Yeah, look at that, 14 Degrees at 6:30 a.m. Saying Partly Cloudy and only gong to 29... NUTZ!
Well all I am going to do outside for the Day is a Trip down to the Fast Stop one more Time
The rest, trying to find something else to so Inside, I do have a Video to finish and Upload now
And that Video Rendered, uploaded to Dropbox and then to Vimeo and now here it is for you
That is, if you would like to be bored for maybe 7 Minutes, well the Music is nice anyway
Not much after that except ease into the Afternoon with the usual, just nothing happens much after Noon
I am sort of getting into a new Evening TV Routine, finding iteresting (to me) Movies on Amazon
And a few old Series TV shows I never saw in their first runs, what was I looking at back then?
Well so many 'Memories' now that I can't remember. HUH? Does that make sense?
Oh well, enough of The Day and the Month, let's go find March!
So what for me? Well a couple Photos to add to my Video, I'll have it finished Tomorrow and start on March
And for 'My Day' today, only thing planned is one trip for Lottos and nothing elae... yet
So only Two Photos to add today so far, the Planter above and the climbing Vines below
Seems I wouldn't have any Photos this Winter much except the Weather out the Window and the Kitchen Gardems
So I went ahead to finish up the Day with Dinner and more TV and held out til 9 p.m. Whew!
So, how about some griping, I don't feel good, well, when did I last feel good anyway?
Maybe the year before I hit 80? As I remember I was doing great before then
So my advice to anyone and everyone, Do not get old, It ain't much fun... Well I am still having 'Fun'
Fun for me is Cooking, Gardening, playing Lottos, taking Photos, making Videos, writing my Blog
Fun in the past was a lot more of everything, been there and done that... Look at my Hobby Web Page!
So far my Brain seems to still be mostly OK but the Body is wearing out... Not much you can do about that
Anyway I am still at it at 87 Years, better than expected, outlived everyone in my Family except a few Cousins
Oooops... I forgot to stop in at the Price Chopper, all out of Glucerna, headed out again
Cashed in that dinky $5 Win, then stuck $25 into Machine Two and then picked up my Glucerna
And then back home to Win exactly NOYHING! Shudda stayed Home, but I wanted that Glucerna
On into the Day and Afternoon and what to do, well work on my February Garden Video, only a couple Days left
I had a couple Photos to add, then I went to the Kitchen and took a Video of the Morning Glory Vines
Added that to the Video Time Line, added some Music and a Finale, now just two days of Photos and Done!
Into the late Afternoon, News Finale, Weather Report and what's to watch? Checked Amazon Prime again
I wasn't getting much good from Amazon before but now I am watching some old TV Series and they are good!
And checking out new Movies that didn't look good at first but when I get into them they are Fine
So I found a good Movie, then a couple episoes of old TV Series and off to bed, later than usual
So, why not? I started on that to while away a few Minutes... (few?)
Got 'immersed' again and l kept at it until I finished it... HAH! 9:30 a.m.
Set to Render and headed for the Shower, then out and back to set it to Upload to Dropbox
It takes a while to upload to Dropbox so I set out for the Price Chopper, for Juice and Lottos again
I sure am sopping up a lot of that Cranberry/Grape Juice, well I quit the Red Wine (for now)
Well it tastes to me quite a lot like Sangria Wine, I like it and hope it isn't 'Bad for You'
Got My Juice and Lottos and headed back to lose $15 and win $15... Oh well Pay Day Friday
And my Video was ready to upload from Dropbox to Vimeo and that I did and now ready for Viewing
And then still chilly out there but the Sunlight gave me some courage to fight the elements
On with my Jacket and Cap and off to the Fast Stop, the last $25 in my Pocket into Navru's Register
And back home to pop open a Glucerna and work my new Lottos... and... Won back $30 this time
While I was at the Fast Stop Navru was asking abut Computers, wanted to buy one of mine
I told him he wouldn't want to pay what I would want for even my oldest Computer, it's loaded
Well all my Computers have SSDs and 1 TB Hard Drives and big Monitors, but I was thinking
I only use my Newest and least 'loaded' Computer just for my TV, maybe I could take a loss and let him have that one
I have a Third Computer in the Office Room I only use as a potential spare, it's my oldest
But it has more installed that makes it more valauable than my newest one and I would not want to let it go cheap>
So I quoted Navru a Price and he said he would drop by after work to check it out
And he showed up a little after 2 p.m. I fired it up and let him poke around
