Homer's Travels: Weekly Ephemera #44

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Weekly Ephemera #44

  • I was going to walk three times this week but only managed one.  On Monday, when I would have walked, I decided I just didn't want to.  I headed to the She-Shed, put on some music, and proceeded to take a two and a half hour nap.  For a person who rarely naps for more than a half hour this was odd - I guess I was tired for some still unknown reason.

    On Wednesday I actually walked.  I picked a route closer to home but along streets I rarely walk and managed to hike 8.1 miles (13.0 km).  It was a nice walk but I think I need to start pushing myself and go longer.  I've been stuck in the 8 mile rut for the last month.  This week I'll try to push up to the mid nine mile range.
  • On Thursday morning the snow that was going to miss us to the South didn't.  By early afternoon we had 6 - 7 inches (15 - 18 cm) of relatively fluffy snow.  It was our first 'real' snow we've had this winter and came quite a bit later than usual.  I used the neighbor's snow blower to clear out our driveways and sidewalks.

    On Friday I went over to Mom's house and shovelled her driveway and sidewalks.  She has a snowblower but I'd never used it and I didn't want to wake her so I cleared it by hand.  While I probably would have walked that day I got plenty of exercise moving the snow.  I was concerned my back would bother me after all the exertion but to my pleasant surprise I felt fine this weekend.
  • Friday afternoon I went to the early IMAX showing of "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania".  This is the start of Marvel's phase five and a good start it was.  I enjoyed it.
  • I got a new pair of glasses a week or so ago.  I have to say it's been a long time since I got a well fitting pair of glasses.  These fit like a glove.

    The past few times I've gotten the color changing lenses (sometimes called Transition lenses) that darken in the sun.  (I had Transition lenses in high school but stopped getting them when I became an adult.)  I got them again before I went on the Appalachian Trail hike and I liked them.  The new pair added polarisation to the color changing.  The change is amazing.  The old ones always had glare issues but the new polarized lenses cut the glare and reduce my squinting and glare induced headaches.

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