Sunday, January 17, 2016


I am impressed. I upgraded to windows 10 when it first became available. Windows 8 sucked to put it mildly. Anyhow, my hard drive went south. No warning, just black screen stating no hard drive detected. Dead. I bought a new laptop. They have some great sales going on now. I proceed with the usual long tedious process of reinstalling all my info, or so I thought. I started the new computer up. It immediately asked me for my outlook address. I put it in. I made it when I upgraded as it was required for Windows 10 upgrade. When computer boots up, there is my custom wall paper greeting me. It brought in my favorites, and setting up e-mail was almost automatic. Unreal. Still not quite sure of the how, just relieved most of my settings and info are still here. Somehow synced from the cloud. I had to dig in the cobwebs I call my brain to remember how to get internet explorer to come out of hiding. I dug it up and pinned it to the bar for easy access, made it my default browser. I open it. All my favorites including the ones I made yesterday on my back up computer were all there. WOW. I lost some things, but nowhere near what I thought I lost. Windows 10 may make my new favorite replacing XP, which I still use in the garage. Some of the software I use doesn't bode well on anything above XP.

Indy 1500 is going on as is a huge gun show in Louisville. I just don't feel like taking the drive. I have almost every gun I have an interest in, so I am not really in the market for anything in particular. I can hold out for a couple more months for the machine gun shoot. With Obama opening his big yap whining and crying because congress won't take everyones guns away surely made the gun sales go through the roof and the crowds heavy. I hate going to gun shows and being elbow to elbow and getting shoved down the isles. I do have a gun auction coming up in a couple weeks.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Hope everyone had a safe and pleasant New Years

Spike and I just chilled out at home. He was content with a few sticks of puperoni's. I made a crockpot full of chili with some cornbread on the side. Chili made a day ahead as it always seems better after a day in the fridge. I hate boarding Spike. He is recovering from an eye infection at present. He loves rubbing his face on the carpet. Doesn't work so good at a kennel. Bad Peke trait. He is getting better, slowly. Eyes aren't watering as bad now. Have to keep cleaning them out with eye wash followed by some eye salve. It is almost as much fun using eye meds on him as it was with my son when he was a tot. At least he is getting use to it. Think he is realizing I am trying to help, not dig his eye out. Still doesn't like it, but tolerates it somewhat. They have me giving him benedryl as well. It doesn't come in bacon flavor, so I have to hide it in some lunchmeat. Only two more days until back to work, dang it. Maybe I will hit the lotto tomorrow.