Wednesday 6 August 2014


That's what happened to me yesterday. 
I was about to call someone when my Skype was terminated. The message said clearly that I had to download a new version because I was using an old one which they don't support anymore.

OK, I trashed all traces of the old version and downloaded the new. 
Upon trying to sign in it stopped up again with the notion: 

We have signed you out because you are using 
an outdated version of skype.

I thought first that I made a mistake and deleted the new download again. Restarted the computer and downloaded the new version
a second time.
Same result.

I found out that many other people have the same problem.
The thing is that my MAC is too old, 
it is not compatible with the new Skype versions. 

A support helper told me to go and get 
an update for my MAC.

There are no updates for a 10.5.8 any more.

The end of it is:
If I want Skype I need to buy a new computer.

That's a way of making more profit.
"I am very sorry for the inconvenience this causes for you."
Sorry my foot!

I quote the Queen on that:


Tuesday 5 August 2014

Changes, always changes

Changes can be sad ones and happy ones.

The other day I rode my bicycle along the water and "lo and behold" they did sell the property and someone plans to build some structure on it.
I was sad because we never will see this view again.
The good news is more of practical nature.

I have always wanted a screened door for the cellar. That way I would be able to leave the door open all day and air the basement without critters having access to it.
I discussed that with Susan and Miada the other day. No problem, they just built themselves a new door for their mini barn.

I had the material and they had the tools out. Half an hours work and
I got my door. Thanks, friends!!!

That's done and now it is time for a dog, specifically a "Sea Dog"....

and a good look at the moon. There are even the craters visible today!

Monday 4 August 2014

Don't sit here!

That was the sign we had on our IKEA recliner for over a year(!). 
Why's that?
Look and you will understand. 
Quite hazardous to try to relax in that chair. 
Now, since my dear upholsterer/carpenter is far, far away, 
a repair in the near future is not in sight, 
but a visitor is already "on the horizon". 
(Not that we only own that one chair! ;)

What to do? 
DIY! Right.
Among the good things in our small community is 
that there always is someone around who is willing 
to lend a helping hand. 
I asked my employer if I possibly could borrow 
his staple gun for that project.
Not a problem.

And today I tackled the chair.
Tadaaaa! Big smile. 
That is finding happiness in small things.

If I had know how easy that was, 
it could have been done at least a year ago! 
Well, it is never too late, isn't it?

And now the visitor may come.

That's all for the day.

Sunday 3 August 2014

2nd Annual Fog Fest!

This weekend there was the 2nd Annual Fog Fest on Campobello. 
There was a lot of different music in many places around the Island.
The place was teeming with people and the weather was great. 
As if planned, on the first day, while listening to a performing artist, 
the fog was rolling in big time.
Within an hour the vision was down to zero.
But then the weather cleared up, the predicted rainfall drifted off to Nova Scotia
and the whole weekend turned out perfect, dry and warm.
                              Because of my work schedule I was only able 
to enjoy the very last event.  

Sunday evening at the Provincial Park Campground.
Many Islanders and summer guest were milling around, 
enjoying the performances. 
At one stand I discovered my neighbours. 
They were busy selling ice cream. 
The savings are going towards a planned ice rink. 

I got myself a peanut butter crunch ice cream 
and sat down with friends to enjoy the music.

                From 6-7:30 pm there was the Kendra Gale Band (rock) and from

          7:30-9 pm it was  J.P. Cormier time to perfom (folk, country, bluegrass).
Click on the link below to get a taste of his banjo music:
J.P. Cormier playing the banjo

All in all a relaxing end of a busy weekend.
I didn't stay to watch the fire works though. 
Tomorrow will be another work day and rest is needed.