Our Resort is full of beautiful Palm Trees, lush grass, and many exotic plants... they do not all stay very nice without a whole bunch of rain, and today was a rain day. We had some rain this morning during our regular 5 1/2 mile walk, but it was really warm, and felt good. This afternoon however, it cooled down a bit and rained quite hard for quite a while... At least everything will stay green!
Not much on the go today, other than a trip up to Lake Wales to return some material to the library. While I was driving up in the Jeep, I realized that I did not report back on the blog about what happened with our dreaded "check engine light" that came on in the Jeep.
After the rain this morning, I washed and cleaned it all up pretty, after the trip down to Key West. Looking good now...
Next item on the Auto Fix list, is Judy's Asus S200 E Touch Screen Laptop.
When she got up in the morning a few days ago, the laptop battery was exhausted, and it was plugged in overnight! What? The laptop was not showing that the battery was being recharged.
We tried a bunch of different little things, but nothing worked. I even tried to take the case apart so I could disconnect the battery and hook it back up again, but with these new fancy computers, you can't even do that it seems. The other night I got the computer to shut down, and plugged in the cord again, and it started the battery light flashing! OK, I will leave it overnight. In the morning the computer was charged, and after another day now, Judy has the problem all worked out, and it is working fine again. OK, we are two for two on the "Auto Fix" devices! Perfect! No computer nerd needed!
On a sad note however, I have another problem to report that may not benefit from an "Auto Fix"...
I was talking on the phone with my Mom who lives in Ontario this morning, and she reports all kinds of problems with her desk top computer. Seems it is being attacked by all kinds of evil bugs that lurk on the internet. This computer runs Windows XP and it is not as though Computer Rick from Blogland has not warned us all! Support from Bill Gates and his Crew has now stopped for this platform!
My Mom's computer has all but stopped working on the internet... not good. Looks like when I get back to Ontario next month, we will have to get a new computer for Mom. Problem is she is real good at operating Windows XP, and will have to learn Windows 7 or 8 now. No "Auto Fix" here unfortunately.