I'm thinking that sometimes technology isn't all its cracked up to be and can be very challenging to deal with. After a few e-mails from Microsoft warning me about my e-mails that I get using Outlook wouldn't be accessible shortly unless I updated it and so I did that and guess what - all my e-mails disappeared and seem to be lost forever. ACK! I had lots that I needed to answer and worst of all the ones dealing with our now missing and bankrupt contractor were gone. I've spent the best part of this week trying to get them back. I restored the files to what they were on Sunday but still not accessible. Now I need to figure out how to get Outlook back to what it was on Sunday but there's the rub - I don't know how to do that so I think today I will be on the phone with Microsoft and see if they are able to help me. Ugh! If anyone has my Hotmail e-mail address is not being used anymore and will shortly be deleted. Typepad has been updated with the one I will be using from now on.
On to other things - we should have our 2016 book that I did arrive today. Beats me why it evidently just sat in the postal sorting station in the next town over for 48 hours before being sent to our town - a whole 20 minutes away. Not good Canada Post! The United States Post Office got it from the sender in New York to Toronto in less time and that includes going through Customs. Aside from that we're looking forward to seeing the book. Meanwhile I'm working on 2013's book. After writing about a major cleanup we did in April of that year it makes me think we need to do another major one, starting with this room. It will definitely need doing before we get the floors done (carpet out, hardwood in) to match up with the kitchen.
Over the past weekend Christmas got put away for another year and included getting rid of a few things - like the little tree (not the ceramic one) that goes in the living room that unfortunately got snapped in half during the renovation work when they had to move the Christmas stuff to get at either electrical or plumbing. It was old though and not great looking so we're not upset. I'll just write a note in the calendar for November to remember and go out and get a new one. I shouldn't say Christmas got totally put away - still have to lift the box with all the records, tapes, DVD's, videos up and into the cabinet. Right now it's sitting on the floor in front of it.
Ok, on to calling Microsoft, wish me well.