I MUST SOLVE MY COMPUTER PROBLEM BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR-
THAT GIVES ME 17 HOURS...ROUGHLY.
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE CONFIRMED EXPERTS WHO HAVE WORKED ON THS IS REMARKABLE...Starting with teh geek squad, computer doctor, sdp voulunteers, including my 2 daughtes..it defies description... except i will try...
#1 issue is it is too old --- several of teh experts have called teh operating system "antique"
#2 and it shuts itself off every 22 seconds-- needing a password to continue...
as people have tried to update "things" i have lost one function after another...
i lost any movie viewing, editing and making long ago... tehn CALENDAR, TEHN spreadsheet ... tehn letterwriting- yesterday after someone fixed it, i lost ability to do printing.-- with that i have nearly lost my mind--- because all teh staff scheduling is on my machine-- and if i can not print it, i have to look at things on screen and REMEMBER IT. !!
MY SHORT TERM MEMORY WENT ---LONG BEFOR TEH COMPUTERS WEREE EVEN INVENTED.
I AM FAMILIAR WITH THE WORD "BACK UP" AND CAREFULLY KEEP a FEW FILES ON THUMB DRIVES IN TEH GUEST HOUSE..( REMEMBER I HAVE LIVEED THRUA TOTAL HOUSE FIRE) . -.. I AM GOIJJN TO SPEND THE NEXT 17 HOURS DROPPING ALL MY WORKABLE FILES ON THUMB DRIVES WITH HOPES OF A WORKABLE COMPUTER WITHIN DAYS.
GREY-- THE DOG, NOT THE COLOR OR THE GIN- he is one of teh "martini " litter.... WAS PUT ON HOLD BECAUSE OF "ISSUES" WIOTH SMALL DOGS.- I HAVE HAD HIM 3 DAYS NOW- AND AT LEAST DEFINED THE PROBLME AS I SEE IT... WANDA-- JAnine's jack russel loves to run our fences and tease teh danes-- unfortunately the dog most often next to the driveway on "honeymoon hill" has been grey-- so teh appearence of wanda- or other small dogs started him shaking uncontrolably-
now... one of our training philosophys is... if a dog is scared or reacts to air brakes, they you go to where you can hear so many air brakes that they "achieve boredom" - at which time you might be able to teach them som service dog talents. we let grey go - as charging at small dogs can be a distincely bad thing-
i have had him out and sat in 5 pet stores watching small dogs come and go-- and teh last store a dog came within 5 feet of him without any uncontrolable shaking... this is progress.
now enter janine... in teh house with wanda... i sat on the couch- teh shaking was "frantic" - both janine and i are pretty good at this stuff... so we slowly moved janine... with wanda on her lap to within 3 feet of "grey" - he jumped a few times but made no-- what i would call "aggerssive" moves.... mind yu he still coul dhave hurt her tgrying to be friendly -- so as janine maneuvdred wanda's rump toward grey for a butt sniff, grey changed his approach.. weanda was not thrilled- but with our great tallent, grey did get a good sniff before wanda bit at janine...- after that.. janine was able to eat that good chowder with wanda on the floor within 6 inches of grey, sharing the chowder with wanda ( off the same spoon) grey kept his attantion on the chowder, not wanda.
during all this , he never once tightened the leash- and was very responsive to "leave it"
this is not the action of an impossibly agressive dog.; mind you... an overly freindly great dane is about as dangerous as a nasty aggerssive one.
janine is due back this morning with wanda-- for "round 2"
Laurie who is matched with Leo wanted me to convey the message to you that he is amazing. She cannot thank you enough and he is so well behaved and perfect! She said we did such a great job with him!
It’s been a while since I sent an update. Clark and I were very busy this summer and fall! We travelled quite a bit, mostly for conferences for me, but we always manage to get some fun time in. In October, we were able to spend time with Allison and Zeppelin, and then with Cindy and Ava a few weeks later. It is very meaningful to have made good friends because of SDP and Clark. Just before the holidays I passed my comprehensive exams at school, so now am officially a PhD candidate. Clark is always patient while I am writing and still loves his job going to work and school with me every day.
Hope you all have a happy New Year!