Technology Love, Hate, Need?

Going through one of those days when Technology is fighting with me

Since I’m in the middle of another attempt to quit smoking I’m a bit easier to frustrate so the technology is winning this round For NOW…

Contrary to popular belief NOT Everything New is Good & Better than what is Tried & True so why do these social media companies insist upon “Breaking” what was working?

I went to facebook this afternoon & almost had a heart attack because suddenly some of my keys were not typing correctly – if I typed the letters in CapItol lEttErs I could get a word typed in but of course it didn’t look right & I wasn’t going to  just simply use ALL CAPS since I wasn’t yelling.

Facebook for some reason decided that it wanted to screw up I am a slow typist to begin with so after I posted about my problem I just left – came over here to post my little rant & will check back later on to see if after restarting my computer if Facebook has corrected their silliness or if all I’ll be doing is silent sharing or hanging out over on Blab & G+…

I Love Technology when it’s working the way it’s suppose to work, it enables me to talk to people from all over the world…

but when it’s screwing up I HATE Technology or actually it’s more that I hate when they “Break” the Technology to “Improve It” because that seems to be the main problem the programmers rush out a product that is full of bugs & problems & they do not spend any time in BETA with REAL PEOPLE & then once the bugs are all worked out start rolling it out slowly to those who want it first & eventually to everyone…

Well my rant is over; going to go spend a little time with my son who is home for a visit before he heads back to his ship in a couple more days.

 

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#VeteransDay 2015 Twitter Moments

#ThankAVeteran for the Freedoms that you have today
The men in my family have a military history & all have served in the fight for freedom
It makes me feel happy to see the honor paid to our veterans on the holidays

The widget below shows some of the Twitter Moments posted on #VeteransDay in 2016
#VeteransDayIsEveryDay for those of us who have husbands & wives & sons & daughters who have or are active duty in our military services

Tonight Hubby & I will go to a local eatery that is offering a free entree to my husband because they respect his time serving our country
Unfortunately my son said there isn’t such a place near him when he gets off the ship tonight down in LA but I do hope that one of the small diners near him in CutOff LA will in fact be offering free meals for our veterans too.


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Oct 24, 2005

Sadly the pictures for some reason are no longer connected to the original blog post but this blast from the past brings happy memories.

How quickly 10+ years has passed, so many things have changed but yet how much has stayed the same… yes I still get frustrated at how slowly things get done if I require for lifting to be done but at this point I’m just ignoring it because there are other things to for me to do…

God will answer our prayers in His time & way in the mean time we must just Stand On His Promises & fight for our families on our knees.

 

 

Feeling God’s Peace Today

Just a quick happy & thankful to God post
Navy Son has been a great help getting the apt into order
Navy Son had the place all ready for the moving of the futons
afterwards Navy Son showed us navy life on his laptop
while we waited to see if Byron would in fact show up
i had sent Byron 2 emails 1 asking for him to pick up a few items
the 2nd showing how the 3 of us were sleeping widths in the futon
which had Navy Son’s feet hanging over the edge of the bed
i guess a picture truly does speak a thousand words
yesterday Byron showed up around 2:30p
Byron gave me a few dollars to pick up the items i emailed about
Byron said the other items will have to wait until this Thursday
i think Byron felt a bit uneasy about Navy Son being here
i suspect that Byron was worried about how Navy Son was going to feel about him
but he & Navy Son hugged & they got right to work
& the futons are now moved into the proper rooms
Byron was in a good mood & he & Navy Son chatted about guy stuff
while they worked on moving the futons into place
Byron spoke to Navy Son about prepping for civilian life afterwards
Byron’s career choice in the navy didn’t translate to civilian life
so Byron asked Navy Son about what Navy Son’s training choices are
& the importance of making sure that the choice will translate to
civilian life job-wise
Byron was acting like when we 1st got married
back in the days when we couldn’t keep our hands off of each other
it was a very pleasant surprise to see that Byron was copying
our brief stint into video back in 2003 & sending the pics to himself via email Byron was very helpful & not only got the beds moved with Navy Son but
also worked on a few of the kitchen items a bit
so now the convection oven is working
he also put up my 2 decorative cup holder racks for me to decorate the kitcheni told Byron about the free tv i got for the boys room
so after a short break Byron brought the tv up from the car
he tried to connect it to the vcr but we didn’t have the connector cables
it’s not the greatest of pictures but for free it’s ok
so now the boys (Navy Son & G-son) have a tv in their room & vcr

Byron called one of the Comcast cable guys so that
Byron could meet him & get some short connector cables since we had none
mission accomplished althou Byron did get lost trying to find cable guy
which made Byron a hero with G-son & we all gave a cheer when Byron got back

I’m in heaven right now with my family all home safe in CT
Oohh our family is a long way from perfect but I feel that
God gave me a glimpse of what is to come in the near future

I ask for continued prayers for my fathers health in his pending surgery
that my father may come thru this fine & that the doctors will be able to remove all cancer

