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~ Thursday ~ May 14, 2015 ~
~ Wet and Windy Again ~
~ Lotsa Noise Next Door ~
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~ Another Climber Tomato to Watch ~

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And the Rains came back, all wet and dreary on Thursday Morning and first thing I solved my Monitor Problem
That black border around my new Monitor, found the answer online and tried it and it worked
I also read that it could be a setting on the 'ATI Catalyst Control Center' that came with my HD Graphics Card
But I lost that Software in some upgrade and the Disk would not install it again, but the DVI Cable swap worked

So, finished my Morning Routine and set off for the Price Chopper, needed some essential TP
And I picked some non-essential Lottos but this time won $25... GOOD! Biggest win all Month

And then at 11 a.m THE NOISE STARTED! Tom, the Maintenance Man, Jack Hammering the floor next door
Boss Bob and Tom started working on a water leak there Wednesday, that showed up first with a wet Carpet
So they pulled that up, then started taking down wallboard on the wall between the Living Room and Bathroom
And finding nothng, now they think it is a water Pipe leak beneath the floor
Then Thursday Morning brought in a UHaul Van and moved her living Room furniture to the Van
So they are drilling to China and making one heck of a lot of noise now

And noise on and off during the afternoon, finally quit and went home, don't know what they found
Then later in the Evening another truck pulled up, a guy went in to work, no noise though

And then... That Moth that was hanging on my front Wall outside finally gave up the Ghost with spread wings
So I got a Photo to show the experts at the Coffee House, see if they know what is it.... or was

~ Moth on my Porch Wall ~ Came to Rest and Departed ~

And so what for today, Friday, saying Rain and T-Storms probable but warming up nicely to the 80s
I'll just run on Downtown and see what's going on there, and I have a possible Video Project for Saturday

~ And Again ~ Ever Onward and Upward~


~ Wednesday ~ May 13, 2015 ~
~ A Little Warmer Morning ~
~ A Visit to the Skin Doc ~
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~ Popcorn Rose already Popped ~

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Just a bit warmer on Wednesday Morning in the upper 50s, but going to the 70s
And nothing planned for the Day except to wait for my new Dell S2340L Monitor
I didn't need it, the HP Monitor worked fine but I want them to all look the same

And then to wait until about 1 p.m. and head over to KC Skin and Cancer again
The Doctor wanted to take a look at the results of his latest attack on my Skull

And then that Photo up in the corner I took on Tuesday to track the climb of the Big Boy Tomato Plant
Last year it was the 'Beefy Boy' Tomato in that pot that climbed to over six feet
The 'Big Boy' Tomato in that Pot is now at 18 Inches, the Trellis is 45 Inches high
Later I will have to add a taller stake in there as it will probably grow a lot more

So back out and looking for more pictures, and back up the Hill, not much going on
The Cucumbers in two beds there are up but going nowhere fast, the Beets doing next to nothing
The Spinach I planted in the Tomato Bed had a nice start but not growing much now
And the Radishes, some nice looking leaves but where are the Radishes, about time for a harvest there

~ Radishes ~ Lotsa Leaves, No Edible Roots Yet ~

And then the Clock creeping along toward Noon, still waiting for the FedEx man
Hoping he would show up before I had to leave at 1 p.m. for the 'Head Check' at the Dermatologist office
And at 1 p.m... No show by FedEx so I headed to the Dermatologist Office

A short wait, I got there too early, and then I was called into the little Room
The Nurse removed the Bandage, and it was kind of a mess, a lot of clotted blood even after four Shampoos
But I didn't think I should dig around there trying to remove it, the Doctor came in, took a look
And then he did remove it quickly and with no pain, the Nurse cleaned it up and rebandaged
And now all done for another couple weeks when the Doc wants to check again

And back home, Tom, the Maintenance Man was working next door, said he set my Package inside for me
Thank you and in I went to unpack and assemble and plug in and Wah Lah! But the Image didn't fill the screen!

