614. A Little Bit Sad Tonight

I’m feeling a little bit sad tonight over something that’s really very trivial in the grand scheme of things, I suppose. One of my Instagram “friends” announced earlier this evening that she will be taking a break from Instagram, and from all online activity, “for a while,” which she clarified to my query to mean at least a few months.

Posts from morbidus.cruor have always been among my favorites in my relatively small Instagram circle.

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615. New Day, New Year: 2017

Only three years until 2020. As in, Sealab 2020. To make sure I’m ready, I placed an order today for a Seiko SKX-A35 “automatic” dive watch via Amazon. I can’t quite afford this purchase, a whopping two-hundred dollars, but I ordered it anyway. I’ll figure out how to juggle some money to pay the credit card minimums later. Maybe I can sell some previous ill-advised purchases on eBay to make up for the current frivolous purchase.

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616. Good-Bye 2016

The USA will have a new president in 2017. That is a good thing. Will America be great again? I believe it will. Will my own world and life be better? I believe that, too, will be the case.

I need to keep up with the exercise regime I’ve begun. I need to put more time and effort into getting the second rental unit ready to go, and to keeping the first rental unit functional. I need to decide on what I want to do, on what I need to do, and then do it!

It’s that simple. Really.

Today we drove down to Kanab, Utah, about an hour south of where we live, and walked around the town for a while just to get some fresh air and exercise. Not entirely productive, I guess, but I definitely need the exercise!

And I saw a Yugo! Does anybody remember the Yugo?

YUGO in Kanab, Utah
31 December 2016

Let’s wrap up the year with a symbolic image of passing time. Yes, I know, another mermaid would be more fun, but a wristwatch will have to do!

Out with the old year and in with the new!

617. The Math Was Easy

Okay, the math was easy enough, because I didn’t have to do any math. I looked through the archives on this site to find out when I started my “1000 Days” countdown thing. It was 13 December 2015. Then I typed in a “natural language” internet search: “How many days since December 13 2015.” Several “countdown timer” web sites popped up, and I had my answer: 383 days.
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Settings –> Permalinks –> Save Changes

The internal links in the site weren’t working… errrpossibly probably because I had completely deleted the WordPress folder several months ago when some of the Themes files became corrupted, and tonight I decided to try to resurrect the site by re-installing the current version of WordPress.

Anyway, this awesome article on the www.wpbeginner.com web site allowed me to solve the problem in seconds. Yes, in mere seconds! Go to “Settings,” click on “Permalinks” (the bottom link in the list) and then click “Save Changes.” That simple! BOOM!
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Where Am I?

Where am I… relative to that “1000 days” thing, I mean? I’m not sure, I’ll have to do some math to figure it out. Once I get the math part calculated, I’ll try to get back on track with tracking what I’m trying to track.

Uhm… just what was it I was trying to keep track of?
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Began the New Year (2016) with a short, chilly hike at Zion National Park:

Zion National Park, Utah USA

Began the New Year (2016) a little heavier than I expected:

1 January 2016


Uneventful last day of 2015. I telephoned the bank in Hawaii. They will try to remedy the unauthorized charges to my debit card. The account representative to whom I spoke indicated that they are receiving a lot of fraud complaints. I tried to organize some boxes, but it’s slow going. The weather was mostly sunny but cold, with temperatures in the twenties (Fahrenheit).

I believe I am supposed to be trying to be more enthusiastic and optimistic on this blog. So, uhmm… Happy New Year!