Salt On Open Wounds

This post is just to update everyone about what has been going on.

Since a post on August 28, 2015, I ALMOST DIED LAST NIGHT! and then the post in September, WHY IS IT GOOD TO HAVE BACKUP PLANS I have provided accounts to the happenings of personal life events.  Today will be no different. Between the two written hyperlinked events above, a car was flooded and destroyed and I having a what I thought would be a future backup plan.

Deb’s Brother-in-law took the challenge of taking the spare engine I had for my Truck and replace it with the current one that blew a rod. We waited and waited, then last weekend we go to Deb’s Sisters house for a family dinner. When arriving at their house, I see my truck not in their garage but on the street. Her wheels were on the road where she is meant to be. Deb and I started to breathe once again from holding our breath for quite some time.

Then when we enter their house, we see Deb’s Brother-in-law sitting on his recliner with a look upon his face. His mouth begins to open and the words begin to fill the air turning what was a breath of fresh air to seeing clouds of doom hovering us once more. “That engine is making a noise too”

After the family dinner, we prepare to leave, Deb and I drive the Truck home, which did fine with no problems, no oil pressure loss and the noise disappeared once the engine was revved up. Half-way home the engine lite came on shining brilliantly. The next day, I take Deb’s OBD and program it to my Truck, Error code P0305 which can be any of six-eight possibilities, the last one on the list being low-compression.

During this time, the Car that Deb is borrowing from her Step-Dad begins to act up. The shift column is preventing the Crown Victoria from starting, We now have to put the shifter in neutral to get the car to start, it won’t be long before the shifter won’t go back into park when shutting the car off.

We drop the Truck off at the Mechanic’s shop so that they can get to it the next day in the afternoon to hook it up to their diagnostic computer.

Yesterday, 10:30 AM get the call from Deb, you can hear the silent tears in her voice, she begins to tell me that the shop told her the engine is shot. This was my rabbit in the hat, the hope against hope.

Deb’s Step-Dad will be taking his Crown Victoria into the shop Thursday so that they can work on getting it fixed.

 

FaceBook Faux-pas

The wonders of sharing on social media! It can either be a blessing or bite you!

As most of you know I share quite a bit of your stuff across the social media platforms that we have available to us. This is one of those cases. I reblogged Kims’ tribute to her mother because, one. it gives exposure to Kim’s Blog and two, her mother was so beautiful, not only that for when I came to a sentence in an interrogative form, “Can I make it through this post?” I resonated with that as a reader on her blog. It reminded me when I wrote the tribute to my own Dad. I too wondered if I would make it through it or just put it aside.

Kim_tributeAnyway, I shared Kim’s tribute on Facebook in hopes that it would get some likes and possibly re-shared. The re-share did not happen, but it got several likes. In fact, it got 11 likes in total.

A few were from fellow Bloggers, but the majority of the likes came from my personal friends and one comment from my Aunt Cris that made the likes spread like a wildfire.  My Aunt Cris’s comment. “You truly had a wonderful mother. I thank the lord above that I got to know her.she gave me such good and loving nephews. Luv ya.” After that one comment, it generated likes. I did not have the heart to inform my Aunt Cris who is up there in her age and on an assorted pain medicine for Neuropathy, vertigo to name two ailments that she suffers from.

Moral of this little post, although we may try to get our fellow blogger recognized, know that it can backfire.

Self Hosted Sites | Stumble Me This -Stumble Me That

 

 

 

 

This is for Self-Hosted sites Only!

Before we get our hands dirty, Self-hosted sites can be intimidating especially when having to enter a piece of code to make certain wonders work.

I searched hi and low for this one. I read in WorPress forums where and Engineer commented that they decided to eliminate the access to StumbleUpon Sharing button due to that many WorPress users are using and or have been converted to the Https URL format from Http. You can read for yourself if you like. here: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/stumbleupon-sharing-button-disappeared?replies=21

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First some facts, did you know that Ebay owned StumbleUpon at one time. I just found that this minute.

StumbleUpon was owned by eBay from May 2007, when it was acquired for $75 million until April 2009, when Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith and several investors bought it back. StumbleUpon is now an independent, investor-backed startup once again, with offices in San Francisco and New York City.

