I've spent the past 3 days reloading and installing the software on my laptop. For 3 1/2 years I didn't have any problems until I installed some software from my internet provider. I've learned that I have to do a better job of backing up my data. The portable hard drive I purchased made that job fairly easy, but I still need to make sure I do it more often. It's the locating and reloading some of the software that has been a problem. I've been unable to get my Knitable app to sync with the data on my Palm. It's frustrating and aggravating especially if I have to end up entering this data all over. Hopefully by the weekend I'll have it all sorted out. In the meantime I've been slowly knitting on a pair of basic 3 x 3 socks.
My neighbor who lives two houses down from us has the most beautiful Clematis surrounding her mailbox.
The first year she had it I thought it was artificial. Each year it returns more beautiful than the year before.
It's the time of the year for gardening and planting. So far I've planted tomatoes, bell peppers and banana peppers. Mom picked up some cucumber and squash plants for me today. I'm going to plant the cucumbers along the fence line so that they will run and grow up the fence. I don't have any idea where the squash plants will go. If it was up to me I'd plant them in the front flower bed that needs to be redone.
The season of flowers is in full force and we have a lot of work to do. It will cut into my knitting time, but it always takes a while to get the front and back yard into shape especially when we've been a little neglectful. I'm finally in the mood to do something in addition to socks namely a shawl. I have one in mind and when this computer mess is fixed I'll start on it. It's back to the knitting groove and welcome to the good fresh air and evenings on the porch.