April 14, 2019
Good morning. It's 6:07 and I've been up for a while. Day is just breaking. The forecast for today has temps in the upper sixties and sunny. That will be super nice. Yesterday was also super nice. Not that I noticed, I napped most of the day away.
Friday proved to be a very traumatic day for me, and I needed all day Saturday to recuperate. What was so traumatic you ask? I opened my new laptop and tried to set it up by myself. At first it wasn't too bad, but then you know they are going to ask me a question that I can't answer. And they did!
After working myself up into a lather, I finally called my daughter Audrey, and she was able to help me get past this difficult point. Next, I decided I would go to Adobe's website and download the Photoshop (in the cloud) program so that I can start working on quick pages again.
This, too, proved to be very trying for me. First I had to open an account. Would they let me? Nope! They said that I already had an account. Well, I did from years ago, but I never even used it. Eventually, I had to come up with another new password. (You can't do much of anything on this machine without coming up with a batch of new passwords!)
Eventually, I somehow managed to get the program downloaded to my new laptop. You would think that I'd be all set now, right? Nope! I did not recognize my favorite program anymore. It was asking me for stuff that I did not understand, and I could not find any of the things that I normally use in this program. After spewing out another batch of rather naughty words, I'd had enough.
I decided I'd just shut the laptop off and call it a day. Well, I can decide all I want, but it didn't change the fact that I didn't know how to shut the stupid machine off. Through all of this, my new Visual Learning book is lying right here next to me. Did I open it? Of course not. That would have been too easy.
Actually, thoughts of the book never entered my miserable mind. Instead I called Audrey, and she showed me how to shut my laptop off. She would take a photo of her desktop (on her computer) and send it to me in a text message. Then I could match her photo to my desktop. You know, if I had just used a tiny portion of my pea brain, I'd have opened my Visual book and it would have shown me how to shut off my laptop.
By now, though, my poor miserable old brain was in such a tizzy, that I did not want to have anything more to do with this horrid new machine and program. Before I started all of this, I had visions of spending an afternoon making new quick pages in my new Photoshop program. Well, that thought got shot down really fast.
I've since decided that for now, I'll try to make my pages in my old laptop, then move them over to my new laptop. That is, IF I can download MediaFire to my new laptop. So, maybe later today I'll try to download MediaFire. I have one bottle of Sam Adams left in my fridge. Maybe I'll drink that first before trying anything else on that new machine.
Enough of my crabbing! Today I have a beautiful picture to share with you. I borrowed it from a friend's web page. This is called the Highway to Heaven. It really does look as if it is reaching up to Heaven.
Then I borrowed another picture from the web to share. It shows a really neat way to have bedding available for any children that might be visiting. It's really quite easy to make too.
The next musical revue at the Paris Cabaret will be "70's Disco Fever." This will be presented on April 27, May 11 & 18, and June 1 & 22. In between, there will be a special Mother's Day show. Here is a photo of the cast. That's our Jazzy in the upper right.
Well, I've done my grumbling, and drank all my coffee. I think it's time I made a fresh cup of coffee and did a bit of blog reading. I promise not to hurt that new machine if it gives me any problems later today. I guess I'll start looking to see if the college offers any classes on Photoshop. With this new version, I'll need all the help I can get to learn it.
Meanwhile, I finished the shawl I've been working on. Now I'm just cutting and putting on fringe. As soon as I get the fringe on it, I'll take a photo to share here. Now I'm going to get me that cup of coffee. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.