Friday, October 16, 2009

New Trojan Horse Virus - Be careful!!

Ask me how I know ...

Unfortunately, my computer got this awful virus Thursday morning. It came out of 'nowhere' and I watched it download and couldn't do anything about it. And, I had just checked to see if my system security was up to date. It was, so this came with an email from someone. I can't back track to find out, because it wiped out my computer. Actually, it locked up my computer and the only way to fix it was to reinstall the operating system. That wiped out my email and all the programs that were installed on the computer. I don't have it up and running yet, but the GMail is still working because it's not stored on the computer. So, you can email me there if you want to and I can check it with my lap top. Since the virus immediately shut down my computer, I'm pretty sure it didn't go on from here.

If your computer refuses to work, and you get the screen shown above - just give up and call your tech person.

Engagement Gift for Dr. Bertke

This is one of my great chiropractors and his bride to be. Aren't they a beautiful couple?

With the help of Dr. Reddinger, I was able to surprise him with a Portrait Pillow as a gift.

The Big 70 - Lots of Candles

Bob didn't think he wanted a birthday party - I thought we should celebrate Our compromise - a family party to celebrate Bob's 70th, plus Antonio's, Cindy's and Jacob's birthdays. It was difficult to find a date his entire family could make, but we did it! And, Steve and Margaret, Bob's brother and sis-in-law, my Mom and Joey were available, too! It was so nice to have everyone!

What I didn't know was that Bob's good friends from Chung Moo Kwan were planning a surprise party for him after practice during his birthday week. I was invited and it was very nice. They are such nice, thoughtful and caring friends. Bob put out the candles 'Chung' style - very impressive. I left some of the pictures un-cropped so the school could be seen.

The black uniforms are the instructors, white uniforms are students. The other women in the pictures is Head Instructor John's wife, Assistant Instructor Georgann. The children are theirs - Sasha and Charlie - Adorable - so well behaved - and loving. The party was very joyful.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Local Shower

I see this guy every week when I walk to and from the train in Geneva. It's always raining on him. I don't know if you can see the rain in the pictures, but it's a very gentle rain.

House Quilt Block 8

I know, I know - it's October for Pete's sake! I just finished my August house and am starting to work on September. The new block will out on the 15th. I may be caught up by then...

I went a little crazy with the pattern on this house. I wanted it to look like tile. I think it will be all right with the others - but it doesn't look too good by itself (sigh).