Good morning. First let me say that my PC guru, Wayne, is a huge blessing in disguise. He came by after work yesterday evening, and after about thirty minutes he found the problem on my laptop and was able to retrieve all my lost files. I was so excited, I plunked a big kiss on his beautiful bald head! My Hero!!
It seems that the culprit was the touchpad on the laptop. I use a mouse, and hadn't yet had a chance to go into the control panel and shut off the touchpad. If any part of your hand touches the pad while you are typing or trying to click on something, everything goes crazy and whatever you were trying to touch or click on disappears to some unknown place. The solution is to shut of the pad immediately after turning the PC on.
I used to have the touchpad turned off permanently, but then one day my mouse died and I could not get into my PC. I'm beginning to think that the PC gods don't really like me all that much. I'm just so grateful that I have Wayne in my life. I'm one crazy old lady when something bad happens on or to my PC.
About thirty minutes after I got home yesterday morning, the carpet cleaning crew showed up at my door. Pogo and I were exiled to the main house for a an hour an a half while the carpets and the sofa were being cleaned. I had previously bought new slippers so that I could walk on the carpets while they were still a bit damp.
Once everything was quite again, Pogo and I curled up in my lounge chair and had us a nap. When we awoke, there were two parcels waiting that had been delivered while we slept. Oh joy, oh joy! The packages contained my new calendars and Christmas cards, and some Christmas gifts that I had ordered.
Yesterday was also Mandarin Orange Monday, and I'm a bit late but here is my entry. It is a close up of another of the Mrs' beautiful floral arrangements.
Sunday night, I had worked on a rather pretty Quick Page, made mostly from an assortment of Kyra's kits. You will find all the kit names listed on the TOU. I call this QP "Dreamin'".
Here is the download link:http://www.mediafire.com/?88zzdy8mt881ksr
Kyra has so many fun and beautiful kits on her blog, and they are all free. Treat yourself and visit her blog. Take your cup of coffee with you and say "hello" while you are there. You'll surely be so pleased.
I got an email from Dutch Sparky informing me that we will be having the Worldwide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebies again this year on December 1at.. I know it may seem a bit early to be thinking of the upcoming holidays, but they will be here before we know it. This will be fun and exciting to look forward to.
More good stuff to look forward to are the new windows that I ordered last Friday. My house is old and big with lots of windows. I got a good price, and ordered nine of them. They should be coming in about three weeks. Hopefully, in the Spring, I'll be able to replace a few more. This is a photo of my house. Not showing are the windows on the back and the other side of the house.
Today, Pogo and I will have us a nice quiet lazy day, just to give the carpets one more day to be completely dried. I had them scotch guarded and deodorized on top of the cleaning, so they may need the extra drying time. Actually, they feel pretty good now, but I will wait the extra day before putting things back in place.
It's time now to check the mailbox. Maybe there will be some more goodies in it. After that, I think maybe I'll play on my laptop for a while. (Have to make up for not being able to use it all day yesterday.) So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.