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8 MONTHS AND 4 DAYS AND THE HOLE IS STILL NOT FIXED

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From Nov. 12, 2020 to today (Jun. 16, 2021) there has been this hole cut in my wall in the kitchen. I don't think it's too much to think, if you are going to make a hole, you come back and fix it, yet here it is 8 months and 4 days later. What can I say, this is the joys of subsidized housing, not having things fixed in a timely manner. Speaking of the tank on my toilet is being held together with silicon calking - sigh. Yeah, it seems to be doing the job but dang, that is a bit Red Green I think (and 2 people get the reference). Over a year ago I told them the thing that makes the shower come one does not work 100%. This is no big deal for me however, as I can still shower just fine, only it is pumping out twice as much out of the tap than the shower, and wasting a lot of water. A fried has a relative in the building and the celling in that persons bathroom was damaged by a leak, and it was left open for a very long time as well. It is demoralizing to have to look at something

Tried Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum.

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Not big into Rum but when it's hot I tend to like it more. This was just good. It's Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum. Tasted like plumbs and apples and cinnamon, allspice, and black pepper to me. Also had a bit of mint taste to it - peppermint that is. If you do the eggnog thing, this would be good in it. It's 47.2% ABV, so it's got some kick. A couple glasses and I'm starting to feel it. 4 and I'm ready for a nap. To be honest I think I like Sailor Jerry  (46% ABV) better but some I know will like this way better than S.J. I thought it would go good with Coke, so I got some when I picked up my meds at the drug store, and I was right, it rocked with Coke. Might be even better with Pepsi. We made cookies with Sailor Jerry one time and I doubt this stuff would work for that, but a nice rum-coffee cake would do well. Anyway, I have about 1/4 of it left and will probably finish it on Friday. BTW this is way lighter in taste than Sailor Jerry.  

LOVE IN THE MAIL FROM AUSTRALIA

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The phone did not take very good shots it seems, but oh well. A new Moka pot was in my box of goodies a friend from Australia sent me. These biscuits tasted great with coffee. MMM Coffee. And more coffee. Drinking this one right now, it's really good. We have the same company here but for some reason it always tastes better when it's from the UK or in this case Australia.  

RED SKY AT NIGHT (MOOSE JAW DOWNTOWN)

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Pansexual Bingo

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Turn Off the Weather Icon in Windows 10 Taskbar

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As ALWAYS the latest Windows 10 update said "here is more crap you did not ask for and don't want". The latest was a weather icon on the task bar. This is actually the "News and Interests" app. To make it shut up and stop giving you information you don't really want when you power up your PC, right click the task bar, mouse over News and interests then click Turn off. I seriously with these thing would not be turned on by default. In fact I'd like to be able to literally remove them, but that's not going to happen, it's not in any of the program lists or the Windows features list, so can't make it go completely away.  

Starting Pride Month with Music

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It's pride month in most of the civilized world, so I'm listening to Manowar. Accept is next. I love music and am not in a mood for something light or new right now. So the oldies it is. In any event, happy pride and enjoy some music you love.  

Extra Food Order (All Veggie)

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Some of the extra stuff I ordered when I made my money oops. The sausage in this sausage chili is a vegan sausage (Italian Spice). There is also a jar of hot salsa, a can of pasta sauce (with fetta), corn, red kidney beans, a packet of taco seasoning mix. I cut up the sausage and left it on the bottom and layered the rest, and put it on high for 2.5 hours. Lastly, mixed it well and put it in containers and then eat some. Got some bonus chips, I did not order these and they do more than one order at a time, so I got some other persons chips. I tried to text the number they service texts updates from, but there was no reply. By the time I email them or get them on Twitter, the other people will either have forgotten it, or got a credit already. So I have chips. I also got salad mix and a whack of cucumbers. Had 2 beer left in the fridge from many weeks ago (about a month ago), so I am drinking them for lunch. I had a salad for breakfast, so it's all good LOL. I also watched 4 movies

