Sunday update

One-hundred-seventy-five steps from my front door to the computer in the CARE multi-purpose room. My “old” laptop computer is using the Internet connection (at home) and I was anxious to check for email messages. The purchase of the subscription to IDrive has certainly been a challenge!! Yesterday morning, I “uninstalled” and “reinstalled” IDrive. Just before my 175 steps, the backup had been running for twenty-five hours, thirty minutes. Furthermore, only fifteen percent done. Therefore, I won’t be preparing the customary blog messages. To “borrow trouble,” I will not be surprised if the backup “fails” and I have nothing to show for the time and frustration!!!!

Computers can be a bane or blessing ?!

For more than one week, I have been attempting to get a working “backup” on a new “cloud” I subscribe to. It worked OK on the new laptop computer but would not “work” on old laptop computer. I sent half-a-dozen email messages to “support” with no satisfactory answer. Their last message indicated I should go to “chat” and interact with a support analyst. I did… and that took thirty-five minutes and I still can’t get this computer to “back up.” I mistakenly signed up for two years because 50% savings. Well, how good is my subscription if I can’t get both computers backed up?? I’ve said it before: With all the thousands of pictures, hundreds of clip art, and years of blog messages, this computer needs back up I can count on (although it has been [and still is] with Carbonite). The advertised benefit of IDrive is “all electronics” in one place. I also want access (“all in one place”) to the hundreds of files prepared for the Digitized Library of Family History. ~~ Truthfully, I am “pulling my hair.”

Out of the ordinary day !!

First: Weather report.


Because she is leaving the area, I saw “my doctor” for a check-up. Figuratively speaking, I was the first patient at the grand opening of the clinic at CARE.** (Picture on the left; today on the right.)

A question on the forms at doctor’s office: “How’s your vision?” My answer: “I don’t know; I haven’t had my eyes checked for more than four years. Can’t remember when I got these glasses.” ~~ So I stopped at the nearby Center for Sight and was fortunate to get an appointment right away.

Due to a 7:15 early morning doctor appointment, and “fasting” for drawing blood, I was sleepy, and eager for a cup of coffee. I wanted to “treat myself” but I’m not fond of “fast food” establishments.  I’d been keeping my eye on a little deli due to open and (finally) they are open. I had a delicious sandwich–and coffee–and will encourage other folks to visit the tiny shop “off the beaten path.”  Then, straight home, because my eyes were (are) “fuzzy” from dilation. (No grocery shopping.)

Almost two o’clock and “nap time.”


**Long story short: 1) CARE Clinic closed; 2) Dusty joined a medical group in Livingston; 3) MAYO Hospital, Minnesota, made an offer Dusty could not ignore!! Bye, bye; best wishes; God bless you!!

Octoberfest at Rainbow’s End RV Park


For your amusement, I direct you to a blog message written four years ago (about Octoberfest).


When I walked down to the Activity Center, I was very glad I grabbed a sweater when I left my trailer home!! First really cool morning since last Spring!!


worked in my “yarden.” However, I wanted to check activities for Octoberfest so walked to the Activity Center. I’m disappointed: No “Marketplace” this year. Later today, I have a volunteer responsibility at the event.

Family History Month

“Yours truly” has too many irons in the fire; too many projects. Gratefully, I receive messages that inform me of events I would (otherwise) not know about. Here is a link to a message about Family History Month. ~~~~ Celebrate National Family History Month. ~~~~ No guarantee that you can access the information BUT  here is a link to my family tree.*

*I said that because you might be asked to join Almost every time I want to look at a record on the Internet I’m asked for my credit card. The site is “free”  for one month BUT  I can’t see the information without opening a subscription. “They” hope we forget to go back and unsubscribe before the month expires?! I’ve (occasionally) wanted to look at newspaper obituaries but that requires an annual commitment. (I appreciate all the “free” websites documented… and posted on my recent blog Suggestions for free genealogy research.) Furthermore, “NO” I don’t whip out my credit card; I don’t “need” the information bad enough to subscribe, and unsubscribe!!