Friday, July 24, 2015

Samsung SO CALLED customer service.

My DH bought me a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 inch tablet (Titanium Bronze) along with the matching Samsung keyboard/case. I received it on June 14th and it worked fine for about a month, then the keyboard started acting up and quit pairing with the tablet.

We have a Logitech bluetooth keyboard that pairs right up with it but the Samsung one made for it will NOT work.

We tried every suggestion we heard about to make it work, including a hard reset on July 21st that Samsung told us would take care of it -it did not!

My HD spent over 2 hours on the phone today, July 24th, being transferred from one person to another to another. Finally got a tech person, who had us turn contol of tablet to him and he worked for a long while trying to fix it. He finally said the keyboard is bad and told us to tell that to the person he was transferring us to. That person started all over again with questions, not listening to us or what the other tech said.

HD posted on Samsung facebook page as well as a review on Amazon about the keyboard and their customer service.

So I guess I have a tablet with no keyboard/case unless I use the larger Logitech separately. I am not pleased at all with Samsung's customer service or warranty. I will not purchase another from them.
This is with the Logitech.

This is the Samsung unit.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Trees and RV's !!

I used to like trees until I had a yard full of them. They are one of God's beautiful creations but can sometimes be a real pain. I don't like them anymore.

 Guess what we did last Friday and Saturday?

 Did I mention that I don't like trees? A tree did this.

We are getting it all cleaned up and checked out so we can list it for sale. Hate to see it go as it has been absolutely the best RV we have ever owned. Holiday Rambler is QUALITY, even  at 20 years old! Just got to be too much for us to handle now.

 It is a good looking nice trailer. We put the slide in so we could cover the trailer.

 Some pictures of slide, awning and inside were taken a few years ago.

Hoping to keep it a bit cleaner but left the door side open to do some work inside.

Saturday, June 20, 2015


I participated in our secret prayer sister ministry at our church this year and really enjoyed it.  It was hard to be secret though but I did try. One thing my secret sister likes is turtles and I saw a turtle quilt on facebook that a fellow quilter posted. She is an excellent quilter and did a fantastic job on her quilt. Thanks for the idea Kristie Layne.
I saved and printed off a full size picture of it and drew lines to count blocks to get the pattern. It took me awhile to put it together and was in a hurry to get it done for my secret sister's Christmas gift. I got it all done and quilted it only to discover that I put it together wrong in several spots. The top legs and the bottom. What to do??
Well, the more I thought about it, I decided to give it to her anyway. I wrote a note trying to throw her off my identity since she knows I am a quilter. I told her that I "found" this cute little "blanket" and thought of her. I also told her that I noticed that it was not perfect but that is  \the way we all are and why we need God in our lives.

We had our secret sister reveal dinner this week and I found that I did not fool her. She said she was puzzled for awhile after getting my note but really thought it was me. 

I was upset with myself for not getting that one done correctly so I put together another top and I think it is right!  Check out the difference between the two quilts.

After I got it all done, I found something else, which would have made it a lot easier but still did pretty good with no pattern.

Friday, May 29, 2015


I really misunderstood the concept of a medical website for all the doctors to access with my medical history. Sounded like a great thing so I didn't have to keep filling out and answering questions. Also so my information would be continuously updated and all my tests and vaccine info would be available in ONE place. NOT!!!

I am now up to SIX doctor website with some of my information on them, not up to date and some wrong. Most have places for results - which are not there- so I always request a copy for MY records. I saw a doctor this last week and am supposed to set up another one on one that I already have!!

And then on the news today, I heard about all your medical information could be compromised by identity theft. So do I have the doctors and hospitals delete my information? If the IRS can be hacked and leaked our information, it can happen to them as well.

I keep a good record of my health including doctor visits, procedures, surgeries, vaccines, test results, labwork, medications and allergies that I can and do print out when I go to the doctor. Why do I NEED six or seven doctor sites??

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Forty-nine years, two sons, a daughter, two daughter-in-laws, a son-in-law, four grandsons, three granddaughters, a great grandson, and three great granddaughters!! And it all started with a blind date.

God has blessed us with another year together. He has really been with us over the last year through a number of medical issues.

I pray that God will give Jerry and I many more happy and healthy years together.
Happy 49th Anniversary
Jerry, I Love You!

One more time-

 It was such a pretty day we decided to
take a walk,
And we had not gone ten steps
before I knew
That you and I are long past
the point of no return.

Hand in hand we go
Still close, still loving,
Still looking and overlooking
The flaws we hide from others.

Side by side we move,
Sometimes closer, sometimes farther apart
Because of ways we read and talk,
Agree and disagree.

Step by step we advance
Against the cynics,
Those all-knowing unknowings who honestly think
Marriage is dead.

But how can marriage be dead
In a world I choose to walk with you?

How can marriage be dead,
So long as we still seek, still cling,
still want each other?

So at this corner of our life,
Stop and listen to me now, my love,
I still seek,
I still cling,
I still want
To walk the rest of the way with you.

In this uncertain world
This much I know for certain:
I still love you.

Monday, March 23, 2015


. . .and a little wood!

The chairs in the sound room at our church were in really bad condition. I told my DH a few months ago that I wanted to work on them.

Life got in the way, so we just got to them this week. I say "we" because the chairs needed more than just new fabric. My HD did a lot of repair work as the backs had shredded thin plywood that needed replacing and some other repairs.

We got both chairs done in one day and they look so much better!


Thanks to a granddaughter's Christmas gift, I made our fur babies little quilts.

The fabrics were all about dogs. I made Darlin's first and the picture of her and quilt was on day two!! (I also call her CHEWY!!) Note the chunk out of the edge.

Daisy likes her quilt as well. She likes to bury herself under it. 
I also made them some soft fuzzy pillows and they got more attention than the quilts.

There is a puppy under this quilt!