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Monday, January 30, 2011

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So .. Sunday started out as an overcast, slightly rainy, chilly day .. so we headed out to Dakota Cafe for breakfast.   We were lucky enough to arrive there between the waves of crowds .. so we were able to enjoy a quiet breakfast and check out the “spot the 10 differences”  … argh … the 10th one is always the hardest.

Jen, aka “the circler” is really quick at these and is swift at finding out the differences.  Darn!  However, happily for once I was able to point out a tiny detail to her.  Victory is mine .. hee hee hee!

Outside to check on the plane .. the wing covers have soaked up quite a bit of rain .. so DH removed them and I gathered one of those wonderful Canadian Tire tarps .. the type with the heavy corded rope in the hemmed sides ..so we placed the folded wing covers in one and tightened up the cords and neat as a pin, DH carried the unit to the car .. later home and the covers are now drying out.  They need to be sprayed with scotchguard or something like that, to retain the water repellant properties.

Then it was time to go to Mother Computers and look at some suggested computers.  Our old computer was not repairable, the mother board was gone and it would have been just too problematic to repair it.  Time to march on into the future.

So we looked at a few and then decided on a computer that was built by the store, using good solid components.  They installed the hard drive (that I’d purchased last fall for my old computer) and now I have 2 internal hard drives.   Once I’ve transferred the material from hd #2 to hd#1 .. then I can erase #1 and that will be my extra storage area.

We went home and carried on with our day .. .the computer wouldn’t be ready for a few hours.

I studied my organic gardening material for a period of time.   oh, my goodness .. will all this information actually sift through to my consciousness?  I feel a little overwhelmed.  Then I calm down and I know that I can remember a large part of it.  Try to not  be so hard on myself.   Baby steps.  Little bricks in the building stage.  I will succeed!

Anyway, time passes ..and finally, it’s time to pick up the computer … we are so happy.  Take it home ..set it up .. and time to play.

Except .. I can’t find the “send” button .. where is it?  Frustrated, I give up.  Then, this morning .. I search around .. still getting used to the newness, the different way of doing things.  And I discover that I need to configure my e-mail.

I try doing just that.  Not successful.  So I contact Shaw Cable and am swiftly (within 10 minutes .. that is indeed swift!  I called at the right time!) am connected with a service rep, who calmly walks through the steps, remotes in .. .and solves my problem.

So now I have my Send button and all is right with the world.  For now, anyway.

Dh and I are happy with this new system.   Light years ahead of the old system, which was built (using cheap components as I’ve recently found out!) by another store.  We’ll stick with Mother Computers.  Cause, as we all know:  “mother knows best”  … ha ha ha

sigh.

Seriously, though, it’s a pleasure to be able to pick photos & upload them to my WordPress blog in just a few minutes, compared to the painful time-consuming length of time that it took with the old computer.

Going forward is a good thing.!

Well, that’s it for tonight.  I wanted to share some information that I’ve been learning in my Organic Master Gardening Course, but … it’s late.  Perhaps tomorrow.

🙂

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

No photos today .. our main computer is being looked at .. it’s been acting a little crazy .. so it’s at the store for a lookey-loo.  Fingers crossed it can be fixed and so we can hobble on for a while.

In the meantime, we’re using our little ole Toshiba laptop … it’s a bit slow … but it works like a little workhorse, so, paid for and we’re glad that we have it.

I could drag in the external hard drive, where all my photos are stored .. but am just in a lazy mode. 

The winds were crazy all night .. whipping around the city .. continuing until late afternoon.   Early afternoon I was on my way to the Friends of the Library book sale and was surprised to see one of the two exit side streets was cordoned off.  So I moved my little car around, down the street and out onto the main road via the other exit. 

Saw the police car with the “pretty blue & red lights” parked at the entrance to the side street, and noticed that an old tree had broken off and was hanging down, part way on the road. 

Continued on my way to the library, found a good parking space and then made my way to the side office to purchase my $7 “all you can carry” ticket.  Then, outside, and, wonder of wonders .. I was the first person in line!  That’s a first.

Not too much longer and the doors opened and the crowd thronged in to begin attacking the heavily book laden tables.   I decided to “not” go to the gardening section and instead went for the hardcover fiction .. chose some familiar names and a random supply of unknowns, even if I find some books that I don’t like .. what can I lose? 

It didn’t take too long to fill a wheeled box and 2 bags with books.  Should I leave and go home now?  Took the containers to the car and decided to return to the tables.  Ok .. this time I decided to check out the gardening section.  Hmmmmm… here were some treasures that I just know weren’t on my bookshelves at home.   Including a treasure with alphabetical dictionary of latin names.  Sweeeeeet.

And then, how timely, found some glass painting books, so ….these will be helpful.   Some decorative paint books.

Then .. .my eyes spied a book on spins and turns .. a book on flying!  I quickly added this to my bag.   Made my way around some other tables, and OMG … how could this be!  I couldn’t believe my eyes!  There were a number of weather books, explanations, colour photos.    Books on aviation.   I swiftly gathered these up to add to my stash.  This is the very first time that I’ve ever seen these books.  The sale had started on Friday, continued on Saturday and Sunday morning.  Here it was Sunday afternoon and no one had noticed these wonderful books?   Oh, my .. lots to read and discuss with DH!

I spent the 2 hours lost in a fog (like everyone else there!) picking books, filling bags, taking them to my car.  Heard a Friends of the Library volunteer talking with a buyer and she noted that the lady didn’t seem to be choosing many books .. well, said the lady .. this is my fifth visit!  I just had to laugh at that.  For myself, I’d only made 3 trips to my car.  To be true, I’d started out with a folding box, 3 full bags, then 3 more bags, then finally 2!

Once home, I separated my new purchases into types (gardening!!! crafts, fiction and “flying”!)  Oh, such fun.

Ok, I guess that this means that, really, I must miss the next book sale … I really do have enough (for now, hee hee).

It’s been a great day.  More fun stuff happened, but it’s time to call it a day!

 

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