Friday, March 30, 2012

It Was a Taxing Day...

Things are not going as planned! Yesterday was a disaster in so many ways. It started off great...HB and I had our yearly appointment with our accountant to do our taxes and that went better than we expected. We were all smiles when we left the office.

When I got home I decided that since my Paint Shop Pro 9 wouldn't "play nice" with Windows 7 that I'd just install the Photoshop Elements disc and begin there. The program came with my Bamboo tablet that I bought a couple of years ago. When I tried to upload the program it asked me for my serial number which is apparently printed on the sleeve the disc came in. No problem, right? Wrong! I have either misplaced or thrown out the sleeves and stored the discs in jewel cases. No sleeve, no serial number, no program installed...back to ZERO.

Then I decided to bake a dessert for dinner since I had a sparkling clean oven...I ran the self-cleaning program while we were at the accountant's office. Clean oven, baked dessert...what could go wrong?

It bubbled out all over the bottom of the oven. And not just a little bit either. There's brown sugary stuff dripped everywhere. It was a recipe I had never tried before and I'll never try it again! After all that I just gave up on the day and watched mindless drivel on TV all evening!

So for this progress report I'd have to give myself a failing grade! But I haven't given up yet. I'm going to try Gimp next. Hopefully that one will work for me.