Friday, September 24, 2010


Ye Ol' Y2Ten has a new follower!  Welcome, Jana!  It's great to have our neighbor as a blog follower.  Jana and Matt have been real busy since their wonderful wedding August 7.  First, they went on a long honeymoon from Eureka, California all the way up the Pacific Coast before returning to River City.  Then, they've tackled a giant garage makeover project and, in the meantime, have had time for some trips out in the nearby hinterlands.  They awesome Folks and really Great Neighbors!

We hope we're going to lunch today with Mike V.  Mike is the Bicycle Karma Man.  He's been under the weather for quite a long spell but has improved a lot lately and it getting out and about.  He and I have crossed paths at Dee-Eye a couple of times.  We're looking forward to lunch with Mike today.

There's a Game & Fish guy who writes a weekly Nature Column for the local daily newspaper.  He did a real Ode To September in yesterday's Outdoor Edition.  You can click here to read it.

The newspaper came through and gave Carrie a "thumbs up" in the weekly Friday "Cheers & Jeers" column.  Here's what they had to say:

"Cheers to Carrie G-S, who spearheaded the effort to pay for and install those cool and eminently useful new benches on the Idaho Falls greenbelt. This is, of course, an extension of a program that brought similar benches to downtown Idaho Falls. Clearly, more is better. There's nothing easy about putting together a project like this. You've got to find the money -- especially difficult in this economic climate -- and the folks capable of producing the art. The result is yet another reason for people to check out the greenbelt, and for that Carrie G-S deserves our gratitude."

My role in the bench project will be winding down now.  You can click here for all 67 photos I took at the dedication Tuesday.  So far, Carrie hasn't had time to delete the duds out of this album--I sent her the whole unedited batch of picture so beware, there are some "losers" in this batch.  

Hey, we're gonna get back into doing eBay stuff!  Yep, we slogged it out with PayPal and eBay yesterday morning and got the decks cleared and all the little online thingies to talk to each other and shake hands and be friends, too.  We're good to go for our first listing which will probably be today sometime.  We'll let you know when we cross that Rubicon.

The blog post below this one is one of those mind-numbing exercises wherein we "think out loud."  Unless you need some sleep-inducing reading, just skip it!

Well, that's about all for this morning.  Have a great TGIF and Cheers!  jp

Note added a couple of hours later:  The weekly stats came out this morning and here they are.  They reflect total numbers since June 19 (not the full year).  It's interesting to note we broke the 3,000 mark for page views this week.  Average daily viewership and time spent on the blog have held remarkably steady during the past few weeks.


            Total ........................ 1,663            
            Average per Day ................. 20            
            Average Visit Length .......... 3:21            
            This Week ...................... 140                  

          Page Views

            Total ........................ 3,038            
            Average per Day ................. 33            
            Average per Visit .............. 1.7            
            This Week ...................... 234 

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