Well, for those of you who are curious, I did get dressed yesterday. Eventually. 🙂
I also made several valentines, and took photos to load in the Etsy shop. That’s when I discovered that something is REALLY wrong with our computer. As in it crashes and reboots constantly. I got it open in safe mode, but not long enough to figure out what is wrong. Then I dug out the tax laptops and booted them up. They can’t find the wireless connection. But I was able to crop the photos, and put them on the flash drive. The computer is off and sitting in time out until I can convince the IT guy at work that he wants to tackle it for me.
When A got home I used her computer to load them up to the shop (feel free to check them out at SalpalCrafts on Etsy) and she reminded me that with a LAN cable, I can get the work laptops online. Duh. How quickly we forget. So all that frustration (which I lightly glossed over, above) was for naught. I am back on-line and feeling good.
I also did a lot of knitting, CHECK IT OUT!
That is right, I am on the second mitten!!!! I am saving the thumb for when I can do two of them together, but at last that darned mitten fits and is finished. I worked the first couple of inches of mitten number 2 before I decided to work on the blue sweater. I am feeling the urge to finish something (anything?) and so pushed on that. I am almost done with the body, then I can start the sleeves.
I answered lots of telephone calls. Is it just me, or are there lots of scammers calling these days? I had an opportunity (with credit card info, of course) to: go on a free vacation; get my computer fixed (now, that was tempting); solve my credit issues (which I was unaware I had). I hung up on them all, but each call interrupted my peaceful day and was quite annoying.
I did check my traps, and found I had caught a fat mouse. I hope it was one that lives in the walls here. They are so cute, I wish they lived elsewhere so I didn’t have to kill them.
It was a quiet ordinary day, just what I needed, although I could have done without the computer issues.
Today we are expecting big snow, if the weather people can be trusted. Our Saturday night/Sunday storm has shifted back, and is a Saturday storm only. Naturally, A and I decided that meant we should get up and get chores done fast! We went to the dump and the grocery store and out for breakfast. Now she is downstairs making obstacle courses for the cats (or possibly putting up some siding on the wall so she can put up some shelves) and I am doing the “chore” of checking Etsy and my blogs and essentially playing. I’ll go do laundry in a bit, I promise.
So. About Etsy – I need help publicizing the shop, and getting my listings so they pop up. Anyone have good tips on this? When I post to Facebook that I have put things up, my hits do go up, but as yet, no one has purchased, which does not surprise me. The people who are my family and friends are used to getting all of this for free. I’ll work on educating them if you will all help me figure out how to reach others. How do I do it? Is it worth paying Etsy for those ads I see? What tricks are out there?
The snow has started, and Zumba wants me to let her out on the deck, so I need to go where I can see her while she is out there. The limitations of the cord, alas.