Tuesday, 14 January 2020

First cold week of Winter.

This was the first really cold week this winter. It's been so cold that Bennie doesn't spend time outside other than potty break. Once again, the storm door on the kitchen entrance makes a huge difference as we aren't getting a gust of cold air when Bennie goes in and out and there isn't a big ice build up on the window in the door.

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Wow 2020!

January and days are already getting longer. It's surprising how quickly the angle of the sun changes at this time of year. Maybe all the more noticeable because November and December are low light months. I'm not into NY resolutions but I was going to try to do the Year Compass instead I thought I'd do a look back and...change the name of the blog (with the same intermittent postingšŸ˜)

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Winter walks with Bennie

Bennie continues to grow up and surprise us with new...things. I think I'm helping him build some bad habits - rats.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Black Friday - Roku for me; gifts for others

Like everyone (?) shopping Black Friday I take advantage of sales to get some stuff I've been waiting for. I was fiddling with my desk set up and thought it would be nice to have a Chromecast so I could watch Netflix without having to connect the Surface or Note10 to the monitor. Scouting around online I decided it was finally time to get a streaming stick or something to my monitor a streaming screen. Black Friday sales were the perfect opportunity.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Minimizing our energy footprint for winter

It's easy to have a low energy footprint in summer. Electricity is more than covered, there's no need for heat and walking is a pleasure. And I have SUVskam. The Macan has pretty good gas mileage for an SUV but it's still an SUV...arrgggg.

Monday, 11 November 2019

Galaxy Active2 Review with Accessories

While I got the 42 mm Galaxy Watch when it came out, I found it a bit heavy and the rose gold finish to be little restricting when changing out bands. When the Active2 came out and it had a speaker I decided to give the 40mm option a try. It's lighter and smaller which is a bonus for smaller wrists like mine. While it has a smaller battery, it recharges quickly. I usually top up the charge while eating breakfast.

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Galaxy Note 10 accessory review

Winning combo
I dropped my S8 a few weeks ago and replaced it with a Note 10. That means the hunt was on for a case. I also wanted to have a cardholder and took the opportunity to try a PopSocket. The winner in this whole thing was Amazon followed by Best Buy.