~ 22 Inch HP Monitor on the Left ~ Color a bit Different from the 23 Inch Dells ~

What happened? The Screen resolution was set for 1920 X 1080 but there was a half inch black border
So I looked around online for Ideas, many had that problem, several suggestions, one was the HDMI Cable
If an older cable was used it might not deliver full 1080 Resolution so I changed it to a DVI Cable
And that worked, now a full and beautiful Screen! No need for an HDMI Cable anyway if you use separate Speakers

~ Now all Alike ~ But Still have Windows 8.1 on the New Computer ~

So now all the Monitors are the same size and Color and I shall live happily ever after
Until I think of something else to buy that I do not need! Like that SSD for the new Computer

~As Always ~ Ever Onward and Upward~


~ Tuesday ~ May 12, 2015 ~
~ Another Chilly Morning ~
~ Garden Looking Good ~
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~ Popcorn Rose Ready to Pop ~

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Another cool Morning in the 40s but climbing later to 70 they said
Anyway the Sun came out nice and bright but still cool out there all Morning
I got my Lottos at Kicks 66 but stopped in at the Price Chopper afterward
I wanted some Onions, Celery and Carrots to go with my Leftover Beef Roast

Only scratched off $8 in Wins for Tuesday, not doing so good in May so far
Nothing much needed to be done in the Garden, I took a look up the Hill anyway
Some of the Radish Plans getting some size but I don't see any harvestable Roots yet
Looked like I needed to start tying up the Tomato Plants there, I like them to grow tall and atraight
The rest of the stuff is coming along but no great progress as of yet, well it is only May

~ My Amish Pie Pumpkins ~ In the 'Punkin Patch' ~

So, I planted six Amish Pie Pumpkin Seeds, all in the envelope, two lonely little Plants popped up
Just hoping for a couple Pumpkins for Pie anyway, the Deer or whatever got them all last year

~ Big Max Pumpkins on the Hill ~

And just for fun and interest I planted a packet of Big Max Pumpkins for display, if I can get any
I planted about 18 Seeds, looks like I got about nine plants now, that should be plenty
Now if they just will pollinate and the Animals don't eat them all when they are small

And so later I did head back up the Hill to run some wires from one end of the Tomato Bed to the other
Ran two wires about an inch apart to hold the Tomato Stems all in line and straight up
They look nice and straight now, maybe I can keep them going where I want them to

~ Big Max Pumpkins on the Hill ~

And, remember the electric Candles I got as a Lotto Prize, I used them now and then
They were made of scented Wax and when they were lit they sent out a pleasant aroma
Then one Candle just started pulsing quickly instead of the random flickering they could be set at
Later the other two started doing the same thing and then one went out, I figured the Batteries gave out
Well, they took three AAA Bateries each, that made nine, and they didn't last very long
So that's too expensive for such little use and entertainment so I chopped them up
They were made entirely of that scented Wax, the Bulb set in a wax filling, I just popped out the electronics
Then broke them all up, set a String Wick in another Candle Glass, melted some of the Wax and filled the Glass
Now I have a single Candle that burns like a regular one and also makes a nice Scent and Glow
And lots of Wax for now to make a couple refills, and it now works like a real Candle... so there too!

Now it's off to a new Wednesday to use up... Charge!

~ Ever Onward and Upward~


~ Monday ~ May 11, 2015 ~
~ Chilly but Sunny and Warming Up ~
~ Not a very Busy Day ~
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~ Showing the Cucumber where to Climb ~

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Monday Morning, kind of chilly but the Sun was up nicely. where did the 40 Degree Temps come from?
And a slow Morning getting my BLOG posted and the daily routine wound up
Then I headed to the Coffee House for a Chat catchup, Dean and Lewis were there
A little later Director Bob Fluchel showed up to join in the Chit Chat
And there was plenty of that until around 10 a.m. when they had places to go
And I wanted another chance at winning that Lotto Fortune I have been chasing for 20 years

