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so frustrating, but getting there

Here I am on a brand new laptop, Asus VivoBook, slightly bigger than the last one, which still works, but given it's new habit of turning itself off suddenly and messages that the battery could no longer hold a charge, I bit the bullet and bought this one today (Thursday).

 I made my fair share of mistakes trying to get things going and almost gave up a couple of times with thoughts of taking the whole shebang to K, but I've made it this far, so all is good. All I have to do now is load all my files that I have stored on an external hard drive and add my favourite blogs as I read them.

I'm sure I'll be very happy with this once I get used to it, but nothing will ever be as pretty as my little pearly white Toshiba.
The biggest difference here is all the ports are on one side, on the Toshiba there are ports on both sides. This means I'll have to rearrange my table to get more space on my left, but that can wait for now.

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the words are supplied by Elephant's Child and can be found here.
This week's words are:

two phrases:

1. Bitten off more than he can chew
2. diamond in the rough

and these words:

1. welcome
2. trigger
3. moving
4. taller
5. essential
6. expecting

Alex sat in the chair opposite his psychologist and said, "I feel taller somehow, different, as though I can hold my head up now, instead of hiding away."
"What do you think has triggered that?" she asked.
"The moving," said Alex. "Definitely the moving. I was expecting things to be different, but to be made to feel welcome by so many of my new neighbours is a big part o…

History

and herstory: His-story and Her-story.

I get that most History is written about men and their deeds, but that's because way back in the dark ages women weren't allowed to read and write, weren't even taught to read and write. They weren't allowed to do much else either. 

Now, things have changed, for the better of course, and women are making their way into history books, but these will be the history books of the future, when generations to come will learn about us and the great things some of us did. 

But, yes of course there's a BUT, I don't think making all this fuss over HIS story and HER story is necessary or even correct. I know you are all going to shout me down, but I'm used to that. 

My point is that HISTORY is a TIME and therefore genderless.

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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I can't put the blurb here, my files are inaccessible for now as I'm backing up everything as I type, I think my baby here is dying, so all files and photos are transferring to an external hard drive. 

Anyway, the Words for Wednesday was begun many years ago by Delores and is now hosted by an assortment of wonderful people who make us think each week with their prompts. This week the prompts come to us from Elephant's Child and she has two photos of water and clouds for us to write about.

Here is my entry: 

Jack stepped back and gestured to Dave to have a good look at the dam. "This is similar to the one on my property," he said. "Roughly about the same size with similar ease of access and about the same depth. Do you think my idea is possible?"

"Dave! You listening?" "Sorry Jack, I was looking at that gap in the clouds, for a moment I thought I saw something in it. An angel or something." "Well what about my idea?" said Jack. &qu…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the words are supplied by Elephant's Child and can be found here.
This week's words are:


1. sleeping
2. burnt
3. broken
4. undercover
5. swallows
6. universe

and/or:

1. voyage
2. heart
3. diary
4. falling
5. star
6. Samurai

Here is my story:


While sleeping, my brokenheart took an undercovervoyage back to the land of the Samurai, where I had last seen the star of my universe, Mariko. Her image will forever remain burnt into my memory and upon waking, I write this latest dream into my diary...


Late evening, I sit by the fire, raise my glass and stare at the milky contents swirling with an opalescence that catches the candlelight. I do not remember its …

oh what a night

Late last night, lying in bed waiting for sleep, I heard something we've all been waiting for.

A storm!

Crashing thunder, lightning cracking across the sky and rain.

Lots and lots of rain!

Lola left the bed and went out through the cat door into the back porch to enjoy the spectacle while I fell asleep. 
She's weird like that. 
Most cats would stay comfy and warm inside.

When I woke this morning, she was back on the bed, and it was still raining!
It didn't stop until about 10am. 

The air has cleared and I am breathing easier now, with much less coughing.

I've just come home....

...from a lovely lunch at a local hotel, with several family members, to meet my grandson's new fiancee, M

She's a wonderful girl and a perfect fit for the family.
The food was excellent, conversation flowed freely and smiles abounded.

I learned that my grand daughter is doing very well in her chosen field of study and is currently overseas with several of the other girls in her class. I saw photos of glorious old buildings, many in pastel colours and "wedding cake" trims.

I'm still smiling :)

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the words are supplied by Elephant's Child and can be found here.
This week's words are:

1. lever
2. poison
3. fragrance
4. between
5. immediate
6. oven 

and/or:

1. sunshine
2. feathers
3. rotten
4. dubious
5. becoming
6. hard

Here is my story:


“Pull the leverimmediately to activate the exhaust fan! We’ll send the poisonous fumes into deep space,” said Annette. “Kyle, get the strong cleanser and a bucket of hot water, start cleaning that rotten muck from around the oven and between the cabinets. I knew trying to melt feathers was a dubious idea, whatever made you think of it? And why did you go ahead when I said not to?”
Kyle said, “Elaine and Suzett…