Saturday, June 11, 2016


Since I have moaned and groaned and whined and whinged about my computer for more than month, I am here to tell you that I am back on board with a new one.

Due to back problems, I went into town two weeks later than I had intended and dropped a wad of cash and here we are -- working from the computer rather than the iPad, which makes life so much easier. Mind you, I'm terribly glad to have had the iPad, especially during my convalescence with my back. As previously posted, the hours with Longmire were a great diversion.

It has been three weeks since my back went out, which brings to mind the joke: "I am so old that my back goes out more than I do." While it's not 100% (and never will be), I am getting around reasonably well as I continue to exercise restraint, which is pretty much it for exercise right about now.

Back (unintended pun) to the computer: it takes a little work to get a new one up and running, but I have my main programs on, and I have my files available on an external hard drive. At USB3 speeds the load time is pretty darn good. They are on the external drive until I figure out how I want to organize them on this new system.

Meanwhile, during the past week, our drought has broken. On one day, we received more rain than we had in the previous 47 days, and it is raining again this morning. The downside is that the grandkids are camping this weekend or are supposed to be.

Early on in my back problems, before they became so bad, I accompanied Sue to the nursery and stayed on the sidelines taking pictures and video clips. This clip (see Sue do all of the work) is of our arrival and planting back home. I was experimenting with a feature where you take one photo, but the camera (somehow) takes a few seconds of video leading up to the photo. It then magically puts the clips together. It seems like an excellent way to record a day without much work, and it keeps the clip fairly short too.


Shammickite said...

That must be her special gardening hat!

TexWisGirl said...

she's so cute.

glad you have a new pc and are up and running.

ADRIAN said...

Good luck with the new machine. I have mine built and delivered as it works out cheaper and i can spend money on the spec I want. I spend the money available on RAM and Graphics cards the rest is cheap enough anyway.

Marie Smith said...

Glad you are back on-line the way you want. Interesting video and photos, a more accurate portrayal of photos freezing a moment in time.

KGMom said...

Glad you are back (pun intended).
What is your new machine?

Donna said...

Goodness Ac! Back problems are no fun! Hope you're doing better today!
Yes, what machine did you get?

Ginnie said...

Enjoy your new computer ! As to back problems ... I can sympathize with you. It's no fun and plagues me every day.

Vicki Lane said...

I have one of those backs and have to be careful -- which is annoying. Computer problems are less painful but even more annoying.