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Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Latest Addition to my Bookshelf

Yesterday I received my latest book through Paperback Swap. I have received a lot of books I have wanted and am thankful that Wendi told me about it.

My latest book is by Gene Edward Veith, Jr. The title is God At Work, but subtitled Your Christian Vocation in All of Life. I have heard great reviews from various members of my homeschooling list and can't wait to read it.

What is your latest addition to your bookshelf? We can all use great suggestions for that next book. Let's get the list started here.

Monday, August 25, 2008

At Least Now I Know......

Which is to say, that I took my laptop into the shop last Tuesday and today, they were finally able to get to it (busy place, but good shop, so I completely understand). The verdict is that the hard drive has several sectors that are going bad. It has a small hard drive (only 20 gig), so to increase that and fix the other problems (various), would be a minimum of more money than I paid for it used.

So I am waiting to hear back from them on a couple used laptops that they just got in (and haven't been priced yet) and some new ones that they have there. Would love to have some input from those of you who know computers as to what I would want to get at a minimum (particularly if I am going with used to save some $$).....brands, hard drive, memory.

I use it to blog, moderate an email list, am on several email lists, store digital pictures and hope to someday do some digital scrapbooking......

What would you get (on a budget of course)????

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Technology Woes!

Since returning from our quick vacation trip to Wyoming, I've run into a bit of snaffoo. My laptop doesn't have enough space to even start up, so it is going into the shop Tuesday. Hence my laptop doesn't have enough room to let me get my pictures off of the camera. I am going to try to download them to desktop, which I got working again and then perhaps I can post from here. I can't believe that this 9 year old desktop has more space on it than the couple year old laptop, so perhaps there is undetected spyware doing something. I just hope we can get stuff off before I lose anything.

Will post pictures if I get them downloaded.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Back in the Blogosphere!

I think things may have quieted down a little around here. We managed to get away to Wyoming for a quick visit to our friend's beautiful ranch and returned last evening. I haven't posted any photos since at least the 4th of July and I have some so will need to catch up on activities around here. Last time I downloaded photos, my laptop wouldn't hold them, so we are using the cards and putting them on hubby's laptop. I will put them on a flash drive and then post from there.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, playing in the mountain stream, horseback riding on part of the 7,000 acres, and a campfire to finish the evening, completely with hot dogs for the kids, grassfed steak for the adults and smore to cap it off. Pictures to follow.