Michael Louis Scott

 

June 1997 to Date

 

Greenwich, Connecticut USA Site:

  http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/

Email: mikescot@optonline.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: <888> 01/31/02 Thursday 8:55 P.M.: My friend and I watched a bit of television. I made dinner about 6 P.M.. I cooked up a batch of white rice. I also took the boneless chicken breast and cut it into small nugget size pieces. I then put some some olive oil in a large frying pan several pads of margarine. I heated it over medium high heat, and I added the chicken pieces, six dice gloves of garlic, and one diced medium onion, and I browned the mixture. I added dashes of celery salt, ground black pepper, chicken and meat seasoning, garlic powder, Italian spices, Basil, oregano, nutmeg, ginger, India hot curry, and Chinese five spice. I stirred the mixture while it browned for about five minutes. I then added about one fourth of a head of chopped broccoli and a quarter pound of cut fresh green beans, and I mixed it all together. I added dashes of Medina balsamic vinegar, La Choy low sodium soy sauce, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, sesame oil, McHilney’s Tabasco sauce, and a few pads of butter. I stirred it all together, and I let is all steam together over medium heat with a lid on the pan for about ten minutes until the vegetables were al dente. I put this mixture over the white rice. I also had a large avocado that I peeled and sliced, and I put dashes of ground black pepper, garlic powder, celery salt, Italian spices, Basil, and oregano, and I put a dozen pitted olives on each plate of avocado slices and then I put Italian Medina balsamic vinegar and olive oil on the seasoned avocado slices. We had this all for dinner with ice tea. After dinner, I also had a deluxe cappuccino. We then watched a bit of television.  My guest just left. I will now do a little bit of computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/31/02 Thursday 4:40 P.M.: I was up at noon. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, rye toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went out, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I then drove downtown to the central post office. I paid my electricity and AT&T long distance with money orders. I walked over to First Union Bank, and I paid my February rent. I then went to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought a Terayon cable modem for $10. I tried to make my 3 P.M. appointment, but it was cancelled. I returned home. I split my input cable for the cable modem with a two splitter, and I added two shorter cables. I hooked up the Terayon cable modem to my backup computer, and it works online with the Optimum cable service while the Motorola surfer modem works at the same time with the backup computer. Thus I can run both computers online at the same time. A friend stopped by to visit. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/31/02 Thursday 1:00 A.M.: I finished my regular computer work. I might try to go to bed early to get back on a daytime routine. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/30/02 Wednesday 10:05 P.M.: I went out, and I stopped by the Greenwich Library.  I read the Greenwich Times, the Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News and World Report. I then drove downtown, and I redeemed my $2 prize on the scratch card at Zyn stationary. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then went to Stop and Shop, and I bought buy one get one free of two large Lays potato chips for $2.99 both, and a Cracker Barrel bar of Vermont extra sharp cheese for $2 for $4.99 total. I then returned home. I had some Lays potato chips and saltines and mozzarella and Vermont extra sharp cheese and ice tea. I am now making up a batch of my usual ice tea mixture www.geocities.com/mikelscott/icetea.htm . I am using 7 Bigelow bags, 3 Lipton orange peako bag, 2 Lipton green tea bags, 1 Twinnings Earle Grey, Ceylon, Prince of Wales, and Blackcurrant bags.  I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/30/02 Wednesday 5:50 P.M.: I was up at noon today. I had breakfast of oatmeal, rye toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I checked the mail. I fell back to sleep until 4 P.M.. I just had the same dinner as last night. I ran a teaspoon of white vinegar and water through the primary Braun cappuccino espresso machine to decalcify it. I will now clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/30/02 Wednesday 1:00 A.M.: I sifted through my email and through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm .  I also registered for Forbes portfolio site and two free issues. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/29/02 Tuesday 11:55 P.M.: I downloaded and ran the latest version of BootVis for Windows XP available for download from Microsoft. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/29/02 Tuesday 10:55 P.M.: I went out after the last message. I drove down by the waterfront. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper and the Wall Street Journal.  I drove back down by the waterfront. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue.  I stopped by Zyn stationary, and I bought a dollar #28 Connecticut lotto card. I then returned to the library, and I read some more of P.C. Magazine. I then returned home. I finished off the open bag of potato chips and I had some saltines and mozzarella cheese and ice tea. I won $2 on the lotto ticket for a dollar profit. I watched President Bush’s State of the Union message on the Fox network. I tried recording it on the videotape machine, but it was set to channel 2 and did not record. It needs to be set to channel 3 on the videotape machine to record properly. I set the time on the videotape machine. I will now do a little bit of regular computer work. There was a report on CNN on Sunday night saying that Mount Rainier is one of several volcanic mountains in the United States of America in danger of erupting in the future. The report said 150,000 people live on unstable volcanic deposits in that area. The report was given by a volcanologist with the United States Geographic Survey. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/29/02 Tuesday 4:45 P.M.: I went to bed after the last message last night. I was up at 9 A.M. this morning.  I had a couple of telephone calls. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I rested more until 2:30 P.M.. I listened to http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ram/live_news.ram . I took a Pyrex dish and coated it with a little olive oil. I put in a washed boneless breast of chicken, and I put on La Choy soy sauce on it. I then seasoned the top side with garlic powder, ground black pepper, celery salt, chicken and meat seasoning, Italian spices, Basil, and oregano and covered it with Bulls Eye barbeque sauce. I cooked it in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. I had the chicken breast for dinner with reheated white rice, and steamed fresh green beans and fresh broccoli, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will now clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/28/02 Monday 9:55 P.M.: I sifted through my email. I went through my daily work list. I chatted with a friend whom returned from vacation. I did a little bit of random surfing. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/28/02 Monday 7:15 P.M.: I received a call about 9 A.M. this morning canceling my 4 P.M. appointment today. I was up at 1 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, sliced rye toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee.  My Microsoft Windows XP Professional Upgrade $50 rebate came and also my Symantec $30 rebate came also. I went out, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I next drove down by the waterfront. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I read the Sunday and Monday Greenwich Times, the Wall Street Journal, and three computer newsweeklies. I then stopped by the Stop and Shop, and I bought White Gem boneless breast of chicken at $2.99 a pound for $4.90, two Land O Lakes margarine .99 each, two Nathan’s big bun beef franks for $5 both, French’s squeeze Dijon mustard $1.49, Sweet Baby Ray barbeque sauce $1.49, and Cracker Barrel Vermont cheese $2 for $16.87 total. I then returned home. For dinner, I had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup, dill pickle, potato chips, the rest of the trail mix, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/28/02 Monday 1:15 A.M.: I ran Norton SpeedDisk on the C: drive. I watched television while doing this. There is a program on about the history of German rockets. Well, I am tired; I should head off to bed. Have a good morning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/27/02 Sunday 11:45 P.M.: I sifted through my email. I went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I did a C: drive to D: drive backup. I watched television while doing this. I had the last slice of cheesecake. I had some of the trail mix. I also had some ice tea.  I have been watching a CNN program on aircraft carriers.  I will probably head off to bed shortly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/27/02 Sunday 7:55 P.M.: In My Network Places, I just uninstalled Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer sharing. Recently when booting up, I have had a problem with my networking staying online to the cable service, and since I am not networking with other computers, I might be able to fix the problem by uninstalling Client for Microsoft Networks. I will see as I use the system in the future if it worked. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/27/02 Sunday 7:35 P.M.: I went out about 1 P.M.. I drove down by the waterfront. I then drove through Bruce Park. I found a purple polar fleece size large pullover on the road going through Bruce Park. I then drove over to Tod’s Point. I walked around the entire park. I chatted with a local. I then stopped by Staples, and I toured the store. They do not have store specials this week. I then drove back to central Greenwich, and I drove down by the waterfront. I then drove over to the Korean vegetable stand at the Cumberland Farms shopping plaza on the GreenwichPort Chester border, and I bought a large avocado for $1.49, a head of broccoli for $1.49, trail mix at $3.99 a pound for $3.27 and green beans at $1.29 a pound for $1.05 for $7.30 total. I then toured Cumberland Farms, and I noticed they have 18 packs of Coors for $8.99. I got curious, so I went over to the Port Chester Beer distributor, and I toured the store. They have 12 packs of Busch beer for $4.99, 6 packs of Carlsberg Elephant beer $6.49, 12 packs of cans of St. Pauli beer regular $7.99. I finally bought the last 12 pack of St. Pauli Girl dark beer for $10.99 plus .60 deposit plus .74 tax for $12.33 total. I then returned home.  For dinner I had a broiled Porterhouse steak with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice, steamed fresh broccoli and green beans, ice tea, and a deluxe cappuccino. I will now do some regular computer work. I do not usually drink beer myself, but I keep it around for guests that occasionally stop by. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/27/02 Sunday 11:45 A.M.: I went out after the last message last night. I drove down by the waterfront. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by CVS, and for half price, I bought a Sure deodorant stick for .95 plus .06 tax for $1.01. I sat out for a while. I returned home, and I relaxed a bit. I had some mozzarella cheese and crackers, cheese cake, potato chip, and ice tea. I went to bed about 9:30 P.M., and I was up about 10:30 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of oatmeal, three slices of toasted Rye bread, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I will do a bit of regular computer work, and then I will go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/26/02 Saturday 5:15 P.M.: I had some potato chips. I just finished house cleaning and watering the plants.  For dinner, I had a Marie Callender meal loaf dinner along with ice tea. I will now clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/26/02 Saturday 2:00 P.M.: I was up at 10 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I checked the mail.  I went back to bed until just now. I just had a piece of French cheese cake along with a glass of ice tea. I am listening to www.radio10.fm . I will now start my house cleaning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/26/02 Saturday 12:25 A.M.: I went out after the last message. I stopped by the Arnold Bread outlet, and I bought three 10 packs of Arnold hotdog buns for .69 each pack, a loaf of Freihoffer’s 12 grain bread $1.29, a Deluxe French cheese cake $1.89 for $4.72 total.  I then drove by the waterfront.  I next stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper, the Wall Street Journal, and P.C. Magazine.  There was an article in P.C. Magazine, I believe it was John Dvorak’s column that said that IBM was going to reorganize its PC division into a separate company and spin it off from IBM. I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store, and I bought 2 three inch bolts with 2 mollies for $1 total. I then walked up to CVS, and I bought CVS shave gel for $1.85 and a CVS bleach toilet bowl drop in for $1.99 plus .23 tax for $4.07 total. I then completed my stroll on Greenwich Avenue. I then drove down by the waterfront. I next stopped by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a Marie Callender chicken parmesan and a meal loaf and gravy dinner for $2.50 each, and a 16 ounce package of S&S mozzarella skim cheese for $1.99 for $6.99 total. I returned home. I rehung a brass hook that had fallen off my bedroom entrance way with the two bolts and mollies.  I put the CVS bleach toilet tab in the toilet tank. I relaxed a bit, and I had a frosted diet Coke in a frosted mug. I had dinner of the chicken parmesan dinner, potato chips, ice tea, and French cheese cake. I just finished doing my laundry. I relaxed a bit while doing the laundry. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 01/25/02:

 

Note: <888> 01/25/02 Friday 2:50 P.M.: I went to bed about midnight, and I was up at 8 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I then went back to sleep. I got up at 1 P.M., and I checked the mail. I watched a bit of television. I had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup, potato chips, dill pickle, ice tea, and a deluxe cappuccino. I will now send out my weekly notes.

 

Note: <888> 01/24/02 Thursday 10:50 P.M.: I chatted with a relative. After dinner I relaxed.  Well have a good night, I will head off to bed shortly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/24/02 Thursday 8:10 P.M.: I went back out, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove over to Staples in Old Greenwich. They have the same HP 95A cartridge for the same price, but one does not get a free can of air spray. I bought two packages of 600 sheets of HP LaserJet paper for $6.99 each plus .84 tax for $14.82. I then drove back to central Greenwich, and I drove down by the waterfront. I then went to Exxon, and I bought $9.75 of premium at $1.499 a gallon. I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought 12 pack of Northern Quilted toilet tissue for $3, buy one get one free of S&S garbage bags 30 count for $2.59 both, two dozen large eggs at $1.69 a dozen for $9.31 total. I then returned home. I put about 150 sheets of the new HP LaserJet paper in the top and bottom trays of the HP LaserJet IID printer.  It works just fine in the printer.  I put the rest of the HP LaserJet paper in the SouthWorth paper box, and I put the remaining open paper in the HP LaserJet wrapper since I did not have an extra paper box. I then put both batches of paper along with the Beige quality paper I have, and I put each batch in a garbage bag and sealed them to hopefully reduce addition moisture content in the paper. I put the HP LaserJet paper in what I believe to be the upright position. I relaxed a bit. I now have the HP LaserJet IID printer in tip top condition should I ever need to do any heavy duty printing. I relaxed a bit. I will now have a Marie Callender chicken dinner with ice tea.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/24/02 Thursday 3:20 P.M.: I went out after the last message. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went over to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I dropped off the palm frond basket along with the goldfish bowl and lamp shade. I then drove up Glenville Road to King Street, and by Westchester county airport, and west on I-684 and west on I-287 to exit 2 in Elmsford, New York and then west from there about a mile to Sam’s Club. I was told that I would need to get a annual membership card to buy anything, and one could be obtained for $27. I checked out the HP LaserJet cartridges, but they only had three more recent model cartridges. I then drove over to CompUSA in White Plains, New York and they did not have a HP LaserJet IID 95A cartridge.  I stopped by a store by Marshall’s in Hartsdale going out business with 10% to 20% off. I then drove west to Hartsdale, New York to Office Depot. They carry their own remanufactured 95A laser cartridge for $65, however I decided to buy the HP original LaserJet IID 92295A cartridge for $93.99 plus $6.34 tax for $100.33. They also gave me a free can of Office Depot air duster worth $5.99. I did notice they sell a Lexmark personal laser for $180 with a 1000 page starter cartridge. I noticed at CompUSA, they have on special a Samsung personal laser printer with 8 Megs of memory for $180. Apparently laser printers come with just starter cartridges, and one has to buy a full cartridge when new after the shorter use cartridge is used up.  My HP cartridge lasts 4000 pages. I returned home the same way I came. I installed the new HP LaserJet 95A cartridge in the HP LaserJet IID printer, and it all works just fine. I cleaned it out with the air duster before installation. One also has to install the felt strip that comes with the cartridge. The test print out is just perfect. I had lunch of two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup, reheated white rice, ice tea, and a deluxe espresso cappucinno. I will now go out for some more activity. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/24/02 Thursday 8:10 A.M.: I went to bed at 11 P.M., and I was up at 5 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast with strawberry jelly, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I cleaned my HP LaserJet IID printer this morning, and although it works fine, it needs a new cartridge. I will go over to Sam’s in Elmsford, New York this morning, and I can get the Xerox version of the HP 95A cartridge for $45 plus tax. I have a family member’s Sam’s Club card number. They do not open until 10 A.M..  The HP LaserJet IID printer frequently needs to have fresh dry paper in it, since living near the ocean paper sitting for long periods of time without frequent use can accumulate too much moisture from the air in this area. I emailed a friend about tech support. I will now clean up and go out and start my daily routine. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/23/02 Wednesday 10:10 P.M.: I did a little bit of rearranging around the apartment. I gave my wicker hamper, I do not use anymore to a neighbor. I put a palm frond cobra basket in the back seat of my car to give to the Hospital Thrift Shop. I also will give them a goldfish bowl and an unused lamp shade. I threw out the old National Geographics that a neighbor gave me a few years ago. I put the seven unused humidifiers in the false ceiling in the bedroom in front of the closet. I put the two drawer file cabinet on top of the four drawer file cabinet in the far corner of the bedroom. I moved the square Danish table on top of the bedroom desk to the left of the brass and glass coffee table on top of the desk which I moved to the right on the desk. I put the vintage Long Island light bulb on top of the Brass and Glass coffee table. I put one of the bedroom desk lamps on top of the Danish square table. I moved the Rubbermaid wheeled hamper to the hallway entrance at the end of the day bed. I put the brass valet rack adjacent to the high bureau in the bedroom. I put the Lindbergh radio on top of the high bureau. I thus have made the overall layout of the rather small bedroom a little bit easier to navigate.  There is more room to get at the bedroom desk and the far side of the bed.  I put the bedroom plant down in the Community Room, so it might get more sunlight. I chatted with a couple of neighbors. I relaxed a bit, and I had some ice tea. I guess I will go to bed shortly. I am a bit tired. I will have a dozen crackers and mozzarella cheese slices and ice tea before bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/23/02 Wednesday 5:05 P.M.: I studied cappuccino and espresso machines on the internet until about 10 A.M. this morning. I then checked the mail. I decided to return the Briel cappuccino espresso machine.  I gave a neighbor a ride over to Port Chester, New York by Home Depot. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store. They explained to me their cost on the Briel coffee machine four years ago was $350, so although it sells today for $130, they could not discount it anymore. They cheerfully let me return it for $111.30. They will send me a check for it in about a week. I am sure some other coffee connoisseur will grab it up quickly since it comes with the $40 frothing attachment. However, they are not suppose to let you return 70% off merchandise. However, since I am a long time customer, they let me do it. I checked out the other Briel Capri SED-71 machines they had on sale from $240 for $150 for the espresso, cappuccino, drip coffee maker combination with the frother attachment, which is an excellent value considering the Capri model espresso along is $190. The Capri model has a stainless steel interior and more advanced features. Well, at this time of year with colder weather coming in February, I suppose it is more important to save one’s money. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then walked over to Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street, and I then returned back to the Hospital Thrift shop.  For $20, I bought a Braun Espresso Master E250T/E260T Modele 3062 machine. It came with the instructions and all of its parts. Instead of being a pump espresso machine it is a steam espresso cappuccino machine. It is actually a slightly older model that appeared not to be used. I like this model very much since it holds more coffee or espresso grounds for a stronger brew. However the frother part is not as frothy. I then returned home. I put the Braun espresso cappuccino machine on the left side of the kitchen hallway bookcase next to the newer one on the right.  I then had a broiled porterhouse steak, with steamed white rice, and steamed fresh broccoli, and ice tea. I then started to brew up a batch of cappuccino in the new Braun machine. I first brewed water through it to clean it out. I then discovered that my second Braun coffee grinder with the espresso beans was broken since it smoked when I turned it on. I had not turned it on in a long time. I tried to fix it to no avail. I then took the removable newer parts off it and put them on my older Braun coffee grinder, I use for my regular coffee beans. I then filled up the Gaggia coffee grinder with espresso beans, and I discovered the Braun cappuccino espresso grinds holder fits it perfectly when filling it. I put the Gaggia in between the two Braun espresso cappuccino machines. I then read the instructions which are pretty much what I am familiar with. I then made up a batch of cappuccino with the new espresso beans. I tried to froth the milk too early in the process, so it did not quite come out well enough. Still it was an excellent cappuccino. I will now do a little bit of computer work. Since I only had three and a half hours sleep last night, I am bit weary, but after the cappuccino, I will probably be up a while more. I have been advised by weather watchers from down south, that February might be a particularly harsh month, since whatever means they use for this forecast suggest it. Perhaps a flock of Canadian Snow Geese showed up in the tropics or some other indicator like that. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/23/02 Wednesday 8:35 A.M.: I went to bed at 12:30 A.M. this morning after relaxing a bit after the last message. I was up at 4 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast with Smuckers strawberry jam, orange juice, cappuccino, and vitamins. I cleaned up. I relaxed a bit. I called the Greenwich Hardware store, and they said I should check with the salesman I bought the coffee machine from at 10 A.M.. I relaxed a bit. I called AT&T and verified my rate plan is $5 a month minimum, 10 cents a minute all the time Interstate, and 9 cents a minute all the time Intrastate. I will now do a bit of regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/22/02 Tuesday 11:10 P.M.: Well, I had a busy day. I went out after the last message this morning. I mailed the letter at the Valley Road post office. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I next went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then stopped by the Merry Go Round Mews thrift shop, and I bought a brass hurricane lantern base without the globe for $2. I then went down by the waterfront. Next I stopped by the ELDC thrift shop in Cos Cob. I then went by the Food Mart in Cos Cob, and I bought two large bags of Wise Ridges potato chips for $1.99 each, and two Porterhouse steaks at $3.99 a pound for $5.04 and $5.36 for $14.36 total. I then went by the Stop and I bought two Marie Callender chicken meals at $2.50 each, four half gallons of Tropicana premium calcium orange juice at $1.99 each, a 10 pack of S&S dry milk for $5.49, B&G Kosher Dill spears $2.59, two one pound bars of S&S whole milk mozzarella cheese $1.99 each, a bottle of Modenaceti balsamic vinegar for $2.99, a two pack of General Electric 15 watt light bulbs $3.29 for $31.50 total. I then went by Smokes for Less in Byram, and I bought two cartons of Seneca Lights 100s for $19 each carton for $38 total. I then returned home. I put away my purchases. I filled the brass oil lamp with the Lamplighter oil I already had, and I used a glass globe on it, I already had from another Lamplighter oil lamp, and I put it on the Netherlands’s Club of New York trivet. I then checked my mail. I then had one of the Marie Callender chicken meals for lunch with ice tea and a cappuccino. I then put one of the 15 watt bulbs in the center living room lamp that stays on all the time, so it is not too bright at night when the other lights are off. I chatted with a relative. I then went back out about 3 P.M.. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at various locations. I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store twice, and the Putnam Trust Bank of New York Greenwich Avenue ATM machine twice.  The first trip up the Avenue at the Greenwich Hardware store, I bought a small British flag and a small Scottish flag for $2.99 each plus two one dollar plastic flag stands for $8.46 total.  A friend of mine had asked me to buy these when available. I already have my own. I then walked up the Avenue, and on the way back down, I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store again. On the 70% off shelf area they had a Briel Kenya ES-36P cappuccino espresso machine which was suppose to be regularly $349.99 for 70% off. I bought it for $105 plus $6.30 tax for $111.30. It came with the frothing attachment. I then walked down the Avenue, and I put it in my car. I checked out coffee at Starbucks. I then went by the waterfront again. I then stopped by Fresh Fields, and I bought at $9.99 a pound of Allegro espresso coffee beans #24187 for $11.19 total. I then returned home. I unpacked the Briel Kenya ES-36P cappuccino espresso machine, and I put it on the blue bookcase in the kitchen entrance where the bread box was. I put the bread box on another box to the side of the blue bookcase and blue chest in the kitchen. I put a box of espresso cups I had in the blue bookcase. I filled my other Braun coffee grinder with the espresso coffee beans, and I set it on fine grind.  I tried fitting the frothing attachment on the machine, and it fits on easily. I read the instructions and it basically works the same way as any espresso coffee machine. I did not use it since I did not need coffee, and I want to use bottle water with it. I put a coffee jar of espresso beans behind the Braun coffee grinder in between both coffee machines on the bookcase. I move some boxes of crackers on top of the bread box. I read the instructions for the new Briel coffee machine. I had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and a dill pickle slice, potato chips, and ice tea for dinner. I then searched Briel on the internet, and unfortunately Yahoo sells the same machine regularly at $129.99 not $349.99. Thus I will check with the Greenwich Hardware store tomorrow, and see if they will give me 70% off $129.99, if not I will return the Briel machine. Basically they owe me about $70. I guess they were not aware of the regular price on the Briel coffee machine. I am a bit tired, so I will go to bed shortly.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/22/02 Tuesday 8:00 A.M.: I finished my sifting through the email and my regular computer routine. I wrote a relative a letter.  I will now have a couple of hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard a dill pickle and ice tea.  I will then clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/22/02 Tuesday 4:10 A.M.: I was up at 3 A.M.. I put a new 60 watt light bulb in the Decoy lamp in the bedroom. Yesterday, I replaced the 8 watt light bulb in the center living room lamp with a 40 watt bulb which I leave on all the time. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I will now do a little bit of regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/21/02 Monday 7:30 P.M.: I finished my regular internet routine after dinner. I also watched the ABC evening news. I guess I will head off to bed now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/21/02 Monday 5:35 P.M.: I watched a bit of television with my visitor. We had some cheese and crackers and ice tea.  My friend left about 3 P.M.. I relaxed a bit. I just noticed that the redirect at DNS2GO for “mrscott.com” works pointing to www.geocities.com/mikelscott/ . However there is a java script debug problem with it caused by the advertising link. However, at least former users will now find what remains of my old web site. I noticed that www.tigerdirect.com offers an interesting $300 barebones system, but when one considers the memory difference it is pretty much the same as www.accessmicro.com. I also uninstall and reinstalled Client for Microsoft Networks. My network logon has occasionally been spotty when starting up. It seems to work fine now. I noticed two items enabled in the XP Firewall, possibly caused by the new Microsoft Messenger. I disabled them. I also locked out two more Trojan Horses from Optimum’s network. I will now have a Stauffer’s 20 ounce lasagna for diner and an ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/21/02 Monday 11:40 A.M.: I finished house cleaning and watering the plants. I also ran Norton AntiVirus 2002, Norton Disk Doctor, Norton WinDoctor, Norton SpeedDisk. I fixed the power connector on the power nozzle on the Electrolux vacuum cleaner. It is about 20 years old, and the connector tends to get loose some times. If the part were available, I could probably buy a new part for less than $10 and install it. It can be annoying when vacuuming and having the power nozzle cut in and out. I made up a batch of ice tea using five Bigelow bags, five Lipton bags, two Lipton Green tea, one Twinings Prince of Wales, Earle Grey, Black Currant, and Ceylon breakfast bags using the formula at http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/icetea.htm . I had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup a dill pickle and the rest of the pineapple cantaloupe fruit salad. I just finished cleaning up. A friend just stopped by to visit. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/21/02 Monday 5:40 A.M.: My friend and I went out yesterday after the last message. We drove down by the waterfront. We then drove over to Tod’s Point, and we walked the shoreline along the eastern beach area for a while in the morning.  Quite a few people were out there walking dogs. I viewed a large ship heading westward along Long Island’s north shore. We returned back to my place about 11 A.M.. My friend then ran out briefly to the Food Emporium and bought two shell steaks with bones for $3.99 a pound. I broiled these for dinner, and we had them along with steamed white rice and steamed broccoli and ice tea. After dinner I rested a while. We went back out about 3 P.M., and we walked lower Greenwich Avenue. We returned back to my place, and I made my friend a cappuccino.  We then watched television until 8 P.M., when my friend left. I headed off to bed. I was up at 2 A.M., and I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast with strawberry jelly, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I then went back to bed until just a short while ago. I will now start my weekly house cleaning routine after checking out a couple of news web sites.  I received a post card from a relative this weekend from the volcanic island of Bali in Indonesia. CIO  

 

Note: <888> 01/20/02 Sunday 7:30 A.M.:   A friend showed up yesterday about 5 P.M..  We split a Red Baron extra cheese pizza along with having ice tea.  We stayed up until 11 P.M., and my friend stayed down because of the snow. I chatted with a relative twice yesterday. I had some of the Pepperidge Farm layer cake. I was up at 4 A.M.. I cooked breakfast of 3 scrambled eggs apiece, toast with Smuckers strawberry jelly, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. We have been watching television. My friend went out to clean off the 3 inches of snow off our cars.  I am feeling a bit better. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/19/02 Saturday 5:45 A.M.:  I cleaned up, and I went out after the last message yesterday. I stopped by the Outpatient Clinic at the Greenwich Hospital, and they said I should take Nyquil or Tylenol.  I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.  I then drove down by the waterfront.  I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought two buy one get one free of Red Baron four cheese pizzas both for $4.99, two Pepperidge Farm chocolate layer cakes $1.99 each, a Stauffer’s 20 ounce lasagna for $3.49 for $12.46 total. I returned home. I continued resting.  I had some cheese and crackers around midnight.  Earlier in the day, I finished off the carrot cake. I just had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, and vitamins. I guess I will continue resting again today. A friend called, and said he would be down to visit tomorrow. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 01/18/02:

 

Note: <888> 01/18/02 Friday 7:30 A.M.: The mail server was down until now. I checked with Optimum and they told me it was down.  Gibson Research www.grc.com has information about recent internet security alerts.  I checked with Symantec’s security site, and my site is safely secure. I downloaded the latest Norton AntiVirus updates. I will now send out my weekly email.  I feel pretty much the same. I am not sure whether I should go out or not. Flu information at http://flustar.com/ and http://www.fluwatch.com/index2.html . I am not sure if I am getting over the flu or just an ordinary cold. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/18/02 Friday 5:45 A.M.: I rested until 3 A.M., and then I watched some television until 4 A.M.. I had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, the rest of the herbal rice reheated, a portion of the pineapple and cantaloupe mixture, ice tea, and a cappuccino.  I then made my bed. I just finished cleaning up and showering for the first time since Monday. I guess I had the three day Asian flu, and I am just getting over it. I took another CVS extra strength pain reliever gel cap and a Echinacea and Goldenseal complex pill when I had the last meal. I am feeling a bit better, although I am still a bit under the weather. I guess I will go out later this morning for some food. I have only  had a half dozen cigarettes in the last four days, so I will try to quit for now. I will now do a little bit of regular computer work, and I will send out my weekly note. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/17/02 Thursday 11:35 P.M.: I continued to rest all day trying to shake off the flu bug.  Around 6 A.M., I had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and reheated herbal rice and ice tea. Around 11 A.M., I had a bowl of the cantaloupe and pineapple mixture.  About 6 P.M., I had three medium boiled eggs, toast, vitamins, and orange juice. I just now had two cold slices of eye round and with reheated herbal rice, two slices of Pepperidge Farm carrot cake, and ice tea. I have been taking a CVS extra strength pain reliever gel cap about every five to six hours. I also am taking the Echinacea and Goldenseal complex pill about three times a day. I am beginning to feel a little bit better, but I am not sure whether I will be recovered or not tomorrow. I will continue to rest until the flu goes away. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/17/02 Thursday 3:00 A.M.: I did a bit of regular computer work. I checked the mail. I guess I will try to rest some more to shake this cold. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/17/02 Thursday 1:55 A.M.: I have continued to stay in bed resting trying to shake off this cold or flu. I did have some Carr’s crackers and Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese yesterday after the last note.  Around noon I had some Wise potato chips. I was up at 6 P.M., and I had oatmeal, two slices of toast with margarine and grated parmesan cheese on it, vitamins, orange juice, and no coffee. I watched the ABC evening news. I continued to rest through the evening. Besides taking my vitamins, I have been taking every six hours a CVS extra strength pain reliever gel cap and an Echinacea and Goldenseal complex pill. I had some wheat crackers about 9 P.M.. I just had some reheated herbal rice with two slices of cold eye round with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce and ice tea. I will now check the mail, and maybe do a small bit of computer work before going back to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/16/02 Wednesday 5:35 A.M.: I went through my email. I went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I went through some XP newsgroups. I looked at the XP Ebook with Microsoft Reader. I created a bootable XP MS DOS disk with the format command and Partition Manager on it. I have been using my glasses while working on the computer which at this point seems easier on the eyes. I am a bit tired, so I will rest a while. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/16/02 Wednesday 12:55 A.M.: I have come down with a bit of a cold or flu.  I was up at 6 P.M., and I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went back to bed until midnight. I just finished off my coffee with some ice. I had two slices of cold eye round with horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce along with reheated herbal rice and ice tea. I took another Echinacea and Goldenseal complex pill which I also take with my vitamins. I will now do a little bit of regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/15/02 Tuesday 2:40 A.M.: I went through my normal computer routine. I emailed a couple of friends. I am feeling a bit tired, so I might go to bed early.  Perhaps it is because I did not have a second cup of coffee earlier. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/15/02 Tuesday 1:45 A.M.: I had two slices of cold beef with horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce along with reheated herbal rice and ice tea and a piece of cake. I blocked another IP address.  The five IP addresses I have blocked that are attacking my computer with Trojan Horse entrance are  “24.93.241.97”, “24.116.63.100”, “24.127.116.193”, “24.185.227.139”, “24.101.48.161”. I assume that either these are the source of the Trojan Horse attacks, which would assume they are not very proficient hackers or that someone is spoofing these IP address. Most hackers hide their IP addresses, so these might not actually be the real source of the Trojan Horse attacks. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/15/02 Tuesday 12:35 A.M.: I signed up for the AT&T one rate plan of 10 cents a minute and $5 minimum per month. I will have to check when I can get a person instead of a computer about whether this is the rate for interstate calls as well as intrastate calls. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/14/02 Monday 11:35 P.M.: I watched a little bit of television.  There is not much going on.  I refrigerated the ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/14/02 Monday 10:45 P.M.: I relaxed a bit, and I had some ice tea and some Wise potato chips. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/14/02 Monday 10:15 P.M.: I was up at 6 P.M.. I had a crank fax call and a wrong number call. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I watched the ABC evening news. I chatted with a friend. I cleaned up, and I went out, and I stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper and the Wall Street Journal. I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I returned home. I received a letter from AT&T, I have to sign up for a new rate plan. I tried calling them, and they said it is a Holiday, and they would be closed until Wednesday. I am not sure what Holiday it is. I am making up a batch of http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/icetea.htm .  When I returned home, I had some of the pineapple cantaloupe fruit salad, and I also had a slice of the Pepperidge Farm chocolate layer cake. I also had a slice of it this morning before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/14/02 Monday 6:35 A.M.: I finished my regular computer routine. I had to block a fourth IP address Trojan Horse that the Symantec Firewall detected. Well, I suppose some of these early morning risers like to do a little bit of hacking before going to work. Let me remind any hackers that professional corporations take a dim view of such activity, and this could lead to the termination of their contracts of employment if caught, since at my level it does not really matter, but on a higher professional level, most professional employers would take a dim view of such activity, particularly when directed at an individual like myself. I suppose, it is like throwing a rock through a window, anyone can do it, but few people do it under recently. Well have a good morning, I am off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/14/02 Monday 5:40 A.M.: Having trouble on the internet, this could be why Chris Pirillo - C:\PIRILLO.EXE  . CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/14/02 Monday 5:25 A.M.: I found this link on Lockernome email No More Popup Ads . CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/14/02 Monday 4:50 A.M.: I had a minor technical problem. I was trying to make my long list of Favorites available to Guest login, by putting my Favorites in a temporary e:\webroot\favhold folder and then tranfering the empty Favorites folder into the C: folder for All Users, and hopefully thus enabling it, and then transferring the empty folder back into the E:\webroot directory to enable it for both logins, however it was going to take to long, so I cancelled the operation after the !First and Bookmarks folders were transferred, but when I tried to open the temporary folder it was Access Denied, so I restored the !First and Bookmarks folder from the backup back into the e:\webroot\favorites directory. I then noticed they were all attributed with the Read attribute, so I cleared this attribute in all my favorites. I then for some reason can not delete the favhold folder which is still access denied. I also tried doing this with a Safe boot to no avail. Well anyway the Favorites are back to normal, except for any in those two folders I might have added in the last month since the backup which would not be many. Possibly interrupting the operation which is tied to a Windows System folder caused the problem. Well it is back to normal computer routine. The enabling of the Favorites on the system does not seem to slow it down at all. Well, I suppose out there in the world, there might be one or two spiders that miss the favorites on the web, but I have not received any email from users to that effect. I also had 12 Carr’s crackers with slices of Vermont extra sharp cheese and some ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/14/02 Monday 2:50 A.M.: I adjusted some of my settings in Guest Login. I can not enable my long list of Favorites in Guest Login. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/14/02 Monday 2:20 A.M.: I enabled my long list of Microsoft Favorites by cutting and pasting the Favorites folder into the Favorites folder on the E: drive where my Favorites are kept for the server from when I ran the server. I cleaned up the Favorites folder a bit, so mostly Folders show when one opens the Favorites folder. I will continue my normal internet routine. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/14/02 Monday 1:20 A.M.: I had an enjoyable dinner. I will now a little bit of computer work. I added some of the music icons to my desktop. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/13/02 Sunday 10:40 P.M.: I cleaned up, and I went out. I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I sat out briefly. I drove down by the waterfront. I went by Exxon gasoline station, and I bought $5.40 of premium at $1.549 a gallon. I went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought a large bag of Wise potato chips for $1.99, a box of S&S saltines .67, by mistake not on sale a Pepperidge Farm deluxe frozen carrot cake $4.59, a Pepperidge Farm chocolate fudge cake $1.99, a eye round roast at $2.29 a pound $6.96, a large jar of Smuckers grape jelly $1.50, a large cantaloupe .99 for $18.67 total. I guess the Pepperidge Farm carrot cake was not on sale since it is deluxe. I then returned home. I put away my purchases, and I had some ice tea. I use a melon ball scooper, and I hallowed out balls of the cantaloupe, and I then peeled and diced the Del Monte pineapple, and I mixed the pineapple and cantaloupe together, and I added a tablespoon of Angostura bitters, one a half ounces of Mount Gay rum from Barbados, and two tablespoons of Master Choice lemon juice, and I mixed it altogether, and I put it all in a large Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator. I will now cover the eye round with garlic powder, celery salt, ground black pepper, poultry and meat seasoning, Italian spices, Basil, Oregano, and Bull’s Eye barbeque sauce, and I will cook it in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes. I will then make up my herbal rice mixture, and have a couple of slices of eye round for dinner with herbal rice mixture, and steamed fresh broccoli, ice tea, and a cappuccino. It was not too bad out when I was out, the wind had died down.  I suppose the weather will be heading across the Atlantic Ocean in a day and a half, and some area like Scotland and points east will be covered with the blizzard that hit Nova Scotia. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/13/02 Sunday 6:05 P.M.: I finished vacuuming and polishing some glass and mirrors. I also ran Norton Disk Doctor and Norton Speed Disk on the C: drive while I was asleep. I will now clean up, and go outside in the quite blustery weather. I suppose there will be a few Canadians around thinking it is a tropical breeze wearing shorts and out to enjoy the night air. Well for those of you less fortunate from warmer climates with thinner blood that find this weather more severe, I would recommend taking shelter from the elements. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/13/02 Sunday 5:10 P.M.: I had two pieces of toasted slice bread with margarine and grated parmesan cheese before going to bed about 9 A.M.. I was up at 4 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, two slices of toasted slice bread with margarine and grated parmesan cheese, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I listened to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio5live/live/output28.ram  and now I will listen to www.radio10.fm . I will do the vacuuming and then I will clean up and go out for a bit of windy and blustery fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/13/02 Sunday 8:05 A.M.: I checked the Microsoft Security CD, and it is not for XP. I checked the driver for my SOHO Lan card, and it uses the default XP driver. I installed the Creative Windows XP driver for my Creative MP3 Live card, and the audio quality is much better.  The computer system is running fine. I have been receiving Trojan Horse attacks on my Symantec Firewall since I installed it, and I have blocked three of the IP addresses that appear to be from users on the Optimum Online Network. I have been advised by Optimum that they monitor such attacks, but it does not seem they are capable of doing anything about it. CIO 

 

Note: <888> 01/13/02 Sunday 7:05 A.M.:  I decided not to have the can of Campbell’s New England Clam chowder, since the date on it, I believe is the expiration date, so I will throw it out. I had a can of Progresso New England clam chowder that I believe is less than six months old. Progresso does not label its cans with expiration dates that I can figure out.  I had the can of Progresso New England clam chowder with 10 Carr’s crackers with slices of Vermont cheddar cheese on them along with a glass of ice tea.  There is a wind advisory on the National Weather service bulletin that I get from www.weatherbug.com of winds around 45 MPH today. I chatted with a neighbor last night who had read the local paper, and I was told the power outage on Friday night was caused by a raccoon chewing on a power cable that got fried.  A couple of times in the recent history of the town, it has been squirrels gnawing on the power cables. I noticed that CompUSA sells a barebones system without a processor for $250, but it only has 3 PCI slots. My viewpoint is that www.accessmicro.com offers some of the best wholesale OEM prices on the internet for Barebones systems which include the processor. Since my computer after formatting and reinstallation from scratch of Windows XP Professional Upgrade is running so well, I will not be having to upgrade anytime in the near future. I put the Holland America picture as my OEM logo, since it was the only jpg that came up off my hard drive that fit. I received the Microsoft Security CD several days ago. I might take a look at it. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/13/02 Sunday 5:30 A.M.: I had a bag of Lays KC Master Choice barbeque potato chips yesterday morning before going to bed about 6 A.M.. I was up at 2 P.M. yesterday. A friend stopped by. I got a loaf of bread from the bread donation table downstairs along with some rolls. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toasted roll with margarine and Smuckers strawberry jelly, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins.  My friend also had a roll with jelly. I cleaned up.  We chatted a while. We went out for a short drive down by the waterfront, and we sat downtown a while. We returned home, and we had ice tea and chatted a while. About 8 P.M., I had dinner of two hamburgers with rolls and AC Dijon mustard, Heinz ketchup, Bulls Eye barbeque sauce, Gold’s horseradish, and Hellmann’s mayonnaise and slices of Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese on the burgers along with a dill pickle slice and ice tea and a cappuccino. My friend had two rolls with Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Vermont cheese. My friend left about 8:30 P.M.. Yesterday I received a letter from the Connecticut State police that they had performed an investigation, and there was no security threat as far as my former internet web site was concerned and the Terrorist hotmail address that I received five threatening emails from. I still do not know why Microsoft allows that Hotmail address to be used.  After my guest left, I watered the plants and did my apartment house cleaning. I still have to vacuum later in the day. I rested from 1 A.M. to 4 A.M.. I put some more folders in my documents folder on the computer. I installed Harley Hahn’s 1999 Internet web guide on my computer. I am not sure how current it is.  I put the OEM logo program on my computer desktop. I tried booting the computer at 450 MHz, but it still crashes like it always did, so it remains at 366 MHz. I did change the Memory Multiplier in the CMOS from 4 to 0. I guess I will now have a can of Campbell’s chunky New England Clam chowder. It has a date on it of November 2001. I am not sure if that was when it was made or when it expires. I will have some ice tea with it. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/12/02 Saturday 4:30 A.M.: I finished the laundry a while ago, and I will put it away. I relaxed a bit. I went through my email and my work list. I will head off to bed shortly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/12/02 Saturday 1:55 A.M.: Right after I wrote the last message, the power went off in my building and all of southwestern Greenwich, Connecticut all the way to Greenwich Avenue. I got out my beam lanterns, and I checked to see if anyone was stuck in the elevator which was not the case. I chatted with some neighbors that had communications. I checked with the Housing Authority answering service, and they told me that the electricity was off in this part of town. I got out my Free Play windup radio, and I listened to the local radio station 1490 AM, and they said that it was in this part of town. They continued a feed of an internet show.  The fire department showed up in response to one of the neighbor’s concern. I set out one of the Lamp Light Farms Lamplight Farms oil lamps on the coffee table, and it provided a very even light. I noticed that at night without the solar cells working, one has to wind up the Free Play radio a bit more than I thought to keep it playing. Still the reception from our local radio station was fine. I relaxed a bit. I made a couple of telephone calls.  The electricity finally came on at 12:30 A.M. about the time I was ready to go out for a break. I started my laundry doing three washer machine loads, and I am now on the dry cycle doing three dryer cycles.  They will be done in about 45 minutes. I am not using the elevator at the moment in case the electricity should fail again.  Microsoft Word 2002 had saved the previous note when the power failed, so I did not have to rewrite it.  Well, the computer is all running fine, and it is back to normal routine. One has to remember to be prepared for when the lights go out. The Coleman emergency light worked in the bedroom. I put a new lantern battery in the smaller lantern.  Well back to normal routine. Somebody discarded an Ericsson DH668 Digital Cellular Phone down by the mail room which I retrieved. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/11/02 Friday 9:30 P.M.: I was up at 2 P.M.. today. This morning before doing the backup, I noticed that Microsoft Internet Explorer works better without the JAVA virtual machine enabled, since on sites with lots of JAVA advertising, it takes quite a long time to download the JAVA applets in the web pages, and if the internet is slow like it can be at certain times of the day, downloading the additional JAVA script advertising applets slows down and sometimes freezes the web browser. Thus I disabled the JAVA virtual machine in Internet Explorer. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I then put clean sheets on my bed. I will do my laundry shortly.  After cleaning up, I went out, and I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then drove by the waterfront. I next walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper and P.C. magazine. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a 10 pound bag of S&S enriched white rice for $2.99, a bag of La Moi spinach noodles $1.79, a Del Monte golden pineapple $3.99, a 32 ounce jar of Smuckers strawberry jam $2.50, Hell of a Good horseradish $1.99, S&S Vermont extra sharp cheese $1.99, S&S 50 ounce apple sauce, a large bottle of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce $2.29, Five Brothers garlic alfredo sauce $2.99, a dozen large eggs .84, Lays KC masterpiece barbeque chips .99, two bulbs of garlic at $2.49 a pound .85 both bulbs for $25.50 total. I then stopped by Val’s Liquor store, and I bought a liter of Gordon’s London Dry gin for $13.99 plus .81 tax for $14.80 total. I do not drink alcohol myself, but I keep it around for hospitality beverage for older relatives should they ever need to entertain. I will put the Gordon’s Gin with the other bar supplies. I then went by the Port Chester beer distributor, and I noticed that the price of beer has doubled in the last five years. The last time I was there about five years ago, a case of Coors was $8.99 now a 12 pack is $7.99. I bought a six pack on special of Hannover, Germany’s Lindener Spezial beer for $3.99 plus .35 tax for $4.30 total. I then returned home.

 

End of Scott's Notes week 01/11/02:

 

Note: <888> 01/11/02 Friday 4:50 A.M.: I sifted through my email.  I enabled the animated features of XP, and I also enabled Clear Type. I just finished making a backup of the C: drive to the D: drive. My C: drive has 10 gigabytes of files and 5 gigabytes of free space. I also ran Norton Disk Doctor and Norton Win Doctor before starting the backup. I had some Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers and ice tea while performing the backup. I will now send out my weekly notes. I had to recreate the weekly notes mailing list of about 26 individuals from my address book. I will then head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/11/02 Friday 1:30 A.M.: I installed some more updates. I updated the Internet Explorer security fix. I am sifting through http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm. I figured out how to put the Internet Explorer Icon in the correct position on the desktop by searching Help with the term “Internet Explorer Icon”. One wonders how many other little tricks there are in Windows XP that it takes time to figure out. I have “Guest” enabled on boot up login.  From the Desktop settings for ALL Users, I put all my desktop icons in the Desktop folder, so that as opposed to my individual login setting desktop folder, all the icons appear on login either way one logs in. Basically the computer seems to be responsive enough for regular use. One item when I switched from “Guest” login into “Administrator” login, it seems that both logins were running at the same time slowing down the system a bit. I was prompted on Windows Update to install the Epson Stylus Color 880 printer driver and Creative Sound Blaster Live MP3 drivers again. I had already once installed them. I will now run System Restore, and create a backup. Then I will go back to regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/10/02 Thursday 11:30 P.M.: I installed the Microsoft Reader ebooks in the proper folder, so they display in Microsoft Reader. I will have to study the Windows XP Ebook that Microsoft makes available from its Reader site. I restored a number of files from the old backup, so I have everything I need from the previous installation. I will wait to do another backup for a day or two to make sure I have everything I need. I also restored all my saved Email and its address book. I installed a couple of programs from the backup that I have enabled. I had dinner about 8 P.M. of two fried hamburgers on buns with mustard and ketchup and Hellmann’s mayonnaise and ice tea and a cappuccino. I chatted with a friend. I installed some other programs after dinner. I rearranged my “My Documents” folder with the contents from the backup and other Document folders on the computer. I have Net2Phone installed and working.  Well, I basically have done all that I can think of as far as restoring my system, so I guess I will do a little bit of regular computer work now. I also organized my desktop icons better. I can not get the Internet Explorer Icon to be in its right place though. I am sure there are some other minor details I will have to take care off. Well back to the computer. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/10/02 Thursday 5:30 P.M.: I was up at 9:30 A.M.. Norton Speed Disk was completed. I installed the Microsoft Reader and its dictionary and its Windows XP manual. I also installed the Net Library EBook reader. I have to restore the books I downloaded to my hard drive, since Microsoft does not make them available anymore. I chatted with a relative. I went back to bed from 10:30 A.M. until 1 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, a piece of toast with margarine and parmesan cheese, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I then drove down by the waterfront. I just now returned home. I will not restore the Ebooks and search the backup files for other information to restore. I have to enable icons on my desktop, and I have organized them. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/10/02 Thursday 4:15 A.M.: I installed Real One and its additional programs and plugins. I installed three other music programs, Win Amp, Music Match, and Music City Morpheus. I setup the programs. I ran Norton Disk Doctor. I ran Norton Win Doctor. I installed the latest version of WS-FTP. I will now run Norton Speed Disk, and leave it running while I go to bed. I have a 3 P.M. appointment today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/10/02  Thursday 1:40 A.M.: I installed the other software I have. I still have to install the Music and Real programs which I will download again. I also have to install the PostScript fonts from my backup file. I installed the Logitech cordless mouse driver and the Microsoft Internet Pro keyboard drivers. I installed the drivers for the Ezonics Ezcam USB and the Visioneer 4400 USB scanner. I also installed the programs that came with these items. I installed the Office XP updates. I installed the Epson printer driver update. This all took some time. I have selected the option to not have icons on my desktop, and I will start programs from the Start Menu. I just had dinner of two fried hamburger with buns and Hellmann’s mayonnaise and ketchup and mustard and ice tea. I removed the Cue Cat from my computer. I put a copy of the Windows XP Professional Upgrade CDROM on my C: drive. The computer is all running fine, and I am most pleased with the results of the reinstallation. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/09/02  Wednesday 8:10 P.M.: I was up at 6 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I went out; and I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then stopped by the Food Emporium, and I bought buy one get one free of 93% lean ground sirloin $5.88 and a free $5.63 package. I also bought four half gallons of Tropicana orange juice with Calcium at $2.50 each, a box of Carr’s crackers $2.29, a dozen large eggs $1.69, and a bag of 8 Freihoffer’s hamburger rolls $1.99 for $21.85 total. I returned home, and I let a neighbor know that they had left the interior light on in their car. I have the Slaymaker jump start system if I ever need to jump start somebody. I then put away my purchases. I will now continue setting up the computer. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/09/02  Wednesday 11:30 A.M.: I have been up all night and morning since the last message. I went through my email and regular internet routine earlier in the evening.  About 1 A.M., I decided to uninstall my C: drive partition and then I reinstalled it using the Windows ME boot disk. I then had to add the Format command to the disk which is not put on it from my back up computer, and I formatted the C: drive. I then booted the Windows XP Professional Upgrade CDROM, and I did a clean installation using the NTFS file system.  I installed the Windows  Updates. After some system tweaks, I installed the Norton System Works 2002, Norton Symantec Personal Firewall 2002, and I then installed the Microsoft Works Suite 2002.  The computer is running much better without any problems. I would say it is running twice as fast. I also disabled in the My Computer Properties, the special effects. I also restored about 600 Megs of files from my backup to the C: drive. I installed the printers. I am quite tired right now, so I will head off to bed shortly. Still the system is running so much better, it was worth the effort. I will install the rest of the programs and camera and scanner when I wake up early this evening. Well have a good day.  And of course hyper linking works www.geocities.com/mikelscott/ . CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/08/02 Tuesday 8:55 P.M.: I was up at 10:30 A.M. this morning. A friend called, and said he would be coming down to visit at 12:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, two slices of toast with margarine and parmesan cheese, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up and checked the mail. My friend arrived promptly at 12:30 P.M.. We chatted a while. We went out, and we stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. We then drove down by the waterfront. We then drove over to the Port Chester shopping center. If one has not noticed it recently, they’re demolishing a good portion of downtown Port Chester for new projects including a Costco warehouse.  We stopped by Modells, but they did not have jeans in my friend’s smaller size. We then went over to the VitaminMart. I bought a 300 capsule bottle of Echinacea and Goldenseal complex for $15.97. My friend bought the liquid version for preventing colds.  We then toured Odd Job. I bought a Woods power strip there for $2.99 plus .20 tax for $3.19 total.  We then returned back to my place. I noticed Odd Job is selling stainless steel kitchen garbage cans for $20.  We each had a cappuccino and a slice of toasted bread with margarine and parmesan cheese. We watched television until dinner. Around 6 P.M., I heated up the rest of the spaghetti noodles and tomato meat sauce, and we had this for dinner with a hotdog apiece with a bun and tomato meat sauce on them with ice tea. I then had a 50% - 50% instant coffee of Folgers regular instant and Folgers decaffeinated coffee. We chatted a while after dinner. My friend left at 8 P.M.. I hooked up the Wood power strip underneath the living room desk, and I plugged the backup computer into it along with the floor lamp and one of the DeLonghi electric radiators. I will now do a little bit of regular computer work. I started using Microsoft Word 2002 for these notes again, since I figure it is more important to have the spell checker than to be able to hyperlink.  I will contact Microsoft some time in the future about the problem. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/08/02 Tuesday 1:10 A.M.: I sifted through my email, and I also went through http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I had some Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers and ice tea. I will now head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/07/02 Monday 11:00 P.M.: I reformatted my Notes Page with FrontPage Express. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/07/02 Monday 10:40 P.M.: I worked on repairing the Hyper Link problem, but at Microsoft Tech Support, it says that it is a problem with Word 2002, and the fix offered does not work.  Basically Hyper Linking worked until Friday or Saturday, and then it quit working, so obviously since it worked all this time, there must be some reason now for it not working. Perhaps Microsoft is trying to sell me FrontPage. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/07/02 Monday 6:40 P.M.: I was up until 5:30 A.M. working on the computer. I was up at 1 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, two slices of toast with margarine and grated parmesan cheese on it, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I fiddled with the computer, and I started running Norton Antivirus 2002, which was finished when I just now returned without any problems. I cleaned up, and I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then made my 4 P.M. appointment. I then drove over to Port Chester, and I stopped by Levine’s Army Navy store. Lee Jeans there were $28, but they did not have my size 40” X 30”. I then drove over to the Port Chester shopping center. I stopped by Modell’s http://www.modells.com , and Wrangler Jeans were $14.99 a pair. I bought two pairs one dark blue and one medium blue casual fit in size 40” X 30”, one pair of long underwear bottoms $3.99 plus .93 tax for $34.90 total. I then walked over to the VitaminMart, and I bought a jar of VitaminMart 100 tablets of garlic 500 mg. for $4.77. I then toured Staples. I then toured Odd Job. I bought a pair of two steel scouring pads for .69 both plus .05 tax for .74 total. I then returned home. I tried on the jeans and they fit just fine. I am wearing a pair right now. I took a garlic pill.  I am listening to http://www.radio10.nl . I will now have for dinner a broiled Porterhouse steak with reheated herbal rice and steamed fresh broccoli, ice tea, and a cappuccino. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/07/02 Monday 3:45 A.M.: For some reason hyper linking is not working in Word 2002. I tried fiddling with it for a while. Finally I uninstalled it, and then I reinstalled it, and then I installed the update. Well when I type a hyperlink, it still does not automatically hyperlink. I am not sure what the problem is. Perhaps the document is too long. I am tired now, so I will go to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/06/02 Sunday 11:50 P.M.: I am making up a batch of http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/icetea.htm . This time for the dilute mixture which I pour into the jugs, I am using 5 Bigelow orange peako and China black tea bags, 4 Lipton orange peako tea bags, 2 Lipton green tea bags, 1 Prince of Wales Ashram tea bag, 1 Twinings Prince of Wales black tea bag, 1 Twinings Earle Grey tea bag, 1 Twinings black current tea bag, 1 Twinings Ceylon breakfast tea bag in the usual mixture of four teaspoons of Angostura bitters and a cup of sugar into the Revere gallon pot which I dilute into the four 96 ounce orange juice jugs and fill with water. I am letting it steep for an hour now before diluting. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/06/02 Sunday 10:30 P.M.:  After the last message, I had reheated spaghetti noodles with tomato meat sauce and ice tea.  I chatted with a relative about 3 P.M..  I rested a bit.  I then had some Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers with ice tea. I chatted with a relative about 6 P.M.. I rested until about 9 P.M..I watched some cooking shows on television. I just had two hotdogs with buns and tomato meat sauce on them with a dill pickle and ice tea. I will now do a little bit of regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/06/02 Sunday 1:05 P.M.: I was up at 10:30 A.M..  I received a telephone call from a relative. I had breakfast of two slices of toasted bread with margarine and grated parmesan cheese, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and oatmeal. I chatted with another relative. I looked at some web sites. The DNS server list is not yet updated to see if “mrscott.com” forwards to DNS2GO to http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/ . Well I guess I will clean up shortly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/05/02 Saturday 11:00 P.M.: I finished off the French cheese cake. I sifted through my email and my daily list. I went to Add Remove Programs, and I uninstalled and reinstalled Internet Explorer. It seems to be working a bit better. I also used Tweak XP to block popups and advertisements. I have had a problem recently with Internet Explorer freezing when some page content such as advertisements are slow to download. It could just be internet congestion which possibly as always existed, but since I have been on an earlier schedule the last few months, it has become more noticeable to me. Well, it is time to head off to bed shortly.  CIO

