Hi Folks ~ I hope you all had nice days this past weekend. We are having lovely weather here in s.e. FL.
Well, as most of you know, I am NOT a computer geek. That was part of my husband’s personality, a part of him I miss when something comes up with my computer and scares me. Last year I lost Window’s Live Writer as they did away with it. I then heard about Open Live Writer, but was ‘afraid’ to download it and get started using it. Finally after having to deal with posting with blogger again, I decided this morning on a whim to go to the website, download and see if I could set it up, and I did. YIPPEE!
DH had told me about WLW several years ago and I loved it. It is so nice to work off line, then upload your post. I’ve been having troubles with posting via blogger, too much space between photos, and other glitches that have made posting a chore instead of a joy.
For any of you who might want to try this program, here is the link.
Thank you all for your kind comments as to the house painting project. I heard a saying last night watching a movie on you-tube. “Many hands make light the work.” That was oh so true with all those who came to help on the 5th. It is a burden off my shoulders and I am very thankful for the love and caring shown by my church family.
Walking around my little ‘Plum Cottage’, seeing it’s wonderful color just makes me smile. The color came about as a mixture of several purple hued samples bought at HD, which I didn’t really like for house color, and what you see now is the result of my color mixing. I painted a couple of coats of it onto a painting stick and took that to HD, handed it to the guy, he put the painted end under his little computerized paint color reader, got a 5 gal. bucket of paint, put it under the color dispensers, clicked a button and after they were all put in, it was mixed up and voila there was my beautiful color just waiting to be painted with.
I’ve started painting different accent pieces a beautiful aqua color, given to me by my dear friend Ramona. The color didn’t work for the project she had in mind, so she asked me if I wanted it and of course, I said yes. The color is great with the plum color.
These two aluminum pieces below, we found curbside, who knows how long ago. They are parts of old screen doors and were in my ‘inherited’ stash of ‘stuff’ to work with.
Saturday I started paint a Victorian wire bench that we bought many, many years ago at a local flea market, for $10. It is made of galvanized wire, very sturdy. Today I plan/hope to finish the bench. Not exactly sure where this will go just yet, but here it is in it’s being painted stage.(I ‘need’ to pressure wash my gates!)
I am really happy with this Open Live Writer program. It is just like using the old WLW. I am happy I got brave and downloaded it. That is a major accomplishment for me.
It is my ‘birthday week’ as DH called it and he would call me ‘birthday girl’ too. My 67th bday is the first day of spring. DH and I met 50 years ago on that day. He is celebrating his 4th spring in heaven where all is beauteous and joyful. Better than we can even imagine, and it’s only going to get better.
Happy Spring to all of you!
Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady