Thursday, July 30, 2020

Technology Woes

Last week found me having more than one toddler-sized temper tantrum as my computer officially decided to melt down. I have everything backed up to the cloud but there is no way I am going to attempt to manage my insane volume of pictures that I take every week on my phone. I was also completely unwilling to blog from my phone.  I guess unwilling was a steady theme with me as I found myself without a functioning computer.  I vented and had tantrums and expressed my unhappiness and inconvenience to Jason nonstop. In the midst of my gnashing of teeth and feeling sorry for myself I ordered a new computer. Then I had to get all of the files and programs transferred from the old computer to the new computer. Then I had to realize that some things worked differently on my new computer. Then I couldn't get my QuickBooks file to open in QuickBooks. Then I finally convinced QuickBooks to open my data file, and I couldn't get the payroll function working properly. I had to call Intuit. If you've never had to call Intuit, it's comparable to calling Comcast. 

In the midst of all of this I simultaneously purchased a new computer for my mom. Hers was old and needed to be upgraded, so I decided I should deal with both of them at the same time. I had all of her files and programs transferred and got her new computer all set up. I walked her through the basics of where to find her usual programs. We made sure she could print files properly. Everything seemed to go well. The very next morning I get a text from mom, "where is the power button on this computer?" This was in the midst of my QuickBooks meltdown. To my mom's credit she eventually found the power button all on her own. 

I could keep going with my technology related tales of woe, but I'm trying to put my technology trauma behind me. I'm publishing this blog on my new computer. My mom is being a trooper and getting comfortable with her new computer. Life is good.

Taco and Happy

Quigly and Happy

Bear and Sebastian

Elf, Bear and Indy

Doni, Ralph and Fendi

Blu, Ascot and Elf

Johnny and Lighty

Gus grazing under a pretty morning sky

B-Rad and Blu hiding in the woods

Gus, Cocomo and Silver

Gibson and Donneur

Fendi and Moses


Lotus and Romeo

Bittersweet and Bear

Paramount, Digby and Sam

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Wednesday Pictures

Art and Baner

Bruno and Remmy

Dooley and Sport

Havana and Sport

Renny and Baner


Alfie and Taylor

Jake, Cuffie and Penny

Duesy and Merlin

Maggie and Maddie

Cinnamon and Jake

Diamond and Dawn

Charlotte and Traveller

Missy and Maggie

Maisie and Gracie


Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sunday Stills

Levendi and Thomas

Moe and Revy

Franklin and Rubrico

Toledo and Rocky

Roho and Toledo

Sushi and Squirrel

Levendi and Cisco

something had the attention of Inti, Rey and Trigger

Cisco and Ricardo


Rubrico, Furb and Tucscon

Ripley and Wilson

Faisal and Trigger

Hemi, Faisal and Trigger

King and Moe

Baby, Chance and Convey

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Webbs in the Wild, Part Two

You might recall that Jason and I decided it was long past time to spy on the wildlife on our farm. We've had many sightings of everything from deer to mink to a bobcat and decided it was time to try and get some pictures. If nothing else, this never ending quarantine has given us the time to do some fun things like install our game camera and obsessively look at the pictures.  Our driveway crosses over a spring that originates on our farm and we installed the game camera at this point on our driveway.  Our game camera still records dozens of pictures of us every day. Us in vehicles, on tractors, bikes, walking, leading horses, on the utility vehicle, me riding, it is amazing how many times we go up and down our driveway in a single day. Our game camera has also captured some interesting wildlife pictures. Below are some more pictures of the Webbs in the wild, along with the wildlife on Paradigm Farms. 

Carter on foot, me on horseback

Jason wearing the shirt I gave him for Father's day. It says "Go ask your mom." His favorite answer to almost every question.

Jason looking less than thrilled to be leading/dragging Sparky the donkey along the driveway

one of the many deer pictures

a crow coming in for landing

A bobcat crossing the driveay (lower left)

a coyote trotting way with a rabbit in its mouth

Bear and Elf

Gus and George

Happy and Lighty

Johnny and Bear

Elf, Bear and Indy

Donneur and Moses

Donneur and Silver

George and Doni

Fendi and Ralph

Cocomo and Moses

Romeo and Lotus

Sam and Ascot

Taco and Quigly

B-Rad, Blu and Sebastian

Digby and Paramount