~ Donald Lee Smith ~ My BLOG Page Number 214 ~

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~ 'El Pato says Quack!' ~                                                    ~ El Pato Donaldo ~ 1932 to 2017 ~

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~ Saturday, April 14, 2018 ~
~ Another Video Started ~ Union Ststion Kansas City
~ Some more good Cookin' ~

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~ Bradford Pear Trees trying to Brighten a drab Day ~

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Well now, Saturday and another look at the Weather, a cooler start at 38 Degrees but warming to 57
Nothing like the Heat wave we had on Friday, then the T-Storm, Sunday only a High of 36 Degrees! You kidding?
And Saturday, Sunday and Mondays Nights in the 30s, but then the Night Temps look OK and I can Plant outside

My Morning Routine routinely done and I headed out in the cold for my Lottos, had a free $5 Coupon and a $25 Winner
Traded in my $30 worth, won a $25 Winner back, so as the Coupon was free... Even up for this try

And then what, cold and dreary looking out there again, when is Spring going to hang around a few Days?
Well, let's have a Donut and think about something to do... AHA, just thought of something
The Union Ststion in Kansas City has been in several of my Videos but not showing the Interior in any
So I have a Web Page of that and will make another Video of those Photos... Need to get some interior Video sometime

Thinking ahead for something different for Dinner, still have some roasted Chicken Thighs
Was thinking Chicken Salad Sandwich, hadn't done that for quite awhile, looked up the Recipe just to remind me
Yep, easy enough and I had everything here to do it, chopped up Onion, Celery, Green Pepper and Chicken
Put the Veggies in a Bowl, added some Spin Blend and mixed it up, then tossed in the Chicken and into the Fridge

Later saw I had a can of Biscuits in the Fridge I've been bypassing, popped them out and into the Oven
Makes something handy to add for a quick easy Breakfast, an Egg or maybe some Sausage Gravy?

~ So what if they are out of a Can ~ Mighty Tasty at That! ~

Then I went back to the Movie Studio to work on my latest Video, first all the Web Page Code Editing
Get the Photos spaced right for the Screen Shots, then edit all the Screen Shots to Screen Size
Then add Video, Photos and Music to the Time line, an Entro and Exit and Wah LAh!... Well I worked until 4 p.m.
Now have all the tedious parts finished, just need to find some music to fit the theme and done

Then it was Vino and TV time, then Dinner and Movie Time and a Music Concert for dessert

~ Tasty Chicken Salad Sandwich for a Change ~

Finished the Day wth that Delish Chicken Salad Sandwich, and have more for another One, yeah good choice
The end of a bad Day outside but a pretty nice busy Day inside but pleeeeze! bring on the Spring!<>

~ Back to the COLD on Sunday... BLAHHH! ~



~ Friday, April 13, 2018 ~
~ Another Gorgeous Day! ~
~ Then an Evening T-Storm ~

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~ My Rhubarb is Recovering ~

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Looks like another nice Day coming, 67 Degrees to start and up to 79 later
Saying mostly Cloudy, Oh well... And then saying T-Storms later through the Night
First plan for the Day, head down to the Coffee House to award my special Videos to special Friends
Then a few more things as the Day wears on, whatever come up first

And a guy was moving things out of my Next Door neighbor's place yesterday, I wasn't paying much attention
Late in the Day when the guy left I saw that the Table, Chairs and Umbrella on that side were gone
I bought that set for the Neighbor Lady to -use- and also to brighten up the drab side of the Porch
It was not a gift for her to take to her new place, wondering if the guy just didn't know that
Or if she did really think it was a gift that now belonged to her... Oh Well...

~ Where it Was ~ Where is It? ~

And so, headed down to the Coffee House at 8 a.m. The friends were there I wanted to present with the DVDs
Gave them the DVDs, received the Thanks and then some chat and then we all headed out
Me for the Price Chopper to trade my Winner Lottos for the Days Losers and they were all losers
Well I can't take that lying down, back to the Chopper for more and I bought more
Back at el Ranchito to check them out, nicer! A $20 and $5 Win... All of $5 Profit, time to quit

On through the Day, just puttering with this and that, doing not much of anything really
I did make a repair on Pat's Compressor though, there was a fray in the power Cord
I hunted through my desk Drawer, found a little box like piece of plastic. clipped it to fit the Cord
And then used some of that 'Super Cement' stuff to glue it closely to the Compressor body, looks good


Later I was watching the Weather Forecast, Mike said the Storm would roll through Parkville about 7:15 p.m.
Thunder started rumbling before that, and then the Rains came and then a short burst of Hail rattling around out there
Rained a little for maybe 20 minutes or so and then all got quiet and stayed that way til bedtime
Overall a pretty nice Day for Friday... but not as nice or as busy as Thursday

