Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Back on Line

I'm back on line and on the computer. Actually, I was on line when the computer was away to the shop by going on other computers elsewhere. Or on my phone. I was charged for 4 hours of work, but the fix took them, they said, over 40 hours. No wonder they aren't making a good living at this work! After I got the computer back, I still had to go in and get lots of the data and files from my portable hard drive, and copy them back to the clean hard drive in the computer. I also had to make sure all the old emails and contact lists were reinstalled, as well as some programs that I use. Very time consuming.
What I learned: If you get a pop-up that might look like it is from Microsoft or some other supposedly trusted site, that doesn't mean that it is legitimate. I knew right away that what I had was a fake. The mistake I made was trying to click the X to get rid of it. DON'T DO THAT. Just shut down the computer in the normal way, immediately. The computer tech told me he had the same pop-up the day before I picked up the computer. It infected the hard drive as well as my external back up drive. What a mess.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dealing with addiction withdrawl

My computer is in the shop due to a virus . Actually  it seems to have several hundred viruses. I was told that the technician thought it was fixed a couple of times but then when he rebooted the machine, the viruses were back, and he can't pinpoint the actual bad file.

So, I AM reading blogs I like through another  computer , using a feed reader, but posting any comments is difficult and takes too many slow steps.

Whenever I get my computer back, I'll either be happily weaned off of my blog and commentary addiction or I'll be even hungrier to get back on the web for real time reading.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

A former Rep governor discusses the situation in Wisconsin

Words from a true, well respected, statesman.
A thoughtful discussion here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Busy days

I am firmly in the sandwich generation.  Mom turned 93 yesterday.  And on Monday, my youngest gave birth to a  baby girl, my first granddaughter.  I've been blessed with two grandboys before.  Well, I've been with my daughter in another state for a couple of weeks, helping her out.  We thought that most of it would be before the birth, but they are still in the hospital.  So so far, I can't say I've been all that busy, but just supportive.  I did get to see my granddaughter being born! 

Another highlight of this trip is that I see mountains, mountains and more mountains every day.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Monday, December 27, 2010

Subject: Seniors' Texting Codes

ATD: At The Doctor's 
BTW: Bring The Wheelchair 
BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
CBM: Covered By Medicare
CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center
DWI: Driving While Incontinent
FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers
FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
FYI: Found Your Insulin
GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!
GHA: Got Heartburn Again
IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
LOL: Living On Lipitor
LWO: Lawrence Welk's On
OMMR: On My Massage Recliner   
ROFL... CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up   
TTYL: Talk To You Louder
WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?
WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again
WTP: Where's The Prunes?
WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil

The Power of Twenty Dollar(s)

How far will the money go? A church follows the scriptural lesson.

Sunday, December 19, 2010