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

Monday, November 19, 2018

Day 544 – (AD 1,703) – 24.0 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today, I pedaled 24.0 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,901.0 miles; 59,386.5 kilometers.


My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 95.61%.

Countdown continues. Only 1,300.6 miles remaining in Jim’s Trek.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Even according to my Biorhythms, today I need to pull the covers over my head and just stay in bed for the next 3 to 10 days.


But as you can read, I still cycled.
 
Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Tonight's challenge - Bistec Encebollado with Arroz Gandules.

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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

11 of 16 remaining Cranes Quilts have had the Cranes all outline-quilted.




And we ran out of safety pins to complete the last 5 sandwich tops.

Current goal to complete the 12 quilts, and now to begin 2nd stage of quilting, the design work. (And then we'll have enough safety pins.) Our goal is to have each of the 40 quilts of the Cranes Spectrum have its own unique quilted pattern.

Our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project will premier in Clearwater in January.

Follow our progress, past and present, of our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

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


Attempting to track down Marriage Registration of GGG-Grandparents Louis and Françoise (née Schaffhauser) Katz sometime about early 1830s. These were GG-Grandmother Marie (née Katz) Brunhammer's parents. This one is taking some time.

So far, I've searched Soultz and Thann with no luck. Colmar is next.


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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Days 542 & 543 – (AD 1,702) – 23.9 + 24.5 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Friday morning, I pedaled 23.9 miles on my Schwinn 170. This morning I pedaled another 24.5 miles. Totals are now 36,877.0 miles; 59,347.9 kilometers.


My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 92.61%.

Countdown continues. Only 1,324.6 miles remaining in Jim’s Trek.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Thanksgiving.

Our Orenda Coffee Machine Saga update -

After waiting approximately 1 year and 1/2 years from Kickstarter payment to delivery, and

after finding out that the printed head office address is a non-existent flash in the pan, and

after initially dealing with some fembots in the company’s customer service department, and

after discovering an extremely low BBB rating, and

after reading the numerous of unsatisfied comments directed at the company, and

after struggling to get the confounded Orenda iPhone application to work, and

after swearing at the machine and realizing that I may have to completely write-off the cost of the machine, and

after losing accessibility to create a cup of coffee, and

after having to create several bogus IDs to get the machine going again, and

after searching online to figure out how to clean the machine, and

after learning how to tweak the makings of a good cup of coffee, and

after 89 cups of coffee, now at $4.88, and

after realizing that the Orenda Coffee machine makes a bloody damn good cup of coffee, and

after knowing that there are only 346 cups of coffee to make, and then the cost of a cup of coffee will only be the cost of the beans, and

after having learned all the idiosyncrasies of using the machine,

I can honestly say, that the Orenda Coffee Machine is one hell of an excellent coffee machine.
 
Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Supper Friday night - Filipino Pork Giniling on Brown Jasmine Rice.


Something very new for supper, last night - Seared Scallops, Black Beans, Red Bell Pepper and Baby Spinach Salad with Mango Vinaigrette.


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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

All 16 remaining quilt sandwiches have been prepared.


Step 1 of our quilting process has begun, the outlining of each Crane in every single block on each quilt. 3 Crane Quilts of the Blue set are done.

Our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project will premier in Clearwater in January.

Follow our progress, past and present, of our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

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

Well, I guess the searching pays off, sort of. I just found a line to and number of your 7-times and 8-times Great-Grandparents. All in the area in Bavaria/Baden.

Will be writing them up.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Day 541 – (AD 1,700) – 23.5 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,


Today is my 1,700th day cycling on a Schwinn Fitness cycle. I now have 1,373.0 miles remaining in my overall goal.

And something has gone wrong with my image capture software. It is only producing black and white pictures. I am not going to let that worry me. I am not going to let that worry me.

It took a bit of time, but I got it fixed.

This morning I pedaled 23.5 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,828.1 miles; 59,270.0 kilometers.


My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 86.56%.

And I do not look at my biorhythms before I finish my cycling. Here’s why. Something to think and make sure to do something about –



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


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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

Set your calendars for January and February 2019.

Follow our progress, past and present, of our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

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


Part 927ks – 1734 Birth Registration of 5-Times Great-Grandmother Maria Sophia (née Satzger) Katz https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

Well, I am certainly glad that there are more than one set of eyes reviewing this work.

This is my 1,741st post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 210,058 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, November 13, 2018

Day 540 – (AD 1,699) – 24.2 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

I now have 1,396.5 miles to go.

