We travel with one computer & that is our Toshiba laptop. That means for nearly half a year most of our correspondence is stored on the laptop's hard drive. Same thing for files, websites, photos, etc. Problem with that is the other half of the year we use our desktop so now that means we have 2 separate hard drives & locations for summer time & winter time. I try to create files & keep things in order to transfer back & forth but it generally doesn't take long for my own internal brain hard drive to mess up. The computer has the ability to precisely remember things forever & I do not & this is where I sometimes lose track of fellow bloggers & RV'ers. The past week I have been transferring new summertime desk top people to our laptops wintertime people.....or something like that. I came across folks in the last few days who I had intended to respond to in the laptop but had totally forgotten about. When folks are interested enough in the Bayfield Bunch to email us I always try to send them a reply but I know I have missed some folks:((
I sometimes receive credit for computer smarts via emails or comments where credit isn't always quite due so I had better fess up to that here. No, my name's not David Letterman. We have two people here in our computing world. Yes, I do the blog & photo things plus the creative stuff but it's Kelly who is truly the smart little person with the computer especially if & when we have problems. She has the patience & smarts to track problems down & solve them. And she has a good memory of how they were solved so is quick to resolve it if it is something solvable. I'm the one who likes to try out new programs & things but she is the one who bails us out if we run into any serious stuff. She is very good at figuring out connection problems & doesn't hesitate to get on the phone to Verizon or whatever system we're dealing with at the time. We kind of work back & forth & sometimes I have the answers to her computing problems & sometimes she has the answers to mine. To-gether we seem to get through things OK & make a good computer team. Much easier having two heads working on this stuff that's for sure. GYPSY is having some computer challenges at the moment & I know it's so much harder for a single person to figure things out.
It's that time of year so I began gathering up the outside summer garden ornaments to-day. Harsh winter temperatures along with snow & ice are not kind to clay flowerpots & ceramics. Liquids like paint, fertilizers, & car cleaners, have to come in the house as does the power washer, hose nozzles, water pumps, etc. Forgot to bring in a lava lamp last year & the cruel winter temperatures shattered it!! We are leaning to-wards leaving some heat on again this year as opposed to totally shutting the whole place down & letting it freeze like an Arctic tomb. I know lots of people do shut the water & everything off but that just doesn't seem right to me somehow. We do have a fellow who comes in a couple times a week & checks things anyway.
I've heard it said the best time to weigh yourself is after you have a shower. I agree with that because I am generally a pound or two lighter afterwards & that is always a feeling good thing. What's a little disturbing about that is.....where in the heck do I pick up that extra pound or two of dirt everyday!!
Had a comment yesterday about advertising on the site & co-incidentally I had just been mulling that over the past few days. We've had 3 emails lately from ad agencies wanting to place advertising on our site. One of the ads alluded to something about a Casino so I hit the delete button on that one. I do not want to junk our site up with glitzy dumb pop-up ads & all that stuff & I certainly would not put anything on our site that we didn't personally believe in. We did have a small Google Ad-sense ad on for awhile about a year ago but it seemed to disappear one day. Like anyone else we could sure use a few extra dollars coming in but at what price!! I certainly do not want to sign up for something & then lose control of the site by having some company dump in a whole pile of cheap-o crappy ads all over the place. Anyway, just something that's been rolling around in this sometimes big empty head of mine lately:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( And how come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
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