OK... Now 11 a.m. Where was I? Had some Biscuits and Sausage Gravy for a late Breakfast
And then scooted up to the Price Chopper in a very light Snow, quickly over and then some very hazy Sun
Bought $22 worth of Lottos back home to win $12 back, can't pay the rent with that... So what now?
Well my Email says that my USB Cable is 'Out for Delivery' finally, Snail Mail usually comes about 2 p.m
Two hours to kill before that and then 10 minutes to hook it up and try it out and then another long Afternoon
Just glanced out the Window, now there is a Red tiny English Car where the guy's Black one used to park
So whatever it was, it looks like he has it under control, wonder why that big Guy doesn't get a Car that fits?
Now, what for Wednesday? Well... another Biopsy on the same Ear that was operated on December 29, 1916
I'lll cover that in a little more Detail on Wednesday's Blog... Hasta la Vista...
So what's in store for the excitement on Monday? Looks like my Herb Pods from Walmart
And later in the Mail, that USB extension Cable for my window peeper Cam, see how that looks on the TV
So, other than that, a run first to the Fast Stop for another try for Good Fortune before I go broke
And for this Month... poverty isn't all that far away, those extra bills and whatever
Well, before the Seed Pods get here I can do as I did on the last ones, prep the Garden so it's ready for them
And a run down to the Fast Stop to chat with Navru, traded in $9 of winners for $25 of winners
Not too big a loss on that Deal... Could have been a whole lot better this time of the Month
Then on to the wait for my Seed Pods to arrive at Walmart and my Cable to show up in the Mail Box
Seems like I am always waiting for something to arrive and I do hate to wait... I want it NOW!
So, piddling around with this and that, waiting for the 'Ready to Pick Up' notice from Walmart
Finally about 2:30 pm. there it was, printed out the Slip and headed out in that cloudy Cold for the Store
Found a good parking Spot not too far from the Door but still a fight against that Cold Wind to get in
Picked up a Cart that I really didn't need, got Some LED Bulbs and a Lamp Shade that needed replaced
Then that long Journey to the rear of the Store for my Seed Pods, got them quick and headed for Check-out
That was quick, no one in line amd back out into the Wind to the Blazer and headed back for Home
Back a little afetr 3 p.m. Replaced all the Bulbs in my Kitchen Ceiling Fixture, I like those LEDs better
Took one of the CFL Bulbs from the Kitchen and put it in the little Lamp in my Bedron, new Lamp shade too
Then ready for the New Seed Pods, the Garden was all prepped for them, just set them in and set the Timer
And then I was still waiting for my USB Cable in the Mail, message online said oops, been a delay
Checking again Tuesday morning says maybe Wednesday now, oh well, no real hurry for that, just an idea
So then that wall of Monday except some of my Home Made Margherita Pizza for Dinner
And of course another Movie to close the Evening's entertaiment
And a peek at the Red Canna Bloom in the Kitchen, just about at it's maximum for now
Has now started dropping individual Blooms as the Yellow one did, those all gone there for now
And one Red Popper Pepper on the plant removed from the Aerogardem started to ripen
That Plant doesn't look too good, not sure if it wll make it in it's new Home
The other repotted Pepper Plant looks pretty good so far
1 p.m. and bored, what now? Well I was thinking about that Bottle of Rum on the Shelf since Christmas Egg Nog
Got an Idea, Invent a new Drink, a 'Rumarita'... Then got onlne just to check... DARN! Someone already invented it
And just about like I would Mix it only I add Angostura Bitters and a Marischino Cherry, thought I would try that
Mixed that up, back to the TV to sip until my Spicy Pepper Seed Pods got here...
So I mixed up that concoction and back to the TV to wait, and that 'Rumarita' experiment was OK
But I do think that my Margaritas are a little bit better, anyway, I have a way to use up that Rum
On to the afternoon, just a little after 2 p.m. a slight Knock on the Door, opened it, the guy was already back to his Van
And my Package was laying on the deck, brought it in, opened it, my new Seed Pods, opened that pack
Then stuck two 'Jalapeno' Pods, two 'Red Fire Chili' Pods and three 'Purple Super Hots' Pods in the Garden
Set the timer and away we went off to a new Chili Pepper Crop, all done by 2:15 p.m.
Slow Morning, had a couple Cookies with my Morning TV News, didn't get in the Shower until 11 a.m.
Oh yeah, one more Windows 10 Insider Update, just had one a couple Days back, they sure are coming often lately
And now I have that one installed on all the Computers except the HP in the Living Room, starting that one Now!
