It’s time consuming, learning anything new…
At least I had the sense to snap shot all the changes I made so that I could return to that which was working – if not pretty. The new one was just plain bad as it didn’t include the post and folks would have to click through.
I have at least made myself more familiar with the controls and means I can finally open up Nick’s 10k Readers Course which should help me fill in the rest of the blanks, meanwhile I will carry on the as and when blogging with the generic Word Press template – well I hope I will I guess I will see as soon as I hit publish now if today is going to be spent outside ‘filling buckets’ ( this is still a farm…) Or in here wishing I had sat on my hands and not tinkered with any of it – here goes …:)
Buddy had a tooth problem needing specialist treatment to remove and replant it – that was quite hard for me to get through the organisational waiting necessary when fitting in with busy travelling specialists – Buddy was absolutely fine, in excellent hands at Milton Equine – in their care for the Equine Dentist to do the job on their premises as it all coincided with the major house rebuild we had going on here.
The house rebuild meant we moved into the mobile home ’27’ in the orchard next to the horse field – this made for ‘horse TV’ all day and all night and a night time sound track of galloping hooves…
I didn’t get any riding done this summer – I completely underestimated the demands for me to be here to let folk in etc to fit in with them – but for the huge building project to progress as fast as possible I realised it was necessary.
By Autumn I was trying ground work with Buddy and then I failed to heed my high stress level one morning and took him somewhere we weren’t ready for – result I got off, got myself knocked over and he ran off… I found him with help of bystanders and a local friends – he was a bit battered and bruised and we were able to walk home.
He recovered from that and promptly got a skid injury and infection around Bonfire night and Boxing day he was ‘giving it large’ and skidding about (Again!) and has mildly strained the tendons at the back of his knee…!
My equine year has been one with little riding but great moments with all three of them – Rufus usually comical and Flax playful.
The Stars of the show and me.
Re join Shipton Riding Club and try to re build my confidence to join in – even if that is watching or helping…
Keep up with my Parelli friends and Intelligent Horsemanship chums.
Keep blogging on Haynet
Have tickets to see Monty Roberts at our old college Kingston Maurwood Dorset (Where husband and I met and he is coming too)
Buddy, Flax and Rufe to be as well looked after as I can, kept active and as entertained as they can be – and if I get to ride out off the farm too I shall be thrilled – it is going to take a while and some daily work – and some luck that no one gets a silly injury(Bud!) (MC!!) :))
If I had a mind too and I don’t.
The long awaited Broad Band and land line phone were finally set up by BT and so we got our WiFi back at the exact same moment as my new Lap Top declared it’s hard drive had died.
It hadn’t – but that needed several trips to the shop to find that out, meanwhile it was obvious that while the iPhone 6 has been a God send this last few weeks – nothing has backed up via the Warm Patch – all the machinery needed to back up and catch up many weeks worth and I think I made our own Black Hole over Dorset in the Internet.
It also made me see how vulnerable Scrivener projects are between older machines and operating systems and new machines and soft ware and the fact that some back up suggestions I had followed only backed up partially which meant had my hard drive had to be replaced I would have been in the mire…
I signed up for One Drive but realised Scrivener didn’t travel well to it so I cancelled that and enlarged my Drop Box facility for a year aprox £106 and if I make a new folder and copy a scriv. project to it and then drag that to the Drop Box it travels just fine – can’t open it on the iPhone as Scrivener isn’t fully mobile – yet.
I have done all I can do right now – given husband home with bad tooth and bad knee and house project hitting frustration it has been a tricky week to keep spirits up.
I have a feeling next week will be all but impossible to maintain my blog schedule – I see Brendan Brushard is partnering with Oprah with a motivational product and that Geoff Goins may be doing his Intentional Blogging course again – I feel I need some ‘Oomph’ in the back ground while I paint the house – I might give them both a go…
I have been typing when I can I still want to finish the current WIP type up quickly as Holly Lisle is firing up to launch her brilliant course How To Revise Your Novel on 8th Dec and I am looking forward to rejoining the group there and seeing new faces galore.
So it WOULD have been a good week to give up – but I am NOT going to – I’l just go on slowly and keep scanning the horizon as I inch towards the destination.
What ever it is that YOU are struggling with – keep going slowly- you can only fail if you stop.
Typed on today on my active project – Yea! As they say – and got myself out to Chapter 9. Dropped back into the story better than I hoped I would – which always feels nice.
Spent week trying to find space to work either mentally or physically – have moved back into the house to write this today.
and feel I have become a back packer again –
Destination still being constructed
No sign of new phone connection BT and Open Reach are diabolical to deal with but Mark Bede at Black and White Computers has set up my iPhone to act as a hub to include husband’s lap top as well as mine which is brilliant as so much of the official side of life is on line now – Vat, Tachograph records etc it is very worrying to be off line for any reason – and their incompetence being the cause of this is particularly galling!
Doing best I can this week to do something on the writing every day – I have ‘shown up’ everyday and that is about all I can say…:)