On top of the work stuff, I've been uber busy at home. About the last time I posted, my PC decided it was time to retire. And not in a good way. I've seen this one coming for a while so I have been backing up my files and trying to prepare to jump to a new system. Still, having the box die on my two weeks prior to tax day did not help make it easier or less complex. Got a new system, but had problems from the outset. Started setting up the new box when it quit displaying any images (graphics died). First thought it was the PC was having issues and took it back to the store. They tweaked it and told me to try it again. That didn't work so I got a new system. Tried 2nd box and still no picture. So the next step was to try out a new monitor. Hadn't intended to get one but it turned out that the monitor was DOA as well. Seems suspiciously convenient, but it worked. Now I have a new box and huge screen to read everyone's blogs. I intend to spend part of this weekend playing catch up with everyone.
Of course, setting up the PC has been not with out some challenges/headaches. I try to keep an open mind on new technology and changes (even got an iPad last year), but I have to admit that I really starting to hate Windows 8.0. Nothing like my old set up. Links are not where I expect them, the screen set up is totally different, I am still trying to figure out where the files are stored and how to recover some of my pictures from the cloud. I have been working through several scenarios and I am about 75% back to normal, but still not happy with the set up. I know this sounds so whiney and there are way more important things to worry about, but this just irritates me. One interesting thing I discovered was that somehow, all of my favorites got imported over to the new PC. Not sure how that happened but I am able to find all of my old favorites and links that I set up on the old box. I blew a few days revisiting some of the old blog sites I used to follow to see if they were still in business.
In the meanwhile, life moves on despite my PCs travails. Spring has arrived and the dogs have been busy collecting as many goatheads as they can carry. I take them to the neighborhood park and wind up with so many of the prickly things that I have been contemplating going Chihuahua on their coats. No, I won't go that far (that would get one ostracized from the GBGRR meets), but it is tempting. Spent last Saturday at a local charity event in Houston for dogs called Doggy Party at CityCentre. A massive gathering sponsored by the city (even the Mayor was there) of various organizations for dogs and their
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