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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Slowly I’m Getting Educated 

 

Some of us are getting up there in years, and one of our friends has a saying, “Every Day Is A School Day!”

The past couple of weeks I am beginning to understand what that really means.

 

 

When A Contractor Says A Job Will Be Completed In Three Days

Really means three weeks or so.

Failed to tell me there is a week in between each of those days.

 

 

Meteorological Seasons

This would make the wheel of a semi roll over.

Meteorological Fall – Meteorological Summer,  wwhhhhhaaaaaattt?  Whatszat?

Discussed on TV news. Discussed on TV weather shows.

The world must be slowing down and I missed it when this makes prime time!

So do we have four seasons – or – eight?

 

 

Times Running Out

Only sensible thing I found this week.

Article said to get on with it and do what you want to do now before its too late.

The years go by fast before you know it.

 

 

Now don’t tell me the lifetime warranty is shortened too!


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  • Friday, August 05, 2016

    This Week’s Project - Garage 

     

    Not a lot of computer time this week.

    Most of our time was taken up starting to build a garage.

     

    Garage Forms

     

    It takes so much work just to get to this stage!

    * Tear down the original shed.

    * Take away the debris.

    * Grub off the land and level it.

    * Remove numerous bushes and rocks.

    * Take away more debris.

    * Level and smooth the site.

    * Level and line up the forms.

    * Add gravel and finally its ready for cement to be poured.

     

    This was very time consuming and exhausting in the heat.

     

    And I was only watching!

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  • Monday, July 25, 2016

    A Lot Has Happened 

    No RoseGarden hasn’t disappeared!

    Even though regular updates were promised more than a couple times, things didn’t work out as planned.

     

     

    Lets Try This Again

    So we will do our best to get back on track and see if things will work out better this time.

     

     

    Some Things That Happened

    * Our facilities were moved to a different location – then moved back again to our original location.

    * The ballroom dancing – hmmm…I prefer to call it toe-stepping. The success rate on a scale of 1 to 10 isn’t on that scale.

    * Got married!

    * Technical difficulties were caused by number 1 above. None were caused by number 3.

    * The number of projects undertaken behind the scenes not related to these sites exceeded the capacity of level headiness.

     

     

    Foreseeable Prediction

    - RoseGarden will get back on track again, posting weekly at first, perhaps increasing in frequency in time.

    - Content will continue similar to before, with some new additions later on.

    - Our opinions have multiplied with everything that is going on, but we will  try to stay humourous.

    - Computer and internet related tips will be presented from time to time.


    So with that little explanation we hope you can read between the lines and understand our unfavourable explanation.

    Most of all we hope that you are able to return and stick with us as we get RoseGarden back on track.

     

    The goal of all our sites is to provide good reliable information or links to it, to make computing, electronics, gadgets and other technology an enjoyable & fun part of your everyday life, in simple terms, easy for new users and experienced to understand.

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  • Friday, January 08, 2016

    I Wonder . . . 

    Ballroom Dancing

    I mentioned that I completed my very first ballroom dancing lesson yesterday. I ran a DJ company part time for years, yet never knew how to dance. So this is my first attempt at dancing since high school, and that was longer than I care to  explain.

    What I liked about the first ballroom dancing lesson is that the instructor emphasized “the man is always in charge!”

    I wonder how long that will last?



    Click & Like

    Certain people hear constantly that if you click and like or watch and comment on certain posted things that appear over and over again year after year on that popular social media, certain things may happen.

    Such as, you might share more personal information, you might receive more unwanted material, you might get potentially unwanted programs, you might notice your computer slows down, and then . . .

    I wonder how that happened?



    Don't Scroll 

    Not to mention those supposedly sad pictures of animals and people at their worst where you are not allowed to scroll or click away until you type Amen!

    I wonder how that works, the picture came back from last year?



    Post This On Your Status

    And - Just to prove a point. Just for one hour. Or even 5 minutes. I know who will. 

    I wonder if you know who won't?



    Solved

    I wonder why I check the highway cameras back home every morning while having my first coffee?

    Its more entertaining then all of the above. 

    Well except for the Ballroom Dancing. Its nice to be in charge - although I forgot to mention the instructor did say, "on the dance floor!"


     

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  • Wednesday, December 30, 2015

    Brilliant Ideas 






    (Spelling?)  Got this item in my Christmas sock this year.

    Guess that's one notebook that will remain empty!

