Wednesday, November 16, 2016

We Are OK


and I had no idea a whole month went by since I last posted. 


My computer is not doing as well as it should. Windows 10 anniversary update helped some issues, but now it is so slow. Worse than ever, then better for a few days, then bad again. This makes blogging difficult. It's difficult to pull up your posts and to leave comments. 



My mood is such that I don't want to have to worry about it. I have done all the basics to clean it up, but still....  Sometime in the future I will definitely deal with it. It is clear it needs more in-depth attention. And maybe a visit from the nice computer geek in town. 



Another thing I have no patience with and my computer is unable to handle is something new that's going on between it and my cell phone. 

Yesterday, Samson came and lay down next to me on the couch and started to communicate with me, the way he does. He's so cute, little looks, noises, and then a full howly bark. I took a set of pictures that really captured his cuteness in doing this. I used my cell phone, which is the only way I can do it since neither dog will pose for my other camera and its flash. Then, as I went to download the pictures, I was informed on my phone that I needed to take some other action, involving a download. This took so darned long that in the end it couldn't be completed. 



I was really annoyed, but decided to go outside and try to capture some of the feeling of autumn in the canyon: rain, mist, and clouds that finally showed up this morning. The pictures you see here are from that effort.  


I'm getting very tired of technology, cell phone in particular, right now. Of course, other technological advances are wonderful. And so it was for my first cataract surgery. I had it done on the 7th and it went off without a hitch. So far, so good, and how great to be able to see what's really there again. Seeing how deep my wrinkles are, the only exception. The rest is just fabulous, just as great as everyone who has had it done told me. 


I'm having my left eye done on Monday, the 21st. It has some issues the doctor told me, that may make it a bit more difficult to fasten the lens, but he assured me he would be able to deal with any complications. But I feel very positive about the whole experience and not worried at all. So I will go and get it done. 

I will continue my blogging break until I'm past the other surgery, Thanksgiving, and all that. Then I plan to be back to blogging and dealing with computer issues until they are all fixed. 

Have a nice Thanksgiving and take good care. 




41 comments:

  1. So good to hear from you. I hear you on the computer issues -- I deal with much of the same thing. I think rural locations just don't have the same level of support from the carriers so the speed is slow, or intermittent, and then the modem doesn't think it can do anything. sigh. Well, Happy Thanksgiving to you and good best wishes for your surgery.

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  2. so glad surgery #1 went well! hoping the 2nd will go well, too. glad you are doing well. computer / phone / technology issues can be very trying.

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  3. Glad all is well with you and the dogs. I sympathize with your technology issues. I have problems with blogger all the time. As always I enjoyed your pictures.

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  4. Happy to hear you're half done with your eyes with wonderful success.
    I am hating technology today, my printer says I have just bought and installed the wrong ink. I haven't. I don't think I want a phone like yours ... You have me convinced!
    Hoping for another successful surgery on Monday and a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. It's always nice to hear from you, Inger. I'm taking a blogging break, too. I'll pray that your surgery goes well. I hope your computer issues are solved.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. Glad you're okay.

    Your countryside is beautiful.

    A friend of mine just went through this surgery and was amazed at how well her site was. Enjoy the results. You will be in my thoughts.

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  7. I had cataract surgery a few years ago. When it was over, I was amazed at how bright white is. I had been walking in a fog for so long and seeing the light was incredible thing.

    Have you thought about getting a tablet instead of putting the money into your old computer? They are convenient, easy to use and not expensive, if you buy a reconditioned one. I seldom use my very old, slow computer anymore and rely on my tablet for my Internet needs.

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    1. I have a Kindle Fire that I love, but only use it for movies, books, games, and reading the Washington Post. I'm thinking about getting one of those tablets with a keyboard, but not right now. Thanks for your feedback.

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    2. After reading fishducky's comment, and since I never had any issues like this with Windows 7, I really believe it is Windows 10 and worry that it is on the tablets too now. Or laptops anyway.

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  8. I am so happy for you with your better eyesight. Hugh's cataract op was all done in 30 minutes, a wait beforehand, and a little wait later, no bending or driving for a while.When your second eye is all done, Wow.. you will see for miles . Reading the other comments, what about an iPad or tablet? If you have a desk top, they are so difficult to take to be fixed, a laptop is easier,and a tablet or iPad so portable, so versatile. Unless you have big documents? files? spreadsheets? Take care meantime, and your photo #2 is so beautiful with fog and cloud.

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    1. I only had a carrying weight restriction, don't know how much. Bending was OK and driving after the checkup on the second day was OK too. I think they make progress so fast with these surgeries that it's quite amazing.

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  9. See, I told you that cataract surgery would be a breeze!! I, too, made the mistake of switching to Windows 10--everything now takes longer than ever.

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    1. Since you are right in Los Angeles with the best of everything as far as connectivity goes, I too think it is Windows 10 and not where I live that causes these thing to happen.

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  10. Regarding the transfer of photos to the computer.... no doubt you have thought of it, but just in case.... you can email the photos to yourself. Then open the
    Email on your computer and save the photos there.