On to the links to hopefully provide a cure.

How to Add a StumbleUpon Button

Since I am techy person details are the name of the game like real journalist used to be at one time.

Before you rush to the checkout line:  Take a moment and read some of these warnings.

StumbleUpon badge is not loading on site. Unable to post message to http://www.stumbleupon.com. Recipient has origin — error

Why does StumbleUpon redirect from HTTPS to HTTP when I submit a stumble using Chrome?

I hope everyone has a nice day!

 

 

 

Stumble Me This -Stumble Me That

Last night I ran across a Blog that had a StumbleUpon button on their Blog so that people could share their work if that wanted to do so.

I was like how is that possible, WordPress got rid of that. So research I did. Then I ran across Debby Gies’s Google Plus Page where she shared an article about “The Power of StumbleUpon” which I read, then I was like SOB! So there I am at my desk just shaking my head.

So, if you would like to put a StumbleUpon button on your Blog, then follow these simple steps.

Sharing

Go to your Dashboard,

Then settings

Then click on Sharing.

 

 

Click on services

 

Locate

Add a new Service

When you click on “Add a new service”

A new popup window will open

 

Enter info

 

 

 

 

 

Service Name: Enter Stumble Me (if feeling like a smart butt)

Sharing URL: Copy the below URL and paste it in this field:

https://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=%post_full_url%

StumbleUpon

Icon URL:  Sue Coletta in her article stated that this was the harder part. So I will make it easy for you.  To the left is a 16 x 16 pix png image. Download it and then put into your Media library. Once it is in your Media Library, copy the URL for the image and past it in the Icon URL field. Once all information has been entered, click on “Create Share button.

Results: Stumble Me This -Stumble Me That!

Stumble share button

Forgetful Minds -Old Age Humor Stories

Most of us being in our twenties to sixties have experienced a moment or two of Forgetful Mind Syndrome. The misplaced keys, searching for sunglasses while they are on top of one’s head the whole time. The misplaced cell phone found in various places, that note you just wrote seconds ago and you know it was right in front of you just moments ago but nowhere to be found to only show up at a later time when no longer needed, -it only gets worse as we age

Yesterday was Deb’s Mother and Step-father’s 24th anniversary, so we paid a visit with a card in hand and ritual blessings. After awhile of chatting and laughing, my cell phone notified me of some new followers (thank you my new friends 🙂 ), I showed Deb. Deb’s Mother Jan had a facial expression of curiosity upon her face, so Deb informed her Mother about my Blog and what it was about and gave a few examples, one of them was a post I did back in July, LEVITY -HUMOR AT MY EXPENSE. A TRUE STORY!. That is when Jan said, “You know what you can put on your Blog….” So this is with permission.

The day started like most other nothing out of the ordinary. Jan told her husband that she wanted to go to the store. Gene replied, “I’ll go” “nope, I’ll go by myself,” Jan said. So off she went. Once shopping was done and paid for, she exited the store and proceeded to load the car with the groceries. She headed back to the car and placed herself on the passenger side.  Are you following?

So there she was in the car sitting on the passenger side wondering why the car has not moved.  I busted a gasket on this one.

Funny how our minds function at certain times. At least the keys were not locked inside the car. Most of us have been down that road.

What can we take away from this? We have to be able to laugh at ourselves from to time, it does a body and mind good according to a study done in 2011.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/14/10-successful-people-who-_n_4262766.html

I Know What You Did

This is by Marissa Bergen well worth the read!

Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth

Each day the telephone does ring
Right at 9 AM
No greeting is required here
For my long time friend

His heavy breathing lasts a bit
And I can not get rid
Of his haunting voice that cautions
“I know what you did”

And though I question why and who
And tell him he is sick
The phone call ends abruptly with
A sole menacing click

Of course I’ve been to the police
Pleading, begging, asking
For them to end these awful calls
Which I find so harrassing

For I’m just an old widow see
I’m not exactly spry
I bake, I knit, I volunteer
I would not hurt a fly

And I tell you that all this stress
Just ain’t good for my heart
But this man that’s been calling me
Is really very smart

And despite all the doohickeys
Tracing when he rings
All those buggy devices
Just…

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