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  • Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    Our Wish To Each Of You 

    Its time to wish everyone Merry Christmas. A time of year that means many things to people. We all know the 'Reason For The Season' and even though things have gotten pretty commercial these days, its a time for most of us to think about our families and our friends everywhere.


    Don't forget too to consider those less fortunate than ourselves in any way you can.



    Its a fun time too, with that Santa guy, parties and other good times. And there's another guy almost as popular as the bearded red suit fellow. Elf on a shelf, or wherever you happen to find him.








    Decorations abound all across the countries with the Christmas tree being one of the most common.





    Those trees get loaded with ornaments, tinsel and lights as a symbol of
    You know, the fuzzy dogs, rabbits, snowmen, even a squirrel and yes a sock monkey.









    We are very fortunate to be in Florida for Christmas and the winter season.


    Having grown up on a farm, it was a pleasure to have a cow ornament. Who knew?









    Florida is known to have alligators lurking about in certain places. Not once did I ever consider they would be hanging out in the everglades of Christmas trees - but they are!




    Out of the many varieties of things going on, during this festive season, it is our desire to wish each of you a very special  


      Merry Christmas!




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  • Thursday, December 17, 2015

    List of Lists 

    Lists


    Everywhere you look on the internet there is a list for something. In fact they say if you have the word list in your title you will gain many more readers. 


    1. Or maybe you prefer the numbered list.
    2. -

        How about the checklist?
        -

    There's a list for almost everything - except . . . 

    List of Lists


    Personally I think it's only a matter of time before someone comes up with a list of lists. 

    Or a list of how to make lists. 


    Then there will be a list of lists list.

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  • Friday, December 11, 2015

    One Foot Short 

    Electrical cords are always one foot short.  It seems more noticeable this time of year.

     
    Has this ever happened to you? You go to plug something in, and there are lots of outlets, but no matter what, the cord of your device is one foot short.
     

    You have to join the two sets of Christmas lights together, and you guessed it.
    The cord is one foot short.
     

    You do a touch-up vacuum job just before the guests arrive, and guess what?
    The cord is one foot short.

     
    You rearrange the furniture, end tables and what not. Go to plug in the lamp, and what?
    The cord is one foot short.
     

    Or its time to charge your phone or your tablet. Get it ready - you know it
    - the cord is one foot short.
     

    Now I know why the dollar store sells these things for a couple bucks - its because the cord is always one foot short!

     
    Hey manufacturers, any chance you can make those cords one foot longer? Then the cords wouldn't be… one foot short!

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  • Wednesday, December 09, 2015

    Relocating the Re-location 

     
    Location Location Location

    RoseGarden has been pretty much dormant since February 2015. No its not going away, and no it wasn't truly intentional. They say you lose all your readers if you are not consistent. Well I was consistent, I wasn't here consistently. 

    That should change.

    Truth is the title of this post is correct. Behind the scenes the activity was to close our city location and relocate to a quiet village in the country about 100 miles away. That was well under way and the process had begun in earnest. 

    Then - - - a reassessment took place. Do we really want to be out in the country? Or is it better to be  close to the city in a suburban setting? 

    After all the pros and cons, the city location won out. So the stuff we moved to the country had to come back. Then renovations had to be completed to provide additional amenities.

     

    Renovations

    These renovations became long and drawn out for various reasons, and took a lot longer than we could ever imagine. In fact, some have to be redone which will be continued in the spring.

     

    Birds Go South (Snowbirds that is…)

    Time and Tide waits for no one! Next thing we knew it was time for our annual trek south to avoid winter. Preparations and the journey took place quickly, which is where we are situated now.

    To say we have had busy times wouldn't even cover a tenth of it. 

    That is hard for you to understand. What matters is that RoseGarden will continue. And even though I said it before, I will do my best to be here more often on a regular basis. Regular will mean about once a week for awhile, then possibly increasing in frequency once we are fully relocated at the original location.

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  • Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Neighbours & Things 

     

    Our new place has wonderful neighbours. The human kind, and . . .

     

    Big Bird Is In Town

     

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    These guys drop by every few days. They stroll along the street with not a care in the world at a leisurely pace that is almost slow motion.

     

    They always come in three’s – except for the last few weeks. We thought one may have come to some less desirable experience.

     

    Then someone discovered a little one in a nearby pond. Guess Mom has been too busy for the weekly stroll.

     

    Is That The Wind Moving That Tree?

     

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    Look closely and you will see another neighbour half way up that tree, bushy tail and jaws full of nuts.