So I dropped by the Price Chopper for a 1.75 Liter of Old Crow Straight Bourbon Whisky
And traded in a $5 winner for $15 worth of new lottos and lost them all

The Cat was waiting out front Monday Morning, I gave him breakfast when I got back from the Coffee Shop
Then he waited around in the Bushes out front all day waiting for dinner
I found somethng for him a little after 5 p.m. and then off he went into the wilderness

Nothing much doing all day, just kicking back, checked the Garden, nothing much to report yet
I got a hankering for roast Beef so I headed to the Price Chopper to see what I could see
I found a nice little Chuck Roast, then spent the afternoon creating a Feast with that
Floured it, browned it nicely, then into a Pyrex Dish over sliced Onions and into the Oven
Let that roast a couple Hours and then out to cover and rest until Dinner
And then into the Pyrex and Beef Juices with Potatoes, Onions and Carrots
Later dished some of that up and finished the Day with Dinner and TV Shows... Nice slow Day

~ On to another Tuesday ~ Ever Onward and Upward~


~ Sunday ~ May 10, 2015 ~
~ More Rain, More Sun, More Rain ~
~ Max Pumpkins Popped Up ~
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~ Knockout Roses are Blooming ~

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A gloomy start to Sunday, then later the Sun came out nicely, then about 7 p.m. another good Rain
So we have had more than enough Rain for now, need a little more Sun but the Garden is looking good
I had a slow morning start and then a slow Day all day, just not much going on
I made a couple trips to the Price Chopper for this and that, and tried for Lottos twice
Only won back a $10 and a $5, no big ones yet this Month
Wondering where to waste some more Money, easy to do for me... The slight difference in my Computer Monitors for one
Now I have two Dell 23 Inch and one 22 Inch HP Monitor, the Color is a bit different on the HP
So I want them all to look alike so I ordered another Dell 2340L Like on the two Dell Computers
Other than that, I have everything on the new Dell Desktop I want, except an SSD and Blu-ray Burner

The only Garden Work I did was to tie a String on one Cucumber Plant in the Pot
There are three uprights in the Pot, two Cucumbers at the base of one, three at the second
One at the third, so I want to train one to climb the String to the third upright

And then a walk up the Hill to check the stuff up there after the Rains
Most everything coming along nicely, some things better than others, I did see the Big Max Pumpkins are up
I planted six Seeds in each of three Hills, here is one Hill with four nice Seedlings

~ Big Max Pumpkins on the Go! ~

I planted six Amish Pie Pumpkin Seeds in the Pumpkin Patch but only two came up
I sure wou;d like to get a Pie out of those plants if the Deer don't get then first, like last Year

And so, that was about it for a quiet Sunday, now a Morning trip to the Coffee Shop for 'Show and Tell'

And... I will show Lewis my first Tomato of the Season and it is Reserved for Him!

~ Ever Onward and Upward~


~ Saturday ~ May 09, 2015 ~
~ And the Sun Came Back ~
~ The Roses are Blooming ~ I Have my First Tomato! ~
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~ New Blueberry Bush is Blooming ~

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So, nothing much going on Saturday Morning, two forays to the Fast Stop for Lottos
First trip, no winners, second try a $5 Double Crossword, Oh well
On the way back in, saw this nice bloom on the Knockout Rose I planted next Door
And then checking my Email, got one from Walmart saying my new Floor Mat was ready for pickup

So I headed over there a little before 10 a.m. Picked up my Mat and headed back
Then had to do some trimming to make it fit next to the one I had under my other Dell Desktop
Not the same color but the only one who would object might be Sigi, mein German Freund

Then I took a look out front at my Big Boy Tomato plant, see if it needed anther tie-up yet
And what's that? On the back side a cute little Tomato not quite an inch in dameter
Could that be from that first Bloom I saw on April 19th, never have seen a fist Bloom produce a Tomato

