What’s old is new ?!

“What goes around, comes around.” I recognize that “down on my knees” crawling around… is too difficult for this old lady. The answer: Rearrange furniture. From the cargo trailer, a folding table that dates back to 1978-1979. (I distinctly remember a computer keyboard and monitor on the table with “tower” computer  CPU underneath.) For seventeen months, I’ve been bumping my knees against the shelving–or sitting sideways (very uncomfortable).  Now, plugging router, computers, and extension back-ups, into uninterrupted power supply is convenient. (My APC UPS is [likewise] very old. But “old” works well for this old lady.)


Notice that this little table is a better height for my “every day” computer. I should have made this change months ago. However, so many other projects demanding my attention!! ~~ No, I won’t have both computers on at the same time; this was “staged” for photos. ~~ Someday, Lord willing, I’ll return to the scanning project.

Time to process, and clean up, the clutter created by the move.

A Bit Personal

That’s the name of the computer repair shop where a “miracle worker” resurrected the life of my two laptop computers. It took hours… and I watched Tim as he swiftly took keystrokes to wipe out virus, and uninstall burdensome programs I must have unwittingly invited into my computer.  One of my frustrations, of late: Microsoft updates would fail to install and caused program problems. So Tim approached the problem time and time again. ***LORRAINE’S EXTREMELY IMPRESSED WITH TIM”S KNOWLEDGE and INTEGRITY.*** I recommend you contact him when you need repairs. With your Internet connection, he can “do” remotely; you don’t have to drive to Onalaska, Texas. My mileage: Thirty-nine miles round-trip. ~~ Remember my frustration because I could not get into my “locked” Dell computer? Tim had the software to unlock, and he does that service “free of charge.” I was prepared to pay for five hours of expertise. Tim refused my stack of twenty-dollar bills and insisted he would only accept for one hour labor. ~~ While I was there, numerous senior folks came in with problems and they received swift courteous service. Obviously “seniors” have found that Tim is the man to turn to. I’m so grateful a “senior” friend told **me** where to turn for help.  ~~ Write down his number on a “post it” note; attach to your computer so you can contact Tim in time of need.



A computer repair customer shared information about eating establishments in the area. I liked the idea of the nearby “Mom & Pop”  restaurant. The “loaded baked potato” sounded good, and it tasted extremely delicious!! (Big enough for two meals.) ~~ I came directly home because too hot to maneuver in and out of stores.


“Too pooped to pop !!”

“Too tired to walk” and/or other trite expressions. Continually, I’m tired because a good night’s sleep eludes me. Yesterday morning, I was up at four because wide awake (and no sense that I’d go back to sleep). Exhausted, and sleepy,  I went to bed at 8:45 last night. However, in bed, no longer sleepy and awhile before I went to sleep. Wide awake at 11:11 and up for water and bathroom. Long time getting back to sleep and then awake at 12:50. Brief sleep and “up” two more times. Then wide, wide awake at exactly 7:00 (so I can watch the Today show on NBC). I’ve tried various sleep aids (ZzzQuil, etc.) and they are not beneficial. I refuse to take prescription drugs. (That’s my sob story and I’m sticking to it [lol].) Furthermore, to set the record straight, I don’t “watch” the Today show; I “listen” while I create blog messages or manipulate information on Ancestry.com.

I’m grateful to Jeff Rossen for valuable (Today) information. He explained how to stop Google tracking our activity (and I followed his instructions). Remember, I recently searched for solutions to my computer problems? Since then, a dozen (or more) “pop up” ads (every day) from companies trying to sell computer repair software programs. That’s why McAfee found me and the McAfee software still isn’t working. If I weren’t so tired…, I’d take both laptops to a repairman. (I hoped I could resolve the problems.)

After the rain, it would be a good time to burn some of the limbs–but I’ll procrastinate.

OK. OK, on the Internet, I purchased the software to unlock the lost password. I spent the morning trying to install it on the other laptop computer. Failure after failure. I tried to send an email message to the “support” email address, on their website, BUT IT DIDN’T WORK. Second, I copied the message to the email that confirmed my purchase and that “bounced.” I’m exactly where I was a few hours ago, a few days ago, but I’m a few dollars poorer. (Their phone number doesn’t work either.)

On a positive note: Phone call from the doctor’s office and second test indicates all OK. On a humorous note: Doctor said to get a lot of exercise and watch my diet. I believe I’m faithful in both areas.

Did you miss my weather reports??

They’re back!! ~~ Doctor said “lots of exercise” so I spent forty-five minutes picking up more limbs, etc., etc. Too hot so I was forced back indoors. When I walked to the mailbox, I noticed fallen limbs in my neighbor’s yard. Noticing that he was gone, I picked up… and cut up, and added to the stack near my fire barrel. I scouted my yard(s) again and found limbs blown in from another neighbor’s yard. But I want to focus on “little things make me so happy.” Look at the new growth….

The tree that I “butchered”  recently when I was working to remove the massive growth of vines tangled in tree limbs.