Then another Idea just popped up... When I watched TV from my Futon I could see out the front Window
Now in the new Chairs my back is to the Window and I can't see what's going on out there
Well, let's put a Web Cam in the Window and get a peek anyway, I have three Web Cams I rarely ever use
And I have that Computer in the Living roon, let's try that, I put the Cam in the Window, hooked it to my Computer
And after about three or four no success Crops in AeroGarden 4, I thought I would try some Aerogarden Pods again
I got online and ordered a mixed Herb Kit, those seem to work better than most, they did before anyway
I have plenty of Sweet Basil groing in a Pot now but they send Five other Herbs I could use some of
So in a Week or so, that will be a new Crop starting in the Kitchen
And I sure would like to have some Weather outside warm enough to set some of my Pepper plants outside in Pots
Four Pepper plants I planted with my own Seeds are growing too tall for the Aerogardens
The only hope for good crops from them now is to remove them from the AeroGardens and plant in Pots
But then no place to put the Pots to get plenty of Light to keep growing... Oh Woe!
Well. let's try it anyway... Brought in a Pot from Outside, made a deep Hole in the Center for the Pepper
Then cut the supports for one Plant in Garden 6, the largest, set it in the Pot, put in a stake to hold it
Started tying up the branches and a big one broke off, then got one tied, then tied up two more
And then, all that puttering around finished by 9 a.m. On with this exciting Day... Where to next?
Well, one nutty Idea leads to another, what about those Pepper Plants in Garden 7, same situation
One Plant getting too Tall, the other one not doing very much, so... Out with the small one
And into a Pot with the Larger one, Now two Pepper plants in two Pots in the Kitchen
And so, no plans at all at 6 a.m. and then two new projects completed by 11 a.m.
Well that didn't take long... Ordered a 7 Pod Assortment of Chili Peppers from Amazon and they said Delivery Sunday
That's way ahead of when the Herbs will be here, I'll have that new Crop planted two days from now
OK, enough Gardening for the Day, kept pretty busy at it after all... Time for the Afternoon News catch up
News? what's New about it? Same old boring stuff every Day griping about Trump... well shudda voted HER in then
Seems enough of you did not so the Media can hopefuuly shut up and ride it out!
And the Afternoon and Evening took me through THREE Margaritas, I think that's a record...
Usually only One and a couple Glasses of Vino Tinto will do me, but that was a long Movie
But now Saturday Morning and seem to be no worse for wear... off to the Weekend
And the Living Room didn't stay 'Plantless' very long, only that one Canna Plant for a Day and now a Pepper Crop
Hopefully that is, planted 24 Pepper Seeds on Wednesday, now see how many pop up and make Pepper Plants
Then out to seek my Fortune... unsuccessfully as usual, only $10 in Wins, that's the Lottos for the Day
And not much to do around the old Home Place either, just piddle around, enter loser Tickets and Watch TV
Hoping that Friday will be a little more interesting
Now, changing my Garden attitude already talking about it, checked online about growing Peppers
I have been buying Plants at Larry's Greenhouse over in Riverside to replant out back
I have a Pack of 'Maxibell' Green Pepper Seeds I bought for the AeroGardens, I wanted Mexibells not Maxibells
Maxibells are way too big to plant in the AeroGardens, I am thinking of planting those in Pots for Transplants
And... guess what? Planting them Today! as soon as I get my Morning Routine all finished and my Lottos lost
Well I did not wait that long, let's get at it, I went out front to bring in a Pot of Soil
Then a Pail from the Pantry and a small sack of Spagnum Peat moss, mixed it all together in the Pail
Next, Eight plastic planting Cups, left over from previous years, filled them with Potting Soil
Then Three Maxibell Pepper Seeds into each cup, a little Soil on top, watered the Cups
And to finish, put the Tray and the Cups back under the Grow Lights under the Shelf in the Living Room
Nothing to do so I started entering the loser Lotto Tickets that Rion gave me, Points adding up now
I would enter a pile then check Walmart, no go on that until a little after 1 p.m. 'Ready for Pickup'
I sent Navru a Facebook Message, 'Heading to Walmart', he replied 'Thank You' and on to the Store
Picked up a Cart, headed for the Pick Up Station, got the box, loaded up and headed back out
Messaged Navru again, 'Picked Up, Heading for the Fast Stop', he replied 'Thank You' and off I went
Back at the Fast Stop about 1:45 p.m. Gave Navru his Grill, he paid me the $20 it cost, bought $20 of Lottos
And I headed on Home for the rest of the Day, won $10 from my latest Try and had done my Good Deed of the Day
And that was it for Wednesday, had some more of my Home Made Pizza and then TV and then Beddy Bye
Now anything happening on Thursday? Time is just flying again...
