Thanks for checking on me my friend, I'll try to send an email tomorrow about dogs and stuff. Stopped by just for a few minutes here and was going to try to catch up a little but now I'm not feeling so great so it is off to bed with me. Hope all is well with you and yours. ~hugs
It's amazing how much can get done quickly once some momentum gets built. It's often just a matter of starting for me. I'd love to claim it was some high minded notion of coming back to a clean home but it's really more a matter that Mom will be here tomorrow. I'm not inclined to be terribly flexible if we hear from my niece at the last minute. I won't go out of my way to be a jerk and make a point but I'm not going to bend over backwards either. The shopping trip came together well but the lead up to shopping was frustrating. I get in the door and am all business. I want to get to what do we want, what do we have and what do we need. Mom had to discuss the funeral they went to this morning, who was there, the flower arrangements, how many priests were on the altar, all the ailments that people are suffering from and how they looked...sigh. It's the stuff that's important to her and I sat through it fairly patiently. When we finally got into shopping prep. even yes/no questions took a very circuitous route to a response...and it didn't always answer the question asked. After planning for over a year it's finally upon us. It's kinda hard to believe. I can't imagine it was much of a surprise to you that Bryan got stalled looking at fishing stuff, nor was it much of a surprise for him that you found some treasures of your own.
Short-as-I-can summary: XP for point of sale (POS) systems will be supported until 2019. The hack fools windows update into thinking a desktop XP machine is a POS. Limitation is that updates for POS systems are, well, limited. The issues they address are narrower in scope than those relevant to desktop PCs.
"Windows XP registry hack keeps security updates rolling for the dead operating system" It's not as rosy as it sounds. Google "Windows XP update hack," the above is currently the first result. cataff might be interested. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2310301/windows-xp-registry-hack-keeps-the-security-updates-rolling.html
You're right that it wasn't fair to end the long weekend with the stomach bug, but I am feeling much better today, thanks. It is nice it is a short work week, and there are just two days left. It's nice your oldest grandson can drive his sister to school. I did that for my sister my senior year. What was the garden project you worked on today? Hope it wasn't too hot for garden work. It's still pretty hot here, but should cool off a little this weekend. How was your day? Mine was alright, but busy. How is Shasta doing? Hope she's still eating well. Have a great evening and Thursday :)