By beckysdad on Oct 14, 2012 at 9:12 PM
I think you'll surprise yourself if you give Movie Maker a chance. Just hit the add a video clip and once it loads just play with the different tabs. Nothing you do with the program affects the original clip so you can't really screw anything up. Just try things out. I hope you're able to get a good night of sleep.
By beckysdad on Oct 14, 2012 at 8:38 PM
It's just simpler to say alcoholic but I'm vulnerable to any mind altering substance. It was alcohol that brought me to my knees. I'm 21 years of cigarettes now, too. Those were tougher to quit than alcohol. Even though I'm the only on in the family that is alcoholic I and a firm believer in the genetic nature of the disease. It's too bad that it impacted your family. It really is a huge problem for many many people. I'll bet if one were to survey everyone behind bars, you'd find that more than 75 percent of crimes were committed under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. There are plenty of people who can use alcohol successfully with no ill effects but I'm not one of them.
By luvmy8catz on Oct 14, 2012 at 8:36 PM
Okai lil ole suthern rednek you, see if you kin find your lol!!! I found some pet strollers on Amazon..my favorite store, I just can't find one sturdy enough for at least four at a time. I could find a good used twin baby stroller at a good price, buy some screen and sew it on so they couldn't get out. Lubs Y.O.M.
By beckysdad on Oct 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM
It's very likely I said I was a smart ass. I would never refer to myself as a badass...not even close. There was no discomfort after the ER visit. Kaiser is the big HMO out here so Mike was just making sure that's where I had my coverage. He was indeed the brother that impaled his foot so he had some experience with this sort of thing. I'm not left-handed...that contributed to causing the accident. I should have re-positioned the ladder so I could have held the nail gun with my right hand. It probably was about ten years ago that this happened. There's not a lot to the sober story. I was functional alcoholic. If I had responsibilities, I was usually sober and took care of business. When I didn't have responsibilities I was loaded. The good news is I was an a$$hole when I was drunk and while there are some mildly amusing stories, my drinking career was largely sad and pathetic. I call that good news because it really made it easier to leave it all behind. The world is a much better and safer place since I put the plug in the jug. Did my comments about adding music to videos answer it for you or does that need some more clarification. Did you look to see if you have Windows Movie Maker on your system?
By elizabuff on Oct 13, 2012 at 3:39 PM
The stroller sounds so neat! I know Jer is depressed because he can't even look out a widow or jump up on anything since he's blind. He's terrified when I take him on out back porch which he used to love. I hate that his formerly active life if so empty now. He used to play with toys and now he doesn't want to because he can't tell what they are. I want to enrich what life he has left and just see no wayt to do it. When we take him outside he gets terrified and drools because he's sure he's going to the vet.
By elizabuff on Oct 13, 2012 at 3:03 PM
I was not on yesterday due to internet connectivity issues and also chores that needed to be done. Jerry and Lolly are not litter-mates. Jer's litter-mate, FizzGig, died 9 yrs ago of urinary failure :(. Lolly is a rescue I picked up about 4 years ago much to my husband's delight. They've learned to live with each other and sometimes seem friendly. When Jer started to be sick, Lolly's attitude toward him changed for the better but now that he's blind and bumps into her all the time, she's not thrilled. But she does sleep near him and wake up if he's yowling. The vet thinks the yowling is partly dementia and partly defensive - to let other critters know he's here and they should stay away. Dr. James doubts it's pain related beause he calms right down if he hears my husband or I talk to him or if we stroke him gently. May I ask why the stroller for your kitty?
By wally01 on Oct 13, 2012 at 2:04 PM
Hey there, my email is usually okay. Once in a while it has "hiccups", but it's always been fixed pretty soon. I've just been really busy since I'm working at our library until they hire a new librarian. I'm fine though. I have arthritis, and a week ago on Friday it had turned cold and rainy before I got home from the library. I had a really hard time getting to sleep that night because my hip and shoulder hurt so badly. I finally gave up and took some medicine and got some sleep. That was a lazy weekend, and this one is turning out to be one, too. I'm going to try to get myroom (Phyllis) back on the internet in November. I've told her that we miss her on ICHC. How are you and Millie doing? I've seen some of your messages, and I know she likes her stroller. Hugs, Linda
By heyman on Oct 13, 2012 at 10:12 AM
haha, I am not allowed to "debate" anymore either. The hardest question a person can ask me is "How are you?". My brain for some reason thinks it has never heard that question before. Is the person looking for a short answer, the truth or my life story? Whenever I get a question online I have to stop and think about what is the answer the person is looking for. I don't always get it right. I also can relate to the having no idea what the question being asked is. By the way ... I am doing good.
By elizabuff on Oct 13, 2012 at 8:29 AM
Oh Deb! I think I must be driving everyone crazy, but Jerry is so much part of my life after almost 19 years with him. He varies by day - last night was rough because it was raining here. Today seems okay. My husband says I anthropomorphize too much, but look who is the one dragging his feet about possibly putting Jerry down! All I know is that when I hear Jer cry in the middle of the night, I go and comfort him however I can. He's my boy. Lolly is a help sometimes and at other times seems mystified by his behavior. I adore her, too. So call me a crazy cat lady, I guess.
By JeffCatsBookClub on Oct 13, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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By beckysdad on Oct 12, 2012 at 8:46 PM
When I prep a make a video using photos I use either Photoshop Elements or Windows Movie Maker. I needed Elements Premiere to add narration and music to the family history video we made. Windows Movie Maker came with my PC as part of the Windows 7 bundle I think. It's actually pretty intuitive. I didn't know that I even had it until I was rummaging around my programs one day. Check you system and see if you have Windows Movie Maker on your system. You might get lucky.
