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Mags

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On 8th April 2004 5:14 pm (not sure whose timezone that was) I posted this -

"Julie, Mr Spats human Mom said on Tyger's current thread, 'I lived on this board at first...I wish I could go to that pub with you. Maybe we can visit a virtual pub and share a beverage online!' 
 
Well how's about here?  Drop in for a coffee or fruit juice or something stronger (not too strong) ... have a natter. Anything bothering you?  Put your feet up, relax and just talk.  All Welcome !!'"
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Unfortunately, due to lots of building maintenance needed on the old premises (which reached 68 pages long and was begining to creak), we've sold that and moved to new premises here (photo by PunkinMummy with a few tweaks added by an unknown person!)..


All welcome, Opening Ceremony/Party starts as soon as you go through those doors - tabs on Mags and MaxAndHazelsMom !!

xx

MaxAndHazelsMom

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I see that aMags has simplified her life and become Mags.  Hmmm...maybe this is an opportunity to morph into the creature we have always wanted to be.  I really want Barbra Streisand's voice.  Or even Whitney Houston's.  But I don't want their lives.

And I've always wanted to fly (not while in an airplane).  Whilst flying home Thursday, I had the first-time experience of flying in between 2 strata of clouds, fluffy towers below, and frothy mists above, blue sky in between.  What must it be like for the air to be one's natural medium?  Ahhh, glorious!

Maybe I could be a dragon.  A singing dragon, not a fearsome one.  Coppery scales, glittering in the sunlight, living a thousand years or more, serving as a guardian angel, living on a beautiful mountain....

Yep, getting into this.

Barb


maerlyn

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Well, well - such fancy digs for this country girl!  Congratulations, Colleen - I take it you were the agent for this transaction.  I must say, "Well done!"    It's delightfully chilly & rainy here on the East Coast today - the kind of day I've been waiting for - so, may I please have my first hot cocoa of the season - chocolate raspberry, please. :)

PunkinMummy

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Well, Little Gracie and I have been working hard on a last-minute change she wanted added to the sign. It isn't perfect but, as you know, that dear sweet girl does not have an opposable thumb.

 

 

 Sign by Gracie provided by PhotoImpact.

(Everything we know about PhotoImpact provided by Gracie's  dear Auntie Sharon.) 

 

So drink up, my dear friends!!!

The Piano Chick is back... 

 

And Sweet Wendy might even dance on the piano-top for us tonight to the dulcet tones of The Piano Man and Billy Joel.

 

 

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in...

Sing us a song, you're the piano man...
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright...

 

 

 

   

PS. And if the Coppery Dragon gets up to dance on the piano-top too, don't worry as she is the dearest sweetest Dragon ever! (Little Gracie slipped me $20 to say that:)

wendydecker

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Hurrah, I'm now in the new, fancy Cafe. Everyone is here, how grand (also the piano!) and with the Coppery Dragon on the top, I'll just sing along down below, I think. Unless, the piano stops spinning for a minute or two, I may just hop up for a few jazz dance moves that I learned today! You are allowed to chuckle if I make a mistake, because I'll be laughing too.
Shall we have a celebratory Open House here and invite the hard working, kindly Ed, who has worked wonders with this new site?
Mags, love the new shorter version of Emags and thanks for the drink tonight as I understand that the tab is 'on you' for who knows how long. (I also understand that little Gracie will accept Monopoly money if you run out of British pounds!!!) Just a thought!
I think tonight I'll have a double chocolate espresso with cream. Although I'm on a diet, my dance class today truly nearly did me in. Different teacher who simply made the 1 1/2 hr. class feel more like 4 hours! Honestly, near the end, I almost fainted for all the dancing we did!
Anyone for a movie here tonight? (I'll pop my legs up on another chair if no one minds!) How about one of the early Harry Potter ones. Would love to visit the Hogwart School of Magic, I would. Any one else care to find it for me?
'Nuff silliness for one night, huh?
Cheers to the new place.
Wendy
bigblkdogsmom

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Ok!  I am here  at the new bar!   Whoohoo!    Man my hands are all sweaty to play the new  ivories!!!!!!!!!    I think I have butterflies............naw........ BATS!   ready for  He's a Jolly Good Fellow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!        

Nina  BBW

 

 

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Did I hear PetLoss Cafe Bar?, since I am a bartender I will be near to listen and pour a coffee or juice or two. But if you wish something stronger I can do this too.  Bartenders are good at listening and I would be honored to hear about your babies. 