And so what's new? The latest Windows 10 Insider Update has been failing to finish on my Dell One Desktop for several Days
So I got online to see what might be wrong, one article says a small percentage of Computers need a Registry change
And gives you step by step how to do that... I started on that Tuesday Morning, opened 'Command Prompt'
Then I copied and pasted the Changes needed in the Registry, rebooted and started the Update again
On through the Update Download again, it started over, ran through the Install and did not hang up this time
So after trying to Install it for several Days and no go... VOILA! Success this Morning!
And a little Carpet Project before Breakfast, tape down that Area Rug in the Bedroom, won't stay put
That didn't take too long, roll it up on one end, a few Strips of Carpet Tape and back down, looks better
And then, another Sweet Basil Harvest, that plant really producing now, took the Pot to the Kitchen
Then I snipped all the larger Leaves, put them in the Oven to dry and put the Pot on the Kitchen Shelf
So then a little more inside Gardening, that little Pepper I separated from the other just decided to quit
I decided to remove it and try some MexiBell Seeds in that pot... I tried them in the AeroGardens earlier
But the Plants were just too large and I removed them from the Gardens and planted something else
I planted 4 Seeds in the Pot this time, will pull the extras when they pop up, then take the Pot outside when it warms up
Well that is way too much Drivel for Tuesday already, let's go dig up some for Wednesday
And finishing up the Morning Routine and heading out, first to the Price Chopper
Picking up $15 in Wins and of course that wasn't enough, so I headed back down the Hill to the Fast Stop
And some chat with Navru, still raving about my Chicken and wanted to know when we could do it again
I said maybe next time some Smoked Beef Ribs, and some nice warm Day, whenever we get another one
On the way back I checked the Price Chopper to see if they had any Beef Ribs and they did not
They are not as popular as Pork Ribs and they don't usually stock them, I asked and they said they could order for me
So when the right Day shows up in the Forecast, I'll give then an order and I'll try smoking them again
On to another not much doing Day, I did some trimming and taping of the Carpet I moved to the Hallway
I need to do that in the Bedroom too, the Rug I put there is slipping out of position
So, on Sunday Mike Thompson, Channel Four News, said we were in for a warm and Blustery Day and that was right on
And when I was catching up with the Afternoon News I glanced out the Window and saw my Patio Table out in the Bushes
The Wind had blown over the Umbrella and took the Table with it, I went out to rescue it
The Maintenance Manager was at the next Building, he came over and set up the Table, I was recovering the Umbrella
He set the Table back where it was, I put the Umbrella Pole back in the Holder but left the Umbrella off
That is the first time that ever happened after many months of sitting out front in the Weather
That was all the action for me for the Day, finished my TV and Wine and hit the Sack about 8 p.m.
So we got some of the Rain that Mike said we needed but we didn't need any high Winds but we had them all Day
And that was all of Monday, what do we have in store for Tuesday?
Changed my '2032-2017.gif' on this Page again with more Photos, like we needed any more... And larger Dates
I've done the Dates on each Photo three times now, maybe I can stick to this easier to read one
The latest .gif is on this Page and also on a Video on my VIMEO Site, the one I did for New Years Eve
And remember a few days ago I posted this Item in my Blog for an earlier attempt:
"I made a re-run of my 'Auld Lang Syne' Video I made for new Years, I had originally used an 'Animated .gif' for Photos in that
But the .gif started repeating the Photos before the Song ended so I redid it using separate Photos instead of that .gif
And it looks a lot better (to me anyway)... And decided to redo the .gif of the one I have on this page, more photos in it"
And a tiny bit of Gardening early in the Day, one of the Pepper Plants is not looking so good now
I also gave upon the Pineapple top, most make it but this one was doing nothing so I pulled and dumped it
And again the Swiss Chard in Garden 4 is doing nothing at all, time to give up on that one too, looks like
And that was about it for Sunday except for TV, Hotted up a little Hash and Mashed Taters for Dinner
Sometimes those reworked Dinners can be quite tasty, that one sure was, then some Wine and an old Movie
Now, Monday again? These days are sure flying by... But when does Spring show up?
Then 1 p.m. took the Chicken out of the Fridge, took the Foil off to bring it to room Temperatue
All set then, just wait for my Afternoon Barbecue Guest, Navruzbek
Time for BBQ... Navru Loaded up his plate with Chicken, Salad, and Dinner Rolls and back out front
So, Dinner at the Table out front in the Spring like Weather, Navru really did like my try at BBQ
And then, back inside for a long Afternoon and Evening run down with Computers, Music, Videos, and Chat
I have so many Tech Toys to play with and enjoy, and then the Evening ebbed, time to head Home
And Navru liked that Chicken so much that I wrapped up three more Chicken Thighs for him to take Home
The Finale of a really nice Afternoon with my friend Navruzbek from Uzbekistan... who likes by BBQ!
I kept busy with this and that for the rest of the Day, nothing special, did see another Canna in the Pantry
I already have Four rescued and two are Blooming, I pulled that one out and removed all the Rhizomes
And the one Stem that popped up, put it in another Pot, thinking now of planting some of the Rhizones out back
And it looks a lot better (to me anyway)... And decided to redo the .gif of the one I have on this page, more photos in it
So I might start on that Saturday Morning, and then get my Barbecue Project going, Navru coming about 2 p.m.
Now Saturday Morning... 8 a.m. 46 Degrees going to 71, need that warm Temps for today outside
So, on to post this drivel and get the Day going good
Out into the bright Sun and warming Day to put some Seed into the Gazebo Bird Feeder again
Then around the Side of the Building to check on the Rhubarb and it is looking good
Then back around front to do some pruning on the Golden Barberry Bushes, had a spurt of growth last Year
Will soon be time to attack the Knock Out Rose Bushes, they really did have a lot of growth, more than the Barberries
And that was about it for Thursday except the usual drag out end of the Day, more Pizza and a sip of Wine
Well now, I am liking that new Sound Bar in the Kitchen, sounds a tad better than the other one
And I like the Remote Control a lot better, a bit larger and seems more responsive now
As soon as I had it installed on Monday I messaged my friend Rion... Hey need a Sound Bar?
He replied quick... Heck Yeah, I have been looking for one, so he showed up on Tuesday to pick it up
OK, got my Morning started, had a piece of that Apple Turnover, OK but not exceptional
Then I headed for the Price Chopper for my daily dose of losers and that was what I got
Well, I'll fix that... Headed back to buy a Full Pack of those Lucky Seven Cards I liked
Scratched through the whole Pack in about 20 Minutes to Win back $216... Lost $84
But I could win that back and more when I buy Lottos with those Winners, the best one a nice $77 Win
Oh Oh, was I talking Politics? I usually keep Politics off my Pages, just irritates people anyway
Well let's get back to Food, that last Pizza was pretty good but I made it better
I sliced up and grilled some Italian Sausage, added it to the Pizza and then it was really good!
And then I got Sleepy early and toddled off to bed too early and that does make the Night way too long
What for Thursday? not much going on until Saturday, planning to Grill some Chicken with Navruzbek
The friendly guy at the Fast Stop, out of the blue asked if we could do a BBQ sometime, well sure...
So that looks like the only activity on the Horizon for the next few Days... On to Thursday then
And so... Peeked under the Shelf in the Living Room Tuesday Morning, had a Pot of Basil setting on two Pots
Raising the Pot up to get closer to the Grow Lights there, well it had grown to touch the Lights
So I took the Pots off the Shelf, now the Basil has plenty of room, also has grown tall and can be harvested any time
Is it time to make another genuine 'Margherita Pizza' wih Tomatoes and Sweet Basil?
So, just back from the Doctor and got Pat's call, anytime today she said, I said now?, she said OK
Up the Hill and around the Corner, in to look at the setup, Antenna hooked up OK
Turned on the TV to check the Settings, all set to Antenna, so what's the problem, checked the Manual
Aha? Initial Setup, I had it set up for my AT&T U-Verse Receiver, so let's do Setup again
Worked through the Process, came to 'Scan for Channels' got that going and it started finding them
I was pretty sure we were on the way then, it continued to Channel 50 and Away We Go! and the Picture came on
So, I sure don't know it all but can usually work through a problem to some sort of success
On then to the Fast Stop for some Lottos, talked to Navru about our BBQ Plans, looks good for Saturday
They are saying 70 Degrees, that should be great, grill some Chicken out in the Smoker then
Then back Home to scratch off $15 in Wins, need to go back to the Minit Mart for some Gas and another try
And another Culinary Idea, all that Basil ready to Harvest, let's make another Margherita Pizza
Lessee, need some Sauce, Mozzerella Cheese, some Plum Tomatoes, looks like a trip to the Price Chopper
Off to the Price Chopper to get my Pizza stuff, back to set it aside and do something with the Apples I got the Day before
I had one refrigerated Pie Crust in the Fridge to do something with so decided on an Apple Turnover
So I peeled, cored, and sliced the Apples with my little hand crank Peeler, then, into the Pot
Added some Sugar, a little Butter, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and let it simmer, rolled out the Crust on a Cookie Sheet
Piled the Crust high with the apples and into the Oven to Bake and half an Hour later all done