Lifestyle
16 days ago 13 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
My wife “retired” just before the winter. Around that same time my work schedule, pandemic and all, picked up and I found a need for some assistance. I often could not get away to check my box at the post office, get to the bank or even during my afternoon, address some of the yard work. I cannot complain about being busy. My mantra remains to help others and make a difference. As we moved to spring and summer, I noticed Shelly taking on different tasks I used to squeeze into...
31 days ago 19 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Last week’s commentary hailed the start on unveiling my outside office. I actually used the space the week that past expecting to complete the remaining space through this weekend. A “funny thing” happened over the course of the week. The now-retired spouse of this commentator actually “discovered” the new power wash device I used; she not only finished the remaining space I planned to tackle yesterday while I dealt with some matters involving the political campaign I advise,...
37 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Last year at this time, the outdoor office was nearly complete. Going into this weekend I was not sure time would allow me to power wash the deck; that task remains the prerequisite to deploying the deck furniture stored in the shed, including the umbrellas. I am glad to report I completed the section where I setup. So sometime after this blog gets "setup" on Fredslist, I can choose between power-washing what remains and then arranging the furniture or setting up what this...
Some may have noted someone MIA....again... at the Gotham Happy Hour. Sometimes the logistics work not at all. The intention remain. Parental duties intervened. Our son yesterday moved into home number 10 yesterday morning; his parents helped him and his fiance finish their “exit” from downtown Brooklyn across Adams Street from where his uncle works; that part of the move just conflicted a bit with the Gotham gathering. Hopefully, I make the next one.   I figured I could get ...
59 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
About six weeks ago I was contemplating getting a haircut. I got three since the pandemic shut down barber shops and they re-opened. But then I got a call – it was March 11-- from my barber, Frank.   Pre-pandemic, actually well before it, Frank had sold his store but chose to stay around. He did not feel comfortable coming back when the shop re-opened. I had checked in with Frank’s son before I returned, part out of loyalty to the man who groomed me for several decades, and p...
100 days ago 18 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Bikes, bicycles, buses
Bicycle, bicycle, bicycle   I expected it to be a lengthy process to assemble yesterday but it was unwrapping process that I found excruciating. Shelly’s new bike – the first she owned since our marriage – arrived Friday eve. She ordered it as last week began after a discussion with our son’s fiancee` who got hers at the end of lat year. Assembly required absolutely no tools. While a QR code connected me to a lengthy on-line assembly guide, I actually figured it out without a...
Last year at this time I blogged with great optimism how things looked up for my baseball team.  The season that followed failed to meet my expectations, especially on the pitching side.  Lost Thor before the season started and Stroman opted out.  Pitching depth never overcame such a deep loss; it reverberated on the bullpen as usually happens.  Nonetheless despite no signings of the top free agents at fielding positions 1, 2 and 8, the experts find gear merit in the first ro...
A year ago I found myself blogging about how “my” baseball team messed up things, some not its fault, some self-induced with the selection of a new manager. Perhaps fitting under the prior never ready for prime time owners. Things changed this off-season, perhaps not soon enough, but certainly in satisfying ways for most, if not all, fans of my team which (obvious to most readers) plays at Citifield.   This year some signings – a well-regarded catcher and a talented relief pi...
164 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Buffalo Bills, Gotham, Mets
I often look back at what I drafted the previous year before I compose the instant blog.  Peaking at that 2020 commentary really focused on the contrast in how we live today, still under a Pandemic but hopefully vaccinated, or on the verge of receiving this protective measure.  Last year – joined by a few friends – I watched a playoff game albeit not featuring my still failing team (at least they rid it of the coach who ought never have been given the reins to that team wrong...
185 days ago 14 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Snow
(Saturday’s blogger’s commentary yesterday in part inspired this musing about the aftermath of the recent snowfall.) Friday’s blogger texted me yesterday to call; I called his cell.  His talented artist wife picked up and explained he was shoveling his driveway.  When he called back, I admonished him for the exertion; I related the story of Grandpa Sol’s brother Julie and his ill-fated attempt to dig out his cab (Think something like the pic above left.) after a 1960s storm....
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