I went to Wal-Mart with Katie last night. She had to get some prescriptions filled for her wonky tooth, and I hit the garden center. I found some replacement pots and a huge bag of soil to fill them. All my real terracotta pots went to bits and cracked and broke in the cold weather. So everything is plastic now.
I sat down to the Mac and tried to get my email. No joy. Tried the browser. Nada. I wondered why the twitterfox "t" eventually turned red and I guess I got my answer. So I rebooted all my routers and dsl modem. Nothing.
So I switched to my linux server and it was working fine. Got my email, checked facebook, etc. No problem. I went back to the Mac, rebooted, and it decided to be a good little apple and behave this time.
I finally went to my PC and noticed the HD led was solid. Not normal. I tried to get a screen and there was blackness. I did a cold boot and noticed that it started OK, but then cycled itself again. It kept doing that in a loop. I just replaced the HD a few months ago, what gives?
I brought up the BIOS and noticed it didn't list the boot device. Great. It was trying to boot from the secondary drive, which was its old primary drive; the one that was replaced. I physically disconnected the secondary drive and it booted without hesitation.
Computers. I love em.
Skyscrapers? In Indy? Joke!
Joz is probably used to them, but not me! Sounded like a herd of elephants ran across the roof. My bed shook like a big dog jumped up on it, but I don't have a dog. I flipped on the TV and the news peeps were just as surprised as I was - they do a live morning show from 5 to 7.
Update: It's official
Flowers are blooming and blogroll is pinging, so I better take advantage . . .
I don't believe I am doing taxes again! One quarter of the year is over already. The older I get, the faster time moves. I need a 36 hour day to make it seem like 24. When I was little, I judged time with milestones like "Christmas" or "Summer" and it seemed like neither of them would arrive. Now they are here every time I turn around.
A little on the cool side, which is fine with me. As long as it doesn't freeze or snow I am pleased. I notice a lot of trees starting to blossom now. Daffodil's are out. Croci are almost passed. Tulips will flower in about a week. Magnolia's are starting to bloom. Dogwoods probably too, but I haven't seen any.
50% of my blog readership took a trip last week and didn't check in while on the road. Time to get yourself an iPhone Kel.
RIP Charlton Heston Oct. 4, 1924 - Apr. 5, 2008
The trees are promising to provide shade and oxygen once again. We are truly lucky!
I just heard that one of the local NPR stations (the one I usually listen to) is going to start their Spring 2008 beg-a-thon next week. There's got to be a better way!