Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Semi Submerged the Black Hole of Calcutta,
more commonly known as,
"#%!!** Computer.
It is still touch and go here.
My computer, now referred to as
"Christine" (a la Stephen King),
continues to have a sadistic streak
and a mind of its own.
Viruses have been found, 
tricky moves have been made
by my youngest, who is very good
with computers....but still
there are problems.
My husband, sweet man, told me yesterday
that a new one is on its way to me.
I have threatened to take the chain saw
to Christine, to throw her in the creek..
all to no avail.
Let us move on, lest all of this attention
go to her head and she throws 
another curve ball my way.
Our weather has been "interesting".
Wind, rain, fog, hail and snow.
Now and then Mother Nature relents
and parts her pewter drapes to remind me
that, yes, the sun does still exist.
In place of spending time here,
I have been reading my little eyes out.
Good fun.
I have discovered a treasure
in Elizabeth Taylor's books. Not the actress,
but the English writer. (thanks, Ginnie of Becoming)...
re-read Emma...
Northanger Abbey...
first time read on Cranford,
Ruth and Wives and Daughters...
finally read Water for Elephants,
and, Heavens, David Copperfield.
Am just starting The Book of Tea.
And, yes, I am still taking showers, brushing my teeth,
cooking meals and doing laundry.
Thanks to all who left lovely and caring comments
on my last post.
I am hoping that I will be able to catch up
with all of you before the next crash.
I will leave you with unrelated pics. I took the other day.
Peace to all.
Hoping soon to be up and running with a new "machine".

Pictures in the Pitcher

Well, that was fun (NOT!)
Thirteen tries..I am afraid to hit the Publish button.
I can't afford to pull any more of my hair out,
nor take anymore years off of my life.
Miss you.
best to all, e.


Mrs. Micawber said...

We have a Christine computer at work - she does completely unaccountable and infuriating things on a regular basis.

The reading list sounds wonderful. I don't think I've read any Elizabeth Taylor - will have to check her out (literally and figuratively) at the library.

I hope you see more of the sun soon!

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Susan T said...

We obviously have very similar tastes in reading. I am tucked up in bed germ ridden, reading Nicholas and Alexandra, the descriptions of Russian winters make our English gloom seem balmy in comparison.

I hope the sun sneeks a peek at Easter.xx

Jackie said...

On occasion I get the urge to splurge on an Apple computer, but egads the cost!! I understand your frustration, and glad that you are getting a new machine. I have certainly missed your point of view. Happy Easter Ellen!

Mary Ann said...

happy easter sweet ellen
i'm coming over for a spot of tea served from that lovely pot and some cauliflower cheese soup.
a BIG bowl of that!
you're gonna love your new christine!