Monthly Archives: March 2008

COMPUTER SURROUNDINGS WEEK…

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Here is the updated version of my computer space and "RUPERT3".
I took it to show what a small little space I have. I literally sit in the
corner of the room and can touch my fingers to the wall and to the
edge of the bed that is in it,( from where I sit in my chair.)
I placed a board under the monitor to stablize it on this
table, because the train runs less than a block away.
I try to get all I can squeezed into that tiny space.
Everything has it’s place.
There was no room on the table for my printer
so I had to place it under the table on a sturdy stool.
When I want to use it I just pull it out. I use another table
to place my keyboard on. The table can be moved
easily back and forth and up and down to suit the person
using the keyboard.  The computer corner has been
set up like this over a year now. It sits in our guest
room and if company comes to visit.. no more time
on the computer for me.Sad

Rain predicted for today and colder temps this
week too. We will be lucky to
see 60 the whole first week of April.
The white stuff is melting and almost
gone. Every single time it melts, we get
dumped on again.. I sure hope it stops that
cycle soon…

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

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SUNDAY Notes…

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I changed some things here on the space again. I do hope
everyone is able to access it okay. If you have or had
trouble getting in or commenting let me know.
Seems getting into spaces was a challenge for me too.
I have been here at this an hour just to get signed in
here. Disappointed
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The Spacewalk Space has been updated.
I came across a wonderful space that I think
you will all like and should visit and check
out. A wonderful lady in Missouri writes it and
it is quite entertaining. Click the link above to
check it out. 
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It is supposed to warm up by Monday here and I cannot
wait. 60 degrees is a heat wave and I wonder if it
really will feel like 60 or a cold 40. I guess I just long
for the warm breezes and that spring smell.
Tuesday starts the beginning of  STORM SEASON Umbrella
here in Michigan. Tornadoes to be exact. I think
it may have to wait awhile to get there.. we haven’t even
had a good thunderstorm yet! 
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Kat over to KATSOUP has reminded us that this is
COMPUTER SURROUNDINGS week again.
None of the old excuses..( oh it looks the same).. either..
so I have to see about getting my new picture together.
Maybe we should just come up with some clever
photos like she did. Hmmm my mind wanders…

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This is what my computer monitor sees when it looks

at me!! LOL No I didn’t embroidery on the shirt!
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY !

FROM MOI!!

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I saw this card yesterday and just laughed and laughed
it reminded me sort of LILY TOMLIN
and her character who answered the switchboard
at the telephone company. OOO one ringy dingy….
..read what it says…. A NOTE FROM MOI
woman Those are the kind of
glasses I wore when I was a kid. I think they called
them “cats eyes”. {Appropriate for me as my intials are
CAT.. I wish they were DOG cause I am really a DOG
person through and through.} ANYWAY.. the card
just got me to laughing. Pamida store closed their doors
today and took some of my money with them. I got quite
a few cards at 70% off and I was happy as all get out
to get them. I send most of mine on line now days because
they are so convenient and FREE!. The last card I sent was
to SUE who is recovering at home from her knee operation.
There really is nothing like receiving something in the mail
though. Something you hold in your hand is so personal.
I think if I opened a card with this woman’s mug on it..
I would just GASP! LOL.. Open-mouthed Well now I know I won’t have to
worry when something comes up I will have plenty of
cards to go around. The price was really 3.69 and me
or MOI got it for 52 CENTS.. WHAT A DEAL!!! Smile
 HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY!!

FROM MOI

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I saw this card today and just laughed and laughed
it reminded me sort of LILY TOMLIN
and her character who answered the switchboard
at the telephone company. OOO one ringy dingy….
click to enlarge it..read what it says….
woman Those are the kind of
glasses I wore when I was a kid. I think they called
them "cats eyes". {Appropriate for me as my intials are
CAT.. I wish they were DOG cause I am really a DOG
person through and through.} ANYWAY.. the card
just got me to laughing. Pamida store closed their doors
today and took some of my money with them. I got quite
a few cards at 70% off and I was happy as all get out
to get them. I send most of mine on line now days because
they are so convenient and FREE!. The last card I sent was
to SUE who is recovering at home from her knee operation.
There really is nothing like receiving something in the mail
though. Something you hold in your hand is so personal.
I think if I opened a card with this woman’s mug on it..
I would just GASP! LOL.. Open-mouthed Well now I know I won’t have to
worry when something comes up I will have plenty of
cards to go around. The price was really 3.69 and me
or MOI got it for 52 CENTS.. WHAT A DEAL!!! Smile
 
 
 HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY!!
 

HAPPY SPRING.?

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It is still white here..heavy, wet, white stuff… no matter what the calendar says…
At least the  temps are making it melt and I don’t have to shovel it!!! Open-mouthed 
I have a feeling we will jump
right into SUMMER and our Spring will be about 2 weeks long!! What a year this is
turned out to be!
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The men did not come yesterday and board up the house like they were
supposed to. It was raining all day long and we figure they are in no hurry
to confront a ticked off SKUNK!! They cannot close the opening under the
house unless they know the SKUNK is GONE..sooo it may be a while yet,
before that happens. I can’t say I blame them at all.
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I finally received my cards for the converter box in the mail from the
GOVT. EVERY tv that does not have the new digital server will need
this new converter box. The rebate for the boxes come on little credit card-like cards with
numbers registered to your name. They DO HAVE an expiration date on them
too. They give you 90 days to use it..after that you are on your own.
Listed on the paper is the places where you can buy the boxes. They don’t tell you
how much they cost.I have heard as high as $90.So the consumer will pay $50
for the box out of their pocket.Watching your regular TV stations has just

went to a PAID thing now.. I never thought I would see that day!!Eye-rolling
 

I was surprised to find out they are offered at many

of the retail stores too so they should be easy enough to get. I will be trying to
get mine soon so they don’t run out. Here is the number to call if you need
to order one 1-888-225-5322.  Here is alink to read about it.
 
