Sunday 13 (Last post on WordPress)

This is my last daily post here at WordPress because there hasn’t been any views of my journal here. I post at Blogger, Live Journal, MySpace, and Dreamwidth.org. If you care you can go to one of those to read my journal.
Thanks!
Bob DeLoyd

Sunday 13- I did my stretches.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 65 and 88 degrees, winds from the NW at 8 to 13 MPH, humidity around 18 percent, mostly clear skies. Another beautiful day!
According to the National Weather Service: “Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. North wind between 3 and 8 mph. Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 68. Calm wind becoming west between 6 and 9 mph.”
Late last night I downloaded a program to edit my “Why” song to take out the pause in the beginning of the song; that dang thing worked and I uploaded the new version. The program couldn’t do nothing for my terrible singing though!
I spent most of the day building a door for my bathroom. I had all the wood but I had to rummage for hardware. I found two hinges on the old outhouse and used them. I hung the door with old screws that I sorted out from a box I throw nails, screws and such into. The door looks dang good once I got down with it.
I went for my evening walk taking more pictures.
I watched two episodes of “Kyle XY” and one episode of “Warehouse 13”.
I went outside for an hour or so to do a little stargazing.
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar and recorded a few songs, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

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Saturday 12

Saturday 12- I did my stretches, ran two miles, and lifted weights.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 61 and 83 degrees, winds from the NW at 16 to 20 MPH, humidity around 19 percent, mostly clear skies. A beautiful day!
According to the National Weather Service: “Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 89. North northwest wind between 9 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 65. Northwest wind around 7 mph.”
The picture is of a Road Runner taken while he was on my roof.
I found out when I went online this morning that an online friend of mine, Kris Grams, had passed away from lung cancer; I was shocked and very saddened to hear this news. We have been friends for a few years now. She wanted to come back someday to Joshua Tree to live and had found my online journal on MySpace. I will dedicate the new song I’m writing to her. Goodbye my friend!
I went over to Stoney’s to take a shower (I smelled like a race horse after my run). Roger Smith was there with his friend Hank from the outskirts of LA. They were headed to town to do something or other.
The winds picked up so I decided to call friends and family, and then do some webwork until late into the night.
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

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Friday 11

Friday 11- I did my stretches.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 61 and 83 degrees, winds from the NW at 11 to 26 with gusts up to 45 MPH, humidity around 17 percent, clear skies but cloudy in the evening.
According to the National Weather Service: “Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 17 to 20 mph decreasing to between 7 and 10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Calm wind becoming northwest between 8 and 11 mph.”
I updated the Copper Mountain Mesa Website and sent out the Newsletter.
I headed down to Joshua Tree to say goodbye to Stan and Jan who are retiring from their haircutting business Stan and Jan’s Hairstyling. Stan has been cutting my hair (or what’s left of it) for around five years or so. They started their business in Joshua Tree in 1997 at what used to be called Isadora’s, a beauty salon, and moved across the street to their present little shop in November 2000. Folks came in throughout the day saying their goodbyes, bringing and eating food from a potluck table setup inside. Stan says he’s been cutting hair since 1963 and my hair was one of the last he’d cut. I will miss our conversations of world politics while getting my hair trimmed. Goodbye Stan and Jan! Have a wonderful retirement!
I stopped off at Roger Smith’s to take some pictures of his garden that he is going to write about and post on Copper Mountain Mesa Website.
I watched a couple of episodes of “Kyle XY”; dang I love that show!
I tried to record a few more songs but find that I get nervous and screw it up; I have a hard time singing. But I did manage to get a new song I’m working on recorded. Now I have to figure out a way to get it on the web so others can hear it. When I do I’ll have it as a separate post.
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

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Thursday 10

Thursday 10- I did my stretches.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 63 and 89 degrees, winds from the NW at 16 to 24 with gusts up to 40 MPH, humidity around 16 percent, clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Northwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.”
The picture above is of my front porch!
I forgot to add to yesterday’s journal that we had a power outage at 9am and lasted for six and a half hours. My whole house is solar powered and wouldn’t have known about it only that the wireless broadband went down. I had thought it was something to do with my equipment and I spent some time checking everything before I called Mojavewifi.com who told me of the outage.
It was mighty windy today so I messed around with Ubuntu OS on my Dell Mini 9. I found that it could record songs! I recorded a bunch of my original songs and was going to share them on the internet, but unfortunately I recorded them in a file system called OGG where I should have done it on something else (I think). I really like Ubuntu; it loads fast and everything works on the Dell netbook, unlike Windows 7. Now I just have to get used to all the funny names of these extensions (like OGG). I finally think Ubuntu is ready for primetime!
I watched finished season one of “Kyle XY” and started on season two.
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

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Wednesday 09

Wednesday 09- I did my stretches, ran a mile, and lifted weights.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 67 and 97 degrees, winds from the NW at 10 to 20, humidity around 16 percent, clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93. West northwest wind between 14 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Breezy, with a west northwest wind between 18 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.”
I read a 1996 interview with Steve Jobs on Wired Magazine which was very revealing. Jobs was right on many things, wrong on only a few, and hates Microsoft. Also it was a good look into the psyche and philosophy of a great man. This interview was taken when he was no longer with Apple and had already started Next Inc. The Next computer was the one that Tim Berners-Lee wrote the first web browser and created the World Wide Web at Cern.
I went for my evening walk taking more pictures of the desert. The one above is of my solar home.
I read and finished “Star Trek: Prime Directive” by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. One error I found was on page 381where Spock says “Degrees Kelvin” you never say Degrees when you are talking about Kelvin! Oh poor Mr. Spock, what words these writers put in your mouth!
I watched an episode of “Kyle XY”; this episode he is able to read lips.
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

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Tuesday 08

Tuesday 08- I did my stretches, ran two miles, rode my bike, and lifted weights.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 70 and 97 degrees, winds from the NW at 9 to 16, humidity around 18 percent, clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. West wind between 7 and 10 mph becoming calm. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. West wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.”
The baby doves are nearly ready to take their first flights. Lots of doves have been hanging around my property since Fat Cat gone missing last summer. Sure miss Fat Cat, but the birds are cool!
I went for my evening walk taking pictures of the desert; I’ll post a few later on.
I read a few chapters of “Star Trek: Prime Directive” by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.
I watched an episode of “Kyle XY”; where he goes to a university to find out his past only to be told that if he keeps looking that he and his new family who took him in will be killed.
Towards the end of the month Comet McNaught will be brightening up to naked eye visibility before sunrise in the northeastern skies. Might be worth a look-see!
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar, wrote my column for the newspaper and sent it in, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

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Monday 07

Monday 07- I did my stretches.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 75 and 107 degrees, winds from the NW/SW at 8 to 20, humidity around 16 percent, clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Calm wind becoming southwest between 15 and 18 mph. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 15 to 18 mph decreasing to between 7 and 10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.”
It seems that I’m doing one day of exercise and one day off because of the heat. When it is hot like this you don’t really want to overdo it too much and try to listen to your body. The heat slows me down a bit!
I have some computers to repair; trying to figure out an intermittent problem. That kept me busy for a spell!
Then I got down to reading several chapters of “Star Trek: Prime Directive” by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.
I watched two episodes of “Kyle XY”; one where he wakes from a nightmare and it’s raining, and the other where he’s playing high school basketball.
I went outside to gaze at the starry night. There was a cool breeze blowing and it felt mighty good. It was late enough so that could see the northern cross sitting in the Milky Way and the Teapot rising to the southeast. Good nights are waiting ahead!!!
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

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