Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer is gone here for a while

Goodmorning everybody!

The last week we didn't have real nice weather. Lots of rainshowers, sometimes the sky is clearing up though, and we have a bit of sunshine. Nevertheless the temperatures are really too low for this time of the year.
They say that next week it will be somewhat better, temperatures will go up a few degrees, so we keep up hope.
Concerning my laptop, I think it works rather well, but I am very slow with installing software on it, I first want to see how this laptop will hold on, before i get a lot of stuff uploaded again.
Yesterday we went to Heidi and Danny, where Danny showed us their interactive digital tv modem, and it looks ever so nice. We have a modem for digital tv, but not yet possibility of recording or rewatching programs. We still register on and "old"dvd recorder and video, but we only can register channels that are also still on analogue broadcasting. But I think that soon will be over completely, so we will have to change our modem and digital receiver.
Now we have to look into two or three different suppliers for that stuff, to see which one would be bst for us.
Our supplier is okay, but if we want interactive, we will have to buy the receiver and that is a lot of money. If we change of supplier we get all for free. May be next week Heidi will come over and do the negociating for me, it seems she is a crack in that LOL.
If we change supplier it may happen that I am off internet for a short while, I don;t know yet, but it could happen.
and there is also the price to consider, although I think there will not be much difference between them, it's more question of offer of channels and such that may differ a bit.
Oh my, choices to be made, aweful! LOL.
Heidi gave us also a laptop they had kind of spare,(isn;t that sweet of her? we can borrow it for a unlimited time, at the moment they don;t need it, cause they have several ones at home) now Jan also can learn computering, only trouble will be that I will have to explain to him all kind of things and both of us aren;t the most patient, hmmmm, you get the idea????
Ladies, there is no freebie yet for you, and it may take some more time before I get into designng again. I hope you will bare with me.

That's it again for today, I am already glad I can post on my blog again, the rest will come too.
Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I am still alive!

Hello everybody!

I was soooo pissed off this week! just had the new windows installed, all seemed fine and then Tuesdaay it crashed again! No way to get windows started again, so disaster.
Having not much money at the moment a new computer would be no real option.
So we went looking around and yeah, I found a second hand laptop with windows 7, with even more gb on harddisk than i had(this one has 500 GB)and for a price we still could afford.
So yesterday I wanted to try it out, and at least make a little post, but........................no internet.
Hmmm, that happens sometimes with the modem for tv, internet and phone we have, but then I noticed I also had no phone.
Went looking at the modem, all lights out. No way to reset, so now that seemed to have died too. Oh another disaster. Phoned the company, and to make it short, the adapter could have died. Friday evening, so hard to have a new one quickly. But had a great option to go to a store here in our town to get me a new one.
So early this morning i went to get it(even have a better one now, with more internet connections and even possibility of wireless, whooo). And yes, all works again.
I am back on the net, only will have to do AGAIN all installing and such, but we will survive that.
Glad at least I could imform you about the situation.
May that i will not post yet Monday, depends a bit on how I make progress.
But soon I will be back in full working order, promised!
Have a great weekend.




Monday, August 11, 2014

Most of weekend we had rain.

Goodmorning everybody!

Yeah, Saturday it still was okay, but yesterday it rained almost all day!
But... we still cannot complain too much, average speaking we have still lovely weather.
Friday I first did a bit of grocerie shopping and then Jan and I decided we better go to the market that afternoon, while the weather was still sunny.
So we did and came back with some stuff, of course. Potatoes, some vegetables, some fruit.
And I couldn;t resist buying a new plant for the garden LOL. Do;t yet have a photo of it, but it will come, I hope.
It is an Echinea, in a gorgeous red/purple color.
Our sunflowers are doing not bad  this year. We have a couple that are about 2 mtr high!
Also have some smaller ones and we already decided that next year we will only have the smaller ones. There still is blooming a lot, I am very happy with a few Dianthus I bought. They are gorgeous and as long as I pick out the dead flowerheads, they keep on giving lots of flowers. I definately will have them again next year(or perhaps they will survice the winter?).
Almost every evening, before going to bed I make a quick tour in the garden with a little flash light and yesterday I really had to be careful where to put my feet, because I spotted 16 froggies hopping and sitting around. And that were only the ones I could see LOL.
Jan already said, with a big smile, that we might need to have a bigger pond next year. We'll see abut that.

