Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sunday Babbling

I guess, I'll just ramble a bit this morning. I don't really have anything particular on my mind but feel like typing some words anyway. Am I the only one who ever feels that way?

It looks like a nice Sunday out there. It's sunny, and temperatures will be in the mid-teens F this afternoon, so it's time to get out for a walk. Somehow, what we plan to do every day (i.e. go for a walk) doesn't get done on many days. In fact, I think we've been sedentary for three days now although I have worked out once in that time. We have recently heard that there are some walking trails out on the edge of town, so maybe we'll try to find them. The directions weren't terribly clear to me, but I can get to the general area anyway.

What I have been doing is getting very frustrated at/by the computer. It has the tendency to shut down with no advance warning when I am working on it,particularly when I am working with Photoshop. At first, I thought it was a heat issue. I work on a large screen laptop, and, sometimes, laptops do have heat issues. So I forked out money for a cooling pad — a device that has fans to help keep the machine cool. But it's just gotten worse, so it isn't a heat problem. Next, I suppose shall try adding more memory (as Photoshop is very memory-intensive program). Although I should do that (add memory) regardless, I suspect the problem is deeper than that. I do not look forward to taking it in somewhere or reformatting and starting over, but it may come to that.

Meanwhile, I will continue to be somewhat frustrated in my attempts to get things done. While I can usually type and surf the net without too much problem, the things that I shall call work for want of a better word are problematic: work such as restoring a photo for our nice neighbour. It's a school picture of her son but has faded and been splattered over the years. Since it is both her favourite and her son's, I would like to help her/them out.I think I can, but it's really difficult to make headway when the computer keeps crashing. Sometimes I laugh; sometimes I cry; sometimes I bang my head against the wall; one time I may pitch the things out of this second story window — without bothering to open it first!

The women had a baby shower for Butterfly yesterday. Two of her friends and their spouses drove all the way across province from our former hometown to hold it for her. That's sure committed friendship because it's a six hour drive — at speeding best; it was certainly more than six hours for Cuppa and me when we used to make that trip, but, of course, I was greatly impeded by the necessity of making many more pit stop than the young ones are required to. Since I wasn't there at the shower, not anywhere remotely proximate, I won't try to talk about it, but I presume that Cuppa will write about it at some point in time — and possibly post photos (do ya think?). Cuppa had to leave early, so we'll head over to Butterfly's later to properly and thoroughly examine the various gifts. For whatever reason, Cuppa must actually touch something in order to see it, and she didn't get a chance to do that yesterday.

So, that's what I have to say when I don't have anything to say.

11 comments:

Pam said...

I was given a lap top for Christmas to make working on the computer easier and more convenient. I was lucky, knowing what kind of work I like to do, they got me gobs of space.

The computer I had before the one I have in my studio now, totally crashed. Kaput. And it took all my files that hadn't been burned to a disc with it. Yup, I cried.

Dee said...

I hope you get your computer problem solved. I know our first one did that alot when it needed an upgrade in memory. When we got this last one, I made sure I got more memory on it. It works great. *knock on wood*

Gina said...

Ours does the same thing sometimes, and it doesn't even have the excuse of being a laptop!

Hope you are feeling better, AC.

Steffi said...

Problems with a computer are always very terrible.I hope your computer is okay now!

Bye,Steffi

Cathy said...

Oh, that makes me shudder. Having a glitchy computer is akin to experiencing new glitches in my memory. It can't bode well. On the other hand - one can always get a new computer. If only I could get upgrade my brain.

Laurie said...

Doubling the memory on my computer fixed the problem. I hope it does on yours too.

PBS said...

Hmmm, I left a comment and it looks like it didn't take. Let's see, what did I say? I've been looking to buy a wireless laptop but have no idea what type to get. Hope yours gets fixed up without a lot of money or hassle.

Ginnie said...

Wow...imagine if you'd had anything to say! Keep smiling.

Coll said...

There is very little that I can think of that is more frustrating than a computer that quits on you half way through a project. I have never owned a lap top so know very little about them.. but I do think my next computer will be one. I really like the portability.

Do you suppose it could be the PhotoShop program, itself? Do you think reloading the program might be an option? Just a thought.

mreddie said...

For having nothing to say, I think you expressed yourself very well. ec

Maria said...

Even when you don't have anything to say, you say it nicely. A good trait in a man.....