Thursday, August 23, 2007

one thing and another

I spent literally hours today putting together a group of pictures in Windows Moviemaker.  I had them all in place, PLUS a video at the end, and it was forty minutes long.  I began adding music and had some difficulties with that (most newer music is protected, so after adding it and finding out it wouldn't work, I had to remove it.

Then the whole thing froze up, because I had used so many resources.  And I lost ALL that work.

Next time I'll do just a little at a time and save it.

Cliff and I went in search of a new clothes dryer.  We can't buy an electric dryer because our wiring can't handle it.  So we have to pay more and get a gas dryer, then spend even more money having it altered for use with propane.  So, bottom line, we couldn't get one today.  Most places (even Sears) told us it would be next week before they'd have one for us.

One local place can have one propane-ready by tomorrow, so that's where we chose to get our dryer.  Just in the nick of time, I might add.  The clothes hamper is overflowing.

My home computer worked stayed online most of the day, but this evening it started timing out.

Which is no problem to me at present time, because I am at the daughter's house watching the granddaughters.  She and the SIL got free Chief's tickets, and they're at the game.

The girls get to stay on their normal bedtime schedule, and I am soaking up the air conditioning while surfing.  Oh yeah.


ggjack7 said...

WOW do I envy you, you are computer savvy, I wish I knew how to do all that stuff, I'm lucky I can type, I even have a rough time just trying to put in a picture.I'm sure you'll be glad to get that new dryer, I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but it's almost 8pm here and it'still in the 90's.

deshelestraci said...

I hate when I get going on something only to have it disapear!  Better luck next time!

luvmort said...

Laundry seems to be epidemic in J-land.  You are the fourth one I know of with washer/dryer problems.  My washer is on the fritz as well.  I am out of underwear tomorrow!  LOL!  Time to go "commando".  

Like you needed to know that.  

marainey1 said...

Glad you got to chill out with the granddaughters.  Hopefully you all can have some a/c put in over at your place soon.  You do need it.  'On Ya' - ma

nanlynska said...

Been there, done that with the moviemaker program. Makes ya just want to go runnin' and screamin' into the night ! LOL  As for the opinion has always been....if we didn't have to eat and wear would be so much easier !!  

ora4uk said...

WOW!!!  always knew you were a "cool computer granny" and bet the girls enjoy having you in THEIR home for a change??? enjoy that AC...I love mine....hugs from KY...Ora

randlprysock said...

Hope ya find the dryer you want... and that is awesome... "cool computer granny" in the comment before mine.  LOL.  We'll have to call ya that.  Nice ring to it.  Hugs,

helmswondermom said...

I try to use my clothesline as often as possible.  It saves money, and I love the way the clothes smell.