Bouncing back to a little glamour to brighten a frigid winter day. I've been exploring my file manager. I do have quite a few things in there that I didn't remember uploading. This was my very last entry in my graphics journal before the crash. I was still fussing with adding glitter at the time.
The wind yesterday morning was totally unbelievable. I was up around 5 am. Monsoon rain was falling. That stopped and around 5:30 am some massive gusts rolled in.....80 to 92 mph gusts. Nothing that Pgh has ever experienced. Pgh was around 60 mph. Butler, where I live, quite higher. I live overlooking a bluff. My back is open..about 1/4 acre back to the woods which are acres and acres of open area now since there is no foliage. The woods are NW of the back of my house. There is a wind tunnel effect. Actually, it was scaring the crap out of me. Things were literally bouncing off my house. Grizzly is not bothered by the wind ever. We always are prone to gusts because of my location. Yesterday, he was extremely nervous, pacing and fidgety. He refused to go outside to go potty. I literally dragged him out. He went as fast as he could and beelined for the door....not normal for my Grizzly who loves to poke around almost to the point that I might miss my bus.
I decided to take the second bus into work hoping the gusts would die down. They didn't. Grizzly would not let me leave. He kept blocking the door. He would also block the storm door when I got the regular door open. I think animals always retain those primitive instincts from their ancestry. He was really a total wreck. I finally got out to the car and he immediately perched himself on the sofa with his little face plastered against the family room window. He never, ever does that when I leave; only when I come home because he hears my car long before I reach our lane. I called Joey and told him to go down on the couch and stay with Grizzly. It was an obstacle course through my neighborhood. Shingles, sheds, you name it everywhere. The further I got down the hill, the less that was blowing and the calmer the wind. Frightening. I'm reconsidering my dream of retiring to Fla. LOL...Shelly...don't think I'd make it through my first hurricane.
Megan is home and so stressed with school. She rode home on the bus with me. As soon as she entered my office, the tears flowed. I'm hoping a weekend at home will help. She is still battling celiac and her thyroid condition. She seems to have chronic colds and upper respiratory infections. LOL...she also needed an Anne Geddes doll in a squirrel costume (her sororities mascot) for her little sister. Bring on E-Bay. I used to buy quite a few things from E-Bay but hadn't for years. We did find the squirrel doll and at a great price. I got the bid in right before it closed. Those old E-bay instincts never die.
My helper at work is doing well. She is focusing on what she is supposed to do instead of worrying about learning everything now that she knows there is nothing to gain. And, she has always been a very, very nice lady. I used to sit next to her years ago. I'm enjoying her company once again. Hey, I'm extremely adaptable.
My Fed-Ex box is here already...imagine that? What to do....of course, the impatient me wants to send the computer back right away. (My mom always said when God handed out patience, I was standing behind the door...how well she knows me.) I'm still sticking to my plan to download the hard drive on my new back up. I would hate to have to start all over with my PSP stuff. I hate to admit it but I had 17,000 plus documents on my old computer. Most are quite small downloads but would be so hard to replace; not to mention that I transferred all my photos the night before. So patient I am becoming.
It is dropping to 6 degrees here in Pa. today and probably minus degrees overnight. BRRR....sounds like a night to make hot chocolate and snuggle under my fuzzy comforter.
Rambling almost done...Megan has a very cute jacket I got her at Old Navy...a bronze coloreddown sort of jacket with a hood and really pretty fur around the hood....yep...you guessed...the obsessed Mocha is stalking Megan's fur. She's had the jacket since my birthday in Nov. That's when I bought it for Megan. Mocha never paid any attention to it but sure is now.
All in all, life is slowly returning to the normal three ring circus. I'm dealing with my computer problems, which are very common with the faster speed computers. A word to the wise to all.....back up your documents if you would be lost without them.
External drives and zip whatevers are not that expensive. My external drive was bought at Best Buy for around $70 on sale. A small price to pay for peace of mind. Back up your external drive. Burn your stuff on CD's. They are extremely inexpensive, and you will never lose your documents on a CD. External drives are also electrical so it is possible that they can malfunction. LOL...just some tips from my computer "expert" who learned this all the hard way.
Have a great weekend all....I will definitely visit everyone sometime today or tonight because I don't plan on going anywhere besides grocery shopping this afternoon and Target (dangerous...LOL). Hugs to Shelly for replacing my most favorite tag/graphic!!