Monday, February 9, 2009

The Following took place between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 6 p.m.....

One of my favorite shows is "24" so in the spirit of the show, here is how our day played out.

12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m. We went to the Webster flea market in search of our weekly stash of fresh veggies. The place was packed with people and it took a little jockeying to find a place to park. After securing a spot under cover, I made my way to the area where the produce vendors are located. I secured strawberries, broccoli, carrots and almonds and returned to the rendezvous point to meet Linda.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Upon returning back to the park, I proceeded with my "to do" list for the day. I retrieved the touch up paint from the basement and began to give Bertha a make-over to get rid of "age spots".
While I was doing this, Linda was working on Special Agent Schroeder...giving him his spring cut. This is a look of "shear" terror or an agent on the "lamb"....

It's lengthy process to get an agent ready to go undercover, so on I go to my next task...

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. I jump on the motorcycle and head off to Wal-Mart in search of valve extenders for the inside tires on the rear of the truck, since it's recessed too far for a normal air hose to gain access to it. A thorough search of the automotive section comes up with nothing. While asking a clerk, a customer overhears my conversation and tells me that what I need is a "schrader valves"...not Schroeder valves but Schrader valves. He tells me that I should be able to find them at Advance Auto parts. I jump on the bike and head out to Advance auto....It's just a short ride down the road but when I get there, they only have 1.25" ones...not long enough...I do find some "red" Lock-tite that I'll need for another project that is on my "honey do" list for another day so I buy that but leave there valveless...


Meanwhile back at the barracks, Special Agent Boomer is waiting for his crew cut but he'll have to wait another day....Linda's hand is tired.


3:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m. Events of the evening consist of having supper (steamed broccoli and pan fried sweet potato slices). After supper I start working on the computer, trying to figure out what is wrong with it. The last few days there has been such a bad flicker in the monitor that the text is unreadable. I do a search on the internet and as best as I can decipher from what I find, it looks like we might need to update a driver of some sort. I try a couple things and then Linda calls Todd to see what he thinks. He suggests we go out on the Dell website and troubleshoot the problem there. I do that and download a BIOS update that fixes the problem.

The sun sets after a great day of temps in the high 70's and all missions accomplished from our "to do" lists.....

1 comment:

Jim and Bobbie said...

Laughed a lot at your post today...cute format. Bobbie