chat this morning and they are not considering a change rent now....but left it open that they my visit the issue later....will  have to wait and see....they have some new people in housekeeping and the first time they were in for the weekly cleaning....did a very nice job....so that concern seems to have been answered....I have very little laundry other then under clothes which the last head of housekeeping would do for me....not eve3n going to ask....there are machines on site so part of the reason for my walk was to pick up some laundry detergent....also bought a package of underwear shirts....just to give me the same amount [more or less] of the 3 items....socks, shirts, and boxer briefs....and give me some leeway on timing of doing the laundry.....no big deal....I've done it before....and do remember how....
   Besides that just as I said a very quiet day....when I was out did pick up a bottle of Powerade Zero and a six of Doctor Pepper....and the always present small cup of ice cream....tomorrow is predicted to be another damp, rainy day....oops....forgot I took a short walk late morning to the ATM to visit my money....and as/usual some of it managed to convince me to take it home with me.... 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

[21:34 UTC-4]
[+47*F....partly cloudy....calm]
[Now Playing: "Have His Carcase" episode 1[link]]
   I live about 20 miles "as the crow flies" from Lake Ontario and the Black River Bay extend another 10 miles or so inland....Black River flows into the bay and then in to the lake....it's origin point is in the western Adirondack mountains.....and I don't every remember posting a current weather statement before and had to use the word "calm"....you could probably count the days in an average years where there is no wind/breeze on one hand and most years you won't need all five fingers....
    I walked both this morning....left my rooms just after 08:30.... trip to Price Chopper on a quest for the elusive root veg....bet you thought I was going to say banana....originally I was going to swing past Aldi on the way back to my rooms but decided tomorrow would work out better for the quest for the "wild" banana....have plenty on hand at present...and then early evening just down the hill to Ollie's and Dollar General....needed nothing....except to walk....but as/usual a few items demanded that I take them home....the rest of the day has been spent quietly in my rooms and my usual playing online games and modding the FB group "The Farthest Side".....busy bay vetting new member requests....