~ Some more lousy Weather ahead he Says ~



~ Thursday, April 12, 2018 ~
~ California Video finally Uploaded ~
~ Working on my Blazer a Little ~

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~ Cukes ready to go Outside ~

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Well my Weekly Video upload quota reset overnight and I could upload my California Video
Did that and then Posted it on Facebook and guess what? The Image I set for the Cover Photo had an error!
Who would notice that the word 'down' was misspelled as 'doen'? Well me! And I can't have that out in public
So back to the Editor, and I found two more spelling errors to correct, did that, rendered again and uploaded again


And then on to whatever Thursday has waiting to gripe about, let's check the Weather
Oooooh... Very nice, Sunny and 59 Degrees to start and heading to a top of 79 again...
And Friday's temp looks good but it says T-storms, well I guess we do need a little Rain

I have been checking the Night Temps and waiting to plant my Cucumbers, the Seedlings look ready
Usually it is safe after the 15th of April and that is now just a couple Days away
I need to clean out and till up my Tomato Bed too, get that ready for this years Plants
And then all those empty Pots out front, a lot of stuff to get going... if I do get it going
Well I got going out Front, filled my Bird Feeders hanging on the Tree... added Soil to a couple of Pots

~ Bird Feeders filled on Thursday ~

And then out back to Clean out and Till my Tomato Bed, the Weather Sunny and just GORGEOUS!
So I cleaned out the Bed, started to till it up, then thought it could use a little Compost
Pat had offered some, along with her Jumper Cable, and Air Compressor, and she called just about that time
Wanted to know if I wanted her to bring it down, nope I'll come up and get it, so up the Hill and around the Corner
She brought out the Cables and Compressor, some Chat and then I headed back for my heavy chore of the Day

I saw that my Blazer had a flat Tire about a Month ago, my Mechanic friend said he would come over and take care of it
Well that was a couple weeks ago so I thought I better take a stab at it, not only a flat Tire but a dead Battery
And on a steep hill which would make it hard to jack it up to change the Tire... and so...
I parked the Mercedes next to it, hooked up the Jumpers to get the Blazer started and charge the Battery some
Started the Blazer, then hooked up the Air Compressor, ran an extension to the Work Shop across the Street
Let it fill up the Tire, unhooked everything and backed the Blazer back across the Street to Home

~ Rescuing the Blazer from across the Street ~

Then it was time for a Glass of Vino and sit out on the Veranda to enjoy the Weather and feed the Cat
That Cat hasn't been coming around much lately as I stopped feeding it every Day, but Thursday is showed up begging
I had a hunk of Corned Beef just sitting in the Fridge and gave it to him and he did away with it

Then it was time to set out something for Dinner and get caught up for the Day on the TV
Had Dinner and a Movie, then thought I should burn a few DVDs of my River Video for gifts to friends
Was planning to take a 'Kansas City' copy down to the Coffee Shop friday Mornng, then thought adding the 'River' Video
So I burned Four Copies, One for me One each for three Friends and that is the Plan to deliver them Friday

~ Hoping for another really Nice Day ~



~ Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ~
~ Early trip to the Coffee House ~
~ Added more to my River Video ~

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~ Two more Photos added to my Video ~

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Wednesday 9 a.m. and look at that Forecast! 53 Degrees at 9 a.m. Later going to 74 and WOW!
Been waiting for a Day like this since when? And a couple more to follow... Planting time yet?
Mow quite, a couple more cold Nights coming on Saturday and Sunday and then what? Planting time?

And, I had made Four copies of Kansas City Video, headed down to the Coffee House at 8 a.m.
Went in, I said hello to Mayor Nan Johnston, then to Mark and Ann Siebert, Nature Sanctuary Volunteers
I asked if they had liked the Music Video I gave them earlier, yes of course, would you like a better one?
Well sure, gave them a copy of the Video, some chit and chat and then headed out to the Price Chopper

At the Price Chopper, traded in $30 worth of Winners, put $10 in my pocket, bought $20 more and headed Home
Scratch, Scratch... and I scratched off a $5 and $15 Win, even up for that try, enuff for the Day?
And then, some Breakfast and a TV News catch up and then what?

