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11:44 AM - 11/19/2017

The topic: Looks like we’re in for nasty weather….

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Yeah, you folks with clouds and rain and snow probably don't agree, but this coming week, the weather casters are calling for mid-nineties. Which, being inland, we add five degrees to that. So, we're taking in the three digits.

I have work to do. At least it cools down a lot at night now.  And maybe I can get my work done in the morning.  Just not looking forward to it.

It's only been two days since we said goodbye to Neecy and I have all of this free time now. I didn't just give her meds, but anyone of you with a sick pet knows how much time you spend watching them. Making sure they're okay and not in distress and "here, baby, would you like some baby food? Let me warm it up for you, you might like it better. No? How about a nice belly rub? Or I'll just sit here and you can lay on me because you want to."  Yeah, time.

So, we're getting new computers. Both of us. The ones we have are five years old and they're actually fine. I could just do a complete system restore on both of them and start over, but the software programs I use gets upgraded regularly and the old system just isn't keeping up. And Brian's just flat out frustrated with his system (which is the same as mine). Most of his problems can be contributed to operator error, but you can only ask "what did you do this time?" so often. It's a two terrabyte systems and even with his photos, he's only used 90GB. His new system, an all in one, only has one terrabyte, but that should be more than enough. He does photos for his customers and surfing the internet. That's it. He doesn't even do email on his computer, it's all internet based.

So, in anticipation of this move, I bought a 3TB external drive to back up both systems. Since the computers are supposed to be here tomorrow (!!!) I figured I'd start to do the backups. The new hard drive wouldn't be recognized. By his computer or by my computer. Hmmm....to top it all off, when I pulled the connector out of the front i/o port on his computer, the damned blue thingy came out with it! (USB 3.0) What the hell? Now, neither of those ports work! You can't plug in a USB thingy on the front of his system. Then I tried a different cord and the hard drive worked on both computers. I used Windows backup to save Brian's hard drive, now I'm backing mine up. I won't clean the hard drives of either until I know everything is saved properly.

Yeah, the thing is we're sending these computers to a friend who will put them to good use. I can't send a broken computer. Doing some research, someone said when they'd try to use a similar broken USB port, they got a warning of a power surge. This is NOT good. So, I spent the better part of two hours looking for a replacement. Some places had them for more than $85.00!  That's just nuts! Good thing I'm determined. I found one for $21.00, that has two day priority shipping. I hope they DO have these in stock and it's not a tease. I'll be bummed if it is.

I've done a load of laundry. I had to clean out the fabric softener dispenser, it was nasty and full of water. Don't know what happened there. I did all of the pots and pans and started the dishwasher.

I could start cutting paper, but I really want to wait until it's all here.

So, I'll just putter around, keeping myself busy. This next week will be a busy week. And a hot one. Blech.

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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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