Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour March 28th 8:30pm Local Time

Be part of this historic event March 28, 2009, 8:30pm local time.

Earth Hour

World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour - to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.

Please join me tomorrow night at 8:30pm.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

And that, your honor...

So tonight as I was sitting down with my dinner, such as it was, I heard cursing from the kitchen. Against my better judgment, I went out to see what happened. Unfortunately, I was bare footed and I soon found out that Paul had coffee grounds all over the kitchen floor (and the counter and in the sink). He was making coffee for morning and as he was putting the basket into the coffee maker, he hit the basket on the top of the coffee pot and spilled grounds everywhere.

So I grabbed the dustpan and broom to clean up the floor and he put the whole coffee maker in the sink to flush out the grounds. He flushed them alright. All over the place. And as he was doing that, he was tracking coffee grounds as I was trying to sweep them up. Grrrrrrrrrrr!

Ok, I got the counter pretty well cleaned up, and the floor and he was filling the water container to pour into the coffee pot. As I was cleaning the pot, water started pouring out of the back of the coffee maker. What??? Yes, there is a small hole on the back of the coffee maker. What is it for you ask? It's for if you overfill the water reservoir of the coffee maker. Yep! He had overfilled it. And it was peeing all over me and the counter.

And that, your honor, is when I killed him. (Not really, but the night isn't over yet......)


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Meet the "Beast"

Not Paul! LOL! His early birthday present! He's always wanted a tractor and we found this battered old Ford tractor here in Hooterville, so I bought it for him for his birthday (a few weeks early).

It runs like a champ! Started right up today and he drove it to town to our mechanic so he can steam clean the engine, change the plugs, filters and fluids. Now he can drag our roads and use it in the corrals.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Obama in Los Angeles on Santa Monica Boulevard

Thanks to my friend Sandra for passing these on to me today of our President in Los Angeles.


Obama in LA

Air Force One landing in Los Angeles

Air Force One behind palm trees

Air Force One landed in Los Angeles


That was the week that was...

I took my daughters to Laughlin (or as Sean called it Loft Land) March 6th-8th for our girls' weekend. Gamble (didn't win), eating (oh yeah!) and shopping at the outlet mall. We had a great time. Got home Sunday evening and immediately noticed that Tonka, my paint, wasn't feeling well. Everyone else was eating and he was lying down. By Monday morning I knew he had colic so I called the vet immediately.

She had two emergencies before me so she didn't get here until about 2 o'clock. By then, we moved him to a 24x24 corral so he was away from feed and his buddy, Ranger.

Long story short, we almost lost him. My vet treated him but thought he had a stone and needed surgery ($5-$10K) at a hospital down the hill (not her hospital, she doesn't have one). Not having that kind of money lying around, we took our chances with treatment here at home. Paul gave him his shots and meds and I watched him 24/7. My good friend came over Tuesday and we got some watered-down bran mash down him using my turkey baster. Enough to keep his energy up. He finally let loose about an hour later and we were on the upswing.

He's doing great now, thank God! I had lots of support and prayers from my pug forum friends and my RL friends as well. Thank you all.


Finally iMac

After a few snags (iMac didn't like my Officejet printer) and deciding Entourage S-U-C-K-E-D and Apple Mail isn't much better, we finally got the iMac all set up. I still have work to transfer over from the pc that I've been doing during the transition.

I'm still not a "fanboy" but then I haven't been working on it full time either. Once I am full time on the mac, the pc will be going downstairs to the spare room for the grandkids (with parental controls) and they can play their games on it.


Monday, March 02, 2009

iMac & HP not talking to each other!

We've hit a snag in the data transfer from my HP pc to my Apple iMac. Part way through the transfer they stopped talking. We're waiting for the software tech to help us over this rough spot.

It started around 11pm last night when evidently a disagreement happened over the Outlook/Outlook.pst file disrupted the dialog. My pc may have overheard me compliment my new iMac on its beauty. HP may not want to be banished to the downstairs spare room to be used and abused by grandsons playing their online games, or perhaps is revolting against my intentions of putting parental controls on IE7.

Or, perhaps my gorgeous white iMac is refusing to cooperate with a lesser
operating system. To be continued...


I Love Schools

I Love Schools is a great website to help teachers with materials and supplies, especially now with the economy and budget cuts. Teachers register and fill out a "wish list". Anyone wanting to donate an article can search the wish lists, or just search by school and help out.

It's a great way to help your children's (or grandchildren's) schools.

Please pass it along!