Note:<888> 05/31/07 Thursday 8:15 P.M.:  I ate the same meal as the last four nights.   I went out, and I took the four rear license plate light screws out, and I replaced them with four sheet metal aluminum screws that I oiled, so in the future, the bulbs should not be so hard to replace.  I chatted with a relative.   I will now go downtown for a walk.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/31/07 Thursday 6:15 P.M.:  I went out after the last message.   I went by Gateway Automotive Supply, and I bought the last three of the small license plate or parking light bulbs for $2.85.   I then drove around Grass Island, and I drove down by Steamboat Road.   They are tearing down the old Manero's restaurant.   I ran into a regular walker by the Royal Bank of Scotland, and I gave the walker a ride down to the end of Steamboat Road and back by Bruce Park where the regular walker had parked.   We chatted for a while.   I then went by the Chase Bank of Mason Street, and I told them about this ad Kyocera Color Laser Printer Press Center Details , but according to the internet, their product line is not commonly available in this country.   I did find this one available eBay: Kyocera FS-C5030N Network Color Laser Printer C5030N (item 270023643511 end time Jun-25-07 09:00:49 PDT) .  After the bank, I went to my usual Thursday 3 P.M. appointment.  I then returned home.   It took a while, but I was able to remove the two screws from each of the two rear license plate light fixtures and install new bulbs in them, so the rear license plate light now has two new bulbs in their fixtures.   I might try to replace the screws with less rusty ones, when I have time.  I left the Wagner light box with the two used and one new parking and license plate light bulbs in the glove box.   I took of the Putnam Buick rear license plate license frame, and I put it in the driver's side rear storage compartment, and I put on the Mercedes Benz of Greenwich license plate frame.   The friend of my mine that sold me the Buick wagon is a friend of the owner of Mercedes Benz of Greenwich.  I put $10 on my Mac Gray laundry card, and I now have $15.05 on it.  CIO 

Note:<888> 05/31/07 Thursday 1:05 P.M.:  New Loch Ness Monster video - CNN.com .  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower and clean up and go out.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/31/07 Thursday 12:45 P.M.:  I went through my email.  CIO 

Note:<888> 05/31/07 Thursday 12:30 P.M.:  I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.   I picked up some mail.   I figure I will pay off my www.newegg.com account of about $60 tomorrow, and I will be able to pay about $185 of the $552 of my Chase Visa credit card debt tomorrow along with all of my other usual first of the month bills.  CIO 

Note:<888> 05/31/07 Thursday 11:45 A.M.:  I woke up at 10:30 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffins with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.  I will now make my bed, and I will wash the breakfast dishes.   I have a 3 P.M. appointment this afternoon.  Greenwich Concours d' Elegance, Greenwich, Connecticut | Greenwich Time , maybe I should enter the Buick wagon.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/30/07 Wednesday 11:45 P.M.:  Maybe the Volvo people took it BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Mystery of vanishing golden tub .

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I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   If you think of how much of my time has been wasted over the years by hackers, I am not user friendly towards hackers.   I ate a piece of French crumb cake.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/30/07 Wednesday 11:20 P.M.:   Evaluate the Windows Server 2008 Public Beta today

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I went through my email.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/30/07 Wednesday 10:50 P.M.:  Chance to win a Volvo and $50,000 in gold http://thehunt.volvocars.net/ .   The treasure hunt is as complicated as driving a Volvo.   I never had that many problems before.   The treasure is probably in one of those god forsaken places, the Swedes always seem to go on vacation to.   I know the King of Sweden collects Chinese art, so more than likely the treasure is in Chinese waters, but that is a large area.   It has to be some place, where they have pirates, and the area to the west of China is known for the South Seas Chinese pirates.   However, the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End -- The Official Website takes place in the Caribbean, and since I have lived in the Caribbean, I know something about the area.   Knowing Greta Garbo use to vacation off the north east shore of Tobago, and knowing there is a Swedish scuba diving camp there, there is the possibility it might be located there.  However, as they use to say in Cayo Hueso, the Swedes tan so dark, they will have a hard time getting a drink in Georgia.   It sounds like a job for the Greta Garbo Home for Wayward Boys.   CIO    

Note:<888> 05/30/07 Wednesday 10:30 P.M.:   I chatted with two relatives.   On the little Kaser video and MP3 player, I technically besides playing MP3, I could record the television news, and put it on the player.   It might be compatible with the Vista Media player.  Since I frequently am out walking in the late afternoon and the early evenings, I do not have the time to watch much of the evening news.  California strawberries are supposedly coming into season, but with the higher price of shipping, they might be more expensive this year.  On my Vista Ultimate setup with Norton Internet Security 7.0 for Vista, I seem to still get hacked particularly, some unknown parties seem to reboot my computer.   With Norton Internet Security 7.0 firewall enabled, the Vista firewall is disabled.   However, once one boots up Vista with Norton Internet Security 7.0, one can enable the Vista Firewall, and chose the option to close off inbound traffic, and one might have better security against hackers with both firewalls.  Generally hackers start to show themselves this time of year, when they start to get out of school, before they go on summer vacation, where they have less internet access.  However, when one reboots, one will be give the option for either of the two firewalls, and then one enables the Norton Internet Security 7.0 firewall, and then the Vista firewall with the Inbound traffic blocked.   So far, it has worked.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/30/07 Wednesday 8:40 P.M.:  While I was showering after the last message, the order for the neighbor from American Workwear - workboots, workwear, rain gear, Carhartt for  Suspenders Accessories from American Workwear - Wick Dry socks, gloves, suspenders, etc. two pairs of 54 inch by 2 inch clip suspenders #7854GC in navy and hunter green for $12.99 each pair for $25.98 subtotal and shipping cost is $5 for either one pair or two pairs, so the total is $30.98 total arrived.   When I went out, and I gave the neighbor the order, and the neighbor paid me $31 for the order.  I now have on my Vista Credit Card $552.04 debt and another $59.58 debt on my New Egg account for $611.62 debt on my credit cards.   I will have to pay off at least half of that hopefully at the first of the month.   I seem to have been living a little high on the hog off the www.chase.com bank credit card, but I generally pay off my debts.  I went downtown after the last message, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I chatted with some Avenue regulars, one of them introduced me to his son from Alabama.   I stopped by the Greenwich Cigar store, and I bought a Bar-B-Que scratch card for a dollar, but I lost.   I chatted with an Avenue regular.   I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought from the clearance section a 6 ounce tube of Crest Whitening toothpaste for $1.74 and .10 tax for $1.84 total.   I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center after the walk.   I next went by the Greenwich Library, and I read Popular Science magazine and the Greenwich Time.   We have a new acting Police chief Ridberg named acting chief Walters leaves early, lands spot as security director in NYC - Greenwich Time .  I read in Popular Science magazine for June 2007, they have a new alternative to chemotherapy for cancer called Proton therapy.   Also an individual inventor has developed a mechanism to protect helicopters from Rocket Propelled Grenades, but it is still in development, and not deployed.   Another local Connecticut man from Norwich, Connecticut died recently in Iraq US military blames fatal helicopter crash on enemy fire - Greenwich Time .  I chatted with a library regular.   I then returned home, and I chatted with a couple of regulars.    I will now make and eat the same dinner as the last three nights.   CIO   

Note:<888> 05/30/07 Wednesday 2:25 P.M.:  I chatted with a relative.   I will now eat a piece of French crumb cake with a glass of iced tea.   I will then shower and clean up, and I will go out for a walk downtown.  CIO 

Note:<888> 05/30/07 Wednesday 2:05 P.M.:  MIT eggheads build 'human-robot relationships' | The Register

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I ordered from www.surpluscomputers.com  for $8.99 with free shipping Surplus Computers CES11495  - 2-Pack LED Keychain Flashlight Anodized Aluminum  $8.99 free shipping and the Surplus Computers CES11251  - Kaser Mambo 2 2GB MP4/MP3/WMA/WMV Audio Video Player LCD for $54.99 with free shipping and Surplus Computers ACC11075  - Logitech Premium Stereo Headset and Microphone 980185-1403 for $8.99 with free shipping and Surplus Computers CES11149  - 2GB USB + Kaser MP3 Player Adapter & Auto FM Transmitter for $44.95 with free shipping and Surplus Computers CES11121  - 2 Pack Ultra Bright 9 LED Compact Flashlight (titanium)  for $8.99 with free shipping, and as you see come with free shipping for $126.95 total.   Thus I should have a little LCD and MP3 player, but I do not know if it is rechargeable, but I have plenty of batteries, and I also will be able to play MP3 music in the Buick wagon FM music system.   It is a bit trying on the budget, but anyone whom knows me, knows I actually do like music quite a bit.     I went through my email.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/30/07 Wednesday 12:25 P.M.:   I was awake at 9:30 A.M., when the representative of the Greenwich Housing Authority called to see my relative would be leaving a car here, but I explained that the relative was leaving it elsewhere.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffins with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.  I went back to bed until about 11 A.M., when the CARBURETOR PRE-HEATER HOSE : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories and CARBURETOR PRE-HEATER HOSE : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories 18 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter for $3.99 arrived.  It was only about 10 inches long when not stretched, so it was a perfect fit.   I installed it on the Buick wagon, and since the old one was kinked, the newer one lets in a smoother air flow.   I put the old in the box of the new one, and I put it in the driver's side rear area storage compartment.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I picked up my mail.  I chatted with the building custodian.   I will now go through my email.   CIO      

Note:<888> 05/30/07 Wednesday 12:55 A.M.:  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/30/07 Wednesday 12:40 A.M.:  The friend that called me up wanted to know what NIMH: Bipolar Disorder is.  In my own case as an investigative reporter over the years, I have not come up with too many new clues, but in investigating certain cases and reading a lot about them, I have my own paranoias.   I read extensively about the Kennedy Assassination JFK / The Kennedy Assassination.   I looked into the John Wayne Gacy case John Wayne Gacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia in Chicago, Illinois, the Percy case Famous Unsolved Crimes Valerie Percy Case Part 2 , Lindbergh case NJ.com: The Lindbergh Trial , Bruce Pecheur murder, Martha Moxley - The Recently Solved Murder , Taft School professor Joe Logan murder in Key West, Florida, http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm question, Matthew Margolies - Greenwich's Other Unsolved Murder , Richard Speck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and basically over all that I read and saw looking at those areas, from what I finally learned from the www.fbi.gov statistics are that any given time in the United States of America, there are up to 200 serial killers lose in the country being by definition someone that has killed two or more people.   Since we live in a large population area, it is logical that some of them are living around us.  Whatever, the case I never dug up any new evidence, but I just mostly read the published reports on the events, and over time, knowing something about the United States of America and the Under World, I took up the internet and system analysis work and a bit of volcanology, since I am not a trained criminologist, but better at Mickey Mouse maintenance.   I guess it all came from watching too many police dramas on television, when I grew up.   Whatever, the case I have not been able to solve the most recent case that happened to me about 17 years ago, so I guess as I get older, I could call on my old friend Chan.   When I first came back to Greenwich 24 years ago, I use to joke I feel like Charlie Chan a Chinese detective.   Whatever the real case dealing with the newspaper reports, you do not always get the whole story.   I have even looked into reports of people living whom are supposedly dead.   Since at my age, I have limited funds, but a bit of experience, I tend to enjoy more of a private life anymore.   It is sort of like "Have Word Processor, Will Not Travel".  I think I did once get to interview Carlos the Jackal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , and he scared me after a while.  Fred once had me go to a party with the Puerto Rican terrorist group the FALN FALN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , and at home, they were not too unfriendly.   I recall their headquarters were just north of Union Square in a loft, near where Andy Warhol's loft was.  Needless to say, I have tried to see if there is any other terrorist activity in this area, but I am a bit too well known after all of these years.  I also looked into the disappearance of the Morgan Stanley vice president from Canada up in Nantucket.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/29/07 Tuesday 11:15 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative and a friend.   I could order these for $79.99 with free shipping SG797 Fog & Driving Lights - StreetGlow: The Leader in Auto-Neon and Performance Lighting , but I am not sure how well they would mount into the front of the Buick.   Since the front bumper is low, I suppose the best way to mount them would be to try to mount them off the front grill above the front bumper.  However, since I do not drive that much, they are not really necessary.   However on a foggy night or morning, they would be handy.   However, they are a luxury, I can not afford.  They are $20 more at www.jcwhitney.com , and the free shipping runs out there today.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/29/07 Tuesday 10:10 P.M.:  RBS Makes $95.5B Offer For ABN Amro - Forbes.com .

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I went through my email.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/29/07 Tuesday 8:55 P.M.:   I filled out the survey from Scarborough Research: In-depth insights on the shopping, media & lifestyle of the American consumer. .   I mailed it in the mail room downstairs.   I was also sent another television log to keep track of my television viewing habits which are not very much.   I generally watch television on the run in the kitchen and living room, when I am preparing a meal and eating it.   Occasionally I watch late night movies on the Turner movie channel.   I was sent $7 cash in the large survey envelope for filling out the survey.   One had to look hard in the survey envelope, since the glue that held the five dollar bill and two single dollar bills to the cover letter tended to cause the cover letter to stick to the inside of the envelope with the money.   If this happened to other survey recipients, more than likely a lot of money will end up in the paper recycle bin.  I chatted with some neighbors outside.  Somebody wrecked a neighbor's garden in the family units, and I have a feeling it might be early morning deer or fawns.   I made and ate the same dinner as the last two nights.  CIO  

Note:<888> 05/29/07 Tuesday 5:40 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by the Greenwich Library, and I read two copies of P.C. Magazine and a copy of P.C. World magazine.  One patron posted this web log Greenwich Gossip: Lest We Forget... and Greenwich Gossip .   I showed another senior how to get a waiver for emissions.   Frequently seniors are low income individuals.   I showed the other senior my Buick wagon.   I then went downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.    I chatted with two other seniors.  I then returned home via the Arnold Bread outlet, and I bought a 14 ounce Entenmann's All Butter French Crumb cake for $2.25.   I then returned home.   I watched part of a Bob Hope movie on the Turner movie channel.   I received a telephone call about a follow up survey I am suppose to fill out.  I will get to it shortly.  The primary Vista computer seems to be running just fine.  One of the seniors that I chatted with suggested that I check my Buick's ignition timing, but the mechanics manual says not to reset it until after emissions code problems are resolved.  I might have an old timing light around somewhere.  CIO  

Note:<888> 05/29/07 Tuesday 11:45 A.M.:  I shut down the computer at midnight.   I woke up at 7:30 A.M. this morning.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   The computer was running buggy last night, so I restored the old CMOS settings.   I restored the backup from the Bytecc external hard drive from May 20, 2007.   I restored any other changed files.  It seems to be running fine again.   I then did a Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I will go out shortly.   CIO    

Note:<888> 05/28/07 Monday 11:40 P.M.:   Skype - Free Software Downloads and Software Reviews - Download.com .   Wealthy Enclave Offers Windfall for Candidates - New York Times .   I think the reason all of the Hedge Funds are in Greenwich, Connecticut is that it is close to Wall Street, but from what I know the courts in Connecticut are backed up for 10 years, so if anything goes wrong with the hedge funds, it will take many years to sort it all out.   Nobody ever contacts me, because they seem to think that I am affiliated with some sort of government agency, and the reality is that I am retired with an education in Economics and a diverse back ground.   I never paid much attention to Wall Street since I find it all too boring.   I went through my email.   Of course wealthy people manifest their wealth in strange ways, so more than likely we attract a number of tourists into the town besides the regular work force.   Of course some people just stop by for a pit stop and a cup of coffee, since we are a convenient exit off the turnpike.   Since I have watched Starbucks, since the beginning of their construction on Greenwich Avenue many years ago, I would say I have seen quite a few people come through that location, and the best comment I was ever told was by someone that looked like the King of Sweden Kungahuset who told me if I ever go to Sweden, I am going to end up sitting inside a coffee shop, but I don't think you can smoke inside a coffee shop in Sweden.   I don't think the Swedes notice me anymore, since I am not driving the Volvo anymore.   Since I don't know Swedish it does not really matter anyway.   Whatever, the Swedes do when they leave here in the warmer months is opened to question, but during the colder months I do seem to see a lot of them.   I was told they started moving here in the 1970s to avoid the 90% taxation rate in Sweden.   I use to know four people that owned the small Swedish Volvo 2 seater sports station wagon Volvo 1800 ES Wagon Image:Volvo P1800ES.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  or Volvo Adventures, Spec 1800ES in Manhattan back in 1973 for a few years, so more than likely if they still made something like that, it would be more economical.  I watched part of the movie Stalag 17, which is just about the way I feel in a more upscale way.   Since the Memorial Day holiday is over, I rearranged the flags, so the Swedish flag is on the left hallway bookcase, then on the right hallway bookcase is the Scottish Cross of St. Andrews, then on the left living room closet, there it the Dutch Tricolor.   The computer occasionally crashes and gives the blue shut down screen once or twice a day.   I think it is caused by some cleaver Trojan program like a key stroke logger that somebody controls and put on my computer to cause problems.   Basically, the local www.fbi.gov would know whom it is, so more than likely the are monitoring the individual's behavior.   Why anyone would waste their time bothering me is beyond me, but it shows how ignorant some people can be.   CIO    

Note:<888> 05/28/07 Monday 8:30 P.M.:  To restock some of my computer supplies that I need for a regular maintenance, I ordered from www.jab-tech.com , YATE LOON 120mm Case Fan - D12SL-124B - UV Blue Frame with 4 Blue leds for $5.95,   8 Coolermaster Case Fan SAF-B83 for $3.99 each, and 10 OKGEAR 18" Dual IDE Rounded Cable - UV GREEN for $3.49 each for $72.77 subtotal and $9.99 FedEx ground shipping of $9.99 for $82.76 total.   Earlier, I returned my apartment to the lower energy usage, I have been using recently.   I will now eat the same dinner as last night.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/28/07 Monday 6:20 P.M.:  I tried doing a low level format of the Vista computer, since it was running buggy, and the system froze during the low level format, which means I had a bad IDE cable.   I replaced the bad IDE cable, and I did a quick low level format, and I restored the backup, and a few changed files, and it is back up running fine again.   I chatted with a relative.   I watched President Bush present the Medal of Honor to the Tuskegee Airmen Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. .  I have three spare round IDE double cables left and two short spare IDE single and quite a few spare ribbon IDE cables, if I needed to use on in an emergency.  CIO 

Note:<888> 05/28/07 Monday 4:20 P.M.:  The CMOS setting change on the primary Vista computer was that I changed the memory setting from 400 MHz to 333 MHz, since the processor is 333 MHz.   I woke up at 7 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.  I went back to bed until noon.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I checked the vacuum on the EGR valve on the Buick, and it seems to work just fine.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought for buy one get one free two CVS 3.5 ounce Clorox drop-in toilet tank tablets for $2.29 both and a 12 pack of Scott Max toilet tissue for $4.99 plus .44 tax for $7.72 total.  After my walk, I chatted with a regular dog walker.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a 32 ounce bag of baby carrots for $2.99 and a head of broccoli for $2.36 for $5.35 total.  I then returned home.   www.starbucks.com is advertising something new that old Paul McCartney is now doing.  I put one of the CVS toilet tank tablets in the toilet tank.   I first used the toilet brush to clean out any algae build up in the toilet tank.   CIO   