~ This Bloom on the Big Boy Tomato April 19 ~ Is This from the Same Bloom? ~

And then up the Stairs, lots of Blooms on the Popcorn Roses Friday, wanted to check on them
And quite a few yellow buds are about to pop, they Pop into White Blooms like Popcorn kernels
So both Plants look really great their second year, lots of Blooms on the way, looks like

~ Yellow Buds about to Pop on the Popcorn Rose Bush ~

And another peek at the Blueberry Bush, a lot more Buds on there to watch now
Will I get some Berries the first Year that I transplanted it? Or the Birds might get them

That was all the actions outside, turned in to as pretty nice afternoon
And later the Cat showed up looking hopefully for a nice dinner, I found some leftover Ham
Then on to my Cocktail and TV, grilled a Por Chop out on my little Gas Grill
Headed off to Bed, now Sunday Morning, looks like we got some more moisture overnight
The Garden Plants should be happy and productive with that, looks like a good season start

~ Ever Onward and Upward~


~ Friday ~ May 08, 2015 ~
~ And the Rains Stopped ~
~ More Peeks at the Garden ~
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~ Neighbor Didn't Like the Cat in the Pot ~

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Friday Morning, kind of wet out front but the Rain quit, brightened up some around 11 a.m.
No plans at all, everything planted, now everything watered by the Rain... What next?

Well a walk up that muddy Hill in back to check the Garden Beds after the Rain
And too wet, muddy and slippery to do anything more than take a look
A look at the side Beds, the Popcorn Roses, lots of Buds, will Bloom any Day now
The Rhubarb looking Great, not ready for another Pie yet, just finished the first
And the newly planted Blueberry Bush looking great also, and some Blooms already, when some Berries?

Then on up the Hill and there are a few Sunflowers popping up, planted two rows, not many up yet
Next the Jalapeno Pepper Plant, not much size but it is Blooming already
Finally the Pumpkins, planted six Seeds in the first Patch, Amish Pie Pumpkins, only see two so far
And it looks like a Deer almost stomped on one of them, then headed back in

~ Sunflower Popping Up ~ Blooms on the Jalapeno ~ Two Amish Pie Pumpkins ~ ~

And on into a hazy sunny Afternoon... Bored... Nothing to be delivered except a Floor Mat... Ho Hum
No winner Lottos on Friday, and didn't want to spend any more Money trying, did OK Thursday

The Cat was out front most of the afternoon, just waiting patiently for a handout
Gave him a dish of Milk about 3 p.m. Later some leftover Dressing with Turkey pieces
He sure seems to have a Home here now but is still wary of me getting close to him

And on to the Evening, a Margarita to start as I was going to have Nachos for my TV Snack
That turned out be be dinner for the Evening, then I finished my latest rerun of 'Breaking Bad'
I started watching the entire series all over again, then early to Bed for an early rise today... Saturday

~ Ever Onward and Upward~


~ Thursday ~ May 07, 2015 ~
~ Two More Canna Lilies ~
~ New Web Cam Delivered and Installed ~
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~ What is this Thing on my Wall? ~

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Saw that Moth hanging on the Wall a couple Days ago, got that Photo, tried to find it online
Not sure what it is, have to show it to Director Bob Fluchel, he knows Plants and Bugs

And I got all my Pots and Planters moved on Wednesday, have to find a place to hang the Bird House
I took my small Bird House down for repairs, haven't rehung it yet either, no Birds ever used it

So... I woke Wednesday Morning to see my Bandage leaked on my Pillow Slip and ruined it
Now Thursday Morning, the bandage just about fell off, no mess on my Pillow though
But the Surgery looked terrible with a lot of dried Blood, needed to clean it off and rebandage

And so, I jumped into the shower, got my head all wet, finished and out to dry off
Then tried to wash the blood off the wound, got some but not all, then a Bandage and off to the Races
Headed first to the Price Chopper, won $15, then back again and traded for more and Won a $5, $5, and $15
Then back again to trade and won a $20... Time to quit while I was ahead

