Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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A star is born?  Hardly.  Not that it is Grayson’s fault.  For as he loves to tell anyone within his considerably range, he has a seriously sorry lot to work with, which the quality of that first ad attempt clearly indicates.  Maybe being really bad is really good?  Just ask the Sharknado movie series producers!

Speaking of producing, I have had an idea for this ad and several others for several weeks, but the Windows Movie Maker and Sound Recorder went away after installing Windows 10.  It was fairly easy to replace the sound recorder, but the movie maker was an entirely different story.  After weeks of searching for a suitable free replacement, I decided to investigate just how complicated Adobe’s Premier Elements 9, which came installed on this computer, would be to work with.  No, it would not be impossible, but with all of the “stuff” that I do not have the time and energy to do, I was sure longing for the very simple Windows Movie Maker.  As I know all too painfully well that one can find almost everything they are looking for on the web if they know the right question to ask.  Well, I was finally given the right question, and it turns out that one can simply reinstall the 2012 Windows Live Essentials Suite on a Windows 10 computer, and the Movie Maker is included.

As if our normal life around the house is not tornadic enough, Arlynda’s mother, who has lived with us for the past almost eleven years, decided to have one of her “spells” on New Year’s Eve, but this one was more serious than her others.  For she actually wanted an ambulance called to take her to the emergency room.  It turned out that she had a massive heart attack, which left half of her heart no longer pumping.

Yeah, “spells” conjures up visions of an old witch working her magic, and if I did not know better, I could argue that a bad spell had been broken.  For as soon as the EMTs arrived, Arlynda’s mother became the sweetest little-old-lady ever.  She even told them that she did not want to be a bother when they asked if she wanted to be carried to where she could be placed on the stretcher.  This wonderful persona continued until she died a week ago last Sunday (January 15, 2017).  She would have turned 79 last Sunday (the 22nd).  No, I do not want to go into any details, but be assured that the sweetest little-old-lady ever did not live with us for the past almost eleven years.

Her funeral was held last Wednesday (the 19th) which Arlynda’s sister arranged.  Thankfully, Arlynda’s sister has been doing 99% of the work at going through their mother’s “stuff.”  Be assured that she crammed quite a collection into our small house.  Is there a market for empty catfood tins?  Around 100 have been found so far.  I gave up on throwing them in the trash after she kept digging them out and voicing her added displeasure with me.

In regards to Arlynda’s physical health, she has been getting along as well as possible.  She has not fallen again in weeks, and she has full movement in her right shoulder back.

Nothing has changed with me.  So, there is no need to elaborate.

Our two pups and two kitties are all doing well.  I have taken over the catfood duties.  I was already scooping the litterbox.  Grayson always laughs at me when it’s time.  Sigh.

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18 comments:

  1. Hallo! Hallo Jerry. I have been frightfully remiss in visiting so many lovely folk, between work, holidays and stIll try a move, puff, no excuses. I'm happy to see you've rolled nicely into the new year, life is certainly upside down and downside up, hang in there. Super to find in licking :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Shadow!!! It is so good to hear from you again. I was worried about how you were doing. Of course, you have probably said something on One Door Away From Heaven since the last time I paid a visit there. Alas, I have been neglecting all of my dear friends.

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  2. I enjoyed reading this and catching up with the goings on in your life. Sorry about Arlynda's mother. My condolences.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Stephen!!! I am still so sorry for upsetting you, and I am glad that you have forgiven me (maybe a little?). I'll be over to The Chubby Chatterbox as soon as I can.

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  3. Well it was very nice that you watched her at your home for 11 years. I am sorry about the death of Arlynda’s mother - pain or not - it is hard to lose your mother. We are all pains anyway aren't we? Lol.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Sandie!!! Arlynda takes comfort in knowing that at least her mother's pains in this world are over.

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  4. That was a serious spell, indeed! Sorry to hear about her death.

    You must have your hands full with two pups and two kitties!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Sherry!!! Yes, with both pups being around 12 years old, they know all of the good places to leave "presents." The kitties are around half that age. Gabby is not very sociable, but he has been letting me pet him more and more lately.

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  5. Nice to know that some are doing well in your home.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Grace!!! Well... (LOL?)

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  6. So sorry to hear about Arlynda's mother. Plese give her my sincere condolances.
    Itvsure is good tò see you show up in my reader today. It's been a long time

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! I have a SHS ad in mind about crafty people. You can't hardly wait until it is published--right?

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  7. So sorry to hear about your loss. Hoping things look up for you and Arlynda in the future.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Silver Fox!!! It is certainly going to be different. I fully expected her to outlive us both.

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  8. I am sorry for Arlynda's loss. Now, you will be getting used to a different life, and perhaps one less layer of stress. I'm glad to see another post from you showing up in my feed.

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  9. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Jenny!!! Alas, I really need to clear the thousands upon thousands of posts accumulated on my Feedly reader. It is really good to hear from you again.

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  10. Good to see you're still keeping on! No matter the circumstances, when someone close leaves my world, it is a surreal experience, and also, as well...79 is not old. Sobering. My best to you all.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Penny!!! Yeah, according to doctor's visits/tests and our observations, her mother appeared to be in much better health than we are. Goes to show how good our healthcare is around here--huh? For she had one artery completely blocked among other things, which was not diagnosed until she was in the emergency room with half of her heart no longer working. No, we do not think the blockage came on suddenly.

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