     

    These guys usually travel in two’s, and are like kids playing and chasing each other all day long.

     

     

    Look Up Look Way Up

     

     

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    There’s lots of these colour changing fella’s around. Some don’t care for them, but they eat all the bugs and insects.

    Haven’t seen one walk on its back legs like the green one on TV though.

     

     

    As Big As It Looks

     

     

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    No idea what this is. Only seen two. When I flicked it off the screen, it kind of glided to the ground in about 20ft. or so, like its too heavy to fly.

     

     

     

    Entertaining

    So you see, there is fascination all around us here. Along with the normal human social things that are in abundance, there are many other neighbours that provide entertainment daily.

     

     

     

    Speaking of entertainment, we saw this along one of the local streets:

     

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    The sign says $20.

     

    Can’t help wondering – is that to buy it – or use it?

     

     



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  • Saturday, February 21, 2015

    Busy Excuse 

    I mentioned before we changed to a new and different location for our winter home. This presented a lot of new challenges and time to get used to new things and new opportunities.

    The fact is, our new location turned out to be so good in every way that one can stay busy every day seven days a week. And in fact that is exactly what has happened, resulting in a neglected blog.

    That doesn’t mean a lack of subject matter. In fact there is a lot more. For example:

     

     

     

    The Case of the Missing Remote

    We’ve all lost our TV remote at one time or another. Under the cushion, in the other room, or even in the bathroom could be some of the ‘found’ locations.

     

     

    We had an incident not long ago where the TV suddenly got extremely loud – you know, as those blasting advertisements suddenly come through with triple the volume as the main program.

     

     

    “Where’s the remote?” “What did you do with the remote?” “Where did you put the remote?” “Well it didn’t just disappear!” – were some of the comments as the search frantically involved all the cushions, the tables, every visible spot, and some invisible ones I think.

     

     

    By now the offending advertisements are over, with the missing remote still missing.

     

     

    And then - - -  

     

     

    RemoteHangUp1

     

     

       (Can you make calls on that thing? What’s it doing on the telephone stand? Is it charging? Agghhhhh……!)

     

     

     

     

     

    Temperature Here Same As There

     

    One thing that became confusing, we came south to be warm and avoid the cold of winter. My morning routine is to grab a coffee, sit at the computer and check the highway cams and weather reports both here and back home.

     

     

    One morning it was 20 deg. here, and 20 deg. back at home.

     

     

    Another  time 10 deg. here, back home 10 deg. also.

     

     

    How can that be? And of course we are talking Celsius since back home is in Canada.

     

     

    The temperatures were the same on a lot of days!

     

     

    Oh I forgot. They put that silly little minus sign in front of the ‘back home’ temperatures.

     

     

    And did I mention everything is green here, and sort of a bright white at the home front?

     

     

    So maybe finding a lost remote is easier than shovelling out a car that you hope is yours.



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  • Saturday, February 14, 2015

    Happy Valentine’s 

     

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    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  • Friday, February 13, 2015

    TGIF 13 

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      Its Okay! Nothing will break . . .

     

     

     

    friday13th

     

     

     

       Nothing will get wet . . .

     

     

     

    Unless you walk under a ladder and trip & fall and break the mirror!

     

    (P.S. The RoseGarden blog is not forgotten. I’ve been really really busy. Back now though.)



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  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    Happy New Year 

     

      HappyNewYearDoves

     

     

           14   To   15

     

     

    May Yours Be Even Better

    This Year As We Move To

                 2015



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  • Saturday, December 20, 2014

    ‘Tis The Season 

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    Time is flying by so  quickly I need to wish everyone Merry Christmas before its here and gone.

     

     

     

     

    I am very thankful to have such wonderful families in our lives. Thankful for so many friends at home, across Canada, and throughout the United States.

     

     

     

    Thankful as well for the many readers of RoseGarden and NSCAVE.com world wide.

     

     

     

    Thankful too, to be able to spend the Christmas and winter season where it stays warm even in December, and I can look out through the screen room window and see one of the workmen cutting my lawn today, December 20th.

     

     

     

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       “Ahh Life Is Good!”

     

     



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  • Sunday, December 14, 2014

    Can You Tell Me What’s Going On 

    I was told when I retire its great to go to Florida for the winter. Its warmer. No snow. Sunny all the time.

     

    It might not be working.

     

     

     

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       See that white stuff on the roof in the picture?