Well, time to try to to up that win again, this time down to the Fast Stop to trade and chat
So more chat and showing Video and traded in my $20 of Wins for $20 more tries and Home again
This time a little more Luck, a $15 and $20 Win! HAH! $10 profit for the Day, OK I quit

Just thinking about my River Video, thought of a couple Photos to add, set about doing that and not easy
I wanted a Scenes that had to be copied from an earlier Video, had to download the Video
Select the Scene I wanted and on the Editor save a Photo of that, then to my Photo Editor to Edit
Next add it to the River Web Page, add comment, get a Screenshot of it and then edit that to size
Then back to the Video Editor and add that to the Time Line and then had to Render and upload all over again

Well that took me until 2 p.m. Enough of Videos... headed to the Kitchen to do a few things
And I did a few things, mainly put the rest of my latest culinary adventures into Containers
Then in the Freezer and Fridge, now have a half dozen Dinners or more in there

Hey Hey! 76 Degrees at 3 p.m. and hazy Sun and loked very comfy out there, so let's go out there
So I trotted out back to pull and rake the old Vines and Leaves out of the Ccucumber Bed
Then spaded up the Soil and smoothed it out, that Soil realy looks enriched and ready to Plant
So, I put the Gate back on the Bed and headed back in for a Glass of Vino and some TV Catching up

~ Bed to be Cleaned ~ Bed Cleaned and Tilled ~

Well that was about it for the Day all over again, dished up some more of that Arroz con Cerdo for Dinner
More TV, more Music and Adios for Wednesday

~ Thursday coming, this Week is flying Away! ~



~ Tuesday, April 10, 2018 ~
~ A Nicer Weather Day ~
~ Finished my Parkville River Walk Video ~

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~ New River Video Finished and Rendering ~

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A cold start for Tuesday at 33 Degrees but saying it will head for 58...
That's more like my kind of Weather and saying several more nice Days after that
And got my Morning Routine all done, a little Breakfast and back to the newest Video
Mostly Editing the Screenshots I took of the Photos on my Web Page, a tedious job
Got that all done then started adding the Photos to the Time line, ran that up to 11 a.m.

And then out to get a few things at the Price Chopper again and where do I get my Lottos
Yesterday was the Fast Stop and won nothing, might just as well get them at the Chopper

So I got my Lottos at the Machine at the Price Chopper, picked up my Goodies and checked out
Back Home, scratched off $20 in Wins, well that's better than Monday... even up anyway
But no loss so far for the Day and decided to try at the Fast Stop again, headed down the Hill
Some chat with Navru and some chat with the Customers, traded in my Lottos and headed Home
This time a little better Luck... $30 in Wins, a whopping profit of $10 for the Day!

And then back to my newest Video, can't stop, just can't stop, get mesmerized and can't stop
This time adding and adjusting the Photos on the Time Line and adding Music and an Entro and Finale
And lookee there, finished at 3:30 p.m. A Glass of Wine to celebrate and set the Video to Render

Well they said 58 Degrees for the High and it was close... 54 Degrees at 4 p.m. and sunny, looks good out there
But time to work on something for Dinner, had some Chili in the Freezer, how about some 'Chili-Mac'
That's easy, just boil up some Sketti and toss in the Chili and mix it up, Good? sometmes Yeah!
4:30 p.m. Voila again! Uploaded the River Video to DropBox and then to Vimeo, the File is smaller
So there was still enough room on my Vimeo Site to Upload it and I set it to upload to Vimeo
That doesn't take long, they convert it to their Specs, then I can choose the 'Thumbnail' Scene
And then it's ready to 'Imbed' anywhere I choose... like on this Blog... wanna See?


OK, TV Time, and cooking time, we shall continue later if you wish... (or not)

~ Now for Wednesday... Another Warm Day! ~



~ Monday, April 09, 2018 ~
~ California Video waiting for Upload ~
~ Working on my Missouri River Video ~

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~ Arroz con Cerdo ~ (Rice with Pork) ~

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Up and at 'em on Monday morning, jumped right into editing that newest Video
Worked a while on that then worked my Puzzles, finished and posted Sunday's Blog
Then into the Shower to get out in the World and start the rest of the Day
Thinking of heading to the Coffee House to see if anyone is there to accept my Gift

7:30 a.m. Got my Shower, Shampoo and Shave and then peeked out the Window... Oh Oh
Ice on my Wndshield and looked like we had a little Snow overnight, so no trip to the Coffee House
Checked the Weather... 32 Degrees and going to 45, another No Go Day again, just go get my Lottos
Looks like much better Weather on Tuesday and Wednesday looks Glorious! Maybe then I'll Downtown

So after that Coffee House prep, back to the rest of my potential dreary day, back to the Video
And another Computer problem to slow that down, my Video Editor kept shutting doen... Oh Woe!
Well, I have the same Program on my Dell One, so try it over there and I started that
Had to copy a lot of Files that were not on the Dell One, Video and Music Files, that took some doing
And then got back to editing the Video, and at 9:30... VOILA! Set it to Render and off to Breakfast

Then out into that COLD DAY, headed down to the Fast Stop, some Chat with Navru and some of his Customers
Got my Lottos and headed home to scratch off NOTHING, well I had several fair Days
And then what? Just checked my Home Page again for potential Videos and AHA! Found one
Photos from the Web Page on the Missouri Riverfront here, that should make a good one
Started on that by recoding the Web Page to put the Photos in the Center and put more vertical space between
That makes it easier to get good 'Screen Shots' to then edit and put on the Video Time Line
I worked away on that and got all the Photos like I wanted them, but thought I could find a few More
Then I started thinking of 'What's for Dinner' and put that project aside about Noon Thirty

