Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I'm back. Sort of....

One of our computer expert friends (R) came over and restored my computer back to being useful, which is good except that it doesn't work exactly as it did before in some respects.  I logged into the bank to make some online payments and discovered that it wouldn't let me select from the menu of which account to use.  If I can't tell the bank which account to use to pay bills (i.e. credit, cheque, etc) I can't go any further!  So I had to sign out, then move over to Ken's laptop again to go online to the bank and start again.   Grrrr.
It was a pop up thingy that caused the problem, and I did all sort of things to try and fix it - enabling and disabling pop up blockers, etc. but nothing worked.   Back to the expert next week.

The other thing I can't do now is click on the blog links on my side bar.  Well, I can click on them, and keep clicking for 10 minutes, but nothing happens.  The blog page I want won't open.  So I can't visit any of my blog friends unless they leave a comment here and I click on their name, which will then take me to their blog.  Most of the time.  

And Microsoft Office has disappeared from the computer which means I can't type any documents.  R said I wouldn't be able to type on my blogs, or emails or anything, but I haven't had any problem doing either of those things.  

Oh well, R didn't charge me anything for fixing it, and it took him about four hours.  All I could offer him was an invitation to stay to tea, as it was after 6 pm by then, and as he is a single lad, he was happy to stay on for a meal.   All these art and craft course I do are really no help with the practical side of life in the 21st century.  Perhaps I should book myself in for a computer course instead.


Blogger Linens and Royals said...

Being an expert with a needle and thread or a paint brush is no use when it comes to fixing computers.
Hope you can get back to normal blogging soon. Sylvia

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013  
Blogger Cathy said...

Hi Gina,

I hope your computer works properly soon. I didn`t realize you had lots of birds. How wonderful!

Wednesday, 30 January, 2013  
Blogger FredaB said...

hat a mess my friend. You can do far more then I can on the compter and if you are suck then I would be hopeless.

Come on over and visit me.



Thursday, 31 January, 2013  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Ah, computers. I would be seriously stuck if I lived on my own. I can work mine fine as long as it doesn't do anything funny, but ...

Saturday, 02 February, 2013  

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