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Wed Apr 1 = The main thing I did this afternoon was to do the final reprocessing of my 2:20 hour Roast Video. The main thing was to eliminate all camera shake from Camera 1. To accomplish this, I had my
Alcatel Plus 10
The little 10" computer I bought to get me by in Tobago after my Dell XPS died. It's tight, with only 2gb RAM and a 32gb SSD hard drive, but the 128gb micro SD card I have in it helps a little.
playing Camera 1's video about a second ahead of my processing (combining the output of three cameras) on my
XPS
Dell XPS-13 computer with 13.3" touch screen, 60WHr Integrated Battery, Windows 10, Intel 7th Generation Core i7 CPU, 16gb memory and 1TB SSD
. That gave me a heads up for shaking of Camera 1 (thanks, Scott Wait) so I could switch to the house camera which was a steady fixed wide angle of the stage. The whole process took about 2.5 hours. Then Power Director 18 crashed, going to the Produce mode, and I lost the work :( I still have the source files so will be able to do it again tomorrow.
- Toward evening I did a short, heavy, slow legs workout in my home gym, set up a neat stowage system for my van's table post using a mirror clip and a Neodymium magnet, and did a little shopping at Fry's Food, taking advantage of their senior discount.
- To bed at 10:27pm.

Thu Apr 2 = This morning I took a little Internet detour and learned that the new Iron Nitride permanent magnets are stronger than rare earth Neodymium magnets, use cheaper materials, are easier to produce and are more environmental friendly. Somarium Cobal (SmCo) magnets are also stronger than Neodymium Magnets, especially at higher temperatures. Dysprosium has the highest magnetic field strength of all elements and is added to Neodymium Magnets to improve their qualities.
- Today's first big project was to send out emails to my tour venues scheduled through April, to reschedule my shows for the same time next year.
- Fitness-wise I lay in the sun a while, did a quick exercycle ride and a short, slow but heavy arms workout here at home.
- What better to do, hanging around home during COVID-19, today's second big project: I rebooted my computer for a clean slate and reprocessed my Roast Video... for the fourth, and hopefully the last, time.
- I don't know what Windows 10 Focus Assist is but I keep getting pestered with a slide-on dialog box wanting me to use it. I went into the Focus Assist settings and tried to disable the whole thing.
- I went to bed at 10:50pm, late considering my 10pm goal. I lost track of time with my
van project
converting my 2020 Kia Sedona minivan to a mini-motorhome where I will live during my road tours
, making sun shield patters. Sunshields on all the windows will give me privacy and make my van cooler in the summer.

Fri Apr 3 = This morning I perfected and practiced the video portion of my Road Show and started the latest and best version of my 1000 Roast video (with improved audio and no camera shake) to YouTube. Also, to anticipate camera switching, all on my
XPS
Dell XPS-13 computer with 13.3" touch screen, 60WHr Integrated Battery, Windows 10, Intel 7th Generation Core i7 CPU, 16gb memory and 1TB SSD
, I tested running Windows Media Player two seconds ahead of Cyberlink PD-18's MultiCam record function. It worked great
- Got my 2021 Tour's first booking - Sat Apr 24, 2021; 8:00pm; VFW Post#2330 in Searcy, Arkansas. Thanks, Stephanie.
- New things today were 1) the delivery of my second 5 terabyte Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive; 2) the delivery of my fob shield pouch that makes my van's key fob invisible; 3) Getting all my van's sun shields cut out, needing only to add removal tabs; 4) Printing at my local Office Max of a few copies of Posters B & C for my road tour... if the tour happens.
Posters
Please let me know which version do you like the best, A, B or C at contact@arizonalou.com. The schedules for A & B will be easy to read, as they are printed on Ledger-Sized paper (11x17").
- Got to bed at 10:45pm after a 10:03pm short, heavy, slow torso workout.

Sat Apr 4 = Big project today was deciding where and how to shorten my 1,000 Roast Video for my new 16gb Flash Drives.
- For my
van project
converting my 2020 Kia Sedona minivan to a mini-motorhome where I will live during my road tours
, I got the removal tabs installed on my sun shields and tentatively decided on a stowage system for the sun shields.
- To bed at 10:27 after a short, fast light-weight legs workout here at home.

Sun Apr 5 = Today I organized the files for my new Second Edition Comedy Flash Drive, double the capacity of my first edition. There wasn't enough room for the videos I wanted to include, so I shortened both my Comedy-n-Sunset and my Roast videos and reproduce their shorter versions. Now I have an additional 240 mb of free space on the flash drives.
- Tonight was my second Internet comedy appearance. JD Kavanaugh ran a good show. After my appearance I stayed online listening to the rest of the comedians with my cell phone proped up on my
XPS
Dell XPS-13 computer with 13.3" touch screen, 60WHr Integrated Battery, Windows 10, Intel 7th Generation Core i7 CPU, 16gb memory and 1TB SSD
screen and tried to do my monthly blog rollover. As you might imagine, with all the distractions I made a little mess of some of the navigation links and some of the blogging. There's always tomorrow to upload the updates after I fix things.
- As a result of all the fun I didn't get to bed until 11:07pm :(

Mon Apr 6 = This morning I did my semi-monthly grocery shopping at Winco. This afternoon I found a home for some of the clutter residing on my kitchen island, my desk and its return.
In the booking department I sent emails to the six veterans posts I had booked in May, to rebook the same time next year. It took me an average of just a little over seven minutes each.
- I hope to get rid of my little spare tire, going for a weight of 130 lb and see if that does the trick. That would be a BMI of 20, the lowest for the healthy range of my shrinking 5'8" frame.
- Got to bed at 11pm, an hour after my goal, but I did get in a short arms workout and some more of my kitchen island uncluttered.

Tue Apr 7 = I finally got my kitchen island cleared off... mostly, so I'd have space for my big project of the day...
- I took pause before I started cutting up my brand new expensive windshield sun screen. I measured my pattern again in the back window of my van and then attacked the new sun screen with my big scissors. It fit just about perfectly. This completes my cool privacy scheme - and dark because it is black on the inside and reflective silver on the outside.
- Whille I had my
new van
converting my 2020 Kia Sedona minivan to a mini-motorhome where I will live during my road tours
backed into the garage, I reconfigured the yellow under-passenger-seat tub which most important feature is the apple juice bottle. You guessed it; I do NOT use it for apple juice!
- Got bed at 10:53pm :(

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Wed Apr 8 = This morning I was scheduled to leave for El Paso for my first Arizona Lou's Veterans Appreciation National Tour, 2020 show on Friday. Well, I'm still home, thanks to COVID-19.
- For my website, in March 2020 there were 20.5K Google Impressions (search result page or other site on the Google Network).
- I made an $80 phone call this afternoon. Saved all that money for the next six months by reducing my expected miles driven with AMICA Insurance, since I am not leaving on my road tour this morning as expected :(
- This afternoon I went out for Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Franks and ended up driving all the way to Peoria for the last four packages that I have found anywhere in these parts.
- There is never time to do everything that needs to be done, but I got a lot done this evening. I did a light torso workout, then a heave legs workout. Also I got my income tax finished with TaxAct Online for $114 plus a lot of frustration along the way. After next year, due to a continuing depreciation issue, I may change to cheaper and recommended software via Doyle's.
- It is getting tough to maintain my boyish appearance with my shaggy hair. It may have been a little over five months since I got a haircut and I've got to look like my poster photos. This evening I cut my hairs and took a hot bath. and got to bed at 10:37pm.

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