Note:<888> 05/27/07 Sunday 11:40 P.M.:  I did some minor system tweaks in the CMOS.  I ate two pieces of apple pie.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/27/07 Sunday 7:50 P.M.:  I chatted with a relative twice.   I left a friend a message.  I chatted with another friend.  Best deal, I can find on the internet for a car like mine, but with half the miles instead of my 114,000 miles http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp;?tracktype=usedcc&searchType=21&pageNumber=0&numResultsPerPage=50&largeNumResultsPerPage=0&sortorder=ascending&sortfield=MILES+ascending%2CPRICE+descending&certifiedOnly=false&criteria=K-%7CE-%7CM-_7_%7CB-15000%7CD-_61_%7CN-N%7CR-10000%7CI-1%7CP-MILES+ascending%2CPRICE+descending%7CQ-ascending%7CZ-06830&aff=national&paId=229855004&recnum=17&leadExists=true , if you don't mind the grey color.   It would be a good summer car in Nantucket for the grey lady at $4,991, but you would have to get it back home, which might be pricey from Minnesota.   There are regular flights daily on Northwest airlines from Westchester County airport to Rochester, Minnesota where the Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic medical information and tools for healthy living - MayoClinic.com is , so technically one could check into the Mayo Clinic for treatment and then pick up the car in Minnesota, and if one survived the trip back and expense, one would have a cheaper farm car to use in this area.  Of course Minnesota is a big state, but it says here Google Maps search from Burnsville, Minnesota to Rochester, Minnesota, they are only 76 miles apart.  However, from Burnsville, Minnesota to Greenwich, Connecticut it is 1,232 miles which if the grey Buick wagon got 26 miles per gallon highway like it is suppose to, it would be about 50 gallons of gasoline times $3.70 a gallon for premium unleaded gasoline would be about $185 in gasoline and you could probably expect some tolls, and you might want to eat, so it would cost you at least $300 to get it back here, if one felt so motivated and capable of such a dangerous journey into the wilds of the middle of America.   Your probably would see a few cows along the way and a few trucks and whatever else is out in the middle of the country.  However, on www.nwa.com , the flight from Westchester County Airport to Rochester, New York would be at least $730, and one would have to get to the dealer, so even if one did not go to the Mayo Clinic, it would probably cost one at least a thousand bucks to get it back here.  It is only a hundred dollars cheaper to fly from Newark, and one would have to get to Newark, but from what I can tell, you might want to stay in an inexpensive motel along the way, which might be another $100, and adding meals, if you did not have car trouble, it would be at least $1200, and if you used an extra 10 or 20 gallons, it would be another $50 to $100 dollars, so now you are up to $1300.   You would also have to pay for a temporary transit plate whic probably would be another $100.  So if the car made it without any problems, you probably would have bought a car after taxes, registration, title and transport for around $7000 for a $5000 car, but if you wanted a low milage version of that car, it is still the best deal, I see at www.cars.com .  A lot of people have cheaper cars in this area, because they have homes elsewhere, and they only use the cars here, when they or their guests are here.    I will now go through my email.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/27/07 Sunday 4:55 P.M.:  I opened up the package of six boneless chicken breasts, and I put four of them in a large flat Rubbermaid container.   I then rinsed off the other two in cold water, and I dried them with a paper towel.   I then put a thin coat of olive oil in a Pyrex pie dish, and on a separate plate, I rubbed the bottom side of the boneless chicken breasts with olive oil, and then I spread a thick coating of seasoned bread crumbs on it, and then I did the same with the top side and the other boneless chicken breasts.   I then put them in the Pyrex pie dish, and I baked them in the Farberware convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes.  I also made up a batch of http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/mlsrice.htm to which I also added one teaspoons of Kikkoman soy sauce and Old Bay Seasoning and chicken bullion seasoning.  I ate half, and I put the other half in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.  I also steamed in a three quart Revere pot with steamer tray and lid about 2 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns and a ear of corn on the cob for 15 minutes on medium high electric burner heat, and I put some olive oil on the vegetables,  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  On my older 1992 Buick Roadmaster Station wagon, it uses older OBD 1 computer codes, and my Haynes mechanics manual for it has the codes listed, so I ordered COMPUTER CODE READER : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories for 1982 to 1993 GM and Saturn Models #ZX503795A for $25.99 shown my the manufacturer here Actron GM Code Scanner CP9001, and Highland ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories for the front seat in tan for $39.99 and to clean out the Catalytic Converter Solder-It Catalytic Converter Cleaner & Deodorizer : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories for $10.49 and with promo code good through May 31, 2007 "SAVENOW" , I got free $15.99 shipping for $76.47 total.    The code reader might tell me if anything is wrong with the Buick without having to pay for an expensive investigation at the local Exxon dealership.   The mats will preserve the existing red carpet mats in the winter and damp weather, and the Catalytic Converter Cleaner my help improve what might be causing the high fuel consumption in the Buick.   Remember in the old days, they use to advertise, "Really Wouldn't You Really Rather Have a Buick?"   I have a picture of myself with a 1954 Buick Roadmaster down at the old family house in Pensacola, Florida, but maybe it is on the home movie videotape.  I have noticed in my current look with my most recent hair cut, I look a bit like a bit like Mark Furman, whom I believe currently lives in Coure De Laine, Idaho where Bing Crosby was from before he went into the orange juice business.   Chumway Poole at Lake Forest College www.lfc.edu moved from Lake Forest to there along with his vintage low mileage 1954 Silver Mercedes Gull Wing Roadster, so I was not the only Mercedes owner in Lake Forest, Illinois, since the Knauz Mercedes dealership there was well established.  Since Lake Forest, Illinois was near the Wisconsin border, and since as everyone knows Wisconsin has German Americans, more than likely there were one or two Germans in the area, when I went to college there.   I will now go through my email.   CIO       

Note:<888> 05/27/07 Sunday 11:35 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went out, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   I stopped by Zen stationary, and I bought a Wild Doubler scratch card for a dollar, but I lost.   I then went by the Greenwich Cigar store, and I bought a Barbeque scratch card for a dollar, and I won a dollar.   I then bought another Barbeque scratch card for a dollar, and I won $5 for a net $4 profit.   I chatted with a regular downtown regular.   I stopped by CVS during my walk, and I bought a tube of Crest Whitening Plus with Scope fluoride anticavity toothpaste for $2.99 and .18 tax for $3.17 total.  I noticed an older couple going to St. Mary's roman catholic church in one of those $350,000 Mercedes Benz Maybach Maybach Manufaktur - Maybach 57 - Maybach 57 S - Maybach 62 .   I noticed that there was organ music still coming out the unfinished new Presbyterian Church.   There were not too many people downtown, but a few dog walkers.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a 59 ounce container of Simply Orange orange juice with calcium for $3, White Gem boneless breasts of chickens six to a pack for $1.69 a pound $5.63, organic bananas at .99 a pound for $2.28, four ears of sweet corn .50 each for $2 for $11.58 total.   I then returned to home, and I chatted with a couple of neighbors.    CIO 

Note:<888> 05/27/07 Sunday 6:40 A.M.:  Before going to bed, I did a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive on the Vista computer.  I woke up at 5 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.  I will shortly make my bed and wash the breakfast dishes.   I will then shower and clean up, and I will go out for a walk before it rains later on this morning.   CIO    

End of Scott's Notes week of 05/26/07:

Note:<888> 05/26/07 Saturday 9:15 P.M.:  I ate a piece of apple pie.   If you are wondering what famous photographer took the picture of me by the Buick out at Tod's Point, his name is Michael Tripod, if you get my drift.  I guess the bathroom at that location was messed up by the storm a little bit over a month ago, because now they have two porto-o-potties there.   The air conditioner seemed to be working fine in the Buick on the high setting, but of course, one uses more gasoline when using the air conditioner.  I probably will be hosting a relative's car from June 1, 2007 until June 16, 2007, when I will drive it up to Kennebunkport, Maine, where I will vacation and help a relative open up a house for a week or two.    I will then take the Amtrak back down to this area.   So the Buick will not be going out of the area.  I ate half of a 8.5 ounce box of Triscuts.  ~ Welcome to China Food Industries ~ .   I chatted with a friend, who told me there is a 24 hour car wash in Bridgeport, Connecticut which is normally $14 for the works, but if you go in the off hours, you can get you car serviced for half price, if you have the time to drive around Bridgeport, when it is less busy.   Of course it would cost you more than the $7 savings to get there in gasoline.  I will now send out my weekly notes.    I will then go to bed.   CIO      

Note:<888> 05/26/07 Saturday 6:50 P.M.:  I made and ate http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/pbf.htm .   I used a 16 ounce can of B&M baked beans and two Nathan all beef franks along with the other usual ingredients.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I chatted with a friend.   The Buick when I filled up the tank has 114,185.4 miles on it at the Exxon gasoline station.   While there I also check the air in the tires for 35 PSI rear and 30 PSI front and 60 PSI in the spare.   I chatted with the service manager, and I told him what I had done recently.   I just now went out, and I put on some WD40 and motor oil on the throttle linkage and a few other minors parts underneath the hood that should be lubricated such as the hood hinges and the headlight adjustment screws.   I then put about a half cup of CVS wool wash in a half bucket of warm water, and I washed all the Buick car seats, the door side panels, and the door jams, so the car is even a bit cleaner.   CIO     

Note:<888> 05/26/07 Saturday 2:05 P.M.:   I woke up at 5 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I showered, and I cleaned up, and I went out.   I went by the ATM machine at the Chase Bank on Mason Street.  I went by the The Hair Cut Place in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and I got by hair cut for $22 and $5 tip for $27 total.    I then went out to Tod's Point, and I parked at the southwest parking area.   I brought along my small Polaroid digital camera, and I walked from west to east and around Tod's Point and back along the road way.   It took a while, because I took 581 pictures along the way.   I posted them at http://mikelouisscott.com/tp-052607/ .   I then drove back to downtown Greenwich, and I stopped by the Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon gasoline station, and I bought $53 of self service premium unleaded gasoline at $3.699 a gallon or 14.327 gallons for 103.1 miles driving since May 16, 2007 when I put the fuel injection cleaner additives in the Buick for 7.19620 miles per gallon driving in my most recent routines.   Since I have a 22 gallon gasoline tank that means I can only drive at the most 150 miles on a full tank of gasoline which is not very far.  Thus it recently cost me $.51406 a mile to drive in my normal routine.   I did make the trip to the Splash car wash in Darien, Connecticut to clean the car engine, and I also went to Tod's Point.   I also idled the car a bit in installing the air conditioning refrigerant.   Although the additives may have improved the cars performance and the emissions, they do not seem to have improved the miles per gallon the Buick gets.   I then returned home, and I chatted with a relative.   CIO       

Note:<888> 05/25/07 Friday 10:45 P.M.:  After dinner, I went outside, and I cleaned the exterior and the interior windows of the Buick with glass cleaner and a paper towel.   I also cleaned the door jams and the surrounding inside areas of the doors.   Some oil from the air conditioning refrigerant had sprayed on the passenger side front fender and front bumper, when I removed the refrigerant charging unit, so I also cleaned it off.   I also dusted off the dash board and the some of the other surfaces.   I checked the lights, and the passenger side rear license plate light was out.   It took a while, since one of the Phillips screws had a sheared head cross, but I was able to remove it with a vice grip.   I had a spare used bulb with it, which is the same as the front parking bulbs, so I installed it.   Now both lights work on the rear license plate frame.   I chatted with some neighbors briefly.   One neighbor had left his car window opened from the heat of the day, so I woke him up to close up his car window.   I went through my email earlier.   BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | US fears grow over China military .   Earth Wind and Fire Tour Dates, Schedule and Tickets concert tour schedule.   The fellow in the bank thought that was important, but I do not know much about them.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed directly.   CIO      

Note:<888> 05/25/07 Friday 6:20 P.M.:   I went outside, and I used the Black and Decker Dust Buster to vacuum at the car.   I took up a labor grievance with some neighbors, and I think they finally understood.  I checked underneath the hood of the Buick now that it is clean to see if anything was amiss.  All I could find out of order was that a wiring harness clamp strap was disconnected, so I reconnected it.   Now that the engine compartment is clean, it is easier to examine it.   The vacuum hoses all look secure.   In the old days in Manhattan in http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm 's apartment building on East 54th street just east of First Avenue, there was the garage where the race from there to Malibu, California first started.   It was later moved to the parking lot of the Lock Stock and Barrel restaurant in Darien, Connecticut at the Darien shopping center plaza in downtown.   The race was made famous my the various movies called the Gum Ball race, and Gum Ball was the secret code word to start the race.   Base on what I knew about that group the real code word was probably "Jelly Bean".   When I worked at the Boodles restaurant here in Greenwich, one of the owners back in 1973 was a participant in that race, so more than likely other people in the area were involved in the race.   I don't know if the race still exists anymore of not.  Obviously with all of the automobile dealerships in the area, there is obviously a certain group involved in racing or automobile rallies in this area, if they can afford the gasoline.  I overheard a customer in the bank today say there is an "Earth Wind and Fire" concert this weekend somewhere.   Well, if you want to take off cruising somewhere this weekend, here is an offer you can't refuse if you happen to be down in Florida Hertz: Economy car rentals/day - dealnews.com $5 a day to Florida to certain other destinations to return cars left in Florida .   I will now make and eat the same burger and sauteed onions with cheese and steamed vegetables with rice meal that I have been eating recently.   CIO    

Note:<888> 05/25/07 Friday 4:10 P.M.:   I have used 85 miles since I filled up the tank, and the gasoline tank gauge shows it is down a quarter of a tank.   I figured with the fuel injection cleaner in the gasoline it was helpful to drive it a bit on the highway, and the car ran just fine.   I will probably drive it another 75 miles before I fill up the fuel tank again, which will be expensive.    Then I will know what sort of gasoline mileage I am getting.  For local driving when the car was new, it was suppose get 16 miles per gallon local and 26 miles per gallon the highway.   Last time I got 12 miles per gallon local before I put the fuel injection cleaner in and the new PCV valve.   However, local driving is generally regarded as driving about 30 miles an hour with intermittent stop and go.   In my routine, I average 13 miles per hour in town with a lot more stop and go traffic in downtown Greenwich.    Thus I do not think I can expect much better fuel usage improvement in my routine at least in the daytime in traffic.   I drove up to 75 miles an hour going up to Darien, and the car handled just fine.   However, it is a very heavy car at 4400 pounds, and its shock absorbers are bit soft, so one would have to drive cautiously on the back country roads of Greenwich at a safe speed for the car's conditions.    The 5.7 liter V8 16 valve engine in the 1992 Buick Roadmaster station wagon is the same engine as was in the Corvette at the time, so it is a very peppy engine, if you can afford the gasoline.  However, at 114,000 miles on the car, I do not want to press my luck and tax its systems in terms of my normal driving routine which is 3,000 miles on average per year.    I think by removing all of the grease and gunk from the car engine, it should be safer, and have less of a fire hazard since grease can burn, and also with the grease and gunk removed, it should run cooler.  CIO  

Note:<888> 05/25/07 Friday 3:40 P.M.:    I woke up at 3 P.M. this morning.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.   I went back to bed until 6 P.M..   I went out without cleaning up, and I drove up to Exit 11 in Darien, Connecticut, and I drove east through Darien, Connecticut to the Splash car wash on the east side of town on U.S. 1 in Darien.   I tried to use their outside spray car wash, but their change machine would not take a  $20 bill to give me the brass car wash tokens.   I put in four one dollar brass coins in the car wash machine to try to start it and one quarter, but the machine ate the coins.   I drove next door the Friendly's restaurant just opening at 7 A.M., and they gave me change for the $20 bill.   I bought 8 brass car wash tokens for a dollar each from the token machine.   The outside spray wash takes four dollar car wash tokens to start the machine for 5 minutes.   I put in seven of the coins, and I washed my car engine with the power soap spray, but I was careful not to spray the alternator and the distributor cap.  I also did not spray the sound dampening material on the under side of the hood.  Once the engine was cleaned I rinsed it off with the rinse cycle.   I then washed the car with the soap cycle, and then I rinsed it off with the spray cycle.   I forgot about the eight car wash token, so I did not have enough time for the wax rinse.  However, the engine is perfectly clean.   Thus with  the lost $4.25 and $8 car wash coins, it cost $12.25, and I have one brass car wash coin left over.   The car started right up after having its engine washed.  On some cars one has to be careful about washing one's engine, because one can damage the computer module.   I am not sure whether the 1992 Buick Roadmaster Wagon has a computer module underneath the hood or not.   I then drove back through Darien, and I got on I-95 West at Exit 11 by the BMW garage.    I drove back to Greenwich, and I got off at Exit 5, and then I drove west on West Putnam Avenue to Greenwich Avenue.   I parked on Greenwich Avenue, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I stopped by the Greenwich Cigar store, and I bought for a dollar a Dublin Dollars scratch card, but I lost.   After my walk, I drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with one of the regular fishermen.   Somebody had caught a blue fish and thrown it away, and it was dead on the rocks underneath the pier.  I then went by the Arnold bread outlet, and I bought a 12 pack of English muffins for $2.05 and a 26 ounce Entenmann's home-style apple pie for $2.25 for $4.30 total.  I then returned home.   I put another can of R-134A refrigerant in the Buick air conditioning system, and it seems colder, and it seems to running better.   It now has 45 PSI in its system charge, which is the maximum recommended by the refrigerant manufacturer.   However in the Buick manual, it says to add refrigerant until the air coming out is 45 degrees Fahrenheit, but I do not want to risk over charging the system at this point.   Still it seems to work quite wall when on maximum.  I now have three cans that I have put in the system, and one can left over.   I then ate a piece of apple pie.    They are installing the air conditioners in the ground floor apartments today.   I chatted with a relative.   I did my house cleaning and watering the plants.   I also put white vinegar in the scent bowl.   I threw out the old periodical literature and the garbage.   I picked up my mail.   I drove over to the West Putnam Avenue Chase bank, and I got four one dollar coins, so I now have 10 spare one dollar coins, and eight quarters, and one car wash token in the spare change compartment in the Buick in between the seats in the arm rest.  I chatted with a relative.   I am making up a batch of Formula Two http://mikelouisscott.com/icetea.htm .    CIO    

Note:<888> 05/24/07 Thursday 7:20 P.M.:   http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/current/klch/index.html .  I chatted with a relative.   I went through my email.  BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Tracks suggest dinos could swim .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I ate some almonds earlier.   CIO     

Note:<888> 05/24/07 Thursday 6:10 P.M.:   I got twice as much email as normal, so people must be sending out their Thursday and Friday email, and taking Friday off before the Memorial Day weekend.  The order for Starbucks coffee, coffee beans, Kona coffee, tea, Jamaica Blue Mountain and more New York Coffee 4 1Lb Bags Introductory Offer w/ Thermal Mug for $16.95 , so I placed an order for 2 orders for whole coffee beans or eight pounds and two coffee mugs for $33.90 subtotal, and $5.95 UPS shipping less coupon code of "CFL" CoffeeForLess Online Coupons, CoffeeForLess.com Coupon Codes, Discounts, Promotional Codes, Free Shipping and Clearances for 5% off or $1.70 off for $38.16 total arrived.   The coffee smells quite good.   I will not mix the different blends together.   I will use one bag at a time.  I have to use up my last quart of Eight O'Clock coffee beans.    The web site for the promotion is :: NEW YORK COFFEE :: .   With the higher price of coffee, and the free travel mugs, it is an excellent value.   Besides almond on sale at the Greenwich, Connecticut Greenwich Avenue CVS for $3.34 for a pound, they also have www.coke.com products on sale of four 12 packs of 12 ounce cans for $10.   I will now go through my email.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/24/07 Thursday 5:00 P.M.:  I went out after the last message.   I went to my usual 3 P.M. Thursday appointment, and  returned home after the appointment.   I am just staying cool sitting around the air conditioner.   It is about 74 degrees Fahrenheit in the apartment.   You could order these for an upgrade:

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail for $91

FRYS.com | AMD Energy Efficient AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4400+ (65W) - ADO4400IAA5DD - Tray CPU - Socket AM2  for $70

two of these Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail  for $490

Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGR76256GTOCE GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail for $146

One of these Newegg.com - Buy Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! depending on your case configuration for about $40

and use the rest of your old case and components, and for about $837, you would have a pretty fast computer, but you would also want to use the 64 bit version of Vista, which I think you could use, if you had paid for the 32 bit version possibly.

Still, you might not want to use you old components and you could save $245 with half the memory for $592.

Of course I do not need such a fast system, and if investing that type of money, you might want a more expensive motherboard, who knows.

