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When It Rains, It Pours…


Everyone’s heard that popular phrase describing unfortunate circumstances that seem to pile up one after another. Well, pile up they have.


I think I mentioned in a post a long time ago (I’m not sure when) that I have horrid luck when it comes to technology. That bad luck came around to bite me yet again. Shortly after last Monday’s post, the laptop I’d been using decided it wanted to give me a hard time. The laptop boots up normally, but all the screen shows is a mash of colored lines, effectively disabling me from accessing anything. Yeah. Such is my luck.


But, it gets worse. I did a little research in a few stores and even asked a few employees if I would still be able to connect to the internet via dial-up (that’s how old-school my town is, we only have dial-up) with the new laptop I was considering. I was assured that I could, so I bought the laptop. Strike number two. It didn’t work. That’s twice now that I was mislead by employees at a popular electronics store that shall remain nameless (let’s just say it wasn’t the “greatest purchase“). So, I won’t be shopping at that chain ever again.

I returned the useless laptop that turns out was only capable of a wifi connection (which isn’t available in my town or the surrounding area). So, my internet access will be spotty at best. I’m going to try to keep to my weekly blog postings but if I miss a week or two (and if posts are a bit lacking in new photographs like this post), you’ll know why.


Anyway, I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Mine wasn’t so festive, but I covered the reason for that in last week’s post. And I also hope everyone didn’t fall into the Black Friday trap this year.


The Christmas season is quickly approaching with tomorrow being December 1st. I would urge everyone to not get swept up in the whole materialistic bull that stores have made the holiday into. It’s not about what new gadgets you get or who gives the best and most expensive gifts, it’s about being with family and friends, appreciating each other, and doing kind things for others instead of thinking about yourself. Giving gifts is all well and good, but try something different. Instead of buying something, make something. Instead of sending a generic card to a loved one, call them. Instead of texting, call. You get the idea.




Until next time…






Technological Meltdown

Ok folks.  I apologize for the lack of updates but I recently had a little run of bad luck.

Said bad luck came in the form of a technological meltdown.  The laptop I was using to connect to the internet as well as work with all my photos in Photoshop decided to up and die.  And in the process of its demise, it took my copy of Photoshop along with it.   How nice of it hmm?

Recently, however, I managed to score a sweet deal on a new laptop.  Since receiving the new laptop I’ve had numerous issues with it.  One program won’t work, then another, then another that needs another to function, etc.  Luckily, I’ve managed to tap into my inner tech specialist and fix each problem as it popped up.  So as of right now, the laptop is functioning properly.  Just keep your fingers crossed that it stays that way.

The only problem I have now is my lack of Photoshop.  It took me forever just to snag the crappy version 7 I had.  I have no idea what I’m going to do now.  My funds are all but depleted and I don’t really feel like pirating a copy from the net and getting pinched by the feds or anything like that.  So I guess I’ll either have to wait until that tree in my front yard decides to sprout Benjamins instead of leaves or some nice soul hands me a copy and says “Here you go. My gift to you.”

So, in the meantime, I’ll still be taking photos but I’m not sure how many will make it onto the blog or Facebook page.  I might throw up (eww) a random few here and there but I’d rather wait until I have Photoshop for some post production.  Yeah, you know I’m fond of that there post production!

That’s my update for now folks.  I hope all’s well with everyone out there and I hope to be back up and running normally soon.

Take it easy but at the same time…

Keep on rockin’ on.