Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fun Times and Albert


I really can't say I've been having any fun times the last few weeks due to being computer-less.  

Now, buying a new computer is sorta like buying a bathing suit......you don't want to even think about it.  Ok, I found this cutie of a guy and told him I needed a new one.  No problem, lady......what were you using before?  Duh, a computer!  Ok, Windows 10 or what?........yikes!  No, I was still trudging along with Vista.  Um.......well, in that case maybe it'd be better if you got Windows 7 now.  (I really think he just saw the gray hair and made that quick decision)!  Fine - good deal.......let's do it. 

Computer was delivered and set up.  The guy that set it up though probably knew less than me.  He couldn't even figure out how to connect the camera!   This is NOT good!  He left and I didn't even know how to turn it off since it's a laptop instead of a desktop.  Finally figured all that out and then luckily my son showed up that weekend and got me all set. I'm ready to rock and roll on this baby now.  I named him Albert which is good name for a computer - and much, much, MUCH nicer than all the other unprintable names he's been called recently.   

I'm able to email and all that good stuff now.  So excited!  Finally figured out how to add a photo and then ran into the exposure adjustment and watermark problem.  This is where friends come in and pick you up off your feet!  Tammy, Mary, and Brenda - Bless your heart!   They've been so patient and understanding with me and it's appreciated so much.

You won't be seeing me every day and maybe not even every other day since I'm still trying to figure out if Albert and I are going to be compatible or not.  Right now it's a little iffy!

Thanks for stopping by..........and have a fun day!
Lynn

  

28 comments:

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh what a fun image and cute card!

Monica said...

Hi Lynn,

You beat me with your humour... I wish I could be like that. Congrats for getting a laptop at last. And this froggie card is so so so funny. I have been kind of obsessed with frog images of late and have also been sketching frogs along with Aleeza. Of course she does not understand why I like frogs so much on paper and so little in real life. And I cannot either.

I am very happy for you since I have been thinking of you for weeks,

Monica xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Hello Lynn, so happy to hear you have got a new computer and must say loving his name too. A wonderful card, love the frog. Lovely to see you back, so until next time, have fun :)
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Carol L said...

Hey Lynn, it's great to see you making cards again, and I hear you on figuring out the latest windows version! Eventually I'm going to have to upgrade too and I know my software will not be compatible and I'll have to learn everything all over again too. Anyhoo, your froggie card is a real hoot, and I love the CAS design - especially that strip of dsp with the twine! I always over-think my cards and embellish them too much and wish I could make cards like this one :)

MaryH said...

Oh this is a cutie, and this frog looks like he could be called Albert too! Good to see a post from you, and while I can feel your pain, you had a very humorous post about all the frustrations. (sorta like our renovation project...and I'm not nearly so amused with THAT as I was reading your post!) Glad you are getting things sorted, and it's going to take you some time to get used to a different way of operating. BUT you're making good headway, and when you feel like crafting, that is progress indeed! Happy Day! Hugs &TFS

Lisa said...

Good luck in your budding relationship with Albert!! I hope he behaves himself!! His kind can cause annoying problems rather easily ;) Your card is so adorable!! It totally makes me smile!! Those googly eyes are a fabulous touch!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Hanley said...

Well at least Albert can get you on here so we can see your darling cards every once in a while. This one is precious. Hope things are all well down there in Texas and you learn how to navigate through the new computer. I just had to switch to Windows 10 and I'm trying to learn a few new things myself. Have a good weekend and don't throw Albert out the window when no one is looking. LOL
Great to see you on here again. I've missed you a whole bunch.

Chriss America Real said...

Lynn, Lynn, I have been so lost without you. (now I know how people feel when I disappear) every day I would look to see if your blog was back up...no Lynn...sigh! I went from a huge computer system to a lap top last year; I love it! I am still using Windows 7. So glad you are back, love your card.

Hugs,
Chriss

*Vicki* said...

Hello Lynn!! Yay for you on your new "Albert"!! LOL!! You slay me with your stories on your posts!! Glad you are up and running and had much support along the way too! :) Your card is super cute and fun with that frog!! Perfect sentiment and the google eyes are just perfect for him!! I'll catch you next time friend!!

Chrissy said...

LOL..oh, Lynn..I know exactly how you feel..but I figured mine all out when it switched to windows 10 and really enjoy it now..just click and explore and you will be fine with Albert...I love your cute frog with his googly eyes...fantastic.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Tammy said...

