Outlook Missing Email Accounts

So you opened Outlook after an update and Outlook missing email accounts. Your first reaction may have been “What?! Outlook desktop isn’t showing all my added email accounts!!” Maybe you went and checked to see that all your accounts were still configured in Outlook. Here, take a deep breath. Though this is a “puzzling” update […]

Thanksgiving Preparations (Turkey)

So as we approach the time that Tom Turkey tries to get away and we eagerly chase this turkey to get him on our festive tables let’s take a moment to remember some of the finer points of preparing!(Talk about a run-on sentence! eish) First things first how do you know you have taken the […]

Caramelized Onions with Barbecue Sauce

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large onions, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/3 cup canned beef broth 1/2 cup purchased barbecue sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or white vinegar PREPARATION Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, salt, and pepper; cook […]

Posted by on October 26, 2019

Dad’s Tuna Casserole

My family likes this Tuna dish as a quick casserole. … ok, SOME of the family. Let’s see, what will we need here … ah yes … What you’ll need1 1/2 quart casserole dish 1 bag (12 ounces) egg noodles (wide noodles make this a tad more noddely. Hmm is that a word??) 1 can […]

The Old Man and the Sea

Let’s start with an little of Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” before we go into the drink.  As some of you might remember it started as a story of an unlucky old Cuban fisherman’s life until he finally catches and eventually wins the battle with the marlin.  Then the defeat as the sharks eat away […]

Posted by on August 10, 2014

USB drive not showing

Having trouble seeing a newly attached USB drive or memory stick?The reason usually is that Windows renamed the drive to a letter that is already in use. This can if you have several thumb drives or external hard drives attached, and multiple mapped drives.  Another reason is having multiple primary partitions created AFTER you have attached a USB device.To […]

Posted by on March 10, 2010

State of the Union


Posted by on January 28, 2010

He shoots …

Well, my boy has finally done it!  This was Thanksgiving day just before turkey time!He can sight in nice!  Three shots on target from 75 yards.  He has his can and water bottle to prove it!  1st shot with a .38 the other two with the rifle sighted in here in the picture.

Posted by on December 1, 2009

Some Life Lessons

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.  It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t […]

Posted by on July 30, 2009


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