Archive for January, 2010

Children copy those they love.

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Sometimes, we don’t know the effect we are having on those around us.  Children especially are watching us more closely than most of us realize.  Let me explain what prompted this comment.

August of 2009, three of us made a trip to the hardware store to purchase some plumbing parts.  There were three since my eldest grandson wanted to be with us men (actually, I think he wanted to be with his daddy).  While in the hardware store, as we shopped for the parts we needed, Grandson was busy pointing and asking, “What is that?” and expecting an answer.  If we picked up something, he was right there to pickup something similar.

Finally, we had what we thought we needed.  As we were getting ready to leave, the store owner was talking with my son-in-law and commented on the Grandson.  I had not noticed, but the young man was standing behind his father, holding his hands behind his back, emulating his father.

It is wonderful for me to be able to observe the love my grandchildren have for their parents.

Am I back?

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Sorry for having been gone for a long period of time.  I started what I thought would be a simple update of the blog software.

As with any computer upgrade, there may(will) be unexpected complications.  The new version of the software required an upgraded database.  Upgrading the database required creating a new database, exporting the old database data and importing the data to the new database.  That sounds simple enough.  HA HA!

How to export the data?  Check the FAQ files and find instructions.  That did not work.  I sent a message the the support staff.  I received a link to a different FAQ file.  That worked, so now the data is exported.  Check the FAQ files again for importing the data.

The exported data would not load into the new database.  I sent another message to the support staff.  I received a link to the same FAQ I had followed, so I sent a detailed message to the support staff.  This time I received specific instructions on editing the export file to remove the old database information.  This time it seemed to work.

When I tried to log in to the newly upgraded software, I had forgotten the password.  Seems frustration deletes memory.  After a few days away from the upgrade process, I remembered the log-in information, and now I am creating this post.

Next, I need to get caught up with the happenings around the family.