Posted: 30/01/2016 at 11:18
Good Morning everybody
Sorry to have been absent for a few days but I now officially have square eyes as I have spent the last 5 (yes FIVE) days sorting out my main computer. Operating system upgrade 3 weeks ago didn't go perfectly & I was becoming increasingly worried I might end up with corrupted files etc. So, after making multiple back ups, I completely erased the hard drive (Yikes - that was a very scary thing to do) and did a fresh reinstall of the operating system.
Decided that this was, therefore, the 'right' time to sort through literally thousands of photos & files so I wasn't just reimporting lots of rubbish - it took days. One job was to delete the emails 'trash' which hadn't been done for a year - but I went through it all to make sure there was nothing there that shouldn't have been. There were over 5000 deleted notifications from this Forum alone - obviously spend too much time time chatting...
Decided it was not too late to make a new Year's resolution - ie to empty the computer waste paper baskets every week (not once a year) and to tag, date and name photos as I put them on the computer - rather than trying to do 8000 of them in batches of 100 at a time.
Back up and running now and there was lots of time spent waiting for things to copy and generally 'happen' - so I finished lots of paper filing (just for Chicky, Flowers & BL ), got through a load of tax and pensions stuff for OH, did a load of ironing, watched the tennis, nearly caught up with The Archers (it's Christmas now ) and was generally really glad that all this was going on while the weather was horrible and I wasn't wasting valuable gardening time.
Hope everybody up north has come through the storm safe and sound - sounded horrendous - hope you weren't planning a walk today Fairy.
Sorry to hear about your accident Panda - I've done something similar - [walked into a cupboard door] - blooming' hurts doesn't it?
Hope all poorly peeps are feeling little better today and Hosta makes it home safe & sound.
Clari - it needs sorting - NOW - . If they do an online transfer right now the money will be in your account later today (assuming both banks are signed up for fast banking transfers (most are) - if not - maximum of 3 days wait). As has been said before - bank transfer is cheaper, faster and less work (for both parties) than cheque payments.