Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Computers are such frustrating things. I’m now using Robert’s computer from downstairs because my desktop computer has died. Then, I started to use the laptop, but now IT won’t turn on. Arrrrgh! I have also discovered that my monitor (that went with the dead desktop computer) has also made the journey to the other side. No blue screen, just nada…the fan rotated a couple of times, but the screen remained blank.

I’ve been sewing on aprons for the gift shop. I had one almost finished and discovered the apron’s pocket managed to get skewed as I stitched it down. I had to stop and rip stitches. It’s going to be a really pretty apron when I do get it finished, and I’ll photograph it and share it with you.

A friend posted on FB about this obscure island where the inhabitants cut down all of the trees on the island, one by one, to use for building, firewood, etc. The natives became extinct. He spoke about what the natives might have been thinking when they cut down that last tree–or the next to the last tree, or even third to the last tree. I felt it was a message directed at me for removing the two diseased trees in our back yard. I posted a response that said I may have cut down two trees, but we planted three more in the front. End result — one new tree that will last far longer than either of the two diseased trees that we had removed. I may have been a bit sensitive to criticism about our decision to remove those trees, but I don’t regret our decision at all. Notwithstanding, the trees we planted in front are flowering trees and will beautify the cul-de-sac for years to come.

I’ve been watering my blackberry plants and they haven’t seen fit to come out of their dormant stage. The Crown Vetch plants are coming along quite nicely, many of the seeds having grown past their two leaf stage. I’ll transplant them to the hillside once they’re a viable size. They’re known as an aggressive ground cover, and a favorite food for deer. I like that. I’m feeding the wildlife while making our hillside green and colorful. Nice…

Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.

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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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4 Responses to Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  1. Carole says:

    Love the photo!

    Computers can be so frustrating! Hope you are able to resolve these difficulties soon.

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    • tehachap says:

      Well, I finally got Robert’s computer hooked up — it turns out that my monitor also died. Then I tried using our laptop and IT froze up with a blank screen. Our friend Brian came over tonight and woke the laptop up! Showed me how to deal with it should it ever happen again. Meanwhile, I need to start setting $$ aside for a new computer so Robert can have his back again.

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  2. mageb says:

    Yes, and the next computer will be Windows 10….I’m learning how to deal with that now. LOL

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