I haven't been online for the last couple of days because my computer crashed. I hate when that happens and right when I have a deadline coming up quickly.
The cause of the crash was a thunderstorm. The thunder boomed and the lightning flashed, so I shut down the computer. Once the storm had passed, I went to boot it up, but each time it got to my desktop, it automatically shut off. I tried a couple of more times with no luck, so I just left it.
Hubby and I ended up going out and buying a new computer. From late Sunday afternoon until about 8 pm, I downloaded all of the software for my digital camera, printer and a host of other things. I couldn't believe how fast this computer is compared to the old one and we got a great deal. It has a lot more hard drive space than our old computer and we now have a flat screen. I wasn't sure I would like it, but it is far superior to my old monitor. We have Vista Home and this operating system is an update from the first Vista. So far I love it.
In other news the plumber came on Friday and got some work done. However, he wanted a new bathroom floor laid before he installed the tub. We also found out that we had to open the ceiling in our living room to allow him access to the pipes that are between our ceiling and the bathroom floor in the apartment. So hubby spent Saturday and today doing just that. We also had to open the wall in our bathroom, as a pipe was leaking in there. If you had seen the plumbing job that the previous owner had done, you would have wondered why we weren't flooded out years ago. We've lived her 15 years and most of those pipes were just shoved together - no solder or silicone to keep them from leaking. I almost had a fit when I saw the mess. Once the plumber is finished, all will be well and we'll not have any worries about plumbing.
I don't have any photos today because they are all on my old computer. Thank goodness I still have them all on my memory cards, so all is not lost. However, I did lose some of my writing. I'm going to be taking the old computer into the shop to see if they can retrieve my documents. They may be able to repair it so I have a back-up computer. That would be nice as it seems when my computer crashes that there is a deadline looming. This causes me to become stressed out because I always like to meet my deadlines.
I hope you all had a great weekend. It rained here the entire two days and is quite chilly. It seems more life fall than summer. It is to remain cool and rainy the entire week, but I much prefer that to hot and humid. Our water table seems to be back to where it should be, which is good. I'm hoping that we don't get as much rain in August as we did in July, but I told hubby yesterday we're lucky this isn't all snow. There is always a silver lining in every cloud.
Take care and enjoy your week. ~Blessings, Mary~
PS. I have lost all of my email addresses, so if I had yours, please email me so I can add you to my address book. I certainly don't want to lose contact with any of my friends.