Thursday, November 12, 2020

It's Okay To Be A Fossil

I spent part of yesterday learning (a little about) using Zoom.  Luckily the friend I was talking to video chatting with is one of my very favorite people to talk to and while I've never seen her be anything but smiley and cheerful, I know she understood when I got sad and gloomy and it was okay.  Yeesh, what a weird year...

Still, it was pretty nice talking face to face.  And even though it would have been better if we'd been sitting together in one of our messy kitchens or out in our sheep barns, I can see how this technology stuff can (sometimes) be helpful and fun.  I'm hoping I can learn to use it to "open" the Wool House to "visitors".

Meanwhile back at the "calendar store", I am going to hold fast to my old fashioned way of ordering something from the farm shop.  Yeah, there are several other ways I could sell more efficiently online and look more professional and probably even get my shipping labels printed for me and everything put on a spreadsheet...or whatever...but if all you have to do is click a "buy it now" button then I wouldn't get to hear how you, too, found some joy looking back or who your favorite sheep is or how much you, too, still miss Hank or what your favorite story was or how much you enjoy the puzzles...

So...

Here's a new puzzle :-).

"Keep the cards and letters coming."  I'll be returning emails today.  I was mired yesterday and wasn't that fun to talk to.

There are several emails I'm going to run through a spam check because I've gotten so many orders for Maisie Orneries that I'm suspicious she's been up to something ;-D

Tim is working to get the calendars put together so they can hopefully start being mailed on Monday...if I can once I figure out the shipping stuff!

I have some fun pictures to post this morning that I took while sitting in the wash room typing this out because it was too chilly to sit out on the porch and work...but the door was open the whole time so it's really not any warmer in here and I missed the sunrise.  One of these days I'll get it all together...maybe.

Good morning!  


The sunset last night.

8 comments:

I need orange said...

I love working your puzzles. (So many of the images on that site are stolen -- I'm happy to know that you are getting the credit for people working the puzzles in your part of the site!)

One of the things I've noticed about my father's diminishing ability to use technology is that when what he expects to happen doesn't happen, he is stymied. He doesn't try different things, to see if something might work. My intention is to keep on trying things, rather than giving up after what I think *ought* to work ... doesn't.

:-)

Michelle said...

I'm sorry to hear you were mired, but so glad you could chat 'face to face' with a good friend! One of these days I might just 'Facetime' you. ;-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

My husband has figured out Zoom:) He converses with old school friends...and is setting up a time for larger groups...it is all gibberish to me:)

karen said...

I had to figure out zoom on my own and every time they update it I have to figure out what they did.

Terry and Linda said...

WOW! That sunset! WOW!

Laura L. said...

Oh, so it was Zoom stuff! Now I get it. Some days the blues are just hard to beat. All I can do is keep motoring on and hope tomorrow is better. Take care of yourself. And thank you for posting so many pretty pictures and puzzles. Some day I'm going to get back to doing them, they are so much fun.

Goatldi said...

Absolutely amazing spectacular photograph!

Containing one of my favorite breeds in fact looks a lot like my Calli.
Just gorgeous sunset makes me smile sending it onto my sister to share with her she is also a big fan.

Sheepmom said...

That sunset! Wow! Trying to keep up with the tech is a full time job. And when it doesn't work you don't know if it's you, or your hardware is insufficient or the gadget you have is a lemon. But fiddling with Zoom or whatever a few times when there is no time pressure or deadline to get it working is helpful. It will get better, but oh the frustration when it's not working. Hang in there - things will get better.

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