Thursday, May 20, 2010

Back in the Saddle, Part II

I forgot... When I got my new (refurbished, new to me) laptop, it did not have a phone jack for dial-up. So when I took it to my computer dude, he said it could not support one. So I went to Cricket and signed up for broadband at $40 a month plus $5 a month insurance. Hence, I got rid of my web site since I don't have time to really make it work, and that saves me $20 a month, and got rid of my land line through Qwest, which saves me $25 a month, which pays for my Cricket!

The clutch in my truck went out, and it won't be repaired until next week, so I get to drive the "Blue Truck", which has been repainted, thanks to your's truly hitting an elk, to a metallic brown. Regardless of the color, it's an ok truck. It pulls good, but overheats, so you have to take the hills slower. And the engine retarders don't work as well as those on my truck, so I have to go down hills at 20MPH. I am SO learning patience.

AND as usual, there's no forcast for snow in the mountains, so I've been getting my ass kicked with snow and crappy roads.

Let's see, what else is there? Hmmmm, nothing that I can think of. Well, then, that's all till the next time, eh?

Y'all take care and God bless, and keep the rubber side down.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Back in the Saddle

I'm back in the saddle again, thanks to Terence. My graphics board (mother board) on my olde laptop died, and it would take a minimum of $400 to replace it. For that kind of money I/we could buy a new one, or one that's reconditioned, and that's what he did.

Thank you Terence.

It's a Toshiba Satellite.

It's nice and fast. Now. However, when I got it, it had Windows Vista, and that don't work, and neither did anything else on the laptop. So, I took it in to my computer wizard and he did his magic and got me up and running. We took the olde harddrive from the olde computer and turned it into an external harddrive for backups. Slick.

At work, we had two guys quit in two weeks. They decided to go with a flatbed company out of Denver that promised them, nay, GUARANTEED them, $6k per month and home weekends. I ran a skateboard for 13 years, and know for a fact that that was a bogus claim. IF there was money to be had doing so, I would have been there already. I'll stick to running a tanker.

The snow is unrelenting.

I have a new reason to celebrate Cinco de Mayo: my bankruptcy was discharged on May 5th.

A lot's been going on, but can't really divulge all of the info at this time. When the time is right I will, so y'all will have to wait.

Until next time...