Note: <888> 12/31/07 Monday 10:45 P.M.:  I woke up at 7 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted bagel and a English muffin with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I checked out on the internet, and the replacement power adapter for the D-link router with LPT print server is here TC10A-050 - Linksys TC10A-050 power supply provided by AtBatt.com , but with shipping it would be about $26.  The one from the Siemens routers that I am using as a replacement, the DVE Switching Power Supply Model DSA-0151A-05A is available here DC Wall Adapters | Excess Solutions for $12 and $9.32 shipping for about $22, and it seems to be a cooler more reliable one that came with the D-Link 704 P router with LPT print server.  However, for about 150% more, I could get a Best Buy Canada Web Store: Computers: Networking: D-Link 4 Port Router with Print Port (DI-604UP) for $60 and shipping.  However, the way I figure it, I have the AT&T wireless router and the Linksys wireless router, both of which might have similar power adapters, and although they do not have print servers, they would work with my network setup if needed.   Thus I will hold off for now on getting anything.  I chatted with a relative.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out, and I brought my digital cameras and tripod with me, and I took some pictures of the Audi in my parking lot, and then I drove down by the waterfront on Grass Island, and I took some more pictures.  I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road, and I took some more pictures.  I chatted with a local.  I then drove up town, and I saw a fellow walker, and I gave him a ride in the Audi, and we went by Garelick and Herbs where the walker had coffee, and I used the bathroom.  I then dropped the walker off downtown.  I then said hello to someone in Starbucks.  I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I chatted with another regular.  I stopped by the Senior and the Arts Center to use the bathroom.  I stopped by CVS, and I bought a 60 capsule bottle of 1000 mg. MSM for $6.79, and a second one for $3.40, and for 75% off four 9.2 ounce bags of Hershey small mini milk chocolate bars for .75 each and four red and green Christmas 14 ounce bags of M&M chocolate candies for .87 each and a red cinnamon scent candle in a jar for 75% off for $1.25, and I used a $2 off $10 CVS coupon plus .34 tax for $16.25 total.  I then completed my walk.  I took some pictures of the Audi downtown.  I then went by www.newcountry.com Audi, but they were closed. I need to get a couple of lug bolt covers for two lug bolts that do not have covers on the tires.  I then went by the Chase Bank on Mason street, and I used the ATM machine, and I got some parking change to have handy.  I then returned home.  I said hello to some neighbors.  I ate about a half of a cup of M&Ms.  I chatted with a relative.  I printed out my Microsoft Money 2006 reports in two copies for December 2007, Year 2007 total, Year 2007 by subcategory, 1991 to 2007 by year category, and 1991 to 2007 by totals.  I put one set of copies in a large envelope to mail to an interested relative.  I just chatted with that relative.

I posted the pictures that I took today here http://mikelouisscott.com/audi123107/ .  CIO 

End of Scott's Notes week of 12/30/07:

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I will now send out my weekly notes.  I will then shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/30/07 Sunday 9:10 P.M.:  The Speedometer on the 1998 Audi A6 goes up to 160 miles per hour, but I would not be able to drive it that fast, since it has Michelin H rated tires on it with 32,000 miles usage, and H rated tires when new are only good for about 110 miles per hour.  Thus in emergency, I would even think twice about driving it over 70 miles per hour in its current tire condition.  There is still plenty of tread on all four tires, and I figure that they are probably good for another two years at least at the rate I drive at about 3,000 miles a year locally.  However, in summer driving trips to Kennebunkport, Maine, I might find myself going over 60 miles per hour.  Since they are Michelin tires, I would assume they are relatively safe.  I will now go through my email.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/30/07 Sunday 7:55 P.M.:  I had a technical problems.  Basically what happened was the 5 volt transformer for the D-Link router failed.  It was hot to the touch, but the D-Link router was not working.  I first thought the server had been hacked, so I restored my backup.  Then the Cable Modem would not work, and it turned out that it had become unplugged from its extension cord, so I removed the extension cord, and I plugged it directly into the control panel.  I ate the dinner below while restoring the backup.  I then figured out it was the faulty D-link router 5 volt transformer was causing the problem, so I used the 5 volt transformer from my spare Siemens router.  Thus the systems are not back up and running again.  However, I first have to install the updates on the FIC server XP partition before I restart it.  I also have to restore any changed files from the D: drive to the C: drive.  It all takes time.  I chatted with two relatives and two friends.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/30/07 Sunday 4:00 P.M.:  I made copies of all of the Audi maintenance receipts.  I also printed out three copies of the Audi maintenance list.  I put one copy of the maintenance list with the copies of the receipts, and I held them together with a clamp, and I put them in a large brown envelope, and I put them in the driver's side rear seat map holder, and I also put the Audi owner's manual back in the glove compartment.  Thus the glove compartment is neater without all of the old paper work.  I put the other two copies of the maintenance list with the original receipts and paper work in another large brown envelope on the right side of the bedroom desk.  I filled out a Audi recall change of address card and a Audi owner's change of address card, and I have them ready to mail to Audi.  I had to reinstall the Minolta 1250W driver, but it was the USB cable to the four port USB Hub that became disconnected from the 7 port USB hub, so the Minolta 1250W laser printer is now working just fine.  I will not cut two 3/8th inch thick slices of cold eye round, and I will put Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce on them with Gold's horse radish, and on the dinner plate, and I will reheat the remaining stuffing, and I will also microwave a cup of broccoli crowns and baby carrots on two vegetable cycles before heating them more with the stuffing on two vegetable cycles, and will put the vegetables in a bowl with the stuffing on the meat plate, and I will eat it all with a glass of iced tea.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/30/07 Sunday 1:25 P.M.:  Here is my 1998 Audi A6 maintenance and service records that I was able to reconstruct from the documentation that came with the car 1998 Audi A6 owned by Michael Scott

Note: <888> 12/30/07 Sunday 11:30 A.M.:  I woke up at 5 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I read the 1998 Audi A6 owners manual which took a while.  I sorted out the service records that I have by date.  I took out the other old documents from the two previous family members.  I will now make up a web page with the service records and other pertinent information.  I will then make copies of the service records.  I will store the original service records in my apartment by the bedroom desk in a large envelope, and I will store the copies in the driver's side rear seat map pocket.  When I dropped off my two relative at the Greenwich train station whom delivered the Audi this past Thursday, I thought I saw http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm coming out of the train station, and he waved his hand at me, as he was cross the sidewalk in front of the north side of the train station, while I was stopped waiting for him.  CIO    

Note: <888> 12/29/07 Saturday 9:20 P.M.:  Welcome to TheMovieDownloads - No.1 Movie download site worldwide!

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I'll go through my email tomorrow.  I ate two bowls of goldfish crackers.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will hope it does not too much colder soon.  Have a good night.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/29/07 Saturday 8:15 P.M.:  Basically being an economist, I know the Rockefellers are just another ordinary family that advertised themselves too much trying to sell gasoline, and I know they never made that much money, since in the old days, they use to sell gasoline for two cents a gallon, and there was not much money in the business.  There is a different between public relations and reality.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/29/07 Saturday 8:10 P.M.:  I ate a piece of pumpkin pie with a scoop of lite Maple Walnut ice cream.  I used the Swivel Sweeper to do a quick clean up of the main traffic areas in the apartment.  I am charging up its power pack.  I will now go through my email.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/29/07 Saturday 7:10 P.M.:  I too the three pound eye round, and I put it on a baking rack in a baking pan, and I seasoned it with ground black pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.  I then covered it with Kraft Barbeque sauce.  I baked it in the Farberware convection over at 325 degrees for 32 minutes.  For the last 15 minutes of the baking cycle, I steamed in a Revere pot with steamer tray about a cup of baby carrots and broccoli crowns, and I put the vegetables in a bowl with some olive oil on it.  I also reheated in the microwave oven the half or about a cup of the remaining stuffing and the rice from four nights ago and the remaining mushroom gravy.  I cut two 7/16th inch thick slices of the eye round, and I put it on a dinner plate with the cooking juices on it.  I put the remaining eye round in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.  I put the stuff in a separate bowl.  I put the flavored rice on a dinner plate with the gravy on it and the stuffing.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I then cleaned up the pans and dishes.  I then dressed up a bit warmly, and I went outside, and I used a Stanley scraper to scrape the two old Pennsylvania emissions stickers off the inside of my windshield, so I have room for my new Greenwich beach sticker this spring beneath the Connecticut January 2009 registration sticker.  I left a black Bic pen in the Audi sedan, so I can record my mileage when I get gasoline.  Sometimes, however, ball point pens do not work when they get cold.  I chatted with a neighbor.  I told my neighbor that the warmer weather up to 56 degrees Fahrenheit might have been caused by a solar flare, and unfortunately I have a theory that a solar flare can cause volcanic activity and other tectonic activity, and if a volcanic eruption happened in the right location, it might make it colder in this area.  I walked around the building.  I chatted with another neighbor.  I then returned to my apartment, and I chatted with another neighbor.  I then left a message with a relative and some friends.  I still have to read the Audi owners manual, when I am rested and have time.  The Union Suit  Two-Layer Union Suit, Men's: Hunting Gear and Apparel at L.L.Bean that I ordered it in red in double extra large tall for $34.99, and I used coupon code "2700000" for free 3 to 5 day ground shipping for $34.95 total was delivered by www.fedex.com was made in Canada.  CIO    

Note: <888> 12/29/07 Saturday 2:50 P.M.:  I went out after the last note, and I chatted with some neighbors.  I then went by the George Weston Bakeries Arnold Bread Outlet, and I bought two six packs of New York Everything bagels for .99 each six pack for $1.98 total.  I then went by Gateway Automobile Supply, and I bought two quarts of Pennzoil 10W40 oil for $3 each and a 12 ounce container of Gumout Fuel Injector Cleaner concentrated for $3.99 for $9.99 total.  I then went by the Audi dealership www.newcountry.com , and I was given 4 short and 4 long rear metric license plate bolts and they also gave me a New Country Audi, Greenwich, license plate frame, and I use two of the long metric bolts to put the license plate frame and rear license plate on the rear of the Audi.  I put the two old rusty bolts and the six new bolts in my socket wrench set.  I then went downtown, and I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.  I was told that people can use the senior and the arts center parking pass at the Board of Education parking lot until the first of the year, during the holiday period.  I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.  I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I stopped by the Greenwich Cigar store, and I bought a Holiday Doubler scratch card for a dollar, and I won $5 for $4 net profit.  On my way up Greenwich Avenue, I went by CVS, and they have their Christmas candy in Holiday bags on sale for half price.  I bought four 9.2 ounce Hershey mini bars for $1.49, and two 14 ounce M&M chocolate candies for $1.75 each and a 60 capsule CVS MSM 1000 mg. for $6.79 and .57 tax for $16.82 total.  I then finished my walk.  Up at the top of Greenwich Avenue, the are erecting and putting in the steel framing for the office building just south of Pickwick Plaza, and I heard one of the construction workers say they need more help.  I sat out for a while after my walk.  I then used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.  I then went by the Chase Bank on Mason Street, and I used the ATM machine.  I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought an eye round roast for $2.99 a pound for $8.85, a two pound bag of baby carrots for $2.99, Chiquita bananas at .54 a pound for $1.47, and broccoli crowns at $1.99 a pound for $2.61 for $15.92 total.  I returned home, and my Union Suit  Two-Layer Union Suit, Men's: Hunting Gear and Apparel at L.L.Bean that I ordered it in red in double extra large tall for $34.99, and I used coupon code "2700000" for free 3 to 5 day ground shipping for $34.95 total was delivered by www.fedex.com .  I then tried on the Union suit over my sweat pants and rugby shirt, and it fits just fine, being slightly larger in case it shrinks a bit when washed.  Supposedly one can tumble dry it, but I usually do not tumble dry wool.  I chatted with a relative.  I also returned FedEx's message to let them know that I received the Union Suit.  I put one of the bags of M&Ms in the candy dish on the brass and glass coffee table.  CIO  

Note: <888> 12/29/07 Saturday 7:35 A.M.:   I woke up at 5 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I have paid all of my January 2008 bills except my rent.   Earlier in December, I paid my www.geico.com bill until April 2008.  I just paid my www.cablevision.com bill for Digital High Definition Cable Television, Optimum Online Boost Cable Modem, and Optimum Voice unlimited telephone service.  I also paid my electricity bill at www.cl-p.com .  I also paid my Verizon telephone bill at www.verizon.com .  I also ordered from www.ordersmokesdirect.com , 8 cartons of New York Seneca Ultra Lights 100s in a box for $13.49 a carton, and $19.45 signature required United States Postal Service Priority Mail delivery for $127.37 total.  I still have to pay my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority, and I will then be back to my normal subsidence minimal living standard in Greenwich, Connecticut.  I will shower and clean up, and I will go out for some early morning errands.  I will shut down the  primary Vista computer.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/28/07 Friday 9:15 P.M.:  I chatted with the Casa Marina again, and they told me the occasionally have alligator and crocodile sightings in the Florida Keys.  I chatted with the Key West Florida ~ Police Department , and they told me Key West, Florida is 150 miles at sea, so no alligator and crocodiles show up.  When I chatted with the Cuban operator earlier today at the Casa Marina, they told me the Cuban refugees will not even show up in Key West, Florida because of the problems down there.  So whatever the case, nobody really knows.  Thus whatever, the case I do not really know the case based on my experience down there during the colder months.  Alligator and crocodiles are reptiles and cold blooded, so they tend not to be visible and more dormant during colder weather.  Earlier today, I ate two Clementine's.  A little while ago, I just ate two more Clementine's and the remains of a bag of potato chips.  I chatted with someone that knows English.  I chatted with a relative.  I am a little bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good night.  I will try to do my errands tomorrow.  I also chatted with another relative earlier.  I also chatted with a friend that has a cold.  I got the spelling wrong Thomas Hinman Moorer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .  Come to think about it, neither of the pictures look like the people I saw in Key West, Florida or Fort Lauderdale, so maybe they were the sheriffs.  They both looks a little bit like Richard Widmark Richard Widmark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , but older than him.   Perhaps, they were just look alikes.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/28/07 Friday 6:05 P.M.:   The only person that I ever saw in Key West, Florida with a side arm besides the local police was the fellow that closed down the Delmonicos Bar every morning about 4:30 A.M..  He looked a lot like Fleet Admiral Halsey , and the last time I was in Fort Lauderdale in the fall of 1983, before I moved back to Greenwich, Connecticut via Nantucket and Toronto and Manhattan with W. Averill Harriman's sister's son's garage apartment telephone number, there was a fellow at the Marlin Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale that looked like Admiral Moore, but there is no mention of him on the internet, so I guess he is not too well known.  I do know that the United States Navy www.navy.mil since they have ocean going vessels do have the capability of transporting just about anything under the sun.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/28/07 Friday 5:40 P.M.:   I chatted with a friend.  The last time, I was in Key West, Florida in February 1982, it was quite busy because it was minus 26 degrees Fahrenheit in Manhattan, and when I got down to Key West, Florida, there was no place for me to stay.  I stayed a few days with Steve Bahl of Fennimore Cheese All Cheese, all the time… » The History of Fennimore Cheese (Part 1) for a few days until he had to use his guest room for his sister coming to visit.  I was offered a place to stay by a fellow that looked like Nelson Rockefeller Nelson Rockefeller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , but he lived in a tiny room next to the Key West Police station, and I did not want to crowd him in.  I decided to stay up all night by the ocean at the Clarence Higgs beach next to the Casa Marina.  I chatted with a young fellow that looked like a young John James Audubon whom was a local in the area.  In the morning, a Cuban Key West police officer arrested me for sleeping in public, and told me he did not like Nazis, and said I was a Nazi, because I was wearing Ray-Ban Official Website sun glasses which cost me $50 on Fifth Avenue at the time.  Back in 1976, when I first showed up in Key West, Florida for Halloween, I was told, I had to be careful, because one could be killed down there for a five dollar bill.  Thus I could have done in ten people for a pair of sunglasses.  I guess the United States Navy was not able to run a secure facility down there.  A few northern people whom seemed to know me seemed to be equally in distress.  Whatever, the real story, it would seem to me, that when I went south, some people came north, and they had a hard time, so although I was not doing anything wrong down there, it would seem to me, they held me as a political hostage down there in the tip of Florida.  They seem to have the attitude that the rest of the state does not matter.  Basically, they would listen to Jimmy Eldert, possibly because he was Jimmy Roosevelt the son of the mayor of Miami, but although I knew him in 1976 to 1978 down there and in Nantucket, by 1982, he had move to Santa Cruz, California for better surfing.  I never actually slept on the beach in Key West, by the Casa Marina that time, but I climbed up on the wall of the Fort Mallory garden that had a small terraced area off the beach.  Since I don't think it is safe to sleep on the beach in Florida in case a salt water crocodile or alligator came out of the water at night, one would be in jeopardy.  However, when you live outside in a supposedly secure area, the local population usually object, because the local population in Key West, Florida only care about tourism, and thus if they were threatened by invasion, they would not want to be bothered by any local military people whom tend to have a habit of spending quite a bit of time outside.  Since the land around the waterfront of Key West is leased by the United States Government with the lease provision that the government can use the land at any time they want to use if needed, obviously the United States Military could walk into a hotel such as the Casa Marina, and commandeer it, and use it for any purposes that they chose to at anytime they wished to so do so.  The last time I was in Key West, Florida in February 1982, there were three United States Navy frigates moored off the waterfront in front of the Casa Marina.  I assumed they were United States Navy, but they could have been from some other foreign navy.  I do recall they were grey.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/28/07 Friday 3:15 P.M.:  There is not much on television here, but another Flipper movie with Crocodile Dundee, which I have not seen before.  Most people whom watch flipper shows up north do not know about reptiles in Florida.  I called up Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West , and I chatted with them, but they were not chatty.  Not much happening here in this neck of the woods.  I think it is suppose to rain here later on tonight.  I think I will now shower and clean up, so I feel a little bit fresher.   CIO

Note: <888> 12/28/07 Friday 1:05 P.M.:  I probably will not be going out today, since I only had five hours sleep last night, and I was awake 22 hours yesterday.  I checked the outside lights on the Audi, and the are all fine.  Earlier, I hung from the driver's side rear window hook a new Christmas tree royal pine scent cards.  www.dhl.com just delivered the  FRYS.com | MAXTOR 300 GB Ultra DMA Maxtor Hard drive kit for $44 and two day shipping for $9.99 for $53.99 total.  I will keep it to have for a spare and possibly use in future use.   I will now eat the same dinner at the last three days.  CIO   

