Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July Everyone

Well, we moved and we are settled in our temporary home. The work has begun in our house and it is a big mess.
The moved was not as bad as I predicted, the only casualty has been my computer. For some unexplained reason it refuses to recognize any of the USB ports and that means no mouse or key board. After countless hours with Dell on the phone talking to some one some where on Planet earth but speaking something that resemble English (and my English with a Spanish accent did not make for good communication) I was told that the only solution was to restore my compute back to the original settings which means I loose all my documents and pictures. (This is the only solution these technical support people know how to do) Now I am using my old computer which I kept for this reason.

This morning I did a little bit of gardening very early in the morning, I cut back all my Pentas and Begonias, I pulled some weeds and transplanted a Palm tree that was in the wrong place and has been bothering me for a while. I discovered that my Cannas have been infested by this little bug that has eaten a lot of the foliage. By 9 am it was time to come in the heat and humidity was too much to take.

I hope every one in the US has a Happy and safe 4th of July.

Update on the family Red Head wood peckers nesting in my yard. The baby is looking out at the world outside while mom and dad are busy looking for food.


LostRoses said...

Hi Rusty, computer problems are the worst, aren't they? So frustrating. Have you thought about getting an external hard drive (little gizmo about $100) that will save everything on your Dell and then you can add it back in again? That way you won't lose anything.

I'm no expert on this but took this advice from my computer-geek daughter who knows about such things.

rusty in miami said...

Good advise, I been hearing about it and I am getting one

Nicole said...

Sorry to hear about your computer, hope you get your data saved. Here when my laptop died the IT guy charged $70 to copy everything on the hard drive onto DVD's, and I was able to reinstall everything on my new laptop ( plus have a set of backups!)
That's quite neat having a baby woodpecker.

My Chutney Garden said...

Hi Rusty,
I was really happy to find your site because so many of your plants are like ours. I post from Trinidad where it is hot and rainy right now but lots of things are blooming.
Looking forward to visiting your site again soon,

Jeanette said...

Hi Rusty. Hope you get over your computor problems. My daughter bought external hard drive and tranfered all her photo's and files to that while she was getting her puter fixed and never lost a thing.

Kylee said...

Oh what a neat picture of the woodpecker!

I've just discovered your blog, via Yolanda Elizabet. I'll be back!