Apr 092015

We have a few days before the new issue of the Gypsy Journal is shipped back to us, and Miss Terry said she planned to spend yesterday setting up a new weaving project. But as it turned out, that never happened.

We slept in late and then had to run to the bank, and from there to WalMart to get an HDMI cable for our new television. The place was busy and we were glad to get out of there. However, we were only back home a few minutes when the Vision Center at WalMart called to say that Terry’s new glasses, which we did not expect to be ready until Saturday, were in. So back we went again so she could pick them up and get them fitted properly. I like the way they look on her. What do you think?

Terry new glasses small

When we left WalMart for the second time we decided to stop and visit with Terry’s parents for a while. Bess, Terry’s mom, has been having a problem accessing the blog on both of her computers and her iPad. They all go to a blog from several days ago. Clearing the cache memory on both computers did not make any difference, so I booted it up to the next level of tech support. Yeah, I called Greg White.

After trying a suggestion or two Greg had, he said to see if using the Verizon hotspot on my phone worked. As it turned out, it worked on both my phone and hers. Which means that the problem is not with the computers, but that her ISP provider, Century Link, has an older page cached and she can’t get past that. Greg wasn’t sure how to get around that and is doing some further research.

In the meantime, I found that if Bess went to the blog post she could access, and then clicked the link for the next blog at the top of the page it would take her there. I was also surprised that, while running Speed Test on my phone showed speeds in excess of 20 megabits per second (mbps), with Century Link, Bess’ computer was only getting about 3 mbps. I think she’ll be changing service providers pretty soon. I know I would be.

When we got back home I approved the final narration for the audiobook of Big Lake Scandal, and it should be available on Audible.com and Amazon in a week or so. While I was doing that Terry was making dinner, and that pretty much ended our activity for the day. Maybe today she will finally get to start on her weaving project.


Several people have asked where they can get the MSM I wrote about in yesterday’s blog. We get it at WalMart, or you can order it online from Amazon. 

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to kick off a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Death On The Pedernales , the fifth book in my pal George Wier’s great Bill Travis mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Death on the Pedernales Audio

Good news for fans of Carol Ann Newsome’s Dog Park mystery series. Her newest book, Sneak Thief, came out yesterday! It’s the fourth book in the series and great reading, like all of them.


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  7 Responses to “She Said She Was Going To Weave”

  1. Terry, Great looking glasses! I love the large frames.

  2. Great looking frames Terry



  3. Miss Terry’s new glasses look great!!!

  4. I had the same problem getting to your new posts. Right click on the link and edit it to delete the name of the daily post, back to …/nicksblog/ then save it

  5. Nick,

    It sounds like the issue is the internet provider’s DNS server. In Windows you can designate another DNS server (like OpenDNS http://www.opendns.com). The setting is in the TCPIP 4 properties section of the the wireless connection. I think there may be set-by-step instructions on the OpenDNS site. Using OpenDNS’ server has a number of security benefits.

    Ron Johnson

  6. Never mind the glasses; look at the intelligence in the eyes, the beauty of her face, the warmth of her smile. That’s what I see in that picture.

  7. Great looking Glasses. Terry has good taste.

    Nick? well the jury is still out on him. 🙂

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