I have a peace today & i was able to sleep so soundly last nite
even thou i was the only one in the apt after Byron & the kids left

many nites after daughter would leave i’d feel sad, last nite i didn’t
Navy Son & daughter took G-son home to her apt so they could spend some time together
I was happy to see them leaving together chatting about this weekend’s plans
i know that Navy Son’s time is slipping by sooo quickly
they need this time together to reconnect as brother & sister & uncle

i think the only person happier than me yesterday was G-son
who’s wish is for us to live Dallas style like when he came into this world knowing
Pop-pop, Mom-mom, Mommy, Uncle Navy Son & G-son altogether under 1 roof

i felt good & peaceful which i’ve not felt in a very long time
i even felt peace about my dad’s pending surgery Tuesday morning

i’m praying that everyone on the boards can feel the peace which i felt last nite
& today even it’s still with me
i can only feel that this is the peace which is an answer from God

that althou it may appear that God is slow in answering He does have answers
God will answer in His time which may seem slow to me or like He’s not listening
but in fact God is answering my prayers in His time as He knows Best

Ask Questions Then Ponder the Answers

I was watching the people who came in & went into the polling station in Windsor on Tuesday May 12th 2015

It was interesting to see just how many people who showed up to vote actually didn’t even know why they were there & what the answers would mean if they made one of 2 choices

Frustrating as I worked the polls was that people would ask to see an explanation but there wasn’t one that actually clearly explained what the 2 options would mean to the voter & working the polls we workers have to be Unbiased so we can’t give detailed answers as to how people should vote

A YES vote = Higher Taxes if the Budget Passed

A No Vote = No Higher Taxes Wanted & if the Budget Failed it goes back to the Town Council to Adjust

The School Board portion of the budget is almost 3 times that of the rest of the town budget but no one really understands why it costs so much because “the powers that be” aren’t really honest about where & what the budget money is being spent on (besides the excess of 6 figure employees) so parents are conned into thinking that pre-k is the solution to a problem that is actually created by the flawed system that is designed to fail the students …

Below a clip from Jonathan Pelto’s blog on CT education…

“So Connecticut parents and taxpayers;

When you are being abused or hearing about children and parents being abused and harassed for opting out of the unfair and discriminatory Common Core SBAC test or when you are paying more in taxes and watching important school programs and services cut, now that thanks to our elected and appointed  officials we are pissing away $100,000,000.00 a year forcing children to take a test that will tell us that students from rich families tend to do better and student from poor families tend to do worse on standardized tests.”

http://jonathanpelto.com/2015/05/14/rich-do-better-poor-do-worse-step-right-up-and-try-your-luck-at-the-sbac-test/

Can you afford an out of control Board of Ed that spends money without consideration of the costs for both our taxpaying families now but also in the future 3, 5 even 10 years down the road?

Can you afford to allow an out of control Board of Ed to experiment with your children’s education with implementing programs that do not work. These schemes are only profiting big corporations while giving our children a substandard education as is being proven time & again with the common core not only here in Windsor but across the nation?

Can you afford to not start asking questions about why the Board of Ed so divided?

Why the democrats are refusing to answer the questions that the Republican BoE members are asking?

Why are the democrats complaining about the Budget Referendum Voting Process when they lose but not when they win?

Why are the democrats trying to push for our Right to Say NO to the Budget AWAY? Who are they to say that We the People who Pay the Taxes Do Not Deserve Our Right to Say NO?

Taxation Without Representation ring a bell? The rich tyrants in the democrat party are trying to force us into debt & out of our homes so that they can pay their crony friends 6 figure salaries at our expense! The tyrants are angry because when we vote NO to their budgets they have to cut back the plans they have to give away our money to their schemes…

Can you afford to keep granting more & more money to the Board of Ed when they have mismanaged the money they already been given over the years? The school budget has been steadily increasing but we’re not seeing positive results from all of our sacrifices. Private & Magnet Schools spend less money & graduate their students at a higher rate & better educated.

The problem is how the administration of the schools & the expensive testing being done that takes away from learning time & the common core curriculum

If you are tired of paying increasing taxes while not seeing results in education & suffering reductions in town services; then it is time for you to call the town hall & tell them to #StopTheOutOfControlBoardOfEd

Summer Scams: Tips from AARP

Please be careful & DO NOT Open Your Doors to anyone that you have not called to your home…
Today 2 men that were in NESCOR caps were on my street knocking on doors & claiming to offer “Free Home Energy Audits” – were they real I do not know but I talked to them through the storm door which was locked & I shushed “Big Head” but when he came back down the stairs hair raised on his back I did not send him away because if he felt the need to come back down to stand by me it was good for those men to know that any movement towards the door put him on ALERT Protective status…

Were they legitimate I don’t know & do not care, I told them to send any material via snail mail & told them to hang their door hanger on the door & I’ll get their info from it – the door hanger will remain there until my husband gets home

The way that I look at door to door salesmen, if they are legitimate they’ll have info they can give you or mail you if all they want is your information to try to gain access to your home then then they aren’t legitimate & no amount of “We’ll Save You Money” is worth opening your door & letting in strangers because they are scammers either trying to rob you outright or by tricking you into an over priced project that isn’t worth the cost of ink & paper that they con you into

The government doesn’t have “salespeople that go door to door” for their tax credit programs & any company that is sending people out door to door trying to con you into opening your door is a scam legitimate companies are too busy working & they are getting their work from their listings in the yellow pages & their websites.

