Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Annoyed with the DVR locking up all the time, so I ordered a new one.  Fortunately, it's been over 2 years since the last upgrade, so it was free.  Free shipping, free installation (well, self installation, but how hard can hooking up wires be?) no taxes, etc.

The only catch - have to stay with DirecTV another 2 years.  I can live with that restriction.

Monday, July 29, 2013


Never did like Mondays much.  Today was no different.

I did figure out I'm allergic to Triple Flex.  I'll have to figure out something else for my knee.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Laundry Day

That's about all we did today - tried out the new washing machine.  It's bigger than the old one, so we can actually wash full loads, rather than splitting into smaller ones.

Not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow.  I'm getting kind of burnt out. :(

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Headaches are annoying

They don't really go away, at least on days like this.  They just kind of subside, build up steam and come back and smack you when you're not expecting it.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


woke up with a neckache which turned into a headache.  It was along day at work.  not too slow, but long.  I'm very drained tonight.  I probably didn't sleep well last night, but I don't remember any problems, other than waking up with the aching neck.

I need a vacation - a sleep in, get up whenever i want kind of vacation.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Upgrades two

I fixed my tv viewing problem by buying an updated gadget that connects the computer to the vcr.  Now I can watch all my cooking shows while I game :)

Monday, July 22, 2013


Well some of my computer upgrades are working ok - the memory and vid card seem to be working just fine, except I can't watch tv anymore.  I don't know if the gadget is incompatible with the new card or what.  I have some investigation to do!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Expensive afternoon

We visited Home Depot and bought our replacement washer.  It'll be here Saturday.  At least we could put it on 6 months with no interest, so we can pay it off quickly.

It was still more than I wanted to pay, tho.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Did you know... can have hot flashes too?  I had two today.  That wasn't exactly fun.  I did finally get all the saplings cut down this morning tho, so that was something!

Friday, July 19, 2013


Went to dinner after work - steak was over cooked and potatoes were undercooked, almost but not quite raw.

I won't be going back there.  I'm sure there are a lot better places to go, so no big loss.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Slowly but surely

I'm getting the saplings cut down behind the garage.  The heat doesn't let me do much though without melting.  Maybe this weekend, when it's supposed to be cooler, I can get more done!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pitch Perfect

watched this tonight - it was actually a pretty good movie.  Predictable ending, but the story was relatively cohesive, and the singing talent was pretty impressive.

Probably one we'll buy on dvd so we can re-watch it.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

But it's a dry heat

yeah, well not here.  90 degrees, 50% humidity.  Bought some ice cubes, and between the store and the house, it had already partially melted.

Even my semi-working car air conditioner is blowing cool air for a change.  And people in the office are complaining when it's 75, saying it's freezing in there.

Maybe they should move their desks outside!

Monday, July 15, 2013

That stinks

The washer died tonight.  Now we have to find a laundromat until we get a new one delivered and installed.  Which could be who knows how long.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

More Shopping

Went to the computer store today, looking for some components to upgrade my computer.  I've been thinking I would use the money i've been saving to just upgrade parts, rather than getting a whole new computer.  I realized when i was there that i didn't know certain things that i needed in order to buy some of the parts!

So the only thing I got was a replacement for the study cam.  maybe next weekend i'll take a notebook with me!

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Went grocery shopping today.  We bought pretty much essentials - stuff to replenish the pantry.  Got a couple of meats on sale at wal-mart, but otherwise just 'stuff'.

It was a rather expensive trip. :(

Friday, July 12, 2013

So here's a question...

Did gas prices go up forty cents today because some speculators said gas prices were going to go up?  Seems to me every time 'they' predict a rise in prices, prices rise.

Conspiracy? or just Coincidence?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

National Treasure

After rewatching the movie, sometimes I wonder if there was some kind of treasure long ago.  Not really the way the movie depicted it, but what did happen to the ark of the covenant, or the other things under Solomon's temple?  Are they still buried in the desert somewhere?  Did they even exist?  Was it all aliens?

Who knows...but I do wonder about it.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Long days again

I'd forgotten how much 'fun' it was working 11-12 hour days.  At least this day was broken up by having a company sponsored cookout in the middle.

Still, tired as a dog tonight!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Vintage TV

I think I know why old tv shows never showed the spouses in bed together.  It's because they slept in separate beds and/or rooms because the other spouse snored.

Which is why I slept on the couch last night.  Simpler than being woken up every so often because my snoring was keeping her awake.

Monday, July 8, 2013

What a day

Spent all day in a conference room training the project manager on our systems.  That wasn't fun.

Plus my back hurt in a couple places all day, and now my eyes are giving me fits.  I swear, if this body had a warranty, it's long since expired.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Now I remember why I stayed in the house all weekend.  Even a quick trip to the grocery store and the pharmacy was draining.

Forget doing yard work or running other errands.  I'm staying indoors as long as I can.

Saturday, July 6, 2013


Out of all of Jeff Dunham's characters, I think I like Walter the best.  Watched three of his specials today, and although Peanut is funny, Walter definitely takes the cake.

I'm glad we went to see him last year - probably a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Day off

It was kind of nice having the day off, even if I didn't get done anything I really wanted to.  Too hot to work out in the yard, so I did several loads of laundry, and my knee complained.

Just can't win!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Can I see your ID

Got asked that today when buying a small package of fireworks for tomorrow, at Target no less.  I guess they wanted to make sure I was a responsible adult.

I guess.  I mean, they just click through the request for id when I get nyquil, but I have to actually have my drivers license scanned when I buy fireworks.

What a weird rule.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


It's not fun.  Peripheral neuropathy is really my own fault from the diabetes, I guess, but it's still not fun.  Add that to the pain in my knee that's working on coming back, and I'm just kind of a wreck some days.

Monday, July 1, 2013


As I was going to the garage to go to work this morning, I could hear the cardinals in the trees and on the wires singing, and it struck me that I don't get to sit on the porch (because I don't really have one) and listen to the birds while I drink my morning coffee (since I don't drink coffee).

Maybe this weekend I'll get up earlier than normal, pull out a lawn chair and sit in front of the garage and listen to the birds sing.