Gosh, have I ever missed being on here!!!! And I have especially missed yaking with all of you! I tell ya... my Internet withdrawals got pretty bad, lol.
My main computer is still not fixed. A friend on another site I frequent had told me how to repair it, but it is all kind of Greek to me. When I have some spare time (ha, ha, ha, ha.....) I will see if I can figure it out without destroying my computer. We were quoted at least $150 to $200 or more to fix it at our computer/office supply store here. So right now, that is out of the question. That guy seems to really know what he is talking about, so maybe he can talk me through it. I will need a good stretch of time to do it, though, and at the moment, time is at a premium, yet lost computer time is also lost money.
Here is what happened to my computer:
I was on it and everything seemed to be going smoothly, but getting a little slow. I turned it off, went to work outside, then came back a little later and couldn't get online! Whatever got into it turned off my Norton 360 Virus protection, turned off my Firewall, and blocked my Internet. The computer connects to my Internet, but it won't let me pull it up and use it. My Norton 360 was about a month or less from expiring and I had been getting notifications that it was about to expire and I needed to renew it. Makes you wonder, you know it?
So I pulled out my old dinosaur of a laptop.... my Old Faithful, and that is what I am on at the moment. It is pretty old and hadn't been used in over a year, and nearly a year before that use, so you can just imagine the updates it has had to go through to be able to use it. I don't think they even make these computers any more (Lenovo). Then, during all of our high heat, I couldn't use it at all, either, as it would over heat very quickly. But, missing keys and all (c a t s), I am here now.
Logging onto the computer is a royal pain and takes awhile.... then ..... I can't just leave it on all day because 1) It overheats easily. and 2) When it sets idle, stuff tries to download into it ... UGH! (I think that is how it happened on the other one. Gosh, do I ever miss being able to leave it on all day and just run in and type a few things as they come to me or I have a few minutes to spare.) So just getting online each day is a big event. But at least, for now, I CAN get on. :o)
I will be back on here as much as possible, but it will get back off to a slow start. As I said, it isn't easy getting online, I have to specifically set aside time to get on and can't just run in and type something as time allows, and I have MAJOR catching up to do all over the net. I have a few other blogs besides this one that also badly needs my attention, there are several forums I am a member of that I need to catch up on, a few social network sites, and TONS of reading on all the wonderful blogs I follow. So PLEASE be patient with me as I slowly come back. Oh, and although the temps have slightly dropped, we are still in HEAVY drought and I am still trying to water, water, water, though the dying veggies is getting ahead of me. After all those mini strokes, my legs haven't held up to all the miles of walking all over my front acre trying to keep things watered. I am just really thankful that some is still alive and trying to produce now. (And I am especially thankful that I am still walking and steadily improving!)
For all those that have been following, Pharmacy Friday, Tightwad Tuesday, and Bread on Monday will be back up and going shortly. And I am not going to promise, but I am going to attempt to fill in all the missing ones, so stay tuned. I hope life has been treating you all very well and I look forward to talking with you all again. I have really missed each and every one of you, interacting with you, and sharing my stories with you.
Love and Blessings to you all!!!