Saturday, August 12, 2006

Haven't posted here forever. We have been home in Sweden all summer and just now came back a couple of weeks ago.

Problems was that both our computers had caught a virus and when we did shut them down we couldn't get them up again. DH thought it was just mine first after he was upgrading it just before he left. Now, he didn't have time to fix this since his plane was leaving the same afternoon so I knew that I had to use his computer until mine was working again.

Well, don't you think his had caught the same bug when we tried to start it up again. Must have been some kind of virus.

Both of us lost all our links, emails etc etc. At least we had some good backup on our pictures. DH tried to recover data for a week almost until he gave up. But my new hard drive arrived last weekend and I have been online again for that time. It's very time consuming to find all the old favorite sites again and email addresses.

But our vacation was just lovely! We spent a lot of time at my dad's beach house, the kids were swimming and just enjoying building sandcastles and snorkeling all day long. Lots of good food and meeting up with friends and family. I took the kids to see some touristy things like an old fortress, going on a through downtown Gothenburg on the canals and of course Liseberg, the huge amusement park back home.

When we got back home we had to finish our projects and paperwork for the Sarpy County Fair. The kids are active in 4H and that's were their projects are displayed every year. They did good a couple of purple and blue ribbons came home with us. The whole family really enjoyed the Rodeo on Friday night too.

Otherwise I have spend a lot of time cleaning up my yard. The flowerbed sprinkler system that DH put in this spring really worked great so I had to go out and prune back and cutting away flower stalks for hours. It's really beautiful out there and my daylilies and roses are just gorgeous. That really motivates me to sit down and plan what I have to add next spring, since the yard is starting to get more filled in I can start splurging on some pricier plants even next year.

The scanner is not installed yet after our computer adventure but I'm hoping to add pictures of my latest cross stitch finishes this weekend after it's up and running again.

I did start something new though, Charmed Golfing from Hinzeit

http://www.stitchesnthings.com/detail.cfm?ID=6649

for my DH's birthday in September. Yesterday I even found a frame that I'm hoping will work for it.

1 comment:

Kath said...

Lovely to see you back Kajsa and ack on the virus and on both computers too.

Your holiday sounded lovely and you have come back all refreshes are ready to go again.

Would love to see some pics of your garden, that too must lok impressive.