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Kelly is the mother of 5 adorable kids--4 boys and a girl. The girl came in a package with a boy (twins). Kelly is married to a charming young man who lives and breathes computers. They are also guardians for three nieces and a nephew.

She is active in the community having served as PTA President of a local elementary school, on the board of the Salt Lake Mothers of Twins, as a district round-table trainer with the Cub Scouts, as a volunteer for Sidelines (a support network for Women on bed rest during pregnancy) and she and her husband are active in the LDS Church.

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"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

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Friday, April 14, 2006

Tech Support

I used to joke that I had married my husband for his 'tech support'. He was always there whenever my computer was in need of some attention. His mother would call whenever hers needed the same. It seemed everyone had his number. Sometimes I still joke about it, but my need for such support is getting to be rare.

Case in point: Ever since he upgraded my computer to Windows XP a few years ago I have not been able to play my favorite game, TriTryst, because of compatibility issues. I would attempt to install it on my computer only to face an error message. I finally just gave up the idea of ever playing it again.

That was, until the other day, when I noticed it sitting on the shelf near my computer. I decided to see what I could find out about the game...perhaps I could get an upgrade of the game. I typed the word TriTryst into a search engine. No upgrade available, however, before long I had a printout telling me how to manually install the game on an XP system.

In between taking care of the kids and doing laundry I worked on getting the game installed and working. At first it didn't work. I kept getting another error message. Then I found a free download of the same game...and followed the directions I had located earlier and followed them to the letter.

After copying all the files into the correct folder and then clicking the install.exe icon, typing the correct path into a dos prompt window and then pulling up pulling up properties on the shortcut icon to tell the game to be windows NT compatible I had a working running game :) :)

Many happy hours of game play are ahead of me and I didn't have to wait for my sweet other half to come to my rescue. I think I will keep him around, anyway...even if he is becoming least when it comes to tech support. ;)

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On Friday, April 14, 2006 10:56:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...


Perhaps I spoke too soon. I had yet to shut down the game and run it again. Now I get an error message again.

Not sure hubby can fix this any more than I can, either.

On Saturday, April 15, 2006 3:08:00 PM, Blogger John M Olsen wrote...

It's nice to know I'm not entirely ready for the scrap heap. :) Actually, this is all part of my secret ploy to convert Kelly into a grade-A geekette.

She asked me a few years back if I could do a web site for her. I told her I could, but that I wouldn't. She now knows more about FrontPage than I do, and has people paying her to do web sites.

Welcome to my world. Mwaaahahaha.

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