More rain

Birds: More Robins 🙂
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What are you doing with that clicking thing?!?!?
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Exercise: Great Bike ride this morning, rode back and forth in the park.
I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 12.13mi, time: 52:14, pace: 4:18min/mi, speed: 13.94mi/h.

Weather: Yes, we have more rain today. A good hard rain has just set in, I hope it holds for a while. We are getting a lot of rain this year here in NM. Nice.

Night folks



Bird: Here is yet two more Carolina Chickadees
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The good life.
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Flower and Bee
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Exercise: I have not been doing anything dedicated directly at exercising but each day I will ride the bike at least 6 miles(two miles at a time) and I don’t know how much I walk. The bike riding is to get out to stretch and rest the eyes a bit when I spend too much time on the computer, so I just take a trip through the park, which is two miles and I do that at least three times a day.

Stretching, I have been doing about 4 times a week.

Weekend: The weekend is here and the weekend folks are here too, but it don’t seem as busy as it has been the past few weekends. Of course it is still early, just Friday.

Night folks

Rain, very nice

Chores: Today is Chores Wednesday( A good name for it, you think?) for me, laundry, pick up some water and do Walmart, all done before 8 am 🙂

Windows update day: Today is the second Wednesday of the month so it is Microsoft time to do it’s updates. One can count on about 100 MB of updates each second Wednesday of the month.

Bird: Okay, let us see what I got.
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I cut off his tail in this shot 😦 , but still I kind of like it.
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Exercise: I did do a bike ride today, but only 6 miles and as always of late I have been doing my stretching.

Weather: I have slipped up on my old dude duties by not doing much blogging about the weather so ……. We are getting us a little rain and it is about time. Being in the west all the time has made me enjoy the rain when we get it, I hope it don’t just tease us a little and then stop, would love to see a good rain.

Night folks

Little busy today

Bird: Another Carolina Chickadee.
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Wild Flower and weed.

Exercise: Not a lot today but some. A short slow walk with the ladies this morning, a short bike ride and little walking around the camp ground. I have kept up my stretching too.

Busy: As it turns out it was just a little busy today and that surprised me. A few leaving and a few coming in.

Night folks

Wind, lots of wind

Walk: I enjoyed my walk this morning, the weather was just right for it. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 3.55mi, time: 01:18:05, pace: 22:01min/mi, speed: 2.72mi/h.
I have been keeping up with my stretching, not gaining or losing any flexibility, which will do for now.

Friend: Jim the fellow I met on the south side of Lake Havasu moved to this area too, and wants me to go with him on another boat ride and I may go. It is kind of neat to ride up and down the river.

Wind: The wind has been very persistent as expected this time of year here in the southwest. Huffing and puffing is what it is doing and a very good job of it too 😦

Bird of the week: This is a Williamson’s Sapsucker and I took this picture in Cloudcroft, NM which is the one and only time I have ever seen this bird.
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Night folks

A move, not far

Moved: My new location is not that far from my old one, maybe 25 miles. I’m on the north side of Lake Havasu now at a spot I stayed at on the way down, back in Oct. Here is the new place. My next move will be in no more than two weeks and I’m not sure where I’ll end up but it will be a big move to the east, well compare to this move anyways 😛

Exercise/stretching: No exercise for a couple of days, the knees 😦 I’ll give the knees a break. I did a little stretching yesterday and we’ll see about today.

Rain in the desert! : Yes, we got just a little rain, hopefully it will settle the dust some. Later update, not enough to settle the dust, LOL.

Wild flower: Took this shot the other day, just goofing around.

Weather: It is very cool here for April, which is okay, seeing as it could be really hot by now. I bet one day soon it will be too hot for my taste here in Havasu, probably one day next week.

Night folks

The evils of one bad meal

Weight 187 /Diet: 😦  That is what I get for having just one bad meal. This is the bad thing about a low carb diet, you simply can’t do any high carb days. When starting a low carb diet you lose 10 to 20 pounds within the first couple of weeks, unfortunately I am near sure it would go the other way too, if you decided to change to another way of eating, you would gain that much back in only two weeks. Gaining 10 to 20 pounds is enough to stop me from ever wanting to change diets! The truth is this diet works pretty dang good for me even if I am over my target weight by 7 pounds. Most important is that I like eating this way for the most part, I don’t have to go around feeling hungry. Yes I do like a bad meal sometimes but not often.
My diet before had me over by 100 pounds, so you can see the big picture here. Of course, my diet before was the (see-food diet, I see food and I eat it) LOL. So in the big picture, I have to keep reminding myself 7 or 8 pounds is not a disaster. However, after being able to lose a 100 pounds it is aggravating that I can’t control the bottom ten pounds of my weight. You would think that after being able to get a grip on losing that much weight, that controlling the bottom ten pounds would be child’s play, but it don’t work that way, does it?

Exercise: I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 10.84mi, time: 55:34, pace: 5:08min/mi, speed: 11.71mi/h.

Stretching: I did a little stretching today and it felt pretty good considering I have not done any stretching for three days. I guess I’m getting to some stretching about three or four times a week.

