technical frustrations

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So have you used Microsoft 8? If you have, and you are in love with it, you’ll have to let me know why, because I am NOT in the love room with it. It has been installed on our home computer and every time I go to use it, I want to tear my hair out. Remember that video of the guy in the cubicle who trashes his computer? Well, I relate. The simplest things are so difficult and not intuitive. This morning before work I tried to print an email. PRINT AN EMAIL!! I’m not trying to change the inter workings of the computer, just print an email. I finally had to leave for the bus without said email. Sigh.

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I liken Microsoft 8 to a big set of heavy theatre curtains. When I’m on the computer, it feels like I can’t see beyond the curtains. And where did the little x at the top right corner of my documents go? Granted I’m no technical whiz, but I’ve been comfortably using computers for quite a while but this confounds me. grrrrrr!

I actually own a Mac laptop that for the most part I like and is VERY intuitive. But even though the parts seem to be working fine, the hardware is so outdated that I can’t upgrade any of the software. So I’m stuck between an outdated Mac and a computer that makes me want to scream.

It may be time to take a deep breath and breathe. Om!

PS: i realize this post has absolutely nothing to do with moving or Newfoundland but I couldn’t help it!

look what I found while packing

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I was packing over the weekend and found this photo of me – not sure of my age, maybe four?  I was just talking to a co-worker the other day about Colonel Sanders!  We were talking about how we each had a Colonel Sanders piggy bank.  So to find this photo now just cracked me up.  The Colonel doesn’t look very cuddly to be taking to bed, but hey, the heart wants, what the heart wants.  Also – note the Holly Hobbie wallpaper.  My room was definitely on trend!

Did you have one of these piggy banks when you were a kid? How about Holly Hobbie? Or maybe Mrs Beasley was more your thing.  I know there are several photos of me with a Mrs Beasley somewhere.  And THAT’s the issue when you start going through old boxes…  sometimes you get caught up in old memories and it slows down the packing.

A little time for reminiscing is fine.  As long as I don’t get too sidetracked. If you don’t hear from me in a few days, check the basement.

salmon cove sands

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I have been going through some old photos and found these pics of of the kids at Salmon Cove Sands. We were there 2 years ago and met two of my BFFs with their families and had a great, but chilly, afternoon there. As often happens in NL, the weather did not cooperate the way we had hoped, but the kids were definitely not deterred, despite the cold and fog. And actually, the grey sky and fog were picturesque, now that I look back on it.

As stunningly gorgeous as NL is, it is NOT known for the weather. Or rather it IS known for its potentially bad weather lol. We’ll definitely all need rain gear for sure (although I know trying to convince my DS to wear it will likely be unproductive).

Also to note about my pics – if there are any great photos on my blog (including the blog header) they are likely taken by my DH. He has that artistic eye with the camera and I will be taking full advantage of his photos! Although I am quite a photo ninja with my iphone, if I do say so myself lol.

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Looking forward to getting back to Salmon Cove this summer, whatever the weather!