EEEK! I used up all the free space

WordPress has told me I can’t upload any more photos.  I am sad.


I need to figure out the best route here – do I go through all the old photos and posts and make the pictures smaller?

Do I upgrade to a paid for version that lets me have oodles more space?

Do I go back and delete old posts?  I hate the thought of that a little bit more than I hate revisiting them all to make the photos smaller…

Decisions, decisions.

What do you all do?  Paid for or free?

How do you size photos from the phone so they aren’t huge, sucking up all the free space?

What a week!

I haven’t posted in a while, been kind of busy what with working and knitting. 😉

Seriously though. The last few work weeks have been long ones with some evening appointments and stuff. And I started volunteering for a political campaign. New for me! Not a person, but a referendum question that will be on the ballot in the fall, for rank choice voting.  They wanted me to do calling, but that sounded hideous to me. So I am doing data entry, one night a week. Not sure for how long but I figure I can do it for a while.  My cousin inspired me- he has been out canvassing for Bernie recently, and he said to me “it’s not enough any more to think someone is good or bad, we have take action or horrible things will happen.”  I gave that a lot of thought and Maggie the activist called on the right day.

So that was interesting, there were 4 volunteers that night, 2 on phones,2 doing data entry. The sized crowd my introverted heart can deal with.

Other than that there has been some knitting.  Working mostly on the mystery knit along. Got halfway through clue 3, realized I did something really wrong many rows back, had to rip way back. After spending most of yesterday working on it I am now nearly done with clue 3. Of course clue 4 came out on Friday. Oh the pressure!  I hope this week is a little more normal so I can focus on getting caught up.

A few other noteworthy things happened this week. At least in my world they are.

Last Friday night the speakers on the tv quit. It took us some time to isolate just what was the problem, but after cursing the DISH people and resetting a few times we finally did some trouble shooting and sorted it out. We hooked up A’s little tv from her workshop and survived until Wednesday.  Let me say I am glad the basketball games were done, it would have been hard to watch them on a tiny screen.

On Wednesday we went to Best Buy in Bangor where we learned our options.

Repair. Expensive.

New TV. More expensive.

Surround Sound. More expensive still.

Sound bar. Cheapest option.


Wait, what? Getting the thing we have long wanted is our most reasonable option? Well, hot dog!

We were in such euphoria that we also got another piece of equipment I have long wanted- a new wifi router.

Now not not only can I hear all the sounds the TV is making very clearly, but I can be in the Internet anywhere in the house on phone or laptop. It might mean that you hear from me more often. 😀


One of of the other things that happened involved learning a lesson. Take it from me, knitting and cleaning don’t mix.

Today I gave the bathroom a good serious scrubbing. That included filling the tub and running the jets, which we don’t do as often as we should. We are supposed to run them for ten minutes. I thought I would dump a slug of bleach in the water to really get them clean.


I set the timer (thankfully!) then sat down to knit a bit.


Look how close I came to flooding the bathroom with bubbles! Who knew bleach made bubbles? Not me!

So now I know. No cleaning while knitting.


Last big event- Crosby’s opened!!! Our favorite take out place at the head of the road is now open for the summer.  We had a good meal there this afternoon. Not good for us, but they are only open for 4 months, we have to celebrate.

That’s it, what I have been up to for the past several days.  Quite exciting, don’t you think?


Big technology week!

At work my plain old cell phone got traded in for an iPhone 6.  I hope no one calls, I am not sure I know how to answer it.  I did learn how to turn off all the beeps so I could sleep while Facebook updates, the auto emails come in, etc.  🙂

Tonight my brand new laptop arrived.  I had been using the work one for so long that I almost forgot I didn’t own it. Now that it is back on my desk, I was without internet at home, so I used my tax travel $$ to get a new one.

It is Windows 8.  Someday I will figure out how to get the wireless working.  Meanwhile, we are back to the tripping cord of death.  Actually, I will take it to work tomorrow and get my IT buddy to help me figure out why it doesn’t recognize our wi-fi (but it finds the neighbor’s?!?)

Now, I have to figure out how to crop and save my photos on this new thing. then you can see what I have been up to lately, not just read words.  🙂

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