 

 

Note: <888> 01/05/02 Saturday 8:40 P.M.: I went out after the last message, and I stopped by the ATM at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove down by the waterfront.  I then stopped by the library, and I read three computer newsweeklies. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by Zyns stationary, and I bought a scratch card for a dollar #31 “Instant Payday Doubler”, but I lost. I sat outside for a while. I went by Exxon, and I bought $11.35 of premium gasoline at $1.499 a gallon. I then went by Stop and Shop, and I bought buy one get one free of Khan’s Jumbo beef franks for $3.69 both and a head of broccoli at .99 a pound $1.37 for $5.05 total. I then went across the street, and I bought buy one get one free of 93% lean sirloin for $4.75 both at $3.99 a pound on sale for $2 a pound for $4.75 both about 2.5 pounds total. I then returned home, and my computer was just finishing running Norton SpeedDisk on the C: drive. I then had a diet Coke in a frosted mug. I then browned and drained the 2 ½ pounds of 93% lean sirloin, and I put it in the large Revere pot with four tablespoons of olive oil, plus four peeled and diced medium onions, eight peeled and minced gloves of garlic, three 28 ounce cans of TuttoRosso crushed tomatoes with basil, dashes of sesame oil, Angostura bitters, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, McHilney’s Tabasco sauce, La Choy low sodium soy sauce, and a I sprinkled dashes of garlic powder, celery salt, ground black pepper, Chinese five spice, India hot curry, Italian spices, Basil, Oregano, tarragon, rosemary, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, Hungarian paprika, parsley, chili powder, three bay leaves, and two beef flavored bouillon cubes. I mixed it all together, and after bringing the pot to a boil, I simmered it for an hour. I made up a box of spaghetti noodles shortly before the sauce was done. I had some of the noodles and spaghetti tomato meat sauce for dinner with grated parmesan cheese along with ice tea. I put one container of the spaghetti sauce in the refrigerator and two in the freezer.  Basically for an alternative, one could put the spaghetti meat tomato sauce on a hamburger and have a sloppy Joe or one could put it on a hotdog on a bun and have a chili dog. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

 

Note: <888> 01/05/02 Saturday 1:25 P.M.: Last night before going to bed at midnight, I logged onto Network Solutions again, and I tried to delete “mrsco-hst” the host server for “mrscott.com”. This morning when I woke up, I had received a message from Network Solutions that it will be deleted. I changed the setting from “individual” to “role” to get it to work this time. This means that when one types “mrscott.com” it will now be redirected to www.dns2go.com which will then redirect to www.geocities.com/mikelscott/ . Hopefully this will all work. One should know in a day or two when the DNS files on the computer servers are updated. I checked the mail. I picked up a loaf of bread from the supply usually left downstairs on Saturday morning. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I received a telephone call from a relative that has returned from a voyage. I just finished doing my house cleaning and watering the plants. I backed up the C: drive to the D: drive while doing the house cleaning. I will now have two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and reheated herbal rice and ice tea.  I will then clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

 

Note: <888> 01/04/02 Friday 9:40 P.M.: I discovered at GeoCities that one can have 15 Megs of space, so I put my entire directory on the site at http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotlist.htm  . I also added a link from the homepage http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/to download the entire file of my Random Notes from June 1997 through December 2001 in HTML format in a ZIP 1865 Kbytes long and 1584 pages if you dare print it out http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/mlsnote1.zip .  Well, I am tired. I will head off to bed shortly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/04/02 Friday 7:25 P.M.: I went out, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop looking for a blanket. I then stopped by ELDC thrift shop, and when I arrived, they were throwing out in the dumpster two cotton comforters which I retrieved. One is black and white and the other is a black and white checker pattern with color patches. I toured ELDC. I then drove downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I drove down by the waterfront. I then stopped by Smokes for Less in Byram, Connecticut; and I bought three cartons of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s for $19 a carton for $57 total. I returned back to the apartment. I had a frosted Citra soda in a frosted mug.  I put the comforters at the end of each sofa. I relaxed a bit. I then had dinner of a Stauffer’s pot roast dinner with reheated herbal rice and ice tea and a piece of cheese cake. I watched some television.  I will go to bed about 9 P.M. or shortly thereafter. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/04/02 Friday 1:20 P.M.: I studied Barebones Systems at www.accessmicro.com, but alas I can only afford to stick with my present system.  I sifted through my email. I picked up my mail downstairs. I will now have a couple of hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and a dill pickle and reheated herbal rice and a slice of cheese cake and ice tea. I will then clean up and go out. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 01/04/02:

 

Note: <888> 01/04/02 Friday 11:00 A.M.: I had some cheesecake last night and Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers. I watched a bit of television. I went to bed at midnight. I was up at 9 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I checked the mail. It has not arrived yet. I took down the Audubon Flamingo and Pelican Prints from above the left hallway bookcase, and I hung them above the bedroom desk. I put the Unicorn tapestry to the left of the hallway bookcase and to the right of the bathroom door. I moved the picture of Moulin rouge below it. I put the George Bush and Richard Cheney inaugural invitation to the left side of the bathroom door. I move the extra books to the top of the left hallway bookcase held in place by steel book ends. I will now send out my weekly notes. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/03/02 Thursday 7:55 P.M.: I was up at 9 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went back to bed until 11:30 A.M.. I watched some of the news. About 1:30 P.M., I had two hotdogs with buns, ketchup, mustard, horseradish, and ice tea. I cleaned up, and I went out about 2 P.M.. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I dropped off the shopping bags there. I made my 3 P.M. appointment.  I then went downtown, and I went to the Greenwich central post office, and I obtained a money order for .90 to pay my Verizon telephone bill. I also bought ten flag stamps for .34 each for $3.40 total. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I then went by the Arnold Bread outlet, and I bought two packages of eight hotdog buns for .99 each and a French deluxe cheese cake for $1.89 for $3.87 total. I then returned home. I had a Diet Coke in a frosted mug. I then made up a batch of herbal rice using the same recipe as mentioned earlier in these notes. I had a broiled Porterhouse steak for dinner horseradish and Lea and Perrins worcestershire sauce with some of the herbal rice and steamed fresh broccoli, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I watched the ABC evening news. I straightened up the left bookcase in the hallway. I have a stack of books behind the bathroom door which I will eventually put elsewhere. I took the Putnam Lodge Greenwich Masonic plate down from the bathroom wall, and I put it on the bedroom desk. I put the plate with the Great Seal of the President of the United States back up on the bathroom wall. I will now do a little bit of computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/03/02 Thursday 1:35 A.M.: I printed out Scott’s Random Notes from September 2001 through December 2001. I also reprinted out May 2001 through August 2001 with the HP LaserJet II D printer with Times Roman postscript fonts, so the pagination in the notes is similar and consecutive with the previous printouts.  I put them in an Oxford clip binder. I have to keep the HP LaserJet II D printer sheet feeder tray relatively full, so it does not jam. I am tired. I will head off to bed shortly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/02/02 Wednesday 8:55 P.M.: I had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and a dill pickle along with ice tea before going out. I then went out, and I mailed the letter at the Valley Road post office. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop which was closed. I next stopped by the Mews Thrift shop. I then walked the upper Greenwich Avenue area. I stopped by CVS, and I bought a blue Djeep lighter for $1.69, CVS 1000 mg 100 count vitamin C $3, and two CVS Balanced B-100 60 count for $4.80 apiece plus .10 tax for $14.39 total. I then drove down by the waterfront. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I returned a book and two videotapes. I paid a .30 fine on the book. I read the Wall Street Journal and the local paper. I then stopped by the Food Emporium, and I bought a 36 ounce bag of Hasslenut coffee beans for $8.79, a five pound bag of sugar $2.39, MC squeeze Dijon mustard  8 ounces $1.69, Twinings Prince of Wales 25 bags tea $2.89, two Porterhouse Steaks at $3.99 a pound for $3.91 each for $23.58 total. I then stopped by the Arnold Bread outlet, and I bought two loaves of Freihofers twelve grain bread for $1.29 each $2.58 total. I then returned home. I mixed the bag of Hasslenut coffee beans with the existing coffee beans, and I stored them in the glass jars I keep my coffee beans in. I had a Stauffer’s Pot Roast dinner for dinner along with the rest of the herbal rice, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I watched the ABC evening news and the BBC evening news and the BBC antiques road show. I cleaned out the plastic and paper bags from my right living room closet, and I put them in the back of my car to give to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I threw out a number of small shipping boxes. I put the Christmas pine cone wreath in a large plastic bag, and I put the small artificial Christmas tree in another plastic bag, and I stored both of them above the false ceiling above the bar.  I will now do a little bit of regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/02/02 Wednesday 1:05 P.M.:  I went to bed around 11 P.M. last night after working on the computer.   I was up at 9 A.M. this morning, and I had breakfast of two slices of toasted rye bread with grated parmesan cheese and margarine, oatmeal, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins.  I went back to bed until 11:30 A.M.. I just finished writing a letter to a relative.  I will now clean up and go out. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/01/02 Tuesday 8:45 P.M.: This morning after the last message, my guest and I went out for a walk of the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. We stopped by CVS. My guest bought 2 boxes of nicotine patches on sale for $35 down from $50 for a box of 12. We sat out at various locations. We drove down by the waterfront. We returned and watched some television. I reheated the cooked boneless breasts of chicken from two nights ago along with the herbal rice and we had this for dinner along with steamed fresh broccoli and ice tea. I also had a coffee. We watched the New Years concert from Vienna. We then went for a drive. We drove back down by the waterfront, and then we stopped by the Hyatt Hotel in Old Greenwich, and I used the Bank of New York ATM there. My guest bought gasoline at the Mobil gasoline station across from the Hyatt. We returned back to my place. We watched more television having some ice tea. We had some Carr’s crackers with Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese. My guest left at 8 P.M.. I will probably go to bed shortly. Stay warm. CIO

 

Note: <888> 01/01/02 Tuesday 9:10 A.M.: Happy New Years. I had a friend come down and visit after the last message yesterday. I gave my friend a cappuccino.  We went out to dinner at 5 P.M. to the Thatawayrestaurant on Greenwich Avenue.  We both had a Prime Rib dinner with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetable and salad. For beverage I had a Perrier and my guest had a glass of red wine, and we also had coffee. After dinner, we walked lower Greenwich Avenue.  We returned back to my place, and watched the videotape “Simon Birch”.  I went to bed at 10 P.M.. I was up at 7 A.M.. I cooked three scrambled eggs each for breakfast with dashes of oregano, Italian spices, and basil and we each a slice of toasted Rye bread with margarine and grated parmesan cheese along with orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. We are watching a bit of television. CIO 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: <888> 02/28/02 Thursday 8:05 P.M.:  I went out after the last message, and I dropped a neighbor off in Port Chester. I then stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. Everything is half price. I then went by the Mews Merry Go Round Thrift shop, and they have a full stock of items. I then drove down by the waterfront. I next drove over to Old Greenwich to Off Center Hair Stylists, and I got my hair cut for $16 plus $4 tip for $20 total. I then went to the Rummage Room thrift shop, and I toured the shop. Everything is half price. I next went to the Old Greenwich Food Mart, and I bought a roast beef sandwich on a Kaiser roll with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, onion, and horseradish for $3.95 plus .24 for $4.19 total and it came with a small bag of potato chips.  I then went out to the Southwest parking area at Tod’s Point, and I ate the sandwich and potato chips for lunch. I noticed a large container ship coming down Long Island sound towards New York, which one normally does not see. I then went to Staples, and from the Clearance area, I bought two Outdoor Products 24” X 36” one blue and one green duffle bags regularly $30 for $4.50 each plus .54 tax for $9.54 total. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop again, and I bought an Epson Color Photo 870 printer that supposedly worked and needed new ink cartridges for $14.75. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then made my 3 P.M. appointment. I next returned a video DVD to the library. I then returned home. I set up the Epson 870 printer, and I installed the drivers. I turned it on, and it came on with lights showing it needed new ink cartridges. However, the print head would not slide to open up the ink cartridge holders. I unscrewed the lid and open the print cartridge holders, and the print head was broken with a piece broken off. Thus it is no good. I will return it tomorrow. I put the Compaq IJ200 printer back on top of the backup computer. I will now have two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and potato chips and a dill pickle slice and ice tea. I will then relax, and I will head off to bed a little while after that. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/28/02 Thursday 9:50 A.M.: I listened to some music. I cleaned up, and I will go out shortly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/28/02 Thursday 7:50 A.M.: Well I finished my regular internet work. I guess it is time to clean up and go out for some daytime activity. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/28/02 Thursday 5:10 A.M.: Yesterday before going to sleep, I had a couple of hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup, potato chips, a dill pickle slice, and ice tea. I went to bed about 11 A.M., and I received a telemarketing call about 3 P.M..  A friend show up about the same time. The friend watched television while I went back to sleep until 7:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, poppy seed bread toast, orange juice, and coffee. I gave my guest coffee. My guest left about 9:30 P.M., and I was tired, and I wanted to be on a day schedule, so I went back to sleep until just now. I will now have two half inch slices of cold eye round with horse radish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice, and steamed frozen mixed vegetables, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will then do some computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/27/02 Wednesday 10:15 A.M.: Well, I went out, and I stopped by the waterfront. I then parked downtown. I walked up to the Greenwich Hardware store, and I bought two packs of two each of 15 watt frosted candelabra bulbs for $3.20 each two pack plus .39 tax for $6.79. I then returned to the car, and I went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a large bag of Lays sour cream and onion potato chips for $1.99 plus a five pound bag of S&S sugar for $2.49 for $4.48 total. I then returned home, and I relaxed a bit. I will now head off to bed. Well have a good morning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/27/02 Wednesday 6:25 A.M.: I finished my daily internet routine. I will now run Norton AntiVirus 2002 on the C: drive. I will also go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/27/02 Wednesday 4:05 A.M.: Well, I had dinner of two slices of cold eye round with horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed frozen mixed vegetables, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I listened to a bit of the http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ram/live_news.ram chatting about the Commonwealth of Nations apparently quite a few countries belong to it. I will now go back to regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/27/02 Wednesday 1:45 A.M.: I sent out an email to some friends. I am making a batch of www.geocities.com/mikelscott/icetea.htm . I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/26/02 Tuesday 10:20 P.M.: I tried watching the movie, but I stopped it after a while. I was up until 9 A.M.. I had a hard time falling asleep. I received a telephone call from a relative about noon. I slept until 9 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, poppy seed bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I just finished cleaning up. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/26/02 Tuesday 2:35 A.M.: Well, I am done with my normal computer routine. I think I will watch a DVD video movie.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/26/02 Tuesday 1:05 A.M.: I had the same meal for dinner as last night. I have received over a 100 Trojan Horse attacks on my computer within the last month, usually several a night, which the Symantec Norton Firewall 2002 has detected and blocked. Over two thirds of them are from Optimum Online users. Thus, it is my opinion that even with the Norton Symantec 2002 Firewall, and the Windows XP firewall, that online users with Optimum Online probably do not have secure connections with Optimum Online, so thus when they are online, their private information is not secure. It would seem that Optimum should have the capability of monitoring such activity and curtailing the accounts of the abusers. Still with about a third of the hackers coming from elsewhere on the internet which could be anywhere else in the world, it would seem that local hackers with their abusive behavior are incurring the wrath of other hackers.  The Optimum online tech support person I chatted with a few nights ago told me that hackers place Trojan Horse programs on computers, and then other hackers scour the internet looking for these Trojan Horse programs, so they can hack into the computers. Thus, if one were trying to maintain secure information or communications in terms of documents and databases, I would recommend not to have computer systems online for those secure systems. Basically in cryptology and hacking it has always been my belief if one person can write a security system, another person can break it. Well time to go back to some normal computer routine. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/25/02 Monday 11:00 P.M.: I posted my NASA page at www.geocities.com/mikelscott/nasa.htm .  The next shuttle launch page is at www.geocities.com/mikelscott/nasa-109.htm . CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/25/02 Monday 10:30 P.M.: I was up at about 5 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, poppy seed bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I went over to Port Chester, New York. I stopped by the ATM machine at Bank of New York on Midland Avenue in Port Chester. I then drove over to the Vitamin Shoppe at the A&P shopping center. I bought Vitamin Shoppe MSM 1000 mg. 300 capsules for $32.37 plus I had a $10 discount coupon from my Vitamin Shoppe card for $22.37 total. I then returned to central Greenwich, and I stopped by CVS, and I bought a 12 roll pack of double roll Cottonelle bathroom tissue for $4.99 plus .30 tax for $5.29 total. I then went to the Greenwich Library, and I returned a book and two DVD video disks, and I checked out two more DVD video disks. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I next drove down by the waterfront. I then returned home, and I chatted with a friend. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/25/02 Monday 7:10 A.M.: I am listening to the BBC World Service http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ram/live_news.ram . I finished sifting through my email. I also went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I found this link if one is interested in translating foreign languages http://www.teletranslator.com:8080/ . I finished the backup of the backup computer of the C: drive to the D: drive. I had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup, Lays onion and sour cream potato chips, a dill pickle slice, and ice tea. If one has a microwave, one can microwave hotdogs usually by pricking them with a fork lengthwise on two sides, and then I put them on a microwave proof plate, and I cover them with a microwave cover, and I cooked them on high for 90 seconds. At gourmet specialty stores one can buy specialty microwave hotdog cookers, but sometimes they do not hold the large hotdogs. I generally take frozen hotdog buns, and I microwave them for 30 seconds to defrost them. Well, I guess I will shut down for now. Have a good morning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/25/02 Monday 4:55 A.M.: The 6 gigabyte Maxtor hard drive, I salvaged is successfully installed in the upper bay of the backup computer as the D: drive. I put on side rails on it that I had. I connected it with an IDE controller cable I had from the secondary IDE controller as the primary drive. I ran FDISK, and I deleted its old partitions, and I then formatted it. I put Microsoft Backup on the backup computer which is available for install as an ADDON from the Windows ME CD. I am now doing a C: drive to D: drive backup on the backup computer. I will now do a little bit of regular computer work on the primary computer. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/25/02 Monday 2:40 A.M.: I went to bed about 9 A.M. yesterday. I was up at about 6:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, Poppy seed bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went out at 8 P.M.. I drove down by the waterfront. I then drove over to the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then stopped by the Stop and Shop, and I bought two cans of Progresso New England clam chowder for .99 each, four half gallons of Florida Natural orange juice with calcium for $2 each, Lysol pine cleaner $1.99, S&S parmesan cheese $2.49, two replacement sponges for the O Cedar dishwashing wand $2.49, a dozen large eggs $1.69, two large bags of Lays onion and sour cream potato chips $1.99 each for $22.89 total. I then drove downtown. I walked lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area. I then sat out downtown for a while. I then walked up to the top of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out for a while. I then walked back down the Avenue. I then drove down by the waterfront. I had noticed around the train station dumpster two discarded Dell Optiplex GxA workstations, which I retrieved. I then returned home about midnight. I put away my groceries. Both Dell Optiplex GxA workstations have been stripped of their memory and processors. Thus they are not of any use. One did have a Maxtor Model #9065OU2 six gigabyte hard drive which I will put in the backup computer. There are no other salvageable items on either unit, unless one had a similar Dell desktop and could use the floppy drives or power supplies. I will put both of them out by my dumpster before installing the Maxtor hard drive on the backup computer. I had dinner of two 1/3 inch slices of cold eye round with horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed frozen Brussels sprouts, ice tea, and Brazilian instant coffee. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/24/02 Sunday 7:30 A.M.: I just had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and ice tea.  I will now shut down for the day. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/24/02 Sunday 4:15 A.M.: I had an enjoyable dinner. I am doing some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/24/02 Sunday 1:35 A.M.: I went back downstairs and I checked the mail after the last message. I went to bed yesterday about noon. About 1:30 P.M., I got a call from one of Robert Schuler’s people soliciting contributions for his church ministry. I explained to them that on my limited income, I can not afford to give to his church, but I encourage my wealthier friends to give to his church. I also discussed certain Dutch matters and Reform church matters on the east coast. I went back to bed until 8 P.M., and I received a telephone call from a relative that they received the book I sent them.  They explained to me that in the reused wrapper I sent it in that I had enclosed another relative’s Christmas card with a $20 gift. The relative is returning it to me. I got up, and I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, two croissants I got from the table downstairs, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I watched the Winter Olympics until about 11:30 P.M.. I then cleaned up. I then took the three pound eye roast, and I seasoned it on both sides with ground black pepper, garlic pepper, celery salt, chicken and meat seasoning, oregano, basil, and Italian spices, and then I covered its entire surface with Texas Best barbeque sauce, and I am cooking it in the convection oven for 45 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. I will let it stand about ten or fifteen minutes to let the meat absorb the juices after cooking before slicing some off for dinner. I will put on the eye round Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, and McHilney’s Tabasco sauce. I will have it with steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed frozen green beans, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will then do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/23/02 Saturday 10:15 A.M.: I went out, and I stopped by the waterfront. Believe it or not Long Island Sound still seems to be there. Despite our local rain fall shortage and drought conditions, we can still look at the moist waterfront. Maybe we should start thinking of building a desalination plant. I recall Dupont makes reverse osmosis water desalination plants. I then drove downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue.  I stopped by Zyns, and I played number 28 scratch card for $1, but I did not win. I sat out for a while. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. They still have the $20 bag sale on. Today is the last day of $20 a bag. I suppose it is cheaper next week.  I bought a chipped 8 inch glass bowl for $1. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a package of expire hotdog buns for .79, two 32 ounce Heinz ketchups for $3 both, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce large bottle $2.29, and an eye round roast at $2.99 a pound for $9.21 for $15.29 total. I then returned home. I picked up a loaf of poppy seed bread from the bread donation table. I then relaxed a bit.  I will now head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/23/02 Saturday 7:20 A.M.: I took my omelet pan which I do not wash, but I leave seasoned. I sliced four 1/6 inch slices of mozzarella cheese, I then broke three extra large eggs, and I mixed them with two tablespoons of milk with a fork but not too thoroughly. I also added dashes of Basil, Italian seasoning, and oregano. I heated the omelet pan on the large electric burner at medium heat adding two tablespoons of olive oil and three pads of margarine. Once the fat was heated, I added the egg mixture and let it heat. Once it began to be cooked on the top side, I loosed it with a spatula and I flipped the omelet to cook on the other side, and I added the slices of mozzarella and once it began to puff up, I folded it and I placed the mozzarella cheese omelet on a plate and I added dashes of parmesan cheese on top of it. I had it with two slices of Italian bread toast and ice tea. I will now go out for some day light activity. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/23/02 Saturday 6:35 A.M.: I finished some regular computer work. I guess I will relax a bit. I might have a bite to eat.

 

Note: <888> 02/23/02 Saturday 4:30 A.M.: I went out after the last message. I drove down by the waterfront. The police were towing a car by Greenwich Capital. I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. The Dome Restaurant left their front window open. I noticed quite a few stores are empty on Greenwich Avenue. I then drove by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then stopped by the Shell Station, and I bought a dozen eggs for $2.59 which is a bit higher than usual, but I did not feel like going to Cumberland Farms across the border in New York where they would be cheaper. Both the Food Emporium and the Stop and Shop appeared to be closed. I then returned home. I am having an ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/23/02 Saturday 1:35 A.M.: I finished doing two loads of laundry. I changed the sheets on my bed. I did my house cleaning and watering the plants. I still have to vacuum in the morning when I will not disturb my neighbors. I watched the Winter Olympics while doing this.  Earlier in the week, I put on a new 6 foot cable from the cablevision wall outlet underneath the living room windows to the first splitter. Hopefully this will eliminate lines on the television screen. I had a meal of two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and ice tea and Brazilian instant coffee. I ran Symantec Live Update and Windows Update installing the latest updates. I will now clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 02/22/02:

 

Note: <888> 02/22/02 Friday 9:30 P.M.: I was up until 11 P.M. last night watching a bit of television. I had some Danish cookies. I went to bed then, and I was up at 8 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I guess I was tired because I fell asleep until 7:30 P.M. this evening. I just had a broiled boneless shell steak with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed frozen green beans, microwaved steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will now send out my weekly computer notes. I will then do my laundry. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/21/02 Thursday 9:45 P.M.: I did a little bit of regular computer work. I will now relax for the rest of the evening, and maybe I will watch a little television before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/21/02 Thursday 8:35 P.M.: I fell asleep until 1:30 P.M.. I had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and ice tea. I then cleaned up, and I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop.  They have a $20 a bag of clothing sale going on. I then drove downtown. I noticed all the parking meters on Greenwich Avenue are now a quarter for a half hour. They do not accept nickels and dimes. I did notice all the parking meters in the Board of Education parking lot are the same, but about the last 15 in the northwest corner west of the tree on the north side of the parking lot are a quarter for an hour. Thus the parking bargains on Greenwich Avenue seem to have been eliminated. I suppose the off street parking lots like next to the Town Hall might offer better rates.  I also suppose that Old Greenwich still does not have parking meters. I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I then drove by the waterfront. I next stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I returned a DVD video. I then went by Exxon, and I bought $8 of premium at $1.499 a gallon. I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought two boneless shell steaks at $4.99 a pound for $7.29 total. I then returned home. I relaxed a bit. I then had dinner of a Stauffer’s 20 ounce Lasagna with parmesan cheese, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will now do a bit of regular computer work. The procedure for remedying with the Symantec Firewall preventing Windows XP from logging on to Optimum Online works fine. I tried it just now. Simply when one boots, and the computer does not log on, disable from the lower right side icon the Symantec Norton Firewall, then on the networking icon click repair, and then enable the Symantec Norton Firewall, and one should be on line with Optimum. I am not sure if Symantec has a cure, but at least this works.  Back to the internet. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/21/02 Thursday 9:05 A.M.: I was up at 6:30 A.M.. I chatted with a friend. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I relaxed a bit. On the computer when I start up the computer, and it logs onto Optimum Online, sometimes because of the Symantec Internet Firewall, it does not log on properly.  With the icons in the lower right side of the screen, one can temporarily disable the Symantec Firewall, and then on the networking icon, one can click to repair the network, and then one is back online again properly. Of course then one enables the Symantec Firewall to protect against Trojan Horse intruders and other malicious hackers.  I also forgot to mention on Sunday evening, I made up another batch of www.geocities.com/mikelscott/icetea.htm . Well, although it is a bit warm outside, it is also damp, so I guess I will remain inside a while to stay more comfortable. I really do not have much to do when I go out on damp days besides stopping by the Hospital Thrift Shop and the Library. I guess on Tuesday when it is free, one could always visit the Bruce Museum. Well, I am plenty comfortable at home, and when it is damp like today, I can climb back into bed underneath the comforter, and I can read more of the Windows XP manual. I have a 3 P.M. appointment this afternoon. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/21/02 Thursday 1:35 A.M.: I had a piece of cake. I finished my regular computer routine. The system is running just fine. Well I have a 3 P.M. appointment today, so I will start getting ready to go to bed. Have a good morning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/20/02 Wednesday 11:45 P.M.: I was up until 2 A.M. this past morning. I was up at 11 A.M. today, and I had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I was cold and tired, so I fell back asleep until 3 P.M. when a friend showed up to visit. We chatted a while. I cleaned up, and we went out. We walked from the center of downtown Greenwich Avenue down by the waterfront and down to the end of Steamboat Road and back to the center of town. We then stopped by the Food Emporium, and my friend bought a rib eye steak at $3.99 a pound. We then returned back to my place. My friend started watching television, and asked me to turn on the computer to try to get stock quotes. The computer would not log onto Optimum online. So after rebooting a few times, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the TCP/IP stack to no avail. I tried from the Command Prompt “ipconfig /release” and “ipconfig /renew” to no avail.  I checked with a neighbor to see if they were having the same problem.  My backup computer worked just fine. I finally shut down about 8 P.M..  I cooked dinner of broiled rib eye steaks, steamed white rice, steamed frozen green peas, ice tea, and a cappuccino. My guest left about 9 P.M., and after I finished my cappuccino about 10 P.M., I tried to get the computer to go online, by uninstalling and reinstalling the TCP/IP stack again along with the “Qo S packet scheduler” . I do not install Client for Microsoft Network, since I am not networking with other computers. I then called Optimum Online, and while I was waiting for tech support, I tried disabling the Symantec firewall, and I was able to get online with Optimum. I then ran “Ipconfig /release” and “Ipconfig /renew” from the command prompt, and the system was back up and working just fine, and I enabled the Symantec firewall. I then chatted with Optimum Online tech support for about 45 minutes, so I could brief them on the problem, and I chatted a bit of tech.  Of course my tech fixes apply to my particular system with Windows XP Professional. I will now do a little bit of regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/19/02 Tuesday 11:05 P.M.: I chatted with a friend. I finished my regular internet routine. I will now watch a DVD movie. CIO 

 

Note: <888> 02/19/02 Tuesday 9:15 P.M.:  This morning before falling asleep, I had some Marachaun shrimp lunch noodles, potato chips, and ice tea. I eventually fell asleep about 7:30 A.M.. I was up at 2 P.M., and my new RCA clock radio woke me up just fine. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I went out, and I mailed the Monsoon audio speaker system $30 rebate information at the Valley Road post office. I then made my 4 P.M. appointment. I next went downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I noticed a black squirrel in the park. I have not seen gray ones yet.  I was thinking about the weather, and I was thinking that perhaps with the warmer than normal winter, we will have a warmer than normal summer, which would mean warmer Atlantic ocean waters, which might mean an increased tropical storm season for the folks down south. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I checked out three DVD video disks including one opera. I then returned home. I had some ice tea. I relaxed a bit. I then had a broiled rib eye steak with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed frozen green peas, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I then watched a bit of television. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/19/02 Tuesday 5:00 A.M.: Well, I finished some of my regular computer routine. I will now head off to bed. Have a good morning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/19/02 Tuesday 3:20 A.M.: I put together the $30 Monsoon rebate information, and I have it ready to mail to British Columbia, Canada. It says it takes 8 to 10 weeks for the rebate. I had to reinstall PaperPort for the Visioneer 4400 USB scanner to get it to print out a copy of my CompUSA receipt. I enabled web capture to print out from PaperPort. I registered the Monsoon Audio System – MH502 at their web site. I put the 6” shielded audio cable with 1/8” stereo miniplugs and In-Line 1/8” mini-jack coupler in my lower right living room desk drawer since I am not using them right now. I will now do some regular computer work. I have a 4 P.M. appointment today, so one I get tired in a couple of hours, I will go to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/19/02 Tuesday 1:30 A.M.: I was up at 4 P.M. yesterday. I had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I went out. I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I drove downtown, and I drove by the waterfront. I then drove over to Radio Shack in Cos Cob. I bought a 4” Stereo Headphone Cable Y-Adapter for $5.49, a 6” shielded audio cable with 1/8” stereo miniplugs $3.99, a In-Line 1/8” mini-jack coupler for $3.49 plus .78 tax for $13.75 total.  I then went to the Food Emporium, and I bought two Rib Eye steaks at $3.99 a pound for $3.71 and $3.23 for $6.94 total. I then returned home. I then installed the three parts from Radio Shack, so I could hook up my stereo input more conveniently from the computer at the input plug on the TDK speaker system. I noticed that the input jacks on the TDK speaker system were way too loose, so I decided to return the TDK speaker system. I packed it up in its box. I then went by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove up to Costco in Norwalk, and I returned the TDK speaker system for a cash refund for $55.35. I then drove over to CompUSA in Norwalk which has a larger selection of computer speakers. I bought the Monsoon Audio System MH-502 Monsoon Audio Systems - MH502 which regularly sells for $99.99 for $79.99, plus it also has a $30 mailin rebate, so it will eventually cost me $49.99. I also bought at $5 off a 3.5 inch floppy drive for $14.99 and both items came to $100.68 with $5.70 tax.  I then returned home. I put the new 3.5” floppy drive in my primary computer. I then hooked up the Monsoon MH502 Audio System. It is a heavier system than the TEAC system that I returned with the same 60 watts. I put the right side speaker on top of the corner room speakers by the Motorola cable modem, and I put the left speaker on the CD stand to the left of the monitor. I put the amplifier subwoofer on the shelf beneath my computer coffee table. I also put the large power supply behind the amplifier subwoofer. I have the power supply plugged into the same extension cord that controls my other speakers and turns off and on from the control panel. I plugged in the input to the amplifier subwoofer into one of the two Y plugs coming off the first sound card speaker jack.  The Monsoon Audio System  - MH502 has a power on/off switch and volume control dial on its input cable that I placed on the keyboard shelf to the right of my keyboard.  The sound is most excellent. I have the amplifier subwoofer at ¾ volume, and the speaker volume switch on the cord about half way as well as the computer sound at half way.  I then took the 4” Stereo Headphone Cable Y-Adapter, and I plugged it into the second speaker jack on my Creative MP3 Live sound card, and from it I hooked up another pair of older speakers as well as a cable leading to my input cable for the input into my stereo system amplifier. I have both ends hanging off the orange and gold mirror on the wall to the left of my computer for easy connection when one wants to play through the room stereo system. As usual to do that, the amplifier has to be set to Phono.  I then had a Marie Callendar beef tips dinner with ice tea and a cappuccino. I then installed my old 3.5” floppy drive I took out of the main computer on my backup computer to replace the defective 3.5” floppy drive on it. This all took some time.  However, the over sound is quite superior and comfortable to listen to, particularly when listening at low volume late at night. I will now fill out the $30 rebate form on the Monsoon Audio System – MH502 to have ready to mail. I took the aroma lamp that was on the corner room speakers where I put the right Monsoon speaker, and I put the aroma lamp on the window shelf behind and to the right of the backup computer. I will then do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/18/02 Monday 5:55 A.M.: Well, I finished my regular computer routine. I will now head off to bed.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/18/02 Monday 3:20 A.M.: Since I have not been using the EpsonStylus Color 880 printer much in the last two months, I cleaned its nozzles and checked the pattern just to keep the ink in the machine fluid. It is just fine and ready for use. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/18/02 Monday 3:10 A.M.: Since the older Terayon TeraPro cable modem on the backup computer does not seem to want to work probably since it is not a DOCIS cable modem, I unplugged it from the power control center on the backup computer. I placed the backup computer LAN cable near to the primary computer Motorola Surfer Pro cable modem, so it is easy to exchange between LAN cables for either computer should someone need to use the backup computer. Of course without a cable router, one can not use both at the same time which would be difficult anyway, since they are adjacent to each other sharing the same chair. I also connected on the backup computer the Compaq IJ200 printer to the power control switch for printer, and I have both speaker systems on the backup computer on the power control center AUX1 and AUX2. I also enabled my 74,000 Favorites on the backup computer, which I did by moving the system folder C:\Windows\Favorites to the Favorites folders containing my bookmarks. I also turned the Compaq IJ200 printer across the top of the backup computer CPU, and I am using the plastic cutting board to support it, so it is stable and has room for paper to feed out of it. I might surf the net a bit instead of reading the Windows XP manual right now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/18/02 Monday 2:10 A.M.: I went out for a drive after the last message. I drove downtown. I noticed the old computer monitors are still in the lower level train station dumpster.  Unless one was very strong, they would be extremely heavy to lift. I drove down by the waterfront. I then drove over to CVS in Riverside which is open 24 hours. I bought two six packs one chicken and one shrimp of Maruchan instant lunch cups for $1.49 each six pack and a bottle of cinnamon for $1 for $3.98 total. I then drove back downtown, and I then returned home. On Sunday nights the Food Emporium is not open 24 hours. I put the Maruchan instant lunch cups on the right living room closet shelf. I then took a can of Progresso chicken broth penna soup, and I put it in the microwave pot with lid, and I put it in the GE microwave and pressed the reheat button. I had the soup with a half dozen saltines and ice tea. I then had a cup of Brazilian instant coffee. I then took the JVC VCR and the TEAC DVD player off the small dark oak table, and I moved the small dark oak table back between the desk and the Epson printer stand. I took four 3 inch thick yellow pages, and I stacked them two high side by side on the TV chest, and I put one of the unused entertainment center shelves 28” by 14”, and I put it on top of the telephone books. I then put the TEAC DVD player on the shelf and then I put the JVC VCR on top of the TEAC DVD player. I put the tape rewinder on top of the VCR. To the right of the stacked components, I put the Emerson wireless headphones which I put rechargeable batteries in. I also put the Radio Shack battery recharger in the same location. On the left side and on top I spread around my various remote controls. Thus the TEAC DVD player and the JVC VCR are stacked lower in front of the Orion television. This also gives remote control users a direct line of sight to the Orion television with out having to raise the remote control higher. I put the plastic cutting board the VCR was sitting on the lower level of the oak table back with the other cutting boards in the kitchen. For now I have left the dark oak table in between both computers empty, but I am sure over time it will fill up with odds and ends. I will now read some of the Microsoft Windows XP manual. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/17/02 Sunday 10:35 P.M.: I videotaped the latest version of National Geographic’s Volcano Hunters. I have it on the same tape that I recorded another National Geographic volcano special on last week. I put the tape by the Smithsonian volcano book on the top shelf of the center bookcase in the hallway. I will now go out for some fresh air. I had some potato chips and Carr’s crackers with Vermont cheddar cheese and ice tea while watching the Volcano special.  I just ran Symantec Live Update. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/17/02 Sunday 7:35 P.M.: I was up at 4 P.M. when a relative called. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I have been watching a bit of television. I chatted with another relative. I cleaned up. I am watching television. At 8 P.M., I will videotape the National Geographic special on MSNBC about Volcanoes at 8 P.M.. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/17/02 Sunday 5:55 A.M.: I sifted through my email. I went through my daily work list www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotlist.htm , and I noticed the Times of London no longer publishes the Court Circular or at least I can not find it. I imported my music files into the Windows Media Player. I also created a separate Music folder on my desktop, and I placed in it 17 short cuts to my music play lists on the E: drive of some vintage music for quick click enjoyment. I had a piece of cake. I will now head off to bed. Have a good day. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/17/02 Sunday 1:00 A.M.: I cleaned up after watching some of the Winter Olympics. I went out. I returned the DVD video at the library drop. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out for a while. I then went by the lower level train station dumpster, and I noticed they have about a dozen six year old 20 inch monitors they have discarded that weigh about 100 pounds apiece. I do not need one, so I left them there. I drove down by the waterfront. I then returned home. For dinner I had the rest of the eye round roast with horseradish, McHilney Tabasco sauce, and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice, steamed frozen green peas, and ice tea. I moved the Terayon cable modem to the left side of the backup computer, and I put a shorter and heavier cable from the splitter to it. I put the Compaq IJ200 printer lengthwise on top of the backup computer CPU. I have not been able to get the Terayon cable modem to go online recently, but the instructions says it takes up to seven minutes for it go online, so I will just leave it on and see if it eventually goes online. The instructions say to leave it on all the time, but since I hardly ever use it, I do not leave it on all the time. Perhaps since it is not the Motorola Surfer Pro I have registered with my main computer, Optimum has blocked it. Well, I will now do a little bit of regular computer work.  A relative while on vacation sent me a post card of the Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand volcano erupting at sunset in the mid 1990s. It is located at Tongariro National Park. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/16/02 Saturday 9:00 P.M.: I tightened the antenna connections on the amplifier tuner, and I adjusted the antennas, and the reception is a bit better. Possibly some radio stations do not come in as strongly anymore since the antenna on the World Trade Center is not there anymore. I can still input from one of the right speakers on the computer into the stereo system, but the feed is weak. I should find a female connector to plug into the input in the TDK woofer that has a split female connector that could connect to the cable imputing into the stereo as well as the TDK speaker system. On the primary output jack on the computer sound card, I have a two way Y splitter with the output to the TDK speaker system on one of the two outputs, and the second output has a three way connector with another speaker system connected to it, and the earplug from the microphone and the headphones thus the system audio feed weakens a bit. I had my cappuccino. I am now watching the Winter Olympics. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/16/02 Saturday 7:15 P.M.: I watched the DVD movie until midnight last night. I chatted with a friend during the movie. I went to bed after the movie, and I was up at 9:30 A.M.. I picked up a loaf of Italian bread and two croissants downstairs. One of the local building tenants has a source of day old bread. I then had breakfast of two croissants, oatmeal, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I fell back asleep until 4 P.M.. I had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup, potato chips, dill pickle slice, and ice tea. I just finished house cleaning and watering the plants. I also did a C: drive to D: drive backup of the computer while doing house cleaning. I have to adjust the antenna connection on my amplifier for the tuner. I will then have a cappuccino and clean up, and I guess go out for some fresh air. CIO

Note: <888> 02/15/02 Friday 8:00 P.M.: I read some news. I sent some messages. I will now shut down the computer, and I will watch a DVD video. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/15/02 Friday 6:45 P.M.:  I received two shirts in the mail from a relative. I went out after the last message. I stopped by the Valley Road post office, and I mailed some mail; and I also mailed the book to a relative for $3.13 book rate. I then stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I had received a call earlier in the day that my account slips from Deluxe check printers had the wrong account number on them, so I got that matter sorted out. I should be receiving a new batch of slips soon. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought a new Cuisine Art original food processor without the blade for $7.50. I have the Classic model at home with a set of blades, so now I have a backup Cuisine Art. I then went downtown, and I stopped by the Merry Go Around Mews thrift shop, and I bought a bolt of white brocade cotton cloth 12 feet long by four feet wide for $5. I walked around the center of town a bit. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then drove over to Smokes for Less in Byram, and I bought three cartons of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s for $19 apiece or $57 total.  I then returned home. I put the new Cusine Art in the bedroom closet. I put the new piece of white cloth on the lower half of the long green pattern sofa against the living room window wall. I had some ice tea, and I relaxed a bit. I then had dinner of three 1/3 inch thick slices of cold eye round beef with horseradish, McHilney’s Tabasco sauce, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed frozen peas, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I watched a bit of television. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/15/02 Friday 12:20 P.M.: I was up until 5:30 A.M., and I woke up at 10:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I did some paper work. I have been listening to http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ram/live_news.ram . The new TDK Tremor S60 speakers sound great with the existing other two pairs of speakers.  The sound is much clearer and easier to listen to at a distance. I will now clean up. I will then go out and mail the book. I will do some other day time activity. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 02/15/02:

 

Note: <888> 02/15/02 Friday 2:00 A.M.: I installed the old Advent speaker system on the backup computer connecting it to the second SoundBlaster AWE 32 speaker plug in hole. I connected the power to the printer switch on the power control panel with the other pair of speakers on AUX1. Of course the right speaker does not work with the Advent system, but the left and the woofer works fine. One has to plug in the Compaq IJ200 printer into the floor power control strip to use it. I put the Compaq IJ200 printer on the Terayon cable modem on the CPU. I adjusted sound settings. I ran Symantec Live Update and Windows Update on the backup computer. I will now send out my weekly notes and then after some Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese and Carr’s crackers and ice tea, I will head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/15/02 Friday 12:35 A.M.: After the last message when I had my snack, I relaxed a bit. I then went out at 7:30 P.M.. I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove up to Costco in Norwalk. They are open until 8:30 P.M. on weekdays. I bought a TDK TDK:Tremor S60 Speaker system regularly $75 for $49.99, and I also bought a RCA AM/FM clock radio RP3721 for $19.99 plus 5% non member charge of $3.50 plus $4.41 sales tax for $77.89 total. I then drove back to Greenwich, and I drove by the waterfront. I then stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went to the Exxon station next to the library, and I bought $7.25 of premium at $1.499 a gallon. I then returned home. I took out the old Advent speaker system that was defective, and I installed the new TDK Tremor S60 system. I put the bass woofer on the floor to my left side next to the box that holds my left side mouse pad, so it can reverberate off the wooden box. I put the right speaker on the right side of the CPU in front of the other two speakers, and I put the left speaker on the left side on the monitor on the keyboard drawer shelf holder. I connected them to the SoundBlaster Live MP3 audio card as the front speakers on the fist audio output jack, and I have another pair with splitters on the same jack along with the microphone ear piece and the headphones. I have another pair of Jensen speakers on the second jack set up as the rear speakers.  I adjusted the TDK woofer audio to midrange, and I adjusted the other audio settings, and it all sounds just great. I installed the RCA clock radio next to my bed, and I set it up. I put the older Panasonic clock radio on my older Sony color television in the kitchen. This all took a while. Since the Advent speaker system I took off the computer does not work on the right side, but the woofer and left side works, I will probably connect it to my backup computer. I will start doing that now. After I do that, I will probably head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/14/02 Thursday 6:30 P.M.: I watched television this morning. About 6 A.M., I had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, a dill pickle slice, potato chips, and ice tea. I rested until noon. I checked the mail. I had a Marie Callander beef tips meal, ice tea, a slice of cake and an instant Brazilian coffee. I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I returned a DVD video disk. Downstairs in the snack bar area, they have discarded library books for sale for .25 apiece. I bought two for .50. I then went by Var Max liquor pantry just across the Greenwich, Connecticut and the Port Chester, New York border on U.S. 1, and I bought a 1.5 liter bottle of Rene Junot white wine for $5.99 plus .40 tax for $6.39 total. I returned home. I put the Rene Junot white wine in the refrigerator to chill to have it in reserve for hospitality occasions. I then package up one of the books to send to a relative book rate, when I have a chance to mail it tomorrow. I relaxed a bit. I will now have some Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese with Carr’s crackers and ice tea.

 

Note: <888> 02/14/02 Thursday 2:55 A.M.: I will shut down the computer now. I will now read the Windows XP manual or I will watch some television or I will rest and get back on a day schedule. I have a 3 P.M. appointment today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/14/02 Thursday 2:15 A.M.: I noticed in the finals of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, there was a Corgi from Volcano, California. I did a little research, and I came up with this web site of a local hotel there with reference information The St. George Hotel . It says that the place was named Volcano, California since it looked like a Volcano, but it does not say whether there is actually a volcano there. Still judging from the locality it would be a nice place to sip a glass of wine. It says the hotel charges an extra $150 if one smokes in their room.  I have sifted through my email, and I will now start working on www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/14/02 Thursday 1:15 A.M.:

*****************************
Volcano Hunters documentary
*****************************
From: "Stephen James O'Meara" <someara@interpac.net>

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

For all those who inquired the National Geographic Society Explorer program
entitled VOLCANO HUNTERS will air in its entirety on Sunday, February 17,
2002 on MSNBC at 8PM EST. Earlier to the west.

The program details our work with active volcanoes and an investigation
into a possible lunar tidal influence at particular volcanoes.

Check local listing on the west coast for earlier times.

