Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I'm Back Online!!!

My Open House last Tuesday was a great success!  Thanks to all who attended.  It was a great time for me.  By the time it was all over, I was exhausted!  My daughter Clarice chose the mystery hostess.  Drum roll...  It's Barb Frantz!   Barb, I'll be calling you tomorrow to choose your free merchandise.

My laptop "bit the dust" about two weeks ago.  Thankfully, I paid for a warranty protection.  It had to get a new keyboard and a new hard drive.  All I had to do was be patient and wait for it to come back to me via UPS.   I was never so happy to see Jack, our UPS man.  He even brought me a Stampin' Up! order, too!

Our desktop computer also died.  It had been sick for a while and I just ignored it's slow-ness.  When you have a house full of people who are used to getting online several times a day, not having any computer is a very difficult adjustment to make.

Tonight Randy helped get supper started while I was at Staples buying the new desktop computer.  I'm so grateful for his willingness to help -- and I didn't even have to ask.

Since I'm the "techie" of the family, I'm in the process of re-installing Microsoft Office onto our laptop and our new desktop computer, getting the networked printer online, getting my camera software up and running, etc.  This, of course, means that I won't be posting photos of any new projects just yet.  My computer anxiety is running pretty high right now.  So, I'm taking one software bundle at a time.

Look forward to a "Parade of Cards" next week!

Happy Stamping!



Paper Potter said...

Oh my goodness! Is there ANYTHING more frustrating that computer problems? I'm going to take your hint about the slow computer biz and get mine into a doctor TODAY. I know it's just full of virus. Went to a Mac laptop in January and I'm loving that. Sitting on the edge of my chair awaiting your wonderful cards!

bensarmom said...

Susan, welcome back. Know you were missed. I'm so thrilled your Open House went well. I am fortunate to live with a tech who helps us with all of our computer woes. He just had to work on kid's laptops for the whole weekend, and take them to work to do things with them. When they work they are great, when they don't they make our lives miserable. We've become so dependent on them.