Sunday, March 9, 2014

There I was,

all gung-ho and ready to proceed to post regularly and get a head start on my A-Z entries....and life happened.  

First my computer decided to start to have issues.  I thought it was going to sleep and not waking up.  Changed settings, rolled it back and finally it seemed to be working right.   

Then, the IT guy at work crashed our server on January 21st and we lost a month and a half of work.  That's when the overtime started.  

Next, hubby ended up in the hospital for Ground Hog day.  I'm really starting to think holidays make the man sick.  He was there this past 4th of July, then again for Labor Day.  Thankfully, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's didn't phase him.  Probably because those occurred in and near deer season.

Once again, computer issues at home.  One day the electricity quietly went out and when it came back on, the computer wouldn't. Ever since it had issues in January, we had left it on continually.  (Yes, in a surge protector.)  It would act like it was coming on, but it didn't.  It took me a few days to realize I had computer protection through my AOL membership.  I finally contacted them, they had me send it off.  The status came back, motherboard has died.  They emailed me info about a suggested new replacement PC.  I agreed it was a good one and low and behold they had it at my house the very next day!  We decided to go with broadband satellite instead of sticking with dial-up.  And now here I am.  

Still have a lot to catch up at work.  Funny, I finally reach the eight year mark, with three weeks vacation and right now I can't see a time when I can go on vacation.  In all these years, I've never taken more than 3 days consecutively off from work.  That was to make a 5 day weekend for us all to go visit our friend Jim a few years back for the 4th of July.

Hoping, since it is still early in March, and now I have high speed at home, I'll still get some A-Z entries done early and be ready to plunge into the fun with all fours when April 1st rolls around.

In the meantime, I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone to visit AOL and pick out a paid membership plan.  They have so many value added services for free! (Lifelock, Computer Protection, Tech Support, Priceline, Privite Wi-Fi, AARP, DataMask, Norton Online Backup....on and on and on.)  Host of choices for under $20 bucks a month.  And then, you have dial-up backup if you ever need it.  And as dial-up goes, theirs is fast & reliable.  I don't plug goods and services in my entries for any compensation.  And if I decided to, I'd say it was compensated.  So, when I recommend anything here, you know I truly do believe in it, like it and use it. 

Well, it's my one day off this week.  So, I'm going to go about catching up the laundry and cooking a good meal for my family.

See you round!


  1. I didn't know AOL still even had paid memberships, let alone that they offered so much. Glad you are back up and running, and I hope that work slows down a bit for you.

    1. Thank you Lori. It finally has gone back to almost normal.


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