Waiting on new router and part two of my test 4/22/17

I will begin the next part of my test today.  Once I log in I have 24 hours and I will need the internet. 

Our router has been acting up lately.  It doesn't help that it is almost 10 years old, I'm sure.  So yesterday I ordered a new one from Amazon Warehouse.  It's  the NETGEAR Nighthawk Tri-Band  AC5300 WiFi Router.  It has pretty good reviews and was heavily discounted due to damage to the packaging. It's supposed to arrive today.
So last night, T-Jay decided to move our old router and cable modem downstairs in the dining room.  I would put it in my room, but I can't stand to go to sleep with all these light blinking at night.  My room stays pitch black when I go to sleep. I cut everything off through surge protectors.  My phone recharges facedown on a thick towel to keep it dark.

He got everything hooked up after getting a cable splitter from Wal-mart.  Of course, the router would not work no matter what he did.  We had no internet.  He finally got on the phone with a tech from the cable company.  After 30 minutes of, unplug this, unplug that, he was told that the router was not working and that he needed to set up an appointment for someone to come out.

By this time T-Jay was pretty frustrated and decided to move everything back upstairs, after all, everything worked before he moved it.   Sure enough.  Five minutes later we had internet. WTF?

When I got up this morning I got out the crockpot.  I have a pork roast cooking.

Seasoned with a package of dry soup mix, golden mushroom soup and plenty of red pepper.

I did all the running around I had to yesterday after work.  So I have no reason to go anywhere today.
Time for another cup of coffee then off to the shower and then to start on the test.

Waldmeister (Sweet Woodruff) 4/20/17

I have tried to grow Sweet Woodruff from seed for the past three year but could never get them to spout much less grow.  A couple of months ago I found a company, The Growers Exchange , that has them already started.  I ordered them a few weeks ago and they finally came in the mail yesterday.

They came well packaged and looked great.

I put them in the ground right away.  The directions tell you to plant them within four days.

 This one I'm saving to give to my Mom.

I remember having Waldmeister Jello, topped with Vanilla sauce, in Germany when I was a kid.  When these plants bloom, I'm sure it will bring back a lot of fond memories.

I found a few recipes on Nadia Hassani's blog, Spoonfuls of Germany , that I'm going to try out.

Home Office Setup Redo 04/17/17

I spent Saturday afternoon rearranging my work area.  I needed the second monitor back up for a side job that I am interested in getting.

 I applied for the job on Friday.  Took my first test on Sunday.  I was told that they would get back to me within a week.   It was only three hours later, on Easter Sunday, that they replied and said that I had potential.   I have my second and third test to do this weekend, and this setup will do just fine.  I'm pretty excited about it.  Am always looking for jobs that make me money without leaving home.

The Royal Empress Tree is coming back like crazy.  You can almost watch it grow.  It's downright scary.

She's Alive 04/12/17

It's my poor Royal Empress Tree that I thought was a bush.

 I can't believe it made it back.   Poor thing, I kept on chopping it down because I thought it was a bush, not a tree.

I have two more coming in the middle of this month.  Can't wait to plant them and 
get some shade back in front of the house.

It's Spring!! Time to declutter the shed and back yard. 04/10/17

That must have been ten years of stuff that I thought I was going to need sooner or later.  
Later never came.

Now this is more like it.  A few odds and ends are left.

Almost everything that I wanted to keep fit into these three containers.  Mostly glassware and blankets.

Mmmhhh...I might now be able to keep the shovels and ladder in the shed.  Oh well, that's it for today.  Maybe tomorrow.

I see some weed pulling in my future.

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I was born in Jever, Germany.  My parents immigrated to the United States in 1968.  I became a United States citizen in 2005.
Favorite Quote:  Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.
Justice Hugo Black, 1971.
I'm a Supporter of Wikileaks, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, The Freestate Project, LDNaware (Low Dose Naltrexone), Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) Project, Millions Against Monsanto, the NRA (National Rifle Association), GOA (Gun Owners of America),Truth in Labeling, Unconventional Medicine and The Freedom of Choice.