Sunday, May 06, 2007

After The Storm

Well, all my symptoms tell me I have bronchitis, something I have dealt with since I was about ten-years-old. I won't go into the grisly details. Suffice it to say that it wears you out, from top to bottom, and leaves you drained, wishing it would just end. But it doesn't, of course, but goes on and on and on. Yech!

I continue to work on the new F2K site, to get it ready to open for classes, and I continue to run our Private Novel Writing Month blog, which isn't difficult, and I'm trying to get my writing done. Have I mentioned before just how lazy I am?

This evening, as the Severe Storm Alerts came through the WeatherBug program, we did have a storm roll through, bringing with it some lovely, cool breezes. With my A/C broken, only two weeks after they "fixed" it, it's been a tad warm around the apartment. This is very nice. Lightning, bangs of thunder, some rolling sheets of rain, then it moved off. I grabbed the camera and headed out ojnto the balcony and took the following shot. No, it doesn't capture the sheer beauty of what my eyes could see. But it's going to give you an idea. This is aimed East.
After The Storm
After The Storm

Click on the image to see a larger picture.

Anyway, I'm still having trubbles with the computer, and after buying a new download of Norton, installing it, letting the scan run for twelve hours - yes, I said twelve hours! - I rebooted, per instructions and learned that it decided I hadn't updated (one hour to update the previous day!), and needed to run a complete scan. Another complete scan? Are you freakin' kidding me?

I uninstalled it and consider it a lesson learned. I DL'ed AVG's antivirus and will see if, in a month, I wish to pay for it. I do know where they hide their free version! *wink wink*

No, I ain't gonna go with a Mac - I can't afford a new computer. But I will keep on trying to get this darned machine working right, and better.

'Nuff said! Hope all of you are well. Stay safe, and I'll be back!


camojack said...

Sounds frustrating.

Gayle said...

Sorry about the bronchitis. What a bummer! My hubby almost died of it as a child. His parents moved to Phoenix, AZ to save his life. He recovered pretty quickly and has never suffered from it since. I hope yours clears up real soon, Benning.

I hope your computer clears up too. Love the pic! :)

Anonymous said...

I did not forget about you Benning. But the several times I came to your site it would not completely load for me...ugh! Anyhow I upped my broadband and now your site loads like a charm!!!!

I am sorry to hear about your bronchitis. My husband and son both suffer from that. God awful and the cough sounds terrible - I do hope you recover from that soon. Stay safe - that was a wicked storm.

Brooke said...

I hope you feel better really soon!

Used Mac, I'm tellin' ya'... ;)

Always On Watch said...

Computer troubles! I had big troubles yesterday with my laptop--the day from hell. All seems well now, but I still don't know what the problem was.

Get well! Bronchitis is terrible and can linger on and on, as you know.

WomanHonorThyself said...

feel better my friend!..miss your comments!

Jack Steiner said...

Hopefully you are feeling better.

benning said...

I am feeling better. The wracking coughs have diminished, the sinus headaches abated. Now I'm just a tad wornout. Thanks, All, for your concerns.

I appreciate!

Vinnie said...

Hey Ben,

Sorry to hear you had Bronchitis though well happy now you're getting better.

Take it easy with a few M&M's


Vinnie said...

And as for Norton - since my ISP gave it to me as a freeby extra - my pootah's been running in treacle. I wouldn't mind but I had to get rid of AVG before I could run it - B-I-G mistake. When I get round to it I'm going back to AVG.