Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Snowfall Record, Ubuntu, & Health Update

Metro Detroit surpassed the snowiest winter on record this morning, reaching 94.8 inches, breaking the record of 93.6 inches set in 1880-81, according to the National Weather Service. Click here Detroit Snowfall to read about it in one of our local Newspapers.

Record Breaking Snowfall Wilma and I were blessed for most of the winter; spending our time in Florida. Mother nature just had to show us last night what a fresh snow fall looks like on our deck.

A couple days ago I installed Linux Ubuntu on Wilma’s computer. No more Window XP for her with all the malware and computer slowing junk. We worked together gathering all her music and photo’s off the computer first, then came the ever so easy installation of Ubuntu. Her photo’s  and music were copied back to her “Linux” computer after the installation. Everything worked great! Her computer even found the network and printer flawlessly! The old XP never could find the printer no mater how hard I tried.  She is now surfing the internet safely and with ease.

An update on my health reveals that I’m still having trouble with a pinched Sciatic nerve. At times I can hardly walk even with the walker! Thank goodness for the pills the Dr. prescribed.

Last Friday I was given the 3rd. spinal injections. About a half hour after the injections the Dr. came by to see how I was doing. No pain at all, was the answer I gave him when asked. He mentioned that if these injections don’t work I may have to consider surgery. A thought I’m not thrilled about.

Next Monday afternoon I have my follow up appointment with him. I guess I’ll get the recommendation then. Or at least what my other options may be. Something has to be done because this was the second straight night I was awakened at 2 am with the nerve pain going down my right leg and into my foot. The pain stops within an hour after taking the drugs he prescribed, but I don’t want to be taking those drugs the rest of my life. So if you can find it in your heart to say a prayer, I’d appreciate it.


  1. So glad I do not live in the north anymore. We will keep you in our prayers.

  2. Nice to see you were able to save your computer. I had the grand idea of installing Ubuntu or Mint or what have you, but then the computer running XP died. I had bought its replacement, and I guess it didn't like that. Good luck with the nerve situation.