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The fascination of the computer

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Take it from someone who spends a vast amount of her
day on a computer and she will tell you they do funny
things when left unattended. Case in point, I found that
I had picked up a virus and the computer wanted me to
purchase a special program to clean the virus out.
Well, fine and good if I wanted to spend $70 to $100
to purchase it. Fine and good if it didn't want a credit
card to pay for it. Fine and good if the credit card was
accepted. Not a chance, fellas! I went to a system
restore point and deleted whatever it was. Now that
may not fix everything but at least it left me get
back on the internet and finish the day, late but
at least done with the critical items that needed
to be done. Time will tell if my "fix" was good enough.
Also, DH expected me to force a program to accept
information when there was no possible way to do it.
I even called a member of the support team and
they told me it couldn't be done. Score one for
the person who works on the computer every day.
DH is gone until Saturday for a company convention.
I went along in the day when I had someone to
cover for me in the office. I don't really miss the
nuisance of trying to carry a conversation with
people what I have never met and have been drinking
up a storm just because the drinks are free. Just
not my scene. So I stay home to man the fort,
do the chores and spend my evenings decompressing
from the day and anticipating what comes tomorrow.
So, as fascinating as the computer is, sometimes
it needs a little help to get through the day.
That is where my SPark friends come in-helping
me get through the days and continue on my
journey. Thanks for being there for me and thanks
for stopping by. HUGS!


Working for it Wednesday

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nothing gets me more excited than a challenge and
this week has been one of those fast paced times
and it is just half over. I can get into the flow of it
and turn out quotes quite quickly and then it is up
to DH to finish the rest. I even conquered the online
applications and it went better than yesterday.
Throw in a very complicated farm quote, a house
quote and an auto policy uploaded and I was so
ready to close shop. But my farmer came in late
and we talked for 30 minutes so I was late getting
home. DH was beginning to think I had skipped town LOL!
I did finish a few things tonight and will read a few
email and call it a day.
I did get to watch Survivor tonight and that was
kinda fun to just drift along. The last load of laundry
is ready for the dryer soon so I will wish you all a
wonderful evening and hope you have a super
Thursday. HUGS!

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FROSTY99 11/20/2014 6:40PM

Another super busy day it seems. Glad you got to sit and watch Survivor.

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/20/2014 6:24PM

    glad you got to watch survivor hang in there week is almost done

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1CRAZYDOG 11/20/2014 1:17PM

    Made it thru to Thursday!

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ICECUB 11/20/2014 12:33PM

    emoticon emoticon HAVE A TERRIFI THURSDAY. emoticon emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 11/20/2014 11:34AM

    I'm so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your challenges!! You accomplished a bunch in the workaday world!!! Yay you!!
Hope you are having a thoroughly wonderful Thursday!! Stay safe and warm!!! (((HUGS)))

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ELIZACG9 11/20/2014 10:54AM

    emoticon Happy days! emoticon emoticon

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NEEDSHELP52 11/20/2014 9:58AM

    MsLzzy, I really like reading your blogs. Thank you for sharing. HUGS, Terry

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PUPPIES4ME3 11/20/2014 9:26AM

    You have a wonderful day too my friend.

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FERRETLOVER1 11/20/2014 8:09AM

    Busy day!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/20/2014 7:46AM

    Well done Wednesday. Hope you slept well, you earned it. emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/20/2014 7:42AM

    Have a wonderful day

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BUSYGRANNY5 11/20/2014 6:50AM

    Challenges are good, as long as we do not let ourselves get overwhelmed!!!

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GOLFGMA 11/20/2014 6:15AM

    Wishing you a SUPER Thursday! emoticon

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WISLNDR 11/20/2014 5:34AM

    I thought of you last night as I watched Survivor; I have missed several episodes and it was fun to watch last night's and get caught up!

Have a great Thursday; the January Thaw is coming!! emoticon


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EDLEAR 11/20/2014 2:38AM

    I like a challenge too.
I hope that the rest of your week is as rewarding for you! emoticon

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KATHYJO56 11/20/2014 12:41AM

    I wish you a super Thursday also. emoticon

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A new wrinkle

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

About the time I think I have learned everything there
is to learn, technology steps in and I need to learn
another program. At least this was a fairly simple
process but there is a first time for everything. You
fill out the paper application and then have to do the
application on life. The reasoning is that "we can't
read your handwriting as easy as you do" so please
transfer the information to the online app and hit
submit. Understandable but a duplication of effort.
And you have only 24 hours to submit it online or
the app is null and void. Lastly, you must fax all
pages to the number provided. A bit over the top.
Time to relax and leave the office behind although
I did bring some work home. One project finished
and the other half done. Tomorrow is another day.
So I will sit down and watch a little television (the
show is half over but I think I can figure it out),
catch the news and weather, feed the furnace one
more time and hit the sheets.
Life is what you make it so get out there and do
the best you can. Thanks for stopping by and
have a great Wednesday.

