Yeah all the best from me too Rae.
I actually got my skis out today, made myself a little track and skied in two sessions, one a half hour and the other 3/4 hour. It was a beautiful day and the sun was out. It was only -15C this morning in the car, not sure how high the temperature actually got to though
I'm feeling very pleased with myself. My husband bought me a laptop for Christmas and it came with both Norton and McAfee already installed - free 30 day trials both. I have had problems with McAfee in the past - it slowed my PC down to less than a snail's pace - so didn't want that happening again. Nor did I want to pay for Norton. I am finding my way around Windows 8 reasonably well now so decided today was the day to tackle uninstalling the unwanted software. Windows 8 has inbuilt Windows Defender (both virus protection and firewall) on which I want to rely in future. It should have been easy to just turn on Defender but no such thing. It's taken me practically all morning to sort out how to totally remove Norton and McAfee to enable me to turn on Defender. However, after giving my brain a rest over lunchtime, I came back and miraculously I've managed it! I'm not in the least bit computer savvy but I don't like being defeated by technology.
PS also used the dreaded sat nav last Friday to find our way to an out of the way company to make a purchase. The location was hidden down a Cornish country lane but we made it. Why we couldn't find a larger store on a main road in Plymouth recently is beyond me.
Good achievement with McAfee and Norton- they don't like being removed as the companies want you to keep them and pay the fees. Had them on a laptop a few years back and I had a struggle to get all traces off mine as well.
Today I bit the bullet and brought all my garden table/bench slats indoors and have had a blitz on the recoating of them all- they were inside drying out already most of them, but everythings in now. Almost finished double coating them with stain/preserver in the cloakroom/front hallway- its the only place with a tiled floor- laid plastic sheet on top of the tiles as well and just one coat to go on each piece- should be done and dry by the end of the day.
Are we having fun yet? I am!
Skiing is awesome indeed Rae. If I had downhill skis too I could do both as we have a ski hill, but for now I will just do the cross country skiing, or at least attempt to.
Today is the monthly miseries and it is bad this time I suppose the skiing didn't help I did get some work done on a baby sleeping bag for my daughter's baby. I also waited in for a microwave that didn't turn up and other than that I vegged out. I did get some lovely news though, no my son's baby did not arrive, but a young friend of ours decided to come and visit this weekend, as she wants a chat. She's only 17, but she's lovely and we have some great chats.
Hi Eileen - I have used AVG in the past but this new fangled Windows Defender included in Windows 8 won't work as far as I can determine if you have any other virus or firewall software installed on your computer. I had downloaded the free Comodo firewall and I had to uninstall it to make Windows Defender work. .
Congratulations Dan, on your first day back at work...I must have missed the update somewhere, but well done, hope you've enjoyed it.
We've been over in Lancaster and Bentham today and have been to the registrar, got the funeral booked for next Wednesday with all the additional bits (flowers, funeral tea, crematorium etc) and met the vicar, so a productive day. Mike is doing fine with it all and as usual his brother is being a complete ar.. and not wanting to take on anything.
Dave is due back from Australia and Thailand on Wednesday so I need to get my sewing room, oops, I mean his bedroom, tidied up. Thanks for all your hugs & wishes, I've passed them on to Mike.
Hope all goes as well and as smoothly as it can do Janet.
I finally got my new combination microwave today. Not sure what happened, it was supposed to have been delivered by courier yesterday, today an oldish couple turned up at the door with it. It would seem my phone call this morning did the trick, it arrived within two hours of the call.
I have also been hand basting fleece squares to some backing material ready for sewing with my machine. It is looking a bit dark for a baby sleeping bag, must jazz it up somehow, without making it too uncomfortable to sleep in
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