And so... about 10 a.m. I noticed the Pieapple Tops that I overwintered inside didn't look too good
Thought I would replace them with a couple more Canna Lilies and headed to Larry's Nursery
Found a couple nice ones, a Yellow and a Red and headed back to plant them where the Pineapples had been
And then... the Rains came, a real nice steady rain, just what I have been wanting

~ Two New Canna Lilies ~ Freshly Watered by the Rain

And then the Sun arrived and warmed up nicely, very pleasant afternoon...
So when things dried out some I took my little Ladder out font, climbed up to hang a wire from a Limb
Made a Hook in the end of the wire, went over next Door, got the big Bird House and hung it in my Tree
Now all my Stuff I had on the Neighbor's side is all back on my side, now see what she has to gripe about
(and I did feed the Cat again... on my side)

~ I Think I have all My Plants Potted Now ~

And later, Boss Bob came by, stopped to talk, said you are going to have to stop feeding that Cat
So I told him 'No problem, I'll just take him with me when I leave'... He said 'LEAVE? Just over a Cat?'
I said 'No, just because of someone feeling they had to complain and run to you to tattle on me'
Actually this place is just perfect for me at this time of my life, I would hate to move but then...
But it would be nice to have my own House again with no bitchy Neighbors

Anyway, off to another 'Good Friday?'... Let's check this one out...

~ Ever Onward and Upward~


~ Wednesday ~ May 06, 2015 ~
~ Coffee House Meeting ~
~ A Peek at the Pots ~
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~ Doctor Cohen tried to Scalp Me ~

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Wednesday Morning, kind of Cloudy out front and looked like we had some sprinkles
Was supposed to Rain Wednesday Morning but held off, maybe get some later?
Posted Tuesday's BLOG, finished my Morning Routine and headed down to the Coffee House again
Director Bob Fluchel, Dean Jernigan and Lewis Jonas were at Lewis' usual Table, I made a fourth
Sat down and joined in the chit chat, and there was plenty, all the way to 11:00 a.m.
Then we all headed out our various ways, I went to the Price Chopper, needed a couple Items
And I got those and my Lottos, back home to scratch off all losers, not doing too good this month

And it turned off nice and sunny about Noon or so, right at 70 Degrees, very nice
Just didn't feel like Climbing the Hill, might Water up there on Thursday anyway
Took the trash out to the Bin, noticed the Cukes in the Pot were taking off finally
And three promising Blooms on the Big Boy Tomato, but first Blooms usually don't produce
Anyway, it looks like they are on the way to doing something

~ Cucumbers in the Pot ~ Big Boy Tomato Blooms in the Pot

And that was about the extent of any outdoor activities, nice weather but no urge to do anything
The Cat stopped by to wait under the Rose Bush for a handout, found some scraps for him about 3:30 p.m.
Then it was time for my afternoon Cocktail and TV to catch up on the non-news
Sometime later a knock at the Door, next door neighbor lady with a gripe
She said she was allergic to Cats and wanted me to stop feeding the stray that showed up
I said OK, which I won't do and went back in, later went out and moved all my Flower Pots
I had two pots of each kind of plant and they looked good divided up in front of both places

But now I am not going to invade her part of the Building with any of my stuff
Today, Thursday, I'll even take the big Bird House out of the Tree next door and hang it in my Tree
Up until yesterday she had been a pretty good neighbor but now, that's all over

You just don't mess with this old Donald Duck... On to a New Day!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Tuesday ~ May 05, 2015 ~
~ Surgery Monday Morning ~
~ Quiet Afternoon ~
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~ Taking a Rest in Parkville Nature Sanctuary ~

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Left for KC Skin and Cancer Center at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning
I rarely try to go anywhere that early and glad I do not usually need to, that rush hour traffic
I feel sorry for all those that have to do that every weekday, what a mess
And all those School Buses at the same time, why not do that earlier or later?
Anyway I got to the Cancer right on time, maybe 5 minutes early at that