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NEEDSHELP52 11/19/2014 4:12PM

    MsLzzy, I like to learn new things if I have the time to learn at my pace. Otherwise I get so stressed and nervous. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday. HUGS, Terry

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FROSTY99 11/19/2014 2:43PM

    They say technology is to make life easier but I swear there is more paperwork now than before.

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OLDERDANDRT 11/19/2014 12:50PM

    Wow, that application sounds like that company has taken a step backwards!!! Triple work and I wonder why not just email it once done on line instead of that fax part! I thought that was becoming kind of obsolete, too! Whatever!!! hehe You got 'er done!! Have a lovely Wednesday, my friend!! Stay safe and warm!! (((HUGS)))

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ICECUB 11/19/2014 10:17AM

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PUPPIES4ME3 11/19/2014 9:20AM

    Love your positive attitude emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 11/19/2014 7:35AM

    so much new stuff out there isn't there?-----We try tho!-Lynda

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FERRETLOVER1 11/19/2014 7:26AM

    Yup - the more they claim that technology will do away with paperwork, the more paperwork is created! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/19/2014 7:15AM

    Yeah, I agree, over the top. Designed not for you, but for them!

Hope you got some good rest, and have a great Wednesday!

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BUSYGRANNY5 11/19/2014 6:41AM

    Keep on keeping on.... you've got this!

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WISLNDR 11/19/2014 5:51AM

    Sounds like a big hassle but you're definitely up to the challenge!

I hope today is a little less challenging and a lot more fun!!


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JANET552 11/19/2014 5:42AM

    I hope you had a good night!!

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EDLEAR 11/19/2014 2:23AM

I hope that you sleep well tonight!

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FLEMIDG 11/19/2014 12:28AM

    Glad you were able to take some down time. Have a good night's rest.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/18/2014 11:10PM

    Good heavens. Definitely duplication of effort!

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NORASPAT 11/18/2014 10:43PM

    emoticon and emoticon and emoticon
Pat in Maine is also about to hit the electric blanket.

A wrinkle in time. emoticon

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JAMBABY0 11/18/2014 10:30PM

    sounds like your doing ok, good luck

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Not the quiet day I expected

Monday, November 17, 2014

I hit the ground running this morning and it was nonstop
computer time until noon and started again at 1 until
closing time. Part D drug plans chewed a big hole in the
day and I did find time to do a few other things in between
but it few and far between. This season only lasts until
December 7th so I can understand the seniors being
concerned about making sure they have the right plan.
I did take time to check out new health insurance for
DS and I as DH is on Medicare. There are a few plans
that are worth checking out but taking the plunge-well,
I guess I will have to do my research.
I did take a break from shoveling snow after clearing
the sidewalk at the office. But I also took a break from
the computer tonight as my hands just didn't think they
were up to the challenge. I will answer the emails I
can and leave the rest for tomorrow.
Francine did not put in an appearance but since I
locked her in the salt shed by the feed store, she
can bang on the door all she wants and no one will
hear her LOL!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday. HUGS!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/18/2014 9:06PM

    Nothing like the computer and open enrollment to keep Francine at bay in the salt shed! emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 11/18/2014 6:37PM

    You always are busy--I love it!-Lynda emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/18/2014 6:08PM

    don't forget to research for yourself while you are helping everyone else what an exhausting day

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FROSTY99 11/18/2014 3:18PM

    I am a nervous wreck over Part D for DH. I do not know what medicine the new gastro doc is going to want him on so until I know that, I really can't do much. I have gone in and played with it on the website but......must know that medicine before I make any decision. We go Thur so I hope he has strong ideas immediately since it will be a new doc. I am still so angry at the one he has been seeing for over 5 yrs. 3 calls and they have never gotten back to us! That is the reason we are changing-I no longer have any confidence in him. Just hoping and praying we made the right decision!
Have a great day my friend and hopefully it wasn't as crazy for you.

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OLDERDANDRT 11/18/2014 10:26AM

    Sounds like you were plenty busy without the help of Francine!!! Whew!! Busy, busy, busy!! But important stuff to be busy with! Hope you are not run ragged by 12/7, sweetie!! Take care& stay warm !! (((HUGS)))

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FERRETLOVER1 11/18/2014 7:14AM

    Whew!!!!! emoticon

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JUSTA123 11/18/2014 6:56AM

    deciding on insurance is so difficult, I had a little help from the daughter, she does billing, once I turned 65 I had medicare, and my secondary is champsva.. Have a more relazed day today my friend!

