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Date Posted: 05:32:12 09/23/09 Wed
Author: Beverly
Subject: Re: Hi to all
In reply to: Connie and Rain 's message, "Re: Hi to all" on 10:45:41 09/22/09 Tue

Connie, I 'cut my teeth' with my first laptop Compaq computer back in 2001 - it was a Costco 'demo' model, and I had tons of trouble with it (although it never really 'crashed'). In the long run, it wound up going back to Costco, and I got my money back. I then purchased a desktop, which I still have (although no longer use - my
daily' pc is this HP Pavilion) What I found is that if one has a decent anti-virus programme (I'm currently using the free (yeah!) Avast anti-virus, and it works GREAT), and if one avoids any, well, 'questionable' browsing, the computer is a great means to keep in touch, and gather info - plus, you get to 'meet' people you'd otherwise have no opportunity to know!

Speaking of Costco, I buy their 'giant' bag of dried mushrooms, and provide them to my boys. They do enjoy them. I don't collect 'wild' mushrooms, because I don't trust them. In the 'natural' setting, it's possible that squirrels 'know' which are 'good' mushrooms, and which to avoid - but in the 'domestic' setting, it's possible a squirrel might eat something it would otherwise avoid. So, I stick to white 'button' mushrooms, or portabello mushrooms, that I can get at the salad bar of the stupidmarket - or the dried mushrooms (which are also portabellos).

Lately, my boys are pretty quiet - and they also do more 'jumping', than gliding. Back on LI, where the den was 20 x 24, and the draperies went from floor to ceiling, my crew did more gliding - there was more 'open space'.

If there weren't so many places a flyer could get into the walls, here, I think they'd really love the 'loft to livingroom' expanse. But, I don't let the boys have free range of the entire house, here - too many dangers.

They're already being 'less active', with Autumn beginning. So, if Rain seems 'quiet', I would not worry too much. Absolutely, a 'juvenile' flyer is a sort of 'non-stop' whirlwind of a critter - where the adults will sit for hours at the top of the bedroom curtains, just staring down like little grey gargoyles! Too funny, really ....

Thanks for visiting!

>>Glad to be back and promise not to let this computer
>frustrate me so much! Computers and I do not get
>along; probably because I let the computer get the
>best of me!! I am the only person using this one and
>I am guarding it! If it crashes, I have nobody to
>blame but myself. My first use of a computer was
>when I logged in here to find out what to do with my
>new, baby critter!! My old brain just can't seem to
>grasp, when others have no problem! Dial-up is my only
>option here. Off that
>subject,sorry. The other day I saw a
>grey squirrel eating something; when I approached the
>tree he dropped his treat. It was a mushroom! So I
>broke a little bit off and gave it to Rain! She
>gobbled it up! So now I buy her a mushroom every
>now and again and she loves them! She also loves
>Craisins, but these are a treat she gets very seldom.
> I have never really seen Rain "fly"; she jumps
>about, long jumps, but not what I would call "flying".
> I'm afraid that if she ever tried it, she would
>"crash and burn"!! I've talked enough! Long
>blab!! Hey, Connie and Rain! Very nice to
>hear from you and
>>know that you are "back among us" at last! Connie, I
>>think Rain may be like me--gravity DOES takes its
>>course and always finds my mid-section! Ha, Ha, Ha!!!
>>>Hi to all! Took me forever to find you. Rain is
>>>happy, healthy, and way too fat![I think] She does
>>>not run on her wheel or back flip like she used to.
>>>We call her "a tennis ball w/head and tail" when
>>>veiwed from the side; but stretched out and when I
>>>hold her, she doesn't seem so fat! We have always
>>>her have what she wanted, but now I am considering
>>>otherwise. How to do this with all her hoarding.
>>>She gets very miffed when I envade her food areas
>>>she just an adult now and not so entent on playing
>>>around? I can't get used to her sitting quietly when
>>>before she was all motion and hard to even keep an

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