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~ Saturday ~ February 28, 2015 ~
~ IBM Pay Day is Here ~ SS on Tuesday ~
~ Some More Snow ~
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~ Is this an Elm Tree? ~

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Nice to see that IBM Check in the Bank on Saturday Morning although I did have money left
I got a couple more Accounts paid off this Month so things should get a little better
But I just LOVE to spend money so I wouldn't bet on that

And a close look at what I thought was an Orange Tree in that Pot
It was the first plant to pop up in that Pot and I had only planted Orange Seeds
But it popped up near the edge and I planted the Orange Seeds in the Middle
When the Orange Seeds did pop up, the first Plant did look about the same
But as the first Tree grew it looked more and more different
So I checked Tree Leaves online and now I think it may be an Elm Tree Seedling

~ Orange Tree Seedlings? ~

So, I had my Coffee, posted Friday's BLOG, headed out in a light Snow to the Fast Stop for my Lottos
Bobby the Uzbeki was there, I got my Lottos and headed back home
Scratched off ALL LOSERS... then had a piece of my Apple Strudel

Saw I was out of Coffee and Eggs so I headed back to the Price Chopper in a bit more Snow
And the Parking Lot was STUFFED! Went inside and the Store was STUFFED!
Never saw that many people lined up several carts deep at every Check-out
What's going on? Just a little snow forecast, don't these people plan ahead a little?
Oh well, just because my freezer is STUFFED, doesn't mean everyone's is

So I just got some more Lottos and headed out, that line would take a half hour at least
Back home I poured my last cup of Coffee and worked a single $15 Win, on to the Snowy Day

And then I got a Phone Call from Lewis Jonas, he had been to the Hy-Vee Store
First he said he and his Wife had enjoyed the Apple Strudel that I gave him
Then he said he talked to a Lady at the Store, she said she had seen his Photo on the Internet
One of my Photos... She wanted to thank him for all his work in keeping the Nature Sanctuary so nice
So two more nice compliments, I have opened up the Nature Sanctuary to a lot more People
With my Nature Sanctuary Web Site and Facebook Page and all the Photos and Videos I have posted
Oh Lord it's hard to be Humble!

Anyway, that's enough of this Saturday Morning Drivel, Off to the rest of this Snowy Day

~ Once More ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Friday ~ February 27, 2015 ~
~ Another Coffee House Meeting ~
~ And a Printer Imstall Success! ~
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Off again on a COLDER Morning to the Coffee House to meet Director Bob Fluchel
And Lewis was there alone at his usual Table, I joined him with the latest non-news
Except to tell hm I had baked more Apple Strudel and I handed him a Gift of the latest One

Then another Nature Sanctuary member, Bill Brown came in to chat awhile
And last, Director Bob joined in the Chit Chat and we kept it going until 10 a.m.
Then the Meeting was adjourned and I follwed Bob home again for another try at his Printer

I went through the procedure that worked on three on my Computers but it would not work on his
He has a different OS installed but that should not have made the difference
So I went back to the Printer DVD Install process and this time it worked

And then Bob said he couldn't print from his Laptop either so he put the Install DVD in that
Then hooked up the USB Cable for tht type of Wireless Install and I stepped him through the Process
And this time it was even Easier and Wah Lah! Both his Desktop and Laptop can now print wirelessly

So, Bob had an Appointment at City Hall and I had one at the Price Chopper for Lottos
Then back home for a cup of Coffee and scratched off NO WINNERS! BAH! HUMBUG!

Then, I got a call from a friend on Vacation at the Mo Dept of Corrections, needed some help
Oh well, same old thing, I headed back to the Price Chopper for a Money Order
And used that trip as an excuse to buy another round of Lottos, well, Pay Day Saturday

~ Once More ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Thursday ~ February 26, 2015 ~
~ One More Day until Pay Day ~
~ Coffee Meeting Scheduled for Friday ~
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~ That nice $40 Win on Thursday ~

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Back to the Cold again Thursday Morning, 12 Degrees at 8 a.m. And it was almost 60 Wednesday
That Temperature has been on that Roller Coaster for a month or more seems like
A couple of real COLD Days amd then a couple of fairly nice Days... I want SPRING!

