Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Tech Age is Making Me Broke

Tom recieved a wonderful 'Router' for father's day, which caused a domino affect in our home.  Our 4 year old TV did not have enough ports to add netflex, which was the goal of the Apple router.  So we HAD (per DH) to get a new TV, speaker bar and Blueray...oh, and techy son said we HAD to get a universal remote to set it all up.
Okay-finally could get Netflex, which is fabulous. So of course computer started dying (actually has been going through a prolonged illness for 9yrs) and tech son back again with great deal on Windows 7 package.  Yikes-just back from our vacation and bills flying in, but DH must have great deal.  So, OF COURSE, printer is not compatible with new computer.  Back to store with wonderful techy son and buy printer and a bag of pistachios for son's trouble.  He is LOVING spending parents money!
Now I love all the new toys, but I have the joy of making money to pay for it all with my Ebay store.  I think I may find some of DH's stuff to list, maybe while he is busy listening to Raggae on Apple!
Also, lost many files and artwork from old computer and many programs won't work. Grrrr...
Sorry to vent!
Otherwise, life is great- warm summer days-can't complain about that.  ~Lou

Friday, July 1, 2011

Ella Doll Done, Finally Summer....

Finally finished my Ella Dyantha Cloth doll and pleased that she looks very happy sitting in my doll (escape) room.  Her body was an antique one I bought at a doll show, probably dates to the 1880s or so.  I painted the face on an old piece of homespun and preserved it with a light spraying of matte.  She is wearing antique children's clothes- my passion right now- especially early calicos.
I am back from vacation at the ocean and feel renewed.  Listed stuff on my Ebay store, but not many buyers in the summer.  My trip finds for the store will be listed in the Fall, when business usually picks up.
A note here- my dear friend Darlene just had to put her last cat to sleep-please send her cyber hugs if you are an animal lover like us.  Thanks, Lou