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      Sunday, August 28, 2016

07:19 AM - 08/28/2016

The topic: I pre-ordered my Cameo 3


A couple of weeks ago. I had over a hundred dollars in gift cards, so that substantially dropped the price. I reluctantly used a credit card to pay the rest (all credit card accounts will be paid in full after Brian's mom's estate is settled - we used them a lot during the final years of Brian's old business and they got pretty high which we're slowly paying down; paying them in full will save us almost seven hundred dollars a month, a substantial amount when you don't have a lot coming in).

I'm so excited about getting it, but it's not going to be available for shipping until mid-September! 


Originally it was supposed to be the end of August. It IS the end of August! Right now! Send it! Want! Want! Want! I even got a new blade holder on eBay (because I'm still cheap) so I can use both machines at the same time if the mood strikes me. And it's striking me RIGHNT NOW! I want my ma-cheeen! My weblog is all pretty and updated, got the diary all formatted so the entries aren't one long paragraph and I'm ready to move on!

To my Silhouette Cameo 3!!!!!

      Saturday, August 27, 2016

03:59 PM - 08/27/2016

The topic: Alrighty, Bernie has been here for fifteen days


Let's check on her progress.

This is from August 13th, two weeks ago:

This is from August 26, yesterday:

Her crate:

And getting some loves from Brian (see how tiny she is?):

And begging for some of what he's eating (Pete is behind her and Pete is a pretty small cat):


I have some video to put up, but I don't feel like it right now. I've been back here on the computer most of the day and I have some litterboxes to clean. 


01:27 PM - 08/27/2016

The topic: If it’s not one thing, it’s another


So, I'm happy I finished the formatting yesterday, but gosh darn it, the underline function wasn't available in the WYSIWYG editor. I vaguely knew this because I noticed it when I first started using this software. But an upgrade was needed and even though it was free, I didn't feel like spending the time on it.

But my frustration of having to use the source application to underline words finally got the best of me and yesterday afternoon I downloaded the upgrade, then uploaded it to my server. Well, 14110113. There were only like twelve smileys available. I had a ton more.

I worked on that for a couple of hours last night and again this morning. I finally figured it out. What a pain that was. Anyway, everything is back up and running smoothly. I think. I need to add my little link code back in so the stuff I type often is just a link (like my thumbnail photos). But that shouldn't take too long to do. I hope.

I have some little videos of Bernadette I want to put into a movie and share with you all. As well as some photos. I have a lot of photos of her.

      Friday, August 26, 2016

01:59 PM - 08/26/2016

The topic: I am DONE!!!


It took less than a week to finish up with over five years of format fixing! 

I'm gonna go put my feet up. And maybe watch television or something.

Maybe do some Silhouette stuff! Maybe let my back feel better. I've been sitting in pretty much the same position for almost a week, doing repetitive stuff with my right arm and it affected my back, I think.

But I can let this cloud that's been hanging over my head for so long go away....

      Thursday, August 25, 2016

01:49 PM - 08/25/2016
I'm listening to Beatles: Guitar Instrumentals

The topic: Batshit crazy


That's where I'm headed right now.

This morning Brian lets me know he needs clean jeans. Okay, start up the washer while the laptop boots up.

I found some speakers to attach to the laptop. Set them up, sounds pretty good. Much better than the built in speakers. Then I see if Windows Media Player will pull from the network drive. It does. It's indexing the files and I start one that's already indexed. Make It Big - Wham. Then it double plays a song. What? What? No. That's not right. I check it out.

Oh, look, duplicate files. Duplicate files eat up space. I spend almost an hour researching the duplicate file finders I have on my system and am not enthused about any of them. Then I do a websearch. I try one out, yeah, okay, but it's finding more than just mp3 files. And to go "pro" will cost $29.95. Sorry. Not going to happen. I search some more, and I find a webpage with a list of good ones. The second one listed?

CCleaner by Piraform. Who doesn't run Crap Cleaner? I have one on every computer, only running the pro on my main computer, the rest are freebies. I open it up. I don't see a duplicate file finder. I re-read the article.....that's where it is. I test it out. Woohoo! I'm ready! Shut down the big PC, then start up the laptop. Brian comes in. "Let's go shopping, the pharmacy opens at 10:30."

Wait until your pants are ready to be hung out.

Shortly after, I get them hung up, change clothes and off we go. I want to get rid of those duplicates. I want to get started on the last year of file fixing. I don't wanna go shopping.

But we do, I get my BP meds, we ate at the CostCo food court, came home and put stuff away, changed into comfy clothes and booted up the laptop. Got CCleaner started. Went over the tools section, found the duplicate file finder, ran it twice before having any luck (duh, needed to look in subfolders, too).  Found the duplicates, got rid of them and WMP is now re-indexing the music.

I start to do the file fixing and Firefox is not automatically filling in my logins and passwords. 141031039

This started after renewing (and upgrading) our virus software yesterday. I do a search on the interwebs and see that it's probably Trend's new password thing. I remove that from my laptop (using the CCleaner software) and now my autofill is working again.

I start copying and replacing. Who is that screaming? Damn, Bernie, you sure are loud for a little cat. She's next to me here in the family room. Sitting there. I pet her. She moves to the other side. I pet her some more. She hisses at Bobby, gives him a little rebel yell. He backs way off. Then she wanders off, she's back in the crate, sleeping right now.

Then DaNiece decides she want some attention. She's a screamer. I scream back. I'm having some issues copying part of an entry, the whole thing is showing up as a link, a full paragraph, damn it, and I can feel the frustration building. Niecey screams some more. I yell at her. She just sits there, looking at me. I get up and put my hands on either side of her. I pick her up and cradle her in my arms, giving her little kisses on her face and nuzzling her tummy.  I hold her to my chest and as I walk into the bedroom with her in my arms, I tell her how much I love her and I gently lay her on the bed on her side.

Where she is still. Maybe I can get some work done now that all of the cats have settled down.

09:30 AM - 08/25/2016

The topic: Bernie update


Yesterday I picked her up a couple of times. She freaked out until I held her close to me and gave her kisses. I sat in an armchair in the living room, holding her and stroking her. She climbed off of me and sat on the ottoman next to the chair. 

As the day went on, I did this a couple of times.

Last night, on her own, she slept on the ottoman.

I have some pictures to share, but I have other stuff I need to get done first. But I will keep you updated on her progress.

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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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