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No transfusion today, and computer problems

Friday, August 07, 2015

Well, no blood transfusion today. My hemoglobin only dropped very slightly, from 9.4 to 9.3. So, now we will just wait until I have my weekly CBC on Monday and see where we are at. Maybe the rate at which it had been dropping is starting to slow down now.

Some good news! Penny is back in town for a week or two. She will be staying with my sister, as my house really isn't set up right now to have company overnight. I am going to be busy getting some things done with her tomorrow morning, so in order not to overdo it with my activities, I did my laundry today instead of doing it on Saturday as I normally do for this week.

One of the things we need to do is to take my computer to Staples to a have some problems fixed. About 10 days or so ago, my computer did an automatic update from Windows 8, to Windows 8.1. I was perfectly happy with the Windows 8 that originally came with this computer, but like I said, it updated itself automatically. I had sat down at my computer like I do every morning that day, and it was already in the middle of updating, and there was nothing I could do to stop it (at least nothing that I KNEW of.)

Anyway, I noticed a problem when I went to download some books to my Kindle. I do not have wi-fi, so I download my Kindle books via the USB cord that connects my Kindle to the computer. The computer did not even recognize that my Kindle was connected to it, and nothing I tried to fix it worked. I know the USB cord was not the problem, because I was able to fully charge my Kindle through the computer with it. My camera card from my digital camera will also not work with the new version of Windows. So, with the camera card also not working with it; I am fairly certain the problem is with the Windows update and not my Kindle.

I know last week, I promised to post a blog on Sunday about finding something good in every day, but I'm not sure if Staples will be able to get my computer back to me tomorrow after I drop it off, or if it's something that might take a day or two. My desktop computer is my only access to the internet, so if you don't see me on Spark for a few days, it's because I'm not able to get online. I will still post that blog that I promised, it might just be a few days late.
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  • no profile photo CD5707126
    All good news is exciting. I hope that you have a great week ahead and are able to find something great for a computer! emoticon
    1794 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Enjoy your visit with Penny and the bloodwork sounds good! Have a blessed weekend!
    1795 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    That is great news about your Hgb AND Penny!! Enjoy your visit with her. I stopped the update on mypc.. I turned the whole thing off. It was trying to update to windows 10 ,, no thank you..
    1795 days ago
  • OPALMOON
    Dear Shari,
    I'm glad it's good news regarding your haemoglobin, and also that Penny is back in your town for a little while. Sorry to hear about your computer problems...hope they can be fixed and everything running smoothly again. Hope you have a good weekend otherwise.
    Hugs, Nattacia

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    1796 days ago
  • TEXASTITCHER
    Computer problems are such a pain. I'm very grateful that my husband works with computers and can fix most problems that ours have - including rebuilding them or rescuing data off drives that have died
    1796 days ago
  • PIMPINELLAN50
    Good that you didn't need a blood transfusion Shari; and also that your dear friend emoticon Penny is back! emoticon
    Hope that you can get the computer problems solved easily, emoticon
    Hugs and love to you and the kitties,wishing you a relaxing weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1796 days ago
  • CRUISEGAL55
    Shari, I am so glad the Hemoglobin isn't dropping too much. I am thrilled (for you) Penny is back!! Tell her we all say Hi!.
    The Win 8.1 should be an easy fix or they can roll it back to the day prior to the update. I wish I was closer. I'd fix it for you.
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    Have a great weekend!!
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    1796 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    emoticon on no tranfusion.

    emoticon Penny's in town.

    emoticon PC issues (never-ending issue for many of us folks).

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    1796 days ago
  • JANIEWWJD
    I'm glad you didn't need a blood transfusion, and I'm happy to hear that your friend Penny is back. Hope you can get your computer back soon. Have a great weekend and may God bless you!
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    1796 days ago
  • ELLFIN3
    Sorry about Your computer. DH put Windows 10 on the computer today. So far so good. Glad the blood work was OK so You did not have to have a transfusion. Love You Dear Friend!! ((HUGS))
    1796 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    Thankful to hear Shari you did not need a blood transfusion.Awesome to
    hear also Penny is back,sure she will help you with anything that you
    need help with.Sorry to hear about your computer,you may need to
    upgrade to Windows 10,they have been offering it for free.Hugs,prayers
    and blessings! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1796 days ago
  • YELLOW09RED
    Great news about the blood transfusion and Penny be there.
    Have a blessed time with her. I hope your computer can be done quickly.
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    Debbie
    1796 days ago
  • ICECUB
    I AM GLAD YOU DON'T NEED BLOOD. A NICE BREAK. HOPE YOUR COMPUTER IS NOT SERIOUS.
    1796 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Shari, that's good news about not needing a transfusion. Good luck with computer repair. Hope it's nothing major.
    1796 days ago
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