This and That – Tidy Friday

Tidy Friday

It is ever so easy to just keep putting things off, especially when you are retired and deadlines are mostly a thing of the past! That was the impetus for my declaration a few weeks ago that Fridays would be Tidy Friday – the object being we would ‘rehome’ stuff that had been ‘unhomed’ during the week. You know what I mean – that pile of unfolded laundry, work surfaces that you can’t work on because of the accumulated clutter, etc, etc.

That is working out rather well – so well, in fact, that I have taken it one step further with One and Done Wednesday. Wednesdays are going to be dedicated to finishing all those little projects that never quite got finished, but when they are done, they will never have to be done again! (There are lots of these types of things here at the ‘House of the Never Ending Reno’!) This past Wednesday, The Car Guy finished the baseboards and window trim in two rooms!  I removed the dead lower branches from ten more spruce trees.

Many Thanks to Family Tree Maker

Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some have just a bunch of nuts. Remember, it is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking.
– Author Unknown –

Way back when (2004) I purchased the Genealogy Program, Family Tree Maker. Last week I finally decided to upgrade it so that I could use the new ‘tools’ it offers. I was disappointed to find, however, that though the new program could import all the ‘people’ data I had saved, it could not read  the family tree charts I had made.

I contacted the company that owns the software ( and was impressed with how quickly they responded to my concerns, how much help they offered me and finally how promptly they refunded my money when we agreed that the software was not going to work for me!

What I really would like now is Family Tree Maker 2005. It is an upgrade to the program I have, but still reads all my charts! No luck so far in finding a copy for sale online!

How Many Things Aren’t as They Seem?

A Peanut is not a nut – it is a legume.
Koala bears are not bears – they are marsupials.
A guinea pig is not a pig, but a rodent.
Bulls don’t charge a matador’s cape because it is red; they charge it because it is moving.
Adverse Weather events are not proof of Climate Change.  I mention this because the Province I live in, Alberta, had another hailstorm last week. It dropped the largest hailstone ever seen in Canada. Though some claim that this one hailstone is proof of climate change, no one knows if the ‘mother of all hailstones’ actually fell in a farmer’s field at some other time and no one was there to celebrate its arrival!

Another Kind of ‘Cult’

Turning the Tables on Vegetable based Meat (Satire)

Thinking Outside the Box

You Don’t Say!

A Musical Interlude: Barcelona Guitar Trio + Paquito Escudero – Billie Jean (Michael Jackson ) (flamenco guitar) For more of their videos:

… and That was the Week That Was…

16 thoughts on “This and That – Tidy Friday

  1. I’m laughing at the Stephen Fry quote. And you know what? There are some days when I don’t even trust porridge. Happy Weekend

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  2. Sorry to hear about your family tree. I started mine on Ancestry and so far it has been good. The guitar players were good. I hope they really like each other.


  3. Thanks for the music! I agree that being retired sometimes makes it hard to get into a routine. I rather like Tidy Friday. Have a good weekend!

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    1. I like it, too, especially the language you used for re-homing the un-homed. I was grinning as I read it 🙂 It’s a great idea, as is the “one and done.”


    1. I’d say most things I read in mass media don’t really tell the full story and that is why things are rarely what they seem.


  4. 😎 I have been outhousing but like your terms better. I myself am not what I seem as I am a nut, bear, and a pig wrapped up in a lot of bull. You also pinpointed the reason I never ask for that sauce that starts with W.


  5. As always, this is a really interesting post. (That was something about that hailstone. I guess we’re lucky it didn’t hit a roof.)


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