Sincerely, Donna and Steve O'Meara
--
Volcano Watch International
Donna and Stephen O'Meara
P.O. Box 218
Volcano, Hawaii 96785

808.985.7186
someara@interpac.net
donna@post.harvard.edu
http://volcano.und.edu/

==================
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PRESS RELEASE

A DATE WITH DISASTER:
VOLCANO HUNTERS RACE TO PREDICT
DEADLY VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS

National Geographic EXPLORER's Volcano Hunters Premieres
Sunday, February 17 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT only on MSNBC

(Washington, DC  February 12, 2002)  In the aftermath of Congo's current
Nyiragongo volcano crisis, scientists and researchers from all over the
world are racing to find clues that will help predict future deadly
eruptions.   On Sunday, February 17, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on MSNBC,
EXPLORER joins two courageous volcano hunters, Steve and Donna O'Meara, for
two perilous weeks atop one of the world's most active hot spots,
Stromboli, in Italy's Aeolian Islands.  Supported by the National
Geographic Society, the husband and wife team set out to investigate an
ancient and controversial lunar theory that they believe will contribute to
the science of predicting eruptions and may save lives.
    Off the northern coast of Sicily, Stromboli's summit is a forbidding
landscape of craggy rocks frequently shrouded in clouds of toxic gas.  Hot
ash rains down as sulfuric vapors overtake the fresh air.  EXPLORER follows
the O'Mearas through smoke and ash to collect hard data to prove that some
volcanic eruptions follow a pattern based on the moon's gravitational pull,
much like the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides.   Ascending the smoking,
belching Stromboli volcano takes courage, tenacity, and perhaps a touch of
madness.  Ignoring critics who doubt such a lunar correlation exists, the
O'Mearas push on, determined to find out if the moon is indeed tugging at
the earth's molten core.
    Volcanoes have killed close to a quarter million people in the past 500
years. The most catastrophic events can not only level entire towns -- as
Nyiragongo did in Congo last month -- but can also wipe out animals large
and small in the surrounding areas -- as Mount St. Helens did here in the
United States in 1980.  If the O'Mearas' observations at Stromboli are
viable, their continuing work could impact crisis aid and conservation
efforts while forever shifting the study of volcanoes.
   The eruption last summer of Europe's tallest active volcano is the
subject of  "Etna Ignites," the cover story of the February 2002 issue of
National Geographic magazine.
    For programming information and updates for National Geographic
EXPLORER, please log on to www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/explorer.
NGT&F is a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Geographic Ventures, which
also manages National Geographic's businesses in interactive, online,
merchandising, travel expeditions, and related businesses.  Building on its
reputation for remarkable visual and compelling stories, National
Geographic Television & Film (NGT&F) augments its award-winning documentary
productions (winner of 116 Emmys and more than 800 other industry awards)
with feature films, large-format, and long-form television drama
programming.  Worldwide, NGT&F's programming can be seen on the National
Geographic Channel, MSNBC, and PBS, home video & DVD, and through
international broadcast syndication.  The National Geographic Channel is
received by more than 130 million households in 23 languages and 136
countries, including the U.S.  More information about NGT&F is available on
www.nationalgeographic.com.
MSNBC is a joint venture between NBC, a leading provider of news and
information, and Microsoft, the leader in personal computer software and a
major provider of Internet online services.  Built on the worldwide
resources of NBC News, MSNBC is a 24-hour cable news network available in
68 million homes and Internet news service at http://www.msnbc.com/.
# # #
Contacts:
Terry Smith   National Geographic Television     202-775-6146
Eileen Campion    Dera & Associates              212-966-4600



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Note: <888> 02/14/02 Thursday 12:25 A.M.: I installed this patch Microsoft TechNet. Yesterday morning I videotape off PBS channel 10, the National Geographic special on volcanoes. It runs about 50 minutes. I put the volcano videotape on top of the Smithsonian volcano book on the top shelf of my center hallway bookcase.  I noticed in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, the Corgi in the finals was from Volcano, California. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/13/02 Wednesday 11:40 P.M.: I went to bed at 6 A.M. this morning after watching some television. I had a telephone call from a family member about noon. About 4 P.M. I got up, and I dressed, and I went to the Valley Road post office, and I mailed the Westminster Kennel Club dog show video tape priority mail to a relative for $3.50. I then returned to my apartment, and I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I fell back asleep until 9 P.M.. I started watching the Winter Olympics. I also had dinner of three half inch slices of cold eye round beef with horseradish, McHilney’s Tabasco sauce, and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed frozen peas, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I just finished watching the Winter Olympics. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/13/02 Wednesday 1:55 A.M.: I finished reading for the night. I will now head off to bed briefly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/13/02 Wednesday 12:05 A.M.: I had a piece of cake. I sent out an email. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/12/02 Tuesday 11:40 P.M.: I finished watching the dog show. I chatted with a friend.  I packaged the dog show videotape to mail to a relative. One can not put Priority Mail packages in the mail box at the post office, so I will have to mail it tomorrow. I guess I will start reading the Microsoft Windows XP manual.  Yesterday, when I went out, I also ran Norton AntiVirus 2002 on the C: drive. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/12/02 Tuesday 9:10 P.M.: I was up until 5 A.M. yesterday. I got up at 1:30 P.M. this afternoon. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins.  I went out, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I next drove downtown, and I stopped by the waterfront. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I then went to the Greenwich Library. I checked out one of two copies of Microsoft Windows XP Limited Edition manual. I then returned home. I chatted with a friend. I then read some of Microsoft Windows XP manual.  About 7 P.M. for dinner I had four 1/3 inch thick slices of cold eye round beef with horseradish, McHilney’s Tabasco sauce, and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, and steamed white rice, and steamed frozen Brussels sprouts, ice tea, and a cappuccino. At 8 P.M., I started watching The Westminster Kennel Club , and I am also videotaping it for a relative who is busy this evening. I will go back to watching the dog show. I remember in February 1983 on my way back from Florida before going up to Norway, I walked through Pennsylvania Station, and in New York then after about two feet of snow, I saw the Westminster Kennel Club dog show letting out, and the train station was full of dogs. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/12/02 Tuesday 1:00 A.M.: I finished watching the Winter Olympics. I watched a bit of other television. I will now watch a DVD video movie. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/11/02 Monday 10:30 P.M.: I went out, and I mailed the letter at the Valley Road post office. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library. I returned two DVD video movies, and I checked out two DVD video movies. I also read the Wall Street Journal and P.C. Magazine. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I then stopped by the Stop and Shop. I bought two half gallons of Tropicana orange juice with Calcium at $1.99 a half gallon, four 28 cans of TuttoRosso crushed tomatoes .50 a can,  two Marie Callander beef tips dinner $2 each, a eye round roast $2.99 a pound $9.12, and Lays Wavy potato chips large bag $1.49 for $20.59 total. I then returned home. I coated both sides of the eye round roast with ground black pepper, garlic powder, chicken and meat seasoning, celery salt, Italian spices, Basil, oregano, and Texas Best barbeque sauce, and I am cooking it at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes in the convection oven. I will have a few 1/3 inch slices of the eye round for dinner with steamed white rice and steamed frozen Brussels sprouts, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I am watching the Winter Olympics also. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/11/02 Monday 7:35 P.M.: I finished the letter.  I will now go out and mail it, and I will also stop by the library. When updating this note on the remote server with the older version of FTP Pro, I have to temporarily disable the Symantec Firewall to get it to work. This was not the case with the latest version of FTP Pro which I do not feel like buying after the trail period ended. Remember to stay warm this evening.  I turned up the apartment thermostat two degrees to 74 degrees Fahrenheit to warm up the apartment on this cold evening. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/11/02 Monday 6:25 P.M.: I went to bed at 4:30 A.M., and I was up at 4:30 P.M.. I had a telemarketing call from a resort in Florida about noon. I checked the mail, and my check from the Greenwich Hardware store came for the coffee machine I returned. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I watched some of the Winter Olympics for a while. I cleaned up. I put another 15 watt candelabra bulb in the right part of the right sconce on the living room wall adjacent to the hallway. I also changed the center living room lamp bulb from 15 watts to 40 watts. I will now write a Valentine’s letter to a family member. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/11/02 Monday 2:25 A.M.: I relaxed a bit. I watched some television. I sifted through my email. I went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I will now watch a bit of television, and then possibly I will try to go to bed. It is interesting in that my computer says it is 53 degrees Fahrenheit outside, and the weather report on television this afternoon says we are suppose to go down into the teens tonight. I guess we must be on the edge of a weather front. Well have a good morning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/10/02 Sunday 11:25 P.M.: I have been watching the Winter Olympics. For dinner, I had a Stauffer’s Salisbury steak and macaroni dinner and a fish filet and macaroni dinner with ice tea and a slice of cake. I noticed while watching the opening ceremonies, I have the Dutch flag hanging vertically backwards in my apartment from the curtain rod on the living room windows, so I changed it around, so when it hangs vertically the orange stripe is on the left and the blue stripe is on the right with the white stripe in the center. Well, I now will do a bit of computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/10/02 Sunday 10:05 P.M.: After the last message, I napped until 3 P.M.. I got up and I had a couple of hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, potato chips, dill pickle slice, slice of cake and ice tea.  My guest and I went for a drive. We walked lower Greenwich Avenue. We drove down by the waterfront. We stopped by Staples in Old Greenwich. We came back to my apartment. We had cappuccino. We have been watching the Winter Olympics. My guest just left. I will go back to watching the Winter Olympics. I tied up the Cablevision cord coming out of the living room wall, so I do not get video lines on the television. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/10/02 Sunday 9:40 A.M.:  I had a friend stop by yesterday after the last message. We went out for a drive down by the waterfront.  We stopped by the Food Mart in Cos Cob, and we bought two salmon steaks for $3.99 a pound. We then returned back to my apartment.  We watched some of the Winter Olympics on television.   I rubbed the Salmon steaks in olive oil, and I put them in a Pyrex baking disk. I added about a third of a cup of lemon juice, and I seasoned them with Italian spices, Oregano, and Basil. I baked them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.  About 7 P.M., we had the salmon steaks for dinner with steamed white rice and steamed frozen mixed vegetables and ice tea. We then watched the DVD video disk “Broadcast News”, and then we watched some more of the Winter Olympics. We went to bed about 10:30 A.M., and I was awake at 7:30 A.M.. We had breakfast of three scrambled eggs each, French bread toast with margarine, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee.  It is a bit damp today, but we will figure out something to do. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/09/02 Saturday 2:50 P.M.: I was up at 9:30 A.M.. I checked the mail, and I picked up a loaf of French bread from downstairs. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I just finished watering the plants and cleaning the apartment. I am just about ready to put away a new batch of ice tea www.geocities.com/mikelscott/icetea.htm . I just had lunch of two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, dill pickle, potato chips, piece of cake, and ice tea. I am throwing out the rest of the Purdue oven stuffer roaster chicken since it is over three days old.  After I put away the ice tea, I will have a cup of cappuccino. I will then clean up and go out for some fresh air. This should be in about an hour. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/09/02 Saturday 1:45 A.M.: I was up at 2:30 P.M. yesterday. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I checked the mail. I moved the oil filled electric radiators back into the bedroom since I have not been using them this warmer winter. I also put the Radio Shack battery charger to the right side of the TEAC DVD Multi Player. I cleaned up, and I drove downtown. I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I drove down by the waterfront. I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I went by the Greenwich Library, and I returned the four DVD videos I checked out yesterday, and I checked out two more and I also checked out a book. I stopped by Exxon, and I bought $9.50 of premium at $1.499 a gallon. I returned home. I did three loads of laundry. I started watching the Winter Olympics 2002 from Salt Lake City, Utah and its opening ceremonies. I started videotaping them about 9 P.M. until the end at midnight. It took one and a half videotapes. I had some two plates of Vermont cheese and Land O Lakes cheese and crackers while watching them along with ice tea. I had a bit of tummy trouble or indigestion, so I took a Tums antacid pill. I found these internet links from the Wellcome Trust on the Human Genome Project Ensembl Genome Server , Human Genome Working Draft, EBI, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL Outstation, Hinxton, UK) serving the bioinformatics community , NCBI , DDBJ . Well, I am tired, so I guess I will go to bed shortly. Have a good morning. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 02/08/02:

 

Note: <888> 02/08/02 Friday 4:35 A.M.: I was up at 1 P.M. yesterday. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I went down, and I signed my lease for the next year. I then went over to my 3 P.M. appointment. I next went by the Hospital Thrift shop. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then stopped by the ATM at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I next stopped by the Greenwich library. I then went by the ATM again at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove up to Costco in Norwalk, Connecticut. I use the ATM machine at Costco. I the bought two packages of five boxes of Carr’s crackers for $5.59 each package. I also bought a major purchase. I bought a TEAC 5 disk carrousel DVD Multi Player model DV-M5000 for $149.99 plus I paid a 5% surcharge of $8.06 since I was using a one day Costco card plus $9.45 tax for $178.68 total. I then returned to Greenwich, and I stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I checked out four DVD videos. I then returned home. I had dinner of two slices of cold chicken with Tabasco sauce, steamed white rice, steamed green beans, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I then proceeded to install the TEAC DVD player. First I removed the old Zenith short-wave radio from the TV chest. I took out the small dark oak table from the right of the primary computer, and I put it on top of the TV chest. I put the old Zenith short-wave radio in the bedroom closet. I put the blood pressure tester machine on the right side of the bedroom desk. I put the JVC videotape machine on a piece of plastic on the lower level of the dark oak table. I put the new TEAC DVD machine on top of the dark oak table underneath the television. I hooked up the TEAC DVD Multi Player to the Orion 25 inch television with the yellow, red and white audio and video RCA jack cables that came with the TEAC DVD Multi Player. I plugged it in, and it turned on. It took me some time and fiddling to figure out that I needed to use the remote control on the Orion TV to select “TV/AV” to have the TEAC video feed go into the Orion TV. I connected the red and white audio cables with RCA Y male to two female adaptors, and I plugged the other set of cables into the VCR input on the Technics amplifier, so I can play audio through my stereo system. I setup the Setup on the TEAC DVD Multi Player. Basically this all took some time, since I had to search for certain items, and I had to move other items around. I put the large button telephone on the arm of the couch adjacent to the television. I moved the tape rewinder on top of the JVC VCR. I moved the Emerson wireless headphone on top of the VCR. I tested the TEAC DVD Multi Player, and it works just fine. Since it has a five disk carrousel, one can listen or watch five different disks. I then put the 50 CD rack in between the day bed and the blue couch. I put the nine boxes of Bigelow tea on the shelf in the right living room closet. This all took some time, and I was finally done about 3:30 A.M.. I then had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, potato chips, dill pickle slice, slice of cake, and ice tea. I will now send out my weekly notes and go to bed. Have a good morning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/07/02 Thursday 3:00 A.M.:  I did a little bit of regular computer work www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm .  I did not have time to sift through my email yet.  I decided to clean my primary computer. I opened up the case, and I cleaned the interior with the air duster as well as the CD player and the 3.5” floppy drive. I then disconnected the Primary computer CPU, and I cleaned the case in the kitchen with bleach and then rinsed it with water. I reattached the Primary computer CPU to the rest of the system, and it is all running fine, and it looks a bit better. I did not clean the 19” monitor since it is difficult to lift, and also it is much more difficult to clean the monitor with the delicate circuitry which through the vents could be exposed to moisture. I sent out a couple of emails to friends. Well, I have to be up about 11 A.M. today, so I will go to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/06/02 Wednesday 9:15 P.M.:  I went out after the last message, and I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store. I gave them my receipt for returning the coffee maker, and they said they would send me the check. I have copies of the receipt. I bought a package two sets of two inch by four inch Velcro patches for $3.99 plus .24 tax for $4.23. I will use some to install the paper holder fork on the backup computer monitor. I then drove by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I next drove down by the waterfront. I then drove around Tod’s Point. I then went to Staples in Old Greenwich and the HP LaserJet paper is the same price I paid for it two weeks ago, $7.99 minus a dollar for $6.99. Thus if I saw right, they have a good sale on it at Staples in Port Chester, New York for $3.99. I then stopped by Radio Shack at the Riverside shopping center. I then went to CVS at the Riverside shopping center, and I bought two round tins of Danish Absolute Divine cookies for $1.99 each tin, a two pack of Dove soap for sensitive skin for $2.37, and two white Djeep lighters for $1.89 each plus .37 tax for $10.50 total. I then returned home. I had a frosted Diet Coke in a frosted mug. I watched the ABC evening news. I had dinner of cold slices of Purdue chicken with McIlHenny Tabasco sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed frozen green beans, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I then chatted with a friend. I will now put on the paper holder clip on the backup computer monitor with the Velcro strips. I will then do a little bit of regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/06/02 Wednesday 1:55 P.M.: Well today is the beginning of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. One can email congratualations at Welcome to the Official Web Site of the British Monarchy . Also today is Ronald Reagan’s 91st birthday, and one can email Mrs. Reagan at Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library-Welcome .  I was up at 11 A.M. when I had breakfast of orange juice, French bread toast, coffee, vitamins, and oatmeal. I watched a bit of television. It said on Burt Wolf’s cooking show that Donald Trump’s grandfather use to run a restaurant in the Klondike. I called the Greenwich Hardware store about getting the check for $111.30 for the coffee machine I returned two weeks ago, and they called me back and said they had lost the receipt. They want me to bring in the receipt, so they can copy it. I made extra copies of the receipt to have myself which I can do with the Visioneer scanner and Epson printer. I guess I will now clean up and go out for some daytime activity. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/05/02 Tuesday 10:45 P.M.: I had a delicious dinner. I guess I will watch a little television, and I will head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/05/02 Tuesday 9:20 P.M.: I went out, and I drove down by the waterfront. I stopped by the Greenwich Library. I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street, and I used the ATM machine. I next stopped by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a 42 ounce container of Quaker old fashioned oats for $3.99, a large 12.25 ounce bag of Wise potato chips for $1.99, a quart jar of Vlassic kosher dill pickle spears for $1.99, a Stauffer’s regular Salisbury steak dinner and a fish filet dinner for $2 each, two dozen large eggs $1.69, Land O Lakes 10 ounce bar of sharp cheddar cheese $1.99, two jars of S&S Manz Spanish olives .99, buy one get one free of Khan’s beef franks $3.69 both, S&S 10 package of dry milk $5.49 for $28.50.  I then went across the street, and I bought two half gallons of Florida Natural orange juice with calcium for $2.50 each, buy get one free of Pepperidge Farm frozen layer cakes for $3.69 both, two AC frozen green beans, two AC frozen peas, two AC frozen mixed vegetables for $4 all or .66 each, four packages of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter light .99 each, two Louis Rich turkey franks .99 each, a 5 ounce bottle of McIlHenney Tabasco sauce $2.99, and a Purdue oven stuffer roaster at .79 a pound for $6.29 for $29.66 total. I then returned home, and I put away my groceries. I then rinsed off and dried the Purdue oven stuffer roaster removing the giblets from inside which I throw away outside right away since I do not use them, and I don’t want them to stink. I put the chicken rack in a roasting pan, and I seasoned the top side of the chicken with ground black pepper, garlic powder, celery salt, poultry and meat seasoning, Italian spices, Oregano, and Basil. I then covered the chicken with the rest of the Bulls Eye barbeque sauce and some more Texas Best Barbeque sauce about a half cup all together. I then put it in the convection oven for about one hour and a half to one hour and forty minutes until the bird water thermometer pops up. It should be ready in about a half hour. I will have slices of it for dinner with reheated steamed rice and steamed frozen peas, and ice tea.  It is a bit nippy out, so stay warm. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/05/02 Tuesday 4:50 P.M.: I finished sorting out the paper work for my lease signing on Thursday afternoon. I made up a grocery list. I will now go out and do some grocery shopping after I clean up. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/05/02 Tuesday 3:25 P.M.: I had a 3 liter container of Bertolli olive oil that I opened, and I used for filling my olive oil containers. I am listening to http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ram/live_news.ram .  I will now do the paper work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/05/02 Tuesday 2:15 P.M.: This morning before going to bed, I sifted through old newspapers and periodicals throwing out old ones.  I move the ceiling panel with the First Alert smoke detector over one panel away from the kitchen to keep the smoke detector from going off when I use the toaster oven. I disconnected the center living room window wall lamp with the 15 watt bulb, and I connected it to the control panel that controls the other two adjacent lamps, so it comes on and off with the entry light switch. With the lava mood lamp on all the time, I do not need the other lamp on all the time. The lava mood lamp gives off a redish rose light. Before going to bed, I had two hot dogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, potato chips, dill pickle, and ice tea. I cooked them in the microwave cookware I bought. I finally went to bed about 6:30 A.M.. I was up at 11 A.M.. I checked the mail. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, French bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins.  I noticed it is cooler today. While at Wal-Mart on last Saturday in north Norwalk on Route 7, I noticed they have the oil filled electric radiators for $40.  I made a telephone call about a matter to do with the building. I have some paper work to do today before going out.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/05/02 Tuesday 2:50 A.M.:  I just printed out my Microsoft Money 2002 and report for the last 11 years.  It has been pretty much the same old financial routine for the last 11 years. There is not much going on, so I think I will shut down for the night. Have a good morning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/05/02 Tuesday 1:05 A.M.: Today, while I was in Staples in Port Chester, New York a nice couple were asking about page holders for the side of the computer monitor. I showed them at the clearance area there was a package that was on sale for $10 that came with a page holder, cable separators, air duster, and 15 inch glare screen. This evening, I remembered that I had a Kensington page holder for the side of the monitor. I got it out, and I had a piece of Velcro to attach it to the upper right side of my primary computer monitor.  It seems to on there quite securely, since I can not even separate the two pieces of Velcro easily to take it off should I need to. It would probably also hold a magazine or other light publication for typing from. I have a fork page holder that I thought about attaching to the backup monitor, but I do not have anymore Velcro. Velcro strips are available at the Greenwich Hardware store. I then sorted out my recent print outs, and I put them all underneath the Epson Stylus Color 880 printer. I sorted out the scratch paper from the print outs, and I added it to the existing pile of scratch paper. All together I have about three to four reams of scratch paper, usually with one side used. I put the large pile of scratch paper on the square Danish table on my bedroom desk. I move the unused ream of HP LaserJet paper underneath my Epson printer on top of the old HP95 cartridge that I saved. I put the package of regular paper there also, with a note in it saying it is not HP LaserJet paper, although it is wrapped in a HP LaserJet wrapper. I am out of empty boxes to put paper in. I still have the open box of HP Laser Jet Paper in a box wrapped in plastic wrap in the same location. I ran Symantec Live Update to update my antivirus file and other Symantec files.  The lava mood lamp seems to be working fine. While at Staples in Port Chester today, I noticed they have 600 page reams of HP LaserJet paper on sale for $3.99 down from the $6.99 apiece I paid for two reams of the same paper at Staples in Old Greenwich about two weeks ago. I also labeled the open HP LaserJet paper in the Southworth box I have in a plastic bag underneath the Epson printer. CIO

Note: <888> 02/04/02 Monday 10:05 P.M.:  I went out this afternoon about 2 P.M.. I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop.  I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I next drove over to the central Greenwich Post Office. I obtained three money orders at .90 apiece to pay my Verizon telephone, Optimum Online, and Cablevision bills. I also bought twenty U.S.A. flag stamps at .34 apiece for $6.80.   The postal clerk commented the number 888 had been coming up in her mind quite a bit recently. I then made my 4:30 P.M. appointment. I next drove down by the waterfront. I then went over to Port Chester, New York to the shopping center, and I stopped by Staples, and I bought a Holmes Mood Lava lamp silver base with red lava affect marked down from $20 for $6 plus .41 tax for $6.41 total. I stopped by Odd Job. I noticed they have the large First Alert fire extinguisher on sale down from $40 for $25.  They have a large selection of different items. I bought a four container 20 bag per container package of Ceylon Tea of Raspberry Herbal, Peppermint Herbal, Chamomile Herbal, and Serendip Green tea for $4.99 for all four containers, five containers of 3.52 ounce Golden Brazil Classic Arabica instant coffee at $1.19 a container, two 19 ounce containers of Texas Best Cajun sauce for $1.99 each, a three pack of Sahara Club white men’s crew socks 80% cotton, 16% polyester, 4% Elastic for $3.99 and a 3 pack of the same crew socks white, gray, and black pairs for $3.99. They are made in Pakistan. I also bought a three pack of men’s Empire dark dress socks 70% Acrylic 30% polyester made in India for $2.99 plus .30 tax for $26.19 total. I then returned home. I put the mood lava lamp in front of the air conditioner underneath the lamp with the Victorian lamp shade. I relaxed a bit. I then had dinner of reheated boneless chicken breast from two nights ago, steamed white rice, steamed frozen green peas, ice tea, and some of the Brazilian instant coffee. I chatted with a friend.  Earlier in the evening, I unpacked the microwave cooking ware I got last Saturday, and I put it on top of the microwave oven.  I noticed at the Clearance section at Staples in Port Chester, New York they have a number of computer items I do not need.  They have the $400 automobile CD guidance system for $100 for example. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/04/02 Monday 1:15 P.M.: I had a bowl of reheated white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce and ice tea during the night. My guest left at 8 A.M.. I was up at 11 A.M.. I chatted with a relative. I had breakfast of oatmeal, French bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I checked the mail. I will look at a few computer pages, and then I will get ready to go out.  I have a 4:30 P.M. appointment. I noticed yesterday that Staples has a store on Park Avenue on the east side of the street around 55th Street, so I guess one can get office supplies in Manhattan. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/03/02 Sunday 11:00 P.M.:  I had a busy day today. My guest, and I were up at 8 A.M.. We had breakfast of French bread toast, orange juice, coffee, 3 scrambled eggs apiece, and vitamins. We cleaned up, and we departed for Manhattan about 11 A.M.. We drove into Manhattan on I-95 and we got off the Bruckner Boulevard, and we took the Willis Avenue Bridge into Manhattan.  We got off the 71st exit of the FDR drive, and my friend made a stop at 72nd Street on the East side. We then parked on 81st just west of Madison Avenue facing the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We walked down Madison Avenue, and we stopped by at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church and we attended the end of the Sunday service. The United States Navy choir was there for the service. It was most enjoyable to hear the music. We then walked down to 70th street and we toured some of 70th street, and then we walked over to Fifth Avenue, and we walked back up to the Metropolitan Museum. We met our friends at 1 P.M., and we toured the Metropolitan Museum and its various exhibits until about 2:30 P.M.. It was most enjoyable since I had not been there in about 12 years. We then all headed down Central Park and we went to the boat basin to the boat house restaurant for coffee and a half of roast beef sandwich.  We then walked around the miniature sailboat pond, and we then walked over to Park Avenue down to 70th street, and we toured the John D. Rockefeller art gallery at the Asian institute. We then toured some more of 70th street, and then we toured the Frick Museum.  We listened to a guitar recital. I noticed they have the original Rembrandt Polish rider painter at the Frick museum that I have a copy of in my apartment.  About 6:30 P.M., we headed walking down Madison Avenue viewing the shops and the offices. Around 55th street we headed east to Park Avenue, and we saw the large security presence around the Waldorf Astoria for the World Economic conference.  There was only security and no protestors. We had to detour back to Madison Avenue, and we walked down to Biltmore Street and Vanderbilt Avenues opposite Grand Central Station, and we toured the Yale Club. In the reception room upstairs at the Yale Club, they have the portraits of the four former Presidents that have attended Yale University.  I did not see a picture of the current president whom I believe attended Yale University also.  We then walked through and toured Grand Central station including a pub called Campbell’s on the southwest corner of the station. We walked south to 41st Street and Park Avenue, and then walked west a half block to the Peking restaurant and we all had a very enjoyable dinner of four different Chinese meals along with tea and rice.  After dinner, we then walked back through Grand Central Station, and we viewed the Missing Persons pictures posted after 911 on the concourse. We went down to the Subway, and we got MTA passes, and then we walked over to Madison Avenue and 42nd street. We said good bye to our friends, and we caught the M1 bus uptown to 79th street, and we retrieved the car, and we drove back out to Connecticut via the FDR drive north to the Willis Avenue bridge to Bruckner Boulevard to I-95 east and back to Byram area of Greenwich, Connecticut. I had a frosted Diet coke in a frosted mug when I returned, and my guest headed off to bed. I washed my feet to get the salt off of them. I will now head off to bed myself.  In all it was a very enjoyable day, and a healthy change from the country, although it involved quite a bit more walking than normally in Greenwich. Well have a good night. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/02/02 Saturday 10:05 P.M.: My guest and I left at 4:30 P.M.. My guest discovered he had lost a car molding part at a car wash in Norwalk, so we drove up to Route 7 in North Norwalk, and we retrieved the part. We then went to Wal-Mart on Route 7 on the Norwalk – Wilton border. I bought a pair of Farah white khaki pleated pants waist 40” by 30” length for $15.97 and I also bought a 10 piece Amberware microwave cook set for $9.97 plus .60 tax for $26.54 total.  My friend bought epoxy glue for the car molding part. We then returned to Greenwich, and I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. We then went to the Food Emporium, and I bought two 13 ounce bags of A&P regular coffee beans, and two of balanced blend each for $1.69 a bag for $6.76 total. We then returned back to my place. I mixed the coffee beans with my existing batch of coffee beans, and I now have 7 quart jars of coffee beans for my regular blend.  I put the Avocado seed in the jar in water in the community room. I noticed that the Avocado plant I put down there some time ago is no longer there anymore.  We watched television.  My friend at the Food Emporium bought Purdue boneless breast of chicken for $2.99 a pound and several packages of frozen peas. I cooked the chicken the same way I had earlier in the week along with steamed rice and steamed frozen peas, and we had it all for dinner with ice tea. We then watched television. I finished off a bag of potato chips. I called a friend in Manhattan to verify meeting them in the City tomorrow. Well my guest will stay down tonight, and I will probably head off to bed in another hour. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/02/02 Saturday 3:35 P.M.: I finished the house cleaning and watering the plants.  A friend showed up about 1 P.M. and is taking a nap. I used four tooth picks, and I pushed them into the avocado seed I saved, and I have it sitting in a jar of water above the kitchen sink. I will try to start an avocado plant. I have a nearly dead plant in the community room that I can put the avocado seed in its pot should it successfully geminate. I will now clean up, and my guest I will go out for some daytime activity. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/02/02 Saturday 12:30 P.M.: Well, I guess Willem and Maxima are hitched.  I guess CNN could not afford to cover the event.  More than likely since Willem is a member of the International Olympic committee, he and Maxima might be coming to the United States to Salt Lake City for the Winter Olympics.  Perhaps they will be stopping by New Amsterdam on their way. I will be going to New Amsterdam tomorrow Sunday to visit some friends.  We will probably go the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There is an afternoon concert at the Frick museum.  Possibly we will have coffee at the boat house in Central Park and maybe stopped by the Yale club for a drink. I have not been in New Amsterdam in the day time for about 12 years. Of course up until nine years ago, I use to go in their at night as part of the New Amsterdam Dutch night watch, so possibly old wooden shoe makers and wind mill watchers might remember me.  I was up at 11 A.M.. I checked the mail. I picked up a loaf of French bread from the donations left out at the front hallway table. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, French bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins.  I am listening to www.radio10.fm to keep up with the events in old Amsterdam. Alas, I do not understand Dutch, but I enjoy listening to the music on the 22 speakers in my apartment hooked up to the computer internet music. It says on the Royal Dutch household site, that Willem regularly goes to Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles, so perhaps they might go down there before the Winter Olympics. I have a Holland flag displayed in my apartment between the United States of America and the British Union Jack. Well, it is Saturday like any ever efficient Dutch boy house cleaner, I have to do my weekly house cleaning.  Keep an eye on the ground hog. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/02/02 Saturday 1:45 A.M.: Royal Dutch Household site http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/ and Congratulations to the Royal Dutch Household site http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/UK/congratulations/congratulations.html .  I guess I will head off to bed now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/02/02 Saturday 12:55 A.M.: Send Congratulations to Prince Willem and Maxima http://www.koninklijkhuwelijk.nl/en/felicitatieregister.html . CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/02/02 Saturday 12:15 A.M.: I went out, and I mailed the letter at the Valley Road post office box. I drove down by the waterfront.  There was construction debris blowing around in the high wind on Steamboat Road at the Del a Mar Hotel construction site. It is rather confusing on the exterior of the new façade in that some of the rooms have full length opening doors on the upper floors on the exterior, but there are no balconies. So unless they plan to install balconies, guests more than likely would be able to fall out of their room windows should they venture out the glass door windows unless they are for appearances and do not open. It looked like both the Food Emporium and the Stop and Shop were both closed. I relaxed a bit when I got back, and I am now having an ice tea.  Well Happy Ground Hogs Day.  Also today is Prince Wilhelm’s of the Netherlands of the House of Orange wedding to his Argentinean bride Nationaal Oranje Comité . I suppose they will be partying and having lots of festive activities in the Netherlands today.  Possibly the wedding might be on CNN in the early morning hours.  Well I will now do a little bit of regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/01/02 Friday 10:55 P.M.: I finished writing the letter.  I will now go out and mail it. I chatted with a friend.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/01/02 Friday 9:45 P.M.: I researched the Terayon TeraPro cable modem for the backup computer. I researched Optimum’s web site www.optonline.net . I just had dinner of a Red Baron extra cheese pizza with ice tea. I will now write a letter to a family member.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 02/01/02 Friday 6:50 P.M.: I went to bed at 4:30 A.M.. I was up at 11 A.M.. I checked the mail. I had breakfast of oatmeal, rye toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went back to bed until 3 P.M.. I had a couple of hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup, potato chips, dill pickle, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I cleaned up, and I went out. I drove by the waterfront. I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I went by Exxon, and I bought $8.60 of premium at $1.499 a gallon. I went over to Smokes for Less in Byram, and I bought three cartons of Seneca ultra lights 100s for $19 a carton for $57 total. I noticed they have buy three get two free of Marlboros for $12 a five pack or $24 a carton. I returned home. I finished running Norton SpeedDisk on the backup computer. It takes time because of the 74,000 favorites. I also enabled the telephone modem on the backup computer, so if the cable modem is down, I could dialup to Juno. Juno has a local number in Greenwich for its free access. I am watching the ABC evening news now. CIO

 

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Note: <888> 02/01/02 Friday 3:15 A.M.: I sifted through my email, and I went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I noticed that the Terayon cable modem on the backup computer does not go as fast as the Motorola surfer modem on the primary computer. I finally figured out it goes about a third to a fourth as fast which is fast enough. I tried fiddling with the cables to no avail. I put a longer cable on the Terayon modem, so it can sit on top of the backup computer CPU. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the backup computer LAN card driver. I also disabled the Logicode telephone modem on it. I removed the Network Dialup Adaptor in the Network settings. I also uninstalled Client for Microsoft Networks, and just left it at Windows Login. I also tried the tweak setting at www.speedguide.net . Still the Teryaon cable modem on the backup computer is fast enough for my needs. I also installed the Microsoft Word 2002 updates on it. I ran Symantec Live Update on it. I installed Juno 5 on it. I tried fixing the Compaq IJ200 printer that is attached to it, but I think the cartridge has just about had it. I will not be getting another one, since I have the two good printers on the primary computer. I ran Norton Disk Doctor, Norton WinDoctor, and I am now running Norton SpeedDisk on the backup computer. I deleted the Microsoft Windows XP Professional Beta RS2 download files from the backup computer. Well, I am a bit tired, so after sending out my weekly email, I will head off to bed. CIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: <888> 03/31/02 Sunday 7:00 P.M.: I went out, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at a couple of different locations. I then drove down by the waterfront, and I checked out the cloud formations. It looks like we might get some rain. I then returned home. I had a call on the answering machine from a relative. I reheated a bowl of the pasta Alfredo mixture, and I had it with about 10 Carr’s crackers with mozzarella cheese and ice tea. I will now watch some television for a while before going to bed.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/31/02 Sunday 1:50 P.M.: Dinner was just fine. The lamb came out perfect. I will now go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/31/02 Sunday 12:15 P.M.: I had to reposition the meat thermometer. It needs to be in the main portion of the meat which would be the least done. It seems to working all right.

 

Note: <888> 03/31/02 Sunday 11:50 A.M.: I watched a little bit of morning television. I cleaned up. I went outside briefly. I chatted with a relative. I started cooking the three pound semi boneless Australian leg of lamb in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about one hour and fifteen minutes. I put a meat thermometer in, but I am not sure whether it works or not. It should be done at interior temperature of the meat at 135 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Before cooking on a meat rack in a baking pan, I rubbed the entire leg of lamb with olive oil. Then on both sides and the wide end, I covered it with garlic powder, celery salt, ground black pepper, chicken and meat seasoning, Old Bay seasoning, Italian spices, Basil, Oregano, Thyme, and Rosemary. I then minced five large cloves of garlic, and I spread them on top of the lamb. I will have a some slices of it with steamed fresh asparagus and reheated green spinach noodles with alfredo garlic sauce, ice tea, and a cappuccino.  I have about 50 minutes and ten minutes of resting until it is done. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/31/02 Sunday 9:10 A.M.: I read the news in the British press about the passing of the Queen Mother.  I sent my condolences at http://www.royal.gov.uk/ . I found this link for cooking the Easter leg of lamb http://www.australian-lamb.com/ . I am guess in my convection oven which cooks faster, I should cook the 3 pound half of a leg of lamb at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour and then let it stand for about 10 minutes.  I am not sure whether I will use one of their recopies or not. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/31/02 Sunday 7:00 A.M.: I was up at 5:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toasted halves of a roll, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I watched the news on the BBC television about the Queen Mother passing away. They said they are saying prayers for her in England and around the world. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/30/02 Saturday 6:50 P.M.: I have been listening to tributes to the Queen Mother of England on her passing away on the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ram/live_news.ram . I am sure the British people will dearly miss her as well as the Scottish people. I suppose she had been part of the Old Guard’s life for most of this century. I remember once attending a horse race at Fort Erie race track in Ontario in Canada in 1972, where she presented the winning trophy.  I have seen many people over the years that reminded me of the Queen Mother. Well, we should all pray for her departed soul, and I am sure Queen Elizabeth will be most grieved on the passing of her mother. I had some potato chips and French onion dip along with 7 Carr’s crackers and slices of mozzarella cheese. I am tired, so I will head off to bed. I also chatted with a relative. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/30/02 Saturday 4:50 P.M.: I just heard the news on the passing away of the Queen Mum. I am most grieved to hear of the beloved Queen Mum passing away. I am making a simple dinner of spinach pasta and alfredo garlic cheese sauce. I will continue listening to the BBC.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/30/02 Saturday 4:15 P.M.: I went out, and I parked downtown. I walked lower Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out for a while. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then went to the Greenwich Library, and I read the Greenwich Times. One of the patrons was looking for the copy of the Greenwich Post, which the library was missing; so I returned to my apartment and I fetched my this week’s copy of the Greenwich Post, which I had not read, and I returned to the library, and I gave it to the patron. I will have to remember to read it in the library. I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought a half of leg of fresh semi boneless Australian lamb for $1.99 a pound for $5.83, two half gallons of Florida Natural orange juice for $2.50 each, a 8 ounce bar of Cracker barrel Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese $2.50, thin fresh asparagus at $1.99 a pound $2.17, and two large 12.5 ounce bags of Lays potato chips for $1.99 each for $19.48 total. I then returned home. I was quite hot since it was 68 degrees Fahrenheit, and I had dressed for cooler weather. I had a 28 ounce bottle of Perrier with Angostura bitters to quench my thirst. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/30/02 Saturday 12:05 P.M.: I finished house cleaning. I went downstairs, and I picked up a loaf of poppy seed bread and two rolls. I just had lunch of two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and a couple of small dill pickles and Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers and ice tea. I will now have a Brazilian instant coffee. Then I will clean up and go out for some fresh air.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/30/02 Saturday 8:45 A.M.: I am listening to Cnet Radio talking about www.datavor.com  a new search engine. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/30/02 Saturday 8:00 A.M.: I relaxed and watched television until 2:30 P.M. yesterday. I had some Carr’s crackers and mozzarella cheese about noon. I chatted with a relative. I slept until 2:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went back to bed until about 7:30 A.M.. I will now have some Carr’s crackers with mozzarella cheese and ice tea. I threw out the Rib eye steak I bought a week ago. I will then do some house cleaning and watering the plants.  I will listen to Cnet Radio while doing this. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/29/02 Friday 9:15 A.M.: I had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, a dill pickle slice, a bowl of Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I relaxed a bit.  CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 03/29/02:

 

Note: <888> 03/29/02 Friday 7:30 A.M.: I sifted through my email. I will now send out my weekly notes. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/29/02 Friday 5:50 A.M.: I rotated the paper trays in the HP LaserJet IID printer, so the full lower tray is now in the top position, and I filled the current lower tray with HP LaserJet paper. Thus both paper trays now have 150 to 200 sheets of paper in them. I keep my HP LaserJet paper in a plastic bag to prevent moisture accumulation. I also keep it the side up that it goes into the HP LaserJet II D printer. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/29/02 Friday 5:35 A.M.: I went to bed at 8 P.M. last night, and I received a telephone call from a friend about 9 P.M.. I slept until 2:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast with raspberry jam, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I refilled my EpsonStylus 880 Color printer’s black ink cartridge with the black ink refill kit that I have. I now have a full black ink cartridge, and the existing color cartridge is about half full. I also cleaned my Que CD/RW drive with the AT&T CD lens cleaner that I have. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/28/02 Thursday 6:00 P.M.: I relaxed a bit, and then I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I gave my 3 P.M. appointment #5 copy of my Internet Directory Cdrom. I have made 2 master CD/R, 2 master CD/RW, and 23 CD/R copies of the directory.  After my 3 P.M. appointment, I went downtown, and I sat out for a while. I then drove down by the waterfront, and I checked out the Sea Gull population. I then returned home. I am a bit tired, so I guess after some Carr’s crackers and mozzarella cheese slices and ice tea, I will head off to bed. I have been awake for quite a while, so I guess I need some rest. Have a pleasant evening. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/28/02 Thursday 1:40 P.M.: I ran Norton Disk Doctor on the C: drive, and then I ran Norton SpeedDisk on the C: drive while I was out. I went out at 8 A.M., but the Valley Road post office does not open until 8:30 A.M.. I went to the central Greenwich Post Office, and I mailed the Imation rebate and one of the Favorites CD envelopes that had eight 34 cent stamps on it.  I had to wait to mail the other 5 Favorites CD envelopes since the central Greenwich post office does not open its windows until 8:30 A.M. I was able to mail first class domestically three of the Favorites CD envelopes for $1.72 each and one $1.95 and one air mail to Great Britain for $5.60 for $12.71 total. I then walked around and sat out downtown for a while.  I then drove down by the waterfront. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I returned 15 music CDs and I read the Wall Street Journal and the Greenwich Times. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I next went downtown, and I stopped by the Mews Merry Go Round Thrift shop, and I bought a two level wicker rack for $5. I then sat out for a while. I then walked up Greenwich Avenue, and I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store, and I bought a three pack of 30 pound Professional picture hangers for $2.49 plus .15 tax for $2.64 total. I then walked up to the top of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out for a while. I then walked down the Avenue, and I sat out in the center of town. I then returned home. I had a can of Progresso chicken, rice, and vegetable soup with 7 Carr’s crackers and mozzarella cheese and ice tea. I then hung the wicker rack with two of the 30 pound Professional picture hanger hooks on the wall to the right of the main computer. I put two of the speakers on the top level and the Imation 100 CD/R bundle and on the lower level, I put the Sony 50 CD/R bundle with my extra Epson color ink cartridge and the Office Depot air spray can.  Well, it neatens up the work area around the primary computer a bit. I checked the speakers to make sure they are working properly. The lucky recipients of my Favorites CDs internet directory will be able to surf the internet to their heart’s content especially if they were not fortunate to download it while it was freely available for download over the last seven years until I had to quit running my server.  I have a 3 P.M. appointment. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/28/02 Thursday 5:40 A.M.: I made 18 copies of my Favorites CDrom to send to six parties. I first printed out a letter and CD labels. I then put the letters in the mailing envelopes and put address labels on them. I put the numbered labels in the thin CD jewel cases. I then burned 18 Favorites CDroms on the Sony CR/R 24X disks.  I assembled 3 CDs into each of the six packages. I had a problem getting my computer to read my Favorites CDrom which interfered with my entire system. I finally figured out that I had to disable the Real One auto play, and the system worked fine. I also did a System Restore back to March 26, 2002.  My computer is a bit slow starting, and I need to run Norton Speed Disk to get the startup files at the start of the computer C: drive. I will mail the disks at 8 P.M. this morning at the Valley Road post office. I will now have two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and potato chips and a dill pickle slice and ice tea and Brazilian instant coffee. I will then clean up and do some more computer work before going out at 8 P.M.. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/28/02  Thursday 12:15 A.M.: I went to bed after the last message. I received a telephone call from a friend while asleep. I was up at 10:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast with raspberry jam, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I will now do some computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/27/02  Wednesday 2:15 P.M.: I did a little bit of routine computer work. I filled out the Imation CD $20 rebate information. I had some cheese and Carr’s crackers with ice tea. I guess I will relax for a while. I feel a bit tired, so maybe I will take a nap. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/27/02  Wednesday 10:35 A.M.: I drove downtown, and I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove downtown. I drove by the waterfront. I drove over to Staples in Old Greenwich. I bought a 100 pack of Imation 24X CD/R disks for $29.94 plus there is a $20 mailin rebate. Also I bought a 12 pack of 6” X 9” of Jiffylike cushioned mailers  for $5.49 plus $2.13 tax for $37.56 total. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. Next I drove downtown, and I stopped by the central Greenwich Post Office, and I bought 20 U.S.A. flag stamps for $6.80. I sat out briefly. It is still a bit damp out. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I checked out one video DVD and 15 music CDs. I now will fill out the Imation $20 mailin rebate. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/27/02  Wednesday 7:20 A.M.: I finished writing the letter. I will go out shortly. I will head over to Staples in Old Greenwich some time this morning to get a package of the 100 Imation CD/R 24X disks for $30 down from $50 plus the $20 mailin rebate card.  I will now shut down. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/27/02  Wednesday 6:05 A.M.: I checked the mail. I had a meal of two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and potato chips and a dill pickle slice with ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee. I just finished cleaning up. I will now write a letter to a relative. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/27/02  Wednesday 4:15 A.M.: I am going through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I found this link for Whose Watching Me? From http://Trapware.com/ . The 90 day demo did not detect any snoopers. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/27/02  Wednesday 3:20 A.M.: I watched a bit of television until noon yesterday. I fixed the television cable by jiggling it where it comes out of the wall. Frequently when the television has lines on Channel 2 it is because of a badly adjusted cable. Anyway it is working fine now. I rested from noon to 9 P.M.. I had three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I then rested more until about 2:30 A.M. this morning. I will now do some regular computer work. Frequently when it rains, the low barometric pressure makes my low blood pressure even lower, so I tend to be tired.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/26/02  Tuesday 7:45 A.M.: I did a little bit of computer work. I think I might relax a bit or watch television.  A little bit later this morning, I might go out. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/26/02  Tuesday 6:25 A.M.: I chatted with a friend until about 10:30 P.M. last night. I was up at 4:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast and raspberry jelly, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I will now pursue some regular computer activity.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/25/02  Monday 9:25 P.M.: I chatted with my guest. We drove down by the waterfront.  We chatted some more.  We had dinner of two Stouffer’s hearty meals with ice tea. When cooking two Stouffers meals in the microwave, I cooked them about a third longer, and I stack them perpendicular to each other and rotate the stack half way through the cooking time, and then two Stouffer’s microwave meals come out fine. I also had coffee earlier this afternoon.  I chatted some more with my guest.   My guest just left.  I will now head off to bed, but I will now be back on a day schedule. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/25/02  Monday 1:35 P.M.: I rested from after the last message until 7 A.M.. I had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and ice tea. I went out, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove over to Oil Star in Cos Cob, and I had my oil changed. They put in Castrol 15W40 and a Fram oil filter plus checked the other fluids, and I also got an air freshener for $1 for $33.92 plus $2.04 tax for $35.96. They have noted the last several oil changes, I have a torn boot on my front steering rods that needs to be replaced. Also my starter motor which Exxon has fixed twice recently still occasionally makes a grinding noise which if not a missing tooth on the fly wheel might be a bad solenoid. Still the 1976 Volvo is running just fine at 117,000 miles. I then drove over to Old Greenwich, and I toured the Old Greenwich rummage room. I next drove around Tod’s Point. I then went by Staples, and I bought a 2002 Calendar of the National Parks for $2.50 plus .15 tax for $2.65. I then went to Oil City, and I got the Express car wash for $5. I next went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I then drove downtown. I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I bought a raspberry Danish at the St. Moritz bakery for $1.25, and I ate it in the park.  I then stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I returned a video DVD disk. I have just now returned home. Staples has a 100 pack of Imation CD/R 24X disks regularly $49.99 minus $20 instant rebate for $29.94 plus a $20 mailin rebate for $9.94 total. I will pick up a bundle later in the week. A friend just called and is coming down. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/25/02  Monday 2:50 A.M.: I did a little bit of regular computer work. I just had some potato chips and S&S French onion dip and ice tea. I feel like relaxing, so I will now shut down watch some television. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/24/02  Sunday 11:15 P.M.: I was up to 7:30 A.M. this past morning. I watched http://hourofpower.org/ . I was up about 5 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, the last of the Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I chatted with a relative. I went out for a drive. I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove over to Exxon next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $11 of premium at $1.679 a gallon. I guess gasoline has gone up 18 cents a gallon since I last bought gasoline. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at a couple of locations. I drove down by the waterfront. On the way back home by the Mercedes Benz dealership, I brushed a bug off my ear. By the Shell station, I noticed it was on my windshield and it was a wasp or a yellow jacket. Then it hopped on my steering wheel. I tried not to panic, I pulled off at Old Post Road, and I drove down a bit and pulled over, and opened the car door, and I brushed the wasp or yellow jacket off my steering wheel out of the car. I then returned home. I relaxed a bit. I just had dinner of a broiled rib eye steak with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh asparagus and broccoli, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will now do a little bit of regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/24/02  Sunday 3:55 A.M.: I surfed the web a bit. I had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, potato chips, and a dill pickle slice along with ice tea. I keep my hotdog buns in the freezer, and I microwave them before use for 30 seconds. I microwave the hotdogs for 90 seconds on a microwave proof plate with a cover to keep them from splattering. I also prick the length of two sides with a fork. I checked the sale ads, and CompUSA has a Belkin four port router for $50 that I could use if I want to run both computers on the internet at the same time.  One could listen to music or news on one and web browse on another. I am not sure if it is necessary, but it supposedly provides additional firewall protection. Of course, I might want to keep some funds in reserve to pay bills in April since I have my first primary GEICO payment of the four month billing cycle for the every six month policy.  It is getting to be a trade off technology versus lifestyle.  I bet some realistic people without the internet are able to actually save money without all the shopping temptation the internet brings.  I will have to check what the regular price is for the four port Belkin router.  I think I will head off to bed shortly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/24/02  Sunday 2:25 A.M.: I went out, and I drove downtown. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area. It was not too damp tonight. I then drove down by the waterfront. On the way home, I stopped by the Shell Station; and I checked the air in my tires including the spare by pressing on it. I put 28 PSI all around. My driver’s side front tire was down four pounds, so I put a couple extra pounds in it around 30 PSI. It has been about a month since I last checked them. I stopped in to see the station attendant to thank him for the air. I then returned home. I am having a glass of ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/23/02  Saturday 11:35 P.M.:  I finished cleaning up. Today, I also took the First Alert rechargeable flashlight out of the right side of the kitchen, and I put it in the bedroom where the First Alert rechargeable lantern was. The First Alert rechargeable lantern has not worked very well for two years since I put in a new rechargeable battery. I put it on the floor underneath the backup computer plugged into the power strip.  I put the old CDrom drive in the box in the bedroom window. Well time to go out. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/23/02  Saturday 10:55 P.M.: I just finished dinner. I renewed Microsoft Windows XP Step by Step over the internet at http://pac.greenwichlibrary.org/screens/mainmenu.html . Today, when vacuuming, I also put in a new Electrolux vacuum bag.  I will now have a smoke. Then I will clean up and go out to enjoy some brisk spring air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/23/02  Saturday 10:25 P.M.: I put number labels on my music CD/Rs and Jewel cases, so one can identify them when out of the case. I finished house cleaning and watering the plants. I listened to some MP3 CDs on the TEAC DVD player while house cleaning. Although it is five disk, it does not play continuously from disk to disk. One has to prompt it to play the next disk. I have not read the instructions to see if there is anyway to do so. I also made up a batch of ice tea. I just finished doing my laundry, and when I do my laundry I change the sheets on the bed. I disconnected the gold plug from the computer to stereo amplifier input line, and I unscrewed and reattached the wires in a different configuration. It did not work at first, but when I put the cap on the gold plug, it is now playing sound on both sides of the speaker system when hooked up. I am not sure if it is stereo or mono though. I have about six wire pieces in the strand from the computer to amplifier, and I could probably improve on it by using the right adaptors and line. I am now making a Stouffer’s 20 ounce lasagna, which I will have for dinner with ice tea. I will then take a shower and clean up. I am thinking about going out for a short drive, since I have to go out to throw out the garbage anyway. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/23/02  Saturday 4:30 P.M.: I started house cleaning. I was playing music from the computer through my stereo amplifier, and I noticed one of the channels was not working. I checked the cables, and I figured out I have the gold plug behind the backup computer soldered wrong, so I will have to resolder it correctly to get both right and left sides working correctly. I am surprised I never noticed it before. I also put the computer input wire on the CD channel of the amplifier. I also noticed the music CDs that I have recorded have no way off telling the generic CD from other CDs once they are out of the CD jewel case. I will stop house cleaning briefly and put labels on each jewel case and CD with matching numbers, so one knows which CD goes with which jewel case. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/23/02  Saturday 3:20 P.M.: After the last message this morning, I took the cover off the backup computer. I changed the rails off the 3.5 inch floppy drive with the rails which were different off the E: drive. I put both the 3.5 inch floppy drive and the E: drive back into the computer with the exchanged rails. I also put more black electrical tape on the 3.5 inch floppy blank, so it looks more uniform. I cleaned the backup CPU with bleach to clean the case. I then put it all back together, and it looks much nicer with the uniform blank and the 3.5 inch drive properly spaced. I had some potato chips and French onion dip along with the rest of the Danish cookies. I did not fall asleep until about 7:30 A.M.. I did not make the Italian bread pickup downstairs this morning. I had calls from two friends. I was up at 2:30 P.M.. I just had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I will now do my weekly house cleaning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/23/02  Saturday 3:05 A.M.: I am tired. I will now go to bed. I turned up the living room thermostat two degrees, but there is still a chill in the air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/23/02  Saturday 2:30 A.M.: My Favorites CDrom works just fine on the new backup computer 45X CD player. One just has to press the play button next to the eject button to get it to work.  It might be because the CD is not fully written. Well that is a relief.  I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/23/02  Saturday 2:20 A.M.: After dinner, I ran Live Update. I now have to reboot the machine. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/23/02  Saturday 1:25 A.M.: I went out after the last message.  I went by the Greenwich Library, and I read three computer newsweeklies. I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove up to CompUSA in Norwalk, and I was looking for a face plate for my backup computer where I have fit the 3.5 inch floppy drive in the top 5.25 inch bay.  They only had a bay fitting for $15 with a USB port on it that would not work on my computer  motherboard although it would have held the drive fine. I toured the store looking at other merchandise.  They had a lot of different cables on clearance. I chatted with a couple. I decided to buy a Clearance Prime Peripherals 45 X Cdplayer down from $30 for $9.60 plus .58 tax for $10.18 total.  Since the couple was looking for a CD audio cable that the store wanted $15 for, I gave them the four pin audio cable in the clearance CD player, since I have a spare one at home that came with the QUE CD/RW player. I then toured Circuit City. I then toured Staples up by Costco.  They have a generic 95A cartridge on the clearance table for $50. I then returned to Greenwich. I drove downtown, and I drove by the waterfront. I then went to the Food Emporium, and I bought asparagus at $1.99 a pound for $3.40, two rib eye steaks at $3.99 a pound for $2.75 and $2.23 for $8.38 total. I then returned home. I took off the case off my backup computer. I measured the 3.5 inch floppy drive against a case 5.25 inch blank. I then drew lines on the blank. I cut small 1/8 inch holes with a drill every 1/8 inch along the outline. I then broke off the piece. I filed it with a knife sharpener. I then wrapped the rough edges with electrical tape. I put it in front of my 3.5 inch floppy drive, so the bay is closed off. I had a problem with the rails on the floppy drive adjusting them, so it sits back slightly since I did not have a small pair of rails. I put the Clearance 45 X Cdplayer in the backup computer replacing my 24X cdplayer that might have been faulty. I hooked up the sound with the existing four pin cable. The 45X CDplayer works fine with music cds. However, it does not display my Favorites CD, although it works with other CDs. It was recognized plug and play. I fiddled with it a while. I took my backup data CD, and I copied its data files to the backup computer. I am not sure why the Favorites CD will not play on the 45X CD player, but since I have the Favorites on the C: drive it does not matter.  I put the 24X cdplayer in the 45X box. I will now have the same dinner as I had last night finishing off the cold eye round roast slices with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, McHilney’s Tabasco sauce, and horse radish along with reheated brown rice and steamed asparagus and broccoli and ice tea.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/22/02  Friday 5:00 P.M.: I fell back to sleep until 3:30 P.M.. I checked the mail. I just had a Stouffer’s Hearty pot roast dinner, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will now clean up and go out for some fresh air. I just heard at the Cnet radio site about a clever web site www.dvdeastereggs.com which lists the Easter Eggs hidden on DVDs. On the backup computer, the C: and D: drives are 6 gigabyte and the E: drive is 8 gigabytes, so I have a little over 20 gigabytes of storage on the backup computer. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 03/22/02:

 

