What a day.
What a couple of days.
I tried uploading some photos of the living room yesterday.
(I wanted to Photoshop the piano where the bookcase is, and a woodburner where the piano is. Just to see. Nothing major planned, only whether we could bung a flue through the middle of the house and out through the roof and have four strong men move the piano across the room).
But Picasa wouldn't let me.
But what it did do was kindly delete
ALL MY FOLDERS
ALL MY LESSON PLANS
ALL MY SCHEMES OF WORK
ALL MY RECIPES
ALL MY PHOTOGRAPHS.
I was quite cross.
(And yes, it was Picasa that did this. All my fault for keeping photos in document folders I think).
I've managed to recover a few things, and luckily I'd printed out my teaching plans and also emailed it all to myself so I could save it onto the "downstairs" laptop....
And luckily some of the pictures rescued include precious things such as
my Mother, in Norway, with a goat.
We'd only just recovered from the car coming back from it's annual service with the Teapot Warning Light glowing red hot. Turned out (after three return trips to the garage) they'd been too keen with the pressure washer and got water in the spark plugs. We always knew washing the car was a bad idea and only something to be done once a year. A bit like ironing.
So NOT a good week for technology in this house.
I'm going to take some time off the computer, teach my ladies how to make nice things, go to the Knitting and Stitching show, and continue trying to make a lightbox so I can take superdoop photos of my wares for my etsy shop...