Note: <888> 12/28/07 Friday 11:45 A.M.:   I woke up at 5 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I went outside, and I took the front license plates off the Audi, and I put the other two star or hex head bolts on the lower side of the new front license plate bracket, so it now has four hex or star bolts attaching it to the front bumper.  I then put the front license plate back on the Audi.  I checked the oil, and it is full.  It was just changed, and my relative had all the maintenance done on it including oil and filter change.  They spent about $1300 on the most recent maintenance.  They also had the Audi detailed, so if I washed the car, if would look just fine, but since it is going to rain tomorrow, I will not worry about washing the Audi.  I put the Greenwich Land Trust The Greenwich Land Trust sticker in the rear lower right inside of the rear window.  It is a more sensible sticker, since it adheres, but it can be easily removed, since it is not adhesive.  Their donation form is here The Greenwich Land Trust - Donate Now Email Form .  I put the snow brushes and the umbrellas in the rear of the car, except one small folding umbrella in the rear map holder on the passenger side.  Thus the rear seat can be used more easily without the other objects around.  I sorted out some smaller items in the blue duffle bag that I left in the rear of the car.  I left one ice scraper in front of the driver's side floor of the car.  I brought up the cassette tapes and I left them by the stereo system, where the white vinegar scent bowl was, and I removed that, since I do not think I need it.  I also found in a small pink carrying bag that the tapes were in, a set of poker dice, which I put by the playing cards by the French reproduction chair.  I put the small pink canvas carrying bag hanging by the front door with the other carry bags.  It has my relative's name tag on it.  I brought up the Audi owner's manual with the other information to look at and to sort through.  I put the Senior Center and the Arts Center parking pass above the passenger side front visor.  I found a third Audi key which is a valet key, and I brought it up to the apartment.  A valet key does not work on the glove box, and possibly not on the trunk.  I chatted with a relative.  I now have to water the plants, and throw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.  A Microsoft Representative called up about selling me the Microsoft Action Pack for small businesses, but I explained to the them what I know and that I can not afford it. If I go out today, I need to get two new rear license plate bolts for the Audi at Welcome to New Country Audi of Greenwich, because the current ones are rusted and have Phillips screw heads that are worn.  I also need to get English muffins or bagels and bananas.  I also need to get a couple of quarts of oil and some fuel injector cleaner to put into the Audi fuel tank.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/27/07 Thursday 11:35 A.M.:  I am a bit tired.  I have been awake for 21 hours, so I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good night.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/27/07 Thursday 9:30 A.M.:  I chatted with my relative delivering the Audi after the last note.  I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors, and I waited for my two relatives to deliver the Audi.  They arrived at noon.  I got in the Audi with them, and they got out at the Greenwich train station, and I took over the Audi.  I said goodbye, but they live nearby, so they have friends in the area.  I got two sets of keys with the Audi.  I then went by the Shell station at 83 East Putnam Avenue, and had the VIN number check on my out of state vehicle, and they checked the emissions for $20, and I passed the emissions test.  I then went by the Chase Bank on Mason Street, and I used their ATM machine.  I then used the bathroom downstairs at the Bank of New York.  I then drove up to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles in Norwalk, Connecticut, on I-95 East and Route 7 north, and I got the form, I needed, and I filled it out.  I chatted with a friend on my cell phone, and I waited for the 14 people in front of me.  They charged me all together $55 to transfer the out of state title, and register the Audi with my Connecticut plates.  It was $25 title transfer, $20 registration transfer, and $10 inspection fee for $55 total.  I do not pay sales tax since I am getting the Audi from an immediate relative.  I then took off the out of state plate off the rear of the Audi, and I put on my same old Connecticut plate.  There was no way to mount the front plate, which I took care of later.  I put the Connecticut DMV sticker in the driver's side inside lower corner of the front window.  I chatted with somebody from Genoa, Italy about living in Italy and volcanoes.  I used the bathroom at the DMV.   I then took the Merritt Parkway back to Greenwich, and I got off at North Street.  I stopped by the Greenwich Automotive Exxon Service Station, and I bought $31 of premium self service gasoline at $3.759 a gallon for 8.246 gallons for 170.5 miles driving since my relatives filled it up at odometer reading of 59,374 miles for 20.677 miles per gallon in mixed driving.  I then went by the Welcome to New Country Audi of Greenwich , and I bought a front license plate bracket for my 1998 Audi A6 sedan, part # 1416B4B0-807-285-A-3FZ for $87.60 and $5.26 sales tax for $92.86 total.  I then returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor.  I use two pointed screws to start the holes to mount the license plate bracket, and once they were started, I use a small hex bit on a driver to mount the front license plate bracket with the screws that came with it, and then I use four screws to mount the front license plate.  I put the items that I had taken out of the Buick wagon and stored in the apartment, and I put them back in the Audi.  I copied the paper work and receipts for the activity that I had done.  I put the Audi key ring on the second spare key.  I chatted with two relatives.  I have the emissions inspection report, the new registration, and the www.geico.com insurance card in the black vinyl paper holder in the glove box.  Thus the Audi is all set for my normal driving routine.   My relatives had all of the maintenance done on it before I received it.  I will now reheat and eat the same dinner at the last two nights.   CIO

Note: <888> 12/27/07 Thursday 10:50 A.M.:  I will now shut down the computer, and I will wait inside for my relatives to arrive.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/27/07 Thursday 10:30 A.M.:  I chatted with a friend.  I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.  I am ready to go, once my relatives arrive with the Audi in a half hour or so.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/27/07 Thursday 9:45 A.M.:  I went out after the last note, and I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.  I then ate a piece of pumpkin pie with a scoop of lite maple ice cream and a glass of iced tea.  I then chatted with a relative.  The plans have changed and the Audi will be delivered here between 11 and 11:30 A.M. today.   I will drop off my relatives at the train station, and I will probably get the emissions checked, and I will then transfer the title and registration at the Norwalk DMV.  I chatted with a neighbor downstairs.  I am making up a batch of Formula One http://mikelouisscott.com/icetea.htm . CIO

Note: <888> 12/27/07 Thursday 7:05 A.M.:  Logitech Cordless Desktop® LX™ 710 Laser at Staples® for $40 with free shipping.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/27/07 Thursday 5:30 A.M.:  http://www.jakeludington.com/video_security/20071226_solar_powered_wireless_security_camera_diy_project.html

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I went through my email.   I will now shower and clean up.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/27/07 Thursday 5:15 A.M.:  I can raise you two more Dons for ten Dons, there is my godfather Don Schuler and Eye, Ear, Noise, Throat doctor in St. Louis, Missouri, and there also once was an actor named Don Knots of the Knots Barry Farm near Disney Land, so it is basically a fairly common name in America.  I think it also comes the fact that one of the primary Disney www.disney.com characters over the years was Donald Duck.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/27/07 Thursday 4:35 A.M.:  I can raise you three more Dons.  I also knew Don Menifee who was a vice president of the Midwest Bank in Lake Forest, Illinois.  I met Hurley Haywood's stepfather who was named Don Reuben, who was suppose to be the head attorney for Hertz rent a car, and somebody out here back east also told me he was the head attorney for the Chicago mafia.  I also have heard in Greenwich, Connecticut about Donald Merchant who is Tom Devlin's Thomas Devlin Obituary October 10, 1995 grandson, and although I have never met him, and I do not know what he looks like, he is suppose to be a large person, and the Greenwich Time use to print stories that he is the Chief of Detectives here in Greenwich, Connecticut.  There also use to be a Joe Merchant down in Key West, Florida.  That is eight Dons.  I am trying to figure out with Turkey invading Northern Iraq, if they are our allies or if they are fighting against us.  Having visited Turkey in the spring of 1972, I know they are formidable military force.    CIO

Note: <888> 12/27/07 Thursday 4:00 A.M.:  I woke up at 2 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  When I mentioned Chris Groom in my notes, when I met him 19 years ago, while he was jogging around town at night.   I found out that he was raised next to the Rye, New York high school with three older brothers, and his father was the actor Sam Groom that started the jogging trend in Manhattan.  He told me he had caddied for Donald Trump at the Winged Foot Country Club the summer before, and he thought Donald Trump was out of shape and looked like a pear.  That is much the same way I look today, so maybe I should be playing golf with Donald Trump.  However, I also have a younger nephew named Chris whom does not live in this area, and he might be the cleverest Chris of the group.  In terms of Donalds, I can raise one Donald Trump with four more Donalds for five of a kind.  One of my parents best friends growing up was Donald MacBride whom was from Muskegon, Michigan, and is retired in Hilton Head, South Carolina.  When I first moved back to Manhattan, in 1973, I met Donald Monroe whom was raised at Fort Hood, Texas since his father was a major in the Army, and Donald Monroe lived south of SoHo, across the street from the telephone exchange and military intelligence headquarters in Manhattan.  He later moved up town to 13th street across the street from the Forbes building and near where Ramsey Clark lived.  He use to show videotapes of 50,000 Bradley tanks all lined up, and we tried to figure out if it was real or trick photography like Adolph Hitler use to do.  I never met him, but Jimmy Eldert's father was named Donald Eldert, and since his family were neighbors of Richard Nixon in Key Biscayne, Florida, Donald Eldert might have had something to do with the U.S. Government.  Jimmy's family supposedly own a bank in Syracuse, New York, but I am not sure what bank.  Locally here I know  Donald MacIntyre, and he worked at Putnam Trust for a great many years, and the last I heard he was working at U.S. Trust next door.  The last time I chatted with him, I asked him if U.S. Trust had safe deposit vaults, and he told me no.  I suggest to him they should make investments in the liquor business, since it seems to be profitable.  I will now make my bed and wash the breakfast dishes.   CIO 

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 5:45 P.M.:  I chatted with a relative.  My relatives are not going to deliver the Audi tomorrow.  Instead this weekend on Saturday or Sunday, three other relatives will deliver the Audi.  It is fine with me, since I am able to keep busy working at home.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 5:15 P.M.:  I called back www.llbean.com , and I chatted with them about the Union Suit  Two-Layer Union Suit, Men's: Hunting Gear and Apparel at L.L.Bean that I ordered it in red in double extra large tall for $34.99, and I used coupon code "2700000" for free 3 to 5 day ground shipping for $34.95 total.  I asked them if they knew the weather forecast for the upcoming winter, and they told me it is suppose to be worse than normal.  They told me they had already had four snow storms in southern Maine.  If says in the notes for the Red Union suit that you are suppose to wash in similar colors, and definitely not in you whites, or you would have a lot of pink whites.  I mentioned that I had given my last L.L. Bean Maine Field Coast to a marathon runner in this area about 19 years ago.  I think when I met http://mikelouisscott.com/chris2000.jpg , I also bought him a green www.llbean.com Gortex jacket that I bought in the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop for $50, since he did not have a winter coat.  However, being from Jay Peak, Vermont, he might not have needed a winter coat.  The Marathon runner was Chris Groom from Rye, who went to the University of Vermont.  The last I heard from Chris Parizo is that he is doing condominium maintenance in New London, Connecticut and living at the entrance to the Coast Guard Academy.  However, being younger people, they both probably lead different lifestyles than I do.  Chris Groom is suppose to be a physical fitness trainer over in Stamford, Connecticut.  I still see him jogging around here occasionally.  Well, when you are somebody like myself who spends a lot of time outside walking around year round, you tend to meet other people whom spend time outside, if you get my snow drift.  The phone operator at L.L. Bean told me the store is still privately owned, and it is not owned by www.sears.com .  They told me Sears had bought Lands End.  CIO  

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 4:25 P.M.:  RealAge Managing Overactive Bladder

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10 Gadgets to Keep You Warm Through Winter - Reviews by PC Magazine

ABC News: Boston's $14.8B Big Dig Finally Complete

Germany Heading For Slowdown, Says Minister - Forbes.com

I went through my email.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 3:40 P.M.:  I went out after the last note, and I threw out some garbage.  I chatted with some neighbors.  There was a light colored BMW wagon in our parking lot from California, so somebody must have driven across country in this winter weather.  I picked up my mail.  I reheated and made the same dinner as yesterday's Christmas dinner.  I will now go through my email.  I set the living room thermostat at 70 degrees Fahrenheit to try to save on energy, but that will leave the living room at around 65 degrees and a bit damp.  When one has arthritis, the dampness can bother one. CIO 

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 1:00 P.M.:  I chatted with a relative.  I called up www.llbean.com , and I changed the order to double extra large in tall in red for the Two-Layer Union Suit, Men's: Hunting Gear and Apparel at L.L.Bean I ordered it in red in double extra large tall for $34.99, and I used coupon code "2700000" for free 3 to 5 day ground shipping for $34.95 total.  I do not wear the union suit when going outside, because I have plenty of other long underwear and winter clothes.  When it gets really cold around here, and with the higher price of fuel, I lower the theromstat a bit, and it is now set at 74 degrees Fahrenheit in the living room, which would leave the living room at around 68 degrees Fahrenheit, I wear the union suits over my leisure clothes such as sweat pants and rugby shirt, so I have extra warmth, particularly when I go to bed, since I keep the bedroom colder.  I had a telephone call from www.overstock.com , and they called to confirm the Sumsung color laser printer was cancelled.  I will now go out and check the mail.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 12:05 P.M.:  RDStore.com free shipping

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Two-Layer Union Suit, Men's: Hunting Gear and Apparel at L.L.Bean I ordered it in red in double extra large tall for $34.99, and I used coupon code "2700000" for free 3 to 5 day ground shipping for $34.95 total.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 11:10 A.M.:  I received email that the Samsung CLP-300 Laser Printer : Printers & Scanners from Overstock.com was cancelled, and the $75.94 will be returned to my bank account, which has not happened yet.  I ate a bowl of goldfish crackers.  I chatted with a relative twice.  I checked with the Shell station at 83 East Putnam Avenue, and I can bring the Audi there with the out of state plates to get emissions checked and do the VIN number check all for $20.  I also can take the Audi to transfer the title and register it at the DMV: Norwalk Office which will be simpler for me.   Tomorrow Thursday, they are opened late until 7 P.M..  Two of my relatives are suppose to deliver the Audi tomorrow morning at around 10 A.M., and I will drop them off afterwards at the Greenwich train station.  I guess I could do the emissions and DMV after that.  They are suppose to be bringing the title and the bill of sale from a relative, so I will not pay sales taxes, since I am being given it by my sister.  I have my paper work and license plates in a bag ready to take with me.  I also have a Phillips and a regular screw driver and a pair of pliers, but I do not know what type of license plate bolts the Audi has for exchanging the plates.  I was given an extra $5 into my account by www.overstock.com for the problem with the Samsung color laser printer.  In their email, they said they did not have it inventory anyway.  I also showered, and I cleaned up.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 8:15 A.M.:   Actually I have a spare Gigabyte GA-7VT600P-RZ which works with SATA, and I have another one that might be all right, but I am not sure, plus the same one in the primary Vista computer without a SATA controller, plus I have a similar VIA600 motherboard with SATA, so in effect I probably have three similar motherboards with SATA controllers that are like my current Gigabyte GA-7VT600-RZ motherboard without SATA, so as far as primary computer motherboards, I have ample backup.  However, there is no reason to change the C: drive at the moment, since it is just 13 months old, but constantly used.  If it failed, I would could technically restore my external backup to the current 200 gigabyte D: hard drive installed as a C: drive, however, I would lose my beta downloads, which I have on DVD too.  I could also try my 160 gigabyte Epox computer D: drive for a C: drive in an emergency, but it might be slightly too small or large, and it might not work for a short term fix.  The other alternative would be to use the new Maxtor 250 gigabyte hard drive from the Bytecc external hard drive.  If I was doing preventive maintenance before any hard drive failure, I could install the Bytecc Maxtor 250 gigabyte hard drive as the primary Vista computer D: drive and copy my backup files and Vista backup to it, and use the Seagate 200 Gigabyte hard drive at the C: drive, and use the new Maxtor 320 gigabyte hard drive in the Bytecc external hard drive.  However, with the spare hard drive, I do not think there is any reason to do any preventive maintenance, since at this point the current primary Vista computer Western Digital 160 gigabyte C: drive might well run for another two years or more without any difficulty, and a lot can happen in that period if you get my drift.  In an emergency even with low funds, I can always order a suitable replacement hard drive from www.newegg.com at the regular price with a two to three day delivery.   CIO

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 7:40 A.M.:  If the Seagate 200 Gigabyte hard drive were installed in the primary Vista computer as the primary C: hard drive, and if it ever failed, I have a new hardly used 250 Gigabyte April 2007 IDE Maxtor hard drive in the Bytecc external hard drive that could be the next replacement upgrade option in the primary Vista computer.  I am currently using on the Vista Primary computer a Western Digital primary C: 160 gigabyte hard drive with only about 62 gigabytes free hard drive space, but it does not change much, since I only have added mostly betas recently, which eventually could be deleted after the beta cycles, so it would have even more space in the long run.  I only have 17 gigabytes of free space on the Seagate 200 gigabyte D: drive, but it has a lot of redundant backups which could be eliminated to free up space.  As a backup drive, it does not get as much use as the primary C: drive.  CIO  

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 7:10 A.M.:  My primary Vista computer hard drives are only a year old http://mikelouisscott.com/computer.htm , but it does not hurt to have spare hard drive in case of hard drive failure.  From what I know, one can not restore one's Vista system to a primary SATA hard drive.  One can not also restore one's Vista system to a smaller or similar IDE hard drive, but only an identical or a larger IDE hard drive.  Thus once the final release of Vista SP1 is released in January, I could restore my backup from the second 200 gigabyte D: drive to the C: drive, and I then could install the new Maxtor 320 gigabyte hard drive as my D: drive.  I then could copy my backup files and backup Vista to it.  I then could install Vista SP1 update to the C: hard drive, and back it up again to the new 320 gigabyte hard drive.  Once it is backed up, I could install the less used older Seagate 200 Gigabyte hard drive as my primary C: drive, and restore the Vista backup to it, and I would have my old more used Western Digital 160 gigabyte hard drive as a spare hard drive.  Also I could do nothing, and just keep the new Maxtor IDE 320 gigabyte hard drive as a spare hard drive in case in the future I have hard drive failure.  Once one started using a larger IDE hard drive in Vista for the primary Vista hard drive, one would not be able to restore Vista to a smaller used backup hard drive.  I should really have bought two, and put in two new hard drives, but I can not afford that.  I might just keep the new 320 gigabyte Maxtor hard drive as a spare hard drive.  I technically could take the 320 gigabyte SATA hard drive out of the D: drive of the Server, and install it as a second D: drive in the primary Vista computer with the new Maxtor 320 gigabyte IDE hard drive as the primary hard drive, and then I could put either of the other primary computer 160 or 200 gigabyte hard drives in the server as the D: drive on IDE.  However, I just remembered, my current primary Vista computer motherboard does not have SATA, so that is not an option unless I changed to one of the other similar backup motherboards with SATA.  I will probably just keep it as a spare until I need the space.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 6:25 A.M.:  I ordered FRYS.com | MAXTOR 300 GB Ultra DMA Maxtor Hard drive kit for $44 and two day shipping for $9.99 for $53.99 total.  The $44 sale price shows after one adds it to their account.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 5:55 A.M.:  I went through my email.  I filled out another survey for a $10 fee that I will get soon.   CIO

Note: <888> 12/26/07 Wednesday 4:00 A.M.:  I woke up at 2 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/25/07 Tuesday 4:35 P.M.:  I ate two clementines.  I watched some television.  I ate three bowls of goldfish crackers.   I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/25/07 Tuesday 2:30 P.M.:  I did some bottom fishing on the internet.  I chatted with a relative.  I went out for a walk around the building.  I found a 10 year old Imac that somebody had throw away by the dumpster.  I tested it, and it worked, but it only had 96 megs of memory, so I put it back out by the dumpster.  I chatted with a relative.   CIO 

Note: <888> 12/25/07 Tuesday 10:40 A.M.:  I ate a piece of pumpkin pie with a scoop of light Maple Walnut ice cream.  I drank a Christmas toast of 3 ounces of sparkling Rene Junot white wine and 3 ounces of sparkling water both from seltzer bottles mixed together out of a tulip glass.  I watched Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas broadcast Welcome to the official web site of the British Monarchy and BBC News Player - The Queen's message in video .  I saw earlier on the BBC news on television that Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex have had a new baby son Media Centre > Buckingham Palace press releases > Names chosen for the new Royal baby, 21 December 2007 .  Formal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II The Royal Family > HM The Queen > Background .  It seems like the British are still doing well enough across the Great Pond.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/25/07 Tuesday 9:35 A.M.:  I watched a bit of television.

Homely British Pound At Record Low Against Euro - Forbes.com

Connecticut Slights FuelCell Energy - Forbes.com

Well, since I am having a quiet Christmas at home, since I will not have the replacement Audi for the Buick wagon until this Thursday, I am getting a bit of Cabin Fever away from downtown Greenwich Avenue.  Having spent 24 years exercise walking on Greenwich Avenue, I am still in relatively good shape.  However, staying at home leaves me back with the computer.  For many years on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years holidays, I used to see a couple walking around downtown, and sometimes with another couple like they were visiting here.  The couple looked quite a bit like First Lady Laura Bush and President Bush www.whitehouse.gov , but that was before he was elected President.  I do not know for sure if it was them or not, but I the last time I saw the fellow walking around, it was during the early fall before his election victory, and I thought he was a security official protecting a heavier set man whom looked like our current Vice President Cheney.  Thus, since I see so many people my own age all of the time, I tend not to recognize many of them, and I am more amused by the activities of the younger people.  The older generation still think I am too young to be part of their generation, so I am stuck in between generations.    However, I always wanted to be a writer, but alas, I do not think I have a good enough literary back ground to be worthwhile as a writer.  I did spent about 23 of my first 24 years back in Greenwich  regularly using the Greenwich Library, but once I got too busy, I have been using the library less recently.   Basically, when I go out in public, I know so many people here, I spend so much time chatting with people that I know, I do not seem to get all of my errands down quickly.  I have never paid much attention to what goes on in Greenwich, since I have preferred to sit back and read about what is happening in other places.

This year's Royal Broadcast by Queen Elizabeth II is suppose to be posted at around 10 A.M. EST today at YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. The Royal Channel .

As a person whom is frequently on a night schedule, I do not always have the time to know what is going on around here in the day time, but I suppose if anyone wanted to let me know, I have easy enough communications.

