Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012

8:45am
I'm slow getting started this morning, even though I've been up for almost 3 hours ... I just don't want to do anything. I know it is going to be a long work day ... dreading it.

3pm
I'm so tired, I can't think. Got 2 stores serviced. One of them took waaaay too long.
It is 96F ...
Need to get my exercises done ...

5:30pm
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children »
ARMAHN ANDREW PARRISH. Case Type: Endangered Runaway. DOB: Mar 9, 1998, Sex: Male. Missing Date: Jul 30, 2012, Race: Black. Age Now: 14, Height: 5'6" (168 cm). Missing City: LOS ANGELES, Weight: 168 l...
 
6:45pm
Got all of my exercises done for the day. Found both of my pedometers, but only found the instructions for one of them. Dusted the living room. I need new feather dusters. The feathers are coming out of the one I use in the house & the one I use for work is just filthy.
About 2 hours until White Collar. So, what shall I do ... 
 
8:15pm
It got to 101F today! Going to work on some crosswords for a bit before White Collar starts.

Monday, July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012

7:30am
Awake at 6 again ...

There's a new comedy by Ryan Murphy starting in the Fall that I might check out - The New Normal.

8:45am
Damn. Gotta get ready for work.

2:30pm
Been home for a couple hours. Serviced one store here in town.
Found a cool site for old radio shows: Download Free Old Time Radio Shows!

4:30pm
Vacuumed 3 rooms & the couch & loveseat. So much hair & feathers everywhere.
Also, added some of my daily exercises back in that I'd slacked off on. I'm feeling it, too!

5:45pm
Ick. Got to 99F today. Supposed to be the same all week.

It's kind of a boring day ... I got all of my exercises done. Listening to John Denver. Started reading the second Supernatural book ...


Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29, 2012

6:30am
Waking up an hour early is really starting to irritate me ...

Don't know that I'll get much done outside today. Will probably just weed for an hour. I still have to get the doves' cages cleaned, vacuum & rearrange their room. We moved 2 dressers out of my mom's room and will be moving the Christmas barrels into her closet. The rest of the stuff in bins will be moved into the dresser drawers & the empty bins will go in the shed. I'm also going to move the internet modem & the phone into the room (from the living room) so they'll be more central for my wireless (& we'll be able to hear if the phone actually rings ...)

8:30am
I need to figure out my pedometers. I have 2 of them that I've had for years sitting in a drawer because I could never figure them out!
Walked Nikky to the mailbox. Got one of the Supernatural books I ordered & one of my mom's books.

10:45am
Got another square foot weeded; pulled up 3 more aggregate stepping stones (those suckers are heavy!); leveled 2 fence panels; leveled 3 decorative bricks. Done with outside for the day. Going to clean the doves' cage before lunch. Then rearrange their room after lunch.

Listening to more John Denver music now.


National Center for Missing & Exploited Children »
EUNICE SERRATO. Case Type: Non Family Abduction. DOB: Mar 13, 1996, Sex: Female. Missing Date: Jul 28, 2012, Race: Hispanic. Age Now: 16, Height: 5'5" (165 cm). Missing City: SAN ARDO, Weight: 130 lbs...
 
Just made this silly caption:
3pm
Finally! Got the Dove/Exercise room done. NO more storage bins stacked against the walls! (Most of the yarn and other stuff went into the old dressers (they were my grandma's.) Left one drawer empty, as the phone is being moved in there (so Ezra won't be making any calls when we aren't looking - haha!) I'll be moving the cable modem & wireless router in there this week, too, so it is more central for the wifi to reach all the rooms and the deck. You can't see the doves' cage from this angle, but it is in the left corner.
4:30pm
I just love the sticky note program on this computer. I'm getting back into FlyLady (again!) and I have a note for each day of the week along the top of my big screen to keep track of my chores! Love it!

Still waiting on a fix for that book site that I had trouble with yesterday. They did respond that they are 'looking into it' this morning. Haven't heard back since, though. I have 11 ebooks sitting in the cart waiting to be bought! But, if it won't take my gift card, they can forget it.

Smelling the broccoli cooking. Mmmm. And sirloin!

5:45pm
I am stuffed!

7:30pm
I just finished this for the header on an Incredimail stationery.
The 'net sharing sites are so dead the past few days. I can't believe everyone I know/follow has been pulled into the Olympics. But, that's the only worldwide thing going on right now, really ... borrrrring.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 28, 2012

8am
I woke up very tired at 6 am ... still feel tired. But, lots to do outside again! And, need to clean the doves' cage later. And, need to rearrange their room.

I feel a headache coming ...

Trying to figure out how to get all the images on my computer to go into the rotating desktop program this computer has. Without having to move everything individually. It won't read into all of the folders they are in ... hmmm. Yep. I'll have to go folder-by-folder. Will do that another day, then.

Sucks that the Freecycle gal never showed up for the pots. They will go in the garbage on Monday if no one claims them this weekend ...

Took Nikky for a walk to the mailbox. Received one of the books I ordered from Barnes & Noble - a Brain Games puzzle book.

12:30pm
The fence-top weaving is done. So, nearly half of the back fence is complete with redwood-colored vinyl slats. Need at least 2 more packages to finish it off - hopefully when I get my oil check. Started getting the weeding done. Will take forever to dig down for all the rootlets. I hate Bermuda grass! I got about 1 square foot done ... I also did a load of wash that is hanging on the clothesline right now. Nikky spent the morning out with me. She had visits from Pookie (one of Martin's dogs) and Chewy (one of Kelly's dogs - other side of Martin.) & they sniffed happily at each other through the fence.

Just redeemed some points for a $25 gift card for Barnes & Noble from one of my survey companies. Wish it didn't take so long for them to send them, though. 8-12 weeks!

2:30pm
TRYING to get all my old mail off my laptop. I think it was good I got a new computer. The laptop is really acting up now. I definitely need to clean it out and put it back to factory settings somehow.

Damn! Demonoid was hit by a DDOS attack yesterday & is still down! I wanted to do a search there for a friend ... Will have to wait, obviously.

3:30pm
Got some things transferred out of my laptop email. This will take some time. I have hundreds of saved posts in there ... I will do one folder a day until it's empty or I will give up.

5pm
Olympics this, Olympics that ... yadda, yadda ...

Heating up my dinner & listening to more John Denver music. Love it.
Just took a couple of pics of Ezra to share with his first human mama (I still keep in touch with her & sadly his cat daddy recently died) & this was the best one.
The doves' room is a mess; it's also the exercise room. We are rearranging it tomorrow. Ezra is already supervising!

6pm
I should create something. But, I don't like any of the images I have saved ... Need to search.

8pm
Getting frustrated. Trying to buy some eBooks. I have a gift card and it is not being reflected in my total at checkout. I'm not going to go forward without the discount! Waiting for a response from their help team.

I'm already noticing it getter darker earlier now.

Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012

6:30am
I woke up early again ...
Listening to more John Denver albums.
Have a lot to do outside. Want to paint the 4 baskets & plant the strawberry seeds that came with them. Paint the suet cage & put it up. Put up the clothesline. Work on the back fence slats. Weed. Put the gate latch together. Hope I can get to most of that!

Noon
Well, I got quite a bit done outside today. Got the strawberry baskets done & planted the seeds, as well as the suet cage. Got the clothesline up and the 2nd load of laundry is hanging. And, I finished the slats (except for weaving the top)! Still have to buy a couple more packs of those to finish our space. Tomorrow will have to be for the gate latch & weeding. My back is killing me!
 These are the hangers I put on the shed yesterday.
 The strawberry baskets I bought on clearance at Tractor Supply for .99c each, hanging on the plant stand I bought and put together yesterday. The fence is starting to look really good.
Finally! I bought the retractable clothesline last month. I've wanted one forever! It's up, now. A line of Nikky's blankets - Blue's Clues!
 Suet for the wild birds.
Future project. Trim the Ming tree so the branches don't rub on the house.

3:30pm
Whew! Wore myself out. Rearranged part of my closet and emptied the bin full of computer parts and my old printer. Hooked up the old printer to this computer so I can scan & copy stuff. The printer part is messed up.
Waiting for a Freecycler to come by & pick up all the plastic nursery pots we've collected the past 3 years.

4:45pm
Ugh. Apparently the Olympics is starting ... 


7:30pm
Just made an Incredimail stat with this image that I made as a header:
Gah. All that's on Twitter is Olympic Tweets. So boring!

8:30pm
Made another image for my Incredimail stationery.
And, another.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012

8:15am
I've decided to take the day off. Not working until Monday. Have so much I want to get done in the yard. Still have to put up the plant hangers on the shed and solder the latch on the new gate!!

Having some problems with Twitter loading this morning ...

Time to go get gas, some cash, & go to the farm for milk. Need to stop at the store for a couple of things, too ...

11:45am
Just got home from shopping, gassing up & getting milk. I almost forgot the milk in the car!
Looks like Twitter is back up.
Going to get to some email before I make lunch. Having Broiled Mozzarella Tomatoes Recipe 


1:30pm
Our water bill is sure high ...


3:30pm
Got the wrought iron plant hangers up on the shed. Looks pretty good. Will look even better once the shed is re-painted. But, that will be next year some time ... I also put together another plant stand (bought it today.) Need to paint the plant baskets that will be hanging on it. Tomorrow.
Didn't feel like going back outside to take a picture, so took this out my bedroom window next to my desk. I'll take a better pic tomorrow & of the new plant stand after I get the baskets done for it.
The wooden box is one of 3 old tomato crates I inherited. They were my grandfather's. I'm going to line them with coconut coir and plant some herbs in them, I think. The pool belongs to the neighbor.
6pm
Got a bunch of programs added to this computer that I use a lot on my laptop. Have 2-3 more that I need to install with the CD software. Will do that tomorrow.


7:30pm
Just rearranged part of my room so I could fit my office chair in here without hitting the wall and my big dresser. And, I can walk without tripping on things.


8:30pm
So sad to see this. Elk Grove police dog dies of apparent heart attack
Almost time for Saving Hope. Michael Shanks is the only reason I watch this thing.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012

8am
I was sad to see last night that Chad Everett had died. He was a good actor.

Busy work day today. Have 3 stores to service in Sacramento. Will be home late, I think.

This was an interesting local story to wake up to: Trapped rodeo bull saved from well

3:15pm
Tiring day. Too many sunglasses!!! But, I got all 3 stores done.

Just finished my paperwork. Hate that part.

This is cute: Indiana Horse Paints Self-Portrait (There is an annoying commercial first.)

6:30pm
Listening to John Denver's Aerie album. Lovely.

10:30pm
Just watched Criminal Minds & CSI. I can't wait until their new season starts.




Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012

3:15pm
It's been a long, hot day. It's only 90F, but it sure did feel hotter driving on the freeway!
Got 1 store serviced. Went to Fry's & bought a camera, batteries and a keyboard wrist rest. Then, stopped at Cash & Carry Food Service store. I've wanted to stop in there for quite some time to see what they have & find out if you have to be a member or have a business license to shop there. It's open to the public & no membership required! So, I might shop there occasionally. I did buy a big bag of broccoli florets and some bananas.
Got my paper work done. Now going to make some watermelon sorbet.


THE SEED OF THE DAY FOR MID-SUMMER AND FALL PLANTING – Calendula –...

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children »
BRITTANY SHANTE ROBINSON. Case Type: Endangered Runaway. DOB: Jan 27, 1998, Sex: Female. Missing Date: Jun 14, 2012, Race: Black. Age Now: 14, Height: 5'0" (152 cm). Missing City: MOBILE, Weight: 150 ...

5pm
The watermelon sorbet is good, but it is giving me brain freeze!!

7:15pm
Well, crap ... the site I used to get my PSP8 from was one closed down by the Feds a few months ago! Have to search my files & see if I still have the old zipfile for it ... damn.
Yay, I do have it. Now to see if it will install AND work on Win7.
WooHoo! It works!!!
I love PSP8. It's old, but does everything I want with graphics. I've tried the updated versions and don't like them.

