Wednesday, December 17, 2014

House Update And Windows

We got a message from our friends back home who report that cleanup is progressing nicely on the mud slide damage. The condo has had their crews working in our yard which is a huge relief for us. They say they they are filling in Norma's sunken rock garden. This means that one or two of our fence posts may end up being too short because they followed the old terrain level. I am sure there is an easy solution for this.

They are also working on a new drainage system on the bank behind their building in an attempt to stop any future problems. Norma is still worried about all her plants and bushes but Nancy has her eye on them and if any plants can be saved, I am sure they will be.

Windows 8.1

I followed commentor Don's advice and installed Classic Shell. It provides the old Windows 7 Start button that opens into a list of programs, settings, etc. It is also a shortcut to the desktop that hides under the annoying stack of "Metro" tiles. What a dumb idea that was! I know the Windows purists are looking down their noses at me but this is where I am, at least for a while.


  1. Looks like things are al coming together back home and down here.

  2. Whatever works best for you with Windows is the correct move, Croft.

  3. Has anyone given a like to 8.1? That damn sensitive side bar that keeps hopping in and out drives me nuts.

    1. I can't figure out what makes that damn sidebar work. I touch the mouse and there it is. I want it, and I can't for the life of me get it.