Thursday, August 20, 2009

I'm Baaaaack!

Have you noticed my sporadic blogging this summer?

Well, two words can sum it up best...computer crashed!

It was a slow death...one that started back in June. Mind you, this is my NEW desktop computer that we are talking about!

After many headaches, wasted time on the phone with different software/security/digital phone/cable providers, etc. we saved ourselves the expense of having to ship the computer to Texas to be "fixed" and had an IT professional from from the local corporate world work on it. It only took Jim one afternoon!

All fixed...the only problem is that everything is gone. Not my pics...b/c those have been backed-up externally and also stored off site. But gone are all my digital scrapbooking kits that I purchased and all the freebies that I downloaded. Now I know why they recommend saving and storing off to a CD!!!

Anyway, we removed Windows Vista and installed XP and I haven't had a single problem this week. I am back to facebooking and blogging! YEAH!!! Can't wait to get those SUMMER vacation photos, 1st day of school pics, and this weekend's boating/camping trip posted!

So, if I haven't been visiting you lately, you now know why! I could only blog/visit when I could use my husband's work computer, and that wasn't often! (My husband swears I "ruined" the computer from blogging/digital scrapbooking, but I disagree!) Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things!

P.S. TWO MAJOR EVENTS COMING UP...Someone's turning 40, ;) and Eli's open heart surgery is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4th (Labor Day weekend)!!!

8 comments:

  1. I´ve heard that Windows vista only means problems. Does anyone like vista at all? I have XP and it seldome has problems. But my computor is really old now, eight years I think it is and is getting slower and slower so it´s time t buy something else. I´m thinking of getting something else than windows though, perhaps a macintosh.
    Have a great day now!
    Christer.

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  2. I can't believe you lost all of your digital scrapbooking stuff. Yikes! I'm going to go back mine up right now. Thanks for the heads up.

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  3. Welcome back sweetie! I'm so glad to hear yall are ok! I to have heard nothing good about windows vista! Sorry you lost all your stuff. :( I am going tow ork on backing up this weekend for sure! I will continue to pray for your sweet nephew! Your family has been on my heart! Hugs and Blessings,

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  4. Valerie--

    It's soo good to hear from you.
    We haven't had too many problems
    with Vista??? Sorry to hear about your losses that's tough.
    Come by and see me soon.
    PS--Did you get my e-mail before
    your computer died?
    Have a great weekend!
    Melinda

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  5. Welcome back! Sorry to hear of your computer troubles. You were most likely too busy with the little ones this summer to miss it much, except for all the things you've lost. You asked about my photos on my post today, I don't use Photoshop. I use a free photo editing program called Picasa that you can download straight to your computer. I love it. I also used Photobucket to alter the color of the flower, it was originally purple. Hope this helps!

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  6. Bummer about the computer issues. I'm glad to see your doing good. I will pray for Eli!

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  7. Hey,
    Jeff said to just got to the sites you got all the scrapbooking stuff from and redownload them all. Not a problem. If you paid for them they have record and yooou can get it all back.

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  8. Hi..and here I also see Christer! I think we are fans of his blog! :)

    Thank you so much for the heads up on backing up my computer. I have no idea how to do it..but I am going to learn. I have Vista and it was a pain for the first few months. I spent over eight hours on the phone to some foreign country once..and by the time it was over I was crying! I even had to ask to go potty! I didn't eat..it was horrible.
    Yep..I need to back up!

    Your children are adorable. So cute to see your little one starting school. I remember it well!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

Valerie