Since half of the town of Greenwich is under 16 years old, I am sure a lot of the younger generation is watching children's television programming on the television, particularly during the colder time of year.  Watching people come and go downtown at Starbucks over all of these years has not been too exciting, but I suppose it is like that old picture in the Art Institute of Chicago of two people sitting in an all night diner drinking coffee.   With the price of fuel, we can not spin our wheels too much anymore.  I use to enjoy taking a walk around Tod's Point on Christmas afternoon, if there was not too much ice along the shoreline.  However, the nice thing about walking Greenwich Avenue is that it tends to be out of the wind, so it is a bit warmer.  Since I was up at midnight, I will not be going out this late in the day.  However to register the Audi and have the emissions checked, I probably will have to get back on a daytime schedule sooner or later.  I have changed from daytime to night time and back and forth so many times in my life, it is really not that difficult, once one has to do it.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/25/07 Tuesday 7:25 A.M.:   About 4:30 A.M. I started making Scott's Stuffing Recipie for Arnold Premium Stuffing.   I also made up a package of Near East long grain and wild rice at the same time per the recipe on the box adding a tablespoon of olive oil instead of butter.   I put in an inch of water in a two quart Revere pot with steamer tray and lid, and I steamed 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns.   I steamed them for 15 minutes over medium high electric burner heat, and I put them in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil.   I also opened two 12 ounce jars of Heinz Home-style turkey gravy, and I added 1/2 of a 10 ounce box of mushrooms that I sliced into 1/8th inch thick slices, and I simmer it over medium to low electric heat while doing the other cooking.   I cut two 3/8 inch thick slices of the Boars Head baked turkey breast, and I put them on a microwave proof plate with lid, and at the end of the other cooking cycles, I microwaved the turkey for 90 seconds.   I put the Heinz turkey and mushroom low fat gravy on the turkey along with a 1/3rd of the Near East rice mixture and a about 2 cups of the stuffing on a dinner plate.  I also put one third of a cold 16 ounce can of Ocean Spray cranberry sauce in a bowl.  I refrigerated the leftovers in Rubbermaid containers.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I baked a 32 ounce Mrs. Smith's frozen pumpkin pie.  I put it on a wire rack to cool for two hours.  I cleaned up the kitchen.  I went outside, and I threw away the garbage.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/25/07 Tuesday 4:30 A.M.:  The way I figure it, I will be hungry by 6 A.M., so I will start cooking my Christmas dinner now.  I should be done with it, and have it all cleaned up by 7 A.M..  Well look at it this way, I am cooking it on European time.  It will be basically the same meal as my recent Thanksgiving meal.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/25/07 Tuesday 4:15 A.M.:  I went to bed after the last note.  I had a telephone call from a friend at 3 P.M..  I slept until midnight.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  While doing all of that I watched on www.nbc.com the Christmas Mass from the Vatican: the Holy See .  I am not catholic, but when I was there at Easter Time in 1972, and the whole place was dark, so I guess they have now put in lights.  I went outside, and I threw out the garbage.  I emptied the ash tray at the north end of the building.  I thought I saw someone by one of the cars near the building entrance, but when I investigated nobody was there.  I picked up my mail.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I made up another Christmas card, and I mailed it to a friend downstairs in the mail room.  I guess about 6:30 A.M., I will start cooking my usual holiday dinner, and I will eat it about 8 A.M..  The only thing that takes time to prepare is the http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/stuff2.htm .  Many years ago that was my most popular page on the internet.  I received my new www.geico.com insurance cards for the 1998 Audi A6.  I made two copies of them.   I quit combing my hair straight back, and I started parting it on my left side like I usually do.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/24/07 Monday 12:35 P.M.:   The 1998 Audi A6 has a fixed replacement antenna, but this might fix it, so it goes down, but it would depend on the mechanism inside eBay Motors: AUDI A6 100 90 Power Antenna Mast + How 2 *** NEW *** (item 370007850392 end time Dec-28-07 05:56:43 PST) .

This looks like it would replace the whole unit eBay Motors: POWER ANTENNA KIT 97-00 A4/A6/A8 AUDI 80/90/100/200/400 (item 8005396868 end time Dec-24-07 18:19:30 PST) .  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/24/07 Monday 12:05 P.M.:  On a limited budget, I don't dare buy this in Silver though Highway 61 Audi A6 1:18 - Black or Silver - (eBay item 280186389859 end time Dec-30-07 10:22:09 PST) .  CIO

Note: <888> 12/24/07 Monday 10:10 A.M.:  I chatted with the Chase Bank on Mason street, and they gave me a telephone number 1-800-978-8664 to dispute the Overstock charge on my card.  However, I called back www.overstock.com , and they said they would email the Salt Lake City, Utah warehouse to cancel the order, but they would not be able to let me know for a couple of days, whether they were able to cancel it or not.  However, they said the customer comment at the bottom of the printer page was in error, and when the item is refurbished, it comes in full working order with full toner cartridges.   Thus I guess it is six of one half a dozen of another.  I chatted with a relative.  I received a Christmas card email from Cologne, Germany; and I emailed the party back what I knew about the individual that the party knew.  I printed out the Christmas card, and I put it in the Inbox.  I emailed my Christmas letter Michael Scott's Christmas 2007 Letter to people on my email list.  I was able to email it in proper format my sending it from the Microsoft Office 2007 Publisher program.  Emailing it from the web page does not send the complete text.  I think they had a lot of snow out west, so possibly the trucks from Salt Lake City, Utah might have problems making it through the Rocky Mountain and over Eisenhower Pass.  I learned once when driving out west, it was easier to drive north to Denver, and up to Laramie, Wyoming, and across the rolling plateaus instead of driving through the Rocky Mountains, so it might be the same in reverse, is one were going west to east, but I am not the expert.  I do not know if any of the locals know anyone around here from Wyoming whom might know more.  What we do know is the telephone works to Salt Lake City, Utah, and that is about it.  Depending on the status of fuel in the Audi when it is delivered, I might need to spend some money on gasoline, which if the Audi had an empty tank would be about $70.  Let's hope not.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/24/07 Monday 8:40 A.M.:  I chatted with Overstock about the Samsung color laser printer, and they told me it had already shipped from the Salt Lake, Utah warehouse, and I would not be able to cancel it.  They said I could return it, once I had received it.  However, if I tested it or opened it up, they would deduct 30% of its value, and if I returned it untested, it would cost me $35 via UPS to ship it and $30 via the United States Postal Service.   One could buy four new cartridges here Samsung CLP-300 Toner Cartridge Value Bundle -- All Colors - Concord Supplies , but for that additional cost, I could have bought a new one.   Live and learn, let the buyer beware on the internet.  Who knows, maybe it will work anyway, and it will come with nearly full toner cartridges.   I guess in no case, will I be returning it.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/24/07 Monday 7:50 A.M.:  I ate a couple of bowls of goldfish crackers with a glass of cold filtered water.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/24/07 Monday 7:00 A.M.:  If you have the big bucks, you can hook up an item like this to your computer Digital Blue - QX5 Computer Microscope  or Digital Blue - Smithsonian Computer Microscope or Digital Blue - Zoomshot Binoculars or even Meade Instruments Corporation - ETX-80AT-TC GO TO Computer Telescope.  I got email back from www.overstock.com that the Samsung CLP-300 Laser Printer : Printers & Scanners from Overstock.com for $72.99 and $2.95 shipping for $75.94 total can not be cancelled, since it was already processed, which I wanted to cancel, since it is suppose to come with used toner cartridges, which might not be full.  I was emailed I can return it, after I receive it.  I will still try calling them up at 8 A.M. to see if they can cancel it.  If not I can always return it, but the shipping might be expensive, unless they pay for returns, which I do not know.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/24/07 Monday 6:15 A.M.:  I ate two clementines.  I do not think I will be going out this morning, since it is later in the day for me.  I guess if I stay up until around noon today, I will be waking up around midnight, and I will be eating my Christmas meal in the early morning hours on Christmas Day.  Such is life on a night schedule.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/24/07 Monday 4:00 A.M.:  I sorted out the IN paper on my new HP laser printer that I got earlier this year for $15 after rebate.  I put it in an IN basket, and I left the IN basket on top of the new HP laser printer.  I moved the Hoover Vacuum instructions to the center shelf in the left hallway bookcase.

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a year subscription to Computer Shopper BestDealMagazines.com - Magazine Page Computer Shopper for $4.69

less 15% off with coupon code "SPOOFEE15" for $9.04 total.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/24/07 Monday 2:50 A.M.:  I noticed in the bottom of this page that the Samsung CLP-300 Laser Printer : Printers & Scanners from Overstock.com for $72.99 and $2.95 shipping for $75.94 total according to a customer comment on the web page, it ships with used toner cartridges which are not full, so I emailed them to cancel the order, and I will also call them up at 6 A.M. this morning Mountain Time, when they open at 8 A.M. our time.  Their contact number is 1-800-843-2446.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/24/07 Monday 2:25 A.M.:   I woke up at 5 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I chatted with two relatives.  I went back to bed until 10 P.M..  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I threw out some garbage.  I read the most recent issue of www.forbes.com .  I read the first half more thoroughly, and the last half which was mostly advertising, I skimmed.  I ate the same sautéed burger with onions and cheese and steamed baby carrots and broccoli crowns with flavored rice and a glass of iced tea.  I replaced a bent tip bulb on the far right of the living room wall.  I will now do some regular computer work.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/23/07 Sunday 7:45 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | UK | Queen launches YouTube channel

The Christmas 2007 Broadcast will be posted here on Christmas Day 2007.

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Queen Elizabeth II

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I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Once I receive the Audi, I will have to be on a day schedule to get the emissions checked and to get the title transferred and to change the license plate registration.  However, since I will receive it later in the day on this Thursday, and with the New Years holiday, I will probably have to wait until after that to pursue those activities.  Everything in its own time and space.   I ate two bowls of goldfish crackers.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/23/07 Sunday 6:50 A.M.:  36 Christmas Carols in Web Format and 36 Christmas Carols in Microsoft Word XP document format  .  My prediction for the future of the United States of America's general economy is that most of us in general will continue to get relatively poorer as Europe and Asia get richer.  We will be the pit stop in between the two super power global economies.   Thus you should invest in a Joy Chen 2 Quart Microwave Rice Steamer http://fantes.com/microwave.htm#rice Joyce Chen 2 quart Microwave Rice Steamer and learn how to make inexpensive nourishing inexpensive rice http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/mlsrice.htm , which I use to eat all of the time, until 5 pound bags of Russet potatoes went on sale recently.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/23/07 Sunday 6:20 A.M.:  My United States Government Department of Agriculture Food Stamps were lowered from $123 to $117.  Whenever I get my SSI Cost of Living Adjustment, they lower my Food Stamps and raise my rent, so I have never gotten a Real Cost of Living Adjustment in the last 24 years of subsidized existence.  However, I manage to survive with a little help from my family.  This is the 10 year old Audi A6 with 60,000 miles that my relatives are giving me for Christmas http://mikelouisscott.com/audi-1998-a6.jpg , which a relative will deliver it to me this coming Thursday.  My relatives can not do anything about the price of fuel, so I will still be driving my usual 3,000 miles a year with a little give and take depending on the number of trips to Kennebunkport, Maine this coming summer.   Having driven it up and back from there twice last summer, I know it is a great running car.  CIO 

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I went through my email.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/23/07 Sunday 5:30 A.M.:  I just ate same dinner as the last five nights.  www.kenradio.com is still doing his thing, but I can read faster than I can listen to a tech news broadcast.  I also can type reasonably fast.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/23/07 Sunday 4:05 A.M.:  I bought a refurbished Samsung CLP-300 Laser Printer : Printers & Scanners from Overstock.com for $72.99 and $2.95 shipping for $75.94 total. CLP-300 color laser printers - printers & multifunction SAMSUNG .   That will be the last of my Christmas purchases.  I do not think it will be here by Christmas.  Yes, it is a color laser printer.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/23/07 Sunday 1:35 A.M.:  When I sold the Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon, I also gave away along with the other items in the car, the set of two Ford Explorer folding chairs.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/23/07 Sunday 1:20 A.M.:  I woke up at 9 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I threw out some garbage, and I picked up the mail.  I got my new issue of www.forbes.com , so hopefully while I am cabin bound until this Thursday, when the Audi arrives, I will have time to read it.  The Kensington wireless mouse would not work on the Northgate Syntax backup computer, so I disconnected it, and I put on a corded Microsoft wheel mouse.  I had knocked it off its mouse pad onto the floor, while I was house cleaning a week ago.  I reactivated the Vista Beta SP1 installations on the Epox and the Northgate computers.  They are both good until January 20, 2008.  The Northgate can be reactivated one more time, but with a registry tweak, there is suppose to be a way to reactivate them for a whole year, which I will investigate on January 20, 2008.  I installed the updates.  I did some bottom fishing on the internet, but there is nothing cheaply available before Christmas.  CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 12/22/07:

Note: <888> 12/22/07 Saturday 12:10 P.M.:  Scratch Builders - Forbes.com

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I will now send out my weekly notes.  I will then shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed.  Have a good day.  I probably will not be going downtown again until Thursday, when I get the Audi.  Stay warm.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/22/07 Saturday 11:10 A.M.:  I chatted with a relative.  I ate a clementine.  For the uninformed, a clementine is sort of like a tangerine but smaller and sweeter.  I will now go through my email.  Trust me the Spanish know how to grow oranges.  I use to see oranges growing in the street in Malaga in the winter back in 1972, before I caught the Iberia jet to Lanzarote which was not too warm in February.  However, it does have a lot of fresh air.  I wonder what happened to Rhone Dietrin my Norwegian friend in Lanzarote whom lived there with his mother, while his father a pilot with S.A.S. was away traveling.  He never got back to me, so I assume he is busy with other tourists.  Dirty hippies after they take an expensive shower in Lanzarote can leave the island looking like a Vanderbilt.  I read that the Royal Saudi Arabian family likes vacationing in Lanzarote, so perhaps it has gotten more expensive there.  I bet the Allies or Nazis had coastal observers hidden on the island during the two great wars, since Spain was a neutral country, they would not have been allowed.  I am beginning to feel like Lord HaHa in World War II reporting on Germany from Berlin to the B.B.C..  From my perspective, I am doing as well here as I have ever have.  However, some people in Greenwich think I have the Stockholm Syndrome, but basically I am comfortable here at home in the winter.  I suppose people whom travel north on inexpensive flights from the south are less comfortable, but they can always bundle up in some warmer clothes, so they feel a bit warmer.  There are people whom wear heavy clothes such as sweaters at home in the winter.  In the old days up north, people wore warm flannel clothes.  I will now go through my email.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/22/07 Saturday 9:50 A.M.:  I went out after the last note.  I walked downtown.  There are still patches of black ice on the West Putnam Avenue sidewalks at 6 A.M., since it was 32 degrees Fahrenheit.  On the way to the Stop and Shop, I stopped by www.mcdonalds.com , and I used the bathroom.  I ate a sausage burrito for a dollar and .06 tax for $1.06.  I then walked over to the Stop and Shop, and I bought two 12 ounce jars of Heinz Home-style turkey gravy for $1.50 each, a 6.3 ounce box of Near East Long Grain and Wild Rice mix for $2.99, a Boars Head precooked boneless breast of turkey at $6.99 a pound for $9.72, a two pound bag of baby carrots for $2.50, a five pound box of Bagu clementines from Spain for $4.99, two Granny Smith apples for .89 a pound for $1.33, broccoli crowns at $1.99 a pound for $3.42, a 10 ounce box of mushrooms for $1.99, a red pepper for $2.49 a pound for $1.17 for $31.11 total, and I used my $20 food voucher, so I only paid $11.11.  I then chatted with someone from Peru about volcanoes.  I waited for the bus, but the 7:38 from the Greenwich train station had not arrived there by about 7:50, so I started walking home.  However, the bus came along when I was a short distance west in front of the Audi dealership www.newcountry.com  , and they let me on.  I paid a $1.25 fare, and they dropped me off at Western Junior High Road which is where the Vinci Drive turn off is.  The drop off is at the delicatessen across the street, where I am sure some of my associates have met while I am sleeping during the daytime.  There is also a Chinese laundry and dry cleaner across the street.  I chatted with a couple of neighbors, and I put away my groceries.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/22/07 Saturday 5:30 A.M.:  There is suppose to be a bus about 7:38 A.M. that leaves the Greenwich Train station, and would go by the Stop and Shop at 7:40 A.M. heading west, so I guess I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will shower and clean up, and I will walk downtown to the Stop and Shop which opens at 7 A.M..  I will then do my grocery shopping, and I will be quick, I do not have that much to get, and I will try to catch the 7:40 A.M. Saturday bus back here.  It seems to be a nice day, so I should have no problem walking downtown.  I just have to watch out for slippery spots, and there should not be too much traffic.  I guess the bus schedule people think everyone works 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., and they take weekends off, which unfortunately is not my case, which being on a night schedule most of the time, I need a car to get things done in off hours, along with some of my other volunteer activities.  Most of the time, night people do not pay much attention to daytime people whom are not familiar with such routines.  Since my mother is a registered nurse, she is familiar with such routines.   CIO

Note: <888> 12/22/07 Saturday 3:50 A.M.:  I put away the laundry.   I will now make and eat the same dinner as the last four nights.  I am thinking about getting a ham for Christmas dinner instead of turkey, since a boneless cooked ham is about half the price of a boneless cooked turkey.  I still could make my usual stuffing mixture.  From what I can figure, there is a bus this morning at 7:17 A.M. that goes from Western Junior High and West Putnam Avenue at 7:17 A.M., and there looks like there is another bus that comes back this way from the Stop and Shop at 9:40 A.M., but I am not sure about that one or not.  I could use my $20 Christmas voucher today, so I do not have to go out on Christmas Eve, and I could relax at home.  I still could make my http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/stuff2.htm.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/22/07 Saturday 2:30 A.M.:  I just paid off my www.geico.com automobile insurance policy through April 8, 2008 with the final payment of $154.03, so that is taken care off.  I still have to save my money to register the Audi and transfer the title and get the emissions checked once I receive the Audi.  I might need to put some gasoline in it, since it will be delivered to me from the Philadelphia area, and I will need to take it up to Danbury, Connecticut to register it.  I also will have all of my other expenses in January 2008, so it is pretty much the same old routine.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/22/07 Saturday 2:20 A.M.:  After the last note, I had a telephone call from Integrated Solutions Magazine , and I chatted with them about computer technology.  I went to bed at 11 A.M..  I woke up at 4 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.    I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I chatted with a telephone call about a survey that I need to fill in that they emailed me.  They pay me $10 for each survey I fill in.  I went back to bed until 11 P.M..  I started two loads of laundry, and I have 15 minutes to go on the dry cycle.  I put clean linens on the bed.  I received a $20 Christmas voucher for the Stop and Shop in the mail, so sometime I have to go out to buy my Christmas dinner.  My MacGray laundry card seems to be working fine now.  Possibly I was putting it in backwards.  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.  I watered the plants.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/21/07 Friday 9:15 A.M.:  I ate a clementine.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.   Have a good day.  CIO  

Note: <888> 12/21/07 Friday 8:10 A.M.:  Top 5 Ubuntu Applications ~ Chris Pirillo

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I did not mention earlier in my notes that it took me five hours to walk downtown and back with the stops that I made, which at my age in the winter is a little bit strenuous.  However, everyone knows I am an experienced walker once I get my rest.  However, I will try to make it back downtown on Christmas Eve in the daytime to go to the Stop and Shop, and possibly I will figure out the bus schedule by then, if not I can always carry the Christmas dinner home.  There is hourly bus service in the daytime from here, but it is hard to figure out when the buses come back.  I was told a couple of days ago that the long time Greenwich, Connecticut store the Greenwich Food Mart will be going out of business soon.  I guess their higher prices and better quality can not compete with the area discount food operations.  When I had a www.costco.com card, I saw a lot of long time shoppers in the Greenwich, Connecticut area at the Costco store in Port Chester, New York.  I guess if one has a large house with room to store items, they are a cheaper shopping alternative, but their taxes go to New York state, and as a Greenwich, Connecticut resident, I would prefer to pay my minimal amount of taxes to Connecticut.  However, a lot a of the larger home owners in Greenwich, Connecticut do work in New York State.  The last time I worked in New York State was out in Plandome Manor, Long Island, when I spent 7,000 hours from April 1982 to February 1983 building the garage apartment there, and I only had one day off at Christmas, and I received an hourly wage of $1.15 an hour, so I personally do not think the wages in New York State are worth living there or paying taxes.   Thank You.  The family were associated with the New York State democratic party and the United States Government democratic party, so personally, although they were friends, I think they were a bit frugal with the money, and they claimed to have some sort of tenuous German connection with Germany, so I feel much the same way about the Germans, but it was a learning experience that it is best to stay in one's own home town, where people know what one's abilities and skills and friends are.  After 25 years of unpaid wages, and lost interest on those wages not to mention keeping an eye on a lot of German car dealerships in this area, I sort of feel like going down to the German Embassy in Washington D.C. Welcome to the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. and playing capture the flag, and taking the German flag away.  I also recall that Fred http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm never paid us anything for all of our efforts in his behalf with all of his German connections with the Krump family, so maybe I should just move to Germany and start making Germans work for me for free to see if I can improve my lifestyle.  However, the Germans like working, but they would not like an English speaking Dutchman giving them orders.  I probably would cover Germany with tulips, so the Germans would not have as much food to eat, so they would not be so big and fat.  My original computer associate was also a German named Roger Schultz that claimed that he knew Nancy Rockefeller, but nothing came of that either.  Since she is pushing up tulips, and they had to sell their house here in Greenwich, and they can not afford a web site, I thought I would post her opus on Community Service.

