Sunday, May 20, 2012


As I mentioned before my laptop has been acting up...well it's possessed.  Hard drive was replaced and it came with a mind of it's own!   I can't control the mouse/cursor at all.  Was on phone with Dell support for two hours, mostly on hold.  I think they just didn't want to deal with me and all my complaints.  Finally, when I was off hold I asked to speak with the supervisor, so Aaron, the supervisor, gets on the line and I'm talking over him and he so kindly asks me to listen.  I didn't and said I have heard it all and I'm done listening.  I want a new laptop, not a refurbished piece of crap.  He finally figured out there was nothing more he could offer and agreed.  Of course he has to submit, talk to, beg or whatever to get the next level of command to agree and send me a new laptop.  So far the motherboard, fan, video card, usb ports, keyboard, hard drive and software have been replaced...I'm asking him what more is left to replace?  Not to forget all the time I've wasted.  Now I gotta wait, again.  I told Aaron, the supervisor how disappointed I am in Dell and this may be the last product I ever buy from them and I will certainly discourage anyone else from ever buying a Dell product.  I don't think Aaron the supervisor could care less but you know the conversation is recorded so I could tell it was a challenge to give the appropriate responses.  The computer tech told me he hates working with Dell Support, I agree.
This morning Tom handed me his laptop, knowing I was gonna have laptop withdrawal issues.  haha
I think today is a good day to spend in the pool and craft studio.....

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dear Blog, I'm sorry I've been neglecting you,

You would think someone like me, retired and all, would have nothing but time on her hands to devote endless hours to her blog....but as it turns out I haven't of late.  You may remember back in March I was having problems with my laptop, anyways the problems continue.  It's like this laptop has a mind of it's own.  I've been spending time backing up all my photos, music and misc files.  What a big job.  I need to go buy another external storage drive.  I'm pretty organized but good organization takes concentration, too.  Computer people told me today we'll be replacing the hard drive, so that means I'm gonna be backing up a few more things!  I'll be starting over with a brand new system...ugh!  But I like my system the way it is.  That means, making lists of software and information,  reinstalling software, setting up my Favorites, on & on.  But on the positive more laptop problems!!! (keep your fingers crossed).  Because of all this I haven't been downloading or playing with any photos of the things I've been doing.  Today for example is the first day of Sweet Salvage sale!  I'm heading over there to check out the goodies.  I'm going to a happy hour for another person who is retiring, yeah!  I have lots of goodies to photograph that I came home with, fun fun...  I've been to the movies and watching DVD's, some good, some not so good.  The Avengers, thumbs up.  The Vow, ummm,
So, Dear Blog, I hope to be back soon with really cool stuff to write about.  Promise.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bowling pin update.....

Leaving Nebraska....

what an adventure it's been so far.....


This is Diana.  We graduated high school in 1975 and haven't seen each other until that day.  It was so funny how neither of really remember too many classmates, but we remember each other.  We did some catching up in our brief visit, but there's more stories and laughs to be had.  She's making some big changes in her life and I wished her well.  We promise to stay in touch .... why not, I say...she's way cool.  I love it when good things happen.


It's nice to be home, even it means unloading MINI Lula, unpacking suitcases and boxes.  It took me a couple of days to get back in the groove of things.  Laundry, cleaning and endless dusting.  Already met up with some friends and got caught up some on what's been going on.  It's warm out and the pool is inviting, once I cleaned it.  Love being home.

I've been dying to get into the craft studio.  I so many ideas and gifts to make.  I think I'll make it in there tonight.  I need to sort through photos and post them soon.

Enjoy your day....

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Heading west, heading home,

I don't like goodbyes, but I do like heading home.  I'll be stopping in on a friend in Colorado that I haven't seen since high school.  On a whim I contacted her and asked if I could stop in and visit.  She gladly said yes.  I'm excited to see her.  I'm also meeting up with Tom in Denver, yeah!  We'll be meeting up with some college friends and I'm really excited to see them, it's been way too long. 
I did some really cool things on this trip.  I was able to find a good high school friend and her husband who live in the middle of nowhere.  I did get a treasure from them, too.  haha   Good thing I MINImized my luggage because MINI Lula is packed full with all kinds of goodies and treasures.  I decided to wait until I unpack in Arizona to share photos.  I have stories to share and photos to show you.  I plan to get busy in my craft studio as soon as get home...I have tons of ideas!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day!

I remember making May Day baskets, fill them with candy and the funnest part was leaving them on a boy's door, knocking and running...just hoping they would run after me.What's so weird is most of my friends in Arizona have never heard of this fun tradition.  They haven't ever herad of May Day fun, period.  They have no idea what they missed out on.

Internet Photo - Will Merydith