Note: <888> 03/22/02  Friday 7:45 A.M.: Winter has returned, it is 19 degrees Fahrenheit right now. I was up at 2:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I then decided to take my old E: drive I had in the Fire Sentry Case and put it on the backup computer.  From the backup computer, I removed the 5 ¼ floppy drive that I do not really need anymore and put it in the bedroom right night stand. I put my 3 ½ inch floppy in the top 5 ¼ “ bay. I put the C: and D: drives in the lower 3 ½ inch bays. On the two lower 5 ¼ inch bays, I put the E: drive and the 24X CDrom drive. I have the C: and D: drives on IDE1 as master and slave.  On IDE 2 I have the 24 X Cdrom drive as master and the E: drive as slave. In this configuration, my IDE cables reach the respective drives. I tested the system.  Since the E: drive with the old server information was formatted in NTFS, I had to run Fdisk on it and reformat it. I had a problem originally having the computer run smoothly which turned out it was over heating because one of the IDE cables was keeping the CPU fan cooler from spinning. Once I got the system tested, I put the case cover back on with the face plates. I do not have a face plate for the top bay with the 3 ½ “drive, so there is open space around it. I ran Norton Live Update on the system and updated it. It is all running fine. However, I know longer have a copy of my old server directory.  I will now send out my weekly notes. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/21/02  Thursday 9:10 P.M.: I finished dinner. I had to put in the primary audio card outlet splitter plug in further to get sound on both of the Monsoon speakers. It needs to be pushed in all the way. I am tired, so I will head off to bed shortly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/21/02  Thursday 8:00 P.M.: The first copy of my Favorites on a Sony 24X CD/R disk was done about 7 A.M. this morning. I then burned another one from the original group of files on the computer which took about 50 minutes. I then burned two CD/RW from the same source. I thus have two Master CD/R and two Master CD/RW disks #1 - # 4. I rested a bit while doing this. I was finally up at 1:30 P.M.. I had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and ice tea. I cleaned up, and I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and they have a new collection of spring items for sale. I then drove downtown, and I walked from the center of town up to the Greenwich Hardware store. They have the $250 Broehm cappuccino espresso machine on sale for $75 since the regular price on it is about $150 now. I then drove down by the waterfront. I returned home. I then made 5 copies on Sony 24X CD/R disks from one of the CD/R master disks.  The copy process show an erroneous error message since the disks are not completely written. However, they work just fine. I printed out a front CD label picture of myself in front of the Louvre ten years ago and a rear CD disk information label. I assembled the disks in the large CD jewel cases with the labels. I put one CD/R and CD/RW master in the First Sentry case and the other two masters in another safe place. I labeled each front label 1 – 9. Since the 75,000 Favorites are somewhat dated, I am not sure if there is any interest in them. However, at least now I have them in more useable format that one can use on any computer  including a library computer with a web browser and CD player without having to copy all of them to one’s hard disk. I will now have the same dinner as last night. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/21/02  Thursday 6:10 A.M.: I finished copying the Favorites and the Favorites *.zip files, and the Interactive directory to the E: CD write able drive. I will now write them to a Sony CD/R disk. This will probably take a while, so I will go to bed now. I have a 3 P.M. appointment today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/21/02  Thursday 2:35 A.M.: I was up until about 7 A.M. yesterday morning. I had to prompt the file copying process a few times. I woke up at 4 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I rested a bit until about 7 P.M.. I chatted with a friend. I cleaned up, and I went by the library, and I returned nine music CDs, and I read the Greenwich Times and the Wall Street Journal. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I drove down by the waterfront. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought two packages of S&S hotdog rolls $1.19 each, a 5.5 ounce bag of Wise potato chips .89, a ten pack of S&S powdered dried milk $5.49, and a large container of Quaker old fashioned oats for $3.99 for $12.75 total. I then returned home. They file copying process had reached a prompt. I have to copy smaller groups of folders on the “Government Military” category folder since there are prompts that stop the process on a larger collection. I tried once again by changing the preferences to use Nero Burning Rom for the process without success. I quit copying the Government folder, and I copied the IBM, folder. I had dinner about 1 A.M. while doing this of the same meal as last night without the coffee. I will do some minor computer work, and then start working on copying the government category and continue on. The copying process to the E: drive CD burner seems to be into another temporary folder from which after I am done copying I will burn the CD/R. I would imagine this all will still take a bit of time. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/20/02  Wednesday 3:10 A.M.: I finished sifting through my email. I am now going to try to copy my 75,000 Favorites to a CD/R disk which I could then copy. This could take a day or two, so I will be limited to the activity that I can do on the computer. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/20/02  Wednesday 2:10 A.M.: After dinner, I rearranged some of my music CDs in the 50 CD music rack, so I can put three thin jewel case CDs in one slot, so technically it can hold a 150 of the thin jewel case CDs. Actually the CD jewel case rack is one that I bought for 40% off at about $22 at the Al Franklin music store going out business sale. I think it might actually be designed to be a videotape rack which I use for a CD jewel case rack. I also made copies of the CDs for my Microsoft Works Suite 2002, Norton 2002 System Works and Norton 2002 Firewall. When printing out Music CD labels with the Nero Burning Rom program, I get the remains of a sheet of paper after I cut it, where I can cut it again, and get a small sheet of note paper and another about twice the size, so as not to waste scrap paper. I will now do a bit of regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/19/02  Tuesday 9:10 P.M.: I was up at 2 P.M. today. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I made my 4 P.M. appointment. I then went to the Greenwich Library, and I returned 9 music CDs, and I checked out 9 music CDs. I then went to the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove down Greenwich Avenue, and I stopped by the waterfront. I then went to Smokes for Less in Byram, and I bought three cartons of Seneca Lights 100s for $19 a carton $57 total. I then returned to my apartment. I had some ice tea. I then drove back by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove over to Staples in Old Greenwich. Their weekly sales brochure did not show the Sony CD/R 24X fifty bundle on sale, but they checked the sale advertisement at Staples, and they found out they are suppose to be $10 off for $17.94. I also bought a 50 pack of thin CD jewel cases for $9.94 plus $1.67 tax for $29.55 total.  The thinner CD jewel cases allow one to put in more CD jewel cases in a CD rack. Staples in Old Greenwich has an internet terminal in their office furniture department. I then returned home. I chatted with a neighbor. I had dinner of four 1/3 inch thick slices of cold eye round beef with horseradish, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, and McHilney’s Tabasco sauce along with reheated brown rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce and steamed fresh broccoli crowns and fresh cut asparagus along with ice tea and a cappuccino. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/19/02  Tuesday 5:40 A.M.: I did a little bit of regular internet work. I am tired, so I will head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/19/02  Tuesday 3:50 A.M.: After the last message and dinner, I worked on making some Audio CD/R from some vintage MP3 files I had on my computer. This took a while. I also labeled them with the label maker, and I put them by my TEAC DVD player. I also reorganized my 50 CD wire rack by the day bed. I put the German Classical CDs in the bookcase next to the records, and I added some new CD/Rs to the wire rack. I put the big button telephone in the long couch arm to make room on the video chest for the CD/Rs of MP3s. I made a copy of Nero Burning 5.0, and I put it on the lower level of my computer table. I put the original in the Que CD/RW box on the left living room closet shelf. I updated my list of blocked IP addresses that I have blocked with the Symantec Norton Firewall. The link for the list is www.geocities.com/mikelscott/blockip.txt . I will now have a couple of hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and a dill pickle slice, potato chips, and ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/18/02  Monday 9:10 P.M.: I was up at 4 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I drove down Greenwich Avenue, and I stopped by the waterfront. Long Island Sound is still there on a rather bleak raining evening. I then stopped by the library, and I read P.C. Magazine. I toured the music CDs for the first time in a while. I know the collection fairly well since I use to regularly check out music CDs until a couple of years ago. I recently have not been listening to music at night since it disturbs my concentration when working on the internet. I did check out one DVD video and 9 music CDs. I then stopped by the Food Emporium, and I bought a two dozen large eggs at $1.79 a dozen for $3.58 total. I then returned home. I chatted with a friend. I then took the slightly less than two pound eye round, and I seasoned both sides with ground black pepper, garlic powder, celery salt, poultry and meat seasoning, Italian spices, Basil, and Oregano. I then also covered both sides with Baby Ray’s barbeque sauce. I am cooking it fat side up in the convection oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes. I will have it with steamed brown rice and steamed fresh broccoli crowns and asparagus slices and ice tea and a cappuccino. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/18/02  Monday 4:45 A.M.: Earlier around midnight, I had potato chips and S&S French onion dip. I just now had about ten Carr’s crackers with slices of mozzarella cheese and ice tea. I will now head off to bed.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/18/02  Monday 3:25 A.M.: I just finished listening to the MP3 CD/R, and it was quite enjoyable to listen to some vintage music. I also noticed a vintage circa 1937 Cadillac downtown today with an antique license plate from Florida. I guess some old timer got tired of the hot sweaty weather down in Florida and decided to come up north and enjoy the invigorating spring days.  I remember once in Florida, I met the first Cadillac dealer in New York City, and he told me if I have nothing better to do, to try to sell some Cadillacs. Well, I have tried that angle over the years, and I guess no one has bitten. This old time Cadillac dealer also started General Motor Acceptance Corporation, and he told me they would beat any dealer’s price on a General Motors product at http://www.gmacfs.com/ , of course one would have to have some sort of credit rating. Well, I have seen a lot of Cadillacs in my day. I remember at tea time in Florida, one would see thousands of new yellow or white Cadillacs and Lincolns cruising along A1A going to various social occasions. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/18/02  Monday 2:25 A.M.: I made a CD/R of the collection of various songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. I am listening to it on the TEAC DVD player since they are MP3 files. I printed out CD covers for the copy of the CD/RW and the CD/R. I am listening to it on my Emerson wireless headphones connected to my amplifier with the TEAC DVD player through on the VCR1 selection.  For your reading amusement I will list the 21 songs which run a bit more than 70 minutes. Since I am user friendly with ASCAP, I do not think they will mind me listening to them in my own apartment. I can also listen to them with the headphones next to my computer, if I plug them into the cable by the left lower desk drawer, so as to save my Emerson wireless headphone batteries. I believe Odd Job is selling the Emerson wireless headphones for $16.99 this week, but one would still have to go to Radio Shack for a battery recharger and rechargeable batteries.  The link to my current listening that I just recorded on the Que CD writer is

http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/music001.jpg . CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/18/02  Monday 1:10 A.M.: I just finished watching Silicon Valley III summit on MSNBC. It was most interesting since I had seen the previous two broadcasts. I just happened to catch it. I will now fiddle with the Que CD/RW player some more. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/17/02  Sunday 10:40 P.M.: I finished my computer work. I will now shut down and watch some television. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/17/02  Sunday 10:00 P.M.: I sifted through my email.  For dinner, I had a Stouffer’s Home style meatloaf dinner with ice tea and a cappuccino.  I relaxed a bit. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/17/02  Sunday 7:30 P.M.: Last night I put $10 on my McCray laundry card. I ran Norton Speed Disk on the C: drive before going to bed about 6 A.M.. I was up at noon and Speed Disk was done, and I took the AAA rechargeable batteries out of the battery charger, and I put a pair in my Emerson wireless headphones, so they work now. I went back to bed until 3 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, 3 slices of Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I then cleaned up, and I went out about 5 P.M.. I went downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area. I drove down by the waterfront. I stopped by the Food Emporium, and I bought two bags at $1.50 each of A&P balanced blend 50% less decaffeinated coffee, and two bags at $1.50 each of A&P regular red bag coffee for $6 total. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought fresh heads of broccoli at .79 a pound for $1.34, three S&S premium margarine for $2 all, a eye round roast at $2.99 for $5.53, and it was the last one out at that time, fresh garlic at $2.49 a pound .35, and a gallon of S&S bleach for .99 for $10.27 total. I then returned home. I put away my purchases. I mixed the four new bags of A&P coffee beans with the existing supply of coffee beans I had, and I now have about 7 quarts of mixed coffee beans. I keep the quart jars of coffee beans underneath my dining room table next to the kitchen entrance. I keep them in resealable quart glass jars similar to mason jars. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/17/02  Sunday 5:30 A.M.: I tried twice to copy the CD/RW disk to a CD/R disk, but it did not work. I was able to copy one of my regular music CDs to a CD/R disk, so that feature does work. It takes about 9 minutes to copy a music disk. Perhaps, there was a bad track in the CD/RW disk, or perhaps one can not do that. I am tired, so I will go to bed shortly. I have to wake up at noon to take the batteries out of the charger.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/17/02  Sunday 3:15 A.M.: I encoded with the Real One Roxio plugin some of the music from my hard drive onto a CD/RW disk. This takes a bit of time, about as much as it does take to listen to the music. There is a little bit over 70 minutes on the disk. The MP3 music files encoded this way as opposed to copying, play on my TEAC DVD player which is suppose to support MP3 music formats along with other CD formats. I hooked up an old pair of head phones to my amplifier that have a lose wire on one side that some times work properly and some times do not. I am recharging the AAA Nickel Cadmium rechargeable batteries I have for my wireless headphones, and they should be charged by noon today.  I will now make a CD/R copy of the music I just encoded. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/17/02  Sunday 2:15 A.M.: I had a Stauffer’s Hearty pot roast dinner along with a couple of slices of Italian bread toast and ice tea. I tried to burn my Favorites on a CD/RW disk, but at the rate it takes to transfer each one, it would take two and a half days to put them all on a disk. I guess, I will wait until I have some time. I updated the Roxio plugin on Real One, and I imported my C: drive songs into its media library. I am now encoding a CD/RW disk with some vintage music of my generation. I went downstairs, and I put $10 on my laundry card. It will take anther 40 minutes for the CD/RW disk to be completed.  I am just relaxing. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/16/02  Saturday 10:50 P.M.: The Nero Burning program froze again when I was trying to burn all my 75,000 Favorites at one time. I have been able to copy them in Zip format though. I will now try to burn them on one disk one sub folder at a time. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/16/02  Saturday 10:30 P.M.: I had reheated steamed rice with the meal I had after the last note. I did my house cleaning and watering the plants.  I also ran Norton Clean Sweep along with Disk Doctor and Win Doctor. I finished the backup of the C: drive to the D: drive. I imported my Favorites into Nero Burning, but on the first CD write attempt it froze. I will try it again shortly. I emptied all my garbage cans. I went out, and I stopped by the West Putnam Avenue postal facility and I mailed my Que rebate forms along with a Forbes cancel invoice. I did get the two free Forbes magazine. I read their web site regularly anyway at www.forbes.com . I then went by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went to Exxon, and I bought $10 of premium at $1.499 a gallon. I next stopped by the library, and I dropped off a DVD video disk at the outdoor video drop. I noticed while at the Post Office my driver’s side rear bulb was going off and on like it was just about worn out. I stopped by the Stop and Shop, and they do not carry car bulbs. The Exxon station did not have them either. The Shell station carries car bulbs for more recent models. I stopped by the Mobil station, and they did not have car bulbs. I returned back to my residence, and I had a spare bulb in my tool case in the trunk. I installed the new smaller driver’s side rear bulb, and I checked the other lights. They are all fine. I put another snow brush from the trunk in the back seat to replace, the one that broke some time ago. I will now try to burn a Favorites CD again. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/16/02  Saturday 4:10 P.M.: I went to bed at 11 P.M. last night, but I was unable to fall asleep until about 4 A.M.. I had some goldfish crackers and ice tea. I received a telephone call from a relative about 9 A.M.. I went downstairs, and I picked up a loaf of Italian bread from the table now in the community room. I ate breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I fell back asleep until 3:30 P.M.. I will now the delete the E: drive backup off the D: drive. I will then run Norton Disk Doctor on the C: drive and Norton WinDoctor. I will then start a backup of the C: drive to the D: drive.  I will have a Stauffer’s lean cuisine Beef portabella for lunch along with ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee. I will then start my weekly house cleaning and watering the plants. CIO

 

 

Note: <888> 03/15/02  Friday 11:30 P.M.: I did a bit of regular computer work sifting through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I will wait until tomorrow for my email. I am a bit tired, so I will head off to bed.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/15/02  Friday 10:50 P.M.: I cleaned up, and my guest arrived at 4:30 P.M.. We chatted a while. About 6 P.M. we had the same dinner I had earlier this week of spiced barbeque boneless breast of chicken with steam asparagus and steamed white rice and ice tea.  This time besides adding margarine to the white rice, I also added sesame oil, La Choy low sodium soy sauce, and Medina balsamic vinegar. After dinner, we watched the ABC evening news. We then watched the a DVD video movie. My guest left about 9:30 P.M.. We had thought about going up to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York www.usma.edu tomorrow Saturday March 16, for the 200th anniversary celebration. However with my rather severe arthritis, I would not be very comfortable out in the rain expected tomorrow. Well, I guess I will have to make it to the 250th anniversary.   They are selling First Day issues of stamps and Eisenhower silver dollars at Eisenhower Hall tomorrow for $35 each. I think an ounce of silver is only worth about $7, so one pays a premium to have Eisenhower’s picture on the silver dollar. If one ever runs out of money making such neumistic investments, one could always use it as a lucky silver dollar at a casino. Well, I then relaxed a bit. I then took off the cover off the computer case, and I inspected the IDE cables. It is just as I suspected. They are two short for rearranging them to have one IDE cable on each CD player. Well, the Que CD/RW player copies fast enough for me from the 50X CD player with both of them on the same IDE cable. Well, I guess it is the story of my life at middle age. When ever I think something is fast enough, others think it is too slow. I guess time is relative as to the speed of events. Well, I will now do a little bit of regular computer work. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 03/15/02:

 

Note: <888> 03/15/02  Friday 3:25 A.M.: I was up at 10:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I made up a batch of www.geocities.com/mikelscott/icetea.htm . I was able to get the Que CD/RW working successfully. I copied my Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition Upgrades, Windows ME, and my Windows XP Professional disks. I keep the copies by my computer, and I keep the original disks in their boxes they were sold in. I made five archive copies of my primary computer data files, 4 on CD/R and one on CD/RW, and I put one of each in the Sentry Fire Storage box. I probably will store one or two others off site.  On copying CDs, my computer would be even faster doing it, if I put each CD player on a separate IDE cable. I am not sure in the present configuration if the existing cables would be long enough. I will look into it later. I will now send out my weekly notes. I have a guest coming down for dinner about 5:15 P.M.. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/15/02  Friday 1:15 A.M.: I zipped my Favorites into sub folders, and I copied them to a CD/R disk. I tried to add additional folders to the disk, but some how I had them in a different format. I also can not get my ACER 50/X drive to read the CD/R disk, so I am still in the learning curve about using the QUE CD/RW drive. I will now relax and head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/14/02 Thursday 8:05 P.M.: I fixed some short cuts on my desktop. I filled out the rebate information for the Que CD/RW drive, and for both of them they want the original UPC code from the box along with a copy of the receipt, so I sent the UPC code with the $20 rebate, and I copied it, and I sent that with the $15 rebate. CompUSA advertised two rebates, so hopefully QUE will honor both of them.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/14/02 Thursday 6:40 P.M.: I was up at 1:30 P.M.. I had a Stauffer’s lean cuisine honey chicken meal with peppers, and I also finished off the pineapple grape mixture along with ice tea. I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I then drove downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue on the nice warm spring day, and I also sat out at various locations. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then returned back to my apartment. I relaxed a bit. I just now ate a Stauffer’s hearty turkey breast meal with stuffing and ice tea. I will now do some regular computer work. I also have to fill out the rebate forms for the Que CD RW drive. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/14/02 Thursday 10:00 A.M.: I installed the Nero Burning Rom 5.0 software, and I tired using it. I had trouble getting it to format a RW disk, but I found at the Que web site an update to Nero Burning Rom 5.0 for XP, and the formatting and copying to a RW disk work fine. I still have to figure out other bits of the software. I did make one RW disk with 15 Beatles songs on it which plays from the computer CD players, but I can not get it to load on my DVD player. I made a CD R disk, and it records them very quickly.  I will study this all later. I need some rest. I have a 3 P.M. appointment, so I have to be back up at 1 P.M.. I had some ice tea and goldfish crackers. Time for rest. CIO

 Note: <888> 03/14/02 Thursday 3:50 A.M.: I did a little computer work, and I went back out last night at 7 P.M.. I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove up to CompUSA in Norwalk. I toured the store looking at the 18th anniversary specials. I bought the QUE CD-RW Drive 24X/10X/40X for $84.99 which included a $15 instant rebate plus $5.10 tax for $90.09.  The QUE drive also has two mailin rebates for $20 and $15, so it will eventually be $50 and tax. I also bought a 10 pack of Smart Buy CD-RW 4X-10X recording disks for $6.99, a bundle of 50 CompUSA CD-R 24 X recording disks for $14.99 and a box of 50 CompUSA jewel cases for disks for $14.99 plus $2.22 tax for $39.19.  I started down the road, and I remembered that I might need a Y cable splitter for my power supply, so I returned to CompUSA. I bought a Y cable splitter for $10.99 off $2 because I was short of cash and a CompUSA pack of 6 computer case thumb screws for $3.99 plus .90 tax for $15.88. I then returned home driving through central Greenwich on the way back home. I first disconnected my computer case, and I looked at the wiring situation. I only have two double IDE cable connectors, so I decided I would have to remove the E: hard drive. I reconnected the computer, and I copied from the E: drive to the C: drive my 74,000 Favorites, some Music, some small programs and other files. This took some time, so I had same dinner as last night around midnight.  I then took apart the computer. I removed the E: drive, and I put it in my Fire Sentry Case next to the front door in a plastic static bag. I put in the new QUE drive in the same location, setting it as a slave drive. The wires were already set up there from the E: drive, and I did not need to use the Y power cable splitter. I connected the two wire connector from the SoundBlaster Live MP#+ sound card to the QUE drive leaving the 4 wire connector on my Acer 50X cdrom player. I then tested the system, and sound plays out of both the ACER CD drive and QUE CD/RW drive. I reassembled the case and connected all the cables in back of the computer. It all seems to be working fine. I now have to install the software, and I guess I will do a test record with the QUE CD/RW drive.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/13/02 Wednesday 5:40 P.M.: I went to bed at about 1 A.M. last night, and I was up at 1 P.M. today. I had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I went out. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then drove downtown, and I went by the waterfront. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the Greenwich Times and the Wall Street Journal. I returned a DVD video, and I checked out two DVD videos. I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought two bundles of fresh asparagus at $1.49 a pound for $1.45 and $1.43 each bundle, three Stouffer’s hearty meals at $2.15 and a Stouffer’s 20 ounce lasagna at $2.57. All of the Stouffer’s regular meals are 40% off. I also bought a bulb of garlic at $2.99 a pound for .75 for $12.65 total. I then returned home, and I put away my purchases. I will now listen to some Cnet radio. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/12/02 Tuesday 11:30 P.M.: After dinner, I watched a DVD video. I will shut down the computer shortly and relax a bit before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/12/02 Tuesday 7:35 P.M.: I was up at 12:30 P.M.. I checked the mail. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I chatted with a friend.  I listened to a bit of Cnet radio www.cnet.com to hear about technology happenings on the west coast. I worked on the backup computer. I installed the Real One final product and updates and plugins. I had to set its video in Real One preferences on the backup computer to a lower level by unchecking a box since the backup computer only has four megs of onboard video. I tried updating the video drivers on the backup computer, but I kept the old one. I updated the Symantec firewall and Norton Antivirus 2002. I also installed Microsoft MSN 7.0 and the latest Java Virtual machine. I downloaded from Real and listened to Paul McCartney’s “Freedom”.  I am cooking the same boneless breast of barbeque chicken the same way with a little lemon juice added to the previous recipe. I will have it with steamed white rice and steamed asparagus, ice tea, and a cappuccino. It is damp out, so I will probably be staying inside tonight. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/12/02 Tuesday 12:30 A.M.: I finished sifting through my email and going through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I noticed that CompUSA has the Lexmark E210 Laser Printer for $99.99 after rebates Welcome to CompUSA.com - Products , about $100 off.  I will now shut down for the night. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/11/02 Monday 11:30 P.M.: I had the same boneless breast of barbeque chicken, steamed white rice, steamed asparagus, and ice tea as last night for dinner. I am going through my regular computer routine. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/11/02 Monday 9:20 P.M.: I went downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read P.C. World magazine. I returned back to my apartment, and I relaxed a bit. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/11/02 Monday 6:15 P.M.: The Logitech cordless mouse was getting erratic, so I replaced the batteries in it, and it seems to run better.  I moved the Logitech cordless mouse base station to the left of the power control centers. I put the left Monsoon speaker behind the computer to the left on top of the HP LaserJet IID manual.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/11/02 Monday 6:10 P.M.: I listened to some internet broadcasts. I had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and a dill pickle slice and potato chips and ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee. I cleaned up, and I will go out shortly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/11/02 Monday 4:00 P.M.: I reinstalled the Creative SoundBlaster Live MP3+ drivers for Windows XP. When I was checking the speaker on quadraphonic speaker setup, I noticed the left Monsoon speaker and one of the other pair of speakers was not working. I checked the back of the computer, and on the first speaker output jack the double splitter was not plugged in all the way affecting the Monsoon speakers, and I also changed the setting on one of the other pair of speakers to surround, so both speakers work. Thus I now have all speakers set up and tweaked properly. I will now clean up.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/11/02 Monday 1:50 P.M.: I was up at 11 A.M.. I checked the mail. I listened to some internet news. I had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins.  For the interested parties that read my notes, I will list the vitamins and supplements that I take every day.  Following is a list: one 325 mg. aspirin, either a balanced B-100 or B-50 tablet, 500 mg. of Niacinamide, a multiple vitamin such as Centrum Silver, 400 IU USP vitamin E, 1000 mg. or 500 mg. of Vitamin C, 500 mg. of Deodorized Garlic, 1000 mg. of MSM, Echinacea 150 mg. and Goldenseal 100 mg. complex, and Glucosamine Sulfate 500 mg. and Chondroitin Sulfate 400 mg. and MSM 500 mg. combination.  Before going to bed, I take a Tylenol and a MSM 1000 mg.  Well, it all seems to help me a bit with my over all health and joint pain.  I plan to stay inside and do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/11/02 Monday 1:45 A.M.: Well, I finished my regular internet routine.  It is time to call it a day. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/11/02 Monday 12:50 A.M.: I had the same barbeque boneless chicken breast dinner I had a couple of nights ago. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/10/02 Sunday 11:05 A.M.: I analyzed the IP addresses with http://www.arin.net/whois/arinwhois.html , and judging from the returns if it is one hacker, it is a Asian from Taipei who travels all the time to Canada and down the east coast to Georgia going through Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida frequently, and visits California frequently and might work for Intel in California and made one trip to Australia.  Of course if it is more than one hacker, then other users IP addresses besides Optimum Online start with “24.”. However, I bought my motherboards from somebody from Taipei, so maybe they are monitoring my computer use hoping to sell me an Intel product. So much for my Sherlock Holmes skills. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/10/02 Sunday 10:25 P.M.:  I made up a list of the IP addresses that I have blocked in the last two months with Symantec Norton Firewall 2002 mostly for trying to attack my computer looking for Trojan Horse access. Most of them are from Optimum Online Users. Following is a link to the list http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/blockip.txt . CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/10/02 Sunday 8:55 P.M.: I went out after cleaning up. I drove downtown, and I drove around the train station area. I drove down by the waterfront. I then went to the Food Emporium, and I bought three Stauffer’s hearty pot roast dinners at 40% off for all Stauffer’s for $2.15 each, and boneless breast of chicken at $1.99 a pound for $5.77, and fresh asparagus at $1.49 a pound for $1.55 for $13.77 total. I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought three 96 ounce jugs of Tropicana orange juice with calcium at $2.99 a jug for $8.97 total.  I then returned home, and I put away my purchases. I chatted with a relative. I noticed yesterday when I was down at Grass Island that the park there on the waterfront has about three to five Canadian goose droppings per square foot which is quite dirty. I suppose if other people with waterfront lawns have the same problem, they have a major health problem.  I read that they have reduced the Swan population on the waterfront by curdling their eggs in the nests. Perhaps since the Swan population is down, the Canadian Geese population is up. I am not sure or not if the Swans will run off the Canadian geese or keep them from hanging around one’s lawn. Well time for some regular computer work. It was quite blustery outside. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/10/02 Sunday 6:25 P.M.: I finished two loads of laundry. I change the bedroom sheets when I do laundry. I had to leave the socks out on the day bed to dry more. I did a bit of regular computer work. I just had a Stauffer’s lean cuisine Chicken scaloppini with lasagna meal and some of the pineapple and grape mixture along with ice tea and a cappuccino. I will now clean up and go out. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/10/02 Sunday 3:45 P.M.: I was up at noon. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I put my laundry together, but the machines were busy. I went back to bed until 2 P.M.. I am now on the dry cycle of the laundry. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/09/02 Saturday 9:45 P.M.: We finished watching the DVD video. My guest left about fifteen minutes ago. I will now relax before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/09/02 Saturday 6:35 P.M.: I finished the house cleaning and backing up the computer about 1:30 P.M.. I ran Norton Disk Doctor and Norton Win Doctor before the backup. I had lunch of two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and potato chip and ice tea and Brazilian instant coffee. I had a guest stop by at 2 P.M.. I cleaned up. We went by the library, and I returned a DVD video, and I checked out 2 DVD videos.  We drove down by the waterfront and took a drive through Bruce Park. We stopped by the library again to sit outside briefly. We stopped by the Stop and Shop, and my guest bought fillet of salmon and fresh asparagus.  We stopped by Smokes of Less in Byram. We returned to my place. I ran Norton Speed Disk while I was out. We chatted a while. I am now cooking the same baked fillet of salmon meal with steamed asparagus and steamed white rice and ice tea. We will then watch a DVD video. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/09/02 Saturday 10:50 A.M.: I was up at 9:30 A.M.. I fetched a loaf of Italian bread and four rolls downstairs from the bread table. I had breakfast of Italian bread toast, oatmeal, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I will now start a backup of the C: drive to the D: drive. I then will start my weekly house cleaning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/09/02 Saturday 12:30 A.M.: I sifted through my email. I went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I updated the Java Virtual machine. I will now shut down, and I will relax a bit before going to bed.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/08/02 Friday 11:05 P.M.: My sheep skin from New Zealand is made by Bowron Sheepskin .

CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/08/02 Friday 10:55 P.M.: My guest and I watched the DVD video. My guest just left. I will now do a little bit of regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/08/02 Friday 8:00 P.M.: A friend stopped by, and we chatted for a while. We had the same dinner as last night. I just cleaned up.  We will now watch a DVD video disk. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 03/08/02:

 

Note: <888> 03/08/02 Friday 3:05 P.M.: I was up at 9 A.M., and I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went back to bed until about 2:30 P.M.. I had some spice drops. I will now send out my weekly email notes. I will then have two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and potato chips and dill pickle slice and ice tea and a cappuccino. I noticed in today’s Greenwich Times that Vice President Cheney’s wife Lynne Cheney was in town for a fund raiser last night. I was over at Staples about that time, and I had thought about using the ATM machine over at the Hyatt at that time, and I would have run into them all, but I decided not to buy anything at Staples, so I did not need to use the ATM machine at the Hyatt.  Greenwich Time link http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/local/scn-gt-award2mar08.story?coll=green%2Dnews%2Dlocal%2Dheadlines . After my meal, I will do a little regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/07/02 Thursday 9:35 P.M.: I sifted through my email. I now will relax a bit and channel surf the television before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/07/02 Thursday 8:20 P.M.: After the last message, I gave one of my neighbors a ride to Port Chester, New York. I then returned to central Greenwich, and I went by the Greenwich Library, and I returned a DVD video disk, and I read P.C. Magazine. I stopped by the Grand Union, and I bought White Gem boneless breasts of chicken at $2.99 a pound for $4.49. I then returned back to my apartment, and I had lunch of a Stouffer’s lean cuisine hearty meal Chicken Picone with rice, pineapple grape fruit salad, ice tea, and Brazilian instant coffee. I then went out, and I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I next went downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out in the town common. The black squirrel is still there, and I also saw a Mocking Bird. I then drove down by the waterfront. I cleaned my car windows with glass cleaner. I chatted with a resident. I drove over to Staples in Old Greenwich, and I toured the store. I then returned to my apartment. I relaxed a bit. I then oiled the Pyrex pie dish with olive oil, and I rubbed one chicken breast in the oil and I diced four gloves of garlic, and I put them on the chicken breast. I the seasoned the chicken breast with garlic powder, celery salt, ground black pepper, chicken and meat seasoning, Italian spices, oregano, and Basil. I then covered the chicken breast with Texas Best barbeque sauce, and added dashes of McHilney’s Tabasco sauce, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, and La Choy low sodium soy sauce, and I cooked it in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes. I had it with steamed white rice and chopped fresh asparagus spears and ice tea. By the way, I made up a new batch of ice tea last night. I will now do some regular computer work.  Also my left shoulder has been hurting today like it might have Bursitis, and since my 1976 Volvo does not have power steering, it was a little painful driving today. Still, I am sure the pain will go away soon. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/07/02 Thursday 10:30 A.M.: The apartment inspection went fine.  They need to fix the sheet rock above the bathroom sink where the hot water heater was replaced a few years ago. It was also suggested that I move my Rubbermaid laundry hamper back into the bedroom, so there is more hallway entrance space. Well, it is a nice day, so I will go out for some daytime activity. Have a good day. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/07/02 Thursday 9:00 A.M.: I went to bed at midnight. I was up at 7 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I went out and threw out some garbage. It is a very nice day. I have an apartment inspection at 9:15 A.M. today.  I guess I will do a little computer work this morning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/06/02 Wednesday 8:55 P.M.: I went out, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I next went downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I then went by Exxon, and I bought $9 of premium at $1.499 a gallon. I then went over to the Food Emporium, and I bought two packs of four General Electric 40 watt lights bulbs for .99 each and two packs of four General Electric 60 watt light bulbs for .99 each, four packs of Stauffer’s hearty light meals for two for $3.99 or $7.98 all, two packages of Master Choice mozzarella skim cheese $2.50 each, and a bar of Cabot’s Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese for $2.89 plus .24 tax for $17.56 total. I then returned home. I relaxed a bit. Then I had the same meal as last night. I chatted with a relative, and thanked them for the sheep skin. I will now watch a DVD movie video. Have a good night. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/06/02 Wednesday 2:00 P.M.: I went over to Odd Job in Port Chester, and I returned the Eureka steam cleaner for $53.36 cash refund with tax. I then bought an Oneida wire cheese slicer for $1.99, an Oneida sliver cheese slicer for $1.99, a pound of spice drops $1.99, 2 Tuff Pot Shot cookware cleaner .99 each, a Oneida spatula .99, a set of three Chef’s Helper jar openers $1.49 minus 10 percent senior discount on Wednesday for $1.04 Senior Discount with my AARP card plus .63 tax for $10.02 total. I then went to Smokes for Less in Byram, and I bought two cartons of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s for $19 each $38 total. I was told that April 3, when the new Connecticut cigarette tax increase goes into effect that they will go up $6 a carton to $25 a carton.  I will now have two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and a dill pickle slice and potato chips and ice tea and a cappuccino. I will then go out for some more daytime activity. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/06/02 Wednesday 11:45 A.M.: I tried the Eureka steam cleaner, and it does not work very well, so I will return it after I clean up. I guess it is not a very heavy duty item. It just blows a little steam for about ten minutes before having to be refilled, and the items I tried cleaning did not really change very much.  I also received a sheep skin from a relative that visited New Zealand, so I put it on my day bed. It is a Bowron sheepskin very white and fluffy. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/06/02 Wednesday 10:25 A.M.: I watched television until midnight. I was up at 9 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I sent out an email. I will now try out the Eureka power steamer to see how it works. I will listen to www.radio10.fm for relaxing music while I clean. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/05/02 Tuesday 9:35 P.M.: I went out after the last message, and I put a half of quart of Pennzoil oil in my car. I also filled the antifreeze overflow container to half way full. I sprayed WD-40 on the front passenger side door latch, and I worked it a bit. It shut properly when one slams it harder, but it is still suspect, so one has to be wary when sitting on that side, and should test that it is secure by pushing out on the door to make sure it is securely latched. I also sprayed WD-40 on some of the ignition contacts and wires along with the battery terminals and some of the throttle linkages. I then drove over to the Gateway Auto Supply, and I bought two quarts of Pennzoil 10W-40 oil for $1.99 a quart or $3.98 total. I then put another third of a quart of Pennzoil in my car. I put the two containers in the trunk. I then made my 4 P.M. appointment. I next drove down by the waterfront. I then stop by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a dozen large eggs for $1.69, buy one get one free of Ball Park beef franks for $3.79 both, fresh fillet of salmon at $3.99 a pound for $1.70, asparagus at $1.49 a pound for $1.47, S&S lemon juice quart $1.89, and a jar of Classico alfredo garlic sauce $2 for $12.54 total. I then returned home. I relaxed a bit. I then took a round Pyrex pie dish, and I put a couple of teaspoons of olive oil in it. I then rubbed the fillet of salmon I had left over from Sunday in it, and I put about a half inch of lemon juice and orange juice in the dish. I then seasoned the fish with Old Bay seasoning, Italian spices, oregano, and Basil. I peeled and halved a small onion and halved about ten asparagus, and I put them in the dish. I covered the Pyrex dish with a Pyrex lid, and I cooked it all in the convection oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. I had it all for dinner with steamed white rice which I added some of the juices too along with the salmon, and I also had a glass of ice tea.  I chatted with a friend. I then updated the beta of Real One to the finished product with the plugins also. I will now start relaxing before calling it a day.  I might watch a little television before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/05/02 Tuesday 3:05 P.M.: I put the rest of the air freshners in the bedroom bureau drawer. I will now go out. I will check my car oil and spray some WD-40 on the car door lock. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/05/02 Tuesday 1:55 P.M.: I dropped my neighbor off at the Pathmark in Port Chester, New York. I then went to the ATM machine at Bank of New York. I then went to Staples, and I bought from the Clearance center a three pack of 500 sheets each of IBM Ultimate white heavy duty inkjet paper regularly $23 all for $10 all, and a Coleman three pack of electronic mosquito repellers for $4 all plus .95 tax for $14.95. I then went over to Odd Job, and I bought two 64 ounce containers of Bissell glass cleaner refill with ammonia for $1.79 each, two Bissell disinfectant spray antibacterial 12 oz. .99 each, two McAuley’s carpet and room deodorizer with baking soda Mulberry .79 each, TurtleWax extreme 2001 Protectant $1.99, 8 Sierra heavy duty room fresheners  6 oz. .49 each plus .88 tax for $13.93. I then returned home, and I left my purchases in my apartment. I then went back to the ATM machine at Bank of New York in Port Chester. I then went back to Odd Job, and I bought a Eureka Enviro Steamer hotshot regularly $79.99 for $49.99 plus $3.37 tax for $53.36 total. The Eureka Enviro steamer comes with a few attachments. It is made in Italy, and it is refurbished in Mexico. It will be handy for heavy duty cleaning.  It also kills germs. I then returned home. I put one of Sierra room fresheners behind the window fan and another one underneath the bathroom fan. I will now have two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and potato chips and dill pickle slice and ice tea and a cappuccino.  Also my passenger side front door seems to not close properly, but I think I fixed it. I have a 4 P.M. appointment today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/05/02 Tuesday 10:25 A.M.: I have cleaned up. I put new 15 watt frosted candelabra bulbs in the sconces on the far wall in the living room.  I am now going to give a neighbor a ride to Port Chester, and then I will do some other outdoors activity. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/05/02 Tuesday 9:05 A.M.: I was up at 8 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and pineapple grape mixture. I will now clean up, and then I will do a little computer work. It seems a bit cold out at 21 degrees Fahrenheit, so I guess the artic birds had common sense in flying down here.  I notice it is 51 degrees Fahrenheit in mid state Florida, so I guess the oranges are all right. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/04/02 Monday 8:30 P.M.: I went out, and I stopped at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I next went downtown, and I stopped by the central Greenwich Post office, and I obtained a money order to pay my Verizon telephone bill. I then stopped by the Greenwich Tobacconist briefly. I next drove down by the waterfront. I went by the ELDC thrift shop in Cos Cob, and I bought a brass plant mister for $2.12 with tax. I then returned a DVD video at the library, and I checked out three DVD videos. I also read the local paper and the Wall Street Journal. I then went by Stop and Shop, and I bought a fresh Del Monte pineapple for $3.99, white seedless grapes at $1.99 a pound for $2.61, Vlassic snack kosher dills $1.99, two containers of S&S French onion dip $1.29, La Choy light soy sauce $2.19, Old Bay Seasoning $2.99, Asto sesame oil $3.59, Gold’s horseradish $1.50, two medium bags of Wise Ridge sour cream potato chips $1.09 each for $23.31 total. I then returned home. I peeled and diced the pineapple, and I cleaned and picked the grapes, and I mixed them together. I then added three tablespoons of Angostura bitters, a jigger of Mount Gay rum, and two cups of fresh orange juice, and I mixed it all together. I then put it all in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator to chill.  I then relaxed a bit. I put the brass plant mister on the lower shelf of the bookcase in the kitchen entrance.  For dinner I had the rest of the spaghetti and tomato meat sauce with grated parmesan cheese and ice tea.   I chatted with a friend.  I think I will relax a bit and maybe channel surf the television and then head off to bed. CIO

 Note: <888> 03/04/02 Monday 1:15 P.M.: After lunch, I moved the Holmes lava mood lamp from the living room window shelf to the Danish bar table, so hopefully if it is warmer, it might work instead of freezing up. I will now clean up and go out. I am listening to http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ram/live_news.ram . CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/04/02 Monday 11:55 A.M.: I went downstairs after the last message, and I checked the mail which was not here yet. I then came up, and I watched some of the History Channel. I noticed when I switched to channel two that I had interference lines in the television reception. This is generally caused by the connections at the splitter where the cable comes out of the wall. I had hung it up on a stretched rubber band on a hook, and I switched from the rubber band to a more secure piece of heavier blue electrical wire to secure the various cables in relative position, so they do not have pressure on them.  Right now the reception on the television is near perfect.  This might have also been causing interference on the cable modem causing it to disconnect from being online.  Hopefully I have remedied the problems. I checked the mail, and I received my Verizon telephone bill, so I will pay it later on this afternoon. I also had a toasted roll.  They supposedly are going to move the large table out of the front entrance hall, since the Housing Authority does not allow tenants to place furniture in the hallway. I will now have some reheated spaghetti noodles with tomato meat sauce and grated parmesan cheese, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will then clean up and go out for some outdoor activity. I should be out about 1:30 P.M. or a little before. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/04/02 Monday 9:30 A.M.: I finished sifting through my email. I also went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm .  I guess I will now shut down, and I will clean up and go out for some daytime activity. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/04/02 Monday 7:45 A.M.: I was up at 6 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I started up the computer, and I uninstalled and reinstalled the networking.  Occasionally when I start the computer, I have problems with the computer logging onto Optimum Online, so hopefully this solved the problem. I will now do some regular computer work.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/03/02 Sunday 8:30 P.M.: Instead of going out after the last message, I relaxed a bit, and I took a nap from 9 A.M. until 11:30 A.M.. I then had a cappuccino, and I cleaned up.  A friend stopped by about 12:30 P.M., and we drove down by the waterfront. We then walked the lower Greenwich Avenue area. We stopped by the Stop and Shop, and I bought three packages of S&S margarine for $1 all, four packages of Muller thin spaghetti for .50 each, fresh fillet of salmon at $3.99 a pound for $6.62, fresh asparagus at $1.49 a pound $1.61, S&S hotdog buns $1.19, a 16 oz. package of frozen Brussels sprouts $1.89, and two 16 ounce packages of frozen green peas $1.89 each for $18.09 total.  We then returned back to my place.  We had some Carr’s crackers with mozzarella cheese and ice tea. We watched a DVD movie. I then put a light layer of olive oil in a Pyrex baking dish, and I cut the fillet of salmon in three pieces about a half pound apiece. I cooked two fillets adding about a half cup of lemon juice in the dish with salmon and seasoning the Salmon filets on top with Basil, Oregano, and Italian spices. I cooked them at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. We had the salmon with steamed white rice and steamed asparagus and ice tea. We then chatted a while. My guest left about 8 P.M.. I will now head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/03/02 Sunday 7:45 A.M.: I sifted through my email. I went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I renewed the Microsoft Windows XP book at http://pac.greenwichlibrary.org/patroninfo at http://www.greenwich.lib.ct.us/

 . I was emailed about finding pictures on the web, and I suggested http://www.corbis.com/ and for art there is always www.getty.edu . Well I will now have a can of Progresso beef and mushroom soup with a roll with margarine, potato chips, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will then clean up and go out in about an hour of more for some fresh air probably around 9 A.M. or so. Have a good morning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/03/02 Sunday 6:05 A.M.: I finished writing the letter. I noticed that CompUSA www.compusa.com has good sale prices on hard drives this week.  I will now do some regular computer work.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/03/02 Sunday 4:30 A.M.: I went to bed at 8 P.M., and I was up at 3:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I will now write a letter to a relative. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/02/02 Saturday 6:20 P.M.: I had an enjoyable dinner. I think I will now shut down the computer, and I will watch a bit of television before going to bed. Have a good evening. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/02/02 Saturday 5:35 P.M.: I put the PCI USB 2 Port card in the backup computer. I had to move the Logicode EISA modem card and the SoundBlaster SW32 EISA cards down one slot, so as to make room for the PCI USB 2 Port card to fit into the case.  The PCI USB 2 Port card was a little bit short for my case, but by curving the backside slide holder, I was able to fit it in.  The PCI 2 Port USB card works fine in the backup computer, although at the moment I do not have any USB devices to attach to it. I cleaned the inside of the backup computer with the Cleaning Duster air. I opened up the old power supply, and I cleaned it, and I attached the new power switch to it, and I packaged it up in the new box. I will keep it for emergency needs. However, realistically at the $20 cost, it is better to use a new one in an emergency if available. I am defrosting some tomato meat sauce, and I will make up some spaghetti noodles and have some it with parmesan cheese for dinner along with ice tea and a roll. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/02/02 Saturday 3:45 P.M.: I went out, and I gave a ride to a neighbor to Port Chester. I then drove through downtown Greenwich, and I drove by the waterfront. I then drove up to Norwalk, and I stopped by the Wiz, and I paid my this month’s Cablevision and Optimum Online bills. I the went to CompUSA, and I bought a PCI USB 2 Port Card for $14.99 and a CompUSA 250 watt AT Power Supply for $19.99 plus $2.10 tax for $37.08 total. I then returned home to Greenwich. I just finished installing the new CompUSA 250 watt AT Power Supply on my primary computer. I did not use the CPU switch that came with the power supply, but I continue to use my old one, since it was a bit tricky to install a new switch. I never use the switch since I turn on the computer with the power control center, so the old switch should be just fine.  I also keep the existing power cord.  The primary computer is working just fine, and it is quieter, since the old power supply was a little louder.  Since the first year and a half I had the original power supply in the AT case, I ran a server which means the CPU was on all the time, there would have been a bit of wear and tear on the original power supply. I will now install the PCI 2 Port USB card in the backup computer, so the backup computer will have USB capability. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/02/02 Saturday 10:35 A.M.: I finished the house cleaning and watering the plants. I picked up a loaf of Italian bread and four rolls downstairs from the bread donation table.  I just had two hot dogs with buns and mustard and ketchup, a dill pickle slice, potato chips, ice tea, and I am just about to have a cappuccino. I will then clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/02/02 Saturday 7:45 A.M.: I was up at 6:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I will now do some house cleaning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/01/02 Friday 10:00 P.M.: After the last message, I went out and I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I returned the Epson Stylus Photo 870 printer that was broken for a full refund of $14.75. I then bought a roll of cloth for half price for $10. It was 30 feet by 54 inches. It is upholstery material that is a medium Williamsburg Blue with lighter blue stripes and petit point red and green flowers. I then drove down by the waterfront. I next walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I went by St. Moritz bakery, and I bought a round pastry with pecans and apples and rectangular pastry with raspberry filling for $2.75 both. I sat out in the cool fresh air, and I ate them. I then returned home. I cut the upholstery material in three six foot lengths and a twelve foot length. I draped the three six foot length vertically across the long green sofa since that is the way the pattern ran. It looks quite sharp, and a lot cleaner. I left two sets of blue pattern pillows on the sofa. I draped the 12 foot length of upholstery material over the Queen Anne chair folding it, so it fits neatly. I put the down comforter on the end of the sofa on the end of the day bed. Thus my sitting area in the living room looks a bit neater and sharper. I also brought back to the apartment the Slaymaker jumpstart system, since I did not need it. I went back downtown at noon. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went to First Union National Bank on Havemeyer Place, and I paid my rent. I then paid my AT&T telephone bill with a money order at the central Greenwich Post Office. I sat out for a while. I walked a small section of Greenwich Avenue. I then stopped by Exxon, and I bought $11 of premium at $1.499 a gallon. I also checked the air in my tires to 28 PSI. I then returned home. I had the rest of the cold eye round in a sandwich with mayonnaise and horseradish, potato chips, dill pickle slice, ice tea, and a cappuccino.  A friend stopped by at 2:15 P.M., and we chatted a while. I then took a nap from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M.. We then went out to the Cos Cob Food Mart, and we bought four ears of Florida corn for .33 each and a pork tenderloin for $3.99 a pound. We then drove down by the waterfront. We then stopped by Smokes for Less in Byram, and I bought a carton of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s for $19. We then returned back to my place, and we chatted and had ice tea. I then broiled the pork tenderloin for 5 minutes a side seasoning with ground black pepper, garlic powder, celery salt, and poultry and meat seasoning. We had it for dinner with the steamed corn on the cob and ice tea. We chatted a while, and my guest left at 9:15 P.M.. I will now head off to bed since I am a bit tired. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/01/02 Friday 8:05 A.M.: I cleaned up. I went downstairs briefly. I have been listening to http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ram/live_news.ram . I will now go out for some daytime activity. CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/01/02 Friday 6:20 A.M.: I just heard on the BBC that the Tate Gallery in London have just put 30,000 paintings from the Turner collection online http://www.tate.org.uk/home/default.htm . CIO

 

Note: <888> 03/01/02 Friday 6:00 A.M.: I sent out my weekly email notes. I sifted through my email.  I am charging up the Slaymaker Jumpstart system to have it fully charged. I might take it with me today in case anyone needs a jumpstart. I sent out this message. Message follows:

 

Friday 5:45 A.M. 03/01/02

 

Yesterday about noon, I saw about four snow geese in Bruce Park.

When I was down in Old Greenwich shortly thereafter, I was told

there was a Snowy Owl on the second building after entering Tod's Point.

 

They last time I saw Snow Geese in Bruce Park about 12 years ago,

we had a two and a half foot snow fall. I guess with the drought, we will

not be getting the snow, but it certainly is cooler.

 

The snow geese I saw were not all white, but were partially brown tan and white.

 

Mike Scott

Greenwich, Connecticut

 

 

End of Scott's Notes week 03/01/02:

 

Note: <888> 03/01/02 Friday 4:05 A.M.: I went to bed at 9 P.M., and I was up at 3 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I will now do some regular computer work.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/30/02 Tuesday 10:10 P.M.: I printed out a birthday card for a relative. I finished making the ice tea. I got some bills ready to pay tomorrow. I chatted with a friend. I watched some television. I will now shut down for the night. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/30/02 Tuesday 7:15 P.M.: I had an enjoyable dinner. I am in the process of making up a batch of ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/30/02 Tuesday 5:20 P.M.: I was up at 10 A.M. this morning.  For breakfast I had two slices of sunflower seed bread toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and oatmeal. I took a Benedryl before going to bed last night and one this morning. I figured with the increased pollen in the air, it might help me feel better. I cleaned up. I then went out. I drove over to the VitaminShoppe in Port Chester, New York, and I bought 100 capsules each of deodorized garlic $4.47, E 400 IU $7.97, B-Complex 100 mg $9.47, daily multiple with luten $10.47, Niacimide $3.97, C-500 mg $4.47 plus I had a $10 off coupon for $30.82 total. I then toured Staples and Odd Job. Odd Job has lots of various teas. I then stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street, and I cashed my $20 Staples rebate check. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought a size 40 inch waist pair of dark navy cotton shorts for $6 and a size 42 inch waist pair of baby blue linen shorts for $6 for $12 total. I then toured the Merry Go Round Mews thrift shop. At the moment they do not have any used clothing for larger people. I sat out briefly. I drove down by the waterfront. I then stopped by the library, and I returned the day late video disk with a $1 fine that I paid, and I also checked out another one. I then went by Stop and Shop, and I bought four half gallons of Tropicana Premium with calcium for $2 each, a 5 pound bag of Domino sugar $1.99, Morton Light salt .99, two Swanson dinners for $2 each, a eye round roast at $3.99 a pound for $9.38, two dozen large eggs at $1.69 a dozen for $27.74.  I then returned home, and I put away my purchases. The shorts fit fine. I had some ice tea. I will now season the eye round with garlic powder, ground black pepper, celery salt, Old Bay seasoning, Italian spices, Basil, Oregano, and Sweet Baby Ray barbeque sauce and cook it in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes. I will have a couple half inch slices of it for dinner with reheated pasta Alfredo mixture and steamed fresh asparagus and broccoli and ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/29/02 Monday 9:40 P.M.: I had a can of Progresso minestrone soup along with ice tea.  I chatted with a friend. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/29/02 Monday 7:45 P.M.: I rested until 6 P.M.. I had reheated Alfredo sauce and spinach pasta mixture with ice tea.  I have not been doing that much food shopping recently. Normally this time of year after the winter season, I start using up some of the can goods I keep in the apartment in case of winter snow emergencies. I still have quite a few of these items to use up, so I have been eating them instead of shopping for fresh food. I threw out the garbage. I received a Staples $20 rebate on the 50 disk CD/r pack I bought. I am just relaxing. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/29/02 Monday 1:40 P.M.: I was up at noon. I had a toasted roll and a slice of sunflower seed bread, oatmeal, orange juice, and vitamins. I am just relaxing.  I feel a bit better today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/28/02 Sunday 6:15 P.M.: I chatted with a relative. I had my meal. I will now watch some television and relax. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/28/02 Sunday 4:30 P.M.: I was up at 9 A.M. today. I had three medium boiled eggs and a toasted roll with orange juice and vitamins. I watched a bit of television, and I relaxed today. I will have some of the spinach pasta and Alfredo sauce mix, steamed fresh broccoli along with ice tea.  I am feeling a bit better, and hopefully I will make it outside tomorrow. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/27/02 Saturday 4:35 P.M.: I continued to rest to get over my cold. I was up at 9 A.M. this morning, and I got three rolls and a loaf of oat bread from the bread table downstairs. I went back to bed until noon. I had oatmeal and a toasted roll with orange juice and vitamins. I rested until about 4 P.M.. I made up a batch of Mollina Italian spinach noodles, and I put on a heated jar of Five brothers creamy garlic Alfredo sauce. I had a portion of this with grated parmesan cheese sprinkled on it. I will now relax some more. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 04/26/02:

 

Note: <888> 04/26/02 Friday 4:00 P.M.: I rested some more. I chatted with a relative. I cleaned up, and I checked the mail. I just had a Tombstone pepperoni pizza with ice tea. I will now send out my weekly notes. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/26/02 Friday 10:55 A.M.: I have had the flu or a fever since Tuesday evening. I stayed in bed continually with chills and fever. I had 3 medium boiled eggs and toast on Wednesday along with glasses of orange juice and vitamins.  On Thursday I had oatmeal and toast, and I had a Marie Callender chicken parmesan meal. I also had orange juice, and I took vitamins and CVS extra strength non aspirin pain reliever. I will now have three medium boiled eggs, toast, vitamins, and orange juice. I guess I will continue to stay inside since I have not fully recovered yet. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/23/02 Tuesday 10:40 P.M.: I watched the DVD video. I will now head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/23/02 Tuesday 6:20 P.M.: I went out, and I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I bought a new AT&T white council telephone that has a built in speakerphone for $10. I then drove down by the waterfront. I weather watched for a while. I then sat out downtown for an extended period of time. I chatted with a local. I next made my 4 P.M. appointment. Afterwards I returned home. I put the new AT&T telephone on the left front of the bedroom desk, so there are now two telephones in the bedroom. I relaxed a bit with an ice tea.  For dinner I had a Maria Callender lasagna dinner with ice tea. CIO 

 

Note: <888> 04/23/02 Tuesday 1:05 P.M.:  I sent out a couple of emails. I checked the mail. I received my AARP card information. I did a little bit of computer work. I had lunch of two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, potato chips, two small dill pickles, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will now clean up and go out. I have a 4 P.M. appointment.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/23/02 Tuesday 10:25 A.M.: My guest was up at 4 A.M. this morning, and he left at 5 A.M. to catch his flight. I had breakfast of oatmeal, raisin bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went back to bed until 9:30 A.M.. I checked the mail, and it is not here yet.  It is a bit chilly out this morning at 41 degrees Fahrenheit. I will now do some regular computer work. I have a 4 P.M. appointment this afternoon. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/22/02 Monday 9:15 P.M.: My guest showed up at 4 P.M.. We chatted and had some ice tea. At 6 P.M. I made dinner of filet of salmon which I cooked in a Pyrex pie dish coated with olive oil, and about a half cup of lemon juice with a pad of margarine on each filet seasoned with Old Bay seasoning, oregano, basil, and Italian spices. I baked it at 325 degrees Fahrenheit in the convection oven for 20 minutes. We had this for dinner with steamed white rice and steamed fresh asparagus and broccoli and ice tea. We then watched some television. My guest has to be up at 4 A.M., so I will shut down for the day now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/22/02 Monday 3:45 P.M.: I went out, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I bought a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee dish for $2. I then went downtown.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue including the train station area. I did not sit out at various locations because it was raining. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then went to the ELDC thrift shop. I ran into a school classmate there checking out the bargains. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I returned two DVD video disks, and I checked out double video disk “Victoria and Albert”. I then went by Exxon, and I bought $12.20 of premium at $1.799 a gallon. I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought filet of salmon at $3.99 a pound for $4.43, fresh California asparagus at $1.99 a pound for $2.41, fresh broccoli at .79 a pound for .99 for $7.83 total. I also received .75 credit for returned soda pop cans for $7.08 total. I then returned home. I put the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee dish next to the Queen Elizabeth II whiskey jug on the Danish bar. I had some ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/22/02 Monday 11:00 A.M.: I rested until 10 A.M.. I watched some television, and I had a dozen Carr’s crackers with Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese. I checked the mail. I got the Abercrombie and Fitch catalog which shows a warmer tropical resort. Well, it is cold and damp here. I guess I will clean up and go out and face the English weather. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/22/02 Monday 6:00 A.M.: Today is “Earth Day”, so one should try to save energy today. I went to bed after the last message yesterday. I had a call about 7 P.M.. I was up at 5 A.M., and I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, raisin bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/21/02 Sunday 3:50 P.M.: I finished my meal. I finished making the ice tea. I chatted with a relative. I am just relaxing on Sunday. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/21/02 Sunday 1:35 P.M.: I chatted with a friend. Apparently his daughter broke her themor recently, and she is in a complete body cast. My friend was also in a severe automobile wreck on April 11, and was almost killed. He will be taking a long time to recover, but he seems to be on the road to recovery. I did not know until I just called. I am making up a batch of ice tea. I will now have two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, potato chips, two small dill pickle slices, ice tea, a piece of Pepperidge Farm cake, and a cup of Brazilian instant coffee. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/21/02 Sunday 11:55 A.M.: I was up at 5:30 A.M., and I had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I watched http://hourofpower.org/ . I chatted with a friend. I went back to bed until just a bit of time ago. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/20/02 Saturday 9:40 P.M.: I chatted with my guest. About 6:30 A.M., I fried four ½ inch thick pork chops in olive oil and margarine for two minutes a side or slightly more seasoning them with ground black pepper, celery salt, garlic powder, oregano, basil, and Italians spices and adding a few tablespoons of La Choy low sodium soy sauce with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce while they fried. We each had two chops with steamed white rice and steamed fresh asparagus and broccoli and ice tea. We watched a bit of television and then we chatted. I will now go to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/20/02 Saturday 4:50 P.M.: I went out after the last message, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I bought a pine wall rack for $5. I then went downtown. I walked up the Avenue to CVS from mid avenue. I then went by the Greenwich Hardware store, and I bought a package of three 30 pound Professional wall hangers for $2.49 plus .15 tax for $2.64. I the picked up a free copy of Friday’s Wall Street Journal in front of Saks Fifth Avenue. I then drove down the Avenue. I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at various locations. I then drove down by the waterfront. I next went by the Greenwich Library, and I checked out a DVD video disk. I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought two packages of S&S hotdog rolls for $1.19 each package, a package of four pork chops at $2.59 a pound for $2.56, two Marie Calander meals for $1.49 and $1.99 each for $8.42 total. I then returned home. I polished the pine wall hanger with lemon oil, and I hung it with the 30 pound hangers to the right of the bathroom sink with various items stored in it. I took the wicker wall rack hanger that I had hanging there, and I put it on the wall to the left of the primary computer. I put my left side computer speakers on it along with my inexpensive digital camera and computer tool kit and some extra eye glasses. I had my guest arrive at 3:30 P.M.. I chatted with a relative.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/20/02 Saturday 9:55 A.M.: I finished house cleaning and vacuuming. I chatted with a friend who will be visiting at 3:30 P.M. today. I had a meal of a Swanson’s Hungryman boneless breast of chicken dinner with ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee. I picked up a loaf of raisin bread from the bread table downstairs. I will now clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/20/02 Saturday 7:25 A.M.: I went to bed at 8 P.M., and I was up at 2:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I just finished the house cleaning except for vacuuming, which I will do after 9 A.M., so as not to disturb my neighbors. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/19/02 Friday 4:25 P.M.: I did a little bit of computer work. I will not shut down for the day. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/19/02 Friday 2:45 P.M.: I relaxed a bit. About 6 A.M., I had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup, potato chips, two small dill pickles, ice tea, and a Brazilian instant coffee. I rested until 11 A.M.. I went out, and I put new silver duct tape on my right rear tail light which has a couple of cracks in it. The duct tape should keep the moisture out. I relaxed a bit more. I had two ½ inch slices of cold eye round beef with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice, steamed fresh broccoli and asparagus, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I just got the NOAA weather warning for a severe storm front moving over this area from Westchester Country airport on north and east. We are right on the southern edge. I would imagine IBM in Armonk will shortly be experiencing an intense electrical storm. I just told my neighbors. I also just cleaned the inside of my car windows. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 04/19/02:

