1000 Days

Today marks 1000 days of Duolingo. I’ve studied Spanish most of my life but still can’t speak it well.

And! quite by coincidence, Perseverance Rover celebrates 1000 days on Marsh same day as my 1000!

It was a good weekend . Sushi Friday, Shopping and relaxing Saturday, and did a boat dive with the British Sub Aqua Club yesterday.

Nice weekend overall.

End Of The Line For Duolingo?

I can see it coming. Me quitting Duolingo. Not yet, but i can see it.

The questions are becoming ridiculous. Words we haven’t covered, obscure words and sentence structure. Sometimes they’ll ask, “type what you hear” and there will be a whole paragraph of slurred words. If you make a typo, the question is wrong. I’m sometimes getting the same question wrong several times in a row now.

I’m not quitting yet, but i can see it coming.I’m not giving them money, therefore they don’t want me any more. They should be getting more money from their advertisers than they’d ever get from me, the ads are frequent and long.

Happy Tuesday!!

Doomsday Book

Yesterday i finished a fantastic book, turned out to be one of my favorites of all time. Doomsday Book. A book about time travel and a pandemic. In the book a young woman is sent back in time to the year 1320. But something goes wrong, and she is very I’ll upon arriving. At the start of the book, the parts that took place in the present time seemed irrelevant. The parts that take place in the 1300’s were very interesting. But the occurrences in the past merged with the occurrences in the present until both sides of the story were great. Definite must read.

And today:

500 Duolingo days in a row! I need to find someone to speak Spanish with though. Duolingo is my only experience.

Have a nice weekend!

Still Going – 444

444 days straight on Duolingo. The problem is still the same. Habla mas despacio por favor! I guess I continue to improve though.

Another seemingly good nights sleep last night

Ashy is going back to the vet today. Her sense of balance seems off, or maybe pain.

Have a good day!

A Year Of Spanish!

Yesterday was one year studying Spanish on Duolingo. Every day for a year!

congrats to me!

We had spectacular thunder and lightning last night, and some good rain. Loud loud thunder like cannon. Bright wide streaks of lightning, bright and close.

Happy hump day!

Cracked Icons

Some Cracked, Some Not. Travel is done but Legendary levels remain.

Happy Friday! I’m still doing Duolingo every day. I notice that when I complete a lesson, sometimes the icon gets “cracked”, others don’t. In the image above, the modules are as done as they can be, except travel is done but Legendary levels remain. If you click them, (any except travel) the only option is practice. But why the cracks and why not the cracks? I’m going to find out!

We’re expecting a rainy weekend. It did rain yesterday, and it’s cloudy now. Probably more rain coming, but, I brought my sun-sensitive plants in, just to be safe.

This can be a housecleaning weekend if the weather cooperates. Or a yard work one if it doesn’t.

Hava a fabulous weekend!

Planets In A Row

I saw this this morning.

This morning, I got up and went outside and saw the exact same thing as in the picture above.

it was very cool. Already, at 5 till 5 in the morning, the sky is starting to get pink.

Tomorrow and Monday are holidays here, so this is the start of a long long weekend.

I got a perfect score on my Duolingo this morning, to make up for yesterday.

Jamaica Apple Tree

I’m worried about my Jamaica Apple Tree, pictured above. It seems to be unhappy, lots of brown leaves and not many new ones Are there any botanical doctors out there in my zillions of readers?

Have a good weekend! I may or may not post tomorrow. Havva good-un!

Stealing My Stars

I think this one should have been n right. For those who don’t use Duolingo for free, you start each day with 5 stars. And you can only make 5 mistakes and then it’s a hassle to keep your number of days streak going. (My streak is 280-something).

Sometimes it seems like they’re unfair a d try to steal my stars. I know it’s not true, but sometimes I feel like it, especially when I make dumb mistakes when I have only one or two stars left.

i went to bed early last night, and slept an extra 20 minutes this morning.

Friday and Monday are holidays here. I’m glad.

have a great day!