Monday, August 21, 2017

GenCon, Dinner, and a Pub Crawl in Indianapolis

Mike attends GenCon every year and seems to enjoy himself.  He often ties up with Doc Bitterman (PhD in Information Systems, his treatise being something like Fun with Artificial Intelligence!) and the two have dinner at St. Elmo's Steak House, followed by a pub crawl.  A few years ago I joined them for dinner and the crawl, and having recovered I decided to join them again this year.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Excessive Noise Complaint, Part Two


I wrote about being jolted out of bed at 4:30 in the morning in Excessive Noise Complaint. Evidently, someone picked up on the post because on August 10th, I got this email from Ryan Younge from the Columbus government:

Hi Bill

I apologize that the mosquito sprayer woke you up. We have to spray in the early morning because that is when adult mosquitoes are most active. We also cannot spray during the daytime because pollinators are out i.e. butterflies and bees.
We do not want to kill those insects and they are not out when the sun isn't out because flowers are not out.

We sprayed your area because the mosquitoes we trapped in that area tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Please let me know if you have any questions and sorry for any incidence

Ryan
Which is a whole lot more than I'd get from most local governments.  In fact, I'd say it was pretty singular.

Your apology is accepted.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Excessive Noise Complaint

I live at the corner of McNaughten Road and East Livingston Avenue.  During the day, but especially in the afternoon, I get boom cars, car horns (drivers pay more attention to their cell phone than the traffic light, so the driver behind them wakes them up), Freddie the Fire Engine, Marty Meat Wagon, and Officer Friendly - the last three are running with lights and siren.  Since all this happens during the day, it's just a part of life - the exception being the boom cars, all of which should be confiscated and the offensive equipment destroyed.  But when my peace and quiet is shattered at 4:30 AM, I become a tad irascible.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

R.I.P. Pastor Cher Clay

My good friend Pastor Cher passed away last night at the Genesis Healthcare facility in Sylvania, Ohio (on Whiteford Rd, just north of Alexis).  Cher's health had been very poor lately, and she was transferred to Genesis Healthcare from the hospital, where she'd been admitted due to heart problems.



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Last Trip Home: Part 2

I think I'm showing my age. I took a few pictures of the old homestead and, for my own amusement, decided to post them on my website along with a few memories of the place. Tell me I'm too young to sit around and reminisce about the good old days.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Last Trip Home: Part 1

I made my last trip home yesterday, driving the beltway to US 23, and staying on 23 all the way to 75 into Toledo.  Left at the split, where you can see the Mosque minarets, then up to the Monroe Street exit.  The drive was a real grind, with an accident on Northbound 23 just south of Delaware and construction on I-75 that had to be engineered by the Toledo government.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Broken Tooth Repair

Last Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, I was enjoying a leisurely breakfast of a mushroom, onion, and cheese omelet, toast with butter, and black coffee, when it happened.