Back to Windows 7 and some fill in’s…

March 14, 2013

After nearly two days without my laptop I’m up and running again thanks to my hubby. Ever since he installed Windows 8 things just hadn’t been working right and I had to deal with some minor inconveniences. One of the things that personally annoyed me the most was all the trouble I had with Skype. I can’t wait to chat with my sister tomorrow and see the camera working properly again to make funny faces at my niece! 🙂

Windows 8 is a great operating system but it just wasn’t great for me and I for one am very happy to have Windows 7 installed again. I’ve seen Windows 8 work on the Surface with the touch screen the way it’s meant to be and it’s great for that. I just didn’t like the back and forth from the desk top to the start screen etc.

So glad things are back to normal so I can join Hilary for some fill in’s!

Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at Hilary(at)feelingbeachie(dot)com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop!

This week’s co-host is Amy from Life according to John – she came up with the last two statements!

Hilary would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:
1. My first car was a _____
2. My___ is so ____
3. I would drop everything to _____
4. I never tell people I once.____

My answers:

1. My first car was a blue Ford Escort hatchback circa 1987 or so. It had tons of rust spots and no air conditioning and towards the end of it’s life it would die as soon as I stopped at a red light. To say I broke a sweat in that thing is an understatement.

2. My hubby is so talented. He fixed my broken laptop and it seems to be running better than ever. Thank goodness I have my own tech on hand when stuff like this happenes.

3. I would drop everything to be able to go to Germany for my aunt and uncles 25th wedding anniversary party in April.

4. I never tell people I once had a miscarriage. It’s not something that comes up in casual conversation and I don’t think about it on a daily basis. I may write out the story one day.


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  • TBM March 15, 2013 at 4:28 am

    I’m glad you are up and running. I’m so sorry to hear about number 4. My best friend went through this a few years ago and I know it’s a painful subject. Sending you a hug.

    • Susi March 15, 2013 at 10:20 am

      It’s sad for sure. It’s been a few years and I got my three munchkins so it’s not such a huge thing anymore. Thanks for the hugs.

  • Claudia March 15, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Ford Escort was my second car – round about the same time 😉 I can somewhat relate to your number 4 – so sad…

    • Susi March 15, 2013 at 10:12 am

      Claudia, so funny about the car not so much about the other though. It’s a sad thing all around.

  • Tami AKA My Kid's Mom March 15, 2013 at 8:49 am

    So sorry about #4! That’s so sad.

    • Susi March 15, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Tami, it was sad but it also happened a long time ago. Thank you.

  • Judy March 15, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I used to drive my Dad’s car that would stop at most red lights too. I soon learned a lot about the mechanics of a car. Hint to guys – you can pick up girls if you can fix a car!

    • Susi March 15, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Ha ha ha. That’s so true. A guy who is good with cars is such blessing! 🙂

  • Christine (Cook the Story) March 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I really like this fill in the blank game. I need to get over there and check it out. About #4, I have a similar situation. I didn’t exactly miscarry but had an ectopic pregnancy while my now-son was also in there. Surgery, etc. I find it very hard to talk about and since it’s a rare thing to have happen people are usually more intrigued and fixated on the weird details than the emotions. I’d like to read your story. ANd maybe I should someday tell mine.

    • Susi March 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Christine, I couldn’t even imagine and yet, I know exactly how you feel. My story isn’t dramatic, just sad, you know?

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  • Loy March 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Susi, You’re number one is pretty funny…now that you aren’t stuck at every red light. I’m sorry about your miscarriage. I had two of them over thirty years ago and I still think about it sometimes, too. On a happier note, I liked your five likes! My grandson gets ezyceme (sorry I’m spelling it wrong) and I’ve made a note of lotion. Have a nice weekend!

    • Susi March 15, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Loy, I guess, looking back it’s funny now but back then I was often terrified. Excema is no fun that’s for sure.

  • Tami March 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I got a MAC a few years ago because I couldn’t stand all the problems that came along with Windows.

    • Susi March 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      Oh, no Apple products allowed in our house. Hubby is a die hard Windows/IBM guy!!! 🙂

  • Hilary March 16, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I understand why #4 is hard to talk about, and I am honored I am one of the people who know, but I think if you can you should write about it. It may help you, and will definitely help others

    • Susi March 16, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Maybe I will write about it. You are right. It could be therapeutic in a way.

  • Rorybore March 16, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    #4….ah, hon, I’m so sorry for you. you know that there will be tons of support and virtual hugs if you ever decide to share the story.

    My brother in law has his 50th birthday this year, and he leaves out West — would be great to surprise him. hubby is going to try, but we can’t afford for all of us to go.

    • Susi March 16, 2013 at 11:56 pm

      That’s always our story – can’t afford for all of us to go but honestly, I couldn’t go by myself either. Hope you’ll make it to your brother’s birthday – that’s a big one and worthy of a party. 🙂

  • Rachael March 16, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Hello : ) love your blog – my husband is good at fixing computers too, I must say I do find it very handy. Sorry to hear about your number 4, I’ve had 6 all very early but still very upsetting – I have 4 boys so nobody would guess but I do talk about it when it comes up in conversation and find it helps a lot – maybe this is the start for you

    Enjoy the weekend

    • Susi March 16, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      Thanks, Racheal. It is very handy that the hubby is a tech. I would be lost without him. Mine was very early on too and I only had 1 couldn’t imagine going through it 6 times.

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