By that time my California Video had rendered and uploaded to DropBox, tried to upload to Vimeo
Said the Video 'Failed to Upload', HUH? Tried again, failed again, so I tried it on the other Computer
And failed again... What's going on, checked my Storage available, oh well, not quite enough room to add it
Tthat will wait until they renew my Weekly Quota, don't know which day they do that

So, what's for Dinner? I had some of that Roasted Pork Loin in the Freezer, thought about making some 'Arroz con Cerdo'
But I needed some stuff from the Price Chopper for that so I headed out into that Cold again
Picked up some Onions, Jalapeno Peppers, Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce, and Rice

Back at el Ranchito I started on my Comida Mexicana... Half an Onion chopped and into the Pot
Half a big Green Pepper, some Diced Jalapenos, chopped Celery, can of Diced Tomatoes, can of Tomato Sauce
Set that to simmer a while then headed back to do some Photo Editing

More Photos and Sreenshots made of them, worked on that an Hour so so then back to the TV
I couldn't play my Video on the TV from Vimeo yet but it was uploaded to DropBox already
And I can play that back from my Computer in the Livng room hooked to the TV, tried that
And it worked great! and the Video was OK too, didn't catch any errors

Then found a Movie to use up the rest of the Day, plated up some Arroz con Cerdo and got with it
Finished my Dinner, finished my Dinner and all sleepy way too early and hit the Sack at 6:30 p.m.
And that made for a very, very lomg and dream filled Night

~ Now for Tuesday... Saying it will Warm Up! ~



~ Sunday, April 08, 2018 ~
~ What? Another Video? ~
~ And another Cold Dreary Day ~

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~ Rhubarb Sauce on Buttered, Toasted Homemade Bread ~

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Finished and Posted my Saturday Blog and then started on editing that latest Blu-ray DVD at 5 a.m.
It didn't take long, I edited out that gap at the end of the First Video
And then adjusted the Volume level on all of those that needed a little adjustment
Then set it to render and then burn another DVD to see if it suits me this time
If it does then I will burn about Three more to give to certain Friends that may appreciate a copy of it

Then I poured my Coffee and worked my Crossword and 'Jumble' Puzzles onlne and finished at 6 a.m.!
And then... a check on the Weather for the Day.... and BAH HUMBUG! 32 Degrees at 6 a.m.
Then saying a top for the Day at 41 Degrees with Rain Showers... What kind of a Spring Day is that?

So checking the re-do of the DVD... Looked good to me so I made Four copies, now get them delivered
I might trot down to the Coffee House on Monday to see who might be there
The Friends I want to give them to drop in there for a Morning Coffee Meeting now and then

Was thinking about that Rhubarb that didn't like the Cold, a pity to waste that early try
So I went back out Saturday afternoon and clipped off what looked like the good Stalks still OK
Chopped up the Stalks, simmered and added a little Sugar and into the Fridge overnight
Sunday Morning back in the pot to warm up a little, toasted a piece my Homemade Bread
Spread on the Butter and my Rhubarb Sauce and savored my first Rhubarb of the Season

And then it was 8:30 a.m. and nothing in sight to do for the rest of the Day... so what Next?
Well get in that Shower, get set for the Day and wait for 10 a.m. to get a Gallon of Vino Tinto<
Got that done, headed out, cashed in my Winners, bought new ones, got my Vino Tinto and checked out

Back at the Ranch, worked my Lottos won the $20 back, no gain, no pain, try again manana
Then what to do? Another Video, what Files do I have left I haven't used yet? Took a look... running low
Well there are some Los Angeles Photos and Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, let's give that a go
Jumped right into that and worked all Day (almost), had enough and quit at 4 p.m. Whew!

Then the rest of the Day was the usual wind down, not much happens here after 3 p.m.
Just cooking, TV and Dinner and then off to Bed... Boring! But what else is there?
Well I have that Video to start on again on Monday... and it IS MONDAY! I do like Mondays...

~ Will it warm up on Monday? ~



~ Saturday, April 07, 2018 ~
~ Put Five Videos on one DVD ~
~ Sunny Cold Busy Day ~

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~ Rhubarb March 30 ~ And April 5th ~

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It looks like the Rhubarb doesn't like the Cold any more than I do, it can stand some Cold
But not this sub-freezing cold we have had since that first Photo, it should revive though<

Well they missed on the Forecast for Saturday and GOODY! They were saying a record low again of 14 Degrees
But it is now 21 Degrees at 7 a.m. but only going to a high in the 40s later... Phooey
My Friday Blog Posted, now time to pour a Cup of Coffee and go work my Puzzles, excuse me for a few Minutes

OK That done, start on my Morning routine and take your time, nothing much to do and nowhere to go
Well, maybe that trip to the Price Chopper for my Lottos, off I go into bright Sunshine but cold Temps
Might at well have stayed at Home, Traded in $20 of Winners for One $5 Winner, that won't pay the Rent

So what to do the rest of the Day? Thinking about those Videos, and burning them to Blu-ray DVDs
They aren't very long and don't take up much room on a 25GB Disk, thinking of putting several on One DVD
Started on that to see what I could do...

