Kaput ?

No pictures; no clip art!! Lorraine signing in from the newer computer. “Old Faithful”  is retired until I can take it to my “computer guy.”

I diligently spent time trying to correct problems but actually made the situation worse. “Red Nose Day”  prepared yesterday (and scheduled) before the computer went “kaput.”

“Hot” conversation ?

“Hot”  because “the gardener” just came indoors after the irresistible urge to spend time in the yard. Eighty-one degrees at ten o’clock but “feels like”  ninety degrees. Took pictures of “volunteer” flowers blooming in unattended areas (but can’t share those pictures today). It’s almost the first of the month so I nourished my plants with liquid fertilizer. Furthermore, no exaggeration: I picked up approximately one-hundred fallen limbs! Ran fresh cold water into the birdbath/fountain.

“Hot conversation”  with an amusing twist. I loved the cruise ship shower because I could stand there for half-an-hour with hot water running on my aching neck and shoulders. I’m limited in my trailer home; the hot water tank doesn’t last long.

Speaking of my trailer home: The RV repairman is due this afternoon to (hopefully) reverse my RV refrigerator from “hot”  to cold.  Fifty-seven degrees inside the refrigerator at ten-thirty. Obviously, I don’t have anything stored in that refrigerator.

“Hot” and humid Memorial Day weekend is predicted. “Hot and sweaty” when I came indoors but made another cup of hot coffee to enjoy as I prepare this message.

Glad to report I got a good night’s sleep (for the first time in two weeks [or more]). Even with the air-conditioner running twenty-four hours a day, I awaken “hot” a couple of times.

Check back because I may think of another “hot” news topic.

Refrigerator RV repairman

The wacky world of computers!! I processed the new pictures (in Picasa) and tried a “test.” For some unknown unexplainable reason, I was able to insert pictures into a blog message. “It’s a miracle?”  There’s still a major problem (!!) because I fought a difficult battle for each picture. As I prepared to “publish,”  the pictures were suddenly deleted!! I was forced to reconstruct the message. ~~ Now we wait to see if the refrigerator gets cold. ~~

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Happy Wednesday

Time to walk away from the computer?

I’m still struggling with this computer but can’t shift to the newer computer. This six-year-old computer has photography software (Picasa) and years of pictures. Likewise all the vast collection of “clip art.” ~~ Time to unpack the suitcase and do laundry!! Time to drive into Livingston for groceries.

After publishing this message, I surveyed the earlier messages. After all my work to prepare “organized” pictures, I see disorganization. My sincere apology for (in my humble opinion) unsatisfactory blog messages. Perhaps another “problem” I can attribute to this computer?? Or “ignoramus” old lady??

Yours truly is experiencing problems inserting actual pictures into a blog message. “Clip art” is still accessible. Round and round I go trying to resolve the extremely frustrating computer problem. I’m reading “help” menus, I’m searching for answers.

Good and bad news ?!

Because of computer problems, I can’t copy links to this message. I suggest you do a Google search for Zultanite and read the details of the rare stone. I was attracted to the gemstone during a seminar on the cruise ship. I nearly had a heart attack when I heard the prices on the ship. On one of the islands, at a shop at the end of the pier, I saw Zultanite at a more reasonable price. Later, back on the ship, a salesman in the jewelry store said it was a fake.

Another island, another shop, I was drawn to this ring that resembles a ring I loved, and lost. This ring was within my budget but the earrings were “too expensive.”

Another island, another shop, and a salesman suggested my birthstone.


Preparing for the cruise, trying on pretty (old, neglected) clothes, packing jewelry, I felt “ladylike.” Seated in a fine dining room, linen tablecloth, fine dishes, and glassware, I was elevated beyond the shabby clothes worn at home working in my garden. I was no longer an “orphan adult”  looking for her “Intentional Community.”

Quite possibly, I bought “costume jewelry” at jewelry store prices. The rings are pretty and I hope for opportunities to wear and enjoy.