It is posted here: http://mikelouisscott.com/Nancy%20Rockefeller/ .   However, since she is Scottish, her family are probably pinching pennies up in Scotland, so don't count on any Greeks bearing Gifts, if you get my drift.  I do know Wilbur Banks when he use to sell Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners in their house told me they have a large liquor bar in the house, so more than likely the invested in something more profitable than the internet.  However, when I use to see Stillman Rockefeller exercise walking on Greenwich Avenue, I thought he had the same look as the Kaiser of Germany, so maybe he was related to him, and since all of the money in America was leant by the Rothchild family who barrowed it from the Kaiser of Germany at .25% interest, more than likely some Germans are looking to be repaid the U.S.A. debt.  It is sort of strange that this whole century the Germans leant us money, so we could come over there and fight them.  Without their money, we would have still been hunting squirrels here.   CIO

Note: <888> 12/21/07 Friday 6:45 A.M.:  WOVO.org | Wovo.org

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The original job I applied with in Greenwich, Connecticut 24 years, when I first returned from Nantucket to Manhattan via Hyannis with Jackie Kennedy Onassis  and stopped by in Toronto on a side trip and was homeless there for a couple of week and in Manhattan for a couple of weeks with just W. Averell Harriman's nephew's garage apartment telephone number was with Greenpeace | Greenpeace USA , but they never told me if I was accepted or not.  I do not recall having received any financial remuneration from them, but I have spent a bit of time around the waterfront.  I still can not swim worth a dang.  According to U.S. Dollar to Euro Exchange Rate - Yahoo! Finance one Euro which is suppose to be worth more than the dollar is worth $1.4367 which is what my IQ as tested at Greenwich, Country Day School in 1961 was, so I will now donate a $1.43 to Green Peace to bolster the European Economy, but the form would not take a $1.43, or a $1, or a $2, or a $3 or a $5 donation, and I can not afford to try to donate anymore, but I have spent quite a bit of time around the waterfront at my own expense during the last 24 years, and I have used my funds and my family's resources for my various activities, so I hope they do not mind if I do not donate anymore.  I even once showed up in Amsterdam their headquarters, and they did not pay any attention to me, so there.  I think on the Audi that is being given to me by my relatives, the only rear window sticker that I will put on the rear window of the Audi is a new sticker that is green and white that a relative sent me that she received in return for a donation in memory of another relative.  It is the sticker of the Greenwich Land Trust The Greenwich Land Trust .  Their donation form is here The Greenwich Land Trust - Donate Now Email Form , and I donated them $5.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/21/07 Friday 4:30 A.M.:  Note: <888> 12/21/07 Friday 4:05 A.M.:  I installed the latest Nivida Geforce 6200 driver from Microsoft.  After one installs it, one has to reinstall the latest Nvidia FX 5200 driver on my primary Vista computer system http://mikelouisscott.com/computer.htm .  I also changed my monitor configuration around, so the center 22 inch Acer LCD monitor is the primary monitor working off the Nvidia FX 5200 PCI card.  Thus I will be opening windows in a slightly different arrangement, but it might be easier to work with.  I had a problem with the web browser crashing on the center Acer LCD monitor, so that might fix it.  Also the Kworld HDTV device is still installed on the Acer 22 inch LCD monitor, so if one turns it on, one loses that monitor and the icons to work with at the same time, but the three other 19 inch monitors are still opened.  However, certain programs like email on the center 22 inch LCD monitor are easier to work with.  I made and ate the same dinner as last night.  I think the bus stop at the Stop and Shop, and many ones like the YMCA in three directions and the Presbyterian Church should have bus schedules posted like at the train station, so people can hopefully figure out the schedule.  We do occasionally get visitors in town, whom might want to end up in this location on West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, instead of being dropped off in downtown Port Chester, New York at the train station.  Obviously there are a large number of tax paying residents in this part of town, so they obviously have the numbers and the votes and the political patronage to exercise influence over the bus system.  The three buses I saw coming my way, when I walked downtown at 5:15 P.M. this past evening, only had one passenger on each full size bus.  If the usage is so little, possibly the local bus system should investigate a larger more user friendly mini bus system such as the town of Westport, Connecticut developed, which even transports people further into the back country areas of town.  There are people in town whom do work north of the Boston Post Road.  The downtown area of Greenwich, Connecticut is less than 1/20th of the entire town of Greenwich, so just be servicing the local business district, I do not think the bus system is meeting the needs of all of the tax payers and the workers, particularly as the price of fuel gets higher.  Remember I once did maintenance work out in Plandome Manor, Long Island for a year building a garage apartment, in the same neighborhood where Mr. Grumman lived, and at the time his company was building all of the New, New York City buses, so obviously, there is an expert out there somewhere in the wood work.  CIO   

Note: <888> 12/21/07 Friday 12:45 A.M.:  I woke up today at 4 A.M. when a relative called.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I chatted with a relative.  I went out, and I chatted with some neighbors, and I picked up my mail.  I went out without cleaning up.  I went by the Chase Bank on West Putnam Avenue.  I chatted with one of their employees.  I noticed that the sidewalk in front of the old Connecticut Art Institute is not shoveled.  I chatted with the service desk at the Chrysler garage.  I stopped by the Audi Dealership at www.newcountry.com , and I went to their parts counter, and I bought a black leather and silver Audi key chain CASEAU1005-BLK for $19 and $1.14 tax for $20.14 total.  I chatted with one of their service representatives, and I was told that each new model or year of Audi, the dealer has to buy a new set of tools for it, so there is not much one can do in terms of servicing an Audi oneself.  I then went by the Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon gasoline station, and they told me they would be able to do oil changes on the Audi, but I might take the Audi to New Country Audi for oil changes, since as an Audi dealer, they might spot any problems, that Exxon might not notice.  Generally a dealer will do an oil change for about $40.   My relatives in Philadelphia just spent $1300 servicing the 1998 Audi A6 that they are going to give me for Christmas.  It has about 60,000 miles on it, and I drove it back and forth to Maine this summer twice, so I know it is a good car.  I do not know yet what they had done, but I was told they had an oil leak fixed.  It seems like with four of the last five different cars that I have driven to Kennebunkport, Maine in the last 10 years, which are the 1976 Volvo 240 sedan, the 1997 Hyundai Accent hatchback, the 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo station wagon, the 1992 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon, and the 1998 Audi A6 sedan, all of them drove up to Maine fine, but all of them, but the Hyundai had oil leaks when I returned.  I chatted with police officer downtown, and he said older cars have gaskets that dry out.  However, why not before I drive to Maine or while there.  Perhaps, somebody is tampering the cars up in Maine, when they are parked at the family house and hardly used at all while there, because we have family cars there.  The next best guess is while we are asleep or away on daily activity, somebody is driving the cars at high speed on the local highway I-95 which causes premature gasket failure.  It could be just as the policeman said is that older cars have gasket failure.  I did have the oil sending unit replaced on the Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon by Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon before I sold it, so when I sold it, it did not have any other oil leaks.  Thus as far as I know the Buick wagon was in perfect shape for an older car.  The only thing major I knew that it needed to have done is have its struts replaced which would be about $400. I told Greenwich Exxon that I had sold the Buick Roadmaster Estate wagon.  I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I chatted with a few staff and regular patrons.  I then walked downtown the full length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I looked at the bus stop schedule at the Greenwich Train station on Railroad Avenue, but I can not make sense out of it.  I saw three buses coming from town when I walked downtown and two going my way, but they all go mixed up routes.  I stopped by Zen stationary, and I played a dollar scratch card #31 snowflake, and I won for a $2 winning or a dollar profit.  I stopped by the Senior and the Arts Center, and I use the bathroom.  I used the ATM machine at the Chase Bank.  I stopped by CVS, and I toured the store.  I found a Roosevelt dime on Greenwich Avenue.  There seemed to be a lot of office parties going on around town at the local pubs.  I guess people are taking off tonight until after New Years.  I stopped by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a 38 ounce box of Pepperidge Farm whole wheat goldfish crackers for $7.99, a five pound bag of Russet potatoes for $2.99, and two six packs of Stop and Shop English muffins for .99 each for $12.96 total.  I chatted with somebody from Brazil riding a bicycle.  Maybe they brought the warmer weather.  I then walked back along West Putnam Avenue.  I stopped www.mcdonalds.com , and I bought two double cheese burgers for a dollar each and a small order of French Fries for a dollar plus .18 tax for $3.18 total.  I suggested to them, since they have a McDonalds at the entrance to the West Point Military Academy www.usma.edu , they should also have a McDonalds at the entrance to the United States Coast Guard Academy United States Coast Guard Academy up in New London, Connecticut.  Their food is as good as ever, but now more expensive.  The West Putnam Avenue sidewalk has over a half dozen places that have not been thoroughly plowed of snow and ice, and I almost slipped three or four times.  The worst wipe out almost came returning home with my groceries just east of the Chrysler Service garage in between the Outdoor product store where the sidewalk slopes down hill, and there was black ice at that location.  I barely recovered from almost slipping.  I was wearing my www.llbean.com walking shoes with good traction grooves.  Basically walking on ice is like driving a car on snow and ice, when one starts to slide, you have to go with it, and not try to stop, as if one were skating.  I returned home, and I sat outside briefly.  I put the Audi key chain underneath the Christmas tree.  I think I will be getting two expensive Audi keys with remote keyless entry with the Audi, so I will use the Audi key chain on the spare one, since I do not want to risk losing it.  For that matter, I don't want to risk losing the Audi.  I chatted with a relative.  CIO    

Note: <888> 12/20/07 Thursday 3:15 A.M.:

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Earlier today, I put in a new blue toilet tablet in the toilet tank.  I will now go through my email.

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I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good day.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/20/07 Thursday 2:10 A.M.:  Vermonters work quite hard for their money.  In the spring of 1977, when I was up in Stowe, Vermont cleaning up the local pub Sister Kates, I went to a farm auction in late April with Ed Grennon.  I noticed that a bundle of about fifty 6 foot high three to four inch diameter fence posts only sold at auction for about $20.  Imagine if you had to cut down trim and shave each tree and transport it to auction, so I would say they work hard for their money.  Recently I have not seen any Cabot Cheese - award winning Vermont cheddar on sale around here either.  One friend of mine from Vermont http://mikelouisscott.com/chris2000.jpg told me he use to fight with his friends over whose father had the most cows.  My Vermont experience is limited to brief visits.  Back around 1969, I occasionally would drive up to St. Johnsbury, Vermont in the summer to visit with Myles McGough's group of friends whom lived around www.harvard.edu and spent time at a Dairy Farm in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.  They restored liberty ship hatch covers, and they sold them around the country.  I do not know much more about New Hampshire other than I visited there too with some of Myles friends, and we climbed the back side of a mountain with a burned out discothčque on top that was hit my lightning.  I do know people in the north country worry about the weather, and they have long time experience in monitoring it.  About the best source I know for long term weather forecasts is The Original Farmer's Almanac since 1792 - The Old Farmer's Almanac , but I can not afford to buy the long term weather forecast Long-range Weather Forecasts for the U.S. and Canada - The Old Farmer's Almanac .  I do know if we get a lot of snow and ice in this area, there tends to be a large group of people from the north country that come down here to help us out with the situation in terms of removing snow and ice and in terms of restoring the lost electrical grid, which I consider important.  I do recall besides all of the other nonsense that he told me Chris' grandfather worked for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant facility, if you happen to be wise enough to consider it important.  If not you should have started splitting fire wood to stay warm in the spring and made some candles with your left over bacon fat.  I noticed when I ship packages in Kennebunk, Maine it is at a candle store.  Of course if you like a simple good meal of pancakes out of a Griswold frying pan, you might want some Vermont Maple Syrup, which is not cheap. The Vermont Country Store seems to reflect local folk customs.  I recall Calvin Coolidge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia was from Vermont.  The railroad use to make money in Vermont Shelburne, VT - American Profile , but Chris told me when he use to walk from White River Junction to Burlington Vermont on the railroad tracks it was all falling apart and in disrepair.  So obviously he has seen more than I have in that neck of the woods.  Also Norwich University is in Vermont.  There are also a lot of Ski Resorts in Vermont such as Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, Vermont - Skiing and Snowboarding at Vermont's best ski vacation resort and I recall in Burlington, Vermont, they are frequently busy with home business activities such as making pottery.  I also recall that supposedly www.norad.mil and NORAD 50th Anniversary has one of its two backup facilities in northeast Vermont, near Jay Peak, Vermont, where Chris was raised.   Jay Peak, Vermont according to Chris can be minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, so maybe some of those liberal pork belly politicians in Washington D.C. could build them a in door heated swimming pool where they could warm off from the winter blues, but there did use to be a lot of people from Vermont in Key West, Florida, and the Spotswood family that built the Casa Marina in Key West, Florida Key West, Florida USA, Scott's Internet Hotlist were from Vermont .  Two of my three French teachers were from Vermont, and one was from Viet Nam, so I do not really have an authentic French accent when I try to speak French.  Also I have only been to Montreal, Quebec in Canada a few times, so I am not really quite sure what goes on there, and I never had much money when there to venture inside to see what goes on there, but it can be cold outside there.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/20/07 Thursday 12:45 A.M.:   I have a 3 P.M. appointment today, but I do not know what my schedule is, and without a car, I do not know if I will be able to make it.  I probably need to study the bus schedule.  I guess nobody misses me downtown, since the do not like seeing cigarette smokers anymore.  I ate a bowl of potato chips.  Every year at Christmas Time, one is suppose to replace one's smoke detector 9 volt batteries.  Since I use 9 volt alkaline batteries that last longer, I had not done it in two years.  I went ahead and put three new CVS 9 volt alkaline batteries, one each in the living room, the hallway, and the bedroom smoke detectors, so they are taken care of for at least another year.  Maybe next year we will have the extra money to replace them more frequently.  They do not go off hardly at all, except the living room one goes off occasionally from the heat from the nearby toaster.  I put my used batteries, many of which are still good in a used battery zip lock bag on the floor in the bedroom to the right of the Rubbermaid laundry hampers.  I will now go through my email.  I do not know much about cut Christmas trees, but I know they can be a fire hazard if they dry out.  Frequently, they are cut months before they are sold.  Thus if one gets one, one should recut a couple of inches off the base of the trunk to expose more damp inside wood, so the tree in its Christmas tree holder can absorb more water out of the holder, if one remembers to fill the tree holder with water frequently.  They can absorb a lot of water, so it is pretty much a daily chore, if one uses a cut Christmas tree.  Live Christmas trees are very heavy with their balls of dirt, and they tend not to dry out as much, however you do have to keep them damp, when the Christmas season is over, and one needs to plant them, it is good to have a hole already dug in the ground, so you do not have to dig into frozen ground after Christmas.  Also live trees are heavy to move with their balls of dirt.  There use to be quaint elf types of individuals whom would show up in this area at Christmas Time selling Christmas tree from Vermont.   http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm and I use to enjoy chatting with them during the winter nights when walking around Manhattan.  I recall people from Vermont selling Christmas trees just north of Beekman Place on First Avenue on the east side of the street and on the northwest corner of Broadway and 72nd street.  Of course stormy the bartender at the old Ninth Circle in Greenwich Village use to be from Vermont too.  Of course in the old days in Greenwich Village just because someone had a Vermont automobile license plate did not mean they were from Vermont.  Frequently New York City residents would register their cars with Vermont license plates out of Vermont Post Office addresses, so they could avoid paying over due parking tickets.  Thus since the Greenwich Village types are not always up early enough to move their cars in the morning, there were a lot of Vermont license plates in Greenwich Village.  With computerized tracking of automobile registrations and VIN numbers, I do not think they can do that anymore.  However, if you had a lot of parking tickets and needed to park in New York City, I guess you could buy a United States State Department diplomatic license plate from one of the consulates of a poorer third world country and possibly get away with it, but there might be some red tape.  Of course the government would then think you were from that country.  Since I am on a night schedule frequently, there is not much of a problem with parking locally.  I will now go through my email.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/19/07 Wednesday 11:15 P.M.:  I had a party call about the car for sale, but I told them it was sold.  I woke up at 6 P.M. when I had a telephone call from a relative.  I got the 1998 Silver Audi A6 Vin number from a relative via email.  I called 1-800-42GEICO, and I cancelled my Buick Roadmaster insurance, and I put the Audi on the GEICO insurance policy.  My relative will deliver it next week on Thursday December 27, 2007.  My relatives are giving me the Audi, so the check for the sale from the Buick Roadmaster that I sent to my relative today is to pay for my loan debt on the Visa Credit card debt that I used this summer that my relative paid off.   I will have to pay about $159 to www.geico.com at the first of the year to pay for the policy through April 6, 2008. 

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1998 Audi A6, this says it gets 17 miles per gallon city and 27 highway

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It weights 3700 pounds, so it is not a light car. 

My relative were the original owners, and they sold it to other relatives that I am getting it from.

This Find a Car says 16 City and 25 highway, but you have to use their update calculator, and when you convert it, it says 14 City and 23 highway, however when I drove it this summer, it seemed like it was getting the original 17 City and 27 highway.  I drove it up and back to Kennebunkport, Maine twice, so I am quite familiar with the car, and it has the same aerodynamic lines of the new Lexus www.lexus.com , so the Japanese must have learned something from the Germans.  Its rear seat folds down for additional cargo hauling.  The only problem for me is that when one looks underneath the engine hood, it seems to be all covered up, and the only thing one can do is check the oil and the windshield wiper fluid.  In other words over time our local Audi dealership Welcome to New Country Audi of Greenwich would be expensive to maintain it at.  However, I think there is a less expensive foreign car garage on Prospect street near the dealership.  However, my relatives have just done all of the current maintenance needed to be done on it, so all I will have to do is change the oil every six months or 3,000 miles.  It is silver outside with a blue leather interior.

Since I am getting the Audi from an immediate family member out of state, I am eligible for a sales tax exemption

DMV: Transfer Vehicle from One Immediate Family Member to Another

and

DMV: Transfer or Sale Between Immediate Family Members

and

According to this

DMV: Registration of a Used Vehicle Previously Registered Out Of State

I have to have an emissions test and VIN verification performed first.

When I registered the Volvo, I had to go to the Danbury, Connecticut office DMV: Danbury Office, since they can perform the VIN number verification there for the out of state vehicle, and not the Norwalk office.  Thus I will have to get its emissions tested first here in Greenwich, and then I will have to take it the Danbury Office, which will use a bit of gasoline.

I don't recall having to have the emissions done right away on the Volvo, so I may have to call them up to find out if that is necessary.  I would still have the Pennsylvania license plates on the car during the emissions inspection if that were the case.

I chatted with two relatives again.  I ate the same dinner as the last two nights.  I went outside briefly, and I picked up my mail.

