Friday, March 5, 2010

The Challenges of Technology and More Snow

After three months of working with techies from Verizon, we finally had a visit from a real person to connect our new service at our new home in Big Bear Lake. After digging out the service box from over six feet of snow several streets away, they discovered that it had not been loaded properly. Needless to say, this took over three hours and another hour on the phone to get it working-we now are connected and I can communicate again!

Unfortunately, my computer died and is awaiting repair-hopefully, only a new battery and adapter before I can access everything again. My delay in downloading all my doll pictures may be a problem- I hope they will be accessible once it is fixed!

In the meantime, I continue to make new dolls for upcoming shows and orders everyday. I continue to teach classes-my next class, Be Mine Raggedy Angel, will be at Piecemakers on March 24, 31, & April 7.

My new outside studio needs lots of time for organizing so I spend several hours a couple of days a week braving the cold to find things! How in the world did I get so much stash? The studio will be a priority before next winter-to insulate and heat it! The space heater just does not do much at this point.

I am so excited about my new business venture with Andrea Harris-Jacobs, Artistic Creations and Designs! Be sure to check out our blog, We will be teaching classes together at Piecemakers. Upcoming shows will be at Piecemakers on May 1st and Glitterfest 2010 on May 22nd! More about this later on our blog. Wait until you see the dolls!

It is amazing how handicapped one is without the use of technology. The only saving grace is the lack of ability to order patterns off the Internet in the middle of the night. Andrea says that getting your computer to work is a career and now I believe this is true!

And yes, it is still snowing! More is coming tomorrow and folks here say it will be June before the snow drifts are totally gone!!!