Then, 8 a.m. and off to the Fast Stop to chase the Rainbow again... And Navru said he got his Laptop fixed... Great!
So I bought my Tickets and headed back, they had a new Ticket and of course I had to have one of those
I think it is ugly, big 7 on top made with Roses, not so bad, but all those ugly black circles below
But really easy to work, only scratch off one 'button' at a time to find a 7 or 77 or Money Bags
And it happened that I bought Ticket Number 007, and then Scratched off a 7 for $7 and a 77 for a Double $10!
When I got back I got a knock on the Door, it was the Maintenance Manager here and he asked for a favor... Why Sure
He wanted me to accompany him to the nextr building, he wanted to check the Apartment after the Renter there just died recently
Wanted me to be a Witness that he didn't take anything from the Apartment while checking things
On an earlier occasion when another Renter died, they accused him of taking the TV which of course he would not do
And on through the rest of the boring Day, just getting little things straightened out after the move
My friend Bob dropped in later in the afternoon to check the Futon, he liked it, said he would be back Wednesday to get it
And I got an Email that said my new Chairs had been shipped and would be here Thursday, looking for that for sure
And so, things looking good I had some Dinner and off again to dreamland and looking for a Super Wednesday!
Moving right along on the Move... 7:45 a.m. and the second Bookcase moved, postioned and Books replaced!
And that completed that end of the Room, next vacuum under where the Bookcase had been and move in a Table
Thinking first, getting my HP Desktop Computer back in the Room and hooked up, away we go
That would just about do it for the present until I get that Futon out of there, then another Table
And I moved in my Computer one thing at a time, moving in an End Table first to set it on
Then rearranging the DirecTV Cables, what a mess... The U-Verse Receivers I had were Wireless, just put then anywhere
But these DirecTV Receivers ars back to using the heavy Cables and a hassle to get moved if you change things
And it took quite a bit of time but I finally got everything back in shape just about Noon
Now if I can get that Futon out of the Way and Install my new Chairs
Now it is on to Tuesday and then Pay Day on Wednesday and then we will live happily ever after
And starting off Sunday Mornng... That latest Windows build ran all day without getting to a restart to finish
Started the Download again on Dell One Sunday Morning and it got to a Restart and finished the Install
So then, on to Install it on Dell Two, the HP amd my Laptop, will this ever end? Nope, they say forever
Well, I could stop the Insider Program Downloads but they will continue upgrading Windows 10 until the World Ends
So... My Sunday Morning routine all done and a trip to the Minit Mart for my Lottos
Then over to the Price Chopper for a couple Items and back to El Ranchito for Breakfast
And then I began thinking about changing the Living Room around, something gets changed around here about every other Day
But there hasn't been a major change to the Living Room set up since about 2008 and I was thinking
The Living Room, longer than it is wide, the TV against one Wall was a bit too close to the Couch on the opposite Wall
I have been thinking of moving the TV to the end Wall, and also I didn't really like my new Living Room Futon much
So I thought I would get rid of it and buy a couple new Chairs to replace it... so I called a Friend
I asked him if he would have any use for the Futon, and he said he needed a new Couch and had been looking for one
So he is coming Monday evening hopefully to load it up and take it home. then I ordered a couple new Chairs
Then I started moving stuff around and worked about all the rest of the Day and still only half done
It doesn't look like much of a job but there was a lot of heavy stuff to move, Wires to change and it all takes time
I started by scooting the big Chair out of the way and moving the end Tables out of the Room
Then taking all the Books off of one Bookshelf and moving it to it's new site, Next the TV and it's Cabinet and Shelf
The TV is too heavy for me to lift so I eased it off the Shelf, onto the Coffee Table to wait for help with it
Then I could move the TV Cabinet Base and the Shelf that sits about it to the new Spot, then I called my friend Pat
Asked if she would drop by a few minutes to help with the TV, she said sure and started down the Hill to my place
We moved the TV to the Shelf, then I opened a 'Dos Equis Amber' Cervesa for her and poured a glass off Vino for me
So then we had a nice chat while I moved Wires around and got the Room ready to move the second Bookcase
We had a good time visiting for an hour or two and then she headed back up the Hill to home
Then adjourned for the Evening and off to a fairly good Night, and now today, Monday, finish more of the move
Then hopefully my Friend will come and take the Futon and then I just wait a couple days for the new Chairs... Ho Ho!