The Queen Mary II is in Manhattan again tomorrow QM2 - Itinerary - 2007.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/19/07 Wednesday 12:30 P.M.:  I ate two bowls of goldfish crackers.   Not very good across the street either New deal Putnam Green, Weaver's Hill slated to get new manager - Greenwich Time .  I can not fly the Saudi Arabian flag in this area to try to get some economical relief, since the United Jewish appeal is just east on the corner across the street from the Mobil station.  Also the rich women in Greenwich run the town, and they do not like the way Saudi Arabians treat their women, since I do not think the women in Saudi Arabia have many rights.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will try to get some sleep.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/19/07 Wednesday 11:35 A.M.:   I woke up at 2 A.M..  I ate two bowls of goldfish crackers and two clementines.  I watched some television.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, one toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out, and I went by the Chase Bank on West Putnam Avenue.  They have Christmas trees and other Christmas decoration such as evergreen wreaths for sale in their parking lot.  I next went by the Valley Road Post Office.  It was not yet busy early in the morning.  I then walked back home.   I chatted with some neighbors.  I chatted with relatives.  I have been having a hard time getting a good nights sleep the last two days, but I am currently on a day schedule, so I will try to stay awake.  At the Chase Bank I got a $10 roll of quarters to have available for bus fare if I should need to take the bus downtown.  I was told the bus is $1.25 each way, but I think you can take it all the way to the Stamford, Connecticut train station and back for the same fare each way if you want a far away adventure.  Actually there is www.greyhound.com bus service at the Stamford, Connecticut train station besides the Metro North commuter trains and the Amtrak trains.  The Stamford train station is named after Congressman Stewart McKinney, and our public housing project where I live used to be named McKinney Terrace, and when it was named McKinney Terrace we had higher rent payments, but we also had free electricity for our heat and air conditioning in the retirement building.  CIO  

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I printed out two Greenwich, Connecticut bus schedules to have available for when I do not have a car.

ttp://www.cttransit.com/content/routesStamford.asp and

week days http://www.cttransit.com/content/pdfs/stam_11_wkdysched.pdf and

week ends http://www.cttransit.com/content/pdfs/stam_11_satsunsched.pdf .

I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed shortly.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/18/07 Tuesday 9:10 P.M.:  After dinner, I showered and I cleaned up.  With dinner I also had orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements.  I am now using a new change purse I got out of the Buick wagon, instead of my old change purse which I need to sew up.  I also left eight quarters or $2 in the Buick wagon in its coin slots to have available for parking change should the new owner need to park it.  I will now go through my email.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/18/07 Tuesday 7:00 P.M.:  I ate two bowls of goldfish crackers this morning.  I had two telephone calls at 8 A.M. on the Buick wagon.  I explained to the party in New Hampshire that I had another interested party coming to see the car.  I tried to sleep during the morning, and I got about two hours sleep.  I had a telephone call from the person in New Hampshire, and two computer magazine telephone calls and a telephone call from a relative.  The interest local party arrived at 1:15 P.M..  We took the Buick wagon for a test drive.  The party liked the car, and I sold it to the local party for $1,500.  I removed my belongings from the car.  I left the MP3 player along with the spare oil and antifreeze and the Mercedes Benz of Greenwich license plate frame.  I signed over the Connecticut title and the bill of sale.  The party put on his own license plates, and dropped me off at the Chase Bank on West Putnam Avenue, and they departed.  I walked home.  The sidewalks on West Putnam Avenue are not very well plowed all the way, so it is dangerous to walk that route.  I chatted with a relatives twice.  I told the party in New Hampshire that the Buick wagon had been sold.  I chatted with a friend. I chatted with neighbors. I organized the items that I removed from the car, putting some against the opened bathroom door and some on the far side of the bed in the bedroom.  I can not cancel the insurance until I have the Vin number for the Audi, which will be emailed to me soon.  The Audi might be delivered next week after Christmas.  Thus I will be without a car for a while.  I have to give the money from the sale of the Buick Wagon to a relative whom is helping with maintenance on the Audi before I get it, although the Audi is being given to me for free.  I will now eat the same meal as last night.  I am a bit tired.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/18/07 Tuesday 6:05 A.M.:  Well it is time to turn off the "Lullaby of Broadway".  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  When I wake up today depends on what sort of telephone activity that I have that interferes with my regular sleep schedule.  CIO  

Note: <888> 12/18/07 Tuesday 5:40 A.M.:   Well, here it is from the Horse's Mouth Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (Benefit Increase) , well I guess that means energy has only gone up 2.3% since that is about the biggest variable in economics forecasting.  I think what the real figures means is that the United States Government with the lower worldwide value of the dollar is running out of money.  Thus I think one could reconsider the old investment standby of investing in long term United States Government Treasury Bills as less than secure, but I don't know what else might be more secure, unless you owned a bank vault and kept gold in it. However, gold can fluctuate wildly in price depending on production, and it costs a lot to actually hold gold, so most people speculate in gold mining companies, which may or may not be profitable.  When walking around the south side of the Greenwich, Connecticut train station tonight, I asked a fellow going into the eastern building there if Renaissance Capital there was a Russian Hedge fund, and he told me in what sounded like an authentic Russian accent that it was secret, and he could not tell me anything.  I guess when the Greenwich Capitalists go into Manhattan, everyone else in the world comes out here trying to make money.  Whether the back country elite actually pay any attention to what is going on downtown locally is opened to speculation, since I know financial people in Greenwich whom claim they have never actually been downtown here before, except to drive through it.  I know Russians work at Welcome to RBSGC.com .  I saw two skinny African American males in Starbucks tonight on Greenwich Avenue both reading about one inch thick books called "How to Manage a Continent".  Trust me it takes more than a one inch thick book to know how to manage this continent.  The set of law books for the Interstate Commerce Commission alone is over 20 feet long as a point of reference.  Thus possibly someone might have the right answer down in Washington D.C., if you can ever get around the public relations, and the Virginia Bar Association.  Virginia is a dry state, they do not serve alcohol, but they do have clubs where you can buy a non alcoholic mixer to add to your packaged alcohol product that you bring with you to the club.  However, I do not know if they have an opened bottle law in Virginia or not.  In other words to transport alcohol in a vehicle, if it is permissible to carry an opened bottle, or must it be a sealed bottled with the Department of Treasury alcohol stamp still intact.  I also heard on www.foxnews.com that the state of Illinois has the largest coal reserves in this country, which I think is a bunch of malarkey, since I went to college at www.lfc.edu and although the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois does have a coal mine, I think that statement would only be accurate if one had a grandfather who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad.  John Harvard's www.harvard.edu father was a coal miner, but alas I am not John Harvard's father.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/18/07 Tuesday 4:30 A.M.:   Computerworld Self Registration Screen

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I still have the 1064 page book on Vista that I would like to get through, and I renewed it, and it is due January 6, 2008.

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The good news or the silver lining on the cloud is that the Social Security Administration www.ssa.gov has increased my Supplemental Security Income from $623 a month as of January 2008 to $637 a month or a $14 a month increase or a 2.247% Cost of Living Adjustment Increase from the Social Security Administration.  However, whenever I get a Cost of Living Adjustment, the local agencies increase my rent and decrease my food stamps, so in reality over 24 years, I have never gotten a Cost of Living Adjustment, if you look at the Over All Picture.  I finished going through my email.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/18/07 Tuesday 2:30 A.M.:  I recall in the spring of 1977, when I left Key West, Florida with Jim Eldert, after going to Disney World for the first time and St. Augustine, we stopped by to visit Hurley Haywood in Jacksonville, Florida where Jimmy had two cousins attending university there.  After we left Hurley's apartment, I took Jimmy Eldert to the Jacksonville, Florida airport, and I paid about $159 for him to get a one way ticket back up to Boston to return to the University of New Hampshire.  I also gave him about $300 traveling money, since I was flush with money from my annual tax return.  I then drove north through central Georgia, and I stopped by the Presidential hometown of Plains, Georgia to visit Jimmy Carter's neighbors, and I recall south of there at a Firestone garage, I had new shock absorbers and front end bushings put in my vintage 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne blue 4 door sedan.  When I got back up north, I got a U-Haul trailer in Greenwich, Connecticut to move my personal belongings  from our house on Cornelia Drive to a barn in Norwich, Vermont, where I stored my furniture and other belonging.  Possibly in that storage location, my vintage Schwinn bicycle, silver Rolex watch, and Harry Truman autography disappeared.  I recall having spent a couple of days around Dartmouth College, and I think I then drove down to Durham, New Hampshire to visit Jimmy Eldert at the University of New Hampshire.  I think along the way, I stopped by an all night Dunkin Donuts in Manchester, New Hampshire, and I ate a bowl of oatmeal.  Jimmy with was busy with his studies and the Seabrook Nuclear Power plant demonstration,  however I recall we did drive back up to Hanover, New Hampshire, and we spent the night at the Wilder Motel, in White River Junction, Vermont, before we returned to Durham, New Hampshire, and we also made a side trip to Exeter, New Hampshire, where we stayed at the local Inn there, and after that I drove down to Nantucket, and I gave the vintage 1996 Chevrolet Biscayne to the Nantucket thrift shop along with my personal belongings in the car.  They gave it to a newly married couple.  There was not yet seasonal work in Nantucket, so I think I left the island a couple of times or more.  I went up to Stowe, Vermont to clean up the Nantucket Languedoc owners bar Sister Kate's for a week.  I also on another trip off the island spent the night at the Corbusier design center at www.harvard.edu , and I hitch hiked up to the University of New Hampshire, and Jimmy let me sleep in the basement of a girl friends house, and I visited at another house where Jimmy lived.  I attended the Seabrook demonstration, and when they arrested everyone, they would not arrest me, so I hitch hiked back down to the Greenwich area, and I went down to Williamsburg, Virginia after that where I toured around for a few days before returning to Nantucket.  Jimmy eventually showed up in Nantucket that summer, but I only saw him a few times, although he only lived about 4 doors away on India street.  He felt uncomfortable about being see around me, since I was the ripe old age of 27 years old, and he was the young age of 21.  However, Helen Kress Williams before she died the summer before in car wreck in Glen Coe, Long Island had requested of me earlier that winter to try to keep an eye out for Jimmy Eldert, which was quite difficult, since he was so near sighted, he tended to ignore everyone he knew.  However, I did make quite a few new friends in Nantucket whom seem to have the same perception.  I never did see much of http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm whom lived three doors the other way.  Possibly Fred and Jimmy were in cahoots in some sort of activity, and I was stuck in between at Flossie's boarding house.  Who Knows?  I recall that summer I did see Jimmy wearing a University of St. Andrews Scottish Lion T-shirt, which I believe was yellow with a red lion on it.  Perhaps Jimmy was one of the exile Europeans living in this country.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/18/07 Tuesday 12:15 A.M.:    I woke up at 3 A.M. this past morning, and I ate the rest of the goldfish crackers.  I went back to bed until 9 A.M., when I chatted with a relative and the interested car buyer from Manchester, New Hampshire.  I think I woke up, and I chatted with them again around noon.  I drank range and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements, and I went back to bed until 5 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I chatted with the party in New Hampshire, and they said they would call me back.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out at 7:30 P.M..  I went by the Food Emporium, and I bought a 38 ounce box of Pepperidge Farm whole wheat goldfish crackers for $7.99.  I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I chatted with one of the staff members.  The staff member had me look at a book of famous Hollywood Movie stars.  I then went downtown, and I used the bathroom at the Senior and the Arts center.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  On the way up Greenwich Avenue, I stopped by CVS to warm up, and I browsed the store brochure.  At the top of Greenwich Avenue, I walked over to the Y.M.C.A., and I asked to see the new swimming pool, but they were closing at 10 P.M., so I did not see it.  I walked further east over to the Whole Foods grocery store, and I toured the grocery store with all of their organic gourmet food items that are much higher in price.  One can get an interesting looking roast beef sandwich there for $6.99 from the prepared foods section.   It all looks fully stocked waiting to be gobbled down at Christmas Time by the more affluent people in town.  I then walked back over to Greenwich Avenue, and I walked down the Avenue.  I sat out for a while. I then went by the Stop and Shop at closing, and I bought a six pack of White Gem boneless breasts of chicken for $1.99 a pound for $9.27 and Chiquita bananas at .54 a pound for $1.49 for $10.76 total.  I then returned home.  I had two messages on the telephone answering machine to call the party back in Manchester, New Hampshire, so I will have to wait until I wake up late today, since I seem to be back on a night schedule. If the party is still interested in the car, I could always wait until after Christmas for the party to pick it up, since I will be staying here for Christmas, and I would probably like to have a car to get around.  The party in New Hampshire is busy plowing snow, so I don't think there is any rush.  I will have to wait until I get a chance to talk with the party.  The Buick wagon started right up this past evening after not being used since Friday evening, so it is very good at starting up in colder weather.  I will not make and eat the same breaded boneless breast of chicken dinner with baked potato and steamed broccoli and baby carrots, which I will eat with a glass of iced tea.  Basically with the war on and people going away for the holidays, we are a bit short of volunteers at night around here.  I wore my Marmot ice climbing red parka with L.L. Bean insulated  red under jacket with Icelandic knit cap and L.L. Bean walking sneakers with good slip proof tread, so I was warm and comfortable while out tonight.  I normally turn the heat up in the apartment around the Christmas and New Years holidays, and then I turn it back down after the first of the year.  It gets a lot tougher around here, once winter sets in.  Officially it is not even winter yet.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/16/07 Sunday 11:30 P.M.:  I chatted with a relative earlier.  I am a bit tired after all of the activity last week, so I think I will go back to bed for a while.  I ate the last of the Bells chocolates.  Basically, since it is winter outside, all of the outside activity wears me out easier at my age, so I seem to need more rest than usual as I get older.   The fellow I chatted with about the Buick wagon from Manchester, New Hampshire was talking fast like he was cold.  I suppose for those people in the north country are without as much heat that used to be less expensive, they are colder this year than ever.  Good night and stay warm.  The fellow from New Hampshire might also have a hard time getting a train ticket on Amtrak at the Christmas time rush, since I suppose with Christmas on Tuesday next week, they will probably be taking off from work on this coming Thursday. 

I chatted with a fellow from Atlanta, Georgia about this earlier today.

Cut the cost of oil 3 .

CIO 

Note: <888> 12/16/07 Sunday 10:00  P.M.:   I had a telephone call from relatives at 9 A.M. this morning.  I think they might have called back at noon.  I woke up at 3 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I went outside, and I threw out some garbage, I cleaned a couple of inches of snow off the Buick wagon.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I had a telephone call from my advertisement at http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/car/510657104.html  .  I was offered $1,500 for the Buick wagon.  I said I would call the party back.  I chatted with my relative, and they said it was a fair price.  I called the party back, and they will call me tomorrow morning to confirm that they want the Buick wagon.  The party is from Manchester, New Hampshire, so they would take the Amtrak train down to Stamford, Connecticut, and I would meet them at the Greenwich train station, and they would pay me cash for the car, and I would transfer ownership.  However, the deal depends on whether the party in New Hampshire can get a temporary plate to transfer the car back up to New Hampshire.  Thus I  am holding the Buick wagon until tomorrow, when they will confirm that they can get the temporary plate.  This would all take place this Friday or Saturday.  However, if the deal goes through, I would then have to take the Amtrak train down to the Philadelphia to pick up the Audi.  However, it might be difficult to get on the train before or right after Christmas, and I do not want to interfere with my relative's Christmas plans, so I am not sure when I would be picking up the Audi, so it all depends on a number of factors.  I will now eat two tuna fish sandwiches with potato chips and a dill pickle slice and a glass of iced tea.  It is cold and damp in the apartment, so I raised the living room thermostat from 78 degrees Fahrenheit to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which sets the apartment at about 70 to 72 degree Fahrenheit.  It is suppose to be 15 degrees Fahrenheit outside tomorrow night, so I doubt if I will be going out.  If I think I will be selling the Buick wagon, I also will not be driving it too much until the sale to try to keep it clean looking for the buyer.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/16/07 Sunday 6:00  A.M.:  I ate two bowls of goldfish crackers.   I also ate two clementines.  I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.  Well, I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good day.  CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 12/16/07:

Note: <888> 12/16/07 Sunday 2:35  A.M.:  My web stats show that I am getting a bit of interest from the new listing http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/car/510657104.html according to Recent Visitor Activity [Michael Louis Scott's web site] .  Of course it is one of the first cars listed, since it was just listed, so people look at it first.  It does not mean they're interested in buying it.

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I will now send out my weekly notes.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/16/07 Sunday 12:15 A.M.:  I went outside, and I posted new for sale signs in the rear side inside windows of the Buick wagon with the new lower price of $1,995.  I threw out some garbage.  The two laser printers were retrieved by some other unknown parties.  I picked up my mail.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I ate two clementines, and two 1 inch by .25 inch by 3.5 inch slices of New York extra sharp cheddar cheese.  We are suppose to have a wintry mix of damp weather this morning, so I will not be going out.  I will now make and eat the same dinner as last night.  Going out for the long winter walks at night at my age of 57 years old tends to wear me out the next day.  After dinner, I will make up a batch of Formula One http://mikelouisscott.com/icetea.htm .  CIO

Note: <888> 12/15/07 Saturday 10:35 P.M.:  I woke up, and I chatted with two relatives three times.  They suggested that I lower the Buick wagon to $1995, and they mentioned they would check to see if another relative would want it for free.  They really do not feel like storing a second car in Maine and paying for the extra insurance.  I chatted with a friend whom is up in Toronto, Canada on a business trip.  I chatted with another friend.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener. I went back to bed until 9 P.M..  I posted at www.craigslist.com this advertisement

http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/car/510657104.html

I will now make my bed, and I will wash the breakfast dishes.  I have a bit of the Cyber Blues.  I really would like to get the Audi right away, but I can not get it until I sell the Buick wagon.  CIO  

Note: <888> 12/15/07 Saturday 11:05 A.M.:  Instead of going to bed, I went back out to the train station dumpster, and I picked up the HP LaserJet 4100N printer and the HP Color LaserJet 3600 printer and about a dozen old color toner cartridges.  I brought it up to my apartment, and I found the four cartridges for the HP Color LaserJet 3600 printer, and however, when I was installing the toner collection cartridge, I put my finger through the transfer sheet, so the transfer sheet rip more when I tried the unit, thus the unit is no good unless one replaced the toner collection cartridge transfer sheet.  There was no cartridge for the HP LaserJet 4100N printer, and one can be bought from www.newegg.com for about $70.  The other color toner cartridges were for a 4600 color unit.  I threw out all of the items, and I put the 4600 laser cartridges in the dumpster, and I set the two laser printers at the side of the dumpster in case anyone wants to claim them.  Thus another episode in the "Cyberjunk Wars".  I chatted with a relative.  My relative had to have an oil leak fixed on the Audi.  However, since at this point it looks like no one will be buying the Buick wagon, my relative might be parking the Audi in Maine to have available if needed, and I would keep the Buick wagon as long as it ran or until I could sell it at a reasonable price.   I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed.  I will eat the last piece of apple pie before going to bed.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/15/07 Saturday 5:15 A.M.:  I ate a Clementine.  They taste very good and fresh this year.

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

Note: <888> 12/15/07 Saturday 3:05 A.M.:  The Aurora screen saver in Vista seems to work with the Nvidia 4 LCD monitor setup I have on my primary computer http://mikelouisscott.com/computer.htm .  I noticed the HP 4100N laser printer with the right toner cartridge can be used to print out magnetic encoded checks, so it might be useful for someone, if they still print out checks.

