Thursday, April 23, 2009

to much stuff

It has been too long since I posted. Not much and a lot has happened.

Easter came and we had a big crowd. Pat was disappointed that his daughter did not come. She blew him off by saying she had to work except I knew the store she worked at was closed on Easter. I did not tell Pat. He still feels that she blew him off. Anyway we had over 20 people here. Lots of food and fun. There was horseback riding and an egg hunt. We had 100 plastic eggs and 6 dozen dyed eggs. All was found except for 1 egg. I found a hen rolling it into her nest! LOL

The cardiac stress test came out fine. I had the myoview done. That is where they inject radioactive material in me to get a better picture. I got the results today. I was a bit upset as they did not fax results to my Doctor like they were supposed to do. So I am supposing that my chest pains were a result of stress.

I have been working on my garden. I have 3 rows of tomatoes planted. I also have bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, Brussels sprouts and broccoli planted. I am going to get seeds into the ground this week. That is, IF the ground is dry enough to re-till.

My lawnmower died. It made a loud booming backfire and now will not start. My weed eater died too. All I need to do was replace the fuel line and filter. But somebody decided that the carburetor needed looking at. So that is another dead piece of equipment. All these helpful people are creating more work for me.

I have had a leak in my kitchen sink forever. I finally fixed that myself, because somebody else fixed it and cracked the pipe.

Hot today! 80 degrees right now with sunshine!

My baby chicks are getting big. Out of a dozen I have eleven surviving. They are outside in a pen now. At night I am still putting them in the water through as the pen has no shelter yet. They also do not have the knack of perching yet. They still sleep bunched up in a pile.

Ok I am out of here. Need to do some work.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Safe kids, safe adults

CyberPatrol is a product designed to protect your kids online. I use Firefox 3 and had no trouble using this product. I created a profile for my granddaughter inserting certain websites that I knew I did not want her to go to. I tried it in stealth mode and tried to go to the sites. No way. It gave me a blank page that said the page cannot be found. I then tired it in horse mode and got a cute page with a girl on a horse with wooooooah there on it. There are several options as to what is seen when they try to go to a blocked site. A wife or a husband can use it to block porn sites or phishing sites without the knowledge of the person that is trying to view them. You can check to see what sites were blocked by the monitoring report. In Firefox I had no trouble. It did block a news story about a teacher that was fired because of posing in Playboy. Because I had it set to block adult sites and the headline had nude it in and another headline (same story) had Playboy in it I was denied access. I tried it in Internet Explorer and could not get to my home page. Hubby likes to have AOL set as homepage. CyberPatrol in IE blocked it as inappropriate website. I was also denied access to some of my mail for inappropriate content. Now that one made me mad as it was a prayer request from Barbara. So I had to add Google mail and AOL to approved sites even though on Firefox they were allowed! It can be set to monitor all websites or just blocked ones in the report you can read. It did block a lot of ads from being seen on pages. That was good. Would I recommend CyberPatrol? Yes I would. It is fairly easy to use and does a good job of blocking and filtering.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rain and scares

The rain just will not go away. The more I want it to the longer it stays.

I had a scare Tuesday night. I had chest pains that would not go away. Pat insisted on taking me to the hospital. Fun place to go to. They attempted to put an IV in my arm and missed so now I have a lovely bruise on my arm. pat was watching. He said it popped up like a balloon when it happened. It was rather painful. Anyway the good news is the EKG did not show a heart attack and the cardiac enzymes did not either. The nitro relieved the pain so Thursday I will be taking a treadmill stress test.

What a wakeup call.