William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910

William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!

January 28, 2012

Winter storm,new laptop and faster internet!

Good evening my wonderful followers! It's been awhile. I had almost given up on being able to follow anyone, my computer was getting so bad I couldn't get on to anyone's blog and it was taking me forever to make a post here. We finally splurged a little...okay, alot! We were finally able to afford wifi, and actually have a network that we can get a signal from. I can tell you, since having it hooked up on Thursday, I cannot honestly figure out how we ever lived with dialup :P I am loving it and cannot believe just how fast it is! So after spending the money on the wifi, we found out that our old ancient laptop was not compatible with it...yes it was that old, lol, so last night, we went to Future shop and found an awesome laptop that is perfect. Again, I am loving it, I can see pictures on blogs and am once again able to enjoy reading everything. We are enjoying it so much that my hubby decided to go and buy himself a laptop so he can play poker on it and know that I won't be hogging the computer, lol . And best of all, I can go online and not have to worry about tying up the phone line during the day, because the schools are always trying to call me for one reason or another. So you should see me on here alot more and be able to comment on your blogs! I just have to learn how to post pics with this new computer and than I am set :) The past few days we have been having bad weather. Friday we had freezing rain so bad, I kept my kids home from school. We couldn't even drive down our driveway it was so icy and we would have ended up in our neighbors yard if we had tried and she would not have been happy about that. Even my hubby stayed home from work and he is used to driving in the worst of weather, but he was not taking any chances. Thankfully his boss was understanding. It did snow after the freezing rain and made it a little easier to drive. Today, we were not expecting to get snow until late this afternoon, but it hit this morning, tons of it, and very heavy snow... I guess winter is here...and tomorrow we get another round of it, yuck. Hopefully it won't be too bad as we have groceries to buy and odds and ends and I really don't want to be out in it.
I have been to a few auctions in the past few weeks, picking up some enamelware and other goodies. You know its bad when every Friday rolls around and your kids ask you of you are going to the auction that night, lol. I can't resist but hubby rolls his eyes! There is another one tomorrow but I don't think they will let me go :(
Well, I just wanted to pop by and let you all know I am still alive and will be around here much more now :)
Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend and stay safe!

Hugs, Trish


  1. Woo Hoo!!! That's wonderful news about the new computer and internet service!! It's amazing how quickly we become addicted to our tech "habits" - if my internet goes down (which it does FREQUENTLY), I'm like a petulant little child having a hissy fit! You best be figuring out that picture thing though cuz I wanna see your auction treasures! Stay warm and safe - we had a good coating of snow a few days ago and again, and now it's taken a turn for the colder....January's winter is here....Happy Sunday to you Trish! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  2. Glad to hear of your new computer - I've never had dial up but have used others who were and, well, talk about aggravation!
    As for the weather - - here in my small suburb of Detroit known as Eastpointe we have literally had less than five inches of snow. Normally we've had at least 15 to 20 inches by now. Yes, we want some just to have a winter! Watch - we'll get it all in March and April!
    Anyhow, Happy New Year to you!

  3. Yeah Trish. I am so happy for you. What a neat feeling it is to have things at your fingertips instantly. I am so happy for you. Now you can post more often:) -Steph-

  4. Hey Trish:) Would you give my your e-mail? I like to visit with those who leave comments on my blog. Usually people's e-mail come up with thier comment in hotmail, but yours did not. Thanks. -Steph-

  5. Yeah for you! I am so happy you have the new computer and wireless. It makes it so much easier. I was really happy to see you had visited me the other day. We have had the mildest of weather here in East Tn. Makes me wonder what Feb and March hold. we had one of our worst blizzards ever in March of 1996.