I just wish I had brought my camera with me so I could have posted the picture of the men who came to my door so others could be alerted to who they are & why they they are stopping by & for the record if in fact they are criminal scammers

WTNH Connecticut News

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(WTNH) — Spring has finally sprung here in the Northeast but as the temperature heats up so does the activity of scammers looking to fleece unsuspecting homeowners, especially older ones. Here to tell us about the top seasonal scams to watch out for, and how to protect yourself are Howard Schwartz from the Connecticut Better Business Bureau and AARP Fraud Watch volunteer, Byron Peterson.

What are some popular scams to watch out for this time of year?
• Home Repair Scams (Driveways, cleanup, repairs, roofs)
• Magazine sales/fundraisers
• Sweepstakes Scams

When it comes to Home Repair Scams what should people watch out for?
• If they request upfront payment under the guise of having to buy materials;
• Out-of-state license plates (may suggest fly-by-day “gypsy” scammers who travel state to state and often seek out elderly homeowners). Legitimate contactors, in high demand, rarely have to travel…

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2015 May Thoughts

Pearly & Me

Pearly & Me

I’ve been rather busy with life so I’ve not been updating as I had planned when I started this blog

I spent this weekend enjoying my son’s short vacation home which ends tomorrow when he goes back down to his job on the ship.

I also was allowed to learn a bit of our family history that filled in what happened during some years when I was struggling as a single mother & it left me feeling appreciative over the drama that God kept me from having to deal with had I stayed in the mess instead of getting out when I did…

God will guide us if we allow Him to

Life is Changing Quickly

Who knew how much our lives could change in only a few short years?

This time last year I was merely a member of my RTC helping our local town council & board of ed members get elected, this year…. well surprise surprise I’m an actual candidate for state senate. LOL who saw that coming? I didn’t see it but I have gone ahead & made the choice to take an active part in the political process & work to make positive changes in our government at the state level.

Seeing politics from the eyes of a civilian that has not been politically active, it has been quite an eyeopening experiencectgop constitution dont mess with it abe lincoln quote Not just about the all the things which go into trying to run a campaign but also the process of it all. It’s been both a positive thing as well as negative in seeing just how dirty our elected officials have been in making certain that they stay in power.

I’m not liking the nastiness from people who have been friends fighting over their candidates, I do now understand why people say the 2 things never to talk about are politics & religion – some of the things I’ve seen & heard by people who have been at rallies together & picnics & bbqs… well some of it is way past mean & hurtful but down right heartbreaking to see from people that I respected & once held in high esteem

I’m also saddened by just how many people in the state do not even know what is going on but actually chose ignorance because they do not want to take an interest but only complain about what is wrong & nothing at all to fix it

So LIFE Changes Quickly sometimes for the better sometimes for the worst

We have choices in some of the changes & others we do not.

The most important thing is like the well known Serenity Prayers says “Change the Things that We Can”; I’m not 100% sold on the idea of accepting the line about “Accepting the Things We Can’t Change” because I’m not 100% sold on the idea that there isn’t anything that can’t be changed in some manner by Prayer & by Action of some sort

I pray that people near & far take some time to seriously consider life & what it offers & start to get active in it & start making positive realistic changes (0;} will you join me on the journey to make at least 1 positive change in life?

Life Reminder – Prayer Works

Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline?

Was it justified?

How did you respond?

 

 

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Child Birth is such an amazing thing that only mothers who have given birth can understand just what I am lacking in words to say

Then after all the pain is over all of it is forgotten & the Love & Praying for your child starts. As mothers we never stop praying for our children until we take our last breath.

I’ve been BLESSED to have 2 beautiful children who have grown up to be productive citizens

My daughter has blessed me with 2 grandsons 12 years apart so I’ll be able to have the joys of playing with a growing child for several more years. With her first she was still at home & I was in the delivery room with her

My son hasn’t yet had any children but in time when he is ready to settle down he will

Prayer Is Always “Justified” even if people do not want to accept that notation

There are days when I’ve been praying hard on my knees for my children both as children & as adults as well as my husband

What some people don’t quite understand is that there are different types of prayers but God tells us to always be in prayers.

We talk to God in our prayers & just like we talk to our parents here on earth we do not only talk to them when we want something

Most times we do not “hear” directly from God in an actual voice but we can see His Reply to our prayers in what happens & is seen around us. Most recently my son was taking a leap of faith for a job out in Louisiana & got hired for the job BUT there was a problem with the schedule for him to get into a class that the company offered.

I got into prayer with a prayer partner & we asked that things would be made possible for my son if this was the job for him to have & to provide housing & funds until he started work on the boat.

We prayed for an hour or more on many things & just prior to us actually hanging up My Son Called. Prayers Answered & All was Set into place for him to get his orientation & the training & the way for him to earn some spare cash & housing until he moved into the company dorm.

God answered our prayers & my son didn’t even know we were praying for him at the time when he called & when I finished talking with my son I called my prayer partner to tell her tht some of our prayers had in fact been answered