Jan is getting ready to go to the hospital for an appointment with his doctor, he will get the results of the MRI and the vasculair research he had. I wonder what she will tell him. Then he also can talk about the rather poor "after-care"of the vascular research. Only now, his big bruises are slowly disappearing.
Ha, he just left, so I have peace and quiet for a moment, hahaha.

I finally started with a new kit yesterday, Till now I have only done some papers, but the start is there.

Oh, I wanted to thank all of you who left a comment or an email, concerning my computer crash, and I am very slow in answering the emails at the moment. To whom it may concern: I am NOT forgetting you, I will get back to you, okay?
Today I have Arlene's add-on to the kit Happy Feelings. You will get a quickpage, a page cluster and a frame cluster!
Now I will do some bloghopping and reading, then I can do some more on the new kit and then it will be time to do some things, like going to the drugstore for some medines and also have to check at Heidi's house and feed the fish.
Have a happy Monday!

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Friday, August 08, 2014

Not yet back into designing

Goodmorning everybody!

No, I am not yet back into designing. still a bit searching and trying around the windows 7, and first building up my stash a bit. But I hope to start it this weekend, also, because the weather forecast speaks of rain coming in, and till now they say next week will be a bit "unsteady"weather, some sun, some rain, slightly lower temperatures.
As today should be still rather nice, Jan and I might go for a trip to the market. I am running out of vegetables a bit, could do with a big ack of potatoes, bit of fresh fruit is nice too.

We didn;t do all too much these last couple of days, just the usual housekeeping stuff, not interesting at all LOL.
About every day there is some news about the plain crash in the Ukrain, it is very hard for the search group to work there, with the instable situation there. They stopped the mission there for now, but probably they found all bodies (or parts of them, scattered around) and have been transported to our country to be identified. That still will take a long time.
Also a big load of personal belongings are brought back too.
But it is horrofying to hear the news on tv! One disater is followed up by another. All those wars and battles going on in the Middle East, with the 10.000' s of fugitives, deprived from everything, their homes, their normal life, their family members, their health, they have nothing left.
It is heatbreaking to see, and none of them really wants those wars and battles, They didn;t start them, always just a few power-loving people decide about it, and somehow they get people brainwashed, so that they get followers, but the average men and women living in an area where a war is atred, don;t want this. How can we ever change that?
Then there is another outbreak of ebola in Africa, also worrying, and very scary.
And in between you hear about earthquakes, ines that collaps and all that kind of misery.
No. large parts of the world aren;t a good place to be at the moment.
So we might say we are still belssed to live in a rather stable country, with rather good circumstances, although w have to deal with unemployment, a social security system that is dimishing(and how hard it was to accomplish a good system, and now that we have it, it is being destroyed slowly), to many taxes, etc. Yes, we are still blessed, but I wonder fo how long?

Oh my, I am sounding a bit desparate and gloomy, aren;'t I? Don not worry, I am not depressive, but just sometimes it hits my heart and I have to get it off my chest LOL!
Better we end this post on a happier note, with the second part of "Happy Feelings"
Have a wonderful weekend!

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Not yet having my "usual blogging rythm"

Goodmorning everybody!
After not having a computer for about two weeks(which at some times was terrible) it is funny that it is so difficult to get back into the "usual"| rythm of posting, designing and such.
But that will come back soon enough, I think.
Last two days were rather quiet, but I managed to get a few things done, both at the computer and in the house.
Also went to Heidi's home for a little check, all was okay there, fish happy again to have enough food, garden had enough water after my watering and then the rain that fell later.

Weather is looking a bit funny today. I see more wind then we had lately, it is a bit grey and temps dropped a bit too.
May be we will have some rain today. But it might be a good day to go for some food shopping, so that is one of the things I will have to do today.

The garden still is blooming well, and our tomatoes are a real success! We already had a salad for dinner with them, mixed with some cucumber and green salat. They taste wonderfully good, and we definately have to try them again next year.

Jan didn;t call the hospital yet about his bruises and such, I think he wants to wait till he had a visit with his doctor next Monday. It has no use to push him to call the hospital, he will not do it if he doesn;t feel it is really urgent, and it only will effect his mood. Yes, sometimes I have a difficult husband, pffffff.

