Thanksgiving 2018

It is 9:19 on the day after Thanksgiving.  I usually like to write a post on Thanksgiving day but the fact that we had a party the night before put a damper on getting up early and writing.

I did get up relatively early but had to clean up from the night before.  Then it was on to preparation for the Thanksgiving meal.  I was much more prepared this year because I left myself notes in addition to the recipes to guide me through everything.  I’ve refined those notes this time and cooking the turkey, stuffing and gravy will be a breeze henceforth.  I also just bought a new, high quality roaster because the coating on the pan of the cheap one we had was starting to come up.  You certainly don’t want pan coating going into the gravy.  So I checked on Amazon and found that being Black Friday and the day after Thanksgiving there were deals on good roasters.

Journal Entry – 11.21.2018

It is 5:22 AM on Thursday, November 21st 2018.  It is the day before Thanksgiving.

It is hard to believe we’re right in the middle of the holiday season already.  My life has been a blur with the new job and the months have flown by.  Usually I like to really absorb myself into the holidays starting with Halloween.  But aside from an adventure in Texas this year for Halloween I wasn’t able to immerse myself into it as much as I would have liked.

Raccoons in the shed

On November 8th I forgot to close the door to my shed.  On Friday November 9th I walked out, opened the door and found it was partially blocked and the entirety of my shed had been ransacked!!  I thought I had been robbed!

In my confusion I quickly turned to the most valuable items which are my computers and I saw that the Mac was on the ground, my work computer closed and in place and the monitor on its face over my work computer.  I then became quickly aware of the overpowering stench of a furry animal and had thought a coyote might still be inside!

The End of Halloween 2018

Holiday season is upon us.  Halloween came and went and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  I’m just slightly late in the time frame I like to buy Christmas presents; I really enjoy getting my two boys great gifts but must get them before they sell out.

Windows Reinstall

Story below this post is primarily a guide for myself.

In case Windows completely malfunctions

  1.  Boot from Windows disk and do a complete reinstall.
  2. Pull out the motherboard CD and reinstall drivers
  3. Do a Windows update

Just when I thought the major stress had passed I was greeted with a catastrophic Windows failure.

Cleaning out my computer had been on my to-do list.  By that I mean opening up the rig and blowing out all the accumulated dust.  Dust is a big enemy of large desktop computers so it is good to clean them once in a while.