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New external hard drive; Chapter 14 - it's a wrap    (Click for full story)

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Warner NH

Photo comparison of hard drive sizes

The new hard drive is on the left. Much smaller than the old one on the right. Both 1 TB.

When I restarted our Dish satellite TV service a couple of days ago I got a message that the external hard drive was not readable (or similar). So I got a replacement today, but it is the wrong kind. That's OK; I will keep it because it will be handy to use with my laptop due to its portability.

And I wrapped up this draft of Chapter 14 of A Violette History, and will send it out to my coauthors to review and comment on. Glad to have that done to this point!

Dumpster full; Chapter 14    (Click for full story)

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - Warner NH

Photo of full dumpster

This dumpster was essentially empty earlier today.

In a major step today, we almost cleared the garage attic. We had a dumpster placed below the double doors opening from the attic, and asked Marc's son Ryan to help us with pitching stuff out the doors and into the dumpster below. Neither Elaine nor I wanted to work so close to the unprotected opening due to balance concerns, but it was no problem for Ryan. It took about half an hour, and the previously-empty dumpster was full and all the dumpster stuff from the attic was gone. There are still a few items left that will go to the swap area at the transfer station, and some electronic items to go there as well. And we left a few doodads that Dad and Mom had in case a family member wants any of them; the rest will also go to the dumpster.

House cleaning; TV setup    (Click for full story)

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 - Warner NH

We had a gorgeous day, with temps reaching the mid-60s this afternoon. We kept the outside door open in our working area and Gizmo spent some time just relaxing on the back deck in the sun. Kerby also likes to be able to go in and out easily, but he does not stay long outside. And there is more of the same forecast for much of the week. Guess I will get my shorts out to wear tomorrow. I'll be glad to get away from long pants! Had we been in Phoenix this winter I would have been in shorts the whole time; in fact, I have worn long pants more in the last six months than I have in the last three years!

Easter with Lisa and Paul    (Click for full story)

Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - Warner NH

Photo of kids hunting Easter eggs

The kids heading out to hunt Easter eggs

What a wonderful day! We were invited to share Easter dinner with Paul and Lisa and their family. Bailee was with us, but Mickey was with his girlfriend and her family. Lisa's brother, Fred, and his wife, Natalie, and her mother, Bev, along with Fred and Nat's three boys shared in the excellent meal. We started off with a wide selection of appetizers; crackers and spreads, berries and fruit, olives, an artichoke dip, and cheeses. But as soon as Fred and Nat and family arrived, we started with an Easter egg hunt by the kids. They had a lot of fun scurrying around the yard looking for the eggs. And the two boxer dogs enjoyed the activity as well. There were 18 eggs per child plus one large one holding chocolate candy, so there were plenty to be found.

What boxes? TV solved    (Click for full story)

Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Warner NH

Photo of boxes on table

Remember the piles of 20 or more boxes on and under this table? This is all that is left!

The outlook in the dining room at the house has changed considerably today. As you can see in the photo at left, what once was piles of boxes two rows deep on top of the table and boxes stacked two deep on the floor below is now just a few boxes on top! That means we are making progress! My brother had come by a few days ago and we moved quite a few boxes out and he came by today and took some more. I also asked him to review the contents of another 4-5 boxes designated for the Warner Historical Society so he could take out anything he wanted to go elsewhere. Once done, I moved those boxes into the garage so they can be loaded into our Equinox for delivery to WHS next week. The difference is drastic and heartening to us, for we are no longer so surrounded by all those boxes.

Miscellany    (Click for full story)

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 - Warner NH

Nothing exciting or earthshaking today. Kind of a laid-back day for me, with puttering around at several different tasks. And I am still not very cranked up, and not sure just what to write about.

So let's talk about some good news. You will remember me mentioning several times over the last few months about the wireless Internet service here at the house dropping us. It would sometimes happen 2-3 times a day, and was very aggravating when it did. I called TDS several times about the problem, telling them each time I thought it was the modem. Finally someone believed me and TDS swapped out the modem. Since then we have not been dropped once - going on three weeks now, I think. That's good!