I chose my Latest Kansas City Video, added it to the Time Line, then Four more
The Country Club Plaza, Fountains of Kansas City, City Hall and the Liberty Memorial
Then I set the Video to render and burned it to a Blu-ray DVD, no upload to Vimeo
Those Videos are already on my Vimeo Web Site, no need to add this long one there (IMNSHO)

Later in tha Day when I started my TV session I played the DVD on my Blu-ray Player to my TV
And I can modestly say it is quite impressive... (What? Me modest?)
But there are a couple things I want to look at, the Music level in some of the Video for one
The level too low in some spots and a bit too loud in others, and some blank space at the end of one
So I'll have my Coffee, work my Puzzles tha then attack that Video and burn some for DVDs as Gifts

Now to post this Blog and get on with the Day... Ole!

~ Still looking for a Warm Day ~



~ Friday, April 06, 2018 ~
~ Snow on April 6th? ~
~ Made another Video! ~

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~ The Crimson Barberrys did not like the Winter ~

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Well Mike says the Temp is on a downhill slide for Friday, now 44 Degrees at 6:30 a.m.
Saying it will top at 50 Degrees and then downhill to 20 later and then SNOW! On April 6th? NUTZ!
So I guess I'll just get my running around done early then hibernate the rest of the Day

HAH! Got to nosing around on my Web Pages again, have we been to the Apache Trail in Arizona?
I have a lot of Photos on my Web Site, any on a Video yet? Maybe on my Arizona Video
I treked the Apache Trail several times back in 1952 and again once in 1976, lets go again!
So I started on that Project about 7 a.m. and at 11 a.m. Set it to render and upload

And then... some late Breakfast, jumped into the Shower (jumped?) then time for a Lotto Trek
Headed off to Walgreens, then the Price Chopper for a few Items and then to Machine Two for my Lottos

Hit Walgreens first, got my stuff, headed next Door to the Price Chopper, traded in $15 of Winners
Then Hit Machine Two for $20 of Lottos, won $30 back, not too shabby, then to Produce
Wanted Celery and a Green Pepper to add to my so-so Hash, then some Laundry Detergent
Then TP and Storage Bags and Milk, am I done? Ain't this exciting? Oh yeah, Now get home
And then unloaded, checked my Video, uploaded and ready, and here is my latest Masterpiece


1:30 p.m. That Impromptu Video done and on my Vimeo Site and posted on Facebook and my Blog
Now that is some Ee fish shun see! But what else can I think up to keep busy the rest of the Day
Oh yeah, jazz up that Pork Hash a little but that won't take long, maybe I'll go visit Navru

The Sun bright but the Temp falling already to 42 Degrees when I headed down the Hill to the Fast Stop
Navru kind of busy, not much chat, traded in my Lottos for more, back Home to win a $15 and a $5
And then it was time to work on my Hash again with the added ammo I got from the Price Chopper
Chopped half of a large Green Pepper, then half of a large Onion and then Three Stalks of Celery
Into the Pot with Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper and a dash of Malt Vinegar, set that on low heat
Then set out the previous Pot of Hash to warm up... Then back to the TV to sip a glass of Sangria and carch up
Back in to see the new Veggies were well softened, then mixed them in with the first attempt and back to the low heat

Then I took another look at my latest Video, hmmm, always something, mainly just the Music needed adjusting for Volume
So back to the Editor, fixed what I didn't like, set it to render and upload again and back to the TV

Time slipped away to Dinner Time, set out a plate of the revitalized Hash and back to the TV to sample
Ahh yes, some better, you usually can't mess up adding more Peppers and Onions to a Dish, at least not for me anyway

~ Augmented Hash now somewhat Better ~

And then time slipped away, Movie finished, some Music from here and there and then off to Bed
Not a grat Weather Day out there but pretty nice and busy inside

~ Another fairly Busy and Pleasant Day ~



~ Thursday, April 05, 2018 ~
~ Some Video Editing ~
~ Some Garden Inspection ~

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~ Poor Pineapple Plant doesn't like the Cold ~

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This has been a Coo-Coo March and starting on a Coo-Coo April, that record Low on Wednesday
And now they say a High of 65 Degrees on Thursday, must be Al Gore's Global Warming
Starting Thursday now at 35 Degrees at 7 a.m. But they backed off on the High, now saying 61

