The sun has been shining in Ohio but I haven't been able to enjoy it. Grrrrrrrrr! I hope I am truly back up and running. I spent so much time with my ex over the past week, I couldn't believe it.He really knows his stuff about computers and was a great help. And yeah, I'm taking him to lunch next week. If you have ever had to start from scratch y'all know how time-consuming and frustrating it is. Let's just say that a lot of Anglo-Saxon barbarisms were in play. The good news is that I had bought a couple 4GB flash drives and saved a bunch of stuff that I can't manage without. Whew!!!! It sure saved my asker. Even after re-formatting, I still had a lot to do because Microsoft all but spoon fed all the updates on Vista (don't ever use Vista and don't ever let friends use it either.) and a bunch of programs needed to be re-installed -- there are still some things that are MIA. I don't know how many hours I spent working on this stupid machine but I hope the ordeal is over for a while. In my next life, I'll keep a hard copy list of all the programs I use. I'm also going to put some stuff on CDs and bundle them with my programs. I'm also gonna get an external hard drive and keep it backed backed up in case something like this happens again.
In the midst of all the 'fun', I had to do my taxes which are now duly filed and accepted and I'm eagerly awaiting my refund. I also had to go for my post-surgery eye exam. Dr. Jamie pronounced me perfect and gave me a new scrip. I only need glasses for reading and the computer.
The weekend is upon us and I've promised myself that I'm going to get my front porch cleaned up with some help from Bryce -- I never cease to be amazed at how messy it gets during the winter. I'm thinking that I'll probably go a-wandering (perennials) on Sunday with my camera and hopefully get some plants and flowers to plant out front. If y'all know of plants that like shade (my place faces north), crappy soil, and thrive on neglect, I'm open to suggestions. And hopefully, I'll get some time to visit y'all.