Podcast testing

Park
Here is some evening light in a park in north Portland.

Below is a a test for a podcast that was translated from a post on this site. If the comments section open, do leave a comment. Please be constructive if you are going to criticize anything.

Please note: any hateful / really negative comments will be deleted and if possible the user could be muted in some fashion.

https://anchor.fm/peter-smith46/embed/episodes/Spring-ish-Update-erfgcd

Spring-ish Update

Hello All….

I was planning to have this post be, well, posted back in January or early February, but obviously this didn’t happen. Aside from the New Years Resolution post and a couple others over the last year, I know its been quite for some time on this site between posts. Well, I have moved from the Southwest back to the Northwest of the United states in part is because that the “status quo” in my life had to be changed. Plus people were trying to “keep” in Arizona or I should say that people are/were expecting me on staying in Southern Arizona for the rest of my life.

Multi level Rocks with foliage.
Here are some multi level rocks located near Lily Lake at the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

One thing that I’m going to try to do is to finish school in the Northwest. I’m going to try to buy a house while I’m finishing school. I’ve been looking for a bit of time, but haven’t really found a house that “feel” that “right” house to buy.

Knock on wood that I may or would have a new place by the end of summer. I, generally, know what type of place that I want to buy but finding it is another thing altogether. Though, one thing I would like or need a place that is big enough for a dog and for myself.

A Dead Tree in a Valley along a road from Virginia City, Nevada.
A Dead Tree in a Valley along a road from Virginia City, Nevada.

Updates Since January:

I took a class this last winter quarter but I didn’t have a good study habits, though my studying habits changed midway through the term. I did register for a class for the spring term but decided to drop it because I wasn’t able to properly have things setup a site properly. The subject of class is / was focused on developing themes for and customizing WordPress. Knock on wood that it would be offered again at some point again but I’m not holding out any hope that it would be offered again in the Fall term.

It didn’t help that I wasn’t in a good mindset to do homework for the last week because I concerted on my now dead dog (see the post here – opens in a new window).

One of my dogs that I had since 2014 had died back on the last weekend of March. Rogue died because of severe case of arthritis which affected his lower back and legs. Now without having a dog around I found myself bored and feeling “listless” as to what to do with my free time.

One thing I miss doing is going out and driving to places with my camera; since I can’t really do that until the stay in place is lifted in Oregon and California. Since I’m basically stuck inside which I’m doing some “spring” cleaning around my place.

This is a mountain peek located near Virginia City, Nevada.
This is a mountain peek located near Virginia City, Nevada.

The way things would look like is that it would be at least before I could go out for a drive with my camera. The places that I want to go to is Mt. Hood and parts of eastern Oregon.

One thing that I wanted to do but never did before the “stay at home” order here in Oregon was to travel to the beach or to trails around the Portland Metro. Obviously, I’m going to wait til things are more open to about the same levels before things closed down because of the pandemic. What I mean is that I should have and could have traveled around the region in January and February to take Photos – lots of photos. Whether if its on a trail, downtown Portland or around Vancouver, WA. and I didn’t do it where I didn’t want to go out at all for some reason. I know that’s a very lame reason.

There is a little more that I want to say but I’ll do another post at some latter time. I don’t want to jink things for the next six weeks or so.

New Years Resolution(s)

For the last several years I haven’t done any New Year’s Resolutions since I wasn’t in any position to follow through with any resolutions that I thought of. Though, I do have a couple of New Years Resolution that I want to do and to follow through this coming year.

A Quarter Moon taken one evening in March 2017.
A Quarter Moon taken one evening in March 2017.

  • Start taking classes again – I’ve already registered for two;
  • Blogging more on this site;
  • Take More Photographs in Oregon and Southwest Washington;
  • Travel – Road Trips in Oregon, State of Washington, and Northern California when possible;
  • Look for and buy a house by the time summer arrives this year – if possible of if at all;
  • Possibly remove myself from social media at some point this year (Instagram, Facebook, etc.);
  • Maybe create videos and share on this site by the way of drone – depends on where I can use the drone if I get one;
  • I may start a podcast of some kind but not sure.

There are a couple of other items that I thought of adding to the above list but it is just a matter of time before things could pan out later the year.

I want to do all of the stuff on this list, but I could see myself doing several of those things on the above list. But then I could nothing at all expect for going back to college.

Brief Hello and Update

Hello All… Just a brief hello and a small update that I’m still around if anyone is interested. Also, I’ve updated the site address to peterlbrett.blog from peterlbrett.com and for those who are wondering is that there is some possible changes to the focus of this site.

