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

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Day 524 – (AD 1,683) – 23.7 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 23.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,426.8 miles; 58,623.4 kilometers.


My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 36.33%.

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/


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


Our Cranes Quilts Update -

We have begun the Blue Set of our Cranes Spectrum. Six (6) new Cranes Quilts. 3,111 cut pieces of fabrics. Six shades of blue batik for the Cranes; white for the background and some additional Cranes.

Using our AccuQuilt fabric die cutter, it took us 2 hours and 20 minutes to cut all 3,111 pieces. The 3,111 pieces should equal 183 more Crane blocks.

The Red, Orange, Yellow, and Green Sets have been completed. Blue and Purple plus 5 remaining.

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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 we go again. And now it gets even more confusing.

Great-Great Grandmother Marie (née Katz) had a son Charles who was born in 1862 in Soultz, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France. (I have the 1862 Birth Registration on file.)

She, that is GG-Grandmother Marie (née Katz) married Great-Great-Grandfather Jacques Brunhammer in 1867 in Thann, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France. (I have the 1867 Marriage Registration on file.)

It is written in the 1867 Marriage Registration of GG-Grandparents Jacques and Marie (née Katz) that Charles Katz who was born in 1862 was now recognized as the son of GG-Grandparents Jacques and Marie.

Thann is approximately 12 miles from Soutlz.

I then discovered the 1859 Marriage Registration of Great-Great-Grand Uncle Frédèric Katz marriage to his new wife, Françoise (née Arnold). This marriage took place in Soultz.

In the body of the 1859 Marriage Registration, there is mention that a child, Charles Arnold was recognized now as the legal son of Great-Great-Grand Uncle Frédèric and Françoise (née Arnold) Katz.

I then found Charles Arnold’s, now Katz, 1858 Birth Registration. He was born in Soultz and there is no mention of a biological father.

Charles (née Katz) Arnold is your 1st cousin 3 times removed.

Now here is the part where it becomes confusing, unless I map out the information completely. One of Great-Great-Grandmother Marie (née Katz) Brunhammer’s brother was Great-Great-Grand Uncle Frédèric. They were both 2 of Great-Great-Great Grandparents Louis and Françoise (née Schaffhauser) Katz’s children.

I am amazed at the “coincidence” of the naming of the 2 sons; Great-Great-Grand Uncle Charles (née Katz) Arnold and 1st cousin 3 times removed Charles (née Arnold) Katz. The 2 of them were born 4 years apart, both in Soultz.

The questions now are

1. Who are the 2 Charles’ biological fathers?

2. Are the 2 Charles 1st cousins, by blood?

I told you that this becomes confusing.

This is my 1,731st post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 207,977 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

Friday, October 19, 2018

Day 523 – (AD 1,682) – 23.7 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 23.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,403.1 miles; 58,585.2 kilometers.

My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 33.37%.


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/

Today was/is Tampa Bay Fried Chicken Friday.

In my opinion, and I repeat, in my opinion I am looking for the best fried chicken in the Tampa Bay area.

I began with RyRy's Chicken in Tampa. It is my starting point. I repeat, this is my opinion.


I had intended to only survey and sample fried chicken at non-franchised institutions. Well, I've changed that criteria after today's lunch at Metro Diner on Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa.

Here are my positions on a full serving of fried chicken at each one of the identified locations.

Any other suggestions accepted. Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

The next Cranes Quilt, # 19.40 is now 98% completed. We still have the blocking, the sleeve and the label to do. The Crane blocks in #19.40 are 5-inch square.


# 23.40 is almost done. We are at the point of adding the binding.

Looks like Andy and I will be choosing the blue batik fabrics this weekend for the Blue Set of the Cranes Spectrum.

Follow our current and past progress at our Quilts SB Facebook page at http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

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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/

This is my 1,730th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 207,919 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, October 18, 2018

Days 521 & 522 – (AD 1,680) – 23.6 + 23.1 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

On Tuesday morning I pedaled 23.6 miles on my Schwinn 170. Yesterday I cycled another 23.1 miles. Totals are now 36,379.4 miles; 58,547.1 kilometers.

My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 30.41%.


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 - 5-Ingredients Soup -

Chicken; Chicken Broth; White Beans; Collard Greens; and Pesto.


Technically, more than 5 when you breakdown the Pesto, and then add grated Parmesan Cheese.

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

Today we would like to introduce our 158th quilt – Riverol.

