Sunday, May 12, 2019

postcard: piper



Greetings, faithful readers and also anyone who just happened upon my blog.

The laptop is back.
It is working just about as well as it did before it was sent for repair.
This is a tad discouraging.
Actually, it's very discouraging indeed.

Also, the hard drive was wiped, so everything has to be reloaded and reset.
It's taking a while.
I'm not rushing. I really can't rush.
Because every time I try to do one of the things I used to do routinely,
I hit a dead end and have to download software first,
then consult or reload saved files from my external drive back to the laptop.
This does not always go smoothly, and it never - literally, never - goes quickly.

That said, I will keep plodding along in my spare time, and hope to be back writing actual blog posts soon. Meanwhile, I will at least continue to post a snap or two just to say "hello."

Speaking of which, during my laptop-less period, I've tried to read and comment on your blogs via my phone. Sometimes it worked. Many times, I laboriously tapped out a comment only to lose the whole thing, including the page itself, when I tried to post! I don't know if my clumsy fingers were at fault, but it's quite likely. So, if I haven't said hello via your blog comments, please know it wasn't for lack of interest - 
or for lack of trying.


Piper says, "Smile! Might as well!"
~~~~~

13 comments:

  1. Wise words from Piper! Smiling is always good, even though sometimes it's through gritted teeth.

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    1. I take a lot of lifestyle advice from Piper ;)

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  2. Glad you are back. Maybe you should think about a new computer? We don't want to lose you again! I have a Dell laptop and they send me ads all the time for what appear to be very affordable laptops. Just a thought. We do NOT want to lose you again!

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    1. Thank you, that is so nice of you! And I think you are right - I should start putting aside all my spare change towards the next computer. This one is still quite "young" so I hope it will keep working - even if verrrrry slowly - for a while yet.

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  3. Hi! How disappointing that the computer isn't fixed. But I'm glad to see you back. Hopefully you forgot your troubles and enjoyed the great weather on Saturday. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Sally - I had SUCH a good afternoon Saturday! Hanging out with Piper and Mox and Della, in the bug-free tent, reading and painting and enjoying the perfect weather. And today was back to miserable weather, so I was doubly glad I enjoyed yesterday!

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  4. Piper always makes me smile. I'm having problems with my laptop ever since Google did it's latest update. Apparently Windows 7 will be no more as of January so every time it would update my computer would crash and I'd have to reset to a previous time. Now it is so dang slow. It was working perfectly fine before. I swear, they manage to do these things just to get you to buy a new laptop. Apparently mine is too old to handle whatever new version of things they want me to get. It is really aggravating.

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  5. P.S. I've tried visiting blogs via my phone and it doesn't work for me at all either.

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    1. Tammy, your blog is one of the ones I wrote a comment on and them lost the page! On two different posts!

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  6. Sympathies. It is not easy what you are dealing with.
    An on sale laptop as a spare can be a savings in the long run.
    Using a phone, sometimes you have to opt for the desktop mode when leaving comments.
    Piper is gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks for the tip - I'll try it if I keep using the phone as a laptop-substitute.
      And I'll tell Piper you said so :)

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  7. What a bummer! I know that pain. Hope you will be able to get it going soon.

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I spent a couple of hours on a call with HP tech support. Cannot report success. Bafflement all around. At least the expert agreed that everything is toooo sloooowwwwww.

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