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Friday, September 20, 2013

A Fun Day (Except For Computer Issues)

Location: Campbellsville, KY (High 85, Low 65)

So…I would have pictures to use in today’s blog post, except for the fact that my computer is still messed up. (That’s the technical term. Annoyed) You may remember that I had a problem with my computer a few weeks ago when I picked up something nasty while doing a little web surfing for a solitaire game. Harry found my files and we thought he had restored everything back to normal, but a couple days ago when I turned it on, it had happened again (without any surfing on my part this time). Unfortunately we have not been able to find the restore system image cds which Harry is pretty sure he made when we first got the computer. We’re thinking that the disks ended up in the wrong pile when we were cleaning out the office. So we ordered a copy of Windows 7 and as soon as it comes Harry is going to wipe my computer clean. I can’t wait to have my computer back in good and normal running order!!

Anyway…back to yesterday…when we first interviewed and got the job at Amazon, I was doing a little search to see what there was to do in the area. I found a website that had a list of such things and the very first item on the page was an ad that said…come take horseback riding lessons. I have always wanted to know how to ride, but have actually only been on a horse twice – both times on one of those trail rides where you climb on a horse and it just follows the horse in front of it. I somewhat enjoyed those rides, but wished that I knew a little bit more about what I was doing. After seeing the ad for lessons, I mentioned it to Harry and was excited to find out that it was something he would be interested in as well.

So yesterday was the day of our first lesson. It was really fun. We spent a lot of time on introductory stuff. How to approach the horse…where to stand and NOT to stand…the different kinds of equipment. We learned how to groom them and clean up their feet, how to put a bridle on, and the saddling process. And then finally it was time to mount and do a little introductory walk around the area. We were surprised at how much there was to learn other than just putting a saddle on the horse’s back and climbing on. Smile We shall see how much we remember next week! (And hopefully by then I will be able to include some pictures in my blog post.)


  1. Nothing worse than computer problems. Even worse is reformatting a computer! :)

  2. Sometimes, reloading the Windows OS is not only the 'only' thing one can do but the best thing one can do to fix up an ailing computer.

    I'm sure Harry knows this but running the Windows Easy Transfer program before re-installing Windows 7 will copy all your files, photos, settings, emails etc. to an external HD or USB stick. Then you can import everything again using the same Windows Transfer system.

    Good luck!

  3. Hi you two, Darlene here we met when we came to meet you at the KOA in pine grove in Pa when you first left. Any way we have a 33 yr old horse I have been riding since I was a kid. We would trail ride for 8 hrs at a time our dog would run along with us she is now 17 Let me know if you have a questions. so fun. I want to go to rv parks that have horses and ride and do workcamping at one that would be wonderful for me. Have fun, good exercise too.

  4. And she boldly exclaimed, "Hi Ho Silver..."