Well, I bought tickets yesterday.  I usually stick with Mega Millions cause I can toss in the occasional $1 without feeling like I’m breaking the bank, but that over half a billion was tempting.   Didn’t win anything of course.  On an amusing note though, on all 5 sets of numbers I got, each set had 1 number from the drawing…..

Here we go again

Guys, posting your own little copyright law on your Facebook page does not in anyway override the terms and conditions you agreed to when you joined Facebook.  If you don’t like it, don’t use Facebook.  Posting something like this just makes you look stupid.

Been busy

Just in case it wasn’t obvious or anything.

Just before Halloween Husband got sick with a nasty respiratory virus, and spent a week out of work. 

He came back to work just in time to get slammed with the overtime that results when you work for a major tele-communications company who’s the big dog on the area hit by a major hurricane.  He’s been working 10 and 12 hour days, 6 days a week, since.  And no, those hours aren’t negotiable.  The pay’s nice, but it would be nice to be able to see him for more than 5 minutes in the morning and evening. 

Apollo’s first ever dog show (and my first ever dog show as a handler) was just over a week ago.

And in between all that I’ve been doing all the chores and what not that Husband usually does cause he’s never home now.

Gripe grumble…..

Covering plants for the winter: bleg

So, I’ve been, slowly, covering the various containers and beds with straw for the winter.  The weather was warm enough that various things were trying to sprout.  Picked up what should be my last needed bale of straw yesterday to finish up.  Of course it was raining by the time I got home, so I didn’t put it out.  It was (I THOUGHT) supposed to be dry all weekend, I’d just finish up then.

So I get up this morning and this is what I found:

With no obvious sign of it stopping and melting any time today.  Maybe tomorrow, but not today.  Sigh.

Do I put down the straw over the snow layer, knowing that it’ll likely melt in the next couple days, or do I wait till it melts (which I do expect it to do) and put it down then?  All the plants do have a base layer on them, I just wanted it deeper and around the sides of some of the deeper container/beds.

Windows updates—-computers suck

Its times like this that make me wonder why I’m still using Windows…

Installed a bunch of updates and rebooted the computer.  Computer comes back on and I get the icon for no wired internet connection.  Lovely.  The updates musta screwed with a setting.  So I turn on the wireless (for research and fun stuff) and start poking around the computer.  Nothing’s working.  I’m gonna be pissed if one of the updates really did break the wired connection……decide to try one more thing, turn off the wireless…..and HEY!!! I still have internet.  So basically, I HAVE wired internet, the computer just won’t admit it even when I’m connected via it.


I hate computers.


edit: Fixed, updated a couple drivers and found something online suggesting that some security software that does link scanning will do it, so I turned all that off (it wasn’t supposed to be on in the first place, that was annoying), rebooted, and presto, the computer admits its got a connection again!

Fair Warning!


Now I just need to figure out where to hang it!


(bleg: the sign didn’t come pre-drilled with screw holes.  Its .040 aluminum, do I need anything special to drill it?  Or am I better off positioning the screws around the sides to hold it in place?)