January 5, 2013
Good morning. Well, browsing the internet and blogging became quite challenging yesterday, last night and then again this morning. It started with a missing "browse" box which meant that I could no longer upload photos to my blog. I spent hours checking into and trying to get this problem fixed.
Finally last night, after a suggestion from a friend and another unknown blogger, I installed Google Chrome and made it my default browser. At first, it let me get to my blog and upload my photo. But then more problems began. It would not let me preview my blog, and it told me that I was not a nice site. It also would not let me order my new blog book because it said that I had never been to that site, and now I could not use it. (Scroll down below this post to view my newest photo art.)
Next it stopped me from opening my blog site at all and any other blogs that I normally go to. I was not able to figure out how to fix any of this, so I uninstalled Google Chrome and returned to using Internet Explorer as my default browser. So far, I am now able to open my own blog as well as other blogs.
Now I will see if I have a photo ready to post, and I'll try that. OOPS, that still does NOT work. So, for the time being, I won't be posting any photos or previews. Hopefully, this will be fixed really soon or I shall have no choice but to find another place to blog from.
I did learn something about myself from all of this. Even though I have been trying to be such a nice old gal, I find that I am still quite the crabby old lady. I react rather well at regular life disasters, but messing with my computer or my blog brings out the beastie in me. I pay a tidy sum for the privilege of being able to use the internet, and when my internet is not working properly my patience disappears. Then it's back to being a regular crabapple.
I looked into uploading my photos to Picasa, and then maybe from Picasa to here but I don't really want to change my albums to a new storage. I don't upload full size photos to the web, just resized small photos. Picasa was telling me to upload full size photos and do my editing, etc. with their program. I don't do well with change anymore, so I chose not to go that route. For now.
Next on my "to fix" list is my eyeglasses. It's time for a new eye exam, and a new pair of glasses. First thing come Monday, I'll call for an appointment. Hopefully my new glasses won't be getting dirty so often. No matter how often I clean my current glasses, they are dirty again within minutes. It's really quite annoying. (See what I mean? Crabby!)
Then within the next couple of weeks I need to make another payment on my real estate taxes. Boy oh boy, that bill was an eye opener! The other eye opener was my car insurance bill. I have been driving since 1955 (that's 57 1/2 years!) and have a very clean driving record. Yet, my bill is $1200.00!!!
I wonder if it would be cheaper to hire a chauffeur? Think about it. You don't have to buy a car, pay for repairs or auto insurance or auto taxes. You just pay the chauffeur, and he has the responsibility for all the rest. Now this is something worth looking into. I think.
Well, that's it for this morning. I think I'm going to just plop myself onto my shower chair and try to unwind a bit under a spray of nice warm water. Ohhhh, that does sound good! So till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.