Thursday, February 4, 2010

One of Those Days that Break the Routine... sigh!

The day hasn't really been underway a long time, but it is already "interesting." Some days, little challenges present themselves that just have to break the routine. Like our dogs, we like routine. When something happens that disrupt the routine we find ourselves getting impatient. Today has been nothing like routine.
One of our dogs woke us up at 4am this morning, when we could've slept until 5:30am. We turned on the computer to find that the updates we installed on Windows Vista crashed the entire computer, and it wouldn't boot up. In fact, it just beeped continually at us, saying part of the boot drive was missing. How could THAT happen when we only installed updates??? I don't understand computer behavior. SO, I was able to boot the system disk that led me to "reinstall Windows Vista." I hit it. It sat for an hour and did NOTHING, while saying "downloading."
I decided I couldn't work from home, so hurriedly got dressed, got the dogs together, packed their treats, grabbed by briefcase, and drove to Doggy day care. I was running low on gas, so I stopped to gas up at a Sunoco. It was so cold this morning, the buttons on the pump were frozen. So I had to keep re-entering my credit card, and pressing the same buttons until it took. In got coffee to go at Dunkin', dropped the dogs off, and headed back home to check the computer. It was beeping incessantly, so I hit every darn key I could and it stopped. I then put in the VISTA reboot disk, and waited 10 minutes. It said "loading…" all that time, so I decided to run to the office. Who knows what I find when I go home at lunch to look at it… This is the 2nd time in 45 days that I had to RE-INSTALL VISTA and wipe everything off the computer. I think it's time for a new computer... and as Tom and I always say, "Everything costs at least $1,000.00."
Anyway, You may not see blogs for awhile!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14