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~ Saturday ~ February 14, 2015 ~
~ Another Show and Tell at the Coffee HOuse ~
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~ Real Nice $60.00 Lotto Win Thursday! ~

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And so, Friday Morning, back downtown to Parkville Coffee House, Lewis all alone at hie table
I was loaded with some of my Tech Toys, Laptop, Cell Phone, new SSD, USB to SATA Cable
And on the Table aoready was my Tablet from Mo Lotto that he had tried out
He played with it some, said he wouldn't use it much and wanted to return it
So, I'll find someone else that might want to try it out, I just have no real use for it

My favorite toys are my Canon DSLR, Panasonic AVCCAM (Video) then my two Desktops
Then I suppose it would be my Galaxy S5 Cell Phone and then my Dell Laptop

And so, back to Chat, we just talked about this and that for awhile
Then I pulled my SSD out of my Pocket, fired up the Lap top and 'demoed' the SSD
We talked about that for a time, then a Business owner Downtown stopped by
Then we were exchanging Cell Phone Photos, showing here and there and this and that
Our chat finally ran down about 10 a.m. and we headed to our own destinations

I hadn't been to the Fast Stop for a day or so, so I headed there for my Lottos
Only won a dinky one so on with the Day, I still had 4 Huge Apples on the Table
I am now working on my second Apple Strudel I baked a few Days ago, so thought of the Next
I wanted this next time to try using Puff Pastry Shells so back to the Price Chopper
Then I started on the Filling before the Apples started losing their freshness

I did this like I did my last Strudel, peeled and sliced the Apples
Into the Pot with the Apples, Sugar, a drop of Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, a dash of ground Cloves
And then a few Drops of Angostura Bitters,(try that sometime) And onto the Stove
Let that all heat and meld awhile, then into a Container and into the Fridge to wait
Now that is ready... When I finish the last of the Strudel I have, I'll make some more

And that was about it for Friday, on to the TV and then some Turkey Noodles for Dinner...

And by the by... Took a peek at my Sunflowers, not loking all that healthy
One started drooping a few Days ago. now the Second one looks kinda sad
They got planty pf Water, maybe they just want to be out in the Sun (but not in that cold)

Oh Well, on to another BORING Weekend, bring Monday back FAST... Please!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Friday ~ February 13, 2015 ~
~ Checking Out the New SSD ~
~ That was a Winner Day Thursday! ~
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~ It's a Bird! ~ It's a Plane! ~ Nope... It's Supersawer! ~

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Well now that was a nice Win on Thursday, total wins for the day $84.00... yeah!
That will pay for a couple days of loser lottos anyway, about even for the Month so far

So, I started the Cloning from the SSD in my HP Desktop to the new SSD, that takes awhile
And then went on to the Afternoon and Evening, Cocktail, TV and sampled that big Reuben Sandwich
The Cloning finished just about bed time so Ididn't check it out until today, Friday Morning

~ Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich on Home Made Rye Bread ~

So, this morning I checked out the Cloned SSD, tried to boot to the Laptop
I could access all the files and programs on the SSD but I couldn't figure how to boot from it
Changing Boot Drives can be a bit tricky and is a little different on Windows 7, 8 and 10
I tried it on the Laptop with Windows 8 and on the Dell Desktop with Windows 10
I couldn't get it to boot from the SSD on either but I can access all the files and programs on it
I could install it inside the HP or the Dell and run Windows 7 and all the Programs from it
It is like having six Computers now, the HP has a 500GB SSD and a 1TB Hard Drive complete with Windows 7
The Dell has a 250GB SSD with Windows 10 installed and a 1TB Hard drive with Windows 8.1 Installed
The Laptop has a 1TB Hard Drive with Windows 8.1 installed
And then that External SSD has a copy of Windows 7 and all the Files and Programs from my HP Desktop
A lot of backups there and another Gizmo to learn from and play with