8:15pm
I guess I will have to use Google Calendar ... I can't find a calendar program I like on download.com that is comparable to Microsoft Works calendar that I'm used to. Oh, well ...
Almost time for White Collar!!!
 

Monday, July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012

8am
Slightly cloudy out. Apparently there was some rain overnight in Sacramento county. Not here, though. It's already 67F & supposed to get to 98F. It was over 100F yesterday & Saturday.
Have 2 stores to service here in Woodland today. So, at least I won't be on the freeway today. Tomorrow, I'll be going to Sacramento, so I'll be able to stop at Fry's and check out their cameras. Probably won't buy one until next month unless they have a really good deal, though. I do need to get one of those soft wrist guard-type things for the desk, though. I'm out-of-practice using a regular keyboard after using the laptop for so long & it is kind of uncomfortable.
I think it is going to be a loooong day for work. Probably won't be home until 2, I think. Sucks.
I love doing surveys, but I get so behind on them as I get so many of them. But, they are so worth it. I just cashed out on one site & it will pay my next BillMeLater bill on PayPal. Gotta pay for this computer! ;)


I need to get my PSP program loaded onto this computer so I can get some artwork done. Getting so out-of-practice! Want to make some new Incredimail stationery (& need to copy all of my old stats from the laptop onto this one.)
Ugh. Gotta get ready for work.

1pm
Only got one store done, but that's OK. Still have time to get the other done without it being late.
Having some lunch and have a load of wash going.
This is so disgusting: How Big Pharma and the Psychiatric Establishment Drugged Up Our Kids

So is this. Vaccines do NOT work reliably! Worst whooping cough outbreak in over 50 years happening among the fully vaccinated

3pm
This sucks. There is no Microsoft Works program on this computer! I need my calendar!! Need to find a calendar program to download now.


Got my paperwork done from work. Fed the hummingbirds. Second load of wash done. Now, to start moving some of my old mail and Incredimail stationery off of the laptop.

Can't believe I've only seen 3 of these movies! Priscilla, Brokeback Mountain & To Wong Fu - I own the VHS & DVDs. I actually have Milk on one of my hard drives, just haven't watched it, yet.
Top 12 LGBT Movies You Need To See, as Picked by Film Fest Organizers

5:30pm
I'd like to get this book, I think. WATCH: Montgomery Clift Remembered in New Video

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children »
PAMELA ANN COATES. Case Type: Endangered Runaway. DOB: Jan 3, 1999, Sex: Female. Missing Date: Jul 20, 2012, Race: White. Age Now: 13, Height: 5'3" (160 cm). Missing City: YULEE, Weight: 105 lbs (48 k...

8:15pm
Got caught up on all my surveys that were in my laptop email folder. Many were expired, of course. Will empty out another couple of folders of email tomorrow. Getting late. I want to listen to a Daniel Vitalis interview before bed. 

Daniel Vitalis – ReWild Your Body! Freeing the Animal Within for a Healthier, More Energized, and Exciting Life! – July 23, 2012


Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 22, 2012

7:30am
Still have a headache (luckily, not a migraine, but still annoying.) I'm hoping the GoodWill Express donation center is open today. I got notice that my monitor has finally arrived & there is no room in my little car for it!! Will have to rearrange a few things in the car and maybe make some room ...
Not having another yard sale today. I need to clean the doves' cages, hook up my mom's dvd/vcr, put up the plant hangers on the shed and hook up my new monitor!!!

Can't pick up the monitor until 10, so I have time to rearrange the car.

11:30am
Dropped everything off at GoodWill & brought my new monitor home! I love it! Works perfectly. Next project: get a new camera!
Need to find something for lunch now and then hook up the player for my mom if she's done rearranging her room again. Don't think I'll get the plant hangers up today. Too hot out now.

1pm
Yay! My website - quingem.com is back up!

2:30pm
Got the player hooked up in my mom's room and helped her move the recliner from the living room to her room. Not sure what the heck we're gonna do. But, it seems we are slowly moving everything out of the big living room to the doves' room and our bedrooms. It is way too hot in the living room in the summer and way too cold in the winter. We just can't enjoy being in that room year-round. The central heater/A/C just don't do much for that room.

