Roscoe's Story


Merry Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas

Here's wishing all of you, whether you're in the company of friends and family or alone, the very happiest of days.

The adventure continues.

Posted 25/Dec/2020 ~ 07:30 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #SeniorLiving #Christmas

Changing the focus

Christmas corner

We're constantly thinking about how to make our little Christmas corner better. How to make it more accurately reflect the way we think about this holiday.

As originally set up, the two trees with their colorful lights left the Nativity set in shadows, barely seen. And we didn't like that at all. Our focus is on Jesus and we wanted the Baby Jesus and the Nativity set to draw more attention than the two lit trees.

At the moment we have the lights on the big tree turned off, the little tree is lit, and we have a bright light shining directly down on the Holy Family and other traditional characters of the set. Most likely this is how it will stay for the rest of Advent and through the traditional Christmas season.

Of course we do reserve the right to change our minds and make more changes if we want to.

And the adventure continues.

Published on 18 December 2020 ~ 17:00 Central Time.

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Merry Christmas to me.

New Computer

Yes, I've started my Christmas gift shopping early. Why? Because I want to!

Some items are now on their way for the wife, things I know she'll like. And for Roscoe, because he's been a very good boy this year, a new computer is coming.

This won't be my first Raspberry Pi. Many rears ago I had one of the earliest models and had great fun working with it.

Old Pi

But when my lifestyle changed (work situation, living situation) I no longer had the time nor the physical space to devote to that particular hobby. And that tiny computer in its little case now sits on a shelf in my room, reminding me of the fun we had together.

Now that my working computer, a nearly ten year old laptop (running a Linux OS, of course) is showing its age, it's time to think seriously about replacing it. And since Christmas is approaching, well...

The adventure continues.

Published on 15 November 2020, ~12:10 Central Time.

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