Squirrel Photo

On September 18, 2018 at 8:40 AM Eastern Time, we caught a photo of this fellow looking into the trail camera. Not sure how to caption this one. Any ideas please let me know.

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Growing Up Without A Computer Or Cell Phone

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

Welcome Everyone to my blogWELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I want to tell you about my experience growing up without a computer and/or a cell phone. 

When I grew up believe it or not computers and cell phones weren’t a big thing. In fact, when I was growing up I remember playing with my two younger sisters who just happen to be fraternal twins with personalities that are like day and night and we played with the other children that lived on the street. I even remember walking up town to the little grocery store where you could even get penny candy for an afternoon. I lived in a time when you didn’t need to lock your doors. That changed when a rapist moved in across the street from us( that could be another post entirely.

WHAT IT WAS LIKE GROWING UP WITHOUT A COMPUTER OR A CELL PHONE

I have to be honest with you entirely, it wasn’t bad growing up without computers or cellphones in my opinion mostly because I had other children to play with from our street or I played with my sisters. I even remember going to slumber parties. Eventually my parents got one of those old-fashioned bag car phone by Trac Phone. I really never missed having one until I got older. That’s when I started asking my parents for a computer. 

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I STOPPED ASKING FOR A COMPUTER

As I mentioned previously, when I became older meaning in my 20’s  I started really wanting a computer. Every time I asked my mom would ask me what do you want a computer for? Each time I would tell her the same thing which was for e-mailing my friends. After years of not getting a computer or cell phone I stopped asking for the computer. I really never asked for a cell phone because I thought why have a cell phone when you already have a computer. You see, I thought I was thinking logically or so I thought. When I stopped asking for my computer I think my parents were relieved LOL and waited several years to see if I would start asking again. I didn’t.  My parents eventually rewarded me for waiting several years.

WHEN I GOT MY COMPUTER AND MY REWARD

I never got my first computer until I was 40+ years old. OK I know some of you think you waited how long(gasp!!) I know to some of you that might seem like an eternity but was well worth it. Let me explain. You see  just because I waited several years for my computer doesn’t mean I stopped wanting one. I just thought after asking for so long and not getting my computer I was never going to get one. Boy was I ever wrong. One Christmas, I opened all my small gifts first which is what I normally do unless I decide to change things up. I kept going over and over in my mind what my big gifts could be. It never crossed my mind it would be a computer and a computer case. I was so excited that I was jumping up out my chair and screaming thank you, thank you, thank you to my Mom and Dad and my youngest sister got me a computer case. If I would have opened the computer case first I would have known what the second gift was and probably wouldn’t have been excited either. I was thrilled to get a computer.

HOW LONG MY FIRST COMPUTER LASTED

My first computer which was an Acer computer and it was bought at Best Buy lasted me 3-4 years then it literally crashed. I couldn’t believe it. So I looked around for a second computer. Eventually found one sale at Staples.

HOW LONG MY SECOND COMPUTER LASTED

My second was an upgrade from my last computer. My second computer was bought at Staples too and was a Dell. It also was a Windows 8 and my first computer was a Windows 7. I eventually upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 10( I got the free upgrade). My second computer eventually went after 3-4 years. Found out later that the motherboard on my computer went. The technological guy said when the motherboard goes that’s when you should buy a new computer because it costs more to fix than to buy a computer. And to think I just took it in because the cord wouldn’t hold a charge. Who would’ve thought something so simple would turn into something so difficult. I sure didn’t. Since I already had my computer they tried to pull off as much stuff as they were able to off my computer and put it on a flash drive. I got another computer that day with another upgrade.

HOW LONG MY THIRD COMPUTER LASTED

My third computer and hopefully my last is still working and running. I’ve had my computer for two years now and learning something new each day. When I bought my new computer which is a Lenovo ideapad 320S, it had Windows 10 pre-installed and other new things which I have yet to learn. I love my Lenovo computer.

ARE THOSE ADD ONS REALLY NECESSARY?

If you ever bought a computer and I think most of you have, then you know once you’ve chosen your computer they start asking you do you want to buy the extra add ons? A lot of people don’t buy them because they think I don’t really need this and believe me I’m guilty of thinking this too. When I bought my first add-on I never thought I was never going to use it. Guess what? I used it. It would’ve cost me an arm and a leg if I wouldn’t have had it. My computer was my Birthday/Christmas gift from my parents and they bought the extra add ons and McAfee Live Safe anti-virus to install on my computer. Hope I don’t need it but at least I have it in case something should happen.

CONCLUSION

In my opinion, before turning down the technological associate for add-ons that might save you money in the long run, think of how much it will cost you to fix that cord and/or computer and compare the costs. Trust me $100 for the cost of an add-on you may never use but what if something unexpected happens and you do need it. $100 will be like a drop in the bucket compared to what that cord or computer will cost you and trust me it will be more than $100. So my suggestion, GET THE ADD ONS THERE WORTH EVERY PENNY!!

