Day: May 9, 2018

Wed. May 9, 2018 – more of the same, only harder

71F and 90%RH so far this am. According to my weather station, we got to 100F in my driveway yesterday. Low humidity helped tremendously in the shade. I’m thinking that today will be similar.

Picked my first sweet banana pepper yesterday. Blueberry bushes have fruit on them. Grape vines were covered with dead tiny caterpillars, so the bio stuff must be working. Sprayed them again. Hope the vines make it. Acorn squash sprouted and is about 2 inches high. Pole beans are about 6, they doubled in height. Picked up a 1 gallon ziplok full of seed packets for $3 at the thrift store. Name brand seeds, about a dozen varieties of green bean, 44 packets. That’s $60 in seeds for $3, I can afford a slightly lower germination rate….
and I can try a bunch of varieties. Maybe some will do better than the standard blue lake bushes that fail to thrive.

I think I may have finally made a break through on OFD’s computer. I finally got the right USB extension cable, and a wall wart USB charger with enough amps to get the eye tracker to light up properly. The express card USB 3 port didn’t have enough power to drive the thing consistently. Windows d/l’ed a huge update, 20 plus minutes of disk thrashing, and the lappy wouldn’t do ANYTHING else while that was running, including CTRL-ALT-DEL. I left it running and went to bed. More later. (some of my issues are from my droopy right eyelid, the tracker lost my eye and got very inaccurate when I was tired or my vision was poor (squinting)).

I’ve got a bunch of stuff to do today, but we’ll see how much I get done while taking breaks from the heat.


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