Thursday, October 27, 2016

Another Thursday Night and I'm Listening to Tom on the Piano.

I'm at Java Johns and Tom comes in almost every Thursday night to play the piano. He's really good.
I ran an ad on about the laptop and finding my Bitcoins. There were two reply's.
One person wanted a laptop but he couldn't use a Linux machine; the other one was asking about the Bitcoins. It sounded like he only knew about Bitcoin wallets after about 2013. I don't know if he could help me with my old form of Bitcoin Core. I'm waiting to hear from him again. I sent him an email.
On the job front, I'm applying for a job as someone running a computer at Community Action. I'll be working with Family Planning. I suppose I'll be doing the paperwork for women getting abortions or something like that. Oh, Well. It'll be better than telemarketing. I don't have the job yet so we'll see.
I'm still waiting to get paid for my motor home. The guy made the first payment of $250; but now he is behind by about a month on the second payment.
I really need the money. Last month I had to pay over $100 due to overdrafts and late charges.
It's getting harder to hold onto a job and to find new ones because of my age and my difficulty in getting around.
Fixing laptops rarely pays anything and when I do sell one it takes forever to get paid. It's just a bad habit I need to quit.
I guess I'm competing with the Chinese when I fix old laptops. They can make new ones cheaper than I can fix old ones. Now that I think about it, I can do everything that I do with my laptop on my phone. And I got that for free.
I think I'll get off the computer and listen to Tom.

Friday, October 21, 2016

I put in my last day at Seed Savers.

Tuesday was the last day I worked at Seed Savers. We ran out of garlic to package and ship; so that's it for me this year. They asked if I could come back next year and I told them that I would.
Now I have to get serious about finding my lost Bitcoins.
I know that nobody who reads my blog will have any idea what I'm talking about. But I found both my public and private codes; I just have to figure out how to enter them into the wallet.
Nobody in Decorah has any idea of what I'm talking about. I found one guy who does at least know what I'm trying to do but he hasn't been much help, yet.
I don't know if I can get my Bitcoins without the file wallet.dat. I lost that; it's gone for good even though it was on both a hard drive and a flash drive.
I'm going to go with a religious track with finding my Bitcoins. I found a Christian Science practitioner in Florida who I like. Good things started happening when I sent him an email. He wants $40 for a treatment but I figure that he understands how inflation has devalued the currency. I found him in the Journal so I know that he is legit.
No sooner did I have a couple of tires put on the van than the guy who put them on said I should replace the other two before the snow flies. Maybe I'll find a way to do that; but I'm figuring on driving on them though the Winter. I won't be going very far.
While I have the time, maybe I'll get serious about finding an IT job. After all, I was an IT tech for the Peace Center for a couple of years. I don't have a degree but I have the feeling that I can do the job as well or better than most of the college educated IT techs.
Well, back to my YouTube videos.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I'm Losing my Job a bit Early

I was hoping to hang on to my job at Seed Savers until the end of October. At the end of November I should be able to make a lot of money, shoveling snow.
I asked the boss about how much longer I could hope to stay on and he said a couple of days.
We're almost done packaging garlic and I'm too old and infirm to work in the fields. I have a hard time stooping over and actually picking fruits and vegetables. I get winded and my large belly gets in the way. If I could work in the fields I could extend the job for a couple of more weeks.
I'm taking a day off tomorrow to talk with my counselor at the VA. After that I'll look for a new job.
I've got trouble with my banks. I had a series of overdrafts at one of them over the weekend. I checked my balance before I bought anything but the online account was misleading. Now my other account will be giving me an overdraft for an automatic payment of car insurace. I can't get ahead of my finances. I've got too many credit cards and loans outstanding.
I'm thinking about giving up on fixing old laptop computers. I spend too much doing that and I can't get them sold; I have to give them away. I consider it to be a form of tithing but I can't afford it; maybe I could find someone to pay for the parts. I'll ask Joan Nelson if she knows someone who would help me with that.
Well, I'm listening to Tom at the piano at Java Johns. He's a lot better than the guy they had here last night. I think I'll sign off.