Being the Optimist I am, always rushing the Season, I put my Norfolk Pine and Pineapple out front
Neither Plant likes any Cold Weather and the Cold Weather moved in and look what happened

~ Will the Little Pine Tree Survive? ~

Well the little Pine Tree was a Christmas Gift for someone that didn't come to get it
And the Pineapple was just from a 'Top' that most people just cut off and throw away
Maybe it is time to just buy another Pineapple at the Price Chopper, haven't had any for a while

So what for Today? No plans at the moment, just run out to lose some more Money
Maybe I can find another subject for another Video, they are interesting (to me)
They re-energize the old Web Pages, get a new Format and look when I rearrange the Photos on them

So then, off to the Price Chopper about 10:30, after doodling on the Computer and chatting on Facebook Messenger
My how Time do fly... Sometimes, yeah, and it did this Morning, how about later>
So again off to the Price Chopper, had $15 worth of Wnners to trade... Got $20 more ad headed back
Then worked a $10 Win and entered the losers online and saw I had a free Ticket coming so I printed that off
So why not? Headed back to the Price Chopper again to trade them in, this time won $15 back, time to quit

Then moseying around on my Web Pages, saw the Kansas City Plaza Video I made Six Months ago needed attention
It had an Entro 'Credit Roll' that didn't give you time to read it all... So, gotta fix that
Put the Video back in my Editor, decided to make a better Entro too, did that, retimed the Credit Roll
Then had to edit the Music for the extra time I had added and Wah Lah! Set it to upload...

And then guess what time it was, I doodled away the time until 3 p.m! That used up a good deal of the Afternoon
Then it was time to head to the Kitchen and see 'What's for Dinner?', thinking maybe some good old Home style Pork Hash
Still had some of the Roasted Pork Loin in the Freezer, wasn't very tasty but maybe I could spice it up
So I chopped a couple Carrots, half a big Onion, three small potatoes, in the pot with Ollve Oil
Let tht simmer a while then chopped up some Pork Loin and added that, some Salt and Pepper and away we go
Then it was Movie and Dinner Time and I plated up a Dish of that Hash with a Butter slice of my Rye Bread
Not bad, but needed a bit more Salt...I have a lot left, think I'll add a Green Pepper and a tad of Salt and cook a bit more
So that was it for Thursday, a real nice warm Day, back to the COld on Friday they say

~ A top Temp of 68 for Thursday... not Bad! ~



~ Wednesday, April 04, 2018 ~
~ A Record Low Temperature for Wednesday Morning! ~
~ Finished my Cooking Video ~

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~ Lookee lookee! Two Peppers Popped Up! ~

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WHAT IS GOING ON? Last night Mike Thompson said on Channel 4 that the record Low for April 4th was 20 Degrees
And looking at my Weather on my Edge Browser it says 18 Degrees at 7 a.m. Did that break the Record?
That is not important to me, only that it is TOO DAMM COLD for April and my Plants don't like it

But when I turned on the Grow Light in the Kitchen I saw that two of my Peppers had popped up overnight
That's 17 Days after I planted them but Peppers take quite a long time to germinate, will there be more?

OK, nothing much to do this Morning except Gripe and work my Puzzles and then back to that Video
It is just about finished except for adding Music and a Finale and so back to play with that

And I worked steady on that the rest of the Morning, just mesmerized again, didn't want to stop
It takes a lot more editing to do these Photo Pages than a Video and even more if you are picky
But I like things just as close to perfect as I can get them, finally got all the Photos added
And every Photo had a Sub-title so I went through all of the checking the spelling and found several errors
Corrected those, added more Music and the Finale and was done at 11 a.m. to render and upload

And then I had my late Shower, a little Breakfast and then headed down to the Fast Stop
I picked out my Lottos and chatted with Navru about a half Hour before I headed back
The Sun was out nice and bright and the temp rising so it wasn't so bad coming and going
Then back a mi Casa, worked my $25 worth of Lottos for a $10, well, better than nothing

Got a letter from the Gastroenterologist Office, says I am due for a follow-up Colonostomy
The Doctor said he would do one in Six Months after te Operation, well not Six Months yet
Well that was in October, ain't been Six Months yet, but it took a long time to get an Appointment last time
So I called, they asked a bunch of the questions they asked last time, don't they keep Records?
Anyway questions all answered and they scheduled me for Friday June 29th, like Two Months away

On into another long Afternoon, watched my Video again on the TV, hmmm, a couple more spelling errors I missed
Well there are about 50 or more Sub-Titles on there, the Music needed attention too
Some too soft and some too loud, back to the Editor again, checked all the spelling, changed some of the Wording
Changed one Song, adjust the Volume of the others, did I get it all, check this out and see


Back to the TV and that was just about all for the Day except for a Tasty Hotted up repeat Dinner
One bright spot in the Weather Report, Mike said it might hit 65 on Wednesday! HAH! but only for one Day

~ A Record very Cold Morning but later a bit Warmer ~



~ Tuesday, April 03, 2018 ~
~ Another Pay Day ~ SS Check in the Bank ~
~ And more Cold and Video ~

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~ 7 a.m. Wet out There ~

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Back at it on Tuesday Morning... 36 Degrees and light Rain at 6:30 a.m. with a cold top of 40
At least it isn't freezing to make things more miserable... what are we being punished for anyway?
A lousy month of March and a lousy start for April... gimmee a Weather break pleeeze!

