I don't know what happened this summer...but I fell off the Blog Wagon. I just fell right off into the emptiness of internet oblivion. Not that I was working. I was off this summer from school. Not that I was busy with my vegetable garden. It struggled to grow throughout the summer...or lack of summer actually. The problem was that I was just too tired all the time. Lots of sleep, combined with endless trips to school and the gym for girls' cheer practices, also combined with working on outside projects around the new house and I just couldn't seem to catch up on the sleep.
Well too late now! School has been back in session for a month. So now that has kept me busy. It does feel good to have a really good reason to be too busy to sit at a computer and type. But that's not really why I haven't been on the computer the past month. My keyed companion of the past, just over two years, crashed! Not just the hard drive...the motherboard and all. IF it's going to crash...it might as well crash hard!
So goodbye HP Pavilion 9700...hello Toshiba! After finding out that HP is not such a reliable computer, the hard way, we went out and purchased a different brand with a better record of reliability! No more HP's in this house.
But the good news...after many long hours of fighting with my hard drive, the awesome fellows at System Restore in Coeur d'Alene seem to have retrieved much of my important data and even more importantly, my pictures! That will teach me to not back up my photos as soon as I download them to my computer and delete them from the digital card!! I did have everything backed up until about the third week of August...but of course the 'to die for' photos were taken over Labor Day Weekend! That must be Murphy's Law at work again.
The Bad News....one thing I can't get back is my photo program...and after spending over $600 on a new computer...I just can't afford a new one for awhile. I have to use my old Elements 6 for awhile...with a little help from Picasa.
Since my camera is a major appendage anymore...I can't post without a picture! So here is something that did thrive and prosper this summer....our 6 chickens and 2 ducks!!