Week Ending 8/3/19

Not exciting but got a lot done………………………………

As always, first the chronology:

7/28/19 – Sunday – Kathy was up early and out to church. I got up, had breakfast and went downstairs to do my blog. Upstairs and Kathy came home. Had lunch. Chores around the house. Kathy went out shopping with Julie. I got cleaned up and out to Gary’s for the afternoon get together. Home and Kathy came home. Out to Barnes and Noble to shop for some books. Then to Ihop for dinner. Home, bed, big bang, computer updates, sleep.

7/29/19 – Monday – Spent most of the day in my room doing computer work. Took a break to help Kathy do some canning with her new cooker. Did steak on the grill for dinner.

7/30/19 – Tuesday – Up and out to Gary’s to work on his computer issues. Got some things resolved. Home and chores, Made a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich for lunch. Worked on my Python course for the afternoon. Kathy was watching the grandchildren and came home around 5PM. Out to Hometown Pizza for dinner. Home and chatted with the guys on 2 meters. Upstairs to bed, computer updates, Big Bang and sleep.

7/31/19 – Wednesday – Up and reloaded Linux mint on my laptop for the 3rd time. This time I wrote down the order of things so I didn’t screw it up the 4th time. Did it in the kitchen and spent time with Kathy while she was baking and canning. Had lunch and downstairs to play radio. Cleaned up and out to pick up Gary then to Bob Evans for dinner with Gary and Mike. Home, helped Kathy bring in groceries and put them away. Had dessert. To bed, computer updates, Big Bang and sleep.

8/1/19 – Thursday – Kathy was up and out early to take Chloe to physical therapy. I got up and made a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. Then did chores around the house. Downstairs and checked the radio. Bands dead again. Kathy came home and we had lunch. Spent the afternoon working on my counter project for the TS520 and my Python course. Dinner and downstairs to chat with Gary on 2 meters. Out to Lowes and Walmart for shopping. Home and fixed some holes with spackle. To bed, computer updates, Big Bang and sleep.

8/2/19 – Friday – Up and made my great bacon, egg and cheese sandwich with the fresh hard rolls I got last night. So good. Did chores around the house and got cleaned up. Out to move some things for Loretta and Donica. Gary rode along. Then home and got comfortable. Kathy came home and we ate a very late lunch. Then a nap. Up and had dinner. Put the hand rail back up in the stairwell. To bed, computer work, TV and sleep.

8/3/19 – Saturday – Up and chores around the house. Then worked the rest of the day getting things transferred from my windows laptop to my Linux laptop. Got about everything done. Now to take the windows machine to Bestbuy and get the power switch replaced.


Now the particulars:

Welcome to August.

Things have been progressing on many fronts.  And deteriorating on other fronts.  But I guess that’s life.

I’ve been working several projects this week.  Still making headway on my display for the radio.  But the biggest accomplishment was to completely migrate from Windows to Linux.  I am now using my Linux laptop for everything.  Actually I’m doing this blog entry on the Linux machine.  I got all my email moved over and am slowly getting away from the grips of Microsoft.  In the process I also got one of my machines that ran all the time powered down as I don’t need it.  I had a file server and my web server running all the time so I consolidated them and only have one machine doing both functions now.

Still working on my Python programming but it took a back seat this week to the Windows to Linux migration.

We have not had much rain the last couple weeks and the grass is showing it.  Large areas that are burnt out.  Nothing much is growing so we didn’t mow this week.  Might attack the stuff that’s growing where the springs are.  But even they are drying up a lot.

Kathy got a lot of beans out of her garden so she was busy canning a couple days this week.  Got over a dozen pints of beans canned.  She was a very happy camper on this front.

Got some more phone calls made this week.  Still not done.  But I’ll keep at it.

Kathy finally let me take the hand rail down in the stairwell.  It was put up rather quickly and the center support was just in the drywall.  So, we took it down, patched the holes and remounted it into the studs.  Much more stable now.

Wednesday night when we went out to eat the Chrysler overheated.  I managed to get it into the parking lot at Bob Evan’s.  After it cooled down they lent me a pitcher to put water in it.  I didn’t see anything obviously wrong and it ran fine coming home.  I haven’t checked it in awhile so I’m not sure what is going on.  I’ll try and scope it out later.

Radio bands have been bad all week.  So little down on that front.

OK, that’s it for this week.  blog at you all again next week.

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