Sunday, March 25, 2012
We'll start with dumping TMobile in favor of Verizon and two Samsung Stratosphere phones with text, data and phone capabilities. The link below takes you to the Verizon details. Can't figure out how to cut and paste pictures off websites using the command C for my MAC.
Then I went to Best Buy today to get the necessary stuff to dump ClearWire and hook up to Comcast cable internet. A new modem and router are required. I got a Motorola Modem and a NetGear router. The router has superior encryption to our current system. So looking forward to faster downloads and actually watching some videos as the load. And internet TV....
Yeah for me...
Friday, March 23, 2012
I have staggered days off next week so I will not get too much accomplished on Sunday. Looking forward to warmer weather so I can de-winterize the trailer and start visiting the park on the weekends. Yesterday I awoke to snow falling, followed by the sun coming up and a cold but sunny day. This morning things are once again frozen and I can't yet tell what the day will bring. It was nice to see the sun yesterday and I hope it plans to stay around for a couple of more days.
Have fun out there. For now my focus must be work, but I can't help but look forward to the day (1103 from now) when Mia and I will begin to seriously prepare for our road trips.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The weather here in the great Pacific Northwest has been one of change, sometimes within minutes. The old saying in Seattle is, "If you don't like the weather now, wait a minute". Well, the past few days we have seen snow, rain, lots of rain, sleet, hail, snow blowing sideways, high winds and just damned dreary weather. It is getting old. I am ready for spring to pop. Bring on the birds and the bees. Sun, where are you.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Spent some time with Verizon and Comcast today. It appears they have gotten into bed together and are giving some pretty interesting options for high speed internet access as well as two new smart phones for Mia and I.
I have a couple of more questions but from what I can tell after I cancel all our other systems, it will only cost forty or fifty dollars a month more, for a whole lot more access.
Took Honey for a walk this afternoon and spent some time with her and my camera. This is a face a mother (if we knew who she was) would love....
I mentioned a new computer table. I had been sitting at the dinning room table using up eating space but yesterday we picked up this student desk at a local office supply and it is a perfect place for me and my MAC....
One of my projects involves a can of this:
Unfortunately it doesn't look like we will reach the mandatory 50 degrees required.
Today I hope to get to T Mobile to see if I have any further contractual obligations, then Verizon to see what they can offer me, and on to Comcast to get rid of our old wireless and get something much faster. It should be an interesting adventure.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Then tomorrow we'll head up to Gold Bar to see how our trailer is surviving the nasty weather we have been having.
Monday I have the day off so I suspect I will try to accomplish some of the many projects I have sitting around waiting to be completed.
Hope everyone is doing well.
Have a great weekend
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
She spent the entire trip in the back seat on a blanket. She prepped the blanket and then laid down for a majority of the trip. Only once or twice did she attempt to get into the front seat. Both times she was told no and she settled into the back seat. She seemed to be okay with that and laid her head down but didn't sleep.
When we got to our destination we found that she had upchucked all over the passenger side of the back seat and of course the blanket wasn't covering the area. I cleaned as best I could and when we got home later in the day I tried to finish the job but it appears to be stained and she had managed to upchuck again. The second dose was on the blanket she was laying on and wasn't quite as big as the first batch.
So what kind of traveling companion is she going to be?
Thursday, March 8, 2012
There is one tiny little issue and one continuing issue that needs to be addressed. I have made another appointment to visit the urologist. Seems my PSA is elevated. One point above the normal high. The concern here is infection or prostrate cancer. As I understand it, there are many things that can elevate the PSA and several of them are not harmful. I went through this once before ten years ago. The PSA was really elevated and my doctor thought he felt something abnormal on the prostrate so he sent me to a urologist. After a lot of probing and a biopsy it was discovered that my prostrate was fine and something else must be causing the issue. A couple of months later another PSA test was normal. All have been within the normal ranges until this last one. Not too concerned about it.
Then there is the left shoulder pain. Got to get a final answer about this one. I have had a couple of friends endure some pretty dramatic surgery to correct issues with neck vertebra that have lost fluid and collapsed around the nerve that serves the shoulder. I hope that isn't the case with me.
So, there you have it. Looks like I'll live on to annoy everyone I know.