Holding my breath and crossing fingers and toes!

Posted … yes, POSTED … by Chrissy the Hyphenated!

A couple of days ago, I tried to download the Windows 7 driver for my scanner. It said it would take 4-1/2 hours. Today, it downloaded in 29 seconds.

It also installed and runs properly, but that’s “old news” since we’ve had Mr. T operating beautifully for ages and ages. Or a week or two anyway. Definitely since he got his shiny new Windows 7 upgrade. Ha!

I’ve attached photos to email and done some work organizing Chrissy’s Site Bites. Now … following a cuppa and some personal locker room style pep talk about having a Positive Attitude yada yada … I’m going to try posting. With a photo.

Sorry, not Baby Bunn yet. I have to go to my much neglected AOL email which I took a glance at … 400+ emails … and promptly tucked tail and ran. I think I’m suffering from Post Computer Upgrade Trauma. At least, I HOPE it’s ‘POST’ … sigh.

Holy guacamole! It worked!

Note to self: Do NOT hold breath while waiting for WordPress to upload.

I found this photo in the bazillion and four family pics I hadn’t looked at yet. (We all take pics … family gatherings look like a media photo spray event with all the cameras!) Anyway, it’s something Dearest took … I think at Alexandria Bay in upstate New York. I love it not only because it’s just so darned cute, especially with Daddy Duck looking like he’s laughing! but also because when the girls were in school, Dearest volunteered as often as possible for parent duty on field trips.

Okay. Enough chat. Now comes the acid test. Will this publish ….


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9 responses to “Holding my breath and crossing fingers and toes!

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    Oh my goodness. … I am suffering from the vapors. I think I need to retire to my boudoir, dab some lavender water on my temples and take a rest on my fainting couch. Or maybe … yes, definitely … treat myself to a little of that ice cream Dearest tucked into the back of the freezer behind the spinach!


  2. Pistol Pete

    Hooray! Glad to see you back on the job,Chrissy.I think folks are getting bored with my ramblings.Looking forward to seeing the new bundle of joy.PS-thats a Mallard duck,and its a mommy(hen).Daddy(drake) has a green head and is more brightly colored.


  3. Dee

    Yay! Glad to see you back! And do treat yourself to some ice cream, I have been daily! 😀


  4. Auntie Lib

    Glad to have you back, Chrissy! I have been empathizing with you – my laptop is in the final stages of existence so I’m making do with iPad graciously donated by thoughtful son. Dreading having to get a new laptop and transferring files….


    • Transferring files from an old computer to a new one is a real pain in the you-know-what — something always gets lost in the transition. I just got a new iMac about a week ago, and now I can’t find some stuff because the tech guy (aka my son) thought my old filing system didn’t make any sense and he kindly rearranged some of my stuff into what he considers a more logical system. Aarrrrggghhh! But he saves me a LOT of money by taking care of all my computer problems gratis, which otherwise I would have to hire someone to do… so I have to bite my tongue and not complain. I do love my new iMac. The old one was so slow and balky that it was almost driving me to drink. Still working some bugs out with the new one (Book Lightning, which I use when doing programs or bulletins, got lost in the move, and there are some quirky things in iTunes that need to get straightened out)… but overall it’s a big improvement.


  5. Ting

    So good to see you post again, Chrissy. I bet Pete is relieved, too!


  6. kelly

    I never doubted it was the mommy duck…and I knew nothing about the color differences!!
    Great job!