Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday!

Have you ever had one of those days when everything seemed to just go right? Everything you touched worked out? Today was one of those days and it felt great!

My computer got a virus in it and my husband was able to delete it. He decided to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 and then I no longer had internet access. He couldn't figure out what to do. Well, perhaps he could have, but he doesn't have the patience that I do. He told me to call Geek Squad, which I did, and made an appointment for tomorrow morning. The minimum house call is $129.99! I casually asked the agent if I could uninstall Internet Explorer 8 and restore my original settings. He said I could try that and then install Firefox, which I did, and it totally worked! I think my hubby was surprised at my persistence and patience. When I canceled the appt. with Geek Squad the gal asked me why I was canceling. I said, "Because I fixed it myself. Not too bad for a 60 year old lady, don't you think?" She laughed and commended me for fixing it. (I'm not 60 yet ...)

We've been putting off getting Dieter dogs nails clipped. I went up to Pet Smart and bought a tool to do it myself. They explained what to do and it worked wonderful and I saved myself more money. (And, I didn't even draw blood!)

Then I had a vinyl fence guy come out to give me a bid for my back yard. Ouch ... I'm going to have to get a job soon to pay for that.

I've also been trying to figure out how to convert video AVI files to a format that will download faster and easier in my blog. I'm going to try it now to see if it works. If it works I'll feel like Midas with the golden touch! If not ... I'll keep trying until I get it figured out.

We're having a family reunion in Eden tomorrow through Saturday. I'm looking forward to being with the kids and grandkids. We've got a lot of activities planned and a beautiful house that we've rented so we can all stay together. I'm trying out some recipes that you've submitted for our cookbook. Can't wait to share them with you.

Hmmm ... should a compressed video that's only 6 minutes take so long to download? Not sure if this is going to work. I'll wait a little longer before I cancel the task. Cancelled the task. Guess my Midas touch ran out around 10:00 p.m. Time for bed!

True story ... I ordered a Subway for dinner tonight ... all the veggies, grilled chicken breast, and NO green peppers. I told the clerk that I would like a foot long. He asked, "Will that be a 6 inch or a 12 inch?" Duh ...!


Butternut Sage Designs said...

I loved your story all the way through and felt your accomplishment with the computer. (I too will play with it as long as I don't need it NOW, then all my patience is out the window, where I want to throw the computer!) So, I didn't have a comment to make until your last sentence! GEEEESH! that's all I have to say ;)...Have a great reunion weekend Linda!

Maureen said...

I love reading your blog always put a smile on my face and today I laughed right out loud at that last bit!! Thanks for being you!

Holly said...

Did you try importing your AVI files into windows movie maker and then change them to a WMV file.. That should compress them.. You can also do a search online for programs that do it too.. Some are free.

Good luck with your surgery! I got a realize band myself in Nov of 08'.. My doctor is a no carb doctor though.. so my pre-surgery diet wasn't so bad..I just couldn't have carbs to shrink my liver. Hang in there it will all be worth it.

crazy savages said...

Linda, I changed my computer stuff over to Firefox. I really like it. The Explorer program kept crashing right in the middle of stuff.
One thing a computer man told me is that windows will be changing their system from Vista to something else at the beginning of the year. When we had to get this new computer, none and I mean NONE of my softwear including my printer would work on Vista. I HATE it.
Have a fun time this week end. Glad you got a house, to keep yourselves out of the rain!!!
(Miss said it was raining again today)