Friday, August 2, 2013

Letters on Friday....whew glad it's over

Dear Week....another week that was filled to the brim with the good, the bad and the ugly. Monday started out great, but there were a few bumps in the road....say, computer crash.  Monday afternoon she just wouldn't wake up, kept sleeping no matter what I did.  So that next morning I took her into the Geek Squad...no good, she wouldn't wake up for the Geek Squad either.  In other words....dead.

Dear New Computer....after hearing the words, dead, nothing can be done to save her, except spend a bunch of money on a 4 year old computer.  Nope, not gonna do that.  Found a good deal on another HP laptop, 17" inch screen so went for it.  And paid the Geek Squad to do a search and rescue of all my pictures, documents etc.  The only thing they can't do is rescue programs.  So it's re-load all my photo editing programs, WORD, EXCEL and anything else I can remember.  But here I am again, typing away on my new laptop, and glad to be back.

Dear New Fence....you know I really wanted to keep my old fence until at least late Fall or early Sp;ring, but after one whole side decided it was done for and just completely fell splat on the driveway I guess I needed to re-think that Fall project.  As I type this it is almost complete, but I can't help but smile and then frown when I look around and realize that there wasn't a daylily that runs along the front of the fence that wasn't stepped on and smushed...men, can't they tiptoe thru the tulips??

Dear Office....how much paper do you think one can accumulate in 22 years???  The answer is ALOT.  It has taken me days to go thru every drawer and shelf in the office and I still haven't completely rid myself of everything.  Keep in mind there were 2 desks, one for me, one for my sweetheart, 3 filing cabinets and 3 bookshelves full.  The last 5 years I worked for AT&T I worked from this space, and in the past few years the room has become a catch-all.  Think "hoarders" but not quite.  I kept the stuff to 3 feet high not ceiling high, no dead animals except a possible dead spider or fly, and no food-stuff....so I guess it can't be considered hoarding until you match all of those descriptions.  To tell you how long it has been since the last clean-up....I found 1996 Tax Forms...disgusting.  But on a high note- I did find lots and lots of change (coins).  The last few years that my sweetie was at home he had a habit of hiding money.  It wasn't a lot of money, all coins, no paper (darn it) and he would find spots to hide it in.  I have uncovered all of those spots, so I think next week I am making a trip to the bank to deposit said found money just to see how much I accumulated.

Dear Girlfriends....a fine day we spent on our trip to Emerson Creek Pottery.  A place that will lift anyone's spirits with its beautiful surroundings, colorful flowers, and out of this world food.  The definite highlight of the week....





It's Friday again, and I am posting on my collaborative blog, Focusing On Life. where I am musing on "Feed" in more ways than one...a hop over would be appreciated.

Linking with Nancy for

Until next time.....

32 comments:

  1. Have just found your blog through Nancy's meme and the pictures are so wonderful! I especially love the last one!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wonderful photos to illustrate your week. I'm so glad you had time to spend time with your girlfriends. That's balm for the soul! I'm glad the fence is almost done, too.

    Is that photo of the fields a view from you house? It's spectacular! And I like that 7-Up container too.

    Here's to a great weekend and a wonderful week ahead for you! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh my something so sweet happened when I read how your sweetie hid coins, I have heard of family members hiding something small and each time I hear this I wonder what were they thinking, what did those small objects, money in your husbands case represent to him, ah the mysteries of the mind. I think my desk top is heading for retirement too, and I don't think men tip toe through anything. Lovely post.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I just love your Friday letters, Deanna! :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a week you've had! And I had to chuckle about finding the loose coins in your office...my dad would hide money too. My mom had to take care care in going thru everything to make sure nothing "substantial" was hidden anywhere. She is STILL finding things. Kind of makes me smile tho,, makes me feel dad left little parts of himself for us to discover and smile about :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. i love the 7-up cooler (i guess it is) that is awesome. the hubby would love that for his collection. ( :

    ReplyDelete
  7. the 'tulip' comment made me laugh. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I do enjoy your letters. I'll join the group and say that I, too, love the 7UP cooler. What a great find and how wonderful it looks with flowers. No, can't have workers around the house and save the tulips/flowers. I'm trying to convince the postman that it would be nice if he wouldn't tread on the iris. .... .... Glad you found the time to spend with your friends. It really does raise the spirit, doesn't it?!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I LOVE that 7-up planter....sorry about your computer. Fun stuff this week Deanna.

