Sunday, September 23, 2018

Re-Learning How To Use My Old Desktop Computer

September 23, 2018

Good morning.  Yeesh!  At nine o'clock this morning it was forty eight degrees here.  Now that's a bit much of a drop for me.  Seems we're going from Summer to "turn the heat on" a little too quickly.  Temps are now up to fifty five degrees, and it looks like we'll make it into the mid sixties later today.

If you find a lot of spelling mistakes in this post, bear with me.  My laptop is in the shop and I'm using my old backup desktop.  This keyboard is nothing like the one on my laptop.  Sadly I probably won't be able to get my laptop back from the shop for at least a week to week and a half.  The fan in it died and it will take a while to order a new part.

I suppose it would be easier to just buy a new laptop, but I like my old one just fine.  It has Windows seven.  I'm just not ready to learn a newer version.  Thank goodness I put most all my files on an exterior drive the other day.  That's the only way I'm able to post here. 

So far, the only problems I foresee with this desktop is my Photoshop program.  It's an older version and there are a lot of things it won't let me do.  I'm just hoping that it will let me make quick pages.  My QP folder is beginning to empty out.  I need to fill it up again. 

I have a photo of my tomato crop.  It doesn't look like much, but the plant is loaded with lots of little green tomatoes and more flowers.  Let's hope I get one nice harvest before the cold sets in.

I haven't been doing much with my tissue dollies lately, but yesterday I did manage to get one of the new ones dressed and photographed.  Gosh, this one is a beauty!  This is the Crushed Berries with Pink.

Joe is outside painting the front steps and porch to the main entrance.  The first coat is on so now we just have to wait for it to dry to give it another coat of paint.  I bought a pouch of some sort of grit that you put in the paint to make it non-skid.

This morning, Pogo and I are going visiting to see my cousin Ellen.  We were going to go yesterday, but she said that today would be a better day.  I understand about good days and not so good days.  Today, one of her daughters will be there, so that will make for a really nice visit.

I have anew quick page for you.  This one is full of fun and whimsy.  Have some fun with it. 

Here is your download link:

Now I'm going to read a few blogs before it's time for us to go visiting.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Angelicastar said...

Gosh, your tomatoes looks great. Don't worry about them turning red before the cold hit them. If they are still green when the vine start dying, just find another great recipe that's called fried green tomatoes. It's very easy to do...I use Cajun seasoning from Louisiana but if it's not any in your part of the world just use your favorite seasoning, (salt and black pepper is fine also) and season them to your taste and dredge them in flour and then put them spaced in very hot grease and fry to your liking. They are great. That's our Louisiana tradition for fried green tomatoes. The heat took all of my veggies but trying to get the strength to start planting my fall garden. I went fishing on Wednesday and has been in bed since I returned. I had to walk a hundred yards to the creek in the Nature park and when I got there my left foot fell into a deep hole and that's the leg I refuse to have a knee replacement anymore. I might have to fight for life again but I deal with the pain and keep on ving've gone fishing 5 times but only 2 on the creek in the park because of all the walking. I have a mobility scooter and I can ride it there but my charger that came with it broke some years ago. I ordered one and got it yesterday (Saturday) and I really doesn't think it's going to fully charge it. I am thinking about asking my doctor to give me a prescription and see if medicare will help pay for another one. Texas rehab bought this one for me 13 years ago. Hope the weather get better for you and Pogo. Have a very blessed Sunday and everyday.

Angelicastar said...

Forgot to tell you to slice the tomatoes to your desired thickness. (not too thick though and then season them and flour and on to the hot grease.) You can also make a sandwich using French bread.

Kathy said...

When my tried and true old laptop bit the dust a few months back I felt exactly like you do. I had bought a new laptop, but hadn't learned how to use it. It has taken me awhile to get to a point where I am tolerant of it. I still am not a fan, but what can you do? Hope you get your computer back quickly.

Mary Ann Roesler said...

Will I need to tell you how to make Wisconsin Green Tomatoes...!

Slice about a 3/8 inch thick.
Dip in plain flour and shake off excess.
Use a cast iron pan if you have one.
Melt butter in pan and have it hot enough to fry dark brown turn over and fry other side.
Add extra butter if needed.
Salt to taste.
Eat when hot.

I finally found a person at the Farmers Market to bring some to sell.
You can see this is a much milder version than your other friends. People in Wisconsin grew up without spices on the most part.

smiekeltje said...

It is hard to get used to a another desktop or laptop. My laptop is getting VERY slow and I just hope it will hold on till next year, when perhaps I will be able to buy a new(or just as good a nice second hand)laptop. But,.....there probably will be windows 10 on it. Ouch, I will have to get used to that.
About your tomatoes: I think it would be a good thing to do to pinch out the flowers now, may be even to pinch out the very small green tomatoes then the other tomatoes will have time and strength and so enough to get ripe. And if they are more or less red, you already can take them off and leave them for a few days on the window sill, if possible with a bit of sunshine and they will be fine to eat after a few days.
Well, on to your next posts!