Monday, January 13, 2014

Well, it has been one full week since I got that damn norovirus.  I am still not feeling 100%  I'm having lots of trouble with vertigo. 

Having trouble getting motivated.  I have the mound of bills to go through from being away over New Years week and being ill.  I also need to start to order the parts for Tom's computer. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Computer Died

Sept 1, 2012

My 2 year old HP laptop has been acting up for the last few days and this evening it froze up completely with an indication of it being a HDD problem.

This is the second HP laptop to bite the dust in just a little over two years.  No more HPs in this family!

When I pulled the HDD and placed it on the desktop, I was able to see the three partitions and was able to save my files and photos. 

Friday, October 08, 2010

Mom is still in the hospital. Susan say that they will evaluate her again today to see what happens with her breathing. She may come home with O2. The cardiologist said that she has severe aortic stenosis. Nothing is going to be "fixed" do to her age.

I went to LAFB today to drop off an Rx and pick one up for Susan.

Friday, July 09, 2010

I wish I could remember to do this more often.

My feet have been killing me! First it was the heal - with the bone spurs. Now it is the ball of the foot area. Doctor say the condition is called Morton's Neuroma. It is very painful and unlike the bone spurs, it is with me 100% of the time. I have to walk down the stairs on my heals. Yesterday the doc injected my left foot with about 10ml of stuff. So far hit has not done any good. Next step is a small incision in the area and a cold prob goes in to "deaden" the nerve.

Hampton's 400th Anniversary celebration starts today. Just so happens it coincides with the annual Black Beards Festival. I am going down today to listen to the CalypsoNuts.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Jenn and Tom arrived yesterday and they brought Billy Rae and Miley.

Eric and Elizabeth came and we had a big dinner.

Tom played Blazing Aces on Wii and surpassed me within two hours!! I will have to work on that game.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Today is Veterans Day 2009.

Hurricane Ida came ashore yesterday on the Florida Panhandle and the remnants of the storm are now affecting us here in Hampton. The rain started last night and has pretty much continued all the way till now. It is a pretty gray, damp, and dreary day. The TV weather news is saying that we're going to have rain all the way until Saturday and that we are actually having a nor'easter.

Applebey's and Golden Corral are offering free meals to veterans today. I thought about going out to Applebee's but this weather is not very pleasant, so I think I will stay in.

As usual I am listening to the scanner and there is a emergency situation going on in the James River. There was supposed to be a swimmer in the water and Newport News sent out investigations and so did Isle of Wight and Virginia Marine resources commission. It wasn't too long that it was discovered that these people were in a canoe and the swimmer was back in the canoe and they were headed to the Pagan River in Smithfield. It amazes me that in this technological age with nearly instant communications capabilities that we cannot communicate better with cities surrounding our own. From what I heard on the radio no one made any attempt in Newport News to contact Smithfield. I was tempted to call Newport News dispatch but I decided against it. Let them waste their gas and time if they want to and have their heads up their asses. After I heard Smithfield Fire Department had found these canoeist and were clearing the scene, I decided to go ahead and call Newport News Fire dispatch. They seemed interested in what I had to tell them and they did pass on information to command that they should call Smithfield Fire.

Through a number ways I just realized that my 16 year e-mail address-skypilot@writeme.com is no longer forwarding e-mail to me. I have over 800 e-mail messages in the queue mail.com. They now want $30 a year for the service. I can keep the e-mail address but it will no longer forward the e-mail. I have a lot of work to do because I need to go through all of that e-mail to see where I need to change e-mail address to one that will forward. I am sure that there are at least 30 to 40 sites that I will have to visit to change my address.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rainy day and pretty heavy rain at times. Very unusual for this time of year.

I am off to Newport News and other errands. Went to City Hall to drop off the pictures from the Employee Fest.

Then to Plaza Aztecha to drop off pictures to Hector - he was the entertainment at the Employee Fest.

And then to the sleep doctor to have my CPAP checked out. Everything is ok with the CPAP machine.

When I got home there was a message on the answering machine. It was from my cousin, Mike. My uncle Mike passed away today around noon.

Mike was 86 yo and the last of the "Greatest Generation" of my maternal family. Mike was a great guy. He enlisted in the Air Crops in 1943. He served as a radioman, dorsal gunner on a B-17 flying out of England. His B-17 was shot down over German in Oct 1944 and he spent the rest of the war as a guest of the German Luftwaffe. Mike was a real hero. On his way to bail out, he heard that the tail gunner was wounded and trapped. While wounded himself, he risked his life to help the tail gunner exit the plane. Uncle Mike will be missed.

I feel so fortunate that I got to spend a lot of time with him last year. I visited him on two occasions. It was during my second trip in December that I found out more about his "shoot down."