Here at the PetLoss Cafe Bar, we are one big family. A place where everybody knows your name and understands. 

 

So we can be anything here Mags? Then I can be tall?

 

Cheers

BarTendersBluesWolf

Mags

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Yep, BarTendersBluesWolf (have we met before?) we can be anything here ...

 

I can be a folk dancer, in fact have been twirling round this evening, holding hands, right step, left step, right step, twirl round the left, back round the right, into the middle, lift those coloured scarves you're holding, sort of dance backwards, trying to watch someone else's feet at the same time as trying to keep your own in step and look as though you've been there before, when in fact it was your first night there ...

 

Phew, I'm tired...

bigblkdogsmom

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man!   Folk dancing!   I am going to have to learn some new tunes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    LOL!   Nina  BBW

wendydecker

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If we can be anything here at the Cafe, after watching your dancing Mags, I'll be an author working on a screenplay that's almost finished. Let's see, the final chapter will have a surprise ending with introducing a new character who is the newest person in town, but who is she REALLY! Guess you'll have to see the movie eventually once it's accepted by a production company. Which could take awhile as I revise it over and over, sitting in the corner having chai teas.
Anyway, keep dancing, Mags, it keeps the place lively!
Wendy
bigblkdogsmom

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Greetings all!   Just stopping in for a drinky poo.   think I will stretch the ol' fingers too..................

 

Man I need to find out where you al get these cool icons and things at!!!!!!!!!!!   Nina  BBW

Mags

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Well I've done it again !!

Twirling round this evening, holding hands, right step, left step, right step, twirl round the left, back round the right, into the middle, but NO coloured scarves this week, sort of dance backwards, trying to watch someone else's feet at the same time as trying to keep your own in step and look as though you've been there before, when in fact it was your first night there ... Phew, I'm tired...

 

And lots of people there, including someone I used to work with, we had a natter and a giggle....

 

Popped in here cos am very thirsty, anyone around?

 

wendydecker

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My goodness but it's been very, very quiet here. I must say that I've not visited for awhile but I didn't expect the place to be completely empty for nearly 2 weeks now!
There have been 327 folks visit this cafe but very few are posting. Perhaps Mags if you have the time,you could post a bit of an explanation about the joys of dropping by the cafe for a little while and visiting with other friends here. I recall posting something at the other site so that new visitors would understand that this site is not being disrespectful to those grieving at the suport forum in any way.
Anyhow, let's have a get-together this weekend to celebrate the beginning of fall for those of us in the northern hemisphere, and spring's beginning for those in the southern hemisphere.
Maybe the piano chick could drop by too. I promise to sing along if I know the songs!
Okay, I'll be sitting in the comfy corner lounge chair sipping a pumpkin latte with a bit of cinnamon sprinkled on top!
Anyone else want to join me? Don't forget the tab is on Mags, forever I think! (so says Colleen!)
Speaking of Colleen, she's missed here too, so hopefully she'll be visiting soon as well.
Bye now and oh yes, it's my birthday tomorrow (26th) and it's not my 39th anymore!!!! Oh dear, I simply cannot believe how the years slip by so quickly, and now another!
Maybe I'll have a little champagne tomorrow to celebrate!
Wendy
PunkinMummy

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Just dropping by to wish Sweet Wendy a most Beautiful Birthday in honor of her special day today. Mags has already been dancing alone for two weeks here in preparation for the big event and Little Gracie and I have whipped up a cake in your honor.   

 

 

PunkinMummy

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Hey Sweet Wendy, it is great to see you here! Your post was not released when I wrote mine or I would have taken you up on the  pumpkin latte although I prefer Punkin latte myself...

 

I already wished you Happy Birthday in my post above but I will certainly join in the champagne in your honor - except I don't drink. Not grown-up enough, I am afraid.

 

But I will play some music in your honor:

 

Beautiful

 

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!



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Oh Colleen, if that isn't THE most delicious looking cake ever!!!!!!!

 

Happy Birthday Wendy!!

 

Patti

wendydecker

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Dear Colleen,
Thanks for joining me in the Cafe today! Also, thank you so much for the cake and the very special music too. I've just played it and truly, what a wonderful way to begin the day!
It's another blue sky day today beconing me outside after we sit awhile and have a chat here sipping our Pumpkin lattes.
Now, where are all the balloons here to be put up a little later.
Oh yes, mmmmm, the cake is delicious too!
I'll pop back later on today too.
Wendy
P.S. Plus I love the little duckie! :)
Mags

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Hello folks !!