And so, I was thinking about that Printer Hookup failure on Wednesday and did some online research
Then I checked a couple things on my Computer... Now I think I can try again on Bob Fluchel's Printer
I called Bob, told him I could try again, he said come to Coffee tomorrow and we'll run back out there

And then out in that not too bad COLD to get my Daily Dose of my Lotto Addiction Drug
I hit the Fast Stop, Traded in my $9 of Winners for $16 more... then won $20... Ahead a little
Then I was thinking of making more Apple Strudel, I still had Apples and Raisins
So I headed back to the Price Chopper for Puff Pastry and more Lottos, I want that BIG ONE!

Gave my $20 win to Ryan at the Service Counter, a $4 Profit, bought $16 more, picked up my Puff Pastry
Back Home then I scratched off a nicer $40 Lotto Win, that made a $50 profit for the Day
Then I started on that Strudel, chopped up those two Huge Apples I had left
Into the Pot with some Raisins, Sugar, Cinnamon, Nutmerg, a little Ground Cloves and a Dash of Angostura
Thawed the Puff Pastry, wrapped that around the Filling and into the Oven to bake
After about a half Hour the Strudel looked Good, out on the Table to cool, ain't that purty!

~ Two More Raisin-Apple Strudels ~ Not Iced for Sigi ~ Iced for Me ~

And then some TV and the usual Afternoon Snacks and then scrounge for Dinner... Ho Hum
That was it for Thursday and now for Friday's Adventure
I'll meet Director Bob at the Coffee House and... Hi Ho... Hi Ho... It's off to Printerland we go!

~ Once More ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Wednesday ~ February 25, 2015 ~
~ Nature Sanctuary Meeting Tuesday Night ~
~ And at the Coffee House Wednesday Morning ~
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~ Dianne Kixmiller receives a Birthday Cake at PNS Meeting ~

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Well I stayed awake long enough to head to City Hall for the Nature Sanctuary Meeting Tuesday Night
The Train Station is now a Museum and we had to move the Meeting to City Hall
It is a bit nicer Meeting Room and a lot more quiet with no Trains rumblng past
We had the usual meeting and refreshments and I got a few Photos, Meeting adjourned

~ Meeting at City Hall Tuesday Night ~

As I was leaving, Director Bob Fluchel asked if I was going to be at the Coffee House Wednesday
I said I just might try to drop down, that was a sort of invitaton I thought
He had mentioned earlier he was having trouble conecting his Printer to Wi-fi
I told him I had just helped a friend with that Tuesday Morning, he said maybe I could take a look at his
So I thought I just might have another Computer Assistance Project for the Day

And... so... I headed down to the Coffee House early, wanted to show Lewis some Computer stuff
I fired up my Laptop. it connected to the Coffee House Wi-fi and away we went
I had mentioned on Tuesday that I wanted to add a 'Recent Photo Page' to my Web Site
And that I wanted to access it just from a link added to a 'Color Bar' on my Home Page
So that's kinda cute, it works, just click on that Bar, and it opens a page of Photos I want to show
No text on the Bar to indicate that it is a link, kind of a 'Secret Door'... Huh?

On to the Meeting, Dean Jernigan showed up, then Jim Reed, former Nature Sanctuary Director and his wife, Diane
And finally current Director Bob Fluchel and the Meetng commenced

We finally ran down about 10 a.m. or so, Bob then asked me if I wanted to help hook up his Printer
His AT&T U-Verse 'Gateway' had gone bad and was replaced and he couldn't find how to connect his Printer to the new one

I said OK and I followed him to his Home, must have been ten miles away
I fired up the Printer Install Disk and went through the steps, got to the 'add the Acess Point Key Number'
And just could not find the Screen where you enter the Number, I just gave up and hooked it up USB
I don't get defeated on many Computer Problems but that one got me, had no problem hooking up several other Printers

And so back home and on into the afternoon and evening, hanging my head in defeat

Oh well, there is a better day in store today... (Now Thurday Morning) Isn't there?