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I will now go through my email.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/15/07 Saturday 1:35 A.M.:  I went out after the last note.  I went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a five pound box of Bagu Clementines from Spain for $4.99, a half gallon of Florida Natural orange juice with calcium for $3, a six pack of Coca Cola Classic in 9.3 ounce bottles www.coke.com 1899 vintage for $5.49, a .30 bottle deposit, thus basically a bottle of Coke costs a dollar warm in the grocery store anymore, a 2 pound bag of baby carrots for $2.50, and broccoli crowns at $1.99 a pound for $3.16 for $19.77 total.  I then went downtown, and I used the bathroom at the Senior and the Arts Center, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  The old HP laser printers without the toner cartridges are still there in the lower level parking garage, one is a HP 4100 N, but a toner cartridge for it would cost over a $100 even if the other parts worked.  The color model toner cartridge would be several times that.  There is an old CRT monitor there too.  It is extremely slippery going up the steps from the Citibank parking lot at the west end of the station to the train station steps which are cleared.  Obviously whom ever owns the building plaza on the north side of the train station is responsible for clearing those steps if not Metro North.  On the way up Greenwich Avenue, I stopped by CVS, and I bought a 5 ounce bag of Bells milk chocolates for .99 and .06 tax for $1.06.  I ate about five during my walk.  I then stopped by CVS again on the way down the Avenue, and I used their bathroom.  I chatted with another walker about the price of tea in China.  I then completed my walk, and I returned home.  They put the six pack of Coke Classic in the bookcase bar or lower cabinet area of the hallway center bookcase.  I think Coke is like beer, and you should not refrigerate it until one needs to use it, or if you do refrigerate it, you have to keep it refrigerated.  My vintage beer is also getting older in the refrigerator.  I can always use it to cook hot dogs.  They have a beer making kit at CVS for $30.  I moved the palm tree off the window shelf, and I cleaned its drip tray, and I rotated its wooden lazy Susan that had cracked in the middle on one side.  I think it is secure enough to still hold the palm, since the ball bearing plated that holds both disks together is screwed in with wood screws, so it should not separate all the way letting the palm tree fall over on the sofa.  I rotated it, so the crack does not show on the lazy Susan.  I then put the palm tree back in position.  I emptied and refilled the ice trays in the freezer.  I installed the updates on the FIC server.  I put the rest of the Bells milk chocolates in the candy dish at the far end of the brass and glass coffee table.  I will now eat a piece of apple pie with a glass of iced tea.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/14/07 Friday 7:50 P.M.:  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will shower and clean up, and I will go out for a after dinner walk downtown.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/14/07 Friday 6:20 P.M.:  I woke up at 1 P.M..  Since it was warmer outside up to 45 degrees Fahrenheit, I went outside, and I pushed the snow and ice off the Buick wagon with my snow brush, so it is now once again available for transportation.  I picked up my mail.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made the bed.  I threw out the old periodical literature and the garbage.  I said hello to some neighbors.  I watered the plants.  I did my regular house cleaning, so the apartment is now clean for Christmas time.  I will shortly make and eat the same dinner as the last two nights.  CIO    

Note: <888> 12/14/07 Friday 1:35 A.M.:   I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  I guess with so many people staying home from work yesterday, there is not much happening on the internet.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/14/07 Friday 1:00 A.M.:  BBC NEWS | Business | Computer knowledge 'undervalued' .  CIO

Note: <888> 12/14/07 Friday 12:55 A.M.:   Winter storm roars into Northeast - CNN.com  .  I ate a piece of bread and a couple bowls of goldfish crackers.  I chatted with the Howard Johnsons in Riverside, Connecticut, and the desk clerk said they are filled up, and their least expensive rate is $99 a night.  This chain of residence hotels Extended Stay Hotels - showcases hotel suites, discount lodging and short term housing. is probably the best deal for long term visits.  They have one in nearby Norwalk, Connecticut and another in nearby Elmsford, New York.  CIO 

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Note: <888> 12/13/07 Thursday 9:50 P.M.:  I reheated and ate the same dinner as last night.  I also ate a bowl of potato chips.  I chatted with a relative.  I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.  There is about a half inch of ice all over everything including the cars.  It is suppose to be up to 41 degrees Fahrenheit tomorrow Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground , so hopefully it will melt by noon or later, but it is suppose to be colder below freezing tomorrow night, so one should clean off their cars during the warmer part of the day, if one intends to keep the car moving.  I will now go through my email.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/13/07 Thursday 8:15 P.M.:  According to 

http://maps.yahoo.com/broadband#mvt=m&q2=Key%20West,%20Florida&q1=Greenwich,%20CT,%2006830&trf=0&lon=-77.717285&lat=32.805745&mag=13 ,

it is 1447.7 miles from Greenwich, Connecticut to Key West, Florida and with the Buick wagon at 26 miles per gallon highway driving that would be 55.68 gallons of premium gasoline at about $3.76 a gallon or less, it would cost about $210 in gasoline to drive down to Key West, Florida in the Buick wagon, but there would probably be other expenses, even if the car did not have any problems.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/13/07 Thursday 8:05 P.M.:  Along Putnam Avenue or the Boston Post Road in Greenwich, Connecticut there is hourly local bus service until about 11 P.M. at night CTTRANSIT Website New Server and http://www.cttransit.com/content/routesStamford.asp and

week days http://www.cttransit.com/content/pdfs/stam_11_wkdysched.pdf and

week ends http://www.cttransit.com/content/pdfs/stam_11_satsunsched.pdf and

from Port Chester, New York, one can connect

http://beelinebus.westchestergov.com/new_web_pdf_timetables_6_06/web_rte_61.pdf to the Bronx, ( this bus starts just across the street from me on the New York border by the Exxon gasoline station just east of the Cumberland Farms store).

 and then  to White Plains, New York

http://beelinebus.westchestergov.com/new_web_pdf_timetables_6_06/web_rte_62.pdf,

to the Westchester County bus line Bee Line Bus and  to White Plains, New York, and from there http://www.westchestergov.com/transportation/images/web_pdf_files/web_airlink_english_brochure.pdf to the Westchester County Airport Westchester County Airport.

There is a bus from White Plains, New York to Port Chester, New York http://beelinebus.westchestergov.com/images/Web_PDF_Files/web_pdf_timetables/fall_2007_service_changes/web_rte_13.pdf,

but the schedule does not show it returning the reverse route.

From Westchester County Airport , one can travel cheaply via AirTran Airways to other destinations that might be warmer, but according to their schedule, flights to Miami, where you could catch a www.greyhound.com to Key West, Florida are all booked up.  So I guess other people had the same idea.  However, if the weather were nice, I bet my Buick wagon would make it down there, and its air conditioning works quite well.    CIO

Note: <888> 12/13/07 Thursday 7:15 P.M.:  The Howard Johnson, Riverside, Connecticut the last time I looked about 20 years ago is run by a fellow with a Red Turban from India whom seems to have more common sense that the local Yankees in this area.  There is an inexpensive Chinese take out restaurant just west of it in the small strip mall, and across the street from it just east of it, there is a 24 hour Courtesy Mobil station Courtesy Mobil Greenwich, Riverside, Ct. and diagonally across the street is a branch of the www.chase.com bank, so technically if one has some sort of financial resources, one could survive in that part of town as a traveler.  About a mile east  of Howard Johnsons at the I-95 exit 5, there is a www.mcdonalds.com and the Riverside Shopping center.  Technically, one could try to sleep in their car at the Riverside shopping center plaza.  There is a 24 hour www.cvs.com there, and the Food Emporium The Food Emporium is opened 24 hours week days.  The www.starbucks.com as the Riverside Shopping Plaza is suppose to have wireless internet, which might be available outside after it closes.  A short distance east of there is the 24 hour Walgreen's  www.walgreens.com  with the 24 hour Getty station across the street, and just east of that is the New England Service Mobil on the Run , and just east of that is the more fancy Greenwich Connecticut Hotels & Stamford CT Room Reservations - Hyatt Regency Greenwich , where if you had some sort of financial resources, I could pretty much guarantee you that you would survive.  They have eight language with Asian language ATM machines there that cost about $3 to use, but it costs at least twice to three times as much as the Howard Johnson's motor lodge.  However, if one were stuck in downtown Greenwich, Connecticut the Thataway restaurant at the bottom of Greenwich Avenue on the east side diagonally across from the train station movie theatre is also suppose to have wireless internet.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/13/07 Thursday 6:40 P.M.:  I woke up at noon, when somebody called about the Buick wagon, and they said they might call back.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I called my 3 P.M. appointment, and I told them I would not be coming in because of the snowy icy weather.  I went back to bed until 4 P.M..  I checked outside, and we have about an inch of sleet and ice covering everything, so I would not recommend traveling in this area.  The cheapest place to stay in Greenwich, Connecticut is the Howard Johnson's in Riverside, Connecticut on the Post Road, and they are about a $100 a night, but I think on their 800 number, 1-800-446-4656, they offer a discount www.hojo.com .  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.  I picked up my mail.  I had a gift box from a relative.  I chatted with the relative that sent me the gift box.  I opened up the gift box, and I got two waist 40 inch 30 inch length of Docker Premium never iron cotton khakis pleated-cuffed pants, and two dress shirts, one a green blue plaid Daniel Bishop large size long sleeve shirt, and a Nautica W73926 color 635 long sleeve light striped dress shirt.  I took off the tags, and I hung them in my bedroom closet.  I chatted with a friend.  Last night, I noticed during my walk, the new expensive looking shop going in at the top of Greenwich Avenue on the west side just north of Wendy Gee, besides having a finished marble front, has a large bronze "V" on the door handle.  I was told that CVS on Greenwich Avenue is suppose to be opened every night until midnight before Christmas.  I ate a piece of apple pie.  CIO    

Note: <888> 12/13/07 Thursday 5:15 A.M.:  His Highness the Aga Khan's 71st Birthday .  I guess it is a holiday.  I went out after the last message.  I went downtown, and I went by the Greenwich Library.  I chatted with a few regulars and staff.  I read P.C. Magazine.  I went downtown, and I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.  I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I noticed at the lower level of the train station parking garage, they have discarded an HP color laser printer and a heavy duty HP black and white laser printer, but they both are missing their toner cartridges which would be expensive.  I stopped by Starbucks on the way up the Avenue, and I used the bathroom.  I stopped by CVS, and I bought another black eye glass holder for $2 and 12 tax for $2.12.  They have about five more in stock.  I then completed my walk.  I park the car at both locations, so people could see the for sale sign.  I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road.  I noticed a GMC in front of Royal Bank of Scotland with a for sale sign in the window.  I guess it is a sign of the times.  I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought a 5 pound bag of Russet potatoes for $2.99 and Chiquita bananas for .54 a pound for $1.04 for $4.03 total.  I then returned home.  I cooked the same meal as the last two nights, but instead of rice, I scrubbed two potatoes with a vegetable brush, and I pricked them about a dozen times around with a fork, and then I microwaved them for three minutes.  I then finished baking them in the Farberware oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for the 35 minute baking cycle of the chicken.  I ate one with the dinner with six pads of 50% less fat butter, and I refrigerated the other one with the other piece of chicken.  I then worked on the server, and I installed updates.  For some reason, the primary Vista computer had me reinstall from Windows Update the Vista SP1 RC, which took longer this time, but the computer is still running fine.  I chatted with George from Argentina at the desk of the Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West .  He is traveling today or tomorrow for a few day day visit to Manhattan.  I hope he is not too cold.  I ate a piece of apple pie.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good day.  I have a 3 P.M. appointment today.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/12/07 Wednesday 6:30 P.M.:  The party from New Canaan, Connecticut arrived at 5:30 P.M. in a new Honda SUV.  The party was with his parents, and he was interested in the car for his parents.  They were from Lithuania, but the mother thought the car was too big, and it looked like a funeral parlor car, which I know other people seem to think.  Thus they do not want it.  I chatted with a friend.  The Audi is suppose to be ready this Friday.  I will now eat two tuna fish sandwiches with potato chops and a dill pickle slice and a glass of iced tea.  I will shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go out for a walk after I eat.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/12/07 Wednesday 5:35 P.M.:  I chatted with a relative.  I am waiting for the party from New Canaan, Connecticut to show up and look at the car.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/12/07 Wednesday 4:50 P.M.:  I went outside, and I started up the car.  I gave copies of the Bed Bath and Beyond coupons to some of the painters whom were interested in them.  I chatted with some neighbors.  I mixed up some of the grape, cranraspberry, and orange juice mixture.  I chatted with a friend.  CIO  

Note: <888> 12/12/07 Wednesday 3:50 P.M.:   I was told about this 20% off coupon which does not expire 20% off any item at Bed Bath and Beyond in store http://images.ed4.net/images/htdocs/bbb/071003/BBB32825_columbus_bonus.jpg at Bed Bath & Beyond 1001 Best Gifts according to Little Known Secrets for Saving Money - Bed Bath & Beyond Coupons - Associated Content .  CIO

Note: <888> 12/12/07 Wednesday 2:50 A.M.:  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes. I had a telephone call from a party in New Canaan, Connecticut, and they are coming down to look at the Buick wagon at 6 P.M. this weekend.  I threw out the garbage.  They are painting the walls and fixing the floors in the building hallway.  I forgot to check my mail.  I will now check it.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/12/07 Wednesday 2:10 A.M.:  I placed a non emergency call to the Greenwich Police Department at 1-203-622-8000, Greenwich Town Departments - Police Department , and I was advised by them to ignore the offer from the unknown buyer on my Buick wagon.  Quite frankly, we all know the internet is full of con artists and other scams, but so also is the entire business community at large, and the internet only reflects the larger community at large.  Thus let both the buyer and seller beware.  There is also the possibility that we might store the 1998 Audi A6 Quattro grey 4 door sedan with relatives up in Maine, and I might continue to keep the Buick wagon or vice a versa, and store the Buick wagon in Maine and keep the Audi here.  Quite frankly on a low income, I am not very willing to drive up to Maine this year in the winter with either car.  There is possibly an option that another relative could deliver the car to Maine, but the Audi is not suppose to be available until after the first of the year.  A relative whom is experienced at traveling would more than likely have the luxury of delivering either car.  Realistically for most of my life, I am more experienced at walking other than driving the mile downtown and taking the two mile give or take walk.  However, being an experienced walker, I do happen to notice other people around town whom seem to walk quite a bit, and I also happen to notice a few of the coffee shop philosophers whom because they happen to see one in one's daily routine, they seem to think they know it all.  The more one learns, the more one learns about what one does not know.  In life, I ate to remind one that the biggest variable is the weather.  Anyone whom walks a bit would happen to notice that.  I also know with the internet one can get better current local weather information.  However, once one has to face the weather, it still does not change it.  I ate a piece of apple pie with two 1.25 inch by 4 inch by .25 inch slices of New York extra sharp cheddar cheese with some iced tea.  Most of my friends but not my family are very cold weather people.  For example, when we had the oil embargo in the early 1970s, I met http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm whom although he has supposedly died, use to keep his apartment near Beekman place very cold with a Frederick air conditioner in the winter, because of the oppressing steam heat in central Manhattan building.  He also use to wear a British Navy blue woolen P coat with a blue knit cap.  Maybe he was British, since his original apartment that I met him at was near the British consulate in Manhattan.  However, British people like Prince Phillip are actually Danish, which might be colder.  Whatever, the case was at the Microsoft conference in Hauppauge, Long Island last February 2007, someone appeared slightly tanned with a shaved head and white woolen beret.  Possibly there is some group in the colder regions that wear white woolen berets.  More than likely from what I know the French usually wear berets, so possibly a white one, might belong to some group like the French Alpine Ski patrol or the French Foreign Legion.  Or maybe it is something that French Canadians fine useful.  I still have my Icelandic knit woolen cap that I bought in Toronto, Canada for $40 in December 1983, before I moved back to Greenwich, Connecticut, but that does not mean that I am from Iceland as far as I know, but I know Iceland use to be part of Norway, so possibly that is where the confusion comes from.  Since I do not speak Norwegian, I am dependant on some of the local Norwegian residents, but since Scotland and Norway are not too far apart geographically, it would seem they would have similar customs if not dissimilar languages.  From what I know I never got Fred's middle name, so if he were some sort of covert agent, the initials "FVM" might give him away.  However, in reverse "FVM" or "MVF" might stand for Michael Vanderbilt Ford, or in Tiffany monogram "FMV" "Frederick Vanderbilt Morgan".  However, Fred was pretty well convinced that he was 14th generation Dutch York, so somebody in the Dutch community must know his where abouts, if he still is not pushing up tulips.  However, Fred's apartment was near the Ford Foundation Ford Foundation which tend not to start in the winter, but Michigan is a cold state, and Joe McDonald might have been related to Henry Ford II's first wife's family, and there was an African American fellow at www.lfc.edu named Fred Ford who lives in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan, so possibly Fred Von Mierers tans darkly, and is really Fred Ford.  However, there is a Fred Ford locally whom I have not seen recently.  More than likely whatever the case, the Ford family still have enough money to sort themselves out, until they all take off traveling, when it gets cold in Michigan.  Mike McDonald from Michigan was suppose to be the expert on the weather on the internet, but also with the McDonald or MacDonald clans, it all gets confusing.  Mac means they're from Scotland, and Mc means they're form Ireland.  The Henry Ford family are Irish, so I guess you could call them lace curtain shanty Irish immigrants.  www.ford.com still owns www.volvo.com , so they have a Swedish connection, but with the price of fuel, not many people are driving anything to far anymore.  Maybe I could buy a low mileage 6 mile per gallon Daimler for a few thousand dollars.  I have seen a vintage one at the Exxon station here.  There use to be two parked next to the British Consulate in Manhattan on 49th street.  Thus with the booze boat QM2 - Itinerary - 2007 coming and going more frequently, we have better Anglophile relations.  However, back a few years ago, before the price of energy went up www.bp.com was making a million dollars an hour, and thus probably more now, and I heard recently someone talking about the old company Imperial Oil Company Imperial Oil Limited which has a familiar name with it called Esso which sounded like S.O. or Standard Oil.  I think from what I know, more than likely there are some Canadians around whom do not think it is too cold here.  Whatever the case, since I do not frequent pubs, I do not meet some of the local Anglophile philosophers.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/12/07 Wednesday 12:35 A.M.:  GOP.com | Republican National Committee :: GOP Store - Home

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He supposedly abdicated on December 11, 1936, but I think if he is still alive, he might be the Emperor of India Edward VIII --  Britannica Online Encyclopedia .  Since Winston Churchill was just a newspaper person, I doubt if he could really push an Emperor around.

Earlier today, I had a telephone text operator assisted phone call about the Buick wagon with an email address, and when I replied to the email address, there was a reply with an offer but with no name, address, telephone, and request to cash a Usps check and ship the car with the extra funds via a Western Union money order.  It seemed a bit suspicious, so I reported it to Greenwich Town Departments - Police Department .  CIO

Note: <888> 12/11/07 Tuesday 10:15 P.M.:  When I chatted with the Greenwich Time today, they told me the takeover deal with the Gannett newspaper chain fell through, and as of the first of the year, the The Connecticut Post Online - ConnPost.com - HOME is taking over the www.greenwichtime.com .  The Connecticut Post is a Hearst Publication Hearst Corporate Site .  I will now go through my email.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/11/07 Tuesday 10:10 P.M.:  After dinner, I chatted with a relative.  Monday night it is suppose to get cold Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground .  Maybe I will get a chance to wear my red Marmot ice climbing jacket with red hood.  I was always good at playing "Little Red Riding Hood".  CIO   

Note: <888> 12/11/07 Tuesday 7:15 P.M.:  I woke up at 11 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I chatted with a relative.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I called up the www.greenwichtime.com, and my advertisement on the Michael Scott 1992 Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon will run until December 19, 2007.  I lowered the price from $2,900 to $2,500.  I then went downtown, and I went by the Chase Bank on Mason Street.  I then went by CVS, and I bought buy one get one free two Life Fitness 60 capsule B-100 for $11.99 both, two Life Fitness E 400 IU 180 sotgels for $9.99 both, and two Life Fitness B-12 500 mcg 100 tablets $7.49 both less two $4 off coupons on a $20 purchase for $21.47 total.  I then went to my 3 P.M. appointment.  I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue.  I chatted with a couple of local village observers.  I stopped by the Senior and the Arts center.  I stopped by CVS, and I bought a five ounce bag of Bells bite size chocolate covered peanut butter candies for .88 and .05 tax for .93 total.  I ate them during the rest of my walk.  I then returned home.  I will now make and reheat the same meal as last night.  I just ate a piece of bread.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/11/07 Tuesday 4:25 A.M.:  I emailed Hauppauge about an extension cable for the remote control IR cable and the cable box sensor both wires which are connected to one plug into the Hauppauge HDTV 1600 TV card.  If they do not know where one is available, I could try splicing longer cable into the existing cables.  I need to have the cable box sensor in front of the IR unit on the cable box, and it would be convenient for the remote control sensor to be facing the TV chair mounted by the Sony television.  Thus one would be able to use the Vista Mutlimedia features more easily.  Another project for another day.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/11/07 Tuesday 2:25 A.M.:  BBC NEWS | Technology | 'Digital locks' future questioned

McDonald's: Bringing Home The Bacon - Forbes.com

McDonald's: Supersize This! - Forbes.com

UBS Comes Clean - Forbes.com

Disability Cases Last Longer as Backlog Rises - New York Times

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library Nancy Reagan Books

My web domain http://mikelouisscott.com/ has been renewed until February 2009, and it is paid for with my Optimum Boost account.

