Current Mood: Springtime
I really should be doing some work, but it is the weekend and I try to take time for my own things. I’ll do it later. =)
We actually got a few dry days this last week and some sunny days and we totally enjoyed them. Got our 1st 74 degree day this year…..LOVED that. Now if we can finally get to the 80s I would be totally stoked.
On a dry day two weeks ago, we went out and picked up 5 tomato plants and dirt. So looking forward to when they start producing.
We don’t have much of back yard, if you can call it. The things we really like about it makes it hard to grow things. It is a deck with some dirt and bushes. We love that on the other side of the fence there are trees, that once the leaves are on it that it gives us privacy from the surrounding buildings and keeps the house cooler on the really, really hot days (no a/c). BUT that also prevents us from growing things in the ground, due to lack of sunlight and on even a mid-70 day, it feels like 50/60 in the house….bbrrrr
So when we do tomatoes we use pots and have one topsy-turvy….our 2nd year on trying that one. But we are always moving them around to get the best sunlight.
We really did enjoy our 74 sunny day, went and sat on the deck for a time….just getting as much sun and warmth that we could…watching the birds.
When it is winter, the gray, damp and cold, even if annoying, is not a big deal. It is winter, you expect it and you are happy that it is actually much milder then some places you’ve lived and without the snow. But come Mar/Apr/May it gets on your nerves and you are so ready for a change of weather and color.
We have all these pots from our house plants that we no longer have due to lack of indoor sunlight and plant eating/digging cats so I decided that we should get some flowers for outside. Just to get some color and my planting bug out of me. I really have a LOT to learn about judging root systems…..lol I thought I would be able to plant 2 of them per pot, nope…didn’t happen. I thought I would only use 4 pots, nope…..9….good thing we had all those extras….lol Good thing I had hubby helping me, I would taken all day to do them…..grin
Now we have some color leading up to our front door and we have some on our bedroom balcony. They smell so good when the door is open.
They aren’t much, but it feels so good to have some bright colors and spring smells. =) I’m waiting for strawberries to start showing up at our local fruit stands that open for the summer. We get some of the juiciest and sweetest here in Oregon….mmmm
We even heard and saw a set of Anna’s Humming birds mate. That was cool and boy, they are noisy…..lol We’ve had humming bird feeders up for about 3yrs plus the fuschias, so they know where to come for food. Some of our birds are back for the season, the Golden American Finch, House Sparrow and Black-headed Grosbeaks….including our noisy Scrub Jays…lol We even saw a Falcon get chased off by a couple of Ravens…that was neat.
Ah….but I had a fun time last week…..lol Last Sunday my mac was constantly backing up……well, the external that it went to was full. It is suppose to delete the oldest back ups once it filled up. Instead of doing that, totally locked up and damaged it. So I had to hook up to our main external, the Drobo, and try and put over 300 GBs of music, files and pictures on to it from the locked up one. You could still copy things off of it, but not delete or add. So that took a few days, I got a few more WD externals, one a MyBook…didn’t meant to, meant to get a MyPassport and a few MyPassports. Finally got everything moved, took a bit, but was able to reformat my old 500 GB external MyPassport and that is now nothing BUT mac back ups.
What was so frustrating is that the new MyPassports don’t let you use it like a simple flash drive, they were locked…I couldn’t write on them. The old ones were so simple and nice. I had to learn how to partition them. I didn’t want them all to be formatted for mac, because it wouldn’t be recognized by a pc. We need at least one that was writable for both mac and pc. So we can transfer files from pc and mac to the other…..more for music files. It was driving me nuts, because I know it could be done. And when I know that it can be done, I will keep working at it…..I hate giving up when I know the solution is there. But I did it….grin Very happy about that.
Thought I was in the free and clear…nope. Issues with getting my itunes music to line up with the new location. When we brought my mac I didn’t up the hard drive like I should’ve, so my music/movies will not fit. That will change next time. So it was saying that there where about 3000 missing files out of over 15,000…icks. Took a long while, but it got down to 300 files missing. Then I had to go searching for them, most was due to me editing them. Had to rip about 4 cds, get files off of hubby’s mac, in the end only lost about 50 of my songs. But those were Kid Rock from my MI sister. So I’ll get them eventually to re-rip. So much happier that I got that fixed. And have already backed up my music, other then what we’ve purchased today. Going to do that a bit more often. =)
I started this post hours ago, but between chatting, surfing and playing in itunes….lol….so going to watch the evening news and start some work.