Tuesday, October 21, 2014



Pittsburgh Point

View from the hotel room.  This would be a great place to watch the 4th of July Fireworks, since at the confluence of the three rivers is where they are set launched.  But parking would be a problem since there is limited parking at the hotel and you would have to park in the city and walk to the hotel.

My daughter got ticket for last evenings Monday Night Football game.   Traveling in and out of the city is for someone with a lot of patience and nerves of steel.  

We decided to get a hotel room and drive in early, have dinner and walk to the stadium.  The stadium is located in the upper right hand side of the picture, you can identify it by the yellow seats in the distance.

The walk is about one mile and mostly flat, there is a walkway over the bridge and I was surprised to see all the restaurants that have opened in the area near the stadium. 

The game started out as a fiasco but the second quarter and beyond was great.   The attendance was 57,000 plus and there were a lot of people out walking about.  There is also a passenger train from the city to the stadium, I can imagine the wait for the train on game day.

A good time was had by all.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


I seem to be lacking in motivation for Blog writing.   I have yet to decide why, maybe it is because nothing happens or I have a mundane life.

Today is my birthday, and to celebrate we went to the Grand Concourse Buffet.  It is a unbelievable set up and with plenty to eat.   The view from our seats was the Monongahela River. Just about any where in Pittsburgh you are not too far from a river.

The weather is getting cooler and that is the way I like it.  But the trees have either not reached the colorful glory or have died and been blown away.   The color usually peak about the third week in October and I do not know why they are off.   In the city they are still green and hanging on, it is very weird.

Saturday, August 23, 2014


August is almost over.  I have noticed that some of the leaves are already beginning to change color.  This is rather early I think; usually the height of the color in Autumn is about the third week in October.   My sisters have been complaining that the nights have been too cool for the tomatoes to ripen, the past week and onward for the next ten days should be great for hastening the crop.

My sisters both do canning and we talked about it this week.   When I was a child my help was enlisted (not voluntarily I might add) to help with the process.  So, what do you let a nine year old kid do?   Anything that does not involve hot water or sharp knives.   I remember skinning the tomatoes and peaches placing them in the canning jars with cut sides down and my mom would pour the syrup (concoction of sugar and water) to cover them.   Then the lids and it would be secured with the metal rings, they must have a formal  name but it escapes me what it is called.

After that preparation they would go into a very large metal pan and the water would come to a boil.  I have not idea how long that process would take because it involved hot water.  Then they would come out and all evening you could hear the popping of the lids as they seal.

My sisters do all of that stuff now.  I have never canned a thing since I got married and left the house.   I think all the excitement of food preservation was worn out before I  moved.   I will Google how to do the procedure since I want to know what those rings are called and how long to boil in the water bath.

Monday, August 4, 2014


Today I went to the local mall, mainly to see what sort of fall clothes came in and to do a little walking.  Ninety five percent of the clothing stores are geared to the younger people, most of which are not employed, but probably have their parents credit card.  I must admit that the daughter would not have been permitted to exit the house wearing some of them.  Most of the clothes are barely legal and look like there is a possibly getting arrested for exposure, or freezing from exposure if you went outside in the winter.

One of my favorite clothing stores is CHRISTOPHER BANKS, they sell women's clothing and your kids would not be caught dead in and they don't look like grandmother duds.   I found a few things that would go with some items that I already have.   The woman, who appeared to be the manager told me that they would be moving to the other end of the Mall to the store vacated by Lane Bryant.   That store is about double if not triple the size.   I was quite excited to hear that and then she asked if I wanted a job...I was not looking for a job but it was nice to be asked.  The woman and I had talked about about fashions before, so we sort of know each other..

That was my surprise for the day.  Plus two shirts and a vest that were purchased.

Saturday, June 21, 2014


After spending the better part of the week being irked that I could not read my Blog list I can save I solved the problem.    This great discovery came from a forum group of people on Blogger.  I was not alone and the solution came from a few people.

It it is your problem go to the settings, Blogger help and "uncheck"  Use Blogger Draft.   I know very little about computers but can read instructions, which I did.   That little maneuver has solved the problem but I am spending an inordinate amount of time today reading the postings I have missed for a week.

I am awaiting my next problem so I can bitch and moan about that, what ever it will be.

Friday, June 20, 2014


Now, if a person is having trouble with Blogger where can they go for advice?    Everything was working fine; then the same afternoon, about a week ago the trouble began.    What you might ask?   My subscribed blogs are not showing up on my Blog list, only the latest one is there and when I click on "view more"  a blank screen appears.

I do not know what to do with this.   Like a lot of companies, they have plenty of help to sell you the product and after you're hooked the help disappears.

Perhaps I will try Facebook and see if there is an answer there.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Computer mouse that is.   For the past year (really it has been) I have been having trouble with the mouse.  Everything is sailed over it would connect to that site.  This made me crazy because I spent most of my time unclicking things I did not want to see.

I went into the bowels of the computer, Google searched the problem and tried many suggestions. Today,    I again, went into "Mouse"  and still could not figure what was the problem.  There are about five sections and I found one that said "reset" for the mouse settings.    This has seemed to have fixed the trouble.  It also have a very limited area on the mouse pad when I could control the the movement in a small area, that too seems to have been resolved.

At least, for today, if is functioning in tip-top shape.  Strange things is I know I was not playing with the mouse settings,  perhaps the computer is possessed.