City: This afternoon I took a trip into Lake Havasu, just for something to do mostly. I did enjoy just running the roads with nothing much to accomplish.

Night Folks

Bike Ride

Weight 185: Leaves me speechless, cause I just kind of growl now, LOL. I sure would like to get back to 180 so I could have my “bad-meal” every now and then. I’ll keep working at it.

Bike Ride! : Hey I finally got to do that bike ride I’ve been wanting to do. I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 11.82mi, time: 01:09:48, pace: 5:54min/mi, speed: 10.16mi/h.
This was a good ride considering I have not rode for many months. The shoulder of the road was a little wider than I thought and I felt fairly safe. I did add a little stretching to my day and maybe I’ll do another round of stretching later today.

Week’s workout Summary:
WORKOUT SUMMARY for 03/03/2014 – 03/09/2014
7 workouts
5 routes
21.1 miles
8.4 hours
2,512 kCal burned

Battery Maintenance: Today I checked and added water to the batteries and did a little maintenance by cleaning all the connections and there are are few of those seeing as I have four batteries. Anyways, as the batteries get older the more that needs done and it is important that it gets done.

Boat Ride: I met a fellow(Jim) here that has a boat and he invited me along for a boat ride. It has been many years since I had been on a boat and it was a good bit of fun riding around Lake Havasu.

Night folks

Moving Change

About moving: I had planned to move today but now I think I will not. I will stay here for a few more days.

Weight: I forgot to do that this morning. I near always do the weight thing first thing out of bed, but this morning found me thinking on other things and I forgot the weight. That thinking thing, is just hard on me, LOL!

Walk: Another short walk today. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.29mi, time: 43:36, pace: 19:03min/mi, speed: 3.15mi/h.

Stretching: Last summer I stopped stretching and did not start back until about four months ago. I’m just now getting back most of my flexibility in my hamstrings. I can now reach my toes and a little lower now, and I think that is pretty good for an over 60 something dude that has a good bit of arthritis. The best part is that I think I can still gain a little more flexibility in my hamstrings and I like that ideal. I’ll keep working at it.

Blogging with a Device: For the last three or four days I have not used the computer for any of my blogging. With all the practice I’ve had this winter, I’ve gotten better at using the Nexus 7 for near all my blogging. About the only thing I have trouble doing is linking pictures from Photobucket and Flickr. Those two sites are too messy to deal with, but I’m working on it. It is kind of neat, all the things you can do with mobile devices.

Another couple of thoughts on mobile devices.
1. I think the absolute best app that has came out for mobile devices is the Swype Keyboard (and other keyboards like it, pretty sure the Swype keyboard was first).
2. The divide between computer and mobile devices has really narrowed down in the last couple of years.
3. My biggest fuss with mobile devices is that the apps are so damn nosy.

Night folks

Language Gremlins?

Weight 186.0: Just like a never changing rock 😦 I must eat less, I must eat less, I must eat less, LOL.

English language : I may start a little series about why I hate my own language, English. Here is the first one, and this is one I have been messing up most of the time and it is ( eat vs ate vs eaten vs eating) mostly the (eat vs ate) is the one that I make a mess of lately. Why can’t we have one word for both and just let the sentence determine the past or present? For example if I wrote ” I think I will eat now” or ” I ate three times yesterday” I could have used either eat or ate in Uhh both sentences and you would have had no problem determining whether it was past or present. But no, this is English so we got to have two words! Maybe I’ll start my own language ….. oh wait, that is hillbilly and I already do that! We could say ” eated” for the past tense, not pretty but it would work, LOL. Man, I have a bunch of these to fuss about!
Many of these makes me throw my hands in the air, forget about it, and use whichever one flies out my finger tips. ( past, pass, passed ) you kidding me? What idol ( sit, set or sat) around thinking this kind of nonsense up?!?! These are the kind of things why I would never want to be a writer! The effect to get these right is flat over whelming for my poor little mind! So reader beware, you just going to have to suffer through. Here is a criteria which I think we should put in place. If it takes a hundred words or more to explain the use of one word or tense combination’s of, I think it should be kicked out of the English language! LOL.

iTunes: I just spent about three hours updating iTunes on my laptop. It would not take the latest update or uninstall so I had to uninstall all of Apple’s software (after finding a long winded way of doing it), clean the Windows register (with CCleaner) and then reinstall iTunes and associated software, and of course that took a lot of reading on my part because Apple has many little components. Finally everything installed except the device component part which is okay for now, because I don’t have any Apple devices, for now.

Difficulty gremlins : Yep, I think these guys are (setting, satting or setting) around finding fun little ways to make my silly hillbilly life tough! LOL. Just lucky for me, I don’t think none of the above stuff is all that important. Sorry to my friends that love their writing 😦 , and as for the software, if I don’t like one piece of software there is always another program that will do the job.

Walk: A short walk today. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.01mi, time: 39:18, pace: 19:30min/mi, speed: 3.08mi/h. I have been keeping my stretching going over the last three days, even the day I took off from walking.

Knees: The knees have been a little fussy this week and that is because of last week, I’m sure 😦 I’m taking plenty anti-inflammatories and keeping them ice down.

Night folks