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October 9, 2015



Margot is enjoying her new TV.  We have a nice big, fuzzy image, and I can say we both learned a lot about TV’s.  The small Hi Definition TV upstairs is clear as a bell out of water.  The lovely new Sony is not HiDef.  It was only 100 bucks, and it now sits up on a real stand.

Sometimes you have to laugh at yourself.

Sorting today at the store.  The other shop I take pictures for is moving into her new place at glacial speed.  I don’t see anything functional about taking pictures of mass confusion.  Tonight a meeting then “Project Runway.”  We both enjoy this show and have been watching it for years.  Life is pretty darned good.

  • Himself:  Can’t get a 32 bit program to run on a 64 bit OS, processor and motherboard.  He’s disappointed.
  • Herself:  Got all the books dusted.  Feel heroic.  Over did at the poor yesterday.  Took it easy this morning.
  • Reading:  Another Baldacci.
  • Gratitudes:  The blue of the sky, the beauty of the day, and the fact that I feel pretty good this morning.

  • October 7, 2015

    Windows 10...


    …was a bad experience.  To take your computer from Windows 10 to where it was before you downloaded Windows 10:

    1.     Create a system image before you install Windows 10.  BEFORE.  How?  There are numerous USB portable hard drives.  They will work as a backup drive.  How do you create a backup? 
    2.     Go to Start.  Click on control panel.  Click on Backup and Restore.  In the upper left corner, click on create a System Image.  Follow the prompts, and pick the stand alone USB hard drive, click next.  It will take up to an hour or more to create a system image of the computer as it was at that moment. 
    3.     To recover from Windows 10 after it is on your computer:  Do a restart.  While the screen is black, tap the F11 key. 
    4.     The F11 key will give you options.  Pick the option to restore to factory settings.
    5.     After it restores to factory settings and you are back to Windows 7, go to Start, Control Panel, and click on Recovery.
    6.     Upper left corner: It says: Restore your files.  Next choice is select another backup to restore your files from.  Windows will detect the USB hard drive.  Pick that hard drive image, and click next.
    7.     This restoration could take a few hours.  When it is done, you will be right back where you were before Windows 10.  All your programs and projects and photos will be there.

    Windows 10 is Windows 8 with Windows 7 enhancements.  It’s slow, it’s not responsive, it doesn’t work with a lot of the programs out there.  Other bloggers report how difficult it is to get off your computer.

    It’s not usable to those folks who won’t go out and buy all new programs.  I like my Adobe Photoshop.  I’m adjusted to my Office.  It took G all afternoon to get it off our HP laptop.  Poor guy.  Enough.

    On Again


    I’ve snuck into work two days this week and managed to shelve a lot of the new books.  It really bothers me that so much gets undone when I only work books supposedly one day a week.  I worked Saturday Morning pricing, and I came in Tuesday morning to shelve. 

    So now I am taking one of my book days off. 

    George has been given his week off, and our days in Catalina are on again.  Three nights in an old hotel a block off the bay.  This time we will take the Conservancy’s longer tour.  And for those days when nothing happens, he has his tablet and I have a pile of books.

  • Himself:  Work, work, work,!
  • Herself:  Work, and I won’t pick up and boxes of books today.
  • Reading:  ”Banker” by Dick Francis.
  • Gratitudes:  The air is cool and the sun is out.  Perfection.