I found a site like this one earlier in the week, but didn’t manage to get the post in place.  I like the idea of planned purchases through the year, and feel that I could adjust the list  to my preferences.  Also, there is a needed place to put the stuff.  For such a need, I have in-laws to copy.  They have a closet set on each side with 1×4′s and vertical 1×2′s to support the fronts.  The boards have enough space to place cans.  I have already installed this idea in our pantry from the present shelves to the door frame, and have found the space useful.  I just need to figure out where the rest of the year’s supply should go.  But this does provide a plan once the location is determined.

I received information that there were important updates from M$.  I tried to get this computer setup and discovered that there was no update available.  I looked into the services folder and there was none available there to operate.  I tried a system search and no update was found.  I tried to get one downloaded from M$, without success either.   There was an instruction of how to operate the update in the system, but nothing about where to go when it was removed.  So I tried to back up and followed the restore points in the system to get back to the point where update was available, and I could run it.  After going through all of the restore points, there was no update.  Stink.  That left one option.  I went and purchased the largest thumb drive I could find and started downloading all of the files that we were to keep.  They filled the drive.  I had to buy another one and continue the process.  Once there, I pulled out the restore disks and began the process of rebuilding the system.  I have just finished reinstalling the system, downloading all of the updates – which took 5 repeats of the process, and placing all of the files from the thumb drives back on the computer.  They are not all in proper location, but at least they are available.  I also have to reinstall all of the additional programs I had previously been using.  Of that set, I only have one started.  Oh well.  such is life with computers and viruses.

During church this morning, we were sitting in the foyer.  The other occupants of the space were a dad and boy about 2 years old.  I’m guessing so due to the presence of a diaper.  What was observed was this little guy running to the front door, then to the stairs, then to the nursery door, then to the front door again, then to the back hallway, then to the side hallway, then to the front door, then to….. The father was dutifully following this little guy and I got to wondering if this was the definition of aerobic exercise.

Later, we were in a local pizza place when an older boy came around our table doing the giant’s phrases: Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum, Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum, Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum, and taking really big steps – big for him, that is.  I had the observation that this little fellow was imitating a giant – from his three foot of height.  His parents shewed him up into the adjacent bench seat and heard him tapping something hard on the rail near my head height – while I was seated.  I looked up to see him standing on the bench which allowed him to look over the rail.  His parent shewed him again, this time on to his bottom side, and out of my sight.  While I was up recharging my plate with the pizza goodness, this same little guy was crawling under my chair.  (I was not aware of this moment.)  Upon arrival back at the table, I was asked about a ring.  The only thing I could think was the tapping which occurred when he first climbed up into the bench and informed his parents of that, looked at and under the table without luck.  We finished imbibing calories, and went to a store in the same shopping center.  There was something of interest on a bottom shelf, and when I bent over to take a look, a ring fell on the floor.  Shazzam!  What do we have here?  We checked out, and went back to the pizza place where the family was gathered around the air-hockey table and presented the ring.  It’s never a dull day with kids, even if they aren’t your own.

I just want to give thanks to the group of individuals who are responsible for this country.  The humble beginnings were of volunteers joining together against the British army.  The group developed to the highly skilled force we have today.  This force is still staffed by volunteers – those who have pledged their lives for this country.  I thank you.  We are here because you were and are there.

* update* spelling has been fixed.

You may remember the post on our celebration dinner last night.  Well, there were leftovers.  More specifically, there was a good piece of rib-eye, some potato, and grilled veges brought home.  Since today was Sunday, and we were home most of the afternoon, I decided to make pizza dough and have pizzas for supper.  The advantage of making pizza dough from scratch, is I get to add parsley, oregano, and garlic to the dough, so it has flavor as well as the toppings.  This process normally provides three pizzas, a large and two small.  Spouseinbox took a small pizza, diced up the ribeye, blocked the potatoes into pieces between the squares of ribeye, and sprinkled the diced veges around.  A little cheese covered the top and it was announced that we had leftover pizza.  Let’s just say that Pizza Hut has nothing close to ribeye as a topping.  Yes, it was good.  The other pizzas were covered with sausage, bacon, green pepper, black olive, and peperoni.  Also, making pizza from scratch also allows me to add some Monterrey Jack and Colby to the mozzarella.  Yes, we do have leftovers.  Delicious looking leftovers for lunch tomorrow.  :-)

While logged in to post my previous message, I noted an anniversary announcement.  I took a look at my first post and discovered that it has been 5 years since my first post.  Thank you for stopping by to see my whims, flights of imagination, and latest news along with rants when the spirit strikes.  You are appreciated.

I can claim to be a bit sore and tired as spouseinbox and I finished the roof on the shed.  This has been a 3 week project; the North side on the first week, the South side on week2, and the top with ridge vent today.  We still have to clean up the yard, but the roof is there.  The further piece of information is that we hired a company to do the roof in August and still have yet to hear from them.  I took the figure they proposed, subtracted the supplies and feel we earned enough to have a celebratory meal.  This was done at a local grill and I ordered the surf and turf, and spouseinbox ordered the ribeye.  They were quite good and the veges were well accented.  Spouseinbox thought it was vinaigrette and I’m inclined to agree.  So the next time we steam some broccoli, I’m considering putting a shake of balsamic vinagerette dressing with a shake of Parmesan cheese.  I’m hoping it will be close to what we had tonight:

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