So, on to Coffee and work my Puzzles and then some more work (work?) on that Food Video, a tasty subject
Finished my Puzzles at 7 a.m. Now where to start on that Video? I think all the Photos are ready for the Time Line
I was working on taking a clip from another Video when Pat came by, maybe try that again

Then I started working on the Time Line adding the edited Photos, a Video clip here and there
Adding more Phots when I thought of another one to add, edit it and add to the Time Line
I kept at that steadily until 11 a.m. then took a break for a very Late Btreakfast and a trip to the Price Chopper
Picked up some Fruit and a Gallon of Sangria and my Lottos and headed back into the Windy Cold
Poured a Glass of Grape Juice and worked my Puzzles for $15 of Wins, but no profit

I kept at that Video then, made great progress, should finish it on Wednesday, then Render and Upload
Again I just couldn't break away from that Project for a very long but interesting (work) Day
Postponing the Video at 5 p.m. Then as usual, a Glass of Vino Tinto and a TV Catch up and what's for Dinner?

And What's for Dinner was more of the Enchiladas I had made earlier and muy picante at that!
Then Mivie time and after that a finale wothYOu Tube Music on mt TV Sound System.. and then 'Good Night Irene'...

~ Ome more nasty Day Outside and One more busy Day Inside ~



~ Monday, April 02, 2018 ~
~ 23 Degrees??? I thought this was April! ~
~ More Video stuff and a Visitor ~

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~ A Visitor on Monday ~

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OK Mother Nature, Winter is over! Give me some spring Weather, enough of this is too much
23 Degrees on April Second, that ain't no way to live and look at that top Temp! Way up to 46
A little relief on Thursday but Saturday topping at 37 Degrees? YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING!

So what for Monday? First thing a load of Laundry in the Washer and then just some more Video looks like
Not all that eager to get immersed it that right away, maybe after some Coffee and work my Puzzles

And then... Ready to go back to my latest silly Video, but this one is a delicious one, all my cooking adventures
Well, not Photos of ALL of them, a lot I don't have photos of, but there are plenty of the ones I do have
So I started on that and edited away for a few Hours, then got a call from Pat, Visitors Day? she asks
Of course, that is any Day, head on down, got some new silly Videos to watch and Popcorn to pop

Back to the Photo editing until about 11:30, then into the Shower, finished my late Morning Routine
Then back to the Photo editing until I hear the Knock on the Door, come on in, stash the Coat
And then back in the Video Studio to finish one short project while my Visitor watched

Back into the Theater then, a libation for each and then watched my latest Videos
That done I put on some recordings of 'Beat Bobby Flay' she likes to watch and back to the Kitchen to pop Corn
Only took a few Minutes then back to the Show with Popcorn to munch while we giggled at Bobby

Then it waa way back to my Vimeo Site for some very early Nature Sanctuary Videos she was interested in
This one and that one and then that other one, slipped on through the Afternoon til about 5 p.m.
Then it was time for Farewell and the climb back up that Hill to home for my guest

Back out to the Kitchen to set out 'What's for Dinner' then back to the TV for the Evening Movie
Enough of the Movie for a start then back out to Hot up my CHcken and Turkey Dressing and Home Baked Bread
Back again to finish my Dinner and finish my Movie and finish my Day... off we go...

~ So a nasty Day Outside but a pleasant and busy Day Inside ~



~ Sunday, April 01, 2018 ~
~ Never Fear ~ April is Here! ~
~ A Chilly Easter Day ~

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~ OH YEAH! ~ LUCKY DAY! ~

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Sunday... April First and Easter... and why can't we have two nice Days in a row?
Starting out at 29 Degrees and saying a top of 35... Phooey! It was 50 Saturday Morning, topped at 57
And on top of that they are saying Snow for Easter! Just took a peek out front
Not a sign of any Snow yet and looks like the Sun just might peek out over the Gully

~ Web Cam out the front Window 7 a.m. Sunday ~

Well, again looking out the window on my Web Cam I see a future project I have done several times
The top of the Fire Box on my Smoker is rusty again and needs a good coat of Rustoleum
And I have a can of that left over from last time, if it hasn't all dried up, have to check that some Day