Was checking through my Monthly Payments for February, have most all scheduled and it looks a little better than January
I just have been buying too many Tech Toys that I don't really need... But it is fun and I like to have fun
I don't have any reason to save for anything so I might as well enjoy things as long as I can
Out to the Kitchen to get a Cup of Coffee, took a peek at the new Canna rescue, looking good already
Just out of the Pantry and now greening up and developing new Leaves, plants can be so interesting
This Blog gives me something to do... And a great reference for me... When I got what and when I planted what
A good history, again for me when I look back and reflect on Memories, and a few Friends actually keep up with it too
So I started first on Page One... And thought I had it in good shape, so I started on page 26 and thought I would work back
And there were a lot more changes than I thought I would have to make, finally midafternoon I had it done
So I uploaded the updated Page to my Web Site and took another look at Page One, nope, still didn't like it
And I started back on that one, worked until close to 3 p.m. before giving it up for the Day
Earlier I had messaged my Friend Rion, asked if he was ready for a payment on the Computer I financed for him
He said sure, he would be in at 3 p.m. so I headed over there to trade in my $25 Win for a $30 Win and his paynent
So for the Day I made a $15 Lotto Profit and some extra Cash too... And he gave me a bag of loser Lotto tickets to enter for Prizes
Back to finish out the Afternoon and Evening, planning on a Burger and some Pasta Salad and maybe I can find an interesting Movie
Not too bad a Saturday after all, let's try for a better Sunday... Ole!
OK, fiddled around on the Computers until about 3 a.m. then what do you do that time of the Morning?
Just thinking, I have a lot of my earlier Blog Pages that are a mess now, Photos too large
Text running the full width of the Page, well I learned a few more things in HTML since I started
And my Pages now are a bit neater with a bit more organizing... So why not try to fix the old ones?
I started on my Page Number 1 that I wrote in 2008, most all of my Videos were just blank squares
Back then I was uploading my Videos to Google and they discontinued that Service, later I went to VIMEO
So I replaced the no-go Google Videos with those of the same subject that I luckily had on VIMEO
And I changed most all the Typing with line breaks instead of letting them run to the edges
Finished up that one Page about 6 a.m. that kept me busy quite awhile and a lot more need that editing too
So how many pages need to be updated? I checked and looks like I wised up in Page 25, looks like 23 Pages
Well when I get bored now I can tackle more of that but it sure is a boring process and no one looks at them anyway
Back to Indoor Gardening for a few Minutes, went to open the shade in the Front Window
Saw a few more Pickling Peppers on the Stems, it has been a slow process but finally getting some Peppers
Then I saw a couple more on the front side of the Plant, they say the Plants produce 'Loads' of Peppers
So, I managed to use up the rest of the Day, made some Cole Slaw and Pasta Salad, grilled up a Bratwurst
Managed to stay up until 6 p.m. and then off to a better night of sleep, waking up just at 5 a.m. my usual get up time
OK, Saturday, Four Days until Pay Day and running low on Money, well some good News early
I checked the IRS online and they say my Return had been approved and my money will be sent to the bank on February 1st
So then I will have three Pay Days in a row and maybe a better Cash outlook for February... and it is a short Month too
Hey Hey, March is on the Way! I sure could use a little Spring Weather... OLE!
