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      Thursday, August 25, 2016

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

The topic: Batshit crazy


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.

09:30 AM - 08/25/2016

The topic: Bernie update


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

05:46 PM - 08/24/2016

The topic: One more year!


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

05:35 PM - 08/23/2016

The topic: Well, at this point


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.

12:44 PM - 08/23/2016

The topic: We have annual passports to Disneyland


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.

08:32 AM - 08/23/2016

The topic: Fixing formatting is boring


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.


      Monday, August 22, 2016

01:47 PM - 08/22/2016

The topic: So, in line at Walmart


While Brian is checking out, I was standing behind him looking at all of the little things that you just know you need. Gift cards, lip balm, ear buds, lighters, you know, stuff.

Oh, and this. There was this:

Not that I'm into Mario Cart or anything, but look! Isn't it cute? It's a guy with a mustache in a yellow cat suit! 

I couldn't resist. I picked it up and put it on the belt. I walked in front of Brian. The cashier picked it up to scan. Brian said "oh, no, that's not ours" and starts to take it away from her.

Alarmed I said "it is, too! Put it back!"

Poor cashier was all confused. But I got my Mario Cat. He's right next to my laptop.

12:16 PM - 08/22/2016

The topic: Commercial observation


For the erectile dysfuntion drugs.

Ever notice the difference in who they're obviously aimed at? The target audience, the men most likely to be on them?

Cialis has couples. People in relationships. Long term relationships.

Viagra has what appears to be high priced rent a dates. 

Just sayin'.

08:18 AM - 08/22/2016

The topic: The crate door is open


Doors to the out are closed, but I think it's time for her to start exploring a little bit.

So far this morning, she checked out the water fountain in the dining room (she drinks a lot of water) and had a hissy fit at Pete, who was obviously wondering what the hell he did to get such a reaction. After she was done telling him to back off, she ran back into her crate.

Last I saw, she was standing at the door of the crate, looking out.

Oh, I have to share. When I fed her this morning, a new flavor of Fancy Feast, she was nomming away and she was purring. Poor little thing, probably so happy to still be getting fed on a regular basis. (She has dry food available as well.)

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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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