Today my friend Mrs. Ochiai came to help me out with my computer. Over the years Mrs. Ochiai has given me advice about my computer, come to my rescue when I am digitally confused and installed software for me. She is the friend who got me started on blogging in the first place! Today she gave me a lesson in making a Christmas/New Year's card with some software that I had forgotten how to use. Throughout the 5 hours that she was here I think that Mrs. Ochiai was tactfully trying to tell me that this computer is so old and slow and out-dated that I should just break-down and buy a new computer. That alone would solve a lot of my problems... but I'm not ready to do that yet so I have to ask her to figure out some way to make my slightly obsolete computer do some things that are really supposed to be easy to accomplish. Anyway, thanks to Mrs. Ochiai who reconnected me to MSN, hopefully I'll be able to get in contact with Takumi again. I also hope to make my cards this weekend before I forget all she told me today!
Although we had a very nice time, one minor problem is that Mrs. Ochiai doesn't like cats! (She likes dogs though.) Of course she knows I have four cats yet she willingly steps into my cat filled house to help me. If only the cats would just leave her alone! But no, they seem to be not the least bit insulted of Mrs. Ochiai's aversion to them and would suddenly jump up on the computer desk or even dare to leap onto her lap. We finally had to lock them out of the room which meant we played with the computer in the cold. I'm sure Mrs. Ochiai was exhausted just from protecting herself from my cats all day! (If you look carefully you can see all four of them sitting together in that chair!)
Thank you Mrs. Ochiai!