Category Archives: Odds and ends

Cuckoo Clock is ticking

Usually, you set a clock and that’s it. It goes. A cuckoo clock is different. One day it speeds up and the next it slows down. I’m always fussing with mine. It’s like a pet needing attention.

Of course, pulling the weights keeps it going, remembering that chore is the only way it keeps time.

The dangling weights are hooked up a bit here. Car-E wanted to play with them, but tucked up halfway he mostly ignores them. When I pull them down in the morning, and he’s attracted to the wiggling chain and metal pine cone. It’s time to distract that cat with another toy.

Once in a while, this cuckoo clock stops for no reason at all. Only after some attention can I get it running again. I sure miss it when it stops ticking.

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A quick fridge fix

Eggs froze in my refrigerator even though they were not in the freezer.

With the help of daughter Rachel and grandson Eli, we removed the frozen food from the freezer for a short time. When cleared out, Rachel used a hair dryer to melt an ice blockage. When melted, the circulation of the machine started working again.

Family may not want to stop by for a visit. I always seem to have a chore for them, but at least when we work together we visit, too.

I also enjoy just sitting with my family and sipping a drink while we visit, too.

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Backyard spinners

Just a quick peek at the spinners in my backyard.

Warning: if they are spinning fast, don’t get too close.

Only on a calm day can I oil spinners and stop their squeaking.

The windchime has been known to annoy visitors. On those days, the clanker is wound around them so no chimes sound.

I’m so used to all the noises coming from my decorations, I don’t notice the sounds at all.

As it has gotten calm now, I think it’s time to squirt a little oil on the spinners.

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First Music in the Park – 2021

Les James opened Seymour’s Music in the Park on June 16, 2021.

Les also celebrated 40 years of music with family and friends!

Also, Les announced his retirement. This was his last performance–tears were shed as he ended the evening.

Les James will be missed at Music in the Park.

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