Monday, 2 February 2009

Computer Problems..Bah!!

Yesterday I thought I'd relax...but my PC thought otherwise!!! I turned on my PC and all looked OK..until..I did anything then it just shut down!!! I tried all day and no joy. I just got more and more frustrated. I growled so much that Charlie was looking rather alarmed and took to his basket!!

Eventually after most of the day and evening I managed to get my virus scanner to run and left it running over night. This morning I got up and..yes...there it was a nasty little bit of malware that had started the problems!!!

So, it got zapped and I have checked my whole PC with a spyware finder and virus scanner again. Success, it all works and nothing is showing. I then reconnected my externals and have scanned both of those and they are good.

I have to admit that my blood ran cold when I first spotted the problem..I had visions of everything going!!! It was definitely hair pulling and growling time yesterday but today I feel so relieved that I am feel really upbeat.

Snow was forecast for last night but I didn't really expect much as we in the south normally escape most of the snow and only have frost..lucky us!! But...imagine my surprise when I woke at 5.30am and wondered why everything looked different. The light was wrong, even although it wasn't yet light.

Yes, you got it.....the weather forecast turned out to be RIGHT this time!! Snow was with us...and quite a lot by our standard.

When I came downstairs Charlie was peering through the glass door looking very puzzled.  What was all this strange white stuff? I opened the door and he was off..running and turning through the snow. He kept up this frantic running for at least 5 minutes and then rushed back into the kitchen...luckily straight into his bed!!! As he is only 2 years old he has never seen snow before. His feet must have got cold because he spent the first 10 minutes cleaning them and making sure there was no snow between his toes. I think he is not so sure what he makes of it all!



The snow at 6.00am with Charlie's paw prints crisscrossing the garden


Today is the second of the Elements packs in the Colour Basics Kit and it is using a few more of the colours from the papers. Orange, brown, green and a touch of yellow all add to the rainbow of colour in this huge kit. I hope you like them.


You can download Elements Part 2 here

I'm off now to see how the snow is going and to see if I can persuade Charlie to go for a walk!! Have a wonderful day and stay warm...I will.

I will be back tomorrow with the final elements pack to complete the Colour Basics Kit...see you then!!



Maryse said...

My husband is a computer scientist so I never had those problems!!!Poor June!!Here its raining cats and dogs :(
Stay warm :)

Keryn said...

Hehe - I'm with Charlie - have never seen it snowing and would probably want to run around in it too but don't know about rolling in it. We did visit the snowfields once on holidays though when our son was little but only spent a couple of hours there.

Thanks for these elements. This is such a lovely useful kit.

So pleased that you 'puter is okay. I am paranoid about losing things so seem to have more backups than I need which reminds me I haven't done this weeks.

Thanks again - hugs, Keryn

Linda said...

Thank you!

makeyesup said...

Thanks June, great elements. Glad that you were able to scan and dump the bad guy off the computer. However, one good thing came out of it, sounds like Charlie now knows that you are the boss.

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning June!!!!!
They are calling for more snow later this evening here!!!!
I'm hoping that the Groundhog is wrong about 6 more weeks of winter!!!!!!!!!!!!
TY so ever much for another FAB DL of elements!!!!!!!!!!!
Yesterday when I was doing one of the blog train DLs my Norton keep blocking Virus from it & had to restart to get rid of them totally!!!!!!!!
HUG HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Conputer problems seem to be very common lateley. Glad to hear you got yours fixed. WHEW!
SNOW? thats all I've seen for months. It's pretty when its falling but then reality sets in. Its cold and turns to a messy mush! YUK!
These elements are so bright and cheery. Cute Stuff!
Miss you!

Momo said...

Thank you for your wonderful Basic Colors kit! I love all your work!

Cindyrelly said...

Wow, I guess you DID get that snow! From what I have been reading in this article: Heavy snow in Britain causes travel chaos, It is quite a doozy!! Your garden looks like a "Winter Wonderland." Are you going to make Snow Angels or a Snow Man? My grandkids would be going nuts since they have never seen snow. Oh, I'm so glad you fixed your malware problem... I've had a bunch of that myself lately, what a nuisance!! Thanks for the emblies :) Have a Great Day!! Cindy

Carole N. said...

I loved all the wonderful papers you shared, but the elements are so adorable. Perfect.

Thank you and hugs!

Anonymous said...

Hi June, I have used all of the Anti Virus programs you can think of, Norton, Micro Trend, etc...., and I got a virus on my computer, Then I seen Microsoft Live one care and tried it. I could not be more happier with this program. When I would get my viruses it would be through 4 share with all there ads on it, which can give you a trogan.

Chris said...

OMG glad you got your computer sorted June that sounds scary!!

Totally love the snow and footprints photo... how cool is that... we've got snow too now and it took me over 2 hrs to get home from my sisters last night... wasn't a happy bunny :(

Thanks for the elements they are gorgeous... off to grab them all now cos for some reason I couldn't get them yesterday :D
Chris xx

Vana63 said...

I do luv these colors, Thank You!!! Also, I was thinking of you and Charlie while I was posting my p365 pics to my blog :-)

Michele said...

Oh boy, I would have cried! I seriously need to back up all my stuff asap!

Snow! Fun, especially if you don't get it often. :-)

Thanks for the elements! They are great and so are you! :-)

Polly said...

I know the feeling of having your computer go haywire!! I am glad I got everything before I retired. Thanks for the pretty elements. I plan on doing some pages with all the downloads. I love your designs.

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suruha said...

Thank you, June. I'm sure loving this kit.


Dori said...

I'm so glad that you got your computer problems sorted out.

Love your snow photo. The snow was so beautiful yesterday :-)

Esther said...

Great elements. Thank you

There was a certain amount of disappointment that school was open today but then he remembered that today was science club and if school wasn't open he would miss that so all was good !

I have also bought more potatoes to grow and will certainly be reporting how they all do and what they taste like.. I think that makes 15 types possibly a few more once I finish swapping with a friend!

cocotounette said...

Thank you ... Love the dots frames !!!

FromThe Creek said...

Snow is always fun for the first is all the times that follow that make you drag!

I have an award for you at my blog!

Regina Bertrand said...

I'm so glad everything is ok now. I just love your blog. Cant wait to see what you come up with next.

Happy Blogging-


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