Here is a church that is down a street in Virginia City, Nevada.
Here is a church that is down a street in Virginia City, Nevada.

At least I’m going to try to post more to this site after the first of the year. Since I’ve moved to a different state and trying to give myself a good kick in the backside about getting stuff done.

I’m the process of writing a long post that I’m going to try to publish before Christmas – if not by the end of the month.

Merry Christmas to all and have save travels for those might be traveling.

Another Update on my Dog

I have some sad news to share about my dog Lolo and that she passed away this last Wednesday due to complications of Valley Fever (Background Info at Wikipedia.org – opens in a new window).

Below is a gallery of photographs that I took of Lolo that I took since 2013/2014. You can, also, find a similar post here and another gallery of photographs.

An Update on my Dog

Please Note: This GoFundMe campaign has closed.

I’ve posted an update on the GoFundMe Page (opens in a new window) that I have set up for one of my dogs for those whose interested in helping out.

For the update: I need to get another round of blood work done for updated numbers for her for Valley Fever. I, also, need to need to get some pain medication so she can walk better. You can find video’s at this link.

Below are photos of Lolo and Rogue. These two dogs helped me to stay upbeat for ninety-nine point nine percent of the time. With the last one percent is when I think about my family and the dogs I’ve lost over the years.

Have a good weekend folks.

Peter

Here is Lolo sitting in the sun one afternoon.
Here is Lolo sitting in the sun one afternoon.

Here is Lolo and Rogue standing outside of my place before taking a walk.
Here is Lolo and Rogue standing outside of my place before taking a walk.

One of my Dogs

Hello All

I’ve set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for two procedures that needs to done in order for my dog to get into better health. Her name is Lolo and she around 13 to 14 years old and rather active up until recently. Starting in mid February she started to have noticeable problems with walking in general, along with eating and going potty.

Here is Lolo laying down in front of the porch steps while in the shade.
Here is Lolo laying down in front of the porch steps while in the shade.

I have set up a GoFundMe page (new browser window) to help cover the cost of an X-Ray, blood work and medication to help her to live as long as possible. I’m asking for $ 630 which covers to X-Ray, blood work and medication at the Vets that I use.

I’ve writing a blog post on the site that I’ve dedicated to my dogs which is located here (opens in a new window). I have short videos of her trying to walk and there two that were filmed outside, while the third was filmed inside of my place.

I’m planning to try to film Lolo again during this next week before going into the vets. I’m, also, planning to take video of her shortly after we visited the vets. Mainly to share the progress of improved physical health to those who have help.

Have a good rest of the week and weekend.

Peter

The End of this Blog for now

Hello

If you’re seeing this post … then that would mean that this would be the last post for this blog. I’ll be taking this blog and this site down for the foreseeable future. Along with this site I’ll be taking down my other site. I doubt that I’ll be putting either site back online anytime soon or if not ever.

This site most likely would be coming down this weekend at the earliest.

If you like to continue reading post’s by me please go to akpdx.wordpress.com.

Goodbye for a while or for good……

Peter

Site facelifts and such

I’m still trying to give a “face lift” to the rest of this site – things aren’t progressing as I wanted to. I’ve started on 2 styles that I thought of doing for this site but I just couldn’t choose one style. I’ve had trouble with text formating for one of the style’s that I might use and because of that there’s a good chance that I go with a 3rd style for my site.

There are a couple of other thing that I would like to develop and integrate with this site but nothing’s really gotten out of the “planning” stages yet. On the flip side I should have things mostly done now with what I wanted to developed.

I’ve tried or more importantly that I want or wanted to do the following things on site:

  • Better Links Page (php/mysql powered) at least a better admin area
  • Custom Photo Gallery
  • A “Catalog” of my Books, CD’s, Movies, and Games
  • An updated look to my site

However its going to take things a while to make things happen before they appear on this site in some fashion. As for the 3rd bullet point, I don’t know if I want those items behind a password protected section of the site or not. Granted there are other ways to have a “catalog” set up – like in Excel, FileMaker or Bento. It’s also just the amount of time that I want will take for the 3rd item above – whether or not I want to do web-based interface or the use of the software mentioned in the last sentence.

More on these item’s at a later time when things are “getting close” to being deployed on this site. Though “getting close” would be sometime in the near future.

Though there will be an update of some kind on this site (peterlbrett.com), and to bhchinooks.com in the coming months or so.

Later

Peter

updating stuff

Hello again folks,

I’m going to update the dns to redirect to my other host now. Things should transfer over smoothly. I’ll be checking the site over the next couple of days to see how things are going. If you follow this blog please let me know if there’s trouble – if you like to take the time.