Friday, August 12, 2016

Internet issues

Here is our Maggie Mae sleeping away. She has been there all day despite all the confusion, vacuum cleaner and Hubby and I trying to get our new TV boxes and internet modem up and running. This sleeping spot was created by me this morning. You would think that it has been there forever.

Comcast forced us to get newer TV boxes despite the fact that our old ones were working well. The darn remote controls did not work. I had to have two at all times. One would turn the TV on and mute and the other would allow channel changes and volume control (sometimes).

The new ones arrived a few days ago and Hubby did his box install first. Then we lost internet for a few hours. But it came back on. He was having a good time showing me all the new features on the remote. Fast forward to this morning and he decided to set my TV box up. Not an easy task with all my junk in front of the TV cabinet. I was able to vacuum in places that had not seen one for years. HA!

BUT!!! The internet would not work at all on his computer. I go days without turning my 'puter on so I did not worry. Thought he would get it working. The poor guy was on the phone with Comcast for three hours. First they said there was an outage. But another phone call and they said there was no outage. Plugging and unplugging. Getting his laptop out and seeing if it was out equipment.  Finally the lady said we needed a more modern modem. Hubby went and bought one. Set it up and spent another hour or so on the phone with Comcast. Finally we had to make an appointment for their help. NEXT FRIDAY! A week with no internet. Now I was getting freaked out. Hubby took the laptop and found a hotspot and did his internet thing away from home. He came home and again we tried with my computer. No go. So I shut mine off. He went to his and tried to load internet and it WORKED!!! I turned mine back on and it WORKS! Guess we needed to hold our mouths right.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

July swap is all done!

July swap is all done!

I confess that I am OCD. I am proudly OCD.
Most of my factory working life I spent in shipping departments. I love counting. I love number combinations. And as a lead person I trained new people. I sure could tell who was not able to do the job. I do not know why I am saying this. I guess I wanted to share my love of counting.

Every package was opened and counted. I had 9 swappers + myself.
Easy peasy...some sent 2 sets some sent 3. I played 4 times...
except I came up 20 packages short. So I pulled 20 from my own pile and fixed the one basket that was short.
Now I am putting the swap into their respective envelopes then remembered that one swapper only swapped 5 sets! HA! I was right all along.
So funny!!!
Something like this would have major freaked me out. I have noticed that since I have been on thyroid meds that I am coping so much better with the blows that life throws at me. I get a blood test this month and then will see the Endocrinologist to see how I am doing.

Here is my Bess helping with the hexie sewing. She claims my left hip as her territory all the time. And she is so sweet that she asks first before jumping up.

Bella claims my feet/legs. Sometimes she is between my legs and other times she is also on my left side.

Here are the 200+ fabrics I ran through the Accucut. And the basket is full of my strips. This was taken a few weeks ago. But I had not posted about it.

I have 171 pink hexies with cheddar centers done. I may make them into diamonds. The two extra hexies are under each flower. I am using 3/4" hexie papers. I was punching all my hexies from junk mail and those postcards in magazines. I took a chance and bought a ream of 67# cardstock vellum. Perfect weight for hexies. Not as stiff as regular and purchased hexie papers. I bought pale gray so I can tell the difference without too much worry.
Postage stamp swap hostess!

Proud to have the last name of Mohr.

This was an article that was in this morning's newspaper. Hubby's brother is the one the article is about.