Friday, August 27, 2021

THANKFUL

It has been silent here at Willow's Cottage for the past two weeks.  I had planned a few blog posts, but that didn't happen.  Why not?  Because my computer died.  It was not completely unexpected, so I did have plans in place to deal with data transfers.  Or rather, to be honest, The Professor did.

But I'm back now.  With a new laptop!

My first post on my new device is, appropriately, a Friday Fave Fives. Y'all know what FFF is.  Every Friday I write down five things that blessed me during that past week.  Susanne at Living To Tell The Story hosts this every week and if I am correct, this is the 377th edition!  (follow the link to join in)

1.  I am THN AKFUL for a new computer.  I have been without a laptop for about two weeks.  Although I tried to access and write a blog post via my phone, I couldn't do it.  So I am very happy to be back 'online'.

2.  Who do I have to thank for all of this?  Obviously, The Professor.  I am THANKFUL that he researched laptops and had a plan in place to purchase identical ones for each of us since we knew mine in particular was gasping its last breaths.  I'm thankful he isn't simply tech savvy, but he is a prof emeritus in computer science and can use his knowledgeable and magic fingers to do anything on such a device, including getting all my files onto a back up hard drive before my computer completely died.

3.  I'm THANKFUL I have a phone that allowed me to at least check my emails and communicate that way.

4.  OK.  Enough about computers and other electronics.  I am THANKFUL for an easy transition for grandchildren going back to school.  Two of them are transitioning to new schools--into high school and into middle school.  And two are continuing to homeschool.  Yes, New Boy is here daily with us as we are his teachers.

5.  I am THANKFUL for the abundant harvest of veggies (mostly tomatoes) from my first garden in my new home.  We've been eating lots of lettuce, kale and snap peas, too.  Also, I am picking herbs daily, mostly for drying.  I'm going to have some yummy mint teas to enjoy this winter.  I love that I can just open the back door and walk out to the back and have all those fresh foods at my fingertips.

Hopefully, I will have photos back up and posting within a few days.  In the meantime, let's focus on all the things that make us THANKFUL.

14 comments:

Faith said...

I'm with you on husbands who know all things computer related. As a soft ware engineer my husband will ONLY buy us Macs. I'm thankful your hubby got you up and running with a new laptop. I have tried to do blogger via the app and via my phone and it's NOT good. Their mobile app is awful. So I deleted it and just use my laptop now. :)

YAY for fresh veggies and herbs and for your grands making good adjustments to a new school year. My new year begins Sept 7th. Students arrive on the 8th.

I hope you have a wonderful last week of August!!

Cathy said...

So glad to have you back with working computers. Those veggies and herbs sound wonderful. I grew one small tomato plant in a pot for fun and got some pretty good cherry tomatoes. And I've been blessed with friends at church bringing us tomatoes and other things.

Sandi said...

"And two are continuing to homeschool. Yes, New Boy is here daily with us as we are his teachers."

I am thankful to hear of others doing this too. 😊

nikkipolani said...

Technical thanksgiving are big deals! I, too, have tried to post via phone and it's challenging to say the least. Glad you had options during your two week away from your laptop.

How lovely to enjoy really really fresh herbs and veggies. You have a shorter growing season, but sounds like a really rich one.

ellen b. said...

It's good to have working laptops with all your stuff on them. Glad you are up and running. So nice that New Boy is being guided and taught by his own personal English and techy professors!

Mereknits said...

Good luck with the new laptop and another school year of homeschooling. Staay safe.

Susan said...

Glad you got a new computer! I had to get a new hard drive and it works like a charm! I have had some type of computer since 1992. How nice that you can enjoy your garden's bounty!

Wendy said...

I find it hard to blog on anything other than my laptop. I have occasionally prepared the text by e-mail on my phone or Ipad but then I've completed the actual post on my laptop. Glad you have a hubby who can sort out your computers. Definitely not one of my hubby's skills lol. Nice to be enjoying the garden. Enjoy your weekend.

Susanne said...

I love mint tea in the evenings. So relaxing. I am very thankful my hubby is also the electronics go to to help me out. I find it all overwhelming. I've never done a post on my phone either and don't really use it in that way, I'm a laptop girl for all that kind of stuff. Yummy home grown tomatoes! I miss them this year. Here's to a great school year for your grands!

Barbara Harper said...

Congratulations on the new laptop! It's very nice to have someone knowledgeable about such things. My husband handles that kind of thing, too, and what he doesn't know, my sons know (two of them work in IT). I don't think I could do a whole post on a phone, either. Even commenting is difficult. But I do check emails and social media with my phone.

I'm glad the grandkids are transitioning well in school.

Yay for having fresh vegetables at hand!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's always a challenge to learn a new computer...or phone now! You're doing great!

Anonymous said...

I’m glad to hear all is well. What a treat to have a garden at your doorstep. Mary

Deb said...

So glad you got a new laptop. My husband was just telling me that he is going to get a new laptop soon. I need a new iphone within the next little while. My old 2015 MacBook is still plugging along, but nothing lasts forever. It's great to have a knowledgeable husband who can help you with your technology. So glad you had a bountiful harvest in your new garden. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. See you again soon!

Jocelyn said...

Welcome back online! Those are all lovely things to feel gratitude for :)