Wednesday, April 26, 2006

YAY!! I'm wireless!!

Whew! So I've had a laptop for a couple of weeks now. We waited for KB (our sucky builder) to come and set up the structural wiring network for our computers. They came- handed me a router and told me to call the Geek Squad to do it. Well, I'm cheap- and ticked- they told me that as part of the service that they'd set it up! But I'm also so frustrated with KB that I gave up. I finally just decided to try and set up our wireless router and get our network working that way. After spending hours on the phone today with Linksys they told me to try calling Sprint- my ISP. Ten minutes with Sprint and the problem was fixed. That got the Desktop going through the router to connect with the internet- but then the laptop would connect (according to the system) but IE wouldn't work. Sigh...

BUT- I'm not sure what I've done- but now it's working!! Finally! So now I can be wireless! YAY!

I broke my blog

Anyone know how to fix it?? I added the map thing on the bottom and now my sidebar is all screwed up. I tried taking the map thing off and it doesn't make a difference!! Acckk!

Works for me Wednesday!

Once again it's Works for Me Wednesday over at Rocks in my Dryer.

Today's 'works for me' are a few cake making tips... yes, I'm sharing deep, dark, secrets....

When using a cake mix to bake a cake there are some tricks to getting a dense, moist cake with very little effort on your part.

1. Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of pudding mix powder to the dry mix before adding wet ingredients. I have bulk cans of chocolate and vanilla pudding to use just for this purpose.

2. Replace the water with milk- same amount, just milk not water.

3. Add about 1/3-1/2 cup of sour cream to the mix.

4. Add an extra egg

5. Bake on 325 for about 10-20 minutes longer then you normally would if you were baking at 350. You have to watch it closer but the results are phenomenal.

These are some of my 'tricks' to making a cake mix taste 'homemade' (but better.) Hope it works for you!