Monthly Archives: May 2008

ALL TIRED OUT….

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Saturday was glorious..  We shopped until I dropped
literally, at home, for dinner. SIX HOURS after we left we arrived
back in town, car loaded and feet throbbing. I succeeded in getting
the connecting things I needed for the converter box, some painting
supplies for my porch project. I added two more of those solar
lights to my yard. LOVE how they turned out!! I tried to take a picture of
them but.. no way it was just too dark to get them to come out.
                      running20deer
While dropping off groceries at SIS’s place we sat and watched
a beautiful large doe run through the yard in front of our car.
DARN.. I had just put my camera away and by the time I got
to it.. it was gone. I was amazed at how graceful she lept and
ran away into the woods. My sis says they put on a show most
every evening just before dark. When she used to have a garden
she would see several there every night. That far out of town it
is normal to see all kinds of deer there as they know the area is
pretty safe for them to travel across it. I was amazed at how calm
I was. I usually FREAKKKK Surprised out when I see them. I am petrifiedSurprised
if they are near my car on the roads,you can ask anyone that knows
me and they have stories to tell about this. White knuckles.. that is me!
Too many close calls and I know it’s nuts, but it is just one of my
QUIRKS.. one I forgot about when I made up that list awhile back.
We had an eventful day…
 
Today I will be watching the Nascar race
and this evening maybe I will post some new pictures I took on our
SPREE.
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It was very windy today in the 70’s and I was able to find
Gas anywhere from 3.99 to 4.18!!  Milk was on
sale for 2.77 in one store and 3.89 in Wa*&^%T.. sheeesh..
They marked down their fruit in that store. a whole bin of smelly
over ripe large cantelopes greeted you as you walked in
and they were priced to go but not many takers. They looked
terrible!  I kept wondering what the heck they would do
with them all.
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WELL HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY.
lovingmemory
 
My prayers are with MO JOHNSON and her children, on the loss of her beloved father
JOHN. May he rest in peace in GOD’S ARMS. 

SHOPPING SPREE…

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Define..SPREE…a brief indulgence of your impulses!
 
Yes I think that applies..Smile I have the impulse to go
get supplies along with all the other bargain hunters.
First  of the month buyers will be lining the aisles
looking for the cheapest of just about everything
these days, so I feel right at home. It will be
brief as I don’t last well in the humidity from the storms
we had last night. It being Saturday, well the masses are
out in force making the rounds of all the deals!
Maybe I will stop at the big box store where they
give out samples so I can have some lunch!
I will be looking for the connections to my converter box
and for more of those wonderful solar spotlights that
work so well.
I hope I get back with some money left!! Wink
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Looks like FLORIDA and MICHIGAN will be a help in
deciding the superdelegates for the Democratic nominee.
Big meetings in Washington today will hopefully help
this long process come to an end. It seems like they have
been running for years now. And to think it is not over
until NOVEMBER.. 6 more long months! Confused They all are looking
pretty tired.
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blackbird
THE BIRDS are still Chirping away. There must be several babies
in the nest. I can hear them clearly from around the back of
my house. The man who was supposed to help us is on vacation
now, due back sometime this weekend. We will see. Who would want
that job?? I mean if the mother bird is in the nest.. you better not
stick your face in there!!! YEOW.. guess it will take waiting until
the momma is gone before you can clear it out. What to do with
the babies??? I mean it?? The last guy tore the nest out and said
it was very difficult because it was way up in the vent pipe and
was hard with mud etc. It had three babies in it. When we asked what
he did with it, he answered,” I threw it on the ground!” We went
out to see and only one bird had survived and it had no feathers
and was chirping like crazy. The momma bird was flying and diving
down to it, but within minutes it stopped and was gone.
He picked up the nest and disposed of it. Sad SO sad..
anyway.. I think they are older than that this time. They
sure sound like it. The momma made that nest in there and
was very quiet doing so. Did not mind the sound of the fan
running in there when we turned it on to use it.It was only when
they started chirping, did we know they were in there.
So we wait….
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY!!

SATURDAY SPREE

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Define..SPREE…a brief indulgence of your impulses!
 
