Anybody Home?



I’m trying out something different.  For me, anyway.  I’m actually composing this entry using Microsoft Word and then will copy and paste it into my wordpress page.  I realize that’s how I should have been doing this all along, and that most of you out there do it this way, but I am a stubborn old coot, and ever since I first starting doing an online journal or website, I’ve typed directly into the little box online and risked getting knocked out and losing everything into thin air. 


I’m sorry I’ve been absent from here for oh-so-long.  I’ve been right here all along, working day-in-and-day-out, as usual. 


Nothing much has changed, except for the fact that at one point last November I was online and a virus snuck in and got me.  Life has never been the same since that day.  I am afraid to visit sites now.  I do visit some sites, but even those innocuous looking blogs prepared by friends have dark overtones for my paranoid mind now.  Everything is a threat, to me.  Just last weekend I got my computer cleaned up.  Yes, it has taken me that long to have it done, for various reasons.  Even now, though, little things still are happening, and I can’t explain them, so I won’t.  Let’s just say that I am happy I’m nearing retirement age.  Once I don’t have to depend on my computer to keep me afloat here, I will be able to breathe a sign of relief, and just use this machine for enjoyment.  I hope. 


I really think that a young person who may be considering what occupation to go into would be well-advised to consider computer repair!  Oh yes.  It’s the job of the future.  Because I’m sure I’m not the only one out here who knows next to nothing about computer-eze, and what to do if a virus strikes.  The “geeks” of this world will rule in the end, if they don’t already. 


So, we have had a grand total of 49 inches of snow so far this winter here in New England.  We did have some lovely warmish, spring-like days over the last couple of weeks, too, and a lot of that snow has gone, leaving bare brown grass in the front garden but still snow-covered in the rear of the house.  And, if we were lulled into a false sense of happiness – thinking that spring were just around the corner – then we should think again.  Tonight, at around dinnertime, we are scheduled to receive another storm of some type.  I haven’t heard the weather report today so not sure of details, but I know it will be unwanted, messy, and frustrating. 


Paul has been lobstering all winter long.  He’s out there doing it now.  Not a lot, but on the days when there is little wind and the seas are not too choppy.  Those are his two requirements.  Temperature, rain, snow, and even fog, don’t deter him.  Wind and high seas do.


So as winter meanders slowing down the days toward a well-anticipated spring, I bid you good afternoon, friends.  Don’t know how long it’ll be before I am back again.  But if I unexpectedly leave this life without you knowing about it, I’ll let you know from t’other side – somehow…. I’ll find a way. 






12 thoughts on “Anybody Home?

  1. Oh yes, Word. Then, starting this year, I go back in and remove all the coding and insert the pictures I use on the blog. The big problem is remembering to do this.

    I live with a computer Nazi……not a virus sneaks by his eager eyes. We hope.


  2. Me too Bex — in spite of all my precautions, either my computer got hijacked, or else a trojan or worm has snuck in. My computer was spewing out spam! I’m so embarrassed — it’s almost like having a social disease. I’m glad you got yours fixed — I’m still working on mine (grrrrr!)


  3. Well, it is snowing here as I write, but, and that’s a big But, we have seen upper 40s in the last week, so there’s hope. I squint up at the trees when I go for my walk, and I *think* the twigs look a whisker redder than they did a few days ago. The magnolia buds have definitely gotten bigger, although they aren’t doffing their fuzzy coats just yet. Spring hasn’t sprung yet. The theme music is still very softly building in the distance, though. Cats are singing love songs, lol! There will be kittens in April.

    Hugs from still-chilly Corea,
    ~ Sil


  4. Welcome back to the unreal world. Yes, you’re right. Anyone with a talent for making computers (and their various hardware and software parts) work the way they’re supposed to would be well advised to turn it into a career — especially while there are still enough oldsters like me around, who would be glad to pay just to make sure everything runs smoothly.

    Stick around! Spring will come. It always does.


  5. Nice to see you doing a journal today…I hope Paul gets a few lobbies to make a bit of money.
    Yes..I think more kids should think about being a repair person for our computers.
    I know nothing about fixing mine…the man I had repair for me died last year .
    If you are getting our snow it wont be much : -)


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