March 30, 2017

March 29, 2017

Posted in Personal tagged , , , at 2:49 am by gruundehn

I did not leave my apartment today except to check mail, do a bit of laundry, and get some soda. All day I have just sat around and tried to work past the roadblock I have on HIGH TREASON and failed. I know where I want the story to go, but it is the next page that is the killer. I forget which writer is credited with saying “Writing is staring at a blank sheet of paper until you sweat blood.” or something similar. I am horrible with quotes. Except the two sayings my Father taught me: 1) Unless you honestly look at both sides of an issue, you don’t have an opinion, you are a parrot; and 2) If your refrigerator is broken, changing the tires on your car won’t fix it. My Father was a wise man.

The manager of my apartment complex is coming by tomorrow to check the apartment for needed preventative maintenance and I am still, after all these weeks, unpacking and putting stuff away. Living alone slows down a lot of stuff I need to do because there is always too much stuff that needs to get done and that slows everything down. Plus, I am, for some reason, worried that I am going to have a serious hypoglycemia attack tomorrow morning. Why, I do not know. I have never felt this way before, hypoglycemia has always surprised me and hit me without warning or premonition.

My main computer is five years old and the hard drive is starting to make noise when starting up. So, even though I do not like the idea, I am going to have to get the latest version of Microsoft Office and install it on my secondary computer and then transfer all my files to that computer, which will become my primary computer. I have tried, in the past, to transfer files and use Open Office but the files get corrupted too often so that is now off the table forever. Office 2016 cost about $115+ and I will have to wait on other purchases to pay for this.


February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017

Posted in Personal tagged , at 10:26 pm by gruundehn

Busy day today. Now that I am all moved in and am setting up, I can get back to normal. So today, I attended the Election Integrity Commission meeting. We discussed the Risk Limiting Audit proposal. I dislike it for various reasons primarily due to the extra work involved for little perceived benefit. I closed out my storage units and tried to get the Wi-Fi in my apartment to work. I couldn’t so I am using the complex’s Wi-Fi in the¬†community room for now.

Once I am finished with this post, I am going to get some items from Amazon in order to make the apartment a bit better. There are no lights except for the kitchen, the bathroom and the den. So, in the living room and bedroom, it is dark all the time. I also need to get a new bed as the cot I was using broke. I like camp cots because I think that they are comfortable and a lot less expensive than regular beds. I am still getting unpacked and trying to find things I want to use. I hate moving.

The apartment complex I am in now is nice, even nicer than my old place I think. Not only the community room but the exercise room as well.¬† There aren’t as many restaurants and grocery stores nearby as were available at the old place but the base is just a straight bus ride and since I am retired USAF, I can get on base to shop there. I just need to make the time to do it.