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Peahen4

Kathleen, I, too, would like to keep in touch. mhvezda at epix.net

IrishRose

There is indeed a lot of dumb stuff on TV, Marie! Funny, I don't watch sitcoms until they are in reruns, and some of them I think are hysterical. A few of them hold up. Glad you use Netflix. My sister uses them and likes them a lot. I'm with you; I prefer the older movies, too. I'm especially a fan of musicals. I figured you were about my age when you said you were married for 40 years. I'm retired, too. No, the cats aren't mine. I've had a couple over the years, but I only had one at a time, and now I don't think that's really fair to the kitties. In the city, they have to be indoors which I also think isn't too fair to them although a lot of people have them. I think two is perfect so they have some company when no one is around. You're more than welcome, Marie. Sometimes (not always) I know something about computers. Take good care and let's keep in touch! Kathleen

Peahen4

Thanks for the suggestion of hulu, Kathleen, but from what I've seen on other TVs, I'm not very interested in having it. There's some really dumb stuff on TV, and I don't like sitcoms at all. I do get movies from Netflix, no commercials, quick delivery of DVDs and they also have streaming for when I don't have a DVD and I want to watch something. I really like the older stuff better. By the way, us two kids are now retired. Thank you again, I really appreciate your help. (Are any of the cats you have posted yours? I have two.) Marie

IrishRose

I'm so glad, Marie! It's like dirt; it just keeps piling up. Virtually every site you visit, leaves small files, but they add up and clog your memory which slows down the system. The second part Registry deletes broken or fragmented files which are no longer usable, so, no point in having them on the system. When a computer saves a file sometimes it breaks apart a file into parts making them unusable. The next time you run it when you notice that your computer is slowing down (month to three months approximately), you may get a popup telling you that there is a new version of CCleaner. Go ahead and download it. It will replace the one you have very quickly and easily, and then go ahead and run the Cleaner as before. You probably won't have anywhere near the junk you had the first time you ran it. You can also be more systematic than I am and run it once a month or whatever.

I was thinking about you two crazy kids not having TV, and it occurred to me that you can now watch TV on your computer. I have never done it, but it might be worth researching. The name that keeps coming up when I Google "free TV on computer" is Hulu. If it were me, I'd research like crazy, and, if it involved some kind of monthly fee or something, I wouldn't do it. But if it looks safe and it's free I might dip in my toes in and see.

Take good care, Marie, and give my best to your husband.

Peahen4

Kathleen, I ran the CCleaner and it sure found a lot of junk. Thanks for the heads up on this program. Marie

Peahen4

Thank you, Kathleen, for the instructions. I'll probably play with it tomorrow.
About the TV -- when my husband and I moved to this location, we had no reception as we are located in a valley surrounded by mountains. No such thing as satellite, and cable doesn't come out to our place. So, we content ourselves with our radio and the computer. Marie

IrishRose

Hi, Marie! Glad you downloaded CCleaner! No, it won't wipe out your hard drive! I double promise! UNLESS you choose that; which you aren't going to do! Leave the default checks about which files to get of alone, and you will be fine. What it gets rid of are all the extraneous files that are put on your computer by virtually every site that you visit. You can very safely delete them. They slow your computer down. When it opens, hit Analyze in the left bottom corner. After that stops running, hit Run Cleaner on the bottom right, and it will delete the junk. Secondly, hit Registry on the left hand side and then Scan for Issues on the bottom left. When that is done, hit Fix Selected Issues on the bottom right. A little pop-up screen will appear; go ahead and tell it to fix all issues rather than one by one. It will ask you if you want to save these files. I always say yes; couldn't tell you why. These are fragmented files. More junk. You're done! I run this every time my computer slows down.

This sweet young man brought the requisite cable back that he had at home and hooked it up for me this morning! Last night, he thought Walgreens would have it; they didn't. He's a doll. I wouldn't have had a clue in the world what to do. Gone are the days when you could plug in a TV and turn it on! I was thinking this morning, I could do without it as long as I had a radio. Why did you give up TV?

Let me know how you do with CCleaner. I promise, you'll be fine. Kathleen

IrishRose

Hi, Marie! Glad you downloaded CCleaner! No, it won't wipe out your hard drive! I double promise! UNLESS you choose that; which you aren't going to do! Leave the default checks about which files to get of alone, and you will be fine. What it gets rid of are all the extraneous files that are put on your computer by virtually every site that you visit. You can very safely delete them. They slow your computer down. When it opens, hit Analyze in the left bottom corner. After that stops running, hit Run Cleaner on the bottom right, and it will delete the junk. Secondly, hit Registry on the left hand side and then Scan for Issues on the bottom left. When that is done, hit Fix Selected Issues on the bottom right. It will ask you if you want to save these files. I always say yes; couldn't tell you why. These are fragmented files. More junk. You're done! I run this every time my computer slows down.

This sweet young man brought the requisite cable back that he had at home and hooked it up for me this morning! Last night, he thought Walgreens would have it; they didn't. He's a doll. I wouldn't have had a clue in the world what to do. Gone are the days when you could plug in a TV and turn it on! I was thinking this morning, I could do without it as long as I had a radio. Why did you give up TV?

