23 October 2009

Computer troubles and other such updates

Never far away, I'm afraid. We keep saying we'll replace the blasted thing but chances of that are slim for now. If anyone knows what would cause the entire machie to basically operate side-on to the world... THe mouse directions are reversed, the monitor displays everything perfectly, just rotated 45 degrees.

On the job front somthing is still looking hopeful, which we are trying not to set too much store by. This may be because I am reluctant to admit that I am really enjoying him not working and am worried that this temporary lift is soley down to not being on my own and that when he gets another job I will sink back into depression again.

It is not at all easy typing and seeing the words displayed from top to bottom. I'm getting a crick in my neck.

In other news we had a lovely walk with folks from Green Parent, Markeaton is glorious in a thick coating of yellow leaves. We found chestnuts of the eating variety which more than makes up for the conker shortage this year. I would attempt pictures but I'm sure my sideways computer skills are not up to all that...

And I was really organised, and made sure we had food shopping in for nearly two weeks, assuming that as usual the probability of benefits payments being late or non-existant is high. But then realised that my organisation hadn't stretched to thinking about food for lunches, so it is home-made bread and jam or nothing around here. Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly so we can pay out bills and remember the variety of things that can be eaten in the middle of the day...

Oh, and Connor is doing really well, nursing properly for the vast majority of feeds (coaxed by a bottle held nearby). Such an amazing amount of progress from a week ago when one feed a day was pushing it. Emma and Chris are working so hard for this, and emotionally it's so draining for them all. All prayers appreciated. Once more I feel so blessed to hold my own pudgy little nursling. Even though she's teething and if I forget the nursing necklace after bathing she BITES.

11 comments:

  1. Oh no , our computer plays up from time to time, but we've never had it 45 degrees before! Maybe it will sort itself out soon.

    Have put up some pics from the park if you fancy a look.

    Charlotte xx

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  2. teething nurslings scare me. youch!

    I am laughing at thinking of you having to read everything tilted on your screen...I just had to get a new computer and was shocked at how expensive they've gotten. We got ours six yrs ago. I'm out of the loop!

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  3. Well that sounds like a very interesting problem! Try looking au your graphics settings under control panel if you can't sort it out using the buttons on your monitor. IT may also be worth trying ctrl-alt-arrow key (left or right) but that last option may just be too simple lol! Again with the mouse, try mouse settings in control panel (if there is an option on the left to switch to classic view, choose that as it will make things clearer) Failing that, I'll have a look au it when I'm up there he you like. Home made bread and jam will be great to keep me going! xx

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  4. Leanne, Leanne, you are a flippin' STAR. It worked! :) Everyone is the right way round!! :) :)

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  5. Yippee! I am liking beinguseful today! Can I have some home made bread and jam now please? xx

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  6. Why yes indeed. I shall have some waiting for you next week lol, not sure it would cope with being posted! ;)

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  7. just catching up on your blog. sorry to hear about martin's job. hope he finds something soon and you enjoy having him home in the meantime. its so much easier when we're all together as a family, isn't it.
    xx

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  8. Post? I didn't think they were doing that any more! Thank you so much for your kind bready jamminess. I shall look forward to the yummies.
    xx

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  9. Just to let you know that your san pro are next on the list. Just life events getting in the way.

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  10. Sending gentle positive thoughts to Emma Chris and babe, they are doing so brilliantly..I'm in awe.

    I love having Ash home from work too, it just feels right to be together as a family each day doesn't it..but needs must *sigh*

    Hope Marting finds something he can enjoy ...

    Gina xxx

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  11. Aw Shell, thanks, you're a star! :)

    And Gina, I will pass on your best wishes to them once more, it means a lot to know you're keeping them in your thoughts. Em is always so touched that you ask after them! She is one brave, determined, loving mama.

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Penny for your thoughts? :)