And I have a big stack of them waiting to be used, looks like I have something to keep me busy for a long time
Now on to the new Day, halfway through February already!
Then a peek at the Cannas in the Kitchen, really growing now, they like Sun but doing fine with the Grow Lights
I hope they don't outgrow the Shelf height before it is warm enough to put them out front
April is still a long time off, a Month and a half maybe? Well, we shall see
Then into the Computer Room for some Crossword Puzzling, she worked away on Dell Two and I was on Dell One
After some time with that, back to the Living Room for some TV, this time some of my older Videos
The old ones, some from my old VCR Tapes, then from an SD Video Camera and on up to my first HD Video Camera
Not near the quality of my latest Panasonic AVCCAM, but time marches on, Video didn't catch up to Film for a long time
And a couple disappointments on a couple of my DVDs that would not play on my new Blu-ray DVD player
My first HD Camera would record in .m2ts HD format, you could render that and burn to a regular DVD
And that would then play back in Blu-ray HD quality without burning to a Blu-ray Disc, much cheaper
But later, my Videos in .m2ts would not upload to VIMEO and my newer Players would not play them
So now I render all my Videos to .mp4 and burn to a Blu-ray Disc and they are working fine for everything
Anyway, we watched quite a bit of those old Videos, enjoyable Memories and some History even in the poor quality
The Afternoon wore down to Evening and then the Party ended and back up the Hill to her Home around the corner
Oh, forgot to mention, she brought some very tasty Brownie type Cookies, went very well with a glass of Vino Tinto
Then I rustled of some Grub for the Microwave, found an old Movie to finish before bedtime, rememnber 'Giant'?
That's a long one, I had watched it in two sessions before finishing it Monday Night...
And that was a nice Monday, now off to Tuesday with some new projects of redoing those Videos that would not play
Got all my Morning Routine done and ventured out into the Sunny but cool Morning, not so bad at 40 Degrees
Decided to try my luck at the Fast Stop this time, traded in what I thought was $16 in Wins
But Navru rang it up as a $26 Win, I missed a number or letter... But nice, Got $25 more Tickets
So then back home to scratch off a $20 Win, I'll have to trade that in for more, but where this time?
Attacked the Leaves disposal project again, this time Four more loads to the Gully, a few more than I thought
I would load the Cart, trundle it down the Hill, push it back up and take a break before the next load
Well, easy going down, but that Hill is steep back up the other way, finally all done with dumping at Noon
"We salute you! You got the top score! Which means you got more answers right than 90% of the population.
You understand the intricacies of this great nation and how it works. You might as well move to D.C. right now,
they could use a mind like yours to set things right!"
OK, then nice and warm, almost 60 Degrees, time to do some yard work that I started a couple Days back
The Maintenance Manager saw me sweeping Leaves, stopped by to say he would blow them off later
So I postponed that but thought on that Warm Day I could do some more De-Leaving, I cleaned out the next Door Yard
Toted the Leaves down to the Gully in my AeroKart, dumped the Leaves there and then back up the Hill to start on my Side
Then a catchup Photo of the Pineapple Top Plant... Haven't paid much attention to that lately
It seems to take a while for them to get started and this one has been in no hurry... But still alive
Only one or two of the original Leaves stil green, no new ones yet, still waiting, only one failed so far
So I clipped off all the dead Leaves, set it on the Shelf again and something else to watch and wait
The rest of the Day was just the usual run of Afternoon and Evening, now looks like the Room overhall is finished
And before that, a comment I left out of Wednesday's Diatribe before heading out for that Tape...
