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  • August 10th, 2009 | 8:36 PM
Monday Mania - Or How Life is Making Me Crazy

After many long months (okay, since last October) I have finally moved onto my new computer. I am not a person who does change well so this has not been a lot of fun. But I do have most everything on the new computer. I just can't find it all.

The new laptop keyboard stinks. I'll get used to most of it but the noisy spacebar, not thinking I'll get used to that or the really slippery trackpad. If nothing else this should motivate me to be more in my office plugging into the regular keyboard, right? :)  I have given up my beloved Paint Shop Pro for Fireworks but I'm not quite feeling the love for Fireworks when it comes to organizing my photos. I need to find a Fireworks expert to ask a couple of questions. Anyone?

I was able to move all my Outlook emails over to the new computer no problem. I got my rules and my calendar items and my contacts. What I didn't get were all my reminders and I have no idea how to get them. I suppose I will be hand typing them all over again. There's a lot of little dinking to do with everything that comes with switching computers and I just don't have the time to do it until next week. I have a week full of deadlines but each one I cross off my list is making my life a little bit more clear for priorities.

I ordered new curtains for the kitchen but they aren't quite right so they need to be sent back. However in one of those rare clean up as I go modes I managed to throw away the receipt. Sigh. Rugs arrived but the blue is too light and makes the kitchen look like a new baby's room rather than the French Country look I was going for.

I won a beautiful huge rooster on Ebay and it arrived in four pieces. Yes, there is insurance but now there is the hassle of filing a claim and the fact that it was pretty unique and I haven't seen another one like it ever.

There is still paint in the driveway from when the roof was put on. Less of it but it is still there. Tomorrow we get some new windows put in. Hope they don't need to use spray paint for anything.

But Sunday was my husband's birthday and we went to the beach with Cassie and watched her romp and play with the other dogs and then had a lovely dinner at Ma Maison where Cassie was able to sit with us on the patio while we ate a yummy meal.

Life is nothing if not a series of transitions. I just need to learn how to slide in and out of them a little more quickly.
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August 11th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
I'm right there with you on the computer. Why do you think the new computer sat in my closet for a year??? If my old computer didn't have a virus the new one might still be sitting in the closet. The photos the geek told me were transferred were not, so now I have to bring the hard drive to the store so they can burn them to a Cd and I can load them back on my computer. When will have time to do that??? I haven't even attempted to load my web site software because I know figuring out the settings is going to make me cry.
Hang in there and hopefully in a few weeks we'll have bonded with our new computers.
August 12th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Oh I hear you on the photos. I have thousands of them to try and go through and organize and I can't imagine when I will find the time.

And yes, it is figuring out the settings and dinking with EVERY LITTLE THING for the next month probably that makes me want to cry too.

Here's to both of us bonding soon.
August 11th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
I so hear you when it comes to computer woes. The last time we bought a new one, we hired a geek to come install it and transfer all my files because I didn't trust myself not to screw up and a big chunk of them never made it over! I lost several stories I was working on. A lot of angst here when that was discovered!

Sorry about the rugs and the rooster :(
August 12th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Oh man, the one and only thing I have been good about is copying my WIP folder to our server a lot. But I accidentally wiped out a bunch of photos myself that I can never get back again. Sigh.
August 12th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
I think, actually, life is a series of distractions that I need to learn how to ignore! I moved into a new place a month ago, and am still in that phase where mopping the floor seems kinda more appealing than working on revising the reallyreallyfinal rewrite of my MG fantasy. :(
August 13th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
Well yes, there's that too. All those distractions that temp us away from what we're supposed to be doing.

I REALLY want to go clean right now (did I just say that) just to see the house in order. But it is Cassie's nap time so I know I need to write.
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