9 Nov 2018


On Monday I was so fed up to be locked in, that I pulled myself together and made it to the hairdresser ! Not only felt I weak, but when I had looked in the mirror and saw a head of a witch without broom, with flat hairs hanging down, I thought this has to change ! The result was I felt much better when I saw the same face but not the same head after the hairdresser !

Unfortunately when I tried to watch a little video on my travel computer, a strange blue screen showed up with a white line and text. I found it rather strange that I should recover something I had never installed ! 

but thought I could easily solve the problem and start my computer, but no way. The keyboard was dead. Mr. G. tried a whole day to get into the computer with no result, he didn't sleep the whole night because he was so upset. As he was an analyst programmer and had always worked with computers since 1971, he couldn't understand. Then he asked a friend whose job is solving problems, nothing to do, he tried everything the computer remained with the blue screen.  Apparently a lot of people have the same problem and if you google you will find claims over claims.

BitLocker is a full disk encryption feature included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with Windows Vista. It is designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes that's the explanation you get. In short it protects so well that you can't use your computer anymore.

After two days the specialist and two others gave up and I had no other choice then buying a new one ! We both were furious, it probably happened during an update of Window 10. There is no other explanation because nobody had installed this thing.

Fortunately I found nearly the same a Lenovo at a very good price. Mr. G. was happy he spent the afternoon installing my things.

Now I have to put some photos in it.

For once a miracle happened ! After one year  I always had lost the Scrabble game, this week I won !! I thought my friend had made a mistake in adding the points but no, I was really the winner !!

I have finished my first painting with the new method we learned called "pouring" that means pour different colors over a canvas and see what comes out ! I love to do it, because it's very creative and you never know what's coming out.

I had two gardeners who cut the hedges, shrubs and pulled out weed and prepared the garden for the winter. I am relieved it was not too expensive and that's one worry less.

After painting class we went for lunch to the Carrefour and Chantal also went to the hairdresser. Nicole and I just wanted to see how it worked with the result that Nicole stayed too and had her hair cut, I  took the pictures. We had a lot of fun there with the other  clients and laughed a lot.

And coming out from the hairdresser we discovered a new "coffee & tea" corner and had a coffee there with this enormous piece called "merveilleux" (marvellous) for 5 € !

The rest of the day or rather evening I watched TV with my feet warmer !

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Andrew said...

What an extraordinary thing Microsoft does to make your and others computers unusable. I can see the tension in Mr G's face.

Maribeth said...

That cake looks wonderful!
I love the new painting style! You're right, it is so creative and beautiful!
It is never good when you get the Blue Screen of Death on a computer.
This reminds me, I need to back up everything right now!
I understand the feeling about the hair. I got mine done last week and felt so much better when looking at that woman in the mirror!

William Kendall said...

Fortunately the feet warmer is a cutie pie whose purring is quite welcome.

Whoever came up with Bitlocker should be weighted down with chains and dropped into the Marianas Trench.

Tamago said...

I'm sorry about your computer. It seems updates often mess things up.
Love your painting with pouring method. This method sounds really fun :-)
Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend!

Barbara H. said...

Computer issues are so frustrating. A nice haircut can really uplift our spirits. Congratulations for winning at Scrabble! That cake looks good - and big!

Fun60 said...

A scrabble winner at last. Well done. I find computers so frustrating when they don't work.

mamasmercantile said...

What a nuisance about the computer. Always nice to have a treat, getting your hair done and of course the cake, scrumptious!

Susanne said...

I really like the effects of the pouring painting. It really is lovely. Glad your gardener price was reasonable and now you can check that off your list and relax. It always amazes me how a good haircut is such a pick me up. Fun to go do it with friends. The cake looks yummy.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

If that BitLocker thing shows up on my PC I will scream so loudly you will here me in Waterloo. I am having so many problems with people who cannot get to my Website. Bill keeps trying to fix it -- he is as frustrated as your husband. Somehow it seems the only people having trouble 9getting to mine) are those on Blogger. i'm still getting comments from others. I will let you know when I think it is fixed . (Thank you for letting me know... I hate stuff like this but i am glad you let me know)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm trying two ways to comment to see if one of them works better than the other.