Dinner Yesterday

Dinner Yesterday

Since we had the missionaries for dinner yesterday, we didn’t feed them today.  I was supposed to have a meeting in Batavia, but it got postponed a couple of weeks.  So, we fed the missionaries yesterday, and today after church we just relaxed.

There was a small ice storm last night.  The handrail and snow shovel were the only things with a lot of ice on them.  Some of the tree branches had ice, and as the wind blew you could hear cracking and popping as the ice broke.  It was a sound I had never experienced before.

T-Bone

I had a couple of t-bone steaks in the freezer.  The last time I took one out, it turned out kind of tough.  This time, I got smart and soaked up all the liquid by pressing the steak between some paper towels before plopping it in the skillet.

It was a good idea to do that.  It turned out perfect this time.  Plus, I have some leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

World Tensions

As usual, the news media blew the whole bombing of Syria out of proportion.  Now, it isn’t even front page news.  Russia purported has said, ‘… if you do it again…’

As a kid I used to wonder how the news in communist countries could be so deceptive.  I see our news media has become what theirs has been all along — deceptive.

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 has been quiet.  No guests, no family, no big meal, just Elizabethe and me.  We’re talking it easy.

I made a ham steak for Elizabethe, and a t-bone for me.  Again, nothing fancy, just the two of us.

Software Updates

I figured I’d pull my laptop and tablet out and update all the software and install the latest patches.  Yawn.  Why can’t they handle it like my smartphone does.  But then, maybe I don’t want my laptop communicating to the Internet what I have installed on it.

Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful for what you’ve got.  Perhaps I shouldn’t be complaining about having to update a half-dozen software packages.

I updated all but one because it wasn’t a free update.  The others were all free.  So, do I spend the $70 for the update, or wait until another release and update then (skipping a release).

If I were keeping score it would look like this…

  • Adobe 0 – a lifetime of paying $10/month just to keep it running
  • Corel 5 – 12-18 months purchasing a new update for about $50-$70 (still cheaper than Adobe)
  • Topaz 10 – Purchase and all updates are free

Computer In Bed

I’m not sure how my wife can do it.  She can recline in bed and work on her computer.  I can’t.  I can’t get my head in the right position, balance the laptop, and type.  Perhaps she’s more flexible than I am.

Hmmm… better yet… no computers in the bed.