Saturday, August 22, 2015


Mid afternoon outdoors. Air quality is 300+, deep in the red zone. Last night we were hazardous for the first time. Really, really tired of being stuck inside.

"Normal" smoky today, less of a "zombie attack imminent" feel. Air purifiers blasting, vaporizer going (big help!). Everyone has sinus issues, I'm recovering from bronchitis, but yesterday we got apple pie filling and salsa from our garden made. The steam helped, kept everyone occupied, plus house smelled amazing! Today we're doing Asian pear BBQ sauce, rosemary maple pear butter...and canned pears. Couldn't do it without my amazing family. My husband and kids are the best!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Been sick. Smoke, wheat harvest, construction dust, etc. equaled massive bronchitis. Recovering.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Computers...loading 98%

300 G of data transfer via "Easy Windows File Transfer" takes nearly 24 hrs. I don't recommend it if the computers are in your bedroom, complete with blinking lights.

Also, it will torment you for 2 or 3 hrs with a "1 minute" to finish screen. Longest minute of my life. Sadists.

I need more memory. How did I use up a terabyte?

I now need a laptop. Granted, I squeaked 6 years out of my laptop (like dog years), but I don't want to buy a laptop and set it up again. Whine.

At least I have a family computer guy visiting. He seconded my bid to get rid of the giant tower my sweetie was saving in the garage.

At least wheat harvest is winding down. I don't think I can handle much more time stuck inside. There's smoke, but that's not as bad.

100 F today, sunny. Plums are about ready to pick, yard looks awesome.

School clothes shopping/supplies upcoming. Last kid in driver"s Ed next week.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Family visiting for a week! Doing family stuff. Yay, my brother-in-law is a computer guy! My laptop might live after all.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Took a few days to recover with the kids from vacation PTSD. Ugh. They've learned the truth about "you can never go home again".

Growing up is hard.

Speaking of hard, I've got some emotional stuff to write in Breaker's story. Been stalling, because I don't want to cry, but this has to happen for the movie to move forward.

Smoky here, so stuck indoors a lot. At least I have a long summer, so once the smoke clears, can still enjoy fine weather sans mosquitoes.