Wesley Chapel, Florida (hot and humid)
There is no sense in posting the temperature daily. It’s Florida in the summer, which means it’s hot, sticky and will more than likely rain somewhere every day for a little while.
Here’s what happened, in case anyone else runs into the same thing.
A few days ago, I got an email from Google telling me there was suspicious activity on my G-Mail account. It appears someone in Chile tried to hack into my account. They recommended I change my password.
My first thought was, how do I really know this email is from Google? I did not follow any links from the email, but went directly to my Google account, which told me the same thing.
The last time I changed my Yahoo password, I ran into a bit of trouble, so I really didn’t want to change this one, but I decided I had better change this one.
Google gave me the option of having a 2 step verification to make it harder for anyone to get into my accounts. I had to authorize my computers, net books and Android phone, one time with this 2 step verification code. The code was sent to my phone. It worked just fine. The instructions were clear, short and easy. There was a list of some programs that might not be compatible with the 2 step verification, but I didn’t see any that I currently used, so I kind of forgot about it.
The first time I tried to post with Live Writer, I got an error message saying they couldn’t log onto my Blogger account. There was no mention of needing the 2 step verification code, so I tried to log in using my new Google password. It failed. Several times!
We were busy getting ready to leave Georgia and then 3 days of driving to get back here, so I didn’t have much time to work on the problem.
Rick and Erin both mentioned in a comment about the two step verification and it got me to thinking. Sure enough, Live Writer is one of those programs that doesn’t work with the regular two step verification.
I checked back to the emails I received from Google when I was changing the passwords over, and there was a link to get programs running that weren’t compatible with the regular two step verification.
Here is the information needed to set this up if it comes up for anyone else. I cannot include the link Google sent me because it was specific to my accounts. But if you follow the directions, it’s very easy.
So…….Welcome back Live Writer!
Some comments have stated they have always used Blogger and have no problem with it. All I can say is to try Live Writer once and you probably won’t go back. That’s what happened to me. I think it was Rick that suggested it, and once I used it, I never wanted to use Blogger again. I love Google, but they really could do better on this one.
Another commenter said they used Blogger, but composed the blog in a word document then cut and pasted. Why not just compose the document once…in Live Writer. No need to take that second step.
So….don’t be afraid (Sherry) to occasionally change your passwords. There is life after a password change!
I debated on what title I should use for this post. It was between “Grumpy Guy Part Three” and the one I used.
Yes, I had another day of a grumpy guy.
Only this grumpy guy was closer to home. Much closer. : )
He has had a tooth ache, so he has an excuse, but I”m really getting tired of grumpy people. To top it off, we went over to visit Mom and she was grumpy too! Sheesh!
Al went to the dentist yesterday and has another appointment Monday for a root canal, so hopefully that will help his mood.
oh yeah….he’s going to kill me.
Now that I have LW back and can easily and quickly post pictures, I wanted to post a few more from the Georgia mountains.
This was a view from Black Rock Mountain State Park.
We went for a half mile hike down to the falls and it about killed us. I guess it was the elevation.
The falls were nice, but not spectacular, but there were some beautiful flowers near the falls and that made my day.
I don’t know if these were Mountain Laurel, or Rhododendron? Sherry???
One other day we made a trip back to the town they call “Alpine Helen.” It’s a touristy little few blocks with all alpine style buildings.
What you don’t see in these photos is the very popular river right across the street.
Tubing is very big this time of year.
While we were watching, we noticed a woman hop out of her tube and walk back up river. It was only about knee deep, but the water was flowing pretty good and she had some difficulty. Fortunately, she had on shoes.
I wondered why she had gotten out of her tube, but soon found out there was a young girl standing in the area before the rapids. If she had gone over the rapids without a tube, she would probably have been hurt.
I assume that was Mama coming to the rescue. She got back to the girl, grabbed her hand and tried to help her to shore. The girl didn’t have on shoes (or a life vest) and was having some trouble. We tried to see how we could help. There were no life rings on the dock we were standing on.
Finally, we walked up river. Mama and the girl had nearly made it to shore, but were having trouble the last few steps up the river bank. Al walked down to the river bank and held out his hand for the girl. She was freezing cold, but appeared to be okay. Mama got out with no problems, probably because she had on shoes.
Lesson learned. Children should probably be wearing life vests and everyone should have on shoes.
This little guy lived at the campground we where we were staying. The picture was taken through a very dirty window. We don’t have Chipmunks in Florida, at least not that I’ve ever seen, so he was a treat to watch.