Finally using the new computer, and a busy day with errands

Monday, August 17, 2015

Finally got my new computer running! And the problem I thought I had with the old monitor not being compatible with the new computer? Thankfully, it was a much easier ( and way less expensive!) fix than having to buy a new monitor; the tech that helped me when I bought my computer last week said that all I needed was a new cord, which was around $34, so got that plugged when I got back home, and got everything else plugged into the new computer, and in about 5 minutes, I had it online. Even my printer worked without having to do anything special, which really surprised me.

I still have not been able to get my Kindle Fire registered; I need to do that one day when I am in a place that has free wi-fi (I do not have wi-fi at home), but my old Kindle is working just fine with the new computer, and I am once again able to download my books to it. I actually prefer my old Kindle when it comes to reading books vs. the Kindle Fire, much easier on my eyes, so I think I will use the Kindle Fire for the times I am away from home and want to get online. If I'm not able to get any of my books on the Kindle Fire, I'm ok with that, as there are many other things I can use it for.

Been fighting a sinus headache all day, with allergies flaring up, and weather changes coming. Penny picked me up this morning and took me to get my lab work done, then we went to Big Lots, Staples, and Walgreens. It was hot and humid and I think the going back and forth between the air conditioning in the stores then back outside probably didn't help my headache either. Then in the afternoon, I had to go to the bank take care of some business. Since then, I've been staying indoors with the central air, and after taking my 3rd pain pill of the day around 5pm, finally, the headache is starting to ease up a little bit.

Penny helped me out with a couple more projects around the house in between our shopping this morning, and my appointment at the bank. She cleaned the inside of my refrigerator, and cleaned out and organized the cupboard I keep my baking ingredients and other misc. stuff in. It's a deep cupboard, and I can't reach the top shelf of it unless I'm on a stepladder, and my legs just aren't strong enough yet to stand there that long to do it.

I still need to get some groceries this week, but we are going to wait until Wednesday; after the busy day I had today, I think it would be best to have a "stay at home" day for tomorrow.
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    Dear Shari,
    I'm glad your computer issues are finally sorted - and with minimal expense too. You certainly got a lot done with your errands. How wonderful of Penny to help you with jobs around the house, she is such a treasure! Hope you get a good night's rest and stay allergy free tomorrow.
    Big hugs,

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    1819 days ago
    Shari,if you have a eye pack you keep in the fridge use it like three times for
    fifteen minutes at a time will stop a sinus headache.I have two I switch back
    and forth put in the freezer ,just switch back and forth in between if you can.
    Hugs,prayers and blessings. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1819 days ago
    I'm glad your computer adventure has been a good one. Those things can be temperamental sometimes. I still prefer reading books over tablets. I make mental images on the pages and on a tablet I can't do that.

    That Penny is a gem. She has a nose for finding what needs to be done and doing it! What a good friend to have. I know that you appreciate all she does to help you when she comes.

    I hope the wind changes soon and takes your allergies away. Sending prayers!
    1819 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I am so happy that you got your PC up and running!! NO new monitor too!!!!
    1819 days ago
    Fantastic that the computer problem was so easily and cheaply solved!

    1819 days ago
  • GABY1948
    That is a RELIEF to have your computer back...I ALWAYS feel like I am back to civilization then!

    1819 days ago
    Glad your computer is connected to everything else and you did not have to get a new monitor. Take care of yourself
    1819 days ago
    Good news about your computer! Technology can be wonderful or a real nightmare! Sounds like you and Penny are getting lots done! Have a great day!
    1819 days ago
    Amazon customer service is VERY helpful. You are better than me with the Kindle Fire. I have not used it for much more than games and books. I do like my old Kindle for just reading.. all I need is a lamp.. or a beach.. hehe.
    Have a restful day.
    1820 days ago
    Shari, I am vacationing in the Keys, with my British friends. You are always in my prayers.
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    1820 days ago
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    Sound great about the new computer. It is nice when everything falls into place.
    Those darn sinus headaches are the pits. I have woke up every morning since we got back from Tampa with my sinuses messed up and a bad headache. I have had them off and on for many years.

    I hope you sleep well tonight and have a relaxing day tomorrow, you deserve it after the busy day you had today.

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    1820 days ago
    Glad to here you got your new computer up and running.
    1820 days ago
    Congratulations on getting your new computer up and running so quickly! It sounds like they did a great job at Staples getting it ready for you.

    Hooray for Penny!!! Should I call her "Saint Penny?" She sure seems like one.

    1820 days ago
    I LOVE when the computer problems turn out not to be problems after all (although it doesn't seem to happen too often!).
    1820 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    My 10-year old monitor quit over the weekend and I felt lost being without it for over 24 hours. Glad yours had a less expensive 'fix' that first expected.

    Have a good night's sleep and restful Tuesday.

    1820 days ago
    Sounds like a very productive day! Rest well tonight Dear Friend!! Love You! (((((HUGS)))))
    1820 days ago
    Glad you're back in business with your new computer. Take that rest day tomorrow. Ilove days like that. emoticon
    1820 days ago
    When my computer is "down", so am I.....LOL! So glad you are up and running, that your printer is up and running and again, that you have Penny! She is one spectacular friend!!!
    1820 days ago
    I think cleaning the fridge is one of my least fave things. (smiling) Big hug, Shari.
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