Demon Contractors or Gremlins?

By: GardenGrrl, 3:19 AM GMT on October 16, 2016

From last blog, Ylee's comment;
Quoting 116. GardenGrrl:Hi All, so behind in everything.. Have a new blog to put up soon. Maybe after I get home tonight can catch up with you all.

Thanks for visiting. Have been reading on the fly.

(Ylee) Must be small print.... :' ) -lol Ylee It's a Texas fly, plenty of room.

Went on the best bird walk at Lake Lewisville last week. Saw Ospreys and alligators.
Got to try out the new cam...

Updated: 3:20 PM GMT on October 27, 2016

#100 Rural HD TV Antennae Help

By: GardenGrrl, 6:48 PM GMT on September 12, 2016

I'm a fan of micro four thirds camera systems because they are small and pretty darn decent for inter-changeable lens cameras. Some years ago I bought a Panasonic Lumix GH2 for half price during Amazon's only Black Friday sale that was a sale. I have a 100-300mm zoom lens that is only 6" long closed and weighs less than a pound. It is an equivalent to a 200-600mm lens found on a full or APC sized 35mm DLSR. I believe those start at about a foot long, weigh more an...

Updated: 10:00 AM GMT on October 10, 2016

Windows Update Won't Update

By: GardenGrrl, 3:42 PM GMT on August 27, 2016

Far be it from me to suggest a near monopoly on a product would try to force it's customers to do things the customers don't like and don't want to do.

So with the roll out of Windows 10 and the problem where it was accidentally loading itself on to computers through recommended updates, I took to changing my update settings to "Check for Updates but let me choose which ones to download and install"

Seemed prudent. Worked for awhile. Now none ...

194 Meet Rikki & Tikki

By: GardenGrrl, 12:55 PM GMT on July 08, 2016

My cable bill just went up $40. The promotional price is over. I don't watch a lot of TV.

I do use the internet a lot. With a bit of asking Aunty Google I have found some alternatives.

Now comes the journey of life after cable TV.
Here is the plan; first thing is to buy my own modem. The cable company charges me $11 dollars a month to rent theirs. So roughly $132 a year excluding taxes and add ons that may be associated with the rent...

Updated: 11:55 PM GMT on August 19, 2016

Summer Food

By: GardenGrrl, 2:14 AM GMT on June 16, 2016

The rain has stopped and it is hot. Really hot. Steamy tropical hot.
Yesterday at work we were all complaining that every time we went outside our glasses would fog up.

So now it is time for summer food. Do you have a favorite ice tea recipe? How about a salad recipe?

Today I made my Summer Salmon Salad Sandwich.

1 can salmon drained. Preferably drain into dog bowl, Roxie loses her mind over salmon juice.
Fresh dill or dr...

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