There is this construction site just down the road where a new home is being erected.  Apparently some fine upstanding citizen decided that that was a perfect place to dump a flock of chickens.  A kind neighbor alerted me to them as he saw them and thought they were mine and they just got loose. My birds were safely tucked away inside their coop. So I spent a very rainy Sunday day rounding up chickens. Now for those folks who have never had to round up chickens, it is akin to herding kittens with a broom.  They all scatter and you're lucky to get just one. I was eventually able to get five out of the six.  I spent far…

A while back I saw a post on an instagram feed where this guy put a motorcycle on his mantle above his fireplace.  To be fair, it was really on top of the stone work, all lit up and looked like a bachelor pad any guy would love to own. I asked my wife how come we don't have my motorcycle inside as I walked around the house looking for a place to put it.  To no one's surprise, she said in a diplomatic way that it probably wouldn't be the best idea. Dejected but not deterred, I went about my day. Well today I asked again...  I didn't get no either.  Of course she wasn't home and on a…

Last year my wife and I traveled to Bermuda and absolutely loved it during the off season.  We stayed for almost a week but left the day before Thanksgiving to have dinner back home with family.  We've been going out to dinner at nice restaurants for many years but last year was the end of that with bad experiences on year after another all culminating to the prior year being our last. My wife and I, with the helpful prodding of our daughter, convinced my parents to come with us to Bermuda this year and stay through Thanksgiving.  We had no idea where we were going to eat or exactly do, but we knew we would have a good time…

Right now I'm going through my monthly bills and getting rid of all the things I just don't use anymore.Audible: $23.00 a month (ouch)Magazine subscriptions: $2.00 to $4.00 a month, but added up to $23.00 totalHome Phone: $44.50 a month - and I don't use it. Ever. Goodbye verizon.Cable TV: I was paying $82 a month, cancelled it, got directvnow for only $35 a month. Instant savings, have the same channels.Do you have other monthly fees such as spotify and you're not using it? Pandora maybe?Do you have a monthly gym membership you just keep in the hopes you're going to use it?Heck, I called my security company for an upgrade (ADT) as I've had the same system for 11…

No, I didn't hike up this time.  I went up the easy way.  This Triumph Motorcycle climbed Mount Washington! Rocket 3 Triumph with a view I had a nice fall Saturday all to myself.  Headed up to the lake house to get a few things done.  Since the girls were not showing up until that evening, I grabbed the motorcycle, stuck on my GPS and headed up to Mount Washington.  I have always wanted to climb the auto road via motorcycle.  Attempted it many years back but we the group of us showed up at the base, the attendants had to inform us that they closed down the road to motorcycles due to the high winds. I wish I knew…

Thought this was a short article telling us what we already knew: https://bgr.com/2017/10/31/cord-cutting-best-cable-alternative-2017-directv-now-vs-hulu-youtube/ I was one of them.Cheaper TV is good for the consumer. Sure the businesses will suffer, but they will need to transform. They've been living high on the hog for too long. I recently moved over to DirecTVNow.  However they capitalize it...  and use Roku players and a mix of Apple TV players.  The pricing starts at $40.00 a month.  Which is a bit more then when I started, I want to say it was only $35.00 so pricing has gone up, but also so hasn't the features.  Since I started, they've now added all the local channels, a DVR service, and many more channels overall.  So…

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