Sep 9, 2015

Another one bites the dust

Laptops.  Damn.  I can't believe another hard drive died.  All I do is browse, shop, blog, and email.  This Dell refused to complete backup/restore the last several months so I've lost my patterns, contacts, and photos.  Between that and summer's end, I'm as crabby as can be.  I indulged in one of my favorite comfort snacks, cinnamon/sugar toast.  Lightly toasted, smeared with butter, loaded with cinnamon sugar.  I don't know when to stop so comfort became uncomfortable according to my waistband.
Let's see.... then there's the rash/poison ivy that is driving me nuts along with flea bites.  I have a tremendous reaction to them and Mark has not one bite.  But of course, no doctor can see me for a few months.  By then my hands, feet, and ankles should be healed from the bites and scratches left by three ungrateful cats.  Another round of hit and miss flea meds.  When I snipped the top off the vial, it squirted onto my shirt and a drop flew into my eye.  No ill effects.  Let's continue....my brother found another indoor kitten that someone threw away (or out) with a damaged hip/back leg.  Of course, no agency would take it, most wouldn't call back, the shelter as usual refused another cat, and his three are chasing it.  All of his were strays with problems, just like mine.  He finally found a woman that deals with Erie PA shelters (about 2 hours from here) that will help in a few weeks. The fourth kitten she was taking in after rescuing them from the hot pavement at a mall, died, so she has an opening for this little guy.  So friendly, so playful, uses the litter box, about 6 months old.  I am so tired of having local agencies that never ever help with strays.  We don't have one vet office that helps them with reduced costs either.   And finally...."did you get a car yet?" is asked every day by both siblings.  NO!!!  Dammit.  It's hard to spend that kind of money or make a decision on something you really don't want or like.  I think the only solution is getting her a lease, but she doesn't want a small car.  Her back problems, you know.  Can you tell I'm not in a good mood?   My emails on the tablet are labeled in categories and GMail needs it's own app - won't come through my other account like on the computer.  I have no idea what I'm missing currently, anything prior to today is lost forever, so if I was to reply, it ain't coming.  Sorry. 
 
It's time for a trip to the basement where the Dove is stored.  AND.....speaking of the basement.  Our electric bill has risen dramatically in recent months.  Bumping our heads trying to figure out why and finally remembered that we changed the pressure switch on our water tank from the well.  That wouldn't do it but the dates were lining up.  For some reason, the ballast in the tank deflated and the well pump was running for every drop of water.  He put the tire gauge on the valve - nothing.  So we pumped the air in and inflated the ballast to the proper pressure and now it's back to normal.  Who would have thought?  So glad we found the problem.
 
Sorry for the crappy post.  I won't be back for a while and don't know if I will replace the hard drive or get a new Windows 10 machine.  Until then, stay safe and enjoy your stitching.  Make some cinnamon sugar toast and a cup of tea.  Fall is coming.  Dammit.
 
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19 comments:

Susan said...

I know it doesn't seem like it now but this too will pass.......

Thinking of you........

Mary A said...

Hang in there, Marly. What else can you do? Wait, don't answer that...

Barb said...

It sounds like you are having a "No good,horrible ,very bad day!I agree, find the Dove! Thank you so much for the information you sent to me!!!!

susan hemann said...

So sorry things are so rough. I have been there myself. Glad you shared. My all time favorite comfort foods are tea and cinnamon toast!!

Happy Room Diana said...

Marly I'm in Spain on holiday in the sunshine, I would send you some if I could, think happy thoughts!
Diana

C. M. Designs said...

If it's not one thing, it's something else. Owning a home is an expensive endeavor..........I know that for sure. Sorry that you're having so many aggravations.
We love cinnamon toast here..........and a nice hot cup of tea makes it even better. I've been drinking Lemon Ginger tea lately.....probiotics involved. Very good tea ! Bigelow is the brand.
Maybe we'll have some enjoyable "warm" days this month and next.
Thinking of you.
Charlotte in Va.

Jacqueline said...

Yep I too am a cinnamon and sugar toast gal.. Sorry to hear that your life is so up and down right now. Hopefully it will get calmer soon. Good info on the balloon in the tank. I have a well for the first time so am ignorant about this stuff.

Margaret said...

One word for the poison ivy -- Zanfel. You should be able to find it in the drug store. It's expensive as all get out, but it's so worth it. It usually clears the poison ivy up in a couple of days. I HATE poison ivy. I keep some Zanfel in the house just in case -- it lasts years.

diamondc said...

Marly: Stop stop stop with the cinnamon toast, I just ate a bagel and now want cinnamon toast (no bread in the house argh) I have a Dell and have had nothing but problems, I will never again own one, you have inspired me to back-up everything on this machine.
Fleas, had them once due to a home that was a rental we stayed in during the building of a home many years ago, the owner was my husbands aunt and uncle, it was ugly.
Poor kitty, here in my area the shelters are really good about taking in strays.
It is good you found the problem with the pump.
A new car, well they are so expensive, good luck on that.
DOVE yummy, any for me?
I will miss your posts, you crack me up so much.

Blessings
Catherine

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Get a MAC!!!!!!
;)
L

Melody said...

Hope things improve for you. We upgraded to Windows 10. I don't mind it at all. Big improvement over 8. Good luck.

Robin said...

I agree with you on the toast slathered with butter and doused with cinnamon-sugar as a comfort food. Maybe that will be lunch! Sorry that your hard drive quit again. I do hope the rest of the week goes smoothly for you.

Robin in Virginia

ShirleyP. said...

Hello Marly, This may help and may not but worth a try. Get you some calamine Lotion. Not the caladryl. This worked on my heat rash.
Hope it works for you. Shirley

Fran Caswell said...

I certainly hope things get better for you. I make cinnamon toast for my grandchildren every Saturday morning, they love it too!

Krissy B. said...

Boy I thought I was having a bad day but you win hands down or should I say hands in the dove bag. Computers are amazing at times and sometimes they just plain suck! You are having bad luck with them and I hope you can get some of your lost stuff from other sites. I grew up on the cinnamon toast and do love it and remember cinnamon is very good for you. My husband had never had it as a kid but loves it now too. I hope you day(s) improve and may the fall weather stay for an extra long time before the s arrives. You have winters like us, too long! Cyber hugs! Krissy B.

Karen Budnick said...

This may not be much of a comfort to you but since I loaded Carbonite onto my computer a few years ago, I don't worry about losing precious photo's. I'm due to renew soon and the price has gone up a bit but I won't be without it. When my other computer broke, I was able to load everything back on because Carbonite is stored off site (in a cloud? who knows...) - all I know is that it's been a stress-reducer for me. Hope this helps. p.s. I don't work for them.

Carole Z. said...

Marly, have you ever had an Apple laptop or iMac? I changed to one five years ago and have never had a problem with it. Love it.

Hope things get better soon!

Mary said...

Sorry, toast does sound good. Get a Mac...husband and I both have one. My laptop is wonderful, no problems. Had first one for ten years no problems, but wanted a new model had this one for three now. Think about it, hope things get better soon.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Had a Dell. Worked fine. Until it quit. Switched to a Mac. Love, love, love it. Of course, it does take some learning. :) blessings, marlene

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