Oh, Boo Hoo!

FIRST MY CAMERA DIED, NOW THE LAPTOP!

Yesterday I got up (well of course I got up) went out to the kitchen, turned on the laptop, fed the cat and started the dishes. It was time for a break from the dishes, so I could get my web pages loaded up.

The laptop screen was black, the lights were on but no one was home sorta deal. I thought maybe the battery had totally been used up. The place where the power cord plugs in is a bit touchy so I fiddled with that until the little lightening bolt icon light came on. It stayed on for about 20 minutes then went out again. It didn’t even shut itself off after sitting idle doing nothing. My son tried the windows shut down if you can’t see the screen trick, push the windows button, over to the right arrow button and enter. That did not shut it off either. The fan did kick on and off. My son even tried hooking a monitor to it still nothing. So we just shut it off by pushing the power button.

This did not really surprise me that it finally broke down for good. It has had issues after about two months. We bought it through the local computer store. They had to order it online. They checked it out when it arrived and said it was good to go. First thing it did it would shut down before you even started doing things. Then the finger mouse pad quit working. My daughter mentioned that she had a friend that did computer repairs in his own time. He found that one of the ram cards was fried. He removed it. When we ordered the laptop we wanted 3G of ram so we could play games on it. We could still play games but they were slow and caused the laptop to over heat and shut down. He was unable to fix the finger mouse pad. As I said before the power cord plug-in slot was touchy, you had to have it just in the right spot for it to register and start charging.

The whole point of having ordered it through a local was that I thought they would open it up and make sure everything was still connected and had not been damaged during shipping. If it was they could fix it then and there. That is what they do as a business, fix computers. Well I don’t think they did this at all. I think they just started it up made sure windows ran, could connect to the internet, and called it good. You ask why we didn’t take it back right away? Well if they didn’t get it right the first time they probably wouldn’t this time. And I don’t think there was any warranty and if there was it probably was expired. You know nothing goes wrong until the warranty runs out. 😛

When David got up we told him all about it and what things we had tried. He was going to town so he said he would ask our daughter if we could borrow her laptop until we get the funds together for a new one.

So this is her laptop I am using this morning. I really appreciate her letting us use it. I am not used to it though. On her laptop the finger mousepad actually works. I didn’t mind that ours didn’t work though it saved me not worrying about bumping it when I typed. I just have to make sure to keep my wrists off to the sides. I know that it can be turned off, but this is her laptop and I don’t want to be messing with any of her settings. 🙂

I hope we get a new laptop or desktop within a month or so. It will be fun (not ) going through and remembering how I had my settings set and where to find the places to do them will be my biggest challenge. Oh, about the settings, I am not able to view my likes and comments directly on WordPress because of my daughters settings. I will have to check them through my email, so don’t freak out if I don’t get back to you right away for a while. Lol 😀

I guess I am lucky to even be able to share this with you all.

 

 

Sully Saturdays # 8

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Working on Wednesdays

I have been helping Mom out a lot lately. The last two Wednesdays I have been especially helpful.

Last Wednesday I was helping Mom will she was computering on the laptop. I jumped up on her lap. I was making sure she was doing it right. She thought I wanted some attention. (Which I did but can’t let on that I did cause you know, I am a cat.) So she starts petting me and giving my neck and chin some scritches. I have a  problem when I get scritches I start to drool because it just feels sooo good. Well then she hit that spot that causes me to flick my head because it was feeling just a bit too good. Yep, you guessed it, I flung that drool all over the laptop keyboard.

Mom says, ” Sully! Eww! Yuck! ” but she was laughing as she said it. She knew it was her fault for scritching me in that one spot. She then set me down on the floor and got a napkin and wiped down the keyboard.

The Wednesday before that I was helping Mom hold down this yarn. It was just not staying still, moving all over the place. Mom wasn’t going to get any crocheting done with it doing that. So you see I was very helpful.

David’s Kindle Klearing # 3

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Happy New Year!

If you need some books to add to your 2016 reading list,

 Here are David’s titles that he kleared out this week.

All Titles were on the Best Sellers in Kindle Store Top 100 Free List at time of download.

All book covers are screen captures from my Kindle Reading App on the Laptop.


A Question of Will

(The Aliomenti Saga – Book 1)

by

Alex Albrinck

Capture a question of will

Downloaded October 11, 2013


The Seekers:

The Children of Darkness

by

David Litwack

Capture The Seekers the children of darkness

Downloaded December 6, 2015


EMP

by

Wilson Harp

Capture EMP

Downloaded December 18, 2015


Flash

by

Tim Tigner

Capture Flash

Downloaded December 18, 2015

I Went A Raveling!

Last night David said he was done on the computer for the night so if I wanted to do somethings he had left it on. I came out to the kitchen and started to do a few things. I then decided I would upload some more of my crochet items to Ravelry.com. Mind you I did not start this account as soon as I had started crocheting again. I uploaded the scarves I had and a few other items when I first opened my account. I would add one here and there as I remembered. So need less to say I had fallen behind in my uploads. It was about 9:15 pm when I started. Each time I thought I would call it a night. I thought, ” Oh, just one more.” Then it was, ” I am almost done might as well finish it now while I am on a roll. ” Well I finished all the items in my crochet organizer. Then I remembered a few items I had forgotten to write out item sheets for.

So would any one care to guess what time it was when I did finally go to bed? Come on, just guess!

It Was FOUR AM This Morning!!

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I got to sleep until 6:30 am, that is when Sully decided he wanted his breakfast. So I wander back out the kitchen bouncing of the hallway walls trying to stay upright. I get him his food and go back to bed until around 9:00 am. I make breakfast for David and I. Hang out and visit and what not. I decide at around 12:15pm that I would try to take a bit of a nap. Then I remember that I had some crochet items I needed to write sheets out to put in my organizer. I finished those, then I guess I was in a writing mood. I wrote out several blog post ideas on paper to post later. I also was browsing titles on my Kindle Keyboard. That was about 2:30 pm. I was starting to get hungry now. David came in and said he was done on the computer again. So I came out got me some ham soup and have been typing and posting blogs since, it is now 5:22 pm. Maybe just maybe I will go to bed early and get some sleep before Sully wants his breakfast at 6:30  in the morning.