Thursday – A Little Personal

“What is going on, Lucy?”

“Well, little one, it seems the Boss’ MAC went down.”

“So, what does that mean?”

“He has a limited way to post photos. So we will have to be content with just a few.”

“But I wanted to show the new plants and the nice potting area.

“I’m afraid it will have to wait. We can only do so much with a Boss who is so Apple-centric.”

“You would think he would maybe remember his days behind a PC at his age.”

“Old dogs forget old tricks, Little One.”

“How about this tomato plant. We can show that, right?”

“I would be quick about it. You see, the Boss normally has a way to reduce the pixels on photos.”

“What can that  have to do with a tomato?”

“He is off his game in pixel reduction so it takes more memory hence fewer photos.”

So the pixel problem comes to roost on us?”

“Yup. But hey, it’s not so bad. We can still have fun.”

“That no one will know about.”

“But we have each other and that is what really counts.”

“You are right Lucy. Also, you are it for tag.”

 

 

 

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  1. “Old dogs forget old tricks,” … I can so relate!!! 😂 Hope your tech woes resolve soon, John. Thanks for sharing your Thursday smiles with us each week 💕🙂

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    1. Apple is working on it now. What a misery. Thanks, Harmony.

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  2. The kids stepped up for you Boss, as I knew they would. They are true gamers.

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    1. They had such a nice story with new plants and all. I guess there is always net week. Thanks, Pilgrim.

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  3. And here I thought Apple products never failed. Sorry to hear this, John. Thanks for the early morning sunshine. 🙂

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    1. Was a battery issue that needed to be replaced. I really miss that MAC. 😢 Thanks, Jill.

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  4. “Old dogs forget old tricks” is a new one for me, and oh, so true! Despite fewer photos and probably a little more frustration behind the scenes, that line alone wins the day.

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    1. I concur–my sentiments exactly!

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    2. Thank you, Linda. I’m glad the frustration produced something. 😊

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  5. I hope you get your computer problem solved soon, John.

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    1. In the Apple repair place now. Hopefully mailed back to me tomorrow. Meanwhile Bill Gates and I are playing well. 😊

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      1. Fingers crossed on both counts!

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      2. Thank you, Liz

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      3. You’re welcome, John.

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  6. I love the line about old dogs forgetting old tricks. I can relate. Hope the computer problems are soon resolved.

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    1. In Apple repair now. Hopefully soon. Thanks, Joan.

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  7. An apple a day keeps the pc away. Good luck with the repairs.

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    1. Thank you, John

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  8. A MAC being “down” is never a good scenario! I hope it is nothing severe.

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    1. Just a battery but the functionality of the MAC vs the PC is so much better. I managed to get three photos in shape to publish but it too the time of ten. Thanks, Maggie.

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      1. Once I went to Mac, I never ever went back to Windows. Far too cumbersome for me. I am glad your issues are not daunting,

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      2. This PC is like a Neanderthal. UGH

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  9. Ouch. Sorry about the tech issues. Hope they get it fixed soon. I’m sure Twiggy can help.

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    1. Yes she offered but I took it to the Apple store instead. 😊

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      1. Better luck next time, Twiggy.

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  10. The flowers look great! Hope the problems are resolved soon, John.

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    1. Me too, Teri. Thanks

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  11. Nice to see the girls having a good time, even with the tech issues the boss has to deal with. The yard looks great, better and better as the things warm up. Thanks for sharing, John. It feels good to smile. 🙂

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    1. Yes it does. I’m glad I could bring a send your way. 😊

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  12. Good to see the girls are on their game! Hope your pixel/computer issues are soon resolved.

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    1. Thank you, Lynn

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  13. Sorry about your computer woes. Sorrier for the girls not getting as many photo ops as they (or I guess Twiggy) would prefer. At least they have each other, not that their game of tag will help with your tech issues. I hope it’s an easy and inexpensive fix.

    Belly rubs to the girls.

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    1. New battery $199.00. Could be worse. I hope it gets back here by tomorrow

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      1. Ouch! Better than buying a new laptop, though. Fingers crossed it arrives early tomorrow.

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      2. I think it will come by oxcart😂

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  14. Hope your Apple woes resolve themselves soon! I doubt that Lucy has forgotten any tricks!

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    1. I agree, Noelle. I’m the problem here.

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  15. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    I love how your yard is coming alive, John. I’m just beginning to adjust to our desert rock “lawn”. Even with pixel limitations, the photos are beautiful. 🌺

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I wish I could have posted all of them but as they say, “Maybe net time.” Our yard is zero scape so we are as close to desert as we can get here. I hope your veggies came through the cold snap okay.

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        Most of the veggies died but they’ve been replaced now. I’ll know better for next year. 😊

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      2. LAL. That’s live and learn. Best wishes for the net bunch

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  16. That’s OK Lucy. We just have to be a little bit patient. I will munch on an apple while I wait…

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    1. Ha ha ha. Good idea, Pamela. Might help with the frustration.