CIO   

Note:<888> 05/24/07 Thursday 1:30 P.M.:   I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.  I used some of my old nylon license plate bolts to put the license plates back on a neighbor's car who is getting rid of it soon, since as a Chrysler product, its motor has a crack in it after 72,000 miles, but it is an older vehicle, so it is not under warranty.  I picked up my mail.   I microwaved a Stouffer's chicken parmesan 12 ounce meal, which I put some grated parmesan cheese on, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I chatted with a friend that just got back from a Princess Cruise of Europe.    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower and clean up, and I will go out to my 3 P.M. appointment.   CIO     

Note:<888> 05/24/07 Thursday 11:05 A.M.:   Instead of going for a walk, I went out after the last message, and I chatted with some neighbors, and I went by Gateway Auto Supply, and I bought a Standard #V188 PCV valve for $4.80.   I then returned home, and I was able to quickly install it.  The old one that I removed seemed to be just a plastic bypass hose and not a valve assembly.   The Buick seems to be running even more smoothly.  I chatted with a neighbor and the building custodian.   I put together a page on my current expenses on the 1992 Buick Roadmaster station wagon less gasoline and car wash Michael Scott 1992 Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon or http://geocities.com/mikelscott/mlsbuick1992.htm .  I will put the old PCV valve of bypass assembly in the Standard box in the driver's side rear compartment in the rear of the Buick wagon.   I chatted with a relative.   I answered a computer magazine telephone call for a free subscription to www.eweek.com .   CIO     

Note:<888> 05/24/07 Thursday 6:45 A.M.:   I slept some more after the last message.  BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Genes shed light on fish fingers .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower and clean up, and I will go out for some early morning activity.  I also have to make my bed, and I have to wash the breakfast dishes.   CIO    

Note:<888> 05/24/07 Thursday 4:10 A.M.:   I was awake at 3 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.  Study: Killer hurricanes thrived in cooler seas - CNN.com .   Another tedious job BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Keeping an eye on the road .  CIO     

Note:<888> 05/23/07 Wednesday 9:30 P.M.:   I chatted with my relative.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/23/07 Wednesday 8:40 P.M.:  I ate the last piece of French crumb cake with some iced tea.   I called up about the Buick Roadmaster station wagon in Minnesota at 1-888-364-2620, and I told them about the previous owner of my Buick wagon that might be interested in it.   I also called the friend, and told him about it, so he would be interested in it.   I chatted with a relative.   I tried the apartment air conditioner this afternoon with the two tower fans, and it all cools off just fine.  I think one can have cars shipped by train from the Midwest, but alas I have to pretend, I do not know anybody that knows anything about trains.   I also left a message with one of the Vermont Green Mountain Boys up in New London, Connecticut, who does not like chatting with me because I run up his cell phone bill.   He is working so hard these days, he does not have much time to chat, but he is good at doing maintenance when he is not watching cartoons.   Sometimes there is spare room on auto trains, since most of the cars manufactured in the Midwest are shipped back east by train, if you ever noticed all of the new cars stacked up in the New Jersey rail yards.   Basically, I am not user friendly to newer cars as an older person, since it can be somewhat confusing to learn how to use all of the new gadgets on newer cars, plus they are more expensive.   I am waiting before going to bed to make a telephone call to a relative.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/23/07 Wednesday 5:55 P.M.:   I scanned the 1992 Buick Roadmaster maintenance manual, and I looked at the tune up section.   It showed where the PCV Valve is located on the left valve cover.   I went outside, and I checked the car, and the air conditioner in the car at 72 degrees Fahrenheit outside seems to be working just fine.   The outside temperature gauge is working with the right temperature.   I checked underneath the hood, and the PCV valve is totally covered with lots of oil and grease, and it does not look it has been replaced in 5 to 10 years.   I can get one at Gateway Auto Supply in the morning for about $5.   I called them, and they have it.   I checked the fan belt on the car, and there are no cracks.   The primary cooling hose looks like it was replaced recently.   From what I can tell the vacuum hoses are in good shape, but I might inspect them more thoroughly later.   The manual said the rear spark plugs have to be removed from underneath the car, but the car was tuned up about 1200 miles ago, so they do not need to be replaced.   The spark plug wires look like they might be older, but for now they will do.   A new set of spark plug wires would cost about $50, but I don't think they need them at this point.  I don't want to put any big money into minor tune-up adjustments, since possibly some time in the future I might get the tune up, where they will not only put in the right parts, but they will be able to diagnose the car on the shop computer and read any error codes to tell what else might need to be done.   However, for my current limited driving purposes, it is just fine.   I call the car the Queen Mary, but you have to remember, the high fuel economy car people around here, probably think it is the albatross of the American Road.   Even in college I drove big out of date cars such at the 1951 Mercedes 300B and the 1961 Mercedes 300C and the 1963 Mercedes 220S with a sun roof and the 1961 Mercedes 220 SE convertible.   On that 220 SE, I did not own it too long, because I paid $750 in 1971 to Lober Mercedes in Chicago, Illinois for a valve job, and all it needed was a $15 fuel filter, so I sold it after buying it for $850 and $750 valve to job to some Hollywood guy for $1450 that was going to restore it properly.   With my cash proceeds from the sale, I won the Senior Class Auction in 1971 at www.lfc.edu when I bought a St. Bernard puppy for $250, and I never told my parents what I paid for the pooch.   Well anyway Mercedes around here are too expensive to try to improve, so on my limited income budget, I can afford a $5 PCV valve for the Buick, and it just plugs into the valve cover gasket and slides on to the hose.  I probably should buy a little bit of hand cleaner too, since it is covered with grease.   The 1961 Mercedes 2 door four seater convertible was like the one used in the movie North by Northwest, but it was silver not white.  I once drove down Lake Shore drive with my fraternity brothers to the Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois The Art Institute of Chicago when we were in one of our Gatsby moods on a spring day, and we all had a good time cruising Lake Shore Drive round trip from Lake Forest to Chicago, which is really quite an upscale neighborhood, if you have ever seen it, but it is a lot colder out there.  CIO  

Note:<888> 05/23/07 Wednesday 4:00 P.M.:  Best deal, I can find on the internet for a car like mine, but with half the miles instead of my 114,000 miles http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp;?tracktype=usedcc&searchType=21&pageNumber=0&numResultsPerPage=50&largeNumResultsPerPage=0&sortorder=ascending&sortfield=MILES+ascending%2CPRICE+descending&certifiedOnly=false&criteria=K-%7CE-%7CM-_7_%7CB-15000%7CD-_61_%7CN-N%7CR-10000%7CI-1%7CP-MILES+ascending%2CPRICE+descending%7CQ-ascending%7CZ-06830&aff=national&paId=229855004&recnum=17&leadExists=true , if you don't mind the grey color.   It would be a good summer car in Nantucket for the grey lady at $4,991, but you would have to get it back home, which might be pricey from Minnesota.  No recalls on my car Automobile Recalls - Official US Government Database for 1992 Buick Roadmaster.  CIO 

Note:<888> 05/23/07 Wednesday 3:25 P.M.:  On my 1992 Buick Roadmaster station wagon, if you look at CT Emissions Program - When Do I Get Tested - Find Test Date and enter its Vehicle Identification Number or VIN which is "1G4BR8371NW409761", you will see that my emissions test was waived, because I am low income, and its next test date is June 6, 2008, at which time I can get a two year waiver, if I am still low income.   The previous owner was a year behind in testing, so I only got a one year waiver.   The car runs very well, and it is clean burning as far as I can tell, it is just it drives a lot in stop and go local traffic averaging 10 to 15 miles per hour, so its emissions system never gets cleaned out in higher speed driving which is necessary to pass emissions, and the emissions people when after I drive it at high speed take too much time before they test it.   Probably if one were able to drive it faster and take it right into emissions, it more than likely would pass.   I was told there is another emissions test facility in Old Greenwich that does not have as long of a wait.   Also I noticed just north of the Connecticut DMV on the Wilton Norwalk border on Route 7, the Mobil gasoline station just north of there a mile on the east side of Route 7 has an emissions testing facility that did not look too busy, so technically one could drive at higher speed up there, and hopefully be tested right away to pass emissions.   However, since I am low income, I do not have that problem.  Also since I only drive about 3,000 miles a year, I do not leave too big of an environmental foot print.   The VIN number is not a big secret, since anyone can see it in the windshield.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/23/07 Wednesday 2:10 P.M.:   After my dinner, I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor.    I then picked up my mail.   I got a half dozen computer magazines, and my first copy of www.forbes.com and I also got my copy of US News & World Report - Breaking News, World News, Business News, and America's Best Colleges - USNews.com .   This person's Charles Cary Rumsey son died recently.   He was known to a lot of people as Uncle Charlie, and I think he was one of the Old Guard in New York democratic politics.   He was also W. Averell Harriman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia nephew, so more than likely a few other people knew him.  I don't think I ever met Uncle Charlie, but I use to visit his nephew George Cary http://mikelouisscott.com/photo/mike-scott-with-distant-relative-whom-knows-about-horses-with-relative-whom-knows-about-railroads-putnam-hotel-in-saratoga-ny-about-summer-1990.jpg out at their Port Washington, New York beach house located just a little bit north of the Gould Estate in Sands Point, New York.   He would be survived by his wife Mary Harriman Rumsey who started www.newsweek.com magazine, founded the Junior League, and use to plan World War II with the Roosevelts of Hyde Park, New York out at their beach house on Long Island.   Since I was a republican party member, they never really told me much of what was going on, but his daughter lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and their eldest son Charlie Rumsey who looks like the actor Parnell Roberts of Bonanza fame and lives in Montana with Pony Duke more than likely knows more about what goes on out west than just Ducks Unlimited.  Charles Cary Rumsey shows his father's Harriman connection.   However, I guess Uncle Charlie was so busy with whatever his business was, people thought he was his father.   I stayed once with George Cary at their apartment on East 72nd street, so I guess they are an established upstate New York family than can afford to maintain a place in the City.   I dined with George's family and Uncle Charlie's daughter at the River Club back in 1973, and his daughter and I enjoyed drinking Southern Comfort.   We even lived once on Cornelia Drive here in Greenwich, and Cornelia was W. Averell Harriman's mother's name.   I recall being told that Uncle Charlie and his wife Aunt Mary also had another son that disappeared while on a sailing trip.   I recall George's former garage apartment there had a couple of thousand books on sailing, so more than likely he was a capable sailor.  The son is 66 years old today, so the other son that disappeared sailing more than likely would be in his 70s today, if they ever found him lost at sea.    George's family had me with the Queen Mum of England up at the Fort Erie race track in Canada back in 1972, and I did not know she was the Queen Mum, and I spent most of my time chatting with the President of General Motors of Canada.   They seemed to all enjoy a day at the races.   Well I put the copy of Forbes and the copy of U.S. News and World Report in the magazine holder underneath the right mouse pad on the Northgate computer.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/23/07 Wednesday 11:45 A.M.:  I went outside, and I checked the air conditioner on the Buick, and it seems to work just fine, when it is 68 degrees Fahrenheit outside.   It blows lots of cold air at idle.  For some reason the outside temperature indicator does not work properly, it just shows the temperature, when one first starts the car for the day, and it does not go up as the day warms up.  I will have to study the Buick mechanics manual to see how to reset it or what the problem might be.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I will now cook and eat the same burger, and sauteed onions with melted cheese and steam broccoli and baby carrots and http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/mlsrice.htm meal, which I have eaten recently, and I will eat it all with a glass of iced tea.   My neighbor is not from China and not from Korea as my other neighbor thought, but the neighbor is from Viet Nam, so he obviously knows French.   He also has a PHD in computers from Oxford University which in that country which is a small island off the mainland of Europe, when they tend to speak various dialects of English, depending on how long they have been then, and where else they have been, where they also speak English.  I still have a problem here between southern English of the U.S.A northern English spoken up North.  Today Meals on Wheels had a Florida license plate.   CIO    

Note:<888> 05/23/07 Wednesday 10:25 A.M.:   I went out after the last note.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I chatted with a afternoon regular who was out in the morning.   I was told the local train to New Haven was not running because power lines were down.   I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store, and I bought a Frost King air conditioner filter for $2.49 and .15 tax  for $2.64 total.   They have a number of small appliances for 50% off in their center aisle.    I stopped by CVS, and I bought a 16 ounce bag of Gold Emblem roasted and salted almonds for $3.34.   I was told the new office building being put up at the top of Greenwich south of the Pickwick Plaza is being put up by James Sutton who also owns the Starbucks building on Greenwich Avenue and a number of other local properties.   I noticed where Bologna Furs used to be, they have taken out the interior of the building, and only a couple of I Beams and the facade remain, and they were bringing in new wooden joists to install in the refurbished building.   I ate about 1/3 of the Almonds in front of the senior and the arts center.   I was told that the two plants that they planted at the veterans monument across the street from the senior center are called Elephant Ears.   They sort of look like banana plants.   I drove down by the waterfront, and there was one solitary fisherman.   I returned home.   I noticed they have pickets on strike in front of the construction site at the Hamilton Avenue school, and they were from the Sheet Metal Workers Union.   I still can not figure out what is going on at the old Mobil station at Weaver and West Putnam Avenue.   I can not tell at this point whether it will be another gasoline station or it will be something else.   I saw a man on Greenwich Avenue wearing a shirt that said "Weaver Street Market", so they now must be a local market up that way.  I chatted with some neighbors and the building custodian.   I have used 45 miles on the Buick since I put the 16 ounce bottle of Emissions Test Passing For Dummies for $11.99 and a 20 ounce bottle of Chevron Techron or Techron Fuel System Cleaner (12 oz.) for $12.99 for $24.98 total in the car and filled it up with gasoline.   I figure I should drive at least another 125 to 150 miles before I fill it up again.   That way the fuel injector cleaning additives will still be concentrated enough to clean out the system.   It is quite busy downtown, so I would imagine a lot of the local people are enjoying the moderate weather.    I put the Frost King air conditioner filter on the right living room closet shelf.   Since we might have some military types in the area with the local academy graduations, I moved the British Union Jack flag from the left living room closet, and I put it underneath the Dutch Tricolor on the left hallway bookcase.   I put the U.S. Air Force flag on the left living room closet, and I put the U.S.A. flag over the Scottish Cross of St. Andrews flag over the right hallway bookcase.   I might be storing a relative's car here for the first couple of weeks in June, before I drive it to Kennebunkport, Maine on June 16, 2007, but that is still up in the air.   I have to have permission from the Greenwich Housing Authority, but I was told it is a public road, so I would have to move it every day, so it does not look abandoned.  I put the other 2/3rds of a pound of almonds in a bowl on the Currier and Ives trivets on the brass and glass coffee table.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/23/07 Wednesday 6:10 A.M.:  I put away the laundry.   I will now shower and clean up, and I will go out for an early morning walk.  President Bush www.whitehouse.gov speaks at graduation at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 11 A.M..  CIO    

Note:<888> 05/23/07 Wednesday 5:35 A.M.:  I have 5 minutes to go on the dry cycle.   I installed a Vista update.   I put a new 15 watt bent tip bulb in the far right sconce above the primary computer.  Since we might have guests in the area for graduation activities, I tried to make the apartment environment better, so I turned on the allergy machine to medium, the Honeywell Hepa air purifier to low, the Rembrandt print picture lights, the dolphin florescent light, and the far wall sconces, so we are using a few hundred more watts of electricity for a while.   I will leave them set that way through Memorial Day to make a more cheerful apartment environment.   CIO     

Note:<888> 05/23/07 Wednesday 4:35 A.M.:   I chatted with a relative about 9 P.M..   I chatted with a media survey person after that.   I chatted with another relative after that.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.  I went back to bed until 1:30 P.M..   I watched some television.   I also searched the internet to try to figure out how to put a footer in the Microsoft Longhorn IIS 7 beta 3 server.   Microsoft is not user friendly towards footers, since they use up too much band width.   However, I want to include my advertising footer http://mikelouisscott.com/stat.htm in the server pages, but Microsoft does not like footers.  I ate another piece of French crumb cake.   I started two loads of laundry, and I have 10 minutes to go on the wash cycle.   I also put clean linens on the bed.   CIO    

Note:<888> 05/22/07 Tuesday 3:30 P.M.:   I chatted with a friend and a relative.   I ate another piece of French crumb cake.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/22/07 Tuesday 2:50 P.M.:   TS2 Event Manhattan June 21, 2007

http://msdn.microsoft.com/flash/currentissue.htm

Windows Server 2008 Beta 3

Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web

IBM launches world's fastest processor - vnunet.com

G8 Summit 2007 Heiligendamm

Most Expensive Homes In The U.S. - Forbes.com

What $1 Million Buys In Homes Across The U.S. - Forbes.com

I went through my email.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Science team lands on Ice Island

CIO

 

 

Note:<888> 05/22/07 Tuesday 1:35 P.M.:  I went out, and I picked up my mail.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I ate a piece of French crumb cake.   I noticed when I was out for my walk this morning, at the Clearview Cinema on Greenwich Avenue that Pirates of the Caribbean starts this Thursday May 24, 2007.   Thus it should be playing this next Tuesday, when one can get in free if one subscribes to all three Cablevision Optimum Services using their Optimum Rewards Card Optimum Rewards and Optimum Rewards Clearview Movie DiscountsClearview Cinemas: Index  and MovieTickets.com Clearview's Greenwich Twin. Movies, showtimes and tickets. .  Alas as a walker and cigarette smoker and someone who frequently might have to go the bathroom because I drink a bit of iced tea, I do not always feel comfortable in a movie theatre even if it is for free.   The last movie I saw there and recall going to was the volcano movie Dante's Peak, and I recall having to go to the bathroom four times, and that was many moons ago.   I will now go through my email.  CIO        

Note:<888> 05/22/07 Tuesday 12:50 P.M.:   Experts predict 'active' hurricane season - CNN.com and http://mikelouisscott.com/weather.htm and http://geocities.com/mikelscott/weather.htm .  The air condtioning seems to work just fine on the 1992 Buick Roadmaster station wagon, but when I was out, it was 62 degrees Fahrenheit, so it was not really cold enough for the compressor to cut in most of the time.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/22/07 Tuesday 12:40 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I chatted with a neighbor and the building custodian.   I went by the Valley Road Post Office, and I bought 50 two cent stamps for $1.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and I bought a white wicker breakfast tray for $10.   I then went downtown, and I chatted with a local and the gardening staff replacing the tulips at the veterans monument with new plantings.   I went by the Merry Go Round Mews Thrift Shop.    They have 40% off selected items.   I then went by the Arnold Bread Outlet, and I bought a 14 ounce Entenmann's All Butter French Crumb Cake for $2.25.   I then went returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor and the building custodian.   From the Northgate computer system with the monitor on the end of the coffee table, I replace the tray sitting on the B&M baked bean cans with a white wicker breakfast tray.   There is room beneath it to slide the keyboard underneath it for storage.   It is a wireless Kensington keyboard, so it can be used in one's lap at that position.   It looks much neater.   In the right magazine holder of the white breakfast tray beneath the right mouse pad, I put my back issues of U.S. News and World Report.   CIO    

Note:<888> 05/22/07 Tuesday 8:55 A.M.:   I enjoyed the meal.  I chatted with a relative.   I now have to go out for an errand.   CIO    

Note:<888> 05/22/07 Tuesday 7:40 A.M.:  I went to bed after the last message.  About 2 P.M., the order for Newegg.com - Sunpentown SF-1521 Tower Fan with ION - Retail  for $49.99 less 1.1% discount of .55 with 3 day UPS shipping of $10.14 less $2.99 Rush Ordering Discount plus $2.99 Rush Order Discount for $59.58 total is UPS: Tracking Information and the order from American Workwear - workboots, workwear, rain gear, Carhartt for  Suspenders Accessories from American Workwear - Wick Dry socks, gloves, suspenders, etc. two pairs of 54 inch by 2 inch clip suspenders #7854GC in red and hunter green for $12.99 each pair for $25.98 subtotal and shipping cost is $5 for either one pair or two pairs, so the total is $30.98 total arrived.  About 3 P.M., the order with

tracking from  www.jcwhitney.com , that I ordered:

Haynes Manuals REPAIR MANUAL : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories for 1992 Buick Roadmaster for $16.99

CARBURETOR PRE-HEATER HOSE : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories and CARBURETOR PRE-HEATER HOSE : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories 18 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter for $3.99

R-134A AIR CONDITIONING CONVERSION AND CHARGING KIT : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories  for $45.99

Interdynamics R-134A MAXI SEAL KIT 2 : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories  for $11.99

Interdynamics R-134A REFRIGERANT WITH LEAK SEALER : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories  for $9.99

for subtotal of: $88.95

plus UPS 7 to 10 day ground shipping for $11.99

for subtotal of $100.94

less check out coupon code of "DETHEX7" JCWhitney.com Coupons - JCWhitney.com Coupon Codes - JC Whitney Promotional Codes @ Fightdivx.com  of $15 off $75

for $85.94 total had tracking of "9102144385413064814244" at this location USPS - Track & Confirm and FedEx SmartPost Track  arrived except the carburetor hose.