 

Wendy posted earlier, 'There have been 327 folks visit this cafe but very few are posting. Perhaps Mags if you have the time,you could post a bit of an explanation about the joys of dropping by the cafe for a little while and visiting with other friends here. I recall posting something at the other site so that new visitors would understand that this site is not being disrespectful to those grieving at the suport forum in any way.'

 

I did wonder why the Cafe Bar was so quiet, but it seems to have had a bit of rush on ... but I wouldn't worry too much about the number of visitors, Wendy, as the Old Cafe Bar had 1355 postings and 28,233 visits.

 

I hope more of the new people posting on Petloss Grief Board will discover the Cafe Bar and get as much fun out of it as people did the previous one.

 

Even in grief, we need a break and we need some light relief, but we are certainly not being disrespectful.   This is somewhere to relax and maybe talk about other things we've been doing and yes, we can bring our griefs into here, but expect to have some lighter things to cheer us a little.

 

I've been dancing and twirling again tonight, but the serious guys are practising for a Demo, so they were trying on costumes and looking at the plan, so didn't get as much exercise, so I came home and have just done 70 skips with my skipping rope !!

 

Hey Ho !

 

wendydecker

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Hey, Mags, thanks for the visit and explanation for others. My goodness, I had no idea how many visitors the other site actually had as compared to the posts. Quite amazing really.
I've been sipping chapagne tonight at the cafe (not really though!) more like a hazelnut latte at home here! Also enjoying nachos with all sorts of toppings. Yum.
Anyone else is welcome to join in here. Where is the piano chick? Mags is twirling and I'm ready for a little dance on top of the piano (after all that chapagne! tee! hee!) and watch I don't fall off!
Well, birthday's almost over for another year! Think I"ll start counting the numbers backwards now!
Wendy.
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Hi everybody!

 

I´m finally back but I must say I´m a  bit concussed and feel totally lost....

 

This is a try out for me.........I hope to see you later on........I still have only a dial up connection and I´m sorry for my absence....and I miss you all so much....

 

I hope you´re well and....

 

Bye for now ..

 

Yvonne

Mags

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Welcome back, Yvonne ... well if you feel concussed, lost and bewildered, this is the right place to be.  So do come back and MaxAndHazelsMom will buy a stiff whatever you wish !

 

I remember my old Dial Up days, only had Broadband a short while and yes, so different, the minutes and minutes I spent waiting for something to happen....

 

And talking of waiting, I haven't seen any waitresses around for ages ???

 

PunkinMummy

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Welcome back, Yvonne!!!!

 

You were greatly missed, dear heart!!!

I was beginning to worry something might have happened to you.  

 

It is kind of confusing at first but once you get used to it, you'll find the new Board has many features the other one didn't.

 

So drink up everyone, I am so happy to see Yvonne, the tab is on -

Mags!!!

 

(And you thought I was going to say the tab is on me.)  

wendydecker

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all the Canadians who are dropping by the cafe today. It's been so very quiet here for the last while but perhaps we really do need to plan a little fall get-together with some fall decorations? (perhaps Colleen could help here?) How about adding some lovely lattes to the menue like pumpkin, cinnamon and maple lattes along with some pumpkin squares or cinnamon bread. We could get a sing-a-long list which everyone contributes a fav. song and the piano chick could keep us all entertained.
Any chance anyone would like a little poetry reading as well?
So, I'll be here for awhile and just for today, my treat!
The doors are open, so do drop in and visit for awhile.
Has anyone seen any good movies lately?
Wendy
maerlyn

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I'm late, I'm late - I'm late for a *very important* date - namely, Wendy's birthday!  Wendy, dear, my most sincere apologies for not being here for your special day.  It serves me right, missing that gorgeous chocolate cake.  Anyway, my most sincere, though belated wishes, for a happy year.

PunkinMummy

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Sacré bleu, mes chers amis!!! C'est incroyable!!!

 

 

I just looked out the window on this 12th day of October(!) and what did I see?

 

 

Bundle up because it is going to be a very long winter!!!

