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 Wednesday 23- did my stretches and ran two miles.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 68 and 93 degrees, light breeze, humidity around 17 percent, clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 6 mph. Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 64. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.” 
I received my order from Amazon for a 32GB SaberTooth-Z 1.8-inch PATA ZIF SSD yesterday at the post office to replace my HP Mini Note 1000 8GB SSD drive. I spent most of the day installing the new drive. I had to take the keyboard off the HP by taking the two screws out of the battery compartment to access the drive and was very careful not to force any of the ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) connectors; they are very small and fragile. On the new drive the chips are on the opposite side than on the old drive so that the first time I tried to connect the ZIFribbon it was too far to one side. I compared the two drives to find that the ZIF connector is offset and flipped the new drive over and it fit just fine. I put all the connectors back in, inserted the keyboard, screwed the two screws in, and replaced the battery. I turned on the netbook to see if the BIOS recognized the drive; it did! Then I installed XP and drivers. Other programs like Word 2007, browsers, anti-virus, and Windows updates took the better part of the day.
I went for my evening walk and then continued to update the HP Mini Note.
I got a call from Ruth Denison at 10pm saying that her printer doesn’t print and if I could help. Well I decided to just jump in the Gross Polluter and drive on over to have a look-see. For some reason her printer isn’t seeing the black ink cartridge or thinks it’s empty. I took it out, left the color cartridge in so it prints in green now, and told her to get a new black one. She gave me cookies and soup to take home. She’s very sweet!
As soon as I got home I took out my binoculars to check out Delta Cephei and had found that it is brighter tonight than yesterday when it was very dim.
Then I did my stretches, practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

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