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Things on my mind

Just for the record, I don’t like my software changing without my knowing or agreeing to it.

I like to prepare for change. I like learning how to use software and then find ways it can better my life. If it changes without my being prepared for it, I find I spend more time trying to figure out what I use to know than I do bettering my life.  This is normal for ‘free’ software.  (Is there such a thing as “free” software? – Another topic for a post someday.)

Am I resistant to change? Maybe.  But I rather describe it as resistant to surprise change.

So, it has been two months since I last posted anything on Google’s Blogsspot.  Of course it is different than it was two months ago.  

Oh well, deal with it, one of my kids would suggest.

So, that was a long introduction into a post about what I did in April 2012.

The first two weeks of April, I was focused on getting my taxes done. It was somewhat complicated.  Two businesses, job, Social Security, Pension income.  I had already taken a peek at it and knew I was going to end up having a payment of about $3000.  One of the businesses made more than I expected and I just was not watching what was paid close enough.  I had sent a payment in around March, in order to avoid penalty.  

So the good news is that I have a son who is doing well financially so I asked him for a loan. He was very nice about it and sent me enough to cover a sort fall for a few months.  

Of course, I didn’t rush filing. Why should I? I owed $3000.  I field April 14.  

The last two weeks of April, I sent doing things that was ignored because I was doing taxes the first two weeks.

Getting the lawn mowers running, cutting grass, work (the job kind). Taking care of the house, dogs and cats while Rita took care of her Mom.  

And May? What about May?

Well I did some good things with Javascript to get some web site stuff running like I needed. (that link points to a temp url website were I’m plugging in a new shopping cart for  

 I hate Javascript.  It is powerful, but the syntax is sinful.  Not my kind of language.

I cut more grass.

I started digging ditches for the gas line to the kiln building and garage. (A topic for another post.)  And moved the website to where I have my website. I can host it for no additional money – saving us $100 a year.

We canceled our business phone. It i was only aggravating us with telemarketers and we saw not benefit for it being a business phone. Verizon could not get the yellow page listing correct, it was too expensive, and it was time to go.

I caught the Indy 500 on TV some. Missed my sister and her family.  Wondered if anybody was selling ice at her house or camping out back.  Lonely visits me sometimes and I find myself wanting to call my younger brother, sit down and have a beer with my sister, hear my older brother’s voice, hear my Dad play the saxophone, have get advice from my Mom. Wait!  She never gave any good advice, so guess I don’t miss that.

Enough, more later…