Thursday, November 26, 2009

analytics shows me as having a reader.

I just got off of Google Analytics and they show me as having a reader from the United Kingdom.  Site Meter didn't show anything.  I guess that shows that Site Meter may be set up wrong or it just doesn't work. 
I haven't made a post for a couple of weeks, now.  I've been getting discouraged by not having anyone read my posts.  Now, I know that Site Meter is giving me erroneous readings. 
Well I may be going back to school.  If I can get a Pell Grant and work study hours, I'll be taking courses on computer applications.  I have no illusions about getting a job, but at least I can make some money by taking classes, now. 
Kurt at Vocational Rehab told me that he didn't think I could get a Pell Grant since I didn't pay back my student loans.  They were discharged due to my disability.
I don't see any harm in trying.  My psychologist wants me to keep busy with school or work.  He feels that I may be setting myself up for failure by not being busy.  I talk to him about my gambling problem.
I've been going to Iowa City every Monday to talk with my psychologist.  On the way back I stop at Cedar Rapids for a Gambler's Anonymous meeting.  There are only 2 of us, there, but it is a good meeting, anyway. 
I'm concerned about my car holding up.  I had a heating problem with it, last week.  I had the thermostat and hoses replaced.  It's running a lot cooler, now.  In fact it's running a bit too cool.  It's getting hard to keep the interior warm. 
I also had a problem with the lights, one night.  They flickered on and off, in the middle of the night.  I think water got into the electrical contacts.  I'll have to try to fix that, even though it only happened one night. 
Well, my computer is getting unstable.  I'll have to post what I have and try again, later.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I loaded the code for the Google Analytics program.  I hope that it works better than Site Meter, which never showed me as having a reader.  I'm wondering if I should continue with the blog, since apparently, nobody reads it.  I talked with a few of my friends who say that they read it, so maybe the Site Meter program isn't working.
I'm using one of my older laptops at Java Johns and I'm having troubles with the pictures.  I can't preview them before uploading them.  I think it's the Linux program that is the trouble.  Since I can't preview them I don't know which picture I would want to upload.
I also changed the word processor.  The new one seems to work a bit better.  At least the cursor hasn't been bouncing around and it hasn't erased the text that I'm working on.  I'm a bit disappointed that I may no longer be able to load video.  That icon is missing in the tool bar.  I didn't upload many videos, but it's nice to know that I can.
Well, the big move is over and now I have to unload the boxes.  I've cleaned up most of the living room and I made headway in the kitchen.  I just have to keep plugging and get it done.
I wasn't able to sell my house.  I don't know if I mentioned that a law has been changed, making my lot too small to build on.  I applied for a variance but that won't be decided until December.  Until then, I'm broke.  I'll have to sell the computers that I normally give away.  I'll also have to borrow money from friends.  I already did for $250.  I'll need to come up with another $250 to $500 to pay for the move. 
Right now my phone doesn't work.  I added minutes to it on Friday night.  They said that I would have to wait 24 hours for it to take.  I waited the 24 hours and went back to the store, but they were closed.  Now I have to wait until tomorrow.
I'm just glad that the move went well.  It could have been worse.  The only thing left in the old house is the washer and dryer.  I may try to get them out before the house moves.  I'll have a month to get it done.
Tomorrow, I go to Iowa City to talk with my psychologist.  He's helping me with my gambling.