I checked in, sat down for maybe 10 minutes and then right into the Cutting Room
A little Prep, then the Doc came in to start excavating, deadening then starting right in
There was a bit more feeling this time but went away as he progressed, he's pretty fast
A Bandage and then I headed to the Waiting Room, a couple people in there already
So we chatted and I showed some of my Web Stuff and Videos, I took my Laptop

And then some time later I was called back in, needed a bit more clipping, usually takes at least two tries
He said just a little more around the edge, this time no feeling at all except his movements

Back to the Waiting Room for more show and tell until I was called again... oops, just a tad more to remove
And then after a considerable wait, called back again, just a tiny bit more... darn

Ok that done and back to the Waiting Room, not too long a wait this time and called back
This time all OK, he did a skin graft and then just finishing up and bandaging
And that was it, some wound care instructions and I headed out, back home at 11:30 a.m.

Then a long quiet afternoon, went up the Hill to drag the Hose back down, mowers due later
Was going to water but they predicted rain, we did get a little Tuesday Evening
Supposed to get Showers this Morning, Wednesday, looked out front about 6:30 a.m.
Was dark, looked like rain, had a few sprinkles earlier it looked like, well we could use some

Had a fairly nice night, no real pain, just some discomfort, did take a couple Tylenol
But this morning I saw their Bandage leaked some, ruined a Pillow Case but I had a spare
And looks like that Bandage slipped forward a little, they said leave it on for 48 hours
But I might just have to replace it early, wonder if I have one big enough?

Anyway... on to Wednesday looking for Rain and what else?

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Monday ~ May 04, 2015 ~
~ A Buzz Cut for the Surgery ~
~ Back to KC Cancer Center Tuesday ~
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~ Couple more Blooms on the Canna Lily ~

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And so, first thing Monday Morning, a few drops of Rain and I headed to the Shear Palace
I wanted to get a Buzz Cut before I went to the Dermatologist Tuesday for Head Surgery
Nope, not to add more Brains I could use but to take off a couple more 'Sun Bumps' up there
Last time it was hard to Bandage with all that Hair, so I thought I would clear the field some

Got to the Shear Palace a bit after 9 a.m. Two guys ahead of me already but one almost done
Waited through the second cut, again didn't take all that much time and I was next
Told the lady to get out the Lawnmower and take it all off so the Doc could see what he was doing
And again it didn't take any longer than my regular haircut and didn't look as bad as I expected
And it feels good, I will see how this works out and just might keep it short
This is how I looked in 1954 with a Buzz Cut, Don't look quite that good today

~ In my Last Year in the USAF at Randolph AFB ~

So what to do then, was planning on watering the Garden but we did get a little rain
And the Man said we might get a little more but it turned out nice and sunny and warm
I took a little jaunt over to the Nature Sanctuary, took a short walk and then got a photo of me at a Table
Just sitting there in the Picnic area soaking up the nice weather and peaceful ambience

Finshed out the afternoon doing a lot of nothing, the Cat was out front early
So I mixed a Margarita and fixed a plate of Meat scraps, sat out front sipping my Margarita
And I fed the Cat while enjoying the Margarita, the Birdies and the Weather

And now Tuesday Morning, 6 a.m. I'll finish my Morning Routine and head over to KC Skin and Cancer Center
That's beginning to be a frequent recurrence lately, not so bad but I could do without nicely

Anyway... Off to the new Day, hopefully another nice one

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Sunday ~ May 03, 2015 ~
~ A Gorgeous Weather Day ~
~ Just Playing with the Computers ~
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~ Missing Cat ~ Returned and Waiting for Dinner ~

