Thursday, July 30, 2009

Still transferring data

Taking my time to transfer old files and programmes to the new computer. And I have a new iPhone to learn at the same time. I was wondering why I did all this at the same time (got new equipment) and the tax man had a lot to do with it! Bought the package for tax benefits...but it also taxes my brain at the same time too! I believe all these challenges help stave off dementia though, so there is always an upside to techno-idiocy.
I have a new Great nephew...congrats Aarron and Peta for the beautiful Eamon Jack. My hubby and I are practicing at being Great Aunties and Uncles. So nice to have some cheery news and a new baby in the family! And the new phone already proved its worth when I received a photo as well as me sending an email of feeling very pleased with my newly acquired skills, shoo to old age.

Monday, July 27, 2009

I think I've done it!

Spent a couple of hours with the comp. gurus yesterday (most of it enjoying their new home) and trying to get down to using one computer only and not joggling between the two. Think it's nailed!
I feel like a dinosaur when it comes to some of the techno stuff, but history has taught me that it is much better for me to take a couple of weeks to sort stuff out (transferring files) than going like a bull at a gate. Yes, I can transfer everything at once, 'puter to 'puter, but I am actually trying to clean up a lot of files and....scary thought....perhaps delete some really old stuff I haven't looked at for a long time. I'm trying to find a mirror to see if this is really me talking!
In the meantime, sewing some divine summer weight merino t-shirts for an upcoming trip to China to visit with our son. Also helping a very tall friend alter some of her patterns...never realized how challenging it is to get something to fit when you are having to stretch everything at least 25cm/10in. I used to have to do that width-ways!!! Can't comprehend economy long, rather than economy wide.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Not in hiding, truly!!

I have not been in hiding: went interstate with my brother and sister to most probably say our farewells to a favourite uncle and auntie of all of ours. My brother has a developmental delay so it was good to see how he was travelling emotionally and physically since our Mum died early this year...interesting travelling as grownups. Some of the same arguments still happen too!!
Back at home trying to break in a new computer...I think I am an idiot of the first order in this dilemma, so Paul and Kay (THE computer gurus for me), expect a visit soon, perhaps when you have settled after your move? Just where are some of those emails I thought I had sent?
I have also decided that I am not going to make the grade as a daily blogger, so expect my missives on around about each week. Guilt or passion for something may well drive my blogging, but every day is just not working for me...I think having too much angst because I haven't blogged each day is not the road I want to take.
Same applies regarding the newsletter...I have most/much of the content, refining the layout and then to make sure I do not get treated as a spammer. The more I learn, the more I need to know. Apparently that will help my brain defy Alzheimer's, learning all this new stuff...just hope I can remember it all too.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Not raining, pouring!

You know the old saying it doesn't rain but it pours...happening in this neck of the woods at the moment!
My FIL is in extremely poor health and we have had a lot of running around to do for he and my MIL...yes, the kids just leave and the natural progression to caring for the older folk just happens. As it is probably meant to be in the natural order of things.
I was busy last week as Guest Host with Creative Machine Newsletter: an interesting range of questions (if you are a Yahoo Groups member, you can check old posts) that will be incorporated into my newsletter. I am still surprised after all this time that so few people play with their overlockers/sergers as I do!
I am between computers at the moment, not on the Internet yet on the new one, will happen soon. Still working on my old (not so reliable computer): my computer gurus are between new homes/work spaces, so the newsletter is on its way but slowly, and now with a much better format and focus...just like the shampoo add, it may not happen overnight, but it will happen!
Apology also...I am going back through my history of those who have purchased e-books recently...seems that I need to e-send them manually at the moment until we work out how they are e-shipped upon receipt of payment. I am going through the orders to confirm who has or has not received their books. let me know if you have had an issue please.
I have also decided to blog only a couple of times a week at best. My life is so out of my control with family at the moment, that an absolute daily blog guarantee is just not possible.
Catch you all later