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    1. No I hadn't thought of that, I just got too impatient with the whole thing and left it at that. Thanks for this.

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  11. Thanks Inger for giving us an update ... sorry I'd forgotten about the surgery - a few hassles here, not health related but stressful in dealing with them. That's great the surgery has worked and all the very best for Monday ... as you say positiveness helps so much.

    Technology can be a pain ... but you'll sort something out with someone who will help you ...

    Wonderful 'cool photos' ie no searing heat ... and good to know Samson is still being your best mate ... and I'm sure Faith gets a good look in on occasions ... take care and all the very best from a winter-a-coming England ... Hilary

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    1. I woke up to 20 F degrees this morning. And I love it!

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  12. so glad the first eye went well, and prayers now for the second one to do well also. the first thing I said when I looked in the mirror was OMG where did all those wrinkles come from.. I hate looking in the mirror but I love SEEING again. glad you are ok. can you email from your phone? I have a cheap smart phone and no way to get them out of the phone, so I email them to my email and pull them up on the laptop and save. the long time from cell to computer might be the slowness of your computer. do you have highspeed internet? some are really slow and not related to your computer. the photos today are wonderful, I love all the ones with he dead limbs. gorgeous.

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    1. I think it is something new with the cell phone. I have a Galaxy 6, and it does everything, except that I don't and you do need the two of us to cooperate. I did get a message that I didn't read, but it's something new. All I know is that Windows 7 never gave me any problems like the ones I have had in the past year with 10.

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  13. Technology is wonderful--till it isn't, then it can be a nightmare. Hope you get your issues resolved. So glad the first surgery went so well and hope the second one does also. Take your time. We will be here when you are ready. In the meantime, enjoy your new vision.

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving Inger. I have about had it with computer issues too. I'm afraid mine is with the cable company. I am about ready to boot them and find another company!! I went back to Windows 7 because 10 was awful!

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  15. I get annoyed at technology as well, but its a part of our daily life now. Hubs had cataract surgery on his left eye and will be getting the right eye done in February. So far, he has been happy with the improvement. Good luck with your surgery on the other eye. Vision is very important. It allows us to see the beauty in the world.

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  16. Glad your surgery went well and that all is okay with you.
    Nice to see you back posting. : )

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  17. The good news is, the way they have developed technology, you will outlive any electronic device you buy...

    The bad news is, the way they have developed technology, you will outlive any electronic device you buy...LOL

    but thats a good thing! Expensive, but good! Wishing you all the best for surgery on monday, and that you are rested enough to enjoy thanksgiving- we will wait 'til your return ! xoxoxo

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  18. Beautiful pictures, Inger! Oh how I wish we could have seen SAmpson's sweet face. Another time :-) Take care and have a great Thanksgiving.

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  19. Good to hear from you, Inger! And happy all is well with your surgery and upcoming one. Sophie and I have similar 'conversations' as you and Samson.
    Maybe by the time you get back to blogging all your computer problems will be over.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  20. Dear Inger, I am so glad to hear from you! I am glad too that the first surgery went well! I hoping the second will be very well too!
    Love your photos as always!
    Wishing you and to adorable Samson and Faith a lovely weekend.
    Many hugs and all the best to you!!

    PS: My computer is very bad and I must to buy another one soon... My last post I did was in October 18...

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  21. Your photos really capture the desert with those clouds this time of year. I often do battle with my computer. Good luck.
    And it is great to see your name come up!

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  22. I'm reading this on the 21st so I am praying hard that the surgery went well. I did my post today on my own concerns for cell phones and other social media and our psyches. May your healing be quick and painless.

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  23. Oh computer issues are so frustrating. I don't know if you'll see this because I have problems commenting on blogs that have comment moderation. I have no idea why or how to fix it. Good luck with your next surgery. When my mum had the same surgery she said to me later," why didn't you tell me I looked so old,I had a fright when I saw myself in the mirror."

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  24. I hope you are doing well, too. I am back from my break and wanted you to know I was thinking of you. Take care of yourself sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

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  25. Thinking of you, Inger! I hope all is well.
    Hugs!

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  26. I hope this finds you and yours doing well. May we display your header on our new site directory? As it is now, the site title (linked back to its home page) is listed, and we think displaying the header will attract more attention. In any event, we hope you will come by and see what is going on at SiteHoundSniffs.com.

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  27. It has been two weeks since I enjoyed sitting down to blog, read others' writings.
    Like you, I have been dealing with Windows 10 upgrade. Long downloads, etc.
    It is great to see your name at any time. Merry Christmas, Inger.

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  28. Ominous but beautiful skies...

    I hope you have a Merry Christmas :) and I hope all is ok?

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  29. Just checking in... hope you are doing well. Sending much love to you, Samson and Faith..

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  30. I'm glad that cataract #1 was dealt with and all is good. I hope that #2 went well, too. Won't it be nice to see everything in pretty colors and bright again.
    Our technology changes so quickly that it is hard to keep up with it. I get easily frustrated and I used to teach people how to use it! Ugh!

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  31. It's been a long time and no post. Did you change to a new URL? I sure hope you and the dogs are doing well.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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