5:15pm
Dinner will be late. Rotisserie chicken.
I was able to get into Facebook! I was for some reason locked out on my laptop and my tablet. Neither would accept my password! But, looks like I can access it on the new desktop.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 21, 2012

2:15pm
I have a headache. I closed up the yard sale at noon. It was a dud. Too hot. I made $7, though ... I now have the car loaded up to take a bunch of stuff to GoodWill on Monday. That will get rid of more than half of the stuff. I'm keeping just a few things to list in my online shops.
Nikky drove me nuts whining at the door the whole time I was outside!!

I did get the 2 plant hangers painted while I was outside, so that's good. Will put them up tomorrow. Oops. I forgot to close the shed door. Better do that, now.

I still haven't got my new monitor! Using my very old one & where I have it, it is hard to see without my glasses ... But, I am slowly moving things from my laptop to the new computer. I'm writing this with the new computer. Getting my Incredimail set up on it now.

Chris Colfer is one busy boy lately while promoting his new children's book, Land of Stories. He appeared on The View (among other places) this morning: Watch! Chris Colfer Talks Klaine Sex With The Ladies Of "The View"

4pm 
Fire crews battle Yolo County wildfire
This is in my county, about 30 miles northwest of us.

Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012

7:30am
Was sad to wake up to find out about the shooting at the Colorado theater. Glad they already caught the shooter. http://www.kcra.com/news/national/Gunman-kills-12-in-Colorado-movie-theater/-/11797450/15615992/-/h60bwd/-/index.html


National Center for Missing & Exploited Children »
AIKESE JORDAN. Case Type: Endangered Missing. DOB: Jul 22, 2006, Sex: Male. Missing Date: Jul 19, 2012, Race: Black. Age Now: 5, Height: 4'11" (150 cm). Missing City: CHICAGO, Weight: 50 lbs (23 kg). ...
 
Decided to have the yard sale this weekend. So, will be going through things today and pricing them and setting up the tables in the driveway.
 
8:30am
Have to go out and get change for the yard sale, then will get to working on setting it up.
 
Noon
Whew! Got the driveway swept and de-cobwebbed the carport. What a dusty mess. Have 2 of the tables up. Have 2 more to put up. I also finished weaving the top border of the slats on the chain-link fence. Enough outdoor chores for the day. Have to go through all the yard sale stuff after lunch. Also, have a load of wash going. Now to figure out what I want for lunch!
 
A quick interview with Chris Colfer about his new book. I can't wait to get it ... but I have to! I want both the hardback and the audiobook. Maybe I'll have the extra cash next month to order them. http://www.people.com/people/videos/0,,20612376,00.html
I want to get John & Carole Barrowman's new book, Hollow Earth, too. It won't be released in the US until October, though.

1pm
Totally stuffed. Big lunch. Now to start going through bins and pricing things. Fun ...

4pm
OMG!! I have so much crap! I hope some of this stuff sells or the thrift store will really get a load! There's very little of this stuff that I will bother selling online. Most of it was my aunt's stuff. I think there is a good selection, though. Clothes, books, knick knacks, craft stuff, vintage stuff, and other odds and ends. And, my grandma's religious stuff ... but, if it doesn't sell, it will go online. It's very vintage. 100+ years old; mostly mint condition.
I can barely walk through my bathroom!
Done. Can't do anymore until morning.

Now, to test my old monitor and some other computer stuff. Might put them out to the yard sale, too ...

Almost time for dinner, though.

6:30pm
Well, the old monitor works on the new computer. So, it was definitely the graphic card that was going out on the old XP. I still have to get into it and pull some files I had on there, though. Still waiting on the new monitor!

I think my next computer-related purchase is going to be a better camera. I'm so tired of this annoying little Kodak.
 
Ah, well. The XP is history. Can't see anything at all now. So off to the electronics dump for it.
 
Watched a really good interview from Anthony Starke of his mother about her experiences during WWII. It's here: http://sharedstory.org/story-20 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012

7am
I'm awake! Sort of. Don't want to be.
It's a very cloudy morning. Love it.

