Sunday, July 21, 2013

Flickr Photos Are Back!



http://www.flickr.com/photos/triumphant/sets/

Above will get you to my Flickr photos. Some time ago, I let my Pro account go, and only the latest 200 shots were available. But, there has been a generous change of policy and my shots are back!

That includes my South Africa ones. I vacationed there in March 2008. Dianne and I loved it. Then, I worked there starting in August 2008 for almost two years. Really great.

There are other sets, including some of a motorcycle vacation to Watkins Glen, NY and a camp site in southern PA.

Feel free to comment on any of them, but don't miss the SA ones.

Hopefully, Bob, David, and Karen will see this post and have some time to see the photos during down time on their Eastern ride. If so, enjoy!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Painted Garage Floor

I figured the concrete floor in the garage had cured enough to take some paint. I understand that you should not paint new concrete. The floor had been poured in 1985, so I figured it was ok by now.

So, I moved the bike out to sit with the cars.

20130707_7173

And, eventually, this is what the results were...

Door closed, nice floor showing. I wonder how long it will hold up like this?

20130707_7174


I did the floor in two halves, washed on Saturday, pained left side on Sunday morning. It was so hot the paint dried quickly.

20130707_7176

20130707_7177


Had to move a bunch of stuff to the right side and did not want to put it outside since there was rain coming.

20130707_7180

And, eventually, the right side was painted and dry by 4pm Monday, just before those huge thunderstorms hit Toronto, just to the East. I was in the shower for the heavy rain that added 1.5 inches to my swimming pool.

20130708_7182

Shortly after the shower (mine, that is), the power went out. Outage was from 6:10 to about 10:50 or so.

Spent the time well, though. I put out the garbage before it got too dark to see what I was doing. Ron and Adele were sitting in their small porch, so I got a glass of wine and joined them. We had a nice conversation while listening to their battery-powered radio. Lots of flooding, 200,000+ people with no power. major highways shut down. GO Train system shut down because the tracks were flooded. I was delighted to be safe at home, with good neighbours, and gosh, conversation!

So, there is still work to be done cleaning up the garage and organizing it better, but maybe not today, given it is still overcast, hot, and humid.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Saw Surgeon Today

Was that a pun?

He liked the chest x-ray, said it looked like I did not have any surgery, no more followups necessary.

He told me the horizontal band of numbness was normal and should eventually go away, ... Maybe. Seems it varies. Some folks report pins and needles. I am glad that is not happening.

So, I'm cleared for motorcycle tripping, but weather next week does not look promising. Hope it improves so I can meet up with Bob on his cross-country ride on at least one direction.

More to come.