Whilst it is no consolation I am pleased that I am not the only one having problems out there – if replacing double glazing was not so expensive this computer would have been through the glass and gathering rust in the driveway. Well it all started when I downloaded a picture. . . . [ And before you ask it was a pretty Cotswold village cottage].. . .which I was going to send to a friend. Now if our lords and masters at msn had not a) blocked my password and b) allowed me to change said password, the firewall [ Oh yes they cashed the payment] would have zapped whatever virus hit the rig! Thanks a bunch Micheal.
In order to resolve the problem my local computer shop experts took the data down to its bare limits – a week later and I am now back to where I was 8 years ago.The machine is configured differently and I have lost all my favourite websites – the poems and endless ‘blonde jokes’ will be a bit thin on the ground for a while !!
I initially created a new blog which has now disappeared and hey presto this one is accessible again. The printer is a problem – it won’t.
The weather has been sunny and cold here I imagine it is softening us up for a raw winter! I have just received a letter from my health centre reminding me,as a pensioner, that I should pop along for an influenza jab.Many folk when I worked had these jabs and 99% of them contracted flu soon after, so I never bothered! One by-product of being computerless is that I have ‘discovered’ my local public library again. I was unable to get online on one of a bank of computer’s there so I took out a couple of books and have enjoyed the experience! A second consequence is that I now have lunch at the only decent eating house in the town. If I was being dramatic I would call it a Bistro its only drawback i s the huge screen on one of the walls usually showing music channel video’s. I still prefer Radio, and Planet Rock is a great digital station! Since smoking has been quite rightly banned in British pubs, it is a pleasure eating and drinking in a smokeless pub!!!!
I now work,unpaid,for my local municipal council – sorting my garbage before depositing it in the correct receptacle. Brown for tins and bottles, green for garden waste , [Could nt be any other I suppose!], and the old black wheelie bin for the rest. Recycle Recycle Recycle.
One news item reminded me that it was 50 years ago that the first Sputnik orbited the planet – what an achievement – that really was the first step for mankind. How I wished my Grandfather had lived 3 months longer. He moaned when I listened to Dan Dare on Radio Luxembourg . Load of rubbish – space travel – Well that is what his granddad said about motor cars and railway engines! At the time however that signal was menacing – the cold war had entered space!
I am becoming rather annoyed at the, so far, mindless minority who are attempting to find a reason,[any reason], to disrupt next year’s olympics in Pekin. If they do not like China,why award the games to that country in the first place? Please don’t mention human rights – The people in Zimbabwe and Burma and Northern Korea have NO rights – sort them out first….Oh, I was forgetting – they also have NO oil! The people who still live in tents and trailer parks 2 years after earthquake and hurricane also have rights – maybe there governments will remember that before the forthcoming presidential elections in Pakistan and USA?
Finally,thanks for trying to keep up with the Laird, I think I am back !