|The rains came--very briefly!|
Yes I am naive especially when it comes to computers. You see when a repairman tells me that everything is OK I believe them. And since I wouldn't know where to start checking except for turning the Internet on/off I can't determine that for myself. Now once I start using my computer I notice things--like: THE VOLUME IS OFF!!! I do know how to check to see if it's muted and that doesn't seem to be the problem but even though I often turn the volume very low so I can appreciate something else I do like having the sounds that come with certain games or whatever. Anyway after checking with Robert (the guy who came on Sunday) via e-mail I know that unless other things begin to go wrong we are not going to call them again. He did give me suggestions--none of which solved the problem--and the price he quoted just to get this problem officially diagnosed is more than I care to pay especially since we just paid them for the previous repairs. Guess we'll "wait and see" what happens!|
An appointment with my local family doctor was scheduled for yesterday at 2:15 and I did go for that. She confirmed what the ER doc said--strained muscles in my back. She did give me a presc
We actually had a little bit of rain last night and this morning. Sid was able to mow the front/back yards AND the entire orchard so that was good. You might remember that we keep the back orchard without mowing except right around the trees; someone comes to cut that and makes hay for their winter feedings. A win/win situation which really helps us a lot.
Today Sid spent a good portion of the time trying to get rid of a huge branch that fell during strong winds the other day. Naturally this happened in the area that he had just cleaned up so it was a little frustrating. I don't think he finished with that because the branch is still slightly attached where it's too high for him to reach with the chain saw. He did what he could today and will do more work on that later on.
Late this morning there was knock on our front door. I went to answer it and was greeted by an elderly gentleman who asked if I knew him. I did not but he knew Sid very well. I hollered at Sid to come to the door and as it turns out it was one of his former teachers. The man is almost 80 years old but he speaks like a young man; his hearing is excellent and his sense of humor is terrific. He is really "up on things" in the world especially his Catholic faith AND politics. We really enjoyed visiting with him today and Sid told him to stop by any time.
Randi has been enjoying her computer again as I have been too. It's amazing how we get used to those machines the latest in technology and seem to be lost without them. The cell phone has become a "must" in our lives. Sometimes I think of my little sister Janet who died when she was only 19 (in 1975). Somehow she always was able to contact Mom no matter where Mom went or what she was doing. The cell phone would have been attached to her ear I'm sure. Mom would not have had a chance to get away. LOL
Although I initially balked at using a cell phone I truly love having one now. It keeps me in touch with our kids and of course with Sid. No matter where he goes he'll call and let me know when he's on his way home. And of course I do the same. In fact during those times when he forgets his phone at the Cottage and heads off into the orchards or the woods I get quite upset with him because I cannot reach him. And because he is so like his Dad who used to cut himself or fall or whatever no matter what he was doing I worry when I cannot get in touch with him. He rarely forgets it but just in case----
I just received a call from a sister-in-law regarding a picture of me that showed up on a "singles" site that my young nephew "googled" just for fun. I don't know how that happened but I can assure you that EONS.COM will be hearing from me very soon. This site a site for people over 50 years of age should not be sharing these pictures with anyone else. In fact I have stopped putting pictures on that site to prevent such a thing from happening. We'll see what happens--
Well I guess that's enough for tonight. Randi and I will be heading to Lockport in a couple of days. Until then have a great week.
QUOTE: "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young compassionate with the aged sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday you will have been all of these."
--George Washington Carver
NOTE: All I will say to this one is: AMEN! Nah! You know I'll add my own ideas here but read this carefully. Notice how it's our treatment of different ages that shows our own ability to deal with them--tenderness compassion sympathy tolerance--things that we often don't even think about until we have the opportunity to share them with others. Little ones need our tenderness (and our compassion sympathy tolerance) at various times in their lives and WE need to receive those same virtues from others. Treating others the way we would like to be treated--that's exactly what this quote means to me--and I pray I can follow that advice.