Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The saga of computer woes continues. In the dead of night I went online and purchased Windows 8.1. I’ll receive Windows 10 upgrade along with it. I purchased the full version and in order to receive it tomorrow, I joined Amazon’s Prime. I expect the new WordPerfect software to arrive any day now. I’m hoping that once I get the new Windows installed and running, I can call this episode of computer punishment done and over with. But one never knows…

Wednesday has arrived and so has the beginnings of a respiratory infection. We shall see if I can’t nip this in the bud before it’s had a chance to bloom into a full blown case of bronchitis. I have sewing to do — I won’t allow myself to be sick right now.

Tonight is card night and thus, it’s a baking day. I think I’ll make White Chocolate Macadamia nut cookies — since that’s the mix I have on hand. I baked up the rest of the “ready to bake” TollHouse chocolate chip cookies night before last and took a plate of them over to the neighbor who was just home from the hospital. She’s had a rough go of it for the past several months — chronic bronchitis and now pneumonia. Her immune system was down to zilch and she hadn’t been eating much at all. I figured that hot chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven might liven up her appetite a bit. Hopefully, it did. She was at the neighborhood block party yesterday and looked a good deal better than when I’d seen her in the hospital.

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I was very grateful that we were able to attend this year’s block party. It’s always a fun time and we are blessed with our very own live entertainment (see the right-hand photo above) provided by our neighbor, whose name I didn’t quite catch. But he’s quite good and has played for us every year so it’s something we look forward to. The photo of the palm trees was taken on Monday, when we had just enough rain to make the cars look filthy. Truly, I could smell the rain just as it began to fall. I told Robert, “I smell rain!” I ran to the front porch and sure enough, the street had turned dark with the barest of raindrops. I saw the clouds and saw that the wind had picked up so got my camera and captured the photo of the trees blowing in the wind. Invigorating, to say the least, and a welcome change to the warmer than usual weather we’d been having.

I do have several sewing projects to be completed, so will get on with my day by asking that you be well, be safe, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. And wash your hands frequently — there’s always cold viruses going around and you don’t want to let them catch you!

About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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3 Responses to Wednesday, March 9, 2016

  1. mageb says:

    If you think your not-so-new computer will run if you install Win10, you are sadly mistaken. We tried to put it on the laptop, which is younger than my computer, and it wouldn’t run. We asked experts, and they admitted that 10 doesn’t like older computers. George says that
    Win8 isn’t designed to go on laptops. It was designed to run on tablets. Win10 is just an adaptation of 8.

    If your computer is deathly cranky, have you taken it to a computer repair shop. We discovered mine had two Trojan horses and a phalanx of viruses. None of my computer anti viri stuff found them.

    I’m sorry to be the barer of bad news. How about a new computer?


    • tehachap says:

      Thanks for the warning… I’ve already ordered Windows 8.1. And yes, my computer is very cranky. It won’t even play some of the games without “not responding” warnings and freezing up. I’ll ask the computer gurus here in the park for a good shop nearby! Thank you! I should bite the bullet and buy a new computer. :/ Don’t know why I’m such a tightwad when it comes to spending money on myself. Hugs & love and thanks!


    • tehachap says:

      I bit the bullet — Fry’s — Toshiba laptop w/Windows 10.
      spent way more than I expected to, but it’s a good one. Here’s hoping I won’t have to go through this again any time soon.


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