Ordered Stuff on Amazon and Made a Money Oops

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Was not going to be out of my hole for a wile yet, but was given enough money to do that. Thus I ordered some clothing. There are 3 pair of sweat pants coming and 1 3 pack of undies. I have never had this kind of undies, but if they fit well, I'll order 2 more packs next month. Might order another sweat pants as well. I also ordered the printer I need. I messed up thinking I had money though. I ordered a second set of groceries (mostly veggies) at the price of about $50. Then I realized that none of my subscriptions had come in yet and I needed $53 for them. So now I have like $53 less than I planned. I'll have about $35 for the rest of the month only, but I don't need anything other than what I ordered or paid for already. So all I need is coffee money and this covers that and more. It's $2.50 a coffee outing as I never order food. So 4 x $2.50 is $10.00, so it's covered. I got rid of an addon to prime that I'm not using (Shudder) - I tend to disable it for 6 m

Windows 10 Updating is a Bother

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Was wondering why the hard drive light was on for 15 solid minutes and the PC using heavy resources. Well turns out it was downloading the latest missive update to Windows 10. I like how it will say in the update window "future update" and have a "download and install" link. Well, you already downloaded it now didn't you? It literally does not tell you it's updating and with a cheap PC with only 8GB of ram and an i5 it kind of sucks resources like crazy to use the update function. It leaves you thinking "WTF is it doing" every time. Seriously, at least give a notification that you are updating. As well slow it down a little so I can at least do something with the PC without having it slow way the hell down. But that will not happen.  

Weight Update - AKA OH S**T

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+23.0 lbs 415.6 lbs (188.5 kg) This term: +16.6 lbs All time: -82.4 lbs 9 Weeks up 1 Week the same 12 Weeks Down Yeah, I had a large pizza and a bottle of booze, I was expecting 8 or 10 lbs, not this. DANG.  

Weight Update

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-8.5 lbs 392.6 lbs (179.5 kg) This term: -6.4 lbs All time: -105.4 lbs 8 Weeks up 1 Week the same 12 Weeks Down  

I Hate to Waste Food But

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I cooked up 4 days of bean mix (what I tend to eat), and then my tummy did not want food. So Now I've still got 3 days of it in the fridge and I'm hoping I can force down the rest of it before it goes bad. I was taught that wasting food was a "sin" and it was implanted in my brain, so I feel guilt when I need to toss out food that has gone off. I'd give some to people, but I'm sure I'd never get my containers back and I paid good money for them. So here I am hoping it's not a loss. It's rather rare I feel this way. Most of my life in the last just over 10 years, I've bee hungry non stope. Now when I eat I feel rather repulsed. The food still tastes good to me, just the feeling of food in my tummy makes be feel not so well. It's not like I'm going to puke or I get cramps either. I don't know what the heck is going on. I am not feeling sick at all. My temperature is normal. Everything is normal other than the fact I feel off when I ea

Makeup Premium by Modiface (App)

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This is made with an app called Makeup Premium by Modiface. The app will actually tell you the number and brand of the makeup so you can go get it. People do seem to find it amusing when I post these, but I'm expressing a part of me that rarely comes out. I'm what is known as Fluid Gender and swing from Male to Female and some place in-between from time to time. I don't have the money to express myself in real life, so this will have to do. I can imagine with the old very conservative Christians that live in my building what the reaction would be if I walked out like this in real life. If I had the money and my own place you can bet I'd be walking out the door like this. But I need to get along with the people in my building no matter how small-minded they may be. So here I am, using an app on my Android phone. I rated the app 5 stars in the play store BTW. There was a time no-one was updating it, but it seems to be updated now once again.  

Weight Loss Update

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-7.5 lbs 401.1 lbs (181.9 kg) This term: +2.1 lbs All time: -96.6 lbs 8 Weeks Up 1 Week No Change 11 Weeks Down  

May 11, 2021 in Photos.

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Where the dumpster usually sits for the garbage shoot. Benches in front of my building and the main entry way. Our lawn being watered. It rained the night before, but whatever. The church burned once and I don't know if the black is a leftover of that, or prolusion soaking into the stone. A rather well traveled back ally behind St. Andrew's. Parking lot that used to be 3 houses. It's not the Church of God's parking lot. Church is not visible in the shot. Bench by St. Andrew's. St. Andrew's United Church. Public Library. Art Museum beside the Library. Looking west from the main entrance to Crescent Park. Back of Zion United Church. Hedge around Crescent Park. Crescent Park and the Library. Frame holding up a soon to be sign while the cement setts on it's legs. Came home and made coffee and took some pain meds. This one is not from today but from a few nights ago.  

