Sunday Morning – Ragged Company

Dead Flowers reference?

The sudden onslaught of hot weather in New England caught me a bit unprepared, as my body prefers the gradual descent into Summer’s heat from the cooler days of Spring.  As a result, much of yesterday was spent looking for some new window air conditioning units, and not just any A/C units; as I enjoy making my home smarter over time, I was looking for the Quirky Aros, which can be controlled through home automation.

Three units were found after going to a number of stores, and the installation started 🙂  It’s amazing how the omission of a single step in instructions can make a difference, but that undocumented step cost me at least 25 minutes to figure out what was missing and correct the installation!  After installing the first one, the next step was to program it, which didn’t go flawlessly on the first attempt, but I did learn from my mistakes and get both the living room and bed room units up and running, so that we slept comfortably!

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Winter Revisited

Cool thoughts prevail on this day, as we’re thinking back to those chilly days of Winter!

Plans for today are to not overdo anything outside in the forecasted 93F (34C) weather and do some indoor tasks followed by some music practice on the new song that we started working on in yesterday’s lesson: Ragged Company by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

I really love this song for the mood that it sets and builds up throughout the entire song; it also doesn’t hurt that there is a great version with Willie Nelson joining the band.  Of course, we are our own Ragged Company, no matter where we go!  The one question that remains, whether or not there is a Rolling Stones reference in the title of this song, from the first verse of Dead Flowers, which is another great song.

Have a wonderful day!