Say “OO-oo” — it’s
a child’s imitation of a cuckoo clock.
September 5, 2017: I have decided to call the section
containing the news articles and essays, Oo’s Writings
rather than the King’s Book. The first article to go in
there under 2017 is a doozy: it’s the write-up about our
August road trip to see the total eclipse of the sun. Read it
The new version of this website went live last month: the
Weather section and the root directory (Home page, What is
the Oo Kingdom, Our Family, Useful Links) were converted
between February 18 and 20. The Links page content was
updated on February 28.
The general design is similar to that used for the recent
conversion of Kharlie.com.
The sections currently in Versions 16 and 17 (dating from
2008 and 2009) will be converted next: Just for Laughs, Ummamum’s
World, Yummy Recipes (currently titled Ummy’s Nummies),
Calculators & Charts (currently titled Metric Conversions, Etc.),
and Web Design. Much of Web Design is horribly obsolete and may
disappear; the calculator tools need a more up-to-date design.
Some content in the other three sections may be revised also.
After that (and that could take some time), the remaining sections
will be completed: Our Faith, Inspirational Pieces (which will keep
the current title, A Heavenly Ummamum), Seasons & Holidays, Picture
Gallery (currently titled Oo’s Picture Place). The last section
to be converted will be The King’s Book which will include the
old News Archive and Oo’s Writings. At this point, I’m
not sure whether to title the whole thing The King’s Book or
Oo’s Writings, as either may work just as well.
Oddly, if you are reading this post from the Home page, it will
be in Version 21, but the actual post in The King’s Book (at
the time of this writing) is in Version 20; this will remain until
the whole section is converted at the very end of the whole process.
Please bear with the mess during this long conversion process.
Counting the Days
from September 22, 2017
days since Wendi and I were married (October 16, 1982)
days since Joe (our son) and Elizabeth were married (July 23, 2011)
days until my retirement (tentative) (February 29, 2020)
days until the next total solar eclipse in the U.S. after that (April 8, 2024)