    ReplyDelete
  10. All such beautiful photos! :)

    And i'm sorry the fence me klutzed through your lilies! Yeesh!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sorry about your computer , so you had to spring clean your office and your laptop, not my favourite job....

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Deanna Really enjoyed reading your post, sorry about the computer. I loved the field photos, great light

    ReplyDelete
  13. You have such an eye for soft stunning details!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm new here... and plan to stay! Just read the most current posting and I'm hooked! Found you via A Rosey Note!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I know exactly how much paper I can accumulate, having just cleaned out my office of nineteen years of paper. Of course, two bags are sitting right beside me waiting to be sorted. I'm going to be good moving ahead, but I think I've got a paper disorder. Take good care.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Don't wear yourself out before next weekend! Emerson Creek Pottery looks and sounds wonderful, great photos.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh gosh- I am buried under piles of paper in my office also- tons of genealogy notes, copies, & just junk. I clean- then I give up for a month or two. One of these days....sigh.

    ReplyDelete
  18. As always, your pictures are wonderful....and to find money, whether coins or paper, is always a good thing! Heck! If I see a penny on the street, I pick it up. I don't care if it's heads or tails up! Finding any kind of money makes a lucky day for me!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'll have to check out Hp laptops.. We can always depend on you to provide great photos.. (:

    ReplyDelete
  20. You have had quite a busy week! It seems that it's all coming along well - new fence, new computer, and the trampled daylillies will most likely be back next year (tiptoe through the tulips - lol!) I don't even want to thin about cleaning our office- eeeek! Best of uck getting all set up on the new laptop!

    ReplyDelete
  21. The field photo reminds me of "amber waves of grain." On to another (better) week!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great photos. You live in a beautiful area.

    ReplyDelete
  23. An afternoon with girlfriends can perk us up like nothing else, right?! I hope you love your new computer. My favorite photo is of the 7UP planter. So vintage and appealing!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wonderful series of photos. I also love your header collage.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh, Deanna, you must tell us what kind of deliciousness was waiting to greet you in the beautiful Emerson Pottery dishes.They caught my eye right away! And shame on those men. I try so hard all summer to keep my flowers in at least an upright position. Well, at least I did until the day before my back surgery. We have a two tiered garden in our back yard, and the top tier is solid raspberries. The golden raspberries were absolutely irresistible that morning. While Brutus walked up the hill to do his "business", I decided to wander over and pick a couple berries. My back went out on me, and I fell flat on my bum right in to the bottom tier garden, which had a few stray red raspberry bushes in it. I was so embarrassed! Now a week later, there is still a very large imprint in the bottom garden about the size of my body, and what looks like blood splatter everywhere, even though it's just smushed raspberries. The mean man next door just laughed at me. I have decided many times that eventually Karma will get him. The woman he has been living with for the last six or so years killed off five of her six husbands, so all the neighbors are just waiting. xxx Sheri

    ReplyDelete
  26. What a week you've had. I'm very envious of your get-up-and-go in the clearing out of the office. I need to do that too and often worry that the kids will nominate our office for an episode of Hoarders!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love that last photo! Thanks so much for joining in this week Deanna!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I would do almost anything for that 7-Up planter!!!!! LOL
    Dang! I hate when computers die .... and an autopsy is necessary to retrieve valuable photos!!!!
    Mine keeps giving me the BlueScreenOfDeath!!!!! Think I need to start putting stuff on my external hard drive!!!
    Hope this coming week is relaxing for ya!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'm sorry about your computer, but it's good that you could retrieve your important stuff.
    I need to tackle the papers that have accumulated here, too. Dreading that chore!
    Your photos are pretty, I love that window planter!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Free Social Media Marketing where Every thing will be Free, Facebook Likes, Twitter Followers, Twitter Tweets, Twitter Re-Tweets, Twitter Favorites, Google Plus Followers, StumbleUpon Followers, Youtube Views, Youtube Likes, Youtube Subsribes, Pinterest Followers, Pinterest Likes, Pinterest PinIt, Free Website Visitors.
    Just Join now and Free Increase your Social Media Networks.
    GetLikeFast.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Lols and Gags, Lol Pictures, Funny Pictures, Lol is the Laugh out of Laugh where you can Fun Unlimited and Laughing Unlimited. Visit the Best Lol Network Ever, where you can every thing is lol and Funny, Troll Images, Funny Vidoes, Prank Peoples, Funny Peoples, Prank Images, Fail Pictures, Epic Pictures and Much More Fun and Entertainment
    lolsgag.com

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for leaving a comment, I read and cherish them all. I will do my best to return the favor.