So happy to see you post Lynn and I'm happy you got your new computer! Your card is adorable, I love that cute little frog and his fun googly eyes!
Tammy x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I was so surprised to see you! Welcome back and may you and Albert have a long and happy life. I have yet to upgrade to windows 10, but now they have it clicking down the days until I have to pay for the upgrade.. tick tock......I am having way more fun creating cards that worrying about computer yuck. Froggy has his eye on dinner... LOL... and is ever so cute!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Lynn, so great to have you back with us, this is such a fun card, I hope you can get on better with Albert as time goes on
Kevin xx

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad you're up and running again, Lynn! I'm sure you and Albert will get along fine once you get used to each other. Love the frog and I think I look like that trying to figure out technology stuff!

Lynn McAuley said...

Love that you are getting comfortable with Albert!! And this fun froggy is the cutest EVER!! So good to see you crafting and blogging when you can, Lynn! I have missed you much!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yay, Lynn! You're back! Congrats on Albert! I would absolutely dread getting a new computer! I've had so many problems with mine but I keep getting it fixed and it's still going (for now). I'm glad you were able to stick with Windows 7 - I've heard that Windows 10 is troublesome. Good to see you and your cute card! Love your adorable frog!

Maxine D said...

Glad to hear you are on speaking terms with Albert now, if not daily chats :-)
Love your card Lynn - fun, and beautifully made.
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

It can be such a huge challenge learning new technology Lynn! I know as I've been there too. Dwayne and Bret always helped me. Now Bret does the helping and shaking his head at me. lol According to him I shouldn't be allowed to even have any kind of electronics! Hey I'm not great, but I'm not that bad either! lol I have no doubts that you and Albert will become best friends! Love, love, love your cute frog card Lynn! It cracks me up and boy is the sentiment true! I am a person who loves frog/toads on paper and in real life. Almost broke my neck saving a toad a few weeks back. lol Glad to see you posting a card again my friend and I know I speak for all of us in that it was a pleasure to help you out with Albert!!! And we are still here for you if you need us. Hugs, Brenda

NanaConnie said...

Woohoo, look who's back! So good to see you, Lynn. When I had to replace my computer last year, I went with Windows 7, too. In my case, it was because I was replacing my computer with another desktop, not a laptop, and the Windows above 7 were all designed to work on touch screens.
It took me a good month or more to really adjust to the new Windows (I hadn't even gotten up to Vista!) so it was a bit like a dinosaur learning to ride the subway.
Love that darling frog. Great CAS card, my friend. Hugs.

Lori Kobular said...

You are so darn funny and such a great story teller! I could just picture you in the computer store! I hope it is smooth sailing from here on out with your new computer! I love your adorable frog card, the googly eyes are a perfect addition!

Diane said...

Oh my gosh Lynn I am still laughing at your super cute design.

Hugs Diane

Kat W said...

And there I was thinking the frog on your fabulously cute card was going to be called Albert! Well, I love the awesome froggy image and fun sentiment, but I also love that you are back up and running with a computer again.
Here's hoping you can get to grips with Albert and he doesn't cause mischief - lol!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Sue said...

Awww loving this it's so cute! and so glad your back I'm still struggling a bit with Windows 10 !!! hahaha lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxx

Margaret said...

I'm sure in a little time you and Albert will become BFF's! Love your cute card with the green froggie! So cute and hope things work out between you and Albert so we'll so more of your fabulous work.

Shelly Schmidt said...

When I stop by, your posts put a huge smile on my face. I am glad you and Albert are getting along well enough to at least get a post up : ) Your card is so awesome- love your coloring and the googlie eyes are awesome! Wahoo, she's back : )

Davi said...

Well Lunn, Im only laughing because if somethings happens to my computer I will be soooo in trouble! Im Old and computer clueless, I still have a old flip phone that everyone laughs at LOL!! So I hope that an Albert become great friends so we can see you fab creations :) By the way the card is TOOOO fun, I love the cutie frog and how it is appropriate to illustrate your adventures :)

Tracy Freeman said...

First up this card is brilliant !!! and it is great to see you back.
Second this post made me laugh because we are going through similar at the moment, our computer blew mid way through video editing !! it is a minefield now with computers. But i am pleased you have Albert and are figuring him out :)
I do hope all is well xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh your card makes me smile!!

Cheers
Dr Sonia