I'm still without my notebook computer and will be for a couple more days. There was more wrong with it than "met the eye". It is a long story, but it has to do with the hard drive and motherboard! I'm glad it was "caught" before things went terribly wrong but it means that my system has to be all reinstalled once they get the notebook back to National Office, which means that they had to try to back everything up, and I have to send all my programs, etc over to them. I HOPE they were able to back everything up (especially things that were in Outlook!).
This stuff gives me a gut ache....and again, we know where that can lead.
Which brings me to my new NB shoes that arrived two days ago. I ordered 1/2 size larger than normal (per podiatrists suggestion, well, he actually suggested a full size but I was afraid that would be TOO much). I'm going to continue to wear my old ones until my big toe DOES come through the end of it! BUT, remember that nifty paper towel trick I shared with you a couple of days ago? The one that kept my shoe from farting??? In order to try the new shoes on, I had to take the orthotics and my 'cushioned liner' out of the old shoes to put in the new shoes. The new shoes fit very nicely, but THEY BOTH FART!!! So I tried the paper towel trick; one towel folded in 3rds didn't do it, so I added another...THAT didn't help. I decided not to add anymore because it was kind of defeating the purpose of buying a 1/2 size larger...things were getting tight in this wide shoe!
So, I figured I'd mess with it later when I got serious about wearing them full time. Maybe I would try the powder in the shoe next. I took all the stuff out of the new shoes and put my stuff back in the old shoes. Now BOTH of those shoes FART!!! BOTH OF THEM!!! And I put the tri-folded paper towel back in the original noisy shoe but it didn't help this time. I haven't tried the powder yet, but I'm gonna make time to do it!
I had a photo op yesterday that made me almost cry because I didn't have my camera with me! I was coming back from getting a cabin ready for guests arriving today. In one of the young maple trees in the yard (which finally has full fledged leaves on it!!), was a female hummer sitting on the very end of a branch and a male was zooming her; back and forth, up and down. She finally flew down and landed in the grass about 6' in front of me. I stood totally still, but inwardly I was damning myself very loudly for not having my camera. And HE continued to zoom her. He finally lit on the ground not too far from her and then she took off. WHEN IN MY LIFE WILL I EVER SEE THAT AGAIN???? I just need to constantly carry that camera around my neck!
I hate not feeling comfortable using this old computer for anything other than my Access database/reservation system and occasionally checking emails. I HOPE that it lasts until we can get a new one! WISH ME LUCK!! If I lose this NOW, in the middle of camping season, I really am in deep doo-doo. I can't put Access on the laptop; not legally anyway...not without BUYING a new version and then transferring all the "innard workings" of the reservation database that I've developed over the years. And the laptop is 90% personal use and 10% businesss.
Catch up with you some other time!
3 weeks ago