Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ahhh, that's better.

After a good night's sleep and finishing 2 knitting projects yesterday, I'm almost ready to face my computer again. I probably spent 6 - 7 hours yesterday while it reformatted, downloaded and installed all sorts of updates, and doing a tiny bit of customizing. My Internet favorites - all gone. However, gone too are a couple of programs I had been afraid to uninstall since I thought I may have to do what I ended up doing yesterday. Did you follow that?

I still have things to install and update - Quicken, my printer, Adobe Reader to name a few. They will have to wait until another day though.

We have the coldest temperatures in 15 years headed our way. Sure, it's gotten down into the upper teens here in the past years, but into single digits? That's been awhile. So today I'm off to the Home Depot or Wal-Mart to get some plastic to cover my basement windows which are not very well sealed and covers for the outside spigots. I've decided to bring in the hoses instead of wondering if they'll really split or not. (Keith doesn't ever seem to worry about any of this. Is it because I worry enough for the two of us?)

And it hasn't been all chores around here. Instead of screwing with the computer on Saturday, I joined the Peachtree Handspinners Guild for Distaff Day. I've not used my spinning wheel since I received it, and it was high time to get a little spinning done. Thanks to Janice for helping a novice get her wheel going, and I was off. I didn't do too badly for someone who hasn't been on a wheel since 2005. I can see I need improvement, but it's like everything. Just keep doing it, and the improvement will come.

Anyway, I'm off to test out my light kit. I'll post pictures of finished knitting projects later. One of them is the begged for Noro Striped Scarf. I'm learning to expect the unexpected when doing this scarf. It didn't turn out at all like I thought, but it looks great!


Janice in GA said...

You're doing fine on the spinning, so shut up about it not being perfect! :)

Re the bookmarks: won't help now, but if you use Firefox, there's an extension called Foxmarks that will back up your bookmarks and save them for you.

Honib1 said...

I am so excited .. I have a big smile on my face and if I were not at work I would be jumping up and down.. :-)