Sunday, March 07, 2010

How not to go nuts...

My email program wasn´t working. I wasn´t receiving any emails at all and I thought that was highly suspicious. I know that none of you ignore me for that long. Your comments to my posts come to me by email, so I knew there had to be something there. I finally called the help desk after I couldn´t figure it out for myself and a very nice young man and I worked the whole thing out together and got everything working again as it should and it wasn´t an easy job. So, he is well worth his money and somebody ought to say that to his boss. Too bad I didn´t think of it until later and I didn´t catch his name.

Did I tell you yet that there was no word processor program and that I downloaded Open Office in American English? It is freeware. I don´t know why they are giving it away, but they are. You can get it in many languages. Oh yes, I added a weather forecast to my status bar, so now I don´t have to look out the window to see what the weather is like. It is 1C and the sun is shining.

Anyway, after I got the email program to work again, I got a slew of emails and comments and my heart knew such happiness. It was a true cornucopia. Then I got very busy answering them all and I probably didn't do them justice necause there were so many of them. I promise to write very long and thoughtful answers in the future.

I did end up taking a nap on the sofa, which was to be expected after I had so little sleep, but I woke up quite refreshed after an hour and a half. I guess that was all I needed to get my second wind. Needless to say, I did not vacuum the sofa today, that was a half assed plan that I'm not capable of bringing to fruition. I will do that later this week after I've had a good night's sleep. It was cute that I thought I could do it. Oh, what silly ideas I get!

I've got to organize myself a bit for tomorrow, because there are things I need to do, such as make copies of a bunch of paperwork and get all of that in the mail and prepare a paper swap, the last one I'm participating in, because they turn out to be a lot of work and an expensive hobby. Tyke needs to go to the vet tomorrow afternoon and the Exfactor is also coming over and he can help me with some things that have me stumped about the computer, such as where do I put the installation CD's? I see a slot that they ought to go in, but no way to get one in. It is very strange! Doubtlessly, he will have the solution. I'm counting on it. I did get everything else right, so it's okay if I don't know this. I can be a helpless female sometimes to the deferment of the Exfactor's superior technical mind.

Oh, the sun is shining on Tyke's window where he always looks out and I haven't cleaned it yet. It is a mess. I must get out the glass cleaner and polish it right now. The whole neighnorhood will be digusted with me. Well, that will be a household job that can't wait.

Have a lovely evening and remember, a new computer will make you forget your obligations, so don't be in a hurry to get one. Or take a week's vacation and then play with it. Have your better half provide you with provisions, because you won't have time to eat. And you will neglect your children.



VioletSky said...

Blogger wasn't sending me my email notices for several week... how I missed them. I like to feel a little connected, too!

Now am off to enjoy another sunshiny day.

VioletSky said...

now see, without those email notices, I wouldn't have realized we were visiting each other at the same moment!

Babaloo said...

How good that you're back online with your emails!

But don't know that you shouldn't clean a window when the sun is actually shining on it? It'll make you mad because all the streaks will show up and you'll feel like Sysiphos. (My spell check clearly doesn't know Sysiphos. Either that or it's spelled differently from what I remember.

Gail said...

Glad you are up and running. I hope you got all my witty comments and replys!

Wisewebwoman said...

It is often the simplest of things that can drive us nuts or keep us fussing for hours and hours and lose track of time. I was trying to fix this electric fire in my office, it kept shorting out, I turned off printers and scanners and it still kept shorting out and finally (after days and days of frustration) I examined the electrical cord. Frayed and burned. Well duh. Replaced cord. Bingo....

Bernie said...

You have done very well, and with so little sleep....I'd be hopeless without my 8 hours......:-) Hugs

frazzledsugarplummum said...

So funny. Great that you got back online. The computer is great for isolated people. Gives us the whole world at our finger tips. We all like it here. Probably too much.