Doesn't look like a good Weather Day at all, starting off at 27, a top later of 32, that ain't swimming Weather fer sure
And the Mercedes doesn't have a working Heater so I might just drive the Blazer the next few Days
OK, then about 10 Minutes of Gardening before Breakfast, that Lettuce I planted in Garden 4 not popping up
Maybe I am not giving it enough time but seems in my earlier tries the Lettuce pops up in a couple Days
And if it doesn't by then it goes nowhere at all, and so I had planted that Lettuce Sunday the 22nd
I had two Kinds of Lettuce Seeds, one type came up fast, the other not much at all, so I tried again the 26th
Off to the Fast Stop in my Blazer...and Baby it's COLD outside! But the heater works in the Blazer
And down the Hill to the Fast Stop, bought my Lottos and Navru brought out his Laptop
Showed me briefly what it was doing and I loaded up and headed back, to scratch off NOTHING! I can't live like that!
So I plugged in the Power Supply on the Laptop and started running Diagnostics... that takes awhile
And I could't get anywhere doing that... Try something else, I thought I would try cloning my HD System to the Laptop HD
To do that I would have to download a Cloning Program, then remove the HD from the Laptop, then clone to that HD
Then on to the Afternoon, Evening and Dinner and then off to Bed way too early but I was so so so sleepy
And I woke up way too early and was thinking about the Laptop so I got up to play with it
Had better luck with trying to clone the Program this time until the final step... and then
It said it could not clone from a GPT Disk to MBR Disk, have to convert the MBR Disk to a GPT first
Then I went to 'Disk Management' to convert the Hard Disk, there it offered to convert to Dynamic Disk
But the GPT Disk convert option was greyed out, no go... I just had to give up on it...
So, Navru needs a Battery, a copy of Windows 10, possibly still something else wrong in the Computer
It is an old Computer anyway, my opinion, the best Option is just by a newer, up to date one
OK now 2:30 a.m. on Friday... I'll Post this and get on with the Day way too early
OK then, out to the Kitchen... Huh? What's that? Something popped up in an empty Pot
What did I plant in there? Peppers I think, I'll have to check... And so I checked, couldn't find anything
That's one advantage of my BLOG, can usualy see when I planted something, well there was a Mexibell there before
But it wasn't going anywhere so I clipped it off then planted some Seeds and I think it was Peppers
Headed again to the Kitchen to Cut the Top off the Pineapple, then Plant the Top
Then peel and chuck the Pineapple to cool in the Fridge, but first wanted a Pot to plant the Top
So I took a look in the Pantry... Hey what's that? more Cannas popping up, so that delayed the Pineapple
I dug the Sprouting Rhizomes out of the Pot, then planted them in a Pot that already had a Plant in it
Back home to scratch off $25 in Wins... Nice start, back to the Price Chopper to cash in and buy nore
This time a $15 Win, about even up then... Back home to play around online for awhile
Was chatting with Sigi on Facebook Messenger, I was saying what to eat Today? He says Salmon... Huh?
I have Lots in the Fridge and Freezer but no Fish, I don't eat much Fish, hadn't had Salmon for years
I did buy a good size whole Salmon some years back and smoked it, can't say that was much of a success
Anyway a new Idea so I took off again for the Price Chopper, traded in the last $15 Win for more
Then headed to the Back to find some Salmon... Had some great looking Salmon in the Meat Case
But that stuff was over $12 a pound, I could do without that. checked some in the Freezer Cases
They had all kinds, I found a pack, presmoked, Cajun seasoned and ready to bake, looked good
I got a pack of that and then some Frozen Ore-Ida 'Extra Crispy Crinkles' Potatoes and headed home
That was early Afternoon, the Sun was out nice and bright when I got back from the Store
Snapped a Photo on the way in, sure need to clean up that Front Yard, and those Rose Bushes need pruning
All the Bushes out front grew more than any Year so far, will take a lot of trimming this coming spring
So that was an OK Tuesday escept for the Dinner, now we will try anther Wednesday
Headed down about 7:45 a.m. after deicing my Windshield... where did that come from? Arrived and sat down for a wait
And quite a wait, took about an Hour or so but the labor Charge was low... so Goodie! Stopped on the way back at P&G Hardware
Picked up a bottle of Lamp Oil for my Lamps, they have been empty a long time and so nice to see their Glow again
I used to have some Colored Scented Oil, can't seem to find any close now and the online stuff is high priced
Then next door to the Price Chopper for some Lottos and headed back to scratch off a $25 Win, only a $5 Profit
Maybe, I should try the Fast Stop, well, after some Breakfast anyway
So I headed down to the Fast Stop after a very late Breakfast to get my Lottos, cashed in my $25 Win
Pocketed $5, bought $20 more then began chatting with the Clerk, he is from Uzbekistan and very talkative
I wanted to show him something on Facebook and used my Phone, he checked it on his Phone too
After some time chatting I headed back to scratch off a $15 Win, so even up for the Day anyway
Then checking out Facebook again I saw I had a Friend Request from 'Navruzbek Ibadullaev'... Who is that?
