Saturday, October 25, 2008


As usual, I leave my computer on all night while I'm sleeping...well the other night my computer decided to delete itself of all cookies, everything that I had on my favorites list, wiped out all the music I had saved in I-tunes, limewire & windows media player and every single damn picture that I had saved in my documents....and there must of been a few hundred.
No more watchtower pics, no more pics of the Xanterra olympics or the trips that I went on with Brenda last year or my hiking trips from this year and worst of all...all the pics I had saved of my kids.

I haven't seen 2 of my children in person for a couple years...the youngest 3, I saw for 1 day in the last 3 years. Someday if I live old enough I might end up with alzheimer's my memory might get wiped out like this damn computer...and then what???
Pictures will never replace having actually been there with them...but its all I have...or I should say HAD. Luckily my oldest daughter is nice enough to send me pics once in awhile & a few times I have had to ask her who is even in the picture cuz I wasn't sure.
well as a last resort, today I did a systems restore thingy ( I figured knowing me that I might screw it up even more if I had tried this before) but I got worked!!!!! all my pictures are back. When I restarted my computer...I anxiously waited to see if 1 of my kids pics would pop up as the desktop...and it did! Almost felt like I had just won the lottery when it happened. ok from now on I am saving all the darn pics onto a CD...boy do I have work cut out for me there...LOL

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Hat Man

His real name is Dave, but we all refer to him as "The Hat Man" Dave & his wife Judy, came to the Grand Canyon last Fall and I was able to get 1 pic of him then when he stopped into Yavapai for lunch wearing a tall flamingo hat. Judy is a retired psychiatric nurse and now makes jokes about Dave being her #1 patient.
This year he brought a duffle bag of hats into Yavapai, and tried them each on while I got to snap pictures of him. He has 334 hats total and he wears them EVERYWHERE. A tour bus full of German guests came into the cafeteria while I was chatting with him & almost all of them were looking & pointing at him as they walked by.
Dave is wearing a special birthday hat even plays music and the top of the hat will move. As you can see, my managers & cashier loved it.