Monday, August 10, 2009

Computer Frustration

Well, Sunday was going to be a great day to catch up on my blogging, downloading pictures, and finish setting up my Etsy site. And it was nothing but frustration now for two days. Due to storms, possibly an old laptop that probably needs a good cleaning out, and the humidity, my computer shuts down about every time I write something and right before I down load it. Don't you hate when that happens? I could just scream. In fact, I think I did scream a few times. So this morning, I thought, OK, I'll start all over this afternoon when I get a chance to sit down. I got a whole paragraph done and the computer completely turned itself off and I thought for a few minutes that I lost everything. Eventually it all came back and so I just shut the computer down myself until it cooled down. It's very humid today and now it's storming again, so we'll see how far I get again. Of course, this isn't what I was going to write about, but I'm so frustrated I can't think straight.

I was going to talk about my grandson's (Logan) 5th birthday party on Saturday. His birthday was actually yesterday, but we had the party on Saturday. Melissa's (DIL) whole family came for the weekend for the event. It was nice, but very hectic, since everyone's dogs came along on the weekend visit. The party was held outside at Austin and Melissa's house and as is normal for PA, it rained just as we started to eat. Thank goodness their patio has a roof, so it wasn't too bad. Logan was very excited, but way too many Transformer toys if you ask me, and from my experience, they break after about two days.

But he had fun, and I guess that's most important. His PaPa from New York had a birthday two weeks ago, so Melissa got him a Sponge Bob cake. Fun was had by all!

I was also going to talk about my Etsy site briefly. I finally got it all set up and running. I'll have more details on my other site. It took me a while because I'm not very computer savvy, and then all the computer glitches.

I finally did get all my pictures downloaded. So I think I'm finally on a roll.

So there. It's only taken me two whole days now to get this all done and written. I feel like I've wasted so much time.

Uh Oh, It's storming and thundering. I better Save and Publish.


SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Nina,
Sorry to hear about all your computer problems, it seems like lots of folks are having either computer or blogger woes lately.

Logan's birthday party looks like it was fun but I bet it was a lot of work. If everyone had a good time that's what counts.

The Etsy shop sounds exciting, I will go over to your other blog and get the details.


Lily said...

First and most importantly... I LOVE Sponge Bob SP!

The old laptop... Where do you sit it? Do you use a lap table? If you're sitting it on your lap, that can cause it to overheat. I use a lap table with a laptop stand for ventilation.

I'm no guru, but e-mail me if there's some way I can help you. I'm looking forward to seeing all your wares on your etsy site.

DJan said...

Wow, Nina, with all that, I am so happy that your comment made it to my blog site!! What is the Etsy site you talk about? I'll take a quick cruise around this site and then your profile to see if I can figure it out. Don't want to be left behind!

Stacey said...

Hi Nina! Your grandson is adorable. He looks like a real boy.

Better get your computer into the shop. Ours was doing the same thing and the hard drive crashed. We lost all of our pictures and things. You can back up your pictures with a zip drive if you have one. Don't want to lose them. :)

DJan said...

Found it! Egad!! Did you do this all by yourself? Is this only you doing this? I can hardly believe it. (Going back to spend some time over there now.)

Nancy said...

Dealing with computer problems is so frustrating! I really need my husband to help when these things happen. Otherwise I would be on the phone to the Geek Squad.

Happy Birthday to that adorable grandson of yours!

AL said...

Hi Nina,

Hmm I haven't seen you blog lately, or was I? Computer problems happens at times and its not only with you. I remember one time when I done writing all what I had in my mind because I was in a writing mood that time, and when I was going to save it, the computer said "Sorry your blog was not saved". I felt I wanted to lift the monitor and throw it outta my window hahahaha! Well it happens.

And I can see a yummy looking cake there, was it delicious?


Joanne Kennedy said...

Yes I do hate when the computer gives you problems like that. At times I wonder if we are better off having them or not. Then I think about it some more and wonder how we ever got along without them. LOL

Cute cake your grandson had. Looks like he was having fun.

Hope your weather clears up soon. We have been so lucky here in CA as our heat wave has left us and we have had spring like days here.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Sometimes I just hate computers! I don't know what I would do without Lindsey to fix it for me. We went through the ordeal of it shutting down on us all the time. It has at least stopped that for now, but Internet Explorer is giving us fits! Hope yours runs great for awhile. Good luck on your Etsy shop! Twyla

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Hi Nina,
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