Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Technology...what a nightmare...

Hi Folks...yesterday did NOT go according to plan...in fact the only way to describe it is...a technological nightmare...I'm like a dog with a bone when things don't work so after hours of struggling with Dell Diagnostics...reinstalling a driver for this that and the blinking other...it turns out that it wasn't the computer that was misbehaving...the USB cable for my camera is faulty so I'm stuck with lots of pics of Fiskars samples not going anywhere until a new cable arrives from Amazon...isn't it frustrating when technology jumps up and bites you on the bum and in this instance nothing whatsoever to do with Mr Blogger.
So I'm very very tempted to head for the hills....yes literally...I need to chill out in more ways than one and what better way than to spend a day ski-ing...all weather dependent of course...fingers crossed that when I log in at The Lecht shortly that the roads are open if there's been more snow overnight or what is already there hasn't disappeared or it isn't closed due to high winds.

a great way to blow away the technology blues...limber up the old body and have some fun in the bracing mountain air.  Whether I'll be so chirpy tomorrow is anybody's guess...two metal planks fixed to your feet don't half remind you of those muscles you rarely use and no doubt the old knees will be protesting too but no worries The Furry Boy will be joining you tomorrow so I can always have a lie in followed by a long leisurely soak in a hot tub.
Hugs Kath xxx

19 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Really hope that camera cable arrives sooner than later. Hope you survived the exercise in the icy weather.
Hugs
Desire

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

wow lot's of snow, hope everything will be ok soon!

Anesha said...

It must be very frustrating for you. Hope you manage to have a good day and can't wait to see Buddy. Hugs Anesha

kathleen said...

Morning Kath.You're not having much luck.
Have a good day.
Kathleen x

Squirrel x said...

Hopefully your cable will be awaiting your return hun. Not in a million years did I imagine you skiing - for goodness sake, woman, don't break anything! Have a fun day. Hugs Sxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Oh Kath - do be careful. Sympathise with the computer - my three thousand pound laptop didn't like a Dell engineer installing Windows 7 & the saga went on for months - husband bought me a MAC for my 50th birthday & I've not looked back. I do hope the new cable solves it & hope you return in one piece.
Paula (PEP)

May said...

Bless you Kath, these things like cables are sent to try us, I'm sure it will turn up soon, have a super trip, and will be looking out for the furry boy Hugs May x x x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Can I come too? I'd love to ski (never done it) . . . Wheeeeeeeeeeee! xxx

Pamela said...

Hope the chilly air eases the stress. Take care in the snow.

PeeJay said...

I tend not to rely on the cables. In fact, for one of my camera's I've no idea where the cable is but .... I have a couple of card readers. I find them easier to keep to hand and they don't take up so much room. Last one I bought was under £7 from Asda and it just plugs straight into the USB.

Hope your cable arrives soon.

KraftyKaren said...

have fun ski-ing Kath - whatever you do don't fall over!!!

Karen x

lilyf said...

sounds a fun way of chilling out Kath but too much hard work for me!

butlersabroad said...

Hope you had a brilliant day at The Lecht kath, a great way to blow away the cobwebs. We were out on Saturday for the same reason and it felt brilliant. Hope the computer cable arrived and you finally see the back of those Fiskars projects.

Hugs
Brenda

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath sorry not been for a visit full of a stinking cold. Do hope you've enjoyed your time on the snow, sounds like fun. Take care hugs x ChrisB

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath sorry not been for a visit full of a stinking cold. Do hope you've enjoyed your time on the snow, sounds like fun. Take care hugs x ChrisB

Audrey Harris said...

How lucky are you having a ski resorton your door step

Kat said...

Hi Kath, hope you've had a better day today. I think technology's ok as long as it works. In general I love technology but like everyone else I have my days when I could throw my laptop out of the window!

Kat xx

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Kath, if you're really desperate for the photos, you should be able to take your memory card from your camera into any developer and get the photos burned to a cd for just a few pounds on the spot. Or you could buy a memory card reader for whatever kind of card your camera uses. A bit more money that way though, but then you would have it. Technology can be so frustrating!

Franjopani said...

It must be the day for it - I had a nightmare day with my camera and computer as well - no fun at all!!! I hope you have a great day skiing - send a little snow my way - it's too hot here x joy

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