Saturday, March 24, 2012
Here is my old much loved iMac that became slower and slower to the point of unresponsiveness. It's screen is 17" wide and it has always amazed me. But what could I do when it couldn't do the job anymore? Off we went to the Apple store.
The young people who work there are younger than my old iMac!!! For crying out loud! But couldn't spell my password. It wasn't difficult. No need to learn to spell anymore when the computer does the spelling, huh? However, they are absolutely brilliant with computers. My spelling skills are obsolete.
Anyway, here is my new similarly equipped computer.... oh, how I love it, love it, love it. I had no idea how slow the other one had become. This new one is soooo fast. Screen is 21" wide.
For a change, I read the entire instruction booklet through cover to cover before I took the computer out of the box. Set up was easy as pie! And I was inspired to do some straightening beforehand. Always nice to begin anew.
Posted by Pat at 3:51 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2012
It's the earliest ice break up I can remember since moving here in 1970. What was your day like?
Posted by Pat at 6:05 PM
Thursday, March 15, 2012
"Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never is, but always to be blest:
The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come."
~Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man
Posted by Pat at 8:23 AM
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The snow is melting fast and today we are expecting 60.* We saw our first robin while walking the dogs this morning. My husband just popped in to say he spotted sprouting daffodils while hauling some of the fallen tree branches. I took advantage of the nice weather and photographed this chenille patchwork quilt I listed for sale in my Etsy shop. More quilts to come.
ranch I have been visiting Friday afternoons. It was so cold and windy this past Friday, we didn't want to stand around brushing horses so we hauled the broken pine boughs to a burn pile. The horses were so curious. They had to check us out. We accomplished clearing out the area under the trees where the horses like to congregate. The activity warmed us up so that we then felt like grooming the horses after all. These are mostly rehabilitated rescued horses who become wonderful for rehabilitating kids and adults alike. It's a joy getting to know them.
Posted by Pat at 10:13 AM
Sunday, March 4, 2012
We had quite a storm beginning Friday afternoon and found ourselves without power for 24 hrs. My gas stove will light with a match and the fireplace in the living room kept the house warm enough ... that is if you wear your long underwear and layers of wool and/or fleece!
We received 18" to 24" of heavy wet snow in our region. Lots of tree limbs came down taking power lines with them. Here four deer were happy to find this maple branch down in our driveway. The clusters of leaf buds were especially sweet.
Posted by Pat at 3:17 PM