Temperature: I am not use to the heat anymore so my answer is to avoid it by staying in. I stepped out a minute ago and seen my friend out and we set in the shade for a bit, but it is over a 100 degrees even in the shade so I was happy to come back into the RV at 83 degrees. Yes I am still managing to avoid using the AC but it is getting close! Tomorrow will be a big test if the weather man hits it with the predicted 105°. 🥵

Exercise: I am getting out early for my walks and staying with it so far.

Movie time!



Weather: . I see some forecasts are giving 100 Plus for the next three days with one day (Friday)being 105 degrees, nooooo! Oh well, I am staying fairly comfortable with the Swamp Cooler and can always switch to the AC if I have to. Today I am showing 98 outside(shade side of RV) and 82 inside on my thermometer(Note: time 4pm), and I am comfortable sating here in my chair with the air blowing by from the Swamp Cooler. It will be interesting to see how things go when the temperature goes over the 100 mark.

At any rate I am staying in and out of the heat.

Exercise: I still get out in the morning for my walk, as I did this morning.

Movie: Maybe it is time to watch a movie …. or two!

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Portable Apps

Pictures: Not getting any new ones right now I am hiding inside from the heat.

Weather: Hot for now and likely a few more weeks to come, 90+ degrees everyday. Not my thing for sure!

Portable Apps: Hey anyone use these? I got a thumb drive loaded with them but have only use them a few times. I like that I can fire up Firefox from Portable App(on any computer) and have a prefect copy of the one on my computer, bookmarks, plugins and all setting will look just the same, handy sometimes. Also I have a copy of Keepass(Password Manager) with a encrypted copy of all the passwords to everything I have. I would list all the apps I have on the thumb drive but it is too many. Here is a few of them, Libre Office, Gimp, Firefox, Thunderbird, Notepad++ and many more.

Diet: I have been back on my Atkins Diet for a month now and so today is my “bad day”(the day I eat all the bad food I want).

Exercise: I got back at it today, exercise page update.

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Pictures: Pictures are off today 🙂.

Open Source Software: I like open source software and was wondering if other out there use it.

Here is some that I use.
1) Firefox- my browser (I have tried many other opensource browser) And use one or two more.
2) Thunderbird- Email Client
3) Keepass- password manager
4) Libre Office- office suite
5) VLC- media player
6) Search Everything- windows search tool
7) Audacity- music/sound editor
8) Notepad++ – Text editor
9) BleachBit- A cleaner for Windows
10) 7 Zip- file Compression Tools
11) SumatraPDF- A PDF reader
12) Green Shot- For capturing a screenshot

One I have loaded but don’t use much
13) Gimp – kind of open open source alternative to Photoshop

Other I have played with just to see what they do
14) Inkscape- Graphics/Drawing (Way over my head but fun to play with for a bit.)
15) ClamWin- Free Antivirus (I keep on a thumb drive to help others sometimes)
16) Blender- 3D Graphics Tools (Way over my head but I did a few tuts in it to play)

17) I have Linux Mint loaded on a very old computer I have here but don’t play with it much.

I may have forgotten some that I have or have used. All the above software is free and open source (FOSS). There is thousands of others kinds of software that is FOSS, and much of it is highly technical and way beyond me. I love FOSS!

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Friend’s Truck

City: I rode to Las Cruces with a friend to look at a truck he was interesting in and he did buy it. Older truck but a nice looking one for it’s age.


Weather: The heat is kicking and the forecast says it going to kick harder in the coming week. I see at least one 100 degree day coming and lots of near 100 degree dags, not really looking forward to those.

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Hummer on Guard

Pictures: This Black-chinned Hummer like to watch out for his feeder from close in.


Exercise: I got five days of walking in, time for a couple off now.

Swamp Thing: Today my friend and I added a water connection to the Swamp cooler and this will allow me to go off and not worry about the RV turning into a oven. I’ll keep a good eye on it for the rest of the day and tonight to watch out for leaks and other water malfunctions.

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Thrasher again

Pictures: Here is yet another of the Curve-billed Thrasher.


Exercise : I did my walk this morning and my Friend Barry went along and that made it go quicker.

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Digging in the Rocks

Pictures: This Pyrrhuloxia was finding his seeds in the rocks and munching away.


Exercise: Why do I put this in my blog everyday? Well, it is kind of my way of holding myself accountable! And …. I am an old dude that just likes to do what he wants to do, LOL. My exercise page tells the story, but for good long time it has been a very repeating story. There was a time when my walks where different each day but as time has past, I am starting to be happy with just showing up for my walks even if it is the same each day. Another thing is that for a lot of months now I have been in RV parks and the choices are limit for getting in a good walk, not near as fun as when I am out moving around.

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One More Road Runner

Pictures: I had to do one more of the Road Runner shots. I did cut his tail off a bit in this shot.


Exercise: Day two down, was a bit tougher this morning for some reason, but I got out and did it.

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Road Runner

Pictures: Here is another of the Road Runner on the Bird Bath getting a drink. The backgrounds kills this shot but I at least got it all in the photo. The light was just too harsh this day.


Exercise: Monday brings me back to my walking, exercise page updated.

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