Sunday, November 27

(pic) Mango in the recliner

If he were the same color as the recliner it would be very hard to see him. It's like he's part of the chair.



Actual size: 640 X 179 (.jpg)

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Time Remains


There's only about 10 minutes until the Sunday Night, NFL football game starts, so I don't want to spend enough time on the computer to write a long post. But as you can literally see (as opposed to not really seeing? lol) that 'the countdowns' have begun. The left is until my birthday. Well, they're labeled, so I don't need to tell you. It's going to be weird once/if people start buying the big stuff like the fridge, oven, sofas, computer desks, and the like. The Mega Moving Sale begins on this coming Thursday at 9 am to 4 pm. Happens during the exact same hours on Thursday Friday. On Friday we start packing the car with everything that'll fit, and wait for our friends to visit (depending on the weather (which is supposed to be "not bad"), and whether or not there is anything left for them to sell for us once we're out of state. Other than that, we just got to try not to watch the clock. Also going to try and enjoy the end of one chapter with happy anticipation of beginning the next, in Texas.


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Tuesday, November 22

High price of diesel makes truckers rethink their work

Is it just Greed? "Until a few years ago, diesel fuel — a *byproduct* of oil — was generally *less* expensive than regular gas." High price of diesel makes truckers rethink their work

Failure of The Economy


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Major Contributor To The Failure of The U.S's Economy


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Cat-toon funny with live cats: "Cat won't look up"


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Cat-toon funny with live cats: "Cat beds"


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Our moving process


We're pretty much ready to move. All that really left to do is collect the move-in deposit (obviously we have a buyer), have a yard sale to sell what our friends don't want/need/need to sell for us, put in a change-of-address in at the post office, and of course cancel the phone, Internet, and electric services. Those last three won't be done until the day of our move-out. We've got the motel we'll be staying at in Austin, TX, while we look for an apartment/house to rent, reserved. We have a place to stay out of the wind and rain once we get there, so that's good. My prescription-D (Medicare prescription) drug plan is national, which means I'll just have to give them a new address to send statements to. That'll be easy enough. Besides, I've got until December 7 to choose a new plan if I need to. We've got time.

==> Both cats have had the Texas, animal, required rabies shot now. Next we'll need to get them used to wearing their harness's and having a leash attached to that, so we can stop and give them restroom breaks on the way there. Hopefully they'll get on a stop-schedule similar to ours, thus reducing the amount of stops needed.

==> My school book(s) and/or software should be here before next Saturday. All I'll need to do is give the school our new post office box number. Since it's an online-only course, that's all I hope needs to be done. Speaking of school. It's an interesting feeling knowing you have no more required home-work to do, a week and a half before the end of the class. I don't know if I should feel the need to be learning more about the class, or see what I can learn about my next one. I guess I could do both.

==> There ya go. You now know the scoop on our life happenings. Thanks for staying and reading this far.

==> <==

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Friday, November 18

Todd's resume, courtesy of VisualCV


I'm sending you my VisualCV with information on my background and qualifications for your consideration. View my VisualCV by clicking on the link. Hopefully you find the information in my VisualCV useful. I would love to hear what you think about it.

Todd Milligan's VisualCV:

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Monday, November 14

You know a class... more up your alley. That you're enjoying it a lot more. When you have 5 assignments due this week...

...and You Are Done With Three Of Them Already. And it's only Monday.



P.S. Another thing that says This is my kind of class is that although I set up a schedule to make sure I don't burn myself out, I don't feel the need to worry about how much time I am actually spending on my classwork. Not only that, but the work is enjoyable and almost seems a bit too easy. I'm not saying it won't get more difficult in these last 3 weeks. I'm saying that I'm looking forward to them, no matter how difficult they get.

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Thursday, November 10

Current life

It's been a fairly emotional week. The decision to actually move to Austin, Texas has been confirmed. We're doing this. A little scary because I really don't like changes in a big, life altering way. However, I understand completely the reasons for our change, and I'm okay with them. 100%. We want change, and yes, I know that's cliche, considering the political crap that's been going on for almost 5 years now. I say 5 because I'm taking the time of political campaigns that brought the idea that people feel that change is all part of evolution. As much as I don't deal with drastic change great, I understand that the quote that says, "The only true constant in the universe is change." School continues. Right now I'm enjoying learning all about typography and it's history. I do not know what my next class, starts in December, will be. Should be interesting, I suspect.


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Wednesday, November 9

Trivial Answer

There are 20 raw Almonds in an ounce.


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Yard sale-Online

This is a virtual yard sale. ALL items will HAVE to be picked up in Long Lane, MISSOURI (Dallas County). If necessary we can deliver as far as Buffalo, MO, but absolutely no further. All prices ARE negotiable :-) So make an offer.


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Bench seat from a full size Chevy Conversion van. $25 O.B.O.


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Very used Adirondack chairs $5 each, O.B.O
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Ancient skateboard. FREE to whoever wants it.

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Saturday, November 5

Mango picture

Mango the oozer-cat

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Used bicycle and snowboard sale

If you are willing to drive to Long Lane, Missouri, USA and make us an offer for 1 or more of these bicycles, or the snowboard. Christmas could be very happy for someone.


Every one of these will get bigger (to 640x480) if you click.


This is my 10-speed. Works great, just needs new tires.


Just needs new tires. It's a 12-speed.


26 inch wheeled 1-speed
1-speed with 26 inch wheels. Kid decorated!


Only slightly used 1-speed
Just needs the seat fixed so it doesn't tilt forward or backward when landing after a jump.


Older snowboard, slightly used
Just needs new boot locker inners, but would work with these as they're just cracked on the back.


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Friday, November 4

Wednesday, November 2

Home For Sale - Owner financing!

For $1500 you can move in and get all the appliances (electric cook stove/oven, refrigerator, heavy duty upright deep freezer, microwave, washing machine, dryer, 3 window air conditioning units). For only $500 more ($2000 total), you can move into a fully furnished home (2 full-size sofas, of which one is a pseudo-leather fold-out sleeper, 2 queen size beds, 2 computer desks w/chairs, a Lazy Boy recliner, 2 solid oak tables (1 round, 1 that seats at least 6)) PLUS all of the appliances.

Then you sign a contract agreeing that you'll be pay us $500 a month to BUY the house on 9.44 acres, with your own well. Then in an agreed upon amount of time for us to move out, you can move in.

Or you can get your own home loan to buy it through a bank at any time. Current balance owed = a little over $60,000.

Comment on this blog or on Facebook if you're interested. and

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Tuesday, November 1

Slower DSL since Fri night

We have had DSL going on 4 years. Have had at least 4 different technicians come to our place over the years and check things out. Not *once* did they say we needed to have phone line filters on our phones. Same when talking to DSL technicians on the phone.  They always ask if we do and I always said no. Today, after we got our new modem (technicians could not find anything else wrong),  I called to tell them that the new modem did not change our DSL speed. The phone tech said that he believed that after we put the filter(s) on our speed would magically be what it's supposed to be (1.5 Mbps). Apparently nobody thought it important to mention that we should have filters on the phone lines, now I see that is because we don't need them. *sigh* By the way, the last speed test showed results of 0.95 Mbps a minute ago. Earlier I was getting speeds of 0.35-0.49 Mbps. Frustrating.

What a drop in interest...

...of my blog. I mean, according my monthly Google Analytics report for last month, I only had *3* visits.  Yikes! Good thing I'm not in it for the money, eh? :-)