     

     

     

     

    That’s not flour. That’s not angel dust. Its frost!

     

     

     

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      In fact, look all the way down the street. Its on nearly every roof. Heck, take a look at that van.

     

     

     

    A little frosty looking isn’t it? My home territory of Nova Scotia was warmer than here near Davenport Florida the last two mornings.

     

     

    But not to worry – I’m kidding. Yes that’s frost, but we are still out in shirt sleeves with no jacket needed by 10 a.m.

     

     

    I’m kinda wondering if Santa’s sleight has wheels like roller blades do though . . .



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  • Friday, December 12, 2014

    The Reason I’m Different 

    Well one of them anyway.

     

    I’m always being told I should be eating out more often. Enjoy yourself. Have fun.

     

    Here’s one of the reasons I don’t.

     

    Especially pot luck type of affairs. I always wonder, where did it come from? Who made it? How was it handled? What were the conditions under which it was prepared? How was it stored?

     

    So many questions. I rest my case.

     

    Pardon me, while I make my sandwich!



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  • Thursday, December 04, 2014

    Rambling 

    Rambling is a good description because we are enjoying our winter visit to Florida. The weather is good, and as mentioned before, being busy setting up in a new place is interesting, tiresome and fun all rolled into one.

     

    Flea Markets

     

    Flea markets are always fun. Aren’t they? We have been to three so far. Auburndale was the first one, quite large, with the usual stuff flea markets seem to have.

     

    Days later a visit to Sunshine Flea Market in Lake Wales. Not quite as large, but more of the stuff we were interested in. Dare I say we made two trips to this one. Don’t get everything the first trip if you can make two.

     

    This was followed to one of the largest flea markets ever, located in Webster, Florida. We had been here years before, where we had to travel five hours to get to it. Now its only an hour away. This market is the best and is only open on Mondays. They advertise they have 35 acres of displayed products. You’ve heard that saying, “There’s no place like this place anywhere near this place, so this must be the place.”

     

    When it comes to flea markets nothing is more true than that.

     

    Check the news from home online

     

    All the while one has to check on things back at the home front. This is done by online news, highway cams, weather checks, and of course those old standbys, messages from friends via email, Twitter and Facebook.

     

    Whether by tablet, computer or smart phone, everyone always needs to know what is going on back at the home front.

     

    Facebook Needs . . .

     

    So I’ll end this entry with a discovery I made while checking, or should I say trying to check on some of the going’s on back at the home turf.

     

    The discovery I made, and I sincerely believe, that with all its bells and silent whistles, Facebook needs - - - -             ------           - - - -       a dog filter!



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  • Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Special Message 

     

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  • Sunday, November 23, 2014

    Lets Explore This Place–Its Just Up There 

    With everything almost completely set up in our new location, it is time to explore the area nearby and farther away.

     

    Here explore means the ladies shopping. Farther means distance – a long ways away.

     

     

    Its Just Up There

     

     

    So we are off looking for a certain store. Its just up there. No that’s not it, there it is, the yellow building. No that’s not it, its just up there. Eye rolling smile

     

     

    Repeat the above paragraph five or six more times.

     

     

    Along the way several other retail outlets are spotted. “We’ll stop there on the way back.”

    Use those construction cones as a reference. And the other one is just past that one.

     

     

    50 or more miles later, as I glance over my left shoulder, there’s the store we have been looking for. Behind Bushes & Back there! That’s it we found it.  Angel

                              (Can you guess the name of the store?)

     

     

    Trip Back

     

     

    After checking several stores in that mall, and a quick stop at Wendy’s for a snack, we are on our way back.

     

     

    There’s the cones. But not the store. Cones? How dare they have more than one set of construction traffic cones?

     

     

    Its just up there. No that’s not it, there it is, the yellow building. No that’s not it, its just up there.  Sarcastic smile

     

     

    Got One

     

     

    Finally there’s one of the stores spotted on the way down.  Missed it, but we can easily construct a back-track.

     

     

    A lot of cars coming out of there. Are we chasing everyone away?  What sign? Oh that one, it says “Closed!”  I don't know smile

     

     

    Flea or Flee

     

     

    We never did find three other stores we were looking for even though we passed them on the way down.

     

     

    Did find a flea market though. Come to think of it, that was the purpose of the trip anyway. How did that 50 miles get added on?

     

     

    Started out early in the morning, and its late afternoon now. Time to venture back to home base.

     

     

    We can find that, its just up there!  Fingers crossed


     

     

     


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