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Thursday ~ February 12, 2015 ~
~ Quiet Recovery on Wednesday ~
~ New SSD Cloned ~
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~ HAH! I showed Him my Esophagus Tuesday ~

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Sure not much going on Wednesday, and happy there are no more Appointments
Now none until the last Day of March, that routine Dentist Visit again

So Wednesday Morning, off to Kicks 66 once more for some Loser Lottos
Again I only won a dinky $3, so back to the Price Chopper for another try and NOTHING!
Then on into another routine and BORING afternoon, now waiting for my new SSD again
That to be delivered today by the Post Office, then another project awaited

Better luck on my Lottos first thing Today, won $21 at Kicks 66, then back to the Fast Stop
Traded for some more, lost all $14 worth, But still a little ahead for the day
So what to do while waiting for my SSD? Well some Video I took on the way back home on Tuesday
I did not see the big Truck behnd a building on the way down to my place
But when I got there I heard some noise out back, saw a guy way up in the tree sawing away
So of course I got my Video Cam and got some footage, then on the way back out I got a couple Stills
And 'of course' I want to bother Herr Sigi Wulle with another boring Video so here it is


And on to the Day, found some Corned Beef in the Freezer, decided to make a Reuben Sandwich
I needed Swiss Cheese so I headed to the Price Chopper again, got my Cheese and sure, some more Lottos
This time a little more Luck, scratched off a $60 amd $3 Win and that made $84 for the Day
Didn't figure all the wins and losses but I did make a nice profit for the Day

Checked the Mail on the way back, there was my new SSD I was waiting for
Popped open package, just like the other new SSD only this one cost a little less
The 500 GB SSD I ordered from Amazon and it was around $232.00, less than my first 250GB SSD in the Dell
I found one just like the one from Amazon at Newehh for 219.99.. HAH! that's only $220.00!
So then I plugged the SSD to USB Cable into the HP Desktop and cloned the New one from the SSD in the HP
Now I have the entire contents of the HP SSD in my new SSD, need to try to boot that to the Laptop now

~ Cloning the Hard Drive from the HP to the SSD

So with that Cloning started I headed back to the Kitchen to make my Reuben Sandwich
And then finished out the Day with my TV and Movies and a pretty tasty Dinner, off now to Friday

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Wednesday ~ February 11, 2015 ~
~ Endoscopy First thing Tuesday ~
~ Made More Apple Studel ~
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And a long and busy Morning Tuesday at North Kansas City Hospital and the GI Lab
First headed down to the Coffee House to give Lewis Jonas my Lotto Prize Tablet
Sat down to show him a few things, the Tablet latched on to the Coffee House Wi-Fi
Then he checked it out, found some interesting things for him that it would do

Then Dean Jernigan came in and we had some Chat until a little before 9 and I headed out
My appointment was at 9:30 and I got there and found a Parking place in the Pavilian Garage
And was at the GI Lab and ready to sign in at 9:15, then they asked who was with me
I said 'Me'... And she said I had to have someone to drive me home, Oh No!
They didn't tell me that earlier, now who can I call? Aha, Maybe Lewis, so I did
He was still at the Coffee Shop, I asked if he could pick me up around Noon, Said OK

Not too long and a Nurse came out to lead me in to the Prep Room, cubicles all around the Room
So she sat me down on a Cart, asked her questions and then wired me up for the Machines
Then a poke and the IV Inserted, just a slight nip, and then the wait to trolley me to the exam Room

There I got hooked up to the machine, hoses and wires all over the place, then the Doctor came in
A little explanation of the Procedure and then they began, I didn't even know I was going out
Just Presto! and I was in another Room and the Nurse getting me ready to leave
No sensation of passing out or waking up, and no after effects, that Propofol is just Great!
Then the Doctor stopped by, gave me these Endoscope Photos, told me the good news