After I got most of my Carpet Installing finished I headed back down to the Fast Stop to trade in $20 of winners
And then I won a $5 and $40 Ticket, very nice and a cute win on the $40... a 'Five Times' $8 for a $40 Win
That done by 7 a.m. Then my Morning Cleanup and headed out to the Price Chopper and P&G Hardware
Picked up some good Sale Items at the Price Chopper, stopped in at P&G Hardware, got a 100 Foot Roll of Tape
Then over to the Minit Mart for $20 worth of Loser Lottos... Back home to start taping my Carpet
I had it rolled back and straightened out, then put on a Strip of Tape about every Foot or so as I rolled it out
Finally at the end I put on Three Strips of Tape, and laid the Carpet down... Wah Lah!...
Then brought in the Furniture that I had removed, set it all in place and now it looks a lot better!
Decided then, I was ahead on Lottos from Wednesday so I went back to the Minit Mart and bought the same Tickets
This time a really nice $50 Ticket and backed that up with a $10 Win, got all my Money back and a little Extra
I put out a nice big Bratwurst and Bun to thaw, later had that with Mustard and Horseradish and some Pasta Salad
And again later I made a small start on putting the Area Rug removed from the Living Room into the Hallway
That shouldn't be such a big job and that will be one of the projects for the Day, the Morning anyway
So, I'll post this and get an early Start on it, after I have my Coffee and Crossword puzzle
And getting most of my Morning Routine done before trotting off to the Price Chopper I started the move
Moved out two End Tables and the Coffee Table to my Bedroom, pushed and shoved the big old Chair to the Hall
That left the two new Chairs but I thought I could work them on to the new Rug as I laid it down
And then wait and wait, I was online chatting with Sigi on Facebook Chat complaining about waiting
I told him it could be here at any Minute... and VOILA! Right at 10 a.m. down the Hill came the FedEx Truck
I stood in the open Door waiting as the guy unloaded it, lugged it to the Door, I said drop it right there
And he dropped it, I said Thank You and off he went and I dragged the Carpet inside to begin the long process
And with almost all the Furniture out of the Room you would think this would be easy, but it wasn't
I still had those Two new Chairs in the center of the Room and also that Runner under the Window with Plants on it
With the Carpet set against the Bookcases at one end, it would have to go under the runner at the other end
So I started in, set the edge of the Carpet against the TV Shelf and unrolled toward the Window
Got about two thirds there and then worked the big Chairs over and in front of the Carpet, then on to the Runner
It had to go about Eight Inches under the Runner so I had to move three big Pots and one Shelf... did that
Slipped the end of the Carpet under the Runner, put the Pots and Shelf back... ready to move the stuff back in
Moved in the big Old Chair, Three end Tables and the Coffee Table, hooked the Computer and Lamps back up
All done? Not quite, looked good for the most part but moving the Chairs around, moved the Carpet away from the TV Shelf
I had it even with the front of the Shelf to start but then it moved about Six inches from it and I don't want it that way
Then I was waiting for my new Carpet, they said delivery on the 7th or 8th, but it didn't show up
The rest of the Day was just puttering around with this and that, little chores and neatening up a bit
Only fair size project was moving TVs around, I had this older Vizeo 'Non-Smart' TV in the Kitchen
And had this new Samsung Smart TV hooked to my Computer, wasn't using it much at all for that
So I decided to swap TVs, put the New one in the Kitchen and get rid of the old one
And that was it for the Day except for the Afternoon winding down, had TWO Margaritas while I was puttering around
Then had some Wine with Dinner so I was ready the hit the Sack pretty early and rest up for 'Rug Day' on Wednesday
And first thing again.... In the Kitchen I didn't quite like the way the Grow Lights looked over the second Shelf
There were Six individual one tube Fixtures lighting that area, and I had One large two tube Grow Light idle
So I removed the Six and replaced them with the single large fixture and the total light looks about the same
I had to do some wiring rerouting and Shelf arrangement and sfter that, again I like the result better
I had the old AeroGarden Grow Light fixture hanging on the front of that Shelf, lighting the plants below
Since I moved the Cabinet from under the TV there was room to put two more Plants under that
So I moved the AeroGarden Light and hung it below the TV to give those Plants sone light
OK, back to work, I still had those Two huge Boxes the Chairs came in sitting out on the Veranda
Way to big to shove into the Dunpster so I got my Box Cutter and performed Surgery, then they fit great
Toted those to the Dumpster, there was still a loy of packing stuff left including a big sack that had covered the Chairs
So I loaded all that stuff into the sack and then dragged that to the Dumpster and heaved it in... Done with that!
