Well, it doesn't sound too much different than you.
Yeah, I know about the glasses thing. I've been wearing them since I was 4, progressively getting worse. Now I have Cataracts so I have to have everything on high magnify just to see it. Oh & bright light is killer! I had to get a coating to stop the Auras around lights & magnetic sun glasses, if I don't use them I see spots for 90 minutes when I come in! Like this guy:
I know the ladies hate putting them on but they have so many fashions now, she'll get used to it.
It's the rainy season now. When I was a kid it started in mid-Sept, then the cooling of October, lots of rain by the end of the month, which happens to be Nevada's Birthday & Haloween. I think in all the years we went trick or treating, it probably didn't
snow once or twice. It's been 38f at night and add 30f during the day, so right around 65-70. Last evening I was at the Home Depot, getting all the small stuff I always forget, big crack of lightning, the power went out for a minute then you could hear the pea sized hail hitting thier metal roof.
I've been working on re-modeling, re-building, making things handicaped friendly in our house since we signed the papers on June 30th. Then Mindy got sick with the Shingles (ouch, very painfull) & even though the house wasn't finished we moved in a few weeks ago. The major dusty stuff & the nastiest of the painting, wood cutting & all was over with so it was a safe bet (she's on oxygen 24/7). She's doing a lot
better though, this place is much cleaner, fresher air, very QUIET!! You can see all
of the stars at night! Saw the planetary alignment & can't wait for the first metor shower!
Strapped my Haf in the backseat of the car, put on the seat belt, covered it with a warm blanky, did the same on the other side for Mindy's Scout! Rockr said he does the same with his.
Had to use the Sony laptop while I was working, man that thing is Sloooowwww, 6 gigs of Ram & Sony cuts it in half to use as cache!
There's still work to do but it's the easy stuff. I have a new 5 burner gas range, no more lying on the floor tapping the thermo-couple trying to get it to light!
Also got a new 47" LCD for the Living room! Nice!!
I have to change out the switches on my Haf, my power button sticks & I have a secret project for the Scout. It's going to be really hard to complete cause she keeps wanting to know what I'm doing! LOL! Guess I'll do it while she naps or something.
Cable internet, I get 8-12mb/s downloads but limited to 1mb/s upload. Hang on I'll ping Canberra: 183ms, Jitter 1ms, Packet loss 0%, 12,400Km!
Now Sydney: 1ms less on the Ping, the rest is the same.
I have a bud in ChristChurch. Tested him the other night, that's when I hit the 12mb/s download.
Turanga NZ: 159ms, 2ms Jitter, Packet loss 0%. ChristChurch server must be down. Heard the had the mother of all Eartquakes a while back!
Speedtest, Canberra: 170ms, 9.0 mb/s download, 1.04 mb/s upload.
Oh, one more thing. This house is becoming an Energy Star model home. The only lights that are incandescent are on a dimmer switch. There's two in the range hood that are Halogen, the rest are CFL, I have one LED light. These are all Energy Stars: LCD TV 47", Front load washer it's also HE, Front door, Kitchen door, Garage Entry door, two ceiling fans, Range, Haf 932, CM Storm Scout, 24" monitor, Furnace, Water heater, Master Bedroom window, Master Bath fan, Blu-ray player, upscaling DVD player, Carpeting, Carpet Pad. The main phone isn't but just about everything else has a less than 1 watt standby mode. In our trailer, Sept last year's power / gas bill was $165-, this month in this house was $67-! It's been down to upper thirties every night for a week & I only turned on the furnace tonight. Edited by BriSleep - 10/6/10 at 3:05am