Can I Breath – Week 3 Blog Post

I thought last week was one of the most challenging weeks for me, But I think this week was a nightmare and over the top for challenging. I had so many obstacles that I came across this week. I was so frustrated and was thinking I was not going to make it through my assignments. My daughter told me stop thinking so negatively and just concentrate on what assignment I have to do next.
My week started out pretty good, at least I thought so, and then my brother-in-law had to have surgery. It is just me in my sister in the DC metro area; the rest of my family live in New York and Pennsylvania. I knew I had to be there for her and I was OK with getting a little behind to be there for her.

I had to go to New York for a family event; then the unthinkable happen, I had 2 laptops with me thinking I had all of my bases covered and both of them were having issues. I was so happy that my daughter decided to buy me another laptop to help me out. I thought my troubles were over, NOT because now my daughter’s Wi-Fi was not working and she is in grad school. So she needs the internet just as much as I did, every 5-10 minutes we would get disconnected from the internet. Of course, my daughter stated that this never happened and I needed to close anything I was not using. That did not help, it was awful, because I was already behind with posting my assignments and this was not helping me at all. I was not able to post all of my assignments and also stayed in New York an extra day to try and just work on everything because I would have been driving and would not be able to do any assignments. I was so exhausted and stayed up until 2:30 am, and then tried to get a couple of hours sleep before I drove back to Fredericksburg. Got on the highway around 6:00 a.m., and as soon as I got home from my drive, I started working and editing assignments that had errors because I could not get to them, due to connectivity and computer issues. So I am thankful I finally think I got everything up and posted correctly and my main laptop is working also.

I pray week 4 will be better than week 3. I downloaded the Audacity, but have not really gotten a chance to work in it and get comfortable using it.  I have been trying to learn a little about the GarageBand, it was pretty good, but I still have a lot to learn.  There were some things I could not find in my GarageBand and had to use my daughter’s laptop to get some of the vocals I needed.

I have been receiving a lot of positive and helpful feedback to help me with my links and it was very appreciated.  I think I finally got it right, :).  So thanks to my fellow classmates.
Here are my assignments for the week below:

DailyCreate 9

DailyCreate 10

DailyCreate 11

DailyCreate 12




Foley-Charlie Chaplin

Blog – Foley-Charlie Chaplin

Audio Assignment-Shocking Teenager

Audio Assignment Dialogue Mashup

Sound Effect Story


Blog Post Panic and Emotional


I am not sure if the comments suppose to go in here as well.




Panic and Emotional

This seems like the week from hell, I thought everything would go smoothly after last weekend when I was having internet issues. This week tops it all, my sister calls me on Wednesday and tells me my brother-in-law having surgery to clear some blockage from his heart valves on Thursday. I had to be there for her so after work I made time to be with her after the surgery. Now I am pushing it because now I do not really have that much time to get my assignments done and I have to go out of town for a family event. So Friday is here and I figured that I am prepared because I have 2 laptops with me just in case one gives me problems. So after my 5 1/2 hour drive to New York, I get to my daughter’s house and she is not there but I have a key.

So I am ready to sign on and do some assignments, I tried connecting to her internet with the key code and everything with my main laptop. Not what I expected, I kept getting an error message. Long story short, it would not work for some reason. I tried using my back-up mini laptop, of course it is slow as turtles and I cleared out my trash to speed it up a little. I think I was able to view some posts and comment on one thing, then the all of a sudden I am getting an error message stating not responding, so instead of using Firefox, I switched to Google Chrome and still got the same error. It took me 40 minutes just to get to the assignment page and view the next assignment. I am panicking and my daughter comes in and is trying to reassure me that she is going to fix the problem and to calm down it is probably something that I am doing wrong.

Panic attack


She tried to see why my main laptop would not work and did some computer resolutions and nothing. The end result was my daughter stated she would buy me another computer because I really need one and since I have always made sure she had her necessities for school, that is the least she could do for me. I was so grateful and am so touched by her words. Now I am pressed for time and not sure I will get everything done in time, but I will do my best.


My New computer

This is why I talked about road blocks, you never know when they come and how you get through them 🙂