Weekend Open Mic

Weather: We’ve had unbelievably warm weather this last couple of weeks.  It got up over 80°F a couple of days and into the 70s for quite a few more.  Unbelievable for February in the midwest. Reality came back hard Friday night.  While not as nice as it has been, the week ahead still isn’t bad for late February and Early March.

The Weekend:  We’re presenting a trivia night for a local high school organization Saturday evening.  In two more weeks, we’ll be doing another one for a different organization and two weeks after that a third one for a girl scout group.

Patio room: I worked outside this week on the siding since the weather was so nice.  I have it basically done except for some trim pieces around the window and the roof over the doggy door. Now that cooler weather is here I can get back to working on the inside.  Click image to enlarge.

I always enjoy watching the Oscars so that’s my plan for Sunday evening.

Computer woes:  I’m still having crashes on my PC. Two or three times a day.  I’m getting really good at saving whenever I make a change to something.  I’ve tested the disk drives, the memory, and the system files. All tests came back normal.  I’ve gone through and updated all the hardware drivers. Do you know how many drivers are on your computer?  Probably about a hundred.  I had to manually check for updates on each one.  There were some that needed to be updated but they didn’t stop the crashes. I’m about to the point that I’ll have to take it in and have someone look at it.

TV Binging:  Haven’t had a lot of TV time this week but did squeeze in a few more episodes of Mad Men.  I think I like it, but they sure do a lot of smoking on that show.  

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

16 thoughts on “Weekend Open Mic

  1. The progress! Feel like I’m watching episodes of “This old house”! Looking very good. Been meaning to ask you — why the straw? (btw new email)


    • The straw was put down because the yard is/was very muddy and torn up with equipment the concrete guys had to bring in. It wasn’t in the best shape to begin with. My plan is to kind of regrade and reseed or sod it. The straw keeps the dogs from getting too muddy.


    • He does use it. He has to be coaxed out the door but he comes in all on his own. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 tries before he goes through it but he does do it.


    • I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. But just having helped others and learning from them it’s not too difficult to build a wall from 2X4 studs. When I run into something I don’t know how to do I call in help.


    • I haven’t had to use the “owners entrance” yet. Not sure I’d fit through it anyway. Besides I’d have to wear the collar that opens the door.


  2. No yard work today. Yet more rain. Yay! Though, I think California is going to float away.

    The addition looks great! Suggestion for the garden window if you need something to support it, how about a little doggie house? For when the kids want to stay outside but don’t want to be in the elements?

    Oh yeah, the computer. It might just be something you can’t fix. Sounds like about the only thing you have left to try is a clean install of Windows. In my case that didn’t work. Turned out to be the voltage regulator. I could have avoided the problem if I would have upgraded the BIOS but I found out too late and the computer started sending me constant blue screens. Luckily, Intel replaced the computer since the problem was on their end.


  3. “I haven’t had to use the “owners entrance” yet. Not sure I’d fit through it anyway. Besides I’d have to wear the collar that opens the door.

    Oh, you’re still under the delusion that it’s YOUR house.


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