Stay Your Ass At Home Day 5

I think. Sunday and this started last Wednesday, so, yeah, Day 5. I had a hard enough time remembering what day it was before all this; retired, you know. Old Guy too.


So, this is the prediction for this week. Notice Tuesday night into Wednesday. Won’t happen but it’s still kinda late in the year. Except every year we have a good snow in March. Except Wednesday is April Fools Day. Last year about this time we had our SnowMaGeddon. Go figure.

blnd2The Sun has shown and, except for the wind, is fairly nice outside. Me and the Dog have been on a couple of walks today. It’s Sunday so I’m not expending a whole lot of energy getting things done.

Except that I decided to make that Buttermilk Chicken for dinner. So I had to prepare the marinade (buttermilk and stuff), cut the chicken up, and start it to soaking for 3-8 hours. At 1700 it’ll be 5 hours so we’ll see. Adding some mashed and brussels sprouts. Wonder if I should try to pressure fry the chicken? (Not a whole lot of experience with pressure frying.)

I’m liking this new install of Linux Mint 19 Xfce 64 bit. Running from a SSD it’s pretty responsive. Well, that and that I haven’t gummed up the works by installing a LOT of other shit. Yet. Still gotta set up Thunderbird.

Had to change the Window Manager to Metacity + Composting cause Xfwm4 + Composting wasn’t working. Woiuld let me grab windows but couldn’t move or resize them. No, I don’t know why. Hard to get anything done that way though.

Got StreamWriter set up and running fine so I can listen to my Internet Radio Stations again. I really like Chilltrax and Chill In Zone and a few others. Oldies. Country. (But not really the “new” Country. Too Pop for me.)


Dinner was good. Watching the collection of “Mysteries at the Museum” shows I downloaded but haven’t watched. Kitchen’s clean. Think I’ll just chill until bedtime.

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Stay Your Ass At Home Day 3

Date Day. Was going to go to KFC drive-thru then eat along the waterfront in Port Orchard. Decided not to cause I don’t want to get food from someplace I can’t see the cook. I trust me and SWMBO not to be sick; but I don’t trust “The Cook” to not be sick and pass this crap on to us. It’s a sorry state of affairs.

So, we’re staying home today. She’s off in her room doing genealogy stuff and watching CSI. I’m puttering around my room and kitchen and doing “stuff.” Every once in awhile I walk to her room and give her a smooch.


Im not doing too bad except for a runny nose and my ears are ringing like there’s no tomorrow. Have been ringing loudly for the past 15 hours or so. Starting to bother me. Along with not getting any quality sleep last night I wouldn’t have been any fun on a “date” anyway. (Like I ever am much fun on a date!?!)

Building my Toshiba Satellite laptop up with the latest version of Linux Mint Xfce for a backup in case my desktop goes TU. Setting SWMBO up as a user and getting her Roots Magic genealogy program to working. Seems to do just fine under Wine. Getting her to sit down and test it is going to be the hard part!


I’m using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa and now I’m thinking of shutting down my desktop and upgrading it to the latest version of Mint. Think I’ll make a backup and try “sudo apt updrade-distro” just to see what it does.

Well, was going to post this yesterday, of course, but I made a change to something important in my Linux Mint 1.3 and the whole thing crashed and needed to be reinstalled. So I’ve been doing that. Decided I might as well “upgrade” to the latest version of Xfce while doing it. That’s been going interestingly.

There’s a few things I’m not liking, but, nothing that’ll make me change to a different distro. So far.

And my ears are still ringing.

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