I have good news for you, though. Before the crash I made already some new kits. And I had them already uploaded on Mediafire, so I downloaded them, copied the links and I have the start of a new kit for you today. How funny it may seem, the kit is named Happy Feelings.
Well, I am happy, that I have a computer back, that seems to be working till now again. Hope it will have a long second life, because I have the money to buy a new one, but that will cost about € 400- € 500, and I rather have the money on my account for a while, to have some back up.
Okay, that;s it for today, I'll have to upload a few clusters from Arlene on Mediafire and then will start to think about a new kit, may be.
Have a great day!

Download  part 1 HERE

Monday, August 04, 2014

I am back again.

Goodmorning everybody!

Finally I can do a post again on my blog. Gosh, almost two weeks ago I did the last one.
The guys in the shop, where I brought my computer took their time, bu I finally could pick up my computer late Friday afternoon, with Windows 7 installed on it and it looks that it works for now.
Worst thing of all is that I lost a lot of stash for designing, but I am sure i will get my files filled again, it will only take some time.
I don;t know where to start to tell about the last two weeks, perhaps I will not even try LOL.
Just before the crash I told you that two weeks ago Jan had to go to hospital for his vasculair research.
Poor guy is still walking around with big bruises on his upper leg, I think they start now a bit the re-coloring fase, although a part is still looking kind of funny.
He already called the hospital a few days after the research to get some more information, but that was a complete disaster. Normally we have not much to complain about the hospital, but this time it was hopeless.
He had received a little card with the name of a doctor on it(I think the one who performed the "operation"), so we tried to get in contact with him. No way. Then Jan tried to get some more information about the bruises and things from perhaps somebody else. Well, nothing. So far for the "after care", only a little form he received in hospital, but that wasn;t of great help.
I hope he will try again today, there isn;t too much to worry about, I think, but we should feel more comfortable if there was somebody in hospital that could take a look.
Perpaps he could have that done by our house doctor, but pity, he is on holiday and there is no use to go to a replacement doctor.
Okay, we will see what we can do.

Weather here is quite good, we have nice temperatures and lots of sun, with sometimes a rainshower at night.
Last week I already went several times to Heidi's house, just to check and put the post on the table and look after the fish and the garden. Yesterday I gave the garden there a good watering, and yes, as almost always when I water a garden, at night we had a good rainshower LOL. well, I don't have to water Heidi's garden in the next few days. that's for sure.

Last Friday we attended at a funeral, yes, not the nicest thing to do. Remember that Jan went to a cafe across the street? That already was a a couple of years ago. The owner kind of retired(because of illness too) and tried to sell the whole property(cafe + house above it). That wasn;t so easy,specially not with the crisis going on, but Monday a week ago he got a nice offer and the property was almost sold. He and his wife were happy and wanted to go out for a little celebration. Just before leaving he got a heart attack and passed away. How bitter is that????Perhaps he was saved this way for worse things, he suffered of over eight, had diabetes, looking forward to chance of amputation of a leg etc.
But still, it was a sudden death and he only was 65 of age.
Yes, life can play funny tricks with us.

Okay, I have not yet a freebie for you today, have to download some of the newest kits I made myself first( glad they were already uploaded at Mediafire). Then I also have to do a bit of learning of how windows 7 works and such and a lot more downloading designer tools, elements etc.
I will get there but you will have to be a little patient for a bit more time.

Have a wonderful day and stay safe!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

COMPUTERCRASH

Hello ladies,

Just a brief post to inform you that I will be out "of the air"for a couple of days or so.
My computer died, I brought it to a repair shaop, window crash, so now they are installing a new windows, this will be windows 7. It's a lot cheaper than buying a new computer, and I hope this will last for a long time again.

Using now Heidi's computer, but they are about to leave for holiday, so this will be for now my last post.
Just wanted to let you know, so you will not worry about me.
Very nasty, all this, the more because I will have to install of course all software again, and I lost files(yeah, I know, backup would have done some good ), so will have to make new stash and all. Well, it is a bit pity, but also a good clearance.
Okay, that's it for now, I don't want to bother Heidi and Danny too long, they are very busy with suitcases and such.
Have a wonderful weekend, and perhaps next week I will already be back.