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North Lawrence, New York, United States
I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back to the Drawing Board

I have to say that this new round of assessments in my life have been complicated to say the least. Between technology issues, my own issues, my horse's issues, it has been challenging and for some, quitting would have sounded really good! But for me, I keep pushing forward as I know this is a life-long journey.

So, the good news is that I finally have my laptop (Dell Latitude D830) and camcorder (Canon ZR930) talking to each other (talk about a touchy relationship). I actually used my sister's boyfriend's laptop to get my L2 Online Assessment submitted. After a great deal of work, I believe my laptop has a motherboard issue which makes powering the firewire port (4pin) a problem and this is the data transfer port for the camcorder to laptop. As an interim fix, yesterday I bought a new, I/O Card 3 port IEEE 1394 Firewire CardBus Adapter (6 pin to 4 pin) and it works! I can get the video now without a problem (but the motherboard will still need to be replaced--fortunately under warranty). During all of this troubleshooting (since March) I even had Canon replace the firewire port on the camcorder to rule it out (they are great by the way and stand by their products), bought new cables, ran several system upgrades and checks (hardware and software), etc.

The bad news is that Rick, while trying to tape "take two" of freestyle, inadvertently taped over part of my first attempt, "take one" at freestyle so, I have nothing to submit. It could have been my fault but I thought I cued it right for him. I am using a new tape next time. So, I have to start from scratch---which is probably a good thing anyway! LOL I'll keep you posted.

The photos is of Whiskey and I on "freestyle take one" day.

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