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Booo!

So, I didn't walk today either.  I woke up with a horrible headache.  The idea of going out in the cold and wet was not very appealing.  I decided to lay back down after eating breakfast and taking some Advil.  I actually napped on and off for several hours.  Luckily, when I got up, my headache was gone.  So glad for that!  I only ran out once this afternoon to hit a Pokestop so I wouldn't lose my streak.  I did that and came right back home. 

I spend the day not doing much. I watched some true crime shows on Prime and I watched Sunday's episode of The Simpsons.  I didn't even think about it yesterday!  I decided that updating my Mac would be a great idea tonight and started it and then I was stuck.  I had nothing to review for writing on NaNo tonight.  I just opened the old MacBook and opened Bean and wrote.  I got some of my writing done and then the update was done on the MacBook Pro.  I connected them over the network and transferred over what I had written.  I put it in Scrivener and finished my writing for the day.  After I type this out, I'm going to relax and read before bed.  I plan to walk tomorrow.  It's supposed to be overcast, but I don't think it's supposed to rain.  It's also double star day at Starbucks, so I might just go over there and do NaNo tomorrow night and write some pen pals letters.  We'll see how that goes!


25,000 words!

Yes, I hit the half way mark with tonight's writing.  I was not looking forward to writing either.  I belong to a regional group at NaNo.  My area doesn't have any write ins within driving distance, so I was able to join NaNo Virginia elsewhere.  Last Monday there was a Facebook live event.  I was late to it because the reminders on my phone didn't alert me fast enough. I still participated.  Then, there was one tonight.  I got in on that one from the start and got writing.  We did three sprints.  One five minute, one fifteen minutes, and one thirty minutes.  I ended up with a few less than what I wrote today. I had to add a few more words as I was in the middle of a sentence when the sprint ended. :P . All in all, it brought my count to 25,000! Yay! Go me!

I had planned to walk todaqy but the weather had other ideas!  It was only 32˚ when I got up.  I noticed it was overcast.  Not bad I thought, that doesn't mean it's going to rain.  It rained.  LOL It rained a lot.  I decided to skip my walk since it was going to be both cold and wet out there.  I should have gotten on the treadmill, but I ended up being a lazy butt! :P

I wouldn't have left the house at all today, but I had to pick up my prescriptions.  They couldn't wait until tomorrow.  It was cold, and nasty out when I went to pick them up.  I do not like to drive in the rain at night.  It's hard for me to see at night in good weather, rainy weather makes it worse.  Bleah!  Oh well, I got my scripts and came home.  

I spent the day trying to get the iPod touch to load to the MBP.  It's done it plenty of times before. It's my old, old iPod touch and I use it for loading audiobooks to listen to on my walk.  It would not load.  I tried it with my old Macbook and it recognized it right away.  Weird. I was able to load something on it so I'll have that, but I need to get the MBP to recognize the iPod.  It worked fine just a few days ago.  Weird.   I reset the touch to factory and it still wouldn't work.  Luckily, I had backed it up in July on the Macbook so I was able to put sync it back to the way it was then.  The only thing is, I have Cell and it was on the old touch.  It didn't sync back to it and I can't find it.  I'll have to go and see if I can re-download it from Audible. I got it during a trial on Audible.  I just found it and was able to re-download it. Yay!


Back to it and more!

I got back to my regular routine today.  I got in a good walk.  It was quite chilly out there.  I had to wear my hoodie for the whole walk.  I came home and put my bed linen in the dryer. I had popped it in the wash before going for my walk.  I relaxed a bit and then decided to try to get the pilot lit.  I got down there and the water had gone down a little more.  It was still deep enough that I got quite wet. :( . My hair, my jacket, and my feet and legs.  I had to lean down to be able to see the pilot light.  I got it lit, but it wouldn't stay lit.  I'll give it a few days and try again.  The water was so COLD. UGH!

