It’s All Uphill

Today I learned, again, to pace myself and to eat! 

Lava and I climbed a big honkin’ mountain.  OK, big for me, and it was harder than when we did the same one five years earlier.  Why?  Age?  Really?  Maybe.  It took me a while to figure out that it was a combo of going way too fast without breaks and not eating part of my delicious lunch that I was “saving” for the big payoff at top.  Silly.

At the tone…

Today I found out about the valuable options of our boring old Verizon conference calling system.  Who knew (well I guess Ben knew) that you could reset all these things, online? 

I made it stop prompting for name – I never use the role call or announce-on-entry so it’s just an annoyance and now gone.

I set it up to start when the FIRST person dials in, not wait for the host.  Still good to be on time but if not, the conversation.

Easy changes, big payoff!

Thanks For…

Everything! I am learning that many of my lessons are about Gratitude. So much so, that I am making a new category for it. I don’t know if I’ll get to backtracking and categorizing, but going forward I’ll use the new category. I don’t even know what you do with categories, but you can be sure that I’ll share it when I learn it!

Why God Invented Wal-Mart

Today I learned to NEVER buy plumbing supplies at a plumbing supply store.  I paid more that twice the price than the same item at Wal-Mart and Home Depot AND it had a piece missing AND when I went back to get that piece they were closed on weekends!

Oh and I also learned not to count on the plumber showing up and how to install a float valve in a toilet.

See What I Mean?

Skype has THE coolest function, which is a free no-overhead basic screen sharing function without any of the fuss of WebEx.  It’s “Share your screen” under the “Call” menu.

You conversation partner can see your whole screen.  Not lots of options, but easy as pie.

Why didn’t Kat and I know this at tax time???  Would have been much better than the convoluted scheme we ran to see almost the same screens.