Well, I just did the fix for my website from the instruction my webhost sent me. Hope it works. It can take 1-24 hours to kick in. Will keep checking my site. Something with my IP address got messed up.

8am
I'm now collecting all of the Supernatural books. I have the first one and it was good. Going to order 2 & 3 this afternoon from Amazon. Need to ask my mom which 2 books she wants next.

Sun is trying to come out now. Day's gonna heat up. Supposed to have another heatwave over the weekend ... weird temps. Up and down ... Sad because I was going to have a yard sale. The park allows a big yearly yard sale for everyone in the park & does the advertising. Don't know if I want to deal with the heat all day for that. We'll see.

I had really hoped my monitor would arrive by now, so I can set up my computer. It seems to be stuck in their Utah tracking facility for the past 3 days according to the tracking!!

3pm
I got home later than planned today, after servicing 2 stores & going to the farm for milk. Didn't even get any shopping done. Had some sprinkles going over the river into Sacramento County this morning. Didn't last long.

Going out now to put more slats on the back fence. It's 85F right now & sunny.

4pm
I finished the first 10-foot section of fence! And, got half its finish trim done at the top. It's looking good!! Emptied one package. Will get the other half of the finish trim done tomorrow & maybe start on the second package and the next 10 feet of fence. Looks like I will end up having to buy 2 more packs next month.
8:30pm
Another Saving Hope episode is on tonight. The things I do to see Michael Shanks on TV ...
I just ordered 5 books from Barnes & Noble. Used up most of an online gift card I earned on a survey last month.
My website is still not showing up!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

7am

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children »
VALAE ZONORA YOUNG. Case Type: Endangered Missing. DOB: Aug 25, 1998, Sex: Female. Missing Date: Jul 17, 2012, Race: Black. Age Now: 13, Height: 5'4" (163 cm). Missing City: WINNETKA, Weight: 150 lbs ...
 
Easy day today. Just 1 quick store to service. A stop at the Post Office to mail the presents. Then to the co-op for a few things and to WalMart to get a wrought iron planter I saw the other day for the yard. After lunch, I will get those things painted that I didn't do yesterday.
 
8am 

1pm
It's another nice day. A bit warmer, though. It is 78F right now. But, I'm going out to get that painting done on the fence parts.

3pm
I got all the painting done, other than touch-ups when everything is soldered in place. I need to get a new can of paint. I emptied this one. Hammered in the posts and attached the spring to the gate; hope to get the soldering & attaching the caps to the posts this weekend. I still have to adjust the spring better, but it will work. Pulled some weeds and put in more slats on the back fence, too. A little at a time & it will all get done.

So, I need to get more paint, 2 more rebars for posts & probably more solder. I don't think I got enough for this project.

Now, I have to try to get spray paint off of my glasses ...

Luckily, it came off fairly easily. Not that I can see with them anyway! I need new glasses ...

5pm
Waiting for dinner & going through Twitter. Finding lots of articles to read! Tweeters have been busy! 
 
 
7pm
Huh. I think my main website has been hacked or something. I just contacted the host to see how to fix it. But, my page is just white with some gray logo on it. That is NOT my doing. I just tried to re-upload my index & it's still white. Not good ... 
 
8pm
Time for Criminal Minds!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012

7:30am

THE SEED OF THE DAY FOR MID-SUMMER AND FALL PLANTING – Poppies!!...

Dozens of Genetically Modified Babies Already Born - How Will They Alter Human Species? This is disgusting.

Still can't get into Facebook ... guess I will use the old address and hope they haven't moved yet. I don't want Zachary's presents to be late.

I need to rearrange part of my room when I get home, so I have space to set up the new computer by the window.

It's supposed to be cool again today. So, hopefully, if I get home early enough, I can get the fence posts & caps painted black to match the fence. I want to paint the wind chime I bought yesterday black, too. It is verdigris, but I want all the wrought iron in that yard black. I may need to buy another can of paint.



It's a beautiful day & I have to work ...


2pm
Having a late lunch/snack. Then, I'll get the furniture moved by the window. Not going to get the painting done today.
It is very cloudy today. Only 70F right now.

