Saturday, June 13, 2015

B3 Redux: Or How Live Writer Ate the Last One

Grrrrrrrr. Live Writer ate the last post just about the time I got to #6. Let's try this again shall we.

I have decided to just call these posts "B3" because I am too lazy to write out the whole thing.
Let's talk dehumidifiers shall we. If you live in a very dry climate you might not even know what these are, let alone possess one. But here in the Frozen Northeast Ohio, where we are not known for our dry weather, if you have a basement a dehumidifier is a must.

It finally occurred to me several weeks ago that our dehumidifier might not be working. Oh it was running, all the time, but it still felt rather damp and tropical rain forest down in the woman cave. And then there was that slightly damp smell, you know the one, like you have entered the tomb of some long dead king and it is just a bit on the damp side.

Yeah, that.

SO last week I ventured over to Home Depot, a place where I can spend WAY TOO MUCH money at the drop of a hat (all those tools!!), and I purchased a new dehumidifier. So much fun wrestling that thing into the cart and then into the car, but I did it. I hate to ask for help.

Brought it home, set it up (it isn't rocket science), plugged it in and let it go to work. After several hours HHBL and I could tell that there was a marked difference in the dampness quality of the air in the basement. And it occurs to me that the old dehumidifier might not have been working for, oh say, the last year or so. 

Nothing gets by me.

This is the second time that I have written this blog post today.

The first time Windows Live Writer ate it. Well, actually I have to confess that I don't think I had hit the "save" button and I just plain forgot that WLW doesn't automatically save things as you go along. I was trying, without success, to embed a YouTube video and working on a work around and things just got a bit on the up confused and "oh my gosh what happened" side of life so I figured I would just exit out and go back.....

Only when I went back there was no blog post to go back to. Sigh.

That brings up the other issue. Windows Live Writer. I have been using WLW since very soon after I started blogging. It is a desk top blogging platform, and it has been my faithful friend for many years. But several years ago Microsoft decided that WLW would no longer have a place in their life....sort of like Pluto....and so there are no more updates. So when YouTube does things like go to the iFrame format for embed, WLW just doesn't know what to do with it. You try to embed the video and it is all, "Danger! Danger Will Robinson!" So, for the moment, I am back to using Blogger itself. I am looking for a new desk top blogging platform to replace my beloved WLW but I am not having much luck.

I hate change.

These late night Cavs/Warriors NBA Finals games are killing me. My bed time is 10pm, without fail. I am asleep by 10:30pm. But these games are STARTING at 9pm which means that they aren't done until at least 11:30pm and if there is overtime.......Plus after the game we have to wind down a bit from all the heightened emotions and yelling loudly speaking to the TV. Thursday night's game just about killed us.

Plus the fact that due to the ABC camera man who was right up close and personal when LeBron decided to adjust and tuck in his shirt into his sorts and we got a glimpse of the "whole package" if you know what I mean.

We need LeBron and Delly and JR and Shhhhhhhhhhhhumpert! and all the rest to be well rested and ready to play come tomorrow night. The series is tied. The tension is high. And I have to work on Monday so I would REALLY like them to win on Sunday.

HHBL and I had dinner last night with some friends that we hadn't seen in 20 years. 20 YEARS, and we don't really live all that far from each other. Back when we were all newlyweds we went to the same small church.
  The Little Church in the Vale. No really, that is the name of the church. Bill and Alice, HHBL and I were all members back in the day. But along around 1994 HHBL and I decided to attend another church. We lost touch with Bill and Alice, which is sad because we really enjoyed them. About a month ago HHBL went to have coffee with some missionaries that we have supported for many years and Bill was at the same meeting. They said, "Let's have dinner!". Alice and I thought it was a spectacular idea and so last night we did.

It was so much fun. It felt like there hadn't been 20 years in between when we last saw each other. Well all except for the 5 kids that they have had since the last time we saw them.

We are SO doing the dinner thing again soon.

Have you ever heard of the Christian Humorist Jeanne Robertson? Well if you haven't just go down and click on the video and watch and laugh so hard that you cry. Maybe it is because she actively looks for the humor in life. Maybe it is because she reminds me of women that I met when I went to school in the south. Dang she is funny. 

Blogger won't let me change the size of this thing and I am just so done messing with it. Enjoy.
We finally broke out the new grill last weekend. We have been "grilless" for the past year or more. When we moved from OCK we brought the massive grill with us. It was WAY too big for the small patio that we have now but we didn't want to just leave it. So there it sat on the back patio, not being used. Then last summer HHBL transported the big grill to the office, where we routinely have "Grill Monday" or "Grill Friday". But that meant that we didn't have a grill at Chez Knit. That is until two weeks ago when HHBL went and bought a small one which fits perfectly in the space.

I brined some chicken and HHBL grilled it to perfection and.....oh my stars and garters it was good.

Next I think I am going to have to try salmon on the grill. 

Instagram. Because it's all about the social media baby.

1 comment:

  1. Jeanne Robertson's clip on "funeral cake" is a hoot!


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