My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Testing, 1…2…3…

TestingHello?? 

Hello???

Anyone out there??

Can you hear me now??

Well, yikes, what a week!!  Sorry about that folks, it’s been crazy around here!  I shall now try to tie up the loose ends that I left hanging.For starters (and enders) let’s get this Alphabet Soup made and ready to serve or freeze ok?  

T is for Technical Difficulties.  Well, apparently the hard drives in these computers are not intended to last more than 8 years.  So it was off to the computer store for us.  While this was NOT a planned expense, it is nice to have a faster CPU and a nice new monitor and printer.   However, I am back (sorta….I’ll get to that on “V”) and I am very grateful that we were able to replace the dinosaur.  

U is for Unfinished…like the answers you are eagerly awaiting with bated breath (RIGHT?!)    Aaaahhhhh…… let’s see here.  I had y’all guessing as to what Sonshine calls certain Christmas carols. The answers are:Wunnerful Time is “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”   Want for Christmas is “All I want for Christmas is You”  The Hiccup song is “The Man With All the Toys” (it’s by the Beach Boys and if you don’t know why he calls it that then go listen to the song again!Please Happy Dog is “Feliz Navidad”And as an added bonus for having to wait so long I'll tell you that he calls Handel's Hallelujah Chorus "the yawning song" because he thought they were saying "yawning, yawning..." (this has been remedied but the nickname stuck)

V is for Vista (I hate it…let me tell you why…) As I mentioned, our CPU was about 8 years old, the monitor was older and the printer about 3 or 4 years old.  GUESS WHAT??!!  They all had to be replaced because all the computers out there for sale now have Vista.  This tripled our expected price tag folks.  In addition NONE of our programs were compatible with Vista.  I had Norton Antivirus 2006...still had the box, book, disk everything but GUESS WHAT??  Not compatable.  I was plenty happy with the Microsoft Office we had, but GUESS WHAT??!!  $150 for the latest version which is Vista compatable...then they wanted to charge another $49.95 to INSTALL it!!!!  HOLY CROW!  All you have to do is click on continue about 8 times..then click on Finish...no thanks.  I think I can install software, sheeesh.  And so why am I only "sorta" online?????  Because (you guessed it) the Yahoo! software disk I keep safe for just such an occasion as this isn't compatable with Vista.  So I am STILL waiting for AT&T to get a new disk to me.  This means that I have no email access at this time.  Hopefully the silly-hineyed disk will arrive in tomorrow's mail and I will be able to see how many of you wrote to me in my absence.  uugggghhh, I'm mad enough to type all night....let's move on shall we??

W is for Winter??  (all 2 days of it so far) What happened to Winter? Good Grief!  We had a hard freeze and I thought well, here's the cold.  It was in the 30's for 2 days.  Today the high was lower 60's so I'm guessing Winter is over and we've moved on to Spring....  X is for Xenoch or Xenox or something... When I was in 6th grade we studied Australia.  Our big project was to do A-Z of Australia.  I also happened to go to church with a man who had immigrated from Australia at that time.  So Mom suggested I interview him for the class.  I came up with some rather silly questions and he graciously answered them all.  Well, I was stumped on "X"..as most people are and I just hate when people us things like "X marks the spot"  or "X-ray"  or "eXcitement"  to me it's just cheating.  So, I asked my interviewee if he knew of a word from Australia that started with an X.  He did!  yipee!  I can't remember how to spell it now, but he described it as being similar to a boullion cube. X is a nice letter you know, and it begins more words than Xylophone so we really should treat it with more respect.Y is for “YUK song” There is one song on this CD that my mom made that is not at all Christmassy.  It isn't listed on the case she made so I don't know where it came from.  It's mostly 80s synth intrumental stuff.  There is someone singing in the background but I can't make out what they're saying.  Every time this song comes on I say "YUK!" and skip it.  Well, now Sonshine is REQUESTING "The Yuk song!" (go figure!)  Today I recopied that CD along with a few other favorites and (low and behold) I managed to leave out the Yuk song.  aaawwwwww.Z is for Zip-a-dee-do-dah I think I've mentioned before that I break out in song when I'm under stress.  This is my favorite song to bust forth at those times.  Don't know why it just does.  Well, you can imagine that I've been singing quite regularly during this week  :-)  I am going to slowly catch up with all of you.  But please note.  I lost all my bookmarks.  So, if you would like me to come by your site again you need to leave me a comment, otherwise you may be lost forever. 