Six natural remedies to help relieve migraines

5pm
Load of laundry done. Furniture and computers moved. Presents packaged and ready to mail in the morning. Waiting for dinner now.
New White Collar tonight!!!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012

7/15/12
2:30pm
I am so sore and tired today. So, I didn't work on the gate. I went shopping. Bought the rest of the gate parts and 20 more brick edgers, solar lights, 4 hanging metal baskets with coir cloth in them, & a dwarf Meyer lemon tree!
Tomorrow, I need to go to WalMart to pick up my new computer & the dvd/vcr combo. Still waiting on the monitor, but it should arrive this week, too. Can't wait!!!

I need to make some sun tea! I need to buy more lemons tomorrow, so I can make lemonade, too. Can't wait until my new little lemon tree starts producing! Probably won't until next year, though.

7/16/12
8am
Looks to be a long, busy day for me. I need to get 2 stores serviced; pay a couple of bills; go to WalMart; go to the co-op; do a bit more shopping for the yard. Looking for more wrought iron garden things. When I get home, I hope to get the new solar lights put together & also get my mom's new dvd/vcr combo hooked up in her room. And, make lemonade! Hope I can get it all done!

4pm
Well, I only got 1 store serviced. Took way too long. Got most of the above done, except for my mom's movie player & making lemonade. Will get to them tomorrow, hopefully. Found a cool, standing wrought iron wind chime for the yard.

Very windy today, so it's keeping the temps down nicely. Delta Breeze. Only 75F right now! Love it!

Eating white mulberries for the first time. They're not bad.

7:45pm
Weird weather. Saturday was 105F, yesterday 86 & today 76 was the high!

Western Scrub-Jay is Birds & Blooms Bird of the Month. We have quite a few regulars that visit our feeders.

8:30pm

Hmm. Can't log in to Facebook. I need to check on someone for an address. Guess I will have to wait until tomorrow & try to log-in with the new computer. I need to wipe this one back to factory settings soon. It's been sluggish lately.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 14, 2012

8am
It's very gray outside. Cloudy. Looks like it wants to rain, but I doubt it will. Will be in the 80s again, though. Good!

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children »

SKYLAR NEESE. Case Type: Endangered Runaway. DOB: Feb 10, 1996, Sex: Female. Missing Date: Jul 6, 2012, Race: White. Age Now: 16, Height: 5'4" (163 cm). Missing City: STAR CITY, Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg...
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children »
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1:30pm

Just finished lunch. I was outside much longer than I had planned. Don't know if I really accomplished too much. I got the gate up, but I need to go to OSH tomorrow and get a spring so it won't sag when it's opened. I still need to solder the latch on, too. I dug up some of the lily tubers, but still have 1 other clump to get out. It is a nice, cool day. It is just 77F right now. If I didn't need to eat & clean the doves' cages, I would have went back out. Maybe I'll go outside and read later.

                         
Scalloped bricks will edge the shed, as well as the fence.
Attached a panel to the shed and also made a gatepost with a small re-bar. Need to get a small knob for the top of it.
For some reason there is a part of a small drain pipe sticking out of the sidewalk edge; it had been buried under the dirt. I'll have to work around this when I put in my edging ...
 
                                      Red Canna lily tubers. 
 
Got a load of clothes going. Maybe I'll get the new clothes line up this week! I hope so!

3:15pm

Cloned horses may compete in the 2012 London Olympics, while anti-doping testing for humans becomes more sophisticated

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012

2pm
The mini-heatwave is over. We had 3 days over 100F. Today should stay in the 90s.
Got 2 stores done yesterday and also stopped and bought more dvds. First season of White Collar and the Dresden Files series.
Then, went out to the farm and got a gallon of raw milk.
Today has been really busy. Martin (neighbor) & I got my old fence down! He was a great help. Salvaged part of it & he's going to use it to fence part of his yard by my driveway.
Took us about 2.5 hours.
Tomorrow, I'll be digging up the lily tubers, leveling the entrance & filling in the holes in the shed wall where the other gate was, so I can finally get the new gate made. Then, Sunday will be spent putting more slats in the chain-link fence along the back of the yard.
Just got finished freezing strawberries that I bought last week before they go bad. I would have done them sooner, but was dealing with that darn migraine & forgot about them.
Made a strawberry/banana smoothie for lunch.
Made more eggshell grit for the birds, too.

