Jim's Trek V, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Friday, December 14, 2018

Days 561 & 562 – (AD 1,721) – 23.7 + 24.0 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Wednesday, I pedaled 23.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. This morning I cycled 24.0 miles. Totals are now 37,329.2 miles; 60,075.6 kilometers.


I have plotted a new path and goal destination, Ascraeus Mons. I am now located at 56.97%.

Only 872.4 miles remaining in Jim’s Trek.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Just read an advertisement regarding a cutting board. It states that it serves 2 - 4 people. Can someone please explain the specifications behind that description?



Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Wednesday supper was a success, Marinated Tenderloin Steak with Mushrooms, Green Beans and Olives, and Hasselback Potato and a Green and Sweet Onion Side Salad.



And last night - Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage Chili.



Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

The 39th quilt of our Cranes Spectrum is now complete. We begin the transfer of the design and quilting of # 40.40 today.


Anticipation is rising.

And there are a couple more tasks at hand.

- Design and construct the final Crane Quilt of our Hope Project.
- Add hanging sleeves to all Cranes Quilts
- Create Labels for each quilt.
- Construct hanging rods for each.
- Tally the number of Cranes that have been constructed.
- Set shade sequence for each of the 40 quilts in the Cranes Spectrum.
- Write notes to be included in our Hope Project presentation.
- Confirm dates and times of Clearwater showing at the Octagon Arts Center.
- Try to remember what else we have to do.

And answer questions about our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project.

Follow our updates, progress and history at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project will premiere in January in Clearwater. Stay-tuned for up-dates.

Check out our initial notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

Andy and I have booked 4 Shows of our Quilts for the first part of 2019.

Octagon Arts Center, Clearwater Jan-Feb = Hope (Cranes Quilts) Project https://www.artstampabay.com/organization/octagon-arts-center/

Charles J. Fendig Library, Tampa Feb-Mar = JSAB Art Pieces (tbd) https://www.hcplc.org/locations/charles-j-fendig

Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa Mar-Apr = Hope (Cranes Quilts) Project http://www.carrollwoodcenter.org/

Mirella Cimato Gallery, St. Petersburg May-Jun = JSAB Art Pieces (tbd)
http://stpeteopera.org/art-in-the-mirella-cimato-gallery/

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

At this point of my research of your Ganzer Family I have, to date discovered that your 4-times Great-Grandparents Johann (Jean) and Marie Ursula (née Frisch) Ganzer may have had at least 12 children; 9 females and 3 males.

One of these 12 is your GGG-Grandmother Catherine (née Ganzer) Brunhammer. She was married to your GGG-Grandfather Joseph Brunhammer.

I have updated My Heritage and Ancestry with the information. You can see these ancestors at the Brunhammer Family and the Brunhammer Doherty Family Trees, respectively.

Your GGGG-Grandfather Johann (Jean) Ganzer was born sometime around the 1760s. I haven't discovered whether he is also from Dornach in Alsace as were all his 12 children.

Good Reading –

From PCWorld “Family Tree DNA review: Unique genealogical collaboration, but an outdated interface”, Dieter Holger, Dec. 14, 2018. 

"That said, Family Tree DNA has some intriguing features you won’t find elsewhere. It takes a collaborative approach by letting you share your genealogical and genetic info with a project, where you can help uncover the shared lineage of families. It can also test up to three different parts of your DNA, depending on which versions of the test you pay for."

This is my 1,756th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 212,850 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Day 560 – (AD 1,719) – 23.8 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning, I pedaled 23.8 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 37,281.5 miles; 59,998.9 kilometers.


I have plotted a new path and goal destination, Ascraeus Mons. I am now located at 50.06%.

Only 920.1 miles remaining in Jim’s Trek.


Something to think and make sure to do something about –


Damn, I just could not find the spell-check button on my Blackberry.




Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Supper last night was a success - Stir-fried Shrimp with Broccoli and easy Asian Cabbage.


BS Coffee Saga

What does one go through to get a cup of coffee?

First, find an Allen Wrench small enough, but not too small to open up the top base of the Orenda Coffee machine.

