Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hopefully, It will be better

Gritted my teeth, prayed, and hit the upgrade button. Running Windows 10 now. I sincerely hope it is better than 8. It does start up with the old windows look instead of the simulation of an apple product with the silly tiles. I am amazed however. It kept all my files, bookmarks, favorites, even my desktop looked the same, wallpaper and all. Everything except my Norton antivirus. The version I had was incompatible with windows 10. I went straight to my Norton account and downloaded the right version and all is well. I usually wait to let them get rid of the start up bugs, but, windows 8 was about as buggy as a system can get. Have to see how it is tomorrow. I checked a few things out, but it is getting late, so, be able to really look at it tomorrow. One item I did stumble on, and like, is that even though they replaced Internet explorer, it is still there. When you hit the blue e for explorer, it opens the new app, but, if you pull down the setting tabs, one drop down option is Internet Explorer. I will check their other browser out later. I went with the Internet Explorer option because, for reasons only known to Microsoft, the new browser does not have your homepages loaded, I have four tabs for a homepage so I can check out my usual stops easily, and your favorites folder is empty. The favorites can easily be imported. The homepage you have to manually set back up. However, if you pick the Internet Explorer setting, it will pull up the Internet Explorer as it was before you upgraded windows. This means all your favorites are still there and your homepages are unmolested. Upgrade in all went extremely well.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Hmmm

I am thoroughly lost. Roof's uncle buys gun. Uncle fraudulently fills in YES on ATF form saying he bought gun for himself, not someone else, such as a deranged nephew. Uncle gives whacked out nephew gun. Nutjob proceeds to kill people while they worship in church. Nutjob gets arrested. Now, FBI says they screwed up. The nephew should not have passed a background check. The nephew who never filled out a background check because uncle lied. The background system is flawed???????? Uncle filled out form thus passing the test and basically straw purchased gun for nephew. HOW is the background check to blame? Sounds like the media trying to get their new and improved universal background check back in the headlines. The story makes no sense at all.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Yeah, rain, rain and more freakin rain.....

Gloomy and rainy all day today. Headed over to the cinema to take in a show. Checked out the new Mad Max. Came out, it was a sheer downpour, still. Definitely not typical July weather. Usually my grass is burned and brown by now and the lawn mower put up as the yard is ash. Should be some sort of middle ground in here somewhere. Glad I cut the grass yesterday as lawn is a mud pit now. I am packed up for some range time, should the monsoon subside,hopefully before vacation ends. Auction was going to be held outdoors, so, we skipped that. Hoping on a little drier weather.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Vacation, at last

Vacation started out great. My kid came down to visit for a few days. Nice having some company for a few days. He headed back up north yesterday. We hit a few great eateries, took in a movie and went downtown for some fireworks. Took him down to Whitakers gun store in Kentucky. We hit up a local car store that carries some really sweet classic cars. They have an immaculate 71 el Camino. Black in and out. They got in a 71 Mustang. It came in the day before we went there, and had sold that morning. They added a 71 Corvette to the inventory. Has a 454, along with an extremely high price tag. We hit up the range for a bit. Took my AR out so he could try it out. Shot my Luger I picked up a couple years back. Took out quite a few different pistols to play with. Was going to take the M1 carbine out, but, couldn't find the ammo for it. I really need to get my ammo organized. Need to do some reloading as well.

 Today, I caught up on some house chores. Tomorrow, heading to an auction at a house with a lot of tools for sale. Auction house has a few different auctions going on most of this week at various locations. I am enjoying not having to go to work for a bit.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cool

I work not too far from the local airport. While working mid week, it sounds like a plane is about to plummet into the building. It is loud. Way beyond the sound of a thunderstorm. It passes. Shortly later, I hear it again. The small light bulb in my mind finally flickers to life. The Blue Angels are in town for the air show. I forgot all about it. Totally cool. Went out in the parking lot and they are flying VERY low in formation. We are at their turning point for looping back to the Ohio river. It is so cool to watch them fly and dive, even from a distance. Been quite a few years since they have been down here. Gave us something cool to watch during breaks.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Nice Surprise

Been working ten hour days, six day work weeks for the last few weeks. I was scheduled for tomorrow, and, after the managers had a meeting, the Saturday list was greatly reduced. I actually get a two day weekend. A rainy two day weekend, but, a two day weekend. And, supposedly, we are down to eight hour days next week. Head of the shop must have realized the price of the overtime. Need a bit of down time. Feeling a bit run down. Less than two weeks until vacation. Can't wait.

Last weekend, I hit the first local steam show of the year. Not the biggest, but well worth the four bucks to get in. This weekend, try to get caught up on some chores. If the rain doesn't stop, I am going to have to rent some goats to knock the grass down a bit. Can't believe the amount of rain we are getting.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cool, he is back

R. Lee Ermey is back with Gunnytime on the outdoor channel. I just stumbled on it. I miss mail call. Looks like some more watermelons  are going to die. He always puts on a great show.

I have the WHOLE weekend off. Both days. Awesome. And, the next two weekends should be a minimum of a two day, if not three day weekends. One for a birthday, the other, a holiday. No gun shows that I am aware of this weekend, so I hope to play around in the garage and on the yard most of the weekend. Put most of my tools back in order last weekend, and got the lathe mounted securely to the bench. Have a few projects to peck at. Suppose to rain some over the weekend, but hopefully it will not be all day.