Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Windows 10 Update 20H2

 So, I decided to do an update for my Windows 10 powered Dell 17R laptop. Probably not the wisest thing to do but I thought it might get rid of a few niggling problems with it. Such as restarting instead of shutting down like it should. I'm sure the problem was a hung update becasue on occasion it would act as if it were configuring an update. Well, if things don't get any better, iI'll put a new SSD in it and reinstall some operating system like Ubuntu. Good thing my tablet works for doing my blog. The Dell has been working on this update for four hours now. It might finish soon, though. We will see.

Anyway, I'll let y'all know tomorrow what comes of the update.


Monday, October 19, 2020

Some Rambling Thoughts

 I'm still working on the site to a degree, kind of torn as to deleting the "news" section from the index page. That's what this blog section was for so, if it stays, not sure right now.

The weather has turned here in Central Indiana so that means no more guitar painting until spring. That's a bad thing, since I have a guitar kit arriving in a few days. Guess that one will have to wait until Spring for color.

I did finish the kitchen cabinet installation by adding a bracket up top and using a method to get the screws further into the wall. The cabinet seems secure now. That means it's on to another project.

That's it for now, 


Saturday, October 17, 2020

The Semi-Aftermath of My Carpentry

 Okay, so I don't think I'm a Master Yankee Carpenter, but I do know which end of the hammer to hit my thumb with. Seriously. No amount of good tools will make you a good carpenter. I rate myself just above Amateur so yeah, that's what I'm capable of.

This came about when we had a "Handyman" do some work for us before we moved in. Actually, before we moved across the country to the Midwest. Some bathroom repair work and kitchen ceiling repairs. Well, he sure didn't have a clue how to hang a kitchen cabinet. That wasn't helped out by the fact our house is all lath and plaster. Stud finders have trouble with lath and plaster so I was stuck with the old fishing with a drill bit method.

We finally got the darn thing on the wall but I'm still going to add some anchoring system of some kind. Probably some straps and moly-toggles of some size, maybe #6 or so. We will see how it turns out.

That's all for now.


Friday, October 16, 2020

More website work and some more images of Mississinewa Lake

 So I hacked on the site some more, trying to make it look more cohesive. This hasn't been easy, working with a responsive site design. There are elements that you have to keep in mind as you design the blocks that control your layout and how they transform as you go from computer screen to small computer/tablet size, then to cellphone screen size. It's a pain, short and simple. I also added some meta tags to get it noticed on the Intarwebs a bit better. Still have more to go but this is it for a few days at least.

Also, some more fall color from Mississinewa.

It's late so I'm going to leave off here.



(edited 10-18-2020 for bad grammar and errors)

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Fall Color On The Lake And Other Musings

So, it's fall here in the Midwest, this photo taken on Mississinewa Lake. It's our local lake, close enough that we can go to the lake as a day trip. My older daughter rented a slip so her 'toon was docked there last summer. On a scale of 1 to 10, the local boaters are about a 2, no more. Too many morons on the lake every weekend. Weekdays are good, though.

We were there last Tuesday the 13th to pull out the 'toon for the season. I understand they let the water down 25 feet in the winter to help control flooding. They start raising the lake on April 1st or somewhere around that date so it will be to full pool by Memorial Day weekend.

So, a general cleanup before parking it in my son-in-law's mom's back yard, then a full polish of the aluminum in the spring should set up the boat for the summer. We can't wait, BTW.

I"m still chugging along with "Scribe" but I have seem to come down with a fall cold. No Bueno. I'm really under the weather right now. things are kind of on hold for the time being. I hope all of you that are reading "Scribe" will understand.

That's all for now,


Sunday, October 11, 2020

Just Some Musings For 11 October 2020

 Okay, so I know it's after Midnight so technically it's the 12th now. Oh well . . .

worked on the website some more, finally have it more or less to my liking more or less. Been a hard day, sonce I was having trouble concentrating on my work all day. Not sure what it was but yeah, it was not fun.

The Two Knuckleheads, our cats Mischa and Sabrina are getting ready for winter early. They slept most of the day, which is unusual for the pair. Usually they're up and charging around the house at least some of the day. Not today.

That's them, Mischa is the white "Shed On Demand" kitty and Sabrina is our little tuxedo kitty. They sometimes think my spot on the couch is a good place to sleep. Especially if I just got up and the seat is still warm. As an aside, they just had their second birthday on the 8th.

Later today, I will be assisting my oldest daughter in preparing for winterizing the pontoon boat. Here in the Midwest, you don't put them in the driveway and forget them. We have to protect against vermin, squirrels, neighbors, etc. Make sure to have Sta-Bil in the fuel, all fluids serviced and some heavy tarps across the top. That should be an adventure in itself.

It's late and I need sleep. Type some more later.



Thursday, October 8, 2020

Some General Information For October 9th, 2020

 If you read the last post, you're probably thinking, "What is this post? He said he wasn't going to use this blog anymore?"

Well boys and girls, we're still using this blog. I was trying out a hand-build blog that really wasn't working out due to too much hand-recoding just to add a page. Yeah. I decided it was easier to use the Blogspot/Blogger blog than it was to to do a butt-tonne of hand work.

With that out of the way, some mews is the kitchen cabinet is ready to go back on the wall. Too many other things got in the way of the reinstall so it was set back until today at sometime.

And you know, just to do this repair cost me one portable contractor's table saw, a jig saw, an 18 ga Bostich brad nailer and a Bostich 7/32" narrow crown Bostich stapler. What was shot was the support structure in the back of the cabinet. that was due to a numbnutz handyman that tried to make a buck installing the cabinet after repairs behind it. Some really bad repairs, I might add. It seems he preferred drywall screws as his weapon of choice for mounting cabinets, tearing the $h!t out of the back of the cabinet box in the process.

So, my wife unit will probably be happy once the cabinet is on the wall and not in danger of falling to the floor with our dishware inside.

Other items; Still working on "Scribe" and I hope to get it finished before the end of the year. IT has been a twelve year journey and I have to say I'm sad to see it coming to an end. I guess I've grown accustomed to my characters since they are family, in a way.

So, it's a long blog this time, hope y'all are doing well and you're safe from this effing pandemic.