~ Once More ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Tuesday ~ February 24, 2015 ~
~ A Little Warmer for Tuesday ~
~ And another Computer Service Call ~
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~ Some of Monday's Wins ~ Plus a $3, $3, $3, $6, $6, $6 and $6 ~

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Well now, that was a nice Run-around on Monday, winning some here and there
But all those wins on that Doubler Crossword minimizes more good wins on that one
There is usually only one $50 Card in each pack of 60 Cards and those came from just four Packs
One Pack at the Fast Stop and one at the Service Counter and two Machines at the Price Chopper
Kicks 66 has been out of that one for three Days, Maybe I can win one there
But then... In any Pack... could be hiding that really Big One which I have never found

~ Wins on this Card January and February ~

So, not quite as Cold on Tuesday Morning with 21 Degrees at 8 a.m. then to mid 40s later
I can handle those 40s real well, but I don't care much for the teens and twenties
And, I didn't win much at Kicks 66 on Monday so I thought I would start out there
I had that last $16 of Wins to trade in, maybe they have a new pack of 'Doubler Crossword' by now
I won three of those Monday at the Price Chopper and then one from the Fast Stop

And all ready to head out about 8:30 and unplugged my Phone from the Charger
Saw there was a missed call, it was Lewis at the Coffee House, called back
He said he forgot the name of 'Win Patrol' program I had mentioned last week
Told him I was on my way and headed Downtown, was there in five minutes

So we talked Computer stuff for awhile and as I had a 'Service Call' I headed out about 9:45
A friend of mine had trouble with his AT*&T 'Gateway' and they had installed a new one
And he didn't know how to get his Printer to talk to the new Router on Wi-fi so that was my job
I ran through the Printer set-up, entered the new Password and away we went and I headed home
I got my Daily ration of Lottos at Kick's 66 on the way and only won a dinky $3

So then on to another routine afternoon, Cocktail, TV, Dinner and another Episode of 'Better Call Saul'
Is this all there is? Well let's go find something else then...

Oh yeah, Parkville Nature Sanctuary meeting Tuesday night at City Hall
See if we can make it this time

~ Once More ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Monday ~ February 23, 2015 ~
~ Colder again on Monday ~ Brrrrr ~
~ A Winning Lotto Day ~ Oh Yeah! ~
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~ A Nice Slice of that big Apple Turnover ~

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Yeah, finished off Sunday with a slice of that latest try at Stacked Enchiladas
And really tasty topped with that Chili made from my Home Grown Tomatoes and Jalapenos
And some of that Crock Pot Rump Roast from a week or two ago, more of that in the Freezer

And then starting Monday Morning with that Slice of Apple Turnover, maybe better than my Strudel
Then out in that 10 Degree Cold to get some Wine, Milk and Apple Juice from the Price Chopper
And only a $3 Win on my Lottos so I went back to Kicks for a second try and only won $6
Pay Day isn't til Saturday and I could use a Cash Infusion just about now

I got an Email from Director Bob Fluchel with the finalized 2015 Nature Sanctuary Schedule
Then spent some time updating the Meetings, Special Events and Work Days Web Pages
And the Home Page for the Parkville Nature Sanctury.. On to the Year

Then I set out for an all day search for riches and came up with a little
I kept winning some then going back for more, at least six trips to several places
I bought five of my Favorite Cards at four locations and won nicely on four of them
Winning cards were a $3, $3, $3, $6. $6, $6, $6, $10, $15, $20 and $50 for a Total of $128
Of course that isn't all profit but I piled up a wad of cash in my Pocket and fun for me

Now on to another try Tuesday but where can I get a winner 'Doubler Crossword' after Monday's Wins?
I have won over $350.00 on that Card the last Two months!

