Monday, March 24, 2008

Google Easter Game

It is not too sophisticated, but it is what it is.
Google Easter Game

Saturday, March 22, 2008

What is Wrong w/ my Thumbs ?

I have been meaning to ask this for a long time.

About 6 months ago, I went bicycle riding after a long period of no riding. Nothing in particular happened as I recall. BUT...a few days later I noticed that when I first woke up in the mornings , my right thumb would jump in and out of the joint at the first bend (from the tip).

It didnt hurt at all , just was amusing. Then my left thumb started doing it. Then few days later, the jump-out-jump-in motion started hurting.

My thumbs would do it during the day any time I opened them out fully or picked up something in the wrong way. I bought some little metal finger braces at drug store and started wearing them while sleeping. Cant say that it helped, except it prevented me for waking up in pain while I reached for covers and my thumbs 'went out'.

I tried to do some Internet research but everything seemed to be about thumb issues w/ the lower joint, the one where the thumb joins the hand.

Here it is half a year later and my thumbs are still doing this, some days more than others.

The worse thing was when I flew to Memphis one time this winter, here I was scampering up a steeply inclined highly polished floor at the airport, pulling luggage, toting laptop, etc..and my lame right foot rubber sole 'caught' on the inclined flooring and I flew forward. I had presemce of mind to protect the laptop at all costs, so I held it high and paid little attention to how my body landed. Fortunately almost no one was near me in this hallway. Two airport workers, can't remember if pilots or plain staff, but they had on rather dressy uniforms as I recall, came to my aid. They were saying things like "Are you OK?" Should we call 911"..and I am saying, no dont do that, I am fine, just caught my foot...stiff legs after flight, etc...but my right thumb was out of joint. It hurt really bad. I couldnt do anything , like get up, till I dealt w/ the thumb. I couldnt get it to bend back the right way (towards palm of my hand)...I was asking the men, "Pull out on my thumb", PLEASE, ...they didnt want to do it cause I guess they thought it was the adolescent fart trick. Or, they didnt want to get sued for malpractice. Anyway, I sat there pulling out on my thumb w/ my other hand until I could get it to bend on around the right way.....crazy....

I dont have time right now to go looking for some hand specialist.

Anyone out there have any ideas ? Anyone know any PT for this thumb condition ?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

I'm Alive

Well, I have been receiving calls, emails and such asking if I am OK. Yes, I am OK. Just so busy that I do not have even a second of time to look at fun stuff on the web much less report about it.
Today is Sat, and I had to rush over sans make-up to finish doing concrete acid stain decorative work on the top row of blocks that go just under the cornice. The guys stacked those blocks as soon as I finished them.
I have put my time into dealing with all these web issues that have come up and with doing what I must do on the house project. There is a ton of stuff that I'd LIKE to do on the house project but just cant squeeze it all in.

The tax time thing is taking a lot of time too. Even tho I have a local CPA firm handling my bookkeeping and tax stuff, they need to be fed the info they need to do their job and that seems to take a lot of time lately.

Plus I may have to pay some taxes and that mortifies me.

I have the main east and west frieze block course of the house done and it is already stacked. Looks good. See how this concrete acid stained frieze looks here.

I am trying to keep this website up to date and it takes a lot of time on top of the regular stuff.

I am making an all out attempt to rent the condos this summer. Cant sell them, Nothing is selling. I ordered stuff from Oriental Trading and bought dollar store beach toy stuff and my offer is a big beach bag filled with cool stuff for adults and kids to anyone who rents my condos for a week or more. I also told the condo management co to make whatever deals they could to keep them rented. Over 3000 new condos were added to the rental pool down here last year. Now comes the high price gasoline thing, and my rentals are way down. The condos are not making a profit, not at all. It is expensive to own them and I cant sell them right now.

Speaking of taxes, i went to the Foley satellite courthouse and had this math done on real estate print-outs to petition my taxes on the Lagoon property. The guy was great. Then the Village condo (Miller's condo) tax hearing was the next week way up in Bay Minette at the county seat. I did some paperwork, scanned it and sent it to another owner of a condo there and she took it to the hearing in my behalf. I am so grateful that I didn't have to go myself.

This website thing w/ the end of Front Page has been awful. Heather has been working all day, every day. In some cases we just don't know what to do to re-build various sites with the same functionality we had before and not do anything to lose the search engine rank we have achieved.

I have just been so busy that it is not fun. I know there is light at the end of the tunnel and am hanging my hopes on that.