Harmony Lane

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Wanna try selling on eBay?

Welcome back to Harmony Lane. Come on in and find a good seat because tonight we are going to talk about selling stuff on eBay.

What can I fix for you? Tea, coffee, cranberry juice? We have more hot apple pie and some candy cane icecream.

Please make yourself comfortable.

Today I met a man at Tim's that was asking about selling things on the internet. He has a 1949 International Famall H tractor that he would like to sell.

He was wondering where he could go to find a service that would sell it on eBay for him.

So tonite in the chat room on Strokenet interestingly enough the topic of selling stuff on eBay came up again. Jean Riva (caregiver to her husband Don) along with Don used to sell on eBay before Don's stroke and now they would like to get back to doing it again.

Well she says that they are using a service that does the selling for them. It is called "I sold it on eBay". There are a number of these stores all over the United States and they do all of the work. Jean says that all they have to do is sort through the stuff to sell and cash the checks. Cool eh

So what does a service like this cost? Well Jean says that they typically charge 25 percent of the sale. (which considering the work involved would seem to be quite fair)

Well that is not FREE is it!..... Nor is the service available in Canada. (at least to the degree that it is in the states.)

So to that end here is a link to a blog that provides FREE resources for selling on eBay. Check it out and tell me what you think.

Here is the link. http://selling-on-ebay-now.blogspot.com/

I hope you find it usefull and helps you sell your stash and make tons of cash.

I know it is time to say good bye. Well thanks for comming by and safe home.

Don't forget to come again. Let me know if you find a great FREE site that you would like to share here at Harmony Lane.

Smiles :o)


Monday, November 21, 2005

This One's for Jim!

Hi... Welcome back to Harmony Lane. C'mon in and get a seat. No fire tonite as the weather has warmed up. What can I get for you tea, coffee, juice?

I have Pepsi in the fridge for Phil.

Davy I hope you were able to find me here on Harmony Lane. What would you like to drink?

I have hot apple pie and rum and rasin ice cream for later. I hope that is ok with everyone. Make yourselves comfortable so we can visit for a bit.

Davy, I haven't put up a link yet for Google Earth but I hope to include it today in this post. So you should have it before you go.

This one's for Jim.

I found the Canadian Prostate Cancer Network that you were telling me about at Tim's today. (Red Green's site)

Here is the link to it then http://www.cpcn.org

There is quite a bit of resource material but unfortunately some of it is out of stock.

Now Davy for that link to Google Earth.

Here is the link to download the little utility program that gives you access to "Google Earth". http://earth.google.com

You will need a high speed connection and a PC that is at least a PIII processor.

You have to go, and so soon. Well I am happy that I was able to share these interesting links with you.

Safe home and please do come again when you can.

I sure do enjoy these little visits and our group appears to be growing.

By the way I guess the Google Search has found us cus if you do a search on Google for "harmony lane blog" the number one site is to our home sweet blog "Harmony Lane".

If you arn't using Google for your searches on the internet, then do start. It is one of if not the fastest internet search engines.

Here is the link for it ( Canadian) http://www.google.ca

Have a great morning, afternoon or evening depending on whatever it is where you are.

See you next time eh.

Smiles :o)


Thursday, November 17, 2005

A FREE Web Dictionary that rocks!

Welcome back to Harmony Lane. C'mon in and pull up a chair.

There is the comfey couch with the comforter, the big chair for two to curl up in, the lay z boy recliner and the rocker by the fire. It is not that cold out tonite but it has been raining all day so I lit a fire to dry the dampness.

Can I make you a tea or a cup of hot chocolate?....yes....GREAT! By the way Phil the Pepsi is in the fridge.

How was your day? Mine was very busy with working on the computer doing invoices and billings. Didn't finish till after 9.

I have an interesting little FREE utility program for you today called "WordWeb". A small but very powerful dictionary that sits in your system tray.

You can use it from within any program so it gives easy access to a very powerful dictionary without having to go to the book shelves to retrieve the bulky and heavy one that you keep there.

You can use the bookshelve one if you like but this virtual one gives you word power on the fly.

Here is the link for the FREE download http://wordweb.info/free/

There is a pro version that you can purchase if you prefer. I hope that you find it useful.