Yes I think that applies..Smile I have the impulse to go
get supplies along with all the other bargain hunters.
First  of the month buyers will be lining the aisles
looking for the cheapest of just about everything
these days, so I feel right at home. It will be
brief as I don’t last well in the humidity from the storms
we had last night. It being Saturday, well the masses are
out in force making the rounds of all the deals!
Maybe I will stop at the big box store where they
give out samples so I can have some lunch!
I will be looking for the connections to my converter box
and for more of those wonderful solar spotlights that
work so well.
I hope I get back with some money left!! Wink
******************************************************
Looks like FLORIDA and MICHIGAN will be a help in
deciding the superdelegates for the Democratic nominee.
Big meetings in Washington today will hopefully help
this long process come to an end. It seems like they have
been running for years now. And to think it is not over
until NOVEMBER.. 6 more long months! Confused They all are looking
pretty tired.
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blackbird
THE BIRDS are still Chirping away. There must be several babies
in the nest. I can hear them clearly from around the back of
my house. The man who was supposed to help us is on vacation
now, due back sometime this weekend. We will see. Who would want
that job?? I mean if the mother bird is in the nest.. you better not
stick your face in there!!! YEOW.. guess it will take waiting until
the momma is gone before you can clear it out. What to do with
the babies??? I mean it?? The last guy tore the nest out and said
it was very difficult because it was way up in the vent pipe and
was hard with mud etc. It had three babies in it. When we asked what
he did with it, he answered," I threw it on the ground!" We went
out to see and only one bird had survived and it had no feathers
and was chirping like crazy. The momma bird was flying and diving
down to it, but within minutes it stopped and was gone.
He picked up the nest and disposed of it. Sad SO sad..
anyway.. I think they are older than that this time. They
sure sound like it. The momma made that nest in there and
was very quiet doing so. Did not mind the sound of the fan
running in there when we turned it on to use it.It was only when
they started chirping, did we know they were in there.
So we wait….
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY!!
 

HARVEY KORMAN & More

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I was saddened also to hear of the passing of one of my favorites
HARVEY KORMAN. I cannot tell you how many wonderful hours I
spent watching him on Carol Burnett’s show and laughing so hard
at his special talents. He was 81
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It was nice here yesterday despite being rather cool yesterday morning.
We are in the slight risk area today for those bad storms that are going
through this nation in the past few days. I got my yard mowed before
it rains and trimmed some bushes that were taking over the yard.
I see the inspector or the weed abatement officer has been walking
around as the weeds over at “hell house” are at least 36inches tall now
in some places. I fight daily to keep them from jumping
the fence over to my place. Good old ROUNd** It works like a charm.
I have used some VINEGAR on them too and it does work. Lots cheaper
than the brand name toxic weed killer. Sad that the property has to
suffer like that and look so bad. No one has even been seen over there
since the landlord was FORCED to board up some windows.
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coax
Found out that almost every single person who uses one of those
converter boxes will have to purchase other connecters such as a
coax cable etc to get the box to work. I tried my darndest to get it
connected with what I had here that came in the box and nothing worked.
I know I am now short at least a good splitter or maybe two to get it going.
Funny how they say on the box it is easy to connect and then you have
to purchase other things to help you finish the job.. Sounds like the
GOVT to me!!! Confused
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A NICE FRIDAY AND A GREAT WEEKEND

CONVERTER BOXES INFORMATION

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100_7800

Went to the lecture or class on converter
boxes. Took the pic above with no flash
so they would not know I was doing it.Embarrassed
The turn out was small and mostly senior citizens.
When the room was surveyed, most had no cable
and most knew nothing about how the converters
worked. The lecturer was from the local PBS station
and reported that most tv stations were against this
change to digital and had no say so.. the GOVT is
all powerful.
Basic info on the boxes.. some I knew already
and some I didnt know. These are the most important..
 
1. A lot of stations have already changed over to
the Digital and you can use your box as soon as you
get it.You don’t have to wait. In fact it is good to
make sure the box is really working in case you have
to exchange it.The basic set up looks rather simple unless
you have DVR’s or VCR’s etc to hook up also.
 