~ Endoscopy of Esophagus ~ Bottom of Stomach ~ No Problems ~

Just the Hiatal Hernia we already knew about and the best news ... No sign of Barrett's Syndrome
Barrett's Syndrome refers to cellular changes in the lower portion of the Esophagus as a result of chronic reflux
The changes in the cells of the Esophagus can lead to Cancer of the Esophagus, so that worry is gone<
No furthur treatment necessary, just keep taking the Pantoprazole that fixed my Acid Reflux

And then, they wheeled me down to the Lobby, Dean Jernigan was there, Lewis waiting at the Door
Lewis brought Dean along to drive my Blazer back for me, really unnecessary after just that Propofol
I was just going to ride back with Lewis then ask Bob, my Apartment Manager for a ride back to get my Blazer
But with Dean along that wasn't necessary, Lewis drove us to my Blazer in the Pavilion Garage
Dean and I got in the Blazer and I drove back to Parkville where Lewis was waiting at my place
It sure is wonderful to have friends like those I have associated with the Nature Sanctuary

So that was the end of that Tale... on to the Day, I wanted to bake an Apple Strudel
I headed then to the Price Chopper for Raisins, Icing and Puff Pastry and my loser Lottos
Then back to scratch off only a $3 win, then start on the Strudel, peel and slice those Apples
I put the Apples and Raisins in a Pot, added Sugar, Vanilla, Cinnamon and Nutmeg
I let that all meld together for a bit then piled it on two sheets of Puff Pastry, then into the Oven
Out to let it cool and then some Icing on top, looking good for later

~ Apfelstrudel Out of the Oven ~ And Iced Ready to Sample ~

And then, Cocktail Hour... another Episode of the new Season of the spin off from 'Breaking Bad'
This one called 'Better Call Saul' the Lawyer in 'Breaking Bad' and this show looks about the same so far
So then some Dinner and then sampled the new Apple Strudel, this one may be even better than the last.. Oh yeah!
Well that finished out that busy day and with all that good News and good Food...
And YES!... How Sweet it Is!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Tuesday ~ February 10, 2015 ~
~ What Else for Monday? ~
~ Endoscopy First thing Today (10 a.m.) ~
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~ Sweet Basil has been Snipped ~

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So what else did I find to do on Monday? Not a whole lot except try for a couple more Lottos
And I won $30 More on my third and final try, so that put me ahead for the Day but not by much

I needed a couple things at the Price Chopper, wanted some Lettuce for a Chicken Sandwich
On the way to the Lettuce I saw that those Huge Apples that I paid 99 cents a pound for were now 69 Cents
I just finished the Pie and still working on the Apple Sauce I made with the first half dozen
Now today thinking I'll make some more Apfel Strudel, that last I made was 'Sehr gut!'... Ja Sigi it was

And I tried downloading the Windows 10 Trial Release to my Laptop again for my new Project
And it worked on it half of the Day but failed to work after I installed it so I 'rolled it back'
Now I see that my new SSD will be delivered Thursday so I'll try again with my HP to Download
I would rather 'Clone' the Hard Drive from my HP anyway, has more files I want on that one

And for today, this morning I have to head to the North Kansas City Hospital about 9 a.m.
My Primary Doctor sent me to a Gastroenterologist who now wants to do an Endoscopy
That isn't supposed to be a big deal as they put you to sleep to do it, so I agreed to try
And when I get back? Stop by the Price Chopper for some Puff Pastry for mein Apfel Strudel

Off to the new Day!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Monday ~ February 09, 2015 ~
~ Still Having Fun with those SSDs
~ Harvested the Basil Saturday ~
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~ Orange Plant on Saturday ~ (Or IS that an Orange Plant?)