I studied the Buick manual about the air conditioner and the instructions for the leak kit and the recharge kit.    I then went outside, and I turned on the Buick and the air conditioning on maximum with the car doors opened, so the air conditioner compressor would work at maximum.  The Buick had already been adapted to R-134A refrigerant and had the newer adapters, so I did not need to use the ones from the kit.  I unscrewed the cover from the low end of the system valve attached to the round aluminum canisters in the system.   I installed the first canister and then the second canister of the leak fixer.   I then install the can of R-134A refrigerant with leak sealer and then one of the cans from the conversion kit.  The pressure gauge read just above green, so the air conditioning system is fully charged, and lots of cold air came out of the air conditioning ducts in the car.   I ran the car for about 15 minutes to give the leak sealant and coolant to circulate around the system.   I still have two spare cans of refrigerant.   I put the cap back on the low end valve.   I left box of air conditioning repair items underneath the chair in the bedroom to the left of the desk.  I left the Buick repair manual on top of the Social Register by the French reproduction chair.  I moved the existing tower fan into the entry area in the hallway by the sweater closet to have it available to blow air from the cooled living room into the bedroom and bath areas.   I set up the new tower fan to the right of the General Electric air conditioner.   I left its remote control with the GE air conditioner remote control to the left of the Northgate computer monitor on the Lazy Susan.  I adjusted the new suspenders to my length, and I hung them in the bedroom entrance.  I threw out the shipping boxes.  The Cable Television and the Cable Modem were not working, and when I called www.cablevision.com , they said it was under repair in this area.   I went back to bed until 11 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.   I called www.cablevision.com , and they told me they were still working on the problem, and it would be repaired by 5 A.M..   On the Northgate computer, I copied the Server folder from the FIC server to the C: drive on the Northgate computer through the network to have it available to use for a server.   I then did a Complete System backup of both hard drives of the Northgate to the Bytecc external hard drive.    I slept until 3 P.M. while that was being done.   I then showered, and I cleaned up, and I went out.  I returned the Vista manual to the Greenwich Library book drop.   I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.  I went by the Greenwich Post Office, but their all night machine does not dispense one cent stamps to use for the new postage rate of .41   They now are putting a new facade on the old Pier One Imports store.   I drove down by the waterfront, and there were no fishermen there.   I viewed the early morning view of Long Island Sound.   I stopped by the Valley Road Post Office, and their all night vending machine for stamps was not working.  I then returned home.   I chatted with two neighbors.   I emptied the two outside ashtrays.   The cable modem and Cable Television and the Optimum Voice long distance telephone are now working.   I will now reheat in the microwave on several vegetable cycles the spaghetti and tomato meat sauce that I made Sunday night, and I will put grated parmesan cheese with it, and I will eat it all with a glass of iced tea.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/21/07 Monday 12:40 A.M.:  I put Vista Longhorn Server beta 3 on the second hard drive in the Northgate Syntax computer on the coffee table.  I configured it.   I will back it up later on.  According to tracking on the order for Newegg.com - Sunpentown SF-1521 Tower Fan with ION - Retail  for $49.99 less 1.1% discount of .55 with 3 day UPS shipping of $10.14 less $2.99 Rush Ordering Discount plus $2.99 Rush Order Discount for $59.58 total is UPS: Tracking Information , it should be delivered this afternoon.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/21/07 Monday 4:20 A.M.:  I put the Buick owner manual in the glove compartment.   I also left the Vista manual in the car.   Lexmark C534n - 22ppm color / 24ppm mono Laser Printer - New  $267 plus about $48 shipping for $315 total, but those four toner cartriges when you go to replace them will cost you about $80 apiece .  I went through my email.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/21/07 Monday 3:25 A.M.:  I woke up at 3 P.M. yesterday afternoon.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.  I turned on indexing on both the C: and D: drives of the Vista computer.   I also enabled the defaults for the Indexing option for Search.   I did a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   I watched parts of two Turner Movie Channel movies while doing the previous mentioned activities.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I tried doing a Vista Complete PC Backup from the first hard drive to the Bytecc external hard drive, but it failed a number of times.   I went outside while doing that, and I checked out my car to make sure the carburetor tube was staying attached.   I also checked the oil.  Everything seems all right.   I had a telephone call from the neighbor about the suspenders, and the order as I ordered it last night stands.   I chatted with a relative.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out with the backup running.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I chatted with an usher of the Greenwich Avenue movie theatre.   With my Optimum Rewards card, I have a free pass on Tuesday nights at that chain of movie theatres.   Pirates of the Caribbean start this Thursday, so maybe it will be playing next Tuesday night.   I noticed that the Gaiety restaurant had disco music playing upstairs.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought two 64 ounce Welch's light grape juice for $2.50 each and two 64 ounce Ocean Spray light cranraspberry for $2.50 each for $10 total.  I completed my walk.   I used the bathroom at Starbucks.  I told them about Starbucks coffee, coffee beans, Kona coffee, tea, Jamaica Blue Mountain and more New York Coffee 4 1Lb Bags Introductory Offer w/ Thermal Mug for $16.95 , so I placed an order for 2 orders for whole coffee beans or eight pounds and two coffee mugs for $33.90 subtotal, and $5.95 UPS shipping less coupon code of "CFL" CoffeeForLess Online Coupons, CoffeeForLess.com Coupon Codes, Discounts, Promotional Codes, Free Shipping and Clearances for 5% off or $1.70 off for $38.16 total.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and from the clearance section, I bought three 7.5 ounce packages of Old El Paso six soft and six hard tacos for $1.50 each box, five 21 ounce Stouffer's frozen meat Lasagnas for $2 each, a six pack of Stop and Shop English muffins for .99, a 3 pound bag of onions for $2.79, and green Chiquita bananas for .54 a pound for $1.63 for $19.91 total.   I then returned home.   I put away my groceries.   I restarted the backup to the Bytecc external hard drive, but I set it for Quick Removal instead of Optimize for Speed, so the backup took about four hours, but it completed.    I also set the hard drive in the CMOS from LBA to Auto, and I disabled Spread Spectrum.   I put about five tablespoons of olive oil in a 10 inch frying pan along with three pads of 50% less fat butter, and I also put in four cloves of peeled and minced garlic, and two medium peeled and diced onions and 16 ounces of chopped London broil, and I first turned it to medium high electric burner heat, and once it was warm, I sauteed it all with garlic powder, ground black pepper, and oregano seasoning.   Once the meat was browned and the onions were opaque, I transferred it all to a three quart Revere pot, and I added a 26 ounce jar of Francesco Rinaldi marinara tomato sauce, and I mixed it all together heating it over medium high electric burner heat covered.   I added about 3.5 quarts of water to a 5 quart Revere pot, and I brought it to a boil over high electric burner heat added a teaspoon of olive oil and a few dashes of 1/3 less sodium salt.   Once the water was boiling, I added a 16 ounce package of Ronzoni vermicelli, and I boiled it for 8 minutes stirring occasionally.   Once the vermicelli was boiled, I drained its hot water with a colander into another large pot, and I threw the hot water down the bathroom sink to clean out any soap scum.   I put half the drained cooked vermicelli on a dinner plate and half in a flat Rubbermaid container with lid, which I put in the refrigerator.   I also continually stirred the tomato meat sauce.   I put half on the cooked vermicelli on the dinner plate, and I put half in a Rubbermaid container with lid in the refrigerator.  I put about five tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese on the hot dinner, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   After I cleaned up the dinner dishes, I rested for about one and a half hours while doing the backup.   I also watched part of a movie about Danish witches.  I will now go through my email.   CIO       

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I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/20/07 Sunday 3:45 A.M.:   I went through the Vista manual.   I made two copies of the four pages of keystroke short cuts, and I left one copy to the right of the primary computer control panels.    I turned off Advanced Disk Caching for the two hard drives.   I tried disabling System restore to see if the Vista computer would start up any faster, but it does not, so I enabled System Restore.   I changed the CMOS setting for the hard drive from Auto to LBA.  I changed the Virtual Memory swap file, so it just is working on the C: drive.   I did another Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   I watched some television while doing it.  I made and ate http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/pbf.htm .   I used a 15.7 ounce can of Heinz baked beans and two Nathan all beef franks along with the other usual ingredients.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I will now go through my email.   CIO     

Note:<888> 05/19/07 Saturday 11:20 P.M.:   Castle for sale: 40 rms, 7 turrets, fully finished dungeon - CNN.com .  I read the 1992 Buick Roadmaster station wagon manual.   I will now read a bit of the Vista manual.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/19/07 Saturday 10:20 P.M.:   I ate the last piece of pineapple cheese cake before going to bed.   I woke up at 5 P.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.   I went outside, and I threw out some garbage, and I picked up some mail.   I chatted with a neighbor.   The neighbor liked my suspenders, so I ordered for the neighbor from American Workwear - workboots, workwear, rain gear, Carhartt for  Suspenders Accessories from American Workwear - Wick Dry socks, gloves, suspenders, etc. two pairs of 54 inch by 2 inch clip suspenders #7854GC in navy and hunter green for $12.99 each pair for $25.98 subtotal and shipping cost is $5 for either one pair or two pairs, so the total is $30.98 total.   The neighbor will pay me for them when they arrive.  I left a copy of the order outside the neighbor's door.   I did a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   I chatted with two relatives.   The relative in Florida was watching the Newport to Bermuda sailboat race on television.   The relative in in California was going a baseball game.  Today is another relative's birthday in Boston.   Happy Birthday to that relative.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   CIO 

End of Scott's Notes week of 05/19/07:

Note:<888> 05/19/07 Saturday 5:55 A.M.:  Big news this coming week, President Bush www.whitehouse.gov speaks at graduation at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 11 A.M..  Also next Saturday May 26, 2007 at United States Military Academy at West Point , Vice President Richard Cheney Vice President of the United States - Richard B. Cheney is to speak at graduation USMA Class of 2007 .   Alas night owls like myself are only left walking around in the early morning hours with the younger early morning pub crawlers, whom seem to have a different perspective on life.   I will now send out my weekly notes.  Of course somebody has to be awake at night.   You realize half the world's population probably dies at night when nobody is awake.  If more people were awake, maybe more of them would have lived.  After I send out my notes, I will shut down the primary computer, and I will head off to bed.   CIO

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Note:<888> 05/19/07 Saturday 4:20 A.M.:  I made and ate http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/pbf.htm .   I used a 15.7 ounce can of Heinz baked beans and two Nathan all beef franks along with the other usual ingredients.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I called up the Greenwich Police department at their non emergency number at 1-203-622-8000 and press 0 for operator, and I told them about the old Pier One building just south of Saks Fifth Avenue, and how from what I can tell, it has been gutted from the inside for the first two floors, and not much is holding up the structure.   They said they would have the building department look into it.   I have noticed a number of other cease work signs in other buildings on Greenwich Avenue, so it would seem that perhaps in fixing up old building, not everything is being done according to the building department regulations.   Whatever the case, Greenwich Avenue does have a lot of regular pedestrian traffic, and I am sure they would rather not have a building fall down on them, when they are going about their business.   I knew Kathy Mac Namara that worked in the original Pier One off Harvard Square, so more than likely their construction people might be Yankee type builders using old fashioned techniques.   I think I will start walking up and down Greenwich Avenue on the west side of the street for that block.   I noticed one early morning jogger has quit jogging all the way up Greenwich Avenue, and he now turns east at Elm Street just south of the old Pier One Imports building, so I would say other people in the area have observed the potential problem.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/19/07 Saturday 3:00 A.M.:   I emptied the paper shredder and threw out the shredded paper when I threw out the other garbage.   I also put a new plastic bag in it along with a running a sheet of paper with a few drips of paper shredder oil on it through the paper shredder to lubricate it.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I noticed they are gutting the interior of the old Pier One Imports just south of Saks Fifth Avenue.   It does not look like there is much holding up the building, but I suppose they know what they are doing.   They have put a new construction fence jutting out into the sidewalk at the excavation site south of Pickwick Plaza at the top of Greenwich Avenue, so I would say it definitely looks like a new building is going in there.   There are still a few vacant stores on Greenwich Avenue.    Maybe somebody could try putting in a gourmet coffee and tea shop, where one could buy inexpensive bulk coffee.   I am getting low on coffee beans, and I am down to 1.5 quarts, but I sill have a large container of ground Folgers's coffee and 1.5 containers each of regular and decaffeinated instant coffee.   The Eight O'clock coffee has not been on sale at the Food Emporium www.thefoodemporium.com  for a long time.  I searched for a bargain on coffee beans, and I found Starbucks coffee, coffee beans, Kona coffee, tea, Jamaica Blue Mountain and more New York Coffee 4 1Lb Bags Introductory Offer w/ Thermal Mug for $16.95 , so I placed an order for 2 orders for whole coffee beans or eight pounds and two coffee mugs for $33.90 subtotal, and $5.95 UPS shipping less coupon code of "CFL" CoffeeForLess Online Coupons, CoffeeForLess.com Coupon Codes, Discounts, Promotional Codes, Free Shipping and Clearances for 5% off or $1.70 off for $38.16 total, which is a pretty good price for whole coffee beans today.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/18/07 Friday 11:30 P.M.:  I reheated in the microwave on one vegetable cycle the other half of the rice that I made last night, and I ate it with some Kikkoman soy sauce on it along with a glass of iced tea.   I was told yesterday by a former employee of Putnam Trust that Andrew Mellon also manages to make a living in Greenwich, Connecticut.   I know http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm used to have Paul Mellon's daughter for a client.   However, to take advantage of their wealth to do anything, one would need a Gulf Oil credit card.   However, the local Gulf gasoline station Riverside Gulf, besides having race cars is also the local towing service at night.   Paul Mellon stored some of his art work at Mellon art gallery Yale Center for British Art up at www.yale.edu .    However, there might be a connection with our family, since my father's name was Louis Dale Scott.   Since we might have relatives with the last name Dale, more than likely the National Gallery of Art National Gallery of Art which has both donated art work from Andrew Mellon along with a small collection from Chester Dale, who was sort of like the Bill Gates of the 1930s when nobody had any money, more than likely the connection might be through the art world.   Alas, I can not afford to make it to Manhattan to see if they have any new art over at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: metmuseum.org , but I was told they moved some of their sculpture collection into the cafeteria area, and the now have a smaller dining area downstairs in the basement.   Well, not much happening here, so I will now shower and clean up, and I will go out for an evening stroll.    There will not be many cool nights coming up in the near future, so we should take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the cooler weather while it lasts.   Of course Billy Baldwin besides doing the Mellon farm in Upperville, Virginia, also did Bunnie Mellons house out in Nantucket, and he also did the Round Hill Club here in Greenwich, so more than likely they have a lot of pink and green, since I think he did them in his pink and green period.   Billy Baldwin also did Abbie McCormick's apartment in Carl Sandberg towers in Chicago, Illinois, and he also did George Cary's parent's house in East Aurora, New York, so he did not just work in Manhattan.  He only lived in a 350 square foot studio apartment in Manhattan, when he was not traveling or in Nantucket, be he had access to some of Manhattan's vast international resources in his neighborhood.   Huntington Hartford besides formerly owning the A&P food chain in Manhttan, also owned the Four Seasons Club and resort chain, so possibly when he sold the A&P, he invested in wine 4 Seasons Special Club Offer .   I think he is still alive in Manhattan last I heard, and he is probably one of the larger private real estate holders in Manhattan, unless he sold out.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/18/07 Friday 10:45 P.M.:   I was awaken at noon by a computer survey call.   I slept until 4 P.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.  While eating breakfast, I did a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   About 5:30 P.M., I went back to bed.   According to tracking on the order for Newegg.com - Sunpentown SF-1521 Tower Fan with ION - Retail  for $49.99 less 1.1% discount of .55 with 3 day UPS shipping of $10.14 less $2.99 Rush Ordering Discount plus $2.99 Rush Order Discount for $59.58 total is UPS: Tracking Information , they tried to deliver it at 5:05 P.M. this afternoon.   I was awake and here, and the door bell did not ring, so from what I can tell, they must have pushed the wrong number on the outside door buzzer.    I went outside, and I signed the slip for delivery on this Monday, and I left it where the driver had left it.    I called them up at 1-800-742-5877, and I asked them to definitely deliver it on Monday.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I chatted with a relative.   I reinstalled the Nvidia video driver on the Vista primary computer.   I chatted with another relative.   I watered the plants.   I put more white vinegar in the scent bowl.  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.  I ate a piece of pineapple cheese cake with some iced tea.    CIO     

Note:<888> 05/18/07 Friday 7:05 A.M.:  Save money and weight, get rid of the roof BBC NEWS | Business | Soft-top Rolls lifts the lid on global wealth .   It is suppose to rain a lot in northern Europe, and the locals do not like tanning, so it is probably not a practical car there, but I am sure it will be a hit in Palm Beach and Palm Springs and the Middle East.  BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Rare giant turtle found in MekongBBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Did Greens help kill the whale?BBC NEWS | Technology | Global net censorship 'growing' .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I am not sure whether I will bother doing house cleaning today or not.   CIO      

Note:<888> 05/18/07 Friday 3:45 A.M.:   I will leave the slower Nvidia card in the primary Vista computer, since it works in clone mode, so one can use the Vista Media Center with the remote control on the Sony Television when used as a monitor.   Although I have been too busy to use that feature recently, it is one of the nifty feature of Vista Ultimate that is useful for entertainment and other media purposes.    That reminds me that I need to get a 20 foot long cable and I think a splitter from the cable into the two TV audio inputs, so the output from the Vista computer into the Sony TV plays in stereo instead of mono as it is currently setup.   I thought about buying from this link for $195 Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library Air Force One Jackets  for the Air Force One Leather Jacket #SGJ007 in XX-Large, but since I am poor, I decided to flip the One Pound British Coin, and heads the Queen I would buy it and tailed the Crest I would not buy it.  However, when I flipped the coin on the floor it rolled underneath the wire wall rack behind the apartment entrance door which to me symbolized I would end up in jail, and when I was able to fish it out with a dinner knife, it was on tails the Crest, I do not buy it.   There is no point going into more debt.  I currently owe about $59.58 to www.newegg.com for the tower fan arriving tomorrow.   I also owe on my Chase Visa Card about $193.40 for the clothes, shoes, auto parts, and vitamins and another $3.32 when the 1.5 inch diameter carburetor accordion hose ships.    Thus all together I am $256.30 in debit on my charge cards.   However, that is not too bad since the average United States citizen is $50,000 in debt.   I plan to try to pay off the credit card debt at the first of June 2007 along with all of my other bills.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/18/07 Friday 2:40 A.M.:  I ate two scoops of coffee ice cream.  

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I went through my email.  I went through the PC Pitstop test, and it says my Nvidia video card is a bit slow.   I could exchange it with the newer and faster ATI card from the server, but the video on the Sony television as monitor, would not be available in Clone mode, which I prefer to use.   I would have to move the ATI video to the Sony television monitor if I wanted to use it  which is cumbersome.   However, with the ATI video card in the Vista computer, it would be a bit faster on other features.   I never seem to use the Sony Television as a monitor, and I could run it off the Server in XP mode with the Nvidia card if I needed to use it.    Thus it is six of one half dozen of another.   CIO 

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Note:<888> 05/17/07 Thursday 11:45 P.M.:  I forgot to mention, after I chatted with my relative, I ate the same burger sauteed in olive oil and 50% less fat butter with sauteed onions, and steamed broccoli and baby carrots and half a portion of my microwave rice http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/mlsrice.htm, all of which I ate with a glass of iced tea.  It is suppose to be rainy tomorrow and over the weekend Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground , so I probably will stay in tomorrow and do my usual house cleaning.   I will now go through my email.   Tracking on the order for Newegg.com - Sunpentown SF-1521 Tower Fan with ION - Retail  for $49.99 less 1.1% discount of .55 with 3 day UPS shipping of $10.14 less $2.99 Rush Ordering Discount plus $2.99 Rush Order Discount for $59.58 total is UPS: Tracking Information is suppose to arrive tomorrow afternoon also.   They installed the air conditioners on the second floor of my apartment building today, but I leave mine in year round, since it would be too time consuming for the building staff to remove the heavier unit in the fall, since it is installed with outside brackets against the case, which means they would have to climb outside on the roof to disassemble them, and their nuts and bolts are probably pretty rusty.  The unit can be pulled out of its case for service by removing the screw from each side at the front lower side.  My General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control is working just fine, but I try to use it sparingly, since electricity can be expensive.   I have the General Electric service contract paid up on it through September 11, 2007, which costs slightly over a $100 a year.   I have never had to use it, in the six years that I have paid it.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/17/07 Thursday 11:15 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.  Apparently the residents of Florida are having problems paying property tax, so some of them are having a tax revolt ABC News: Showdown in the Sunshine State .   I moved the state of Florida flag onto the printer stand at my apartment entrance for a sign of recognition that I have friends and family in Florida.   I tell people here that I am the volunteer railroad agent, and I chat about the Florida East Coast Railroad and the Illinois Central railroad, but alas it has been many moons since I actually road on a train.  I looked at www.amtrak.com , and it would be $188 for a round trip ticket this summer from the Stamford, Connecticut train station to Wells, Maine near Kennebunkport, Maine.   However, I would also need a round trip tax from here to the Greenwich train station, so that would be about $15 with tip, and about $2 disabled round trip ticket from Greenwich to Stamford on MetroNorth, so it would cost about $205 round trip on the train to Maine, but I think you also have to take a taxi from the South station in Boston to the North station, so that probably would be another $20 coming and going, so it would be about $225 to get to Maine.   To drive the car if there were no problems as I recall it is about a 270 mile trip from here to Kennebunkport, Maine, so that would be  540 miles round trip, and say if on the highway going 55 to 65 miles per hours, I got about 18 miles per gallon in the 1992 Buick Roadmaster station wagon, that would be 540 divided by 18 or 30 gallons of self service premium unleaded gasoline going at about $3.60 a gallon  or $108 in fuel, plus there are about $7 in tolls, so that would be about $115 for the round trip, but there would be the wear and tear on the car, so for the more secure train ride, it would be about $110 more, but anyone knows who has traveled that car repairs along the highway, if one had problems can be a lot more money and time consuming.   There is a possibility that relatives might drive me up, and I would take the train back.   I have acquired a Chase Visa credit card with a $1200 limit, so I would have emergency funds in an emergency along the highway, but being on limited income, I would rather not risk it.   There are no handicapped or disabled discounts on Amtrak.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/17/07 Thursday 9:00 P.M.:   I went out after the last message, and I went to my usual 3 P.M. Thursday appointment.    I booked it ahead until November 2007.    I then returned back to my apartment.   The order for the three pairs of corduroy pants and the black Honda shoes arrived.    I opened it up.    I put the pants in the bedroom closet on the right side, and I put the shoes in the right living room closet.   They all fit fine.   I ate another piece of pineapple cheese cake.  I went out, and I threw out the shipping box.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop which had their seasonal presentation of new items today.    For the Buick wagon, I bought 14 cassette tapes for .50 each for $7 total.   I bought one Frank Sinatra Gold, two Barbara Streisand, four Beethoven, two Tchaikovsky, Bing Crosby Christmas tunes, the London recording of Phantom of the Opera, the Greatest Hits of 1750,  Quiet Music for Quiet Listening, and Henry Mancini plus I already had the Roger Daltrey tape.   I put them in the tape holder compartment in the front arm rest between the front seats.   The more current ones are in the front compartment.   The Buick wagon being 15 years old has a very good cassette AM FM stereo system with lots of speakers.  I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I played a dollar scratch card named Bar-B-Que at the Greenwich Cigar store, and I won $2 for a dollar profit.   I chatted with a regular downtown observer.   I was told that the parking lot on the east side of the Greenwich Police and Fire Department is for police and firemen, and not senior citizens, but one can park for free on either side of Benedict Place for the two blocks east of Greenwich Avenue with a Senior Citizen pass.   I have to be careful going out of the Board of Education parking lot, since if one does not go very slowly the rear end of the car can hit the pavement or sidewalk as one exits the parking lot.   I went by CVS, and I bought for half price from the clearance section a Gourmet Trends Lid Ease jar and lid opener for $2.99 and .18 tax for $3.17 total.   I hung it on the kitchen work items rack hanging above the kitchen work area when I got home.   It will be handy for opening jar lids and bottle tops.   It will be easier to use than the Lolly Prince rubber jar opener.   I completed my walk.   I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road.   I then drove over to Grass Island, I got out, and I viewed the waterfront.   The Grass Island park is perfectly maintained this year, and they do not have any of the Canadian Goose droppings on the park ground.  No fishermen seem to be around, so I guess the gasoline is too expensive for them visit frequently.  I then returned home.   The Buick wagon seems to be running better with the fuel injection and emissions additives that I added yesterday.   I threw out the shipping box for the Honda shoes and the jar opener covering.   I moved my car to its usual place.  I also park it in the particular location which is a good location for the winter, so when they plow the snow, it does not get plowed up against the car as much like the do for the handicapped spots, and I do not mind walking the few extra feet.  Hard Drive Special  Slickdeals.net and FRYS.com | MAXTOR IDE and FRYS.com | MAXTOR Serial 320 gig for $60 with free shipping.  CIO    

