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2009/303: She’s Back!

Back to blogging, that is! So be sure to check out Melissa’s blog from time to time. She would really appreciate it if you left her a comment, too.
(Hey Doreen, when is Buddy getting his own blog?)



My new computer came on Monday, and Greg was sweet enough to hook it up for me on Tuesday. Been working to get everything back on there that I had on the old one. I’m getting there, but I’m still not done. But, I’m pretty sure I got everything OFF the old computer that I needed to copy to the new one. Too late now, if I forgot something, because Greg destroyed it yesterday and put it in the trash.

Rest in peace, you dusty old thing.

A Good Day

…to back up my photos! I’m terrible when it comes to backing up my pictures and only do it maybe twice a year, but I came across a fun blog the other day (Ivoryhut or A Half hour a day, I can’t remember which one of you posted that – check out both their blogs (see links on my blog roll), they’re a fun read!) and saw a reminder about backing up your files. Then my lovely computer started making a really scary noise when I started it up, and I thought I better back up this year’s pictures, just in case. Better safe than sorry!

Out with the old… in with the new

The UPS man dropped off a new monitor last week…. well, two. One for Greg and one for me.  Got them both assembled as soon as I got them out of the box and then waited for Greg to come home from work, to hook them up. No problems with Greg’s, but mine was a whole different story.  I was soo disappointed at first because nothing looked right! Not just the colors/brightness/contrast, but the picture itself. Everything was stretched sideways and my sun logo looked like someone sat on it. Nothing we did fixed the problem. Oh, and I should mention that during installation something killed my USB and both the keyboard and mouse weren’t working. Thankfully Greg was able to fix that, but that still left me with a really awful picture. I was ready to take the new monitor back and use my old one again.

Greg thought the problem was with my video card and he stopped after work on Friday and picked up a new one. After a few more headaches, killing the USB again, and being on the verge of getting a whole new computer, Greg finally got the monitor working! I was sooo relieved!! I wouldn’t mind replacing my dinosaur, but on the other hand I really don’t want to start from scratch and reinstalling and copying everything to a new computer… and I’m sure this will come back and bite me in the @$$ when it’s time to really get me a new one. I can hear Greg now “but you said…” (right, honey? 😉 )

A big THANK YOU goes out to Treva for spending two days helping me get the colors, etc. adjusted, and a big THANK YOU to Dalia, for helping me out as well. Still not really sure if I have it right, so if my edits look even worse than they did before, it’s the monitor. And please don’t be afraid to let me know!!

Anyway… here it is… my brand-spanking new 19-inch LCD monitor.


Playing nice

Sometimes my two little monsters actually DO get along! Even if it only lasts for a little while and then they’re back to fighting.