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Yeah, now that the other 'Orange Plants' are getting bigger the leaves on the newer ones look bit different
I think that may be some other kind of Tree that just happened to drop a Seed in the Pot
Should know better soon when the Other Plants get some more size

And those Solid State Drives! I liked the Speed increase when I installed the first one in the Dell
And now more inpressed with the one in the HP, they just zip along now... no wait, wait, wait
Now thinking I wish I had one in my Laptop, it seems so slow now

I rinsed and then dried the Sweet Basin in the oven, then crumbled it up to add to my previous supply
I haven't used up all the Basil I grew in 2013 yet and still have a full bottle in the Freezer
I probably have a years supply, probably more now, and I don't use as much as I used to

~ Sweet Basil Harvested Saturday

So I ran around trying for more Winner Lottos, just a couple little ones, Oh well
I still have some Winnings in my Pocket from the Wins on Saturday

And then my Mid-morning bored period began, and that's when I think of ways to spend money
So what don't I need now?... More Tech Toys... but I just like to play with that stuff
So I received a 'USB to SATA' Cable on Sunday I didn't need after all, what could I do with that?
Well I do like those SSDs now, how about getting another one, then Download Windows 10 Trial again to my Laptop
Then Clone the entire Laptop HD with Windows 10 Installed to the new SSD, then Roll back that HD to Windows 8.1
Then I could use the USB to SATA Cable on any of my Computers and then Boot to the Windows 10
And play with it on any of my three Computers without Installing it to their HDs

And that was about it for Sunday, on to the TV and Snacks, Cocktail and Dinner
So what for Monday, well first thing down to the Coffee Shop again for 'Show and Tell'
Showed Lewis my new SSD to USB Cable, told him I ordered an new SSD and told him what I was planning
Then Dean Jernigan came in, we had some more Chat and then I headed off for my Lottos
Back home to scratch off only $9, then a late Breakfast and off again to the Fast Stop
Traded in my $9 of Winners and $5 Cash for more and then scratched off a tiny $3
That's that for the Day, now post this for Herr Wulle on Facebook and then
See what else I can find to do on Monday >>>>>

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Sunday ~ February 08, 2015 ~
~ Having Fun with that new SSD
~ A little Indoor Garden Rearranging ~
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~ SSD Installed and Cloned! ~

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Saturday Mornng and 42 Degrees out there, going to the 60s they said
And it was in the 50s on Friday, now a couple nice Days and they say back to the Cold

That sure was a Busy Day Friday, starting with that Coffee House meeting at 8 a.m.
I got Lewis clued in on a couple Windows 8 procedures, he still likes XP... What was that?
I liked most all upgrades since Windows 95, even Vista, no problems for me with that
Then I really liked and still do like Windows 7 and it's still on my HP Desktop
I sure didn't care for the first issue of Windows 8 with their silly Icons

But now I really like The latest 8.1 with the latest Upgrade, and I run it just about like I do 7
And I tried that latest Windows 10 Trial release on my Laptop and Dell Desktop, now both rolled back to 8.1
I liked some things, not so much a couple other things, but it isn't finished yet
Now I'll wait for another early Release or the Final one, I most always keep up with the latest

And now, I really like my new SSD on the HP, seems even faster than the one I put on my Dell
It really zips along with that Solid State Drive and that 16 GB of RAM, makes my Laptop seem to really drag
Was even thinking of putting a SSD in that Laptop, but don't really need it and it has a 1TB HD now

Now I have the entire contents of each Hard Drive on the HP and Dell and cloned to the SSDs
So I can now install Windows 10 on each HD when it is released later this year
And still have windows 7 on the HP and Windows 8 on the Dell as back-ups (or Fallbacks if I don't like 10)

~ Moved the Sunflowers to the Top Shelf ~

And then a little more Indoor Gardening. The Sunflowers were too tall for the Shelf so I moved them up on top
Looks like I need to clip a few Leaves from that Sweet Basil, the stems are falling over
Now that first 'Orange Plant' is alone on the Center Shelf and now not sure it IS an Orange
I thought at first it was an Orange Plant as I had planted Orange seeds in there
But it was way on the side of the Pot and I planted the Orange Seeds in the center
And it came up a week earlier than the other Orange Plants did, I think now it is another kind of a Tree

~ Another Nice $50 Lotto Win! ~

And then I set out to win my Fortune, I hit Kicks 66, the Price Chopper and the Fast Stop
And I won several small ones and that nice fat $50 one at the Price Chopper
I lost count for the Day but I know I won something like $75 or more Total
Nice to end the Day with more money in my Pocket that I started with

59 Degrees and Sunny at 2 p.m. I had my Beet Crop set outside getting some Sun
And a Pork Chop set out to thaw out for Dinner later, maybe some Greens and Taters to go with that
And on into the Afternoon, TV and Cocktail... Catch up with the News and then what?

