Say “OO-oo” — it’s
a child’s imitation of a cuckoo clock.
January 28, 2021: After spending several days attempting to
redesign this site yet again, I’ve decided to keep Version 21
intact. I’ve even restored the original Charter font for text.
I also took some time to see what version each section of the site
is currently in. Some of it is very old! I just dropped my notes in below:
Home/root - v21 (from 2017; will be current version)
Weather - v21
King's Book - v20 (from 2013; dark green, sans-serif text, fancy headings)
Our Faith - v20 (Passion news articles have separate styling)
A Heavenly Ummamum - v20
Seasons and Holidays - v20
Picture Gallery - v20
News Archive: cover - v17 (from 2008; yellow, Palatino text)
inside pages - v16 (from 2008; yellow, large Times text)
Oo's Writings: main cover v17, all else v16
(a very few special pages have separate styling)
Just for Laughs - v17/v16 as above
Ummamum's World - v17/v16 as above
Yummy Recipes - all v17
Calculators - v17/v16 as above
Web Design - v17/16 as above, except Color Picker is v17
Some of the oldest stuff will be converted first.
January 21, 2021: Yet another year has passed, and this
old website is still in ruins. Frankly, I’m embarrassed.
Blame the coronavirus pandemic, volatile politics, and social unrest.
We also just went through major home renovations in 2020. This year
(beginning today), I plan to finish the site remodel and do away with
outdated material and whatnot. Please stay tuned.
January 9, 2020: I’m finally giving this site
some attention again. Today I updated the Useful Links page and
added the guestbook to the Steve Ackerman site. Check back for
more improvements in the days ahead.
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 July 30, 2021
days since Wendi and I were married (October 16, 1982)
days since Joe (our son) and Elizabeth were married (July 23, 2011)
days since my retirement (September 28, 2019)
days until the next total solar eclipse in the U.S. (April 8, 2024)