Thanks again so much for comming to visit. I have noticed that you have been very quiet though. You can talk to me you know, just click the word "comment" at the bottom of each blog post and a pop up will come up where you can type your feedback, thought and/or a request.

Tell me what you like or what you don't like. What you want me to put in my blog. questions, or anything that might help you to be more productive in using your computer.

For example I was thinking this morning that I would like to have a PDF editor. That is an editor to make or change files that can be read by a program called Acrobat Reader.

If you don't know what that is it's ok cus I will cover it in a future blog.

So give me feedback ...Please!

Let me take your empty mugs and I know that you must be going so have a great nite and safe home eh.

Smiles :o)


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Prince Edward Island is heaven to me!


Cmon in pull up a chair by the fire and I'll make you a nice hot cup o tea.

Tonite there is a tune playing over and over in my head. You know the kind...right?

Well this one is one that my dad used to sing when I was very small. The tune is called "Prince Edward Island is Heaven to me" and I would like to share it with you

Click the link to hear the tune and see the lyrics. Sing along eh.


So...I hope that you enjoyed singing along to the music. It was one of the car songs that we would sing as we were driving along. It has always been a favourite of mine.

Not too sure where it came from tonite but there it was playing over and over in my head.

So thanks for comming and please come again. The tea pot is always on here at Harmony Lane and we love to sit and yarn a spell.

Oh yes I must give you a freebie before you go. How about a FREE two page web site? You can create say two ,three, four or five of the two page sites and link them together if you wish.

Here is the link. http://www.81x.com/

Enjoy :o)


MSN Messenger is cool!...and FREE

Hi Asha and Phyllis

and anyone else that has dropped by. Welcome back to Harmony Lane. Phil the Pepsi is in the fridge please help yourself. The tea pot is on so I hope everyone else is ok with tea.

Asha a fellow stroke survivor asked me about "Skype" in my Strokenet Blog. I had to say that I have not yet tried it as I have not found anyone yet that is using it.

However, that said, I have been using the also FREE MSN Messenger. (seems to be popular with the younger crowd) So today I am giving you a link to the MSN Messenger download page where you can download and install Messenger for yourself. (if you don't already have it)

Here is the link http://messenger.msn.com/

Messenger also has a download version for the MAC so you don't have to be a IBM type to use it.

The audio is very natural and it is more like talking to a person in the same room then talking on the phone. (you can surf the net and talk at the same time) There is also Video so fire up your webcam if you like.

There are a number of games that you can play with the person you are connected with.

You will need to setup a Hotmail address (also FREE) in order to use MSN Messenger.

So thanks for dropping by today. Enjoy the remainder of the morning, afternoon or evening as it may be wherever you are.

Have a GREAT! day and a BETTER! tomorrow eh.

Big Smiles :oD


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

A FREE productivity tool!

Good morning, afternoon or evening

Welcome back to Harmony Lane. Would you like a cup of tea?

The weather has the nip of Fall today but no snow yet. Tomorrow is forcast to be havey rain and high winds so I think that sounds like a Great! day to curl up with the cat and catch up on my reading.

I have regular, Green or Pepermint tea so take your pick.

I thought you might be interested in a very cool "open source" FREE software program. It features a very powerful (Word) like word processor as well as a very powerful (Excel) like spreadsheet. Also there is a nice (Power Point) like presentation program.

Here is the link http://www.sun.com/software/star/openoffice/

I hope that you find this FREE software to be something that will easily increase your productivity.

Thanks for dropping by. I know that you are busy and that you do have to go.

Be sure to come back soon. Remember, the teapot is allways on here at Harmony Lane.

I love to read your feedback in your comments and don't forget to rate the site (hot, not hot button on the side bar eh)

Happy Computing!

Big Smiles :o)


Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Flash!...NBC Nightly News now available on the net

Hi again

Sorry to blog twice tonight but.....

Just another quick item that I need to share.

The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is now available on the internet.

As of tonight Monday November 7th 2005 the News will be available via internet as of 10pm Eastern each night.

There is a link on the Right Side Bar that will take you right to the site. The player can be opened in full screen mode so you don't have to close one eye to watch the small window. The quality is also quite good so.....ENJOY!

Thanks for your patience and I do hope you take advantage of this new news feature.

Have a great morning, afternoon or evening (depending on when you read this)

Smiles :o)


Hot, Not Hot button...

