Friday, May 12, 2017

Status update

The good news is that my laptop could be repaired. The bad news is that it would cost a pretty penny, and I would still have a six-year-old computer - which is practically an antique in the tech world. So I ponied up for the latest (but not quite greatest) model, available at a 15% discount as a "refurbished" (most likely a restock) unit from Apple online. I could pony up because of my "non-acquisition year" and my "broken" pony; interesting how that worked out.

Hopefully I'll be up and running with the new machine by the middle of next week. In the meantime, I'm posting assorted photos over on Instagram (button over there on the right).

I sure would love to know why so few of my readers choose to comment. If it weren't for faithful Mama Pea, Susan, and Theresa, I could believe that my comment function is broken. If you are having trouble leaving comments, I'd sure appreciate you sending me an email (hot link over on the right) and letting me know. It's kinda lonely in here!

That's it for now from . . .

25 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Sorry about the bad news regarding your computer. :o(

I'm guessing all of us are experiencing less comments on our posts at this time of year anyway. I know I mentioned in my last post that I'm simply not going to have the time in the next month (planting time) to do as much commenting as I would like. Did you notice the lack of comments this past winter, too? That's usually the time we bloggers have more time for posts and comments. You do a very good job of posting regularly and I'm always happy to read whatever you've written . . . even though I don't know beans about sheep and only a smidge bit more about horses. Don't let lack of comments stop you from communicating. I have a feeling you have a lot of lurkers who don't comment for one reason or another.

Anonymous said...

I check you almost everyday. Just don't comment, sorry. :) Helen

Anonymous said...

Same here. I guess I could be considered more of a listener than a talker. :)

Michelle said...

Mama Pea, my comments are usually less than 10% of views, but considerably less than that recently.

Helen and "anonymous," thanks for letting me know you're reading! If something really strikes your fancy (or a nerve!), I hope you'll comment again.

Claire Moxon-Waltz said...

I'm not having trouble leaving comments - just having trouble finding enough time to visit blogs. I'm putting in 70-hour work weeks these days, and that doesn't count the things I still need to do around the house and with the various critters (2 sheep, 1 goat, 2 cats, 1 dog, 2 bunnies, 2 guinea pigs, and 1 husband...oh wait, I guess he's not a critter!) But I do comment when I visit! Like now! I'm hoping the madness in my work will subside by August.

Michelle said...

Oh, I think husbands TOTALLY qualify as critters that we care for, Claire! I'm glad you have work, but when it rains, it DUMPS on you, doesn't it!

Theresa said...

Guilty as charged, I've spent the last 3 days running to town. MY BAD! Glad the computer issue will be resolved. Wish your pretty pony was feeling better though.
Oh and I know that teenager of yours has been a challenge recently, but here's to hoping Rick and Brian pull off a wonderful Mother's Day for you! You deserve it!

DianeOart said...

I do read/visit your blog and most of the time I do not comment... I'm guilty!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm Carol from Scotland. I haven't commented so far and will try to remedy this. I enjoy reading your posts very much.

Torina said...

I always read, never comment. I read blogs on my phone which is not conducive to commenting. I just wrote this comment with my right thumb and not fast either. I really enjoy your blog and your woolies. Thank you for sharing.

A :-) said...

As usual, I'm just massively behind . . .

MiniKat said...

Time's the culprit. Time to read, time to write, time to comment... Life is just so darn crazy these days.

Sharon Massena said...

Time is crazy here as well. today we took a quick trip across the mountains to visit my 91 year aunt who caught pneumonia and ended up in the hospital for a few days. And I have a 90 year old neighbor in the nursing home until her strength returns. (Why is it necessary to age). Plus there's plenty to do on these 10 acres. But I faithfully read your blog and am very happy that you will soon have these troubles behind you - oh wait - you will have to learn the upgrade..

melanie said...

I have been around....lurking and reading from time to time...but I am finally ready to take back what I miss from the old life...so I expect to be chatting a lot more...I DO miss everybody!

Michelle said...

Theresa, you often comment and I appreciate that! Thanks, too, for the emailed support; it means a lot.

Michelle said...

You're forgiven 😉 -- thanks for commenting when you do, Diane.

Michelle said...

Carol, welcome! Scotland; wow. I would LOVE to visit someday!

Michelle said...

Having to use my iPhone for the time being, I can certainly understand, Torina. Thanks for letting me know you enjoy it here!

Michelle said...

I know where to find you, friend. 😉

Michelle said...

That it is, Kat. Thanks for letting me know you still visit Boulderneigh!

Michelle said...

Yeah, I don't look forward to the learning curve, Sharon. Did you get the fleece sample?

Michelle said...

I've MISSED you, cyber-sister!

Diane said...

Hi Michelle! I look forward to your posts and try to keep up. Always busy, day job and otherwise. Just realized I haven't posted on my own blog in a while....I must get to it!
anyway...we are here for you...

Debbie said...

guilty too......I blame it on a very long cold winter, even my own blog postings have been few

don't feel lonely, friends are a keystroke away.

Michelle said...

Thanks for letting me know you're both reading, Diane and Debbie -- it means a lot to me!