 
2. If you applied for the discount coupon USE IT
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.. DO NOT LET IT EXPIRE
if you do, you will lose the discount. The GOVT will NOT
issue another one. They keep track of how many and what 
households are issued to. This is why the cards are serial
numbered to each person.
 
3.It really WILL BE EASIER if you have CABLE or some other
service. They will be and are doing it all for you. Try to get the
most cheap basic paid package you can. Companies don’t offer it..
you should ask for it! It really should not cost over $15. for it
either. 
 
4. If you have a tower antenna instead of rabbit ears for your
regular tv, your coverage will be better and you will get more
strong signals for more stations. Some antennas may have to be
adjusted to pick up some channels.
 
5. You can use a splitter connection to one box for more than one
set if they are on the same floor. You will have to get info from
someone who knows how to do this.. Probably your local tech store
such as R*D** Sh**K  etc.
 
6. YOUR VCR’S WILL NOT WORK WITH THE TIMER THAT
IS INCLUDED IN THE MACHINE. In order to tape a program you
will have to find the station and press record and let it run. There is
no timer with the new converter box. Do not believe it is possibe to
watch one show and tape another anymore. Suggestions are to buy a
TIVO or some such device as a DVR that can be attached.
 
7. Some converter boxes have added features that others don’t. The more
expensive models(69.99) have volume control and a channel guide included.
You can purchase as many boxes as you like if you pay cash for them.
The GOVT provides for only two coupon discounts per family or per
residence. If a friend wants to help by ordering two coupons and giving you
one to use ..that is permitted. All the Govt knows is that the coupons were
used and accounted for.
 
8. The later in the year it gets and into 2009 it will be harder to find
boxes as the demand becomes stronger. Purchasing early is best.
This also gives you time to really try out the machine and see
how it works. There are 800 #’s that you can call to help you
set up your boxes, but the helplines will be more available now,
than later into 2009. They will be adding some new stations by FEB. 2009
By the end of 2009 most all tv’s will be converted over
to the new digital. Most all stores are only selling HDTV or DTV sets now
anyway.
 
9. If you are experiencing any pixel type pictures scrolling
on your tv screen or black screen and then the picture comes
back on in about 10 seconds, chances are you are ALREADY
getting some weak digital signals with the antenna set up
you have. With the new boxes it will be very clear picture
and better quality sound than what you have now.
 
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Yes the birds are still there! The man did not come to help
get them out of there yet. They must be quite large because you
can really hear them squawking in the daytime.
It was cold cold here WEd. Morning near 30.. reports of destroyed
strawberries, asparagus and young tomato plants were sad to
hear.
I got GAS 100_7805 for under $4.00
and that was good. Prices for diesel were terrible.
The poor farmers and truck drivers are really suffering a
lot. Praying that we will get some relief soon somewhere.
Milk was 2.99 yesterday at the GAS station and 3.79
in the grocery store.. guess where most people are buying it???
 
Sorry this was so long…thought someone might get some benefit from
the information..
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
 
 

FRIDAY NEWS

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sendingprayers2u

 
To my special spacewalk friends who have had a very tough
week this week..including DEANIE,EILEEN, LIZZIE BETH and
Especially to MO. May GOD hold you tightly as you go through
some hard times and major losses in your life. 
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usa--1
 
I was saddened also to hear of the passing of one of my favorites
HARVEY KORMAN. I cannot tell you how many wonderful hours I
spent watching him on Carol Burnett’s show and laughing so hard
at his special talents. He was 81
***********************************************************************
It was nice here yesterday despite being rather cool yesterday morning.
We are in the slight risk area today for those bad storms that are going
through this nation in the past few days. I got my yard mowed before
it rains and trimmed some bushes that were taking over the yard.
I see the inspector or the weed abatement officer has been walking
around as the weeds over at "hell house" are at least 36inches tall now
in some places. I fight daily to keep them from jumping
the fence over to my place. Good old ROUNd** It works like a charm.
I have used some VINEGAR on them too and it does work. Lots cheaper
than the brand name toxic weed killer. Sad that the property has to
suffer like that and look so bad. No one has even been seen over there
since the landlord was FORCED to board up some windows.
*******************************************************************
coax
Found out that almost every single person who uses one of those
converter boxes will have to purchase other connecters such as a
coax cable etc to get the box to work. I tried my darndest to get it
connected with what I had here that came in the box and nothing worked.
I know I am now short at least a good splitter or maybe two to get it going.
Funny how they say on the box it is easy to connect and then you have
to purchase other things to help you finish the job.. Sounds like the
GOVT to me!!! Confused
*******************************************************************
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A NICE FRIDAY AND A GREAT WEEKEND!!

