The Alphabet Challenge<<link stories and the reminders to vote continued — and will continue as we go forward — to contribute the bulk of the blogging content. Note: that search result is just for the stories (in reverse order). If you want the results, click this LINK.
I had erroneously mentioned on my previous update that in March I had pretty much given up writing about COVID-19 and related stuff. Well, I must have shut a lot of it out of my mind because April 2020 saw many posts relating to COVID-19 and associate issues. This LINK brings up all the posts where I mention COVID-19, even if only in passing. But, to be sure, there are many posts (too many) dealing with masks, social distancing, statistics, bat-shit theories, misinformation, disinformation, etc. etc. . I’m posting it here because I really don’t want to keep mentioning it as I go forward. If interested in revisiting what was on my mind about COVID-19 in April, May, and June, knock yourselves out.
So, was there anything NOT involving COVID-19 and the Alphabet Challenge? A few things, but I’ll begin with photos . . .
Once again, the bulk of the photos come from the ‘reminder to vote’ posts. A few exceptions are covered below, but the short reminder posts with a few photos each pushed my photo processing along.
That’s a gallery of some of my “artistic’ offerings from the second quarter.
However, the second quarter also had a fair amount of critters appearing in the reminder posts . . .
It’s weird . . . it doesn’t seem as if I see that much wildlife here, but I obviously do . . .
. . . and flowers, too . . .
Did someone mention jokes?
. . . I posted a few of them . . . .
All those visuals are nice, but in terms of writing, very little past the Alphabet Challenge Fiction. Honest, when I started the endeavor, I didn’t think it would take as much time as it does . . .
. . . and, realistically, it doesn’t. I can slap a story together in a few hours, but then I have two weeks of daily reminder posts. Those take time, especially given the work we do around the house.
Early in the year, we started painting rooms (two bedrooms and a hallway) and redoing closets, and replacing the light fixtures. This next photo is of one of the closets I had done in November, but the others are similar in design and concept.
The other closets are arranged differently depending on usage. By the way, this is the cutting table I made for Melisa’s Sewing room last November (just throwing that in here) . . .
The other thing we had done in June was the installation of our storm shelter (we don’t have a basement and this is a tornado-prone area). It began with marking out an area in the garage . . .
Deciding how it might go in there . . .
Prepping the area . . .
Sketching out what we wanted . . .
and having it built and delivered . . . I painted the wall and ceiling ahead of time because I plan to paint the entire garage . . .
We’ve yet to use it . . . but that’s good.
And, of course, working around the house, trimming bushes, mowing the lawn . . . stuff be always needing doing.
That’s why there weren’t a whole lot of extra posts on the blog. I mean, in April I pissed off a blogger I was following (again) and wrote about it as a warning to new followers (LINK).
I did a couple of posts about sharpening and denoising photos using Topaz DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI (LINK and LINK), and then a post about Topaz GigaPixels (LINK).
In what I think was one of the last posts about COVID-19, I talked about happiness and well-being (LINK) . . . not sure anyone listened.
Toward the end of June, we went to Chester and visited the birthplace of Popeye . . .
. . . followed by another two posts trying to bring some common sense into everyday conversations about important things (LINK and LINK) . . . and no one listened.
. . and so ends the Disperser Tracks 2020 second-quarter review . . .
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