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I think I'm back

Thursday, June 12, 2014

You know it is so hard to leave Sparkpeople. I have just made way too many friends here. So decided to try to come back but just not do all the things I was doing. I'm tiptoeing quietly through here and hoping my computer will act ok. I took it back into the computer guy and he fixed it some and then showed me how to completely restore it. I did it and it had it's ups and downs so finally installed AVG virus protector and had that program clean up my computer. I had Norton but seems it wasn't doing right and think AVG straightened most of the problems out. I finally got my corel and windows word program reinstalled and so far so good. I've just really needed to take time away from the computer. Our garden has begun to come off and we are redoing the iris bed and expanding it more than double the size so have been outside a lot. I also started to cut up all the recycled wool my friend had given me. I did finish my chicken rug but haven't hooked another rug in some time. I've spent my evening hours cross stitching now...a change of pace for me but now that I'm cutting wool, I will be back to hooking a new rug soon.

I won't be doing much on many of my teams here yet. It takes time and really right now I want to spend on myself, family and church. Love you all and have missed you a lot. HUGS!!! emoticon

  
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MAZACK 7/24/2014 2:51PM

    Just now getting caught up a little on Sparks. I have enjoyed the post on fb. You do such great work.


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DOROTHYBERO 6/18/2014 6:06AM

    I have really missed you - can't wait to see you back ful time - take care. emoticon

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BARB4HEALTH 6/16/2014 7:28AM

    Have missed you too! So glad there are other ways of communicating! emoticon

Sounds like you are still really busy. We have AVG on our computer, too. I was told by a computer tech a while back that Norton takes up a lot of space. I don't know. I do like the AVG and am thinking of upgrading it soon. Hope you can check in from time to time.

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IAM_HIS 6/14/2014 1:29PM

    I can so relate my friend. I am doing the same!!

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LEW0213 6/13/2014 8:39AM

    I'm so glad you decided to come back. I use the AVG on my computer also. Much better than Norton. I've missed seeing your new rugs.Hugs, Linda

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TUDAFD 6/12/2014 11:47PM

    Welcome back! Enjoy your summer and all that gardening. :)


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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 6/12/2014 6:46PM

    Great to see you again. One must do what is best for themselves.

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GRACEOMALLEY 6/12/2014 6:11PM

    pleased to hear from you. If you need a break from SPARK, take it and don't apologize for doing so. You do what you need to do, stay as healthy as you are able and enjoy the summer.

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MOM2ACAT 6/12/2014 4:48PM

    I'm glad you are back!

I remember the last time I had to replace my computer, I was two weeks without one til my new one was ready. Of all the stuff I do online, I think I missed Spark People the most!

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LUCYCAN7 6/12/2014 4:27PM

  So glad to hear you are back!!!Have missed you!!! emoticon emoticon
Hope you don't have any more computer problems!!! emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEWIND53 6/12/2014 4:24PM

    Glad to see you back.

Hope all goes well with your computer. I have lots of problems with mine, but I do have AVG so not much gets past that.


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spark people site & bugs

Friday, May 23, 2014

I am completely leaving spark people due to this site giving my computer and tablet viruses. I have been here since 2008 so I am really sad to have to leave but I cannot keep having this problem. I am going to miss everyone. emoticon

  
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BARB4HEALTH 5/26/2014 8:47AM

    Barbara, so sorry to hear this! You will be sadly missed! Any reconsideration? I do understand. This just saddens me.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/25/2014 10:08PM

    I am so very sorry to see you go. Will miss you! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 5/24/2014 9:13PM

    So sorry to hear this!!!!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 5/23/2014 9:27PM

    Sorry to see you go. Best of luck in the future! emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 5/23/2014 5:37PM

    I'm going to miss you, but I can understand the frustration.

Just please know you will be welcomed back with open arms if you decide to give it another try in the future! emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/23/2014 5:22PM

    That's terrible. Can you tell us which virus or bug you got so we can check our own computers for infection?

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LUCYCAN7 5/23/2014 5:07PM

  Hate to see you leave,have so enjoyed your blogs! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BYEPOUNDS 5/23/2014 4:53PM

    I'm sorry you are leaving after being here so long. I use the library's computer so that strange things don't happen to my computer.

Totally understand. Best to you!

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Computer problems

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I spent 2 hours with my computer geek fixing my computer. And think it is finally fixed. I will write more later on this week.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 5/22/2014 6:15AM

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MISSY455 5/22/2014 12:51AM

    Hope it is finally fixed for you!

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GRACEOMALLEY 5/21/2014 2:57PM

    Isn't it amazing how those silly machines have come to run whole aspects of our lives? On the other hand - we wouldn't have SPARK or our Teddy Bears all together without them.
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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/21/2014 2:57PM

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JTREMBATH 5/21/2014 2:55PM

    Computers can be a problem especially when they are not working properly.

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computer

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My computer quit again so back on my tablet!!! Will take it in again tomorrow. Got haircut today.

  
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CAKAROO 5/21/2014 6:01AM

    hope you can get your computer fixed!

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MISSY455 5/21/2014 2:57AM

    Hope you can get it fixed quickly.

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baby hawks

Monday, May 19, 2014

I had mentioned here earlier this spring about a pair of hawks nesting in a tree in our front yard. It has become a daily thing for us to take the binoculars out and watch them. They hatched out 3 but think they have a hard time raising 3 little ones so the stronger 2 chicks booted out the weakest one. We found it a little over a week ago dead at the bottom of the tree. At that time we only thought there were 1 or 2 chicks but must have been 3. On Saturday when the grandkids came out we had a good look at 2. They had a lot of feathers then and were perched on the side of the nest. Their heads were still fuzzy. Today we noticed one was gone and think he flew the nest. The last one was still there squawking for something to eat. But think the parents have moved on and it is their way to force this last one to fly. so here are a few photos.
The granddaughters hawk watching.


We had one granddaughter who didn't want her picture taken.
Here is Miss Molly and her parents

Baby hawks


  
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TUDAFD 5/24/2014 12:45AM

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. :)

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HICKOK-HALEY 5/23/2014 9:07PM

    What a sweet face. Lucky you, to have the Hawks in your yard.

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LEW0213 5/20/2014 7:03PM

    You do take the best pictures. I really enjoyed these. Thanks!!

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MOM2ACAT 5/20/2014 9:07AM

    How cool to be able to watch them! You got some great photos too.
You have beautiful grandchildren too.,

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BARB4HEALTH 5/20/2014 8:04AM

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Really neat pics!

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DOROTHYBERO 5/20/2014 5:58AM

    Your grandchildren are beautiful as are your hawks.

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CAKAROO 5/20/2014 5:34AM

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MISSY455 5/20/2014 1:48AM

    We had a baby hawk in our back tree last year, but I was never able to get a clear picture of him/her. Love the pictures you posted!

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TURTLETALK 5/19/2014 9:40PM

    Great pictures!

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LITTLEWIND53 5/19/2014 8:38PM

    You captured some great pictures of the hawks..... Good job.

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FLORNH 5/19/2014 7:44PM

    So cool!

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GRACEOMALLEY 5/19/2014 7:01PM

    Great pictures! What a fabulous opportunity for you and the kids!

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