 

Note: <888> 04/19/02 Friday 4:50 A.M.: I scanned yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article about the French Volcano tourist park .  The link to their web site is http://www.vulcania.com/ . I will now send out my weekly notes. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/19/02 Friday 3:00 A.M.: I have only been in Manhattan once in the last ten years about two months ago. Some friends showed me a bar in the Campbell Apartment just off Vanderbilt Avenue on the south west corner of Grand Central Station. I do not drink alcohol anymore, but I think some people still do to relieve themselves with alcohol refreshment from the temperature variations of Manhattan.  The steps into the Campbell Bar are very steep, and if one were drinking alcohol or were frail, one would have to exercise caution descending and ascending the steps. Still it is a pleasant atmosphere from what I saw, particularly for commuters whom no long have access to the Brasserie coffee shop in the basement of the Seagram’s building. I posted a link to their brochure I picked up when I was there www.geocities.com/mikelscott/campapt.jpg . CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/19/02 Friday 2:45 A.M.: I was up at midnight. I had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. When cooking breakfast with oatmeal, I use the GE microwave, DeLonghi toaster oven, and Krups espresso cappuccino machine all at the same time off the same kitchen wall socket on an orange extension cord. I guess the DeLonghi toaster oven has more wattage since I had to reset the circuit breaker behind the living room mirror leading towards the hallway. Thus I should make the coffee first then do the oatmeal and toast. Still the DeLonghi toaster oven worked fine. I took off the top of the toaster oven the Danish cookie tin that I keep cigarette butts in, and I put it on the large coffee soup cups in the blue kitchen hallway bookcase. I also took off the steel coffee cup tree, and I washed the six coffee mugs, and I put the steel coffee mug tree and the mugs on top of the Danish bar in the living room. I did some research on the internet.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/18/02 Thursday 4:50 P.M.: I went to my 3 P.M. appointment, but it was cancelled for today. I returned home. I chatted with a neighbor. I relaxed a bit. I will now go to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/18/02 Thursday 1:40 P.M.: I went out after the last message. I stopped by the Free Wall Street Journal Newspaper box in front of Saks Fifth Avenue on Greenwich Avenue, and I obtained yesterday’s and today’s Wall Street Journal. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I sat out for a while. I then walked up to the top of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out for a while. I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store on the way down the Avenue, and I viewed their top floor merchandise. They have a few 70% off items. I then sat out in the park, and I read the two issues of the Wall Street Journal. The last inside page of today’s Wall Street Journal has an article about a new volcanic amusement park they built in the volcanic region in France for $87 million dollars. It is suppose to quite an interesting adventure park, and it is suppose to attract 500,000 people a year to the volcanic region of France. I will copy and post the article when I have time. I then went to the Mews Merry Go Round Thrift Shop.  A skunk apparently let loose in front of their door, so there is a bit of an odor entering the shop. Skunks are very common on Greenwich Avenue and the waterfront area. It is generally wise not to startle them. If one should be unfortunate enough to be sprayed with a skunk, generally tomato juice in quantity will help wash away the smell. I bought a dark navy pair of size 44 inch waist shorts for $2 and a pair of khaki size 38 inch waist shorts for $2 for $4 total. I then drove down by the waterfront. I next went to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought a black DeLonghi Alfredo Ultima toaster oven for $5. I then returned home. I put the DeLonghi toaster oven behind the General Electric microwave oven where the Welbilt toaster oven was. I put the Welbilt toaster oven beneath the lower left cabinet, and I threw out my old spare General Electric toaster oven. I also threw out a popcorn popper. I put the DeLonghi toaster oven broiling pan on top of the GE microwave oven with the other frequently used cooking utensils. I did not get the broiling pan handle with it, but it did come with instructions. I had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and potato chips and two small dill pickles along with ice tea.  The size 44 inch shorts fit me, but the size 38 inch shorts do not fit. I have a 3 P.M. appointment this afternoon. I guess I will now listen to some BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ram/live_news.ram . CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/18/02 Thursday 7:10 A.M.: I finished my regular computer work. I had two 1/3 to ½ inch thick pieces of cold eye round beef with horseradish sauce and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, reheated steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh asparagus and broccoli, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I watched a bit of television. I will now clean up and go out for some cooler morning air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/18/02 Thursday 4:05 A.M.: I ran Windows Update, and I installed a Critical Update. I also installed an Internet Explorer Security Update. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/18/02 Thursday 3:15 A.M.: I finished the laundry, and I put it away. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/18/02 Thursday 1:45 A.M.: I received a telephone call from a friend at 9 P.M.. I was up at midnight. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I am on the wash cycle of my laundry. I also put clean sheets on the bed which I do whenever I do laundry. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/17/02 Wednesday 2:15 P.M.: I watched a bit of television. I am a bit tired, so I will go to bed. CIO 

 

Note: <888> 04/17/02 Wednesday 12:50 P.M.:  Before going out, I put the two living room sofa comforters in plastic bags, and I put them in the false ceiling above the bedroom bed. I put the Bodum lambs wool throw on top of the Queen Anne chair in the living room. I put a 12 pack of Barq’s root beer in the lower drawer of the refrigerator. I went out at 7 A.M.. I figure by that time of the day, it is daylight, and there should not be any predator cats around. I stopped by the free Wall Street Journal box in front of Saks Fifth Avenue, and I picked up yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area. I bought a raspberry Danish at St. Moritz bakery for $1.25. I ate it in front of the senior center. I then walked up to the top of the Avenue, and I sat out a while. I then walked down the Avenue, and I went to the rear entrance of the Greenwich Hardware store which opens at 8 A.M., and I bought a Frost King air conditioner filter for $1.99 plus .12 tax for $2.11. I then sat downtown for a while. About 8:30 A.M., I drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with a local. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I returned and checked out a DVD video. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought two 96 ounce containers of Tropicana premium with Calcium for $2.99 each, S&S 10 pack of dry milk for $5.49, three S&S premium margarine for $2 all, and a head of broccoli for .99 a pound for $1.15 for $14.62 total. I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought two bunches of asparagus for $1.49 a pound for $3.28 total. I then went by Smokes for Less in Byram, and I bought two cartons of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s for $26 a carton for $52 total. I then returned home. It is quite comfortable and cool in my apartment with the General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control that I bought two years ago at Partridge and Rockwell for $589. I put the new Frost King air conditioner filter over the original air conditioner filter replacing the old one. I put the Frost King filter in because it makes the original GE last longer, and it is easily replaced.  I remember last year that the Wiz had a 15,000 BTU Panasonic air conditioner with remote control for $450, and I recall that Home Depot had a 15,000 BTU Hampton air conditioner without remote control for $359. All of these units used 115 Volt. Usually if one goes any higher in BTU, one needs a special 220 Volt plug receptacle. I had lunch of two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup, potato chips, two small dill pickles, and ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/17/02 Wednesday 5:25 A.M.: I sorted through the paper work on the bedroom desk. Now it looks a bit neater. I also went through the periodicals on the magazine rack, and I sorted out the old flyers. I also glanced through the issues of the Greenwich Post since last mid October. Well, although I do not have time to read all the information that I get in the mail, since I am on the internet quite a bit reading mostly technology news, I have done my best to catch up. I will now clean up and go out for some morning air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/17/02 Wednesday 3:35 A.M.: I finished my meal. I know in the North Country, they frequently have problems with predatory cats. I have six Norwegian chocolate cups that have mountain lions seals on them. I believe they have also used the mountain lion on the flags in Scotland and Switzerland historically. In the North American region, I believe we have to deal with mountain lions, bob cats, lynx, cougars, pumas, jaguars, leopards, panthers and other such feline animals. From my experience they hunt in the early morning hours. I do not know if they are common this time of year, but I have not seen rabbits out crazing recently during the evening and morning hours which might be an indicator that such feline predators might be around. If one keeps horses, I was advised the best thing to do is to keep a radio going in the stable to scare away any cats. Well it was 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago yesterday, so more than likely the heat wave will continue our way today. In looking at pictures, the last time I was at the dentist last summer, I believe, I saw a picture in National Geographic of a Brazilian Jaguar, an animal one definitely would not want to run into on an early morning stroll. Anyway I think I will sort out and clean up the paper work on my bedroom desk, and then I will sort out and clean up the periodicals on my magazine rack. This should keep me busy until later in the morning.  I also turned the air conditioner down to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so the apartment should be about 72 degrees Fahrenheit. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/17/02 Wednesday 1:55 A.M.: I have been sleeping a bit. I went to bed after the last message, and I had a call from a friend at 5 P.M.. I then chatted with another friend at 8:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, Italian bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I watched some television. I fell back asleep until 1:30 A.M.. I guess although it is cool in my apartment, I have subconsciously been avoiding facing the heat of the day. I will shortly have two 1/3 inch thick pieces of cold eye round with horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh broccoli, ice tea, and a cappuccino. Possibly then I will clean up and go out for some fresh air. However, since Mountain Lions and other predatory cats seem to hunt in the early morning hours, I will have to think about whether I want to take an early morning walk. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/16/02 Tuesday 9:15 A.M.: I went through Monday and Friday’s Wall Street Journal. I will now try to rest a bit. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/16/02 Tuesday 7:50 A.M.: I slept from after the last message to 5:30 A.M.. I had a piece of Pepperidge Farm cake, two slices of Italian bread with margarine, and three 1.5” X 1.5” X ¼” slices of Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese. I relaxed a bit more. I got two crank Fax phone calls. I chatted with a friend. I turned the air conditioner back on to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. It is suppose to go up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit today. I am thinking about going out for some fresh air, or perhaps I might relax some more. Maybe I will read the yesterday’s and Friday’s Wall Street Journal. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/16/02 Tuesday 3:00 A.M.: I watched the DVD video “The Perfect Storm”.  I watched some other television. I had dinner of two 1/3 inch thick slices of cold eye round with horseradish sauce and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, reheated steamed white rice, steamed fresh broccoli, and ice tea. I watch a bit more television. I will now rest for a bit.  I turned the air conditioner back to “Fan”. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/15/02 Monday 10:30 P.M.: I was up at 6 P.M.. I watched the ABC evening news. I turned on my General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control to 72 degrees Fahrenheit since it was 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the apartment. It is 68 degrees Fahrenheit right now. This warm spell is suppose to continue through Wednesday or Thursday. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, three halves of toasted rolls, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I put away my comforter in the top shelf of the bedroom closet. I cleaned up. I went to the Greenwich Library, and I checked out the DVD video disk “The Perfect Storm”.  I picked up a copy of the Free Wall Street Journal in front of Saks Fifth Avenue. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I sat out for a while. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then returned home. I am having a glass of ice tea. Usually when I set the air conditioner at 72 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature in the apartment stays at about 74 degrees Fahrenheit. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/15/02 Monday 5:50 A.M.: I watched some television including a Connecticut Public Television on Channel 10 presentation on the history of the Rockefeller family up until about 1980. It showed some vintage film clips. I guess I will relax a bit before going to bed. Have a good morning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/15/02 Monday 1:55 A.M.: I did some regular computer work. I watched some public media cable television. They are now broadcasting on the PBS station the vintage television series “The Prisoner”.  I have told many people over the years living in Greenwich, Connecticut is like the television series the “The Prisoner”. One can always try to escape or depart to other regions, but they will always return you back to Greenwich.  I am not sure what my number is, but I suppose we are slightly a more modern version of “The Prisoner” since we have modern devices like computers and the internet along with labor saving devices like microwave ovens.  Unfortunately in the setting of my apartment they have not made room for other newly discovered inventions like dish washer machines, so I have to live with stained dishes. There is no room in my apartment for a dish washer machine.  On a more routine basis, there is not much happening; so I will do a little bit more computer work.   I also had dinner of two 1/3 to ½ inch thick slices of cold eye round with horseradish sauce and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce along with steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce and steamed fresh broccoli along with ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/14/02 Sunday 9:50 P.M.: I was up at 4 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of oatmeal, three toasted roll halves, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I fell back to sleep from about 6 A.M. until about 6 P.M.. I had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup, potato chips, two small dill pickles, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I cleaned up, and I went by the Greenwich Library, and I returned two DVD videos and a book. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought buy get one free of two dozen large eggs for $1.69 both. I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at various locations. I noticed in front of Saks Fifth Avenue, they are giving out free copies of the Wall Street Journal, so I retrieved a copy. I then drove down by the waterfront. I next returned home, and I had a glass of ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/14/02 Sunday 12:25 A.M.: I finished watching the DVD video. I watched the BBC news. I will now head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/13/02 Saturday 9:10 P.M.: I had a delicious dinner. I will now watch a DVD video disk. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/13/02 Saturday 7:55 P.M.: After lunch, I clean up. I went out and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I sat downtown for a while. I then drove around a couple of locations around the downtown waterfront. I then drove over to Tod’s Point, and I sat out for a while at the southwest picnic area. I then returned home. I took a nap from 3:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.. I am now cooking a three pound eye round roast in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 fifty minutes. I covered it with garlic powder, poultry and meat seasoning, celery salt, ground black pepper, Italian spices, Basil, oregano and Sweet Baby Ray’s barbeque sauce. I will have a couple of slices of it for dinner with reheated steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh broccoli, and ice tea and a piece of Pepperidge Farm cake. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/13/02 Saturday 11:15 A.M.: I finished the house cleaning and watering the plants. I also finished the backup of the C: drive to the E: drive. I also cleaned the front of the GE Profile air conditioner with the remote control, and I cleaned its filters. I cleaned the Lasko fan, and I took it off the window shelf, since I do not need it to blow the heat around anymore. I put it behind the Orion television in the living room. I also cleaned the two Honeywell Hepa air filters. Actually, I just cleaned the outer charcoal filter, and I do not wash the Hepa part of the filter since it looks like it might be paper and might be damaged by moisture. I picked up a loaf of Italian bread and three rolls from the bread table down in the community room. I chatted with a relative. I will now have two hotdogs with buns and rolls and mustard and ketchup and potato chips and two small dill pickles with ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee. I will then clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/13/02 Saturday 6:00 A.M.: Happy Birthday to a relative. A friend called up at 11:30 P.M. last night and we chatted. I was up at 4 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I will start a C: drive to E: drive backup. I will also start my house cleaning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/12/02 Friday 7:35 P.M.: After dinner, I relaxed a bit. I am a bit pooped, so I guess I will go to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/12/02 Friday 5:30 P.M.: I called up Midas at 1 P.M., and they told me my Volvo was finished being repaired. I then walked back east on West Putnam Avenue, and I picked up my Volvo at Midas. The total bill was $155.74. The charges were $31.99 for a valve cover gasket, $5.99 for exhaust system hangers, $64.80 to reinstall and reseal the exhaust system, $43.20 to install the valve cover gasket $1 shop supply for $146.98 plus $8.76 tax for $155.74.  I then drove by the Hospital Thrift shop and I toured the store. I then tried exiting their parking lot very slow, and the exhaust system did not seem to scrape on the ground, so hopefully it is hung properly now and high enough off the ground. I then drove downtown. I stopped by the Merry Go Round Mews thrift shop, and I toured the store. I then drove down by the waterfront. I next went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought a bunch of broccoli at $1.49 a pound for $1.76, eye round roast at $3.29 a pound for $9.54, two 12.5 ounce bags of Lays potato chips $2.99 both, and a three quart container of Tropicana calcium orange juice for $3.99 for $18.28 total. I then returned home. I relaxed a bit, and I had some ice tea. I will now have a Boston Market sirloin chunks and pasta meal along with ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/12/02 Friday 12:25 P.M.: I went out at 8:30 A.M., and I stopped by Midas Muffler on West Putnam Avenue.  They inspected my car. It will be about $45 to rehang and tighten the exhaust system. Also they are replacing the leaky valve cover casket which will be about $70 or $80. I left the car there, and I walked downtown. I sat out for a while. I then walked down to the bottom of Greenwich Avenue. I then walked up to the top of the Avenue, and I walked over to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then walked over to the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper. I then stopped back at Midas about 11 A.M.. They said they had to call around for the valve cover casket, and for me to check back with them about 1 P.M.. I then walked home. I had some ice tea. I will check with them at 1 P.M.. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/12/02 Friday 7:40 A.M.: I had dinner of two 1/3 inch thick slices of Butterball turkey breast with Boston Market turkey gravy, steamed white rice, steamed fresh broccoli, ice tea, and a Brazilian instant coffee. I will now clean up. I will then go out for some fresh air, and I will also have Midas check the leak on the front connection of my exhaust resonator. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/12/02 Friday 6:05 A.M.: I made two copies of the historical Midas paper work I have on my 1976 Volvo 244 DL.  I will now relax a bit. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 04/12/02:

 

Note: <888> 04/12/02 Friday 4:00 A.M.: I jugged the ice tea. I will now send out my weekly note, and then I will relax and possibly watch some television.  If one is worried about Gray Panthers or Mountain Lions are other such cats from my experience they hunt at first light, so thus it is better to wait for later in the day. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/12/02 Friday 3:45 A.M.: I sifted through my email. I went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I will now put the ice tea mixture in the four 3 quart jugs. My ice tea recipe is www.geocities.com/mikelscott/icetea.htm . Recently, I have been using a mixture of different teas to make ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/12/02 Friday 1:35 A.M.: I relaxed and watched television yesterday until about 7 A.M.. I went to bed, and when my alarm went off, I failed to wake up, so I missed my 3 P.M. appointment. I rested until 4 P.M., and I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I rested some more, and I received a telephone call from a friend about 8 P.M.. I finally got up about midnight. I watched some television. I had a meal of a Hungryman boneless pork dinner. I watched some more television. I checked the mail. I am now making up a batch of ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/11/02 Thursday 2:50 A.M.: I did a little bit of computer work. I searched Gray Panther at www.google.com . It is confusing; the Gray Panther I saw, they call the Florida Panther down in Florida, but as I recall the one I actually saw was gray not the color of a mountain lion. Anyway they say it is extremely rare, and there are only about 50 in Florida. I suppose it was unusual to see one on the eastern side of the state. Well anyway with all the deer around here, any gray panther would have plenty to eat.  I suppose, they could try breeding them and reintroducing into the south western United States where they once were plentiful. I always suspected that amongst all the stray cats in Key West, there might have been some gray panther kittens hiding out. Well, I am trying to rest my eyes a bit, so I am not doing too much on the computer. I will shut down now for the night, and maybe I will watch some television. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/11/02 Thursday 12:40 A.M.: I was up about 3 P.M. today. I received three crank fax calls this afternoon. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, a toasted poppy seed roll, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went out, and I checked my muffler system on my 1976 Volvo 244. It appears sound. I have had the entire system replaced over the last few years. However, when I started up the car, I noticed a little condensation moisture dripping out at the exhaust system at the front of the second muffler in from the rear where it joins with the pipe coming from the catalytic converter.  It looks as if the U clamp is a bit loose causing some minor exhaust leakage and a slight increase in sound. I have all the warranted paper work from Midas.  When I have some time, I will take the Volvo into Midas to have it tightened. I have also noticed since I had the exhaust and brake work done last August that the rear tail pipe bends down a bit more than it should, so when I exit from the Hospital Thrift shop and the Board of Education parking lots, it scrapes a small bit, which is why I exit both of those areas very slowly, so it does not hit hard. However from what I can tell, the over all exhaust system seems sound. I brought in the Midas paper work to review. I will also make copies of it to have in reserve. I chatted with some neighbors. I then cleaned up. I stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper.  I went downtown, and I walked around the train station area. I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I chatted with some locals. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then returned home.   For dinner I diced two 1/3 inch thick slices of Butterball turkey breast and I put the cubes on a bed of rice and I added four tablespoons of Boston Market turkey gravy and I reheated it all. I had this with steamed broccoli and ice tea and a cappuccino. I was chatting with one local this evening, and I told the local about seeing a gray panther around the polo grounds in Boca Raton, Florida one early 1979 winter morning at sunrise when I was sleeping in my old Subaru with a friend. It was about 150 feet in front of us staring at us, and I recall it stood about four and a half feet high. I recall hearing stories about the Grey Panther use to pick up stray cats and bring them down to the Florida Keys for save keeping which is why all the cats were down there. I remember finding areas inside palm groves and palmetto tree groves that look like the gray panther slept in them, although they were surrounded by populated areas.  I once read that a gray panther can range over 50 miles a day.  Last June, I recall a mountain lion or some other cat like creature jumping on my Volvo roof when I was driving in the early morning around the dam at the Greenwich reservoir. I recall at that time having my cat allergies activated. I also remember reading about Mountain Lions jumping on trucks and trains out west and hitching rides. I recall when I camped around Ronald Reagan’s ranch just east of Santa Barbara, California next to Hidden Valley and near Solvang; I remember suspecting that there were Mountain Lions or possibly cougars around.  It is my theory that this time of year as it begins to warm up that the migratory game migrate up and down the mountain and ridge areas, so thus this time of year as it begins to warm up, they could be coming through our way again.  I will now do some regular computer work.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/10/02 Wednesday 7:10 A.M.: I did a little bit of computer work this morning. I watched television. I relaxed a bit. I replace the same bulb that I replaced earlier with a used bulb with another used bulb. I had some potato chips with S&S French onion dip and a few slices of Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese. I guess since it is damp out, I will stay inside this morning and possibly rest. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/10/02 Wednesday 12:30 A.M.: I rested until 9 P.M..  A friend called me about 8 P.M.. I watched a bit of television. I just had a meal of two 1/3 inch slices of Butterball turkey breast, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh broccoli, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will now do some regular computer work. Since it is warmer out, I turned down the thermostat, and I turned on the fan on the air conditioner to bring in some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/09/02 Tuesday 5:35 P.M.: I finished recording the Queen Elizabeth II Queen mother’s funeral about 9 A.M.. I ran Norton Disk Doctor. I then started Norton SpeedDisk on the C: drive before going to bed at 9:30 A.M.. I received four crank fax telephone calls during the morning. I was up at 4 P.M.. I replaced a 15 watt frosted candelabra bulb in the third sconce light to the right on the kitchen living room wall. I had breakfast of oatmeal, a toasted roll, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/09/02 Tuesday 8:35 A.M.: Since the last message, I have been watching the funeral of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. I started recording it on CNN when the funeral started in Westminster Cathedral.  The tape stopped briefly for a couple of minutes before I caught it.  I will let it run another 15 minutes for the full two hours of the tape. I chatted with a friend. I am a bit tired, so when the tape finishes, I will probably go to bed. I also finished running Norton Anti Virus. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/09/02 Tuesday 6:05 A.M.: I ran Windows Update, and I installed the latest updates. I ran Cnet Catchup www.catchup.com , and I installed a number of smaller program updates. I will now start Norton AntiVirus, and I will head off to bed while it runs. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/09/02 Tuesday 4:15 A.M.: Well I think I will head off to bed.  I figure the Queen Mother’s funeral would be about 8:30 A.M. here since it is 12:30 P.M. there, and they probably are not on daylight savings time yet. However, the U.S. media probably will not be broadcasting it in its entirety.  My CPU fan is making a bit of noise, and I think I replaced it last fall.  Also my muffler system on the Volvo is beginning to make a bit of noise, and I had it fixed last August. All of the parts are warrantied by Midas, so I will have to take it in some time and have them check it.  It is just a slightly louder noise, so maybe they need to tighten a clamp. Well have a good morning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/09/02 Tuesday 3:15 A.M.: I relaxed a bit. I just ran the print head clean utility on my EpsonStylus Color 880 printer.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/09/02 Tuesday 2:25 A.M.: I took the www.realage.com test, and despite the fact that I have smoked for 30 years, it says at age 51.9, I am actually 52.6 years old. Thus I guess all my other healthy activities are paying off.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/09/02 Tuesday 12:55 A.M.: I did some regular computer work. I had dinner of two one third inch thick slices of Butterball turkey breast with Boston Market turkey gravy, reheated steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh broccoli, ice tea, and the last piece of Pepperidge Farm coconut cake.  I will now go back to some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/08/02 Monday 10:55 P.M.: I replaced the CMOS battery on my primary computer, and it is back up and running fine. Hopefully now my primary computer clock will not lose time when it is turned off. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/08/02 Monday 10:25 P.M.: I went out at 7:30 P.M., and I stopped by at CVS, and I bought an Energizer CMOS battery #2032 for $2.99 plus .18 tax for $3.17.  I then stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I returned two DVD videos, and I checked out two DVD videos. I then went downtown, and I mailed the letter at the central Greenwich Post Office. I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at various locations enjoying the warmer evening. I have put on 15 pounds this winter, since I have not been walking regularly in the evening, and I am up to 215 pounds. I figure I better try walking a bit more now that it is warmer, so hopefully I lose some weight.  I then drove down by the waterfront. I next stopped by Exxon, and I bought $11 of premium at $1.739 a gallon. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought two Swanson Hungryman dinners for $2.50 each one boneless pork and the other boneless chicken breast, fresh broccoli at $1.49 a pound for $1.79 and a 12 ounce bottle of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce for $2.29 for $9.08 total. I then returned home, and I had a glass of ice tea. I used my eye glass screw driver, and I tightened the screws on the two pairs of reading glasses and my primary pair of sun glasses. I will now shut down the computer and replace the CMOS battery on it. I have to pull the case cover to do this. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/08/02 Monday 6:25 P.M.: I finished writing the letter. I watched the NASA launch on the computer and on television. On the computer NASA television feed, there is about a 20 second delay. I went outside to see if I could see the shuttle flying overhead, but there was cloud cover. I came back in, and I had to reboot the computer. I ran the CMOS utility to checked my drives, and when I rebooted it put my first hard drive as the C: drive, my second hard drive as the E: drive, my CD/RW CDplayer as the D: drive, and my CD 50X as the F: drive. This really does not matter, but I guess it is how I have it set up, so the operating system reassigned the drives. Since I only have backup programs on the E: drive, the drive letter designation does not matter. I then printed out my letter with Microsoft Home Publisher 2000. I print out one copy in color and another file copy in black and white on the HP laser printer.  I will now have two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and potato chips and two small dill pickles and ice tea. I will then clean up and go out and mail the letter and enjoy some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/08/02 Monday 3:50 P.M.: I received a telephone call at 8 A.M.. I finally got up at 2:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, two halves of a toasted roll, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I will now write a relative a letter. NASA might be launching the shuttle at 4:39 P.M. www.geocities.com/mikelscott/nasa.htm and www.geocities.com/mikelscott/nasa-110.htm . CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/08/02 Monday 12:40 A.M.: I sifted through my email. I also went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I watched a bit of television. I looked at CompUSA, Staples, and Circuit City sale ads. I will now shut down and relax before heading off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/07/02 Sunday 10:05 P.M.: I went to bed at 9 A.M., and I was up at 3 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, a toasted roll, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up.  A friend arrived to visit at 4:30 P.M.. We went for a drive down by the waterfront. We then drove in back country and on the way back we viewed the Daffodils along North Street.  At 7 P.M. we had dinner of two 1/3 inch thick slices each of Butterball turkey breast with Boston Market turkey gravy, steamed white rice, steamed broccoli and ice tea. I also had a slice of Pepperidge Farm coconut cake. We then watched a DVD movie. The DVD video disk was defective, so it was not as enjoyable. My guest left at 9:30 P.M..  Friends called while we were out, and they want to visit tomorrow, but I suggested that they visit on a warmer day.  I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/07/02 Sunday 8:30 A.M.: I watched and listened to the 2 hour and 37 minute BBC broadcast of the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s funeral procession this past Friday http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/cta/events02/uk/queen_mother/smil/procession_index.ram . I had some Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese and Carr’s crackers and ice tea and Carr’s crackers while listening to the broadcast. I also received a morning telephone call from a friend. I will now head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/07/02 Sunday 5:05 A.M.: Well, I guess daylight savings time sprung forward an hour. I will now set my clocks forward. I went out, and I mailed the four envelopes at the Valley Road Post office. I noticed after I put them in the mailbox in the lobby that there is no pickup on Sunday. I should have mailed them downtown. I drove downtown and by the waterfront, and I just returned home. I just reset my clocks.  I still have to reset the car clock. I keep my watch, microwave, and VCR at exact time. I keep the living room wall clock and the living room window ledge clock 15 minutes fast. I keep the bedroom clock radio a half hour fast.  I will now do some more computer work.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/07/02 Sunday 4:00 A.M.: I started reading my email. I updated Nero Burning with the latest version www.nero.com . I found a link in a Locker Nome newsletter to Netslideshow - Easy image presentation www.netslideshow.com . I downloaded and installed the program. I edited its *.ini file, and I copied it and the program along with 218 photographs mostly of me with other people at various stages in my life, and I burned them to five copies on CD/R disks. I then made labels and packaged them in thick CD jewel cases, and I am now going to mail four copies to relatives. The disk auto plays when put in the CD player, and I set it up to play a picture every ten seconds without sound. This all took while. I used four 34 cent stamps on each mailer. Well time to bundle up to go out and mail them at the Valley Road Post Office. It is 28 degrees Fahrenheit at the moment. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/06/02 Saturday 9:35 P.M.: I finished the laundry. I chatted with a couple of relatives. I had dinner of a Boston Market sirloin and pasta dinner with ice tea. I watched some television. I now will do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/06/02 Saturday 6:50 P.M.: I watched another movie on television last night called “Journey to the Center of the Earth” until about 2 A.M.. Seeing Pat Boone in his younger days gave me the answer to another question that I had forgot. “Who were the four famous people that died at the Alamo when Santa Ana attached with his superior force?” The answer is Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie, Colonel Travis, and Daniel Bonne. A relative of mine from Texas told me to always remember this. I was told by a relative in Texas that Ron Howard is making a new movie on the Alamo.  I was up at 10:30 A.M. this morning, and I got two loaves of French Bread and three rolls from the bread table. I then rested until 12:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, French bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I then did my house cleaning and watering the plants. I sorted out my boxer shorts, and I put the older pairs in the second bureau drawer in the living room. I put some of the larger older pairs and the new pairs in the lower left bureau drawer in the living room. I also removed the tags.  After house cleaning, I had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, potato chips, two small dill pickles, ice tea, and Brazilian instant coffee. I then went out, and I returned and checked out a DVD video from the library. I then went to CVS on Greenwich Avenue. I bought a 1.5 liter bottle of CVS yellow mouth wash for $3.99, two Gillette sensitive skin shave cream gels for $1.99 each, two Crystal Shine antibacterial dishwashing liquid for .99 each, and a CVS Clorox drop in bowl tablet for $1.99 plus .72 tax for $12.66 total. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. We had a brief snow flurry. I then returned home. I am on the washing cycle of two loads of laundry.  I need to buy and install a new CMOS battery for my main computer. The clock is losing time, but the CMOS settings are still saved. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/05/02 Friday 10:20 P.M.: My guest and I went out at 4 P.M.. We drove down by the waterfront. We then stopped by the library, and I checked out two DVD videos. We then went to the Stop and Shop, and my guest bought filet of salmon and fresh broccoli for dinner. We then went by Smokes for Less in Byram where my guest bought cigarettes. We returned back to my place. We watched television. About 6:30 P.M., we had dinner of filet of salmon baked in lemon juice and I sprinkled the filets with Old Bay seasoning, oregano, Italian spices, and Basil. Also we had steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce and fresh broccoli along with ice tea. I also had a piece of Pepperidge Farm coconut cake. We then watched a DVD movie. Afterwards we watched a bit of television. My guest left at 9:30 P.M.. I will now have another piece of cake. I will then relax a bit before going to bed.  CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 04/05/02:

 

Note: <888> 04/05/02 Friday 3:15 P.M.: I woke up at 6 A.M. and 8 A.M., and there was no live coverage on television of the Queen Mother’s funeral. I finally got up at 11 A.M., and I had breakfast of orange juice, coffee, vitamins, poppy seed bread toast, and oatmeal. I rested more until 1 P.M., when I chatted with a relative. I rested more until 2 P.M., when a friend called to say he was coming down. I cleaned up, and my guest arrived at 2:30 P.M.. I will now send out my weekly notes. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/04/02 Thursday 9:30 P.M.: I did a little bit of regular internet work. I will now relax for a bit before going to bed. I will be up a little before 6 A.M. to see if there is any coverage of the Queen Mother of England’s funeral procession on television. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/04/02 Thursday 7:30 P.M.: I was up until 3 A.M. this morning watching the DVD movie. I was up at 10 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, poppy seed bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I chatted with a friend. I cleaned up, and I went out. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I made a copy of my automobile registration and my beach card. I also returned a DVD video. I then went by the Greenwich Town Hall, and I obtained the form for applying for an automobile beach sticker. I made a copy of my driver’s license. I then filled out the form, and I left it at the beach card mailing box. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I bought two white 16 ounce cups and saucers for $4 both. They are soup mugs. I then made my 3 P.M. appointment. I then drove down by the waterfront. I next went by the Greenwich Library. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a Butterball boneless breast of turkey at $3.99 a pound for $7.10 and Boston Market turkey gravy for $1.99 for $9.09 total. I then returned home. I washed the soup cups and saucers, and I put them on top of the convection oven on top of the refrigerator. I had some ice tea.  For dinner, I had the rest of cold slices of the leg of lamb, steamed white rice, steamed asparagus and broccoli, ice tea, and a cappuccino.  I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/03/02 Wednesday 11:35 P.M.: I went out, and I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove over to Marshalls in Stamford. I bought nine pairs of Joe Boxer boxer shorts extra large 42” to 44” www.joeboxer.com for $4.99 each for $44.91 total. I bought four green and blue plaid, four purple and blue paid, and one green and white plaid.  I toured Odd Job and Staples at the same shopping center. I then drove back to Greenwich, and I read the local paper in the Greenwich Library. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I then went to Stop and Shop, and I bought a ten pound bag of Carolina Gold parboiled rice for $4.49, a five pound bag of S&S sugar $2.49, two half gallons of Tropicana premium orange juice with calcium for $2 each, S&S premium margarine .67, S&S 8 ounce of French onion dip $1.89, two Boston Market sirloin and noodles dinner $2.99 each, a Tombstone pepperoni pizza $3, a 12.5 ounce bag of Lays potato chips $1.99, Lysol Island Breeze scent disinfectant $2.99, a 2 pound bag of onions $2.99, S&S Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese $1.99, S&S Italian Espresso beans at $7.99 a pound for $7.27, La Molisana spinach noodles $1.79, buy one get one free of Oscar Meyer beef franks $3.69 both for $46.08 total. I then returned home, and I put away my purchases.  The boxer shorts fit fine in the larger size, and they comfortable when one relaxes without tight elastic band on my older smaller size boxer shorts. I relaxed a bit. I then had dinner of cold slices of lamb, reheated white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh asparagus and broccoli, and ice tea. I relaxed a bit more. I will now watch a DVD video. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/03/02 Wednesday 5:10 P.M.: I had my meal. I noticed on my web sites at GeoCities, I can not FTP anymore. I have to use their upload web page. I received a call that my life time beach pass is probably still good without having to renew it. I decided, I will try going to Marshall’s in Stamford first to look for the boxer shorts. I will now clean up and go out. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/03/02 Wednesday 4:00 P.M.: I went to bed at about midnight. I was up at 10 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, poppy seed bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I made a telephone call. I fell back to sleep until 3 P.M.. I updated my NASA http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/nasa.htm and the current launch page http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/nasa-110.htm . I looked at Kohl’s website www.kohls.com . I am thinking about going over to Kohl’s in Port Chester and getting a half dozen pairs of boxer shorts for $6 a pair. I guess I would take waist 40 inches to 42 inches. However, in measuring my waist higher up around my belly button, it is about 43 inches. I had a pair of boxer shorts rip recently when I was bending over, so I guess I need some larger boxer shorts. I will now have two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and potato chips and small dill pickles and ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee. I will then clean up and go out.  It is warm out, so it made me feel tired today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/02/02 Tuesday 8:50 P.M.: I went out about 2:30 P.M.. I stopped by the Fashion Light Center on West Putnam Avenue. I bought a sunlite 25 watt intermediate flood light for $4.29 and a Westinghouse 15 watt T-7 candelabra base bulb for $1.69 with .36 tax they were $6.34. I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I next drove down by the waterfront. I then drove over to Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich, and I sat out at the southwest picnic area. I remembered, I was suppose to have a 4 P.M. appointment downtown, and so I drove over to the southeast concession area, and I called my 4 P.M. appointment at 4 P.M., and I cancelled. The SNET pay phone at the southwest concession area costs 50 cents for unlimited time local phone call. I then sat out for a while at the beach. I next drove over to Staples in Old Greenwich, and I bought a 50 pack of thin CD jewel cases for $9.94 plus .60 tax for $10.54 total. I then drove downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I then drove down by the waterfront. I returned home. I put the 25 watt flood bulb in the lava lamp, so it works now. It is frosted not a clear bulb. I then relaxed a bit. I had dinner of cold slices of Australian leg of lamb with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice, steamed fresh asparagus and broccoli, and ice tea. I relaxed a bit. I will now relax a bit and maybe watch some television before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/02/02 Tuesday 1:05 P.M.: I am just finishing making up a batch of ice tea. I just had lunch of two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup, potato chips, two small dill pickles, ice tea, and a cappuccino along with a slice of Pepperidge Farm coconut cake. I have been listening to some CD music to relax. I chatted with a telemarketer for handicap people that sells household products at 1-800-640-4109 #2940 ask for Bill if you need to order any household products. They sell light bulbs with a ten year warranty and many other products. I will now clean up and go out and do some errands. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/02/02 Tuesday 10:40 A.M.: I was up at 8 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, poppy seed bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I checked out the Brookstone www.brookstone.com  web site for the radio I found at the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop for $2 yesterday. This is the link to the radio Brookstone.com - 1-800-926-7000 . It costs $75 new. However, the hour and down band button does not work. One sets the minutes by pressing the memory button, and I guess one could reset the hour button by pulling a battery and starting it up when the time was right. It says that it is waterproof, so I guess one could listen to it in the rain.  I also set the radio presets. My bulb in the lava lamp burned out, so I have to get another one today. I just had a telephone call, and I chatted a while.  Since I have quite a few electronics in the apartment, I spend a considerable amount of my time and spare funds for maintaining the electronics. Well, I guess I should clean up. Maybe I will go out now. I am not sure. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/01/02 Monday 9:05 P.M.: I finished making the 4 CD emergency CD disks. I put them in the quad CD case with labels, and I put the case in a plastic Ziploc bag, and I put six blue rubber bands around it. I then put the Emergency CD kit in a place, which I can fetch quickly if I had to leave quickly. However, it would only be good on a computer that could run Windows XP, since I would need the Windows 98 disk to upgrade Windows ME disks in a relocation emergency. However, there is really nothing critical in my computer setup or my files. It is mostly just archival work. Well, I will now have some Carr’s crackers with mozzarella cheese slices and ice tea. Then I will relax a bit and go to bed.  When I worked on computers for a company called Polaroid in 1971, I read a book called “Report from Iron Mountain” about computer security. Thus I tend to try to be prepared for technical problems. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/01/02 Monday 7:40 P.M.: I went out after the last message. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the central Greenwich post office. I obtained three money orders to pay my Verizon, Optimum Online, and Cablevision bills. I made a mistake, and I sealed the receipts in two of the bills instead of the checks, and I had go across the street to Zyn stationary, and I bought a roll of 3M Scotch magic tape for $1.79 plus .11 tax for $1.90 total. I then went back to the post office, and I resealed the two envelopes with the Scotch tape, and I mailed all three of the bills. I then sat out for a while. I walked up to the Greenwich Hardware store, and I bought from the 70% off rack a AT&T CD Quad Case for $1.50 plus .09 tax for $1.59. I then sat out for a while longer. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the Greenwich Post. I next returned home. I chatted with a friend.  Earlier today, I put the new Brookstone AM/FM portable radio in the blue kitchen bookcase with the other portable radios. I put the new small claw hammer with the other tools in the sweater closet in the hallway. I plan to use the four CD quad case to hold copies of Windows XP Professional Upgrade CD, Windows ME Upgrade CD, my backed up data files CD, and my favorites CDs, so I can keep them all together handy should I have to leave my current computer setup in a hurry. I will now make the copies for the Quad CD case. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/01/02 Monday 3:00 P.M.: I went out at 9 A.M.. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then stopped by the Greenwich Housing Authority, and I gave them some paper work. I next stopped by First Union National Bank on Havemeyer Place, and I paid my rent. I then went to the central Greenwich Post Office, and I obtained money orders to pay my GEICO automobile insurance and AT&T long distance. I also obtained a $12.50 money order to renew my annual AARP “American Association of Retired Persons” membership. I then sat out for a while. I walked up to the top of Greenwich Avenue, and I chatted with a local. I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store, and they have a few 70% off items. I then drove down by the waterfront.  I next stopped by the EDLC thrift shop in Cos Cob, and I bought a small claw hammer for $2 plus .12 tax for $2.12 total. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought a Brookstone AM/FM portable radio for $2. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I renewed a DVD video. I then went by Exxon, and I bought $10.65 of premium at $1.699 a gallon. I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought dozen large eggs $1.69, S&S Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese $1.99, buy two get two free of Progresso New England clam chowder for $2.39 each two, two S&S hotdog rolls $1.19 each package, two Pepperidge Farm frozen cakes $2 each, 10 ounces of La Choy low sodium soy sauce $2.19, a bunch of broccoli at .99 a pound for .88 for $16.72 total. I then went by Smokes of Less in Byram. The state tax goes up .60 a package on cigarettes this Wednesday.  My brand of Seneca cigarettes were just raised from $19 to $20.50 a carton by the manufacturer. I bought three cartons of Seneca ultra lights regular for $20.50 a carton for $61.50 total.  They will go up to $25.50 a carton when the new tax goes into effect. I returned home. I had some ice tea. I then had a couple of slices of cold lamb with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce with reheated spinach pasta and alfredo sauce and steamed fresh broccoli and asparagus, ice tea, and a Brazilian instant coffee.  I put four new AA batteries in the Brookstone  portable radio and it works fine, but I can not figure out how to set the time. I will now go out to pay some more bills. I noticed today that the long time jeweler on Greenwich Avenue near CVS is installing a new pedestal street clock. CIO

 

Note: <888> 04/01/02 Monday 7:15 A.M.: I watched television until 9:30 P.M. last night. I was up at 5 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of oatmeal, two halves of a roll toasted, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I organized some of my bills to pay today and other paper work. I will briefly check out a few internet sites. Then I will go out after cleaning up.  About 6 A.M., I also called the Greenwich Police non emergency number at 203-622-8000, and I reported that the cross walk light button has not worked in front of Thataway café’s patio for about a month.  CIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of Scott's Notes week 05/31/02:

 

Note: <888> 05/31/02 Friday 11:55 P.M.: I finished the laundry. I had the rest of the Chinese mixture on white rice with ice tea and a cappuccino. I cleaned up. I went out, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I returned home. I will now send out my weekly note. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/31/02 Friday 8:00 P.M.: About 3 A.M. this past morning, I had a roast beef sandwich on a Kaiser roll with Hellmann’s mayonnaise, horse radish, salt, and pepper along with ice tea. I went to bed about 4 A.M. this past morning. I think I was up about 3 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I relaxed a bit. About 6 P.M. NOAA weather radio started going off with warnings for this area. I started my laundry, and I am on the dry cycle with about 45 minutes to go. I checked the outside weather conditions, and it sounds like the weather front might be arriving shortly.  I checked the Volvo mechanics manual I have, and it said that if the noise I am getting from the underneath of the car is a transmission noise, that the car might need to have 90 weight oil added which is what it uses for the manual transmission gear box.  I will have it checked on Tuesday at Exxon station next to the library. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/31/02 Friday 1:35 A.M.: I went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I still have some individual sending me daily an email virus that Norton Anti Virus 2002 catches, and its origins daily or a different spammed email address each day. I suppose somebody with my email address might have an email worm on their machine. Well, I guess I will shut down for the night and watch some television. I checked out www.lanzarote.com . Apparently they now get 1.7 million visitors a year. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/31/02 Friday 12:05 A.M.: I put the ice tea in the refrigerator. I went out, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I drove down by the waterfront. I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove part way down the Avenue, and I tried driving up the steep hill at Indian Field Road, and the car went up it fine in second gear. However, I still have the rattling noise at lower idle which might be coming from the gear box or clutch. Another remote possibility might be that one of the cylinders is not firing properly, but it sounds like it is running smoothly. I will have Exxon next to the Greenwich Library check on it next week, if I get on an earlier schedule. I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought four Tropicana half gallons of orange juice with calcium for $2.50 each, a 38 ounce box of Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers for $5.29, AC five pound bag of sugar for $2.49 a boneless chicken breasts at $1.99 a pound for $4.30. However, the total came out to $20.77 since the cash register computer only took of the discount on two orange juices instead of four, so the cashier voided one of the orange juices to lower the price. I then returned home. I guess I will do some regular computer work.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/30/02 Thursday 10:00 P.M.: I went out about 1:30 P.M.. I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought a eight ounce bottle of English Leather men’s cologne for $5. I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I next drove down by the waterfront. I then made my 3 P.M. appointment. I then went by Gateway automotive, and I bought 3 feet of 5/16” hose for $2 and four hose clamps for $3.40 for $5.40 total. I then drove down to by the waterfront, and I sat out for a while. I then drove to another location on the waterfront. I then drove downtown. I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store, and they gave me a ¼” by 1” bolt, ¼” by 1.25” bolt, two ¼” inch nuts, and two ¼ inch lock washers which normally would have been .35. I told them that Gateway Automotive sells Nu Finish car wax for $9.99. I then walked up to CVS, and I bought a Glade Plugin Scented Oil refill Mystical Garden scent for $2.99 and a green apple car air freshener for $1.19 plus .25 tax for $4.43. I chatted with a local. I complete my walk of the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I put the car air freshener in the car.  I bought a medium size pineapple from the Greenwich Avenue vegetable market for $2. I then returned a DVD disk to the Greenwich Library. I the went by Val’s liquor, and I bought a four ounce bottle of Angostura bitters for $4. I then returned home. I put the new glade plugin in the kitchen to scent the apartment. I then put part of the 5/16 inch hose with two clamps from the Volvo fuel injection chamber to the PCV valve, and I put another part of the hose with two clamps from the radiator to the radiator overflow tank. I also cleaned the PCV valve, and I put a larger 2 inch clamp around the PCV valve hose that connects to the valve cover.  The car is a lot peppier and runs smoother with the tighter vacuum system, but there is still a slight rattle at low idle. I do not think it is the exhaust system, but I have the bolts to try to secure the manifold pipe to the body bracket when the car is cold. I checked the Volvo by wedging a screw driver in the space between the manifold pipe and body bracket, and the car still had the rattle.  Two days ago, I checked the clutch clearance, and it is fine.  The car clutch and gear box work fine when driving and do not make any noise. I am not sure what is causing the rattling sound. I will have to wait until I am on an earlier schedule to have Greenwich Exxon check it out. I have not had Greenwich Exxon check the rear end and gear box fluid in eight years, but I thought the Oil Star lube garage checked those fluids whenever I have the oil changed.   Since the car seems to be running fine, I do not intend to make any major expenses on a 26 year old Volvo 244 DL. I then went upstairs, and I had a chilled Barq’s root beer in a frosted mug. I then made up another batch of rice, and I reheated some of my Chinese beef vegetable mixture, and I put it on top of the rice. I had this for dinner with ice tea and a cappuccino. I am simmering a 3 quart pot of concentrated tea to make 12 quarts ice tea www.geocities.com/mikelscott/icetea.htm right now.  I will now peel and chop up the pineapple and season it with orange juice and angostura bitters. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/30/02 Thursday 1:00 P.M.: I watched television and slept last night. I was up at noon today. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, oatmeal toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I had to throw out one of the cooked eggs since it was no good.  I have a 3 P.M. appointment today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/29/02 Wednesday 10:25 P.M.: I rested until 6 P.M..  I had ten Carr’s crackers with mozzarella cheese and ice tea. I then rested until 9:30 P.M.. I had some of the Chinese mixture from last night with rice and ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/29/02 Wednesday 4:10 P.M.: I was up at noon today.  had breakfast of oatmeal, oatmeal bread toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I went out, and I checked my Volvo’s exhaust system, and the slight rattle I hear when I start up the car does not seem to be coming from the exhaust system. I think the problem might be that since I have it set on a lower idle, the car runs a little rougher when starting until it warms up. However, on a lower idle, one does not have to worry about it getting too hot in traffic in the summer. I touched up a few spots with touch paint. I came back inside, and I relaxed a bit. I had a relative call. I tried out Net2Phone, and it works quite well, and I chatted with a few people. I will now do some regular computer work instead of going out in the heat of the day. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/29/02 Wednesday 2:40 A.M.: I sifted through my email. I will now shut down and relax before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/29/02 Wednesday 12:55 A.M.: I went out, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at various locations for a while. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then drove over to Grass Island, and I sat out by the waterfront for a half hour with the Coleman electronic mosquito repeller clipped to my shirt collar.  There tend to be a lot of bugs at Grass Island in the evening.  The Coleman electronic mosquito repeller was effective, and no mosquitoes or gnats bit me, although I could see some close by.  Since the package comes with three, the idea way to wear them might be one clipped to the collar and one clipped to either pocket of ones pants. I then went back home. I readjusted my Volvo idle downward, so the car does not overheat on the warmer days. I notice from inside the hood when one looks down on the manifold pipe that connects to the exhaust system, one can easily see the clamp it is suppose to connect to with what looks like it would take any nut and bolt and possibly a lock washer and washer. I will have to check it out when it is cold. I checked my oil too. I then went by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went to the Greenwich Library, and I checked out a DVD video disk. I also read the Wall Street Journal and P.C. Magazine. I then went by Stop and Shop, and I bought a 12 pack of Northern quilted tissue for $3, 10 pack of S&S dry milk for $5.49, a Marie Callender boneless chicken breast dinner for $1.99, a four ounce container of sun dried tomatoes .99, a Stouffer’s 21 ounce lasagna $2.87, two four ounce cans of Sunny Deli portabella mushrooms .75 each, a green pepper at .99 a pound .41, a Vidalia onion at .79 a pound .58 for $17.01 total. I then returned home. I relaxed a bit. I chatted with a friend about 9:30 P.M.. I then started preparing a more elaborate dinner. I first too my China Village rice cooker. I washed a cup of white rice in a bowl, and then I strained it with a strainer. I then put it in the China village rice cooker with a cup and a half of water and five pads of margarine. I put the steamer insert and lid on, and I put it in the microwave oven. I set it for 11 minutes, but I did not start it yet. The China village rice cooker for a cup of white rice takes 11 minutes in microwave and five minutes standing covered afterwards. I then started preparing the ingredients for the meal. I took a 10 ounce shell steak, and I cut off the fat and bone. I cut it into ¼” by 1” by 1” chunks for about a cup of steak chunks which I put in a small dish. I then peeled and sliced eight cloves of garlic. I next peeled and diced ¾ of a Vidalia onion or about a cup. I put this in another small dish. I sliced on an angle half inch lengths of a half pound of asparagus. I cut off about a cup and a half of broccoli florets in smaller pieces. I opened and drained the two four ounce cans of Sunny Deli portabella mushrooms. I cleaned and diced a green pepper. I diced the four ounce container of sun dried tomatoes. I cut off the corn off an ear of corn on the cob. I rinced a half pound package of snow peas. I put all of these ingredients in separate small dishes for holding.  I then took my 12 inch Griswold cast iron fry pan with glass lid. I put it on the large electric burner on medium high. I added six tablespoons of olive oil and four pads of margarine. Once it was heated, I added the eight sliced cloves of garlic, the cup of shell steak chunks, and the cup of diced Vidalia onions. I sautéed these about five minutes adding ground black pepper and garlic powder.  I also started the rice cooking for 11 minutes in the microwave oven.  After sautéing the beef, garlic, and onions for five minutes, I added the broccoli florets, diced green pepper, sliced asparagus, and corn. I stirred and continue cooking on medium high another five minutes seasoning the mixture with ground black pepper, garlic powder, celery salt, chicken and meat seasoning, Basil, Oregano, Italian spices, ginger, nutmeg, Old Bay seasoning, and Chinese five spice which I mixed into the mixture. I then added a tablespoon of sesame oil, a tablespoon of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, two tablespoons of Modena, Italy balsamic vinegar, four tablespoons of La Choy low sodium soy sauce, a teaspoon of Angostura bitters and three quarters of a cup of Rene Junot French white table wine, and I mixed this all together, and I continue to cook covered with the glass lid on medium high stirring occasionally for ten minutes.  When the ten minutes were up, the rice was ready to stand for five minutes. I then added to the mixture, the diced sun dried tomatoes, the two four ounce cans of drained Sunny Deli portabella mushroom, and a half pound package of rinsed snow peas along with another quarter of a cup of white wine. I continued to steam this mixture over medium high heat covered for five minutes stirring occasionally. I then put about half the rice on a plate, and I put the rest of the rice in a container in the refrigerator. I then put about a cup and half of the seasoned vegetable beef mixture on top of the rice, and I put the rest in a container in the refrigerator. I had it for dinner with ice tea and a cappuccino. I then watched the BBC evening news. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/28/02 Tuesday 4:45 P.M.: I was up at 10 A.M. this morning. I watched the morning news. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, oatmeal bread toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I fell back to sleep until 2 P.M.. I got up, and I went out, and I checked my car. I noticed that the rattle the car is making might have been that it was idling two slowly. I increased the idle on the car, and I adjust the airflow intake.  The car runs more smoothly with the increased idle, and it does not seem to rattle. Still, when I have the time, I should go over to Stamford Volvo, and see if they have the bolt for attaching the exhaust manifold pipe to the under body of the car. Still, I am not sure if the threaded opening is there or not, and possibly when they installed the exhaust manifold pipe last August, they just cut if off with a torch. Well at the moment the car seems to be running smoothly. I came back inside, and I picked up my AT&T bill out of the mail box. They now seem to be charging a minimum of $7.50 instead of $5.00 plus tax, still I tend to talk that much.  I had another roast beef sandwich on a Kaiser roll with Hellmann’s mayonnaise, horse radish, Vidalia onion, salt and pepper. I had it with Lays potato chips and sliced dill pickles with ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee. I just clipped my toe nails and my finger nails, since they were getting a bit long.  The NOAA weather radio just went off saying there might be heavy showers this evening. I will now clean up and go out. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/28/02 Tuesday 12:10 A.M.: Well, I finished for the day. I will now shut down and relax before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/27/02 Monday 11:50 P.M.: Preview Paul McCartney’s “Driving Rain” http://store.artistdirect.com/store/artist/album/0,,1571086,00.html . CIO 