He had said he wanted a larger Screen than his Laptop and this one has that for sure
But then he thought it was too large, it's just right for a Desktop but he's used to that dinky laptop
So, he had to head home for lunch and invited me, but I wasn't the least hungry, so thank you
And he said he would think about it but I don't think my Box is what he wants
I don't really need it, I have a spare now but then again I don't really want to sell it, just doing a favor
And that was 'My Day' for Sunday and now I want some Monday, so let's go get some
After my Morning Routine I was checking for Van Stuff I hadn't used in a Video yet
And I found some Photos of a couple 'Car Washes' the Club had done, to add to Club Treasury funds
So I edited them and then added them to my PXV Fun Times Video, rendered and uploaded
And then time to get wet and go try my Lotto luck at the Fast Stop
Navru was on his Phone again to Uzbekistan, talking to his cousin on Video Chat
He pointed the Phone at me so I could say 'Dubra Utra' to his Cousin, got a big grin from him
Then I traded in my $55 worth of Winners, bought $35 more and headed Home
Now I am gonna cry... I lost on all $35 worth of those duds... Oh Well, I am still ahead a bit
Time for a late Breakfast and some TV and then some Plant Watering in the Kitchen Garden
And time crept on until 1 p.m. and on the Window Cam I saw Pat coming down the Hill
Howdy and all that, then a peek at one of my Van Videos and then on to Bobby Flay
I was looking for one of my Videos on the Net and saw it wasn't uploaded
So while she watched Bobby I went to the Computer and got my Video to upload
Then another episode of Bobby Flay and then how about a Movie, I had several recorded
She wanted to see 'Gun Fight at the OK Corral' so I put that on, went to pop some Corn
So it was chat and Movie time until around 5 p.m. Then time to trot up the Hill in the Rain
Out for Coffee, a check on the Kitchen Plants, one Pepper doing real good, the Second on the way
No action yet in the Third Aerogarden, Just nothing has come up in a month or more
And I Planted Pepper Seeds Three times in that one... Que te pasa?
That leading Morning Glory Vine again off the string and I placed it back, stlll growing
Looks like it grew maybe Six inches since yesterday
Then out to the Kitchen for the Project of the Day, Wow, took almost Ten Minutes
A couple of those Plants look like their climbing Vine is appearing, so any day now... Huh?
Well now, I see my Upload Limit has been reset, now have 5 GB of Space I can use
And I have Three more Videos to upload, been wait for that reset for a couple Days now
Here's one I just uploaded this Morning, and two more are waiting...
And now... 8 a.m. Bright Sun flooding in my Window and they said 'Mostly Cloudy'
Well I'll take the Sunny Days any time they want to send me some! Yessir!
But the Temp is still hung up at 4 Degrees..
And how do the Kitchen Crops look this Morning, not much going on except the Morning Glory Vines
So far the Dahlias experiment in the Pots isn't doing much, several just gave up
And the others just growing ever so slowly, do they need some Sun, Fertilizer or what?
Then into another nothing to do but warmer Afternoon, just piddling around again until TV Time
As far as much activity of any Interest (to me) I am definitely a 'Morning' person
On to Dinner and a Movie ot two... Hasta manana
And then what? Hey! 35 Degrees out there, maybe we will get some snow melting done
The Street looks clean but wet, pretty sure with all the Salt is isn't slippery
And then, a Glucerna for Breakfast and back to another Video, the last One? well close for sure
OK, Started on another Video, this one in Phoenix Arizona, not too many Photos didn't take too long
I finished it, uploaded it to Drop Box and then went in to the TV to Watch both the new ones
And I found errors n both, not big ones, easy to fix, back to the Computer to do that
Then... 3 p.m. Out front in that Sunshine to scoop some snow off the lot at the side of the Van
And off the Hood and Windshield, then at 3:30 set off for the Price Chopper, cashed in a $5 Win
Hit the ATM for Ammo and then the Machine for Lottos and headed back to test my Luck
Andnot so bad, First Ticket was a $40 Win! Then the Second one was a $20 Win, keep going
But they were all Duds, NUTZ!.... But anyway that was a #30 Proft, nothing to gripe about
And... Guess what? I watched my latest upload on one of my Van Videos and OH NO! A (minor) glitch
One Song did not have enough Volume to suit me, went back to the Editor and boosted it some
Then Rendered and Uploaded it for the THIRD time... Good Night now Irebne...
And then... HOORAY! Finished and set to render at 5 a.m. Now what to do the rest of this potentially loooong Day?