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Sunday Morning looking good, a very few rain drops and then Sun came out nice and bright
Weatherman said Fair and a High of 85... A preview of Summer Weather for the Day
And so I scooted out for my Lottos at Kicks 66, only won a $5 Ticket, that won't pay the rent
So what else, bored already at 9 a.m. Decided to head to Office Max for a USB Cable
That needed to Install my Printers on the New Computer, no real hurry but I want them ready

So, I headed to Office Max for a USB Cable which you can buy online for about $2 but have to pay shipping
I checked at Office Max... WHAT! They wanted $19.98 for the same thing, what's the Deal?
So I went a little farther to Walmart... same thing... out of sight price!
Then I thought I would scoot over a bit to Staples and check the Price there, they weren't open yet
So back home with no USB Cable, well no hurry anyway, I can print from the other two Computers

I didn't realy need the extension cable anyway, I have the 6 foot ones that come with each printer
But the Printers are about 12 feet from the new Computer... so, just move them closer for the install
I did that, then proceeded to install my Dell V125w Printer... Installed wireless with no call for a USB Hookup
HUH? I thought it did when I tried an install previously... well... OK anyway, now for the Dell V725w Printer
And again it installed without a hitch, now both printers installed on all my Computers

Then checking with Cortana on Windows 10 on my HP, hadn't tried that and she couldn't hear me... HUH?
Oh, dummy, need a Microphone installed and I had taken off the Web Cam which has one in it
So I installed the Web Cam and now she listens and performs... so what about the New Dell then?
Well I had a third Web Cam I had on another Old Computer so I hooked that up... but it wouldn't work
So I tossed it, remembered I had trouble with that one earlier, ordered a new one for the new Dell

And that was it for the Computers for Sunday, out to check the Gardens, new blooms on the Canna Lily
Then up the Hill to check in back, not a lot of progress but things looking OK for now
The 'Better Boys' Tomatoes look good back there but not as good as the 'Big Boy' Tomato in the Pot
But then it got an earlier start and was a bigger plant than the four Plants I put in back

~ Big Boy Tomato in the Pot Looking Good ~

So that was all the activity for a really nice Weekend, on to my Manhattan, TV and dinner
That Cat was back again for his handout, I fixed him up and then on to finish out the Evening

Now... Monday, Monday... I like Monday... But more surgery coming up... Oh well
At least the Weather is nice and another nice Day scheduled for today!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Saturday ~ May 02, 2015 ~
~ Loaded up the New Computer ~
~ The Missing Cat Returned ~
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~ First Bloom on the Red Canna Lily ~

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Saturday Morning, a little wet out there, the plants will like that
Was thinking of watering again but now I can hold off for awhile
I will be busy with the new Computer anyway, installing programs will keep me busy

I was busy with Windows 10 Installs again on Friday while waiting for the new Computer
I had tried Installing Windows 10 on my HP Desktop several times with no success
But I tried again Friday Morning and this time it worked, but it installed Build 10049
I thought I had the latest Build on my Dell Desktop, Build 10061... so what goes?

Well then I tried an install on my Dell Laptop, it worked but installed a later Build, 10074
And so. then I poked around here and there and got Build 10074 Indtalled on all my Boxes
Not yet on the New Dell Desktop though, I want to install all my Programs there first
And then add an SSD and clone all the original Hard Drive Programs and Data to the SSD
And then Install Windows 10 on the SSD, and have a Windows 8.1 backup on the Hard Drive

And then, a quick trip to the Fast Stop and the Price Chopper, got my Apple Juice and no winners
The Day turned bright and sunny and warmed up nicely, I just puttered all day with the new Computer
I Installed a few Programs from CDs then downloaded more, Have just about all on there I want for now
And I copied most all my Data from the HP which has most of it, Documents, Photos and Music
Now all set for full production except to install the Printers but no hurry for that
To Install them you need to connect a USB cable up one time and I need an extension for that
I still have to pick up my Floor Mat at Walmart so I'll check for a Cable on the way, whenever

