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6:48 Thursday 07.31.2008

Okay – haven’t posted for a few days …

Filed under: home repairs,software — Cait @ 6:48 am
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Okay – haven’t posted for a few days — the electrician was here — so now the cable booster has a outlet in the attic instead of an extension cord from the garage — yay!! and he’s coming back to fix the outside light on the motion detector and the light in the attic… that way I won’t have to climb the ladder with a flashlight — which isn’t too bad, usually — but coming back down the ladder is much more dangerous — with the flashlight and whatever I might have found in the attic — so many things are up there — and with a light I will be able to see better :)

The mailman didn’t deliver the mail on Friday — said there was a car blocking the box! Thinking back — I don’t think there was – one guy parked in the driveway — and the other parked in front of the house — but not near the mailbox!! But rather than redelivering the next day — it took him until Wednesday??? Maybe I should file a complaint!! Maybe I will wait and see if it happens again…. don’t want to antagonize him — but it was my bank statement – not some junk mail!! Used to have a great mail person — this one appears to be crap…

My computer crashed again today — that’s at least twice – and I’ve barely had it a month!!! Hopefully Windows will heal itself….

Found another of my favorite programs – Personal Brain — a very intuitive way of organizing thoughts – I have never been able to use it fully — so many options!! There are three versions — free, core, pro. I just use the free one… :)

8:59 Monday 07.28.2008

Don’t know if I mentioned it — but a…

Filed under: food,health,home repairs — Cait @ 8:59 am

Don’t know if I mentioned it — but after the workmen left — my cable was essentially out upstairs — I know that the downstairs and upstairs wiring split somewhere — and then there is a booster for the signal upstairs — located in the garage attic — which I currently can’t reach because they closed the door and stored all sorts of stuff under…. So I don’t have digital (ie dvr) upstairs at all — and otherwise a very crappy analog signal!!!! I record mostly upstairs — the dvr upstairs is much more reliable, and most of my vcrs are upstairs as well… I am very, very upset about this situation.

Spent more time online — but not blogging — I guess because I was upset….

So — to catch up…..

Internet stream of conciousness…. I was looking for mushy peas ( very British — commonly served with Fish and Chips :) and Marmite (which is something I like but can’t find locally) — which led to Jolly Grub — Marmite which I had found before — lots of good stuff! :) And since I was researching Mushy Peas — I found I great blog about an American girl married to a UK guy and living in Scotland — Girl Alive — lots of posts about British foods — and also a blog — which lead to — You tube — weezer !! My expensive, broadband connection with Comcast has trouble handling it – I think Comcast needs to tweak my connection — but I can’t have them out until I get the upstairs problem resolved. At least the problem didn’t affect my internet connection :)

I want to order Marmite, Jelly Babies ( Doctor Who favorite), and real English tea! And of course — Mushy Peas!!!

Found some recipes – but I haven’t found the British breakfast with the funny name — which is also one of my favorite newsgroups…. Must keep looking….

Have been having major problems with fluid retention — can’t wear my shoes — my ankles and feet are very swollen — even first thing in the morning…. Don’t know what is causing it — the first time I noticed this problem was ~12 years ago — when I was taking ibuprofen and other nsaids for bone and muscle pain — in my feet (from standing) and my back….. and then it intermittently would return in the heat of summer, etc. But I am not taking any medicine, and I stay in a cool place… so none of the former causes are responsible. Perhaps the same cause is also responsible for my lethargy, insomnia, weight gain, etc., etc. I am so exhausted! and breathing is sometimes a problem, as well — although slightly better now that I have the vacuum… My feet are so swollen I can barely walk! Yikes!

Don’t know what is going on down the street — I hear sounds of jackhammers — wonder if they are tearing up the street or the sidewalk? And for what purpose?? Last time there was *noise* it was Verizon laying cable — my yard still looks awful as a result — and the new Fios services aren’t available yet, either — so no benefit, just destruction!

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