As usual, not much to update. Between me dragging my ass, recovering from that damn hurricane that wiped us out (not to mention the ailments), to not having a workable shop at my disposal, things are moving s l o w l y….. Today was another in a long line of disappointments. Long story, short(er) version…. Got up at 8. Had breakfast. Sun was out, so I got ready to cut the grass (can’t do much before 9 AM if I want the neighbors to love me)… Get the lawn mower out, and you guessed it at 8:59, it starts to rain. So, I put the mower away and dance through the raindrops back into the house. I pay a few bills online, then try to install new website editing software. Big mistake. Some hours later, software is still not installed and the old version it replaced no longer works either. Then, I hear from a friend. We are working on a car at his house. It had stopped raining for awhile. He will be home at 12:30, but he’ll call me first. I mixed up some of the chronologics here…..
So, I go back to my software issue while it drizzles and stops (no cutting the lawn in the rain). My phone rings at 1:45 PM. He’s home. So, I get changed into my bodyork clothes and drive over. I get there and he’s out the door, heading to Manhattan. It’s OK though, by this time it’s starting to rain, again. No welding (or painting, which is other work I need to get done) in the rain. I decide to go back home and try to get the grass cut. Mother Nature must have heard me thinking, because no sooner do I turn the van toward home, it starts to torrentially downpour. Buckets …. There are two kids crossing the street. By the time they get from one side to the other, they are soaking wet, like they jumped into the pool in their clothes.
Next, I decide to go food shopping while the stores are empty. That’s the only thing that went according to plan, even though it wasn’t in the original plans for the day. I finally bought ice cream so the little spoiled rotten rugrat, I mean my wonderful nephew, doesn’t get mad at me, again… I hope it lasts until the weekend, or he’ll be mad anyway…. Back to the software issue.
It turns out my hard drive is getting full, which is the number one reason the software wouldn’t install properly. Time for a new hard drive. Then it’s back to installing software. I want to get Windows 7. I know, why not get 8? Most of my recording software is not compatible with 8, but it will work on 7. I can install it on one desktop and one laptop, so why buy 2 different versions?