Hello and welcome all! I just wanted to let you know that I'm alive and well. Totally frustrated but alive, and not from the cigarettes but none other than....AOL/AOHELL.
I can't remember if it was Wed or Thurs night that I opened my Paint Shop while online. I tried opening my documents in the Paint Shop and Animation Shop. They froze, wouldn't open and totally froze my pc. I had been having problems inserting pics and graphics in e-mail for a few days prior. So, I did the restart....bah hah. Guess what...once again I have damaged files in my AOL software. No biggie, so I thought, because this happened about six months ago. I had to remove my 9.0, get my cd rom and reinstall. Didn't lose anything because I only removed the 9.0 but none of the other AOL files.
LOL...of course, it ended up a PIA because I've had my CD rom for 9.0 for years. I keep it in a zip loc bag on a shelf on the pc desk. The bag was there but the cd wasn't in it. Still, I thought not a problem because Joey has dozens of cd's just lying on the shelves. I figured it was mixed with those. Nope....can't find the darned thing anywhere.
I wasn't able to get online because AOL wasn't recognizing my DSL. Somehow, I did manage to get online and contacted tech support because I haven't gone free. GRRR...the first said they don't send them anymore. The second I got disconnected from. Finally, the third tech said it would take 7-10 days to send it, I could get a cd for it at Walmart or he sent me the link to save to my desktop.
I didn't want to remove the 9.0 without being sure I could install it. God forbid I couldn't get back online until I found a cd. I went into my programs...lo and behold I can't find AOL 9.0. I opened the AOL to remove it....it's not there. All the toolbars, security crap, etc are. My son thought I was brain dead so he came and looked scratching his head.
I can download the link they sent but if I don't remove the old one, the damaged files will remain.
Long story short...as if I ever have a short story....I haven't restarted my pc since them. AOL is working fairly well for now but I do have to search for the darned 9.0 and find out where the heck it is so I can remove it.
Cigarette update: I'm doing well, I think. I'm down to about six a day. I've had the same pack since Wed and still have about 7 left. I'm slowly ridding my amounts of nicotine. I also really can't stand the taste of them so it won't be long before I just dump em.
If you don't see me around much, it's because I haven't been able to clear up the damaged file thingy. I need my Becky up here but it's snowing, she's busy, so I may have to bite the bullet and contact the nitwits at AOL again.
Love you all......CHRIS