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Friday, March 6, 2009

Not So Golden

First...I had a wonderful visit with my friend despite the very unusual 8-inch snowfall we had. She lives in WI where they have had another horrid winter. It was 64 degrees when she arrived and she really enjoyed the warm sunshine. It started raining and she laughed that it would have been snow back in Wisconsin. I assured her that we definitely would not have any snow here. Well, the snow started on Saturday afternoon and by Sunday evening we had eight inches! More snow than we have seen since we moved to NC. So we laughed and enjoyed each other's company.

I was excited this morning to be able to post some pictures of the Golden Girls playing in the snow. It was a lovely snow, hanging heavy on the branches.

When I booted up my computer, I received an ominous message that it couldn't start because the systems configuration file was missing or corrupted! So I'm using my husband's laptop to let you know that I will be offline and not posting again for a while. Of course, the current photographs are on my computer. I'll be taking my laptop in for diagnosis and treatment (and hopefully for a cure) this afternoon.

I will try to find your blogs and do some reading this weekend to catch up. Thank goodness many of you have a scroll I can use to access other blogs.

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe and do something fun!

27 comments:

CountryDreaming said...

Glad to hear you had a rewarding visit with your friend. I look forward to seeing your snow pictures when you're back up and running. Hope your computer gets well soon!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carolyn, Glad you had a wonderful visit with your friend, even if it did snow...

That crazy snow storm came down through west TN--went east through Al/GA and then north through your area. It went all around us and we didn't get much at all--but some areas around Memphis has 10 inches.

Also, my friends were at their mountain cabin in Otto, NC (south of Franklin)--and they got NO snow at all either... SO--the storm had a strange path, didn't it???

We are going to Arkansas all next week to celebrate George's birthday. Hope you get your computer fixed.

Have a great week ahead.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cedar ... said...

Oh my,... that certainly sounds ominous,... hopefully it can be saved. I'm glad you enjoyed your friend's visit. I'll look forward to the "goldens" in the snow!

Dog_geek said...

I hope your computer is feeling better soon! We want our golden Fridays back!

robin andrea said...

Glad to hear you had such a fine visit with your friend, but sorry about the computer. Looking forward to seeing the golden girls pics.

troutbirder said...

Look forward to a quick fix for you and seeing the "Golden Girls" in the snow. I mean how cool is that?

Melissa Weisbard said...

I hope it isn't anything fatal with your laptop. About two weeks before I went on vacation, my camera started acting up. I have a service contract on it, but they said it could be up to 4 weeks before it was repaired. I was so upset and moping at the prospect of either taking a malfunctioning camera on vacation or not having a camera at all. My husband saw my distress and bought me my dream camera (Nikon D90)! Then we put my D40 in the shop.

I've got the best husband!

TheWritersPorch said...

Carolyn.....PC trouble is a very agitating thing! Can't wait to see the girls frolicking in that 8"!
It's great that you had such a wonderful visit with your friend!
How's The Help coming ? Have you sat down and bawled yet? HA!
Carol

Thistlebrooms said...

Sorry to hear about your computer troubles...I guess we find out where we'd be without them!!!Anxious to see the photo's of your Beautiful ladies...It's a wonderful thing to catch up with good friends, I know by the time your my age, you can count on one hand how many REALLY good friends you have...Love to both of you...
Best...Marilyn

KGMom said...

I read your post topic--and said OH NO. Not so golden. Sorry for the untimely snow, but glad it did not dampen your visit with your friend.
Hope your computer is easily cured.

Cheryl said...

Oh dear Caroline....I do hope that your computer is soon sorted....I miss seeing the golden girls...
Another lady I blog Prairie Rose has just got a goldie puppy...I thought of you...You might want to pop over and visit little Sophie....

Coffee with Cathy said...

Sorry for your computer problems. I always take mine for granted until something happens ... arrgghhh! Hope all is well eventually.

Sue said...

Major bummer about your computer! I hope it's an easy fix!

Cicero Sings said...

I do hope it is an easy fix for the old computer. But it was great you and your friend had a GOOD time together ... snow and all.

Jane said...

I"m glad you enjoyed your visit, but am sorry your are having computer woes. Catch you again soon --

Jane

Jayne said...

Glad to hear you all enjoyed one another so much and that she got to see the big snowfall there. So sorry to hear of your computer woes, and hope all is repairable.

laurie said...

wow. i bet that snow was gorgeous. all the more so because it won't last very long.

scienceguy288 said...

Bummer. I hope you get that thing fixed. I believe hammers work well.

pat said...

ewwww...best of kluck with the computer! We had the snow all the way down here in central alabama....well not so much , but still!!!! :)

Kallen305 said...

Hope you get your computer fixed soon so we can see your pups! I always look for Golden Fridays every Friday afternoon! LOL

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks, everyone.

Betsy - Have a great trip!

Melissa - They think it is the hard drive. Yes, I have a service contract as well, thank goodness.

Carol - Oh yes, I finished it in a couple of days. Great read. I'm hoping to see the author in Asheville.

Cheryl - I will definitely visit the new Golden owner.

Science guy - I did think of a hammer!!! I have no tolerance at all for expensive appliances that should just work and suddenly don't.

cedrorum said...

Hope your computer woes are not too bad. We've recently gone through something similar and I am now typing on a brand new computer that we just got 4 hours ago. The old one finally bit the dust. Enjoy the snow while it lasts. It was 79 here today at the coast.

Tina said...

Glad to hear you had a good visit..even with all that snow. Looks like we all are taking turns with ailing computers..Hope your is fixed soon!

Rose said...

This sounds so typical--when I visited my daughter for the first time after she moved to Arizona, it rained--the first time she had ever seen rain there during the daytime:) I'm sure you had a wonderful visit anyway despite the snow.

I do hope you get your laptop fixed without too much problem; computer troubles are so frustrating. And here I came over to see the photos of your Goldens:) I did scroll down, though, and saw Lucy and Elle on an earlier post--they are beautiful! I hope my Sophie grows up to be just as beautiful. Thanks for visiting me; I enjoyed all your posts, especially the tribute to Erma Bombeck; her final thoughts are good words to remember.

Mary said...

Your friend probably got a good chuckle from your snowfall :o)

Take care of that computer. I find problems with technology to be very distressing...

Mary

Shellmo said...

I am praying your computer problems get solved! I empathize completely! Glad you had fun w/ your friend!

fishing guy said...

Carolyn: What a neat story, I made that trip to Texas and had my gloves and earmuffs on one evening. I'm sure you are warmer now.