06-01-2012 12:35 AM
Start of a new month, and the year is almost half over!
Official beginning of hurricane season as well.
06-01-2012 9:13 AM
Hard to believe it's June 1st already. The last heat wave finally brought out the fireflies but not in full force yet.
I need to run to the plant store and get some flowers in the ground/tomato plants in pots. About 2 weeks behind since I've been working on my Jeep and hopefully it's fixed. Son's been griping at me because he bought my wife 50 Glad bulbs for Mother's Day and I've yet to plant them. Very few places around my yard to plant them since they need full sun. Why didn't he plant them as a present to Mom?? Maybe that's what I'll ask for on Father's Day! LOL. The huge Black Walnut trees around here sure didn't like that heat and dropped small marble sized green walnuts everywhere. Just what we need is too be walking/slipping on marbles!
The governor of Ohio just signed a statewide texting while driving ban law into effect today. We'll have to see how that goes and Ohio normally runs behind in what goes on in the rest of the country.
PS. I missed the last WOTT thread. Congrats on buying a new house OUfan and hope you're on the mend CJ!
06-01-2012 12:18 PM
already looking at building fort/play set when we move in and get our earnest money back. Will probably get an above ground pool as well while we save up for an inground pool. The house is on a cul-de-sac and will only have 2 neighbors, one behind and one beside. Would have loved to have the yard next to us, it's a huge pie shape that's probably 120 across at it's widest and 120 deep. Of course that came with a 40K lot premium. Across the street is corp of engineers property so no houses to the west of us. After 5 years of living in apartments I'm ready to move into my own space and ready to be able to throw the son outside and tell him to go play without having to watch out for the land mines from inconsiderate dog owners in the apartment complex we live in now.
06-01-2012 12:37 PM
So OUfan, I never saw an answer to see if you're still going to be in U-verse territory? Regardless if you are/are not, are you having cable like cat/coax wired into the house walls since it's a new build?
06-01-2012 4:11 PM
Charlie's doing real good, thanks! He's not limping at all on his left rear leg anymore and maybe the ACL injury was not as bad as we thought. He just had a vet appt yesterday and she was real impressed on his progress. Took him off the meds and now it's 2 more weeks of rest until he's good to go. I'm going to have to come up with a plan so when my son's Mastiff and Charlie start playing real rough he doesn't injury it again. Guess it's just the nature of the beast(s), literally! LOL.
06-01-2012 4:37 PM
Just tthought I'd bring the off-topic stuff from this thread:
into the off-topic thread.
06-01-2012 8:01 PM
Phil-101 sure took the fun out of that topic. Thanks Joe for providing the link. You guys were a hoot. lol
06-01-2012 8:24 PM
She had her hair cut for the upcoming movie (Les Miserables) and is singing in it as well. Did you see her full-frontal in Love and Other Drugs?
On another note--Marilyn Monroe would have been 86 today!
06-02-2012 4:46 AM
Morning guys but I think I'll pass on this Off Topic Thread. Seems like it's for the MEN only!!
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06-02-2012 5:26 AM - last edited on 06-02-2012 7:51 PM by Phil-101
Uni, according to the address finder on AT&T's web site it supposed to be available and there is an AT&T drop in the front yard. Here's hoping. As for wiring, we got it just before sheetrock has gone up on the walls so it's already been wired and to add just 3 drops was over $400 so I'll have to stick with coax for now. Between my father-in-law and I we'll be able to wire it with Cat 5 for a whole lot less.
In respose to the other thread. Gina Carano
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06-02-2012 9:06 AM
Thanks for the cabling input on your new house OUfan. Yeah, don't blame you for DIY with a little help at those prices. I ran a lot of coax in this old house and a new house should be a whole lot easier.
06-02-2012 10:40 AM - edited 06-02-2012 11:20 AM
An absolutely fantastic Saturday here in metropolitan Grain Valley. A cool night and now, during the noon hour, it's only 75 degrees and brilliant, blue sky.
It's been a bit since I last posted. Busy week....and we have company coming next week. Got my computer room cleaned out and we can move around safely in there again. I have pulled out the 27" Sony WEGA CRT TV in there. Holy cow....I had forgotten how heavy that thing is. Not sure if another family member is going to take it or if it is going to Disabled American Vets......whoever will pick it up 'cause I ain't gonna lift that thing again. Then I purchased a 32" Philips LCD/LED HDTV. It's a so-called "smart" TV with both connectability to the Internet and Wi-Fi capability. So it can access Netflix and Hulu....plus other services. I haven't explored that part of it yet. Also, it can become part of our home network and I can display images & other media on it off the PC hard drives......all wirelessly if desired....or via ethernet which is an optional method. Interestingly, after I got the wireless Internet connection set up the TV set automatically performed a download update in its internal software. That took about 10 minutes. Never had a TV before that would do that. It was on sale for $328 at Wally world. I shopped BB but that turned into a nightmare. How that company has gone down hill. Really sad. But that's another story. This set is a 720p but I think that is plenty of resolution for a 32" unit. In fact it is very difficult to find a 1080p in these smaller screen sizes. Not really worth the extra $100 that the higher res. units usually cost.
Alfie is finished with his pills and is all better. No coughing and he's back to his old, playful self. Long walks included. BUT....and ain't there always a BUT......he still isn't back on his eating schedule. It seems that I made the mistake of spiking his food with little things like cheese or even a touch of peanut butter to get him to eat while he was not feeling well. Now I'm regretting THAT mistake because he walks over to his dish....sniffs at it....and then looks up at me with that "something is missing, dad" look in his eyes. After the vet called the place where we had boarded him AND after I wrote an E-mail to their franchise headquarters....they paid the $76 vet bill. We already have the check. AND, they assured me that they had immediately initiated a disinfection of their entire facility. When one dog comes down with kennel cough they can't afford the risk to 50-75 other dogs.
Congrats on the new home, OUF. I'm sure you're gonna enjoy it. As for going to all that work to install all new CAT 5 cable.......I don't really think it's worth it. All the cable in our house is coax and everything works just fine. Even the feed from the NID to the RG is coax......the full length of the house. All the runs are independent with no splitters.