The wind blows like hell here in west Texas often. Yesterday it was cold and the wind was blowing hard. I heard it blowing extra hard and I was thinking this is not going to be good … bang off went the power.
I live in an apartment in west Fort Worth. An all electric apartment. The power went off at 4:15 PM. It did not come back on until 10:15 PM. OK I did not go crazy because of no porn Internet. It was the cold that was my worry … I spent years working out in bitter cold … But now at 75 years of age .. I just do not do well in cold weather.
It got down to 69 degrees at 7 PM. I know a lot of people keep their homes at 69 degrees. I do not.
At 10 PM it was 63 degrees.
The power came back on at 10:15 PM. Thank God.
I had about all the cold I could take.
I have a APC BGE70 Backup-UPS. This was the first real test of it. It is a home network UPS unit. It worked great. My networking hardware was plugged into it. So the cable modem, router and Echo Dot still had power. I think it lasted for an hour or two. I should have written down the times on it. But after an hour of no power I could still talk to the Echo Dot.
I need a UPS for my computer. Well I have two computers so I need two USP units. I have one on my Amazon wish list and it is the CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD UPS. I am not sure if it is the best unit for me or not. It gets good reviews on Amazon.
My main, bedroom, computer was not happy to lose power. I got some errors messages for a bit after I got power back. But I think everything is working OK now.
Well back to the no power. This apartment is all electric. So when you lose power there is nothing you can do. You can not turn on a gas oven or anything.
The apartment does have a fireplace. But I, of course, did not have any logs. I also do not have any way to even light a fireplace. I do not smoke.
When I have some money I will see about ordering in some fireplace logs and whatever else a person needs. I have never used a fireplace.
I see I can get 10 pounds of wood products from Amazon PrimeNow for $22.54 and I will try and order the next time I place an order from PrimeNow. Any idea how long 10 pounds of fatwood will last me?
Warm now but back and neck hurting. Photo taken 12/18/2016.
I ordered the new router and was a bit worried that I might get hit with some bill before the next two days.. But right after I ordered the router (Google) YouTube put my $130.00 commission into my bank.
I ordered the router for one day delivery. So I ordered about 9 AM today and I got it about 5 PM today. Pretty neat.
The TP-Link AC1750 (Archer C7) router was very easy to setup. No problems. I plugged in my two computer wired. I have two WiFi feeds. One is on 2.4 Ghz and the other on 5 Ghz. I now got the two Roku TVs working OK.
I am happy … But I still got a lot of stuff I need to do around here. Hilary and Russ are not coming over for Thanksgiving. Russ has to work and Hilary is going to make a turkey over there. Dar will be making one here. Hilary’s birthday is on the 23rd. I do not think we are going to see her.
I just setup WiFi for my cell phone. I first connected at 2.4 Ghz and then I went back and set it up to use 5 GHz. Not sure that 5 GHz is better but I suspect less connections.
I been waiting until the 23rd to order the router I need. I did not want to run my bank account down to low. So waiting for my SS deposit to go into the bank. But I just give up.. I should be getting 100 Mbps down and 5 up. But with my current setup I get 35 Mbps down and 5 up. I also do not have WiFi and so I can not get Roku on my TV sets.
One reason I wanted to get it right away is that Hilary and Russ may come over here for Thanksgiving or before and I want to make sure I got WiFi for them. OK OK .. I want it myself.
It is ony 9:30 AM and I have installed ZORIN OS 12.0 on my old computer. So that computer in my YouTube studio and now is dual boot. It boots up with Windows 10 and now ZORIN OS 12. Zorin is version of, of course, Ubuntu. It is designed to be very easy for people to use that have been using Windows or Apple OS.
I had just installed UbuntuStudio on that computer a couple of days ago.
I have not taken my blood sugar for a few days. I took it and it was 166. That is high but I had a cheese sandwich,olives and Coke less than 2 hours before I took the test. I do my testing in the morning before I eat. So I think that is why the reading was high.
My weight is 229.2 and BP is 143/68.
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