Let me know how you do with CCleaner. I promise, you'll be fine. Kathleen

IrishRose

Hi, Marie! Glad you downloaded CCleaner! No, it won't wipe out your hard drive! I double promise! What it gets rid of are all the extraneous files that are put on your computer by virtually every site that you visit. You can very safely delete them. They slow your computer down. When it opens, hit Analyze in the left bottom corner. After that stops running, hit Run Cleaner on the bottom right, and it will delete the junk. Secondly, hit Registry on the left hand side and then Scan for Issues on the bottom left. When that is done, hit Fix Selected Issues on the bottom right. It will ask you if you want to save these files. I always say yes; couldn't tell you why. These are fragmented files. More junk. You're done! I run this every time my computer slows down.

This sweet young man brought the requisite cable back that he had at home and hooked it up for me this morning! Last night, he thought Walgreens would have it; they didn't. He's a doll. I wouldn't have had a clue in the world what to do. Gone are the days when you could plug in a TV and turn it on! I was thinking this morning, I could do without it as long as I had a radio. Why did you give up TV?

Let me know how you do with CCleaner. I promise, you'll be fine. Kathleen

Peahen4

Hi, Kathleen! I've downloaded CCleaner, but haven't done anything with it yet. Technology has really run ahead of my learning curve. I understand that I can wipe out my hard drive with this program. Sorry about your TV cable. We haven't had a working TV in over 40 years, so I don't know about those things. Hope you get your TV working soon. It's so frustrating to have something but need another part to make it work. Marie

IrishRose

Hi, PeaHen4! Glad to hear that you're up and running! I highly recommend CCleaner and AVG (free versions). I'm having an issue myself. My TV died last night. Bought another one on Craigslist today, but supposedly it's missing a cable because the one I bought is newer??? The nice young man is getting the cable now. Cross your fingers! I'll let you know. I miss when you could plug in a TV and turn it on! Kathleen

Peahen4

The worst part of this is that I have McAffee, and it didn't catch it. The only thing I find missing so far is my recycle bin. My isp did a great job cleaning it up. It took 5 hours, split between two days. I also find I can put my desktop icons on the right had side where I used to have them. I'll check into those programs when I get more than a minute on the computer. Thanks. Marie

IrishRose

You're more than welcome, PeaHen4! Not a problem at all. Malware is scary stuff. I use two FREE and 100 percent safe programs. One is called CCleaner which clears all the junk that accumulates, and it's fast. The second is called AVG which stops malware and viruses from getting on your computer in the first place. Before you download any program, you absolutely have to check that it's safe and effective (for example, those programs that advertise on TV to speed up your PC are deadly). I use http://download.cnet.com/ to get reviews, and you can download from there. If I can be of any further help, don't hesitate to contact me here or on my page. Let me know how things are coming along. If you ever make it to Chicago (a beautiful city), let me know. Kathleen

Peahen4

Thanks, Irish Rose. I would have replied sooner, but had malware on my computer this week, and haven't been able to be on the internet. My withdrawal symptoms are easing a little today. I've never been to the Chicago area, PA girl all my life. Good to hear from you, Marie

IrishRose

Hi, PeaHen4! Thanks! I'm never in the top ten either! I'll settle for fun! I live in Chicago. When my Dad returned after WWII in 1947, he worked in Washington, D.C. for a few years and then he transferred here when I was six. It's been a long time, but I still consider Pennsylvania my home. Still have first cousins there. I've often thought I would like to return, but our large family is here. The flat plains can't compete with the beauty of the mountains! Take good care! Kathleen

Peahen4

Thank you, Irish Rose; I am a big fan of your puzzles, although I'm never in the top 10. Scranton-Wilkes Barre area is approximately 60-65 miles from here. Where are you now?

IrishRose

Hi, PeaHen4 (love your name!)! Also love what you have put up! I'm originally from the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area which must be fairly close to you. You're right, Pennsylvania is beautiful especially where we're from! Thanks for the fun puzzles! Now I'm hungry! Your picture on your avatar is adorable! Kathleen

Peahen4

Sorry, no shipping. The Post Office doesn't like things that will break. Please consider taking a vacation in beautiful Pennsylvania.

TrudyTai

Yep, too far from Seattle. Dang. Oh, well... enjoy the fruits of your labor while we dream about it :-)

Jawz

Oh, Peahen...:-(...I'm crying right now...you are tooooo far away! Are you sure you wouldn't reconsider shipping???....:-) PLEASE!

Peahen4

In Pennsylvania, near the New York border.

TrudyTai

So... where do you live? :-) Can we drive or are you across the pond?

Peahen4

Check with mapquest, you may need to drive some distance. Sorry, I don't ship, Jawz and jigiwidit.

...............and another!

Jawz

OK, when will they be ready? I need to know when to start out on my road trip to your house....or do you ship???

I miss doing this-- The jars always looked so pretty when everything was canned; it was almost (But not quite) a shame to open them--

Peahen4

O, yes, I almost forgot. 18 pints of green beans.

Peahen4

Jaws, they will be "warm" as I cut each cayanne pepper into thirds and fourths. Chickie, I've been doing this for 40 years. Also, I froze 16 pints of corn today.
Trudi, you are welcome here anytime.
Mawpigg, do you do a lot of preserving?
Whizbang, these are my favorite, but my doctor has put me on a low salt diet. I eat one every once in a while.

yummy!

This is what I do every growing season and it is quite rewarding.

TrudyTai

Your skill is a lost art. Can we taste?

chickiemama

Wow girl, you've been busy.

Jawz

I wasn't sure what they were...Red bell peppers, pimento peppers... Are these going to end up hot! or just warm?

Peahen4

Thanks, Jawz. Notice the piece of hot red pepper in these dill pickles.

Jawz

Now that's a busy summer vacation! They look like they'll taste yummy!

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