This morning I continued and pedaled 24.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,805.1 miles; 59,232.2 kilometers.


My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 83.62%.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

If #17 was as much of a disappointment, during his acquired term of office, subsequent to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, would it be naive to say that current day Congress may have learned some historical lessons and Congressional oversight should Pence abruptly follow #45 into the Oval Office?

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

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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

32 Crane blocks completed last night for the 39th Quilt of our Cranes Spectrum. There are 40 Crane Quilts in the Cranes Spectrum.


19 remaining Cranes remaining; the 40th plus 1.

At present, we do not know how many Cranes we have created. It is a guess, but we know that we have pieced somewhere over 1,300 Cranes, give or take.

Set your calendars for January and February 2019.

Follow our progress, past and present, of our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

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

Part 926s – New Autosomal DNA Results – CRI Genetics


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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Monday, November 12, 2018

Days 537, 538 & 539 – (AD 1,698) – 24.1, 24.0 + 23.7 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

I now have 1,420.7 miles to go.

I pedaled 24.1 miles Friday morning on my Schwinn 170. I cycled another yesterday, and this morning I pedaled 23.7 miles. Totals are now 36,780.9 miles; 59,193.2 kilometers.


My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 80.60%.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Reading – “Are You suffering From Empathy Deficit Disorder?”, Psychology Today, Douglas LaBier, Ph.D., April 12, 2010.

"First, some explanation of what I mean by EDD: When you suffer from it you're unable to step outside yourself and tune in to what other people experience, especially those who feel, think and believe differently from yourself. That makes it a source of personal conflicts, of communication breakdown in intimate relationships, and of adversarial attitudes - including hatred - towards groups of people who differ in their beliefs, traditions or ways of life from your own…

Most people are socially conditioned into believing that acquiring and achieving things are "normal" - even "healthy" - ways to live. EDD grows when people focus too much on acquiring power, status, and money for themselves. Nearly every day we hear or read about more extreme examples: people who go over the edge in their pursuit of money, power or recognition, and end up resigning their jobs, in rehab or behind bars…"

And the best news is that I was able to make the 73rd cup of coffee our the almost new Orenda Coffee machine. Costs of each cup to date is $5.95. Once we make our 361st cup , we will be only paying for the coffee beans.

Even though I did purchase this marvel of an Orenda Coffee machine, I will never ever use Kickstarter again to purchase an item.

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

This morning's new baked bread - Sourdough Fried Red Onion.


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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

2 more sets of blocks completed tonight for our Cranes Spectrum. 2 more sets to go, then 4 tops.


Follow our progress, past and present, of our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

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

Part 925ks – 1762 Marriage of 5-Times Great-Grandparents Johann Friedrich and Maria Sophia (née Satzger) Katz


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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Days 534, 535 & 536 – (AD 1,695) – 70.9 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

I now have less than 1,500 miles to go.

I pedaled 70.9 miles Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday past on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,709.1 miles; 59,077.7 kilometers.


My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 71.62%.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

The 2018 midterm elections are over. There are some losses, and there are some wins. And #45 is still holed up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

And the best news is that I was able to make the 60th cup of coffee our the almost new Orenda Coffee. Cost of each cup to date is $7.23.

Once we make our 375th cup , we will be only paying for the coffee beans.

Even though I did purchase this marvel of an Orenda Coffee machine, I will never ever use Kickstarter again to purchase an item.

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

Tuesday night was my attempt at a Korean Bibimbap.



Last night’s supper was a Thai Shrimp Corn Chowder.


Ingredients - Water, Potato, Corn. Bring to boil, 20-minute simmer. Partial purée. Coconut Milk, Red Thai Chili Paste, Cilantro. 5-minute simmer. Shrimp, Jalapeño, Fish Sauce, Lime Juice. 3 minutes.

(I added some Corn Flour slurry to add some thickening. I didn’t include amounts as I sort of taste and cook, and then eat.)

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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

The 5th and 6th group of Crane blocks for the Purple Set of our Cranes Spectrum have been completed.




Next stage is the construction of the 6 tops of the Purple Set. Two tops have been completed. Yes, each Crane Quilt in the Crane Spectrum is unique.

4 plus 1 more Crane Quilts to prep.

Follow our progress, past and present, of our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

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


Part 924bk - 1763 Birth and Baptism of GGGG-Grandfather Johann Friedrich Katzhttps://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Days 532 & 533 – (AD 1,692) – 24.2 + 23.3 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

The countdown begins.