10 comments:

MightyMom said...

and what on earth is going on with my spacing?? It looks ok when I type, but then the preview looks like this...and the more I try to go back and add blank lines the more it takes them out. YIKES!

Mohawk Chieftain said...

Yep, ain't heard a damned thing about VISTA that was any good. They've really got us by the short hairs and I always think about tryin' an APPLE instead; I'd like to test-drive one first....

jennifer said...

I missed you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning MightyMom,
"WELCOME BACK" to the wonderful world of blogging. I have heard alot of bad things about Vista as well. My computer is 7 years old and I'm so afraid it's going to die on me very soon. Mine is a Windows ME. It is outdated and there are no other updates for it. Anni of Hootin' Anni had to get a new computer not too long ago and hers is a Vista also. You might want to check with her as it seems she is doing a pretty good job with it. Thanks for sharing the rest of your alphabet soup with us. I enjoyed it. I don't think we are going to have any Winter around here either. It has been cold and all and we have had alot of rain lately. It's suppose to get up to near 60 here on Saturday I think. Well, take care my friend and have a great Wednesday. May God Bless You and Yours.

Hugs,
Karen H.
P.S. When you have the time, stop by and pick up an Award. I awarded everyone on my Tuesday's post to a "Bodacious Blog Award".

diana said...

glad to have you back.

out of all the people i know that have had to go to vista, only one or two like it. and not just because you have to make all the old stuff compatible. no one seems to like the program itself. what a scam. why can't they sell computers with your choice of software to run the darn thing?

Diane J. said...

Howdy! I've been sick with a tummy bug, courtesy of Miss Emmy; she shared. So I'm just now back amongst the living, and it was seriously touch and go for a while there. ;o)

I want/need a new computer and hope to get one whenever I get my disability settlement. But as you said, Vista is all that's available now unless you go with something used, and that's just swapping one problem for another. I seriously thought about buying a new computer and taking Vista off and reformatting with Windows XP. I have the disks....but don't know if it would work. Trouble is, also as you said, all the new printers and programs will be coming out in Vista compatible only, so we're kinda scr*wed, ain't we.

Anyhow, hope you're back up and running soon. As for your spacing, try looking at it in Firefox and IE. Sometimes it's fine in one or the other, but not both. I don't know why....

Have a happy and joyous Christmas, Sarah and family. ;o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Linda said...

Welcome back! Sorry to hear that you had computer trouble and that now you're having VISTA trouble. I've got one computer with VISTA and my laptop with Windows XP. I don't notice a real big difference between the two but then again, I only do the basics on the PC with VISTA as that's more Amanda's computer than mine. I'll stick with XP, thank you very much!

Stephanie said...

How discouraging! Our 7 1/2 -yr-old dinosaur is about to bite the dust, and we've been talking about getting one after Christmas, but I don't want Vista. My computer geek friend says Apples are great, work well, but don't run enough microsoft programs to be practical, and Vista bites. I was wondering if I can have Vista removed and XP installed on whatever 'puter we end up with. You'd think as much as we have to pay for these things, we could get what we want, wouldn't you?

MISSED YOU!

blunoz said...

Welcome Back! I found your blog by following a link from Bubblehead's blog to your husband's blog, and then noticed the "She Who Must Be Obeyed" link on the left and clicked on it to see what it was.

Nope, didn't know your husband before clicking on the link from Bubblehead.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Kevin

MightyMom said...

ah yes, one of my many handles. :-) come on back just any old time!