Note:<888> 05/17/07 Thursday 2:10 P.M.:   I threw out some garbage.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I got an older out dated emissions testing notice.  I am passed on emissions until June 6, 2008.   I will now go out for my 3 P.M. appointment.    CIO 

Note:<888> 05/17/07 Thursday 1:05 P.M.:  I ate a piece of pineapple cheese cake.   I watched some television.   I have a 3 P.M. appointment today.  On the order from www.sierratradingpost.com with 20% off coupon code "54400" on over $75 order http://www.fatwallet.com/t/18/243140 Honda Arcata Low Shoes (For Men) - Save 72% in size 9.5 in black for $23.96,  two pairs of Martin Gordon Corduroy Pants - Flat Front (For Men) - Save 76% in waist 42 inches inseam 30 inches with one in medium olive brown and one in light olive brown for $15.96 each, and Wide Wale 100% Cotton Corduroy Pants - Pleated Front (For Men) - Save 71% in navy in waist 42 inches inseam 31 inches for $7.96 for a total for a subtotal of $63.84 after 20% discount of $15.96 with $10 UPS ground shipping for a total of $73.84.  I saved $248.66 on the order or 80%.  Tracking is UPS: Tracking Information .   It is out for delivery, so I will return after my 3 P.M. appointment.   I will now shower and clean up.   CIO      

Note:<888> 05/17/07 Thursday 11:55 A.M.:   I rested after the last message.   I will now make my bed, and I will wash the breakfast dishes.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/17/07 Thursday 6:30 A.M.:   I chatted with a relative after the last message.   I was awake at 4 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.   I chatted with a friend.   I will now wash the breakfast dishes, and I will make my bed.   CIO     

Note:<888> 05/16/07 Wednesday 6:55 P.M.:   I have a tape cassette player in the Buick, but I looked around for some old tapes that I once had, but I could not find them.   I found an Ah Ah Scoundrel Days tape, but when I played it, it had a copy of Queen Elizabeth II's opening of the Scottish parliament.    I decided not to leave that in the car.   I was only able to find a Roger Daltrey Roger Daltrey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia tape, so I left it in the tape compartment between the seats.   Bon Soir.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/16/07 Wednesday 6:25 P.M.:  I ate two scoops of coffee ice cream.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/16/07 Wednesday 6:20 P.M.:   What Does Lampert Want with Citi? .  CIO

Note:<888> 05/16/07 Wednesday 6:15 P.M.:  He could always work as Indian Scout in America http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/05/16/iraq.harry/index.html which might be more dangerous.  BBC NEWS | UK | Prince Harry not to serve in Iraq .  CIO   

Note:<888> 05/16/07 Wednesday 4:55 P.M.:   I went out after the last message, and I drove over to  over on U.S. 1 in Port Chester, New York.   On the way, there was a news crew that photographed me crossing over to New York for some odd reason.   At Medallion Auto Parts, I bought a 16 ounce bottle of Emissions Test Passing For Dummies for $11.99 and a 20 ounce bottle of Chevron Techron or Techron Fuel System Cleaner (12 oz.) for $12.99 for $24.98 total.   I then put both of them in my fuel tank which was almost full.   I then drove a short distance east to the Shell station, and I bought $6.01 of premium self service gasoline or 1.688 gallons topping up the fuel tank for $3.559 a gallon for 20.4 miles driving since the last fill up or 12.08531 miles per gallon driving in local traffic, which is better.   With the fuel additives cleaning out the fuel injection system and the emissions system, hopefully after a couple of weeks or more when I have run the tank down to a quarter of a tank or so, I will start to get even better mileage per gallon.   I will not be topping off the fuel tank until I have driven about 150 to 200 miles of local driving to give the additives a chance to do their cleaning action.   There is a very bad weather front coming in Weather Hazards for Southern Fairfield, CT , and I saw a funnel cloud high up in the sky when I was returning.   I chatted with some neighbors, when I returned.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/16/07 Wednesday 2:05 P.M.:  I got my emissions deferment letter, and my emissions for the Buick are deferred until June 6, 2008 at which time I should have either fixed the emissions problem, or I can reapply for a two year deferment.    I made a copy of the two pieces of paper, and I put them in the manila envelope with the other automobile papers that I keep by the right side of my bedroom desk in the metal file holder at the front.   I will now put the originals in the glove box with the other car papers.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/16/07 Wednesday 1:45 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I went by the Food Emporium, and I bought two gallons of America's Choice Distilled white vinegar for $2.29 each and Dole bananas at .69 a pound for $1.47 for $6.05 total.   I then went to my follow up of my physical at the Greenwich Hospital out patient clinic, and I am perfectly healthy except my cholesterol is 190 getting too close to the danger point of 200, so I guess I should quit eating so much cheese and ice cream, and I should change from low fat butter to low cholesterol margarine.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and they are closed today, because they are getting ready for their seasonal opening tomorrow.   I then went downtown, and I went to the Merry Go Round Mews thrift shop, and certain select items are 40% off.   I noticed a old rocking chair in the dumpster in front of where they are remodeling, and I noticed a GE microwave in back by the trash along with some old security monitors.   I then chatted with a local town representative.  I was told I should get a parking permit for the senior center.   I took my Buick registration to the senior center, and I got a free parking pass for the senior center.   It is good to park in front of the senior center or across the street in front of the veterans monument, but my car might stick out in the street at those two locations, but it is also good to park in the parking lot on the east side of Mason Street across from the fire house, so I guess I could park there for free when I go downtown, providing they are not filled up.  I got the permit, and I put it above the passenger side visor, and one is suppose to put it in the windshield when one uses it.    I paid a dollar to park downtown today.   I then went by the Arnold Bread outlet, and I bought a 24 ounce Entenmann's pineapple cheese cake for $2.25 less Wednesday's 10% senior discount of .23 for $2.02 total.    I then returned home.   I noticed my trip odometer said 45 miles, and I had not driven that much since I filled up two days ago, and I suddenly remember that it was 34.9 miles when I filled the car, but I did not reset it, because I want to make sure it was a 9 in the decimal point, and therefore I have only driven 10.1 miles in two days.    There are plenty of people downtown, so they do not need me in the daytime, but occasionally I enjoy going down there for small errands.   I chatted with a relative a couple of times.   Because it is the allergy season, I have the allergy machine, the Honeywell Hepa air purifier, and the air conditioner going which makes the apartment environment much more enjoyable.  However, once the apartment cools down, the air conditioner turns off automatically, and I usually turn it off when I go to bed.   A warmer apartment makes me feel tired.  CIO  

Note:<888> 05/16/07 Wednesday 8:25 A.M.:  A bit of the grape that bit you 4 Seasons Special Club Offer .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will get ready to go out.   I have a 10 A.M. appointment for the follow up on my physical that I have to get to a half hour early.    CIO 

Note:<888> 05/16/07 Wednesday 8:05 A.M.:   I ate the same burger with sauteed onions and cheese with vegetables and rice along with a glass of iced tea, which is the same meal that I have been eating a lot of recently.    I chatted with a friend.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/16/07 Wednesday 5:55 A.M.:  Thomson Adds Reuters in $17 Billion Bid to Be Giant - New York Times .

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I went through my email.  CIO 

Note:<888> 05/16/07 Wednesday 4:50 A.M.:  I woke up at 11 A.M..  I did two loads of laundry, and I put clean linens on the bed.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.  I washed the breakfast dishes.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I went downtown.   I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I chatted with a late night taxi driver.   I looked at the Lexus 350 ES at the local dealership across from the Greenwich train station.   They have one in Burgundy.   I noticed a brown jeep at the Greenwich Train station from California, so somebody was able to afford to drive across country.  The local www.greenwichtime.com article in the newspaper box is about a decrease in Lyme Disease in the area, but it is not in the internet version.   It is my understanding since we had a warmer winter here, there should be an increase of Lyme Disease, since there would be more dear ticks in the area.  There are still a few vacant stores on Greenwich Avenue.   Art on the Avenue is still going on Greenwich Arts Council .   The tulips are just about gone.  It is 71 degrees Fahrenheit outside, so it is a warm night for this time of year.   I walked over to the ATM machine at the Chase Bank on Mason Street.   They still  have the new construction going on at the YMCA building a new swimming pool facility.    I found a very good black laptop computer case on top of the trash can outside of www.cvs.com .   I put it with the other laptop computer case in my bedroom window, when I got home.   It is a more sturdy model.   I noticed a summer camper in the park at the Greenwich Common.  I drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road.   There are not many houses with lights on at night around the waterfront anymore.   I returned home.   I noticed the Shell Oil truck was delivering gasoline at the Shell station on West Putnam Avenue.   The usual night person in on duty there.   I will now go through my email.  Tracking on the order for Newegg.com - Sunpentown SF-1521 Tower Fan with ION - Retail  for $49.99 less 1.1% discount of .55 with 3 day UPS shipping of $10.14 less $2.99 Rush Ordering Discount plus $2.99 Rush Order Discount for $59.58 total is UPS: Tracking Information .   CIO               

Note:<888> 05/15/07 Tuesday 4:45 P.M.:  I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I am a bit tired.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/15/07 Tuesday 4:05 P.M.:  I made and ate http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/pbf.htm .   I used a 15.7 ounce can of Heinz baked beans along with the other usual ingredients.   I also used two Nathans all beef franks in the mixture.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I chatted with an associate who rescheduled an appointment.   I will now go outside for a bit of fresh air.  CIO   

Note:<888> 05/15/07 Tuesday 3:15 P.M.:   After I filled up the air in the spare tire, I picked up my mail.   I then filled up the bicycle tires to 65 PSI.    I then went to www.jcwhitney.com , and I did some research, and I ordered:

Haynes Manuals REPAIR MANUAL : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories for 1992 Buick Roadmaster for $16.99

CARBURETOR PRE-HEATER HOSE : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories and CARBURETOR PRE-HEATER HOSE : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories 18 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter for $3.99

R-134A AIR CONDITIONING CONVERSION AND CHARGING KIT : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories  for $45.99

Interdynamics R-134A MAXI SEAL KIT 2 : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories  for $11.99

Interdynamics R-134A REFRIGERANT WITH LEAK SEALER : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories  for $9.99

for subtotal of: $88.95

plus UPS 7 to 10 day ground shipping for $13.99

for subtotal of $102.94

less check out coupon code of "DETHEX7" JCWhitney.com Coupons - JCWhitney.com Coupon Codes - JC Whitney Promotional Codes @ Fightdivx.com  of $15 off $75

for $87.94 total.

Thus hopefully, I should be able to recharge the Buick air conditioning system myself, and save a little bit of money.   I have done it on other cars before.   The air conditioning materials are suppose to ship right away, but the manual and the carburetor hose will be back ordered. CIO

Note:<888> 05/15/07 Tuesday 10:00 A.M.:   I went outside, and I cleaned the floor of the Buick with the Black and Decker dust buster I keep in the bedroom.   I took some pictures, and I posted them here http://mikelouisscott.com/buick-051507/ .   I now have to bring out my Slaymaker Jump Start System with air pump to check the smaller spare tire for 60 pounds per square inch.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/15/07 Tuesday 7:45 A.M.:   I restored the defaults for Internet Explorer 7.0 tab browsing which seem to be better than the ones that I selected.    I will now wash the breakfast dishes, and I will make my bed.   I will then shower and clean up.   I might go out and take some Polaroid Digital pictures of the Buick in the parking lot.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/15/07 Tuesday 7:15 A.M.:   Full Test: 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon .

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I chatted with a friend.

CIO

Note:<888> 05/15/07 Tuesday 6:50 A.M.:   It is suppose to be warm today up to 89 degrees Fahrenheit.     Instead of using about $2.50 to $3 in fuel to go downtown and back, I will stay home earlier this morning.   I could always go to the library later on today.    It does not cost to park at the Greenwich Library Welcome to Greenwich Library! , and there is less traffic getting there.   On the Volvo I got about 13 to 16 miles per gallon in local city type driving, so I guess currently getting about 9.5 miles per gallon is not too bad for the Buick in stop and go driving around town at about 15 miles per hour average.   You have to remember the Buick weighs 4400 pounds, so it takes a little bit of energy to get it moving.   It is a primary principle of physics if you get my drift.   CIO    

Note:<888> 05/15/07 Tuesday 5:05 A.M.:   I was awake at 4 A.M..  I ordered Newegg.com - Sunpentown SF-1521 Tower Fan with ION - Retail  for $49.99 less 1.1% discount of .55 with 3 day UPS shipping of $10.14 less $2.99 Rush Ordering Discount plus $2.99 Rush Order Discount for $59.58 total.   I will now eat breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, two toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.  I will use the Sunpentown tower fan along side the air conditioner on the living room window sill, and I will put the Honeywell tower fan to blow air into the bedroom.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/14/07 Monday 7:50 P.M.:   Microsoft Claims Linux Infringes 42 Patents -- Microsoft Patents -- InformationWeek .

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I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

 

Note:<888> 05/14/07 Monday 7:20 P.M.:   On the order from American Workwear - workboots, workwear, rain gear, Carhartt for  Suspenders Accessories from American Workwear - Wick Dry socks, gloves, suspenders, etc. two pairs of 54 inch by 2 inch clip suspenders #7854GC in red and hunter green for $12.99 each pair for $25.98 subtotal and shipping cost is $5 for either one pair or two pairs, so the total is $30.98 total.   I will now go through my email.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/14/07 Monday 6:30 P.M.:   I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.  I went back outside, and I pull five fuses for the electronic ignition and emissions system on the Buick, and I checked them out, and I reinstalled them to hopefully reset any onboard computers.   I also did the same thing with three air conditioning system fuses.    I will have to wait to see if it improves the fuel economy and the air conditioning which might work.   However, all of the fuse systems should have been reset when the battery was replaced with a new battery.    I noticed the Check Engine Light now says Check Engine Soon.    I also reattached to its swivel the passenger side or the front seat arm rest, so it swivels up properly.    I pulled out the center seat belts for both front and rear seats, and I also checked the seat belts to make sure they are working properly.   I also moved the front head rests up a bit.   I also adjusted the front seat positions.   The engine sounds just fine, unfortunately to go any place, you have to pay for gasoline.   I will now microwave and eat a Boston Market 16 ounce frozen pot roast dinner.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/14/07 Monday 4:00 P.M.:  I called up the www.buick.com Customer Assistance Line in Detroit, Michigan better known as MOTown at 1-800-521-7300 , and they were able to give me the new car Environmental Protection Agency mileage estimates for the 1992 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon when it was new.  They are:

City: 16 miles per gallon

Highway: 25 miles per gallon

Combined: 19 miles per gallon

Since the car was tuned up about a thousand miles ago two years ago, and the previous owner told me after the tune up, it started getting less gasoline mileage, there might be a way with a tune up or some other adjustment to increase the miles per gallon the car from what I am currently getting with it.  My best guess, might be to buy a fuel injection system and combustion chamber engine cleaning kit, and run the various ingredients through the engine.   The engine is a 5.7 liter V8 engine.  Speaking of www.gm.com , more than likely the other types of Generals might be around for graduation at United States Military Academy at West Point and USMA Class of 2007 and http://www.usma.edu/publicaffairs/graduation2007/mediainformation.pdf , but the way I figured it, by May 26, 2007, I will not able to afford to go over there which would be at least $40 with the Tanpan Zee bridge toll, so any of the well heeled DOD types, I guess would have to come over here and use our facilities, if they can afford it.   Some of those cadets get to be pretty good mechanics by the time they graduate.  CIO 

Note:<888> 05/14/07 Monday 2:00 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I checked the neighbor's antifreeze on her vintage Toyota.   I then went downtown, and I chatted with a morning regular.   I then drove up to the Noroton exit in Darien on I-95, and I got off, and I got back on headed west, and I showed up on the access road in front of the Department of Motor Vehicles garage at the Darien rest area on I-95 west bound, and the Connecticut DMV representative was there early.   He checked out my car, and I signed the paper work, so my car now has an emissions waver for a year.    Next year they will do it for two years, since this year the car was a year behind.   I then returned back to Greenwich, and I got off Exit 5, and I went to the Mobil Express car wash in Old Greenwich, and I got the basic car wash for $5.99.   I then went by the Chase Bank on Mason Street.    I then went by the Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon station next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $17 of self service premium unleaded gasoline at $3.659 a gallon or 4.645 gallons for 34.9 miles driving since Friday at 7.51345 miles per gallon for the Queen Mary as I call my car.  The miles per gallon estimate might be slightly off, since I filled up at the east side pump which is tilted away down hill away from the pump, probably letting in more gasoline in the tank.  I also checked the air on the tires for 35 PSI rear and 30 PSI front.   The 1992 Buick Roadmaster Estate wagon weighs 4400 pounds, which with a heavy vehicle, one should check the tire pressure more often.   I then went to Gateway Automotive Supply Parts, and I bought a 16 ounce container of STP engine oil treatment for $4 and two 2 inch diameter hose clamps for $1.60 both for $5.60 total.    I then put the STP in the engine, so at 114,000 miles with a recent engine oil change it has better oil treatment.   I then returned home.   I then installed the two 2 inch diameter hose clamps on the piece of accordion metal tubing that runs from the valve cover to the air intake, since that piece had come lose again, so now with the hose clamps, it should stay in place.   Technically, I should have better emissions with that secured, since it recycles the oil fumes into the air intake on the engine.  I also lower the driver's side head light just a small bit, so it is even with the passenger side head light.   I then chatted with a relative.   I am making up a batch of Formula II http://mikelouisscott.com/icetea.htm .   I have about a half hour before I put it in the refrigerator.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I picked up my mail.   Recently I have noticed it takes a week for out of the New York area checks to clear at the Chase Bank, when the Bank of New York use to clear checks in a day or two.    Thus the Queen Mary is ship shape as far as I can afford to do it.  CIO   

Note:<888> 05/14/07 Monday 7:45 A.M.:   I finished the backup.   I took the two frozen pieces of homemade style frozen pizza, and I took each out of their Ziplock bags, and one at a time, I put them in their trays which they were frozen in with a microwave cover, and I microwaved eat for four minutes.   I ate them with a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee along with vitamins and supplements.  One of the pieced had a hard crust, and it broke off part of my right side rear lower molar which already had a filling in it and needs a crown.   I will survive.   There is not pain.  I also had some ice tea.    I also made up a cup of 50% decaf and 50% regular Folgers instant coffee.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower and clean up, and I will get ready to go out for my emissions inspection at the Darien, Connecticut emissions garage at the west bound I-95 rest area.   When I come back, I will go back to bed, so I will not make my bed.   CIO   

Note:<888> 05/14/07 Monday 6:15 A.M.:   I finished the full system scan.   I fixed one cookie.   I will now do the Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/14/07 Monday 3:45 A.M.:  Norton Internet Security 7.0 updates would not work, so I had to uninstall it and then reinstall it and then install the updates.    I will now do a Norton AntiVirus 7.0 Complete System Scan.   I will then do a Vista Complete PC Backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   I will take a couple hour nap while doing the scan, and I will start the backup when I have time.    CIO 

Note:<888> 05/14/07 Monday 1:05 A.M.:   I went through my email.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.    CIO  

