Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Friends and Funnies

It turned cold and nasty yesterday with the wind howling from the north dropping temps below 30. It was quite a change from the 70’s on Monday with winds howling from the south. I don’t mind the cold; I just hate the wind.

I will attempt to post a photo again today, but I won’t hold my breath. I already tried posting from my laptop, and that did not work. Hughes.net is suppose to call me today, but I won’t hold my breath for that either. I asked Jes when Shay and Lindsay, who are both computer techs, would be back from their honeymoon in Hawaii. Yep, I’m getting desperate. I may even give the computer doctor a call. I did run a scan on my computer and got rid of some cookies. I tried turning off my firewall – to no avail. But if we cannot post a photo from any computer here at the house, it would seem that the problem is with the server and only the server should be able to fix it. It seems a might strange.

On Pearl Harbor Day, Toby and I were chatting in our recliners and drinking coffee. Toby said, "Today is Dave and Karly’s wedding anniversary." Now that was a blast from the past. Karly and Dave were friends from Red River. Dave worked for Bear as a contract painter, and Karly was Toby’s secretary at Sanco. I loved Karly, who was always upbeat and fun. She worked well with Toby and made his life easier at work. When she quit work to raise her family, Toby went through some different secretaries – none of whom could hold a candle to Karly. Anyway, I told Toby to Google them and sure enough he came up with a way to contact them. We heard back from Dave and he attached a picture of his family - including their four beautiful children. Since Dave worked for Bear back in the old days, we have lots of "Dave stories," but my favorite is this: When Dave (who is a bit younger than us) was about to marry Karly, he asked Bear if after all these years of being married, did he still think that his wife was hot. Bear assured Dave that he still found Anny hot and that Dave would feel the same way about Karly in years to come. Well, after seeing their family photo, my first thought was, "Wow, Karly is still hot!"

Since Karly worked for Toby, we have some Karly stories too: Sanco was a trash company. All of the drivers had radios in their trucks as well as one in the office. Toby and I also had radios in each of our vehicles. Each driver had a call number. Toby was 22. Karly was always in the office, so she was just "base." Then one day, Toby got new radios that were suppose to work better (all of this was before cell phones and keep in mind this was in the mountains where nothing works well). We were driving in a remote area near Roy, NM, when Toby decided to test the new radios. "22 to base – come in base." Nothing. "22 to base, can you hear me?" Nothing. Then we heard from one of the other drivers, "This is 16, and I am in Springer and can hear you fine." We heard from other drivers as well, but not the base office. A few minutes later when all was silent we heard, "22 this is base. I can hear you fine. In fact, these new radios work so well that I can hear you all the way in the bathroom."

Just another little bit of funny: Whenever Toby called me on the radio he said, "22 to Lou," because I had no call number. Eventually, my call sign became "toodle-loo."

9 comments:

John said...

Lou...have you ever defragged your computer? It probably won't help your picture problem but it will increase your speed. Here is a brief explanation:

Whenever you delete something from your hard drive, a slot of memory is left behind. Over time, you will have many slots of memory left behind. Therefore, when your computer stores data on a computer, it stores starting at the beginning of the drive and stores it in the slot that has enough available memory to hold it. If the file is too large to fit in the slot, it will move on to another one until it finds a slot large enough. A point will come when you have enough room on the hard drive to store something, but there isn't a slot large enough to store it. Defragging reaarranges the files on the hard drive so that all files are consecutive - that is, their is no extra space left between the files. The result: all of your files are in a neat order with the extra space at the end and none inbetween files. This then frees up all of that unused space and increases the speed at which you can access data on your computer. Hope this helps...

Buck said...

Hey Toodle-Lou! (I love that!!)

While defragging is a good idea (I do it weekly) I don't think a failure to defrag is the cause of a posting-pics-to-Blogger problem. You might want to ask Hughes when they call you back if they've recently imposed any limits on uploads, Lou. Key word being "recently," of course. I know Lin used to complain about her experiences with Hughes satellite internet before she moved, and she also had the occasional problem with photo uploads... now that I think about it.

Jo Castillo said...

Love those memories. Smiling....

Bummer about the photos. Weirdness. Sounds like the server to me.

Good luck...

Mezzo SF said...

Lou - isn't there a limit as to how much photo memory you're allowed on blogger?? I think so - I remember uploading photos and seeing the "you're using xyz% of your xyzGB of photo storage"

....?

Kris, in New England said...

Toodle-Lou! I loved the entire story - brought back fond memories of the old CB radios (yes, dating myself there aren't I?!). My dad had one and loved that thing - he was on the road alot for the company he owned and it kept him company on those long drives. His handle was "Sidepocket" - from the fact that he was quite the pool hustler in his day!

Becky said...

Loved the story about the radio! Toodle Lou, that's you!

Bob said...

I just love trash talk and bathroom humor.

Bag Blog said...

Bob, the Sanco trucks all had "Lets talk trash" painted on them - something left by the previous owner.

Anonymous said...

... google is an amazing tool!... good luck with the photos...

Eric