|one more week of vacation left!|
Even though I wrote last night I feel "called" to write again. No there's nothing of great import to write about but I did take a few pics today and received several the other day that I thought might be of interest. First though let me up-date you on the goings-on with regard my computer.|
I may or may not have mentioned the other day that I couldn't put up pictures here in my usual manner; that problem seems to have been solved. Don't know how; don't know why; don't know exactly when; but I'm happy. Then I tried to upload some pics from my camera. Wouldn't you know it--my picture program wouldn't work. Now THAT upset me a lot! So....
Last night just as I was preparing to go to bed I decided to call the Norton folks who helped me so much the other day with the installation (renewal) of my Norton program. I thought that perhaps they might have accidentally disabled my program and I don't know enough to figure out what to do. So I called them. The tech that answered was Richard.
Richard like Allain the other day was very patient with me and very knowledgeable. He seemed a little more relaxed than Allain but I enjoyed "visiting" with him while he checked my computer. Long story short--Richard solved my problem! My picture program is back in action and I'm a happy camper once again. Thanks to that fine group of folks at Norton.
Sid did a lot of little things today not the least of which was to empty our water heater to see if we could solve a problem we've been having with a terrible stench when we turned on the water especially the hot water. It was awful! He checked with the people who own the water plant (or whatever it is here) and got some advice which was to empty the unit from the bottom to eliminate any collection of sediment from the water that might create some hydrogen sulfate a yucky smell that just permeated our little Cottage when we used water from the tap. I have had to use strictly purchased bottles of water for my cooking lately. Tonight when Sid took his shower I did not notice the smell so hopefully draining the tank solved the problem.
He also moved some squares of cement that were left when Mis' Dot's trailer was moved. We decided to locate them near the Cottage so I can put my two special statues there--one of the Holy Family and one of my special friend St. Anthony. Though the slabs are there we didn't move the statues yet because he wants to make sure they are well balanced. Thanks for doing that Honey!
While fooling with all of that he also removed a left-over stump near the carport filled that space with left-over dirt from our little slab that he added the other day and leveled whatever was still there with our box grader. Then he removed some of the dead stalks of corn and brought them to the boundary area where he burned three different piles of brush. They are not completely gone yet but there has been a lot of progress since his summer vacation began. I think he'll be thrilled to be going back to school--maybe he'll get a little bit of rest. LOL
Our trip to Colorado is fast approaching--Randi and I will leave on August 16. I know I am excited and I'm sure Randi is as well. Joey keeps writing with suggestions for things for us to do so I know our agenda will be well scheduled--and that's good. We are flying there on a non-stop flight--no flight changes thank goodness. I cannot handle those runs from flight to flight any more so this was something I told Josh to see about when he made our reservations. Thanks for that Josh!
Next week Sid has an appointment with an eye doctor and I'll be getting a haircut to prepare for our trip to CO. We're trying to get all the last-minute stuff done so that when school begins we won't have much left to do.
This weekend we are trying to go to Grand Coteau for the Memorial Service for Beau's uncles. Although it's been several weeks now since they passed away I know that the family is still grieving--and will for some time--so I ask your prayers for all of them. Beau will be coming to Louisiana for this so I'm hoping we get a chance to see him for a few minutes.
Tonight Sid and I had burgers at BIG BOY'S in New Roads. We decided to try their "miniburger combo"--and it was perfect. Without the fries it would probably not be enough for a meal but with the fries it was perfect and it meant that we were able to stop at DQ to share a banana split. Haven't done that in a while so it was nice. We really enjoyed doing that together.
That's it for tonight! Hope you have a wonderful evening and a fabulous Friday! Tomorrow is my Aunt Nin's 86th birthday. She is the only sister my Mom has left and she is in a nursing home in Alabama suffering from Alzheimer's. Aunt Nin like all of my Mom's sisters has always been special to me--and I wish her the very best birthday ever. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT NIN! Love ya much...
QUOTE: "It's not what happens to me it's what happens in me. It's not the size of the problem but how I handle the problem when I fall." --Greg Horn
NOTE: Even at my age I still feel that am "continuing to become" continuing to become the person God wants me to me. Until I take my last breath I will not have finished "becoming"---I want to be the best person I can be so changes have to take place INSIDE of me by my own choosing not because something happens to me. Now if problems present themselves it matters not the size or shape or situation it presents--what I DO with that problem is what counts and that too helps me in my "continuing" process. My old teacher in 4th 5th and 6th grades gave us our class motto: "Learn to do by doing." What a smart woman she was! We DO we LEARN we BECOME!