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Computer fun before breakfast
Ohi-JoEllyn
joecoustic
So almost every morning my day starts with going online. Some mornings (on hula hooping days) it's via roku and likely netflix, but most mornings it starts with email. This morning I had the fun of not being able to get online. Ahhh... panic at 5 am :). Kept showing me that I had a wifi connection to my network but telling me I wasn't connected... ok.... Went to Airport utility which told me that some new device had been installed... ok.... Rebooted - still the same. Left network reconnected all fine but still same problems, connected but not connected.

Finally calmed panic to think a little more clearly and went into other room to check router and saw that lights did not look right on either one - yes I have two, long story. Decided to go for simple solutions first and unplugged everything and then plugged it back in. Went and rebooted computer again.

Checked and roku was connected so that was a good sign either way. Still couldn't connect to Safari(!) and computer still told me I had wifi. Went back into airport utility and notice was still there - but while I was reviewing it, it kinda fixed itself.... Ok, I'll take it! :) Went back and Safari was accessible again. Figure after everything restarting it needed a drop more time to refind every thing it needed to locate. I've been noticing that lots of stuff can get screwy when cable reassigns addresses and while I don't know how often this happens I think this has created issues before. While I don't know if this was the problem, I am glad I ended up going the unplugging replugging route before intense system fiddling around.

Might have been a simple silly solution (as well as an alliterative phrase) but it made me feel like a computer whisperer at 6 in the morning! :)

I want to post something, even if it's not meaningful....
Ohi-JoEllyn
joecoustic
While I have a lot to say, this is not that *lol*. This is just to remind myself that as much as this format seems to lend itself to longer (meaningful?) posts and facebook to shorter pithy ones, I can actually post whatever I darn well please here. How can I even hope to go deep if I never enter the shallows anymore. Don't want the shock of diving in every time.

So good morning lj and it's been too long since I just treated you as a friend I can chat with. I had a great time at OVFF last weekend and plan a lovely relaxing weekend beginning today including Indian buffet food, lovely warm coffee and copious amounts of hot peppers, fresh ginger and other yumminess.

So hope your morning is going well and I'll see ya' later :).

Scenes from a trip....
Ohi-JoEllyn
joecoustic
Hee - another post from me in just a few days :).

So I had a whirlwind trip to the greater Boston area last weekend just to visit w/brother sdavido, sister-in-law vettecat, and nephew H. It was a lovely time that included shabbos celebrating, walking to two different parks one w/brother and nephew and one on my own, and just relaxing.

Enter for the travelogue. :)Collapse )

Sticking my toe back into the water....
Ohi-JoEllyn
joecoustic
I've been reading here regularly but I've een wanting to get back into the habit of posting here too, so just decided to write a short post saying just that. Not sure if anyone bothers to read my journal anymore or if I'm speaking to the ether both options have there interesting positives and negatives *lol*. I guess once I got used to facebook I got used to the short pithy things I could post there and decided that lj should be for the involved stories (though I must admit this probably started happening pre-facebook). Problem is I never get around to translating them from head (or notes) to lj. So, as with other life changes I've undertaken, baby steps - starting with this short post. Hope you're all doing well!! I'm here, still me and still doing well. See ya. :)

I've heard that three things equal a post.... ;)
Ohi-JoEllyn
joecoustic
I do need to get better at just posting blurby types of things - like on facebook. It might get me back into the habit of posting here. I do read though something that is just about impossible to keep up with on facebook, I finally had to admit.

Been doing lots of unpacking and rearranging and then more rearranging - lather, rinse, repeat. Trying to get back into the swing of my life and routine and with some blips and glitches it's going okay.

While I read more here, I've been posting a lot more to facebook but mainly surrounding morning rituals and such but I'll share three recent things here.

-Moved 5 large bookcases (last night) and still have two more to go but leaving those for now.

