Thursday night my computer melted down. It began making noises at me, and running slow. Did I mention that it was S.l.o.w. ??? Because it was. The fabulous man in my life checked it out and informed me that I had barely any free space on my hard-drive, so we began deleting some programs that didn’t get used, and were taking up a lot of space, except for that it didn’t work. It wasn’t until almost a full 24 hours later that we discovered that Windows Vista was running an indexing program that was indexing. Every. Single. File. We’d wondered for quite some time, why the CPU just ran and ran at full tilt and why it seemed like the fan never got a break. When he was finally able to get that ridiculous indexing shut off, the computer started running great! I am getting an early Christmas present in the form of an external hard-drive so that I can dump all my 200+ video files off of this machine. I might have a problem. I can’t hit delete. You never know if the video you took of a horse when you halter broke it will come in handy.
Last night I pulled every single cockle-burr out of my poor Higgins dog. They were matted and everywhere, such that you couldn’t even pet him without risk of getting stuck. It wasn’t so much pulling them out as it was cutting them out with scissors. He looks like a butchered Papillon now, because I had to cut so much hair out of him, but at least I was able to give him a bath. He smelled like he came out of a Toni & Guy salon when I was done with him! As much as I will miss Zach this winter, I am looking forward to getting him someplace where he can have regular groomings and his gorgeous hair can grow back. Not only does this lovely creation of mother nature affect my dog, but they are also in very nearly every horse’s forelock and their tails. I suppose they do serve a purpose, to help stop soil erosion but that is hard to swallow since they are just so annoying!
Due to the computer melt down I had to do some major reorganization of it, and found some video I had dumped out and never watched, so I am sure I’ll be sharing! In fact, I found a really cute one, from last year at this time, of me scratching Dolce. I think that in the next week, in addition to daily updates on my Thirty Days of Thanksgiving post, I may share some of the cool videos I re-discovered.
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We’ll be heading to Texas on Tuesday so we can spend Thanksgiving with my folks. I’m really excited about going, but not so excited about the drive. Oh well, at least I have my new BFF the Blackberry to keep me company on the way. I’d say that I could call my BFF in real life on the way down, and I can, but not while I’m in Nebraska. Nebraska hates cell phones. I’m pretty certain of it.
The weather is gorgeous today; Zach’s kids are here for the weekend, so there will fun had, no doubt about it. I think I’ll probably take advantage of the freshly worked up arena that Zach so graciously fluffed for me. Without me asking.
Life is so good.