My Series 7 Apple Watch was delivered yesterday. I was tired from decorating so decided to wait until this morning to set it up. The main thing I wanted was an always on display. I already love having this - no more flicking my hand to see something! ⌚️

Christmas decor is done. Phew! Now we have a month to sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Christmas 🎄

First (fireplace) s’more of the season

We played Bargain Quest for the first time today. It has a little different scheme than other games we’ve played and we enjoyed it. We’ve plan another session for tomorrow.

Blue skies, nothing but blue skies do I see 🎶

When you stop for BBQ out in the country…

I often see people laud their various writing instruments. A good eraser just doesn’t get the love it deserves. ✏️

American Airlines canceled over a thousand flights the past few days so we were worried. But my wife made it home today just in time for halloween. 🎃

The appliance I use most often in our home

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If my wife’s hamster was red she’d be a lot easier to see. Like most, she spends most of her time hiding.

☀️ The sun in in solar cycle 25 and has been much more active. Yesterday’s spikes in x-ray and proton flux caused some radio blackouts. This weekend the geomagnetic flux will spike to G3 so there are alerts for power grids and navigation. Nothing to fear. Facts are here.

Underneath it all is a lovely blossom waiting to appear

The sunset last night seen while driving home for dinner was 👍🏼👍🏼

After last night’s rain storm there is no pattern in these fallen leaves, just chaos.

Speaking of chaos, iOS 15 identified these as plant material ✅but thinks they’re magnolia leaves❌.

I achieve a sort of bliss blasting 🎶 in my Pleiades (aka Subaru)

Almost gravity-defying

The HF radio is good for long range communications but I use these VHF/UHF radios for more local connections.

On the meaning of “tacos”.

From our local taqueria.

Our little dog is all into rest this morning after having a number of teeth extracted yesterday. That procedure didn’t seem to hamper her appetite though.

Another item for an eventful day: dental surgery for our 10 year old dog. Seems to have gone well!

I’m grateful for this quiet space on a day like today.

And thanks for the condolences.

Some treat radio contesting as a sport, namely radiosport. I’m too lazy.

Also we voted today. A number of state amendments as well as city plus some school bonds. We always feel a bit lazy about going but then feel great once we’ve done it. Too many won’t bother.🤷🏽‍♂️

A multi-faceted mirror in our entry

I’ve finished many cups of coffee in my Taylor guitars mug. 🎸