Shhhhhhhh.... Don't tell me I might have more Van Photos to make another Video, I just might have
Anyway now, what's the Weather for the Day, 22 Degrees now, and heading up to 32 Degrees, but cloudy
If we had a little Sun to go with that it might not be such a bad Day after all
I need some Gas for the Blazer and that is a cold Windy corner up there to be pumping Gas
OK. Now 6 a.m. and a lot done already, went out to put on another Pot of Coffee
And a peek at that Marigold Vine past the top of it's String, felt sorry for it
So I fastened another String to the Pole and taped it to a Vent about Four Feet away
Doesn't give much more height but maybe it will creep along the String? Well we shall see
Started on my 1975 Van Video fixing up, same ole routine, editing to size, correcting Color
Adding the Photos to the Time Line and there she goes, and... Finished at 11 a.m.
So, I uploaded it to Drop Box but my Weekly upload limit to Vimeo is full so have to wait a Day or so
But I can watch it on my TV from Drop Box, just can't post it here or on Vantasia's page
Now, finally, says Sunny but the Temp is only 26... Need Gas though so I'll brave the Weather for that
And pick up my Lottos there while I am at it... Then at the Minit Mart, that Cold Wind was Blowing
But I held on to the Gas Handle til the Blazer was full, save another trip for a while
Then in to get my Lottos, and then next Door to the Price Chopper for Glucerna, I was all out
Then back Home to be Welcomed by my missing Cat
On to another Video Editing Afternoon, those Vantasia Vans People with their 'Thank Yous' and 'Likes' keep me going
As I mentioned, I have had more 'Likes' from them that I have ever gotten on my own Facebook Page
During the long Afternoon I made some Corrections on the 'Parade Video and the 'My Van' Video
Got them Rendered but I can't upoad them yet, waiting for my Upload Limit to be renewed
So Video editing time ran out and TV Time began and have been watching more interesting Movies lately
And the Weather has been more interesting but sure uncomfortable, got another Snow window Cam Video
That one will have to wait for my Upload Limit too darn it... I cold increase it but they want more MONEY!
Anyway, interesting and bizzy Day for Tuesday, and still have a few things to start on for Wednesday... CHARGE!>>>>
And a peek at the Weather for Monday... MY GAWD! It was 8 Degrees out there at 8 a.m.
And chilly in my Office Room too, hang on a sec while I hit the Thermo... And get my Coffee
Sip Sip, ahhhh... and that Furnace is humming away, get some of this chill off
And so, a busy Video Day again on Sunday, and getting way more 'Likes' on my Posts in Vantasis Vans page
Well I have posted Seven Van Videos on there so far and have gotten more likes there
Than I have gotten all Year on my own Facebook Page, they do love Van Stuff
Well I did too and spent a lot of time at it the Three Years I was head of our Club
OK, 9 a.m. Got a late start, didn't get up until 7 a.m. but my Morning stuff all done
And what's the Plan for Monday? one more Van Video but will take my time at it
Need to get a few other things done along the way, like a shower and breakfast... huh?
So, I started on that Video, not so many Photos again on this one, I edited all of them
Then added them to the Video Time Line, added Music, an Entro and Finale and Voila!
Rendered and set to Upload to DropBox and then to my Vimeo Site and here it is
And then what? Thinking of one longer Van Video, Van Parades in downtown Saint Joseph
Several Parades and a lot of Photos to edit, so I started on that and kept at it all afternoon
Then I started editing the Video, adding Phtos and getting then arranged in proper order
Mesmerized again...and l kept at it until 6 p.m. Whew! And by then almost finished
I had all the Photos on the Time Line, and the Entro and the Finale and one Song... What else needed?
Well more Music on the Timeline and I thought maybe some way to get some Parade Noise
And had several Ideas for that but that was enough for the Day, time for Dinner and TV
Did the usual and stayed at it until 8:30 p,m, and off to Dreamland and there were plenty
Now what's for Sunday? Was Snowing again Saturday Evening at my TV Time, how much more did we get?
Says 23 Degrees and partly Sunny, HEY! Just saw the Snow Plow Truck pushing a Neighbor's Car up the Hill!
So... slick out there for now, I'll just wait til they get that Ice melted off out there
Now the View out front at 7 a.m. from the Window Cams, not so bad at that
And not saying any more Snow for today
And what else to do on that Cold Day, already made one Van Club Video, what about another?
