"The RoseBouquet"

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"The RoseBouquet"
Winter is HERE!

There were hints last week that snow was in our forecasts, so I was pushing myself hard to get the garden and yard ready for winter. By Friday I knew I would not be able to accomplish it all by myself, especially as our first snow was coming on Sunday. (Said the forecasters).

So I called up Wayne in the morning when I knew he was having breakfast with Eugene. I asked if they were busy and would they be available to help on Saturday with raking leaves, cleaning eavestroughs, a bit of repair on my . . .


October 20, 2020, At My Place...
Fall-out from My Computer’s Rebirth

I know. You are tired of this topic. I am too! But things are getting better. I just have some more learning curves to deal with. Maybe I should just list them, and not go into a play-by-play drama about each issue. Would you prefer that? Okay. Me too. I hope by next week I have other good things to chatter about. 1. I did get my emails set up in Kmail and Thunderbird. However these programs had upgraded to the point where the old method was not working for me.


October 20, 2020, What's New!
Keeping Login Details Safe

If you only have one email, no websites, and no accounts online, you can
probably memorize that one login’s details. But if you should start to get more
I would highly recommend getting a book or binder to record each and every login, and to write in the changes if you create a new password, etc.


October 20, 2020, Tips & Solutions
A Good Thanksgiving at My Place

I started at 9 am, and sure enough by 12 noon, all I had left to do was cut up the turkey for a serving platter, make gravy and mash the potatoes. Then place all the serving dishes on the table, and we were set. I left those foods that were to remain hot in their pots, phoned Gaynor to let her know I was on my way, and drove off. She was waiting at the door of her building. My next stop was for Cecile, a shy Chinese university students, who boards with a couple from India. I phoned her from my smart phone once in her driveway, but she was soon in the car.


October 13, 2020, At My Place...
My Computer Crisis!

Last night I did more research and discovered that moving a hard drive from one computer to another can cause such freaky incidents. I came to a conclusion: I must do a complete backup of all on this hard drive, and then erase it all, and install a newer updated system, LEAP 15.2, then I need to copy back all my files from the backup drive. I started the backup last night, but it will take some time to finish it and the fresh installation.


October 13, 2020, What's New!
Your Thanksgiving Plans?

From 2007-2018 I would cook a turkey, pack up a full meal and take it over my brother Tom’s apartment to share with him, because he could not get into my little house with 4 steps up, one to the right and another one to the left to get inside. The one time he did try to come into my little house, he got out of his wheelchair, and got inside on his bum, using his arms and fists to lift himself up each step. Then I brought his wheelchair in behind him so he would be able to sit in it. But my rooms are so small, and the furniture so close together that he could only move a few feet into the first room. That was as far as he could come. Well, last October was the first Thanksgiving without Tom.


October 6, 2020, At My Place...
Want a Look Inside my Jumbo Aloe Vera Plant?

A couple of weeks ago I finally got to cutting down the thick stem of my jumbo aloe vera plant, and I took photos at every stage. I also prepared a web page describing this on my site; https://www.aloe-vera-and-handy-herbs.com Yesterday morning I sent out an email announcing this – as I’d been promising it a while.


October 6, 2020, What's New!
Let’s Stop Bill C-6 See Wilna’s Story

Campaign Life has been posting some video testimonies of people who benefited from good counselling, when they were dealing with these issues. The most recent is from Wilna van Beek, where she talks about how she overcame her unwanted same-sex attractions, rejecting the homosexual lifestyle and choosing a life in the Lord.


October 6, 2020, Tips & Solutions
Hosting a Wee Birthday Party

I had not seen this friend in-person since the first week in March. We talked on the phone and agreed that it would be safe to get together for her birthday. I offered to have it here at my place, but since my dining table only seats 4, I would only be able to invite two others besides the birthday lady. One friend I’d invited called to beg off as she was moving from one floor in her apartment building to another, and she HAD to be out of the first one on Saturday.


September 29, 2020, At My Place...

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