Well that was about 'What' then, just Dinner and TV and off to Beddy Bye and all those dreams
I wish I could record them, some are a lot better than TV

So what day is this anyway? Oh... Off to a Happy Sunday ... Charge!!!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Saturday ~ February 07, 2015 ~
~ Nature Sanctuary Meeting at the Coffee House?
~ My New SSD Installed and Working ~
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~ SSD Delivered but No Cable! ~

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Started off early with the new SSD at 5 a.m. Friday Morning, had an Idea about the missing Cable
Maybe one came with the mounting Kit for my first SSD for the Dell
I checked on the Shelf and sure, there was one... with a temporary hang up
This one had One 'combo' Plug for the SATA Cable and the Power Cable, no place to plug the Power Ceble in the HP
So I decide to try to cut the Plug into two Plugs, got out my Saber Saw with Hacksaw Blade
Had to be careful, not to damage the SATA Plug, but had to fit beside the Power Plug in the Computer

~ Cable Before Splitting ~ Actual Power Cable I Cut Off ~

Finally got the Plug cut into two Plugs, trimmed with a Carpet Knife to fit the Socket in the SSD
Discarded the Power Cord, Plugged the SATA Cable into the SSD, and there was a Power Plug available in the Computer
Attached that Power Plug to the SSD and fired up the Computer... started the Cloning Process
Cloning the Entire Hard Drive in the Computer to the Solid State Drive, I left it running and headed to the Coffee House

~ Migrating the Hard Disk Files to the SSD ~

While I was setting up the SSD Install at home I got a call from Pat Harris, said she would be at Coffee
I had planned to go down to show Lewis a few Computer things and said I would see her there
So I got the Cloning started and then headed Downtown in much warmer Temps than on Thursday

~ Lewis Ready for Computer 'Show and Tell' ~

Lewis was there, I sat down and started in, firing up my Laptop, then Pat came in to join us
And then Jim Werner, Parkville City Alderman came in and sat with us, I started on Lewis' Questions
How to search for a lost file on Windows 8, how to download a Photo from Email so you could find it

And then Director Bob Fluchel came in, sat down after I had finished my 'Show and Tell' with Lewis
And that wasn't all. next in came Jim and Diane Reed, former Director and Mrs Director of the Sanctuary
And we all then had a lot of Chat about a lot of things, then they started leaving one and two a time
Finally at 10:30 Lewis and were left and then we adjourned the Meeting and headed out

And so, this is my Saturday BLOG as of 4 p.m. Friday... I'll just post it early and then finish out the Day
And then start finishing the rest of Friday Afternoon and then start on the Saturday Adventures early Saturday Morning
Away I go now for my TV and Dinner! Hasta Luego... Amigos!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Friday ~ February 06, 2015 ~
~ A Visit with Lewis at the Coffee House?
~ My SSD Delivery finally Made It ~
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~ Waiting for the New SSD ~

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It was 5 degrees when I went out to get the Ice off my Windshield and warm up the Blazer on Thursday
Then I called Lewis to see if he made it down to the Coffee House, he said 'Not Today'
So that 'Show and Tell' project was put off until Today...

