Sunday, September 18, 2011

Experiencing/Overcoming Technical Difficulties

Well, if I didn't have a crisis or three to deal with trying to produce a book, I wouldn't know how to behave.

As soon as I said my computer was up and running, the darn thing died again. Luckily, I was able to finish editing with John's computer. Always back up your work, always! So glad I did.

Then found out the cover stock I was going to use was not only no longer carried in the local store, but had been discontinued altogether, so we had to find something else and wait for delivery.

The good news is we have been able to assemble enough books to bring to Toccoa for the Palmetto TatDays. When I get back, I will work on setting up a new page on my website to handle Paypal orders from the general public. Sorry, life has been to hectic to get that done already.

I owe apologies to many. There were several emails downloaded to my computer that were already overdue for replies, which I can't get to at all right now. If the problem turns out to be merely a bad video card, I will be up and running soon. If not.....

Now, I've clicked on "Publish Post" about half a dozen times and nothing is happening. Gaaaah.

8 hours later. Hmmm. Had to switch to the new Blogger interface in order to post. New and shiny, but I can't find my way around.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Life is Good

Sorry I've been quiet lately. I'm still here, chugging along. My computer didn't die, but it was in a coma for a while. My hubby fixed it and bought me a thumb drive so I can backup my work without burning so many CDs. Isn't he the best?

A couple of weeks ago I got to see a performance of Prairie Home Companion at our new outdoor amphitheater. That was great. It was not a broadcasted performance, so the show lasted almost 3 hours, much longer than the ones on the radio.

I have both halves of the living/dining room painted now. What a relief. It's so relaxing to sit there now.

Tomatoes are growing in my patio gardern. I had enough to make my mother's tomato pie recipe last weekend. The rose bushes had looked sickly, but they're better now.

Palmetto is just a few weeks away now.

The book is making good progress, if slightly behind schedule. I still expect to bring copies to Palmetto, but I don't know when I can start taking orders. Playing with Picots will be 44 pages long, 19 patterns, lots and lots of diagrams.

Life is good.

PS. Forgot to say I've gotten permission to post the Mrs. Mee book online. I may need to wait post-Palmetto to make the scans though.