Mar. 31st, 2012

toe to toe

Mar. 31st, 2012 07:51 am
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My left big toe is black and blue from some living room redo mishap.

Now gout has hit my right big toe.

I have no toes left to give.

So I'm going swimming.
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I'm at portage bay cafe which is looking like a very bad choice. Way tii crowded and the meals I can see do not look that good. But I paid for parking... Oh here's my menu so I guess i'm staying.
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I forgot to throw my kindle in my purse but just remembered the phone app might be up to speed and... Bam! It is!! Right where I left off. Sweet to the max.
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One of my two desktop monitors - the one I now call The One That Works - has always been not as bright as I wanted. Now, sitting right next to and flat with the server one which is bright and shiny, it looks nearly sepia. The monitor is an old Dell that actually has buttons on the front so I started punching them and bam! a menu of display stuff! And one option said brightness... doh. Now the sepia has been cured.

I have two TV remotes - one for my chair and one for my dinner table. One is a Harmony and one is a TiVo. I decided I wanted them to both be the same. Because I have two TiVos on one TV, setting up the TiVo remote is fiddly. But one time I asked about it on a forum and a guy named Bob gave me the most clear and detailed instructions.

So this morning I googled and found the forum and Bob's instructions and set up the second TiVo remote successfully (and fairly easily - thank you, Bob!). The Harmony can rest for a while.

Now I'm waiting for Comcast. Then I need to run a couple of errands.

I love my new living room so much. I'll take a bunch of pictures as soon as the new not-broken monitor arrives and gets set up next Tuesday.

I got lots of comments on this journal and elsewhere that all the stress and frustration with getting it done would be worth it in the end.

This has turned out to be exactly the case. I wanted a cleaner look with better organization and function and what I got was all that and way more.
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The Comcast guy just left here. I called because one (out of two) cable cards was not showing HBO, Showtime or Encore. He stood in front of the TV and made a phone call and fixed it in 4 minutes without touching anything but his phone.
But, then, he went for extra credit. He looked at my connections and declared most of them sub standard. He then proceeded to lop off the ends of most of my coax and replace the plugs with better ones. He even managed to eliminate one whole splitter and two cables (remnants of former equipment). Then he redid all three wall outlets.
Everything looks fine, works fine. I get all the channels I pay for on both TiVos and my internet speed is even a little better.
He then tested everything and was not happy with the results but the next step involves the cable box currently behind the locked door to the manager's office so he called to schedule a visit to do that next week.
Honestly, if the service had been any better or more thorough, we'd be talking happy ending and I'd be describing porn.
Thank you Comcast!!!!!
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My hot gouty toe thinks the ice pack is heaven.
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