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Onward and upward! something that you say in order to encourage someone to forget an unpleasant experience or failure and to think about the future instead and move forward.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Having fun.

I'm having fun trying to find things on this new computer and Windows 10.  Last night I had to leave the computer on because I could not find the "Start--Shut Down" button.  Then I wanted to scan something and no scanner showing up anywhere.  When I plugged in my printer yesterday, it just re-installed itself.  Apparently the scanner did not.

I only called the computer place 3 times today.  LOL  They have a remote entry(?) button, so if I give them permission, they can take over my computer.  So they zip around with their cursor, as I watch, and talk me through how to find everything.

Tonight I realized that I can't find any of the folders in Outlook Express--folders where I have saved e-mails.  I'm sure it is there and will call to find out.  Not tomorrow though--I have lunch with the Old School Gal Pals, and a visit to The Farm and a stop in to see Pammie.  Today was her birthday.

That second baby of mine (born on my Dad's 43rd birthday) was born smiling and she hasn't stopped yet.  Even with her problems, she just stays happy.

This morning I got one of those IRS scam phone calls.  Now, I have caller ID and I do not answer the phone until it has a name I recognize.  These scammers are now using the area code and the first 3 numbers of our telephone exchange.  That way, you think it is someone local calling.

So I let it go to the answering device and then listened when they hung up.

Something like, "The IRS has issued a warrant for your arrest.  They are watching you and your activities and will arrest you and take away all your possessions.  You have to call this number back and......................"

So I talked to myself.  They are watching me and my activities?  Should I draw the blinds?  I have to run into Brighton this afternoon.  Are they going to arrest me while I am filling the car gas tank?  Perhaps an embarrassing arrest while I am in the yarn section at Michael's?

So, after watching my Soap, I jumped in the car and headed into Brighton.  About a mile down the road I glanced into my rear view mirror and there, behind me, was a blue Michigan State Police SUV.  It just cracked me up!!!  I said to myself, "It must be my time."  Then, of course, in town they turned off on the entrance ramp for the expressway that would take them back to Lansing.

Too funny.

It seems I always have some adventure, even if it's only in my mind)  when I get in my car to go to either Brighton or Howell.
When I got to Michael's and walked the 107 steps way to the back of the store to the yarn section, I pondered on why this section wasn't at the front of the store and the kid's things at the back.  It is mostly older folks who do projects with yarn or embroidery floss and some of us have bad back, hips and knees.  Anyway, I had a nice walk totaling 280 steps from car to embroidery floss and back to car.  JoAnn's store is set up the same way.  I think I'll write to Michael's corporate office and tell them of my suggestion.


  1. Just recently we've been getting calls with our area code and local numbers. I don't answer; if it's important the person can call back and leave a message. It is a bother though and so now I don't answer unless I know the person. I would probably freak out if a police car got behind me. :) Happy smiling daughter; what more could a mother ask for.

  2. I have been receiving FBI scam calls, too, along with every charity I can and cannot think of! If I make the mistake of answering, I just hang up. I need a new computer and hubby has looked on Amazon and "found" me one. I told I would just like to look at it first. Then I looked on Best Buy and found a much better one (and I have an account there) for 40dollars more. I told him I'd like to just think a bit longer. He's been down all day.. plus he told me he wants to buy a 15,000 dollar truck. He is 70, and the one we have has no problems. I told him to do what he wanted. This man I've been married to for 51 years is generous to a fault, especially if I go along with everything he wants! ๐Ÿ˜ Glad you are pleased with your computer now!

  3. When you're calling Michael's corporate office to give them your suggestion about the location of their yarn, could you call a few department stores - the ones who put the larger bras (that older women often need) on the bottom of the racks and all the cute, little bras (for younger women) on top - and tell them to move the big, old under-arm-over-shoulder-boulder-holders to the top racks for easier access?

    The IRS probably has your DNA sample, too. They are watching you... for sure.

    Pam looks like a baby doll in that first photo. Happy birthday, Pam, and many more.

    1. You have to do lots of squatting to find those bras. I know of what you speak.

  4. My new phone has a button to block scammers but I keep forgetting to press it!

    Glad Pam turned out so well. You did well.

  5. getting a new computer has it's hurdles, when i got my mac, it was not as bad as i thought it would be!!!

    we are getting those calls as well, same thing with the area code and phone number. wow, what peeps won't do!!!!

  6. Excuse me but.... Damn SCAMERS!!!! They get lists of we "people of a certain age". And figure we are ripe-for-the-picking.

    We let all calls be answered by machine. Anyone we want to talk to, will leave a message. And we will know, it is a real call of course.

    Family knows we do this. they will leave an understandable message. And we call back, all real calls.


    But it still raises my blood pressure, every time the ding-dang phone rings!! I highly dislike the phone. ,-))))

    Luna Crone

  7. Yarn probably doesn't have the markup of those items that are closer to the front.

  8. my youngest daughter's birthday today
    also :)
    computer problems will always be there
    and with answering machine
    I do not answer the phone until I hear who it is
    hang up..
    they call daily :(

  9. Yikes, the IRS? I'd be paranoid too. Haaaahahahaha xoxo

  10. I love the 2nd baby picture : ) How time flies....

  11. Pam does always look happy, such a blessing!

    I've been getting a lot of "unknown" numbers even from St Augustine; never do answer and seldom does anyone leave a message. :)

    I love having the 'remote' sessions with my computer guru also.