Second, use a Bamboo Shish Kabob Skewer to dislodge the compacted 1-inch of coffee grounds.

Third, make sure that one has a can of Compressed Air to clean out the grinding compartment. There is now a fine dusting of coffee grounds all over the kitchen.

Four, make sure that all the bits and pieces are cleaned and replaced in their original positions.

Fifth, allow the Orenda Coffee machine to reboot itself.

Sixth, test run. Eureka! We have our 111th cup of Coffee.

Figuring the current cost of said 111th cup of coffee, minus the time, effort, email correspondence with Orenda, and the beans, our 111th cup of coffee costs a mere $3.91.

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

Our Cranes Quilts Update -



Our 38th quilt of our Cranes Spectrum is in progress. These are 3-inch Crane blocks.

And yes, the quilting is being done on our Janome domestic sewing machine.

Our Hope -Crane Quilts - Project setup is fixed for January 10 in Clearwater.

Follow our updates, progress and history at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project will premiere in January in Clearwater. Stay-tuned for updates.

Check out our initial notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

Started searching for information regarding your 3-times Great-Grandmother Catherine (née Ganzer) Brunhammer. She was born 17 May 1809 in Dornach, a township in Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France.

In my search, so far, I have discovered that she had 10 siblings, a number who were born just after the French Revolution. I'm having to work with and convert dates from the French Re-publican calendar.

The French Republican calendar was used for 14 years. Using the conversion, it began on the 22nd of September 1792, which was Vendémiaire 1 Raisin and continued to 1805. It can get somewhat confusing.

Five of GGG-Grandmother Catherine's siblings were born during that period of time.

This is my 1,755th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 212,494 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Monday, December 10, 2018

Day 559– (AD 1,718) – 24.0 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning, I pedaled 24.0 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 37,257.7 miles; 59,960.6 kilometers.


I have plotted a new path and goal destination, Ascraeus Mons. I am now located at 46.61%.

Only 943.9 miles remaining in Jim’s Trek.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Kitchen was busy - Texas Trash Pie.  It has been years since I've made a pie.


My version of Sauerteig Landbrot


German Farmers' Sourdough White Wheat Bread with Brotgewürz (Fennel; Anise; Coriander; and Caraway.)

Something new in the kitchen - Orange Olive Oil Cake.


Gonna service it with a dollop of Marmelad Apelsin & Fläder.

Supper last night, and my early morning blood sugar dropped 10 points.



Instant Pot Sous-Vide Egg Bites with German Farmers' Sourdough and Orange Olive Oil Cake with Marmalade.

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

Our Quilt - Lee Miller is currently on tour from December 07, 2018 – April 10, 2019m at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky. http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2017/02/q149-lee-miller-new-quilt.html

Lee Miller
Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer

It is included with all quilts in the HERstory collection, curated by Susanne Miller Jones.

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

37th Cranes Quilt completed.


It is almost time to make our list of final tasks for the setup of our Hope - Cranes Quilt - Pro-ject premier and opening at the Octagon Arts Center in Clearwater.

Follow our updates, progress and history at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project will premiere in January in Clearwater. Stay-tuned for updates.

Check out our initial notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

Andy and I have booked 4 Shows of our Quilts for the first part of 2019.

Octagon Arts Center, Clearwater Jan-Feb = Hope (Cranes Quilts) Project https://www.artstampabay.com/organization/octagon-arts-center/

Charles J. Fendig Library, Tampa Feb-Mar = JSAB Art Pieces (tbd) https://www.hcplc.org/locations/charles-j-fendig

Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa Mar-Apr = Hope (Cranes Quilts) Project http://www.carrollwoodcenter.org/

Mirella Cimato Gallery, St. Petersburg May-Jun = JSAB Art Pieces (tbd)
http://stpeteopera.org/art-in-the-mirella-cimato-gallery/

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

Part 929bg – GGG-Grandmother Catherine (née Ganzer) Brunhammer 1844 Death Registration 


This is my 1,754th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 212,427 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Day 558– (AD 1,717) – 23.4 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yes, this is our house.