And so, that Cat that has been here every day for a Meal was missing for the last two Days
Had no idea what happened to him, but Saturday afternoon he was back out front and waiting patiently
And he must have been hungry, I gave him some, then he was back for more, and again came back
So he had three square Meals, I guess to catch up for his trip, wherever it was

So a busy Saturday, all done loading up the new Computer for now, what is planned for Sunday?
At the moment, nothing, I'll post this Diatribe, have a cup of Coffee and work my online Crosswords
And then see what this new Day will bring on... Oh... Just got another Video Assignment
An Email from Director Bob Fluchel requesting my services at a Sullivan Nature Sanctuary Dedication

So here we go again!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Friday ~ May 01, 2015 ~
~ New Day ~ New Month ~ New Computer ~
~ In the Merry Merry Month of May! ~
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Installed Windows 10 on the HP Desktop first thing Friday Morning
Then a Meeting at the Parkville Coffee House with Dean, Bob and Lewis
Then some Lottos, only won a $5 Ticket but my Pay Day Checks hit the Bank
And then on to waiting for the FedEx Man and my new Super Duper Dell XPS 8700 Desktop

So I did a little prep work here and there for the New Computer Set-up, almost ready
And the Big White FedEx Truck showed up about 2:20 p.m. with my big Box
Unpacked, not a lot in the box besides the Tower, just a wired Keyboard and Mouse I don't want
I set the Tower on my Table, hooked up a few wires and I was ready to go
Somehow this one found a lot of my information on my LAN that you usually have to enter
That saved quite a bit of time getting started, still a little of that to go
I fired it up, downloaded Yahoo Messenger and sent Sigi a message at 2:45 p.m, now that's fast

~ Computer Lineup May 01, 2015 ~

So this is the way the Computer Tables look for now, no more room for anything more
But I don't know of anything more that I need, I have more than I need now
For the present I will keep using the HP for my Photos, Videos, Blog and Web Pages
And I use the Dell number One for most of my Email, The Missouri Lottos stuff, online Banking
And shopping abd buying online, just most of my Internet stuff I do on that one

As for the new one, it is mainly a spare backup for now, still have to load a lot of programs
But I want to be able to do on that one... what I can do now on the other two
And just another fun Tech Toy to play with and waste time snd money on

I do LOVE my Tech Toys and Photo Stuff... How Sweet it IS!...
Now excuse me while I start loading programs, that will take quite awhile
And later I'll install a Blu-ray Burner Drive, and SSD and Windows 10... Oh yeah!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Thursday ~ April 30, 2015 ~
~ So What Happened on Thursday? ~ Forgot Already? ~
~ Readying up for the new Computer ~
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~ The New Ethernet Switch Working ~

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OK, Friday Morning and Pay Day... And my new Computer on the way today
But I didn't finish up my Thursday reporting such as it was
I left off after I had gone to Walmart for my Ethernet Switch, hooked that up to the Router
Now all ready for the Computer and it said out for Delivery today (Friday)
Maybe I should post the Day's report the same Day so I don't get confused the Day after
Anyway after the Switch Install and finishing watering, dinner and off to bed

And so today (Friday) I checked the Bank.. yeah, Both Checks were there, rich for a day!
Poured my Coffee then thought I would try another Windows 10 install on my HP Desktop
I had already tried a half dozen times and failed each time, well then, just try again
And Voila! This time it worked and I am using Windows 10 on the HP right now...

~ Installed Windows 10 on the HP Desktop ~

And so today (Friday) I was thinking of heading down to the Coffee House to catch up
Just then Lewis called and asked if I was coming, I said on the way and headed down

And a nice chat again, with Dean, Lewis and Bob, boasting about my new Computer
Then Dean and Bob left for a Meeting, Lewis and I kept on til around 9 a.m.
Then I excused myself as I wanted to be home if and when the Big Box arrived

And so, Friday at 11 a.m. I'll post this review of Thursday... and tomorrow the Computer Report?

Come on Federal Express.. I am READY!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


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