 I think our house is the only one in about 6 whole blocks or
more that does not have cable or some other hook up. Baring teeth Mom
refuses to go into the new century. She gets confused over
what is a commmercial and what isn’t. All the cable channels would
make her "crazy" she says. I tried to tell her it would be nice to
view some movie channels or watch ALL the nascar races. but she is
just set in her ways.. Disappointed.
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THE SUN IS OUT Sun.. for that I am grateful.. the sky is blue and it is
cold cold.. Gas went to 3.39 this week and maybe even higher since
I last checked. Our heating bill is sky high since it has been so
cold.. we sure could use the warmer weather to give us a break.
We don’t ever remember paying so much here in MARCH before.
Milk was on sale for 2.77 a galllon and boy were
people buying it.Normally it would be 3.79!!
Eggs were still 1.79 a dozen, bananas 59 a pound,
fruit was really high. An ORANGE was.79 each.. those are the
large ones from CA. Pretty to look at..that’s about all.
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY AND WEEKEND!! 

HAPPY SPRING?

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It is still white here..heavy, wet, white stuff… no matter what the calendar says…
At least the  temps are making it melt and I don’t have to shovel it!!! Open-mouthed 
I have a feeling we will jump
right into SUMMER and our Spring will be about 2 weeks long!! What a year this is
turned out to be!
**********************************************************************************
The men did not come yesterday and board up the house like they were
supposed to. It was raining all day long and we figure they are in no hurry
to confront a ticked off SKUNK!! They cannot close the opening under the
house unless they know the SKUNK is GONE..sooo it may be a while yet,
before that happens. I can’t say I blame them at all.
**********************************************************************************
I finally received my cards for the converter box in the mail from the
GOVT. EVERY tv that does not have the new digital server will need
this new converter box. The rebate for the boxes come on little credit card-like cards with
numbers registered to your name. They DO HAVE an expiration date on them
too. They give you 90 days to use it..after that you are on your own.
Listed on the paper is the places where you can buy the boxes. They don’t tell you
how much they cost.I have heard as high as $90.So the consumer will pay $50
for the box out of their pocket.Watching your regular TV stations has just

went to a PAID thing now.. I never thought I would see that day!!Eye-rolling
 

I was surprised to find out they are offered at many

of the retail stores too so they should be easy enough to get. I will be trying to
get mine soon so they don’t run out. Here is the number to call if you need
to order one 1-888-225-5322.  Here is alink to read about it.
 
 I think our house is the only one in about 6 whole blocks or
more that does not have cable or some other hook up. Baring teeth Mom
refuses to go into the new century. She gets confused over
what is a commmercial and what isn’t. All the cable channels would
make her “crazy” she says. I tried to tell her it would be nice to
view some movie channels or watch ALL the nascar races. but she is
just set in her ways.. Disappointed.
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THE SUN IS OUT Sun.. for that I am grateful.. the sky is blue and it is
cold cold.. Gas went to 3.39 this week and maybe even higher since
I last checked. Our heating bill is sky high since it has been so
cold.. we sure could use the warmer weather to give us a break.
We don’t ever remember paying so much here in MARCH before.
Milk was on sale for 2.77 a galllon and boy were
people buying it.Normally it would be 3.79!!
Eggs were still 1.79 a dozen, bananas 59 a pound,
fruit was really high. An ORANGE was.79 each.. those are the
large ones from CA. Pretty to look at..that’s about all.
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY AND WEEKEND!!

WAY BACK WHEN

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We are going back again in the past. Way back to when our
town had a DRIVE IN THEATRE..Ours started in 1950! Remember those???
If you are young, you probably don’t. They are rare to find now
days. Back then you could take a whole car of people to
the drive-in for 5$.They would do a head count so,some of us
(not saying who) would hide
in the trunk and then get out and watch the movie after the car
got inside the parking lot. The picture above depicts the ads that
would run on the screen telling us of the wonderful treats the snack
bar would sell. You could get just about everything in there.
A mini-type restaraunt in it’s day. Kids would take jobs there
to watch the movies and make money at the same time.
In our town there was a swing set and stuff set out for
the young kids to play on right in under that screen so
they would not get in the way.Parents took us kids
along so they could go out and view a movie without
paying a babysitter. Us kids would sometimes
dress in PJ’s and go to sleep in the back seat with
blankets if the adults were watching a double header
movie. Those usually lasted until near 1:00 AM.
 
Those were the days…Now the only drive in close
to us is miles away in COLDWATER MI. Many people go there
to just experience the whole adventure as it once was.
Now days you can tune your car radio into the station and
the sound for the screen comes into your car.
Back in the old days a speaker was placed onto your
window and you could only hear from one side of your
car. There was a large button you could turn the volume
up with. speaker The speakers were
on posts that divided each parking space.
Teens who drove used the parking lot
for all kinds of things after the movie started,
many a car had steamed up windows!! Wink
Some kids sat on the roofs of the cars
on a hot summer night. When the movie ended
the drivers of the cars would blow their horns
in approval if they liked the films. I remember the
grown ups didn’t care for that as it woke the
kids up who were sleeping. On some weekends,
during the daytime, the large parking lot was
used for swap meets.
I just remember that we loved to go there and
it was always a treat even if us kids did not like the
movie we had lots of fun.
Hope you have fond memories too, if not you missed
out on a wonderful part of U.S. History.
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You name it we have it..rain,sleet and now more white stuff is
predicted.. (sigh) poor birdies!! I think March may be going out
like a LION this year here. 
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE  A GREAT DAY !!!