Sunday, April 13, 2014

Update – Back Online

This will be short and sweet. I’m back online but tired tonight. Spent two days (Friday and Saturday) with a yard sale on the driveway and I forgot how much labor it involved. I really missed Frank (my “nephew”) this weekend, big time. Had to use a dolly to take boxes of books to the end of the driveway. Even carrying the folding tables (4 of them) one at a time to the front of the drive was a task that now has every joint yelling at me. BUT it’s done and I managed to do it all and end up in better shape than I ever expected. It will just take a few days to be able to bend some things without groaning.

Anyhow, I now am up and running. Left XP on one tower, and was blessed with another tower with Windows 7 on it.

It will take me a few days to catch up with everything.

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

I Will be OFFLINE for Several Days!

Because XP's support stops tomorrow, I will not put my PC at risk by going online until I can complete the swap from XP to Vista. This may take several days.

Please be patient.

There is nothing wrong. It is simply a technical issue. it will just take a little time.


Things are in a Bit of a Mess Right Now

Ok, I had plans to work today and the next 3 days, getting things ready for our park's park-wide-yard-sale on the weekend. This meant handling lots of boxes and stacks of stuff in the house.

At the same time, I had plans to take my PC tower with XP on it, plus a dear friend's PC tower with Vista on it, and get them swapped and safe for after the 8th. I had even put a "vacation hold" on my Etsy shop so I wouldn't miss an order, and started putting "temporarily away" messages on my email accounts. I expected this to take 2 or 3 days.

Well, somehow I did something incredibly stupid to my left knee/leg during the box-handling and lifting and toting (sigh). I cannot even walk without my quad cane tonight and the pain is really bad. I'm hoping my generic Tylenol-arthritis strength meds will help. I've also got a pull-on knee brace which I hope will help.

Bottom line - I definitely cannot carry out my tower and stuff to the car tomorrow and get the other one from my friend.

I am not even certain this will heal by the weekend. The yard sale would be on my driveway and there's no way I can do any moving/lifting/toting tomorrow.

It's just possible everything is on hold.

This should be very interesting. I know it will work out, but I am very curious as to how, and when, and what to do in the meantime.

I will be putting up another message after this one, explaining that I will be "offline" for a few days. With XP's support stopping tomorrow, I cannot possibly go online for a few days - not until I deal with the XP-Vista swap.

Yep, it should be interesting.  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Free Prayer Sunday - Too Many Chores

When I need to take care of tasks or chores that I just cannot avoid, that I didn’t volunteer for, those that just need doing and need doing by me, sometimes I feel “put upon.”  Even if that is not the case, there are times when I just feel overwhelmed by what lies ahead of me. I wrote this prayer to help me feel better about doing what simply must be done. Because I am always volunteering or my help, or agreeing to help when it is needed, it is one of my favorites.

I'm marching through my self-published Busy Person's Prayer Book, front to back. This prayer is from the category, My Faults. Earlier, I posted prayers from the Work category (about jobs, layoffs, etc.), prayers from the Helping Others (homeless, terminally ill, etc.), and Hurting Others (judging others, etc.) categories.

Too Many Chores
Father help me resist the urge
To resent what I must do each day
Help me instead to find the joy
In knowing you trust me to find the way.

Please do not pass it around without giving credit to the author (me) and where it was published - a line like this will do:   by Evelyn Mayfield, in the Busy Person's Prayer Book

The book is available for download for less than $4.

Upcoming free prayers in this category, My Faults, include the following prayers:
Craving Appreciation
To End Procrastination

At the top of this page, simply click on Free Prayers what we've posted so far, or scroll down the right sidebar and click on that tag.  

One More Update on Recent Prayer Request

   Thank you, all of you, for prayers for my friend's son. The eye surgery seems to have gone well. They feel they have saved the eye. He does need careful recuperation for a week or two, being very careful about how he holds his head, bends over, etc., but all in all, he might just be okay. Thank you, again.
Father in heaven, thank you for hearing the prayers of your children. Enough said - we can't thank you enough.