The Computer Ate My Time

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It feels like i've been away from here for months - but I guess it really is just a few days. So many of my recent posts have been complaints about the computer and since I was still growling, it seemed best to just be quiet.

This new computer is eating DAYS of my life! Between trying to figure out how to make it work properly and getting all the files transferred, it has taken over. Today I discovered that my printer will no longer scan - no drivers or some darn thing.

Anyway... I'm sick of hearing me grumble.

So instead, I'll report on my Sunday adventure.

Early in the morning my son called to ask if I wanted to go to the woods in search of huckleberries. I looked at the work on my desk and the floor that needed to be vacuumed and the garden that needed weeding, and said "Yes!"

So I got to spend a pleasant few hours with one of my favorite people in the universe - my kid.

We didn't find any berries, but we did a lot of driving on old logging roads, some of which had potholes hiding in the shadows, so we nearly bounced our heads on the ceiling. Every now and then we'd come around a corner and get a view of the mountains on the other side of the valley. We're pretty sure that's where the berries were.

Some of the hair-pin corners are amazing. I can't quite figure out how they get a big long logging truck bent around them. Those drivers must have nerves of steel.

I took some pictures, and they're in here somewhere. Unfortunately, they're hiding. I found them, really I did, and I think I even reduced the size so I could upload them. And twice I saved them in my "Active Rain" file.  But when I tried to find them from here... Nope. Not happening. They aren't there.

I've never had so much trouble saving files and getting them in the right places... even back when I was first learning to use a computer it wasn't this difficult.

By the time I figure out how to find my way around in Windows 7, I'm sure it will be obsolete.

But I forgot all about it and had fun last Sunday!


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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

sorry to hear about your computer.  But, glad you spend the day looking for huckleberries.  How fun.  I don't think I even know what those are.  I don't think we have those here.

Aug 24, 2011 10:15 PM #1
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning sounds like you are going to be glued to the seat getting those files transferred.  No advertisement meant here but I backed up on my files on Carbonite.  Had my laptop stolen in a burglary at the office.  I bought a new laptop clicked on Carbonite and all the files were transferred in just a few hours.  Have a great day

Aug 24, 2011 11:23 PM #2
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Marte - good for you running away spending time with your son - that is golden time spent - memories to treasure.  I hate it when my times gets eaten up by my computer,  Good luck for a great and trouble free day!  

Aug 24, 2011 11:28 PM #3
Bill Blankenship
Lisa Von Domek & Associates, LLC / Real Living Real Estate Group - Midlothian, TX

Good morning Marte,

Good luck with your computer, and a big Hoo-Ray for taking time with your most important asset, family!

Aug 25, 2011 01:08 AM #4
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Marte just because patience is a virtue doesn’t mean it is always fun. Once you get the hang of Windows 7 I think you will really like it.

Aug 25, 2011 04:53 AM #5
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

Debbie - Huckleberries are similar to blueberries, only better. They're not cultivated - they grow wild.

James - That sounds like a good idea!

Barbara - Thanks. I do treasure my time with either of my boys. And today WILL be better, because I'm concentrating on writing - getting work finished for my clients. That's a lot less stressful.

Lisa - Yes, family is what matters. And I'm very fortunate in having sons that want to spend time with me - I know people who never hear from their kids and I feel sorry for them.

David - I sure hope you're right! Patience is one of those virtues I work at but haven't quite perfected.

Aug 25, 2011 05:17 AM #6
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