I have 1,563.3 more miles to go to complete my total goal of 38,201.6 miles. I began on Jim’s Trek on December 2, 2012, and I have cycled 1,692 days on my Schwinn Fitness cycles.

On a quick calculation I have about 78 more days, and then I will decide what to do next.

Friday morning, I pedaled 24.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. This morning I cycled another 23.3 miles. Totals are now 36,638.3 miles; 58,963.7 kilometers.


My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 62.77%.


Something to think and make sure to do something about –


Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – 

General Election – November 6



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

Supper last night was my attempt at a Korean Bibimbap.  /


Fried Chicken in Tampa Bay

Several weeks ago, we began our Friday Fried Chicken survey to find the best Fried Chicken in the Tampa Bay area.

Time to post our Friday Fried Chicken Tampa Bay search results.


We began at RyRy's Chicken and Waffles. The red arrow is our starting point. Since then, we have decided to compare both franchised and not franchised restaurants.

This past Friday was Goody Goody Burgers on W. Swann Ave., in Tampa.

The following is our update and our own, let me repeat, our own opinion. Suggestions for locations in the Tampa Bay area would be appreciated.

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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

Two sets of Crane blocks have been completed for 2 quilts of our Purple Set of the Cranes Spectrum. Four more to go.


Follow our progress, past and present, of our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

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


Part 921bk – 1805 Baptism of GGG-Grandfather Ludwig (Louis) Adam Friedrich KATZ https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/



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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Day 531 – (AD 1,690) – 23.3 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yesterday morning I pedaled 23.3 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,590.8 miles; 58,887.3 kilometers.


My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 56.83%.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – 

General Election – November 6

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

Supper was Bo Kho, a spicy Vietnamese Beef Stew.


Let me tell you that this one took about 4 hours to prep and cook. And it was worth every spoonful especially with freshly baked bread right from the oven.

Fried Chicken in Tampa Bay


A number of weeks ago, we began our Friday Fried Chicken survey to find the best Fried Chicken in the Tampa Bay area.

We began at RyRy's Chicken and Waffles. The red arrow is our starting point. Since then, we have decided to compare both franchised and not franchised restaurants.

The following is our update and our own, let me repeat, our own opinion.

Suggestions for locations in the Tampa Bay area would be appreciated.

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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -


Tops for 6 Cranes Quilts of the Cranes Spectrum completed.


2,550 cut pieces of 6 Cranes Quilts of the Purple Set.

Follow our progress, past and present, of our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project at our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

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


Part 920bk – 1847 Death of GGG-Grandfather Louis Katz

Sometimes I need a time of boredom and frustration to lay off my genealogy and the re-search. And sometimes it just takes a kick, and a few choice finds to put it back into gear, for some time.

On July 13, 2017 I posted “Part 902bk – Brunhammer Katz – Who was GG-Grandmother Marie (née Katz) Brunhammer’s Father?” on A Genealogy Hunt.

It was at this time that I discovered the 1847 death registration of Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Louis Katz. I wasn’t sure that Louis Katz was the father of Great-Great-Grandmother Marie (née Katz) Brunhammer. Today I am almost 100% certain, based on a series of documents and sources that I have been able to find and uncover...

Check out A Genealogy Hunt to read more.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Days 529 & 530 – (AD 1,689) –23.5 + 24.1 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

One thing that is a fact. I am consistent, if not boring.

And I have been pedaling my Schwinn Fitness cycle for 1,689 days.

Yesterday I pedaled 23.5 miles on my Schwinn 170. Today I cycled 24.1 miles. Totals are now 36,567.5 miles; 58,849.8 kilometers.


My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 53.92%.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – 

General Election – November 6
Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Supper two nights ago – Oven Baked Pork Chops and Potatoes


Supper last night - Pasta Alla Carbonara (Guanciale, Egg, and Asiago Parmesan)


and for dessert – Puff Pastry with Red Grapes and Asiago Cheese.


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

Our Cranes Quilts Update –

All Crane blocks for the Blue Set of the Cranes Spectrum have been pieced and trimmed.


Our next step is to construct the 6 new tops.

We're also now reviewing the batik fabric for the quilts of the Purple Set.

Follow and review our progress at Quilts SB -https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

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


Here is the 20 May 1792 Marriage Registration of your 4-times Great-Grandparents Johann Friedrich and Eva Catharine (née Keiber) Katz who were married in Durlach, Baden, Germany/(Bavaria).

His occupation was Master Ropemaker.

The Registration also introduces your 5-times Great-Grandparents, Eva Catharine's parents, Johann Adam and Christine (née Scharmann) Kleiber.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim