Thought I heard a thunder rumble about 6:30 a.m. Could we be getting some Rain?
Checked the weather Forecast... said Partly Sunny and 76 Degrees, High of 89, that looked good
And off to the Dentist at 8:30 a.m. Checked in and signed up for their Dental Program, better price than Delta
Then in the Chair and the tedious Process began... a Tooth extraction is easier than a cleaning and over sooner
All that scraping and flushing and taking so long... My Mos Surgery didn't take that long
She finished and the Dentist came in, poked around for Five Minutes and then 'See ya in December!'
Well I was chatting earlier on Facebook with a couple of my Lady Fans, talking about Rhubarb Pie
And then I told them about Gooseberry Pie and they didn't know what that was... So I said I'll bake one
So I stopped in on the way home to get some Gooseberries... WOW $3.59 a Can, I got Two, that should do
And some Pie Crusts and Kool Whip to put on top, back Home to make the Pie, and pretty easy
Then on the way back in I noticed Three nice Blooms on my Eggplant Plant in the Pot
I didn't get any edible Eggplants from my try in 2016, none since 2014 when I had a nice Crop
I planted the Skinny Type in 2015 and I did get some to try out but the best ones were in 2014
And I hope I got the same kind in that Pot this year, I think I got the last Plant that Larry's Nursery had
And first thing Tuesday I fired up my Dell One and checked the Bank, checked Facebook and then the Mail
Sure is nice to have that Box running again and back to my old routine for now, then back to Dell Two for my Blog
I use the Dell Two mostly for Photos, Videos and Internet Pages... The Dell two for my routine Online stuff
I do my Banking and Bill Paying, Mail reading and Crosswords on Dell One, just have certain preferences for each
And off to North Kansas City at 9:45 a.m. Checked into the Urologist's Office at 10:15
Some paper work, a BP Check... and the Doctor will be in soon and he was with Good News and then some Bad News
The Good News, my PSA check was undetectible, just Great! The Bad News, he wanted me to have another Lupron Shot
But them some more fairly Good News, one more Shot in Six Months could be the last one
He left and the Nurse came in with that huge Needle! Bend over, a little twinge and it was all over, not bad at all
A quick checkout and headed back to Parkville, back home at 11 a.m. Then what?
Took a quick Hike out back, pulled Three tiny Radishes then all the rest of the no-gos out of that bed
Then around to the Side and clipped off all the Rhubarb that seemed ready to Harvest
Not much but it will make a small dish of Sauce, really tasty on Buttered Toast for Breakfast
And really that was about all for the Day except routine daily stuff, after the Doc Visit just an easygoing Day
So, off to restup for another fun Day.... Huhh? Starts off with a Dental Appointment!
And then off to find my Fortune and I did NOT... A mere $2 win on a $2 Ticket
And so, nothing to do unless I want to clean out another AeroGarden... Nah, not in that kind of Mood
Thought I would do more research into my Dell Two Computer Problem, no success since I killed it
I got on their Web Site, checked into Support, it said 'Software Problem.. call this Nunber'...
So I called, the lady asked for my Express Service Number, then I was connected to a Technician
I explained what I did to kill my Computer and what I did to fix it... He said OK, lets get into the BIOS
And I had it on Screen at that time, after my latest attempt to Boot, he started asking me about settings
Then telling me what settings to change and I followed along... After about Ten Minutes he said Power Off the Computer
And restart after holding the Power Off Button for at least Ten Seconds... and I had done that
Then he said 'Restart now'... I did and the 'Lock Screen' came up, I signed in and I was up and running
And I thanked him as much as I could and I felt like crying I was so happy to have that High Dollar Box going again
I had cloned the SSD with all the Programs and Data I had on Dell Two before I put the SSD back in Dell One
Now I have everything on Dell One that I have on Dell Two and I can go back to my regular Routine
I do this and that on Dell One, every Day... and then I do that other stuff on Dell Two most every Day... HAH!
Hi Yo Silver! ~ I'm Back in the Saddle Again!
Well I didn't water in Back or go for Lottos, I went shopping online again, looking for that Patio Table like mine
Last time I checked they said 'Sold Out'... But I searched for Patio Table and Chairs and it popped up
And on sale for less than I paid last Year... First one was $97 and $49 for the Umbrella Base
This one they said was $88 amd $29 for the Base... I jumped in the Blazer and tooled out at 8 a.m.
Got some help inside, the Guy had a Cart and Riser, he headed up to the top Shelf and got one
Then into the outside Garden Room for the Base, again he headed to the top Shelf to bring down Three
Gave me one for my Cart... and those things are HEAVY, the Patio Set said 250 Pounds alone
Trotted up to the Checkout Station and then I asked for help loading, she said she would send someone
And I waited at the Door for Ten minutes at least and then just headed over to the lot, I was parked Close
I got my Cart up close to the Blazer and was going to try to wrestle it in when a Guy stopped to Help
I sure wouldn't have been able to do that myself, I thanked him profusely for his good Help!
Later, inside watching TV I heard someone on the Porch, went out to check, the Lady and Kids back from a Visit
Ans they were checking out the Patio Set and she was enthusiatically pleased with it and gave me a HUG!
She wanted to pay me for it, of course I said no way, Happy Birthday! Anyway I am tickled she likes it so much
Back in to finish up another busy great Day, nice Burger, TV Show and off to bed
I did finish the Event Video, burned a Blu-ray DVD and uploaded the File to Vimeo
I'll make a copy of the DVD for Tom, the Maintenance Man, he was in a lot the Scenes
Now what's gonna happen on Sunday?
And I headed to Minit Mart, traded in $24 of Winners and won back $15... Headed back for more
Traded in my $15 of Winners... only won back $10, this is NOT how I want to play this Game
Another Gorgeous Day, the Maintenance Guys out front repainting the Stripes and numbering the Parking Area spots
I headed out back to water everything again, especially the Beet Seed Tapes, good to keep them moist
Most everything looks OK, again especially... the Tomatoes, Six or Seven now and growing
Back around front I checked the Sweet Potato Vine, only Two Inches from the Deck now<
And picked another Jalapeno and another Pepper from another Pot, don't know what kind this is
Then quite a different Afternoon, an unusual occurrence at this Apartment Complex but something does happen now and then
he first thing was a Car parked in the Street next Door, a Lady and the Maintenance Guys were loading the Car
Bringing down stuff down from an Apartment on the Second Floor, and then a Police Car showed up
Then the Officer and the Maintenance Man talked to the Person for quite some time, then all was quiet
Later I was out front sitting and sipping and enjoying the Weather and watching the Guys at work Painting Numbers
Now there were Three people loading the car next Door, someone in a Truck Showed up to help
Then now and then I would hear a loud 'Wail' or Scream from one of the people there
And the Sirens started off in the distance, and a Police Car, State Patrol, Ambulance and Fire Truck came down the Hill<
I had my Phone and took a Photo of this and that and then we had some action after they brought the Gurney out
I was just out front enjoying the Day until the fuss started, got the Pics of the Gurney chase and went in for my Video Cam
Then I got some Video of the rest of the Activity, more to the Story than just taking the relative in the Ambulance
I got a hint of what was going on but don't have the facts and shouldn't repeat them anyway... on with the good things
And the good things were my afternoon Coctail, then the BBQ Ribs and Beans and Cornbread and TV and off to bed
(working on that Video, maybe post it tomorrow)
And off to try my Luck again, to the Price Chopper... Spent $20 Won $10... Lost $10
Back to the Fast Stop, Traded in my $10 Win... Spent $10, Won a $5, $20 and a nice $40
That was a good start but I want more more more... So over to the Minit Mart for $30 More
And from that try I scratched off a nice $77 Winner... Yippee! And that should have been enough
Then thinking about Dinner, I still had a lot of BBQ Ribs in the Fridge, how about some BBQ Beans?
Back to the Price Chopper for some Bush's 'Grilin Beans'... they are pretty good with some pepping up
And I had that $10 Winner Card, cashed that in, Added $5, bought Three $3 Cards and Three $2 Show Me cash Tickets
Won $2 back on one Show Me Cash and a $6, $6 and a $10 on the $3 Cards... $9 profit on that deal
Turned out not to be any Fortune but it was a fun and lucky Dau trying...
And them there Beans, jazzed them up with Chopped Onions, Green Pepper, a Jalapeno just picked
Some Marinara Sauce I had left over and a Tsp of Cumin and we were on the way to BBQ Beans
For dinner, nuked up some Spareribs, had some BBQ Beans and Cornbread and un vaso de Vino Tinto.. Delish!
And on to the rest of that lucky and great weather Day and off to bed
I headed that way around 10 a.m. Takes about 15 minutes, went to KC Urology first, got my Paper
Next down the Block to Quest Labs, a short wait and I was in the victim's Chair...
Then the elastic Band, the Poke, the wad of Cotton, the Tape and I was outta there!
Very friendly efficient person, knew what she was doing, only the slightest of a tiny sting
All clear now until next Tuesday when I see the Urologist and see if I get that Lupron Shot
Now that is NOT usually an easy one and I was sore for Three Days after the last one
And back to Parkville for Brunch and then what?, a gorgeous Day, what to do?
Hooked up the Hose, dragged it around front, watered everything real good, and most everything looks good
Then time to take the Hose out back... Had an idea, I had 25 more feet of Hose in my Pantry
I have been dragging the entire 150 feet of Hose back and forth from front to back
I thought I would hook the extra 25 Feet to the Hose in the rear, then I could leave the other 50 feet in Front
I did that and it makes it a bit easier, just unhook the front Hose and drag the rest out back
Then I watered everything out back including the Cannas I planted up by the Bench and they are all still alive
And that was about it for the Day, just use up the rest of the Afternoon and Evening and Good Night Irene
And then, a late Breakfast and a trot out back to look things over, saw a few more tiny Tomatoes and two Radishes
Then back inside to make some Seed Tapes to replace the Radishes I pulled, a few to eat the rest to throw away
Thought I would make some Radish Seed Tapes but I had used up all the Radish Seed but I had some Beet Seeds
And I like Beets, so I made 16 Feet of Beet Seed Tape, to plant Two Eight Foot Rows
Finished up the Inside Day the usual way, not much changes in my Evening Finish up
And so what's for Wednesday? Let's go see
And no Gardening activity outside for Sunday and really nothing much if anything needs to be done on Monday
Planning on making some Radish 'Seed Tapes. I could do that and have them ready to plant
I have some other things waiting for the Week, two Pickups at Walmart, Keyboard and Coffee Maker
Stitches out Tuesday at KC Cancer Center, PSA Test at Quest Labs in North Kansas City and what else?
Well, see if the Dental Office is open so I can sign up for their Dental Plan before my appointment next Week
And since I got my Dell Two back in shape I was thinking it would be nice to get the Windows 10 Insider update off of Dell One
I thought I could take the SSD out of Dell One, Clone it from Dell Two and put it back in Dell One with Windows 10 Home
So I did a successful Clone from Dell Two but when I put the SSD back in Dell One in wouldn't Boot
Now I am stuck with that, I tried a few things but so far, no go, but no big problem I have Three Running Desktops
On to a very Warm afternoon, thought it was time to pickle those Jalapenos growing in a Pot out front
Put some Pickling Brine on the Stove to heat up and then went out and Picked all the good sized Peppers
Washed them, cut off the stem Ends, into the simmering Brine for a few Mnutes and then into the Jar
Just made half the Jar, with that many Peppers I thought I would have the Jar full, well I'll grow some more
And, that was it for the Day all over again, same old Afternoon Routine... and Evening... and Night
Good Night Irene...
So then I moved the new Computer to the far right 'Spare' position... and Dell Two back to where it was... far left
Now I can go back to doing wbat I was doing before on it, My Blog, Photos and Videos... How sweet it is! (For Now)
And maybe even a bit better, it has the production Version of Windows 10 and no more Insider Updates will mess things up
Then... On to the New Day... No plans... Kind of a Cloudy Morning but the temp at 72 Degrees and going to 80
Headed over to the Minit Mart for a Tank of Gas, then went in for my Lottos, got $20 Worth
Then back by the Price Chopper, needed TP and Gizzards for the Cat, got those and headed Home
Had a Cup of Coffee, worked my Lottos for NUTHIN! Then had a late Breakfast... on to a dukk Morning
Took a walk out back to check things, nothing special to report from back there, most looking good
Then what? Nothing fun to do much, and I didn't want to chores... Getting very Bored
Well, had plans to be mnore conservative on my Lottos for the Month, just go out ONCE for Tickets
Then live for the Day with what I then won or lost... Did it for three Days anyway, but not for the Fourth
I still had a few Bucks in my Pocket so I headed down to the Fast Stop to see Roos Beck again
Bought $25 worth and headed Home... Then worked Two Duds.. and BINGO! The third was a nice $100 Winner
So for the month so far... I am actually ahead of the Game, see how long that will last
2 p.m. Time for a Margarita, put the Gizzards on to simmer, put out some Enchiladas and Chili for Dinner
And then time to retire to the 'Theater Room' for some afternoon sipping and TV catching up
And again that was the Finale of another good Day...
So what for Saturday? Weather looks the same as Friday, Sunny and a high of 84, but no plans for the Day
Except to get out front and water everything again, watered out back on Friday
Oh... My My My! Took a peek at the Weather Forecast, next Ten Days, mid 80s to the 90s
Did Midsummer sneak in already? Sounds a bit on the warm side for June, hope the Gardens like it
Then off to the Price Chopper for a few necessities and a few unnecessaries, like Candy
And of course $20 worth of Lottos but I did win $10 back from that, on to the Day
I decided to add all my Videos, and there are a lot... To the Dell Two Hard Drive
Copied them from Dell One Hard Drive to an external Drive, then set the external Drive to copy them to Dell Two
And over 300 GB of Data can take quite a while... So on to something else
Hooked up the Hose again and went out back to water again, didn't need much from the watering Yesterday
But I got a Photo of the first Cucumber Bloom and picked a few more Radishes, then watered next Door
And brought the Hose around front then to water out there later in the Day
Pulled a few more Radishes while I out back, not a lot of them but they sure are Pretty
When I pull all the first batch I'll make Seed Tapes for some new Plantings
So 2 p.m. A Margarita and some TV Catchup... Put out a burger to thaw, sliced an Onion and a big Tomato
Got some Ball Park Buns at the Price Chopper first trip, now all I have to do is grill that burger later
3 p.m. back out front to finish watering everything, then was sitting and enjoying the View when I heard some peeping
Looked over at the Bird House... A new Birdie in there? Looked like it, went in for my Camera
Waited and waited, the Birdie didn't peek out again but Mama Bird showed up and started feding it
So I got a Photo, can't see much except the Mama Bird but seems we have a new Tenant for the Bird House
67 Degrees at 7 a.m. and lookee there... Whooopeee! Going to 85 they say... That will be nice for Veranda sitting
So what's for the Day, no plans yet except for running over to Tremont Dental to sign up for their Dental Plan
I cancelled my Delta Plan and there's sounds a bit better, and I need to sign up before my next Appointment, June 14th
And off to the Races again, what to do with that messed up SSD I removed from Dell Two?
Well that thing wasn't cheap although 1 TB SSDs have come down in price... Let's 'Clone' it again
I already had formatted it, and I had my original Samsung SSD Install Disc on the shelf
So I used that to Install Samsung Magician and Migration Program in Dell Two, then started the Clone Process
Then it should end up with all the Program Files and Data from the Dell Two Hard Drive
And then I could install it back as it was originally and have two complete systems in that Computer
But as before, the SSD would be speedier than with the HD as it was before the Windows 10 update disaster
With one great advantage, the Windows 10 version would then not be in the Insider Update Program
Off at 9 a.m. to see the Dentist about signing up for their Dental Plan
Doors all locked and no Sign... They much be on Vacation, well I have an appointment on the 14th of June
Back by the Minit Mart to get $20 worth of Tickets, only won back $5 and back to el Ranchito
The SSD Disk Clone was finished when I got back and I installed the SSD in Dell Two from whence it came
I fired it up and now my Dell Two Desktop is booting back with the same SSD as before and with most all my Files
It took me quite a while to solve this latest problem but I finally got it done without professional help
Bright Sun and 83 Degrees out there at Noon-Thirty and I headed out back to look around, Hey! Got three Tomatoes already!
And on the way back, a catch-up Photo of the Sweet Tater... Now at 56 Inches high and still climbing
And right at 1:30 my Visitor Arrived, came in for a catchup Chat, then a Crossword on the Computer
And a walk out back to check the Gardens and water the Plants, back in to watch old Nature Sanctuary Videos
Some of the first ones I did way back, and not in HD, they got better as I got better equipment
And that continuted on until late Afternoon when she headed back up the Hill to Home
Nothing after that except the usual Evening Routine, found a big Bratwurst and Bun and some Potato Salad
Then a Movie and stayed up until 8 p.m. Good... Would have a better and shorter Night
Now, Thursday Morning, June 1, New Month, New Day, New Ideas... And the Weather app on my Computer says it is Raining
So, as expected I woke up at 3:00 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep, I tried but gave up and got up at 3:40 a.m.
Mixed my Juice, made my Coffee, checked the Bank... The Money was there! Hurrah!
Then checked Facebook and then what? Well when I woke up I was thinking of my ailing Dell Two Computer
Had tried several things several times and with no success, well I thought of something a bit dfferent
I had tried several times to fix the corrupted SSD that wouldn't Boot, no success with any try
But I thought this time I would remove the SSD and try to install a new copy of Windows on the Original Hard Drive in that box
So after my Online checks and Apple Juice I started on that, took the Cover off, took out the SSD, put the Cover back
I had a copy of Windows 10 I got online at Microsoft, I had installed on a Flash Drive
I Booted the Computer to BIOS and then Booted from the Flash Drive and set it to clean install Windows 10
I had tried that with the SSD but it wouldn't work, but it did start with the original Hard Drive
And it took quite a while but it installed and now for the present it is working again! WAH LAH!
I installed a few Programs, copied my Documents to an external Drive, set that to copy to the Dell Two Documents
And then I headed out back, wanted to check a few Radishes I noticed the Day before that looked about ready
And they were ready, a couple even popped open from the Rain we had overnight and maybe they drank too much Water
And the Two Garlic Cloves I planted last year and popped up this Spring weren't doing anything so I popped them out
Two little Bulbs, no cloves... wondering if I can use them for anything? I'll let them dry out snd see then
And then I just coasted to the End of that very busy pre-Afternoon Day... Margarita, Mexican Dinner, Vino Tinto
Again, got sleepy early and hit the sack too early... Oh Well, give another early start to the New Day!
Bye the Bye... Haven't seen a lot of the Humming Birds this Year, maybe Three or four single Visits earlier
But sitting out there on Tuesday I saw one little Ruby Throat come by Four or Five times while I was out there
Started this Gorgeous Day out front watering all the Plants and then around back to do the same
Saw out back that it was time to tie up the Cucumber Vines and a couple of Tomato Plants needed another String
So I got my String and Clippers and went back out to do that, and then on the way back in did the same for the Sweet Potato
I Tied another String to the Sweet Potato Trellis for another Vine to climb, now about 5 or 6 Vines trying
And as I slipped on through the Afternoon I saw the little Ruby Throated Humming Bird again
He kept flitting in and out, lots more than usual lately, I thought it was time to post my Video again
I did post one of my Videos on Facebook early, the 'Downy Woodpecker' invading the Feeder
So now a repeat of the Ruby Throated male from some time back... Just for the Birds!