So, finished my Juice, sipping my Coffee, working my Puzzles, took a longer time than usual to work the Jumble
A couple of those mixed up words were really tricky for Sunday, they make them harder for that Day I think
So that done, time for a Shower and Breakfast and think of something to do on this cold and again dreary Day
Saturday was so nice and I was so busy all day, that is the kind of day that I like... gimmee more

And then 'Memories are made of This'... The Music Video that I made for last April... April Showers
Then I made one for May and June but what song can you do for July? I do have one for September


Oh Oh... Just thought of another Video... Oh No! All those Food Photos on my Cooking Page... Yeah!
And so... a new Project for Easter Sunday, make another Video... A FOOD Video! Started on that at 9 a.m.
First editing all the Photos on in my Food fileS that I thought looked good... That's a lot of Photos!
Finished that at 11 a.m. My how time can fly! Then two more Files to go, Baking and Smoking
But before that, a break for Breakfast and a Shower and then I must go get my Lottos

And out into that cold and dreary Day, some light powdery Snow falling, not amounting to much
Headed to the Price Chopper, got my $20 worth of Tickets, back home to scratch off Three $5 Wins
Better than nothing I guesss... Then back to the new Cooking Video, editing lots of Photos
Kept at that until 4 p.m. Time for a Break, do some more of that on Monday maybe

And took a look out the Window again... Hey... more Snow but not enough to worry about it looks like
Not going anywhere until tomorrow for my Lottos anyway, time now for un vaso de Vino Tinto and TV

~ Web Cam out the front Window 4 p.m. Sunday ~

So I sipped my Wine and watched the News and then put a couple of Enchiladas in the M W for Dinner
Chomped on the Enchiladas and sipped another Glass of Vino watching John Wayne, then some Andre Rieu and off to Bed

~ Oh Yeah... That $100.000 Win ~ April Fools Day ya know ~



~ Saturday, March 31, 2018 ~
~ Goodbye March ~ Come on April! ~
~ New Video FInished ~

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~ Two Pots ready to Plant ~

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Sure nice to see that IBM Check in the Bank, it is always in there by the First of the Month
And earlier if the last Day of the Month falls on a weekend, this Month deposited on the 30th

So what's the Weather? Hey! Nice start at 50 degrees, heading to 57, that's a tad better
Took a look at the Out Back yesterday, no signs of any Radishes sprouting but it's been cold
But the Rhubarb is looking good and I am looking for the first Harvest as soon as it can get here

~ I'm Ready for some Rhubarb Sauce ~

So what now? Pour a Cup and work my Puzzles and then get back to that Video, just might be finished today
The tedious part ia re-editing the Web Page, adding more Photos to it, then getting the Screen Shots
And then editing all the Screen Shots to fit the Video Page, then working the Time Line is easy

6:10 a.m. Done with the Puzzles, still sipping my Coffee... Starting on the Video again
Added all the Screen Shots to the Time Line, added some other Video to spice things up
And finished about 10 a.m. and uploaded to DropBox and then to Vimeo and here it is!


And then out on that rather nice Morning to head to the Fast Stop, not much chat, Navru was busy
Got my Lottos and headed Home to scratch off $20 in Wins, so even up for the first try
But I needed some things from the Price Chopper so I headed back that way
Traded in my $20 in Wins and bought $20 more... 'Better Luck This Time'?

Picked up my Stuff, bought my Tickets, back to El Ranchito to unload and scratch
And as usual lately scratched off NOTHING! So a $20 loss for the Day... but Hey! It's Pay Day!

Then 1 p.m. Look at that Weather out there... Sunny and 57 Degrees.. let's go garden some
Went out front to move all the Pots to my side for cleaning and planting, already have done a few
Not sure if I will put my Plants all across both Porches yet this Season, my Neighbor is moving out
And I won't know if the new Neighbor will want them there until they move in, some time this Month

Anyway, dug up the Soil in my Two biggest Pots and they are ready for Planting now
Going to plant a Tomato Plant in the Pot I used for the Sweet Taters last Year
Not sure what to plant in the Pot with the Trellis, thinking Morning Glories or Sunflowers

OK, that took some of the Afternoon, back to edit the last Video again, needed more time to read some Comments
And my Gardens Video had a lot of blank space at the end, I edited it out and uploaded again
Then time for some late Lunch and some TV Catchup, have to check the Camera Video again

And I watched that Video on my TV... oops a few little blips I ddn't like, back to the Editor
Some music too quite, turned it up, one song too loud turned it down, also smoothed out the Finale some
Then found a music clip past the finale and removed it from the Time Line... and DONE! (I hope)

And then again it was wind down the Day time with some Dinner and Movies and hit the sack

~ A Gorgious and Busy Saturday ~



~Email Me at elpato6125@sbcglobal.net ~