I ate the last piece of pumpkin pie.  I went through my email.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/11/07 Tuesday 1:05 A.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 Italian seasoned bread crumbs on them, and then I seasoned them with garlic powder, ground black pepper, and Italian seasoning, and then I did the same with the top side.   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 two teaspoons of Kikkoman soy sauce and oregano 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 two quart Revere pot with steamer tray and lid about 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns for 15 minutes on medium high electric burner heat, and I put some olive oil on the vegetables.  I put the other baked boneless chicken breast in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/10/07 Monday 11:00 P.M.:  I woke up at 8 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I went back to bed until noon.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I defragmented the Vista computer hard drives, while I was sleeping.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I chatted with a relative.  I went out, and I went by the George Weston Bakeries Arnold Bread Store outlet, and I bought an Entenmann's 26 ounce home style apple pie for $2.25.  I then went down by the waterfront at Grass Island, and one of the most regular fishermen was there.  I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road, and I walked out on the pier.  They have torn down the house across the harbor from the Indian Harbor Yacht Club just south of the Colonial House with the Widow's Walk.  I then drove over along the waterfront to the Riverside Shopping Plaza.  I went by the Radio Shack, and I bought a RadioShack.com - Cables, Parts & Connectors: Wire: Speaker wire: 12-Ft. 24-Gauge Speaker Cable with 1/8" Plug for $3.99 and .24 tax for $4.23 total.  I then bought a sale clearance item a Accurian AMP-5052 Multipurpose Tower Speaker regularly $150 for $29.97 and a $1.80 tax for $31.77 total.  I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought a head of broccoli for $2.49, a two pound bag of baby carrots for $3.49, America's Choice boneless breasts of chicken for $2.99 a pound $11.39, and two 10 quart package boxes of America's Choice powdered milk for $6.99 each box for $31.35 total.  I then returned to the center of downtown Greenwich, and I used the ATM machine at the Chase Bank on Mason Street, and I used the bathroom at the adjoining Mellon Bank of New York.  According to the guard, the Mellon Bank of New York still controls the vault area.  I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I stopped by the new real estate office just on the south side of the Christian Science monitor reading room, and it is called Engle and Volkers Greenwich LLC ENGEL & VÖLKERS .  Across the street from the train station movie theatre, the place that I thought was going to be a men's tie shop is not that, it is a new Thailand restaurant.  On the way up Greenwich Avenue, I stopped by CVS, and I bought a value size CVS extra strength pain relief 1000 caplets bottle for $19.99, buy one get one free of 100 capsule Life Fitness odorless garlic for $6.99 both, and a CVS 180 capsule of 81 mg. adult low strength aspirin pain reliever for $5.79 and two $2 off CVS coupons for $28.77 total.  I was told at CVS, when you have a $2 off $10 or a $4 off $20 coupon, you can use as many coupons as you have for your purchase.  I then returned home.  I tried installing the speaker on my High Definition TV computer screen, but its preamp was not powerful enough to power it.  I took out the old Panasonic speaker from the bathroom bookcase, and I used its cable to place the new tower speaker at the bathroom entrance for stereo sound in the bathroom.  I did not use the cable that I bought.  I put the cable in my top left living room desk drawer.  I threw out the box and the old speaker.  I chatted with a relative.  CIO   

Note: <888> 12/10/07 Monday 12:50 A.M.:  BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Shuttle launch delayed until 2008

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

Note: <888> 12/10/07 Monday 12:30 A.M.:  I ate the last of a bag of potato chips.  I watched a bit of television.  There does not seem to be much going on around here, so maybe all of the so called big money people went south for the winter.  Greenwich, Connecticut is probably hurting since this was the worst month in the history of hedge funds.  CIO   

Note: <888> 12/09/07 Sunday 10:45 P.M.:  I went out after the last note.  I went by CVS on Greenwich Avenue, and I bought four 5.5 ounce tubes of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips for .88 each and four 9 ounce containers of Glade Country Garden air fresheners for .99 each for $7.72 total.  I then went further downtown.  I went by the Greenwich Post Office, and I mailed my Christmas cards.   For the three international cards, I put 90 cents postage to Europe.  The domestic cars only need one .41 stamp.  I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  On the way up Greenwich Avenue, I stopped by the ATM machine at the Chase Bank halfway up the Avenue.  I then went back by CVS again, and I bought four more 5.5 ounce tubes of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips for .88 each and Life Fitness 100 capsule Flush Free Niacin for buy one get one free for $8.99 both bottles, and a package of colored assorted size rubber bands for .99 and .06 tax for $13.56 total.  I then complete my walk on the cold rainy night, but we need the rain.  I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a 59 ounce container of Minute Maid orange juice with vitamins for $3, a 3 pound bag of yellow onions for $1.99, Chiquita bananas at .54 a pound $1.52 and a 38 count of Hefty Ultra Flex tall 13 gallon garbage bags for $6.49 and .39 tax for $13.39 total.  I then returned home, and I put away my purchases.  I will now eat a piece of pumpkin pie with iced tea.  I will open the rubber bands and put them in a sandwich zip lock bag to have them available in the left kitchen drawer.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/09/07 Sunday 5:55 P.M.:  I have 26 Christmas card with Christmas letters ready to mail.  I posted my Christmas Letter here Michael Louis Scott's Christmas 2007 Letter .  I will now microwave and eat a Stouffer's 21 frozen beef lasagna, which I will eat with a glass of iced tea.  I will shut down the primary Vista computer, and after I eat, I will go out to mail the Christmas cards.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/09/07 Sunday 1:40 P.M.:  I woke up at 10:30 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I threw out the garbage.  I chatted with a relative.  I will now put together my Christmas letter and my Christmas Cards.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/09/07 Sunday 1:20 A.M.: UTC - High technology for building & aerospace industries is in the area, so maybe they are testing out their choppers.  I have seen their older models flying around before.  I installed an update for one of my Nvidia GeForce FX5800 video card driver.  I am a bit pooped, so I will shut down the Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  I ate three scoops of Maple Walnut ice cream.  Stay warm.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/08/07 Saturday 11:45 P.M.:  Word to the wise, once they try to kill you, you tend not to be afraid to use Federal Marshals.  There is no shortage of man power in the U.S. Government.  I do know this past week, there were a new type of silver blue helicopter flying overhead at very low level with lots of noise with the usual sort of front type of artillery, so unless some local business person is trying to sell something, more than likely some sort of law enforcement group is exercising its authority.  I ate a bowl of goldfish crackers earlier.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/08/07 Saturday 10:15 P.M.:  Since I am a beta tester for Vista SP1 RC, I went ahead and installed it as an upgrade from Windows Update with the registry tweak download that I was able to download.  It took about 20 minutes to download and install the Vista SP1 RC.  The system seems to be running about 30% faster, and it runs quite a bit more smoothly.  However in Internet Explorer, Programs, Manage Add-Ins, I found an unsigned program "DLC.class" which is spyware, which I deleted.  You can not install the latest release of SP1 over an earlier release, and you have to uninstall SP1 to install it from Windows Update.  I backed up the system before installing it.  However, I will not back it up again for another week or so to make sure it is running fine.  I also downloaded the Upgrade Version, the Full Install version, and Windows 2008 Server editions.  I will now burn them to DVD.  I left a message with a relative that with the Russians Saber Rattling, more than likely the U.S. Government is going to have to send some people up to Alaska to repair some of our old "Cold War" facilities, and more than likely the Southern Command against Cuba will also have to be strengthened.  Who knows, maybe the United States Air Force www.af.mil will send me back down to Key West, Florida to reinforce the waterfront patrol down there against invading Cubans.  CIO   

End of Scott's Notes week of 12/08/07:

Note: <888> 12/08/07 Saturday 4:15 P.M.:  Come On, Grandma, Drive My Car - Forbes.com .

I will now send out my weekly notes.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/08/07 Saturday 2:55 P.M.:  ate another piece of pumpkin pie with the last of the cool whip topping.   As a small note of diversion, I have been observing www.starbucks.com on Greenwich Avenue, since they first started converting the old Finches' drug store on the southeast corner of Benedict Place and Greenwich Avenue.  I have only had about three cups of coffee there over the years, because about seven years ago, I suspected that someone tampered with the creamer that I used to add cream to my coffee.  They now have small sealed plastic cream cups.  I am the guy that use to sit down there observing the Starbucks store from the Veterans Monument across Greenwich Avenue from the Senior and the Arts Center.  In the old days instead of buying coffee from Starbucks, I use to bring my own coffee in a thermos.  However, as I get older, I have to go to the bathroom after I drink coffee, so if I drank coffee from a Thermos downtown, sooner than later, I would have to go to the bathroom, which is usually at the Senior and the Arts center or at Starbucks.  It is part of most towns municipal codes that public places have to let the general public use their rest room facilities.  I will now go through my email.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/08/07 Saturday 1:05 P.M.:  I put away my laundry.  I picked up my mail.  My actual www.cl-p.com electricity bill during the previous month of November 2007 was actually $196.84, and I have already paid the monthly average of $182.  Let's hope it is a warmer winter.   I will now eat two tuna fish sandwiches with potato chips and a slice of dill pickle and a glass of iced tea.  I will then shower and clean up, and I will then go through the last four days email.  Not much seems to be happening on the internet, I guess a lot of people are low on money having over extended their credit.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/08/07 Saturday 12:05 P.M.:  I woke up at 8 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I checked my car, and the little bit of snow has melted.  I am doing two loads of laundry, and I have 10 minutes left on the dry cycle.  I put clean linens on the bed.  I watched the end of the movie "Flipper".  I chatted with a relative and a friend.  I chatted with my neighbors.

NASA - Space Shuttle

Antares' lender selling off loan - Greenwich Time

CIO     

Note: <888> 12/08/07 Saturday 12:05 A.M.:  I am sort of bored with the internet recently after all of these years, since once the weather changes to winter, I have to adjust my biological clock to winter, and then hopefully I might get back to more of my normal computer routine.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/07/07 Friday 10:10 P.M.:  I chatted with two relatives, and I ate a piece of Pumpkin pie.  As a matter of political reference to any Yankees whom have never been down south, having lived down south, I tend to know people whom have lived down south and up north, and that would include various political groups, since I once was associated with a well known now unknown media company, people use to entertain me, when I came to visit.  Thus I tend to have a better viewpoint of some areas around the country than the random people whom happen to travel through the same areas.  Basically once one has worked with cbs, which some people thinks stands for "Charles Battenberg Scott", one tends to end up reading more than watching television.  Since, although television can be entertaining, it also contains actors, whom are only reading the scripts of writers, whom one may be or may not be familiar with.  We have enough younger people in this area, so I do not have to do all the work myself anymore, thus when the weather is difficult, I tend to pursue more of my normal home routines.  CIO, "Chief Information Officer" or "Charles Ivan Ottawa".  Unfortunately for them so many northern people travel south in pursuit of warmer climates anymore, they frequently upset their natural biological clocks in their travel pursuits.   I really should go through my email, since I have not checked it in three days.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/07/07 Friday  8:30 P.M.:  I woke up this morning at 8 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I watered the plants, and I put more white vinegar in the scent bowl.  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.  I received the first issue of my new subscription to www.forbes.com .  Since I have more time at home anymore, I took the time to read it, and I enjoyed reading it in the privacy of my apartment for a change.  It still has interesting articles based on what their media company is able to publish.  I ate the same sautéed burger with onions and cheese and steamed baby carrots and broccoli crowns with flavored rice and a glass of iced tea.  I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor.  It was beginning to snow, and there were a few inches of snow on the ground.  I checked the lights on the Buick wagon, and they all seem to work just fine.  With the internet, I guess there is no need for four to eight people to travel to together in a car anymore to save fuel, so I guess there is nobody in the area that wants to have the Buick wagon that I have to use for some economical transport such as car pooling.  Of course the newer vehicles of the same capacity can be used for the same purpose.  Most people here think it is the Rockefeller family hearse, since I park it downtown near the local funeral homes, like I am out looking for customers.  Station wagons use to be very common in the suburbs in the old days when people had large families.  Also with people stocking up on weekends at Wal-Mart and Costco type stores, station wagons have room enough to bring home the bargains that some people stock pile.  I chatted with a relative for a while.  I do not really think the price of fuel really has risen too much in terms of real terms, its cost and price is just keeping up with inflation in terms of real world prices.  We have enjoyed cheaper fuel in the U.S.A. for a long time, since we are a larger country area wise, and we need it cheaply to run a larger country, but I suppose as the country has become more densely settled away from the coasts, the necessity of driving long distances is not as necessary, since there are a lot more developed modern communities within the country outside the major urban areas, and many of them tend to be a lot more family friendly, since they are encouraging growth.  Usually this time of year in the suburbs of Connecticut, we get bothered by people from the upper Midwest trying to get us to move there for a better life, and trust me, I think on a four seasons basis we have a better life here.  In other words, I am not very good at milking cows.  I will now go through my email.  CIO   

Note: <888> 12/07/07 Friday  1:40 A.M.:  I ate the last piece of chocolate filled crumb cake.  I chatted with www.geico.com at 1-800-42GEICO.  They gave me a quote on the same policy that I have on the Buick Roadmaster wagon on the 1998 Audi A6 Quattro, and the $88.88 four monthly payments on a six month policy with liability and full comprehensive with no deductible would go up about another $32 per payment, so I would pay $121 for four monthly payments or $484 for six months or $248 more a year or $968 a year.  For about $500 more a year, I could insure both cars, if I kept the Buick Roadmaster up in Maine.  However, if it were stored in Maine, the policy would be turned off for eight months, when it would not be used.  However, my relatives said that they intended to sell the car there, and not keep it.  My relative has friends and associates in Maine whom drive less fancy cars than the 1992 Buick Roadmaster wagon.  Of course depending on how far they drive, they might not be able to afford to go too far with the price of fuel around here.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Nasa delays space shuttle launch

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Meteorite dates lunar volcanoes

BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft trials XP on XO laptop

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

Note: <888> 12/06/07 Thursday  11:20 P.M.:   I went out after the last note.  I went by the George Weston Bakeries Arnold Bread Outlet, and they had a special today.  I bought the limit of three loaves of fresh Arnold Healthnut bread for .99 each, and three fresh six packs of Thomas' English muffins with cranberries for .99 each six pack, and a 21 ounce Entenmann's pumpkin pie for $2.25 for $8.19 total.  I then went by the Gateway Automobile Supply, and I bought  four green Christmas Tree Royal Pine scent cards for .90 each for $3.60 total.  I put one hanging from the driver's side rear door hook, and three unopened in the glove box, so it now has a fresher scent in the car.  I then went to my regular 3 P.M. appointment.  I was told that this evening or late afternoon they were lighting the Christmas tree in front of the Watson Pavilion at the Greenwich Hospital.  I strolled around the Hospital 911 Memorial Garden, since I was told that you can no longer smoke in the underground parking garage, and you can not smoke in front of the building.  It is the nature of a hospital, they are not user friendly to smokers.  However, sometimes smokers see more in their routines than the near sighted medical professionals.  I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   I then went downtown, and I parked my car at one of the free spots for seniors in front of the Senior and the Arts Center, so individuals could see the For Sale sign on the Buick Wagon.  I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I used the bathroom before and after at the Senior and the Arts Center.  I stopped by CVS.  I walked a little further at the top of Greenwich Avenue, and I browsed the store fronts just east of Greenwich Avenue.  I stopped by Vision Consultants, and I bought a blue SAX eye glass chain for $5.  I then went by CVS again, and I ran into another walker, and I walked with the walker to his car.  I then returned to CVS, and I bought the last black Magnivision eye glass holder for $2 and .12 tax for $2.12 total.   I then completed my walk.  I then went by the Splash Car Wash on West Putnam Avenue, and I got the after hours Express Car Wash for $5 and a $1 tip for $6 total.  I then vacuumed the car with the free vacuums.  I then returned home, and I brought down two car towels, and I dried the car, and I left the car towels in the rear section of the car.  I then returned an inquiry from a local citizen on the Buick wagon, and I gave the particulars.  The party said they might call me back if interested.  I was told the cheapest gasoline in Greenwich, Connecticut is at the Citgo station in the Glenville section of town just north of me three miles, and it is suppose to be $3.25 for regular gasoline.  However, at the rate I drive, my savings would be eaten up by driving up to Glenville.  Besides my family has always bought gasoline at Greenwich Exxon Service Station next to the Greenwich Library, except for when we lived off Round Hill Road, we bought gasoline at the Round Hill Road Exxon store.  We also bought gasoline at the Mobil station that used to be across the street from the Greenwich Train station, when they had gasoline during the oil embargo of the 1970s when Exxon did not.  We also bought gasoline for a time at the Getty station by the train station where the Mobil station is now located.  I also use buy gasoline at the Mobil station by Indian Field Road, and for quite a period I bought gasoline at the Shell station on West Putnam Avenue, since they are opened 24 hours, and I am frequently on a night schedule.  At one time or another, I have probably bought gasoline at most of the other stations in town.  However, since I usually drive older cars, I tend to try to stay a regular gasoline customer at Greenwich Exxon, since I also depend on them for occasional maintenance.  They are very good at maintaining older cars, and they have competitive prices.  Also they are near the downtown area and the Greenwich Library if one needs to wait a while.  I ate a piece of chocolate filled crumb cake with some iced tea.  I chatted with a relative.  I will now put the black $2 eye glass tie on my good pair of reading glasses, and I will leave the spare $5 one in the bedroom on the wicker rack by the bed with some of my other eye glasses.   I froze two of the loaves of bread and two of the six packs of English muffins with cranberries.  My freezer is currently full, so I have no more room for frozen food.  I think I will put my union suit on over my leisure clothes, since my apartment feels a bit like my freezer.  Tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Day Pearl Harbor Memorial Page and http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/pearlmem1.htm . CIO

Note: <888> 12/06/07 Thursday  12:50 P.M.:  I chatted with a relative.  I ate two tuna fish sandwiches with a slice of dill pickle and potato chips and a glass of iced tea.  I chatted with a friend whom will be traveling northeast this weekend with his family, and I found them a pet friendly place at the Sturbridge Days Inn 1-800-916-4614 at www.hotels.com .  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will get ready to go out for my 3 P.M. appointment.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/06/07 Thursday  11:45 A.M.:  Despite the price of fuel today, it is my viewpoint as a professional economist that anything big heavy and bulky has also gotten more expensive, particularly when it comes from somewhere else like Detroit, Michigan area, so more than likely the price of the vintage Buick wagon is actually worth quite a bit more, since it is definitely big, heavy, and bulky.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/06/07 Thursday  10:55 A.M.:  I have a bill of sale ready, and copies of the work orders and recent history of the Buick wagon ready in case any one is interested in buying the Buick wagon.  I put out the garbage, and I put the two for sale signs on either side of the rear windows.  The building custodian gave me my order for 6 cartons of New York Seneca Ultra Lights 100s in a box from www.ordersmokesdirect.com that arrived yesterday in the mail, so I now have 10.5 cartons.  I chatted with a neighbor.  I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.  The Buick wagon gets 26 miles per gallon on highway driving and 11 to 17 miles per gallon in local driving using premium fuel.  It weighs 4400 pounds, so in stop and go traffic it uses more fuel.  I think it an excellent value considering that I am only charging my expenses, and I am not charging for all of the time and work that I have put into it personally checking it out for the last eight months.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/06/07 Thursday  8:05 A.M.:  I woke up at 4:30 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I have been watching www.cnbc.com when I watch television, when I wake up.  I chatted with a friend.  I am making up a batch of Formula One http://mikelouisscott.com/icetea.htm .  The Michael Scott 1992 Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon for $2900 is listed here

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp;?tracktype=usedcc&searchType=21&pageNumber=0&numResultsPerPage=50&largeNumResultsPerPage=0&sortorder=descending&sortfield=PRICE+descending&certifiedOnly=false&criteria=K-%7CE-%7CM-_7_%7CB-3000%7CD-_61_%7CN-N%7CR-30%7CI-1%7CP-PRICE+descending%7CQ-descending%7CZ-06830&aff=national&paId=252179380&recnum=1&leadExists=false .

It is also listed under station wagons in the Greenwich Time www.greenwichtime.com and the Stamford Advocate.

I will now print out two copies of a For Sale sign to put in the rear inside side windows on both sides.

I have the Connecticut Title for the car and the two extra sets of keys for three sets of keys total set out to have available. I am not selling the Club Bar with it, so I will keep its keys.

I will also print out copies of a bill of sale to have available to fill in.  CIO    

Note: <888> 12/05/07 Wednesday  7:40 P.M.:  Russia possibly coming to our help.

