Thursday, September 26, 2013

Americas Cup

DH and I were really "into" the Americas Cup races this year. It was truly an exciting series, and hard to know who would win. For the most part, we believed New Zealand would win! What a surprise that it came down to a final race to break the tie. Wow. NZ has an outstanding boat and sailing team, so yesterday's race was a real nail-biter. Team USA won, but I want to say "well done!" to Team New Zealand, also. Both teams were an even match, thus making it very exciting. I was thinking of our BB'ers from New Zealand throughout the series. My computer went into the shop yesterday because I could not access the internet, although the WiFi was working fine. Repair shop charged me $50 to change some internet access settings, I brought it home and pluged it in, and still no internet. Called the shop, who suggested I try a different plug in the back of the modem. Ta-Daaaaa! Who knew that a modem jack could go bad??? All this new-fangled technology still leaves me suspicious and nervous regarding reliability. We now have our phone connected as VOIP (through the internet). I never, ever thought I would give up a landline phone. We are saving quite a sum on the monthly bill, though, and money talked at the end of the day. DH and I both have cell phones, if all else fails. Well, except their batteries, but I don't want to think about that. I really need to get a new computer, anyway. Ugh.... The good news is that I can still get Windows 7, since Windows 8 is such a variation from the norm and nothing I need. Or want. Ever. ON A POSITIVE NOTE, I finished one of two drapery panels for our new granddaughter's bedroom. DDIL bought all the fabric, and I'm doing the labor. She chose a perfect fabric for the Winnie The Pooh decorating theme and wanted a blackout lining. That lining is not my favorite thing to work with, but it is not the worst, either. I'll be glad when this project is over. WINTER WILL BE HERE SOON and it will be interesting to see what kind of winter we get. There are lots of spider webs close to the house, more than I remember in quite a few years. There have been some large, beautiful ones, too; the type we love for Halloween. I wonder if the number and location of these webs are indicators of a cold-ish winter to come.... Well, I typed this in paragraphs, so I shall hit "Publish" and see if it posts that way. Ah, yes, the Internet and what an adventure. LOL!


At September 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

Bah! Humbug! WHY do the posts show up and one ginormous, unreadable, make-me-go-blind paragraph??? Gah!

At September 27, 2013 at 12:29 AM , Blogger Laura in IA said...

I have no idea about the paragraphs either. However, I have been wondering the same thing about the spiders and their webs. DH is saying "they" say it is to be a harsh winter. I don't know who "they" are in this case.

At September 28, 2013 at 6:19 AM , Blogger Lavinia-AZ said...

Here in Peoria Arizona, the ants are building up their nests. In Florida, that meant bad rain storm coming or cold weather, take your choice (or both LOL). Cooled down to 85 yesterday but going back to mid 90s. (which is cooler than 105, thank God)

At September 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

Lavinia - Isn't it amazing how "cooled down to 85" is so true, when it is put into the perspective of "cooler than 105"!
Last summer, we had one day hit 109 (a record for us) and then 95 felt cooler. Gah...!


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