Note:<888> 05/14/07 Monday 12:10 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   The public safety department was once again here to check on a neighbor.   I chatted with a couple of other neighbors.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought a five pack of BIC lighters for $2.99, and I had a $3 off coupon good at CVS, so they were free.  From left to right, they are purple, dark blue, medium blue, red, and medium blue.  I chatted with another regular night person.   I then walked back down Greenwich Avenue, and I showed the other night person my 1992 Buick Roadmaster Estate wagon.   I then walked him back to his car, and I completed my walk.   I walked over to the ATM machine at the Chase Bank on Mason Street.   I then returned back down to my car, and I chatted with the other regular night person outside the Subway sandwich shop at upper Greenwich Avenue.   I then sat out for a while, and I chatted with three other regular walkers.   I then used some extra fuel, and I drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought 28.2 ounce four cheese frozen Stop and Shop self rising pizza for $3.99, two twenty ounce 3 Diamond crushed pineapple for $1 each can and a 16 ounce bag of frozen extra large shrimp from Thailand 31 to 40 count for $6.99 for $12.98 total.  I then returned home.   I put the shrimp in the freezer to have to use in the future.    I took the frozen pizza, and I cut it into four equal quarters.  I rubbed some olive oil on a baking sheet, and I put the four pizza pieces on a baking sheet.   I then shredded with a cheese grater 8 ounces of 50% less fat PollyO mozzarella cheese, and spread it over the pizza pieces.   I then seasoned it with a generous amount of garlic powder, ground black pepper, oregano, and Italian seasoning.   I then took a medium large onion, and I peeled it, and I cut it into 3/16th inch thick slices.   I then separated the slices into onion rings, and I spread them over the pizza.   I then opened and drained a 6.5 ounce can of Snows clams, and I spread the clams over the pizza.    I then opened and drained a 6 ounce dried can of Stop and Shop large California pitted olives, and I cut them in half lengthwise, and I spread them over the pizza.   I then spread about a third of a cup of Kraft grated parmesan cheese on the pizza.   I then seasoned it some more with Italian seasoning and oregano.   I then spread about a third of a cup of extra virgin olive oil over the pizza.    I then put the pizza on the baking sheet on the bottom rack of the Farberware convection oven, and I set it at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and I baked it 25 minutes.   I put two of the four slices in separate plastic frozen food trays, and I put each of the two trays in a large ZipLock bag, and I froze them.   I ate the other two pieces with a glass of iced tea.   I have to be up at about 6 A.M. today, to get to the Darien emissions station at 10 A.M. this morning to get my emissions waver on the Buick wagon.   I am slow starting getting ready in the morning.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/13/07 Sunday 3:10 A.M.:   I watched a bit of television.   I ate some Pringles.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/13/07 Sunday 12:50 A.M.:   Happy Mother's Day.    I went out after the last message.  I chatted with some neighbors.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.    There were a number of young adults out pub crawling.   I noticed they are still excavating the foundation for what looks like a new building just south of Pickwick Plaza on Greenwich Avenue.   They are also restoring the Pickwick building.   I enjoyed looking at the tall yellow tulips planted around the Veterans monument across from the Senior and the Arts building.   I would say the tulips are in full bloom on Mother's Day.   I then returned home the most direct route, so as not to use up to much precious fuel.   I am no longer driving down on the waterfront on Steamboat Road after all of these years so as to save on fuel.   I will now prepare and eat the same meals as the last four nights.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/12/07 Saturday 9:35 P.M.:   I woke up at 4 P.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, two toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I went outside, and I moved my car to its usual parking place.   I did a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the Bytecc external hard drive.   I watched some television, and I surfed the internet with the FIC server while doing the backup.    I took up the old orange floor mats underneath the new white bath mat and oriental throw in the bathroom.   I threw out the old orange mat.   I chatted with a relative.   I will now send out my weekly notes.   I will then shut down the primary computer, and I will eat some Pringles, and then I will shower and clean up, and I will go out for a late evening stroll.   CIO   

Note:<888> 05/12/07 Saturday 9:15 A.M.:   I changed the Internet Explorer 7 tabbed browsing settings in Vista to:

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I deleted my old Vista Complete PC backup from the from the first hard drive to the second hard drive, and I did a Complete Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive which took some time.  While doing that I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I then watched part of a Batman movie.    I now will shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/12/07 Saturday 5:50 A.M.:   I tried to figure out what causes the hard drive to run for about 15 minutes after Vista Boots up in 3 minutes.  In System Properties, under Advanced, I selected Performance and under Settings, I selected  Adjust for Best Performance.  I did still keep and select Enable Desktop Composition, Smooth edges of screen fonts, Smooth-scroll list boxes, and Use visual styles on windows and buttons.   Those settings eliminate most of the Visual stuff in Vista, so it is quite a bit faster.   I then rebooted, but the total boot times and hard drive flashing was the same.   I ran Disk Clean Up, and I eliminated all of the extra files including the Hibernate file, but startup was still the same time.   I then turned off Indexing on both hard drives, but startup still remained about 3 minutes with the hard drive running another 15 minutes, until the hard drive light goes off.   However, the Vista system is much more responsive and faster to use in the current settings.   I will now work with it for a brief spell.   CIO    

Note:<888> 05/12/07 Saturday 2:20 A.M.:   I watched some television.   I went outside to check outside because I though I heard cars.  Two Greenwich Police cars were here to check up on a neighbor who is not well.  I let one of the patrolmen in to check on the neighbor.  They left after checking on the neighbor.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/12/07 Saturday 12:25 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I chatted with a neighbor's relative.   I went by the http://thefoodemporium.com , but their sale items on the internet are not the same as the sale items in the store circular.   I picked up a copy of the store circular.   While going out, I noticed the front windshield wiper washers were not working.   While checking them out at the Food Emporium parking lot, I reattached each tube mechanism for each front wiper blade to the front wipers, but they still would not wash.   When I got home, I noticed I checked the fuse for them, and it was all right, and then I noticed it is the red lever on the windshield wiper toggle that on the left side of the steering wheel that activates the washers, so they now do work.  I also disconnected one of the air conditioner fuses, and reconnected it, and when I started up the car, it seemed it was working, but it is hard to tell, since it is 65 degrees Fahrenheit out, one would have to wait to test it in warmer weather, but it sounded like the compressor was cutting in and out.   After the Food Emporium, I went by the drive up ATM machine at the Chase Bank on Mason Street.   It is poorly lighted, so I had to use my flash light I keep in the driver's side car door to see to use it.   I then went by the Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon gasoline station, and I bought $20 or 5.467 gallons of self service premium unleaded gasoline at $3.659 a gallon for 35.35 miles driving since this past Monday evening.  That works out to 6.466 miles per gallon, but I spent about an hour letting the car idle at the emissions test at the Shell station, and I also drove it from exit 5 to 3 on I-95 and back on the Post Road.   I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought two six packs of Stop and Shop English muffins for .99 for each six pack, two I Can't Believe Its Not Butter Light 16 ounce boxes for $1.50 each box, a 1.75 quart container of Turkey Hill Moose Tracks ice cream for $1.99, ten 16 ounce cans of B&M baked beans for $1 each half bacon and onion and half maple flavor, a box of 100 Lipton tea bags for $2.50, a 17.3 ounce container of Diamond Crystal Salt Sense iodized salt with 33% less sodium for $1.49, two 16 ounce packages of Oscar Meyer chicken, pork, and turkey wieners for buy one get one free for $3.59, a two pound bag of baby carrots for $2.99, and broccoli crowns at $1.99 a pound for $3.46 for $31 total.  I then returned home, and I put away my groceries, and I fiddled with the car as mentioned before.    CIO    

Note:<888> 05/11/07 Friday 7:50 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   UPS delivered the RNA DNA capsules.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature and the vitamins shipping box.    I will now eat the same meal as the last three nights.   I will shut down the computer, and I will shower and clean up, after I eat dinner, and then I will go out for a walk.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/11/07 Friday 6:30 P.M.:   Free phone call to any phone in the world on Mother's Day Skype Gift of Gab .  I chatted with a relative.   I looked at www.cars.com , and my 1992 Buick Roadmaster Estate wagon goes for a lot more money up to $9,000 in the later years up to 1996 when it was made.   This is the www.kbb.com report on my car listing its private party trade in value in good condition with all of the options and 114,000 miles is $3,335, but trade in value is $2210 and retail in excellent condition would be $4970, so I would say it is a pretty good set of wheels for me to be touring around locally in. 

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GOP.com Secure Online Donation I donated $2, so in case any www.whitehouse.gov people show up here in Greenwich, Connecticut, they can have a cup of coffee on me or tour around town on the local bus or they could bet on a horse or play a scratch card.  I went through my email.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/11/07 Friday 4:55 P.M.:   I watered the plants, and I added 10 drops of Schultz liquid plant food to each quart of water that I used.   I put more white vinegar in the vinegar scent bowl.   I will now go through my email.   I ate a dozen Triscuits.  This item is available again without the 10% discount with free shipping and $350 mail in rebate for $269 after mail in rebate  Newegg.com - LEXMARK C series C534n 34A0050 Up to 24 ppm 1200 x 1200 dpi 4800 Color Quality (2400 x 600 dpi) Laser Workgroup Color Printer - Retail and the manufacture's web site is Search Results - Lexmark C534n .   I don't need it.   I chatted with a relative.  CIO  

Note:<888> 05/11/07 Friday 3:25 P.M.:   I woke up at 9 A.M. when a friend called.   I then rested some more.   I chatted with three relatives.   The Connecticut DMV Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles , and I am suppose to meet their representative at the DMV garage at the Darien I-95 West rest area at 10 A.M. this Monday, May 14, 2007 to get the waiver on my 1992 Buick Roadmaster Emissions test.  Maxtor 200 Gigabyte Hard Drive IDE with free shipping for $40 at Slickdeals.net and FRYS.com | MAXTOR 200 gig IDE free shipping $40.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee.   My order for five bottles of Rna/Dna by Country Life - VitaminShoppe.com for $8.79 each for $43.95 subtotal, less $10 with coupon code "7089" on over $40 order with $2.99 Super Saver Shipping for $36.94 total has UPS: Tracking Information is out for delivery, so I have to wait for them to arrive.   I will now wash my breakfast dishes, and I will make my bed.   Donald Trump www.trump.com business promo is still on my web site http://mikelouisscott.com/trump-020207.wmv .    I guess that is all that was happening around here on Ground Hog's Day.  CIO       

Note:<888> 05/11/07 Friday 1:25 A.M.:  On the order from www.sierratradingpost.com with 20% off coupon code "54400" on over $75 order http://www.fatwallet.com/t/18/243140 Honda Arcata Low Shoes (For Men) - Save 72% in size 9.5 in black for $23.96,  two pairs of Martin Gordon Corduroy Pants - Flat Front (For Men) - Save 76% in waist 42 inches inseam 30 inches with one in medium olive brown and one in light olive brown for $15.96 each, and Wide Wale 100% Cotton Corduroy Pants - Pleated Front (For Men) - Save 71% in navy in waist 42 inches inseam 31 inches for $7.96 for a total for a subtotal of $63.84 after 20% discount of $15.96 with $10 UPS ground shipping for a total of $73.84.  I saved $248.66 on the order or 80%.  Tracking is UPS: Tracking Information

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I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/10/07 Thursday 11:35 P.M.:  I made and ate the same meal as the last two nights.   I will now go through my email.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/10/07 Thursday 10:10 P.M.:   I did some bottom fishing on the internet.   I chatted with one relative twice and another relative once.   I ordered from American Workwear - workboots, workwear, rain gear, Carhartt from  Suspenders Accessories from American Workwear - Wick Dry socks, gloves, suspenders, etc. two pairs of 54 inch by 2 inch clip suspenders #7854GC in red and hunter green for $12.99 each pair for $25.98 subtotal and shipping cost is added upon shipping.   Last October 2006, the shipping was $5 for one pair, so it should be $5 to $10, hopefully $5 for $30.98 total.  If you place over a $50 order, shipping is free.   Thus when I change pants, I do not always have to change the suspenders.   I have noticed with my current waist line of 42 inches on my 6 foot tall frame that some times my pants begin to fall down a bit, since I no longer have an hour glass build.   I guess it is from sitting at the computer for 17 years instead of going out discotecqueing.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/10/07 Thursday 6:50 P.M.:   Before going to bed this morning, I did a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   I woke up at 11 A.M., and I showered, and I cleaned up, and I made my bed, and I went over to the Greenwich Hospital laboratory to get my blood drawn for my physical laboratory work.    I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I dropped off the padding from the brown carpet runner that I had bought there yesterday.    I then went by the Shell Station near them on East Putnam Avenue and Sherwood Place, and they told me I should take the Buick for a drive on the highway before retesting it.   I then drove from Exit 3 to Exit 5 on I-95, and I drove back on East Putnam Avenue since the highway west bound was not moving.   I then had the car retested, and it failed the emissions test again with about the same results.   I then returned home, and I faxed the Connecticut DMV emissions office in Waterbury, Connecticut my failed emissions report and my new registration.    I then chatted with them, and they told me they would set up an appointment with me at the DMV garage at the Darien rest area on I-95 to sign the paper work to have the emissions test waived.   I then went to my usual 3 P.M. appointment.    I then returned home.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.   I chatted with a relative.    I took about a two hour nap in the Ethan Allen recliner.    CIO    

Note:<888> 05/10/07 Thursday 1:30 A.M.:   Surplus Computers Oregon Scientific Wireless Weather Station & Atomic Clock  for $28.99 with free shipping.

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I went through my email.   I will now install the most recent Vista updates and patches, and then I will shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/10/07 Thursday 12:30 A.M.:    For my birthday, I ordered just before midnight before it ended from www.sierratradingpost.com with 20% off coupon code "54400" on over $75 order http://www.fatwallet.com/t/18/243140 Honda Arcata Low Shoes (For Men) - Save 72% in size 9.5 in black for $23.96,  two pairs of Martin Gordon Corduroy Pants - Flat Front (For Men) - Save 76% in waist 42 inches inseam 30 inches with one in medium olive brown and one in light olive brown for $15.96 each, and Wide Wale 100% Cotton Corduroy Pants - Pleated Front (For Men) - Save 71% in navy in waist 42 inches inseam 31 inches for $7.96 for a total for a subtotal of $63.84 after 20% discount of $15.96 with $10 UPS ground shipping for a total of $73.84.  I saved $248.66 on the order or 80%.   I will now finish going through my email.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/09/07 Wednesday 10:20 P.M.:   Tracking on the order for five bottles of Rna/Dna by Country Life - VitaminShoppe.com for $8.79 each for $43.95 subtotal, less $10 with coupon code "7089" on over $40 order with $2.99 Super Saver Shipping for $36.94 total is UPS: Tracking Information

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Note:<888> 05/09/07 Wednesday 8:50 P.M.:  I did some research on the Fujitronic Digital Tower Fan with Remote Control FF-606 from iKitchen.com and for $53.99, and instead of using coupon "MOTHER" for 5% off, one can get 10% off with coupon "DROPSHIP" --- About iKitchen from iKitchen.com , so for me at this location it would be $53.99 with $14.22 shipping less 10% discount of $5.40 for $62.81 total.  Since it is a New York operation, it would ship locally.  The manufacture's web site is Fujitronic Manufacturing Inc. || Tower Fan with Remote Control , and I chatted with them out at the City of Industry, California.    Their web site is Fujitronic Manufacturing Inc. On-Line Store .   Their online store is only for large volume sales.  I am thinking about buying it, but I am waiting to consult with some family members.  For now, I am obviously fine.   I was told a new model with the same model number is coming out in June 2007.   They have it in California on the west coast for the same price at Fujitronic Tower Fan with Remote Control FF-606 from California, but shipping back east would be $22.    I chatted with two relatives.   I will NOT order the second tower fan, unless I think I need it later on when it gets warmer.   I will now eat the same meal as last night.  CIO       

Note:<888> 05/09/07 Wednesday 5:05 P.M.:   I called up an cancelled the order for Fujitronic FF-606 Digital Tower Oscillating Fan with Remote Contol # FF606, F-F-606, F-F606, FF 606 since the shipping would have been $15 to $20, and at about $75, I really can not afford it, and the Honeywell tower one like the ones they have at CVS is doing just fine blowing the cooled air from the air conditioner around the apartment.    I chatted briefly with a friend, but his cell phone zonked out.   CIO   

Note:<888> 05/09/07 Wednesday 4:25 P.M.:    I was awake at 6 A.M. this morning.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.   I made my bed.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I went early to my 9:30 A.M. appointment to Greenwich Hospital Greenwich Hospital outpatient clinic for my annual physical.   My weight according to their scale is 185 pounds.   I seem to be doing all right, but tomorrow morning I can not eat breakfast, and I have to get my laboratory work done at the Greenwich Hospital lab.   Next week I go back for my follow up.   I then went to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and I bought a 5 foot by 3 foot British Union Jack flag for $2.50 and chocolate brown bound piece of Bigelow type wool carpet about 20 feet by 32 inches which included the padding also for half price for $32.50.   I then returned home.   I had a telephone call from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles emissions department, and they told me that they could give me a waver, but I would have to set up an appointment to meet them at the DMV garage at the Darien rest area.   However, they said the last time the car's emissions were checked after it was tuned a thousand miles ago about two years ago, it passed with flying colors.  They told me that more than likely the problem with my emissions test at the Shell Station on Sherwood Place was that the car was not warmed up.    The car had sat for 2.5 hours before they tested it.   They said to set up an appointment there again, and then take it for a drive, and make sure they test it right away when I go to have it tested while the car is still warmed up.   They told me more than likely it would pass emissions.   I can get the retest for free within thirty days after they have tested it the first time.   If it should not pass, the DMV would give me a waiver by the previous mentioned procedure for a year.   I then raised up my living room closets doors about an inch more from the floor through the adjustment mechanism on the doors.   I then took up the plum and beige Aubusson carpet from the apartment entrance, and I laid down the new brown piece of carpet along the full length of the apartment from the entrance running behind the down sofa to underneath the French reproduction chair.   I had to fold under the last three feet of it.   I did not use the padding, since it is laid over another piece of wall to wall wool carpet.    Thus the apartment entrance door and the two living room closet doors clear the new brown wool carpet runner just fine.  I put the plum and beige Aubusson carpet perpendicular to it running between the dining table and the sitting area.   I moved the oval green and beige Aubusson carpet to underneath the computer primary computer chair.   I folded under the fringe on the Aubusson carpets, so they do not get sucked up by the vacuum.   I had to move the picture of the Queen Mother of England to the right side of the back of the apartment door, and I move the picture of Queen Elizabeth and President and Laura Bush with the picture of Queen Victoria and the picture of Duke and Duchess of Windsor to above the right closet where the Queen Mum's picture was.   I moved the old Yankee wall thermometer to in between the closets.   I raised the mirror to the left of the left closet and inch, so I could raise the mirror beneath it an inch, so it hangs and does not rest on the carpet.   I chatted with two relatives.   I put the small beige and color pattern oriental throw that was in front of the French reproduction chair over the white bathroom rug.   I put the green and pink throw rug underneath the www.harvard.edu chair in the kitchen.     I showed my British neighbor what I had done.   I rolled up the unused padding, and I used duct tape to secure it, and I put it in the rear of the Buick station wagon to give back to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop.   I showed the building custodian what I had done.   I then vacuumed the entire apartment to get up any dust.   I turned on the General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner to cool off the apartment with the Honeywell tower fan blowing around the air while it swivels.    I picked my mail and I chatted with some neighbors.   I hung the new British Union Jack flag over the left living room closet door, and I move the Dutch flag from that location to the left hallway bookcase over the Swedish flag.   I now have the two big British Union Jack flags and the smaller British Union Jack flag on display in the living room.    CIO

Note:<888> 05/09/07 Wednesday 12:35 A.M.:   Optimum Online Preview .

