10 March 2008

How can a one hour time change make such a difference? I don't know but time has seemed wonky for days.

I fit in a visit to Caribou Coffee this morning. That's because I was up at 5 AM. I spent a pleasant 45 minutes there before going to the shop to have the car's oil and fluids changed. After that it was a trip to two banks with the folks. My name is now on their accounts, just in case. Mom and I went to a new Italian place for lunch. It was fabulous and I'll definitely be back. I had a half Greek salad and 1/2 Neapolitan pizza. Mom had the Eggplant Parmesan. A trip to the Dollar Store and Giant Food, and our time together was over. I stopped by Best Buy on the way home to see if they sell set top HD cable boxes. Not. I asked about the SVGA monitor cable I bought to connect my laptop to the TV, because I couldn't figure out how to get it to work. I'm not like Ginni Dee. The Tech guy explained what to do and I tried it when I got home. I pushed the function button and F9, then F2, then anything else I thought might work. No go. Then I tried to get on the Internet, only to find there were no wireless networks in range. Oh great! It was working this morning. So...I called my guy at Dell. The one I spent so much time with on Thursday. Turns out function+F2 disables the wireless connection. Whew! While I had him on the phone, he cleaned up my desktop, and got rid of bundled programs on the computer that I didn't need. Then he set up the monitor to TV cable. Thank you Dell guy! I watched last week's episode of Brothers and Sisters on my TV through my computer. Then I read posts and commented using the TV screen as the monitor. Pretty cool, huh?

So, my weekend is over. It was filled with good times. Time to get back to work.



Jay said...

LOL .. When I read "then F2" I thought "well that turned off the wireless card" hahaha

My little Mac drops the wireless signal all the time. I have to turn the card off and back on to get it to work. A little annoying, but nothing I can't live with.

Martha said...

I can't stand having to change time. I've never done well with it, and it seems my poor daughter has inherited the allergy to time changes. She barely slept last night--here's to hoping tonight is better!

Anonymous said...

Well that sounded like an interesting adventure! I love Italian food!!! I'm glad the Dell guy was able to help you out and your pantry looks spiffy! I wish we had a pantry. I'm 5'8" and I need a stool to reach the stuff on the top shelves, but where else am I supposed to put it when the premium space is already full? Oh well.

Take Care!

Mary said...

Your day seems to have been filled. That's a good thing. I'm glad Dell came through for you and everything is working well for you.

The time change always causes me to have a funky day or two. I wish whoever is in charge of time changes would reconsider.

Moohaa said...

Sounds like a good day. I love that you have such a close relationship with your parents. I read what you wrote about the bank accounts and just thought "that would Never happen".
I'm glad you got the computer thing worked out. Sounds like you found a winner in that Dell guy. Whew! I'm glad you had a good weekend. Enjoy your week!

Happyone said...

Just got caught up reading your blog after no internet for a couple of days.
Funny about the time change. We did that one year too!
Great job on the organization of your pantry.
Nice photos!!
Yes, we do have a back up drive.
Looking foward to Thursday.
Have happy day!!

Amanda said...

Wow, that WAS a good weekend. That's great about the technical issues being resolved, it can be a huge stress-factor.

SOUL said...

sounds good--
i had to laugh when you said "my dell guy"..
don't ask me why-- it just sounded cute.
hope your day is a good one--

Anonymous said...

I always have a hard time with the time change. You wouldn't think that an hour would make such a huge impact.

I'm glad you've got your very own Dell guy to take care of you now!

bonnie said...

Wow Cheryl, you really resemble your sister in your new profile photo. I did a double take.

Jamie said...

You have your own DELL GUY - very, very impressive! On the other hand, you paid for him, lock, stock and barrel, with all of your computer difficulties! You GO GIRL!

Andrew said...

Sleep Tight Gal! I've been hanging around hoping for an update. Just wanted to tell you goodnight. I am going to mosey on towards the bed after a late evening snack. See what your blog means to us? You have adoring fans waiting on your next post! Take care and goodnight.

Jamie said...

I love the word wonky, btw.


Gin said...

I don't know about time, but I've been wonky since the time change!!!

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