Hello. Yep; it's me. I have been caught up in the web of life. A lot has happened. I am not sure how to catch up, so I will just try to update things and move on.
First, I want to thank all of you for your patience. I am especially touched by those who have checked in on me by email. You know who you are. Hugs and thank you.
We finally resolved the computer issues. After much research, thought, and more of both, we got a new desktop PC. The old one was outdated, fragile, and as slow as molasses in January. Before the motherboard went totally out and crashed, we knew it was time to replace the tired old thing.
Bill insisted we replace my laptop, too. My netbook was stuck in “update” mode, insisting that I upgrade to Windows 10. After consulting with experts, there was nothing I could do with it. It was not made to do the things W10 was insisting on. After denial, I briefly went into freak-out mode which was followed closely by frustration. I was ready to hang it up, all of it.
After purchasing both, I was consumed with two+ complete data transfers. Along with PC to PC, I wanted information from the netbook on the new laptop and desktop, too. I then arranged for experts to come and set them both up. Of course, they were not prepared and had to come back a second time to complete the set up job. Everything takes time...and patience...which I was about out of by that time. Finally, we are up and...not running, but at least moving forward.
So, here we are. Thank you, Bill, for everything: the new computers, but even more, your support and encouragement. You make everything better and I appreciate you. As Bill always says, “the impossible just takes a little longer”.
Of course there are other things going on here, too. Stella has been on an excellent adventure. It started when I had to go away. My longtime rescue friend, Cee, could come over to care for the cats. However, a dog needs a lot more time and more visits than cats do. So, Stella went trucking with Dad. They are both enjoying this arrangement. There will be posts about their adventures coming soon. While Bill has a new trucking partner, I may need to get another dog to help me herd the cats.
George is five months old now. He has had his “procedure”. We did not want this done when he was a little baby. However, we wanted him to be young enough to preserve his sweet, crazy, fearless personality. I can assure you that he is still all boy. The Girls look at him often like, “Seriously, Dude?” As I said, George is fearless. He loves high places, and never jumps “down”. Rather, he jumps straight out, going for distance much like a super hero would. He just needs a cape.
Thankfully, Chloe Jo is stable in her health issues. Maggie has good days and bad days, but we know that is how it is with heart issues. Grizelda is her usual easy self. George is a wonderful little brother for all of them. They love him dearly and take turns playing with him.
This weekend we had our first official snowfall of this season. It was well over a foot of snow. Thankfully, Bill had helped me clean up the yard while he was home. I did some final clean up just hours before the snow started falling. Well, we now have over a foot of snow. As I put away the mower and shears, I got out the shovel and snow blower. This is Autumn in the Great Lakes.
Slowly but surely, I plan to get back to visiting and commenting, as I cannot go back in time to catch up. I would only get further behind, as you are all such creative and active bloggers. So, forgive me. But, at least I am back!