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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Is there a Hogwarts School of Computer Wizardry?

  I absolutely have got to begin this blog by thanking Rick Doyle , A.K.A. “Highest Wizard of Technology”.  He managed to take control over our evil computer and, from his castle in Palm Springs, fix all of our problems… Rick has proven himself to be a very powerful wizard, and with a flick of his wand managed to win the battle over the computer department of mysteries. Poor Paulette, a quilt and cooking Wizard in her own rite.  She nicely tolerated Rick sitting for a couple hours in two days, online with Dennis. (McGyver is a powerful Wizard in many ways, but was overcome by our evil nemesis, Microsoft.).  A BID thank you again to” Rick the Techno Wizard”, who enabled us to Skype our grandkids in time for Xmas this year…WOOT! WOOT!

101_4911 We got to talk directly to Wizard Rick on Skype….He magically took control of our computer and walked us through some pretty heavy stuff!!

You may have guessed that the reason I haven’t blogged is because the computer was “otherwise in use” for the past couple days…I still have a couple photos I took at Jefferson TX before we left and drove here, Potter’s Creek Canyon Lake, on Wednesday.

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I took these pics last Tuesday..a beautiful day. You could  have walked across the Lake Jefferson on the fishing boats!  And …I had NO idea that Herons sat in trees.  The park guy said that they were watching the fishermen to throw fish guts (yuck!)..Or maybe our Birdlady of Blogland, Judy, would know if this is correct!!

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Got this photo early Wednesday AM when we got up to leave…That was a gorgeous moon, and my photo doesn’t do it justice!

So, we did arrive here Wednesday about 2PM…We came the back way instead of Interstate…Dennis handed me 3 pages of maps, and a page of directions (including 32 turns)..Egads!!  We had Carleton, our annoying and aging GPS hooked up too.  BUT, Carleton is getting old and crabby and loses his way A LOT!! I cannot begin to describe the “blue air” inside the GMC at times…Nevertheless, we made it safe and sound…Here is our spot..

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We are all set up in site #17.  We have been in this site before, and like it because it is up in the woods which protects from the possible high winds off Canyon Lake…We can still see the lake from here though…We love this spot because at Christmas and New Years the people who live here have quite a fireworks display that is visible all around us!  We also are getting to see our friends, Ronae and Wayne Sele.  We met them right here in 2003, when we were parked in this very spot and they were next to us…We had our Cougar then.  Since then, they  have gone full-time and been doing it since 2006…(my dream which will never be)..

Parked across from us is quite a lovely motor home…another of my dreams that will never be…

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This is a REAL NICE ride, eh? Double axle, no less..And  you should see the dog they have..Now I know why they needed this big rig..They have a Great Dane that travels with them!! I wonder if he sleeps in the hide-a-bed…he is almost as tall as me!

 

I don’t have many  more photos yet of our park..I avoided taking many because I knew we had “issues” with our computer and wanted no added pressure on MacGyver and Rick to work through them…Again, we cannot thank Computer Wizard Rick enough for his time working with us..I’m very sure he would much rather have been golfing or swimming in that nice weather than sitting in front of his computer screen looking at us!! RICK DOYLE…YOU DA WIZARD!!!!

 

 

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

                                                                                                       ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

19 comments:

  1. Love your header..... Looks like Kaw-liga found his Indian Maid.

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  2. I so agree with you about Rick. I would have thrown this computer in the trash long ago if Rick hadn't saved it and me. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  3. As the younger / middle age set says "Rick is da bomb!" I am so pleased that you have found peace in blogland once more.

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    1. Yes, there was no peace in blogville for us...but now there finally is!

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  4. I have never heard that explanation of why herons sit in trees, but they often do. Egrets do so as well, even when no fishermen are around. They all nest in trees too. Be assured though that you'll never see a sandhill crane in a tree. Their toes don't go in the right direction for hanging on. :)

    Rick has been a great help to many of us, and I think he enjoys helping...

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    1. Judy, my toes don't fit in tree limbs, or , rest assured, I would be in one!

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    1. Yea, they are gettin' old..Need to get some new ones here in Texas.

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  6. I am extremely pleased to have been elevated from "Geek Boy" to "Wizard"! I feel honored.

    Glad to have been able to offer some help and sure hope things go smoothly with the Microsoft and Google gods not causing any more problems.

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    1. Rick, you were indispensable in helping us...YOU DA WIZARD!!!! THANKS AGAIN..Hope we can meet you and Paulette someday...but we could be marginal in the "evening attire' requirements at any RV park!

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  7. Glad you found help.... I get so frustrated with computer issues. Looks like you snagged a sweet spot there at Canyon Lake. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. We DO have a great spot in Canyon Lake..You and Al should come here ..Great view and the beautiful Hill Country of Texas..and cheap too, if you are over 62!!

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    2. We're planning on it. Might just be there to ring in the New Year :-) Are there plenty of open spots? I'm really itching to hit the road :-)

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  8. Potters Creek is one of my favorite COE parks. We have stayed in 17 several times in the spring when we carry our grandkids with us. In the winter we ususally stay on the treeline in 78 where the deer visit us morning and evening. Hopefully they have had enough rain this year so there is no burn ban for campfires..

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    1. No burn ban here...But they only section open is loop 1, where 17 is located...They are hunting on the other loops. We love it here too. There are fireworks on the lake on Xmas and New years!

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  9. YAY, three cheers for Rick!! So glad he helped you guys get "on line" with skype!!
    These campgrounds and sites are just fantastic!! I have loved every one you have stopped at so far!! I'm taking notes...who knows we might be rolling one day soon
    Merry Christmas to you and Dennis!!

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