I first would like to tell you guys about the gentleman who woke me up this morning from a
I was sleeping a little late, due to having a headache,
or as an old neighborhood kid used to say..... a head egg......
8:30, and the phone rings.
Now, you'll probably be surprised to hear that I was polite to the Indian guy who interrupted my slumbers.
He claimed to be from Windows Service Center, and was calling about a problem with the software on my computer.
I have gotten a couple of these calls in the past few weeks, and I told them in no uncertain terms to .......
leave me the hell alone!!!!!!!
over the past couple of days, I have started having issues with my laptop.
iTunes disappeared, and couldn't be reloaded.
Then PICASA took a walk!!!!!
I realized something was up.
when this guy woke me up, I wondered if he was legit, because my computer was acting WACK!!!!!
not being a total pushover, I got my cell phone and called my niece Miriam, the computer programming techno nerd wizz......
and had her listen in while I talked to this guy.
His scam is somewhat believable.
The webpage he directed me to was believable.
be warned, this is a phishing site trying to get credit card info.
I told him that I needed some time to wake up, and then I would call the company back.
He had given me a number, but he said he would call me back in an hour.
He warned me that I should do something quickly, because my computer had been infiltrated with malware, and that the whole thing could crash, and that I would loose everything.
That was the point that I was sure he was full of crap.
All he had to tell me was to turn off my machine till I had time to deal with this.
There's an off button!!!!!
I jumped in my car with my laptop,
and drove over to Staples,
and they are fixing everything for me.
The tech guy at Staples said he had gotten similar calls,
whereupon he informed the caller that he was a computer technician, and that he could deal with his own damn computer.
Just a little public service announcement for today.....
Now, on to the decoratin'!!!
Since I can't show you more of Connie's Florida home.....
let's return to her Vermont house.
We still have 4 more spaces to go over.
For today, we'll look at the guest room over the carriage house.
Connie's hubby, Chris, collects antique cars,
we designed and built a garage for them with an apartment on the second floor.
I only took a picture of the bedroom.
I don't know why.
Probably because I'm brain-dead,
or an idiot,
or something like that........
We decorated the room in an Adirondack mountain style.
I used a barkcloth from a wonderful company that started in Rhode Island called Full Swing.
The pattern we used is called Moonlight in the Pines, color: Juniper.
This fabric was the jumping off point for the room.
Then we found these wonderful Lloyd loom wicker chairs for the foot of the beds, and used
the fabric for the seats.
Connie loves a country feel, and found a wonderful local resource for braided and hooked rugs.
We found one with an oak leaf pattern that worked with the woodsy feel I wanted to achieve.
I had Drape It make a pair of upholstered headboards in a green and tan awning stripe with matching bed skirts, and we used the barkcloth again on the toss pillows, to bring the pattern up onto the bed. Connie found some cozy red blankets and bought a pair of mismatched Hudson's Bay Point blankets to fold at the foot of each bed.
Between the beds I placed an end table that Connie already had before she ever even heard the name, Betsy Fabuloso Speert.
We found the Art Nouveau lamp with the painted glass shade, along with the turn of the century little oil painting while poking around in local antique stores.
I love this room, too bad it's so far away for me to visit, but then......
who says I'm invited?????
On that note,