Riverol
Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer
August 2018

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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/

This is my 1,729th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 207,696 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, October 15, 2018

Day 520 – (AD 1,679) – 20.3 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 20.3 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,332.7 miles; 58,471.9 kilometers.

My destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 24.57%.


Something to think and make sure to do something about –


Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – 

General Election – November 6




I got into an online discussion regarding a graphic about historical facts/indications plotted along a straight line.

The argument ensued that I was incorrect regarding the presentation of the information. I stood by the point of view that what I presented was purely correct definitional. The information on the graphic were not a reason to debate my beliefs or my political persuasions.

Too many persons today side with one side or another of the aisle, and that is their free will and choice to do so. I will not argue that point.

I will argue and present logical rebuttal when I am told that a historical fact is incorrect and is not a correctly defined premise and/or fact.

It was sort of like arguing with a claimed member of the “flat-earth society”. Facts and history do not change purely because you think that their tenets and/or definitions do not fit into your sphere of reference.

And I will not agree to disagree, when the alternate point of view is not in keeping with the known facts.

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

Yes, Grandpa made the 1st batch of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cookies.


And I do believe, the 3- and the 6-year judges were more than satisfied.

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

Our Cranes Quilt Update -

The young man who produced and created this video, worked it and included the video as part of his master’s thesis regarding Creative Arts and Aging. After completing that one he, Ricky, then has decided to do one on our Hope- Cranes Quilt - Project.


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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/

This is my 1,728th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 207,526 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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Day 519 – (AD 1,678) – 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 36,312.4 miles; 58,439.3 kilometers.


My new destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 22.03%.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – 

General Election – November 6



One of the 1st songs I learnt to play on my guitar.


This is one of the reasons I got my 1st degree in English.

Thank you, Leonard Cohen. Thank, Mr. Patterson.

This afternoon I received an email from “Kinetic Attraction”.

The email read –

“Jim

Tired of rejection by women? I was too, until I learned this innocent trick that makes women approach ME…

…This video won’t be available for long. Watch it before it’s gone, and you?

You’ll learn how this scientific loophole in female psychology can trigger uncontrollable attraction and desire.

Watch Now!”

Something tells me that the company, “Kinetic Attraction” may have got their circuits incorrectly attached in their marketing and sales database.

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

Message for today –

"Grandpa, can you make me a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cake?"

Message received.

This morning B S Coffee Saga.

One cleaning. Success.

13th cup rings in at $33.38.

Now trying to figure out how to run app from 2 iPhones.

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

Our Cranes Quilt Update -

Follow and like our daily notes 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/

I received my new package for CRI Genetics, Autosomal DNA test.

Isn’t it a wee bit presumptuous that I would want to “reinvent” myself?


And yes, I understand marketing.

This is my 1,727th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 207,420 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

Friday, October 12, 2018

Day 518 – (AD 1,677) – 23.6 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 23.6 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,288.4 miles; 58,400.6 kilometers.

My new destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 19.03%.


Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – 

General Election – November 6

Got in to a discussion with an acquaintance who claimed that, as I mentioned that it appears that Neo-Nazis seem to be coming out of the woodwork, or from their proverbial rocks. This acquaintance, who prided themselves as being to the right of the spectrum, implied that I am to the far left as, in their words, were the Neo-Nazis.

 I had to stop, breathe, and then show them what a political continuum was.


Period.


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



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

Our Cranes Quilt Update -

Quilting has been completed for our Cranes Quilt # 22.40.




Answers -

Andy and Jim are creating 40 Crane Quilts for their Cranes Spectrum. Each of the 40 Crane Quilts will be unique and each will be composed of Crane blocks of either 3"; 4"; 5"; or 6".

Each of the Crane Quilts will be a part of a Color Set - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, or Purple.
Each of the Cranes on each of the 40 quilts will represent a unique shade of their Set.

The Crane blocks are each composed of 17 fabric pieces. The Cranes are constructed of batik fabric while the background of each is white.

It is Andy's and Jim's hope that at our initial showing of the Hope- Cranes Quilts - Project in Clearwater, the 40 Crane Quilts of the Spectrum will appear to be "flying" around at the top of the UUC Octagon Art Center auditorium.

There will also be additional Cranes Quilts presented at our Hope - Cranes Quilt - Project. Yes, there are over 1,200 fabric-pieced Crane blocks.

