finally back

I've been having problems with my email and news programs. It all just
crashed on me one day. What a bummer. My DS has been so busy he couldn't
get over to help me out and I was getting more than a little frustrated.
Today being a yucky rainy, ice day gave me time to sit here and try to
work it out. Success at last!! I can write and send emails and read and
put my 2 cents in on this group.
I was feeling like I lost my right arm for awhile. No Computer
communication is like not having electricity.
Juno
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Juno B
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I know the feeling. My pc went t*ts up a week or so before Christmas. In the end I finished up having to reinstall Windoze and all my programs. That's irritating but the real bummer is trying to remember all the settings for the different progs, takes *ages* to get it all working just how I like it.
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The Wanderer
That's the worst part, getting things back to where you want them. I sent my DS an email saying he knew if I tried long and hard enough I'd get it working again. He just laughed and said your right.You just think you need my help. DH shakes his head. His computer use is limited to, Juno, how do I do this. Juno
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Juno B
Juno, good for you! I'm glad you're back reading the group. And I agree, if the server is down when I try to check alt.sewing first thing in the morning it just starts my day off wrong!
Just before the holidays, I had a harddrive go wonky on me. I was able to limp along until a new larger harddrive I ordered online came, then I used a great software app to clone my old drive onto the new one, so I didn't have to worry about setting everything up. And all my e-mail folders and newsgroups were still ok. Whew!
Beverly
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BEI Design
Thanks Beverly, We become so dependent on computers. For me it's more than entertainment. I have a severe hearing deficit and frequently have problems with the phone. Computers allow me to keep up with my family when the bad hearing days kick in. My kids tease me about selective hearing, I wish that was the case. People with hearing problems have problems processing the spoken word frequently. That makes you slow in answering sometimes. Tinitus is also a problem for many people like me, the noise can be so loud at times, you just want it to go away and know it won't. So you live with it and try not to become cranky, especially when people don't understand the problem. I've become very assertive about my inability to not hear well as a result. Juno
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Juno B
On 1/7/09 3:29 PM, in article 49651eac$0$4907$ snipped-for-privacy@cv.net, "Juno and
So happy you are back now. You were missed by all. Emily
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Emily Bengston
Good job. You can do anything, you know. Sew, cook, compute -- now you've been awarded the gold pocket protector. ;-)
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Pogonip
Indeed. Alan has tinitus, and it's sometimes very hard for him to make out the beginnings and ends of words, and he ALWAYS has problems with sibilants, and unvoiced sounds|: THE comes through OK, but THING often sounds like ING.
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Kate XXXXXX
Everyone in my family has started to mumble... No really.... They all need to just enunciate better... ;-}
I also have tinnitus, mine is more like a buzzing or hissing, and changes volume from background-slight-annoyance to foreground-can't-understand-anything!
I will eventually cave in and check out hearing aids, but I've yet to know of anyone who was completely satisfied with one. And they are soooo expensive. And Medicare doesn't cover them.
Beverly
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BEI Design
Alan recently went for hearing tests as it was getting so bad. Nothing to be done in the hearing aid department for that, and whatever other age-related hearing loss he may be suffering from is not yet severe enough for hearing aids to help.
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Kate XXXXXX
They are expensive and your right, one doesn't help much. I probably need a new set but just don't have the $3000 or more to spend right now. One thing I've got say in defense of tinitus is that because I have different sounds in my head I know if I've had a good nights sleep. I'm not kidding. If I sleep well I hear one set of noises, if not another set. There are days however, when I can distinguish as many as 30 different sounds. And my family wonders why I can't hear the wind blowing. It's always blowing as far as I'm concerned.
Juno
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Juno B
Thanks for the award. My own personal gold pocket protector, everyone will be so jealous. Next comes my Geek Squad shirt and jacket and white Volkswagen. That's what I'm really aiming for. Juno
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Juno B
Thanks Emily. I was able to fix it right after I wrote to you. It was getting to be a major annoyance to me so I settled in and told myself get it fixed.I hate using the Web Mail. I'm always happier with my email program. I guess I'm a real creature of habit. Juno
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Juno B

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