Lightning And Thunder And Hard Rain. Oh, My!

And, no, it doesn’t happen very often around here. But, at 0400 this morning I was woken up by heavy thunder. I tend to wake easily with the slightest strange noise in the house, but this was pretty loud. Of course, lightning was occasionally going on; which led to more thunder (of course). Had a period of pretty hard rain too. All in all, the “storm” lasted almost an hour. Was cool!!! Figured I was already up, and the alarm was going to go off at 0515, that I might as well stay up. Woke up again @ 0700.

Not a whole lot happened around here yesterday. Nice, Hot, day out until late afternoon. In the space of about 5 minutes it went to cloudy and 10-15 degrees cooler. Made a run to ACE, the bank, Post Office, and the dirt farm (Peninsula Topsoil) up the road. I can have a ton of compost/dirt mix delivered for around $90, OR, I can pick it up myself (using my truck) for $27.50. Guess which I’m gonna go with. Go ahead. Guess. (I’ll wait.)

cise02bToday has been overcast but semi-warm. Just warm enough for the mosquito’s to swarm while I was out mowing the back yard. Got several bites.

And, other than that it’s just been my normal chores around here. Did finally try on all my pants and put those that no longer fit into a pile for the Goodwill (or whoever). I think I’m picking SWMBO up at the QFC tonight; but will have to check to be sure.

Crap! It’s already 1600! Where did the day go?

Made Peanut Butter Cookies. Maybe I’ll let SWMBO have a couple. Maybe.

I did get to go pick her up at the QFC. We’re home and just relaxing. About time to go lay down and read a bit. Guess it’d be too much to hope for another lightning storm tonight!

Posted in #GeneralBS, Weather | Leave a comment

Happy Moon Day, World!

On this date in 1969, I was attending the Upward Bound Program at Arizona Western College just outside Yuma, Arizona. But, like almost everyone in the World that could, I was glued to the (small black and white) tv we had in the Dorm TV Room; watching as Men (American Men at that!) landed and walked on the moon. Astounding!

Now, I live in a World where one day no one had ever walked on the Moon, and the very next day, two men had. That was just amazing.

Of course, I think we ought to have colonized the Moon by 1980. I’d have volunteered to go (in a freakin’ heartbeat!!). But we didn’t. And we won’t until long after I’m a faded memory in a photo albulm somewhere. Which is too bad. Sometimes I curse Heinlein, Clarke, Del Ray, and a lot of other authors for getting me all excited about space. (But not often.)

Not a whole lot going on around here today. Nice outside so the Dog and I took off all our clothes and took a walk around the back 40. Mowed the front-upper and front yards and the path we walk around. Nice out there! Damned nice out there!

Moved some things around to make room for a dump truck to dump a load of that compost/dirt we get. Will probably order that tomorrow (when it’s supposed to rain some). Today I ain’t getting dressed to go anywhere. Already did that to check mail.

So I spent the rest of the day just farting around outside as much as possible. Had to chase the neighbors-from-Hell dog off. (Every year they get a new dog. I think they lose their dogs to wild life in the forest back there.  Every year I get to train a new dog to the sound of pumping up my BB gun.)

Anywho, I’m outta here.

Posted in #GeneralBS, #NiceDay! | Leave a comment

Splurged On A New Monitor Today

Jones1aWell, not really a monitor; although that’s what I’ll be using it for. Went to Best Buy, and the selections there were a 24” monitor that I could sorta read without glasses ($115.00), or a 32” TV that I could read without glasses ($125.00). Guy was freaked when I asked him to hook it to a computer! But I wanted to see it in action. And it’s wall mountable. And the mount I took off the Hanns G fits just perfect. Didn’t even have to move the mount at all. Cool!

Had to rearrange the screens. Fix the resolution. The two TV’s are running at 1360×768. The AOC monitor (on the right) is at 1680×1050. I could ramp both the TV’s up to 1920×1080 but the task bar (along the top) disappears. Gonna have to wok on that cause I want the higher resolution. I hate the task bar being at the bottom of the screen though.

Mel06aaOh, hey. Just made the task bar wider/taller, ramped the resolution up to 1980 and I can see it when it drops down now. Let me play with this for awhile. Just made all three 1980×1080 and it seems to be working good. Cool!!! Rebooting will be the telling thing to do though. If it survives rebooting then it’ll be good to go.

My Lovely-Young-Bride of almost 30 years (Dec 20th!) is home. Somehow got me logged on to Ancestry.Com and uploading family pictures I have. Fun! She keeps asking me for information (What part of “I don’t know” is hard to understand?) and I keep telling her to log into Facebook and talk to the family directly.

Anywho, it’s this Old Guy’s bedtime so I’m gonna go lay down and read a bit. (I purely love reading!)

Posted in #GeneralBS