Just a brief note.......

I have just installed a "Hot, Not Hot" button on the side bar.

I was wondering if I could ask a favor.

I invite you to click on the button before you go. Then just select a rating and your done.

I hope that this is not too much of a bother for you.....Thanks :o)

I really appreciate the time that you have taken to rate the blog. (if you had the time to do it)

This feedback will be most helpful to me in order to select the topics stories and links etc to share with you the readers.

Have a great morning, day or evening (depending on when you read this blog)

ps Please share your comments with me if you have the time.

Don't forget that the tea pot is always on at Harmony Lane.


Smiles :o)


Monday, November 07, 2005

Kewl Communication tool!

Well hello again

Welcome back to Harmony Lane.

Thank you for dropping by. Just a minute I will put the tea pot down and we can sit awhile...

How do you like your tea?

We had a lovely day, warm temps and some nice sunshine this afternoon. I took a nice walk over to the mall this afternoon and stopped by Timmies (Tim Horton's) on the way home for a nice tea and some friendly chit chat.

The Fall colors are beautiful. (Such a beautiful time of year)

Well...I know that you may be interested in the link that I would like to share with you today.

Who needs business cards....everyone! Why? Well because everyone is in marketing and communications right? If we are business operators then there is no question. However, even if we don't have a business we still give out our contact information almost every day. So a nice way to do that is by giving out a professionally printed full color business card.

So here is a link to a site that prints cards for FREE!


You can order 250 business cards FREE! Printed in Canada or the USA depending on where you live. There are a number of other countries as well.............Check it out!

You can also have the card created in electronic form so that you can include it in your emails and/or other edocuments. (kewl eh)

Oh yes, the site address is printed on the back of each card. (these guys are in marketing too)

You do have to pay the shipping but this is a very low cost way to create a very professional communications tool.


Would you like more tea?..no?

Ok well thanks for visiting and I hope you can come by another time. I do look forward to seeing you.

Don't forget to post a comment if you so desire.

Have a great day!

Smiles :o)


Black Forest Cake!

One of my all time favourite desserts


Yield: 10 Servings

6 Eggs
1 c Sugar
1 ts Vanilla
4 oz Unsweetened chocolate;
.. melted and cooled
1 c Sifted flour

1/4 c Sugar
1/4 c Water
2 tb Cherry liqueur

MMMMM--------------------BUTTER CREAM FILLING---------
1 1/2 c Powdered sugar
1/2 c Unsalted butter; softened
1 Egg yolk
2 tb Cherry liqueur

2 c Canned sour cherries; patted
.. dry
2 tb Powdered sugar
1 c Heavy whipping cream;
.. whipped
8 oz Semisweet chocolate; shaved

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour 3-8"
cake pans.

2. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla about 10 minutes
until very thick and fluffy. Fold in chocolate and
flour alternately ending with flour. Bake in
prepared pans 10 to 15 minutes or until cakes test
clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes before
removing to racks to cool completely.

3. Boil sugar and water 5 minutes. Cool, then stir
in liqueur. Poke layers; brush with syrup.

4. Beat powdered sugar and butter until well
blended. Beat in egg yolk until very light and
fluffy, about 5 minutes. Fold in cherry liqueur.

5. Spread bottom layer with half of the filling.
Place 3/4 cup of the cherries evenly on top. Put
second layer on and repeat. Put on third layer.

6. Gently fold powdered sugar into whipped cream.
Frost top and sides of cake. Arrange remaining
cherries on top and press chocolate into sides
reserving a few for top of cake. Chill until ready
to serve.

That should help you gain a few pounds eh.

Well that's my contribution for today.

ps I have started this blog as a means to learn how to blog so please don't be too hard on me if I mess up k.

As the days pass I plan to add items of interest recipies, intersting URL's (podcasts and great free utilities etc.) and so forth so if you enjoy a journey of learning I invite you to come back as often as you like. Also feel free to post your comments as you please. I believe that the whole point of blogging is to share. So come on hitch your wagon to a star (not me) LOL but the blog "Harmony Lane" and enjoy the ride.

Smiles :o)


Sunday, November 06, 2005

Testing One Two Three....

I have just created this blog and I now have to post a post to test it out.

Smiles :o)