Right after I say I’m ready to take up the “pen” again, I crash down the stairs at my son’s place, and break a small bone in my knee and tear up the ankle. (Despite the intense pain, I hobbled, or really, hoppled into the car to one of our favorite ice cream places to film my granddaughter’s enjoyment of her first cone. Strawberry. I had peach . . . oho, yummm! Then I went off to the ER.)
So next, my PC crashed. Video card, hard drives and keyboard all fried. First the card. Get that replaced, and the hard drives kicked the bucket. So, of course, as soon as I finally had those installed, the keyboard turned belly up. Auuugggghhhhh! Usually I have some spare keyboard somewhere to use for the time being. Thing is, I have no idea where the little usb thingies for them are. I gave my last wired keyboard away a long time ago. Shouldn’t’ve done that!
Needless to say, my good intentions got derailed. Some people are able to set up shop on whatever surface is available and go on. Maybe even do better than ever. I wish my brain would let me do that. But–alas . . . it does not. I need my space at my PC. I think better in front of the screen now that I’ve gotten so used to it. I’m a basket case without that. Hahaha!
Pain pretty much made the first few weeks, ohh, tons of fun! Not! We live in a very tiny space, so there’s not too many spots to comfortably park a leg somewhere. But that’s all I’ll say about all that.
Happily I’ve healed, and finally I had the means to upgrade my PC. It needs a little more TLC, but for now, it’s good to go.
With Windows 8.1 Pro. My thoughts were, Whoa! This is DIFFERENT! (And that all rhymes . . . mostly. Heh! Unintentionally!) Anyway, I’m slogging through it. It hasn’t gotten me all down on it, but it is a learning curve for sure. If the planned new version scores higher with users, I’ll likely switch. But for now, it’s okay.
Along with getting my writing projects going again, my summer plans had been to walk off some weight with my pups–who also need to slim down a bit, bike ride some more of that weight off, go tubing, zip-lining, maybe find a horse to ride for a few hours, and get our little place a great makeover.
Well, I did get to zip-line and find a horse to ride for a few hours. Wish I had pics of both those events, but I don’t. I know. Missed opportunities. I was so sore from not having ridden in years, that it was all I could do to walk once I slipped down off my three story tall Quarter horse, Tigger. Not really my horse, of course. I would own something more my size, I’m sure. Did both those things on our Sisters Bucket List Get Together in mid September. No water activities. The weather didn’t quite want to co-operate. Our usual mini golf excursion had a surprise ending. While it seemed as if my youngest sister, Cyndy, would be the grand winner–as usual–I tied with her. Made my day, I can tell you! On the hand, our middle sister did a lot of whining and crying! Yes, she hasn’t won a game yet since we started these get togethers in 1997. Apparently, I’ve won once–can’t remember when, but Laura assures me that I did– but Cyndy has trounced us soundly most every year.
I don’t care. It’s simply for the fun of it for me. We have a lot of laughs together. Maybe Laura will get her wish next year.
The place is still in need of renovations, although a couple minor things have been done. I’d like to create a more private space for writing, and put the eating space back in the kitchen. Not sure how that’s going to work out.
In any case, I’m renewing my determination to get some writing done!