CONTACT FORM

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PRIVACY/DISCLAIMER

This page is my PRIVACY/DISCLAIMER for both of my blogs CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). To view the PRIVACY/DISCLAIMER please go to via PRIVACY/DISCLAIMERThank You.

SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD: MAY 2018

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It’s that time of the month to give out The Supawstars Spotlight Award. This award is in recognition of a pawsome job from one pet blogger to another.

KittyClysm*  nominated me for this pet blogger award first and then Pets Overload nominated me for this award too so I have received this pet blogger award twice. This could happen to you too.text

The rules are simple but instead of trying to explain them I’m going to give you the link for the rules so you can read them yourself. That link is: Supawstars.com

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  1. paws2smile
  2. No Dog About It Blog
  3. Views and Mews by Coffee Kat
  4. The Cat Chronicles
  5. Noir Kitty Mews

  1. Animals Are Feeling Beings Too
  2. Books,dogs and cats
  3. Cats and Life
  4. RoseyToesMeows
  5. 15andmeowing.com
  6. Pets Overload
  7. Katzenworld
  8. The Conscious Cat
  9. CANNY CATNIP NOOK
  10. Cat Chat With Caren And Cody
  11. ATCAD
  12. Easy Blog
  13. Dash Kitten
  14. Spike The Scottish Black Cat
  15. 2 Blogging Cats
  16. Animals Are Wonderful
  17. Bad Cat Chris
  18. Feline Cafe` – Award Free Blog
  19. Mad Cap Dog
  20. Supawcute
  21. Tails Around The Ranch
  22. Hands on Bowie
  23. 4cats Blog
  24. TWOspoiledcats
  25. THE BLESSING OF ANIMAL COMPANIONS
  26. WEGGIEBOY’S BLOG – Award Free Blog
  27. Farmer Keen
  28. FrontSeatRyder
  29. Purrseidon
  30. THE VOKRA BLOG

Supawstars Spotlight Award: April 2018

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INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

I’m back to give out the Supawstars Spotlight Award for April 2018.

WHAT THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD IS

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Supawstars  Spotlight Award, it is an award that pet/animal  bloggers to other pet/animal bloggers in recognition of a pawsome job.

MY MISSION

My mission is to give this award out once a month. I just love recognizing other pet/animal blogs and discovering new blogs.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS AWARD AWAY

I’m going to make this simple. Go to the link for the INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD AWAY or you can go to Instructions For Giving The Supawstars Award Away on KittyClysm. KittyClysm is the one who started this award.

MY SUPAWSTARS AWARD NOMINEES

  1. The Blessing Of Animal Companions
  2. Farmer Keen
  3. FrontSeatRyder
  4. PURRSEIDON
  5. THEE VOKRA BLOG

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF MY NOMINEES!!

SORRY

Hi everyone, I’ve been having technical problems AGAIN!! I got a new theme for both of my blogs WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and now no notifications, Like Buttons or Sharing Buttons. I hope WordPress gets it fixed soon. I’m here to ask you kindly to please check out my projects. Click on the words All Projects then above my header which is Daisy Mae for both sites. When you click on All Projects squares will show up. How many squares will be a ? because it’ll depend on how many projects I have on each blog. My new theme supports testimonials but I won’t enable that until I get some. Once the squares come you’ll see the featured images. Go to the one you want to view and hopefully WordPress has the Sharing and Like Buttons there so you can Like and Share. If by some chance you got notified my project was published last night and you saw nothing, I really am sorry for that. I do hope you check my projects out. I sure would appreciate it.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.

 

CHANGES!!!!

WHAT A PRETTY PICTURE IN THE FALL.

HELLO AND WELCOME

Hello and Welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . Unfortunately, I’m here to tell you all I had to make some changes to my both of my WordPress sites since I just started getting Spammed/Trolled by a website I’m not even interested in.

CHANGES I MADE

  • From now on, I will be approving/disapproving comments. Most comments will be approved. The only difference is they won’t be approved right away.
  • I have Blacklisted 2 websites. This was a last resort.

WHY I MADE THE CHANGES

I made the changes because I got SPAMMED/TROLLED. This just started happening and I hope the 2 websites stop.

ASSURANCE

If you are a follower or regular reader, you most likely aren’t blacklisted. I hated going this way but it was the only way other going totally private.  I hope you keep coming and reading to both of my sites. If you need to know the sight please use the contact form to ask me and I will give it to you.

THANK YOU

Thanks In Advance for your patience. I do hope you keep coming to my sites and keep reading. Once again, the Blacklisted sites are sites that came to my sites because I liked a comment on someone’s website(not the blacklisted sites).  Once again the sites that are blacklisted are the SPAM/TROLLED  WEBSITES.

 

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