Thursday, April 09, 2015

"U" as in UH-OH!!! for Alphabe-Thursday

Do any of you remember when I had my computer crash last year???  I thought I had been backing up everything to Mozy and a second hard drive, but I hadn't been backing up everything.  I had only been backing up My Documents.  Unfortunately, Family Tree Maker wasn't in My Documents and I lost all my geneaology stuff.  What a pain.

UH-OH!!!  My heart was in my throat recently when my screen suddenly went black.  How could that happen?  My computer wasn't even a year old.  My "computer son" was in Italy on vacation.  He came home sick.  So, I had to wait a while to have him take a look at it.  He came over last weekend and had it fixed in no time.  Nothing bad like a crash.  Just a power thing.  So, now I'm back!

Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent."  This week we are studying the letter "U" as in UH-OH!  Who am I kidding?  That's not what I was really saying when this blankity-blank computer wasn't working.

I couldn't even share my good news.

Meet Chloe.
She came to live with us a couple of weeks ago.  She loves to look out the window.

Sometimes she even puts her favorite toy up on the windowsill for safe keeping.  Can you see the rubber foot on the sill?  She also gets along well with the cats.  They mostly ignore each other.

When she's done playing she rests.

Some of  you might remember that we lost our sweet dog Sophie last September to cancer.  She was so special and I wasn't actively looking for another dog.  However, I said if an older dog came along that needed a home I'd give it serious consideration.  I'm 69 and I was concerned that a young dog would outlive me.  All my pets are rescues and if at all possible I want this to be their forever home.  That means I have to outlive them.

Chloe was found by one of my Veterinarian's technicians.  She's about five years old.  She was malnourished, full of fleas, had a bad skin rash, and tested positive for heart worms.  The perfect dog for me!  They think she's a Schnauzer/Yorkie mix.  Just like Sophie she loves everyone.  It's as if she's always been here.  I know we'll all live happily ever after.

Now head over to Jenny's blog for a list of this week's participants.  Thanks for visiting...


  1. Wonderful pictures, beautiful Chloe! You will be very happy to have been rescued!

  2. That's sad that you lost your geneaology stuff ! I always put my stuff on an outside drive as soon as I don't need them anymore. Because it once happened to me too, that my computer crashed, but really, couldn't be repaired ! Your dog is so cute !

  3. Great post for U ~ Love Chole ~ you both are so blessed ~ what a cutie! ~ lots of love between you ~

    Happy Weekend,
    artmusedog and carol

  4. Chloe's found a place to give love and get love. I'm so happy for her!!!

  5. Thanks for the reminder to back up my stuff....and congrats on Chloe♪

  6. Oh my goodness! What a scare to have thought you'd lost your family information!

  7. I like Chloe, Betty. She looks like a nice companion for you. Both our dogs have died, Adi (beagle therapy dog) and Katrin (toy poodle) were hand-me-down dogs who lived a long time with us. Same for the cat, Amber.

    Too bad your computer crash took out your genealogy things. That was a very tough loss. My sister did ours pretty good.

    I wished this morning that I could find what she gave me as I posted a bit about "Blind Grandpa" on my" Photo and Poem Place blog."
    A Bucket List place for me to go would be from Cape Town up to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and back down to Rome through the Suez Canal (alternate would be to Antarctica).
    We are a bit older than you are so time counts now. We'll see.

  8. Oh my gosh Betty she is beautiful and let me tell you this - she is darn lucky to have found you - it is the right house!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will love her like no other.

  9. A match made in Heaven, Betty! Also glad you got the computer back up and running...:)JP


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