I am very happy today!

@garymarsh6 (12009)
United Kingdom
February 7, 2016 9:07am CST
I am really happy today because I have my computer back. Hopefully I will be back on line a little more than I have in the past week or so. I did pop in but it was on my laptop which is slow and clunky and seems to take an eternity to do the simplest of tasks on it. I collected the computer from my friends house this morning. During the week I was tempted to go and collect it but when I heard the traffic news and the traffic jams to get to his place I thought forget it collect it at the weekend instead. Well I am home now and have it installed. I still have to add a few more things to the computer to make it how I like it. He also installed windows 10 on it for me so I will have to have a little play around to explore and get used to it. I am pleased with what I have seen so far. I am going to dinner to my daughters later so that saves me cooking later. I will make some pancakes on Tuesday as it is Shrove Tuesday. It is traditional to have them in our house on that day even though I will be on my own. I only did a small shop yesterday to get some essential things as I am sure there is enough stuff in the freezer and food cupboards. I have seen some of the beautiful sunset and sunrise photos for a challenge I believe set by @Raelove . The photo I have added is sunset over the Nile in Egypt. It was quite spectacular but funnily enough although it was hot when the sun was up as soon as it had set the temperatures drop quite significantly.
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@pgntwo (20260)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
7 Feb 16
Oh yes, Shrove Tuesday - Pancake day! Time to get the frying pans out, two on the go at once. Nice Nile pic! The temperature drops quickly in Saharan and sub-Saharan countries, spectacularly so because of the usually clear night skies.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
I know I got marooned in the desert in Jordan for a few hours just after sun set it was blooming freezing. OH yes I have bought some lemons to go with the pancakes on Tuesday!
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@pgntwo (20260)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
7 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 Yep, if life gives you lemons, make pancakes.
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@BellaDoc (713)
• San Diego, California
8 Feb 16
@pgntwo Pancakes with sugar and lemon - my fave!
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@louievill (15785)
• Philippines
7 Feb 16
oh so that is the reason why we have not seen you for some time, nice that you are back.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
Yes the computer is up and running now I feel so much happier than I was last week. Thank you!
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@Raelove (14452)
• Saco, Maine
7 Feb 16
It's wonderful how sunsets are made even more spectacular over water. There's a mirror effect going on that is quite spectacular. Glad you got your 'puter back. Was wondering where you'd got off to.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
Rachel it has been horrible without it I can tell you. I call it my baby it is surprising how much you can miss something! I have a week of catch up to do over the next day or two. My emails are ridiculous at around 1500. I will have to dump many of them I think!
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@Raelove (14452)
• Saco, Maine
7 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 I'm not nearly as popular as you are. When I was hospitalized back in November, I got home to may a dozen or so emails and not much else. But I'd be lost without my computer nonetheless, as it's my lifeline. I live alone and get little human interaction other than with a very few family members and my even fewer friends, so this is it for me. I'm not "on" all the time either. But I hate when I don't have it. Welcome back!
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
@Raelove Thanks Rachel. yes it can be a great means of touring the world and catching up with your cyber friends. I think it is great to get to meet so many nice people on this site.
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@jaboUK (48783)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
I'm glad that you have your computer back as I did notice that you weren't around much. What a beautiful sunset.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
I have felt bereaved this week as if I have lost my right arm! Silly but true!
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@jaboUK (48783)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 I think most of us Mylotters can relate to that!
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• Philippines
7 Feb 16
Thank you for sharing your happiness and that beautiful picture. Good to hear that you already got back your computer.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
Thank you and I am glad you liked the photo.
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@marlina (58263)
• Canada
7 Feb 16
Happy for you that you got your computer back.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
Thank you Marlina. I hope you are well?
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@just4him (85012)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Feb 16
I'm glad you got your computer back. I fully understand the slow laptop. I will have my new computer tower in two weeks. Great picture of the Nile at sunset.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 16
I bet you can not wait to get it.
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@just4him (85012)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 Next week is when everything happens here. I'll have my new tower on Wednesday or Thursday at the latest.
@LadyDuck (112697)
• Switzerland
7 Feb 16
Wonderful photo Gary. I forgot that you make pancakes on Fat Tuesday, we have the habit of fried pastries, different kinds for different regions, they are good but not the best thing for the diet and the health.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
I made some Canadian pancakes and boy were they delicious. Well you can make the most of them on Shrove Tuesday as it is the last day until Easter Sunday Anna.
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@LadyDuck (112697)
• Switzerland
8 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 In fact my niece and her fiancee auto-invited them to come to dine on Shrove Tuesday.
@paigea (20000)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
That is beautiful all that copper colour.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 16
Thank you.
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@valmnz (12574)
• New Zealand
8 Feb 16
I'll be interested to hear how you get on with Windows 10. My new laptop has Windows 8 which I'm feeling fine with, but it keeps prompting me to have a free upgrade to 10.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 16
It seems to be ok Val. I quite like it so far I am still having a look around it.
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@JudyEv (91813)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Feb 16
Once you're used to a certain computer speed anything slower seems hard to cope with. We always have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday too. During 'winter' Egypt gets quite cold at night - so my niece tells me
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 16
It certainly does at night once the sun has gone down.
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• United States
7 Feb 16
Glad to hear you have your computer back! Beautiful sunset too!
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
Thank you. I am so happy to have it back where it belongs!
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@Tampa_girl7 (20999)
• United States
7 Feb 16
That is quite a stunning image.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 16
Thank you Marie.
@Platespinner (17580)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
7 Feb 16
Beautiful sunset photo!
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
Thank you.
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@Gillygirl (15260)
• Sutton, England
7 Feb 16
Glad you have your computer back Gary. Love the sunset over the River Nile.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
Thank you Gilly. I am pleased it is back now I feel like I am back to normal now!
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@jstory07 (55920)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Feb 16
Your sunset picture looks beautiful.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
Thank you Judy.
@SIMPLYD (73806)
• Philippines
9 Feb 16
That sunset picture is beautiful . Is that in the dessert ?
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 16
The photo is taken from a boat on the river Nile.
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@SIMPLYD (73806)
• Philippines
10 Feb 16
@SIMPLYD It's a river indeed . But it looks like a sea because there are ripples .
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@BellaDoc (713)
• San Diego, California
8 Feb 16
Nice to see you back :) Enjoy the pancakes!
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 16
I have made them when I got in this evening. Did you make any?
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@BellaDoc (713)
• San Diego, California
10 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 Nope, although every day is pancake day here lol
• China
8 Feb 16
It is very frustrating when the computer doesn't fill the bill .The one has installed Windows 10 is up to date.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 16
Yes Windows 10 looks quite nice so far.
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@amadeo (43626)
• United States
7 Feb 16
Gary my man.I miss you buddy and yes sorry about the computer there.But it is fixed. Thanks for sharing the photo.In case you missed this one.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 16
HI there Alfredo. Yet another beautiful photo. We are so blessed to be able to see such beauty.