CONVERTER BOXES INFO

Standard
100_7800

Went to the lecture or class on converter
boxes. Took the pic above with no flash
so they would not know I was doing it.Embarrassed
The turn out was small and mostly senior citizens.
When the room was surveyed, most had no cable
and most knew nothing about how the converters
worked. The lecturer was from the local PBS station
and reported that most tv stations were against this
change to digital and had no say so.. the GOVT is
all powerful.
Basic info on the boxes.. some I knew already
and some I didnt know. These are the most important..
 
1. A lot of stations have already changed over to
the Digital and you can use your box as soon as you
get it.You don’t have to wait. In fact it is good to
make sure the box is really working in case you have
to exchange it.The basic set up looks rather simple unless
you have DVR’s or VCR’s etc to hook up also.
 
 
2. If you applied for the discount coupon USE IT
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.. DO NOT LET IT EXPIRE
if you do, you will lose the discount. The GOVT will NOT
issue another one. They keep track of how many and what 
households are issued to. This is why the cards are serial
numbered to each person.
 
3.It really WILL BE EASIER if you have CABLE or some other
service. They will be and are doing it all for you. Try to get the
most cheap basic paid package you can. Companies don’t offer it..
you should ask for it! It really should not cost over $15. for it
either. 
 
4. If you have a tower antenna instead of rabbit ears for your
regular tv, your coverage will be better and you will get more
strong signals for more stations. Some antennas may have to be
adjusted to pick up some channels.
 
5. You can use a splitter connection to one box for more than one
set if they are on the same floor. You will have to get info from
someone who knows how to do this.. Probably your local tech store
such as R*D** Sh**K  etc.
 
6. YOUR VCR’S WILL NOT WORK WITH THE TIMER THAT
IS INCLUDED IN THE MACHINE. In order to tape a program you
will have to find the station and press record and let it run. There is
no timer with the new converter box. Do not believe it is possibe to
watch one show and tape another anymore. Suggestions are to buy a
TIVO or some such device as a DVR that can be attached.
 
7. Some converter boxes have added features that others don’t. The more
expensive models(69.99) have volume control and a channel guide included.
You can purchase as many boxes as you like if you pay cash for them.
The GOVT provides for only two coupon discounts per family or per
residence. If a friend wants to help by ordering two coupons and giving you
one to use ..that is permitted. All the Govt knows is that the coupons were
used and accounted for.
 
8. The later in the year it gets and into 2009 it will be harder to find
boxes as the demand becomes stronger. Purchasing early is best.
This also gives you time to really try out the machine and see
how it works. There are 800 #’s that you can call to help you
set up your boxes, but the helplines will be more available now,
than later into 2009. They will be adding some new stations by FEB. 2009
By the end of 2009 most all tv’s will be converted over
to the new digital. Most all stores are only selling HDTV or DTV sets now
anyway.
 
9. If you are experiencing any pixel type pictures scrolling
on your tv screen or black screen and then the picture comes
back on in about 10 seconds, chances are you are ALREADY
getting some weak digital signals with the antenna set up
you have. With the new boxes it will be very clear picture
and better quality sound than what you have now.
 
*************************************************************
Yes the birds are still there! The man did not come to help
get them out of there yet. They must be quite large because you
can really hear them squawking in the daytime.
It was cold cold here WEd. Morning near 30.. reports of destroyed
strawberries, asparagus and young tomato plants were sad to
hear.
I got GAS 100_7805 for under $4.00
and that was good. Prices for diesel were terrible.
The poor farmers and truck drivers are really suffering a
lot. Praying that we will get some relief soon somewhere.
Milk was 2.99 yesterday at the GAS station and 3.79
in the grocery store.. guess where most people are buying it???
 
Sorry this was so long…thought someone might get some benefit from
the information..
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!