For some reason I never got into gear today. I did setup my new Spot satellite personal tracker.
It's quite cool today and is supposed to be cooler tomorrow. Weird weather.
Dinner was collected leftovers that made burritos.
Tuesday: (04/28) Breakfast burritos this morning. Dawn headed down to San Jose for work. I finally got the pictures for the last couple of weeks selected , adjusted and published.
Lunch was a meatloaf sandwich for me and a green salad with gazpacho soup (salsa) as the dressing.
About 3:30 I caught the train headed for San Francisco to the BAADAUG meeting. (Bay Area Application Developer Adobe User Group) It's been a while since I've been to one of these meetings. The Dreamweaver project manager spoke to the group about the new features and about other neat stuff. Good meeting. Of course, there was the usual pizza at the meeting for dinner.
Lou got the date for her knee surgery, May 14th. She worked on her dolls today.
Wednesday: (04/29) I started the process of moving our phone number to Vonage and changing our lindline to a DSL only line. We've actually been using Vonage for 4-5 years for our home phone use. The landline number just forwards to the Vonage line. I've put off cancelling the landline because we've had the number for years, we need the DSL, and changing it would have been difficult to impossible. Two things recently changed that. We can now get a DSL only line without a phone number and we can move the old phone number from ATT to Vonage. Of course, it wasn't perfectly simple but it was possible.
The first order of business was to change the ATT line to separate DSL and voice accounts. Then Vonage can grab the phone number which will cancel the separate voice line leaving only the DSL at ATT. A lot of work. The actual $ savings may amount to from nothing to $30. I will then have two Vonage phone numbers, one of which is our old ATT number and one that is the original Vonage number. I can manage the lines much easier at Vonage and there is unlimited time nationwide and no additional charges for features. If I then deleted the original Vonage number then there would be a $20-$30 savings. But, I'm thinking of placing one adapter (we had an extra that we used to use in the RV) at Dawn's place where she has a lifeline only with DSL, no long distance. That would give her access to make long distance calls rather than use her cell phone. And, we can make calls to either house ring both locations so there won't be any missed calls. When we're on the road, I ring my cell phone if Dawn isn't home. Isn't technology wonderful. Keeping the additional line adds $15. Not having to advise all our business and family contacts of a phone number change is really nice.
Thursday: (04/30) I actually accomplished things today. Seems like most recent days aren't too productive. Among the accomplishments was the installation of the new outside lights on the side of the house. They are motion detector fixtures that accept a standard base bulb and aren't so big a gaudy that they become ugly. I installed LED lamps in the fixtures. The previous fixtures were only photo electric controlled fluorescent lights. They were on all night and were quite bright. So bright, in fact, that they had to be shielded to protect the neighbor from the spot light effect. You can't read by the light of the fixtures but they allow safe movement in and out of the house and through the gate.
In addition, I had a pile of little tasks. One was finding and ordering a new pressure regulator (jigger valve) for the pressure cooker. A little weeding in the yard. Working at the computer, and more.
Lou and Dawn were out on the town thrifting and other things.
We had quesadilla for dinner.
Friday: (05/01) We started the day with a visit to a rummage sale. Lou and Dawn were customers, I was the chauffeur. We came away with only a couple of small bags.
Breakfast was next on the list. I had a couple of ham egg muffins. Lou and Dawn had corn tamales, and fruit. Replenished, we went grocery shopping. That was followed with a visit to the bank and a visit to Costco.
All that shopping took all day. We went to Celia's Mexican restaurant for dinner. We shared two combinations (buy 1 get 1 free) and followed that with sopapillas with honey and ice cream for desert. The restaurant is only 1 block from home, but we drove over. The drive saves Lou's knee for more important things.
It's been raining all last night and today. Just a steady light rain. It's almost a little too late to be considered an April shower since it is now May.
Saturday: (05/02) The rain had stopped and it was a nice day but i spent most of it inside working at th computer. I'm trying to spend at least 4 hour a day working on projects on the computer.
Lou and Dawn went to a vision conference and an Art Show at Foothill College in Los Altos.