I'm a little behind with posting, partly because of my frustrations with Microsoft Outlook. On Monday, this error message popped up:
"The file C:\Users\...Outlook.pst has reached its maximum size. To reduce the amount of data in this file, select some items that you no longer need, and then permanently delete them by pressing SHIFT+DELETE. You could also consider using the new Outlook Personal Folders file (.pst) introduced with Outlook 2003 that provides greater capacity for storing items and folders."
Most of my time since then has been spent trying to resolve the problem. I'm unable to delete anything in the program, and I can't send or receive emails with it. Of course, I can access my emails at my online account, but all my address book, calendar, and saved emails reside in my Outlook account on my hard drive.
Wednesday, I engaged in an online chat with a technical support representative from Microsoft. I don't think he'd ever heard of this issue before. He even suggested that I contact my email provider to see if they could help with my software issue. Then he told me that he could fix it for a fee...$99 minimum, or $149 for a year's worth of technical support.
I've created a new Outlook account, so I'm back in business with sending and receiving emails; but it looks as if I'm going to have to recreate my address book and calendar. And there are those few emails that arrived just before the error message was received that are going to be difficult to answer.
Ah, well...that's life in the computer age, isn't it?
Well, let's look at some photos to get our minds off such things. Here are a few more photos taken at Ouabache State Park earlier this month.
Queen Anne's Lace, only partially in bloom, looking very delicate and lacy.
Pearl Crescent Butterfly, a smallish butterfly, partially hidden by grass.
I think this is a young Eastern Bluebird, but I won't swear to it.
I shot this photo of the crescent moon on August 8, after returning home from an afternoon at Ouabache.
Looking at these photos again restores a little peace to my somewhat frazzled spirit.