Happy New Year 2017

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Well, 2016 was another average year for me.  Like many people, I need to take better care of myself and not let so many little things get to me.  Maybe I’ll do better with that.  I also want to experience some new things this year.  As I write this, I am listening to an Apple Playlist titled. “Here for the Party“.  It’s country music…something I normally don’t listen to.  Not bad.

I was bummed to hear about the passing of some celebrities (Carrie Fisher, David Bowie, Price, Alan Rickman, Abe Vigoda, and Kenny Baker to name a few).  When I heard Carrie passed, I watched the Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and then saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story a few days ago.

I am working towards earning my Woodbadge for Boy Scouts.  I am happy to say that i am well on my way to earring my beads.  Plus I started transitioning from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for some of my daughter’s activities.  I’ve enjoyed the last 9 years with Cub Scouts and I am thankful to have a strong group of adult leaders to take over.  Now it is time to start training for Philmont in 2018.

I wish you and your family all the best for 2017.

 

Replacement Battery for iPhone 6S

Last week I found out my iPhone 6S was part of a group of phones manufactured between September – October 2015 with a faulty battery which caused the phone to shutoff.  (iPhone 6s Program for Unexpected Shutdown Issues).  My phone didn’t have that problem.  Instead, the battery would drain quickly and I would need the charger around 2:00PM.  I did remove some of the applications that might have drained the battery so quickly, and was planning on doing a reset of the phone during Christmas season.  However, a free replacement battery is usually a good thing.

I made my appointment for last Saturday.  The guy assigned to me from the Genius Bar ran diagnostics and asked some questions about my phone and why I thought the battery needed to be replaced.  He told me my battery had a maximum capacity of 84% after 14 months of use.  We verified the phone’s serial number and placed an order for a new battery.  Now we wait…

 

Light Painting

I picked up a copy of a book called; “GoPro: How To Use The GoPro Hero 4 Silver” by Jordan Hetrick. Under the section titled Night Photo, Jordan talked about Light Painting. So I stopped at a store and purchased glow sticks and a glow bounce ball and had my son come out with me to try it out. We had fun and it worked great!

Music:
“Inspired” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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To The Deal Hunters

Now that we have consumed the turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and bottles of wine (and don’t forget the pumpkin pie)…it is time for the crazy shoppers to head out for Christmas shopping.

I wish thee well on your deal hunting.  May St. Nicholas watch over you during your hand-to-hand combat.  After all we want little “Billy” and “Susie” to have the perfect Christmas.  I shall sleep well and have breakfast around 9:00AM.

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

We Thank Thee
By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

For flowers that bloom about our feet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For tender grass so fresh, so sweet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For the song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

For blue of stream and blue of sky,
Father, we thank Thee.
For pleasant shade of branches high,
Father, we thank Thee.
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

For this new morning with its light,
Father, we thank Thee.
For rest and shelter of the night,
Father, we thank Thee
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

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