~ Once More ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Sunday ~ February 22, 2015 ~
~ Nice Warmer Day on Saturday~
~ Made Enchiladas Today ~
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~ Chili to top the Enchiladas ~

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And so, on to Sunday, just a little colder Sunday Morning at 20 degrees and not going much higher they say
Well... I have been running the Trial Release of Windows 10 on my Dell Desktop and most everything seems to work
And so far I like Windows 10 and 'Miss Cortana' seems to like finding Links for me online with my Voice
But I couldn't get Yahoo Messenger to open... The Icon would just blink a couple times and then lock up
So, first thing this morning I got on the Internet and looked for an answer and I found one
It takes one extra click but now I have it working, only other thing I found so far was the Yahoo Crossword won't work
But if I want to work that one I can use the HP Desktop as it is mostly on all day

Not much going on Saturday except try for winners again and losing again
The only Project was to make that Beef Chili for my Enchladas, the Cooking Project for Sunday

So Sunday Morning, off to the Price Chopper for a fifth of Sweet Vermouth, oops, make that a .750 Liter
And $14 worth of Lottos and back to scratch off an $11 Win, not enough to pay the rent though
So, back again to the Fast Stop to see Bobby from Uzbekistan to trade for some WINNERS
And there went my Profit, only a $6 Win from there... So, quit for the Day... Not yet
Back again to the Fast Stop for another try, traded in my $6 plus $5 cash for more
And won exactly nothing... Oh well, there is always tomorrow... isn't there?

So then, I ate up all my 'Strudelettes' and still had some Strudel Filling in the Fridge
And a refrigerated Pie Crust, so next stop, to Bake an Apple Raisin Turnover

And that was so easy, yeah! Took the Crust out of thr Fridge, placed it on a Cookie Sheet
Ladled on the Strudel Filling, folded and sealed and into the Oven for 20 minutes
Wah Lah! a gorgeous Strudel filled Turnover out to cool and savor whenever

~ A Nice Big Apple Raisin Flled Turnover ~

And then on to assembling and baking the Enchiladas, a little more involved
Took that Chili out of the Fridge to warm up a little, then shredded all that Cheese
Softened the Corn Tortillas in Enchilada Sauce, filled with Onions and Cheese and stacked in the Pyrex Dish
Some more Enchilada Sauce on top, then some Chili and then a little more Cheese and into the Oven

~ Cheese and Onion Enchiladas topped with Beef Chili ~

And everything out of the Oven and Cooling at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon
A Serving of those Enchiladas for Dinner and a hunk of that Turnover for Dessert

Oh yeah, How Sweet can it Get? Sunday is now adjourned for TV and Cocktail

~ Once More ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Saturday ~ February 21, 2015 ~
~ And the Snow went Away~
~ Made some Beef Chili for Sunday ~
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Looked like a bit less than an Inch of Snow to deal with on Friday morning
The Street was in good shape, no problem as usual for the Blazer to get up that hill out front
So I headed to the Price Chopper for my Lottos and pick up some Vitamin D3
Somehow the neurologist thought I was a little short on that and reccommended it

So then I scratched off $18 of Wins and was heading back for more
As I was leaving I saw Odelon, my Mexican friend up on the deck shoveling snow
And he asked if I was going to the Price Chopper, Yeah, he asked if I could bring him some Coffee
I said I can make you some here and went back in to start the Coffee Maker
At Kicks 66 I traded in my $18 worth of Lottos for more, back to scratch of $11 worth
A win at first and a loss for the second try but only a loss $3 for the Day

Then about Noon Odelon came by for his Coffee and brought his friend from Honduras
I tuned my TV to a Mexican station and they had their Coffee and we had a nice chat
Another chance to practice my Spanish, the guy from Honduras didn't speak much English

Then I asked Odelon if he had a Tablet and access to Wi-Fi, he said yes
I told him I had that extra Lotto Prize Tablet but he probably didn't need it then
He said 'Oh yeah', he had several children and could use another one, so I gave it to him

So they left, back to work, and on into my Afternoon TV and whatever
Finished that Day with some snacks and TV and a Movie... on to Saturday
And quite a bit warmer Morning and going higher later, I headed out for my Lottos
Won some, lost some, and a total loss for the Day for winners... Oh well

Online saw a mention of Enchiladas... Aha! Let's make some, headed back to the Price Chopper
Picked up some Corn Tortillas, Enchilada Sauce, Monterey Jack Cheese and some Ketchup
Then back to make the Chili for the Topping, and I had most all ingredients needed

