Not much rest today, up before dawn.

✅ I repaired our front porch light which involved gymnastics to avoid many needle-like sticks by the prickly shrub underneath ✅ I ran a coax for my antenna thru the 1st floor in a “not ugly” way. Now to get it to the 2nd floor and attic
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The sidewalk next to our house sunk quite a bit. I was afraid someone would trip, lose their balance, and fall so I called the city to have it repaired. In our town the homeowner pays half the cost and the city pays the rest and arranges the repair.

Thanks @macgenie and @manton! Now I have to stress over exactly which device(s) will be honored with the presence.

Dino is not at all happy about the lack of warmth today. 📷 🦖

We’ve had cloudy days and rain for days on end. It’s the 3rd rainiest start to a year ever. I’m really missing watching the sun rise. ☀️ 📷

My favorite iPad Pro attachment ⌨️ 📷

It’s ugly but oh so functional and light.

I have this plain bit of wall in front of me while riding the workout bike. The fan and TV are peeking around the edges. 📷😆

‘Merica!

Sign at the Lazy Dog📷

Managed to hit the trail for some exercise in the lull between rain storms. 📷

Contrast.

Push it, push it good. 📷

Above me 📷

These little planting cubes are sitting on my garage workbench patiently waiting on spring. I love when hoodie weather arrives but to be honest I get my fill of it well before winter ends.

Bonus shot for plant day 😉

If is Feb 6th and 28F this morning. It’s going to be another 4 months before I can look up and see these beautiful plants again. February is generally our most difficult winter month. Fortunately we dodged the recent sleet storm. 🌱 📷

Try if you want, but you can’t hide from these eyes
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Spots on my windshield as the cold front moved through. This morning they’re from light sprinkles. Tomorrow they’ll likely be from snow and sleet. The kids will be super excited if so. 📷

Ripples & reflections 📷

Happy Universal Palindrome day!

On the downside it is the last one I’ll live to see 🤷🏻‍♂️

The gift of sight

The minute I walked into the kitchen after getting up duo morning this pair was looking at me. Apparently they wanted to be part of today’s photo challenge. It looks staged but instead is some sort of weird coincidence.

N.B. Son’s and wife’s glasses

Push down and turn to … Open

Checking into the hospital for my exam.

Oh, no, not that kind! My amateur radio license exam 😉

Swirls

We have heavy fog this morning. Driving is a bit dangerous but so far everyone is being sensible.

In October a tornado went through my childhood area. The elementary, middle and high school were damaged and are closed. Last week I drove down. What had been my parents’ home had some major damage but is being renovated by the current owners. Some neighboring homes destroyed.📷

Tiny bubbles

A wall out the restaurant.

I had to break out my old USB keyboard, and USB mouse, to set up the new Raspbery Pi 4. The keyboard looks and feels like a relic from the age of dinosaurs. Paired Bluetooth devices as soon as the OS was ready. 🦖