So, I keep a section on my gallery for people Iâ€™d like to get back in touch with for one reason or another. It worked! Last night I get a call from Ronald J. Johnston, whom I havenâ€™t seen or talked to in about 19 years. Cool! We talked for hours! Cool! Sounds like heâ€™s doing well. Heâ€™s even sent me an e-mail with corrections to some Java script I had that was keeping folks stuck using IE from seeing my page. Cool! Keep in touch, Ron!!!
Not much else going on. Nice day so I went out to the property. Duh! Moved dirt around for only an hour (or so) cause I still have that damned hydraulic leak. Gonna have to replace that damned hose. But Iâ€™m not doing it today.
SWMBO is interested in a Toyota 4-Runner for sale at our local mechanicâ€™s shop. Had a complete new motor put in it. Sheâ€™s going to need a 4-wheel or all-wheel vehicle when we move out to the property. It snows a bit more up there than it does here and the road can be dangerous. 4-Runner has a big ding on the upper back and the glass is missing. And they want $2500, which really isnâ€™t too bad. Weâ€™ll see what happens.
She took me to Outback for our date last night. Had a really good fish dinner. Then we made our usual Albertsonâ€™s stop on the way home. Talked some last night about buying a new television. I was thinking of getting a projector tv BUT talking to the salesman at the store (way earlier) he mentioned that the bulb is good for only 100 hours or so. That means that Iâ€™d be replacing a bulb every couple of weeks the way the tv runs all the time around here. Then thereâ€™s that new laser projector thatâ€™s been invented that theyâ€™re going to be putting in our cell phones and things like that this next year. If that thing would give me good enough resolution for a 6ft screen Iâ€™d wait for those to come out. That would be a couple of years from now. Hmmm. So maybe weâ€™ll go out looking at large flat panel tvâ€™s and see whatâ€™s out there. Will have to replace the tv by next year anyway. Avoid the rush, I say!
The Media Center I put together is working pretty good. Canâ€™t believe I havenâ€™t done this sooner. Itâ€™s nice to be able to scroll through my movies or tv shows, see what I feel like watching, click on it and watch it on tv. Cool. Youâ€™re probably asking yourself “Why?” Well, shelf space in the new dome (IF we ever get it built) will be at a premium and I donâ€™t want to take up a bunch of space storing DVDâ€™s. We have too many books for that! Now I just have to re-rip 6 seasons of Smallville into 720p format so itâ€™ll look good on our new tv (if we get one).