Monday, 24 December 2007

Christmas Eve. (Early)

                     

Good Morning, yet another early entry from yours truly this could get to be a habit. So here we are Christmas Eve all the bustle will be in the food shops today like they were going to close for at least a week. I have been finding it very distressing this year especially with all the talk of how much we are spending or not spending, more like this Christmas. What is going on we watched A Christmas Carol the one with Patrick Stewart and it really got me thinking about the amount we spend over the festive period. In days of old even in my lifetime it seems to have gone all out of proportion. You feel so sorry for the people who just don’t have it to spend and how they feel when they can’t buy all those gift for their families. When I was a girl Christmas was so much simpler it did not start at the beginning of September nobody told you you have not been spending enough, and the country will go into recession, shops did not open all night and then to crown it all the sale adverts of furniture started last night with a vengeance it would make you sick. Rant over. (What a great place our journals are to have a rant.) Don’t know if we will be going out and about or not Stuart is still in a great deal of pain we have been trying Ibuleve gel and that seems to give a bit of rest bite along with the tablets and the hot water bottles.

We have been having a lot of bother these last few day with the laptop wifi signal it has been coming and going all the time. We had to phone AOL again and they thought it was our router but I was not convinced it was that. Where we stay we have dreadful TV reception we are ok as we had a Satellite dish but in the kitchen I have a wireless connection sort of an infra red thingy it works very well usually. These last couple of weeks I have been getting awful lot interference and last week I discovered that I could change the channel on the little boxes that sends the signal from the main telly (hope you are still with me) this seemed to work and the interference stopped I think it is all the flashing Christmas lights round and about our street (it looking great very cheery) so I will have to wait till all the festivities are over to see if thatwas the problem and I can go back to the setting I used before as believe it or not that is what was causing the problem what the laptop so now we know what the problem was we can correct it by keeping the kitchen TV off when the laptop is on very complicated but it works, and it took this elderly lady to work it out. Well done me. Off for my shower Stuart has surfaced and come down so I am back in the normal world. Hope to be back later in the day. Love Joan.

7 comments:

sdrogerson said...

Pity you are having connectoin problems that must be  pain!

aniracj said...

The interference could be caused by the phone line from the sky box.....we have taken ours out and the wifi works fine now. We don't use the interactive bit on sky so there is no need for the phone line to be connected (only if you use sky box office or suchlike is it really necessary). Hope that works for you. Also an afterthought.....other wireless stuff (such as your tv thingy) can cause problems as well as it interferes with the router signal.

sarajanesmiles said...

Well, I do hope that it all sorts itself out when the Christmas lights are all packed away again m'dear!!

Happy Christmas to you and Stuart, with love from me, Jelly and Spud :o)

Sara   xxx

adlessor said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.                 Dawn

ally123130585918 said...

Joan I do hope Stuart will feel better ~ Have a wonderful day tomorrow ~ Ally x

mariealicejoan said...

I do hope that your Christmas celebrations today will go well and that Stuart will find some relief from the pain.  Happy Christmas Joan and Stuart!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

jeadie05 said...

Who would have thought these old ladies would be able to suss out all this techy stuff lol even ther books we read ,contain computer stuff and we know what they are talking about .....love Jan xx