Time for a new Porch. Rock described such a beautiful day in California that I went in search of pics. Even though this one is at evening, it's the loveliest one I found. Our days lately have been beautiful too so will share a pic of Florida soon. Beautiful days like that make me hope they could go on forever. Yesterday was gray though, probably due to the cold front that went through. It was a weak cold front. The big one is due to come through tomorrow night. I saw on the news that someone died in an avalanche at Lake Tahoe. California is so big you can ski in one place and go to the beach in another. I worry about my kids' skiing in Colorado. They were skiing the day an avalanche closed I-70 on the way home. They had to stay another night.
I did some crosswords puzzles and played Solitaire on my iPad yesterday to distract myself and now my shoulder is killing me. I have to talk to my doc about it when I see him. This virus seems to have moved into my chest so I've got menthol cream on it and my shoulder. Gonna warm up the heating pad to put on it. I've got a list of stuff to mention to my doc when I see him this week. Also need to see whether he can prescribe an antacid that doesn't cause cancer.
Rock, guess you've solved the mystery of Where In The World Is Henry (or Carmen San Diego)? That's nice he was helping out his ex. My ex loaned me his Corvette to drive after I had surgery on my toe. Mine had a clutch and the surgery was on my left foot. Glad Gordon did so well at the orchid meeting. He always does. Also glad the new car is more accommodating when it comes to hauling the plants. You are right; the name, Cathay, is the name English speaking people gave to the nation of China. It is derived from the nomadic people who settled Northern China. The other night, I was watching the Magic Moments program on PBS and that group was singing the song about Istanbul's now being called, Constantinople. Wish they would stop changing the names of places. It's hard enough for my pea brain to remember the names of anything. Now Burma is Myanmar.
The 'Cut the Cord' movement has gotten so big that there is huge competition for the new streaming services like Hulu, Sling, Apple TV and others. NBC is getting into the fray with it's new Peacock streaming. CBS already has one. I get by with the antenna in the livingroom but the other antennas don't get all the local channels. I either have to watch on HULU in the bedroom or be content to watch On Demand the next day. In any case, I have to be careful not to go over the data limit on my internet service with Comcast. It may be cheaper for me to cut HULU and subscribe to a couple of the network streaming services. HULU has some good programming of its own. It's getting so complex with people playing musical chairs with their streaming services. Comcast has their own streaming service but then one has to pay all the taxes and fees so others can watch on their antennas and get sports. TV entertainment can eat up the budget. Nice thing about streaming services is that one can watch on tablets, computers and phones. We are all gonna be streaming zombies with our faces in our devices. Oh wait. I think it has already happened.
Gonna go read the paper. Hope all y'all have a great start to the weekend.