 

Gather round the fireplace and the drinks are on me. I found a wonderful recipe for Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 drops peppermint oil
Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish
Chocolate shavings, for garnish


In a saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar, and salt and heat over medium-low heat. When the cream mixture just begins to steam, add the chopped chocolate, and stir, until melted. Stir in the peppermint oil. Divide the hot chocolate among mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
 
Peppermint sticks optional. Crying over the snow is not.
maerlyn

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Oh, Colleen - that is too, too funny!  I wish I'd taken that photo, but the prinCESS Althea would not be pleased to be made to wear goggles!  However, she is prepared for snowy weather:

 

Did you really get snow???  They've taken it out of

the forecast for tomorrow here in the mountains.:(

So, the plan for tomorrow is to head to the other

side of the mountains in search of autumn photos,

the color around here being "Gone with the wind."

Hopefully, the color on the other side of the mountains,

wher the weather is less severe, will still be worth

photographing.  Would you like to see a sample

of what I've been doing the past 2 weeks?  (If

not, stop now! LOL)

PunkinMummy

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Dearest Sharon,

 

I tried to answer this last night but unfortunately something was wrong with my cable-provider and I could not get on-line.

 

Maybe all that snow...  Actually I wasn't kidding about the snow but because the temperature here is slightly above freezing and the ground is still not frozen, thankfully it didn't last. I wouldn't have minded though if it looked as wonderful as in your great  picture. I can see why John Denver thought that it was "Almost Heaven" there. Absolutely breath-taking. If I could ever get out the door, I'd never want to come back inside if I lived there.

 

I also love seeing Miss Althea properly-attired for the weather! The well-accessorized fashionable feline. What a good girl she is! Atticus gets a little bandanna if he is a good boy when we go to the groomer's but he only will wear it for six seconds or so. Then he runs around having a "kitty fit" making funny little sounds and trying to outrun it. It never works though but I do get the message and take it off.

 

On that note, I hope you all have a wonderful day. It is beautiful here with no sign of snow!

 

Much love,

 

Colleen

 

PS. I leave you all with Computer Cats:

 

 

maerlyn

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As it turned out, I was happy not to have snow after all. It was a gorgeous, blue-sky day - and the color on the other side of the mountains, as I suspected, was better.  I don't know how many I took because I've not downloaded them yet, but - lots!  If I have any nice ones, I'll post one later - maybe tomorrow.  John Denver did, indeed, have it right: this is almost heaven.  That photo was takne in a place called Dolly Sods Wilderness Area.  The more intrepid than I can backpack & camp (real camping, not the trailer kind) all over the place.  Not doable in the snow, however. (I have a story about trying it - and getting stuck - and having to find a local to pull me out - and how complicated that was.)  The name came about because upteen years ago, a German family named Dahle used to graze their cattle up there, on what is known as "the sods"; naturally, we lazy Americans vilified the name to Dolly. :(

 

Anyway, immersed myself today in mountain-ness - 7-1/2 hours of driving, and all I did was drive 157 miles! LOL  Tired now, so it's off to watch qualifying for tonight's race. . . .

PunkinMummy

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Just dropping by hoping to see more of Sharon's wonderful fall pictures and to help Little Gracie with the invitation she wants to send out.

 

 

Please come and join us for the festivities at

The Annual Petloss Halloween Open House!

Come early. Stay late. Bring a date.

 

Just remember to dress up because

 you never know whom you might meet here -

 

 

Hope to see you there. The Piano Chick might even play us a song or two and I know Sweet Wendy will definitely dance for us.

 

(The tab as always is on dear Mags who sadly has been missing for many moons now.)  

Keeping your seat warm and hoping to see you there.

maerlyn

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Never ask to see more of my photos unless you mean it - 'cause I'll post 'em!  Here are some taken during the past week, all within 50 miles of my cabin.

 

 

I was standing on Rich Mountain when I took this,

late in the afternoon, on my way home.

 

 

 

 

This outcropping is known as Seneca Rocks. This

is a rather unusual view of them; they're actually

quite high, and they're a real attraction for rock

climbers from all over.  There's a State highway

running in front of them, and the Potomac River

runs behind them.  Here's a shot of them I took

from the picnic area directly below them:

 

 

The trees in the foreground were actually a field away

from me, but I was standing in that field, looking up

(way up!) at Seneca Rocks!

