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.
The wind was blowing hard yesterday and it was a bit cool. Today, at 7:15 AM, it is 39 degrees. I am in Fort Worth TX. The wind is not strong right now.
I made a lot of progress on my new YouTube studio. I still got to work on that closet area. It hurt to bend over and pick stuff off the floor. I will get the job done. I just do it slow. At least when I bend over to pick stuff up .. no one hears me cuss. I think today I will just take a Naproxen for the pain before I start the work.
I still do not have WiFi. I do not want to order the router until Wednesday. Today is Saturday. I do not want to spend $80.00 on the router and then an bill for something else hit me.
In some of my YouTube videos you will see a white board, on the wall, behind me. You will see a long list of things. Those are bills and the date I need to pay them or the date they take the money out of my account. I live on a limited income and do not want any surprises.
It is 0445 hours and I am up … I been up for a bit .. I am ready to vote. I want this election to end .. I hope the people of the United States never have to suffer with an election like this one again.
It is 64 degrees and cloudy with some light rain from time to time. I am in Fort Worth TX and the polls will open at 0700 hours.
We have had weather like this for a week or more. No sun or very little and light rain and from time to time heavy rain. Not sure if this will effect voting or not.
My voting place is the Birchman Baptist Church at 2700 Dale Lane, Fort Worth TX. It is a 3 minute drive from here. I do not own a car. You can take a bus and it is 19 minutes from here. I walked home from voting one year and it takes 30 minutes.
I will be using Uber to and from voting today.
For those of you that say I should walk for the exercise I thank you for the caring and the advice but I am not sure I could make it. I have problems walking a few hundred feet to the mailbox. I also would piss my pants during the walk. Yes I urinate before I do something. Even here at home I can urinate and then walk to the kitchen and have to run back to my bathroom again before I can put something in the microwave.
So I will be taking an Uber to and from voting today.
The first President I voted for was John F. Kennedy. I had to vote by absentee ballot because I was from Missouri but I was going to welding school in Ohio.
Later in life I voted for President Barack Obama. Today I will be voting for the first woman President.
Donald Trump and I have a few things in common. We are both white men with small hands. We were both “4-F” He however used student deferments and then being 4-F to stay out of the military. I however attempted to get into the military a number of times even having bad hearing loss in both ears and being 40 pounds under weight.
We both went to military high schools. Recently he has said that his high school ROTC training gave him “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”
I have never said anything like that .. because I am not crazy and a serial liar.
I will be voting soon.
I wish I was voting for someone else than Hillary Clinton. I can not, of course, vote for Donald Trump. If you are voting for Donald Trump I feel very sorry for you. There is something very wrong with you. Please get help for you condition.
I was going to do early voting in Texas today. I am not sure I am going to do it today. I was thinking that my normal voting place would be the place I would do early voting. No it is not. The place I would have to go is 6 miles from here and would take me 12 minutes if there is no traffic. I do not have a car so I was going to take Uber there and back. I think I will just wait for election day and vote at the place that I been voting for years. I took the bus in the past and I even walked home from voting one time. My heath has changed and I do not think I would be walking home again from voting.
I been up all night .. I had to fill my pill box. I do that on the 1st of the month. It takes some time to do.
Oh … I do not get a commission from YouTube if you watch the above video and 3,434 have watched it so far. The reason I do not get paid is because I put the word “drug” in the tags.
There are, at least, five other videos that Amazon rejects for the same reason. One of them has 22,751 views – “What is a pill cutter?”
I am thinking about Not Monetizing any of my videos. That means that you would not see adv on any of my 600 videos. It means I would not get any commission when people watch my videos. I get about $30.00 a month now. But I am just tried of having to deal with the crap from YouTube.
A salesman came to the door yesterday and said that AT&T fiber was being put in .. he made it sound like it was installed now. I asked him how fast the service was and he said 12 Mbps. I said I have 65 Mbps now. He said did you check today? I said yes this morning. I live in west Fort Worth (TX) and today they are digging out on the street. I think they are digging for the boxes to put in place for fiber.
We got Charter Cable right now and get 65 Mbps down and about 5 Mbps up.
If AT&T does bring in their fiber we could get 1 Gbps down. The cost would be $90.00 a month. The problem with that is that is the 12 month price. So after 12 months they would increase the price. My guess is that the price would go up by about $30.00 a month.
I am happy with our current service and speed. But my 27 year old grandson pays for our current Internet and I know he wants faster speeds. I think he would pay for AT&T GigaPower.
Hilary got got three lots of land in a very rural part of Texas. She wanted to be on her own and away from people. The land is in a flood area and is filled with water moccasins and all sorts of critters. Hilary loves all sorts of non human critters.
Hilary also spent a lot of money to get a sail boat and have it hauled down to her land. But because her lots were deep mud she could not get the boat on her land. A neighbor let her park her boat on his land.
Hilary is a trusting soul .. I am not even going to tell you how many hundreds of dollars she gave to a couple of men to do work for her. They did nothing except take her money and ask for more. Long story.
I can not go into much detail here. I may post more when Hilary is back here safe. Tomorrow she is going to try and get her boat across the road on her lot. She paid a guy $200.00 to do it tomorrow. Hilary should be home from the area Wednesday at 0800. I may try and tell the story here ..but I want to make sure that she is safe before I go into any details.
Anyone want to buy three lots of land in Texas? There will be a boat on the land and I suspect it will have bullet holes in it. Looking to make a fast sale and will make you a good price.
I live in Fort Worth (Texas). I, of course, was sitting here at my computer and at about 0704 I felt what I think was an earthquake. I am 75 years of age and 240 pounds and the office chair I am sitting in moved. I moved from FL to Fort Worth in 02/08/2011 and I have never felt an earthquake here.
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