 

Note: <888> 05/27/02 Monday 10:10 P.M.:  Scott’s Random notes is now working at the GeoCities web site. I updated http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/nasa.htm and http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/nasa-111.htm . CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/27/02 Monday 9:10 P.M.: I went downtown. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at various locations. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then went to another location along the waterfront, and I sat out in my beach chair for about a half hour. The mosquitoes are beginning to come out again. I then returned home.  I got out my package of three Coleman electronic mosquito repellers made in China, and I put a battery in the gray one. I attached it to my key chain. I now have it ready to turn on the next time I go down by the waterfront. I then watched a television program on the History Channel about the World Trade Center done the January before 911. A friend called and we chatted. I will now do a bit of regular computer work. I noticed last night the large files at the GeoCities web site do not come up. Hopefully, they will have it fixed after the holiday weekend. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/27/02 Monday 5:45 P.M.: I heard the honor guard salute outside this morning about 7 A.M.. I was up about noon.  The nicotine patch came off during the night, so I put another one on, since I could not fine it in the bedding right away. I had breakfast of oatmeal, oatmeal bread toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I went out, and I washed the car with the hose I have in the trunk and a bucket of water with dishwashing detergent in it.  I cleaned the white walls with an S.O.S. pad. I dried the car. I then waxed the 1976 Volvo 244 DL with Nu Finish once a year car polish. I cleaned the windows inside and out with Windex. I cleaned the inside vinyl with Turtle Wax Extreme 2001 Protectant. I wiped the door openings with a damp cloth. I was able to get the passenger side rear door to open and close properly. I put all five beach chairs on that side of the car. I vacuumed the interior of the car.  Thus the car looks a lot better with its annual spring cleaning done. This took about four hours. I was able to vacuum using three extension cords out the front of the building. I had three diet Cokes while doing all of this. I came inside, and I had a roast beef sandwich on a Kaiser roll with Hellmann’s mayonnaise, horse radish, slices of Vidalia onion, and salt and pepper, along with a dill pickle slice and potato chips, ice tea, and a Brazilian instant coffee. I cleaned up, and I took off the nicotine patch while showering. I watched some of the Memorial Day events on television. I will now go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/27/02 Monday 12:35 A.M.: I finished watching the DVD video. I watched a bit of television. I will now go to bed.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/26/02 Sunday 9:15 P.M.: I watched a bit of television. I took the new lamp shades from the bedroom night stand lamps, and I put them on the pineapple lamps on the brass coffee table on top of the bedroom desk. I took the shades from the pineapple lamps, and I put them on the bedroom night stand lamps. They are thus fit better relative to the size of the lamps. I tested Scott’s Random Notes on the backup computer, and they do not come up from the GeoCities web site on the backup computer either. Thus there must be something wrong with the GeoCities web site, or Optimum has blocked my notes. Well, I will now watch a DVD video disk. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/26/02 Sunday 7:35 P.M.: After dinner, I closed the window and finished airing out the apartment. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/26/02 Sunday 6:40 P.M.: I opened all my closets to air out with the window opened before I went out. I went out, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by CVS, and I bought two half price Sure Advantage regular deodorants for $2 each, and Gillette shaving gel sensitive skin for $1.99 plus .36 tax for $6.35 total. I then went by the Greenwich Hardware store, and I bought Nu Finish Once a Year Car Polish for $6.99 plus .42 tax for $6.41 total.  They told me they were going to raise it to $9.99. I also stopped by Pier One and looked at all the scented candles. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then went by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by Radio Shack in Cos Cob, and I bought a one foot 75 Ohm video cable with gold plated connectors $2.99 plus .18 tax for $3.17. I then went to the Cos Cob Farmer Market next door, and I bought asparagus at $1.99 a pound and a package of snow peas for $3.28 total. I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought two Vidalia onions at .79 a pound for $1.12, a package of Bernadinos’ six water Kaiser rolls $1.99, S&S rare roast beef at $5.99 a pound for $7.07, two Marie Calendar meals at $1.99 each, one beef tips and one meat loaf for $14.16 total. I then returned home.  The apartment smelled a lot fresher with the window open and the fan blowing in fresh air. I sprayed Bissell Air Freshener deodorizer in the closets and around the room. I took off the face plate off the wall cable plate and tightened the cable connector. I put on the new one foot cable I bought at Radio Shack connecting to the four splitter. Now Channel 2 seems to come in clear. I will now take a Kaiser roll and split it, and put mayonnaise on both sides. I will then put slices of rare roast beef on it, and I will put horse radish on the roast beef, and then I will put a few slices of Vidalia onion on it, and I will season it with salt and pepper, and I will have the roast beef sandwich with a dill pickle slice and potato chips along with ice tea and a cappuccino. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/26/02 Sunday 2:45 P.M.: I rested until 2 P.M.. I chatted with a relative. I took off the old shades of the bedroom lamps, and I put the new shades on. I will throw out the old shades. I opened the left living room window. I disconnected the air conditioner, and I plugged in the fan and turned it on medium. I am now airing out the apartment. I will take a shower and put on the nicotine patch. Then I will go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/26/02 Sunday 12:30 P.M.: I was up at 11 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, oatmeal bread toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I watched some of the morning news.  Last night when I was out for a walk, I bought from Zyn stationary a #29 Cold Cash Doubler scratch card for $1, but I did not win anything. I will start using the nicotine patch today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/26/02 Sunday 12:25 A.M.: I went out, and I stopped by the Exxon station next to the Greenwich Library. I bought $10.50 of premium gasoline at $1.779  a gallon. I then dropped off a DVD video disk at the video drop at the Greenwich Library. I then went downtown. I first walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue again. I sat out at various locations. I noticed that the mobile art exhibit at the senior and arts center has flood lights shining on it. However, the flood lights also shine out into Greenwich Avenue which interferes with the night time vision of divers in that location.  When I returned home, I called the Public Safety department, and I gave them my viewpoint. I also noticed that the mobiles have wires attaching them to the ground to keep them from swinging which people in that location can not see at night.  When I was first out, I saw the full moon rising and at the same time I saw a shooting star.  The wind was out of the southwest, so it was a dry night and easy on my arthritis. I drove down by the waterfront afterwards. I next went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought a bottle of Lysol Island Breeze cleaner for $2.99, a Tombstone Pepperoni pizza for $2.99, a dozen large eggs $1.69, three S&S premium margarine $2 all, a bulb of garlic .35, buy one get one free of B&G Kosher dill spears $2.69 both, for $12.89 total. I then returned home about 11 P.M., and I relaxed a bit.  I will now watch some television before going to bed. I will probably try to quit smoking when I wake up today using the nicotine patches. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/25/02 Saturday 8:05 P.M.: I watched the ABC evening news. I had a broiled shell steak with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed broccoli and corn on the cob, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will now go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/25/02 Saturday 6:20 P.M.: I finished house cleaning and watering the plants. I cleaned up. I finished listening to the Oldies count down. CIO 

 

Note: <888> 05/25/02 Saturday 2:50 P.M.:  I am listening to www.warx.com for some vintage Oldies music.  I am playing the internet music through my amplifier stereo system. It is now for time for house cleaning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/25/02 Saturday 2:00 P.M.:  Last night I watched BBC programming on PBS channel 21 before going to bed at 11 P.M.. I was up at 8 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, orange juice, toast, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I picked up a loaf of bread from the bread table. I have been taking Benedryl recently for allergies which make me sleepy when I wake up. I fell back asleep until 1:30 P.M.. I think the allergy season now might be less severe, so I will quit taking Benedryl. I had a telephone call from a relative.  I checked the mail.  I will now have a Boston Market beef pot roast dinner with ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee. I will then start my house cleaning. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 05/24/02:

 

Note: <888> 05/24/02 Friday 8:20 P.M.: It appears that the GeoCities upload is not working at the moment, so I can not update my “Scott’s Random Notes” . I did notice in the Greenwich Times today that water restrictions have been lifted locally. Thus I can hose and bucket wash and wax my car some time in the future when I have time, and when I get around to buying some car wax. I will now send out my weekly notes. I will then watch a DVD video disk.  I will try to go to bed around midnight. I will do house cleaning in the morning. I have a friend coming to visit at 1:30 P.M. tomorrow. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/24/02 Friday 7:30 P.M.: The note still does not work without the HTML format. It is like

GeoCities has it blocked. The other pages at the site seem to work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/24/02 Friday 7:25 P.M.: For some odd reason, my web page of "Scott's Random Notes" will not display from the GeoCities web site. I am trying to post using the text editor instead of Microsoft Word 2002 with all the HTML content. I chatted with a friend. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/24/02 Friday 6:10 P.M.: I was up at 8 A.M. this morning. I watched the morning news and relaxed. About 10 A.M., I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, oatmeal toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I then cleaned up, and I went out. I decided not to try the nicotine patches today, since it would be a busier day. I drove over to “Smokes for Less” in Byram, and I bought three patches of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s for $8.25 for three packages. I then on the way to town gave a neighbor a ride from the bus stop on the Post Road to town. I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then stopped by Midas, but they only had two people on today, so they could not check out the rattle on my Volvo. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop and lamps were $2 and lamp shades were .50. I bought a pair of lampshades with a small blue stripe for .50 each $1 total. I then drove down by the waterfront and I chatted with some waterfront locals. I then drove to another part of the waterfront, and I chatted with a local while I searched my car for about a half hour looking for a DVD video disk that I thought I had brought with me, but later turned out to back at home. I chatted with some other locals. I could not get the passenger side rear door to open from the outside, so I moved the child lock latch on the door jam, and now it will not open from the outside or the inside, which I suppose is just as well since it occasionally would come open when closed. I then drove back to the other part of the waterfront. I then went by the ELDC thrift shop. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I checked out two DVD video disks. I then returned home. I had a frosted diet Coke in a frosted mug. Then for a meal, I had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and potato chips and two small dill pickles and ice tea and a cappuccino. I put the new lamp shades on top of the existing lamp shades on the bedroom nightstand tables on either side of the bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/24/02 Friday 1:40 A.M.: I watched the DVD video. The TEAC DVD system is working just fine. I will now head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/23/02 Thursday 10:20 P.M.: I read the smoking patch information. I started to watch the TEAC DVD system, and once again it would not start properly. I disconnected it and reconnected it a number of times. I finally figured out the weight of the JVC videotape machine on top of it was causing it to malfunction. I moved the JVC videotape machine to the bookcase stereo rack, and the TEAC DVD video disk machine now starts properly. I will now watch a DVD video. CIO

Note: <888> 05/23/02 Thursday 8:55 P.M.: I was up at 6 A.M. this morning. I watched some morning news. I had breakfast of oatmeal, oatmeal toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I then fell back to sleep until 11 A.M.. I checked the mail. I had lunch of a Stouffer’s hearty turkey dinner with ice tea and Brazilian instant coffee. I then went out, and I returned a book to the Greenwich Library. I read the local paper and a Time Magazine special issue about “911”. I then made my 3 P.M. appointment.  I read another Time Magazine while waiting. I then stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I next went downtown. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at various locations. I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store, and I viewed their 70% off shelf in the front of the store. I went by CVS, and I bought a box of the CVS Nicotine Transdermal System of 14 patches Step One 21 mg. stop smoking aid with behavior support program for $38.99.  The wind was out of the southwest today, so it was dry which is good for arthritis.  After my walk, I drove by the waterfront. I have noticed in the last couple of days that my 1976 Volvo 244 DL has a slight exhaust rattling. I looked underneath the car, and the system is secure, but there is a bolt missing from the exhaust manifold pipe that is suppose to connect it to the under body of car.  I will have it checked soon. It does not appear to be anything major, and hopefully this will stop the slight rattling.  After the waterfront, I went by Stop and Shop, and I bought buy one get one free of large bags of Lays Barbeque potato chips for $2.99 both. I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought two shell steaks at $3.99 a pound for $5.91 and buy one get one free of Edy’s sorbet pints, one raspberry and the other mandarin orange. I then returned home. I had a chilled diet Coke in a frosted mug. I relaxed a bit. I then had a broiled shell steak with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed corn on the cob, steamed broccoli florets, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will try the stop smoking patches starting tomorrow morning after I shower.  I think I will watch a DVD movie now. On my TEAC DVD video disk system, sometimes one has to unplug the machine to let the programming reset itself whenever it gets messed up.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/22/02 Wednesday 11:00 P.M.: I relaxed a bit. I had two hot dogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and three small dill pickles and ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/22/02 Wednesday 9:35 P.M.: I finished the laundry. I hung the new shirts in my bedroom closet. I put the larger shorts in the top white bureau drawer with the other larger shorts. I put the Harry Potter mouse pad on the right side of the primary computer. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/22/02 Wednesday 8:45 P.M.: I went out, and I made my 1 P.M. appointment at the Greenwich Hospital Dental outpatient clinic to have my teeth cleaned. I noticed they were serving barbeque hamburgers outside. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I bought for $4 an extra large white Greenwich Ducks Unlimited 50th anniversary shirt for $4. I then went by the Mews Thrift Shop. For $10 I got 10 extra large polo  and crews and leisure shirts of various colors about half from the GAP including an Izod, an extra large blue boxer Speedo swim suit, a Ralph Lauren polo sweat shirt, and a pair of waist 40 inches denim shorts. I thanked them for the bargains. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then drove over to the Old Greenwich Rummage Room Thrift shop, and I bought a waist 40 inch pair of long white Bermuda style shorts for $4. While looking at their pants, I found $8 cash in a pair of pants pockets that I gave to the staff. I then drove around Tod’s Point, and I sat out at the southeast beach area for about 45 minutes.  I found a quarter. I then went by Staples in Old Greenwich. They have 80 gigabyte Maxtor 5400 rpm hard drives for $120 plus a $40 mailin rebate for $80 which is very reasonable. They also have a 2.4 gigahertz AT&T cordless phone for $50 with a $10 AT&T phone card. I bought a Harry Potter mouse pad from the clearance table for $1.50 plus .09 tax for $1.59. I then went back downtown, and I drove around the waterfront. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I returned a DVD video disk, and I read the local paper. I then returned home. I am on the dry cycle of washing the clothes that I bought that needed washing. I made room in my bedroom closet for the new clothes by moving about 10 smaller polo shirt to the closet shelf to the right on the paper products making room for the new larger clothing items to hang along side the other clothes. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/22/02 Wednesday 11:55 A.M.: I rested until 11 A.M.. I checked the mail. I had a Marie Callender meat loaf dinner with ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee. I will now clean up. I have a 1 P.M. appointment. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/22/02 Wednesday 6:15 A.M.: I watched a DVD video disk until 11 P.M. last night. I then went to bed. I was up at 4:30 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, oatmeal bread toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins and supplements. I watched a bit of television, and I checked my email.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/21/02 Tuesday 8:00 P.M.: I relaxed a bit. A friend called me up. I just had dinner of a Stouffer’s hearty pot roast dinner and ice tea. I will relax a bit more before going to bed later on. I will now shut down the computer. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/21/02 Tuesday 4:00 P.M.: Well, I chatted with a relative and another individual. I did some computer work. It seems a bit damp out, so I will stay inside today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/21/02 Tuesday 1:50 P.M.: I was up at 5 A.M., and I watched a bit of the morning news. I had breakfast of oatmeal, oatmeal bread toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins and supplements. I then chatted with a friend. I have been thinking about this Marine coral calcium from Japan that I am taking. Perhaps if the Florida Keys is made out of the same substance they could grind up the Florida Keys and sell it for 50 cents a pill.  Apparently this substance was very popular with the first pharmaceutical shops in Barcelona, Spain 300 years ago, and perhaps this is what leads to the legends of Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth. I have a feeling it also might be the ingredients in Gator Aid, a well known sports drink from Florida. Whatever the case, it might explain why in theory some of the old alligators and crocodiles live to be 200 years old in Florida hanging around the coral deposits along the shores of Florida. Moreover from what I know and from what I saw on Dr. Robert Barefoot’s infomercial, there might be some truth to the validity it helps the body rejuvenate itself, and it is good for warding off diseases like Parkinson’s syndrome, cancer, and tired blood. Still, it is too early to tell whether it is doing any good for me or not. However, for all I know the Coral Calcium from Japan might be different from other coral deposits around the world. It is suppose to have a lot of electrolytes and enzymes that are suppose to be good for the body. Still locally it is cold and damp which is not good for my arthritis. Also despite taking the benedryl my allergies seem to be activated in this most severe allergy season. Well, when I got up at noon, I checked the mail. I then had a Marie Callender’s breaded fish fillet with macaroni and cheese meal along with ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee. The Greenwich Times on Sunday said there are 1750 people from South America living in Greenwich, Connecticut and a lot more in the neighboring towns of Port Chester, New York; Danbury, Connecticut; and Stamford, Connecticut. Alas I do not speak Spanish or Portuguese, so I do not network with that community. Well, I guess I will clean up and go out for some routine activity. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/20/02 Monday 11:10 P.M.: I finished watching the television movie. I had some ice tea.  Well, there is not much going on, since it is cooler out, and the people with the so called money to spend in this area prefer warm weather, so until it gets warmer, the general local economy will remain in recession.  Of course maybe some Canadian found a gold mine, and maybe that so called Canadian will spend some money in this area, while it is still cooler. Of course for all I know the moon is made of Swiss cheese. Thus for all I know with the threats of terrorism in this area, the people whom normally spend money in this area have fled the area to spend their ill begotton gains in other deluxe areas that are less threatened. Well, the real story is not much ever happens here, so people whom like to read books enjoy reading books here while nothing is happening. Cheerio.  Also on Dr. Robert Barefoot’s infomercial about Coral Calcium, they said they are also giving it to horses, which might explain why certain horses are winning unexpectedly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/20/02 Monday 7:50 P.M.: I had a couple of hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and potato chips and ice tea. I will watch a television movie at 8 P.M.. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/20/02 Monday 7:30 P.M.: I rested from 3 P.M. until 6 P.M.. A friend called, and we chatted. I watched the ABC evening news. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/20/02 Monday 1:45 P.M.: Today I decided to have my primary meal of the day at noon.   I had a medium rare broiled shell steak with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh corn on the cob, steamed fresh broccoli florets, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I then relaxed and listen to some of the chit chat from BBC radio 5 http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/ . They mentioned that Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, and Prince Charles visited the Chelsea Flower Show and were describing the garden of holistic medicine plants that Prince Charles had patronized.  Well, I guess this time of year the foliage would be coming out in England, and they probably would have an allergy season problem. On a lesser note, I tend to have busy weekends, so I frequently relax the Friday before weekends and the Monday after. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/20/02 Monday 11:10 A.M.: I rested until 10:30 A.M.. I checked the mail. I will now listen to http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ram/live_news.ram and there are other BBC listening links at http://www.bbc.co.uk/ . I believe the British humorously call the BBC “Aunt B”. Alas I have never been to the United Kingdom. Like parking on Greenwich Avenue, it is too expensive to go there. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/20/02 Monday 5:35 A.M.: I went to bed at 4 P.M. yesterday. I had two calls from relatives. I was up at 4 A.M. this morning. I watched a bit of morning television. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, oatmeal bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins and supplements. I will now do some regular computer work.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/19/02 Sunday 2:55 P.M.: I went back downtown at noon. I drove down by the waterfront. I then sat out for a while. I then walked with a local, and I walked up to the Greenwich Library.  We then walked along the Boston Post Road as far as Christ Church. We then returned to Greenwich Avenue, and we parted company.  I then walked back down the Avenue, and I sat out for a while. I then drove down by the waterfront. The Greenwich Crafts festival is going on at the Bruce Museum. I then returned home. I will now have some goldfish crackers and ice tea. I then will go to bed.  I will now before going to bed take a Tylenol, MSM, and a Coral Calcium pill along with another pill I take to relax. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/19/02 Sunday 11:45 A.M.: I went over to the Port Chester, New York shopping center at 9:45 A.M.. The VitaminShoppe does not open until 11 A.M. on Sunday. I waited and toured Odd Job. I bought a “As Seen of TV” 301 piece Titanium coated drill bit set for $4.99, two Polaroid 9 volt batteries for $1.49 apiece, and two packages of 10 Ultra Plus twin blade disposable razors for .99 a package, a large tube of Crest tartar control toothpaste gel $1.59 plus .79 tax for $12.43 total. I then toured Staples. When the VitaminShoppe opened, I bought the last two bottles of 60 capsules each bottle of Natures Benefit, Inc. Professional Products Marine Coral Minerals which contain 100% pure ocean bed coral calcium from Okinawa, Japan. One is suppose to take two capsules a day with purified water, and two capsules contain 1000 mg. of Coral Calcium, 240 mg. calcium, 120 mg. of magnesium, and they also contain a lot of marine trace minerals. I paid $23.96 per bottle plus I had a $10 discount card for the VitaminShoppe for $37.92 total. I then returned home. I took one of Marine Coral Mineral coral calcium pills with a half of glass of orange juice. I will now go out for some more fresh air.   I put the drill set in the sweater closet with the other tools. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/19/02 Sunday 9:10 A.M.: I went out, and I stopped by the waterfront. There were the usual fishermen fishing. I then drove downtown. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at various locations. I then drove by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went to the Food Emporium. I bought two shell steaks at $3.99 a pound for $6.06, four ears of corn for .67 total, and a dozen extra large eggs for $1.79 for $8.52 total. I then returned home, and I had some ice tea and watched a bit of television. I will now have a Swanson’s chicken teriyaki dinner with ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/19/02 Sunday 5:00 A.M.: I watched Robert Barefoot’s program on Coral Calcium. It looks interesting. It is available at the VitaminShoppe VitaminShoppe.com - Product Details for Marine Coral Minerals by Natures Benefit . I might go over there at the Port Chester shopping center later this morning. I had a Tony’s pepperoni pizza with ice tea and a cappuccino. I make the Tony’s www.tonys.com frozen pizza, by cutting the frozen pizza into quarters and putting it on a cookie sheet. I then season it with celery salt, garlic powder, ground black pepper, Italian spices, oregano, and basil and sprinkle a few tablespoons of olive oil on it.  I then cook it in the convection oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 13 minutes. I will now clean up, and I guess I will go out for a chilly morning walk.  I will keep a keen eye out for Mountain Lions and Cougars and whatever cats might be prowling around in the early morning hours. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/19/02 Sunday 3:30 A.M.: I watched a program about the Concorde which is older than my Volvo. Apparently they fly it down to Barbados a lot. I am now watching a program about Firenze, Italia. They showed Bertolloci’s dome that I once climbed which was quite a hike considering when I got to the top at it noon on Saturday, it was just closing, and we had to walk down which was much harder without really having time to enjoy the view. Now the program is lecturing on Cosmo Di Medici and his family’s art works. The GeoCities web site is back up and running. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/19/02 Sunday 1:50 A.M.: I went back to bed until 1 A.M.. I am watching a program on Egyptology on the Travel channel. I finished making a batch of ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/18/02 Saturday 7:55 P.M.: I ran WinDoctor before going to bed. I ran Norton SpeedDisk on the C: drive while I was asleep. I just got up. I will have breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/18/02 Saturday 12:30 P.M.: I did a C: drive to E: drive backup. I had dinner at 8 A.M. of a Stouffer’s hearty Salisbury steak dinner with ice tea. I picked up a loaf of oatmeal bread from the bread table downstairs. I went out, and I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then went by the Greenwich Hardware store. I bought four Satco flame tip 15 watt frosted bulbs for $2.49 each plus .60 tax for $10.56 total. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper, and I checked out a DVD video disk. I then went by Exxon, and I bought $12 of premium at $1.819 a gallon. I then went by the Stop and Shop. They now carry General Electric flame tip 15 watt frosted bulbs in a two pack for $2.79 both. I bought two of the GE two packs for $2.79 each, three Land O Lakes 8 ounce bars of cheese for $5 all, a head of broccoli at .99 a pound for $1.17, a Tony’s Pepperoni pizza $2.50, and two Marie Calendar’s dinners for $2.50 each plus .33 tax for $19.58 total. I then returned home. I put the Satco flame tip bulbs in the sconces above the dining room table, and I put the GE bulbs with the other bulbs in the bedroom bureau. I vacuumed the apartment, and I finished my house cleaning. I finished the C: drive to E: drive backup at noon. I will now relax a bit and have some goldfish crackers and ice tea before going to bed.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/18/02 Saturday 5:45 A.M.: I sifted through my email. I am listening to www.wqxr.com for some relaxing classical music on my new computer headphones. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/18/02 Saturday 4:50 A.M.: I am finished with the house cleaning except for vacuuming which I will do later when I will not disturb my neighbors. I enjoyed listening to the Beatles music with the wireless headphones while house cleaning. I can replace the rechargeable batteries in the wireless headphones after recharging them in my Radio Shack battery charger. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/18/02 Saturday 3:35 A.M.: The www.geocities.com site where I have my site at www.geocities.com/mikelscott/ is down for maintenance until Sunday, so it will not be running. I listened to the music clips at http://www.paulmccartney.com/ . I can buy his new CD for less than $20 or $14 at www.amazon.com . I will now do my weekly house cleaning while listening to some vintage Beatles Music on MP3 on my TEAC DVD player with my Emerson Wireless headset, so I do not disturb the neighbors. I hope I do not drop the headphones in the toilet while I am cleaning the bathroom. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/18/02 Saturday 2:10 A.M.: After I finished putting the laundry away, I cleaned up. I went out about 11:30 P.M., and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue in the rain with an umbrella. I sat out at various locations.  There were the usual number of pub crawlers at the Bleu Café http://www.bleu-cafe.com/ , the Dome restaurant, the Sundown saloon, and the Thataway café. They were playing a bit of music. I then drove down by the waterfront.  On weekends the Food Emporium is not open at night, but the Glory Days diner is now open 24 hours for late night dining. I returned home, and I had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, potato chips, two small dill pickles, a frosted diet Coke in a frosted mug, and a cappuccino. I then watched a bit of television. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 05/17/02:

 

Note: <888> 05/17/02 Friday 10:15 P.M.: I watched television until 4 A.M. this morning. I watched the CSPAN replay of the Ronald Reagan presentation of the Congressional Metal of Honor to Nancy Reagan. I had some goldfish crackers and ice tea. I slept until 8 P.M. this evening. I had oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I am on the dry cycle on my laundry. I chatted with a friend. I will now send out my weekly note. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/17/02 Friday 1:30 A.M.: I went through my regular computer routine. I put Yap Gear Net2Phone 10 on my computer. It works with the YAP card. I have about $13 of YAP time on the cards I have. I set up Net2Phone 10 and its speed dial. The later version does not seem to work with the YAP cards. Well, I will shut down for the night. I will relax a bit and maybe watch some television before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/16/02 Thursday 11:45 P.M.: I had some goldfish crackers and ice tea before going to bed this morning about 7 A.M.. I was up at 1 P.M..  For breakfast I had three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I returned home, and a friend had arrived to visit.  We went down by the waterfront and sat out by the waterfront for a while. We then drove around the waterfront. We then stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store. I was looking for 15 watt frosted candelabra bulbs, but they were out of them.  We then stopped by Smokes for Less in Byram for my friend to get some smokes. We then drove over to the Port Chester, New York shopping center. We toured Odd Job and Lenins and Things. I checked out Staples, and I met up with my friend at Vitamin Shoppe where he made a purchase. On returning home, I noticed my exhaust system was making a rattling sound. I checked it out later after dinner, and it was slightly touching the body, so it rattled. I turned it down a bit, and it is fine. I hit a stick on the way to Port Chester which might have knocked it up a bit. We watched the BBC evening news. I made the same dinner for us as last night. I also had a cappuccino. My friend left about 9 P.M.. I went out and fixed the rattling exhaust tail pipe. I dropped off a DVD video disk at the library video drop. I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at various locations. I then drove down by the waterfront. I just now returned home, and I had some ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/16/02 Thursday 6:05 A.M.: I listened to a bit of music with the new headphones. I will now relax for a while. I have a 3 P.M. appointment today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/16/02 Thursday 4:05 A.M.: I ran Windows XP Professional Update, and I updated Internet Explorer 6.0.  The web site in the movie is www.govworks.com. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/16/02 Thursday 3:20 A.M.: I watched the DVD video “Startup.com”. It is pretty apropos about the way the internet has gone.  I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/16/02 Thursday 1:15 A.M.: I had goldfish crackers yesterday morning before going to bed about 7 A.M.. I was up at 7 P.M..  For breakfast I had oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went by the library, and I returned two and checked out two DVD video disks. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at various locations. There was a star or planet on either side of the crescent moon. I drove down by the waterfront. I returned home. I relaxed a bit. I had the same dinner as last night without the cappuccino. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/15/02 Wednesday 5:00 A.M.: I watched a DVD video disk. I watched a bit of television. I will now have some Carr’s crackers with mozzarella cheese and ice tea.  I then will relax a bit before going to bed. CIO 

 

Note: <888> 05/15/02 Wednesday 1:45 A.M.:  I finished going through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I sifted through my email. Yesterday, I ran Norton Anti Virus and my system is clean. However, every day since April 11, 2002; somebody sends me an email virus worm to my address from different email addresses. Since my system is clean, it appears that somebody with my email address has an email worm or an individual is deliberately trying to send me an email worm spoofing various email addresses. It is a minor annoyance, but Norton AntiVirus 2002 catches it every time. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/15/02 Wednesday 12:25 A.M.: For any fisherpersons or nautical people this site might be handy listing Tide times http://www2.primushost.com/~mcmorran/tide/tideform.html . CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/15/02 Wednesday 12:05 A.M.: I slept until midnight on Tuesday. I watched a long television movie and other television until 6 A.M.. I had some potato chips and ice tea. I went to bed at 6 A.M., and I was up at 6 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I then cleaned up, and I went out. I drove by the waterfront, and I chatted with the regular fishermen and a local. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper and P.C. Magazine. I also checked out a DVD video disk. I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at various locations. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then went to the Food Emporium, and I bought a 34 ounce bag of Food Emporium hazelnut coffee beans for $8.79, and I also bought a 38 ounce box of Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers for $5.29 for $14.10 total. I then returned home. I had some ice tea. I then mixed the new hazelnut coffee beans with the existing batch of Food Emporium red and blue bag coffee beans. I now have six mason jars of coffee beans which I keep underneath my dining room table. I opened up the Indiana Kitchen pork tenderloin package, and it had two one pound whole pork tenderloins in it. I cut off about two thirds of one, or about two thirds of a pound. I took a Pyrex pie dish, and I added a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, and a couple of tablespoons of La Choy low sodium soy sauce, and a tablespoon of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, and I rolled the pork tenderloin in it. I seasoned it on both sides with ground black pepper, celery salt, garlic powder, Old Bay seasoning, Italian spices, and Oregano. I added two quartered onions. I cooked it in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes. I had it with steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, and steamed slices of fresh zucchini, sliced fresh asparagus, and fresh broccoli florets, along with ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/13/02 Monday 6:30 P.M.: I relaxed a bit. I made my 4:30 P.M. appointment. I returned home, and NOAA weather radio went off again saying there would be about two inches of rain this evening. They also said there was a tornado watch extending from Philadelphia up into Pennsylvania and the New Jersey area until 7 P.M.. I just had a Swanson turkey breast stuffing dinner and ice tea. I am a bit tired, so I guess I will relax a bit and go to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/13/02 Monday 2:50 P.M.: In the mail, I received my Greenwich Parks car sticker which one sticks above the emissions sticker in the left front inside window. I went out, and I stopped by Smokes for Less in Byram, and I bought two cartons of Seneca Lights 100s for $26 each carton or $52 total. I then went to the Arnold Bread store outlet, and I bought two loaves of Freihofer’s 12 grain bread for $1.29 each and with senior discount $2.32 total. I then stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I checked out their vast selection of merchandise. I then drove down by the waterfront, and one of the regular fishermen were there. I then went by the ELDC thrift shop in Cos Cob, and I bought Panasonic Stereo headphones RP-HT96 for $15 plus .90 tax for $15.90 total.  I next went to Radio Shack in Cos Cob, and I bought two gold stereo headphone cable Y-Adapters for $5.99 each plus .72 tax for $12.70 total.  I then went to the Greenwich Food Mart, and I bought Indiana Kitchen whole pork tenderloin for $3.59 a pound for $7.08 total. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I returned a DVD video disk, and I checked out one. I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought a bunch of broccoli for .99 a pound for $1.20, a Tony’s Pepperoni pizza for $2.50, and four Tropicana orange juice half gallons with calcium for $2 each for $11.70 total. I then returned home. I used one of the gold stereo headphone Y adaptors to connect a set of speakers and the ear plug to the microphone headset on the backup computer. I disconnected the stereo headphones on the primary computer, and I plugged them into the cable on the lower left side of the desk by the computer that is connected to the stereo amplifier. I then took off the cable they were connected to the primary computer, and I put it in the lower right desk drawer. I connected the new Panasonic stereo headphones to the primary computer. I will save the second gold Y-adaptor for future use, and I put it in the left top desk drawer. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/13/02 Monday 10:05 A.M.: I had a cappuccino. I checked the mail, and it is not here yet. I guess I will clean up and go out for some daytime activity. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/13/02 Monday 8:55 A.M.: The groin hernia was probably aggravated over the years when I did things like build the garage apartment in Plandome Manor, Long Island in 1982 and when I worked in the Lanqueduc restaurant in Nantucket and other restaurants from 1978 to 1983 lifting many heavy items like hundred pound bags of onions and garbage on a regular basis along with other construction work not to mention all the times I have moved furniture items. Thus since I am getting older and I have put on weight my abdomen wall is probably weaker allowing part of my intestinal region to slip down into the groin area. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/13/02 Monday 8:45 A.M.: I have actually had the groin hernia since about February 1979 when there was an ice storm in New Canaan, Connecticut. I showed up at the apartment there, and a pipe had frozen in the basement, and I moved a trunk of mine with about 200 pounds of books to keep them from getting wet before fixing the frozen pipe. However, recently since I put on the weight the groin hernia seems to have gotten worse.  When I lie down, it goes away, but when I stand up it falls back down into the groin area. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/13/02 Monday 8:25 A.M.: I researched “groin hernia” at www.google.com , and I came up with http://www.medbroadcast.com/health_topics/health_conditions/hernia/index.shtml . I have a bad groin hernia. I have not lifted that much heavy stuff recently besides the 85 pound HP laser printer and the Orion 25 inch television which weighed about 85 pound too. I use to move my furniture more frequently, but I have not done so in six month.  From reading the hernia site information, it says a groin hernia can be caused by being overweight. I am presently 217 pounds which I would say is 30 to 50 pound overweight for my six foot height and small bone frame. I have thought about having the hernia operated on, but I thought it might first be better to lose some weight which I have not succeeded in doing since I have not been walking as much recently in the colder weather damp weather. Well, I guess it is hard to stop the aging process. I just had a Boston Market chicken teriyaki with rice dinner with ice tea. I guess I will relax a bit now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/13/02 Monday 7:15 A.M.: I was up at 7 P.M. last night. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I watched television and rested until about 6 A.M. this morning. I chatted with a friend and a relative. About midnight I had two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard, potato chips, two small dill pickles, ice tea, and a Brazilian instant coffee. I threw out the garbage a little while ago. My Volvo runs fine, but for the last three to five years, I have had one or two ripped rubber boots on the front steering arms which I have been told I should have replaced. Maybe I will look into it this week.  I have a 4:30 P.M. appointment this afternoon. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/12/02 Sunday 8:55 A.M.: I finished watching the DVD video. Some of the Greenwich Library DVD videos are defected and can cause playing problems when watching them. I watched a bit of other television, and I relaxed. I guess I will head off to bed now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/12/02 Sunday 3:45 A.M.: I had dinner of the last of the cold eye round with horseradish sauce and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh asparagus, and ice tea. I will now watch a DVD video. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/12/02 Sunday 2:45 A.M.: I sifted through my email. There is a group of people in Greenwich, Connecticut stuck with old cars whom can not afford to go anywhere. Their web site is http://www.greenwichconcours.com/ .

 

Note: <888> 05/12/02 Sunday 12:55 A.M.: I fell asleep yesterday morning about 8 A.M.. I had a bowl of potato chips and ice tea before going to bed. I did not wait to get bread from the bread table, since I figured I would start eating the multiple grain bread from the Arnold Bread outlet which would be healthier and less fattening. I was up at 4 P.M., and I had breakfast of three medium boiled egg, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I started house cleaning, and I got a tired spell, so I fell back to sleep until 9 P.M.. I had a Stouffer’s Hearty pot roast meal along with ice tea and Brazilian instant coffee. I then watched a bit of television. I just finished house cleaning. I still have to vacuum during a time I will not disturb my neighbors. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/11/02 Saturday 4:00 A.M.: I did some regular computer work. I went out at 2:30 A.M.. I drove down by the waterfront. I then drove over to the Riverside Shopping Plaza to CVS. I bought two full length marine blue vinyl and steel beach chairs for $9.99 each, and two CVS ground black pepper .99  each, Italian spices $1, Ground Cinnamon $1, and Garlic Powder $1 plus $1.20 tax for $26.16 total. I then drove back through downtown, and I returned home. I put the two full length beach chairs in the right passenger side rear seat area of the Volvo since I do not have room in the trunk.  The last one I had like them lasted about 12 years. They are made in China. I will now shut down for the night. I will try not to have a snack. I will go to bed once I am tired. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/10/02 Friday 11:00 P.M.: When I installed the Bosch Platinum spark plugs in the Volvo, I used the factory preset gap on the plugs of about .032 mm. I went out, and I put in $5 of premium gasoline at $1.819 a gallon at Exxon along with the Chevron Techron fuel injection system cleaner. I lowered the air in my tires which had gone up in the warmer weather from 34 PSI to 30 PSI. I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at various locations. I then drove down by the waterfront. I next went to the Greenwich Library, and I read the Greenwich Times and the Wall Street Journal. I then went to Stop and Shop, and I bought S&S hotdog rolls for $1.19, B&G kosher dill spears for $2.69, Lays large bag of potato chips $1.99, La Choy low sodium soy sauce $2.39, and a large bottle of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce for $2.29 for $10.55 total. I then returned home, and I had a ice tea. I relaxed a bit. I then had dinner of three 1/3 inch to ½ inch thick slices of cold eye round beef with horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh cut asparagus, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 05/10/02:

 

Note: <888> 05/10/02 Friday 5:20 P.M.:  About 3 A.M. this past morning, I had a dozen Carr’s crackers with Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese and ice tea. I went to bed about 4 A.M., and I was up at 3 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I then went out, and I tuned up my 1976 Volvo 244 DL. I put in the new Mann air filter, Bosch distributor cap rotor, Bosch distributor cap, and four Bosch platinum spark plugs. This all took about an hour. I saved the old parts. The car runs just fine. I also sprayed WD40 on the ignition system to prevent corrosion. I checked the oil. I will put the Chevron Techron fuel injection system cleaner in the gas tank when I go downtown, and I fill up at Exxon. I also put on some gray duct tape on the passenger side rear tail light to prevent moisture leakage where it is cracked. I will now send out my weekly note. I will then clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/09/02 Thursday 11:10 P.M.: I enjoyed dinner. I relaxed a bit. I will now watch some television before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/09/02 Thursday 9:25 P.M.: I was up until about 6 A.M. this morning. I watched a bit of television. I had a dozen Carr’s crackers with Cabot’s Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese about 6 A.M. along with ice tea. I was up at 1 P.M., and I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toasted roll, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then made my 3 P.M. appointment. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then drove over to Stamford Volvo, and they did not have the tune up parts for my car. I toured the showroom, and they did not have the new Sport Utility Vehicle on display, but they did have a blue convertible. I then went to International Car Parts a couple blocks west of Stamford Volvo. I bought Chevron Techron fuel injection system cleaner for $7.95, WD-40 $2.95, a pine scent air freshener for .83, 4 Bosch BSP 4216 Platinum spark plugs for $3.95 each, a Bosch 04038 rotor for $5.71, a Bosch 03010 Distributor Cap $8.05, a Mann BEC 042-1107 air filter $7.62 plus $2.93 tax for $51.89 total. I will tune up my 1976 244 DL Volvo tomorrow when it is cold if the weather is clear. I then drove over to Staples in Old Greenwich, and from the clearance table I bought a Net2Phone YAP headset for $9 plus .54 tax for $9.54 total. Staples is reorganizing their store putting the aisles north to south instead of east of west. It looks like a lot of work. I then drove downtown, and I walked upper Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at a couple of locations. I stopped by CVS, and I bought two 12 packs of Benedryl for $3.77 each package and two white Djeep lighters for $1.89 plus .23 tax for $11.55 total.  I noticed I can get boxes of 14 nicotine patches for $40 which means they would cost about $80 a month and would be about $50 a month cheaper than smoking. I am considering trying them again.  I returned home. I put the Net2Phone YAP headset on the primary computer. It works fine. I hung it on the right side of the speaker to the right of the computer chair. I took the old Andrea Electronic microphone, and I put it on the backup computer. The Net2Phone YAP headset came with a $10 YAP card which I have not installed yet. I chatted with a relative and a friend. I will now have three 1/3 “ to ½ “ inch thick slices of cold eye round with horse radish  and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh asparagus, and ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/09/02 Thursday 12:35 A.M.: I finished my regular internet work. I will now put the ice tea in the refrigerator. I will then either read or watch television or both.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/08/02 Wednesday 11:40 P.M.: I was up at 4 P.M. today. I received telephone calls from a relative and a friend. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toasted roll halves, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I went out. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at various locations. I drove down by the waterfront, and the usual fishermen were there. They did not seem to be having very good luck fishing. Still it is fun to see them again. I noticed at the exit 3 entrance east bound a Red Cross disaster services semi truck heading east. I went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper, and I checked out a book. I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought a large container of Old Fashioned Quaker oatmeal for $3.99 and buy one get one free of Kahn’s beef franks for $3.69 both for $7.68 total. I returned home. I had a frosted diet Coke in a frosted mug. My 52nd birthday is tomorrow May 9, and a relative sent me a package. It contained an Olympus SuperZoom 3000 35mm camera with instructions and a roll of Kodak ASA 200 24 exposure film and a Radio Shack traveler’s alarm clock.  The camera was used, and I had to put a piece of black electrical tape on the back where a small part was missing. I installed the film, and the batteries are in good condition. I read the instructions to figure out the features on it. I now can take some pictures in my spare time providing I can afford the processing. However, people tend to be very camera shy in Greenwich, so one has to be careful taking pictures.  Still it is a most excellent camera, and I will enjoy using it in the future. Last summer while up in Maine, my old Canon camera malfunctioned on the scenic shots. I had dinner of three ½ inch thick slices of cold eye round beef with horse radish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh asparagus, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I am also making up a batch of ice tea. I put two AA batteries in the Radio Shack alarm clock. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/08/02 Wednesday 3:10 A.M.: I went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I looked at my email. Then from midnight until now, I watched cooking shows on the Food TV network. Well, I guess I will head off to bed now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/07/02 Tuesday 11:20 P.M.: I went back to sleep until 4 P.M.. I was up a few times watching television. It was a bit warm in the apartment, so it made me sleepy. I turned on the air conditioner to 70 degrees Fahrenheit when I got up. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toasted roll halves, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went out, and I returned a DVD video disk at the library, and I checked out another one. I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I used the ATM machine at the Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at a couple of locations. I went down by the waterfront, and the regular fishermen are back again this year. I went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought a eye round roast at $1.99 a pound for $5.79, asparagus at $1.49 a pound for $4.19, two Boston Market dinners for $2.50 each, Hell of a Good Horseradish $2.19 for $17.17 total. I then went across the street to the Food Emporium, and I bought four Stouffer’s hearty dinners at $1.79 apiece and Texas Best barbeque sauce for $2.89 for $10.05 total. I then returned home. I had a Barq’s frosted root beer in a frosted mug. I seasoned the eye round on all sides with ground black pepper, celery salt, garlic powder, Italian spices, and Sweet Baby Ray’s barbeque sauce, and I cooked it in the convection oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 50 minutes. I had three ½ inch slices of the eye round for dinner with steamed fresh yellow squash slices and fresh sliced asparagus and steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, ice tea, and a Brazilian instant coffee. I chatted with two friends while I was cooking dinner. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/07/02 Tuesday 2:25 A.M.: Yesterday morning about 3 A.M., I had a dozen Carr’s crackers with slices of Cabot Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese. I then rested, and I had a telephone call at 7 A.M.. I rested until 3 P.M., and I had breakfast of oatmeal, toasted roll halves, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I chatted with a relative. I went back to sleep until 9 A.M.. I watched some television. About 11 P.M., I had a Swanson boneless chicken dinner with ice tea. I watched television and rested until now. I am now having some ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/05/02 Sunday 11:35 P.M.: I compiled the last four months of my random notes, and I put them in one long Microsoft Word 2002 document, and I printed them out. I bound them in an Oxford Clip binder, and added it to the other bound copies of my notes which I keep in the left hallway bookcase. The notes are now 1712 pages long. I am able to print them out fast with the HP LaserJet II printer using Postscript fonts which with the printer font cartridges print quite rapidly. I chatted with a friend for a while also. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/05/02 Sunday 9:20 P.M.: A friend called at 1:30 P.M. today, and said he would be down at 2:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toasted halves of a roll, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and when my friend arrived we went down by the waterfront and sat out for a while. We then went to the Knights of Columbus flea market. For $10 I bought a package of three Braun Oral B replacement brushes. We then drove around the waterfront. We then sat downtown for a while and walked lower Greenwich Avenue. We then returned to my place and had ice tea and watched television.  I replace the brush on my Braun Oral B device. I seasoned the pork tenderloin with olive oil, ground black pepper, garlic powder, celery salt, and chopped garlic, and I cooked it with two quarter onions in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes. We each had half of the pork tenderloin with onion quarter, with steamed fresh yellow and green squash slices, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, ice tea, and I had a Brazilian instant coffee. We then watched a DVD video. My guest just left. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/04/02 Saturday 9:25 P.M.: I went out, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at a couple of different locations. I then drove down by the waterfront. I went by Exxon, and I bought $10 of premium at $1.849 a gallon. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a whole pork tenderloin for $3.99 a pound for $5.07, and yellow and green squash at .99 a pound for $1.97 for $7.04 total. I then returned home. I chatted with a relative. I will now watch a DVD video. CIO 

 

Note: <888> 05/04/02 Saturday 6:35 P.M.:  I was up at 9 A.M.. I picked up 7 rolls from the bread table downstairs. For breakfast I had oatmeal, a toasted roll, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I then rested until 2 P.M.. I then had a Swanson fish stick dinner. I cleaned the apartment and watered the plants.  For dinner I had two 1/3 inch thick slices of cold eye round with horse radish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, two steamed sliced green squash, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I then watched the Kentucky Derby. War Emblem the Saudi Arabian #5 horse green and white colors won the race and paid over 21-1 odds. I will now clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/03/02 Friday 10:25 P.M.: I finished my laundry. I did a bit of computer work. I watched the ABC evening news. I had three 1/3 inch thick slices of cold eye round for dinner with horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed slices of yellow squash, and steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I then watched the BBC programming on PBS channel 21. I will now relax a bit for before going to bed. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 05/03/02:

 

Note: <888> 05/03/02 Friday 5:35 P.M.: I watched television until midnight. I was up about 10 A.M. this morning. I received a telemarketing call for SNET ADSL service. I had breakfast of toast, three medium boiled eggs, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I went out. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then went by First Union National Bank on Havemeyer Place, and I paid my rent. I then sat out for a while downtown. Since it is so expensive to park downtown now, I do not walk the Avenue much in the afternoon anymore. I drove down by the waterfront. I then drove over to the library, and I returned and checked out a DVD video. I also read the local paper and PC Magazine. I then went by Stop and Shop, and I bought La Mollina spinach noodles for $1.79, two Swanson dinners for $2 each, three S&S premium margarine for $2 all, Lysol Island Breeze cleaner $2.99, a two pack of GE 15 watt light bulbs for $3.29 both, Gold’s hot horse radish $1.50, two green and one yellow squash at .99 a pound for .89 and $1.01 for $17.51 total.  I then returned home, and I had some potato chips and a Barq’s frosted root beer in a frosted mug. I then started my laundry and it should be done in 25 and 40 minutes. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/02/02 Thursday 10:05 P.M.: I was up at 10 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of two slices of sunflower seed bread toast, oat meal, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went out, and I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the central Greenwich Post Office, and I bought 10 postage stamps at .34 each for $3.40, and I obtained a money order for .90 cost to pay my Verizon telephone bill. I then went by the Mews Merry Go Round Thrift shop, and I bought a LandsEnd blue polo shirt extra large with the logo “Banker’s Trust Chairman’s Championship 1994” for $2. I then went by the Greenwich Library and I returned a DVD video and checked out a DVD video. I then went to “Smokes for Less” in Byram, and I bought two cartons of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s for $26 each carton for $52 total. I then returned home, and I had a glass of ice tea. I made my 3 P.M. appointment, and then I returned home. A friend stopped by to visit at 4 P.M.. We chatted. We went back by “Smokes for Less” for the friend to buy some smokes. We drove by Costco in Port Chester, but it is not open yet. We went downtown, and my friend bought a gift at Simon Pierce. I helped a local with jump start cables while waiting. I admired the tulips at the central post office plaza. We then drove down by the waterfront. We then went by Stop and Shop, and my friend bought a loin of pork back strap at $3.99 a pound for $4.63.  My friend and I returned to my place, and we chatted. I then put a little olive oil in a Pyrex dish and I seasoned the loin of pork with ground black pepper, garlic powder, and celery salt. I cooked it in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes. We each had half for dinner with steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, and steamed fresh asparagus and fresh broccoli, and ice tea. After dinner we watched a DVD video disk. My guest left at 9:30 P.M..  I guess I will relax a little bit, and watch a bit of television, and then I will head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/01/02 Wednesday 11:55 P.M.: I chatted with a friend. I watched a DVD video disk. I chatted with a relative. I send out an email. I will now go to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 05/01/02 Wednesday 7:35 P.M.: Well, I was up about 9 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, two slices of sun flower seed bread toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I went out. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went to the central Greenwich Post Office. I obtained ten .34 stamps. I am not stocking up on stamps since they go up in price at the end of June. I obtained four money orders, and I paid my GEICO automobile insurance, AT&T, Cablevision, and Optimum Online bills. I then drove down by the waterfront. I chatted with a former neighbor. We drove over to another waterfront location, and he did chores on his boat. We then drove along the waterfront to Old Greenwich. We both got hair cuts at Off Center hair cuts in Old Greenwich. They are opened on Wednesday afternoon. I paid $16 and a $4 tip. We then drove out to Tod’s Point, and we drove around the Point. We sat out at the southeast beach area. A local school was having a field trip. About 3:30 P.M., we headed back. We stopped by the Rummage Room, and I bought an extra large dark green Fruit of the Loom “Athletics” polo shirt for $1.50.  We then drove back along the waterfront, and I showed the former neighbor my apartment. I then returned the neighbor to the waterfront area, and I chatted with another former neighbor. I then returned home. For dinner, I had two 1/3 inch thick slices of cold eye round with horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, steamed white rice with La Choy low sodium soy sauce, steamed fresh asparagus and broccoli, and ice tea. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/30/02 Sunday 8:00 P.M.: My guest departed at 2 P.M.. I rested until 7:30 P.M.. I had some goldfish crackers and an iced coffee outside.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/30/02 Sunday 12:25 P.M.: I was up at 3 A.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, supplements, and I had a coffee outside. I went back to bed about 6 A.M., and I slept until about 11:30 A.M. when a friend showed up. I just had low fat small curd cottage cheese with cantaloupe chunks and blueberries along with an iced coffee.  My guest brought down two cantaloupes and a quart of blueberries. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/29/02 Saturday 8:35 P.M.:  My guest arrived while I was outside. We came upstairs and had ice tea. We went out for a drive. We stopped by Gateway Auto Parts looking for metric license plate bolts for my guest’s SAAB. We finally found them at Greenwich SAAB and attached his new license plates. We drove down by the waterfront.  We returned to my place and chatted. I chatted with a relative.  For dinner we had low fat small curd cottage cheese with cantaloupe chunks and blueberries and ice tea.  We then watched a DVD video disk. My guest just left. I will now head off to bed. I am a bit tired. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/29/02 Saturday 2:05 P.M.: I discontinued charging the batteries in the charger. I will go outside briefly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/29/02 Saturday 12:45 P.M.: I finished vacuuming and house cleaning. I dumped out the paper and bathroom garbage that had accumulated. I am expecting a friend to come by and visit at 3 P.M.. I am listening to Radio 10 http://www.radio10.nl/live20.ram .  Well the old Dutch Boy has finished his house cleaning and other chores. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/29/02 Saturday 11:55 A.M.: I went out after the last message. I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove over to Off Center Hair Stylists in Old Greenwich, and I had my hair cut for $16 plus $4 tip for $20 total. I then went out to Tod’s Point, and I walked around the entire Tod’s Point area about a 2.5 mile walk. I then drove back to central Greenwich. I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I next went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.  I then went downtown. I went to the central Greenwich Post Office, and I bought the new higher rate postage stamps 20 antique toy car stamps at .37 each for $7.40 total. I then went by the Merry Go Round Mews Thrift shop, and I browsed the store. They close in July and August, and they have a 50% off sale right now. I then went by the waterfront. I next went by Exxon, and I bought $11.35 of premium gasoline at $1.779 a gallon. I am getting about 14 miles per gallon. I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought a rib eye steak with bone in at $3.99 a pound for $4.55, Hellmann’s mayonnaise 32 ounces for $1.99, and two Edy’s 48 ounces ice cream one Snickers and one Mars for $2.50 each for $11.54. I then returned home. I had a cold A&W root beer in a frosted mug. I sat outside having it. I then had three scoops of the Edy’s Mars ice cream. I will now vacuum my apartment and finish the house cleaning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/29/02 Saturday 6:45 A.M.: I finished making the ice tea. I also finished the house cleaning except for vacuuming which I will do later when I won’t disturb my neighbors. I changed the rechargeable batteries in the wireless headphones. I am charging up the used pair, and they need to come out of the charger at 2 P.M. after eight hours charging.  I will now clean up and go out for some morning air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/29/02 Saturday 4:35 A.M.: I had the Brazilian instant coffee outside. I occasionally get a rattling noise in my bedroom wall from some oddity in the wall. I usually fix it by pushing on the wall where the tern picture is. I thought it might be caused by the air purifier on the living room side of the wall. I checked the Honeywell Hepa air purifier, and I noticed it was off. I guess whenever the electricity goes off, it needs to be restarted. I started it up. I suppose it has been off a month or two, since the electricity has gone off several times in the last couple of months. I am not sure what causes the bedroom wall rattling. I started making up a batch of ice tea. I will now start my house cleaning. I will listen to some music while doing it wearing the wireless headphones with the apartment speakers turned off. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/29/02 Saturday 3:10 A.M.: I rested a bit, and I watched some television. I guess I will now have some small curd low fat cottage cheese with cantaloupe chunks and blueberries along with ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee.  After the meal, I will try to start my house cleaning. I feel a little lackadaisical, maybe the coffee with get me up to speed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/28/02 Friday 10:35 P.M.: I had the same salad for dinner at last night. I also had ice tea and a iced coffee outside. I watched some BBC British comedy on Channel 21 PBS. I guess I will take a short nap now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/28/02 Friday 8:35 P.M.: There is a little weather activity to the north of us still and NOAA weather radio went off again and we seem to be getting hit with some more rain right now. One can look at http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/okx/ . I just updated www.geocities.com/mikelscott/weather.htm. Well, I guess I will stay inside and avoid this storm. It seems to be more severe than predicted by the weather service.

