Greetings and Salutations, fellow WikiTreers!
Last weekend was a busy time, as my wife had just bought a new Chevy SUV and we noticed that the neighbor cat had left her little puddy paw prints all over her nice new car. Well, that wouldn't do. So I spent what seemed like all day rearranging the JUNK in the garage, and at the end of the day, was able to pull the car into the garage where it's now safe and sound from cats, birds, possums, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, and whatever other forms of wildlife might take a shot at it. My wife didn't really react much to things, other than a brief thank you and to remind me that I still had planned on raking leaves... *sigh*
So Sunday was met with many hours of leaf blowing - one positive note: I've never had a working leaf blower before, so this was an experience for me. In some ways, it's harder as I like the exercise I get with raking. But I don't miss the blisters on my hands, the aching in my shoulders, and the inevitable next day pains in my body that seemed to be much less with blowing. So overall, blowing gets a "B+" from me, which is pretty good.
This week was mostly uneventful. Had another failed attempt to migrate the church's website to a new server. I suppose I'm just not quite knowledgeable enough to get it to work properly and should seek professional guidance. I'll do some searching and see if I can discover what I did incorrectly, but in the meantime the original site is still running.
For Genealogy, I finished up Yakima Canutt's profile (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Canutt-10) and got him connected to the tree. He was a stuntman from the old days, so everything was rough and tumble, and dangerous. So many injuries. Sometimes nearly fatal as well. But he was a survivor. He doubled for John Wayne on several movies and people asked for him by name. He ended up living past 90 years of age, which for someone who lived their life through risking it all the time is incredibly long. He got limited recognition for his efforts while living, but got an honorary Oscar after he died. Also did some work on several other notables and helped get several connected. Currently working on Rod Steiger, who got an Oscar from "In the Heat of the Night" (the movie, not the TV show - that was Carroll O'Conner).
Weather-wise - it's cold. Darn cold. Real cold. Today we started in the teens and I think we'll barely break freezing by 4 PM. It's going to get a little better over the weekend, then worse by Monday, including snow and slipping closer to the single digits (definitely will be there in wind chill). Winter is knocking at the door and I'm trying to figure out how to bolt it down, but it's no use - so bring it on. Sometimes it's best to rip off the band-aid and just get it over with.