This morning it rained, and this afternoon…

Up early fixing the day’s coffee I heard the first big boom of thunder. Not long after that the rain started pouring down. Really pouring down. The morning radio was full of road closing reports due to flooding and some high-water rescues.

I was thankful that today was a day off work for me, so I didn’t have to put myself out in the weather. But the fiance wasn’t so fortunate. She had to drive into town when the rain was coming down heaviest. Yes, I was relieved when she texted me later in the morning that she was okay.

The morning’s big chore for me was resurrecting an old computer that I’d recently retired. There were some files on its hard drive I needed to upload to my Dropbox account. Easy, peasey.

After lightly dozing through a few episodes of STTNG on Netflix there were afternoon chores to tackle. Since the rains had stopped, I was able to get some yardwork done. Six little rose bushes are now planted in the front yard, and a couple of mystery vine thingies that the fiance and I picked up at a church festival last fall are now transplanted to the back yard.

Time now to get cleaned up and see what can be accomplished this evening.

A typical start to the first day of Summer 2014.

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Listening to Bill Whittle’s Stratosphere Lounge on YouTube (we’re up to Episode 73 now) and enjoying good, strong coffee in the comfortable environment of my home office while doing a review of the work week just completed and planning for the weekend.

While the fiance is at work this morning I’ll be doing laundry and preparing for an afternoon picnic with friends.  As soon as she gets home we’ll load up the car and head over to Woodlawn Lake Park and the above mentioned picnic.

Summer 2014 starts well.

Even if I accomplish nothing else today, MINT!

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I wrestled for so darned long today, trying to tweak the BIOS settings on that weird Chinese desktop computer of mine, and never could get it set the way I want. That thing really needs to be replaced.

So I turned to my trusty old laptop and did what I wanted to do without any trouble at all. This machine now dual-boots into either Debian Wheezy or the latest Linux Mint Operating System, whichever one I choose to use.

Mint has tempted me for a long time, and now I finally have it to work with. It’s been a good day! 🙂