I clicked on the Name... Hey it's that guy at the Fast Stop, so I accepted his request and looked at his Timeline
And I thought I would do a little trick to surprize him, I copied a Photo from his Timeline Page
I had a few Photos of the Fast Stop in my Files so I 'layered' his Photo on top of One and posted it on Facebook
Then I went back to the Fast Stop and told the Clerk I just had seen him on Facebook... HUH?
Yeah, go look, he did, looked surprized and said 'How you do that?' I told him I was just a Genius was all
So that was about there was doing on Monday and not a thing on tap for Monday... I am in my 'Winter Doldrums' again
Well, a couple more Months and things may get a little, brighter and warmer and busier?
And, a quick Breakfast of some Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, a few minutes of the TV News
And then... here we go again, I took a few Minutes to plant some Lettuce Seeds in Six Pods
Slipped them into AeroGarden 4 and now we can see what happens to this try, Lettuce usually works OK
What for me Saturday? Well I was getting tired of the dull red Covers on my Bed, the red Sheets still look good
So I did a little shopping online at Walmart first thing... AHA!.. Bed in a Bag! And Blue Plaid, looked good to me
And I ordered it, Store pick up same day, so heading there when I get the email notice it's ready for pickup
And another Windows 10 Insider Update... A few days back they came out with Build 15002... and it had a Bug
So then the next Day or so they came out with Build 15007 which fixed that bug for me... except on my HP Desktop
And Friday here comes Build 15014 which so far seems OK and it worked on the HP also.. so what's next?
Then a check on the Peppers in AeroGarden 4, it looks like picking out the extra plants helped a bit
The smaller Plant has caught up to the other one and they are one their way to making Peppers... I hope
Then on to finish out the day and then try my new Fancy Bedding, I'll report on that Sunday Morning
Took a look and a Photo of my Tomato Plants in AeroGarden 7... And what's wrong with them now?
One stem turned Yellow and dropped off and other looks like it is doing the same thing
And it looks like some of the lower Leaves are drying up... Well anyway, the Peppers seem to be doing OK
So, Friday afternoon, no News to watch all Afternoon, just Trump stuff and some was interesting
I caught the Swearing in earlier and then during Cocktail time I watched the endless Parade
I gave up before it was over, I don't think it even had an end the way they kept coming
On to another Saturday and boring Weekend
And now another Appointment on the Schedule but an easy one, back down to Glen's for a Mercedes Oil Change
Then nothing due until February, my Primary Doctor wants me to come in for a followup on his last Guess
Only 46 at Noon, the Day passing slowly and Cloudy on top of that, a little Damp out there too
Made a couple trips to the Price Chopper, traded in some of my Winnings for more, this time only a $15 Win
Went back to trade that one in, this time won back $20, still ahead of the Game a bit
It would be nice to have something to do (that is interesting) but nothing mucxh needs to be done
Well I could launder my Bed Sheets again, but that doesn't take long... So what else?