 

 

Last one: This is a photo of Spruce Knob, the highest

point in the state of West Virginia:

 

 

That whole mountain is called Spruce Mountain; the

little "bump" in the center is Spruce Knob - 4,863 feet

high. Although the line of trees to the right of it appears

higher, it's not.  There are several ways to drive to

the top of Spruce Knob (and you don't need any

special vehicles, although good springs & shock

absorbers are helpful!).  At the very top, there's a

lovely picnic area, with tables dispersed throughout

a heavily wooded grove.  There's also a flat(!), graveled

path around the top, about half a mile, with fantastic

views.  For those with better knees than mine, there's

a tower to get you even higher, to where you have a

360-degree view of mountains for miles around. When I

took this, I was standing on Snowy Mountain.

 

When I get back to PA and have a local access number,

I'll upload some photos to Shutterfly & then anyone who's

interested can see more.

 

Hope I didn't bore anyone with these, but I do love sharing

God's creation!

 

PunkinMummy

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Oh Sharon, thanks for the magnificent pictures! I can hardly wait until you open your Petloss Nursing Home there and we all get to enjoy it too! I think fall has to be one of the best seasons as The Creator dazzles us with his palette of autumn colors. That truly looks like God's country. Almost Heaven indeed. Thanks so much for sharing them with us, take care of those knees and have a safe journey home when  you leave.

 

Much love,

 

Colleen

 

PS. BTW thanks for telling me that those were rocks. My sight is so bad I likely would have confused the one picture for snow again. Tee Hee. I have got to get me some new bi-focals pronto.

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They are beautiful photos, Sharon !

 

Popped in for a long, refreshing drink, anyone care to join me in the corner seat?

 

Have had an amazing day in the company of a fascinating Canadian woman, met her at my Quaker Meeting.  She runs a writing school -

 

                http://www.write-away.net
 
and she's the first one listed here - http://www.write-away.net/consulting_team.htm
 
She came to my house and I taught her how to record using her computer and she produced an MP3 of her own recording.  She will take these new skills back to Canada and teach others ... it was so exciting to think of this... and we had a lovely Chinese meal out too ...
 
Christine

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Maerlyn (Sharon?),

This is my first time posting on this site - I truly enjoyed your photographs.  I have been on the Grief Support forum, the Tribute forum, and the Chat Room but I guess I didn't understand this one.  Now I am finally "getting it".  What prompted me to post to you was your last line - ".....going to watch qualifying tonight.....".  I am soooooooo happy to hear of someone who is a race fan.  My husband and I are avid fans - we have season tickets to Loudon, New Hampshire.  Dare I ask who your driver is?  I'm a Tony Stewart fan myself - yep, pretty sad the #20 is not in the chase this year - there's always next year right? 

Would love to chat sometime.  Be well.

Christine

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Just dropping by to welcome you, Christine. Yes, Sharon is our racing enthusiast and she will be especially delighted that you are joining us! It is a silly sort of place here but it is fun to unwind, keep in touch, and I have found much healing here playing with friends. So pull up a chair and I'll buy you a drink.

 

Hola Mags! So glad to see you here, dear heart. I was about to get up a search party although I got your e-mail. Glad you are hanging in there.

 

I am definitely in the mood for about 300 little drinks with umbrellas. I have been in computer purgatory I am afraid. I spent the better part of 4 hours yesterday renewing my Norton Anti-Virus and running scans etc. Now despite having a green check-mark that I am safe, it turns out there was an unknown error in installation.

 

 

So I went to the page where you download how to un-install it so you can  re-install it and I now have spent another hour going around in circles. The hardest part is once it is removed (which it is now) they are telling me that to re-install it I need to look for the installation icon on my desktop. I don't have as an installation icon as it removed everything as per their download.

 

Sigh. Seems kind of circular to me and I hate computers a whole lot right now.

 

So I am sitting here on hold (40 minutes now) waiting to talk to a real live person. I have never had a problem in the past 6 years of renewing my subscription but I am starting to think they shouldn't let people like me own computers.

 

Please bring me many drinks, little Gracie. I need to be in top shape for when I go to the hardware store to purchase a really big hammer to fix my hardware problem. I know it is a software problem but they don't have soft hammers and I can't find my gun to shoot my computer to put me out of this misery.

 

So dear friends, If you don't hear from me for a really long time, don't worry because I am likely still on hold...

