September 21, 2014 5:09 AM BP: 129/90/74 MAM:99999,99280
WoW Data: MamaSlammer, gnome mage: total time played: 21 hours, 6 minutes
this morning:level 42 and 18 1/2 bars (77,598/82,800)
yesterday morning: level 41 and 3 bars (12,257/78,500)
Delta 1 level and 15 1/2 bars
Okay, it’s Sunday morning and I see nothing appearing on my screen. Now there is. Okay made a mistake this morning by looking at Facebook before beginning my daily writing. I need to work on saving my Facebook looks until I have nothing better to do.
It is now 5:17 AM and I am going to start what I hope will become a daily ritual of using Dragon Dictate and Scrivener to capture at least 2000 words a day from Lee child’s book, Worth Dying For. I’ll be back once I’ve recorded at least 2000 words.
6:13 AM Okay looks I’ve been dictating for 56 minutes. I completed what I had started for chapter 1 and all of chapter 2. Chapter 1 contained 1568 words and chapter 2 contained 1687 words. I had already done 191 words as a test of using Dragon Dictate with Scrivener. So my daily total for September 21, was 3064 words, approximately 50% more than I had intended to do. Tomorrow, I will do chapter 3, and see how many total words there are in that chapter.
Goal: Find a happy medium of around 2000 words per day for that effort.
Sunday With My Buddy
This morning, Thomas, his mother, and I visited the Thinkery. What we were not aware of was that today was free admission day for all museums in Austin Texas. When we arrived slightly before opening time at 10 AM, we found a very long line waiting for admittance. As we approached the line, we also noticed a much shorter line set for members only. Since we’ve been members for a whole week, we gratefully entered the shorter line and were inside within five minutes of arrival.
After his one previous visit, Thomas was an old expert who knew exactly what he wanted to do. First he checked out the water display, then he checked out the lights display, then he went outside and climbed into the little kiddy pool. This was not a disaster because we had anticipated this action and he was dressed in water suitable clothing. He contentedly played in the water with little contemporaries running up and down in front of him and around him and through him while he puttered with his little boats. All in all we were only there for about an hour, but on his way home he fell asleep in his car seat which indicated that it had a pretty good time he was tired. What a nice way to spend on Sunday morning.
It Pays to Read Instructions (or RTFM)
A couple of months ago, we switched from AT&T to Time Warner Cable (TWC). The switch was not without pain. Just as I had difficulties switching from Windows to Macintosh, so too, I’m having problems switching from AT&T to TWC. The major problem is assuming that I can use the new system without reading instructions while using the same techniques that I use for the past system.
It ain’t so.
So today I set about rectifying my difficulties. After talking to my wife and finding out all she knew about the new system, I turned to the brochure given to us by TWC. And lo and behold, I discovered capabilities beyond my wildest expectations. How many times has this happened to me in the past?
You can’t allow yourself to be too busy to learn new things. This truth should be self evident. After all, how many times have I not done it and have been frustrated, and griped?
NOTE: that sounded a little Mark Twain-ish.
Activities for the Coming Week
1)Tuesday night, Jimmy Basquez and I will present the second meeting of the WordPress for Newbies Meetup. Our first meeting was two weeks ago where I showed how to get a domain name, get a web host, connect them together, and install WordPress.
Tuesday night, I will demonstrate how to use the WordPress dashboard.
It appears that we have 14 people with positive RSVP. If the past is any indicator we will be lucky to have about seven. Of those 14 and seven, two of them are Jimmy and me. Such is the way of meet ups.
2) Now that I have done the majority of Jan’s new website at http://Ownersview.com, I need to begin applying myself to learn how to do e-commerce so that we can offer her e-books online for sale.
The time is currently 1800 hours but for you non-military types, the little hand is on the six and a big hand is on the 12. My daily word output has been 3064 words for the Lee Child book plus 831 words for this document for a grand total of 3895. All in all, a very satisfying quantity.
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