Mom Would Have Been 90 Today

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Mom would have turned 90 today, it's also Mothers Day today. So I'm thinking of her. I said in my video she would be 89, but I realized today she was born in 1931, not 1932 - 1932 was Dad. It's been almost 9 years since Mom died. I still miss having her around to talk to and do things with. I guess I always will. She used to drink 24 cups of coffee a day. We would sit in her apartment for hours and drink coffee and just talk about anything. I think the fact that I had to care for her near the end, made our bond even stronger. I'm all she had after all and I was there, even when I was hurting like hell from Fibromyalgia. Nothing stopped me from doing what needed to be done. In the old days, at school we would make a card for our Mothers. I honestly don't remember when we stopped doing that. Later I would use my allowance to get her a card from the store. Then in High School I added on a single rose. Later in life it was a flower arrangement. I'd have to say for m

Got Lots Done And Low Pain Days

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Been getting things done the last 2 days because I can. I'm having a low pain couple days, so I have cleaned up with the exception of the Vacuuming yesterday. Today I got the laundry sorted out and my back does not even hurt after folding things and my legs only complained a bit. I also did the cooking for the next 2 days. All I have left is to toss out some leftovers that have gone off. I got Vodka yesterday and drank half, fell asleep in my chair listening to music then went to bed around midnight. Tonight, I'll finish it and tanked up again and repeat the process. I have a pile of videos in my watch later list that are all music from people I am subscribed to. I am charging my phone right now so I can get them done tonight before I get too much potato juice in me. I'm also about to lay down a bit so my back won't bother me after cooking and being at the computer for longer than I normally sit here. I go in cycles and they seem to be getting more extreme, both for lac

Double Charged

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Been double charged a few times in my life, but this was the first from Amazon. I've not even heard of it happening. Both items "fulfilled by Amazon". I first went to them on Twitter and then before they replied with the usual answer everything "contact us link", I just canceled both orders. One I got a better deal on and the other I don't actually need yet, so why not.  

I Like Canada Post Better I Think

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The exact moment Covid regulations hit Canada, this started to appear as the first thing on ANY Canada Post tracking data. "Delay in delivery due to external factors". Well it first say something about weather, then they changed it to this soon after. I'm actually glad it's coming Canada Post, even though it will take longer to get here. I'm kind of tired of "It's Friday, magically your buzzer stopped working so I can't deliver your package - even though I was never in the entryway to use the buzzer" shit that Purolator keeps doing literally only on a Friday. Seriously I was watching the security camera feed when he was supposed to be trying my buzzer.  

Weight Update

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+10.6 lbs 409.7 lbs (185.8 kg) This term: +10.7 All time: -88.3 8 Weeks up 1 Week no change 9 Weeks down  

Coffee and Coffee Related Things Are Important To Me

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I love coffee and I have go to great lengths and expense to have coffee I enjoy and that is strong. I have a Moka pot and drink blends of coffee that are robust. I also enjoy the heck out of my cat butt coasters and my Pusheen the Cat mug. They moth enhance the experience for me. Coffee is a ritual not just a drink. There is the act of preparing the maker every morning and waiting for it to spirt out the coffee. There is the act of waiting just long enough for it to cool that it won't burn you, but is still hot and tasty (sip sip). It's as much about making the coffee as drinking it. It's also been a part of my social life for most of my life. I started to drink it when I was 17 and would go out with friends to have a cup. From the first sip I was in love with this dark elixir of life. I did it the same as my friends at first, cream and sugar. Then I decided to have it just by it's self. Friends advised against this saying the taste sucks. I am very glad I did not liste

2 Annoying Bugs on My Samsung A50

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This is Samsung Gallery on my A50. There are two glairing bugs since the phone upgraded to Android 11, and UI 3, and all the native apps updated. First is not evident from the screencap - It does not always show all the images on the phone but sometimes does. At times it only shows those in the camera folder on the SD card, other folders are random if they show up. It has a very big problem not showing Instagram photos all the time. The other thing is, I thought it was corrupting photos, but it's not. There is a long time bug with Android phones where old deleted photos will come back to life. Well it's doing that with photos that are old enough after being deleted, they are no longer valid image files. It's rather annoying . The other thing it's been doing since update has nothing to do with the photos, but the spellchecker. As you can see, it things a word that is spelled correct is wrong. It's not always auto-correcting words it used to. It also seems to think wo