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Rant about Spark People Site


Thursday, November 15, 2012

I can't find where to go to post a blog any more.
I don't like the bar across the bottom of my page which I hide, but it reappears.
Ads pop up and I get a message, "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close." Then I have to start all over again.

I don't have a lot of time to be sitting at the computer. This site has changed since I joined it and I am a computer dummy. It takes me forever to find what I want and to be able to interact with my Spark friends without my computer shutting down. I have to run CCleaner on it to clear all the stuff downloaded onto my computer.

I know it took me half an hour to be able to find where to post a blog. It makes me feel like giving up trying to use Spark People.

The news since my last blog.

Our son moved out. I am slowly gathering things he forgot to take with him and laying them on the bed for him to take.

We had our eyes examined Monday morning and had no significant changes in our vision. Neither my husband or I had to get new lenses in our glasses. I am thankful to God for that.

We went to Applebees for a free veterans meal last Sunday. We had planned to take advantage of more freebies for veterans on Monday. We were going to have pancakes at Denny's on Monday, lunch at TGIFriday's, and dinner at Golden Corral. Our son wanted to rent a wood splitter and split the logs for this winter's heating season. So we did that instead on Monday and worked from 10:30 AM until 6 PM.

I locked myself out of the house yesterday and had on a short-sleeved shirt. I went to the neighbors and I had to call a locksmith. He said the lock is upside down on the new door in the basement. He had to open the front door to let me back into the house. $75 for my mistake.

My Mom has been having episodes where she slumps and goes into a deep sleep. She had a non-responsive episode Monday, but rallied and was alright later.

If any of you have any ideas and can explain it easily about how to find my Spark page and get to my blog, I'd appreciate it. I am so sick of the "Internet Explorer needs to close" messages and the time it takes for me to try to fix my computer when it does that.

I apologize to my friends for not responding to their comments and blogs, but this is the reason I haven't.

The freezer above our refrigerator cracked and leaked water across the kitchen. We had to wait for a part to come in, but then the repairman found a pinhole leak to the tubing to the icemaker. He said that something else is wrong and he has to order another part. So I have been sopping up water with paper towels and finally put down two bath towels daily to soak it up.

Princess broke a chair to my dinette set. We put it and a stepstool at the landing to the basement to keep her from going down there at will. When we were spitting wood she barged through the barricade and snapped a leg off of a chair. She got out of the yard twice while we had the gate open and were splitting wood with a gasoline-powered log splitter. My husband said she was helping by making some firewood out of the chair.

A man from church called today and he is giving us a free turkey he got from his employer. In the midst of things going wrong, there are blessings to be thankful for. I love Spark People, but I must have missed how to keep following when changes were made, now I am lost.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
APPLEPIEAPPLE 11/16/2012 11:12AM

    I find that bar at he bottom annoying as well. I keep having to hide it. Whenever I get "lost" on the site, I go to the Start page. From there I can under community sites click the link to my blog, or view my sparkpoints where I can have access to friend feed or my blog etc. You are not alone in getting lost.

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MARTY728 11/16/2012 10:04AM

    Sorry about the lockout and your other woes. Things will get better.... emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 11/16/2012 3:23AM

    So glad you found your way into a blog. I found a pop up inviting me to do a survey kept coming up when I was reading/replying to blogs but I am married to a computer wizz so he "removed" it somehow. Going to your Sparkpage is a quick link from the opening page and a few clicks from there will get you writing a blog.
Good news about your eyes, you must be really glad the diabetes is under control there. Also, no new lenses is a bonus too.
Sorry to hear your mother is not doing so well. She sounds peaceful and not in any distress.
Good luck with getting rid of your son's belongings, I'm sure he will ask you to keep hold of a few bits, "just in case"!!
Hope you have a good w/e, we're off to the North on Sunday, long johns at the ready!
big hugs, Sandra

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SENATOR9 11/16/2012 12:39AM

    Everything will come together

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ROXYZMOM 11/15/2012 10:51PM

    I am glad you figured it out! I don't have a computer at home - been using my iPhone. I am not getting pop ups, thank God!

Boy, you surely have had a lot of stuff going on! I am glad the two storms didn't affect you.

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BECOMINGDEB 11/15/2012 9:38PM

    The pop-up ads have been driving me crazy! I have ad-blockers turned on, but they only block one, and the rest of the ads filter through. I haven't been as active on here lately because I've been using myfitnesspal instead, so I haven't run across some of the issues you have had.

Sorry to hear abuot the troubles, but I'm glad that you have had some blessings in there too!

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INFLATED 11/15/2012 8:58PM

    Thank you for the advice of how to get to my blogs and my Spark page. I made up a note of how to do it and put it in Notebook on my desktop in the computer. I can minimize a window and read the directions as I go until it becomes habit once again.

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PATRICIAANN46 11/15/2012 6:44PM

  Can you get to your Spark Points page? If you can, just scroll down to Post a Blog and that will take you to your site. Good Luck. emoticon

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