Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Another busy day

How about those golden Knights! Beat the LA Kings in 4. On to the 2nd stage of the playoffs!!!!!
Another busy day today. The wind has finally quit blowing for a while, supposed to start up again tonight, but not so strong.
Just a picture of our view as the sun gets low in the sky. The mountains really light up. 
Was out walking around in the back yard. Lots of things blooming. Lots of orange bell shaped flowers on this bush. Its brother? though has not started to bloom yet and is not as big. 
The Palo Verde tree has started to get blooms. It is such a pretty tree when full of bright yellow flowers. 
Don't remember what kind of plant this is but it is interesting looking. Kind of like a spider with legs going in all directions. 
The orange and yellow lantana are blooming like crazy. 
The jasmine is really blooming now, can smell it in the house. 

But back in the house. This is the main material I am going to use for the quilt for new great granddaughter due in summer. Have not decided on a design or other colors for sure yet. 
Both had family doctor appointments this morning. Bill got a doing good and I got stuck with more labs and more appointments. Should learn to keep my mouth shut. After we got home we got the last two new Direct TV receivers up and working in the RV. Now just have to wait for labels and mail two boxes back. 
Bill spent part of the afternoon cooking up a batch of milanese - delicious. 

Packaged some up and will freeze them for a day when we don't want to cook. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Good, Bad and Ugly - Win, Window, Wind

Yesterday started out good with #18 Kyle Busch winning the rain delayed Bristol race. 26 hours after it started it finished. Kyle had the pole and got the trophy. !!!
And then things turned bad...Not earth shaking bad more like "I can't believe I did that" bad. I had finally finished my window the day before so Bill went to the garage to get it and install it. We do not replace the regular window, we just put the stained glass over the regular window. Here is the bathroom window where it will go. Next to the one I did a couple of years ago.
Bill with the new window, setting it in place. He is standing in the bathtub.
I mentioned I changed the colors of some of the flowers, so it isn't exactly the same as the first one. Thinking on what he will need to secure it. 
OH SH!T - See the problem? In all the years I've been making stained glass I've never made a major mistake like this. The window is too small for the space!. When printing out the pattern I must have put the dimensions into the program wrong. It is about 2 inches too short and 1: inch to narrow. Silence...Only way to fix it would be to redo almost all of it. Not going to happen. I'll learn to live with it. Bill suggested some kind of valance over the window...will have to think on it a bit. 
So it is done and it is installed. With the plant hanging there in front of it it isn't too noticeable. Probably will put something up there to cover it up don't know yet. 
The winds picked up around here late last evening. Really picked up. Enough that one of our window awnings broke. Thank goodness it didn't blow away. Looks like Bill will be able to fix it. So tired of this wind. 
 Just a look at the back yard - plants are all happy and healthy and view is great. 
Bill had appointment with eye doctor this afternoon. He will be having cataract surgery. But first has to see another doctor as he has water in his retina.
There is absolutely no wind tonight, not even a little breeze.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Is TV worth it?

On Friday we found five boxes on the front porch. My first comment was to Bill, "What have you bought now? And five of it?" He gave me a blank look, shaking his head no. Took a closer look it was the Direct TV receivers. That was quick I'd only talked to the the day before. Impressed.
Both of these go in the RV. Haven't wanted to deal with them yet.
We did not even open the boxes Friday. So Saturday morning early we opened three of the boxes. We have three TVs in the house. One - the new one - in the living room, one in the master bedroom - we bought it when we moved to Vegas and didn't get our furniture for a month, and one in the guest/sewing room. Came with furniture from Indiana. So started with the one in the sewing room easiest to get to. Got it connected then it had to be activated. So called Direct TV. Thank goodness I got a representative, a woman, who was an angel. And she spoke English as her language. When I'd called DTV a couple of days before to order the boxes, I could barely understand the person I was talking to.  I know Not PC - but I'm old! and cranky. She walked me through every step of setting it up and getting the remote to work with that TV. Then we went to the bedroom TV. Bill had already connected it. Walked me through setting it up.  Last was the living room TV. Luckily the lady knew her business and told me, "You already have a new receiver on that TV. You don't have to change it." Then silence from her for a minute or two. "The one we just set up in your bedroom, it didn't need to be changed either. It was a recent box." OMG. "Why did they send me five boxes then", I asked. "They shouldn't have," was the reply. Great.
Then the problem became what to do with the new one still in the box and the old new one that had been already changed. The old old one from sewing room could just be thrown out after removing the card. The cards were the only things that needed to be returned. BUT...The one we didn't take out of the box has to be returned to a special place, so it needs a special mailing label that will come in the mail within 5 - 7 days. The one we replaced that didn't need to be replaced need the card put back in it and I would receive a mailing label in an email - still haven't received it. But I'll probably need to call DTV again while setting up the two in the RV. They are both old, old, old so just need to take cards out of them and then throw them out.
We were getting ready to go get it and plug into the house and change them when the new owners of the house next door showed up with a moving truck. Oh well, don't feel like fooling with the receivers anyway. The ones in the RV are hard to get to.
So they are still sitting in their boxes waiting.
With all the wind and spring pollen Bill has not felt very good the last few days, allergies taking his breath away. We went to pharmacy and got some pills recommended by pharmacist but didn't think to ask if they were non drowsy. Good night Bill.
I went to lunch with friends from Canada whom we met in Mexico, they are here for a couple of days on their way home. Left Bill sleeping. This rose was at the restaurant.
Yesterday was NASCAR race day. But will watch the end of the race today. Raining in Tennessee so postponed. Here the weather was warmer but by afternoon the wind had picked up again. And dark black clouds covered the sky. Made for an interesting sunset.

Also been watching the Las Vegas Knights hockey team playing Los Angeles. So far Knights have won the three games played. Great team.
I also finished the window yesterday. All ready to be put up.
Talk about that later...