This one was a little easier, not a lot to do with editing the Photos this time
It would cut out too much of the Video Photo to trim them to Video Frame Size of 1920 X 1980
So I left them the original Size and just edited the Color and focus a bit
That leaves a black area on both sides when played back but a lor of old TV Movies are like that too
So I kept at it and had it uploaded by TV Time, yeah, a busy Video Day
Later I heard some more noise out front, flipped on the Window Cam and there was Tom again
Plowing the Snow off of our Parking Lot, so I started the Cam Video and got his good deed
And then, after finishing up my Coffee, I started on another Video, a trip to McCormick Distillery
Back in the Good Old Days they used to hold an Open House on Sundays and had Tours and free Samples
I thought that might be a good trip for our Van Club so I mentioned it and away we went<
Started on that Video about 7 a.m. Got mesmerized with it, kept at it and finished about 11 a.m.
Set it to render, had me a Glucerna and started on this Blog, now excuse me, need to Upload
On through the Afternoon, then it was Movie Time, I had the Window Cam on too
I like to see who is coming and going out front and thn later, ohhh look! Snowing again
So I flipped the Cam on to Video, that was too purdy to pass up... take a peek here
OK, now on to Friday, did we get the Winter Weather Forecast predicted? Lemmee look at the bad News
Yeah, 14 Degrees at 6 a.m. and saying the High will be 20 Degrees, and some Snow accumulation
Well, that's Winter Weather fer sure, a peek out on the Window Cam... No Snow yet
So, after I finished uploading the Video on Thursday Afternoon I called Don Noone
He is the Vantasia Facebook page Adminstrator, saw my Video, messaged me and asked to call him
I did and we had a nice Chat all about Van stuff, asked me to come to their next Truck-In to take Video
I would like to do that but it is quite a long way for me to Drive now, getting old ya know
There are Two Truck-ins coming to that Location, One in March and one in May
Three Trails Vans 'Freeze Out' and then Vantasia Vans 'Spring Fever'... Well we shall see what goes
So, what is there to do on a Cold Friday, how about another Van Video? I have more Photos
I found Photos of Two Truck-Ins, both on Campgrounds close to Lakes, which Lakes? Can't remember
I can't remember the names of the Truck-ins either but the Photos still work, that's what counts
Not near as many Photos as the National Truck-In so it should go fairly quickly
So I started on that, edited all the Photos to match the Video Frame and a little Color correction
Then added them to the Time Line, added an entro and finale and Voila! Finito! And Uploaded
First to Dropbox and then to Vimeo and then 'Shared' it to my Blog Page... Wanna see?
3 p.m. Time to shut down the Video Studio and Blogging Room and go Cook and catch up with TV
15 Degrees and still Snowing and I don't need Lottos that bad... Always Tomorrow... Ain't there?
And that I did, Got my News catch up, then found a new TV Series on Amazon Prime I kinda like
And watched an episode of that while I heard Tom out front plowing snow way after 6 p.m.
Been out working in that 'Teens' Weather all day in that Snow... Hard worker
And he is the 'Maintenance Manager' and surely does manage the Maintenance!
Well I guess I am back in the Van Club Days for a while, getting more 'Likes' on the Vantasia Facebook Page
I posted Two Videos and one of my Van Web pages and another of Me with a Camera at a Truck-In
And getting more action on those that I ever got on my own Facebook Page
So I kept on at that until 11 a.m. That kind of stuff keeps me busy for a good while
Then the Temp was up to 51 Degrees and bright Sun! Great, time to head out for my Lottos and snail Mail
And out into that GORGEOUS DAY! Can't we just have a little more of that? Nope, it's still February
Headed to the Price Chopper, cashed in $15 worth of Winners, bought $35 more possibles
While I was at the Machine here comes Jim Reed, past Director of the Nature Sanctuary
Hello and how are you and some catchup Chat, hadn't seen him for several months, a long time
Anyway got my Lottos and headed back out into that spring Day, dreading what they say about Friday
Back home, scratched off $20 of Wins from my $35 worth of Tries, Oh well, won more than I lost
Well a long nothing Day ahead, what's there to do? And then I got an Idea make a Video
I thought I might have enough Photos stashed away in my Files about a particular Truck-in
Like The NSVA National Truck-In when? 1977? I had a lot of Photos from that one so I started in
I had to edit all those old Photos to fit the Video Screen, and adjust Color and Focus
That took a good long time but I kept at it, finally started on the Video Time Line
Added all the Photos, a beginning and end, added Music and set it to Render at 4:30 p.m.
Then on to TV Time, got some News catch up then watched my new Video on the TV, lookin good
Some Dinner and another Movie and then off to Bed... looking for Winter on Friday