Post 732: Andy, Dougy, and Doug are back…sort of…

What a nightmare! Both my PC and new laptop are back from repair, and virtually nothing works the way it used to.

G-mail is down. All Microsoft Office applications are down. Photoshop is AWOL. Ugh! How I got onto WordPress is a mystery. I typed what was in the search box “in case”. If I can get to the editable section of the blog, I can limp along with something, however rudimentary.

If you’ve stayed on during me disappearance from the Internet, bless you! I’;ll try top reward you with some happy cat stuff to make up for thew recent blackout. If nothing else, the boys and I had lots of play time this past week, and they’ve enjoyed having the extra attention.

But, hey! Here are some cat photos to give you something other than a tale of woe for today’s post:

It's been nice enough to open the back door. The boys liked that!

It’s been nice enough to open the back door. The boys liked that!

Dougy heads for the little red chair.

Dougy heads for the little red chair.

Lots of birdies  out this door! The fir tree is just across the lawn from here.

Lots of birdies out this door! The fir tree is just across the lawn from here.

Woohoo!

Woohoo!

Happy cat! Is Dougy smiling? It almost seems like he is!

Happy cat!

Of course, if Dougy wants to sit on the little red chair, so will Andy!

Of course, if Dougy wants to sit on the little red chair, so will Andy!

A little tension, but the boys resolve it without a hassle.

A little tension, but the boys resolve it without a hassle.

The change of the  guards...!

The change of the guards…! Andy makes his move.

Woohoo! Andy's turn!

Woohoo! Andy’s turn!

Dougy moves over to the cat lounger.

Dougy moves over to the cat lounger.

...but he keeps an eye on his brother!

…but he keeps an eye on his brother!

Of course, Andy keeps an eye on Dougy, too!

Of course, Andy keeps an eye on Dougy, too!

Later, Dougy's off to his hidey hole to snooze and Andy climbs on top of his favorite  perch, the blue carrier on the settee, for a nice rest of his own!

Later, Dougy’s off to his hidey hole to snooze and Andy climbs on top of his favorite perch, the blue carrier on the settee, for a nice rest of his own!

51 thoughts on “Post 732: Andy, Dougy, and Doug are back…sort of…

  1. you can download Openoffice from OpenOffice.org to replace all the Microsoft word stuff ( Openoffice is free and much much better than any microsoft word program anyway, and it will open any microsoft document)
    I don’t know how to resolve the gmail issue, I use Google Chrome as my browser and just stay logged into it, my gmail is attached to the browser so it opens automatically when I click on it, my gmail seems to be working just fine.

    I am glad you are back and am sorry you are still having issues with your computers, hopefully you get them resolved and your life can get back to normal 🙂

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    • I was set up the same way. Google Chrome is my preference for a browser, and I see where Microsoft is calling it quits on Explorer. As for the other things, I’ll have to check that out. I know I will need to spend some more money before it’s over, most likely, to get things re-established.

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  2. Sure have nosed the photos of your sweet boys. Hope everything gets straightened out for you. Did you say you knew laptop had to go to repair too?

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    • Thanks! Yes, the laptop had a virus from me trying to load Google Chrome! (I was NOT amused!) I hope you got a good dose of Andy and Dougy today! I( need to go through old blogs to find out what’s been happening with you and Tim (for example) and for updates of Maggie the pitbull, who, I was sorry to read today, has some serious health issues that developed since I lost contact with the world. Poor doggy…! I hope Ali is still on the mend!

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      • I went back to your blog to see what I missed, and I had missed quite a bit! (Scary to realize that pretty much sums up how much I will have to go through to catch up with everyone!) Anyway, I trust you had a good time on the marathon walkj!

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      • It sounded like it might be fun! The Germans do a thing called a Volksmarsch that’s similar. Everyone who participates gets a little medal or something verifying they took part and completed it, and it is open to everyone of all ages. I always thought they were a great idea, and certainly a good way to get out and enjoy the open air!

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    • I managed to get Photoshop Essentials 13 to download this morning. I have never downloaded Adobe products the first time I tried, and every time — after blood, sweat, tears, and much toil! — I find a not particularly obvious final step that completes the job. Today was no different! Success with this download makes me feel cocky and smart! LOL! 🙂

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    • And how! I ended up buying a Dyson designed to pick up pet hair because their hair baffled my old vacuum The old vacuum’d roll the hair into windrows, then I had to hand pick them off the floor. That said, I had a short-haired ginger tom before them, and his hair, if less noticeable on the carpet, still over-whelmed my vacuum. I do think the regular grooming and brushing helps control the amount of hair everywhere, but it doesn’t end the housekeeping.

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