Wednesday, 25 March 2009

I am not ignoring you!

I am having pc problems this week, so, if you have sent me a comment or an e mail chances are I may not have received it. My e mail is frozen & opening (occassionally)...if it's in the mood...It tells me I need more disk space. Anyone able to translate that for me? I just had more ram put in last month so obviously that's not it! I have managed (just before she started sulking with me...) to send Anton (aka computer man) a plaintive e mail, outlining my woes. Hopefully he will get back to me asap. He seems to be one of only a few reasonably priced IT men in KZN & therefore in very hot demand, so I hope & pray he gets to me this week...

I have lots of new photos to show you - but Picasa is also up to her old tricks! Also not enough free disk space! What does this mean! I need more!! I know for a fact that Shane has MUCH more than I have, stored on his computer & doesn't have this problem!!! Uuurgh...I can't stand computer woes!!!!! On the bright side I have registered on Facebook so feel free to do whatever it is you do (poke me?!) if you wanna be my friend...I've already found a few of you there but I have a terrible memory for surnames, etc, so come hunting for me if I haven't tracked you down yet. BTW Facebook does NOT appeal & I have joined purely out of "duty" as I can see that this blog of mine is having NO EFFECT WHATSOEVER on my family. If they follow it they're stalkers 'cos they sure don't let me know!!! However, they are almost ALL on Facebook so I've decided that if the mountain won't come to me I will have to go to the mountain...(let's hope it's worth the journey, LOL!)

I have spent the last few hours trying to track down all & sundry, which is no easy task I tell ya! 'Specially as most of my friends from long back must be married by now & therefore have different surnames. For those of you outside of Africa - let me explain - in this continent it is all too easy to lose touch BECAUSE so many of us end up elsewhere...How I would love the scenario of still living in the same town I was born in, with family there too. What a dream! Sadly, the reality is very different & even immediate family are scattered all over the continent, with everyone else even further far-flung. I can't see myself taking to Facebook. It looks SO boring, but I may eat my words. I will keep you posted...

So no photos...(always makes for a pretty boring post...) but hope to be back on track ASAP. News is I've been scrapping madly. Mainly "duty" scrapping as Vicki calls it, IOW filling up the albums with "gotta scrap" photos & layouts that are not neccessarily "out-of-this world" but gotta get in there. I've done a couple with my scrappy friend, Jax, but am not the best multi-tasker so may not show you my efforts there,lol! Have had fun with my DT submissions but can't reveal those just yet either!

FINALLY my Stacy Julian book, Photo Freedom, arrived from the US (3 weeks later - is that really neccessary I wonder? Especially as the postage cost the same price as the book!). I am half-way through already & it is great. I have no regrets about purchasing it without being able to flick through it first. It's just what I need at the moment (as she says, there are plenty of "ideas" out there & we don't need another book about those, we need a PLAN & a SYSTEM rather). So I have been (trying to) implement Stacy's "Photo Freedom" system to restore order to my Scrapbooking Organisation & it is going pretty well considering. I have had to purchase various bits & pieces & customise other things I already own & it has been busy & fun. My space is already looking a lot more organised & I am feeling more in control...Photos to follow.

On the family front, Chelsea has had her IPOD stolen so drama all-round there...police reports, insurance claims, lectures on responsibility, etc...Jack is becoming too hormonal to bear right now & my maid/cleaner/helper (not sure what the world-wide pc term is...) is sick, so that is never good news! Despite it all I am happy as a lark & engrossed in all my scrappy plans (just worried my computer is on the verge of a nervous breakdown...) School holidays are looming here (start the end of next week) so there is hope on the horizon! I can't wait to lie in!!! From the sounds of things, schools starting at 7.25 are purely an African thing. I mean really, is it necessary I ask you???!!!

10 comments:

Joanne Rasmussen said...

I have the same problem with my family! They will not read my blog simple as that. My sister in law in Oz said something like - I am not reading your blog you must send me a letter or an email - you can imagine what I said to her so we dont communicate at all anymore. As far as I am concerned I 'send/post' a letter to her and my blog readers every 2nd day or so. I will add you as a friend on my facebook. x

Jenny said...

Hope your PC is soon fixed. Yes, we start school at 8.25am but we only finish at 3.20pm. The early start was much better

jacki janse van rensburg said...

facebook is more fun if you have more friends. promise! and it really great to find old friends.

and i love chatting there.

i have been blogging for 18 months, and i get lots of hits every day from all over the world, but my family (most of them) don't visit me there either. i just made peace with it.

Vicki said...

Dramas all round for you over there Helen. Hope your computer problems get sorted asap. Have not done the Facebook thing - don't get it and I don't want to join up to another thing!! LOL. 7.25 start for schools - nah - you can have it. Aaron is 8.30 and 9.30 on Fridays and Alexia is 8.45, and thats just fine with me. LOL

jax said...

Sorry to hear about the pc probs - maybe facebook has somehting to do with it (ha ha he he). Can't believe you have time for another (so I hear) addictive hobby. I've got a friend who spends 2 hrs a day on it!! Also counting the sleeps to the holidays and having the afternoons free from the taxi driving job.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh no, not again. Feel for you ... computers ... we can't live without and can't live with them! I am in the same situation as you are with family members being stalkers to our blogs without leaving even 1 comment as such. May your computer wizard get you back to speed, so that we don't all need to take cover .. ha ha ha . Hugs from Desire

Lynette said...

Sorry to hear about the computer woes...hope you get that sorted out soon, I know how frustrating it can be...my son had to upgrade mine last year...now at least it does what I want it to.

Good luck with the Facebook...tried MySpace and hated it!

topkatnz said...

HaHa ... you caved in, and now you're a facebook chick ... tut, tut ...

Sophia said...

I know the feeling I am at a loss if my computer is broken...

Cathy said...

All the best with the computer woes... if it's screaming for more disk space you might have used it all up!!! Time for a new/another hardrive! Good luck. Off to find you on Facebook... I still haven't figure it out so we can mooch around together!