Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lots Of Support and A New Laptop

DeBary, FL.

63 deg. overcast, no wind.
Forecast = Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

Linda's had a lot of support the last few days. Family and friends have been calling to encourage her as she comes to terms with the upcoming treatments. Of course Laura has stopped over a few times and Jim has been trying to help her through this emotional time.

Dr. Molpus, the surgeon, has arranged it so that Linda will have her chemo and radiation treatments here in Orange City, at the Florida Hospital. That way, Jim and Linda won't have to make the 30 to 45 minute trip over to Daytona Beach for all those treatments during the next 9 months. Today, the Florida Hospital is supposed to call Linda to make an appointment for her to come in to a informational meeting to learn all about the treatments, the scheduling of them, and what side effects to expect.

I don't think I've mentioned it, but I have been doing this blog on the desktop computer lately because the notebook is having serious problems. Jim says he thinks it's been infected with a virus again, and it's causing it to slow way down and not even load some of the pages.

So, being that it's an old computer, "2006", that is still running Windows XP, Jim and Linda decided that a new one would be the best choice. After some research and talking to a "Computer Doctor" that has been highly recommended, they took CLT and went to Office Depot yesterday and bought a new one.

It was on sale as a "Pre-Black Friday" item and with a rebate, ended up being less than $400. :-)  Of course with taxes and some software that Jim wanted, it ended up being more than that. :-(

After they left Office Depot, they headed over to the 4 B's restaurant here in DeBary. It's a restaurant that only serves breakfast and lunch and has been a "local" meeting spot for over 50 years. It's one of those places where the waitresses know most of the people by name and even brings some of them their, "usual" before they order it. ;-)

Oh, and the food is really good too!!!! :-)

Tomorrow, the "Computer Doctor" is going to come here to the house to set up the new computer and try to get all the files off of the old one and onto the new one.  Then, Jim, Linda and I will have to learn all about the new Windows 8.1 operating system, so we can use it. :-0

Again, Linda, Jim and I want to thank all of you who have sent best wishes and encouragement Linda's way. The e-mails, phone calls and comments have been a great help in this time of stress. I want to assure you that Linda is doing very well and is getting stronger each day. I have great faith that she'll come through all of this with flying colors and before we know it, we'll be traveling again. :-)

Thank You!!!!!!!!

Did you know that today is "Name your PC day?" 

Wow!! what a coincidence!!!!!  Hmmmm, now what shall we name it?????



  1. Good luck with Win 8. Neighbor has it and I've tried to help her with it. All the critics are correct--it really sucks! Thinking of buying a new computer now, just so I can still get Win 7. I've been using Windows since version 3.1 and this is the worst.

  2. I have to disagree with Il Dave, as I have win 8 on both of my laptops, and have got along very well... All you have to do is bring up the old desktop window from the start screen and you are mostly back to the way you are used to things... I put a start block for the desktop in the lower left most block on the start screen so it is never a problem to get the desktop... And like all new things, after a while you get on to the newer ways and it doesn't seem so bad....