Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Then Thursday night we will be traveling to Salt Lake again for a concert, a Queen tribute band that the BSU wanted to see. So we're going to a concert.
Friday I think I'll see if Kenny can go shooting someplace, just so I can relax!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
My internet favorites file is missing and my Internet Explorer view looks terribly 1990's. I have the majority of my favorites on a memory stick so I haven't lost everything, just anything I've added in the past several months. And I suppose I'll figure out the appearance issue soon enough too.
But at least the registry problems are fixed and my Bit Defender will update every day as it is supposed to and lots of unused junk has been swept into a pile and vacuumed out of my computer. And that makes me pretty happy.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
formated and Windows reinstalled. I considered doing all the work
myself but decided not to mess with it and leave it to a pro. I sure
hope he gets it done by tomorrow cause I'm feeling a little lost
Sent from my iPhone
Friday, February 20, 2009
I thought the set was going to cost me twenty dollars, so when the cashier told me my entire purchase was less than 12 bucks, it almost felt like stealing!
Anyway, I'm still under the weather with this cold that has afflicted me so this weekend might be a Lethal Weapon marathon!
The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies began with the Larry H. Miller Toyota store in Murray, Utah on May 1, 1979. Through the years, Miller amassed more than 80 businesses and properties in the western United States. Most notable are the Utah Jazz, EnergySolutions Arena, the Salt Lake Bees, Miller Motorsports Park, Megaplex Theatres, and 39 automobile dealerships spanning the Rocky Mountain West. Miller also developed a vast real estate holdings including commercial and agricultural properties.Larry was a car collector and racer and son Noah and I even had the opportunity to meet him and sit in his Ford GT racecar at his beautiful racetrack a couple summers ago.
A dynamic entrepreneur and business leader, Miller also became known for his charitable efforts. Miller coined the phrase "Go about doing good until there is too much good in the world."
Miller and his wife Gail provide close to 300 college scholarships each year. Larry H. Miller Charities, a foundation funded by monthly contributions from his businesses, fundraising events in the community, and personal donations from employees, has donated millions of dollars to communities in which Miller does business.
So after saying last night that I was sick- and I was, I did go into work today. I’m not well but I don’t seem to have any fever, so I dragged my butt into the office. I’ve even been moderately productive, at least for the first half of the day. This afternoon my apathy has overpowered my initiative and I’m struggling to keep going until closing time.
I still feel lousy so I don’t expect to have too big of an evening with the BSU tonight.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Today at work the apathy/aches/general malaise continued and increased until I finally felt the shivers indicating a fever about 1:30. So I took a couple hours sick leave, came home and took a 4 hour nap.
And for a while, I felt better. But not so much now. It will be a dose of meds and an early bedtime tonight.
I did finish the reblue job on my Taurus rifle alst night!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
We apologize for the inconvenience.
It's late and all the good stuff is coming in through my email from my retired friend, Kenny.
I have to tell you- I'm impressed. This snow tractor really seems well thought out and realistic for winter use anywhere the snow gets deep, like in the Mid-West where I grew up. I might have suggested some chain covers and anti-intrusion fenders over the augers but otherwise the guy that designed it seemed to have it all figured out.
I'll bet I would have liked the guy that designed it.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Well this week it snowed and I needed to use it. And it drove just fine but after 5 or 10 minutes the blower quit. Just quit. And I had to park the machine and finish clearing the drive the hard, slow way with a shovel.
Today was another dandy snowstorm and the first chance I had to get the snowblower into the shop to see what was halting the blowing of snow. I had an idea that it was cable related because the cable had gone slack and I couldn't hear the belt engaging when I operated the lever. It took a bit of digging and disassembling but I discovered the cable securing bracket for the blower clutch was broken off the frame.
Crap! There's a bunch of parts to be removed but only 6 bolts that hold the blower portion onto the engine and drive frame. I got everything removed and then bothered the neighbor to help me carry the blower portion out to the truck.
I took it to a young friend that is a very competant welder and he fixed the bracket back onto the blower in no time flat. And then with the neighbor's help again to return the blower out to the shop, I put it all back together.
And it works just fine. I cleared the drive and part of the street and the neighbor's drive too. But it was a dammed hard bit of repair today to get it fixed and I was whupped when it was time to come in for dinner and a rest!
Friday, February 13, 2009
A link is going on my sidebar as well.
For every nanny-state abiding, dial 911 and wait for the police, turn the other cheek, "the disadvantaged just need our help" gun fearing liberal-
Back already? Now you understand what I believe. Those reasons so clearly spelled out by Mr. Kopel are the reasons I carry a handgun. Those are the reasons I am stridently opposed to any politician- from our president, Barry, and his minions, Chuckie Shumer, Diane Feinstein, John F'n Kerry, mayor Bloomberg from New York and the the Brady Bunch. All of those people have forgotten that the right to defend oneself trancends government and government's man-made laws.
