Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Here, There, and Everywhere!!!

Ok, I think I am ready to write a new post and to get back to at least a semi-regular schedule. I know, I know. You all were waiting with baited breath for me to start writing again. Never Fear... I is here!!!

First things first. If you read the wife's blog (DivaHick) you will know that Google's AdSense screwed us over big time. The ads are gone from both of our blogs because we had enough over their "limit" so that they were supposed to pay us, but gee, what a surprise. They suspended our account as soon as they were supposed to cut the check. No reason given, no example. You can't even talk to a real person to get an idea of where the supposed "violation" of their terms of service occured. Now, I read and re-read those terms of use and we did not violate them in any way that I can determine. We were supposedly "financially determental" to their advertisers... Hmmm, you mean that they might actually have to pay for services received? If I had enough money lying around, I would have a lawyer on their butts so fast it would make your head spin. They received multiple months of advertising and services from both of us and then, "oh sorry, we aren't going to pay you". EXCUSE ME? You try doing that, use a pay service for a few months and then don't pay. Think you would get away with it? Yeah, didn't think so.

Ok, on a completely different note... things have been rather hectic around the house with projects and whatnot going on to prepare for our fostering homestudy. I have 9 GFI's sitting there because from what we can tell, I have to do each outlet in the kitchen and bath, no matter how far away from the water they are. This means that I have to go through and trace the wiring and circuits before I start, because if I can prove that the outlets are in series and GFI-ing the first in the series covers the rest, I think I will do that and see what they say. And if I happen to get lucky enough that they are all on the same circuit, the cost for a GFCI breaker has dropped dramatically from what they used to. ($39 vs. $90) This would let me swap out the breaker instead of doing each individual outlet.

I had some work to do on the truck. That will be coming in a seperate post soon as I have pictures that I need to get onto the computer.

Various spots in the yard and the "back 40" have some good hard clay down about 18"-24", so they stay nice and marshy. We have a bag of pelletized gypsum that will work its way down to break up some of the clay, but that doesn't help us now. We had tilled the garden last fall, but some of it is growing green again so we will need to till it again as soon as the ground is dry enough. We have started a bunch of our seeds, and are preparing for when we can till it and get it all going!

Hmmm, that's all for now. I have a few more thoughts percolating, but they aren't ready. When they are steaming and full-strength, I'll pour you all a post or three.

BTW... Happy St. Patrick's Day. The day when all you out there get to be as lucky as those of us with some Irish in us! :-D


Goat Creek Grandma said...

Welcome back! Was wondering what happened to you. Hope your enjoying your St. Patty's Day. I have the corned beef and cabbage at home, cooking in the crock pot.

Take Care,

FarmerGeek said...
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FarmerGeek said...

Thank you, thank you! Yup, I am still alive... I know it must have been a bit disconcerting as I was posting 5 days a week and then *poof* nothing. Things just get a bit overwhelming at times, but hopefully, I am back for a good bit before I get overwhelmed again!

Enjoy the corned beef and cabbage! That is one very good American tradition right there! (I believe I am having the same tonight!)

Ok, I know I probably will get picked on for this, but so what...
"I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?"

HermitJim said...

Hey...I like the idea of just being "whelmed"! Works for me!

I am having corned beef and cabbage as well...but I have it a loty for no good reason, other than I LIKE it!

Good to have you back!