This morning, I pedaled 23.4 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 37,233.7 miles; 59,921.9 kilometers.

I have plotted a new path and goal destination, Ascraeus Mons. I am now located at 43.13%.


Only 967.9 miles remaining in Jim’s Trek.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Got into a discussion this past week, as to whether I was using a correct recipe or not for Cacio e Pepe. Believe it or not, my hackles seemed to stay put, and I remained extremely calm.


Needless, to say I was told that “when in Rome…”.

Is that a good way to begin any type of food argument.

I quickly did an Internet search using the question “How many recipes for ‘Cacio e Pepe’ can be found?”. What can I say? “About 1,140,000 results” and/or hits.

I do not claim to be a gourmand. I do not claim to be an educated chef. I am just me, and I love to cook. Hell, Jim’s gotta eat. Punto!

And I made my dinner of Cacio e Pepe. And I wanted seconds.



The results of this week's Fried Chicken test are in. We're still looking for the best Fried Chicken in Tampa Bay.


Last night we ventured to Fred's Market Restaurant in Riverview, on US - 301. Fred's is a local area franchise, with 4 locations.


Our opinion - Fried Chicken was good. Best Mashed Potatoes and Gravy so far. And the Rutabagas, well I really want that recipe.

Restaurant was crowded, and do not expect to go there for a quiet meal. Service was very, very pleasant.

These are our opinions. The red line is our beginning location. If you have a suggestion, please let us know.

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

Our 36th Cranes Quilt has been completed. Only 4 more quilts remaining for the Cranes Spectrum, and of course, our final Monster Crane Quilt.



It is almost time to make our list of final tasks for the setup of our Hope - Cranes Quilt - Pro-ject premier and opening at the Octagon Arts Center in Clearwater.

Follow our updates, progress and history at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project will premiere in January in Clearwater. Stay-tuned for up-dates.

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,753rd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 212,290 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Days 556 & 557 – (AD 1,716) –23.6 + 24.1 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,



Yesterday morning, I pedaled 23.6 miles on my Schwinn 170. This morning I also cycled another 24.1 miles. Totals are now 37,210.3 miles; 59,884.3 kilometers.


I have plotted a new path and goal destination, Ascraeus Mons. I am now located at 39.74%.

Only 991.3 miles remaining in Jim’s Trek.

Check the remaining miles.  I now have less than 1,000 miles.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Decided, as I haven’t for a couple of weeks, to bake some Olive Oil Sourdough Bread.


Also, thinking about doing some extra baking, just to keep out some of the blahs that can happen around this time of the year.

Another loaf went just gone into the oven.

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

The 4th quilt of the Purple Set has been completed. Only

The remaining designs of quilting for the remaining quilts of the Cranes Spectrum have been completed.

And thank you the Cathleene Tokish at Sweet Darling Quilts for graciously lending us their Display Mannequin. Our Cranes Coat, collaborated with Marijke van Welzen, which will be included in our Hope – Cranes Quilts – Project, looks fantastic.

It is almost time to make our list of final tasks for the setup of our Hope - Cranes Quilt - Pro-ject premier and opening at the Octagon Arts Center in Clearwater.

Follow our updates, progress and history at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project will premiere in January in Clearwater. Stay-tuned for up-dates.

Check out our initial notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

Andy and I have booked 4 Shows of our Quilts for the first part of 2019.

Octagon Arts Center, Clearwater Jan-Feb = Hope (Cranes Quilts) Project https://www.artstampabay.com/organization/octagon-arts-center/

Charles J. Fendig Library, Tampa Feb-Mar = JSAB Art Pieces (tbd) https://www.hcplc.org/locations/charles-j-fendig

Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa Mar-Apr = Hope (Cranes Quilts) Project http://www.carrollwoodcenter.org/

Mirella Cimato Gallery, St. Petersburg May-Jun = JSAB Art Pieces (tbd)
http://stpeteopera.org/art-in-the-mirella-cimato-gallery/

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,752nd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 212,126 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim