My husband cleaned out the computer, using his air compressor (a thing I had seen many times, but never connected to computer cleaning). I'm sorry to say that Samson was right and the computer was very, very dusty inside. No wonder it would shut down and get over-heated. Well, it still shuts down, so something else is wrong, but I am writing this from home, so we'll see how long it will stay on.
Today, I'm going to the diabetes support group meeting in town and then to the library. I read all those books I got from there last time so fast and I'm looking forward to getting some more. I got some really good books for my birthday and once these computer problems are over with, I will start my Wednesday's Book again. I am saving one of the books, the one by Peter Hessler whose books from China I really love. It will be a treat for later on. In this heat, the easy and fast to read library books work better for me. I guess it's what they call beach reads, though there is no beach within sight here it is still summer and easy living.
How I miss blogging! I miss taking pictures and posting, and most of all I miss all of you guys. With this written at home, I will be able to read some blogs at the library. I won't have time to read all of them -- you get 60 minutes on their computers and I have to do week five of a health survey put out by the University of California benefits department. Once you complete six weeks, you get a $100.00 gift certificate. In prior years, I always chose a gift certificate for Home Depot for practical things, but this year I think I will splurge on something fun instead, like books and movies, perhaps.
My computer still feels cool and it has now been on for well over half an hour. It must be feeling pretty good. This is huge, but I will leave it like this for now and not try to download any photos today. I have to get ready to go to town.
Thanks for all your comments and for hanging in there with me while I was having computer issues. I'm so looking forward to visiting at least some blogs later today.
Samson says hello to Gracie and says he doesn't mind her being older. He says he's got his Angel here and she's going on 13 after all. And he says he's crazy about her too, but in a brotherly way. He sends Gracie all his love and, yes, he's learned to cop an attitude from reading her diary whenever her mommy posts it.