Sunday, February 12, 2023

My Final Blog Post ...

WHAT you talking about Dave?  Your FINAL Blog????


Ok, here is the Story ...

It is my last Blog, but only my last Blog with this older computer.  We bit the bullet and ordered two new laptops, Windows 11, 15.6 display, 1 Terabyte hard drive, 20 Gig Memory, 4 USB slots (2 x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C), WifI 5, etc., etc., etc.

They actually came in on Tuesday, by Wednesday I had most of my pictures copied over, by Wednesday night I was loading my 10 year old Photoshop, AND ... that's when my troubles started.  Loading it under the Windows 8 compatibility method FAILED something bad.  Did a restart, and could not get beyond the ASUS logo.  Spent some of Wednesday night, and nearly all of Thursday being the 'Techie' that I am to try and fix it, just to FAIL Miserably.  

You heard the story of how GUYS will keep driving when they are lost and NEVER stop to ask for help???  Well, Techies can be the same way.  The "Driver" will look at a map, the "Techie" will search the web.  By Friday around noon (because ASUS Tech Support does not open until 9 am Pacific Time) I called Amazon.  The nice lady tried to help, then she called ASUS.  The nice guy tried to help, believed me every time I said "Tried that already..." but we tried it again for 'him', and finally agreed that it was not going to be fixed by him over the phone, or by me sitting in front of it.  So I asked about a replacement, instead of sending it into a shop, and he said, "Ask Amazon".  The nice lady was going to call me back, and about a half hour after the two Techies gave up (ASUS guy and me), she did call back.  Told her what he said, and I asked if it was possible to just replace it.  She checked with her boss, came back on the line within 5 minutes and said YES!  Sent me a link for UPS shipping label, sent another link for the replacement computer shipping link so I can follow its path to our door.  Within an hour I dropped the old one off at UPS, and when I checked, the new one was already shipped, coming out of Indiana, will be here Tuesday.

In the meantime...I have been licking my wounds...

There goes my EGO down the drain...


We both had our yearly physicals, I mean, "WELLNESS" checkups.  (It is a medicare don't have physicals, you have wellness checkups.)  We both did pretty good, but my Glucose numbers are crawling slowly higher.  Due to family history, I asked, and she agreed, to let me take the lowest dosage of Metformin.  I also suggested that I monitor my blood as I did with Skruffy.  After February passes, I will send a six week report in to her which shows the tests results, along with a record of what I eat each day and the relationship of when I ate to when I took the test.  Marcia also saw her Urologist, and only has her Neurologist. 

A few weeks ago my cousin Cassie called.  She and Rick were down to visit their son Dr. Aaron Scott (Pediatric Surgeon) and his wife Emily (Senior Vice President with Baycare Health Care System).  Emily has lived in Florida for well over a year now, but Aaron just finished up his resident training at Baylor in Houston and moved here near the end of last year.  We all met (their paternal twins too) at a restaurant located between the two households and had a nice lunch.  Sorry, no pictures.  Hope we do it again when they are down visiting, assuming we are not out RVing.

Finally (I know there is other stuff, but this broken 'techie' can't remember everything anymore), my brother Jim sent me a very short but interesting link of a video of dad's mother and father at the 1951 Rose Bowl.  It might not be interesting to everyone, but to the "Burdicks", this is a gem.

Grandma is the lady in the middle, and Grandpa is following her.  The first lady in front of Grandma is Rose Ida Honeychurch, wife of Ives who took the clip.  This was taken just a few years before I was born, but it is exactly how I remember them.  Grandma passed in 1963, Grandpa in 1967.  I only wish the clip was longer...but having these 15-20 seconds are very precious to me.


  1. What a great video. I love how everyone is all dressed up in their Sunday best, with hats and everything!!! I'm surprised they are sending you a new computer ... usually they just insist on repairing it, even if it is brand new!! Congrats! I laughed out loud at your pictures!!

    1. I had not seen Gma since brother and I were doing an over-nighter on a Saturday and would meet up with mom and dad and brothers at Church the next day. Grandma died unexpectedly that night of a brain aneurysm. When you are 7, and now 67, it is hard to remember that smile, that look of loving everyone that she had. Sure brought back fond memories...

  2. You had me going for a second with your blog title! Glad to see it is not your last blog post. Loved the video, reminded me of many of ours.

    1. Wish I had that new is so much faster than what I have. Just having the 5G WiFi makes it faster, let alone the memory, etc.

  3. Blood pressure monitoring..... my Docter requested daily monitoring. She arranged it thru a company called Verustat. I have a blood pressure cuff I use everyday. The results are sent via WIFI to both Verustat and my doctor. I see the results on a phone that is programmed to call, if needed, to 911, Verustat and my doctor. No charge to me. Medicare pays. If I forget to take my pressure Verustat calls me. This is ideal for people who need to track their pressure. And don't remember (like me).

    1. I am getting there fast (old and forgetful that is). I take my pressure a few times a day and log it too. When it is taken in the Doctor's office, it is ALWAYS high. It was that way with the doctor in Little Rock too. It is a syndrome which I think is called, "I-don't-want-to-be-here" syndrome. lol


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