Last week I moaned about having problems with my newly updated computer. Now then, I have to admit that I’m not the most computer literate person in the world and so trying to get everything back to normal has proved a little challenging! Thankfully Nita is up for a challenge and she’s been spending a good few hours sat at this machine sorting things out for me.
As I think I said in a previous blog , I’ve also just changed the magnification and screen reader software I use. This new software, Zoomtext, seems to be excellent but again, there’s a lot of new things to learn, so this, coupled with a rather new look Windows 7, is taking a lot of time to find my way around. Nita has done an excellent job and she’s re-loaded most of my software and it seems to be working quite well now…..I think I’ll have to buy Nita some chocolates and a bottle of wine as a thank you for all her work.
I’ve been working on a new painting this week and it’s starting to come on now. It’s based on a small scene we saw in Glen Rosa last January and I was rather hoping to get back over there again yesterday in order to start doing some serious planning for the big drawing project. The forecast had been excellent, calm, dry and reasonably bright ….it would have been the perfect day. We’d got it all booked and had planned to catch the 7 o’clock ferry over so that we’d get the maximum time to wander through the glen, stopping to do sketches and take some photos. Unfortunately my plans fell apart on Wednesday when a courier I’d booked, failed to collect! Ahhhhh! I’d waited at the studio all day but somehow the courier couldn’t find me! So, they said that they’d try again the next day …Thursday. I’m glad to say that the painting was finally collected, albeit a day late and with a bit of luck …it’ll be delivered safely sometime today. We’re now hoping that we might be able to get over to Arran this weekend or sometime next week; I’ll be checking the Mountain Weather information Service again and hoping for another fine day