I need a photo of something for Thursday's Blog too, what needs to be photographed around here? Not much
Well yeah, I found something to get a Photo of, the Pickling Peppers have had lots of Blooms since the first of the Month
But for the first time I see what actually looks like a Pepper on one Plant, so Whoop De Doo!
The ad for the Pepper Plants said 'Loads of tiny Sweet Peppers', so maybe ths is the Start of my 'Christmas Peppers'
So I got my Morning routine done and headed out to the Fast Stop, I took my Dell Blue Tooth Speaker to play with
I played some Music from my Phone and the Clerk really liked my Toy, asked if I would sell it
Told him I would have to check what I paid for it and he could play with it until I got back
And... 1 p.m. All those Riches rolling around in my Pocket, I headed out to try again
Hit the Price Chopper and won $30 More... but that was only a $5 Profit
On to the rest of the boring Afternoon after that... Hey... The Sun came out Bright!
We sure haven't seen any of that for a few Days... How nice it was!
So good Credit News and good Lotto winnings for Wednesday, can Thursday be any better? Let's go see...
And so I checked out the Aerogarden, the Lights go on and off as they are supposed to, I added Nutrient a few Days back
I added Water to the Grow Bowl, then checked the Air Pump, you push a Button and see if the Water 'eddys' around
And it did, so looks like the Garden is OK, but the Crops just don't do all that well in that Garden lately
Then off to seek my Fortune at the Price Chopper for Goodies and my Lottos. won $25 this time, $5 Profit
And I just bought 'goodies' this time... Chocolate 'Boost' Energy Drink, Pat gave me a $3 Coupon for that
Then some Candy Orange Slices, Dry Roasted Peanuts and a sack of assorted Candy Bar miniatures... yeah
Just back and I heard a loud knock on the Door... Who be that? Well it was Boss Bob making a visit to the Complex
He wanted to pick up some Tools he had left in the Work Shop and dropped in for a Visit with me too
So we had a nice Chat, showed him some of my latest Videos on the TV.. And he wanted to know how I was getting along
He left and on into what is getting to be a boring afternoon Routine, I need to find more to do but what?
I did decide to run back to the Minit Mart to trade in $20 of my Winners for $20 more Winners, even up this time
That was pretty much the Day... I did call my friend with the Laptop, I asked if it as still broke
He said no, back working again, maybe a fluke in his Router or something, I was sure that I had it fixed
Quite a relief to hear that my repair was actually successful after all, I hate to lose...
And that was pretty much all that was going on on Tuesday a slightly better winter Day after all
One benefit of the last repair attempt was moving the HP Desktop I was just using as a 'spare' to the Living Room
I was using my Laptop there to 'mirror' to my TV to show things online, I moved the HP there to replace it
~ CHARGE! ~ They went Thataway ~
Some fiddling around on my Computers and this and that and then decided to take my Friend's Laptop back
He said he was Home so I headed the several Miles over there, still no slick Streets
I got his Computer hooked up, picked up my own Laptop and headed back home, glad to have it back
And that was that except for Cocktail, TV and Dinner... except... Bob called, said his Laptop was offline again
So now what? It was hooked up with Ethernet cable, the Part I replaced was the Wi-Fi Card so what can be wrong now?
Oh well, ya win some, ya lose some and he sure has more Computer problems than I do
Off to bed then with still no Snow, they misssed big on this Forecast and I am tickled pink!
Now on to Monday and a new Week
So I could head out for Lottos if I wanted to... but didn't feel like it was worth the effort just to lose another $20
I took off to the Price Chopper to get some loser lottos, and that's just what they were
Now what to do the rest of this now brighter looking Day?
And as usual it turned out to not be much of anything to do, just cook some dinner and have some Wine
I kept an eye out the Window watching for that Ice they promised, and now was falling by Bedtime
But they were warning it would show up later and we would wake up to Snow... again... we shall see