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Friday, May 29, 2015

Bill lost to Windows 8

Just a quick post. Today we have “air you can wear” - the humidity is so high we can actually see the moisture in the air. But it isn’t supposed to rain - until tomorrow. And tomorrow the temps are supposed to go way down again. Hope so.
Out did myself in the kitchen today - baked a marble nut two layer cake AND fixed dinner, bbq chicken breast, corn on cob and baked beans. The beans were out of a Bushes can - but I did heat them.
We still need one more wine box to get everything packed. Some one needs to start drinking. Maybe we can have a wine and cheese party for our new neighbors in Vegas.
We also returned to Best Buy - and I do mean returned. Bill wasn’t having the luck I thought he was with his new computer. None of his old games [ChessMaster, Risk, Solitair etc.] worked on Windows 8. Also the Office 2013 I got was only for one computer…so of course he can’t use it either. Any way he got disgusted and returned the whole thing. Then he got an external DVD drive and a new wireless connector for his old computer. Oh Oh, that didn’t work either - the external DVD drive wouldn’t install - not a problem with the drive - a problem with the computer. So he still can’t play his games AND the new wireless connector couldn’t be installed because he doesn’t have a DVD drive! He is fit to be tied. So his solution - connect his laptop to his big monitor, and use his wireless keyboard and mouse with the laptop. Kind of a Rube Goldberg project. For those of you too young to know what a Rube Goldberg project is - here is some info
“A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption, invention, device, or apparatus that is deliberately over-engineered or overdone to perform a very simple task in a very complicated fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg. (1883–1970).”
You do what you got to do.
So now we have to return the drive and connector. I really don’t like the fact I am only “renting” Office for one year then have to renew it yearly. I’m going to see if I can find the disks for less then they sell them in the store. At least I did find out that my database built in 2003 Office Access still runs in 2013. PHEW! I sure didn’t want to rebuild it.
Just watched the truck race. Hate it that Erick Jones lost again after leading so many laps. Third race in a row that has happened. Tomorrow is a race and Sunday is a Cup race. And tomorrow is a good soccer game. Barcelona is playing for a championship and it ISN’T going to be on TV.
Realtor called, she is having Open House here on the 7th. Hope someone comes by and loves it. No one has been here yet.
Tomorrow we will have been home four weeks, sure seems longer than that.

1 comment:

  1. sounds like a perfectly delicious dinner and cake.