Friday, July 25, 2008

Murphy Strikes Again

Wouldn't you just know it? I set a goal to have the new pattern finished in a week. Then, one thing after another gets in the way!

This week, we have been having some computer troubles. Nothing devastating, thankfully, but dealing with these troubles is annoying and time consuming We think we are getting close to needing to reformat the hard drive...

On a positive note, we have been putting together a second computer. A friend gave us a tower that only needed a power supply. And, because my Sweetie is a computer geek who never throws anything away, we had a perfectly good power supply in an older defunct computer. We also had an older monitor, keyboard, and mouse. I have just ordered a copy of Windows XP for it and should be online with my "new" computer soon. (Shhh. Don't tell Murphy).

Then, because we live on the outskirts of Hurricane Dolly's range, we have had a few thunderstorms this week. Nothing serious, but we live in a house with a tin roof and have lost computers to lightning before. And, even though we have our computer hooked up to an uninterrupted power supply with surge protection, I don't trust my computer to a Texas thunderstorm. I turn off everything and unplug it to be safe. Safe, but it cuts into my time on the computer when I could have been working on the new pattern.

Even so, I have done some work on the new pattern. I have finished the text and formatting for the basic pattern. I have begun uploading the photography for the "variations" segment and will hopefully get it finished next week.

Have a great weekend, do something fun. I am going to watch Cirque de Soleil's Dralion (rented from Netflix) with my Sweetie...bye for now.

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