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Cold Floor

Cold Floor

It dropped in to the 20s last night.  My client complained that I have a cold floor.  I guess the little heater couldn’t keep up last night.

Note to self:  Next time place the heater where the client will stand.  At least that way the floor will be warmer there.

They say we’re supposed to have a cold, but dry week.  Perhaps on Monday I can get the leaves raked.  Right now, most of them are in piles.

Out of Gas

As soon as the shoot was over my big heater ran out of gas.  Time to go swap the cans.  I saw BJ’s has a really good price.

Church Tomorrow

I’m still not adjusted to not being the ward organist.  A couple of times today I found myself wondering what the hymns are for tomorrow.  I had to remind myself not to worry about it.


I just discovered our Roku has a Roku Channel.  It has quite a few free movies.  A few we have not seen, while there are others we haven’t seen in a while and might be worth re-watching.

Getting rid of Dish Network and getting the Roku was the best decision.  It is so much cheaper than all the other options.  Yes, you have to have Internet access, but we’d be paying for Internet either way.

Compatibility Issues

Compatibility Issues

In the computer industry there are compatibility issues…. or are there?

I looked at a device and it’s compatibility list read like this, “iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPad mini Retina display, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, 7 Plus, Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later, Windows 7 or later.

Hmmmm… what does that tell you about Apple products and compatibility?

It says something positive about Windows devices and open architecture.

Date Night

It’s cold out today.  For our date night Elizabethe and I went to KFC for lunch.  It was a date day.

My work commitments kept me working into the evening.  I have a lot going on right now.  I’m looking for a break in my schedule soon.


We’ve owned our Roku a few weeks now.  I’m more familiar with it and it was a good move.  The options are overwhelming, but once you find your favorite stations, it’s easy.

We currently pay for Amazon Prime and Hulu.  The charges for both are far less than Time Warner, Dish TV or Dish Network.  It surprised me how much Time Warner charges.  I don’t see how they can compete.

Lunch with the Taylors

Lunch with the Taylors

We’re going to have lunch with the Taylors today, but first I have a Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce board meeting.  We’re coming up to our annual meeting and so there are some things that need doing.  We have a couple of new volunteers.  It is nice to have some new people on board.

As soon as the meeting was over we headed to the mall to find a receipt scanner.  We looked at Staples, and it was good that they were out of the one that was on sale.  That caused us to head to Best Buy.

At Best Buy I pulled up a review on receipt scanners.  Number 3 of the top 10 was at Best Buy on sale for $79.  Being rated among the top 3 is impressive.  The one we would have bought at Staples is one of the worst rated scanners.  I’m glad we didn’t get it.  (It’s not even on the top 10 list… more like the bottom 10.)


We also picked up a Roku box.  I didn’t want it sucking up WiFi bandwidth, so I splurged and got the top of the line.  (I’m glad I did.)


When 1 p.m. rolled around, we went to Longhorn to meet up with the Taylors for lunch.  We asked for our favorite waitress, Stephanie.  She was happy to see us and we introduced her to Don and Jodi.

We spent a couple hours talking and eating.  We had a great time.

Setting Up the Roku

When we got home, Elizabethe wanted me to set up the Roku.  The set up was easy.  Removing the Dish TV DVR box was not.

The interface on the Roku is so much better than the interface on our Internet enabled Sony TV.  The TV doesn’t show episode numbers, the Roku does.  The picture is also a lot sharper.

The Roku is very impressive.  It’s only about 5x5x1/2 inches.  This one has fiber optic and HDMI output, as well as CAT-5 and WiFi.  Someone pressed for space could velcro this to the side of their TV if they wanted.

I need to figure out how to mirror my laptop screen.  It says it will do it, but I haven’t tried it yet.