5pm
Hmm. Fire engine & ambulance about 5 houses down from us. Loaded an older lady in the ambulance. Never seen her before ...

6:30pm
It only got to 86F today! Big difference from the 103F yesterday! Nice.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012

7/9/12
5pm
I woke up in so much pain this morning. The migraine is worse today. But, I had to do a special project for work. Somehow, I got it done. Also, got a bit of shopping done. Presents for a 3 year old. Need to get them all packaged up to hopefully ship out tomorrow.

I have 6 more episodes of White Collar to watch before the new season starts tomorrow. Can't watch them tonight the way my head feels, though! Can't concentrate & my left eye is blurry.

7/10/12
7:30am
Sick all night with this migraine from hell. Haven't had one this bad for quite some time. Didn't even remember to post my blogs last night, so continuing today.

Have a load of wash going now.

Going to catch up on some articles I didn't get to yesterday.

Homemade Cleaners

THE ‘SEED’ OF THE DAY FOR MID-SUMMER AND FALL PLANTING – The Wild Saffron Crocus Bulb – This week, in addition to...

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9:45am
Just watched Matt Bomer on Live with Kelly. Gorgeous guy! Must catch up on season 3 of White Collar today. Season 4 starts tonight!

4:15pm
Just finished catching up with White Collar. Great show. Can't wait until tonight!
My head is almost better. Still feel awful, but the knife behind my eye is gone.

THE SEED OF THE DAY FOR MID-SUMMER AND FALL PLANTING – The English or Shelling Pea –...

5:30pm
Feeling much better now. But it is 101F outside! Ick.

10pm
White Collar was great!

7/11/12
2pm
Well, I lost my internet connection last night, so didn't get this blog posted AGAIN! But, I will tonight!
Just got home from work. It is 97F already.

THE ‘SEED’ OF THE DAY FOR MID-SUMMER AND FALL PLANTING – The Saffron Crocus Bulb –...

3:30pm
101F ...

I'm hoping to get another computer tomorrow. An Acer All-in-One. If I can scrape together the cash after work. I'm going to get rid of my old desktop. Takes up too much room and is an XP, so I can no longer update it.

5pm
103F
Decision made. Going to order a new desktop & monitor, as well as a dvd/vcr combo from WalMart online & have them ship to the store. Cheaper than what I was going to do. Will take a few days longer to get, but that's OK. I'll probably have them next week sometime.

6pm
I'm $500.00 poorer now. But, I'll have a huge 23-inch monitor and a 1TB HD on the computer. And, my mom won't keep bugging me that there's nothing to watch on her TV. We have over 200 movies and tv series on DVD & VHS. Now she can watch them in her room. I love 'BillMeLater'!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July 8, 2012

7am
I've had a headache since 3am. I think it's from the outgassing of the new foam pad on my bed! Ugh. So tired now.

Just read a couple of articles: 
8 Cheap and Easy Ways to Stay Cool 
Baby golden eagle miraculously survives Utah wildfire  

So much I want to get done today. Finally getting the gate put up. Putting the slats in the chain link fence (hopefully will prevent some weed seeds from getting in my yard!!); getting a clothesline put up; so much more! 

11:15am 
Very frustrated. Can't get the old gate off, so gave up after an hour. Will tackle it again next weekend ... So, started on putting the slats in the chain link fence. Got about 5 feet done. It's going to look nice when it's done. May do a bit more tomorrow after work.
 
I dug out part of the old wood divider. Still have some more to tear out. It is rotted. Will be replacing with brick.
It will be so nice not having to look into the ditch on the other side of the chain-link fence.
 
All the holes I have to fill in on the corner of the shed where the board holding the gate latch was.
The board I can't get loose that is holding the old wooden gate onto the post.

12:30pm
Great. I have a migraine ...

3pm
Sad. Ernest Borgnine is gone ...