I had a container full of pureed Home Grown Tomatoes from last Season in the Freezer
I got out my Hot Pot, plugged it in and dumped in the Tomatoes to simmer down, lots of Juice
I let that simmer away while I chopped up some Jalapenos (Home Grown) and Onions and Garlic
Got some frozen Beef Rump Roast out of the Freezer and thawed it out, then shredded it
When the Tomato Puree had condensed enough I added the Onions, Jalapenos, Garlic and then the Beef
Then some Basil, Oregano, Cumin and Chili Powder, some Beef Stock and a dollop of Ketchup
Let that simmer away, then set aside for the flavors to meld for Sunday to use to top the Enchiladas

And then... A Cocktail, put the Beef Hash I made on Friday on to warm up for Dinner
Then back to the TV to finish out the Day... See ya tomorrow when I make the Enchiladas

Oh yeah, How Sweet it Is! Hasta Luego!

~ Once More ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Friday ~ February 20, 2015 ~
~ And a Little More Snow ~
~ Sauteed and Stored the Latest Harvest ~
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~ Last Indoor Harvest of the Winter Season ~

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And where was I last on Thursday? Oh yeah, sipping a Manhattan and getting caught up on the TV News
And about 2 p.m. I looked out front and what is this? Everything all white again!
Last time I looked out it was all clear and an hour or two later an inch of snow already
And it kept on during the late afternoon, Tom, the Maintenance man showed up after hours
And was running up and down the Street on his little Tractor spreading Salt
So I peeked out again this morning in the 15 Degree Temp to see it had only totaled about an inch of Snow

~ An Hour or Two of the Thursday Snow ~

So sometime Thursday afternoon I interrupted my TV long enough to rinse and dry the Beet Leaves
Then some Bacon in the Skillet, lots of sliced Onions and then in with the Greens
I had some Radish Greens and Turnip Greens in the Freezer to add and mix with the Beet Greens
I Added a little Chicken Stock and let the Greens simmer slowly an hour or so
Then cooled and into a container and into the Freezer to add to the Bounty already stuffed in there

~ Radish Leaves ~ Turnip Leaves ~ Beet Leaves ~

So, that is the 4th Harvest of Greens this Winter Season, One of Radish Leaves, Two of Turnip Leaves
And the final one of the Beet Leaves... That's the last try now until Spring out in the real Garden

So then russlin up some leftovers for Dinner, that was about it for Thursday
Now out in that Cold again to see what new Adventure I can come up with

~ Once More ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Thursday ~ February 19, 2015 ~
~ Coffee With Lewis ~
~ Harvested the last Inside Crop ~
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~ Home Made Veggie Soup ~ That's some Good Stuff there Maynard! ~

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Colder again, this 'Global Warming' is getting fierce! 10 Degrees at 6 a.m.
But I got the Blazer Deiced and headed Downtown in that Cold, Bleak Winter Weather
It was almost 9 a.m. when I got there and Lewis was still there, but putting on his Jacket
I told him I didn't have anything special to talk about but he said he did have a question

So I sat down and we talked,, and talked quite awhile, I got a few words in as no one else was there
He had a question about the 'SuperAntiSpyware' Program I told him about that I like so much
Then I told him about another Program that is very beneficial and that I like a lot
It's called 'WinPatrol' and alerts you when something tries to install or change something
The 'Plus Edition' is best and well worth the one time Price of $19.95
And we got that out of the way and on to a lot more subjects, old people have a lot to talk about

Then I headed up the Hill and again to the Price Chopper to trade in $11 worth of Winner Lottos
So I got some more and again scratched off NO WINNERS for the Day

~ Beets Ready to have the Leaves Snipped ~

On to the Day, decided to harvest the Beet Greens, they had no more room on the Shelf to grow
And they were developing no 'Beets' so again I harvested the Leaves, how many harvests is that anyway?
Well I'll check my Photos and report on that later, I'll post this now and finish my Thursday

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Wednesday ~ February 18, 2015 ~
~ Baked 'Strudelettes' Monday ~
~ Lots of Computer Talk on Tuesday ~
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~ Apple Strudel in Puff Pastry Shells ~

