Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wood Stove Weather

After several cool days, I finally broke down and built a fire in the wood stove Sunday.

The cats are always appreciative, as Slippers demonstrates.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

On The Old Sterling

I discovered yesterday that the price of gas in Anchor Point was 21 cents-a-gallon less than in Homer, so today I took all our empty gas cans up the road to fill them.



I stopped on the way back home via Old Sterling Highway to snap a picture of how the autumn colors are progressing.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Computer Troubles

Argh!

When I booted up the computer in our bedroom yesterday morning, it informed me that it had found a good registry... Hmmm. The computer booted up but didn't recognize the USB mouse or the DLS modem. I had to re-load the software for those. I had to go to town for most of the day so couldn't address the problems until I got home and dealt with other daily stuff. I spent an hour or more looking for the program disks I needed but eventually got the computer operating at close to normal.

My desktop looked different--the font was smaller and the icons were out of their usual order. But I was able to get on-line to read the news and post to my blogs.

Well, try to post to my blogs. When I tried to post here, I noticed that on my "Compose" page, there were no buttons for "Publish" or "Save." When I tried the hot-key short-cuts, nothing happened. I spent an hour or so mucking about the interweb, trying to find something that addressed this problem (does anyone else find Blogger's Help hard to use?) and really didn't come up with anything I could understand. It was getting late, so I decided to fight another day.

This morning, I accessed my blogs from the other computer--running on a dial-up--and noticed that all the buttons were where they were supposed to be. I'm posting from that computer now. But since it is on the old dial-up connection, I won't be posting photos for now.

I have pretty much decided that my problem is that my browser isn't running ActiveX or java scripts on the other computer. And without ActiveX, I can't get the Windows Update page to load. So I will continue to muck around with trying to find a way to fix it but I may just have to re-install Windows on the bedroom computer and hope I don't lose too much in the way of data.

I was a bad girl and didn't have current back-up disks.

Anyway...I don't want to waste too much more time on this. Today was the first dry day in a long time and I want to do some work outside. Our weird weather continues. The vegetation is slow in changing colors and the temperatures are staying warm. Some of my flowers are just now starting to bloom. It's like they are still waiting for summer.

Oh--and I will post on my cat blog when I can, but I managed to trap the black-and-white boy who has been hanging around for the past three years. He is inside the cage in the shop right now and slowly calming down. He's not feral, just distrustful but he has let me scratch behind his ears and seems to be relaxing a little bit. I am glad he is inside now and safe from all the cruelties of the raw world.

I'll write more when I can.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Monday, September 01, 2008

Typhoon Season

I woke to the sound of rain hitting the leaves of the alders outside the bedroom windows and beating on the tarp covering the woodshed. In a strange synchronicity, it seems often when a major hurricane threatens the southern United States, we in Alaska are experiencing the death throes of a Pacific typhoon. So I watch television images of wind-lashed reporters and waves of rain breaking across pavement while outside the warm, wet, wind bends the stalks of fireweed and rattles the tin siding.