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Those Glorious Reds

Remember I had a plan, sort of, for those Glorious Reds a few days ago?  Well, not that the plan was all that much of a plan, but rather an idea that needed a lot more direction. To find that direction I’ve had a lot of fun playing with my Corel program that has turned into this:


Do you know how much fun it is finally having a plan so I can cut all of this?  Lots!  But let’s not forget how much work, mostly mental, it took me to get here.  In case you don’t know, we got a much-needed new computer.  That alone has been the cause of anguish that I don’t care to repeat for another seven years, that’s how old our other computer is.  The keyboard alone is the culprit of several new gray hairs itself.  I can’t seem to type keyboard anymore.  The keys are more spread out and smooth and I haven’t quite gotten the hang of it yet.  Even now, I’m retyping almost every word, striking the keys with a vengeance.  Something with this new keyboard makes it almost impossible for me to make a capital letter.  Perhaps I need to strengthen my pinkies?  My oldest daughter suggested I go back to the old keyboard. What?  I will not surrender to this thing that I’ve been yearning for.  I’m going to tackle this thing and win!

Well, that’s what I thought until I wanted to play with Corel a few days ago.  I installed my old program a while ago and drew a line to make sure it was installed correctly and then moved on.  Well, when I went to work on it this time, after 30 seconds or so, my computer opens a window telling me the program is shutting down.  What?  After re-opening the program several times with the same results, I went to Corel’s website and downloaded three different patches/upgrades and tried again, guess what?  Same results. With a bit more research I learned only their latest version, CorelDraw X5, is compatible with the new Windows 7, of course! I would expect no less.  So, now what?  It’s not like it would have stopped us from getting a new computer, but it’s a bit annoying.  The new program is only $700!  I can buy one on eBay though for $69.99, really?  I wonder what that really is?

So, guess what?  I’ve been back to working on the old computer, wow that monitor is miniscule!  But guess what else, the keyboard is awesome!

Until next time,


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