October 31, 2015
Even though today is Halloween, I didn’t really do anything today. I didn’t work, but tomorrow I am cutting down a tree. I will be doing a few lawns on Monday, but I plan to take it easy tomorrow and just do what I need to do and get home!
I may end up putting the lawn mower away soon as well. I am looking forward to that more and more every day since work is so hit and miss right now. I also noticed that I never added the link for those pictures yesterday, so here it is: http://imgur.com/a/hRhXh
October 30, 2015
Today was a good day as well, I did a large leaf clean up job, which took most of the morning. He had taken some pictures, which are on my Facebook, but I also uploaded the. The first picture shows the size of the pile from the front yard, and the second is after getting rid of the pile.
That is one of the fun things about this time of year. I used a good bit of gas today as well, which is why I got another 2 gallons of mixed gas over the weekend. I probably won’t be using too much straight gas for the mower though, but I will probably have to get more before the end of November. I need it for the snow blower. I do like to keep some on hand for the generator as well in case a storm knocks the power out.
Of course that is also why I have so many of the little USB battery packs as well. I have so many devices now that I can get through a several day power outage easily. I can use the generator to even recharge the battery packs as they die too if I wanted to. The best one I have is one that takes standard AA batteries. I have a bunch of rechargeable ones too.
Some people say that I am crazy to have so many things, and keep them charged up, but the way I see it I am just being prepared for anything that can happen. It also helps keep me from being so bored as well. I do have to laugh though since more often than not, I end up not using most of the stuff as I am wondering when it is going to come back on, or I don’t want to waste all my battery in case it takes too long to come back.
That is one reason I will miss the Kindle though, and may even try and get another one eventually. I could use the Kindle for a long time and not even need to think that the battery may not last the entire time. I am planning on putting some books onto one of the old Palm handhelds, like the Visor Pro or the m500 since they are monochrome screen units.
The monochrome screens are nice for reading at night in bed, and they have much better battery life than the color screen ones like the Clie UX50 or Palm TX. There is also the MC3504 as well, since that has the double capacity battery, it lasts a long time compared to the others.
October 29, 2015
So, today is a special day indeed, as I have gotten not one but TWO new toys! Yes, that. Is correct. I will do the electronic one first, as it is what I am using to type this up. A friend of mine and I are doing a trade for an iPad 3, in exchange for a Kindle PaperWhite that he had actually sent me.
So I ended up with a 16GB iPad 3 Wifi plus Cell, and I am sending him back the Kindle. He also included a SmartCase, and an Apple Bluetooth keyboard as well. I am not sure if I will be using the case much, as it makes the tablet a little too bulky for me personally. This is my first iPad, so it is a new experience for me.
I will probably end up getting a gift card for the iTunes Store as there is not a lot of free stuff for the iPad compared to Android. I guess you can say that I have been spoiled by how many free games on Android. Plus, with Google Rewards, I can get paid games for free by doing the little surveys.
Onto the Second thing I got is the one I did buy. I picked up a Smith and Wesson Shield in 9MM. I have been wanting to get one of these for a while, and a good deal came up, so I got it for 353.74 out the door! I will be using this as my carry gun since it is a lot smaller than my full size M&P9.
The thing now is that I need to break it in before I can really carry it. I need to see where a few of my friends go shooting so perhaps I can go with them one of these days and run at least a box or two through it. This weekend, I am going to use my $20 rewards from Dicks to get a box of Hornady Critical Defense ammo for it. They are some really nice hollow point rounds, which will be good for carrying it.
I will also probably go down to Cabellas one of these days and get a holster for it, which makes for a great excuse to get CiCi’s Pizza as well. It will be an outside the waistband holster, like the one I use now, as I prefer them to be on my belt personally.
October 28, 2015
Today was a rainy day so I stayed home, not that anyone needed anything done anyway! I will be getting two things this week as well now. One of them I am picking up in person tomorrow night, and the other is coming in the mail either tomorrow or Friday.
I did a little work on recipes today for a change as well, something I normally do in the winter. I have to laugh that I started this, like working on my novel, as a way to use the old electronics that I collect. I should start cooking and trying some of these out one of these days though.
October 27, 2015
All I had to do today was a small little yard that needed some winter fertilizer spread on it. I have nothing tomorrow, which doesn’t matter since it is going to rain. Thursday, and until Sunday, I have nothing planned so unless someone calls, I am staying home!
I started doing some editing on the first chapter as well, adding where I feel that it fits. I haven’t come across anything that I will be removing yet but I am sure there will be parts that I end up just scraping. I am not sure if I will upload the second version until I am done, sooner, or if at all yet.
October 26, 2015
Today was a nice day to relax. Tomorrow, all I have to do is a small leaf cleanup, and then I am done for the day. I plan on doing that a little later when it warms up as the low is only 31. I don’t mind the cold, but unless I absolutely need to start early, it can wait!
I finished the book last night. I uploaded Chapter 43, the final chapter, and marked the book as completed after almost 2 years. Next step will be to work on editing it, as well as writing the second book which I still need to name.
October 25, 2015
Today was a busy day since I did 5 yards, but tomorrow I am planning to do NOTHING! As long as no one calls, the only thing I will do is perhaps some work around my own yard I think. I need to start getting things ready for the coming winter after all.
I do have 4 snow blowers that I need to get working. I will be getting a new toy in the next few days so when I do get it, I will post more information about it then. I don’t want to spoil it after all. I want to work on the book some more as well too.