 

End of Scott's Notes week 06/28/02:

 

Note: <888> 06/28/02 Friday 6:45 P.M.: This past morning, I was up until 4:30 A.M. watching a bit of television. I had some goldfish crackers and ice tea. I woke up at 3:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and supplements. I had coffee outside. I went back to sleep until 6 P.M.. I am up for the evening. I will now send out my weekly notes. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/28/02 Friday 12:55 A.M.: I went out, and I drove downtown. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at various locations. I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue again. I then drove down by the waterfront.  The car is running a bit better with the adjustments I made this morning. I still think it might be the timing. I just now returned home. I guess I will now watch a bit of television before going to bed. I will now also have some low fat small curd cottage cheese with cantaloupe chunks and blueberries along with ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/27/02 Thursday 11:05 P.M.: I finished off the pint container of Edy’s raspberry sorbet. I will now go out for some fresh air. Remember when around this building in the evening hours to keep an eye out for the skunk. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/27/02 Thursday 10:40 P.M.: Where the British Royal Household Budget goes http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/graphics/2002/06/28/nqueen28big.gif . CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/27/02 Thursday 10:10 P.M.: You can use http://www.measure.demon.co.uk/Acoustics_Software/speed.html to determine the speed of sound in a hot weather rain storm. At about 350 meters per second, and about 1750 meters to a mile, it would take sound about five seconds to travel a mile give or take 25%, so if one saw lightning, every second from the thunder would be about a fifth of a mile, so if it took five seconds to hear the lightning, it would be about a mile away. Depending on the direction of wind, one could judge the arriving and departure of the lightning. I went out, and I checked the weather, and it is letting up a bit, just a lighter shower now. Just as I went out the front building door, I spotted a skunk about ten feet in front of the building entrance, but it did not spray. Thus we have another skunk for a neighbor this year. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/27/02 Thursday 9:30 P.M.: I was up at 1 P.M. this afternoon. I received a post card from Austria. Yesterday, I moved the NOAA weather warning radio from the hallway bookcase to on top of the backup computer in the living room, so its liquid crystal display is easier to view, and it is less noisy when sleeping in the bedroom.  This evening we have a lot more rain and electrical storm activity. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and supplements. I had iced coffee outside. I cleaned up, and I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then made my 3 P.M. appointment. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought for $2 the Reader’s Digest Great World Atlas published in the early 1950s.  It has some interesting maps. I have bought two other copies of this Atlas, and friends have barrowed it from me. I put it in the hallway bookcase on top of the family photo albums. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I returned a DVD video disk, and I read the local paper. I then returned home. I noticed that I had another wasp in my apartment. I was able to spray it a couple of times with Lysol, but it kept flying around for about an hour during which time I was unable to catch and do it in. I finally went out, and I went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought a 25% more of Hotshot wasp and hornet spray with a range of 20 feet for $3.99 and a 10 pack of S&S powdered milk for $5.49 plus .24 tax for $9.72 total. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I checked out two DVD video disks. I then returned home.  The wasp was no where to be seen. I sprayed the area around the curtains rods and the pull down shades were the wasp had been lingering earlier. The Hotshot container says not to use it inside, but I sprayed a small bit. I also sprayed the air intake duct on the air conditioner where the wasp possibly got in through. I have not seen the wasp again. I had dinner of the same green salad I had earlier in the week, plus I washed the red lettuce more thoroughly with the salad spinner, and I also added a bit of parmesan cheese. I had it with iced tea. I had an iced coffee outside.  The storm is a bit intense right now. I chatted with a friend.  I just finished making up another two quarts of coffee to chill for iced coffee.  I put the Hotshot wasp spray on top of the wall clock behind the entrance door, so it is high up.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/27/02 Thursday 7:50 A.M.: I went outside, and I checked the Volvo fuel pump. It looks all right, and I figure since the car has enough power, it is all right. I checked the fuse box, and the fuses look all right. I smoothed out the engine idle by increasing the RPMs or increasing the idle speed, and I increased the air amount in the air fuel mixture. The car is running more smoothly at a slightly higher idle speed. I will now get some sleep until 1 P.M. when I have to get up for a 3 P.M. appointment. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/27/02 Thursday 6:50 A.M.: I tried to sleep. I had some goldfish crackers with ice tea. I got to thinking about the rough running on the Volvo, and I remembered that I made note on May 16, I hit a stick with the car. As I recall it was a larger stick and it made noise around the rear driver side wheel well. That is also where the fuel pump is located. Possibly the fuel pump malfunctioning could be the problem I am having with the car. When I have time, I will look at it. I replaced the fuel pump at about 50,000 miles shortly after I bought the car. I also replaced the fuel pump on a similar car owned by a friend. I should inspect the fuel pump wiring since when the car is wet it seems to run better. Possibly I dislodged the fuel pump wiring when I hit the stick. I also should check the fuse box. I first noted that I had heard the rattle for a couple of days on May 23.  A new external fuel pump would cost about $100. Well, I should try to get some sleep after going outside briefly.

 

Note: <888> 06/27/02 Thursday 3:20 A.M.: I finished sifting through my email. I guess I will go outside and view the night sky before going to bed. I will now shut down and relax and then go to bed. I have a 3 P.M. appointment today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/27/02 Thursday 2:15 A.M.: For anyone who has not figured out how to make cantaloupe chucks, there is an easier way than a melon ball scooper. I first cut the cantaloupe in half lengthwise. I then scoop out the seeds from each half and put them in a large bowl. I then cut each half into lengthwise quarters and then eighths lengthwise. I then cut the rine off each eighth sections and then one cuts each skinless eighth in juicy sections of one’s preferred size. I store the chunks in a sealed Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.  I put the rines in the bowl with the seeds and then dumps them into several small plastic grocery bags for disposal without dripping.  I finished going through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/27/02 Thursday 1:25 A.M.: I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at various locations. I then drove down by the waterfront. There is a rumor there is another Dutch trading post west of Greenwich at the end of Long Island sound about 25 miles away.  We might consider sending out an exploration party to see what they are doing for entertaining the summer visitors. Still we pride ourselves on running a quite town here, so even if something is happening we always say nothing is happening. When I returned home, I had a bowl of low fat small curd cottage cheese with cantaloupe chunks and blueberries and ice tea. I guess I will try to do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/26/02 Wednesday 11:50 P.M.: I had a cup of 50% Folgers’s instant decaffeinated coffee and 50% Brazilian instant coffee. I just finished putting away the laundry. I will now go out for a walk since it is not raining, but it is a bit damp and humid. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/26/02 Wednesday 11:05 P.M.: I was up at 3 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. A friend called and came down to visit at about 5 P.M.. We sat out the electrical storm. We went out about 6 P.M., and we drove down by the waterfront. We stopped by Maneros butcher outlet, and we got a steak sandwich for $4.95 plus .30 tax for $5.25. We split it to eat in the parking lot. We then returned back to my place. We watched a DVD video disk. My guest left about 9:15 P.M.. I started my laundry which will be done in a half hour. When I do the laundry, I change the sheets on the bed. I had the same style roast beef sandwich with ice tea, potato chips, and a dill pickle slice. I peeled and diced and refrigerated the two cantaloupes. I cleaned a pint of blueberries. I straightened the slip cover on the long living room couch.  I am now on Step Two 14 mg. nicotine patches. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/26/02 Wednesday 2:45 A.M.: I had some small curd low fat cottage cheese with blueberries and ice tea. I watched a television movie. I had goldfish crackers and ice tea while watching the movie. I guess I will now head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/25/02 Tuesday 11:35 P.M.: I went for a walk. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and then I walked lower Greenwich Avenue again. I sat out at various locations. I then drove down by the waterfront. I next stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Food Emporium to visit the cheerful night crew. They are open all night on week days. I bought two large Cantaloupes for $3 both, two pints of blueberries for $3 both, Pepperidge Farm 38 ounce box of goldfish crackers for $3.97, two quarts of America’s Choice low fat small curd cottage cheese for $3.50 each quart, a five pound package of AC sugar for $2.49, a container of Morton light salt $1.19 for $20.63 total, less $1.35 returned beverage cans for $19.28 total. I then returned home. I am having a glass of ice tea right now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/25/02 Tuesday 8:45 P.M.: I chatted with a few relatives and friends. I watched a bit of the financial news on television. I relaxed a bit more. I made up a batch of salad dressing. I took an 8 ounce salad dressing holder. I put in about ¼ teaspoon each of ground black pepper, garlic powder, celery salt, oregano, basil, and Italian spices. I added two tablespoons of Tameraire Dijon French mustard, and 1.5 ounces of Italian Medina balsamic vinegar, an 1.5 ounces of Rene junot white wine, a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters and I shook it. I then added about six ounces of regular Bertolli olive oil, and I shook the salad dressing holder. I then made a salad. I have a lettuce spinner which I should have used that I now set out on top of the microwave oven. I washed the red lettuce once, when I should have washed it several times to get the sand out. I put about five torn leaves of red lettuce on a large dinner plate. I then diced two plum tomatoes and added them. I diced one fourth of a Vidalia onion and added it. I cut in half inch thin squares 1/3 of an 8 ounce bar of Land O Lake Monterey Jack cheese and added it to the salad along with a third of an 8 ounce jar of pitted stuffed olives which I diced. I added a dill pickle slice and I diced about a quarter of a red pepper which I added. I then added the salad dressing to the salad, and I had it for dinner with ice tea.  After dinner I went outside, and I had an iced coffee. I chatted with a friend. I guess I will now go out for a walk downtown. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/25/02 Tuesday 3:35 P.M.: I was up at 2 P.M., and I went out, and I checked the idle air fuel mixture on the car. It seems to be all right.  The grounds crew are cutting down brush and tree limbs on the north side of the baseball field adjacent to the building. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and supplements. I had a coffee outside. I guess I will now clean up and do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/25/02 Tuesday 3:10 A.M.: I went out. I started to walk Greenwich Avenue, but it started to rain, so I took a short drive. Driving without traffic, the car still seems to be running a bit rough, more so than I have noticed recently. Well unless it is the emissions charcoal canister that needs replacing for the $150 cost of the canister at Stamford Volvo, there is not much that I can do about it. As mentioned before, if it is the timing, I would need Exxon to adjust it, since I do not have a timing light, and since when one loosens the distributor hold down bolt, it will not move anyway since the distributor seems frozen in place. Perhaps a mechanic with a loop chain or pipe wrench might be able to free it up to adjust the timing if that is the problem. Well for now it will remain the same. I noticed two raccoons in the front drive when I was just sitting out just now. I am a bit tired. I had some goldfish crackers and ice tea. I will now have some cottage cheese and blueberries with ice tea. Then I will relax a bit before going to bed. CIO 

 

Note: <888> 06/25/02 Tuesday 2:10 A.M.:  An unusual event happened this evening after I had ended my walk. I was sitting out on the bench next to the veterans monument in front of where I had my white Volvo parked, and four teenagers whom had been making a lot of noise shouting at civilian passerbys on Greenwich Avenue approached the rear of my Volvo, and they had their hands on the rear and the trunk or in England the boot of my car. When I looked around and saw them lingering around my Volvo, I got up and approached the car a dozen feet away. As I approached the car, they took off running down Greenwich Avenue at full pace. I inspected the car at that point to see if any mischief had been performed, and it looked all right. I just checked the trunk lock, and it is all right too. Since I keep a Ship to Shore radio in the car with a two foot portable antenna in the rear car window for emergency communications around the waterfront to the Coast Guard Channel 16, perhaps the two foot antenna attached to the inside of the back window attacked their attention or perhaps they were just hiding out from other kids. Well, it is warm out, and I am bored, so I will go for a short drive and perhaps a walk to lose some weight. Basically despite the terrorists alerts in the news, being overweight for me is more of a threat to my health, so perhaps if I walk more I will lose some weight. I will keep a keen eye out for any Mountain Lions or Cougars lingering in the trees, and since it is a full moon, I should keep an eye out for any ware wolves or other nocturnal beings. I finished sifting through my email. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/25/02 Tuesday 12:50 A.M.: Check your browser security http://browsercheck.qualys.com/ . CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/25/02 Tuesday 12:30 A.M.: I am doing a little bit of regular computer work. I noticed this story in the Electronic Telegraph from the U.K. that the U.S. press has not picked up on http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2002/06/25/cndoll25.xml&sSheet=/portal/2002/06/25/ixport.html . I hope the U.S. government does not default. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/24/02 Monday 10:25 P.M.: I went back out for a walk. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at various locations. I drove down by the waterfront. I returned home. I am having a glass of ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/24/02 Monday 8:05 P.M.: This morning before going to bed, I had some small curd low fat cottage cheese with cantaloupe chunks and ice tea. I went to bed about 4 A.M., and I was up at 1 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, vitamins, supplements, and I had my coffee outside. I went out about 3 P.M.. I stopped by the library, and I returned two DVD video disks. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, but they were closed because their air conditioning system was broken. They are supposed to be opened tomorrow. I then made my 4 P.M. appointment. I next drove by the waterfront. I then went back by the library, and I read the Wall Street Journal newspaper and P.C. magazine. I then went by Stop and Shop, and I bought two S&S premium margarines for .67 each package, two half gallons of Florida Natural orange juice buy one get one free for $3.59 both, a quart of Hellmann’s mayonnaise for $3.59, six plum tomatoes at .99 a pound for $1.31, a Vidalia onion at .99 a pound .91, a Red Pepper at .99 a pound for .97, a head of Red leaf lettuce for .99, two Kaiser rolls at .45 each, two large bags of Wise ridges potato chips buy one get one free $2.99 both for $16.15 total. I then went to Val’s liquor store, and I bought a four ounce bottle of Angostura bitters for $4 total. I then returned home. I had a cold diet Coke in a frosted mug. I watched the ABC evening news. I had a roast beef sandwich on a Kaiser roll with Vidalia onion, red leaf lettuce, Hellmann’s mayonnaise, horseradish, salt, and pepper along with potato chips, dill pickle slice, ice tea, and I went outside to have an iced coffee.  I threw out four ears of old corn and two old moldy Kaiser rolls. I guess I will go out for an exercise walk now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/24/02 Monday 1:50 A.M.: I watched a bit of television. I went outside briefly. I will now shut down for the night and go to bed early if I can fall asleep. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/24/02 Monday 12:05 A.M.: I watched a DVD video. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/23/02 Sunday 8:45 P.M.: I went to bed about 4 A.M. last night after having some goldfish crackers and ice tea. I was up at 1 P.M. when a relative called. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and supplements and iced coffee outside. I rested some more until about 4 P.M.. I had a roast beef sandwich on a Kaiser roll with horseradish, Hellmann’s mayonnaise, Vidalia onion, salt and pepper, ice tea, and then I had an iced coffee outside.  I cleaned up, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at various locations. I stopped by CVS, and I bought a liter of CVS yellow mouthwash for $1.99 plus .12 tax for $2.11 total. I drove down by the waterfront. I sat out at the library. I then stopped by Exxon, and I bought buy three get two free of Marlboro Lights 100s for $16.50 all. I then returned home. I had a chilled Citra soda in a frosted mug. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/23/02 Sunday 12:45 A.M.: I downloaded and followed the instructions from Symantec to run W32.Klez.gen@mm and W32.ElKern.gen removal tool on my computer. Neither of the viruses or their variants are on my computer. I do however have someone regularly trying to email them to me which my Norton AntiVirus 2002 program catches. I also ran the Office Updates on my computer updating Word 2002.  I guess I will shut down not and watch some television before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/22/02 Saturday 11:05 P.M.: I made up two quarts of iced coffee which I put in the refrigerator.  I had friend call who came down to visit at 5:30 P.M.. We chatted. We had dinner of low fat small curd cottage cheese with blueberries and cantaloupe and ice tea. We watched a television movie.  A relative called and we chatted.  My guest just left. CIO

 

 

Note: <888> 06/22/02 Saturday 4:40 P.M.: I went to bed at midnight, and I was up about 11 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I had my coffee outside. I then fell asleep until about 3:30 P.M.. I just had a roast beef sandwich on a Kaiser roll with Hellmann’s mayonnaise, horseradish, salt, pepper, and slices of Vidalia onion along with ice tea. I had my Brazilian instant coffee outside. It is a bit hot out. It is 89 degrees Fahrenheit. However, in the apartment with the General Electric 15,000 BTU air conditioner with remote control going it is about 72 degrees Fahrenheit. I have a friend coming down, so I will put off house cleaning.  I guess I also should brew up a large pot of coffee for iced coffee. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/21/02 Friday 8:55 P.M.: I went out, and I drove along the waterfront over to Old Greenwich. I stopped by the Old Greenwich Second Congregational Church Rummage Room, and I bought an extra large salmon colored GAP polo shirt for $3 and an extra large long sleeve cotton twill Lord and Taylor purple and blue and other colors plaid shirt for $6 for $9 total. I then drove out to Tod’s Point. I walked the 2 ½ mile walk around Tod’s Point. I then sat out for a while at the southeast concession area. I then drove back to central downtown Greenwich, and I sat out for a while. I then drove down by the waterfront. I next stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper, and I checked out a DVD video disk. I then went by Exxon, and I bought $12.30 of premium gasoline at $1.779 a gallon. I had 78 miles on the trip odometer and I put in close to 7 gallons, so I am now only getting 11 miles per gallon as usual puttering around town in slow stop and go traffic. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought S&S sliced roast beef at $5.99 a pound for $6.32, a package of S&S margarine for .67, and two Kaiser rolls for .67 both for $7.66 total. I then returned home. I had low fat small curd cottage cheese with blueberries and cantaloupe along with a glass of ice tea. I guess I will now watch some television and shut down the computer. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 06/21/02:

 

Note: <888> 06/21/02 Friday 2:25 P.M.: I went to bed last night about midnight. I had some goldfish crackers and ice tea before going to bed. I was up at 8 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I went out to the Greenwich Hospital Dental clinic for my 10 P.M. appointment. The dentist said I need a #14 DOL filling, #13 MO filling, and a #30 MOBL possible filling with a crown in the future. The clinic is booked up through the first of the year, so unless I can get it done in private practice which would be expensive, I will have to wait until after the first of the year. The dentist recommended having it done sooner. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I next went by the Merry Go Round Mews thrift shop. They have a $10 a bag of clothing sale going on.  They gave me a tan canvas 20”X15”X6” zipper bag which normally would have been $5. I then drove down by the waterfront. I chatted with a resident. I drove the resident over to Grass Island to get an anchor out of his boat, and then I returned him to his house. I then returned home. I was sitting in my apartment, and I noticed a wasp in my apartment climbing on the Victorian lamp shade. I doused it with Lysol to immobilize it, and I then I flushed it down the toilet. I had the same style roast beef sandwich for lunch with a dill pickle slice and ice tea. I then sat outside, and I had a Brazilian instant coffee. It is a bit warm out, so I guess I will stay inside this afternoon. I will now send out my weekly notes. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/20/02 Thursday 8:25 P.M.: I had some goldfish crackers and ice tea last night before going to bed. I was up at 10 A.M. this morning. I was told by a neighbor the fire alarm went off at 3 A.M., but since I was asleep, I did not hear it. I can not hear the fire alarm bell in my bedroom when I am asleep. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I sat outside a bit in the day time. I cleaned up, and I went out about 2 P.M.. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I bought a gilt framed print of dogs playing poker called “A Friend in Need” for $5. I then made my 3 P.M. appointment. I next went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by CVS, and I bought a bag of Starburst jelly beans 14 oz. for $2.19 and a bag of Lifesaver jelly beans 14 ounce for $2.19 plus .26 tax for $4.64 total. I then drove down by the waterfront. I chatted with a local resident. I gave the resident my silver Coleman electronic mosquito repeller. I have a blue and a green one in the apartment. I will put the blue one back in the Volvo. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I returned a DVD video disk, and I checked out one.  I returned home. I had a cold Citra soda in a frosted mug. I hung the dog print on the wall to the right of the toilet. I mixed both bags of jelly beans together, and I put them in a bowl in another bowl on the dining room table.  For dinner, I had the same style roast beef sandwich with a dill pickle slice along with ice tea. I also had a dish of Edy’s fruit raspberry sorbet. After dinner I had a 50% - 50% Folgers decaffeinated instant coffee and Brazilian instant coffee which I drank outside. I have a 10 A.M. appointment tomorrow, so I will go to bed about midnight tonight. I will now watch a bit of television and maybe a DVD video disk. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/20/02 Thursday 12:05 A.M.: I watched a DVD video disk. I guess I will shut down for the night and relax a bit before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/19/02 Wednesday 9:10 P.M.: I went out, and I forgot to wear my nicotine patch. I went down by the waterfront and parking down at the end of the road was filled up, so I parked by Greenwich Capital, and I walked over to the waterfront there.  There was a boat at the Delamar Hotel stopping for sandwiches at Maneros. I walked down to the end of the road. I chatted with a local resident. I walked down to the end of the road. I returned to my car. I went to the Greenwich Library, and I read the Wall Street Journal and the Greenwich Times. I went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought two pints of New Jersey blueberries at $1.50 a pint for $3 total. I returned home, and I put the nicotine patch on. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/19/02 Wednesday 6:05 P.M.: I went outside a couple of times. I chatted with a relative’s relative. I found out at www.expedia.com that the new Delamar Five Star Hotel is opening on Steamboat Road on September 16, 2002 for $355 to $385 a night.  To verify that information, check the dates at expedia.com for September 16 to September 17 for the Delamar Hotel. I guess I will now have the same roast beef sandwich with potato chips and ice tea. Maybe I will clean up and go out for a while. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/19/02 Wednesday 4:15 P.M.: I have a bit of intestinal turmoil. I hope the cottage cheese I got is fresh. I went through my email. I received this link for a New York Times summer reading list Books for Summer Reading . CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/19/02 Wednesday 3:10 P.M.: I rested until 1:30 P.M.. I went outside briefly. I had low fat small curd cottage cheese with cantaloupe chunks and ice tea. I then had a cappuccino outside. I found a Silver Shield baseball cap on the bench in the backyard, so I put it in the back seat of my Volvo. My groin hernia has been causing a bit of discomfort, so I have been less active and resting more recently.  I guess I will do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/19/02 Wednesday 11:10 A.M.: I rested last evening until about 9 A.M. this morning. I went outside this morning. I then had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I went outside and had my coffee. I tested my new Columbia 2.4 gigahertz telephone, and it works around the front of the building. It does not work inside downstairs or in back of the building. The NOAA weather radio alarm system test just went off. The weather seems nice and clear today, but this time of year in the late afternoon or early evening we can occasionally get an afternoon shower.  Well, I guess I will clean up and try to pursue some daytime activity. The NOAA weather radio just said there is a 30% chance of showers this afternoon. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/18/02 Tuesday 10:00 P.M.: I went out, and I stopped by CVS, and I bought two rolls of CVS 5 yards by one inch adhesive medical tape for $2.39 each roll plus .29 tax for $5.07 total. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by Zyn stationary, and I bought a scratch card for $1 #29, but I lost. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the Wall Street Journal and the Greenwich Times. I then went by Stop and Shop, and I bought four pint containers of low fat small curd cottage cheese for $1.50 a pint for $6 total. I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought a 38 ounce box of Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers for $5.29. I then returned home. I chatted with a couple of friends. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/18/02 Tuesday 5:25 P.M.: Another event happened in 1640 when the Dutch arrived in New Amsterdam; they also started the New Amsterdam Night Watch.  Today it is more of an honorary society since not much of New Amsterdam is made of wood buildings anymore. Still having been on a night schedule for the better part of 37 years, it seems I am back on a late schedule today. I went to bed about 4 A.M. after watching a show on the history channel about private jets. I was up at 10 A.M., and I went outside briefly. I then had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, cantaloupe chunks, vitamins, and supplements. After breakfast I fell back to sleep until about 4:30 P.M.. I went outside briefly. I just had a roast beef sandwich on a Kaiser roll with Hellmann’s mayonnaise, horseradish, Vidalia onion slices, salt, and pepper. I had the sandwich with Lays barbeque potato chips and dill pickle slice along with ice tea. I had a Brazilian instant coffee outside. Well, I guess I will clean up and go out shortly.  Although I use tape to tape on my nicotine patches, they keep falling off while I am asleep. I think the CVS nicotine patches do not have enough adhesive on them. Perhaps I should try the more expensive regular brand of nicotine patches, I think called Nicoderm.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/18/02 Tuesday 12:35 A.M.: I had some goldfish crackers and ice tea. I relaxed a bit. I am a bit tired of focusing on the computer, so I will shut down for the night. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/17/02 Monday 11:45 P.M.: I chatted with a friend. I sat outside briefly. I noticed in the news recently that NOAA reports that El Nino has been developing off the coast of Peru recently, and the ocean temperature off the coast of Peru is 6 degrees warmer, which does not mean that Kevin Bacon is in Peru, but that El Nino might change the current hurricane season forecast and make it less intense than predicted. About five years ago when we had El Nino, there was flooding on the west coast of the United States, and we had drought on the East Coast and there was a lesser hurricane season. I am not sure what the future long term weather forecasts might be, but it seems about the regular weather pattern here to me for this time of year.  There is not much else happening as far as I know. I guess with arthritis, I would prefer drier weather, but many of the local gardeners probably prefer damper weather. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/17/02 Monday 9:30 P.M.: I went out. I drove downtown, and I stopped by the waterfront. I checked out the weather and chatted with some locals. I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library. I read Arthritis Today magazine, and I used the library terminal to email myself these links to myself http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/index.htm , www.ava.org, www.arthritis.org, www.jointsinmotion.org , www.RAacademy.com . I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought six Kaiser rolls for $2.29, a dozen large eggs $1.69, 2 Vidalia onions at .99 a pound for $1.42, Gold’s Horseradish $1.50, Boar’s Head sliced roast beef at $8.49 a pound for $7.90, and four ears of sweet corn for .40 a ear for $1.60 for $16.40 total. I believe the same year the Dutch first arrived in New Amsterdam. I meant to buy the store brand of sliced roast beef for $5.99 a pound, but the deli clerk accidentally sliced the Boar’s Head roast beef, and it looked so good I bought it. I also noticed that blue berries which they were out of are $1.50 a pint as well as strawberries which they had, and cottage cheese is two pints for $3, so I will have to get some later in the week. I then returned home. I had the same dinner as last night with two ears of corn on the cob. The last three nights when I had the pork tenderloin, I also cooked a half of Vidalia onion with the pork. I sat outside to have my Brazilian instant coffee. I noticed the Brazilian instant coffee that I got at Odd Job this past winter has sort of a licorice taste to it which is quite good. The last time I was at Odd Job when I went to the Vitamin Shoppe for the Coral Calcium, I noticed they had some gourmet coffees on sale. Well I guess I will try to do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/17/02 Monday 3:55 P.M.: I sat outside briefly. I took the two long stretch beach chairs out of the back seat of the Volvo, and I put them in the trunk. I took out the other three low short sit up beach chairs, and I put them in the bedroom false ceiling. I now have the entire back seat of the Volvo opened up and free for passengers.  However, the trunk is pretty much full.  I guess I might as well clean up and go out to see what is happening in the rest of the world, but I have to refrigerate the ice tea before I leave.  The Volvo was running just fine yesterday, so hopefully I am done with all the maintenance for the season. I only drive about 5,000 miles a year, so since my Volvo could easily go 250,000 miles from its present 117,800 miles, I might have the Volvo until the year 2025. Of course sitting outside all the time year round, it is subject to the weather and elements of the area. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/17/02 Monday 3:20 P.M.: I was up at 8:30 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. After going outside briefly, I went back to bed until about 1 P.M.. When I woke up, I had low fat small curd cottage cheese, with cantaloupe chunks, and blueberries along with ice tea. I also had a Brazilian instant coffee outside.  As it starts to get warm, I will quickly summarize what I learned about air conditioners a year or two years ago. I bought the General Electric Profile 15,000 BTU remote control air conditioner from Partridge and Rockwell in Greenwich for $589. I noticed that the Wiz also sells a similar 15,000 BTU with remote control Panasonic model for $450. I also noticed that Home Depot sells a generic Hampton 15,000 BTU air conditioner without the remote control feature for $350.  Well, I was thinking about going to Tod’s Point this morning, but I decided I better avoid the sun, since in the last few years; I have not been getting too much sun. It is an enjoyable 3 mile walk around Tod’s Point, but it costs me about $4 to drive over there.  Living in Byram, where I do, I can walk downtown to Greenwich Avenue and back which is also about a three mile walk on a noisy U.S. 1. However, one can view all the new cars, and there are generally places to rest and go to the bathroom such as Wendy’s, McDonald’s, the Greenwich Library, Exxon, the Greenwich Hospital, Starbucks, the Senior Center, the Greenwich Train Station, or whatever catches one’s eye along the way.  For the physical fitness enthusiasts we have a quite a steep long set of stone stairs in our back yard that one could hike up and down. I have heard the usual air traffic recently. I suppose if one did not have a car or one did not want to pay to park at the airport, one could take the local Westchester County Bus from where it stops by Cumberland Farms, and ride it through Port Chester, and up King Street to the Westchester County airport and view that air traffic. Of course, one would have to make sure they get on the right bus, or they might end up in White Plains or one of the boroughs of New York. Well, there is not much happening here, so I am making up a batch of ice tea www.geocities.com/mikelscott/icetea.htm to enjoy for the rest of the week. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/16/02 Sunday 9:30 P.M.: My guest, and I chatted. We had the same dinner as last night. We watched a DVD video disk movie. My guest just left. I will go outside for a moment, and then I guess I will head off to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/16/02 Sunday 5:50 P.M.: I cleaned up, and a friend arrived to visit. We went by Smokes for Less, and I bought four packs of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s for $2.75 a pack for $11 total. We drove downtown, and we walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue.  I noticed they have taken the renovation construction scaffolding down from around the Senior and Arts center. It looks quite nice now that it is completed. We then sat out by the waterfront for a while. We returned to my place just before a down pour of rain. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/16/02 Sunday 1:25 P.M.: I received a telephone call from a relative. I went outside, and I checked out the car. It seems to be running fine. I did notice that when running rough when starting up cold that the engine fan seems to come close to one of the fan shield and makes a slight scraping sound, so I pulled it out a bit. I checked the three vacuum hoses on the carbon canister container, and only one seems to have a vacuum on it. Since the car seems to be basically running fine, at the moment, I do not feel like putting any more money into it, so I guess I will just leave it as is. I came back upstairs. I cleaned and diced the two cantaloupes and put the pieces in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.  For lunch, I had low fat small curd cottage cheese with blueberries and cantaloupe chunks along with ice tea, and I will now have a Brazilian instant coffee.  Since it is a nice day, I guess I will next clean up and go out for some fresh air.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/16/02 Sunday 11:55 A.M.: I was up at 8:30 A.M. this morning. I went outside briefly. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, cantaloupe, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I watched a bit of television. I then rested a bit. I went back outside again briefly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/16/02 Sunday 2:15 A.M.: After dinner, I relaxed a bit. From about 10 P.M., I watched television including until now a series of programs on the Travel channel about volcanoes. I am tired, so I will go to bed.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/15/02 Saturday 5:45 P.M.: I finished house cleaning and watering the plants. I sat outside briefly. I watched a bit of television. I cut one of the two Hatfield pork tenderloins in half, and I put a little olive oil in a Pyrex pie dish and rubbed the tenderloin in it. I seasoned it with garlic powder, ground black pepper, and celery salt. I am cooking it in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes. I will have it with steamed corn on the cob and fresh broccoli, ice tea, and a cappuccino. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/15/02 Saturday 2:25 P.M.: I was up at 8:30 A.M. this morning when a friend called. I went outside briefly. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I went back to sleep until 1 P.M.. I went outside briefly. I had lunch of the same roast beef sandwich I have been eating earlier in the week along with potato chips and dill pickle slice and ice tea and an instant coffee. I sat outside briefly. I will now do my weekly house cleaning. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/14/02 Friday 9:15 P.M.: I watched channel 21’s program on Dr. Perricone’s http://www.drperricone.com/  from Yale University lecturing on dermatology. I watched two of the three segments. I am tired, and I will go to bed now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/14/02 Friday 7:45 P.M.: I watched the ABC evening news and the BBC evening news.  For dinner I had a bowl of low fat small curd cottage cheese with blue berries and cantaloupe chunks along with ice tea. I guess I will watch the BBC comedy shows on Channel 21 PBS this evening. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/14/02 Friday 6:25 P.M.: I cleaned up, and I went out about 2 P.M.. I mail the Columbia cordless telephone $20 rebate at the Valley Road post office. I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I bought a pleated 10” lamp shade for .50 and a pair of 72” boot laces for .25 for .75 total. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the first couple of pages of a U.S. News and World Report article about the U.S.A. Secret Service, but I got a nicotine fit, since I had forgot to wear my nicotine patch. I drove down by the waterfront for a break. I then went to Porricelli’s Greenwich Food Mart in Cos Cob, and I bought a Hatfield whole pork tenderloin at $3.99 a pound for $7.24, two 96 ounce containers of Tropicana orange juice with calcium for $2.50 each, two Del Monte cantaloupe for .99 each, a Tony’s Supreme pastry pizza for $2.50, four ears of corn for .20 each for .80, a head of broccoli for .89 for $18.43 total. I then returned home. I put away my groceries. I put on the patch. I had some ice tea. I put the new 10 inch pleated lamp shade on the small lamp between the two computers. I put the lamp shade from that lamp on top of the orange colored glass globe on the brass lamp on the Danish bar to prevent glare. I chatted with a relative on the Columbia cordless telephone with the headset, and the reception was just fine.  Whether lifting groceries, my car tool box, or laundry has caused my groin hernia to return. I guess it tends to fall down and pull back up into my intestinal cavity. I am a bit arthritic with all the damp weather. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 06/14/02:

 

Note: <888> 06/14/02 Friday 12:20 P.M.: I woke up during the night, and I had goldfish crackers and ice tea. I finally woke up this morning about 8 A.M.. I watched the David Bowie performance on the NBC morning show. I went outside briefly. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I just finished my laundry. I programmed my Columbia 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephone with the Directory Speed Dial numbers. I tested it calling up a relative, and it sounds just fine. I put the base plate on the base unit, so it stands more upright. I filled out the $20 rebate information for the Columbia cordless telephone. I will send out my weekly notes shortly. I will then have the same type of roast beef sandwich as before along with barbeque potato chips, dill pickle slice, cantaloupe chunks, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I will then clean up and go out. It is suppose to rain through out the weekend. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/13/02 Thursday 9:35 P.M.: Before going out for my 3 P.M. appointment, I installed the Columbia 2.4 gigahertz telephone on the Danish bar next to the AT&T answering machine. I also took the AT&T regular speaker phone from the bedroom desk, and I put it next to the Columbia cordless telephone. I put the General Electric cordless telephone on the bedroom desk. I then went out to my 3 P.M. appointment. After my 3 P.M. appointment, I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I then drove down by the waterfront, and I adjusted my idle fuel mixture with the car warmed up. I then went by Exxon, and I bought $12 of premium gasoline at $1.779 a gallon. I then returned home. I put another ½ inch hose clamp on another hose running over the valve cover to the air intake chamber, and I cleaned its inline valve with carburetor cleaner. I readjusted the idle downwards, and I adjust the air fuel mixture again. I loosened the distributor timing nut, but it has been so long since the distributor has been moved it seems to frozen in position. I tried to spraying WD40 on the swivel housing to no effect. I had a new timing belt put in about four years ago, but from the way it looks, they could not have possibly moved the distributor to readjust the timing. I did clean the interior contacts of the new distributor cap and new rotor with fine metal sandpaper. I got about 14 miles per gallon when I filled up. If one of the cylinders or spark plugs were not firing properly, I would think I would get fewer miles per gallon.  Anyway the Volvo is running pretty much the same it has for the last six weeks since I first got the rumbling sound. Still when one is driving and accelerating it runs fine. It is just at idle it makes the noise. I then chatted with a neighbor who waiting for a ride.  About 7 A.M., I gave the neighbor a ride over to Port Chester, New York to get groceries at Pathmark. The neighbor gave me $5 for the trip.  We then returned back to my building around 8 P.M.. I checked the range on the Columbia 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephone. It does not play in back of the building out by the baseball field, but it does play down in front of the building by the entrance below my windows.  The Columbia cordless telephone also came with a headset that works with it and also with my other cordless telephones. I left the head set near the Columbia telephone. I had the same roast beef sandwich for dinner with barbeque potato chips and a dill pickle slice and chunks of cantaloupe and ice tea. I went outside again briefly. I am a bit tired, so I will go to bed shortly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/13/02 Thursday 2:15 P.M.: I went out, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove over to Stamford Volvo, and I picked up the S hose that I had ordered. They told me if I wanted to buy the emissions charcoal canister it would be $150. I then drove by International Car Parts, and they did not have a Bosch ignition coil for the Volvo, but they could order it in a day for $40. I then went by Autozone, and they did not have the ignition coil either. I drove up to Norwalk on a test drive, and the car basically was running normally. I stopped by Gateway Computers. I then went by the other International Car Parts store, and they did not have an ignition coil either. I went by an auto parts store near Stew Leonard’s. I then went by CompUSA, and I bought the Columbia 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephone for $39.99 plus $4.99 for a year’s replacement warranty plus $2.70 tax for $47.68.  The Columbia 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephone also has a $20 mailin rebate, so it basically $20 plus the $5 years warranty from CompUSA. I then drove back to Greenwich. I went back by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by Gateway Auto Supply, and they did not have the ignition coil. They told me that an ignition coil works or it does not, so it would not improve the car’s performance to replace it. I was just thinking of doing some preventive maintenance. I bought 4 one inch hose clamps for .60 each for $2.40 total. I went by the auto supply store across from McDonalds on the Post Road, and they did not have the ignition coil either. I then returned home. I was checking out the charcoal emissions canister, and I noticed a short four inch connecting vacuum hose to it had a crack in it. I replaced that one quarter inch hose, and the car seemed to be running smoother. I locked the keys by mistake in the car, so I went upstairs to get my backup keys. I then took the car for a test drive over to the Arnold Bread store. It seemed to be running much better with the charcoal canister emissions vacuum hose replaced. I bought two loaves of Arnold Branola 12 grain bread for $1.78 both. I then returned home, and I installed the S hose from the valve cover chamber attachment to underneath the air manifold. I also put two one inch hose clamps on it. I adjusted the air fuel mixture idle giving the car more air. The Volvo seems to running much more smoothly. I will still have to see what it is like in regular driving and when it is cold. I will now connect the Columbia 2.4 gigahertz telephone. I have a 3 P.M. appointment. I am also having some ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/13/02 Thursday 8:40 A.M.: I had a meal of a Swanson’s Hungryman Veal Parmesan dinner with ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee that I drank outside. I will now clean up and go out. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/13/02 Thursday 6:45 A.M.: Well, I guess I was tired. I slept through until about 2:30 A.M.. I had three crank fax type phone calls. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I went outside a couple of time, and I watched some television. I fell back asleep until just now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/12/02 Wednesday 12:25 P.M.: I peeled and diced two large cantaloupes, and I put the pieces in a large Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator. I sat outside briefly, and I threw away the cantaloupe remains. I watched a bit of television. I had the same roast beef sandwich as yesterday with a dill pickle slice and a dish of cantaloupe and ice tea. Like they do in some parts of Europe, I will now take my afternoon nap. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/12/02 Wednesday 10:20 A.M.: I went out, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by the Bagel shop, and I bought a bagel and butter for $1.17, and I ate it in front of the senior center. I then drove down by the waterfront. The car is running fine. I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper and the Wall Street Journal. I then returned home. I just had a cold Citra soda in a frosted mug. It is a bit warm out for me, so I will be staying inside by the air conditioner today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/12/02 Wednesday 7:40 A.M.: I did my regular computer work. I looked at my Chilton Volvo manual. I went outside, and I worked on the car. I can not adjust the fuel pump mixture since I do not have the right tool although I know where the little hole is. I also need to replace the charcoal emissions canister which is suppose to be replaced every 45,000 miles.  When I go over to Volvo, I will see if they have it. I took off the rubber air manifold intake, and I cleaned the air intake plate with carburetor emissions cleaner. I increased the idle speed, and I adjusted the air fuel mixture to be a little bit more air and less fuel. The car seems to running fine at idle and cool, so I will go out now and test it.  When I was showering and cleaning up, I noticed that my groin hernia has disappeared, and I guess it has retracted back into my intestines. All I can figure out is the walking helped it, or bending up and down while working on the car, or I have not been eating so much rice recently or quiting smoking made me more vigorous and it fixed itself. Still, I hope it stays in place and does not fall back down again. Threre is probably still a tear in the intestinal wall, or possibly with the additional weight I have put on, there is not as much room in my belly cavity. Still I need to lose some weight.  I will now go out for a walk. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/12/02 Wednesday 3:55 A.M.: About 3 A.M. the central building fire alarm system went off. I checked the system, and nats or small bugs or insects were attracted by the center back stairway light, and they got into the smoke detector and set it off. I reset the central building fire alarm system, and I call “911”, and I told them it was probably a false alarm. The same thing happened two days ago. Four fire trucks arrived, and they told me I should not reset the fire alarm system which I did not know.  They checked the smoke detector on the back stair way, and they closed the window whose screen lets the small bugs in. I later turned off the center back stairway light, so as not to attract more insects. Three fire trucks left, and one stayed behind with a supervisor. They are waiting for a key holder for the alarm company to come, so they can lock the central alarm system boxes. I frequently can not hear the alarms in my apartment when I am asleep, since my bedroom is away from the alarm box. However, I was sleeping lightly, so I heard the alarm.  About 20% of the residents responded to the alarm. The rest remained asleep in their apartments. Well, I will now have breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I guess I am on an earlier schedule. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/11/02 Tuesday 7:35 P.M.: I watched some television including the ABC evening news. I now will head off to bed. CIO 

 

Note: <888> 06/11/02 Tuesday 5:40 P.M.:  I just had a cold roast beef sandwich made with a Kaiser roll, Hellmann’s mayonnaise, horseradish, Vidalia onion, salt, and pepper along with a dill pickle slice and barbeque potato chips and ice tea. I will now go outside for a short spell. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/11/02 Tuesday 4:15 P.M.:  I went back out at noon. I drove down by the waterfront. I then drove over to Old Greenwich going from exit 4 to exit 5 on the turnpike. The car is running much better, but it still has a slight rumble at very lower speed. Still what I did this morning seemed to have improved it. I think it is fine for regular driving, and unless something develops, I do not plan to do anymore on it beside put in the S hose. I stopped by the Old Greenwich Rummage Room Thrift shop, and I bought two Billy Baldwin or Cole Porter white pleated butler lamp shades for $5 apiece plus .60 tax for $10.60 total. I use the ATM machine at First Union across the street from the Old Greenwich Rummage Room which cost me a $1.  I then went out to Tod’s Point. I walked the entire 2.5 mile walk around Tod’s Point from the south concession area and around the shore and back down the access road.  It was a little bit cooler out at Tod’s Point. I did a brisk walk hoping to lose a bit of weight. I then stopped by Staples in Old Greenwich. I next went to Greenwich Avenue, and I stopped by CVS, and I bought a Glade oil scent Meadow Breeze refill for $2.99 plus .18 for $3.17. I then went by Stop and Shop, and I bought a 12 pack of Citra soda cans for $3.34 plus .60 can deposit, a six pack of Kaiser rolls for $2.29, 3 Vidalia onions at .99 a pound for $2.18, a half gallon of Florida Natural orange juice $2, two large California cantaloupes for .99 each, sliced roast beef at $5.99 a pound for $6.18, 2 lime, 2 cheery 2 orange S&S gelatin for $2 all for $20.78 total. I then returned home. I had a cold A&W frosted root beer in a frosted mug. I relaxed a bit. I went outside briefly. I put the lamp shades on the butler lamps in the living room replacing the old shades I had on them, and I put the old shades in the false ceiling in the bedroom. I will now relax a bit and listen to http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ram/live_news.ram . It is 86 degrees Fahrenheit outside, and about 70 degrees Fahrenheit in my apartment. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/11/02 Tuesday 11:40 A.M.: After cleaning up, I went out, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at various locations. I then drove down by the waterfront. I chatted with a fisherman who is a mechanic. He checked out the sound of my car and gave me a bit of information since he was familiar with the car. He told me the Bosch Platinum plugs are factory preset.  They came at .035” and I had reset them to .030”. He also suggested that using the Volvo tool one can reset the air fuel mixture on the fuel pump chamber, which is an Allen or “L” wrench type tool. He said possibly I should have that done and maybe the timing. I told him I wanted to wait until I had installed the new S hose I have ordered that is coming tomorrow.  I then went by the Hospital Thrift shop. I next returned a DVD disk and checked out another DVD disk from the library. I then returned home. I took out the Bosch Platinum spark plugs and I regapped them to .035” and then I reinstalled them. The car seemed to be running more smoothly. I then took out the PCV valve and cleaned more thoroughly the backfire break with carburetor cleaner. I also installed a hose clamp on a hose on top of the valve cover to make it tighter. I redirected the ignition wires over another vacuum hose to give more clearance above the valve cover. I tightened the clamp around the four ignition wires that keep them from touching the air manifold. I adjusted the idle air fuel mixture knob to slightly more richer. I noticed all the spark plugs seemed fine when I took them out except for the one closest to the passenger compartment which looked a bit fouled which it had before. I cleaned it before putting it in. I took the car for a short test drive, and it seemed to be running normally, and better than it has in a long time. Still, I have to take it for a longer test drive later. I then came upstairs, and I had a cold Diet Coke in a frosted mug. I relaxed a bit. It is nice and cool in the apartment. I will now have some cottage cheese and blueberries along with ice tea. I am not sure if I will go out again since it is quite hot out. I might just stay inside in the cool apartment and work on the computer. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/11/02 Tuesday 6:30 A.M.: I was up at 8 P.M., and I went outside briefly. I then had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I then went outside briefly again. I then fell back to sleep until midnight. I went outside briefly. I then watched a DVD video disk until about 3 A.M.. I then went outside briefly. I then rested until 5 A.M.. I went outside briefly. I finished the rest of the herbal chicken and rice along with ice tea and a cappuccino. I then watched some morning television. The morning news said it is going to be up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit today, so I turned the air conditioner down to 68 degrees Fahrenheit to cool off the apartment while it is cool out. I guess I will go outside briefly. I then will clean up, and I will go downtown for a morning walk. Usually when I go outside briefly, I am sneaking a cigarette since I am trying to quit, I have not been smoking in the apartment. Hopefully once I put the new nicotine patch on this morning I will not have as much as an urge to smoke. They say you are suppose to relax when trying to quit smoking. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/10/02 Monday 12:10 P.M.: I received in the mail from Bank of New York my Monsoon Speaker check which was returned because it was off of a Canadian Bank. I went out, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street, and they said they would send the check in for collection and return the $10 return fee, which should be done in a few days. I then went by the ELDC thrift shop, and I viewed the merchandise. I next returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor. I just talked with a relative. I will now go to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/10/02 Monday 10:25 A.M.: I went out.  The car seems to be running a lot better, but there is still the slight rumble from underneath that I hear at lower speeds and when shutting off the car. I drove downtown. I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by St. Moritz bakery, and I bought a raspberry Danish for $1.25. I ate it in front of the Senior and Arts Center. I drove down by the waterfront. I noticed at the end of Steamboat Road there is a sign limiting parking to two hours.  Also there is no parking from 9 P.M. to 6 A.M.. Having observed the weather from Steamboat Road for 19 years and having lived there five years, I guess I am familiar with the location. I suppose the parking regulation depends on whether local law enforcement enforces it. I next went to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and they gave me a black and a white milk crate. I then went by Exxon, and I bought $8.20 of premium at $1.779.  Since I tuned the car, locally it seems I have gone from getting 11 miles per gallon to 14.5 miles per gallon. Since I keep a lot of stuff in my trunk, I have a bit of weight in the trunk. Well, I then returned home, and I sorted out the items in two old cardboard boxes in my trunk, and I put them in the plastic milk crates, and I threw away the cardboard boxes. Just about the time I was about ready to go inside the building fire alarm went off, and the fire department arrived shortly there after. It was a false alarm.  Apparently some insects had gotten into the stairwell smoke detector.  I finally returned to my apartment. I just had some low fat cottage cheese with blue berries and ice tea. I guess I will relax a bit and go to bed.  However, first I will check the mail. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/10/02 Monday 7:35 A.M.: I went out, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at various locations. I drove down by the waterfront. I then returned home about 5 A.M., and I had some goldfish crackers and ice tea. I studied my Chilton’s Volvo manual. I went out about 6 A.M., and I studied the engine on the car. If I have a EGR valve, I can not find it. I did notice that the lower secondary wire on the ignition coil was loose. When I tried to tighten the connector it broke. I had another similar electrical connector, so I installed it on the wire, and reattached it back to the ignition coil. I adjusted the idle again increasing it slightly. I tried tightening the exhaust pipe bracket bolt some more, but I broke the head off the bolt, but it is still holding the pipe tighter in place. I also put a couple drops of oil in the center rotor of the distributor rotor. I just had an A&W root beer in a frost mug. I will now go out for a test drive. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/10/02 Monday 3:05 A.M.: I watched the CNN program about hurricanes. I had some Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers with ice tea. I remember in the old days in Key West occasionally from 1976 to 1983, and I did not have much money for food, I use to survive off Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers which were freely available at many hotel bars for the grabbing. Well at 220 pounds, I am not starving, so I guess I suppose a little outside exercise will not hurt me. I use to say down in Key West living off sea biscuits or Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers were a way of proving that I was from Connecticut where they came from. I also knew quite a few people in the United States of America cheese business since my family had Midwestern connections with the American Dairy association.  Of course if I ever had to swim, I would sink like “Bubba the Beached Whale”. Since it is a nice night, I might go out again.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/10/02 Monday 1:35 A.M.: I went out, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at various locations. I drove down by the waterfront. I then returned home. I sat out briefly. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/09/02 Sunday 11:20 P.M.: I had my Brazilian instant coffee outside in my Starbucks travel mug. When I got back inside, CNN was showing a program about hurricane forecasting. They said it is an inexact science. They also said 83 million people live along the coast from Maine to Texas. Well, I guess it is that time of year to start tracking hurricane activity. I still have the tropical weather page posted at www.geocities.com/mikelscott/weather.htm for one to make their own best guess about tropical storm activity.  Although I live near Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, I am on relatively high ground compared to some of my neighbors.  I will now clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/09/02 Sunday 10:30 P.M.: I received a telephone call from a relative about 9 A.M. this morning. I was up at 4 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I went outside a couple of times, and once I walked around the building. I went back to bed until 10 P.M.. I went outside briefly. I am now cooking herbal chicken cooked in wine along with steamed white rice and steamed frozen green peas, ice tea, and a Brazilian instant coffee.  I bake the herbal chicken by taking four small boneless chicken breasts and rubbing them in several tablespoons of olive oil in a Pyrex pie dish. I then added a half cup of Rene Junot white wine and seasoned the top of the breasts with celery salt, garlic powder, ground black pepper, oregano, Italian spices, Basil, and a pad of margarine on each breast. I cook them in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes since they are thinner than regular breasts which I do for 35 minutes. I will then clean up and go out for some fresh air.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/09/02 Sunday 3:00 A.M.: I finished my regular computer work. I stepped outside briefly. I will now watch some television before going to bed. I guess I will have some blueberries and low fat cottage cheese with ice tea also. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/09/02 Sunday 1:50 A.M.: The Times of London http://www.timesonline.co.uk/ has started charging 40 Pounds a year for overseas subscription readers. However, the Court Circular at the moment still comes up, but the primary stories want one to pay 40 pounds for the privilege of reading the Times of London. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/09/02 Sunday 1:25 A.M.: I cleaned my ears with the Debrox ear cleaning system. I opened a new bottle of Debrox. I put 20 drops in the right ear, and then I relaxed keeping my head tilted with the ear upwards for about ten minutes. I then used a rubber ear wash syringe, and I flushed the ear with medium hot water flushing out the loosened wax. Two big clumps of wax came out of the right ear. I did the same procedure twice on the left ear, and about four big clumps of wax came out. The second time was just to clear it up. In the old days before going to Nantucket after spending the winter on the beach in Florida where lots of salty fine sand would mix in with the ear wax, I would stop by the Boston Eye and Ear clinic attached to Massachusetts General Hospital and have them clean out my ears, so I would have clean ears for the summer. In the late 1970s they had an advanced machine that I believe would suck out the wax out of one’s ears. About five years ago when I had it done at the Greenwich Hospital, they were still using a metal water syringe. Well, I should be a little bit more sound aware with my ears cleaned out. I watched a bit of television. I had some gold fish crackers with ice tea. I went outside briefly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/08/02 Saturday 11:20 P.M.: I went back downtown. The Volvo is running better. It still has a slight rattle or muffled rumble sound. I also noticed a slightly higher pitched vibration sound occasionally from the exhaust system.  I was not able to tighten the exhaust pipe bracket bolt all the way, so maybe it makes a slight vibration. I could try putting some WD40 on it and try tightening it some more once it has seated in. Still for local driving the Volvo is just fine. There are a couple of emissions components that I have never serviced in the 70,000 miles I have owned the car in the last ten years. I guess I could study my Chilton Volvo manual about servicing them. Well still it runs fine for regular use.  Maybe the noise has always been there and possibly my hearing got better.  This reminds me that I have not cleaned out my ears with the Debrox ear wax removal system in about a year. Maybe I will do that now. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at a couple of different locations. I drove down by the waterfront. I then returned home. I sat out briefly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/08/02 Saturday 8:15 P.M.: I was up at 2 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I checked outside, and I checked the mail.  About 6 P.M. I finished house cleaning and watering the plants. I then went outside, and I was able to get the stove bolt tightened from the exhaust body bracket to the front exhaust manifold pipe, so at least the system is more secure. I was not able to put on the washer and nut, but the bolt is plenty secure and won’t fall off. I then took out my fuel injection noozle plugs and I cleaned them with WD-40, and I reinstalled them.  I started the car, and it seems to run more smoothly. I opened up the air intake on the air valve on the combustion intake manifold a little bit. I have not test driven it yet. I just had a cold A&W root beer in a frosted mug. I took the other ¾ pound piece of pork tenderloin, and I put two tablespoon of olive oil in a Pyrex pie dish and rubbed the pork in it, and I seasoned both sides of the pork with garlic powder, celery salt, and ground black pepper. I am cooking it in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes. I will have it with steamed corn on the cob and steamed frozen green peas, ice tea, and a Brazilian instant coffee. I will then clean up and go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/08/02 Saturday 3:05 A.M.: After dinner, I went outside briefly. I then watched some television. I will now go to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/08/02 Saturday 12:30 A.M.: I went through www.geocities.com/mikelscott/scotwork.htm . I watched the BBC late evening news. I then watched some BBC comedy on Channel 21 PBS. I am cooking dinner now. I took half of the pork tenderloin about ¾ of a pound. I put three tablespoons of olive oil in a Pyrex pie dish. I put the half of pork tenderloin in, and I rubbed both sides with olive oil. I seasoned both sides with Old Bay seasoning, garlic powder, celery salt, ground black pepper, oregano, Italian spices, Basil. I put in about a third of a cup of Rene Junot white wine. I minced two large gloves of garlic, and I spread it on top of the pork tenderloin. I am cooking it for 25 minutes in the convection over at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. I will have it with fresh steamed corn on the cob and steamed frozen green peas and a baked half onion in the pyrex dish and ice tea. CIO