BBC NEWS | Europe | Russia to extend naval exercises

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Row over China tiger photo 'fakes'

BBC NEWS | Technology | 'Kill switch' dropped from Vista

I am a bit tired, so  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good night.  CIO  

Note: <888> 12/05/07 Wednesday  7:00 P.M.:  I ate a piece of crumb cake.  I chatted with a friend and a relative.   I thought about going across the street to the Splash Car Wash for their after hours from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. car wash for $5 Express Wash Menu and Greenwich, CT Splash Car Wash , but usually when it is below freezing, it is not a good idea to get  a car wash, because it does not dry off thoroughly, and the locks can freeze, and if you do not have remote keyless entry which I do, you can not get into the car.  Also the windows can freeze and not open and close.  Thus I have to wait until it is warmer after 6 P.M. at night.  There is a $6 car wash over in Old Greenwich NEW ENGLAND SERVICE MOBIL On the Run , but it would cost me about $6 to $8 to drive over there and back.  The Good Old Days on the mid 1980s, when I could use the 25 cent spray car wash device at the Exxon gasoline station on the border with New York here are long since gone.  I was told today that New Jersey is full of Arabs, so maybe they are using all of the energy to stay warm driving up the price of fuel.   I recall my Victorian friend's grandfather use to keep his hand cut English stone house in Gladstone, New Jersey at 45 degrees Fahrenheit, and when I visited there in December 1973, during a blizzard, we had to drive into Manhattan for a party at http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm 's girl friends apartment, and on the way in my blue 1970 4 door Volvo sedan the fan belt broke, and we found a snow mobile shop in Far Hills, New Jersey that was able to replace it, and we made it to the party on time.  However that Volvo was not good on snow, since it was rear wheel drive.  Shortly there after we had the Energy Embargo, and trying to make it the Mobil gasoline station on I-95 in Darien, Connecticut which was one of the few stations in the area with fuel, on the way back, I slid into a guard rail in the snow storm, and the driver's side was all smashed in, and I later sold it a few month's later to a African relief worker from White Plains, New York.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/05/07 Wednesday  4:35 P.M.:  I ate another piece of chocolate filled crumb cake before going to bed.  I woke up at 4 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  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 stopped by the Greenwich Cigar store, and I bought a dollar 24 K Gold scratch card, but I lost.  After I finished my walk, I went by the Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon gasoline station, and at 8 A.M., they did the service on the Buick wagon. 

Oil Change with Exxon 5000 oil, 5 quarts $14.05, Red Oil Filter $4.29, top off vital fluids, lubricate chassis where possible, perform 20 point maintenance check, labor $19.58, subtotal $37.92;

Replace Oil Sending Unit, part $58, labor $44.50, subtotal $102.50;

Subtotal: Labor: $64.08

Subtotal: Parts: $76.34

Supply Charge: $5.62

Sales Tax: $8.76

Total: $154.80

A relative paid for the bill.

I then filled up the tank with $15 of self service premium unleaded gasoline at $3.759 a gallon for 3.99 gallons for 9.699 miles per gallon driving 38.7 miles since last Saturday in downtown traffic for odometer reading of 115,731.5 miles.

I cleaned the front and rear widows outside.  The mechanic put the driver's side window down all the way, and it would not go back up right away, but after a few tries, it went up.  It might be the switch.  I generally avoid the problem, by only putting the window down halfway at most, and I generally do not put the window down at all, since the car has full climate control.

I next went by the Gateway Auto Supply, and I bought 15 ounce container of STP oil treatment for $3.99, a 12 ounce Gumout concentrated fuel injector container for $3.99, and two quarts of Castrol 10W40 oil for $3 each plus .84 tax for $14.82 total.  I then put the STP oil treatment in the engine oil, and I added the Gumout concentrated fuel injector cleaner to the fuel tank, and I put the two spare quarts of oil in the driver's side rear storage compartment.   Thus the Buick wagon is fully serviced as far as I am concerned.

I then went out to Grass Island, and my former neighbor's boat has been removed from the harbor for the winter.  I chatted with one of the most frequent fisherman.  I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road, and I noticed that Welcome to RBSGC.com was setting up or breaking down from a tent event.  I then went by the Chase Bank on Mason Street.  I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and they have a few items on sale.  I then returned home.  I chatted with a neighbor, and I picked up my mail.  I made and ate my regular sautéed burger with onions and cheese and flavored rice with steamed broccoli and baby carrots, which I ate with a glass of iced tea.  I then chatted with a relative a few times.  I placed an advertisement in the Greenwich Time www.greenwichtime.com starting tomorrow for a week for $60 and if needed another week for free to sell the

Michael Scott 1992 Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon for $2900.

A relative paid for the advertisement.  I ate a piece of the chocolate filled crumb cake.

The advertisement in the Greenwich Time also goes in the Stamford Advocate, and it is in the classified section under station wagons.  It will also be in www.cars.com .

It reads something like this:

Buick Roadmaster 1992

Wagon, maroon, All power,

 very good condition, fully maintained

116,000 miles $2,900, 203-531-6754

The 1998 Audi A6 with 60,000 miles is available for me to pick up in the Philadelphia area, once I have sold the Buick.  Since I am being given the Audi by a relative, I will not have to pay sales tax on it, when I register it in Connecticut.  Thus it all depends on when the Buick wagon sells.  I would rather not have to drive up to Kennebunkport, Maine in the winter to store the Buick, until we could deal with it later.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/04/07 Tuesday  7:45 P.M.:  I noticed today, when I was out for my walk that they have a new 3 foot by 5 foot nylon U.S.A. flag flying at the flag pole at the World War II, Korean War, and Viet Nam War veterans monument across the street from the senior and the arts center.   That replaces the one that went missing on Halloween night.  There are still quite a few veterans in the area, so they noticed when it was missing, but I guess it took time going through channels to get another one.

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You would need this Purchase Virtual Weather Station Internet Edition for about a $100 to post weather information on the internet.

However, the receiving software is free Free Desktop Weather - Weather Exchange Download

However, the Digital Weather stations start at $100 and up Professional Weather Stations, Wireless Weather Stations, Cabled Weather Stations

However, I do not have a appropriate site near my apartment to mount an outside weather station.

The Rich Salty Dogs about 2 miles southeast of me, have a good enough weather station on Long Island Sound at

Real-Time Weather Indian Harbor Yacht Club , but it seems to quit working a couple of months ago.

However, the local Greenwich, Connecticut weather if I am not mistaken comes from the weather station at Tod's Point on Long Island Sound, for the temperature in Greenwich, Connecticut 7-Day Forecast for Latitude 41.05N and Longitude -73.65W Greenwich, Connecticut away from Long Island Sound there is another weather station 2 miles northwest of me at Rye Brook, New York 7-Day Forecast for Latitude 41.01N and Longitude -73.72W Rye Brook, New York.  I think both of them are national weather service stations, and of course Westchester Country airport about 5 miles northwest of me would be accurate weather Current Weather Conditions: White Plains, Westchester County Airport, NY, United States .  Thus it is not really necessary for me to run an expensive weather station off my home server, when I can read the weather from other nearby weather stations.  CIO

My personal Oregon Scientific model number BAA182HG weather station with new batteries in both base and sending units with the remote sending unit mounted just outside my west facing windows about two inches from the single pane glass says outside right now it is 31.5 degrees Fahrenheit and 46% humidity with barometric pressure rising.

Local weather story Town teeters on drought - Greenwich Time .

I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  I have to be up early to make it Exxon at 8 A.M. tomorrow morning to have the service done on the Buick wagon.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/04/07 Tuesday  4:35 P.M.:  I went out after the last note.  I went by the Greenwich Library on the way, my AT&T wireless telephone rang.  When I got to the parking lot, I left a message with the caller.  The caller called me back in the library, and my 3 P.M. appointment was cancelled.  I then went downtown, and I went by the Merry Go Round Mews thrift shop, and they have a large selection of Christmas items available for one's shopping convenience.  Some local people don't think I always make sense, since I spend a lot of time out in the cold, when they are inside, and I chat with quite a few people based on my experience, which is not always relevant to what they are thinking about.   I then chatted with a dog walker walking a tiny baby pit bull puppy about dogs in general.  I then stood out for a while at the Senior and the Arts center.  I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road, and I enjoyed the much clearer view of Long Island and Long Island sound now that not as many people drive as much.  I then went by the George Weston Bakeries Arnold Bread Store outlet, and I bought a 14 ounce bag of Arnold Premium herb flavored stuffing for $2.79 and a 26 ounce Entenmann's chocolate chip filled crumb cake for $2.25 for $5.04 total.  I then returned home, and I chatted with my neighbor from Viet Nam who would also speak French, and I suggested that we could think about visiting Tahiti some day where they also speak French.  I will now eat a piece of crumb cake with some iced tea.

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Note: <888> 12/04/07 Tuesday  1:25 P.M.:  I picked up my mail.  I will now go out for my 3 P.M. appointment.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/04/07 Tuesday  12:20 P.M.:  I woke up during the night, and I ate a bowl of goldfish crackers.  I woke up at 3 A.M. this morning, and I watched a bit of the CNBC www.cnbc.com business news.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I chatted with a friend.  I went out at 7 A.M. without cleaning up, and I went by Greenwich Exxon .  At 8 P.M., they checked the oil leak underneath my Buick wagon, and it is the oil pressure sending unit.  They can replace it for about $110.  They ordered the part and oil filter.  I will bring the car back at 8 A.M. tomorrow morning, and they will replace the oil pressure sending unit along with doing an oil and filter change for about $155 total.  A relative will pay for it for me.  I then went downtown, and I stopped by the Senior and the Arts center.  I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I stopped by the Senior and the Arts center to use the bathroom on the way up Greenwich Avenue.  I then returned home.  I chatted with a relative downtown and when I returned home several times.  Chris at Greenwich Exxon said it might be hard to sell my Buick wagon since it uses a bit more fuel.  In about a week I will advertise it in the www.greenwichtime.com which also places it in www.cars.com .  I will try to sell it for $2,900 which is what I have in it.  If I can not sell it, my relative said she might just store it in the extra garage space in the house up in Kennebunkport, Maine.  Portland, Maine had 20 inches of snow, but Kennebunkport, Maine only got about six inches of slush.  Of course I would have to get the car up to Maine in the winter.  Also since the summer wrought iron patio furniture is stored on one side of the garage in the winter, I would have to move it down to basement in the winter which might be difficult.  I would also have to travel back from Maine on the train which would be an additional expense.   Still there is room in the garage for it there.  I ate two tuna fish sandwiches with potato chips and a dill pickle slice and a glass of iced tea.  I will now shower and clean up.  I have a 3 P.M. appointment today.  CIO   

Note: <888> 12/03/07 Monday  7:25 P.M.:  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good night.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/03/07 Monday  6:40 P.M.:  I chatted with a relative.  Another one of my relatives is giving me a 1998 Audi A6 four door sedan with 60,000 miles 1998-2004 Audi A6 - Consumer Guide Automotive after the first of the year.  Thus I will be selling the Michael Scott 1992 Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon .  The private party value of the Buick wagon is $3,260 and the trade in value is $2,165 and the retail value is $4,825 if it were in excellent condition, so in very good condition it is probably around $4,000 retail value.  This is a picture of the Audi that I will be getting after the first of the year http://mikelouisscott.com/audi-1998-a6.jpg .  I will check with the previous owner of the Buick wagon to see, if he wants to buy it back. CIO

Note: <888> 12/03/07 Monday  5:45 P.M.:  I watched some television.  I ate two bowls of goldfish crackers.

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I could order Forbes Magazine One Year Subscription 26 Issues No S/H! - (eBay item 160185359375 end time Dec-04-07 15:52:19 PST) for $16.49, but I never seem to have time to read it.  Of course, if they wanted me to look at it, they could send me a free copy or keep my subscription going, but alas after all of these years in the boon docks, they don't seem to remember me anymore.  However, since the Forbes family are some of my family's original friends in this area, I figure I should keep the magazine around, so I went ahead and ordered it for $16.49 to keep my subscription going.  I do not know if there will be an interruption of service or not.  I think with the higher prices of fuel, I might have more time to read it.  I read the note at the bottom of the page, and I email them the information that it was a renewal.

I have an identical seltzer bottle as the one with French white wine in the refrigerator.  It is charged up with four year old water, so I put it back on the refrigerator door with the other one to chill it.  Now one could have bubbling cold water and with bubbling cold white wine, which is what I think in Austria they call a "Sprtizer" .  CIO

Note: <888> 12/03/07 Monday  3:00 P.M.: Watchdog: White House Lost A Lot More Than 5 Million E-mails - Government - IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness

Bush Official Allegedly Hired Geek To Wipe Computer - Government - IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness

www.wine.com cancelled the cork screw order, since it is only for people who receive their catalogs.

Wrangling Continues Over Energy Bill - Forbes.com

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Amazon.com: Winter House: Books: Charlotte Moss

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I heard on www.foxnews.com that 500 people whom live in the quaint farming community of Manhattan receive United States Government farm subsidies.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/03/07 Monday  2:15 P.M.:  I chatted with a relative.  I threw out some garbage, and I picked up my mail.  I did some bottom fishing on the internet, however usually before Christmas, there are not any bargains.  Around the second week of January when money is tight again, they start to show up again.   I will now go through my email.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/03/07 Monday  12:15 P.M.:  I went out after the last note.  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 CVS, and I bought a 10 pack of MK plastic clothes hangers for $2.99 and .18 tax for $3.17 total.  I then bought a 72 count bottle of Tums Ultra 1000 fruit flavored for $2.99 after $2 discount coupon.  I then bought a 12 ounce tin of Danish Absolute Devine lite cookies for .50 after $2 discount coupon.  I then completed my walk, and I used the bathroom at the Senior and the Arts center.  I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a buy one get one free of six packs of Thomas' English muffins for $2.99 both, a half gallon of Tropicana orange juice with calcium for $2.99, a 1.75 quart container of Breyers lite butter pecan ice cream for $2.99, four 21 ounce Maria Calendar frozen meat lasagna dinners for $2.50 each, two 18 ounce cans of Campbell's New England clam chowder for $1.50 each, two 12.5 ounce bags of Lays sour cream and onion potato chips for $2.50 each, a 48 ounce container of Quaker old fashioned oatmeal for $4.49, a 1.75 ounce two pack of Stop and Shop blue bowl dropins for $2.69, a 12 ounce Stop and Shop Bear honey for $3.19, two 64 ounce containers of Stop and Shop lite cranraspberry juice for $2 each, a quart jar of Vlassic dill spears for $2, three London Broil top rounds for $1.99 a pound for $3.22, $3, and $2.65, and Dole organic bananas for .79 a pound for $1.15 for $53.53 total.  I then returned home, and I brought up my purchases, and I put them away.  I took the three London Broil top rounds, and I cut them into about 1.5 inch cubic chunks, and I filled the Cuisine Art with chopping blade about 40% full, and I made ground beef out of the London Broil.  I weighed the ground beef into eight ounce balls, and I hand formed nine 1.5 inch thick by about five inch diameter eight ounce hamburgers.  I doubled bagged seven of them, and I froze them, and I put two in a flat Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.  I then cleaned up my burger making devices.  I then made two tuna fish sandwiches, which I ate with a sliced dill pickle and potato chips and a glass of iced tea.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/03/07 Monday  6:40 A.M.:  I threw out the garbage.  I put a new blue Stop and Shop toilet tablet in the toilet tank.  Well, I guess it is official the Hurricane Season is now over http://mikelouisscott.com/weather.htm and http://geocities.com/mikelscott/weather.htm .  Now everyone with money can now go down to the Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West .  It ain't bad down there, if you have Yankee dollars, but you certainly would not want to be a homeless wharf rat.  Of course it does get cold down there in the winter with temperatures dropping to the mid 40s degrees Fahrenheit at night.  One could always take off to Simply Tobago - Tobago tourists' guide and Welcome to Mt Irvine which is where I was trying to make it to in 1976, when I got stuck down in the colder climate of Key West, Florida.  I guess living here in exile up in Greenwich, Connecticut with nothing left but my Florida flag, I will never be able to enjoy the warmer weather down south anymore.  Still once one's blood thickens up, one can enjoy living around the cold weather Nordic people whom manage to survive here in the winter.  I still use Angostura bitters in my iced tea up north.  It supposedly helps prevent one from getting intestinal gas too.  Not much happening down in Key West, Florida Live Duval Street Web Cam in Key West, Florida :: Sloppy Joe's Bar :: .  I guess there are so many places in between Tobago and Key West, everyone is lost in between in the Caribbean.  This is a cheaper colder place to stay not as far south as Tobago Cinnamon Bay Campground (Virgin Islands National Park, St. John) - Campground Reviews - TripAdvisor and Virgin Islands National Park (U.S. National Park Service) .  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will get ready to go out and do some grocery shopping at the Stop and Shop.  Of course I am suppose to be the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Greenwich, Connecticut Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, but everyone knows it can be cold in Bermuda in the winter.   Of course Nassau, Bahamas & Paradise Island, Bahamas Official Vacation Guide might be warmer.  I stayed there with two British chaps back in January 1978.   Of course some of my relatives still manage to survive down south here John's Island Club .  CIO

Note: <888> 12/03/07 Monday  5:35 A.M.:  I was awake at 4 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I did a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.  It is suppose to be raining out, so I will not be going out for a walk this morning, but I will go out later to do errands.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/02/07 Sunday  6:25 P.M.:  I chatted with a relative. 

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

I will eat a bowl of goldfish crackers before going to bed.  CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 12/02/07:

Note: <888> 12/02/07 Sunday  5:05 P.M.:  I tried repairing my email program to be able to send out the notes.  However, it was a link in the notes from "Celebration of Reading" from Florida from Jeb Bush that kept the notes from going out.  I removed the link.  I will now send out my weekly notes again.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/02/07 Sunday  2:45 P.M.:  I made a hamburger sautéed with onions and cheese with steam broccoli and baby carrots and flavored rice with iced tea, which I ate.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will take a nap.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/02/07 Sunday  1:45 P.M.:  Apparently my weekly notes will not go out on the Optimum Email server, I guess because they are too long, so I sent out a short note to look at my two server's notes.  I chatted with a relative. 

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CIO

Note: <888> 12/02/07 Sunday  12:05 P.M.:  I ate two 3 ounce bowls of whole wheat goldfish crackers.  I checked the weather outside.  I watched some television.  CIO 

Note: <888> 12/02/07 Sunday  11:20 A.M.:  I woke up at 4 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I went back to bed until 9 A.M. this morning.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I straightened up the brown entrance carpet runner.  I watched some television.  I did some bottom fishing on the internet.  I did a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.  There is suppose to be light snow out with rain this evening, so I guess I will be staying in today.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/01/07 Saturday  7:10 P.M.:  I microwaved and ate a 16 ounce Boston Market beef pot roast dinner with mashed potatoes, which I ate with a glass of iced tea.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go back to bed.  Have a good night.  CIO

Note: <888> 12/01/07 Saturday  6:20 P.M.:  I chatted with a friend and a relative.  I put on one of my union suits over my leisure clothes to stay warmer.  http://mikelouisscott.com/lj.htm and http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/lj.htm .  I will now send out my weekly notes.  CIO  

Note: <888> 12/01/07 Saturday  5:30 P.M.:  Green doesn't have to make you Blue! Zonbu notebook $279

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I went through my email. 

CIO

Note: <888> 12/01/07 Saturday  2:10 P.M.:  I slept until 11 P.M. last night.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, two toasted English muffins with olive oil, orange and grape and cranraspberry juice and pineapple juice with vitamins and supplements and coffee with milk and splenda sweetener.  I went back to bed until 6 A.M. this morning.  I ate a bowl of three scoops of lite Maple walnut ice cream.   I went back to bed until 9 A.M..  I had quite a bit of joint stiffness in my left should.  I guess it was from the fact, I did not have the heat turned on the bedroom, so I turned it on to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  Although I use a comforter and electric blanket, they frequently come off at night, and one is exposed to the cooler temperatures of the room.  I chatted with a relative twice.  I opened a can of tuna fish, and I made two tuna fish sandwiches which I ate with a some low fat Pringle onion and sour cream potato chips and a slice of dill pickle and a glass of iced tea.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I watered the plants, and I threw out the old periodical literature and the garbage.  I put more white vinegar in the scent bowl in the living room.   I installed the latest Logitech Setipoint driver for the wireless mouse and keyboard.  CIO