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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flag Day

Happy Flag Day everyone!  Here at the Patriotic Quilter, I get really excited about the patriotic holidays.  Actually I really missing having a flag to put out today--I won't have one for the Fourth, either, but then I won't have a house, either!

The other big occaison for the day is that it is the Army's Birthday!  Woot!  Happy Birthday to the organization who "pays the bills" and let us live in Alaska, Hawaii, and other wonderful places.

I'm also ecstatic because I have been fighting with numerous computer problems for several weeks.  I came really close to getting a new laptop over Memorial Day but I knew I didn't have the time to install all my software and do everything necessary to a new computer before the movers came, so I was "toughing" it out.  This morning I fixed it!  Everything that was going wrong happened at the same time, so I was hoping it was related--and it was.  I won't bore you with the details, but I'm so overjoyed.  And not just that it is fixed, but because I fixed it!  That little boost to my self confidence is well needed because I've been bluesy about leaving my friends here and also we got the weight of our household goods and I'm pretty sure we will be overweight.  That means we will have to do some paying!  Right now we have a bit over 700 lbs to spare but we have stuff in storage and I'm not sure of that weight, but I think it is more.  I'm getting so ready to retire so I don't have to worry about that any more!

Back to Flag Day--I wanted to share with you that the photo on the top of my blog was taken by myself and is the flag that flies over the Arizona Memorial here at Pearl Harbor.   To me there is nothing prettier than a wind-snapping, flying flag against a robin's egg blue sky.  I wish a little of that to all of you today, no matter what your flag may look like!


1 comment:

  1. Kudos to you for the flag photo. Lovely and sharp...not an easy thing to do with a moving object. Double kudos for fixing your computer! I have occasionally fixed things with our computer, but could never duplicate it because I am never sure what I did to make it work...trial and error, but mostly error.