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Free Rhapsody from www.optonline.net still does not work with Vista.    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I have a 9:30 A.M. appointment today, so I will be up around 6 A.M. this morning.  Today is my 57th birthday.   CIO   

Note:<888> 05/08/07 Tuesday 11:05 P.M.:   I  went out after the last message.    I went by the ATM machine at the Chase Bank on Mason Street.    I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I stopped by the Greenwich Arts and Senior Center to use the bathroom.    I stopped by CVS, and they have the Lasko tower fans.    I went by the Greenwich Library, and I chatted with another computer person.  I was told about easyCruise.com for holidays in the Greek Islands, Caribbean, Holland and Belgium .   I then returned home.   I chatted with two relatives.   I ordered from Brooklyn, New York Fujitronic FF-606 Digital Tower Oscillating Fan with Remote Contol # FF606, F-F-606, F-F606, FF 606 for $53.99, and they will contact me about the UPS ground shipping cost which should be about $14 to $15.    I will then email them back to send it.   I will use it on the  living room window shelf to the right of the General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control to move the cooled air around more efficiently,  and the F-F606 also has a remote control and ionizer, and I will move the Honeywell Tower fan to hallway to blow air into the bedroom.    It will help me maximize my air conditioner usage.   I hate to tell you, but it will get hot here sooner or later, and air conditioning costs can be very expensive with higher electricity costs, so to circulate the cool air that I do pay for around better will make it more efficient.   CIO      

Note:<888> 05/08/07 Tuesday 5:30 P.M.:   I opened up the package of five boneless chicken breasts, and I put three of them in a large flat Rubbermaid container.   I then rinsed off the other two in cold water, and I dried them with a paper towel.   I then put a thin coat of olive oil in a Pyrex pie dish, and on a separate plate, I rubbed the bottom side of the boneless chicken breasts with olive oil, and then I spread a thick coating of seasoned bread crumbs on it, and then I did the same with the top side and the other boneless chicken breasts.   I then put them in the Pyrex pie dish, and I baked them in the Farberware convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes.  I also made up a batch of http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/mlsrice.htm to which I also added one teaspoons of Kikkoman soy sauce and Old Bay Seasoning and chicken bullion seasoning.  I ate half, and I put the other half in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.  I also steamed in a three quart Revere pot with steamer tray and lid about 2 cups of baby carrots and broccoli spears and sliced asperagus spears for 15 minutes on medium high electric burner heat,  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will now shower and clean up, and I will go out, and I will take my usual walk on Greenwich Avenue.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/08/07 Tuesday 4:25 P.M.:  I put the Mexican poncho in the dryer on delicate cycle, and I only dried it for about half the time the 55 minutes full time.   It came out nice and clean.   I chatted with some neighbors while waiting for the driers to finish.  I picked up the mail, and I got another birthday card from a relative.  I put away the laundry, and I put the Mexican poncho on the end of the long green sofa.    I bought the colorful poncho at the Old Greenwich Rummage room thrift shop for $15 a few years ago, and I bought the brown and white wool poncho at the ELDC thrift shop for $7.50 over 15 years ago.   I used to have another one like the brown and white poncho, but it is not the same one.   The original one that we had like the brown and white poncho had a urine stain on it from when my St. Bernard dog went to the bathroom on it.  The original one was brought back from Mexico by my parents in the 1960s.   That was many moons ago.  CIO    

Note:<888> 05/08/07 Tuesday 3:15 P.M.:  I woke up at noon.    I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.  I have 30 minutes to go on the dry cycle of two loads of laundry.    I also put clean linens on the bed.   I am also washing the black and white wool poncho, which I put a half of a cup of CVS wool wash in the washer machine on cold wool cycle, and I will cool tumble dry it.    The more colorful poncho is already cleaned.  I took the white electric blanket of the bed, and I put it and its controls in its plastic packaging, and I put it on the bottom of the bedroom closet floor.   I took the medium blue light weight summer blanket from the back of the long green sofa, and I put it on the bed.   I am running the air conditioner on low fan with the exhaust port opened with the tower fan moving the air around in the apartment.   My electricity bill at www.cl-p.com for April 2007 was $153.30, and I have already paid the budget amount of $187 less a $16 surplus for $171.  That is for 30 days in April 2007, I used 834 KWH or 28 KWH per day.   I do not use much heat or air conditioning in April.  CIO     

Note:<888> 05/08/07 Tuesday 4:35 A.M.:   The Queen Visits the White House - New York Times

President Bush Welcomes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the White House .

Welcoming Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

BBC NEWS | Americas | Queen praises UK-US partnership .

IAVCEI 2008 .

World Organization of Volcano Observatories .

Microsofts hidden diagnostic tool unlocks Vista startup secrets | Ed Botts Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com .

I went through my email.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/08/07 Tuesday 2:45 A.M.:  For now the $5 white pattern wool throw rug in front of the French reproduction chair that I bought from the Merry Go Round Mews thrift shop about 17 months ago at Christmas time will do just fine.    I took the two comforters that I cleaned at the Cos Cob Laundromat before the Volvo was flooded, and I took them off the ends of the two living room sofas, and I put them in plastic bags, and I put one on the floor of the bedroom closet, and I put one on the bedroom closet shelf.    I took the two wool ponchos from underneath the bedroom bed, and I put the black and white one on the far end of the long green couch, and I put the colorful one on the far end of the down sofa.   I will give up on home improvements for now, and I will go through my email.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/08/07 Tuesday 2:15 A.M.:  For in front of the French reproduction chair in the walk through area in the living room, I was thinking about buying this ORG Handtufted Floral Heriz Burgundy CLEARANCE - 4926 in 2'6" X 4'6" marked down from $149 to $39 with free shipping.   However, I really should have some sort of shade of blue their such as this ORG Handtufted 797 Gray-Blue CLEARANCE - 4904 in the same size marked down from $149 to $49.  Also these are available RugStudio, Rug Specialists since 1930 - Product Search - Criteria: aubusson with this ORG Destin Aubusson Green/Ivory CLEARANCE - 4913 marked down from $99 to $49, or in 2' X 4' slightly marked down for $50 Rugs America New Aubusson N292 Light Green Sale - 20774 or Rugs America New Aubusson N208 Light Blue Sale - 20777 , or in 30" X 50" marked down from $120 to $80 Kas Ruby Fleur-de-Lis Aubusson 8980 Slate Blue - 17641 .   However, this ORG Handtufted 797 Gray-Blue CLEARANCE - 4904 still seems to be the best deal, but it is not an Aubusson, but similar to it.  All of them have free shipping.  I will look for other sites.  All of them are all wool.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/08/07 Tuesday 12:55 A.M.:    I ordered five bottles of Rna/Dna by Country Life - VitaminShoppe.com for $8.79 each for $43.95 subtotal, less $10 with coupon code "7089" on over $40 order with $2.99 Super Saver Shipping for $36.94 total.   Thus I should have over a years supply of RNA/DNA tablets.  I enjoyed my dinner.   I will now go through my email.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/07/07 Monday 10:40 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.  I mailed the emissions deferment information at the Valley Road Post Office.   I went to my 4 P.M. appointment.   I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I stopped the Greenwich Cigar store, and I bought a dollar Cash Flurries scratch card, but I lost.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought six 5.5 ounce 30% less fat Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips for .88 each for $5.28 total.    I walked over the to ATM machine at the lobby of the Chase Bank on Mason Street.  I stopped by Grannick's Pharmacy on Greenwich Avenue.   I was looking for RNA supplement tablets, which are Ribo Nucleic Acid supplements.   Sardines contain RNA which are a building block of cells.   After my walk, I sat out for a while.  I then drove over to Tod's Point in Old Greenwich taking the route along the train tracks where one turns south off East Putnam Avenue at St. Catherine's.    I chatted with a local weather watcher at the Southwest parking area.   The usual horse and buggy was driving around at sunset.   There did not seem to be any storm damage, and Tod's Point looks as good as ever.  This time of year in the late evening, one only needs the beach sticker on the car window.  I noticed somebody zooming across Long Island sound from around Port Jefferson, Long Island to the Mianus River in a Cigarette boat, which seems like an expensive way to commute, but I guess it is cheaper than a jet.   Maybe they should invest in a Jet Ski.  I then drove over to south east parking area, and one of the locals told me there was some damage along the south shore of Tod's Point, but I did not have the time before closing to walk out to investigate.   I then went by the Riverside Shopping Plaza, and I went by the General Nutrition store, and they no longer carry RNA supplement tablets.   I then went by CVS, and they do not carry them in the larger store either.   They have the same swivel tower fan that I bought for $30, and they also have a $50 Lasko tower fan with remote control for $50.   They also have the standard round box fans and smaller ones.   I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought boneless breasts of chicken for $2.99 a pound for $11.93, fresh asparagus for $2.99 a pound for $3.01, and green Dole bananas for .69 a pound for $2.01 for $16.95 total.     I then returned to central Greenwich, and I went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the Greenwich Time, and I chatted with one of the staff members.   I checked out "Windows Vista, The Missing Manual" by David Pogue.   I then went by the Greenwich Automotive Exxon Service station, and I bought $8.01 of premium self service unleaded gasoline at $3.599 a gallon for 2.225 gallons for a 21 mile round trip to Tod's Point from my apartment in Byram, for 9.44 miles per gallon driving mostly in traffic locally.   In other words, it costs me $8 every time I go to Tod's Point, so I will probably only be going out there about once a month.   I still have Bruce Park, the Town Green, Greenwich Avenue, Steamboat Road, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Grass Island, and Byram Shore that are local to me for outdoor enjoyment.  I told one of the walkers this evening, if you walk before you eat, you feel hungry, and you eat more when you get home, and if you walk after you eat, you do not feel hungry and do not eat more.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I chatted with two relatives.    I will now cook the same meal as the last three nights, but I will also have some sliced steamed asparagus with the broccoli and baby carrots along with the burger, onions, and rice.  As usual I will eat the dinner with iced tea.  CIO    

Note:<888> 05/07/07 Monday 2:20 P.M.:   I woke up at 8 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I had a nobody at the door door bell ring.   I had somebody call up looking for Michael Greenwich.   I chatted with a relative.  I watched the www.whitehouse.gov reception for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip Bush welcomes Queen Elizabeth at White House - CNN.com .   They are also going to show the White House dinner this evening on Cspan.   I called up the service department at Minchin Buick-Pontiac-GMC, Inc. - Pre-Owned Used And New Car Sales - Leasing, Financing - Trade-Ins Welcome , and they told me for a tune up on my 1992 Buick Roadmaster wagon, it would be about $550, and it would be additional for the check engine light for the emissions, but they do not do emissions testing there, so if it failed after the tune up, it would be more money to fix any emissions problems.   I guess the Greenwich Automotive services bid for $500 to tune up the car, which I would assume would include the passing emissions testing is the low bit.   I also got about the same information from KARL AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE OF GREENWICH, OLD GREENWICH, CT on MacRAES - Business Info Since 1892 .   Thus I will wait for my friend who sold it to me to have his mechanic take a look at it to pass emissions.   I found this Connecticut emissions page about hardship waivers CT Emissions Program - What If I Fail The Test - Applying For A Waiver , and I called them up at 1-203-271-5427, and they told me to send a copy of my proof of income, a copy of the failed emissions report, and proof of the household size, and my driver's license number to:

DMV

55 West Main Street

Waterbury, Ct.  06702

Att: Hardship Administrator

I printed out a letter with the information, and I mailed in a copy of my lease, my failed emissions report, and a copy of my SSI income statement for 2007.   I ate a dozen Triscuit crackers with 1.5 inch by 1.5 inch by 1/8th inch thick slices of Stop and Shop Monterey Jack cheese on them.   I disabled indexing for the folders on the C: and D: drive that contain my old computer's information and URL which are about 90,000 URLs and files.   However, although the Vista computer starts up in a couple of minutes, it takes 12 minutes from startup until the hard drive quits flashing, so I assume it is indexing files and folders.  I will do a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive, and then I will shut down the computer.   I have to shower and clean up, and go out to my 4 P.M. appointment.  CIO            

Note:<888> 05/06/07 Sunday 9:55 P.M.:   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go back to watching a bit of television, before I go to bed.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/06/07 Sunday 8:25 P.M.:  I made and ate the same meal as the last couple of nights of the hamburger, onions, vegetable, and rice meal.   For the cheese portion, I use four 1.5 inch by 1.5 inch by .25 inch slices of Stop and Shop Monterey Jack cheese.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   For a change, I might watch some television this evening.   I saw a television program, that they are going to launch a better GOES satellite GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITE SERVER in 2012.  CIO  

Note:<888> 05/06/07 Sunday 7:15 P.M.:   I rested for a while.   I turned the Epox computer setup around, so its monitor is facing the long green sofa, so there is more room to work with it.   I had to move some of the bric-a-brac, and the Panasonic cordless phones around, and I also rotated the miniature palms, so the large one does not block access to the stereo system.   It is more user friendly in the current setup.    I will now wash the breakfast dishes, and I will make my bed.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/06/07 Sunday 2:40 P.M.:  Of course, one could buy it here for a $100 more without waiting for the rebate Lexmark C534n - 22ppm color / 24ppm mono Laser Printer - New Sarkozy wins French presidency - CNN.com .   I will take a brief nap.    CIO   

Note:<888> 05/06/07 Sunday 1:40 P.M.:  I woke up at 10 A.M..    I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee.  I tried to buy this offer xpdig.com- NewEgg: LEXMARK C534n 24ppm Color Workgroup Laser Printer $208 shipped AR , but although the order was taken on my server, I decided to buy it off the primary computer, and by the time I got the primary computer booted up, they were sold out of the item.   I do not really need a color laser printer anyway, since I do not print out that much, and I would have to wait a while for the $350 rebate, and also on a color laser printer, the four replacement cartridges would cost about $400, which I can not afford.    I called up my mother to wish her Happy Mother's Day, and she told me it was next Sunday.    I always thought it was the first Sunday in May.    I could go out, but usually when one goes out later in the afternoon, it is more quiet.   CIO      

Note:<888> 05/06/07 Sunday 4:45 A.M.:   I watched a movie about Elizabeth I.   I guess she had the right idea.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.    CIO  

Note:<888> 05/06/07 Sunday 2:15 A.M.:   I ate nine Triscuit crackers with 1.5 inch by 1.5 inch by 3/16th inch slices of Stop and Shop Monterrey Jack cheese on them.    I installed my latest directory update on the Toshiba laptop.   It still has XP home on it, since product activation never came up on it.  So for now, I will leave it on.   I will now do a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   CIO 

End of Scott's Notes week of 05/05/07:

Note:<888> 05/05/07 Saturday 11:45 P.M.:

Scottish Nationalists Upset Labor in Elections - New York Times

For Queen and First Lady, Bush Will Try White Tie - New York Times .  

Welcome to the White House

Welcoming Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

India Looks To Produce World's First $10 Laptop -- Laptops -- InformationWeek

Palmisano To Partners: Drive Midmarket Business - IT Channel - IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness .

E-Commerce News: Business: Ubuntu on Dell: Where's the Profit? .

I will now send out my weekly notes.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/05/07 Saturday 9:05 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.  I wore my yellow rain slicker with my blue jeans, and that was the colors of one of the favorite horses that won the Kentucky Derby.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   I stopped by the Greenwich Cigar store, and I played an Aces High scratch card for a dollar, but I lost.   They were playing Polynesian island drum music in front of the senior and the arts center.    I guess that would be a good way to communicate on an island about volcano activity.   I stopped by the ATM machine at the Chase Bank on central Greenwich Avenue, and then I went by the Chase Bank on Mason Street.    I like using their machine for deposits, but they do not always have deposit slips out for the ATM customers at Mason street.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought a 9 ounce Glade powder fresh and a 9 ounce Glade Melon Burst air spray for .99 each and .12 tax for $2.10 total.   I noticed across the street from CVS on Greenwich Avenue, they are putting in a new LACOSTE USA - www.lacoste.com/usa shop.  One can apply for employment there at mailto:greenwich@lacoste-usa.com .    They promote the alligator shirts, and they have skinny types of young French people featured in their window advertisement.  I then completed my walk.   I next went by the Greenwich Automotive Service Exxon station, and I bought $20 of premium self service unleaded gasoline at $3.599 a gallon for 5.556 gallons for 36 miles driving since last Saturday, which would mean that I am getting locally about 6.48 miles per gallon in the Queen Mary which is what I call the Buick Roadmaster station wagon.    Of course, one would have to drive a bit more to determine the actual gasoline mileage, since at the Exxon gasoline station, it depends on where one parks along side of the pump as to how flat the car is or at an angle as to whether one can completely fill it up.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought two 59 ounce containers of Tropicana orange juice with calcium for $2.50 each, a 10 pound bag of Carolina enriched rice for $5.69, six 16 ounce Boston Market frozen pot roast dinners for $10 all, and buy one get one free of 30% less sodium 16 ounce packages of Oscar Meyer bacon for $4.99 both and two boxes of 8.5 ounce Triscuit low fat crackers for $2.50 each for $30.68 total.   I chatted with the chief of the Round Hill Fire Department whom I have known for a long time.   They must have higher expenses in getting around the larger area in back country Greenwich, since their vehicles use a lot more fuel.   They are a volunteer fire department, so they will accept donations.  I then returned home, and I chatted with a relative whom won on the Derby at the Derby party the relative went to, but so many people bid on the same horse, it did not pay anything to mention.   I will now go through my email.   CIO    

Note:<888> 05/05/07 Saturday 4:50 P.M.:   I enjoyed dinner.    I will now shower and clean up, and I will go out.   I will not bother watching the Derby.    CIO 

Note:<888> 05/05/07 Saturday 3:55 P.M.:  I installed the latest Nvidia drivers that were released on May 2, 2007 on the primary Vista computer, and it seems to be running better.    I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I got two birthday cards, and I will be 57 years old on May 9, 2007, so I guess I am no longer a spring chicken.   I will now cook and eat the same meal as yesterday.   The Kentucky Derby comes on channel 4 NBC at 4:30 P.M., and it runs for about an hour and a half.  Maybe we will see Queen Elizabeth II in a horse drawn carriage.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/05/07 Saturday 1:00 P.M.:   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   There is one horse with my favorite racing colors of Pink and Green Contenders | Kentucky Derby 133 Tiago at 15 to 1 with pink and green colors .   CIO   

Note:<888> 05/05/07 Saturday 12:30 P.M.:   I woke up at 8 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee.   I looked at Kentucky Derby 133 , and I looked at the pictures of the horses.   I figure if a favorite wins, it will not pay too much money, so from the pictures, I tried to figure out what long shots might win.  

Here is a short list of long shots.

18 Any Given Saturday

11 Bwana Bull

6 Cowtown Cat

1 Sedgefield.

Also there is local Greenwich, Connecticut horse owner 12 Nobiz Like Shobiz  On with the show Valando's Nobiz in Run for the Roses - Greenwich Time .    There is a horse betting web site here Horse Betting | All Horse Racing, ESPN Poker, Casino and Sports , but I am a little bit leery of giving my bank card information to an off shore bidding web site.    I went back to bed, and I just got up again.  I will not go through my email.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/04/07 Friday 9:25 P.M.:  I ate two scoops of coffee ice cream.   I am tired, instead of going through my email, I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO   

Note:<888> 05/04/07 Friday 8:55 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I made up a batch of Formula Two http://mikelouisscott.com/icetea.htm , and to the usual formula I added a couple of tablespoons of honey, so it will be a bit sweeter, and I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.    I watched a bit of television.   I watered the plants, and I put out more white vinegar in the scent bowl.   I threw out the garbage and the periodical literature.   I chatted with a neighbor that just got back from www.costco.com .   I told the neighbor that St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Darien, Connecticut on U.S. 1 on the west side of Darien collects tens of thousands of books from the neighboring area to send out around the world.    They frequently have sets of books with missing volumes, and one never knows what one will find there.   I will now go through my email.   Yesterday, I found a pink crystal type of pebble by our dumpster.   It is about 1.75 inches long and oval shaped, and about a quarter inch thick.   It might be synthetic from resin.   Sometimes birds pick up shinny objects and drop them about, it does not look like anything valuable, but it is sort of pleasing looking, like it has been washed by the sands of time by the ocean.   I put it in the little drawer in the Lindberg radio in the little box that contains the Exxon pen.  CIO  

Note:<888> 05/04/07 Friday 6:20 P.M.:   I woke up this morning at about 8 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I chatted with a relative.  I watched on www.cnn.com Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip in Jamestown, Virginia Cheney welcomes queen, speaks of U.S. affection - CNN.com  .   I then showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I went by the Chase Bank on Mason Street.   I then went by the Wachovia Bank on Benedict Place, and I paid my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority.   My rent went up 22% this month, but the bulk of it is still paid by my Section 8 subsidy.   Thank God.   I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I chatted with a couple of regulars.   I read part of the May 2007 issue of National Geographic - photos, videos, daily news stories, maps, world music, travel article about the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia, and it seems the original settlers had quite a hard time of it all and very few survived.   I then returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe, and I also added garlic powder, Old Bay Seasoning, Italian seasoning, chicken bullion seasoning and a teaspoon of Kikkoman soy sauce.  I put about 2 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns in a Revere pot with steamer tray and an inch of water and lid, and I steamed them for 15 minutes on medium high electric burner heat.  For the last 10 minutes I put a few tablespoons of olive oil in a 10 inch stick proof frying pan with a few pads of 50% less fat butter, and I heated it medium high electric burner heat.   I then put in an eight ounce hamburger in the frying pan and a medium large onion peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices, and I seasoned the burger and onions on both sides with garlic pepper, ground black pepper, and oregano, and I cooked them on medium to medium high electric burner heat flipping them frequently for about 4 minutes a side, and for the last two minutes, I put on a couple of teaspoons of Kikkoman soy sauce and on top of the burger I put two 1/4th inch by 1.25 inch by 4 inch thick slices of mozzarella cheese, and I put a lid on, and I steamed the cheese for a couple of minutes.   I then put the vegetables in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil on them.   I put the burger on a dinner plate with the sauted onions over them, and I put half the rice on the dinner plate and the other half in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   CIO        