When I got the Windshield clear I headed to Kicks 66, might as well have stayed home
Only scratched off a $3 Win, back to waiting for my SSD, still did not say 'Out for Delivery'

And then on to the long and very cold Day, decided to do something with a large Turkey Breast
That thing has been in the Freezer since Thanksgiving last, actually two of them
So I decided to make some Turkey Breast and Dressing, I did that with some Pork and it was really good
Make Dressing like you would stuff with except with a lot more Meat and stuff

So I put a stick of butter in the Pot, then in with a lot of Celery, Onions and Green Pepper
I let that simmer ightly for awhile, then added a lot of cubed home made Bread I had in the Freezer
I stirred that in and then added a jar of Turkey Gravy to moisten well
And then into a big flat Pyrex Dish and into the Oven to bake...
After a half hour or so it was looking really Tasty, I let it cool some then cut into 8 'squares'

~ Dressing without the Turkey ~

And then... Cocktail time and TV until I got a knock on the Door, the Postman with my SSD
So I popped open the Package and Oh Woe! No Cable as I suspected, I should have ordered one
I decided to run over to Office Max to see if they had one and no, they did not
So back home and I got online to Amazon and ordered one, that was it for computering on Thursday

Then back to the TV and later, Dinner, and served up some Buttered Whole Grain Corn and my Dressing concoction
And that stuff was tasty, lots of Turkey, Gravy and Veggies in with those Bread Cubes
That pretty well finished out Thursday, another Movie and then off to Bed

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Thursday ~ February 05, 2015 ~
~ A Visit with Lewis at the Coffee House? ~ Nope ~
~ A Long Wait for my SSD Delivery ~
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~ Super Tasting Beet Pickles! ~

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And so I gave the Pickled Beets a Taste Test on Tuesday and SUPER they are
This last attempt, even with canned Beets, may be the best try yet

Then on to Wednesday Morning, colder again after a pretty nice mild Tuesday
And they said it would start with Freezing Rain and then Snow most of the Day
I set off up the Hill and then Downtown a little after 8 a.m. The Streets still dry and clear
I took my Laptop with me, Lewis was alone at his usual table in the Parkville Coffee House

I sat down to chat a bit and get warmed up to my intended task, show him a couple things
How to install and then use 'Copy to/Move to' on his Windows 8 Computer
That was a really handy feature of Windows XP and then on Vista but they left it off later
Windows 7 and 8 did not have it so I got the Code from the Internet and installed it on my Computers
I copied the Code to a CD and then showed Lewis how to use it, gave him the CD for his Install

Then we did a lttle File and Web Site exploring, wound up about 10 a.m. and took off
He headed for Home, I headed for the Fast Stop, got my Lottos, only won a $3 Ticket
Back home for a late Breakfast then and then wait for my new SSD

And did it show up? Nope... Still waiting on Thursday Morning, and still does not say "out for Delivery'
Maybe today? Well I don't need it right away I just want to install it for the increasad Speed

And so, finished out the day, snowing most all day and getting colder, not much accumulation
I thawed out and augmented some Turkey Noodles for dinner, when was that from? T-Day last?
Anyway with a few things added, green Peppers and Gravy, turned out fairly tasty

Now frigid again this morning at 9 degrees at 5 a.m. but warming up fast later they say
And to almost 60 on Friday, that's more my type of Weather

And for this Morning? Lewis asked me a couple Computer questions I could not answer Wednesday
I found out the answers and thought I would head back down to show him on my Laptop
When I looked for his answers Wednesday I had Windows 10 installed and it wouldn't work like Windows 8
So now I have it rolled back to Windows 8 and can show him what he wanted to know

That will be the starting project for the Day and then on to another Weekend... Already?

