Now we know where Lucy retired to . . .

I hate Bookbub . . . and Freebooksy, too.

I’m really tired of all these free Kindle books that keep showing up in my Inbox. They just won’t stop, and I can’t keep up. Between the books I buy and all the free ones, I’m falling behind. I figure I’ve got enough books now to last me until I’m 104.

I keep telling myself that it’s just an incentive to live that long, but I’m afraid that with all those book inside, my Kindle will get too heavy to lift

I didn’t get to bed until about 2 AM this morning working on some client stuff, and then made the mistake of telling Jan I would take her to breakfast at IHOP at 9 AM. You’d think I’d learn by now to keep my mouth shut.

After a good breakfast, and catching up with one of our waiter friends that we’ve know for years, we headed back toward the rig, but stopped off at a nearby Goodwill store to drop off a couple of bags of clothes that we were getting rid of during our cleaning frenzy.

Back at the rig, I spent the next few hours getting a laptop ready to deliver this afternoon. The big problem with all the machines I’m delivering now is that they all come with Windows 8 and need to be upgraded to 8.1.

Which is a 3.2 GB download!

And so far I haven’t found a way to download it once and use it over and over. Instead I have to download it separately for every machine. I also install Classic Shell, a free download that makes Win 8 (or 8.1) look just like Win 7, much better for my clients.

I got to the client’s about 2:30, figuring I’d be there about an hour, configuring her WiFi, installing her printers and scanner, moving her files from her old machine to the new one, and going over the features of her new Dell laptop.

Well, that’s what I figured, but what I didn’t figure on was that she had over 17 GB of photos on her old machine. And it was so slow (I installed it in 2005) that when I plugged in my 32 GB flashdrive and started copying everything over, it told me it would take 7.5 hours to copy it all.

Rut Roh!

So I’ll let it run all night and go back tomorrow afternoon and finish things up.

Getting back to the rig just in time, Jan and I headed over to the Monterey’s Little Mexico in Dickinson to meet our friend Maria and her sister for dinner before we all drove over to the Alvin Opry.

We were going tonight specifically to see one of our favorite singers, Moses Rangel. Singing C&W, Rock N Roll, and Gospel, he’s got a great voice and performs all around the country.

Moses Rangel

Moses, along with John Mark Davis, are two of our must-sees, and can hold their own on any stage.

Finishing up, I think I know where Lucy, of Peanuts fame, retired to. Known for her Help Booth, and first appearing in the comic strip in March 1952 at about age 8, she would be 70 now, and probably ready for retirement.

Lucy's Help Booth


And it looks like San Leon, Texas is where she ended up. But I guess that once helping people is in your blood, you don’t give it up easily.

Lucy's Help Booth San Leon

I found her old booth leaning upside a garage near our RV park. Maybe she and Schroeder finally got hitched,and they’re now living out their golden years here in Texas. I figure Schroeder is probably playing honky-tonk piano at some C&W bar in the area.

There’s not a lot of money in Beethoven.

Thought for the Day:

When things go bad, don’t go with them – Elvis



3 Responses

  1. We love IHOP and I think their omelettes are unbeatable.

  2. George

    Tell me about it. I had the Bacon Temptation Omelet with 6 strips of Bacon and 3 different cheeses.

  3. I have tons of free books on my Kindle too, but I never even read it. I’m into downloading audiobooks from the library right now. I use Classic Shell on my Windows 8.1, too. I’ve had friends complain and complain about Windows 8, but when I suggest downloading Classic Shell, a FREE program that I love, they are afraid to. And continue complaining. And I stop listening. LOL 🙂

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