|Dahlias Oil on Masonite 8 x 10|
It has been an interesting week. Filled with frustrations to say the least. Bad New... I got into trouble with a "Christian" website with their free trial to join. They only asked for $1.99, which I paid for with my check card. Immediately I received an email from the bank saying my account was overdrawn. This site had charged me for 3 months membership. I called the bank and was told to call the company--all I got was an answering machine, and believe me I left messages. I did some research (which I should have done to begin with) and found out that the site was powered by a secular group and a lot of people were unhappy with it. Good news: they withdrew the charges.
Bad news: my computer got a vicious virus. The internet provider switched to Norton and I downloaded it. It seems that the Norton program that came with the computer, which I didn't resubscribed to when it ran out, was so firmly entrenched in the P C, that it became territorial and wouldn't allow another version be installed properly, so I had no protection. The computer has been slowly dying for weeks. Good news: A person starting out in the computer business fixed it cheaply for me. And he managed to save my files. Bad news: I have to start over in reinstalling my programs, photos, files and I had a lot of links in favorites which are gone now. Good news: I have all my art in Face book, so I just have to copy it back into the computer--easier than getting it off of disk.
Bad news: It is getting hot out. Good news: My daughter-in-law put the AC in the studio window, and the hot air is drying out the weeds and grasses which a friend is mowing down and they probably won't grow back this year.
Phew!! I have learned some valuable lessons, but I am glad to say that I spent a lot of time with friends this week. That is always good news.