Follow and like our progress 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/

This is my 1,726th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 207,305 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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Day 517 – (AD 1,676) – 23.7 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 23.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,264.8 miles; 58,362.7 kilometers.

My new destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 16.08%.


Something to think and make sure to do something about –



Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – 

General Election – November 6


Our Orenda Coffee Machine finally arrived today.

It just took 1 year 3 months to get to our house.

3 hours to put it together.

Now we must figure out the wireless app to "perfect" a good cup of coffee.


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

Last night attempt for supper – Jamaican Pepperpot Stew.


And yes, I know that many different countries and families have their version of a "true" Pepperpot Stew.

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

Our Cranes Quilt Update -

Cranes Quilt #20.40 has been completed.

We have now begun quilting our Cranes Quilt # 22.40.



Answers -

Yes, we are creating about 50 Cranes Quilts.

Yes, there are 40 Cranes Quilts in the Cranes Spectrum.

Yes, Andy and Jim are covering all related costs of the Cranes Quilts that they design, create, and construct.

Yes, Andy and Jim are not selling any Cranes Quilt patterns.

Yes, we are not using a paper-pieced technique. All Cranes blocks are fabric pieced.

Yes, we designed the fabric die cutters for the Cranes blocks in conjunction with AccuQuilt.

Yes, Andy and Jim will continue to provide regular updates of their current progress.

Yes, the Hope - Cranes Quilt - Project is scheduled for premier showings in Clearwater and Tampa January through April 2019.

Yes, one can read about our initial thoughts and notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

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

This is my 1,725th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 207,175 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, October 9, 2018

Day 516 – (AD 1,675) – 22.6 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 22.6 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,241.1 miles; 58,324.5 kilometers.

My new destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 13.12%.


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/

Last night's attempt for supper – Stir-fried Chicken and String Beans.



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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -


The quilting design for our Cranes Quilt # 20.40 has been completed. Quilt has been trimmed, and now to add the binding.

Next Cranes Quilt of the Green Set of our Cranes Spectrum is on the table. Quilting design has been drafted.

Follow our Quilts SB Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/.

Yes, we are obsessed. Obsessed to the point the certain persons have complained about my postings to a closed group, of which is a suppossed benefit to my and Andy's membership dues. Instead of directing their questions directly to me, especially "whether we were trying to sell something", the persons sent their complaints to the administration of the group.

Am I ticked off?

Damn right I am, especially as we pay a total of two annual financial memberships.

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

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

This is my 1,724th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 207,137 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, October 8, 2018

Day 515 – (AD 1,674) – 23.0 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Finally I have broken a barrier. As of this morning I now have less than 2,000 miles to go to finish Jim's Trek. Of my original goal, 38, 201.6 miles I now have remaining 1,983.1 miles.



Hallelujah!



Today I pedaled 23.0 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,218.5 miles; 58,288.1 kilometers.

My new destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 10.3%.


Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – 







General Election – November 6




I guess there are some people who have trouble with their dates.

Yes, a neighbor on the street, this past weekend the beginning of October in Tampa, has already put up their house Christmas lights.

#waytooearly


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

Tonight’s attempt for supper – Stir-fried Chicken and String Beans.

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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

Our quilting design is slowly taking form on our Cranes Quilt # 20.40.


Andy and I like the simplicity of the lines. And yes, there is a displayed meaning in our quilting further than just filling in the space.

Check out our initial thoughts about out Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project at Quilts SB

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

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

This is my 1,723rd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 206,931 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

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Day 514 – (AD 1,673) – 23.0 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 23.0 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,195.5 miles; 58,251.1 kilometers.

My new destination is Ulysses Fossae. As I continue, I am now located at 7.42%.


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/

Just out of the oven - Sourdough White Wheat Bread.



Zensai tonight - Cabbage with Hot Sesame Vinegar

Ingredients- Cabbage; Carrots; Salt; Sesame Oil; Rice Wine Vinegar; and Shishito Peppers.

#jimsgottaeat

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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

Part 1 of our quilting process has been completed. All Cranes on all 6 quilts of the Green Set have been outline-quilted.



Part 2 begins. We are now beginning to transcribe our quilting designs to each of the 6 Cranes Quilts.

Follow and like our Hope Project progress at Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

If you search online for “Quilts SB Obsession” you can read about our original intent.

Follow and like our progress 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/

This is my 1,722nd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 206,902 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