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Wednesday ~ February 04, 2015 ~
~ Neurologist on Tuesday ~
~ New SSD Delivered Today? ~
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~ Latest Look at the Orange Plants in the Pot ~

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Some better Temps on Tuesday Morning, and going to the 50s later
Headed to the Neurologist at 8:30, got there at 9 a.m. Filled out the Papers and waited
Then into the Exam Room, nurse did her Routine and then sent for the Doctor
She had given me some Memory Questions, guess I did fairly well on them
Then more from the Doctor and a few Physical Tests and I did OK on those too
But he wanted me to try a Prescription for Brain Chemicals, replaces those lost by age
I think he said 'Choline' but I'll find that out when I fill the Prescription
And I had thought no Needles but he wanted some Lab Tests and gave me a paper for those

So out the Door, trotted next Door to the Lab and got a Needle Stick by the Tech there
And then found my Blazer and headed back to Parkville with another Appointment in three months

And on to the Day, was back before 11 a.m. Hunted for some Winner Lottos, found none
And then on into the Afternoon... What's for dinner? Maybe test the Pickled Beets I made Monday
I got the Idea to pickle some Beets Monday afternoon, went to find some Beets
They have canned Pickled Beets at the store but they don't compare to Home made ones
So I checked out the fresh Beets in the Produce Department... HAH! Three big ones for $2.99
Well too big for Pickles, smaller ones are better for that, and that price way too high for Beets anyway
So I got three cans of Small whole beets for 99 cents a can, and more Beets than three fresh for $3

And fresh Beets are better for Pickles but Canned can do if you can't find fresh ones
So back home, measure out the Sugar, Vinegar, Water and Pickling Spice, into the Pot
Then split the Beets in half and those into the Pot to heat to boiling and simmer a bit
Out of the Pot, into a Jar and cool and then into the Fridge to taste test later

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Tuesday ~ February 03, 2015 ~
~ A Cold Cold Cold Monday ~
~ Neurologist today ~
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~ Sunflowers and Orange Plant ~

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BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR..... 7 degrees at 6 a.m. Monday, wasn't expecting that after a few fairly warm days
And a light covering of Snow, not much more overnight and the street looked good
So when I headed out for my Lottos it was all of 5 degrees, the Weatherman said it was 1 Degree in Kansas City
And it was COLD! Cold most all day but I made several usual trips searching for Winners

I was just getting ready to head out the Door first thing when I got a call
It was Lewis Jonas at the Coffee HOuse, asking if I was getting out in this Weather
We had that little Snow and he asked if I could get up that Hill out front
Why shore, only one day in 15 years that I couldn't get up that Hill first thing
But even that day they had enough of the Street cleared that I got up at 1 p.m.

And so I told him I would head down there in a few minutes, one person was at his Table
A man who thought we had met before but I couldn't remember where
Anyway he left after a few minutes and Lewis and I started in, I was mainly talking about my SSD
And about Windows 10 and how I had used the SSD for that and how I was going to do it on my HP too
So with no one else there to talk I pretty well had the Floor until after 10 a.m.
Then he headed home and I headed up the Hill to start searchng for Lottos

Not much going on the rest of the day, I has rolled back my Dell Desktop to Windows 8.1
I had tried Windows 10 on the Dell, some things wouldn't work that I use every day
So when you start up there was a choice to run the Windows 10 Preview or roll back to Windows 8
And I thought if you could roll back to 8, maybe you could then roll back to Windows 10 too
But it didn't work that way, so I am without Windows 10 on my Dell for now
That's fine, my Messenger works now and I can put Windows 10 back on when it is released
I still have Windows 10 on my Laptop to play with anyway

Now this Morning I head to North Kansas City Hospital. the Pavilion and the Neurologist
Not sure what they are going to do except check for signs of Alzheimers I think
Nothing I am much concerned about but my Primary Doctor came up with the Idea
He likes to send me to Specialists and this will be the third one this month
I already had a Barium Swallow, then the Gastroenterologist, now the 'Head' Doctor
I still have to see the Gastro guy again next week, wants to do an 'Endoscope' exam

Oh well, just hold off on the Needles and I'll do fine... Off we go again

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Monday ~ February 02, 2015 ~
~ A Little Snow on Sunday ~
~ One More Indoor Garden Harvest ~
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~ Snow Sunday Morning ~

