Archive for April, 2011

Not the Washer!

by on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Just when you think that owning a home and dealing with all its maintenance issues might quiet down and give you a quiet spell, something breaks down or falls apart. I have been dealing with all kinds of expensive repairs on this house the past two years. I mean BIG repairs – a new roof. A new chimney. A new air conditioning unit and three new water heaters. I also had to completely replace the flooring in the the living room and two of the bedrooms – including discarding the old carpet and padding and then also tearing up and replacing the plywood subfloors.

So today, I was not happy to find the washing machine quit working, mid cycle. It will not spin to get the water out of the washer tub. Damn.

Spenser for Hire

by on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Years ago there was a TV series called, “Spenser for Hire.” It was a pretty good detective show, based in Boston, I think. I believe I spelled the name right, but there is at least one more way to spell Spencer, and I don’t know how to look it up if I don’t know how to spell it. Do you see that conundrum?

Made it to the Playoffs!

by on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Predators
The Nashville Predators have made it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs again. They will be up against the Anaheim Ducks for the first brackets tomorrow night. I hope they can win this first series and move up to the second brackets, maybe even the semi finals. That would be awesome!

Awesome URL shortners

by on Thursday, April 7th, 2011

A URL shortner is something really cool for websites that have domains. I for one like to use them when sending people to places online as they are much easier to type in than a very long subdomain URL. I have found lots of trustworthy URL shortners over time and wanted to share them so other could enjoy the benefit of them. I decided to add my favorite website as the shortner URL

http://goo.gl Google URL shortner
http://tinyurl.com Tiny URL shortner
http://bit.ly Bitly URL shortner
http://is.gd  IsGd URL shortner
http://ow.ly Owly URL shortner
http://snurl.com Snurl URL shortner
http://cli.gs Cligs URL shortner
http://0rz.tw Orztw URL shortner