Category Archives: At Home in Portland

Pause

Lately my energy and productivity are at a low ebb, with heat, health, and other things occupying my mind. So I’ve decided to put the blog on pause for a while. Catch you later.

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H O T !!

It is unusually, awful, nastily, horribly, miserably hot here, in the entire Pacific Northwest, from Seattle down through northern California, and we hates it (as Gollum would say). Three more days in triple digits, then several still in the 90s … Continue reading

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The Summer Garden

It’s peak Summer garden time, and I took some photos Sunday. Our Lilies are especially magnificent this year. Lots of pictures for you. Click to see larger image.

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Ow!

Having a bad day – the old devil migraine.

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Computer Adventures

Okay, I bought the new iMac. It’s 27-inch with the Retina display. It has a quad‑core 3.3GHz Core i5 processor, a 2TB Fusion Drive, and a 2GB AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics processor.  I upgraded the RAM at the point … Continue reading

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no forgotten book, current reading, etc.

No book this week, – computer problems. I may have to go to the Apple store tomorrow. Update: No CURRENT READING either, also, since it was 103.4 yesterday, no trip out to look at a new computer. Posts will be … Continue reading

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Aging Computer

For the last few months my main computer, the iMac, has been “acting up”. Slow to load programs, unable to access many websites, balking at running larger files, etc. I’ve done some fiddling with it, and haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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Stimulating the Economy: GreenWorks 25322 G-MAX 40V 16-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower

We have a smallish lawn, and we’ve always used an old fashioned push mower. It’s the same kind of mower I used as a kid to mow the lawn at home. But the one we have was cheap and the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Barbara!

It’s my lovely spouse’s birthday today! Our celebration will be low-key, staying in on a rainy day, curling up by the fire with a book. Maybe a movie later.

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Stimulating the Economy: Speed Queen washer & dryer

We’ve had to replace our six-and-half year old (!) GE washer and dryer, as the washer was working poorly and the dryer control broke. Honestly, we’ve never been that happy with them, but they were on sale… After doing the … Continue reading

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