HAPPY NEW WEEK!
Everyone have a wonderful autumn week!
The heat wave is over here. Going to turn cold!
I've had a frustrating couple of days. My computer's hard disk crashed. I turned the air blue!!! Oh, the sweary words...I spent hours trying everything to resuscitate this old machine (I bought it in 2014). I couldn't even reset it. I finally had to find my recovery flash drive and just reload everything. The good news is that so far it's remained stable. The bad news is that the recovery took me back to Windows 8.1. I made the recovery drive when I bought the machine, and I installed Windows 10 later. Now that I'm back in Windows 8, nothing looks or behaves right. Luckily, I did have a backup of all my personal files, but all my settings are gone, my bookmarks, etc. I have to stop and think before I do anything. I had to reload all my Office programs. Sigh, again. I'll be able to reload Windows 10 eventually, but I'm going to wait until I finish this work project, because I don't know whether I can trust this computer not to give up the ghost.
IMPORTANT INFO: I've always really enjoyed making birthday cards for the folks on this thread. However, during the crash recovery, I lost the calendar where I kept all those dates and info. I'm not going to attempt to reconstruct it. I don't want anyone to feel bad when I don't post a card or well wishes on your special day. My old brain doesn't remember dates (or a lot of other stuff, these days). I was afraid that someone might think I was angry at them or something.
Everyone have a good week! I'm going to try to stop swearing.
Evening all and thanks to Diane!!
It's definitely cooler at night here and it was very cool at night in Prescott Valley (5,000 ft elevation) with a stiff wind each day. I grabbed warm pants and tops as I was rushing out the door here - thank heaven I did - I wore them most of the time...
Lindybird: Your previous post snuck in under Diane's "Starting New Thread." Thanks so much or the microwaved scrambled eggs recipe :-))
Have been lolling all day; plan to do more of the same tomorrow....
Diane: Well I'm definitely not connecting the dots. Missed your post about the computer. Horrors - and the ghastly thing is that it takes So Much Time to sort all this stuff out. Good luck with Microsoft and hope the computer stays stable so you can get that project (assume it's the one that's been causing so much angst?) out the door for good!
DIANE – Thank you for starting us off. Sometimes I think life was simpler before computers – perhaps we did not expect so much.
ANNETTE – So you were one of the “day scrags” as the boarders called them! (Not me, I didn’t say “boo to a goose” back then.) Many of the boarders were from outback stations and their parents owned square miles, while mine only had acres. My mother insisted I go home at weekends, having learnt from older sisters’ experiences that nuns were not the best judges of health. They tended to ignore spots (measles, etc) and sprained ankles until really serious.
I had scrambled eggs for breakfast on recent bus trip. They seemed so, well, nothing much. My scrambled eggs are a main meal not breakfast and have lots of things stirred through, cheese, bacon bits, peas, onion, tomato, whatever is available.
What a difference a few hours make. After 34 C yesterday, a thunderstorm last night. I lay in bed counting to 5, yep, a mile away. This morn it’s breezy, mid-teen temps. A brief sprinkle after church, hardly call it rain. I have destroyed another patch of weeds before back began complaining. The spring bulbs are taking turns to flower; this week – ranunculi and these two –
I call them miniature gladioli, about 1 foot high
Little unknown orange things, flower appears on long thin stalk, also about 1 foot high. They spread by bulb & seed, hence appear everywhere, even in the lawn.
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