Sunday, June 9, 2013

A forced reprieve

Not long after my last post I was working on my follow up to the zebra cake when my laptop no longer wanted to cooperate with what I wanted to do.  I realized that at eight years old, it was on its last legs and I started looking for a new one.  I found what I thought was the perfect computer, transferred all my data, and promptly had it crash on me causing everything to be lost (luckily I had not deleted anything off the old computer).  I contacted the manufacturer who suggested I send it back to where I bought it since they believed it to be defective.  They merely wiped the hard drive and sent it back to me in a nearly unusable state.  The manufacturer would not take it back at that point because it had been wiped.  I went through the very slow process of trying to restore this laptop to a usable condition.  That took almost three months.  Now I am migrating my stuff to the new laptop once again.  I am going more slowly and concentrating on whether I really need some of my really old files anymore, kind of cleaning out the junk as I go.  I even got rid of over half my fonts and I am a font hoarder.

I have not forgotten you out there, really.  I am going to try to get back to regular posting soon.  I have a semi busy summer (as most everyone does).  My mom has decided to remodel her kitchen, most of the work done without taking any pictures before (the nerve!).  I plan to take pictures of the before and after while I am painting it for her.  I am also the parent volunteer for a science camp this year as well as having my girls take swimming lessons (way overdue).  Vacation Bible School just ended so that is out of the way.  Things won't slow down when school starts back in August, either.  I will be even more involved than I was last year not to mention splitting time between two schools.

Thankfully, the blog saved the progress I had already made on the post under construction, so I will get it up as soon as I have my photo editing software up and running.  It might take me a few more days.  Until then, tell me what you are doing this summer.

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