Meanwhile we got 11 inches of snow between 8 o'clock or so last night and 6 am this morning, whoa! This picture is just the accumulation on the flower pot on my covered porch.
Look how high it comes up on my tires, but it's a soft snow so it should come off with no scraping if I do it before the other snow falls.
When I got up around 8:30 this morning someone had kindly shoveled my steps and the sidewalk in front of my house, what a blessing!
snow to the left of me!
snow to the right of me!!
Now, as to where have I been?? Shortly after my last post my PC crashed, oy vey! The good news is, it wasn't a virus that took me down, it was a hardware failure. My PC was pretty old (a Gateway, you probably know how long they've been out of business!) and (so I was told) something called a heat capacitor died and couldn't be replaced because parts are no longer available. I went ahead and bought a new PC - the other good news is they were able to transfer all my data files.
Now for the bad news - data files can be transferred, but not program files, so I had to buy new stuff. The kicker is I had a backup disc for my MS Word Suite but I couldn't find the key, so it was no good. I lost the fully loaded professional version of Photoshop that I was using to edit my pictures (which I got for nada when I was working); it's not even on the market any more. I had to purchase Photoshop Elements which I don't like half as much and I'm still getting used to it. Likewise I lost the full version of Acrobat - I want to be able to create pdf's, not just read them.
All together now - "whoa is me!"
I was happy as a clam with Windows XP, which is no longer available on a new PC - so now I'm using Windows 8 which I don't like as much and I'm trying to get used to it. Looking for my files is like going on a hunt in my sewing room. Whoa is me!
Okay, it hasn't taken me THIS long to get back up and running, but every time I sat at the PC I realized something else needed loading... EQ, Kindle reader, having to retransfer all my Audible books, for some reason I can't access the backup file that's supposed to be there - the audible program itself... I was pretty frustrated for awhile. PLUS having to deal the Microsoft and Apple and Audible and Adobe and the Geek Squad and Verizon...
I think I'm pretty well set up now, so on with the rest of my life! This was a pretty long post but I think if you got bored you're not reading this, LOL. For the rest of you, enjoy your day, get that snow shoveled! Sew forth and sew on til later...