 

 

Note: <888> 06/07/02 Friday 10:45 P.M.: I cleaned up, and I went out. The car is running more smoothly, but it still has the same rattle. I will try to put the exhaust bolt on tomorrow. I noticed it also makes a bit of extra noise when accelerating in first gear. My attitude is that it is still reliable local transportation, so I suppose I will see how it continues to run. Even though the clutch might be reasonable to fix if that were the problem which I don’t think it is, if one had to repair the gear box that would be additional cost. Well, I’ll see when I attach the exhaust bolt. I drove downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I then drove down by the waterfront. I went by the Stop and Shop, but they do not carry quarts of cottage cheese, and blueberries there are $3.50 a pint. I went across the street to the Food Emporium, and I bought two quarts of Master Choice low fat small curd cottage cheese for $2.79 a quart, two pints of blue berries for $1.50 a pint, and Gold’s hot horse radish for $1.50 for $10.08 total. I then returned home. I sat outside briefly, and one can hear a lot weekend traffic on the highway. I will now do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/07/02 Friday 7:15 P.M.: I had a call from a relative about 11:30 A.M.. I went out, and I checked the weather and the mail. I went back to bed until 2:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins and supplements. I did not clean up, and I went out, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then drove over to International Car Parts at 134 Jefferson Street, Stamford, Ct. 06902 (203) 327-9022, and I bought a set of Bosch 09232 ignition wires for $38.19 and 3 feet of 3/8” fuel line for $2.55 plus $2.44 tax for $43.28 total. I then went over to Stamford Volvo parts, and I got exhaust x-muffler bracket flange screw for $2.84, washer $1.04, hexagon screw $2.43 plus I ordered the S hose for $12.01 plus $1.10 tax for $19.42 total.  The S hose will be in next Wednesday. I was told they will be getting the new 2003 Volvo XC90 SUV in about two months. They gave me a catalog. I then returned home. I put the 3/8” fuel hose in place of the 5/16” hose from the PCV valve to the air manifold. I installed the new ignition wires using the silicone lubricant that came with them grease the wire boots. I started up the Volvo, and it is running much better with only a slightly noticeable rattle occasionally. I topped up the oil with Pennzoil 10W 40. I adjusted the idle air intake. I put a hose clamp on the ignition wires with two of them insulated with pieces of hose, so they do not rest on the hot air manifold. I took the car for a test drive over to Smokes for Less in Byram, and it is running just fine. I am smoking a few cigarettes a day, so I bought buy three get two free of Marlboro Lights 100s for $15 total. I then returned home. I noticed in my Volvo records of the previous owner at 45,000 miles Stamford Volvo replaced the clutch and master brake cylinder for $630, so thus a clutch job would probably be about $500 if the car ever needed it.  One can take out the transmission and replace the clutch without removing the engine. I still have to install the exhaust nut and bolt, and possibly I might have Midas check the exhaust system for a possible rattle and have them do the bolt. I am going to have some cold herbal garlic boneless chicken breast with McHilney’s Tabasco sauce, along with steamed corn on the cob, small carrots, broccoli, ice tea, and a cappuccino.  I am making a batch of ice tea. I will then clean up and go out for some fresh air in about an hour and a half. CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 06/07/02:

 

Note: <888> 06/07/02 Friday 5:25 A.M.: I relaxed a bit. I had some goldfish crackers and ice tea. I watched a bit of television. I got to thinking about the rattle on the Volvo. I reviewed my notes. The original rattle that I fixed on 05/16/02 was just the tail pipe was turned up a bit against the body frame, which I fixed by pushing it down a little. However on 05/23/02, I made a note about the rattling sound I had heard for a couple of days which would have started around 05/21/02. I have not had Midas check the exhaust system yet since then, since they were busy the one time I took it in. However, the sound does not seem to be from the exhaust system, and I have looked underneath a number of times to verify that. There is the possibility that vacuum irregularities could be causing problems with the timing at low idle speed.  Yesterday, I reconnected the S hose from the valve assembly attached to the valve cover which leads to the fuel injection system. This might have been one of the problems. However, on 05/30/02 I attached a new 5/16” diameter hose from the Volvo fuel injection baffle air chamber to the PCV valve. The hose I took off had perhaps a third larger interior opening, so perhaps I am getting less of a vacuum in the timing system. I guess I should try putting on a larger diameter hose on that particular junction. Moreover having sealed up two major vacuum leaks and having replaced the regular Bosch spark plugs with Bosch platinum spark plugs, possibly I have effected the over ignition timing of the car, and once I get the proper vacuum hoses and possibly replace the ignition wires, I should have the timing checked. This is still predicated that there is not some odd vibration coming from the exhaust system. Still on an older car, it could be any of a number of items. Still from my experience in owning the car for ten years, it usually has been some sort of simple item which is difficult to troubleshoot.  I took the car for a drive about 4 A.M. down by the waterfront. In gear driving there is no noise. I drove up the steep hill at Indian Field road, and the car performed smoothly. Thus when I am up today, I should get the larger vacuum hose for starters. If I have time, and I am up early enough I could try to go to Stamford Volvo and order a new S hose, unless Gateway auto parts has a hose is that diameter that one can shape in an S and not kink. Well, I still have reliable transportation. The S hose seems to be staying in place. I am a bit tired, so I will send out my weekly note and go to bed. CIO 

 

Note: <888> 06/07/02 Friday 12:50 A.M.: I zipped through my email deleting most of it quickly. Some times one gets tired of reading tech newsletters. I did notice http://chef2chef.net/ . I will now have some low fat cottage cheese with fresh blue berries and some ice tea. I will shut down and relax for a while before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/06/02 Thursday 11:45 P.M.: I looked at some car prices for used car prices at www.kbb.com and one can find a number of cars listed such as Subaru, Geo, Hyundai, Susuki for about $2,500 with 50,000 miles about year 1995. Of course one would have to find one for sale. A 1995 Buick Century with 50,000 miles would be about $4,000 private party trade. Of course, one would have to know where to look for such car, and they might be more difficult to find in this area. I noticed a 85 Volvo with 50,000 miles is worth about $2,400. I went out to my car and got the registration, and I checked my Vin Number at www.carfax.com , but alas they do not list 1976 cars. I put the registration back in the car. It is still raining outside. Basically for now, my 1976 Volvo 244 DL is running just fine for my regular use.  When I have the time, I should probably go over to Stamford Volvo and check on the metric bolt for the exhaust manifold pipe where it attaches to the body. I also should check on the S hose that comes off the valve assembly chamber on the valve cover and attaches to the fuel injection combustion chamber. I should also check on the ignition wires.  Well, there are not many inexpensive places to drive to in this area anyway, so I mostly stay locally in my less expensive routine.  Of course we do have some public transportation in this part of town http://www.cttransit.com/content/routesStamford.asp . I printed out 10 copies of the weekday and weekend bus schedule. I put 3 on the brass coffee table on my bedroom desk. I put one on the mail room bulletin board and one on the laundry room bulletin board, and I put 5 copies on the laundry room cabinet. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/06/02 Thursday 9:25 P.M.: I had herbal garlic chicken for dinner along with a baked half of onion, steamed small carrots, corn on the cob, asparagus, ice tea, and a cappuccino. I cooked a second boneless chicken breast which I refrigerated. I chatted with a friend with Net2Phone. I checked the weather, and it is raining quite a bit outside.

 

Note: <888> 06/06/02 Thursday 6:20 P.M.: I was up at 1 P.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I cleaned up. I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I then went by Gateway Auto Supply. I bought a quart of Pennzoil 10-40 W oil for $2.10, Pennzoil Gumout KTRA concentrated fuel injector cleaner $3.99, two ¾ “ hose clamps for .65 each, two 1.5” hose clamps .70 each, one 2” hose clamps .80 each, two 2.5” hose clamps .80 each, and two .5” hose clamps .60 each for $12.39 total. I then drove over to Grass Island. I attached one of the ¾” hose clamps where I took it off yesterday. I noticed that the S hose that I fixed yesterday had slipped off. I put it back on and I retightened the hose clamp, but tried not to tighten it too tight, so it will not slip off. I guess I need to replace the S hose when I have a chance to go to Stamford Volvo.  When I returned home, the S hose had stayed on. I then drove by another location on the waterfront, and I chatted with a local fisherman. I then went by Exxon, and I put the Pennzoil Gumout KTRA concentrated fuel injector cleaner in the fuel tank, and I filled the Volvo up with $2.50 of premium gasoline at $1.779 a gallon. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper. I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought boneless breasts of chicken at $1.99 a pound for $4.58 total. I then returned home. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/06/02 Thursday 3:50 A.M.: Last Saturday, I did not make it up to West Point to see the graduating class and the President and the other dignitaries which I occasionally do. It apparently was a sunny day. I just listened to the President’s speech at West Point which is posted at www.whitehouse.gov . Still when one has the time, it is a short trip from this area over to West Point. I did not go either for the 200th anniversary celebration since it was a cold damp February day which would have been hard on my arthritis. When I was younger around 1964, I first visited West Point with some friends for a football game. Afterwards we were invited aboard the Forbes Yacht “The Highlander”, and I signed my name in the guest book along with a great many other interesting names. Over the years I have visited West Point a number of times, and I have been frustrated that as a civilian I can not use the library. Still it is an interesting historical attraction. I was told by my grandmother Scott that I am related to Winfield Scott. Alas my grandfather Scott was a railroad engineer and not in the military. My father was a chemical engineer and not in the military. I guess myself, I am now a computer engineer, and as far as I know I am still not in the military, although I have lived around military facilities. So unless I signed up, and I forgot, I do not think I am in the military. Still it is interesting to have the family heritage. I believe the Winfield Scott townhouse on west 13th street in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York is across from the Forbes building, and it is now the Italian studies center for New York University. Still it is amusing that with such a large clan in the Scott family, one never hears from other relatives. I remember looking once at the memorial plaque I believe for the class of 1944 that there were two officers with the last name Scott killed during the last year of World War II. However, there was another Scott named Jim Scott that survived the war and made the most relief missions flying to Berlin after the war, and was killed in the effort. Also there were several Scotts killed at Pearl Harbor. Thus the family over the years has taken its share of causalities in defending the United States of America’s freedom. I believe there is a small street in Washington D.C.’s section of Georgetown named Scott street as well as Scott circle with the statue of Fuss and Feathers Winfield Scott. Well, I suppose since my branch of the Scott family was out in Illinois for a number of generations it is hard to tell how we are really related. However my father looked a bit like Winfield Scott, and as I get older, I have a bit of the same appearance. Well not to dwell on history, but today is the anniversary of D Day, so I imagine a great many old timers will be remember that period not so long ago.  I had some gold fish crackers and Carr’s crackers with Land O Lakes cheddar cheese along with ice tea. I will now shut down for the night and go to bed. I have a 3 P.M. appointment today. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/06/02 Thursday 1:45 A.M.: I went out, and I mailed the letter at the central Greenwich Post Office. There is quite a bit of lightning but no rain yet. I drove down by the waterfront. I then returned home. I had the rest of the pineapple mixture on low fat cottage cheese along with some of the blue berries along with ice tea. I will now do some more regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/06/02 Thursday 1:00 A.M.: I watched a bit of television. I sat outside briefly. I wrote a letter to a relative. I will now go out and mail the letter at the central Greenwich Post office. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/05/02 Wednesday 10:35 P.M.: I went out. The car is running smoother, but it still has the slight rattle from underneath the car. Well anyway it runs fine enough, and I do not feel like spending any more money on it. I went to the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper and P.C. magazine. P.C. magazine had an article saying that cars after 1995 have computer diagnosis. I then stopped by CVS on Greenwich Avenue, and I bought another box of 14 patches of Step 1 21 mg. patches on sale for $34.99. I then drove down the Avenue. I walked the entire Avenue. I chatted with a local. I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Greenwich Avenue. I also stopped by CVS again, and I bought a box of 14 patches of the Step 2, 14 mg. for $34.99 on sale. They did not have Step 3, 7 mg. patches in a 14 patch box on sale.  After walking the Avenue, I drove down by the waterfront. I then drove over to CVS in Riverside, and they did not have a Step 3, 14 patch box. I then returned to central Greenwich, and I went to the Exxon station, and I bought $7.75 of premium at $1.779 a gallon. I then went to the Food Emporium, and I bought a 38 ounce box of goldfish crackers for $5.29, two half gallons of Florida Natural orange juice with calcium for $2.50 each half gallon, a pint of blueberries $1.50, and two boxes of frozen peas and one of frozen cut green beans for $2 all for $13.77 total. I then returned home. I read my owner’s manual in the car about some details.  I am about to have a Swanson’s hungryman boneless pork dinner with ice tea and a 50% Brazilian instant coffee and 50% Folgers’s decaffeinated instant coffee. I will then do some regular computer work. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/05/02 Wednesday 6:55 P.M.: I listened to some of the NASA TV broadcast www.geocities.com/mikelscott/nasa.htm about the Shuttle launch http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/nasa-111.htm . I cleaned up. I will now go out for some fresh air. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/05/02 Wednesday 6:05 P.M.: There was intense lightning about 7 A.M. this morning, so I unplugged the computer and disconnected the cable modem. I was up at 4 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I went outside, and I checked the exhaust manifold bolt area, but I would need a metric bolt from Volvo to hopefully try to install it in its particular location. From what I can tell it was not rattling there anyway. I then decided to uninstall the Bosch Platinum Spark plugs and put in the old regular ones to see if it made a difference. The Volvo still had the same muffled rattle sound inside, so I reinstalled the Bosch Platinum 4216 plugs. However, while working on the car, I noticed there was an ¾ “ diameter S shaped hose about 15 inches long that connected from a valve attached to the valve cover to the fuel injection chamber. I noticed the hose at the valve attached to the valve cover was split, so it was not a sealed hose line. It probably became split when they replaced the valve cover gasket a month ago at Midas. I took off another ¾” hose clamp from another hose that was tight, and I put it on the split at the valve on the S hose to tighten and seal it off. When I started the car, it seemed to be running normally and smoother. I open up the air intake valve next to the throttle assembly since the mixture seemed a bit rich. I did not test drive the car, but it seems to be idling a lot smoother. I am having a cold A&W root beer with in a frosted mug. I tried calling a relative to wish them Happy Birthday. Since it is warm outside, I am just relaxing by the air conditioner. I will clean up shortly, but I might go out a little bit later when it is less hot. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/05/02 Wednesday 3:55 A.M.: I did a little bit of routine computer work. I sat outside for a while. I will now shut down and go to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/05/02 Wednesday 2:15 A.M.: I had a cup of the low fat cottage cheese with about a quarter cup of the fresh pineapple chunks and juice.  Earlier in the evening, I also put $10 more on the laundry card. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/05/02 Wednesday 1:40 A.M.: I went out after the last message. I drove downtown, and I drove by the waterfront. Unfortunately the Volvo still seems to have the same rattle at low speed idle, although it runs fine at higher speeds. I circled around through town, and I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought a 32 ounce container of Master Choice cottage cheese for $3.49 and a 12.3 ounce jar of Temeraire Old Fashioned Dijon Mustard for $2.91 for $6.40 total. I then returned home. I checked the internet for any information on what might be causing the rattle in my car.  According to Bosch’s web site, I am using the right Platinum spark plugs. I did not find any relevant information. From my Chilton’s Volvo manual, I learned to test the clutch by putting it fourth gear with the brakes on and letting out the clutch which stalled the car which indicated the clutch is all right. All I can think of is returning to square one, and trying to use the nut and bolt and lock washer to attach the manifold exhaust pipe to the body hanger which was not done last August. Still from my investigation it does not seem like the exhaust system is causing the problem. Before I got the 1976 Volvo 244 DL ten years ago, I had a problem with the 1984 Ford Escort I had. I took it to a transmission place in Stamford, and they rebuilt the transmission only to find out the problem was either a fouled spark plug or bad spark plug wire. I could try to buy a new set of spark plug wires for about $55 AutoZone.com | Shopping Bosch Spark Plug Wires . I looked in my notes, and the last time I replaced the ignition wires was in August 1997 at about 95,000 miles for about 23,000 miles ago. Still, since I am on limited income with a less expensive car, I have not done much of the routine Volvo maintenance that the car might require, so possibly it is caused by some other mechanical difficulty. Thus the game plan tomorrow weather permitting to try to put in the nut and bolt and lock washer on the exhaust manifold pipe to the body frame point where it is suppose to be attached. Then I will think about the ignition wires. I also stopped by Shell Oil on West Putnam Avenue this past evening, and I checked all of my tires for 30 PSI. None of them had changed pressure in the last month since I last checked them. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/04/02 Tuesday 10:20 P.M.: The Swanson’s hearty Mexican fiesta meal was very good. After my coffee, I think I will go for a drive downtown. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/04/02 Tuesday 9:45 P.M.: I watched some television, and I went to bed about 4 A.M. after having some Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers and ice tea. I was up at noon. I had oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements for breakfast. I chatted with some neighbors outside. I cleaned up. I called Exxon about 2:30 P.M., and they said my car was ready and it was $54.21. I walked downtown to Exxon. I noticed that there are now buses running both ways on West Putnam Avenue. I picked the Volvo up at Exxon. It was $19.75 for a gear box oil change, $19.75 for rear end oil change; the clutch clearance is O.K., $4.88 for 1.5 quart of Dextron  and $6.75 for 1.5 quart of 80/90 gear oil for $11.63 parts and $39.50 labor plus $3.08 tax for $54.21 total.  They told me I had a slight leak in one of my differential oil seals.  When I started the car, I noticed it still had the rattle or rough sound. I drove over to the Hospital Thrift Shop, and I toured the store. I then drove back to Exxon, and I asked them about the rattle or rough sound, but they did not know anything. I then drove down Greenwich Avenue, and I went to Gateway automotive, and I bought a 1.5 inch hose clamp for .70. I then drove over to Grass Island, and I installed the hose clamp on the larger hose leading off the valve cover , so it has a complete vacuum. I checked the car for the rattle or rough sound, and I could not figure it. I then drove by the waterfront, and I chatted with a local until 5 P.M.. I then drove downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by CVS, and I bought a 24 pack of Charmin quilted toilet tissue for $4.99 plus .30 tax for $5.29. I then completed my walk of Greenwich Avenue after putting the toilet tissue in the car. I then drove by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper, and I checked out a DVD video disk. I then went to Stop and Shop, and I bought a 12 pack of A&W root beer for $3.79 plus .60 deposit on cans, a Red Barron 4 cheese pizza $3.50, four Swanson’s hungry man dinners for $2.50 each, turkey, pork rib, hearty Mexican, and veal parmesan; Lysol disinfectant spray $2.99, X14 Clorox toilet bowl cleaner .99, two pounds of onions $1.29, a bulb of garlic .45, two dozen large eggs for .84 a dozen, a Hormel pork tenderloin at $2.99 a pound for $4.54, and two ears of sweet corn .67 both. I then returned home. I cut off the $1 off coupon off the A&W root beer, and I put the cans in the refrigerator. I put the X14 toilet cleaner tab in the toilet. I then went out, and I checked my car. I increased the idle, and it still made a rattle or rough sound. I finally took out the new Bosch platinum spark plugs I installed a couple of weeks ago, and I checked them. They were slightly oil fouled. I checked the gap, and they were about .035 inch gap which was the Bosch preset. I checked my mechanics manual, and the gap for my Volvo for Bosch spark plugs is suppose to be .030 inch. I believe inch not millimeter. I took out all four Bosch Platinum spark plugs and regapped them to .030 inch, and I reinstalled them. The 1976 Volvo 244 DL is running much smoother and it seems to back to its normal running condition. I took it for a short test drive, and I am pleased with the present performance. I will leave the idle up at its present setting for now. Thus a combination of increased idle and changing the spark plug gap seems to have eliminated the rough idle sound of the car. I finished this all about 9 P.M.. I will now have a Stouffer’s hearty Mexican meal along with ice tea and a 50% Folgers Decafinated coffee and 50% Brazilian instant coffee.  I had a cold Barq’s root beer in a frosted mug earlier. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/04/02 Tuesday 1:10 A.M.: I watched some television. I worked on some email. I sat outside briefly. I printed out a birthday card and custom envelop with Microsoft Home Publishing 2000, and I mailed it in the letter drop downstairs. I ran the print head clean utility on my Epson Stylus  Color 880 printer 3 times. I have not used it in a while.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/03/02 Monday 9:35 P.M.: I had a Tony’s pepperoni pizza along with ice tea for dinner. I downloaded and installed three free games for Real Arcade.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/03/02 Monday 7:00 P.M.: I was up at noon today. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. I cleaned up. I checked my mail. I went downtown, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then by First Union Bank of Connecticut on Havemeyer Place, and I paid my rent. I then went by the central Greenwich Post Office, and I obtained money orders to pay my GEICO automobile insurance, AT&T, Verizon, Cablevision, and Optimum online bills for .90 a money order plus amount of the money order. I also obtained ten .03 stamps for .30 since I have ten .34 stamps which I might not use before the postage rate goes up .03 at the end of June from .34 to .37 .  I then sat out downtown for a while. I next drove over to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought for $8 a pair of Dutch Delph blue Bermuda shorts from Triminghams in Bermuda waist 41 inches. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I returned a DVD video disk. I then made my 4 P.M. appointment. I next went by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then went by Greenwich Exxon next to the Greenwich Library, and I left my 1976 Volvo 244 DL to have the transmission gear box oil changed, the rear end axle oil changed, and the clutch adjusted. I also asked them to check on the transmission rattling sound which changing and filling up the gear box oil hopefully will fix. I told them I would call them tomorrow afternoon about the car. I then walked home which was an enjoyable walk looking at all the more deluxe cars along the route. I chatted with a neighbor. I tried calling a relative whom I will try calling again shortly. Well, I guess I am in for the evening. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/03/02 Monday 2:30 A.M.: I watched a bit of television. I had two sliced boneless breast of chicken sandwiches on Kaiser rolls with Hellmann’s mayonnaise, horseradish, McHilney’s Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper, a dill pickle, and ice tea. I prepared my bills to pay today. I gathered together other paper work for my 4 P.M. meeting today. I will now shut down and try to rest to get on an earlier schedule. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/02/02 Sunday 11:15 P.M.: I had a dozen Carr’s crackers with moserella cheese, some Lays K.C. Masterpiece barbeque potato chips, some of the pineapple mixture, and ice tea. I will now sift through my email. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/02/02 Sunday 10:35 P.M.: I watched a bit of television, and I went to bed about 4 A.M. this past morning.  I watched a bit of television about 7 A.M.. I had some goldfish crackers and ice tea. A relative called about 9 A.M.. I went back to bed. A friend showed up about 1:30 P.M.. We chatted. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and supplements. My guest left about 3:30 P.M.. I went back to bed until about 6 P.M.. I watched the BBC news. I had a Marie Callender beef tips dinner with ice tea and a Brazilian instant coffee. I then cleaned up, and I went for a walk of the entire length of Greenwich Avenue from 8 P.M. to 9 P.M..  I then returned home. I chatted with a friend with Net2Phone. I will now do some regular computer work. I will try to go to bed earlier this morning, so I can get up tomorrow early enough to pay bills. I have a 4 P.M. appointment tomorrow afternoon. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/02/02 Sunday 1:45 A.M.:  I watched a bit of television, a most enjoyable show.  Yesterday, I also received the $30 mailin rebate from Monsoon for the computer speakers I bought about two months ago. I will now shut down, and I will relax before going to bed. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/02/02 Sunday 12:20 A.M.: I had a call from a relative yesterday morning. A friend stopped by at about 1:30 P.M.. I chatted with a relative. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, vitamins and supplements.  I cleaned up, and we went out. I drove downtown and drove by the waterfront. I saw all the old cars around Baldwin Park. I drove over to Oil Star in Riverside, but they do not service gear box oil. I then drove over to Staples in Old Greenwich, but they did not have anything on sale. I then drove back to Greenwich Avenue, and I went to CVS, and I bought a 12 pack of Diet Coke and a 12 pack of Sprite for $2.25 each 12 pack plus $1.20 can deposit, and a roll of Johnson and Johnson one inch by five yard waterproof First Aid tape for $2.99 plus .45 tax for $9.14 total. I will use the Johnson and Johnson First Aid waterproof tape to keep the nicotine patches from falling off my body particularly when I am asleep.  We then drove back down by the waterfront. We sat out for a while, and we walked around a bit. Next we went by Exxon, and I bought $10.50 of premium gasoline at $1.779  a gallon.  My guest went by the Stop and Shop and bought four ears of corn on the cob, a bag of small carrots, and broccoli florets for about $3. We then returned back to my apartment. I had a cold Barq’s root beer in a frosted mug. We watched a bit of television. For dinner, we had the same herbal garlic boneless chicken breasts as last night along with steamed corn on the cob, broccoli florets, small carrots, and ice tea. I also had a cappuccino. From 8 P.M. to 10 P.M. on Channel 13 PBS we watched Queen Elizabeth II’s BBC broadcast of her 50 anniversary jubilee prom musical garden party which was very enjoyable.  Afterwards my guest left.  I then went for a walk of the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I noticed they now have the cupola back on top of the senior and arts center with a flag pole and United States of America flag lit up flying.  I then returned home. I chatted briefly with a friend. CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/01/02 Saturday 3:50 A.M.: After dinner, I watched a bit of television. I will now head off to bed.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 06/01/02 Saturday 2:40 A.M.: I watched a bit of television. I had some Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers with some ice tea. I just opened the package of boneless breasts of chicken I bought last night. I split each of the two pairs of breast and rinsed them and dried them. I put one pair in the refrigerator for another time. I then took a Pyrex pie dish, and I added a few tablespoons of olive oil to the Pyrex dish, and I rubbed the two halves of boneless breast of chicken in the oil. I then on the under side, I put garlic powder, ground black pepper, celery salt, poultry and meat seasoning, Old Bay seasoning, Italian spices, Basil, and Oregano. I then flipped the two pieces, and I added about ¾ of a cup of Rene Junot white wine to the dish with the chicken breast. I then added the same spices on the top side of the chicken. I also added four peeled and chopped cloves of garlic to both pieces or two chopped cloves for each piece of chicken. I am now cooking them in the convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes. I will have one of the pieces with steamed sliced fresh asparagus and ice tea. I will save the other piece for another meal. CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/31/02 Wednesday 6:00 P.M.: I have reinstalled the default Red Hat Linux 7.3 installation and it all seems to work fine now.  The printer function seems to be working too.  I will have to upgrade the updates later when the server is not busy.  I will have some more jell-o now and ice tea.  Earlier I had some Carr’s crackers with Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese.  I will now shut down, and I will probably go to bed in a little while.  I have the EPO 58 X Cdrom player $20 rebate ready to mail in.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/31/02 Wednesday 4:05 P.M.: I am having a bit of trouble getting the Red Hat Linux 7.3 to do a default installation.  I made a few minor adjustments in the CMOS, so I will once again see if it runs through installation to completion.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/31/02 Wednesday 12:30 P.M.: After the last message, I went out, and I stopped by the Arnold Bread store outlet, and I bought two loaves of Healthnut bread for $1.78 both.  I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I returned a DVD video disk.  I next went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.  I then drove up to the Wiz in Norwalk, and I paid my Cablevision and Optimum online bills.  I then went to CompUSA, and I bought an EPO 58 X CDrom player for my primary computer for $39.99 plus $2.40 tax for $42.39.  It had a $5 instant rebate, and it also has a $20 mailin rebate, so eventually the total cost will be $22.39.  I then returned home.  I took out the Acer 50 X CDrom player from the primary computer, and I put it in the backup computer.  I put the new EPO 58 X Cdrom player in the primary computer.  They both work fine.  On the new 58 X Cdrom player, one can push the play button for 3 seconds to slow it down incrementally for slower CDs.  I am reinstalling Red Hat Linux on the backup computer.  I will now fill out the $20 rebate form on the EPO 58 X cdrom player.  I will then have two hot dogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and potato chips and a dill pickle slice with ice tea and then I will have an iced coffee outside.  I guess I will go out after that for some more activity once I have Linux installed again on the backup computer.   CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/31/02 Wednesday 8:00 A.M.: I fiddled with Linux system, and I was not able to get the menu bar to work in the “root” login, but it still works fine in the “scott” logon.  I will have some of the Jell-o I made last night.  Then I will clean up and go out for some day time activity.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/31/02 Wednesday 4:35 A.M.: I was sitting outside on the bench before going to bed after the last message, and the skunk walked right underneath the bench that I was sitting on.  It then walked in front of my neighbor sitting at the other end of the building.  Alas, it did not spray either of us.  I guess the best thing to do in that situation is to remain calm, and not to startle the skunk.  I was up at 3:30 A.M., and I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, vitamins and supplements.  I had coffee outside.  When I make oatmeal, I put a half cup of Quaker old fashioned oatmeal in a microwave proof bowl, and I add a cup of water.  I then microwave it on high with the bowl covered with a microwave cover for one minute and forty seconds.  One covers it and does not microwave it too much or it will splatter over the microwave interior.  I will now do some regular computer work.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/30/02 Tuesday 9:50 P.M.: I will now shut down and rest.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/30/02 Tuesday 9:30 P.M.: I fiddled with Red Hat Linux 7.3, and in the “root” logon, I lost my desktop menu bar for some odd reason. I still have it in the “scott” logon.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/30/02 Tuesday 6:15 P.M.: I watched some television about ghosts in Hawaii.  I remember once reading that Captain Cook was eaten by cannibals, so I guess his ghost still haunts the Sandwich Islands. I am making up a batch one carton of Cherry Jell-O and one carton of Blueberry Jell-O together.  I add to the Jell-O mixture of two cartons two cups of boiling water into the Pyrex bowl, and after stirring two minutes, for the cold liquid I am adding a cup of orange juice and a cup of Rene Junot white wine with dashes of Angostura bitters. One has to chill it four hours. Alas, I do not have any fruit to add to it.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/30/02 Tuesday 4:00 P.M.: I had two hotdogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and potato chips and a dill pickle slice and ice tea.  I then had an iced coffee outside.  I am making up two quarts of coffee to refrigerate to use for iced coffee.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/30/02 Tuesday 2:05 P.M.: I had a few scoops of Edy’s Snickers ice cream.  I went to bed, and I just got up now.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/30/02 Tuesday 8:10 A.M.: I disabled the “LPD” print system on the Linux system.  I studied the CUPS print system, but I did not figure out how to use it. I will try to rest a bit now. CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/30/02 Tuesday 6:30 A.M.: I fiddled with the backup computer Red Hat Linux. I get a start and shutdown error for “LPD” which I assume interferes with the print operation.  It does recognize the Compaq IJ200 printer, but the same as the Epson it does not print. I will research it some on the primary computer.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/30/02 Tuesday 4:10 A.M.: The backup computer works fine on Windows ME now.  I guess it was a temporary problem.  I reinstalled the Epson Stylus Color 880 driver on it. The printer works fine on it when it is connected. I am not sure what the problem is with the Linux printer operation, but I get an “LPD” error when shutting down.  I will now have some reheated spaghetti and tomato meat sauce with ice tea.  I will then have an iced coffee outside.  I went outside briefly by the side door, and there is a new brighter light there, so hopefully one can spot the skunk.  When I lived down on Steamboat Road for five years before moving here 15 years ago, there was a skunk that lived in the yard and I saw plenty more when walking around the Steamboat Road area.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/30/02 Tuesday 3:35 A.M.: I worked on the backup computer in Linux.  I could not get the printer to work on it, although it recognized the printer from the printer configuration utility.  Also the free office suite will not start up with the printer turned on.  I decided to test the Epson printer on the backup computer with Windows ME, but I can not get it online at moment, although the primary computer works fine online. I need to install the Epson Stylus 880 color drive for the backup computer Windows ME partition. Well, I will get to it shortly, now that I know the cable modem service is working.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/30/02 Tuesday 12:10 A.M.: I chatted with a relative with my Net2Phone YAP card.  I just now installed my last YAP card with $10 credit on it. 

 

Note: <888> 07/29/02 Monday 11:25 P.M.: I went to bed at 2 P.M. after having some potato chips.  I was up at 10 P.M.. I went outside, and I saw a hound dog being warned away by the skunk clicking sound.  I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and supplements.  I went outside to have my coffee. As I was exiting the side door, Pepe Le Peu was moving around in the side yard, but it just hurried off into the woods. Three boys jogged by shortly thereafter.  Well, I guess Pepe is learning its territory.  Let us hope we do not have any close encounters of the other kind.  I will now do some regular computer work.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/29/02 Monday 12:35 P.M.: I watched a bit of television. I checked the mail.  My General Electric Service contract on the General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control arrived, and it is good through September 11, 2003.  I will now shut down the computer and go to bed after having some Carr’s crackers with slices of Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese.  Stay cool.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/29/02 Monday 10:25 A.M.: I went out after the last message.  I drove down by the waterfront.  I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at various locations. I then drove by the waterfront. I was told by an Indian Harbor Yacht Club employee that they use channel 68 on the ship to shore radio. Since I have a ship to shore radio in my 1976 Volvo 244 DL with a two foot emergency antenna, I took it off channel 1 for NOAA weather radio, and I put it on channel 68, so I can hear some harbor chatter.  I then went back downtown. I sat out a bit. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I walked from there to Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then returned to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought a Today’s Computer Power Control Center with five plug switches for $5. I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper.  I returned home, and I had a Bombay Virgin Mary outside.  I then install the power control center on top of the similar power control center underneath the backup computer monitor. I plugged into it the old Terayon cable modem that does not work with Optimum Online.  I now have several extra plugs for the backup computer.  The Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop is closing early today at 3 P.M. because of the heat. CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/29/02 Monday 5:40 A.M.: Since it is going to be very hot out today, I am going out to enjoy some of the cooler morning air.  I noticed at CompUSA’s web site that they have a 58X CD drive for $20 after a $20 mailin rebate. I might get it later this week. However, I tried a music CD on my 24X drive on the backup computer, and it worked. 

 

Note: <888> 07/29/02 Monday 5:35 A.M.: On the Linux system, I installed the printer drivers that came with OpenOffice, which may or may not work. I could not find a Linux drive at the Epson site for my Epson Stylus Color 880 printer. I decided not to install JAVA.  The sound works fine on the Linux system.  At the real site, I can not find a Real Player version in Linux.  Also Microsoft does not seem to have any Linux programs.  I shut down the backup computer.  I keep the Linux boot disk on the speaker to the right of the monitor. I made two other copies.  I will now do some regular computer work on the primary computer.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/29/02 Monday 4:40 A.M.: I had some defrosted tomato meat sauce on reheated spaghetti with ice tea.  I refilled my ice trays.  I put the ice from the trays in a large Rubbermaid container in the freezer.  One’s ice trays in the freezer tend to evaporate over time, and one has to remember to refill them, in case on a day like today one needs them.  I will now go outside and have some iced coffee.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/29/02 Monday 4:10 A.M.: I downloaded and installed www.openoffice.org for Linux on the backup computer Linux partition. I followed the instructions at http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/instructions.html for installing. However, it could not find the Linux Java files. I might have to install the JAVA from Sun and then reinstall OpenOffice, so it is java enabled.  I created a new Paw menu on the desktop bar menu with the links to OpenOffice and the other programs on the system.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/29/02 Monday 12:55 A.M.: I went out, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue.  I sat out at various locations.  I then drove down by the waterfront.  I next went by the Shell station, and I checked the air in my tires to 30 PSI.  They are all fine, and they do not appear to have any leaks.  I then returned home.   I will now do a little bit of regular computer work.  I guess I will also download Microsoft Internet Explorer Linux edition to the backup computer D: drive Red Hat Linux 7.3 partition.  Today is suppose to be up to the mid 90s, so enjoy the cooler evening air.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/28/02 Sunday 11:00 P.M.: On the backup computer, when one boots one gets the boot manager, that for Red Hat Linux 7.3 it prompts one to insert the Red Hat Linux 7.3 boot disk to boot. I have the CMOS set up this way. Then when Red Hat Linux 7.3 boots from the disk, one is prompted for a logon which is for the administrator “root” or for my own personal logon “scott”. Then one enters the password, and when one receives a prompt, one enters “startx” and the Red Hat Linux 7.3 Gnome desktop interface starts.  Of course one gets this logon when one has it connected to the cable modem, but it is a different interface when not connected to the cable modem.  Now it is off to the shower.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/28/02 Sunday 10:50 P.M.: I sewed the button on my walking shorts.  My sewing kit is missing the needle threader, so it was a bit difficult threading the needle.  I have some flannel shirts that need buttons sewn on, but alas I do not have the buttons. I noticed when I was outside briefly that there is a bit of heat lightning.  I will now clean up and go out for some cooler night air.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/28/02 Sunday 10:00 P.M.: I was up at 8 P.M., and I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and supplements.  I had coffee outside. When I downloaded Red Hat Linux 7.3 on Friday all the sites were busy, but I tried Swedish download since Linux originally came from Sweden, and sure enough the Swedish site worked fast enough. The link to the Red Hat Linux 7.3 mirrors is http://www.redhat.com/download/mirror.html and download and installation information is at www.redhat.com/download/ .  I suppose one could try to install another boot manager to try to manage three partitions separately, but for my test purposes the floppy boot for Linux is just fine.  Since I did not experiment with the Red Hat Linux boot manager, I am not familiar with its capability and alternative settings.  While installing this morning, I watched Cspan book review, and they mentioned this internet site for blind people http://bookshare.org that has scanned books to use with text readers.  I just chatted with a friend. I have to sew a button on a pair of walking shorts. I probably will shower and clean up shortly and go out in a while.  I will be putting on my last nicotine patch this evening.  I am down to 5 to 10 cigarettes a day instead of quitting, but it is a significant reduction from two packs a day.  I also have not smoked inside in two months.  I am cool and comfortable in the apartment.  Tomorrow is supposed to be hot.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/28/02 Sunday 12:40 P.M.: With the CD drive from my primary computer in the backup computer, I was able to do a basic install of Red Hat 7.3 on the D: drive.  I put the CD drive back in the primary computer, and I put the old 24X drive that is spotty in the backup computer. I updated the upgrades on the Red Hat Linux 7.3 drive.  I will now make a copy of the Linux boot floppy that one has to use to boot the backup computer to Red Hat Linux 7.3.  I then will have some more spaghetti with tomato meat sauce. I will shut down and go to bed. I watched television while doing the basic install. I also went outside a couple of times. I did the basic install since I will have room for other Linux programs that I might test. Thus I have about 4 gigabytes left on the D: drive.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/28/02 Sunday 7:00 A.M.: I will temporarily take out the CD drive out of my primary computer and install it in the backup computer to install Red Hat Linux 7.3 on the D: drive of the backup computer.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/28/02 Sunday 6:10 A.M.: The Red Hat Linux 7.3 full install froze. It appears the CD Player is defective and it will not work at all now. I removed the  partition from the D: drive and I am about to reformat it. I am just finishing up sifting through my email.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/28/02 Sunday 5:15 A.M.: The Red Hat full installation is 35 minutes under way and one hour and fifteen minutes to go.  It seems to be running fine. I went out and had an iced coffee outside with a smoke after my spaghetti and tomato meat sauce meal.  The skunk seems to have gone away.  I will do a little bit of regular computer work while the install runs.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/28/02 Sunday 4:30 A.M.: I rebooted and this time when I booted with Windows Me boot up disk, I did not enable the CDrom support, but when I run “autoboot.bat”  from the E: drive it enables Linux CDrom support.  I am trying a full install again with “Microsoft Intellimouse serial”  2 button selected as one of the options.  If it completes, it will take about 90 minutes.  I am using the EXT3 instead of EXT2 file system too. CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/28/02 Sunday 4:10 A.M.: The full Red Hat Linux 7.3 installation just froze, so I guess I will start installing the Default installation again before I have my meal.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/28/02 Sunday 4:05 A.M.: I went outside for a smoke. I could smell the skunk as I came down the side door stairway. I carefully exited the door, and I did not see the skunk. I walked around the parking area having a smoke. I still sneak a few cigarettes outside.  On returning to the side door, I almost ran into the skunk which was lurking behind some plantings along the walkway. I reentered the building through the front door.  I guess when Skunky is around one can smell it besides the loud clicking noise it give out when scared. I will now have some spaghetti with reheated tomato meat sauce and ice tea and an iced coffee. I have an hour and ten minutes to complete the Red Hat Linux 7.3 software. I should have about 1.5 gigabytes free after installation which should be enough to put the Microsoft Internet Explorer for Linux and Real Player for Linux and a Windows Media player for Linux if there is one. CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/28/02 Sunday 3:45 A.M.: I was able to successfully install the default Red Hat Linux 7.3 program to my D: drive.  I had copied the install disks to the E: drive, but the Red Hat installation programs looks to a hard drive for *.iso files, and it possibly did not recognize my E: drive file system anyway from the installation boot. I booted the Red Hat 7.3 installation program by booting Windows ME emergency disk, and then from the first Red Hat CD copy on the E: drive, I ran “autoboot.bat” which started the installation program.  Anyway by this method, I had no problem with the CD Player installing the files. However, since Red Hat Linux 7.3 uses a different file system on the D: drive, one can not boot from the backup computer XP boot manager, since it can not read that file system. When I rebooted with the Linux bootup disk, I had to enter “Logon” as “root” and then my password.  I then had to enter the command “startx” to get the x interface going. I looked at the installation, and I was very pleased with what I saw. I decided to however, reinstall it with the first choice file system beginning with a 2 instead of the second choice file system beginning with a 3.  I initially thought I would be able to install it on a VFAT32 system, but although that is an option, one needs to mount Linux on a Linux file system. I did not select the Linux multiboot option since it did not recognize my E: drive, but only the C: and D: drives.  I am also doing a complete reinstall of all the contents on the three cdroms instead of just the default. It all seems to be going fine.  The default settings logged onto my internet connection through the cable modem just fine for web browsing.  I will then use Red Hat update to update the files I have installed.  This all takes a bit of time.  I will set up my XP boot manager to prompt for a Red Hat Linux boot disk, when one tries to boot it from the boot manager, of course I will have to change the Cmos setup to floppy boot sequence then IDO0  hard drive with floppy seek activated. Possibly by changing the CMOS to IDO2 boot for the D: drive, one might be able to boot Linux that way bypassing the C: drive. CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/27/02 Saturday 10:40 P.M.: I was up at 9 P.M.. I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and supplements.  I had coffee outside.  I watched a bit of television. I could hear the skunk off in the distance making a loud clicking noise.  I have 2.5 gigabytes of space left on my backup computer on the E: drive.  Thus I have room to put Red Hat Linux 7.3 there and can install it from the E: drive to the D: drive. I will look at the Red Hat page for the procedure.  It is suppose to be hot tomorrow, so maybe later on when it is quieter, I might go for a walk.  I now know how to set up the “boot.ini” on the backup computer, so I can boot Red Hat Linux 7.3 from the D: drive. CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/27/02 Saturday 12:05 P.M.: I guess I will shut down the computer now and head off to bed.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/27/02 Saturday 12:00 P.M.: I chatted with a relative.  I had a meal of two hotdogs with bun and mustard and ketchup and potato chips and ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/27/02 Saturday 10:15 A.M.: Alas, one can use the “convert” tool for changing FAT and FAT32 to NTFS, but not the other way round.  I am not sure if I changed the D: drive to FAT32, it once after installing Windows ME to the D: drive, if it would recognize the NTFS files on the C: drive, probably not or visa versa.  Thus, I will not be doing it.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/27/02 Saturday 9:30 A.M.: I went for a walk on the entire length of Greenwich Avenue.  I sat out at various locations.  I drove down by the waterfront.  I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I returned home. I vacuumed the apartments, and I polished the mirrors and picture glass.  I am running the Norton Utilities on the backup computer.  I got to thinking that since I have a 15 gigabyte C: drive on the primary computer with 12 g. used and a 20 gigabyte D: drive with the 12 g. backup from the C: drive. I have about 8 g. free on the D: drive. If I can alter the “boot.ini” on the C: drive after backing it up with the correct settings, I could install Windows ME on the D: drive if the “boot.ini” can be set up for that configuration. I would first have to also changed the C: and D: drive from NTFS file system to FAT 32 which one can do with an XP utility.  I then would have to delete the C: drive backup on the D: drive and move the other files temporarily to the C: drive. I then would probably reformat the D: drive. I next would have to boot with the Windows ME emergency disk, and see if the Windows ME Cdrom could install Windows ME on the empty D: drive.  If all of this worked, I would have a much faster system option for Windows ME from the boot menu. I would put on about 5 to 8 g. of files on the D: drive, and then I would backup the C: drive to the D: drive again.  I guess I will start working on this now.  CIO

 

End of Scott's Notes week 07/27/02:

 

Note: <888> 07/27/02 Saturday 7:00 A.M.: I finished reinstalling Windows ME on the backup computer. The boot manger recognized and boots Windows ME.  The lines of code in my C:\boot.ini file are:

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[Boot Loader]

timeout=30

Default=C:\

 

[Operating Systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

C:\="Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition"

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Thus although, it took the better part of the night and morning to get the backup computer boot manager fixed, as usual the solution is really simple.  The rdisk setting of (2) for Windows XP is for my E: drive which is the third drive. C: would be 0 and D: would be 1.  I am running the updates on my backup computer.  I will now send out my weekly email a day late.  I will then go out for some fresh air. 

 

Note: <888> 07/27/02 Saturday 5:05 A.M.: On the backup computer, I reinstalled Windows XP Professional to the E: drive. However, the boot manager still does not recognize Windows ME on the C: drive. While doing this, I did my house cleaning and watering the plants.  I still have to vacuum.  I am now reinstalling Windows ME to the C: to see if that fixes the problem.  Conceivably, I could try copying the Red Hat 7.3 disks to a hard drive, and then installing from the hard drive, if I have enough disk space.  I would need about 2 gigabytes of hard drive space on the C: or E: drives, which I am not sure I have.  I had some reheated spaghetti with tomato meat sauce and ice tea.  I just had some ice coffee outside.  There is no sign of the skunk.  I will now clean up and take a shower.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/27/02 Saturday 1:20 A.M.: I was up at 8 P.M.. I received a call from a friend about 5:30 P.M.. I installed the 45X cdrom player in the backup computer.  I tried reinstalling Red Hat 7.3 onto the backup computer, but I think both the 28X and the 45X cdroms I have for it are temperamental.  I left the 45X cdrom in the backup computer. I tried working on the backup computer boot manager, and at first I just had Windows ME booting, and then I got Windows XP working, but Windows ME would not boot. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, vitamins and supplements. I had coffee outside. I chatted with a friend about 8:30 P.M.. On working on the computer, I found out from the Microsoft Knowledge base that “boot.ini” is a hidden file on the C: drive.  I used the attrib command to change the attributes, and then I started editing it. I studied this page http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];Q314081 , and I have the Boot Menu coming up, but only XP boots. I have to fiddle with the settings to hopefully get Windows ME to also boot.  This all takes a bit of time. I re Fdisked my D: drive and formatted it removing Red Hat 7.3 from the system.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/26/02 Friday 11:20 A.M.: I tried installing Red Hat Linux 7.3 on the backup computer D: drive again doing a minimal install, but it crashed about 2/3 of the way through copying the files. I thought it might be bootable, so I tired changing the XP boot manager file “boot.ini” to try to boot the Linux D: drive. Unfortunately I messed up the boot manager, so only Windows ME boots. I tried to fix it, but I am too tired right now to continue. I will go to bed shortly. CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/26/02 Friday 6:20 A.M.: I had trouble installing Red Hat Linux 7.3 on the D: drive of the backup computer. Besides other minor problems, it give me a message the first disk might be corrupt. I will try to download it again later from another site.  I will have some goldfish crackers and ice tea and then go to bed after shutting down.  CIO 

 

Note: <888> 07/26/02 Friday 12:55 A.M.:  After dinner this evening, I chatted with a relative.  I downloaded the three *.iso files and the documentation *.iso file for Red Hat Linux  7.3 from the Swedish web site which worked. This took a bit of time. I just finished burning and check summing the *.iso files to CD/R disks. The first disk is bootable.  While doing this, I went outside, and once, while sitting on the bench by the baseball field, I heard a chittering sound which I thought was a big cricket.  About 15 minutes ago when I went outside again, I heard the same chittering sound, and about 25 feet away I saw the skunk staring at me.  It did not spray, and I am fine. I guess I should use the front door at night in the future.  I never realized a skunk made a chittering sound like a big cricket to forewarn people away. Since people exit the side door rather fast, if the skunk happens to be walking by, they obviously are in for trouble. Well, I still have some tomato juice left over. I will now boot my backup computer with Windows XP, and try to use Norton Speed Disk to move the system backup files to the back of the D: drive. If I can’t do that, I supposedly would have to remove and reinstall the D: partition with Fdisk to install the Red Hat Linux 7.3 on the D: drive. I guess, I really do not need the backup system files on the D: drive.  Then possibly, I might be able to get the Windows XP boot manager to recognize the D: Linux partition, by starting a new XP installation or searching the XP Help site to see if there is way to show all three partitions.  First I will first make some labels for the Red Hat Linux 7.3 disk cases.  Don’t forget about the skunk.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/25/02 Thursday 6:35 P.M.: I had spaghetti with tomato meat sauce with parmesan cheese on it for dinner along with ice tea.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/25/02 Thursday 5:25 P.M.: I went out, and I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. For fifty cents, I bought a book “Margaret Thatcher, the Downing Street Years”. I then made my 3 P.M. appointment.  I next went downtown, and I sat out for about a half hour.  I then drove by the waterfront, and I viewed Long Island Sound. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper. I next returned home.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/25/02 Thursday 1:35 P.M.: The last couple of weeks, I occasionally have seen a large black eagle or a condor flying overhead.  If one were in Russia it might be a Vulcan.  However, it basically is a big black bird several times the size of a crow.  I will now clean up and head out.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/25/02 Thursday 1:05 P.M.:  I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor.  I finished making up the batch of ice tea.  Along with my usual mixture, I used one each of the herbal teas which I opened up.  I went outside, and I checked the car. Recently, the car has been making a noise which I discovered was caused by the engine fan slightly scraping the radiator engine fan’s shielding. I pushed on the shielding to slightly move it, so it does not scrape.  Right now the car is running smoothly.  Of course the car is 26 years old, so it is not a new car, and it has its own its own personality.  I will now have two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and potato chips and an iced coffee outside. I will then clean up. I have a 3 P.M. appointment.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/25/02 Thursday 10:35 A.M.: A friend called up and chatted last night before I went to bed.  I was up at 9 A.M. this morning.  I had breakfast of three medium boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and supplements.  I had coffee outside.  I will now make up a batch of www.geocities.com/mikelscott/icetea.htm .  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/24/02 Wednesday 8:40 P.M.: I relaxed a bit, and I went outside and chatted with neighbors a couple of times. I will now shut down and go to bed.  I had some ice tea. CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/24/02 Wednesday 4:00 P.M.: I relaxed around the apartment this afternoon watching television.  I chatted with some neighbors. I took a little bleach in a bowl, and I cleaned the old Technics tape player, so it looks a little bit better. Well as far as I can tell, we need a bit more rain in this area, since the grass is beginning to turn brown.  In the old days, there were some people whom had a constant cloud over their heads, and whenever they showed up, there were monsoon showers. I noticed a story http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/s938.htm about El Nino recently that has El Nino links.  CIO   

 

Note: <888> 07/24/02 Wednesday 1:15 P.M.:  I will now have an iced coffee outside.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/24/02 Wednesday 12:45 P.M.: I went out, and I went downtown. I walked lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out for a while. I then drove by the waterfront.  I then returned a DVD video disk and a book at the drops at the Greenwich Library. I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought a Crown 2 tape cassette player with high speed dubbing for half price for $2.50. It is made in Taiwan. I then went back down by the waterfront, and I chatted with a local sportsman.  I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper.  I then went by Smoke for Less in Byram, and I bought eight packs of Omni Lights 100s cigarettes for $20 and an automobile apple scent Christmas tree for $1. I put the scent tree on the dash board. I then returned home. I installed the Crown tape player in my stereo rack, and I removed the old single deck Technics player and put it underneath the blue sofa near the day bed. The Crown tape player works fine, and I now can dub tapes at high speed.  My neighbor had barrowed the Regina rug cleaner again, and it has been returned and put underneath the day bed. I had a Bombay Virgin Mary.  I will now have two hotdogs with mustard and ketchup and buns along with potato chips and ice tea.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/24/02 Wednesday 6:45 A.M.: I had my cappuccino outside after eating the omelet.  I cooked the omelet in my omelet pan which is an eight inch pan I keep seasoned that I have hanging above the microwave oven.  For making an omelet, I break three large eggs and I add a couple of tablespoons of milk and whisk lightly. I heat the omelet pan on the large electric burner on medium heat with a few tablespoons of olive oil and a few pads of margarine.  Once hot, I put in the eggs, and I heat one side until thick enough to flip without breaking. I then flip and cook the other side.  Once puffed up a bit, I add the internal ingredients such as cottage cheese on one side, and I fold it, and slide it onto a plate. I then wipe the omelet pan with a paper towel, so it stays seasoned.  I had some potato chips and ice tea when I first woke up.  If one needs to order parts for working on watches, I found this web site http://www.zantechinc.com/ .  I will now clean up and go out for some fresh air.  CIO

 

Note: <888> 07/24/02 Wednesday 5:45 A.M.: I have a Pulsar EXP 018 watch that a relative gave me several years ago as a Christmas gift.