Almost Noon, then what, warm but sure Dark and Dreary outside... Went back out to start Sweeping Leaves off the Porch
The Maintenance was wokring at the next Building, when he came out he saw me sweeping away
He stopped over to say he would be bringing his Blower to blow all the Leaves out, fine but I did get them off my Porch
And so, into the afternoon, no more Apartment or Garden rehab for the rest of te Day, just idle along
Enjoying my new seating in the new Chairs, they are so so comfortable, more so than my old Couch or the Futon
I am not quite used to the way the new arrangement works but I do like te TV viewing a lot better
Well now, it is Tuesday Morning, off to the new warmer Day and no work projects in sight
And so, no grass growing under my Feet... Finished and Posted my Blog, checked my Computer Stuff, worked the online Crossword
And at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, started the move, first the TV onto the Kitchen Table and the Cabinet into the Hall
Then back in the Living Room to siphon all the Water out of Garden 7, dump it, then empty the Garden 6
Dumped that one, took the Gardens to the Kitchen Table, back to the Living Room to adjust the Shelf
Took all the Plants off the Bottom Shelf, raised the top shelf as high as it would go, the second shelf to fit the TV Height
Then took the shelf to the Kitchen, installed Garden 6 and 7 on the Top Shelf, then the TV on the second Shelf
Hooked everything up there, filled the Gardens with new Water and Nutrient and set the Timers, all that done by 9 a.m.
Then a break with the Living Room TV for a rest before the second half, then back to the Project in front
I vacummed the Strip Rug where the Shelf was, then set the Orange Trees and Canna Plant there on Trays, next to Garden 5
Emptied the Water from that one and took it to Kitchen to set it on top of the Second Shelf there
Filled it wth Water and Nutrient, set the Tiomer and then all done in the Kitchen by 10 a.m.
Final step, Moved the small Shelf back on the Strip Rug, the Basil Pot back on that and added a Lamp to the Shelf
Moved the Chairs back and then all finished at 10:30 a.m. a simple job but not all that easy at that
OK, that's it for this Sunday Report, looks like a nice warm Afternoon and just TV, a Cocktail and a good Dinner
Well, Living Room all done except for the area Rug and they backed that off again until Thursday
And now... Nutty me, I want another Clock for the Living Room, like I need one really Bad... HAH!
I have a little souvenir Clock on one shelf that an IBM Manager gave out about 40 years ago
Then one in each of the AeroGardens there, my 25th Year IBM Clock on a Table, my big round Clock above the TV
The Regulator Chime Clock my Brother gave me and a repro Railroad Clock I bought is on the third Wall
But no Clock on the Fourth Wall, looks bare, might get one of those Huge Wall Clocks for that spot
And speaking of Clocks, let's center that Clock above the TV, plugged in my Drill and found a Screw
Measured carefully, drilled a Hole, screwed in a Screw, hung the Clock on the Screw, Wah Lah!
Now it is in the center! Can anyone but me tell the difference... anyway, makes me happy
He came in, had a seat, I opened the Bottle, Oh what an aroma! Poured us a drink, neat over Ice
You don't want to dilute the great flavor of Wild Turkey with Soda or another mix, it is just great as is!
Another TV afternoon, Dinner with Evening TV... and liking the new TV Setup, now what new change is coming?
