Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Unforeseen Circumstances

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hey, everyone!  Sorry I've been absent the past couple of days.  I woke up Friday morning to discover that my beloved HP Media Center PC went tango uniform.  (That's what J. said anyway.  For us regular non-military folks, that means it bit the dust.)  No amount of coaxing, whispering sweet nothings, or direct threats from myself and 3 other IT folks could bring it back to the living.  I suspect it's either a bad power supply or the motherboard. 

The PC's 4 or 5 years old so replacing the motherboard really isn't worth it.  You can't even get the one that is a close approximation to what is in there.  J. is whispering in my ear that my birthday is coming up in 3 weeks or so, so maybe it's time to just replace it.  Yeah.....computer shopping!  :-)

I hope to be back up and running this evening and I'm looking forward to making the rounds to everyone's blogs and seeing what you've been up to.

Have a great Sunday!


  1. Hey CP,

    I made the Gruyere Cheese Puffs yesterday afternoon and they were delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. We had the same HP, and it bit the dust after 3 years... we're on a Dell now and so far, so good. I got a cheap E machine and it kept us going for 2 years, and is still in use with the grandson. Good luck in your search!

  3. Best wishes with the computer hunt! Mine died last fall and Hubs replaced it with a nice laptop :) I usually use it at my desk but like that I can move around and take it with me.

    Looking forward to when you get connected again!


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