By beckysdad on Oct 12, 2012 at 8:39 PM
I got back from xray and the doc popped the pic up on the screen. Somehow I had managed to avoid hitting any bones, tendons or veins. Still, he wanted an orthopedic surgeon to deal with it. So we had to wait while he wrapped up another case. Meanwhile Mike and I were just cutting up with each other. About every ten minutes I hold up my hand and look at it and say "I've got a #*%$ing nail in my hand." Finally the orthopedic surgeon shows up. I walk up to him and stick my hand in his face "I guess you're hear to give us a second opinion. The first doctor thinks we ought to take the nail out. What do you think?" I get nothing from this guy. I thought that was pretty clever. He must have had a really tough case prior or been at the end of a thirty hour shift or something because he had NO sense of humor. He looked at the xrays and said that we had the option of doing it right there or wait for an operating room to open up. I asked if there was any reason we couldn't just do it there and he said no. I told him let's go ahead and do it here, then. He walked over to the phone and called to the operating room. "Bring me down a hammer and a pair of pliars". My brother and I howled with laughter. They pop me up on the table and have me lie down so the doc could numb up my hand. The numbing of my hand was the only part of this that was painful. Finally, they got me numb and the doctor grabbed some betadyne and told me he was going to swab the area so I wouldn't get an infection when he pulled the nail out. I said "Geez, I should have done that before I drove the nail into my hand..." Again, I get nothing from this guy. The head of the nail was dimpled into the fleshy part of my palm so you couldn't just grab onto it. The doctor told be I'd feel a little jolt. Tap, tap, tap...he hit the tip of the nail to drive it back enough to push the head clear of the dimple. Then her grabbed the pliars and pulled the nail out. Only then did it bleed. I was extremely lucky that I didn't hit anything with that nail...other than my hand. I meant tendons, bones, veins etc. We all still joke about that incident. Mike is fond of saying that he hadn't thought a safety briefing to explain NOT to drive any nails into your hands was necessary but... video music comments to follow.
By beckysdad on Oct 12, 2012 at 8:22 PM
We were remodeling my brother's home and I was putting some blocking in between the rafters. I was on a ladder, holding a nail gun with 16 penny nails(3 1/4 inches long 1/4 inch diameter) loaded into it. I was holding a section of 2x6 in my right hand and was positioning the nail gun held in my left against the rafter. Clumsy me let the nail gun slide below the rafter and the momentum pushed it into my right hand and POW! The nail entered the fleshy part of my palm below the thumb and the tip came out on the back of my hand right at my wrist. The tip just barely broke the skin on the other side. I yelled "Ow, that's my hand!" My brother called from the next room "Are you okay?" I replied "No, I said that's my hand." He walked over and looked at my hand and then glanced up and said "Kaiser?" "Yep." He went to get his car keys and I went over to the cooler and grabbed a bottle of water. My hand didn't hurt unless I moved it...so I didn't. We got to the urgent care center and took our place in line. When we got to the front the gal glanced at me and said "Is that what I think it is stuck in your hand?" Yup. It had been a long time since I'd been to the doctor so they had to update all my info. She's ask me my address and when I'd respond she'd say "wait". This happened about four times and she was struggling to type the data in. There was a very low counter so I leaned across and put my hands above her keyboard and (with a big grin) asked her if she'd like me to type it. She just looked down at the nail in my hand and sorta freaked. She got back on track though and a minute later a nurse was walking by and the receptionist introduced her. The nurse asked what was up and she told her I had a nail in my hand. She paused for a second and said "Oh...well, I suppose we'll help you take it out." Loved it. Finally got to get back to see a doc and everyone wanted to give me something for the pain. I'm 26 years sober and I don't like anything like that going into my system these days and since it really didn't bother me I said no. The doctor was cool. He looked me over and related a story about a guy he treated with an arrow in his head. They sent me to xray. As the guy prepped me I asked him if I was his first nail in the hand case that day. He responded "Today? Yes, the first one TODAY" to be continued.
By beckysdad on Oct 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM
I'm glad the whipped cream FP brought back a happy memory for you and your sister. I'm guessing mom failed to appreciate beauty of her girls sharing a moment.That's tough to do in the moment...much like appreciating the humor in literally shooting one's a$$ off. I'll bet your buddy was able to laugh at his accident after some time passed. Did I tell you the story about driving a nail into my hand? Laughter got my brother and I through that little escapade. At least I was dressed. You picked a bad time to have that accident. It's good that you were able to get yourself put back together again somewhat before the cavalry arrived. I guess I didn't answer your question directly about the music for the videos. I don't actually play the music on those videos. I do try to pick a piece that fits the mood, though. How was your outing with Miss Millie? We did our standard walks today but were inside otherwise. I was sitting at the computer organizing and editing pictures and sorting through older videos. I took a break around five to wrestle with Becky for a bit. She was feeling pretty rambunctious so I let her attack my fist for a while. We also do a game where she does a play bow and then I try to grab one of her paws. She then tries to "bite" that hand. Of course I do feints with one hand to trick her and then go in with the other one. she's caught on to that and is often able to catch me anyway. It's amazing how fast she is in her reactions and yet she's very gentle with her mouth and never causes any pain. Have you been getting any sleep?
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