Ruby and Tango

Ruby and Tango
Me 'n' Ruby and of course Tango

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


I’ve had a pretty busy few days since Saturday, on that day gardening, shopping, and preparing for a dog show next day, Sunday up at 4 am Sue’s by 5.45 a quick run in Forest with the five dogs and at the dog show by 8 am, judged till 4.30 and home by around 7.30 pm, in a non stop sunshine day, such a change from my last judging stint where it rained non stop. Bed by 9 pm,  next day Monday, playing catch up and dancing club in the evening, Tuesday, a girl friend up and out for lunch back and watched some DVD’s of her trip to America plus some, as it rained all afternoon we didn’t get in a walk we’d planned. This morning took out dogs in pouring rain but since I got home the sun has come out.
Thought I’d have the afternoon on the computer to do some blogging and catch up, plus I have to write out my show report.
I have a desk top with XP and a lap top with Vista, During the day I use the desktop as it’s attached to the scanner and printer. When it hasn’t been used for a couple of days t plays up, and to-day it played up big time, It tales nearly two minutes to boot and then it will freeze, take ages to connect to the internet, then freeze again, asks me if I want to renew and pay for  out of date anti virus, which I don’t as I’ve changed it, but I keep getting pop ups, then my current one wants to update, so I allowed it , but that meant another start up. Today it told me that my certification was wrong for Google and had to reset the time and date, which I discovered had reverted to 1st January 2001, I have to keep re-applying passwords and user names for Google, Yahoo, WP and Blogger, by this time I have now over run lunch and been on here for 1.1/2 hours and hardly done anything, FRUSTRATED ? you bet.
I’m really wondering whether to maybe get another laptop to replace this desktop or try transferring everything on the the external hard drive and ditch it [desk top] altogether, But that means a lot of work that I’m not sure I’m techie enough to cope with, also stuff I’ve put on the external HD I find isn’t so easy to locate, FRUSTRATED ? you bet.
anyone got any sane and sensible ideas for me, but while I’m waiting for the dozens of  replies I’m sure to get, I’m off to replenish my grumbling tum. before I get an ulcer, Then I’ll come back and write up my dog report. HUH!
Now then I’m writing this on Live writer old version and when I tried to publish it has just informed me I haven’t got the authority to add a category, error 401, so I have to do a C&P job. FRUSTRATED? very

Thank you for visiting and please come back, Arlene, Tango and Ruby


  1. Wow!! Are you sure 'frustrated' truly describes your feelings? Have you even had time to breathe with all you have been going through. I am so sorry about your computer problems. Wish I had a solution for you but I have no idea what would be the best thing for you to do. I just hope you can get it all fixed without too much trouble. Hoping today is a good day for you. Hugs

  2. You are a very busy lady. There is something you should do. Go to your add/delete programs and makes sure that you have deleted the virus program you are not using. If you don't do this you will be bothered till the end of time by it.

  3. Good advise Beth, Those old antivirus programs can be a real problem.

  4. Hi Arlene my desktop sounds a bit like your trouble been acting up something terrible. I do the usual clear history and cache's to no avail. Good advice from Beth maybe I'll give it a look to. You have been busy and the weather isn't good for you either. Hope it all goes well for you and enjoy. Hugs Sheila xx

  5. Thank you all for your sympathy and help, I will try as Beth suggested. and keep fingers crossed, though when I switched on to-day I didn't have any problems, I wonder if it just needs a bit of attention every day, so in future I'll refer to it as He who must be cosseted'

  6. One of the perks that came with this laptop was setup and file transfer from my old system by a tech from Geek Squad. Even though I'm perfectly capable of doing so myself I figured I had paid for the service so why not use it. The young man who showed up at my door was friendly, courteous, very professional and, most importantly, knew what he was doing. They will be getting my business again as I replace my laptops every 18 to 24 months. Haven't owned a desktop since my accident because sitting at a desk for more than a few minutes at a time aggravates my back.

  7. Thanks for visiting and commenting Arlene. Glad you like my blog.

    As for computers I have recently bought a 19 inch wide screen HP laptop and also a 23 inch widescreen monitor which is connected by wireless to my laptop along with a wireless keyboard and mouse. This gives me the best of both worlds. The convenience of a laptop which replaces my 'tower' but a great screen for viewing. Running windows 7 and office 2010 has been a learning curve but I like them both.

  8. Hi Arlene
    It is good to keep busy but just be careful not to get too tired or you will end up being ill and run down

    Sorry I don't come in so often

    Love as always
    Lo xxxx


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