I was down there a long time trying to get it started, but no go.  I came out and rinsed my feet and legs off and then washed my hair.  Who know what was floating around down there. Yikes!  I dried it under the bonnet hair dryer and then had lunch.  After lunch, I decided to go and get my hair cut.  I've needed to get it cut forever now.  It's so much shorter and easier to manage.  I got a reversed bob which is my favorite.  The only thing is, the front is a bit shorter than I wanted it to be.  I am not too upset because it will grow out, but I wish she hadn't cut it so short.  The back is perfect though.  I wanted it really short.  When I got there and I told her what I wanted, I said, "I want a reversed bob, but I don't want the  'can I speak to your manager' haircut. LOL!  

I downloaded and installed Mojave on the MacBook Pro tonight.  So far I don't see a lot of difference, but I haven't really gone into it yet.  I'll play around with it later.  I hope it doesn't slow down the MBP since it is an old one.  So far, it doesn't see to be slowing it down, so that is great. I just need to play with it.  I checked out a few of my programs and they run fine on it.  I'll go check it out as soon as I do my French lesson for today.


Major NaNoWriMo prep!

So as I've been preparing for NaNoWriMo this year, I saw someone mention Scrivener.  It's a program built for writers by writers.  You can get a free 30 day trial of it.  I tried it during NaNo last year for a day or two but I didn't have time to learn it and do NaNo.  I knew that when you win NaNo you can get the program half off.  I was wanting to download a trial and see how it went, but I knew it would be over when I needed it for Nano and I wouldn't get the 50% option again until December.  I went through my old emails from NaNo from last year and found the link and the code. I figured I'd be totally out of luck and it would have expired.  To my surprise, it was still good until November 1!  I went ahead and bought Scrivener to use for NaNoWriMo this year and for other projects.  I'm liking it a lot, but there is a big learning curve with it.

I've been reading up on it on different websites, I've watched some YouTube videos and have a lot more to watch.  I think I'll be pretty good with it by November.  I already started a file for this years book.  I just have some notes, the title, and the RV stuff I found last night.  I love that you can put all the info you need into one 'binder' ta Scrivener.  It's so cool.  I was also able to import my last two years books in there.  I can edit them and work with them in there.  It's a cool program and I'm glad I got it.  I'll probably talk about it more as I learn.


We're here!

We got here around 3 and checked in.  An hour after that we were in the room and unpacked.  We had to go on a crazy hunt for drink machines.  We kept trying to get Mountain Dew and it kept giving us Pepsi! :(  Once it gave us Dr. Pepper and then a Sunkist Orange! LOL!  We have a lot of Pepsi now.  Phooey.  I so wanted a Dew.  I'll get one if we go out later!

It's beautiful here.  I haven't taken a lot of pictures because of there being so many people on the beach.  I will take a lot more pictures during the week.  I will share one with you now, though:

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I want to get some great shots for phone wallpaper.  We are going to order a pizza and eat that and then see what we are going to do after that.  I'm so ready.  I might post again later tonight, We'll see!  Oh! We stopped in Longs SC and went to the Goodwill there.  I got a cute pair of brand new shorts with the tags still on them and a little notebook.  You know how I am with notebooks. LOL 

My new little crossbody purse was perfect.  I carry a trip journal with me on trips and it fits in there perfectly.  I could probably get my Bujo in there too if I wanted.  We are probably going to order pizza from Pizza Hut as they are having a special deal of a 2 topping pizza for $7.99!  Whoo hoo baby! LOL!


Oops!

Sorry about yesterday.  I fully meant to post to to my blog and then Pocket Camp happened. lol . It was the last day of the gardening event and I was busy trying to finish it up at the last minute.  I was able to finish so that was good.  It wasn't until after midnight last night that I realized I had never posted to my blog.  Oops! I even had the Macbook Pro on my bed so I could do my post.  