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And a better looking Tuesday Morning with a slightly warmer Temp and then the Sun came out
And off to Kicks 66 for my Lottos, won a nice little $6 and $6 Ticket... Just lost $2 on that deal
So back home to finish the last Slice of that second Apple Strudel, now 6 Strudelettes to go
And I have more of that Apple Strudel filling, so next... maybe an Apple Strudel Turnover

Next, taking a Mental Inventory of my Computers and Operating Systems to date
I now have most all the same Data on three Computers and six Drives, pretty ample backup
I have the HP Desktop that I do my Videos and Photos on for the Most part
It has a 1 TB Hard Drive with Windows 7 and all my Data and programs imstalled
Also now I have that entire Hard Drive cloned to a 500GB Solid State Drive and am booting to that SSD

~ Windows 7 on the HP ~ Windows 7 Start Button Open ~

And then I have my Dell Laptop with a new 500 Solid State Drive just installed
That has Windows 8.1 installed and all the same Data and programs as on the Hard Drive in my Dell Desktop
And I have the 1TB Hard Drive I removed from the Laptop with Windows 8 and all my Data installed on that too

~ Windows 8.1 on the Dell Laptop ~ Windows 8.1 Start Button Open ~
~ Windows 8.1 Start Screen Open~

And, I now have Windows 8.1 and all Programs and Data on a 1TB Hard Drive inside my Dell Desktop
Also Windows 10 Tech Preview and all my Programs and Data on a 500GB Solid State Drive in that Computer
And now I am booting to those Speedy SSDs in the HP, Dell Desktop and Dell Laptop

~ Windows 10 on the Dell ~ Windows 10 with Cortana Open ~
~ Windows 10 Start Button Open ~

And to date... with six Drives with all my Programs and Data I am pretty well set and happy
I have Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Preview all installed and working...

Until the final release of Windows 10 arrives and then what? Installed on any and all, we shall see

Enough Computer talk, so then how to finish another Cold Day, let's make some Vegetable Soup
I had a lot of the stuff on hand but needed a few things so back to the Price Chopper again
On to the Produce Department to have a nice chat with Antonio in Gringo/Mexican, that's fun
And then picked up some Carrots, Onions, Cabbage and a few more of those Huge Apples

Then back home to start on the Soup, first some Home Grown pureed Tomatoes and Corned Beef in the Pot
Then chopped Onions, Celery, Carrots, Cabbage and a Small Potato and then some Chicken Stock
Then a Tsp or so of my Home Grown Sweet Basil, Salt and Pepper and on the Stove to simmer

On to my afternoon Cocktail, News Catchup and then another Episode of Bates Motel
Sipped a Bowl of that Super Soup, pretty good way to wind up another Cold February Day
Now what happens on Wednesday? Let's go find out

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Tuesday ~ February 17, 2015 ~
~ Another Coffee House 'Show and Tell Monday ~
~ And won a couple Nice Lottos ~
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~ A Couple Inches of Snow Monday Morning ~

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Out to warm up the Blazer and sweep the Snow of my Walk and the Windshield
A nasty 12 Degrees of Cold and two Inches of Snow won't stop old Super Senile
Packed up my Laptop and the Hard Drive I took out of it and headed Downtown

Nobody at the Coffee House except Lewis so I took a seat to Chat and that we did
I told him about my Hard Drive/SSD swap in my Laptop, showed him how speedy it now is
And then about 9a.m. or a little after, Director Bob Fluchel joined us and more Chat
Lots more Chat, we covered a lot of ground with Videos, Photos and tall tales
And we didn't head back out into the Cold until almost Noon

So then I headed for my Lottos, this time at the Price Chopper as I needed an Item there
Back home for a second cup of Coffee and worked my Lottos for a nice $15 Win! WOW... $1 profit
I couldn't let that rest so I head back to the Fast Stop next for a refill
This time I got two $10 Wins, that should be the end of the Lottos for the day... $7 Total profit

So then, some Baking to do, I had made some more Strudel Filling from those large Apples
And I had bought some Puff Pastry 'Shells' to stuff it in, some of it anyway, I made lots
So I Baked the Shells, warmed up the Filling and made some 'Strudelettes'
Now Ain't them Cute little things?

