I’ll tell you one thing – I’m happy it’s not sub-zero out there right now. At least it’s somewhere in the mid-forties. It’s raining though, which kinda stinks.
For most of the day I’ve been transferring posts to this blog from one I ran back in 2010. I probably have around 60 posts in all. You’ll see them pop up over time because I post dated them so they fit in with the seasons. In other words, if I wrote a post on September 10, 2010 on my old blog, I simply post dated it to September 10, 2013 on this site. Not to worry about repeats though because I never let the old blog out into the wild. I kept it hidden from my regular readers. Not private or anything, but some of the posts I wrote over there were about finance and topics like that. I thought those types of things would be rather boring to the people I know. But I did sprinkle in cool posts about trips we took, like Martha’s Vineyard and Hammonasset Beach State Park. Other good stuff like that. So, if I’m somewhere else in the world and you see a fresh post about something in Connecticut, rest assured that it is, in fact, me writing, albeit a few years ago.
Like I said, it’s raining outside, so we’re stuck inside. We’re like two caged wild beasts with cameras at the ready – but nothing to do with them. In between post transfers, I’ve thought of what I could possibly write about today, and then it struck me. I had a great idea (don’t get too excited here).
The last time I spoke with my mother, she told me that it was raining down there in North Carolina. When people tell me things like this, I wonder to myself, “Hmmm, what does that look like?” With that in mind, I figured that it would be neat to show you what I am seeing when I look out the window. Well, almost when I look out the window. On the front walk.
And since I can’t just take a picture without a video and since pictures only say a thousand words and videos say about a billion, I took a short video as well. I thought you’d like it. In actuality, I just love playing with my camera. I’ll post the video below.
Rain In Hebron, Connecticut
Let’s talk about books for a moment. I’m almost done with the Hobbit. I keep trying to find clips from Youtube to post here to show you what I’m talking about, but they are keeping things scrubbed pretty clean. I can’t find anything and if I post one more trailer, someone is bound to beat me over the head. We’ll wait until the movie gets old and then we’ll post some clips if they’re available. But I’ll tell you where I am anyway; the Wood Elves. The dwarves are stuck in Mirkwood Forest and can’t find their way out. They’ve been bound up by giant spiders and now they’re imprisoned by the elves. Bilbo Baggins has slipped on the magic ring and is trying to find a way to release his friends. It really is a good book. I think I’ll be through with it in a few nights.
I am most likely going to begin my subscription to Audible.com in earnest soon. I’ve been listening to Peter Mayle narrate his “A Year in Provence” over and over again and I think I’m read to make the leap. The only thing I’m concerned with is laying in bed with headphones on. Laura will be reading and I’ll be listening. I haven’t come to a conclusion if that’s rude or not. If I determine it is, I’ll keep reading a book and then listen after she falls asleep, which may be rude in itself. I don’t know.
Audible has a handy feature on their website called a “Wish List.” It’s a place to store anything you may be interested in. It’s sort of like bookmarking, but in shopping cart fashion. I know Amazon has this sort of thing as well. So far, I’ve stored A Year in Provence, A Good Year, The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Two Towers: Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Return of the King: Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I do want to listen to Peter Mayle first, but A Year In Provence is only slightly more than $15. I think it would be wise to purchase something more expensive with my Audible credit. Perhaps I’ll decide on one of the Lord Of the Rings books because they’re normally around $35. Also, they would be following the Hobbit, so it would make sense.