I walked and did my workouts yesterday and I also went to Starbucks!  I had to get two things to finish a star dash I was in.  I did that and then got my stars.  I walked and did my workouts today, too.  I also went to the recycle center and got myself a frappe at McDonald's while I was out.  I came home and mowed the front lawn.  I planned to do it yesterday, but a storm came up and it was pouring rain.  Can't mow in those conditions!  I got the front done today and I need to do part of the back, but I have a migraine.  I'm in my room with only the lights that are strung on my bed frame and a candle for light.  I have the brightness on the MBP at the lowest level.  I had a migraine last night too.  I need to figure out what is triggering them.  I hate them.  I get them a lot where it's more being sick on my stomach.  The last two days it's been the sick on my stomach and my head is very unhappy!  Sitting in the partial dark does help.  

 


Well phooey!

I moved my car today and went for my walk.  My friend said he'd come today and work on the brakes.  I got home from my walk and my car was still in the same spot.  I went in and cooled down and then did my workouts.  I had lunch and still nothing.  I waited quite awhile after that and then texted him.  He wasn't coming. ~_~; I moved the car back to it's usual spot.  I really wanted to get that done so I could go out tomorrow.  I really need to go to the recycle center.  I have way too much stuff to walk to the recycle center.  It would take a lot of trips.  Phooey!  Hopefully it will get fixed one day.  I'm not holding my breath.

I mailed 11 letters on today's walk. I didn't write the last one I have. I'll do it tomorrow.  Actually.  I was thinking that if my car had been 'fixed', I would take it and the MBP to Starbucks.  Sadly none of that happened.  It will probably be next weekend before he says anything about coming again and then he might bail on me like he did today.  I really want to be able to get in my car and go places.  Sheesh!


Well phooey....

It's been a really long day.  I planned to get a lot more done than I have today.  Hopefully I can get things done tomorrow.  I did walk and do my workouts.  I just haven't wanted to do much else.  I've been so tired.  Hopefully I'll sleep well tonight and get a lot done tomorrow.

 I started typing some pen pal letters tonight, but I have a lot more to do.  I'm just going to finish all of those tomorrow.  I so wish I could go to Starbucks, get a latte, and write my letters!

I transfered a folder from the Macbook over to the MBP today.  It was over 70 GB!  When it first started moving over it said it would take 6 days. LOL!  Luckily it didn't take but a few hours.  I wanted to make sure that got done before starting on my letters.  That is one reason I didn't get much done.  That folder will be good to have so I am not having to open the Macbook.  I had to go on it last night for a file and I remembered why I was so happy with my MBP.  It is so slow. Poor old Macbook!  

I got another snap on case today so I would have some variety.  It's blue like the other but it's a different color blue and it's a made a little differently.  Here it is on the MBP.  It was sitting on my yoga mat after I did today's workouts.

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Day two with the MBP

So it's my second day with my 'new' MBP.  I'm still loving it.  It's so much faster than my Macbook.  Programs that ran way too slow work fine on this! I'm so happy with it.  I realized that it only had Photos and not iPhoto.  I really prefer iPhoto even though it's older and not supported anymore.  Luckily, when I upgraded my Macbook to a newer version of Mac recently, I was able to get the latest version of iPhoto.  Since it was in my 'purchased' apps in the Appstore, I was able to get it. Yay!

Another thing that happened last night.  You remember I mentioned that I was installing Photoshop Elements when I was posting.  Well, I kept getting error messages.  It said it wasn't compatible with my version of Mac and blah blah blah.  I Googled it and found people saying I'd have to get the newest version of PSE. I didn't want to spend money since I had the Power PC  version of PSE and I bought PSE 9 when I got my first intel Mac.  I decided to contact Adobe and see what could be done.  They were able to get it installed and running fine!  Great support from Adobe!  I am comfortable with PSE 9 and I didn't want to change.  I also didn't have $79 to upgrade to the latest version!

Today, I got up and went for my walk.  I came home and cooled down and then did my workouts and my French.  I had lunch and then I've pretty much been on the MBP since. LOL . It's so cool and fast.  I'm so happy with it.  Now, if I could just get the brakes on my car fixed, I could go to Starbucks with it or just go to Starbucks and bring some goodies home!  I always felt 'different' when I went to Starbucks with my white Macbook. Now I'll have a MBP like everyone else. LOL!  Yeah, I'm a weirdo!  Of course my Macbook did have a lot of cool decals and stickers on it.