So Morning Routine finished I was about to head out, saw the FedEx Truck at the top of the Hill
My delivery? No he went into a Building up there, then headed out, maybe my Truck comes later
They usually show up around Midday, so I headed out early to the Price Chopper and bought a Full pack of Tickets
And when I got back two big Boxes were out in front of my place... My Chairs were here
I thought I would go ahead and work my pack of Tickets first, usually only win about half back but you never know
And I got a pack of those new '7' Cards, they are fast to work, just look for 7s and 77s
About halfway through the Pack I got 15 '7s' for $77 and that would be the biggest win in the Pack
When finished with the 60 Tickets I had a Total win of $216, not bad, only lost $84, better than usual for a full pack
But that isn't a total loss at that... I have that $216 worth of Winners to try to get ahead of the Game
Then time for a longer break until I got ready to hassle with the second Chair, should be easier after the first try
But it suere was not, the clips would just not go togetehr, a close look, one of the Clips was screwed on wrong
So I took out the Screws, drilled new holes, repositioned that Clip and finally got the back on, then the Feet and DONE!
So, nothing much for today until my new Chairs get here, should be about Midday... That's when FedEx usually comes
Then I will set them in positon, move the big Chair and see how that looks, might be some minor revisions after that
And so on to the long Day, time seems to drag when I an waiting for something new
OK, now waiting a Day longer than their first guess, now they say my Chairs will come on Friday the 3rd
And I thought up another addition to my Room overhaul, a new area Rug, looked online, saw a couple I liked
So I headed over to Walmart to see what they had in Stock, well, several that might do but not just what I wanted
And back home to get online again and then back and forth deciding between two that I liked, both priced at $130
Decided on one and then ordered it and lookee, when I went to the Cart the price had been lowered to $89... Suoer!
So the CHaris come on Friday, I hope and then the new Rug on Saturday the 4th... again... they 'say'
And checking out my new 'Entertainment Center' Wall, maybe you knew I have an 'Symetrical' fixation... I like things 'even'
Or you might say 'balanced'... I keep Cropping Photos to get things level and even in most of my Photos
From where my new chair will be, the TV and Bookcases are slightly more toward one Wall than exactly even
And the Clock between the Bookcases is off Center maybe a couple Inches, which no one but me would notice
Am I going to move all that stuff again to get it centered on that Wall?... Maybe I can talk myself into living with it
How far off? I had to go measure, I did measure where I needed to put the Clock hanger, must have made a mistake then
So how far off Center does that Clock look? Well it is about 3 inches to the Right, easy enough to correct that
And another look at where the new Carpet will be, it doesn't look like I will have to move the Bookcases and TV again
No great plans for the Day but looking toward getting that Futon out, then my Chairs in on Thursday
And also when I get in the Mood I can start entering loser Tickets again, I had reached the 5,000 Point limit per month
Lessee other than that... Launder my T-shirts and Shorts and also the new Bedding for the first time, then what?
Checking Facebook Messenger this Morning, Mein Freund Sigi Wulle sent me a catchy Song
Sort of like the 'Truck Stop - Take it Easy' Song he sent earlier
Well now I like this one better than the first one, Them Nazis do Country Music perty goood...
So, Wednesday Morning, 36 Degrees topping at 43, cooler today, I sure am getting tired of that!
Well though, it is February and March is on the Way, more Happy Days! I do like to be HAPPY!
And to start, checked the Bank, checked my Mail, checked Facebook, finished and posted my Blog
Clothes into the Washer, then the Dryer, then the Bedding into the Washer, into the Dryer
Clothes out of the dryer, some folded and into the Drawer, Shirts on hangers and then into the Closet
And still only 9 a.m. Time for some Biscuits and Gravy and Morning TV
Checking the Peppers again in Garden 5 and 6, the 'Sweet Pickling Peppers' in Garden 5 are getting some Color
More showing up every Day now... And now the 'Red Popper Peppers' in Garden 6 are blooming and setting fruit
The Pickling Peppers grow about 1 Inch long they say and the Red Poppers about 1 1/2 Inch, a bit bigger
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!