Note:<888> 05/04/07 Friday 4:10 A.M.:  On lesser matters, I microwaved and ate a 17 ounce Stouffer's meat loaf dinner, which I ate with a glass of iced tea.   I have to make up another batch of http://mikelouisscott.com/icetea.htm later on today.    I chatted with the Greenwich Country Club http://www.geocities.com/mike2scott2006/Greenwich-Country-Club.jpg earlier this past evening, and if you know a member of the Private Members Club, their guests can stay there for $160 a night on a year round basis.   Of course on hot summer evenings, you might here some kids sneaking around the club making off with whatever the members forgot to take home.   One friend of mine use to steal golf balls from there, before he got a more lucrative job at the Field Club tennis club.   I guess he was a better tennis player.   Besides chatting informally with various British Citizens over they years, down in Bayonet Point, Florida north of Tampa, Florida at the Newport Richey golf club, my father introduced me in 1983 to a British associate of his named Mr. Vickers.   I guess since the British American Chamber of Commerce is headquartered in Tampa, Florida where the "Old Guard" like to keep an eye on their money, more than likely Mr. Vickers might know something about British business besides the Bloomingdale's department store.   The Newport Richey golf course is on the highest point of land in Florida, and it sort of looks a bit like South Carolina, but it is not on the ocean, but about 15 miles east of the Gulf of Mexico, about due east of Tarpon Springs, Florida where a lot of Greek sponge divers make a living off diving for sponges.  Of course that does not make me Michael Onassis like J.F.K. Jr. use to think I was, just because he saw me in Greece with George Cary.   This is what I looked like in Greece back around April 1972 http://mikelouisscott.com/photo/mike-scott-greece-2-1972.jpg , and notice I am wearing a yellow sweater with blue jeans, and that is the Borcelino hat that I lost on the train out of Chicago, Illinois back to Lake Forest, Illinois.  I do look a little bit like Howard Hughes in that picture, but alas I am not 6 foot 4 inches tall.   Of course the original Hughes plantation in Virginia was quite near the Scott family plantation.  Back then Retcina was only about a dollar a bottle.   In Europe wine is cheaper than bottle watered, and if you drink the local water with the old sewers they have there, more than likely you are going to spend a bit of time on the crapper.  I did fly out of Boston that New Years Day to Rome via Paris, and I returned from Athens to Boston on a long forgotten airline called Trans World Airlines which was once was part of the Hughes empire.    Thus the Europeans perceived me differently in my youth as opposed to what the Americans perceived me http://mikelouisscott.com/photo/mike-scott-massachussetts-1968.jpg .   Thus as we get older http://mikelouisscott.com/mls040807.JPG and wiser, we tend to be somewhat curious why other younger people with the same look do not get much attention, since they tend to spend so much time gardening, that they do not have a larger picture of the outside world.  I supposedly have more of a Holland Dutch Flemish or Belgium look, so more than likely other people from that part of the world have been confused with me.   Alas we have our own source of tulips in America, and I do not know how to read or speak Dutch.   Well at least part of the Dutch in America might be above water in case the Netherlands goes under water some time in the near future.    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.    CIO     

Note:<888> 05/04/07 Friday 2:20 A.M.:   I reflashed my bios, and the computer seems to be working fine for now.   The difficulties with the computer seemed to have started last Sunday night, when I opened an email from Wal-Mart about mother's day gifts.   I have a theory that Wal-Mart's computer system which is suppose to be the second largest in the world after the Pentagon has been compromised, so when they send out mass emailing to their customers, many of their computers are sabotaged.   Since at 16 miles per gallon on the highway, the 1992 Buick Roadmaster station wagon would cost about $7 miles to drive round trip up to Norwalk, Connecticut to U.S. 1 where there is a Wal-Mart store to save some money.   However, first to save money, one would have to have the money to save first.   On a more memorable note, we have news about the Royal Visit BBC NEWS | UK | Queen tribute to Virginia victims .   Since as a long time observer in this area, I was part of her reception group at Bloomingdale's department store on July 5, 1976, I have had the opportunity to see her and Prince Phillip and a few other British and commonwealth citizens since.  However, as I recall I never actually ever bought anything in Bloomingdales in New York City, and like the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, I just use to walk through there to warm up in the winter when I was going about my daily strolls.   The friend that sold me the Buick once bought a $1,500 heavy iron and glass table from Florence, Italy there, so he possibly bought other things there.    I did buy a few things from Brooks Brothers thinking I might become more prosperous, but about all that I have left from Brooks Brothers is the New Zealand brown leather bombers jacket that I have currently out grown.   In the old days around the waterfront with all of the British seaman around, it seemed leather jackets were very popular, but when I wore it down to Washington D.C., Dr. Gillespie thought I was a thug.  Maybe next time I will go down there looking like a traditional southern planter in white linen suit with a Panama hat and a colorful tie.  How did I get down to Virginia and back so fast today is not really hard to answer.   Quite frankly, since my family has lived here for 400 years, I have quite a few relatives that look like me, so more than likely one of the local relatives in Virginia showed up, since according to Nelson Rockefeller that is suppose to be where we are from.   As I recall, we only lived in Martinsville, Virginia from 1952 to 1954, when my father worked for DuPont there, and I have spent most of my life in this area, so more than likely Nelson Rockefeller probably owns the property that he bought cheaply where he says we are suppose to be from hoping to make money off of reselling it back to us.   You have to remember rich people tend to be better at making money than politics.   I noticed with the www.chase.com bank that my bill payments seem to go through faster.   I still have not gotten my rent bill.   I called up the British embassy in Washington D.C., and I told them that I had been told that the English only had a 400 year lease in this country, and like they only had a 100 year lease in Hong Kong, if the English speaking people want to stay here, they have to renew the lease.   Since the original society in America was formed of 400 prominent families, more than likely other people know this, and more than likely the number of 400 which would fit into Mrs. Astor's ball room was meant to remind people we only had a 400 year lease here.   Of course in polite society, the newspaper people are never invited, so more than likely they get their news from the pub crawlers that nobody talks to.  Washington D.C. even treated me well, on many times, so I have been hospitable to their visitors here.   Alas, since I have no political ambitions, since as we all know Winston Churchill also a journalist said that politics was the last refuge of a scoundrel, more than likely there are a few other scoundrels waiting in the wings.   I was told by a friend that George Soros in trying to get his political candidate elected is buying off the media in both parties in hopes that whomever his candidate is will get elected.   Since George Soros is  a Russian from Russia, he obviously is running a Russian candidate for President of the U.S.A..   The last time I was in Washington D.C. around February 1992 when former President Bush was in Argentina, not much was going on during those zero degree Fahrenheit days as far I could tell.   So possibly on cold days down there, the Russians would be a little bit warmer.   If one visits Washington D.C. it tend to involve a lot of walking to get around the public buildings, so one should wear a comfortable pair of shoes.  CIO 

Note:<888> 05/03/07 Thursday 10:15 P.M.:  I woke up at 5 A.M. this morning.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee.  I went back to bed until 8 A.M..   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I went by the Greenwich Town Hall.   Since I am a client of the Department of Social Services, I get a "Based on Needs" free beach card and parking pass for the Greenwich, Connecticut beaches.   I filled out the forms, and I got the paper work from the Department of Social Services, and after a short wait, when I chatted with a couple of town employees, I got my new beach card, and I got a parking permit for the Greenwich beaches.   I put the parking permit on the lower inside of the driver's side windshield.  I then went downtown, and I went by the Merry Go Round Mews thrift shop.   Certain select items are 40% off.  I bought for a dollar a book by Jeff Smith titled the "The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American".   I noticed they had an out of town radio station playing disco music in front of the senior and the arts center for some sort of promotion.   I chatted with an elderly patron of the senior and the arts center who told me that Stillman Rockefeller's heirs do not want to maintain the old house, so they are thinking of selling the house.   I think all together there are about 2,000 acres of property in that neck of the woods, so at current Greenwich, Connecticut real estate prices of $2,000,000 an acre for vacant land, his heirs would have 2,000 X 2,000,000 or about $400,000,000 in over priced real estate they currently do not seem to be able to afford to maintain, so the last time I looked at it was accessed at $1,000,000 with annual taxes of $50,000, since it is working farm.   Since the family has been here for over a hundred years, I would say by any legal standards, you could say they are grandfathered in terms of the zoning code and the tax laws.  If they raised the taxes, where they could not afford to pay them, they could either sell small pieces of property, or they could try raising a more profitable farm products.   Since there is a lot of rocky ledge in that area, they could think about starting a stone quarry to level off the property, but that would take a lot of DuPont dynamite to improve the property.   There are not many neighbors in that area that would object, since most of them are Rockefeller family employees anyway or relatives.  Obviously the heirs whomever they may be might have their eye on other properties, but from what I know most people can not afford to be Rockefeller family employees, so they will probably talk about it for another hundred years, or wait for someone to make them a better offer.   Quite frankly if I were buying major properties in Greenwich, Connecticut at that value, I would much rather prefer to buy the Greenwich Country Club, since their property is already improved.   I suppose at the right price, the town would even sell Tod's Point, so they could improved their antiquated infrastructure.   Basically in an Exxon company town, Exxon tends to win in the long run, if you have not noticed it at the gasoline pumps.  I spent $1.25 parking downtown.  I then returned home after going downtown.    I ate the rest of the sour cream and onion potato chips and a piece of apple pie.   I chatted with a relative.  I then cleaned the vinyl on the inside of the Buick with Turtle Wax Extreme 2001 Professional Detailers Protectant.   I also cleaned the windows on the inside and the outside with glass cleaner.    The postal delivery person delivered my order from www.ordersmokesdirect.com of 7 cartons of New York Seneca Ultra Lights 100s.    I then went out to my usual Thursday 3 P.M. appointment.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a 16 ounce bar of Stop and Shop Swiss cheese for $3.99, a six ounce box of Certo fruit pectin for $3.79, a 48 ounce box of Quaker Old Fashioned oats for $4.49, two 15 ounce bottles of Kikkoman soy sauce for $2.19, a United States Department of Agriculture Choice top round cut of London Broil beef at $1.99 a pound for $8.28, a two pound bag of baby carrots for $2.99, a 3 pound bag of onions for $2.99, broccoli crowns at $1.99 a pound for $3.68 for $34.59 total.   I then returned home.   I put away my purchases.    I tried starting up the primary computer, but it keeps giving the blue screen of death.   Since it worked fine, when I shut it down last night, obviously somebody tampered with it while I was out today.   It has happened on a repetitive basic for quite a long time, whenever I go to my usual Thursday appointment with the local Red Cross coordinator.   I chatted with two security individuals, two friends, and two relatives and I left a message with the Red Cross coordinator.    I guess I now have to restore the Vista backup.   My professional viewpoint is that someone gains access to my apartment with the cooperation of my neighbors and the Greenwich Housing Authority.   They seem to gain access to the primary Vista computer setup which is password protected.   However in using the computer, they use it to access web sites that have malicious java script in them.   As any techie would know the most common web sites with malicious java script in them are pornography web sites or gaming sites.   Therefore the intruder using my computer network is accessing pornography on the internet or some other malicious types of web sites.   More than likely since I have contacted the www.fbi.gov over 200 time this year, they know whom the individuals are, but more than likely since the F.B.I. besides being a law enforcement agency is also a political agency, they are not looking into the matter because of the local powers that may be in this area.   Obviously the intruder has no regard for my own rights, and the thousands of wasted hours of my time that this harassment has caused.   Therefore they have their own separate agenda.   CIO      

Note:<888> 05/02/07 Wednesday 7:15 P.M.:  I ate half of a bag of Ruffles sour cream and onion potato chips with some iced tea.    I watched some television.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note:<888> 05/02/07 Wednesday 5:50 P.M.:   Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Sezione di Catania Homeless man disrupts Internet2 service - Network WorldUbuntu Linux Vs. Windows Vista: The Battle For Your Desktop - Technology News by TechWebABC News: ABC News Search Volcano .    Good Volcano pictures ABC News: Too Hot to Handle Biltmore Newsletter How to REALLY erase a hard drive | Storage Bits | ZDNet.comVista Made Easy: 50 Tips And Tricks - Vista Made Easy: 50 Tips And Tricks - Review by PC Magazine .   I went through my email.   I will now do a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/02/07 Wednesday 5:15 P.M.:  I chatted with a couple of friends.   I went outside briefly.  I made and ate http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/pbf.htm .   I used a 15.7 ounce can of Heinz baked beans and two Oscar Meyer lite franks along with the other usual ingredients.    I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I will now go through my email.   

Note:<888> 05/02/07 Wednesday 3:55 P.M.:    I ate a piece of apple pie before going to bed last night.   I woke up at 8 A.M. this morning.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.   I made my bed.   I printed out the last four months of my notes which are 316 pages long for the last four months, and since June 1997, they are 5788 pages long.   I put the print out of the last four months notes in two clamp binders, which I left on the back of the down sofa behind the telephone chair at the apartment entrance.  I used the Lexmark E238 for about the last 70 pages of the notes printout instead of the HP LaserJet IID, since the long urls for the used car links gave the HP IID error messages.  

Scott's Notes are available at:

Scott's Notes from June 1997 through August 2005, 4.81 Mbytes http://mikelouisscott.com/mlsnote1.zip contains "mlsnote1.doc" pages 1 - 1582 January 1997 to December 2001 and "mlsnote2.doc" January 2002 through December 2003 pages 1583 - 2855" and "mlsnote3.doc" January 2004 through December 2004 pages 2856 - 3605" and "mlsnote4.doc" January 2005 though August 2005 pages 3711 -4259"

Scott's Notes from September 2005 through April 2007, 2.16 Mbytes http://mikelouisscott.com/mlsnote2.zip contains "mlsnote5.doc" and "mlsnote6.doc" and "mlsdoc7.doc" and "mlsdoc8.doc" and "mlsdoc9.doc" pages 4335 - 5788

and

Scott's Notes from June 1997 through August 2005, 4.81 Mbytes http://www.geocities.com/mike2scott2003/mlsnote1.zip contains "mlsnote1.doc" pages 1 - 1582 January 1997 to December 2001 and "mlsnote2.doc" January 2002 through December 2003 pages 1583 - 2855" and "mlsnote3.doc" January 2004 through December 2004 pages 2856 - 3605" and "mlsnote4.doc" January 2005 though August 2005 pages 3711 -4259"

Scott's Notes from September 2005 through April 2007, 2.16 Mbytes http://geocities.com/mike2scott20062/mlsnote2.zip contains "mlsnote5.doc" and "mlsnote6.doc" and "mlsdoc7.doc" and "mlsdoc8.doc" and "mlsdoc9.doc" pages 4335 - 5788

I showered, and I cleaned up.  I picked up my mail at around 11:30 A.M., and I received my claim check from www.geico.com for the flooding totaled damage on the 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon with 105,000 miles.  

The agreed value of the vehicle was $4,517.00

Add Sales Tax   $271.02

for subtotal of $4,788.02

Less Deductible of $500

for a GEICO claim check of $4,288.02

I endorsed the claim check over to the relative that had leant the money for the car.   I made two copies of the claim check front and rear and three copies of the GEICO letter, and I put the claim check in an envelope with a copy of the GEICO letter, and I put that envelope along with my April 2007 Microsoft Money 2006 report in a United States Post Office Priority Mail envelope, and I sealed it, and I put a label on it that I covered with clear packing tape.   I then drove over to the Valley Road Post Office, and I mailed it two to three day delivery Priority Mail for $4.05, Return Receipt requested for $1.85 and Certified for $2.40 for $8.30 total.      I then returned home, and I finished my print outs.    I chatted with the relative twice.   CIO   

Note:<888> 05/01/07 Tuesday 9:45 P.M.:   I finished configuring the Vista Longhorn Beta 3 server on the FIC computer.   I am now running my server off of it for a while.   I used the Vista Longhorn Beta 3 server backup program for both the FIC and Epox servers to back them up from their first hard drives to their second hard drives.   I chatted with a relative.   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Spacecraft returns Jupiter images .   I will now shut down the primary Vista computer and the Epox server, and I will continue to run my home server on the FIC server.   Epox and FIC refer to the manufacturers of their motherboards.    I ate a bowl of reheated rice with soy sauce left over from a couple of days ago.  CIO

Note:<888> 05/01/07 Tuesday 5:05 P.M.:  $250 cash back http://www.chasefreedomnow.com/home/?CELL=6L3J&v=credit250n .

I ate two scoops of coffee ice cream.   I chatted with a relative.  

Palmisano: SMB Will Be IBM's Largest Market in Five Years

Nine Tips for Resurrecting "Dead" Technology - Columns by PC Magazine

Tom Wolfe's astonishingly bad hedge-fund article. - By Daniel Gross - Slate Magazine

Microsoft adds streaming, services to Silverlight | Technology | Reuters

Optimum Sprint Power UP

Queen Elizabeth II will revisit Jamestown history - Los Angeles Times .

Jamestown 2007 - America's 400th Anniversary.

IBM Paints The Social Scene.

Vista Made Easy: 50 Tips And Tricks - Vista Made Easy: 50 Tips And Tricks - Features by PC Magazine .

Keep Vista Running at Top Speed - Custom Systems/White Box - IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness .

2.5 *terabyte* hot-swap storage for $730 | George Ou | ZDNet.com.

Asics GT-2110 Gel Running Shoes - Stability (For Men) - Save 35% .

Geniune Window Vista: Software Protection Platform

I chatted with a relative.

Optimum Sprint Power Up.

  

Note:<888> 05/01/07 Tuesday 1:10 P.M.:  I chatted with a neighbor.   The neighbor seems to have the classic symptoms of Lyme Disease Lyme Disease Association , but the Greenwich Hospital Greenwich Hospital does not seem to be able diagnose it properly.   I had another friend get it four time in three years, and they were able to diagnose it properly at the West Haven Veterans hospital VA Connecticut Healthcare System - VA New England Healthcare System where he was treated.   I picked up my mail.   I broke three large eggs in a large metal mixing bowl, and I added a couple of tablespoons of milk, a tablespoon of olive oil, dashes of oregano, and a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese, and I whisked it all together.   I put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a stick proof frying pan with a few pads of 50% less fat butter, and I turned it on medium high electric burner heat.   I put two English muffin halves in the toaster.  Once the fat in the frying pan was hot, I started the bacon and English muffin, and I added the egg mixture to the frying pan.  I made soft scrambled eggs.   The other items were done at the same time.  I put the scrambled eggs on a large dinner plate with the bacon and English muffin, and I added a little bit of olive oil on the English muffin.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.    I made a round of courtesy telephone calls.   It seems too many people around here spend a lot of time cruising in their cars around here, and not enough time thinking.  I found out when I chatted with Microsoft www.microsoft.com at their Redmond, Washington campus that with all of their humanitarian healthcare charity donations, they do not even have a medical department in their company.    I will now install the Vista Longhorn beta 3 server on the FIC server.    I will then configure it.   CIO      

Note:<888> 05/01/07 Tuesday 11:25 A.M.:   Arts on Greenwich Avenue is currently going on Greenwich Arts Council .   The Jonquils or Daffodils are out, and the tulips are beginning to come out.  That means, the tulips will be out in Holland, Michigan Holland Convention & Visitors Bureau - Homepage and Welkom to Nelis' Dutch Village Theme Park & Shopping in Holland, Michigan where my mother's Bovan family are from.   I think you have to plant the tulip bulbs in the fall for them to come out in the spring, but you can order the tulips bulbs from Dutch Village tulip bulb ordering .   The Dutch frequently when they run out of money use tulips bulbs for money.   I put a new alkaline AA battery in the wall clock on the wall at the apartment entrance.   CIO 

Note:<888> 05/01/07 Tuesday 10:55 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I stopped by the ATM machine at the Chase Bank in middle of Greenwich Avenue.   I walked over to the Bank of New York Chase branch at Mason Street.   I stopped by CVS on the way down Greenwich Avenue.   I was told by one of the DPW workers that the governor of Connecticut The Office of Governor M. Jodi Rell was going to be at the Greenwich Town Hall Welcome to the official Town of Greenwich Connecticut Web site at 8:30 A.M. for the raising of the U.S.A. flag in honor of the Silver Star recipients.    I then drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with one of the most regular fishermen from Yonkers, New York.   They were painting the flag pole at the Indian Harbor Yacht club, and they had a big hoist to get the painter up there.   While they are spending all of the money for the hoist, they should also put a new rope on the flag pole, since they can wear out too.   It is about a 100 feet tall, so it was a high lift hoist, which is very expensive.  I next went by the Bank of New York Chase Bank on Mason Street.   I got 10 one dollar brass coins to keep in the Buick cup holder compartment along with the 8 quarters for spare change in the car.   I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought two 1.75 quart containers of Friendly coffee ice cream for $2.50 each, a 16 ounce container of billybee pure Canadian Clover honey for $3.99, and fresh Chiquita bananas at .54 a pound for $1.57 for $10.56 total.   I then returned home, and I put away my purchases.   Since I am no longer driving a Swedish Ford, I seem to be seeing more www.gm.com products on the road anymore.   They still seem to make a lot of big vehicles.   CIO

Note:<888> 05/01/07 Tuesday 6:05 A.M.:   I was awake at 3:30 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana and honey, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 1/3rd mixture of orange juice with a 1/3rd mixture of grape juice and with a 1/3rd mixture of Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice with a half teaspoon of Certo, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.   I made my bed.   I paid my bills for www.geico.com , www.cablevision.comwww.newegg.com , www.verizon.com , and www.cl-p.com .   I have paid off my entire www.newegg.com account that I owed of $171.69 for the 750 watt power supply and the 250 gigabyte hard drive.    I ordered from www.ordersmokesdirect.com 7 cartons of New York Seneca Ultra Lights 100s for $12.49 a carton and $14.46 Priority Mail signature required postage for $101.89.    I still have to pay my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority, once I receive the rent bill.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out for a walk.   CIO