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      Friday, August 26, 2016


otherstuff
01:59 PM - 08/26/2016

The topic: I am DONE!!!

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It took less than a week to finish up with over five years of format fixing! 

I'm gonna go put my feet up. And maybe watch television or something.

Maybe do some Silhouette stuff! Maybe let my back feel better. I've been sitting in pretty much the same position for almost a week, doing repetitive stuff with my right arm and it affected my back, I think.

But I can let this cloud that's been hanging over my head for so long go away....
 


      Thursday, August 25, 2016


otherstuff
01:49 PM - 08/25/2016
I'm listening to Beatles: Guitar Instrumentals

The topic: Batshit crazy

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That's where I'm headed right now.

This morning Brian lets me know he needs clean jeans. Okay, start up the washer while the laptop boots up.

I found some speakers to attach to the laptop. Set them up, sounds pretty good. Much better than the built in speakers. Then I see if Windows Media Player will pull from the network drive. It does. It's indexing the files and I start one that's already indexed. Make It Big - Wham. Then it double plays a song. What? What? No. That's not right. I check it out.

Oh, look, duplicate files. Duplicate files eat up space. I spend almost an hour researching the duplicate file finders I have on my system and am not enthused about any of them. Then I do a websearch. I try one out, yeah, okay, but it's finding more than just mp3 files. And to go "pro" will cost $29.95. Sorry. Not going to happen. I search some more, and I find a webpage with a list of good ones. The second one listed?

CCleaner by Piraform. Who doesn't run Crap Cleaner? I have one on every computer, only running the pro on my main computer, the rest are freebies. I open it up. I don't see a duplicate file finder. I re-read the article.....that's where it is. I test it out. Woohoo! I'm ready! Shut down the big PC, then start up the laptop. Brian comes in. "Let's go shopping, the pharmacy opens at 10:30."

Wait until your pants are ready to be hung out.

Shortly after, I get them hung up, change clothes and off we go. I want to get rid of those duplicates. I want to get started on the last year of file fixing. I don't wanna go shopping.

But we do, I get my BP meds, we ate at the CostCo food court, came home and put stuff away, changed into comfy clothes and booted up the laptop. Got CCleaner started. Went over the tools section, found the duplicate file finder, ran it twice before having any luck (duh, needed to look in subfolders, too).  Found the duplicates, got rid of them and WMP is now re-indexing the music.

I start to do the file fixing and Firefox is not automatically filling in my logins and passwords. 141031039

This started after renewing (and upgrading) our virus software yesterday. I do a search on the interwebs and see that it's probably Trend's new password thing. I remove that from my laptop (using the CCleaner software) and now my autofill is working again.

I start copying and replacing. Who is that screaming? Damn, Bernie, you sure are loud for a little cat. She's next to me here in the family room. Sitting there. I pet her. She moves to the other side. I pet her some more. She hisses at Bobby, gives him a little rebel yell. He backs way off. Then she wanders off, she's back in the crate, sleeping right now.

Then DaNiece decides she want some attention. She's a screamer. I scream back. I'm having some issues copying part of an entry, the whole thing is showing up as a link, a full paragraph, damn it, and I can feel the frustration building. Niecey screams some more. I yell at her. She just sits there, looking at me. I get up and put my hands on either side of her. I pick her up and cradle her in my arms, giving her little kisses on her face and nuzzling her tummy.  I hold her to my chest and as I walk into the bedroom with her in my arms, I tell her how much I love her and I gently lay her on the bed on her side.

Where she is still. Maybe I can get some work done now that all of the cats have settled down.



catstuff
09:30 AM - 08/25/2016

The topic: Bernie update

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Yesterday I picked her up a couple of times. She freaked out until I held her close to me and gave her kisses. I sat in an armchair in the living room, holding her and stroking her. She climbed off of me and sat on the ottoman next to the chair. 

As the day went on, I did this a couple of times.

Last night, on her own, she slept on the ottoman.

I have some pictures to share, but I have other stuff I need to get done first. But I will keep you updated on her progress.


      Wednesday, August 24, 2016


geekstuff
05:46 PM - 08/24/2016

The topic: One more year!

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Only twelve months of reformatting left! 2007! Then it will finally be fixed!

Over two and a half years, it will have taken.

Man, I hope I don't make that mistake again.


      Tuesday, August 23, 2016


otherstuff
05:35 PM - 08/23/2016

The topic: Well, at this point

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I have twenty-two months to go. Today (so far - the day isn't over) I did fourteen months. I did all of 2008. It was rough, that's the year my mom died.

I didn't read the entries completely, but did skim over them. I was a lot more forgiving back then, it seems, because now thinking about her brings to mind how much more she cared about beer than me. I cried a little. It wasn't fun, it was hard to do, but 2008 on up is fixed. I've got two months of 2006 done. What's left is March 2006 through December 2007.

Tonight, I will take a Benedryl before bed so maybe I can sleep. The mosquitoes are not my friends. My blood keeps them living, but I wish I could take something that when the mosquitoes started sucking my life's blood from me, would be poisoned and die. Last night, at one thirty in the morning, I was online over at Amazon looking for something to repel them.

I need sleep.

And I want this weblog fixed.



disneystuff
12:44 PM - 08/23/2016

The topic: We have annual passports to Disneyland

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We renewed last October. Disney is deducting just under $65.00 a month from our checking account.

We've been a total of times since then just zero. Nada. Haven't gone up. At all. Miss Elizabeth was a big factor in not going.

I asked Brian yesterday if we were going to go again. He said we'd try to get up there at least once. For my birthday.

And then, we're finished with APs. Done. No mas.

And that's okay.



otherstuff
08:32 AM - 08/23/2016

The topic: Fixing formatting is boring

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It's more boring than paperwork. And it's time consuming.

I'm down to three years' worth now. The next year is 2008, the year my mom went into the facility and died six weeks later. I'm not looking forward to it at all.

I'm thinking I'll try to get at least six months a day done, stopping if I don't feel like doing more. 

Right now I don't feel like doing more, but I've put it off long enough. I need to finish this.

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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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