I did however get my computer back from my IT Tech friend Eve, who lives in Missouri. As I was working on my taxes back in October the motherboard crashed and I had to send it off to her to diagnose the problem. Once she discovered what it was, which did not take long, she sent it off to the repair center in San Antonio to have a new motherboard put in (Thank the stars for extended warranties, I guess, it was not going to an HP repair center but to a repair center for Office Max). It came back weeks later and as she was trying get every thing up and going the original start-up disks were not working, so she had to contact HP and order new start-up disks, more time waiting. Once she had them the darn thing still would not load or work. So she had to send it back to the repair center in San Antonio, again another delay, to have another motherboard put in and told them that if they could not do the job correctly that she wanted them to give me a new computer. She finally got it back from the service center the 5th of January. I got it Tuesday. Boy does it hum along. I think it is performing better than when it was brand new. Eve said that she has only had one other computer that was worse than mine. That's a scary thought. I lost a lot of data but it taught me a valuable lesson, back-up, back-up, back-up. I only had one program that I really needed to back-up but it was my life line to my Mary Kay business. It was my inventory and customer contact list. I have learned my lesson. I can pretty much recreate what I lost but it is going to take time.
Earlier this week I renewed my membership at the "Huff" and went there yesterday to work out. After figuring out what equipment I needed to use to get my exercises done I finally got rolling. I started with 5 minutes on the bike as my right foot is having a tendency to cramp up. I am doing leg presses on the weight machine at 60lbs and I found a chair that I could raise the seat on to do my leg swings. Everything else can be done at home. While I am there I think I will work on the back of my arms and reduce the flab there :). The only thing that I have to wait for are the students to free up the machines. But hey I'm willing to wait so I can get my therapy done. I decided to get a locker so I could lock up my purse and other stuff in it and not have to carry it around with me. It was free so why not. I keep my towel and water bottle in it. The "Huff" has a purified water refilling station in it. I can handle that. I found out that it is only a five minute walk from my office. With my walking gait I thought it would be longer but that's not bad. I can go over on my lunch hour and work out...if i can get on the equipment that I need...then head back to the office and eat lunch at my desk. I like that idea or even go after work to work out.
Today I am in my office at home trying to rebuild my inventory list. It is a daunting task but it will get done. It may take me a week to do so but I will persevere. It's great when you figure something out...I became brave and took out my photo San Disc from my camera and put it in my computer to pull pictures from. I had never done that before. Yea for me. Here some shots of all the inventory I have to enter.
I have included a one of me with my new do and glasses.I have some company today helping me so I have included some shot of them as well. One is of Lizzy, she is a sweet natured dog that is a cross between a Belgian Malinois and a Golden Retriever. The other one is of Fitz and Bear. Bear is the little black Belgian Schipperke and Fitz is half Lab and German Shepard. He is a big fellow but it's the little dog that rules the roost. They love to play and romp and Bear loves to bark non-stop at squirrels which we have to break him of. Fitz is a gentle giant but will not hesitate to protect his domain. Likewise with Lizzy and don't forget Bear, he may be an ankle biter but he thinks he is a big dog like the other two.
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Just another day in the life of...
Amore and Arrivederci For Now