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Tuesday, October 10, 2017


And so I was going to begin my clever, interesting, fun post about the cold front that hit North Central Texas early, early this morning! Snap! As in “cold” snap. BUT when I turned my computer on at 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time this evening, it started some “updates.” Microsoft Word Windows 10 gave me NO CHOICE to do these “updates” later. And the message to me—as the dadgum “updates” began was:

This could take a while.

Do not turn off your PC.

What the heck was “a while?” I’ve had a long day. It started at 5:30 a.m. At 8:00, I had to pay some bills on-line. I attempted to shut down my computer, but got a message NOT TO TURN IT OFF because there were “updates” to do. I left it on. At 8:30, I had to follow My Sweet Hubby (MSH) to Granbury to attend his semi-annual checkup with his cardiologist. (We were happy to tell his doctor he’s doing WELL! Yippee!) Then we had to pick up his truck from the nearby Toyota dealership. We’d had to drop it off (it's about 40 miles, one way, from our country casa, Folks...) yesterday morning for a recall. Once we got home (noon-ish), I had laundry/cleaning/dusting to do.

I ABHOR dusting. I mean I’d rather clean 50 commodes than dust. I’m not kidding. I have no idea why I have such an aversion to this chore. But I do. And I have despised it for a long, long time. I finally sat down on our davenport at 5:00 p.m.

When I came into my “boffice,” (This is what TLC and I call our third bedroom—which used to be my actual office but is now a second guest/Baby Elle’s bedroom when she comes for a visit. Her crib is in here. So “boffice” is our guest bedroom/myteeny office.) at 8:00 p.m., I was ready to publish my clever “snap!” post, then watch This Is Us—about thirty minutes behind but that’s good because I can fast-forward past the commercials, and, at the end of This Is Us, GO TO BED.

But NNNOOOOOO…I couldn’t do my blogpost because my computer had “updates.”

Almost two hours of “updates.” TWO DADGUM HOURS. TWO. HOURS. Is Microsoft kidding me?

Change of Plans: I watched This Is Us. While this computer “updated.” For the second week in a row, I didn’t cry during This Is Us. What is up with that? I ALWAYS cry. (I’ll check with TLC first thing in the morning and ask her if she cried. If she did? Something is wrong with me.) Then, after coming back into my boffice and seeing that only 50% of the “updates” had been downloaded, I watched Chrisley Knows Best. TLC has decided she currently doesn’t have time for this show. Apparently, when you think you MUST watch every Real Housewives Of Fill-in-the-Blank City, you don’t have time for other reality shows. She’s making a HUGE mistake. CKB is SO FUNNY this go-round. I laugh out loud. Every week.

Once CKB was over, I checked on the evil “updates.” 92% complete. Went to wash my face. Dropped my expensive Rodan & Fields eye cream in my sink. Sigh. I’ve given up, at this point, on catching any kind of a break.

Returned to my boffice to discover my computer had shut down. Good, I thought. GOOD. I can do the post and GO TO BED. Nope. Turned it on and got these messages:


This might take several minutes…

These updates help protect you in an online world.

Do not turn off your PC.

UPDATES? WTH? More? For the love of all things fair—PLEASE STOP. Do these dadgum updates while I’m asleep.

This time I sat here. Staring at my computer. Fortunately, for Microsoft, they were right. It only took approximately 6 minutes.

Yes. My computer is several years old. It’s a desktop. I like desktops. I DO NOT LIKE TLC’s and MSH’s laptop computers. DO. NOT. LIKE. THEM. If and when I get another computer, I’ll want another desktop. I’m praying I can buy one. Because, at this rate, I feel like they’re going to become obsolete. Like me. And that will make me cRaZiEr than I already have become.

I’m very cranky. I realize it and I apologize. I’ll end this post by telling you this:

We LOVE COLD SNAPS in Texas! It feels like it’s really, truly Fall! Autumn! Yes, it’s going to get hotter and hotter as the week passes by. On Saturday? In the 90s. But, for now, we shall enjoy every single second of our crisp, cool, LOVELY cold (for Texas!) air.

Y’all have a Wonderful Wednesday! (Be nicer than me. I’m currently quite awful/grouchy/terrible. Trust me. It’s not fun.)

ta-ta for now…

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