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BUSYGRANNY5 11/18/2014 6:32AM

    Oh bless you......

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WISLNDR 11/18/2014 5:50AM

    So now insurance takes a personal turn for you; I hope your decision is an easy one.

emoticon on dumping that Ol' Francine!! emoticon

Have a good day today, a snow-free one???


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EDLEAR 11/18/2014 2:46AM

    Wow, I'm pretty impressed by this! I just cannot imagine having to be on the computer for hours at a time researching. Your stamina is amazing! Do you have a window nearby that you can occasionally glance out of?

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KATHYJO56 11/18/2014 12:55AM

    I'm glad that you fixed Francine's wagon. You have enough to do without her adding to your chores. emoticon

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2BE-MY-BEST 11/17/2014 11:07PM

    I will be 65 this Christmas and I can relate to all that reading and assessing. I feel like I am going cross eyed from so much reading. LOL

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NEEDSHELP52 11/17/2014 10:47PM

    Marsha, I'm not on Medicare yet and still no insurance. Will figure something out. HUGS, Terry

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NORASPAT 11/17/2014 9:44PM

    Me too MISSLZZY, I have had so much to do for others I am plum worn out.

emoticon emoticon Take care Pat in Maine.

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Resting up from Saturday

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I didn't shovel as much snow today but I did spend
time out at the farm, doing a few odds and ends. The
wind was brisk and the air was cold but not unbearable.
It is pretty quiet right now but I expect the cold front
to move through after I go to bed.
Francine is not to be seen so I hope she takes a good
long vacation. But since she is part of me, I would
imagine she will show again, when I least expect her.
Winding up the day with the last of my water since
I met my other goals already. The colder weather is
a temptation to snack more but that has to be kept
to a minimum with the holiday season almost here.
DS's concert was awesome but I think we will not be
attending his jazz concert tomorrow night if the
weather continues to be an issue. He has at least
2 solo parts but if we miss it, there will always be a
next time.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. HUGS!

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FLORIDASUN 11/17/2014 9:31PM

    Another busy busy day! It's better to stay safe and cozy...there is always another concert and I'm sure DS will understand. emoticon

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FROSTY99 11/17/2014 5:12PM

    Glad you gave yourself permission to take it a bit easier. That Francine is hard to keep in check can do it. So happy you got to go to the one concert and sure son would rather you be safe if the weather is bad.
Have a terrific Tuesday.

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OLDERDANDRT 11/17/2014 12:39PM

    Good for you!! Glad you are keeping up with the doggoned snow!
I'm sorry the weather is keeping you from your DS's concert. Maybe somebody will record it?
Glad Francine is taking a little time off! hehe!
Brrr! We're up to 47f and the rain is tapering off. To cool and damp to walk the neighborhood, though, so I'll be heading out to the gym here shortly. (It's only a couple of blocks over). No big deal but in my mind! lol!
Take care, Marsha.....stay safe & warm!! (((HUGS)))

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PUPPIES4ME3 11/17/2014 10:23AM

    You have a wonderful week too my sparking friend.

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MILLEDGE2 11/17/2014 8:49AM

    You are wise to hunker down because the weather everywhere is turning pretty serious. Glad you got a little break from your "friend" Francine today. You DO know how to take good care of yourself!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/17/2014 7:02AM

    Sounds like a good Sunday! Hope Francine gives you a break for awhile!

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BUSYGRANNY5 11/17/2014 5:59AM

    Sounds like a productive day! Stay warm!!!!

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/17/2014 5:56AM

    glad Francine is resting I notice I eat more in the cold also . try to stay warm Hugs

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WISLNDR 11/17/2014 5:52AM

    Wow, even Francine needs to rest once in a while! emoticon

I sure hope Autumn returns soon for all of us; I'm feeling cheated and would really like the rest of the season. (I think it's interesting how I came into Fall kicking and screaming and now that I can't have it, I want it back!)

Enjoy your Monday, I hope the weather holds for you so you can travel!


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FLEMIDG 11/17/2014 12:24AM

    Have a good night's rest. Hope the weather improves so you can attend that concert.

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KATHYJO56 11/17/2014 12:19AM

    After all the hard work you have done, I hope the weather holds so that you can go to the concert. You have sent your weather our way and it hit us today. emoticon

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EDLEAR 11/17/2014 12:12AM

    It's getting to be that time of year again, when the weather is a big factor in all of our plans! I hope that yours will be better than you expect, and you get to the concert. emoticon

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NORASPAT 11/16/2014 10:44PM

    Hi MSLZZY, I hope the evening will be clear so you can go to listen to DS. Especially a couple of solos. I hope you can get there. HUGS Pat in Maine.

My friends are asking after you. GEORGINE is especially looking for you. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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