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Old Crank

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August 31, 2022

Got a surprise today

I occasionally poke at the family tree. A relative sent one my way a while back to have me fill in some data. Have lost touch with him. My late wife's uncle dug up all the paperwork to join the Sons of the American revolution. Unfortunately he ended up with dementia and his records were lost some where. That makes my daughter eligible for DAR status should we have any interest. One point of interest is that my daughter is related to Harriet Beecher Stowe.
My current wife is potentially related to General Horatio Gates who was with George Washington.
Today I got a notification from the LDS people about new information added. In it was some data from ancestors in the tree. It turns out that a few were in the Revolutionary war. One died on a prison ship.
Exactly how accurate some of the data is, there is a glossary of sources in the article expounding on this, remains to be seen.
But my daughter could be a DAR from both sides of her parentage.
Who knew this Canadian could be a SAR.

August 31, 2022

Making chocolate chip cookies

I seem to have lost my ability to count.
I cook 3 sheets of 12 and when I pull out the second pan there are only 10 on the cooling rack. There must be a poltergeist because the second pan ended up short also. 😁😁

August 28, 2022

Roast chicken legs with veggies

Tried something a little different tonight.
I took cut up broccoli and zucchini and tossed it with a cup of rustic tomato sauce. Spread it out on a baking pan and put seasoned chicken legs ontop. Roadyed at 375f until done.

Came out well. Next time I will brown the chicken first so the veghies won't cook quite as much.

August 26, 2022

Trump Truth Social trademark

Old and out of touch. Failure can't get the basics right. The loses mount up.


August 23, 2022

Tried something new

Got the idea from the woman who does a 4 day a week recipe column for the WaPo.

Greek themed chicken meatballs with roasted vegetables.
Greek spices, greek yogurt and Feta in the chicken. Roast them at 450 with vegetables

Worked very well

August 19, 2022

With so many Elected MAGATs defending TFG

Leads me to think he has the tapes of the drug fueled orgies that Madison said they asked him to join.

August 15, 2022

File copy/moving question Windows 11

Back in the good old days of Windows Pi (3.16) in File manager you could easily move a batch of files around in the File manager application. This has continued, for me, through Windows 10.
In a folder you could pick a file, then hold the Shift or ctrl key and select a batch of files to move or delete.

I have noticed in the last couple of weeks that I can't do this in the filefolder application for Win 11.
I can pick individual files and I can pick more files but only one at a time.
This is really annoying since I am deleting 6 months of pictures from my phones chip after I move them to my external harddrive.

There does seem to be an answer that I stubbled on.
In the application with the list of picture files I can Right click on a file. Then I can drag the highlighted area down and highlight more files. Then delete, or move.

Is this the new solution? Why do what used to be standard windows keystrokes work in other programs but not in windows.k

Anyone have a clue?

August 14, 2022

Time for duck

I make my flour tortillas with duck/goose fat. My wife likes the flavor a bit better than schweinfet.
So I was extremely low and my daughter doesn't like duck of goose too much.
So I roasted a duck to take to the Biergarten with other friends.
I pierced teh skin and let it sit overnight in the fridge rubbed with salt and pepper. Rinsed that off and put onion and garlic in the cavity and coated with Chinese 5 spice. Roasted the first half back side up then turned it over to finish.

Now waiting for our guests to arrive.

August 11, 2022

How do I know that I live in Bavaria?

A trip to the ER for lower abdominal pain. After poking, prodding and some drip pain meds. Followed by blood and urine tests I get a CT scan. Yup. Kidney stones. Done this before. Didn't like the tshirt.
So since they are small. The doctor gives me some pain meds and prescribes for me to drink 2 liters of Weißier today to flush out the offending partcles. Weißbier. I don't like bier so he said I could have cider instead.

Doing fine right now and will be feeling better soon. Hic.😁

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Name: Ralph
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Current location: München, DE
Member since: Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:17 AM
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About Old Crank

Currently living in Germany, enjoying the culture, enjoying the food, enjoying the travel. Not enjoying the winters, or the Deutsches lernen... Born in Canada. Parents moved to Arizona in 1965. Spent 5 years in the USAF and 2 of those on Crete. Lived in Fresno, Las vegas, Sunnyvale, CA.

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