May 062017

After working in the hot garage most of Thursday afternoon insulating the door, neither Terry or I felt very energetic yesterday. The heat kind of kicked our butts. But the good news is, the job was successful. There was no heat at all coming through the door yesterday. So we suffered a little to make things better in the long run.

Terry started setting up her new computer yesterday, and things were going pretty well until she tried to go online and almost instantly got a pop-up message about a virus that had infected the computer, with a telephone number she needed to call to allow them to fix it. That didn’t seem likely, since she had only been online for a couple of minutes, but just to be sure we called Greg White to check with him. And as it turned out, it was a phishing scam. Boy, the jerks who post that crap really work fast! Thanks for your help (again), Greg.

Terry says it’s been frustrating at times getting used to a new operating system, but she’s already appreciating how much faster the new computer is, and she is really looking forward to retiring her clunky old iMac and going back to a Windows-based machine. Yeah, I know, all you Mac lovers out there love your machines. That’s fine, and I’m happy for you. But our venture into Mac-land did not turn out well and we have learned our lesson. Yes Greg, I know, you told me so.

While Terry was busy with her computer, I started working on my next Big Lake mystery novel. It’s working title is Big Lake Tragedy, though that may change as the story progresses. I only managed to get a little over 1,000 words done, but I’m happy with what I’m seeing so far.

Speaking of mystery books, many of you are fans of my buddy George Weir’s Bill Travis mystery series. This weekend George is giving away the fifth book in the series, Death on the Pedernales, free on Amazon. It’s a $3.99 value, but the price should change to free sometime after midnight Pacific time. If you go to Amazon and it’s still listed at full price, just wait and check back later.

Today looks like it might be the last day with comfortable temperatures of around 80° before it starts getting up into the 90s towards the end of next week. I was hoping to get the boat out, but while the weather forecast calls for clear skies and good temperatures, it also says the wind is going to be pretty strong. So maybe not. We’ll see what happens.

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  3 Responses to “Greg To The Rescue (Again)”

  1. Don’t you just HATE those darn phishing jerks? I know several people who got caught by that one. Fortunately I’ve never received it. Yeah, I love my MAC, but mostly because it works so well with my Photography programs. They all make lemons … you were just lucky enough to be the recipient!! Hope Windows works better for you.

  2. Nick does Miss Terry have any type of anti-virus software installed? If not, that might be a good idea. Some of those phishing pop ups look pretty “real”.

  3. Yes she does, Steven. First thing we installed

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