slybluenote's Blog

12 Dec 2020


Collecting Tips | slybluenote

Top O' the morning folks!

I noticed my message box was getting "busy"! First time that I've been online for a couple (or more) weeks. I'm sure that most folks know that I use a small laptop to access the internet. As with most technology, all good things must come to an end. I'm also sure that most of you know that I'm retired and live on a "fixed income". When my little 8 year old laptop bit the dust, it took my ability to access the internet with it. I dug out this "old Lenovo" that my daughter ditched after she decided to NOT attend college. So now, I'll be back as long as this nice but also old laptop operates. It didn't help any that this is the time of year that I'm fairly busy as I'm sure most of you are. I did at least check in weekly when I had my old laptop up and running.

The really sad part is the files and pictures that were lost on my old laptop. I know that I should have had a contingency, but you know what they say about best laid plans.... :-) ! I recently acquired a brand spanking new Canon Rebel Digital camera. I have the books but not the experience to use such complex technology, so you'll have to bear with me on photos for just a while longer. I have still been collecting and have added quite a few pieces, I just don't have any pictures yet. My "Collectible Coins of America" case is almost completed. I only need a panel of 2009 Bicentennial Lincoln cents and a Eisenhower dollar to complete it.

In conclusion, my collecting tip is that it's better to keep collecting even if you're MIA. Also please remember, it's far better to be MIA (missing in action) than to be KIA. So my Holiday wish for my friends and family is for EVERYONE to stay safe, HEALTHY, and coronavirus free until they can obtain their prescribed doses of the new vaccine! P.S. don't start worrying until I'm absent for at least 30 days....LOL!



Level 5

Good to see you back online again.


Level 6

I'm one of the guys that worried, too much, about you. Thanks for the update. I also am using an old, retired laptop. We do what we must and get it done.... Use it up, wear it out. Make it due or due without. Glad you are OK. Merry Christmas and Everything else my friend..


Level 5

Thanks everyone for the well wishes and concerns. I feel so blessed to have such good friends as you. I will start considering a contingency plan shortly. Happy Holidays to everyone and stay safe, HEALTHY, and coronavirus free! Talk to everyone again soon!


Level 6

Looking forward in hearing more from you.

Can't wait to see your lovely blogs!


Level 6

Glad to see you on the blogs again! You were missed ; )

It's Mokie

Level 6

Been mostly MIA myself for a couple of months so I understand the reasons and appreciate the sentiments. Hope the old Lenovo keeps chugging along. I am actually doing most of my work on a new Lenovo, a good solid PC.


Level 5

Good to hear from you once more! Thanks for the tip! I will for sure keep that in mind. Cheers, NM

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Just glad that you are ok. A computer shop might be able to pull that stuff off the old computer. Look into "recovery services if you are interested.....


Level 5

Glad to have you back. Good luck with your camera, it took me a little while to find the right settings and lighting that best suites photographing coins. But once you get the hang of it it becomes very useful. Stay safe!


Level 5

Welcome back. Glad you got a computer again. Remember the days before computers! How did we make it through a day. Your a regular Forum/Blog member and were missed !


Level 7

It's so good to know your well.. Allot of us were worried. . Welcome back. You were missed. Take care be safe and stay well!!!


Level 5

Good to hear from you. Glad you had a back up. 2009 cents may be easier to find than the Eisenhower dollar. Now take care and talk to you later!

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