~ Hey Sigi, My Apple Strudelettes with the Tops On! ~

You cut the tops out to fill them, then pop them back on if you wish, and I wished, to eat that little Puff too
And then onto another long afternoon, some of that snow melting away even though still Cold
Finished out the Day with some French Fried Taters and more of that Smoked Pork
And one more Epidosde of last Season's 'Bates Motel'... I will finish that Season before the new one in March

A little Warmer this Morning clear up to 26, that Roller Coaster on the way back up again
Took a peek out front, looks dreary and Cold, not a clue what to do today
I'll just run out to get some Lottos and then see what develops... Up. Up and Away!....

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Monday ~ February 16, 2015 ~
~ Still Cold and More Snow ~
~ Baked some Cornbread Sunday ~
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~ That new SSD now in my Laptop ~

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And 14 Degrees again at 6 a.m. Monday Morning and we got some Snow
Only about an inch or so, but more than I ordered, but the Street looks clear
Tom, the Maintenance man spread salt all over on Friday, anticipating the Weather

Am sure pleased with the SSD now in my Laptop, I was thinking of buying another one for that
But then I found that the one I had would work, tried it and Wah Lah!, no need to buy one
As I couldn't get it to work as an external Boot to my other computers
It would just be available for a back-up and really not much need for that
I now have most of the same Data in three Computers and also a lot of my Files already safe
A lot of Photos are at my Web Site Host and most all my Videos at Vimeo online

Not much doing Sunday except for the SSD install and check-out in my Laptop
Thinking 'What's for Dinner?' I found some sliced Smoked Pork Shoulder in the Freezer
And some BBQ Beans in the Fridge, then all we needed was some Cornbread to go along
So I whipped up some of that, so easy and I had everything needed for that as usual
Some Pork on the Plate, BBQ Sauce, a serving of BBQ Beans and some buttered whole grain Corn... yowsuh!
What a Dandy Dish to set before the King, wouldn't you say!

That finished out the Day with another Episode of 'Bates Motel' from their second Season
Now waiting for the new Season that starts in March

So that was pretty much all of Sunday, now what for the New Day and the New Week?

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Sunday ~ February 15, 2015 ~
~ Halfway Through February ~ When does Spring Start? ~
~ Installed the New SSD in my Laptop ~
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~ Wassa Matta wit my Sunflowers? ~

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Well, the usual running around chasing the End of the Rainbow on Saturday
But I didn't even get close to finding that Pot of Gold so why bother with the details?
Sunny but Cold all day and Colder this Morning, and saying Snow Showers this afternoon
So, this is February, what good is this month anyway

And I have been playing with that new SSD as an Extrenal Drive and trying to Boot from it
But so far I can't figure it out, but really no need for that except to play with
It does have a copy of my entire Internal Hard Drive on my Dell Desktop, with OS, Programs and Data
So it would be a good backup for either Computer, just plug it in place of the failing drive

And now, something else I don't need... but... I am thinking of an SSD for my Laptop
For a Laptop it is fairly fast, Fast Processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 1TB Hard Drive
But it's slow compared to my speedy Desktops, both faster now with new SSDs Installed
So I found one at a good price but will hold off ordering until I get that irresistable urge

And then on to the COLD COLD Day, clear up to 17 at 10 a.m. Brrrrrrrrrrr
So again thinking about that Laptop SSD, checked to see there was only room for one Drive in there
So let's replace the 1TB Hard Drive with that new 500GB SSD, Not as Big but maybe a lot Faster?
Well, I checked online to see how to do it, easy enough, could do it without the Lesson

So, loosen a couple of Screws and the Memory/Hard Drive cover comes off, there's the HD
Two little screws out of the HD Bracket, slide the HD out of the Socket and lift it out
Screw the Bracket on the SSD, slip it in, slide to plug in and two Screws to hold the Bracket in

Then fire it up to see if it works... and yeah! Has everything in there the same as in my Dell Desktop
Just signed in on the Net with it, that thing is now really SPEEDY! Just what I wanted...
So that's enough drivel for the Morning, I'll sign on Face Book and post this

Hasta la Vista Babeee!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Saturday ~ February 14, 2015 ~
~ Another Show and Tell at the Coffee House ~
~ Showing off my New SSD ~
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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 ~


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