Volume Control


Fix 1: Restart Explorer via Task Manager

The volume control icon may fail to respond intermittently for unknown reasons. The quickest way to resolve the issue is to restart the Explorer shell.

  1. Right-click on the Taskbar, and click Task Manager
  2. In Task Manager Processes tab, scroll down to Windows processes category.
  3. Right-click Windows Explorer in the list, and click Restart

    (For more information, check out the article How to Exit Explorer and Restart Explorer in Windows 10)

This restarts the explorer shell and refreshes the Start menu and taskbar (Shell experience host). See if the volume control button works now.


I steamed and sauteed carrot and other greens from the farm; addictive

Interviewed yesterday, business is “drug free”, including legal weed. Dropped off an application today for kitchen work down the street.

Been following the PBS commentary on the RNC. Currently watching an RVAT webcast.

Bye Bye FB Groups; Started Early

I ditched four local FB groups.

Yesterday I trimmed and loaded the truck with the remainder of Ron’s “hewing and hacking” and brought the good oak to Emma’s and the pine to the transfer station.

We did the usual: laundry (Ron) and changing sheets.

Was up early this morning and got the cooking done before 8:30: veg loaf and tofu crumbles.

Sent a letter to the Mashpee Enterprise editor about the thin blue line flags on the firetrucks, etc.

Used up last week’s kale, which was in surprisingly good shape, for a heavy soup: onion, garlic, green pepper, tomatoes, couple of red potatoes, celery, summer squash and the tofu crumbles.

Spoke with WeedMan about a possible discount.

We watched “Matewon” last night. Good film!

Woodpeople; Rain

I loaded up the truck yesterday with oak wood and leaves for Emma’s sheep.

She treated us to iced Bengal Spice tea, hummus and chips.

We recycled the old dehumidifier at KAM in Hyannis for a $30 rebate.

We were home for a late afternoon brief but intense rain storm.

Martha Pond

Yesterday, we walked to Southport from the high school and enjoyed the nature trail around Martha Pond.

I did a phone appointment with my doc at 9, then washed the truck. I mowed front and back in the afternoon. Ordered Misfits for next week. Ron drove Robert home.

Hungry; Rain; Intestinal Distress; Lost Cards

It rained a little this morning, and for the last two days, I stopped the sprinkler system. We’re going to owe enough to the Water District as it is.

I’m shedding the couple of extra pounds put on since my lowest. The last five is the hardest is a cliche but it’s true. It’s more difficult than the first 25 put together. Hungry all the time.

Gastric blowout this morning but we have the technology to deal: indoor plumbing, hot water and laundry machines.

We did a short walk at Ryder Conservation Area to Wakeby Pond. Met some nice people and two very good dogs.

Picked up produce at Pariah Dog and gave Robert a ride home. Small shop at Roche.

I managed to lose or misplace a credit card and a debit card. Got both closed, no charges, will be replaced.

Rain, Cooking

It’s been raining all day and cool this evening.

Except for checking harvest-able produce and dumping scraps into the compost bucket, I’ve been in all day, mostly cooking, although we also did laundry, changed sheets and binge watched “Marseille”.

I made a pizza from scratch without yeast, and it turned out nicely. Also roasted summer squash and tomatoes as well as spaghetti squash and put together a salad.

I also cleaned the bottom of the refrigerator and the bins.

Something with teeth destroyed one of our beautiful big tomatoes.

Out of House and Home

I’ve been stuffing myself recently, and it’s not good. Instead of losing, I’m now gaining.

Today I made a zucchini casserole and cold cucumber soup out of giant vegetables from our gardens. I topped that off with several handfuls of peanuts: ouch.

Yesterday I bought over $20 of pastry and have already eaten my share.

Robert gave us a couple of jigsaw puzzles and I decided to try the bigger of the two, but it’s not proving enough of a distraction to keep me away from food.

I haven’t been sleeping well.