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Colder Sunday Morning but not quite Freezing and some Snow over night, maybe half an inch
It was 34 Degrees and the Snow was soft and wet and easy to sweep off, Street was in good shape
So I headed out to the Fast Stop first and won a little, back to the Price Chopper
And I won a little more but not enough so off again to Kicks, and no good there either

So a long cold Day ahead and no plans... So what's next, well those Radish Plants
Not making any Bulbs but lots of Leaves so I decided to harvest them and plant something else
I thought I might start some Swiss Chard in that Planter but had no Seeds, have to get some
So I snipped off all the Leaves, pulled up the Roots and tossed then, rinsed and stored the Greens

~ Radish Greens to Harvest ~ Harvested ~

Then on to a snowy Afternoon, guys outside cleaning off the Street and Sidewalks
And deciding what's for dinner, how about some 'Chopper Chicken', that usually pretty good
So I headed back to the Price Chopper for some big fat red Radishes and a box of Chicken in the Deli
On into the afternoon TV, then some Chicken and Tater Salad and Radishes
The Chicken was OK but seens someone left off the usual Spice so it was kinda flat

But anyway a good way to wrap up the Weekend, now on to a new Day and new Week

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Sunday ~ February 01, 2015 ~
~ El Primer Día de Febrero ~
~ Installed a Program for a Friend ~
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~ The Right Way to End January ~

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Saturday Morning, dark, dreary and wet, light rain falling, good it wasn't COLD enough to freeze!
I headed out for my Lottos at Kicks 66, just won $3 on a Show Me Cash EZ Match
Not enough for me so I went back to the Price Chopper for more and won NOTHING again
Well, Friday was lucky enough and my Pay Check was in the Bank so I went back and bought a full Pack
The most I have ever won back from a full Pack was $230... but I keep trying for that Big One
So I scratched off 60 Tickets and won back $170.00, lost $130.00, well I won't starve
At least not this Month anyway, maybe next Month? And maybe one of these winning Tickets will find that Big One?

So, a Friend called and asked if I had found an 'Office' Program for him, yeah one that looks OK
I had aleady copied it to a DVD and had installed it for another Friend with no Problem
Headed over for the Install about 1 p.m. Hoped to get back by Cocktail time at 2 p.m.
Popped in the DVD I made, Installed the LibreOffice Program.... Checked to see if any Spyware went went with it
Looked good, worked OK and no added Spyware Junk so I headed back, still in the Rain

Mixed my Manhattan at 2 p.m. then the next question... What's for Dinner?
So I found some of that Crock Pot Rump Roast, made some Mashed Taters, hotted up some Kale
That pretty well finished up the day... On to the Movie and then to bed

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Saturday ~ January 31, 2015 ~
~ El último Día de Enero ~
~ IBM Pay Day Today! ~
~ And Missouri Lotto Pay Day on Friday! ~
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~ First Slice of that Last Apple Pie ~

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A little colder to start Friday but nice and sunny later... High of 42 they say
And nothing at all planned for the Day so out to search for my Fortune...
And then I did NOT find it at Kicks 66... no way Jose... Won $6 there
So, I don't give up that easy, headed down to the Fast Stop... Won $3 there... DARN!
So I headed back to the Price Chopper, traded in that last $3 win for some more
And back home to scratch off a lonely (but nice) $100.00 Win... (on my Favorite Ticket)
So a nice Pay Day before my IBM Pay Day... Huh?

Well, that morning I had stopped in at the Apartment Complex Office and Boss Bob handed me a paper
It said "Dear Mr. Smith, we are raising your Rent $10 a Month..." That takes half of my SS Increase!
But then I won Ten Months of it back with that $100 Lotto Win... so there too!

And on to finish out a pretty quiet afternoon and evening, another Netflix Movie and a half
Resurrected sone of that sliced Smoked Pork Shoulder from the last BBQ for a late Dinner

And now Saturday, that IBM Check is in the Bank, all my Bills are scheduled onlne
And the last Day of January and then off to coast through the nothing month of February
So what of interest can we dig up for the Day? Not a clue... But Off We Go!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


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