Monday, January 25, 2016

#6 Does time fly?

Woke up this morning and the month of January 2016 is  almost over.  What happened?  What have I done?  Overheard a conversation at the center about how time seems to go by fast as you get older.  I remember siting in class in the sixth grade and thinking how long the school day was.  When you are young it seems time moves slowly.  Now it seems like only yesterday I was holding our first daughter.  She will be 50 this year.  You kidding me?  Where did those years go?  How did so much time go by so fast?  One of the jets came lose in the hot tub.  Our friend came by and said he would find a new one.  He asked how old was the hot tub, we replied about four or five years.  Then we began to remember and came up with fifteen.  What?  My gosh it does not seem possible.  We have been in this house for 30 years.  Seems like only yesterday we moved in.

I think we need to make the most out of the time we have.  You can not save time.  The second hand just keeps on moving.  You maybe be able to be more efficient but time goes on.  Enjoy the time we have.  There are many things we do that can bring us joy, bring us to a happy place.

Look for that happy place, enjoy the time you have.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

#5 Looking for Norml

I changed my layout the other day and then I got lost.  Could not figure out how to post or get my old format back.  Well I called in JP to help.  She pushed buttons, waved her finger over the keyboard and alas it was back.  This is only a test.  Testing 1, 2, 3.  I repeat this is only a test.

Monday, January 18, 2016

#4 New layout

Fooling around trying to change the look of this blog.  Would like to add a new picture, but can not find the way as of now.  Made a few changes. 

today cloudy and damp but no rain at our house.  Bay area getting a lot of moisture.  Mountains too.  We need the snow pack to be real good this year.  Even if we just get our normal rain fall here we will be ahead of the last few years.

Take care.  Drive safe.

Friday, January 15, 2016

#4 Normal Times

I lead a very normal life.  Not much excitement or drama most of the time.  W have a little dog.  She is such a sweet thing.  She has developed a routine based on my habits.  I probably talk more to her than I do to humans.  She always looks and acts as she knew what I am talking about.  It is amazing how you can become so attached to and animal.  Any way she gives me pleasure just to have her around.

Talked to my brother by phone  tonight.  They are having a lot of rain.  Not much for him to do but stay inside and keep his stove going.

All is well here.  Hope the world comes back to it's sense's soon.

Take care.  Be kind.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

#3 Post iMac

The day after Christmas I took the plunge and bought a iMac.  A few days later I unpacked this beauty and began the process of getting setup.  After about 7 hours (frustration level getting higher), I stopped for that day.  When I returned to the setup, still didn't get what I wanted.  Made the decision this computer is not for me.  Boxed it back up for return to store.  Should be simple enough right?  Wrong!!!!!!!!!!!  I had entered some incorrect data and they couldn't figure out how to undo the problem.  Three hours later a rep for Apple was able to remedy the problem and OK the refund.  So there goes my upgraded computer for 2016.  Back with my HP and Windows 10, sans sound.  Oh well.

Other than that all is well.  Got Power Ball fever.  Can you image 1.3 Billion for a $2 investment?

Had pleasant weekend with the visit of our daughter fro SD.  Made catfish Pappy style for lunch.  Watched the Vikings lose a game they should have won.  No home team won in this Wild Card round.  First time in history I think they said.

Hope you all had a good weekend.  I still have one more day on mine.

Take care, be kind.

Monday, January 4, 2016

#2 2016 Orginize

I have been busy re-arranging my files.  In December 2015 I decided not to keep hard copies of some of the recurring bills.  So I have been purging the old copies from my hard file.  A little at a time.  I think I will go to a more computer based system.  As I work through things that make sense, and are practical.  After all I am a common sense guy, and like things to be practical.

Now that the holidays are over and I am getting back to my regular schedule, I am sure all things will work out.  I consider my dialysis to be a part time job.  Twelve hours a week.  Now to work with that schedule and have a life.  My back has been giving me trouble for three months.  Some days I feel OK then the next day maybe not so good.  I am waiting for the health care to get me and appointment for a back x-ray.  Kinda would like to know what is going on.

JP has a terrible cough.  Hope she gets better soon.  Other than these small problems we are well.

Tax time is coming soon and I need to get the information together for the Tax man.  Our guy that has done our taxes for several years re-tired.  Sold his business to fellow tax guy who he has known for many years.  Hope we get the same good service from the new guy.

Take care, be kind, and helpful to your fellow human.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 #1 New beginning

Hello all,
Been some time since I last blogged.  2015 did not seem to inspire me much.  There were some good times and very few bad times.  Just kinda went by with out a lot of drama or problems. 
Let,s take look at how 2015 went. 

Sold my Chevy SSR.  I really liked that vehicle.  It was fun to drive and turned heads wherever we went.

Jo and the girls went to Spain for two weeks.  I was happy and proud to be a small part in that trip.  They say they had a great time and I am very happy for them.

Outstanding moments of 2015?  I am sure there were some others but none come to mind right now. 

What does 2016 look like?  I begin the year going from a windows system to a iMac system.  This change will take place in the next week or so.  My Grandson will graduate from high school in May.  He said he wants a iMacPro for collage.  I said a Windows system was more practical.  He said maybe but a iMacPro was more trendy.  After doing some research on prices on the webb  I made the choice to be trendy.  I bought a iMac desk top.  Now to the work of making the change.

I would like to say "HAPPY 2016 TO YOU".  I was up at midnight for the first time in a long time and shared a CAVA toast and a kiss with my bride of over 50 years together.

Let's make 2016 a year of peace and love, and Proud to be and American and live in the greatest country in the world.  USA

Take care, be kind to all.