Twas a good and sunny day yesterday and I got to the tractor dealership in fine style.
Discovered the place I often times enjoy the buffet would not open until an hour and a half after my free time started. Figured I could be home by the time it opened, so skipped a Chinese. Bummer.
One second thought stop came up a winner. Thought while I was at the Buffet place I might as well stop at the Tobacco House a block up the street. Glad I did. They’ve begun to carry pipe’s, accessories and four blends of pipe tobacco. New this past six weeks, so they informed me.
Which was a good thing. I don’t have to order blind from the on-line shops.
Poker. Played some. Won on one site, about thirty-seven percent of the original buy-in. Lost at the other site. About eighteen percent of the original buy-in. Which means I won dollars at the first site and lost cents at the second. It also means I didn’t have a whole lot at stake and enjoyed the games.
Did do some outside work – took off a few limbs (now that the leaves are sparse and I could see). I didn’t care to think the limbs would be grinding on the house roof all winter. I would rather the limbs have come off earlier this past spring, but missed the cut (ouch) due to other jobs.
Additional work: The To-Do list for the neighbor three houses up the block (and two short of the widow lady mentioned yesterday) didn’t go so well. I’ve spent a few minutes each working day for the past week or so looking for her and have failed. She’s a busy person evidently. Finally found her at the post office yesterday and she figured they (she and the Post Mistress) owed me cookies for the work I’d done for them.
I told the lady that she didn’t have enough gravel around the chicken coop to do the drive like she wanted and if she figured she wanted, I could scrape the parking area and use some of that for the holes in the drive. She declined that offer, saying she figured that because I owned a tractor, I’d just go up to the railroad tracks and bring her the gravel she wanted.
I told her I didn’t figure I was able to take gravel from the abandoned tracks like that. That seemed to piss her off.
Looks like I won’t be getting those cookies after all. Shame that. Sometimes that homemade stuff is better than a bachelor can get store bought. Other times one needs consider.
I’m still using Windows Live Writer. I bring that up because Windows Live Services is transferring their blogs over to Word Press, and I didn’t know if Windows would disable all of their applications when the transfer occurred. I was fortunate, contrary to the multitude of nay Sayers’ out there, all of my archives and photo’s came through the migration in good shape.
I haven’t joined Word Press as yet. I’m still concerned with doing that and losing Live Writer. If I join Word Press, I’d not want the Windows IM services, as I have Skype and another for that. Don’t need Bing because I have Google and have had since they were an infant.
I suppose what I’m getting at is if I went with Word Press, I’d not need much that Windows Live Services offers so I’d delete their programs as I have Microsoft Offices for other uses. It all boils down to keeping Live Writer and the way the wars are going in the Computer Software World, it’s a crap shoot as to choices and keeping programs one finds most useful.
From the reaches,