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Monday, 02/03/2003 - 12:14 PM PDT
The topic: Busy, that's what I am...

Monday, February 3, 2003 Well, as you can see below, I started this yesterday, but never finished. I'm so goldarned tired. I have no idea what's going on. I was okay Saturday, up late working on adding the new card. I guess I didn't get to bed until after 11:30. DeeJay didn't get his fluids until after 10:30PM. That's not a problem, though, since the later he gets them on Saturday, the better, since he's got three days until his next scheduled infusion of fluids. The crappy thing is about installing the new card, I was worse off at the end of the day than I was at the beginning. :( I have no access on the Dell to the internet at all now. I wonder how long it will take before my new modem arrives. Anyway, it dawned on me late Saturday that I never installed any software or drivers for the new Ethernet card and I'm sure that's 99.9% of the reason I can't get the home networking thing to work. The card isn't working. *grin* I may do that this week, but I'm not in any big hurry. Actually, it's better for me to work on it during the weekend. I figure it this way. I may have to work with the Gateway, rebooting and all, to get the home network set up properly. Well, during the week, there are more visitors to the cameras and I don't want to disrupt traffic. And if Brian goes to the Sticks, like he's talking about, there's less of a chance of us leaving during the day to go get something to eat or go shopping. I got the modem from J&R computing, they're really good about shipping stuff out quickly, so hopefully, I'll have the Dell hooked back up to the internet before too long.

Saturday night, I did delete a few programs off of the Gateway. I took off Ad/Subtract (I may put that on the other computer when I get it set up to access the internet) and changed some of the start up options. I don't need Spam Eater Pro any longer, since I've set up the filtering. That's really cut back on the amount of junk mail I get. It's really nice. Then I did a defrag of the hard drive. I checked on the computer when I'd wake up and at three in the morning, it had been finished, so I shut down the system and turned off the computer.

About this being tired thing, I'm getting a little concerned. I shouldn't be so tired. I'm wondering if it's diet. There's a book or two out about certain body types needing certain types of food. I've always done better on a high protein/low carb diet, had more energy and just felt all around better. Cereal in the morning isn't really low carb. There's no junk in the house to eat any more and I'm spacing my meals apart, stopped much of the nibbling I was doing during the day. You'd think my tummy would feel better, but it's been upset a lot lately. Well, it was yesterday. Maybe it was all the coffee I had yesterday morning, but you'd think that would have been gone by the evening. And I've not been taking my vitamins on a regular basis, so that may be a factor. Add to that, I haven't been drinking much water, which I need to do to keep my body flushed.

Brian worked on the closet this weekend and guess what? It's done! I did a bunch of laundry yesterday and hung it up as the clean clothes came out of the dryer. I've got more going right now, probably will all week long. Then my exercise room will once again be usable and I think I'm going to get hot on designing more shirts and stuff since I'll be able to get to the heat press. This morning, I was taking clothes from the hanger to take to the laundry room and I'm looking at all of these cute little outfits I used to wear. :cry I hope to be wearing some of them in October. I hope even more that I'll be done washing and hanging up by the end of the week. *lol*

I'm really happy with the closets. I took comforters and blankets from the hall closet and put them in the shelf on my side. This will free up room for towels, which right now are just shoved into the closet. More space will make it easier for me to keep them neat and under control. Saturday, we went to Home Depot and Brian found some heavy duty industrial Velcro strips and he put those on the sliding wardrobe doors and the door jambs. And it works! The cats can't open the closet doors! We're going to have to be very diligent about cleaning the tracks, though. Brian can't replace the hardware for these doors because they're so old. When he was cutting them down for size, one of the tracks had a hole in it where the cat urine had eaten through. We can't have that happening. Mystie was very interested in the doors. And so was Georgie. This morning, Brian found they'd been peed on in three different places. *sigh* I hope keeping the doors and tracks clean will eventually change the bad habits of these cats.

I tried to be Jackson's new best friend yesterday and he slapped my fingers with his claws extended. My right index finger is sporting an inch long scratch now and it kind of hurts. Nice kitty.

I think OC is staying here during the day on a regular basis now. I see him in the morning on the bank with KittyMeeze and they both go under the juniper up there. Yesterday, I saw Little Bit up there, too. It would be nice if he stuck around. This morning, I saw five cats out front. SpotTee, KittyMeeze, OC, Little Bit and Repete. Angus shows up at night, although I did see him early this weekend. No sign of that tortie, though.

Saturday night, something got into Georgie. He ripped through the house. It was late, Brian had gone to bed and Georgie ran into the office, back down the hallway into the bedroom, did a U turn and went down the entryway and into the living room, behind my old dresser, where he just sat and wagged his tail (I could tell because the blinds kept moving). Then he ran up the kitty bed center and into the family room. The other cats were all watching him wide eyed. "What's up with Georgie?" Thankfully, he calmed down before too long.

I'm gonna go move more stuff out of the exercise room now. I can get to the other side at this point, I have a path! Now that I have room on my closet floor, I can store things there that I've been storing in the exercise room. But it's not going to finish itself. Oh, joy! I've got pictures, but I don't have time to put them up right now. One of these days, I will. Maybe after next weekend when I can get back online with the Dell.

One more thing, I've got a new forum up (me and my forums). Cat Fights II; drop by sometime.

Sunday, February 2, 2003 We went to breakfast yesterday morning and the radio was on an AM station. We heard the news around 8:00 on the west coast. It took a while for it to make any sense of what they were saying. All day long, the thing that bothered me the most, the thing that brought me to tears everytime I thought of it, was that they were fifteen minutes from touchdown. For some reason, that just really upsets me.

My new Ethernet cards and routing hub got here the day after I ordered them. I put the kit in the closet thinking I'd set it up yesterday, since the weekends aren't so busy for my website. Well, I screwed everything up again. I had an unpleasant surprise to find the Dell only has two expansion slots, both in use. :( So, I pulled out the modem card and put in the Ethernet card. I did a search and found an external USB 56K modem and ordered that, since I really do need a dial up connection, if only for faxes. And I couldn't get the Ethernet card to work. I set everything up with the router and my cable modem started acting up. I called Cox and was told they don't support home networking. Well, according to their site they do, but you have to use their equipment and have their people do the install and set up. And you have to pay for the equipment as well as an additional $9.95 per month. *choke* I reconnected the cable modem directly to the Gateway.

lisaviolet is fifty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

February 2003

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