-Been exploring Netflix for a couple of weeks now seeing what's there. Gotta say, that after watching the first episode, House of Cards has just blown me away and renewed my awe for Kevin Spacey! Never seen the British version but might go there too. This has totally made up for losing some cable shows like The Newsroom. So yes cutting the cord just might be doable. :)

-Have had great results from a kinda "detox" I realized I needed to implement. My new condo has a water softener and I've been drinking the water since I moved in. Switched to filtered (there is small tap for cold filtered on sink or can use fridge) for drinking and cooking and starting to feel MUCH better already - especially noticing sense of taste. I'm oddly sensitive to some things so knew it was a long shot but possible. Love it when experiments work! :)

Hope you are all doing well - however many are still hanging around these parts.

see ya :).

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Ohi-JoEllyn
joecoustic
Actually had a darned good week so far though I've been getting really frustrated with lots of idiocy and stops and starts over many things (including the phone installation falling through for the umpteenth time) but a lot has gotten accomplished - the painters are done and paid (though they left me a number of (uncovered) outlet and switch covers to replace *sigh*, I scheduled the movers the other day and will be reunited with my stuff on Wednesday, and I seem to now have a home phone and number - yay!!!!!

And this is what I got as my new home phone - AT&T's wireless home phone many cell carriers offer them now, so check your carrier of choice if interested. I actually had it up and running within two hours of walking into the store and they even let me choose my own new number in the store. Still some things to experiment with but so far I can get and receive a phone call and set up voicemail. Not a bad deal :).

Looking forward to returning to my usual, dull boring routine. *bounce* *bounce* *bounce* I've missed it so, though I have managed to cobble together a remarkable facsimile while in limbo :).

We have rounded third and....
Ohi-JoEllyn
joecoustic
First of all, my closing on the selling of my old condo happened last Friday and all is almost cleaned up there. Seems dishwasher is having issues so I'm covering having it checked into, and... we'll see. But anyway it's sold, yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

As far as the buying side, also delayed more than once, closing did happen this afternoon and... I now own a new condo - Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Other side of the story is that there seem to be a few more issues than I expected to take care of before I move in, I'll have to see. But I'm *trying* to see it as an opportunity to take my time moving in and get all the way I want it to be ahead of time. So once again - yay!!!!!! ;)

By the way, thanks to those of you who have been so patient with me not being so great at communicating lately and such. All the support has been so much appreciated!!!!!! I'll stop blathering now and let you get back to your scheduled lj reading :). *hugs*

Life without cable - but still with internet... :).
Ohi-JoEllyn
joecoustic
I'm gonna be cutting the cord for a little while - maybe even long term. Have been looking at free and paid options. What are folks' takes on Netflix, hulu, hulu+, youtube, crackle, etc... as options pro and con?

Avoiding cabin fever and new coolness :)
Ohi-JoEllyn
joecoustic
Got out a few times yesterday even though the weather was often nasty bordering on scary. I just hate feeling trapped and not escaping during the day, even if only for a little while. But the real reasons were that I *needed* to grocery shop and hopefully look at a couple potential condos. As I posted in facebook last night "I posted this in the comments of another user so I figured it was a way to share what my winter adventures looked like. 'I've been out 4 times today so far. *whew* The first time was scary and slippery and was sleeting. Second time was sleet and mixing with rain. Third was rain with some sleet and some snow and getting slushier on the roads and walks. Fourth was sort of mostly snow some sleet and a little rain.' Cool part is I got everything done I needed to do plus a couple I didn't think I'd get to. Yay me!! :)"

Actually the coolest part - and for once you guys will be in on the possible big news before the facebook folks ;) - is I might have found a place to live. I kinda like two places, both have some significant pro factors and each nit-picky negatives but either would be a good choice. I know which I'm leaning towards and will probably make a decision in the next few days.... Sorry I'm not sharing more details but too many people getting involved in that actual decision making part of the process is too overwhelming! Not only do I have a sale in place but I might have a place to move to in time as well. Yay!!! Mixed with sigh of relief!!!!!

On perspective....
Ohi-JoEllyn
joecoustic
I've never met another person, especially those I was jealous of, who I didn't eventually notice had problems or life situations that I would not want to add/handle. As much as I respect other's lives and choices, this was one of the keys to appreciating the life I have and, to not be humble in the least, the life I love and make work (thank you Tim Gunn :)). Yep, this kind of stuff might bore you to see but it elevates me to contemplate so I do. :)

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