Yes, it's been almost unbelievable. Yesterday a good friend came over for dinner...first time I haven't cooked for Thanksgiving in about 40 years (I did a roast-duck last year on top of a single-burner propane heater)...she brought everything from her restaurant. Mighty tasty too. We went for a long walk, and within a couple of miles of my house we saw a coyote (limping off to hide as we approached), a good-sized flock of very tame Canada geese that apparently overwinters at a nearby lake, a solitary blue heron that also seems to be a permanent resident there, some wild roses that smelled fantastic, and walked through a field of freshly-mown grass that had to have the best fresh-cut smell I've ever experienced. After dinner we sat outside by my kerosene heater, watched the stars come out, and had coffee, 3 kinds of pie, and ice-cream. Then we watched the 1944 black-and-white film "Laura", with David Raksin's beautiful music and the beyond-beautiful Gene Tierney. All in all, not a bad day.
My mother and one of her her sisters were driving to Texas from Nova Scotia in about 1938. Their father had bought them a used '32 Auburn convertible, which my idiot aunt somehow managed to put in a ditch. They left the car, took the train, and the Auburn was never seen again. When my father was about 18, he and some buddies pooled their resources to buy a clapped-out Bantam coupe, took it out joyriding and totaled it, almost killing the lot of them.
For some odd reason, it never occurred to me to build a model of it until just this moment...same car, same year, same color (but with a black top, and not new at the time).
First one i actually remember was a '51 Studebaker Starlight Coupe, my father's first new car. Just like this... ...which he traded for a '55 Olds 88 convertible... ...after having returned a "Loewy coupe" for being "too low"...
If you prefer a slightly more offbeat and eclectic selection of streaming music, I'd recommend Soma FM. Multiple genres, free, listener-supported (voluntarily...if you like it, send money). https://somafm.com/
You can, of course, stream SiriusXM to your computer also...lots of available genres and a custom mix option too (though I don't like the merged product as much as I liked the old XM).
What I'm still REALLY curious about is that I have used the same identical method to post photos here since I joined this site in 2012. 3 different computers, three different browsers, same procedure works for me every single time...and is blazingly fast with Chrome and my current hot-rod computer. Hmmmmm....
Bill, I've been thinking one reason the photo-hosting sites may be charging now, or charging a little more, is that people (like me) who run ad-blockers seriously interfere with the advertising revenue stream that is generated by the crapp that I used to have to sit through as my photos loaded. If the ads are blocked, they aren't getting watched, and the pay-per-view income streams to the photo-hosts that many advertising schemes work on dry up. There's no free anything. If photo-hosting sites are going to survive, they HAVE to generate income somehow...and I think some people forget this particular economic necessity.
ONE thing that MAY be happening to Photobucket users...and Bill Geary's comment above made me think of it... IF YOU EXCEED YOUR MONTHLY FREE "BANDWIDTH" ALLOTMENT, YOUR PHOTOS WILL DISAPPEAR UNTIL P'BUCKET RESETS FOR THE NEXT MONTH. "Bandwidth" and "storage space" are TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS. "Storage space" is about how many photos you can park digital copies of on the photo-hosting server's memory. "Bandwidth", as used here, means how much TRAFFIC there is between those photos and people on the web looking at them. It's kinda like your bank charging you extra if you write a lot of checks every month. You can be well under your maximum free "storage space" on Photobucket and STILL run out of "bandwidth" every month IF you post on multiple sites and / or a lot of people are looking at your photos. This is the reason that I signed up for the minimum paid account on P'bucket a while back. I had nowhere near my free storage full, but I was posting a lot and getting a lot of views. My photos started disappearing mysteriously, only to pop up again later. Then I figured out what was happening.