The Twelve Months of 2014

Life’s Little Adventures during 2014: (or 2014 in less than 500 words)

WThumbnail_SW_Aldurainter failed to deliver any more than a bare dusting of snow 🙁 [Very disappointing, I love snow and so do the fur-children.] But during the fall nature made up for the snow (in the doggers eyes) by the large piles of leaves they got to play in.

Some story-children were released into the world 🙂 Always a happy, joyful, scary experience.

I learned a lot of new ‘stuff’ which is always magical. Did you know that in this day and age it is (apparently) very difficult and/or time consuming to find computers and/or computer parts which are compatible with Windows XP.

Why am I looking for such things you ask? Good question. I tried to save my old XP machine, which died in 2013, and so did the 2nd computer tech person (the 1st one was responsible for its sickly condition). Despite my best efforts the old XP machine was indeed dead.

 I have several programs that I frequently use which are only fully compatible with that version of Windows.

Can’t I use an updated version of those programs? For one of them, yes there iscomputer_clipart an updated version, but I dislike the changes made to the basic program (what was done to make it ‘easier to use’ eliminated some of the facets that I liked), so I prefer not to use a more modern version. On the others, no because they are discontinued programs and I’ve not found any modern program as easy to use in their stead. So the search continues for parts to build a new XP machine.

I learned more about plumbing than I ever wished to know. We had lots of ‘fun times’ with the sewer/plumbing situations created by an older home. (I think the plumber had a very Merry Christmas this year).

coffee_cup_icon_clip_art_9614Many days, good hot coffee was the order of the day.

All’s well that ends well and on the last day of the year it did that. We have a lot to be thankful for and celebrate: a roof over our heads, food on the table, healthy (knock on wood) fur children, and if our house has a few ticks and fleas and needs attention on occasion, well so do the humans and the 4-paws. Some of my stories are “out there” for people to find and hopefully enjoy, which a few years ago I wouldn’t have believed would ever happen.  All-in-all it was a good year.

And that was the year that was 🙂



2 thoughts on “The Twelve Months of 2014

  1. What a great post. I agree–2014 had its ups and downs. But it did turn out in okay in the end. My family are well, we still have all of our barn cats (quite a feat in the country), shelter and an income. Life is good.
    Note: I am giving away your choice of several ‘Aldura’ books on my blog. It’s a great series.
    Happy New Year!

    • Aubrey
      Thanks for stopping by and also for the support. Hope you have a safe New Year’s Eve and a Happy and wonderful 2015.

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