 

maerlyn

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Mags! You know how to record using your computer!! I am so awesomely impressed by your expertise.  It's just as well that mine doesn't record: a lot of what it would record, when things go wrong, would not be fit for a family board! LOL  (I've actually *screamed* at it: "I hate you, I hate you, I HATE you!!")  And that's mild. . . .

Christine, welcome!  I sent you a PM, but wanted to let you see that I do post here occasionally. :)  I know that you know, but so that everyone else does:  I'm a Kevin Harvick fan!  Go, 29!!  (And thank you, Christine, for the compliment on my photos. I spent literally hours last night uploading a couple of dozen to Shutterfly; I'll post the link as soon as I've finished loading one or two more.)

 

Colleen, dear, I truly sympathize with your Norton woes.  I have a Free Trial on my new laptop, and I keep getting messages that my free trial is about to expire, so I should renew.   Have followed their link several times in a concerted and sincere effort to renew, only to be told, time & again, that "The page is currently unavailable."   I hate Norton anyway; when I turn on this computer (desktop), it's a full 15 minutes before I can do anything because Norton is doing its thing & won't let anyone else play.  I've decided that the virus protection is as bad as a virus itself.

 

And then there's the uploading: last night, I spent *hours* uploading some of my recent WV photos to Shutterfly.  I originally tried to upload 28; it uploaded 6 and told me there was "an error" on the other 22.   Now, it wouldn't tell me *what* the error was. . .only that there was one.  I found that it would upload the photos *if* I asked it to upload only 1 or 2 at a time, each taking several minutes, so that I was back & forth between the DVD player & the computer all blessed evening.  Tried to email two to a friend, using Gmail - but the Gmail server couldn't be found.  Colleen - pass me a couple of drinks, please.

 

Now, in order to speed things up, I ordered, yesterday afternoon, DSL service from Verizon.  They took my credit card number; this morning, they've sent me about 4 notices - welcome, here's what you ordered, your service should be ready. . . etc. - and then the bombshell: even though "preliminary" testing shows that DSL is available on my line - further testing might show that it's not!  So why send all this stuff if I can't be sure I can use it???  Bah humbug!  I'll probably end up staying with dial-up. . .

 

Please, may I have a Pink Squirrel??  I know it's not noon yet here in the Eastern time zone, but surely it's after noon *somewhere* in the world - I'll just pretend I'm there. . . .

 

Mags

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Coming to the rescue of damsels in distress ...

Norton?  I use Norton and think it's great, you can not only email and get replies eventually, but you can talk to a real person online, I did that a while ago and while it was difficult keeping his box open and clicking on other things to follow his instructions, it worked !!

 

See here for Live Chat -  Norton Support - current wait is 15minutes as opposed to 30minutes by phone.

 

Sharon, I'm amazed you didn't know I could record, I've posted links to poems done for Tyger before ... anyway you can catch up here - http://www.mags-scorey.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Recordings.htm

 

And if you download Audacity and get a carrot on a stick (microphone), you can say what you like to it, lol !!!

 

xx

maerlyn

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I have no idea if this will work, but this is the URL for anyone interested in seeing the photos from my recent autumn jaunt through the mountains of West Virginia:

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8IZt2rFqzasPm

Mags

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Sharon, wonderful photos.

If people view it, they can click on 'View Pictures' then 'View as a Slideshow' - that gives a wonderful effect.

 

Sharon, are you going to do a DVD Slideshow, which people can view on television?  It's easy when you know how.

 

x

 

maerlyn

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Thank you, Mags, for the compliment on my photos. :) I tested the link to be sure it would work, and watched it all in slideshow fashion - easier way to see them.

To answer your question: yes, I can make DVDs to be seen on tv.  In fact, I've made two of them: one of the day we took my grandson to see Thomas the Tank Engine, and one in tribute to Merlin.  I've tried, several times, to upload Merlin's to Photobucket so that I can share it, but it won't load! The little status bar fills in, and then everything just stops.  Can anyone suggest another web place to put an mpg?

 

Geez, Mags, somewhere, I have a microphone (amongst all the "stuff" in the drawer here - or maybe it's at the cabin); Audacity,huh?  I may have to try that.

 

Haven't visited your link yet, but hope to do that - maybe today or tomorrow,depending upon how my time goes.

 

Ok, bacon's waiting in the microwave - I'm off to breakfast!! 

maerlyn

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For Norton and Verizon -

         TAKE THIS. . . . !

 

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