I'm adding a link in my sidebar to this valuable article so that it can be a constant reminder to me and to anyone that stops by this humble spot on the internet that self-protection is not just a luxury afforded to a few but instead is the right of every person.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
So over the past weeks I have been refinishing it. I took it apart to the last pin, stripped the rust and original blue finish, sanded and steel wooled all the damaged metal and then re-blued everything. I've been at it for a couple weeks now. Last night I finished the reassembly.
It looks terrific. I am very pleased with the results. Tonight I'll get some pictures and post them for your viewing pleasure.
Next- the Taurus rifle!
Sunday, February 08, 2009
You see, Kenny and I went to the boat show this weekend. And we saw lots of really nice fishing boats- big ones, bigger ones, and smaller ones too. We compared Lund and Crestliner and Fisher boats. We even ogled a couple very fancy Skeeter boats but we both knew those aren't the boats for our simple needs.
But we really did have a great time walking around and looking at the shiny new boats. Just steps inside the front door we ran into a buddy of mine who is part owner of a fishing tackle business and he invited us to come over to Flaming Gorge in the spring for a fishing trip on the company's very fancy boat. You know I'll be following up on that invite to make it happen!
So, if you can, dig deep and donate often to my "Need a Boat" fund. It will do wonders for my mental health and I promise to share the fishing trips with my buddies, making their lives better too!
I also downloaded a SDHC card formatting program from Panasonic and that doesn't seem to be fixing my problem either. Which makes me believe that it might be my laptop's age that is the problem.
Tomorrow I think I'll go buy another memory card, this time one that is just SD and see if I can finally get our digital picture frame working!
And I haven't had any time to figure out the registry problems at all!
Friday, February 06, 2009
Kenny just had to take his computer in to the shop for an expert’s touch to remove all the bugs that had infiltrated his system and although I’m not having bug problems, my beloved HP Compaq laptop has been causing me to curse a little bit over the past couple days.
It all started with the receipt of a belated Christmas gift from son Noah, a Kodak digital picture frame. Of course I had to go out and purchase a memory card for this new digital toy and when the BSU and I were in Wal-Mart the other night, I bought a 2gig SD card to fill up with pictures. First I spent an hour installing and updating the always annoying Kodak photo sharing and manipulating software which always gripes me with the overabundance of cutesie options that somebody must really want because every package comes with it. I don’t want it, so I installed as little of the package as was possible. Next I went through the software and selected a grundle of pictures to install on the memory card destined for the picture frame.
Once I had the pictures selected, I tried to copy them to my new memory card- no go. The Kodak software didn’t see any removable memory cards available. Hmm. I looked on the MS File Explorer and it said I had a card installed. I tried to drag some pictures directly to the card- no go. Looking at the properties of the card revealed only 896 megabytes listed as the card’s size, not the 2 gigabytes that I was supposed to have. Hmm. Then a window popped up and said my memory card needed to be formatted but the MS formatter didn’t work. Instead, it failed and afterwards, Explorer no longer recognized the card when I installed or removed it… Dammitall! By now I was certain that the stoopid card was defective and it was bedtime and I was tired and cranky, so I went to bed frustrated, cranky and cursing cheap electronics.
This morning I discovered that the problem lies in the laptop, not the memory card. It seems I need to install new drivers for my card reader as the current drivers don’t recognize any cards over 1 gigabyte! It also appears that there are specific formatting programs available for formatting SD memory cards which I may, or may not need. What a pain! Anyway, sometime this weekend, I will have to use these links:
to update my computer and get my laptop talking to my memory card so that I can get my digital picture frame running.
After that, I have to do some real work fixing my registry to correct an error I made last week that prevents my Bit Defender anti-virus software from updating as it should. It seems I told the installed Spy-Bot software to block the updater from connecting to the internet. Removing Spy-Bot didn’t fix the problem and the automatic remover executable file doesn’t run correctly either. So it appears that I have to delete lines out of my registry manually which should give me lots of chances to screw up. I can hardly wait…
Thursday, February 05, 2009
I think it seems like a great idea and today I sent this email to my gun buddies:
I say we rent a bus, load it up with beef jerky and videos to watch and go to Washington! Since none of us jumped on a bus back on Jan 20 to go to the inauguration, maybe this would be the right reason to visit our nation’s capitol.If the group in Michigan can get this rally organized, I think I can arrange a small contigent from Utah!
Seriously. I’ll bet we could fill a bus just with people we know here in Utah.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
I guess that's how old I am today.
Happy Birthday to me!