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  17. Oh, no! So sorry to hear about the computer woes, John. I hope you get them straightened out soon. The girls love to shine in their spotlight, but the reality is they would shine even without photos!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. 😊

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  18. Computers are technology’s way of letting us know that we are its slaves!

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    1. Ha ha ha. You are so right, Ron

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Always fun to see the girls! I hope you get your Mac fixed 🙂

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    1. Me too, Denise. This PC is way too confusing. I don’t know how I worked with one for all those years. 😂

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  20. Your yard looks lovely and so pretty with all the flowers in bloom. I hope you get your MAC issues sorted so we can see more pixels of the girls. 😀

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  21. We could all do without pixel problems! Hope it is all resolved soon.

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    1. Me too. Looks like Friday if the repair keeps to it’s word.

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  22. “But we have each other and that is what really counts.”

    “You are right Lucy. Also, you are it for tag.” My favorite lines.

    Hope Mac is back. I so get it, like I said, it’s as if you went from a Corvette to a Chevy without a stick shift.

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    1. I drove the chevy for years and I guess I forgot how to shift. 🙄

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      1. We are spoiled John. When I use the PC at the Library, I am so impatient at its slowness. Mac who you have to admit, has it goin’ on, the Nathan Detroit of computers.

        You can almost see it in a pinstriped suit and spats. 🙂

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      2. Loved Frankk Snatra in the role. Here’s some fun dialogue
        Miss Adelaide : And what was that about?
        Nathan Detroit : His wife’s having a baby.
        Miss Adelaide : But why is he asking you?
        Nathan Detroit : He’s nervous, it’s his first wife.😀

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      3. It’s one of my all time favorite plays. 🙂

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  23. That’s something I always forget to do and it’s showing on my WordPress storage! Hope you get your Mac back soon.

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    1. I can’t even down load a photo bigger than 2MB.I’m at like 98 % of memory. When I have time I go back and delete photos from old posts

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  24. Yes, having each other is what really counts…

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  25. If you are taking pictures with an iPhone (assuming your all MAC all the time), you can email them to yourself and downsize them as you send them. In case this problem continues (which I hope it doesn’t). Don’t be skimping on the Lucy/Twiggy show.

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    1. That is one way but hopefully the repairs will be done before next week. I had 30 photos to go through.

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      1. Good luck, John.

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  26. Oh dear. I hope you get your debacle sorted out soon, John. But, thanks for not skipping Twiggy and Lucy!

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    1. The repair group is still working on it. Thanks, Jan

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  27. Don’t you just HATE computer problems?? We’ve allowed ourselves to get so attached to technology that we really stumble when things don’t work the way they should. We’ll just have to use our imagination that Lucy and Twiggy are having a ball, barking at the delivery guys!

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    1. I really can’t remember how I reduced the sie of the jpegs so that they weren’t memory hogs. I do it right on the MAC but so far have not found the key on the PC. Thanks, Debbie

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  28. Poor girls. You’ll be hearing from their publicist.

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    1. Knowing Twiggy, their lawyer as well.

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  29. Hope the Mac is feeling all better!

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    1. Thanks, Eilene. She is still in the ER. No word from the doc yet

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      1. I know, right?

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  30. One would think they would be a little kinder & more understanding to elders – especially those controlling the food bowl.

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    1. They are could be a metaphor for millennials

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  31. Old dogs forget old tricks (and most everything else)…I represent that statement from the girls. Hey, you’re right, they have each other.

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  32. Anonymous · ·

    I’m so sorry about the MAC, dear John. These problems are so annoying, while strolls around the Twiggy Resort are always wonderful! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Maria. It is like having a needed tool missing.

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    1. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Fingers crossed, John! I am sure at Apple they will find a solution. Sometimes your opaque fence reminds me on the Berlin Wall. 😉 What’s about some graffiti’s on it? 😉 A little joke. Have a nice weekend! xx Michael

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    1. I liked your joke. I have been considering what color to paint it. Maybe some nice street art would be good. 😁

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  34. To think I switched from Mac to PC… I know, I know. I just can’t justify the expense.
    Hope it was repaired lickety-split! The girls did a great job, regardless 🙂

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    1. Noe still in the repair center. Was supposed to be back yesterday but here I stand.

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      1. Oh dear. Poor you!

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  35. Lucy and Twiggly no more about pictures and pixels than me, John.

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    1. I wonder. Thanks, Robbie.

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      1. That should have been know – haha!

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      2. I knew that. 😊

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  36. OMG! Even the puppies know about your MAC!
    MAC moping is a drag. My last one lasted 8 years. This one is 4 now.
    However, this one has done a better job at updating operating systems.
    🤞🤞🤞
    However, it really isn’t fair that there aren’t more pics of Twiggy and Lucy!

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