Misc.

Back in July of 2013 I took the kids to watch the mini rod tractor pull.  Naturally I decided to take a few pictures. 

Well… Pictures turned into videos.  I’m not one for keeping cool videos to myself so it was uploaded to my YouTube channel.  For some reason I was looking at view counts on the channel this evening and was more than a bit surprised by what I saw.  This little video which was long ago forgotten has managed to get over 6 thousand views!  Surprised?  No. Completely shocked is more like it.  Thanks for watching,  QBall45 

Having heard the stories about The Edmund Fitzgerald and it’s disappearance on November 10th, 1975 we’ve been talking about making a trip up to Duluth in November.  So arrangements were made to get the trip put into our busy schedule.  As luck would have it the weekend, Duluth and the majority of Minnesota is being clobbered by a big winter storm this weekend.  Rain, snow, wind and waves.  If the goal was to get a chance to check out Lake Superior and the huge waves the lake produces during a winter storm this is the perfect weekend for you.  

It appears that I’m having an Anniversary here on the site.  Who’d have remembered?  Certainly not I!  Thanks to WordPress.com for the reminder notification.  

I may have forgotten this particular Anniversary however, I did remember and made plans for Sunday.  There may or may not be some dinner plans with the Mrs  to celebrate our wedding Anniversary.  

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I found this at the grocery store this evening. Why would anyone want water in a box? The concept just seems ridiculous to me though I’m sure there’s a perfectly logical reason for water to be in a box. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to come up with such a reason while I was taking this picture.
–QBall45

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I was in between coats of paint in the bathroom so naturally I moved the ladder out to make a bit more space.  I guess the cats figured I was giving them a new climbing toy or something.  It was fun watching them climb up and down. 
–QBall45

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I waited patiently for the Windows Update application to tell me that my Windows 10 update was ready for installation. I finally got tired of waiting. I wanted to upgrade from Windows 7. So, I I tried to force my laptop to update without success. A quick Google search for How to install Windows 10 lead me to the official Microsoft Windows Media Creation Tool. I know that the instructions on the website indicate that you should have either a blank dvd or usb drive handy for this update. However, I found it wasn’t necessary. Simply download the Media Creation Tool and run it.
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I haven’t spent more than about two minutes with Windows 10 yet but I look forward to seeing what’s new.
–QBall45

I know that things have been a bit slow here on my site.  No excuse for it other than life has been busy in the last year.  This year is looking much the same, so much to do with little free time.  That said, I’m going to put forth more of an effort to post more content. One day, perhaps my children will find what I’ve done here to be interesting.

Side note: I have started exploring a new WordPress theme. You’ll find things may appear differently on the pc from time to time. That’s just me messing around with it.