I Fixed It, I Think

A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to make some changes to overcome an issue I’d been having uploading images.

The fix required me to change some file permissions on my host server. When I did that, I did something wrong and broke my blog. Then things got pretty busy and I simply did not have the time or mental energy to figure out a computer problem.

Today, on a whim, I tried something else.

And it worked! At least I think it did.

My blog can be properly viewed once more. Sadly, I still can’t upload images the way I should be able to.

I will fix that issue next.

Dendermonde, Belgium
Dendermonde, Belgium




Favorite Local Road (BBBC-2017-20)

This is an easy post for me. I didn’t even have to give much thought to “favorite road close to home” since I’ve said here at least dozens of times that I have a favorite Fauquier County Road (Leeds Manor Road). You can see a bit of it on this video (jump to 9:35) if you’re curious.

The northern end of the road used to have a roughish surface, but they repaved it a year or so ago, so now it’s pleasantly smooth. Unfortunately, it’s home to one of the more-popular wineries in the area AND is close to I-66, which makes it an easy target for the tourists from NoVA and DC. As a result, I avoid the northern end of the road (above Hume) when I can, which is fine since Hume Road (the first half of the video I linked to above) is my second-favorite road in this county.

Another favorite, which is even closer to home, is Springs Road / VA-802.

Oh, and I can’t forget Blackwell and Blantyre Roads since we were on those yesterday. It was in the low 70s in this area yesterday, which was perfect riding weather. It felt sooooo good to get out on the bike. It’s supposed to be nice today, too. Perhaps I should go out for lunch?

This pic is from Friday, not yesterday, but it’s pretty, so I thought I’d share it here.



Mother Fail (BBBC-2017-12)

I missed posting yesterday. I had some work stuff to get done. That and I really wasn’t up to posting about anything “mother” related.

I didn’t feel too bad about it, thinking that was the first post I’d missed. Then tonight I happened to see my sandwich post still in DRAFT status. Argh.

Sorry, y’all.

Check out the other bloggers participating this year. Most are doing much better than me keeping up with the daily posts.



Sandwich Art (BBBC-2017-10)

It’s been a busy couple of days. After lots of intense staring at computer screens, I almost took the night off. But then I realized I’d mess up my ten-posts-in-a-row streak.

We’re a third of the way through February already. Ack!

The topic for today is favorite sandwich.

Camembert Sandwich
Camembert Sandwich

I haven’t read anyone else’s post for the day yet, so I’m not sure if others found this one difficult. For me, it was easy. Why? Because I love sandwiches.

Laugh if you will, but I take my sandwiches seriously. Some might say I’m picky. I prefer to say “particular.”

Its hard to pick one favorite, so I’ll list my favorite in a few different categories.

First, Favorite Sandwich Purchased While Traveling. That’s the one pictured above. Thick slabs of Camembert cheese with fresh veggies on a fresh-baked baguette. With Hoegarden as a chaser. YUM. That was at a little cafe in Bruges, 🇧🇪.

Second, Favorite Cold Sandwich Made By Me. Italian Cold Cold, all the way. Preferably on a sub roll. There’s mayo, hots (hot pepper relish in oil), lettuce, raw onions, provolone cheese, a couple different kinds of ham, genoa and  hard salami, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, oregano, and parmesan cheese.

Third, Favorite Hot Sandwich Made By Me. Grilled ham and provolone, with lettuce, mayo, and fried onions. Served on grilled white bread.

That’s it for me. I hope to catch up on my reading tomorrow.

Image not at all related to this post.

Never Been Shared (BBBC-2017-08)

I remember thinking as I was making up the list of prompts that today’s prompt might be too easy. All we have to do is share three images we’ve never shared before.

I was wrong.

I have a gazillion pictures. Between this blog, Facebook, and Instagram, I’ve shared many of them. Some more than once. So finding images I haven’t shared previously that are worthy of sharing at all took some time.

I did manage to find a few images I don’t THINK I shared previously, but, truth is, I’m not 100% sure. Good thing the rules of this challenge are loosy-goosy.

Another Era

This pic is kinda old. It was taken when we lived in Maryland. I think it was 2007. I didn’t even have a blog at the time. That’s Hubby’s Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad on the left and my Yamaha V-Star Tourer on the right.

I cannot imagine riding that big fatty again, I love my F650GS so much more. Except for it’s name. BMW motorcycle names are dumb.


Don’t you just love the water droplets on that flower?


The last pic is the only one I think might have been shared before. I was getting a bit desperate, though, and running out of time. And it made me laugh. So I thought you might enjoy it, too.

Speaking of making me laugh… I had to share this gem, too.



Yes, I shared four images, and I’m pretty sure I’ve shared the last one before. It’s just a bonus thrown in for giggles.

Wanna see what everyone else shared? Check out the other bloggers participating this year…

Gadgets and Gizmos Aplenty (BBBC-2017-06)

I don’t usually think of my bike as having a lot of gadgets and gizmos. I mean, it isn’t really fancy-looking. It feels simple, kind of more utilitarian than gadgety. I haven’t added much stuff either.

The more I think about it, though, the more I realize there’s a bunch of built-in stuff that I’ve taken for granted. Of those, the power outlet is probably my favorite. It comes in very handy, all of the time. The “computer” thing is pretty handy, too. It’s got a couple of trip meters, thermometer, gear display, gas mileage/usage tracker, stop-watch, and a couple more things I can’t think of and rarely use.

I’m sure there are mechanical gadgets or gizmos, too. But, honestly, I don’t think about the mechanics of my ride. If I did, if FORCED, I guess I’d say the ABS is an extra that’s nice to have. And I can’t forget the heated grips. Those are cool gadgets, too.

That’s about it.

Who came up with that stupid prompt?

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This is post #6 in my second annual Brave, Bold Blogger Challenge.