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  • Christmas Spirit

    Posted on December 19th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

    We awoke to 2″ of snow this morning and it has continued more or less for all of this day. About 1100 hrs I summoned sufficient spirit to go don the hill on foot to get the gas can.  I filled the snowblower with gas, started it (first pull – yea), and blew the driveway off.  SAM was out there helping with the shovel too.  We were done in about an hour. 

    After lunch I ran out to the airport to see what was going on and they were plowing snow too.  I returned home an did the driveway down to the building and that takes 5 passes at 450′ per pass.  Three passes are down the hill and two are up the hill.  It is a little work out.  Temperatures are hovering at freezing but the blacktop collect a little from the sun so it is melting off the drive.  The barometer is 29.88″ and rising a little but very light winds from the NE.

    I think I will log off and try to find some Flash.  BFN.

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  • Been a while

    Posted on December 19th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

    It has been some time since I was last here blogging.  A lot has been going on.

    • My ISP has changed the email system and I was intermittant and sometimes totally out of the email business.  It still is not correct since my SMTP will still not work.  I use Outlook and have 5 accounts set up.  My default was my ISP but I had to change it to gmail so I could send mail.
    • The Christmas Letter 2009 was finished several days ago but I could not send it.  I have two Christmas Letter groups with about 25 names in each group.  I sent the letter days ago and it appeared to go OK to each group.  Things were strangely silent after that.  I almost always get a comment or two -No Comments.  Sure enough many people did not get the letter.  I sent it again & the same thing happened.  Finally I started sending them individually.
    • Church website is http://www.angolaag.com and I took on the task of cleaning it up a bit.  That took a surprizing amount of time and the activity continues.  I spent a couple of days just getting used to the CMS GUI.  As it turns out I have to hand code most of the stylesheet controls.  The CMS also used depreciated HTML such as <font> and <b>.  The code is also very dirty – for example if you do a test size 3 and later change it the code calls for a size three and then nests the size 4.  Now I am looking for some good gif’s or Flash to replace some of the drab pictures. I did a few IFRAMES too.
    • Last night was the Primetimers group at church so we both attended.  It was entertaining and the pizza that SAM made was good.  We got home about 2100 hrs.

    Now I have to figure out what I do with the Christnas News Letter 2009. To publish or not to publish?

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