Monday, December 28, 2015

Gratitude Monday - I Fixed It Myself Edition

I fixed something the other day.
I have a mini food processor that came with the regular food processor as a bonus.
It is handy as all get out and I use it often.
But the other day it didn't work. The lid has a small plastic lip on it that fits in a slot on the back. Without this slot filled it won't turn on.
How the lip got broken I don't know and neither does it matter. The point is the machine was dead.
I think this feature is intended a safety measure. A thing that chops and slices is best operated securely covered.

It eventually occured to me that if something of the right size and weight went into the slot all would be well.
I took a flashlight and shone it in the slot to see what I was up against. There I found a wheel that yielded to a bit of pressure.
A few days earlier I'd found a bit of plastic that I think was part of packing material for a coffeemaker. Why I still had it I don't know, but I did and I am happy.
It was a perfect fit.
The bit of plastic went into the slot and there it stayed.
I remind myself when I see it that the machine, in essence, fully armed. I must be extra careful when I chop or grind with it. If I were to accidentally turn it on while loading all manner of things would come flying out.
So I will be careful when I use it, but I can use  it.
I am grateful for that, for me figuring out what to do, and for that little piece of plastic that wandered back into my life and stayed.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Gratitude Monday -- Long Night Day

Today  is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and that means the days will get longer.
The solstice proper is 9:48 p.m. MST.
We will be looking toward the light and for it I am grateful.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Gratitude Monday -- All Bacon All The Time Edition

I am grateful for bacon.
I eat it almost every day and rarely does it disappoint.
Over the course of my lifetime I've had the odd batch of bacon that wasn't very good, but it was still bacon.
It goes with almost everything and is suitable for every meal.
What more could a person ask?

Friday, December 11, 2015

Photo-Finish Friday - Extreme Close Up

When I first got my Nikon CoolPix L820 I played with the available settings, including the extreme zoom.
I was curious what would happen and what it would do to the quality of the photo.
The above is the result.
I stood in town and took a picture of the mountains 50 miles away.
While it cannot be called a good photo, I like it.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Gratitude Monday--Tuesday Edition

Greetings from the library.

My computer is in the shop and has been since last Wednesday. I am grateful it is being repaired and I am grateful I live in a town where I can go to the library for free internet use.

It's been interesting being cut off from civilization as I have come to know it. It is quieter, easier, and it leaves me to make my own amusements.
I may even be calmer.

Whatever else this is be it a needed break or a lesson it is enjoyable and for that I am grateful.


If there are any errors I will get to them another time.

Thanks for being here.

-The Management