Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Hello again, dear friends (anyone left)
I have been a bit off the planet for the past couple of weeks. I really needed to be sick, in a deck chair surrounded by servants and watching the water. I'm sure I would have recovered much quicker.
I have done so much running around for mother since the new people took over the Home that I finally fell in a heap. Real fun trying to sort out 3 different types of pain and treat each one. I was worried about one thing. Sister used to tell me about the ward cat, he always slept on the bed of the next to depart, never leaving until the spirit did. So the Ice Bear slept with me for 3 days, always with one paw on my arm then on the 4th, he went back to sleeping on my chair. Spooky.
So today I ran about for myself. I've been saving for a new toilet was half way there before I went to the pokies on Saturday as one does after being locked up for two weeks and only a visit to mother to break the sick monotony. I talked to the lady beside me after she had a nice win and crap to her for telling me she'd just won 2 grand on a machine downstairs but my minor win was just as good for me. On the way to cash out, I put $20 in a shiny new machine and bells and whistles dinged as I won a jackpot. I nearly banged the collect button through the machine, I didn't want temptation because I'd just won a brand new toilet. (I really hoped I didn't yell that out loud) I was out of there in a flash and counting what I had saved at home. This is just not your ordinary toilet, it's 48cm high for people with long legs or crapola knees and it better be worth the $745.00. Now I just have to save the money for the plumber although he agreed that I should get the essential first and we'd work out the rest later. I did take a photo with me to make sure I was getting the right fitting and how embarrassment, standing in that shiny white spotless showroom with a photo showing up the dust and dead spiders under the S bend.
Kept going to Southland and my sister rings and my mobile drops dead. I mean, it's only 12 years old but it wasn't keeping the charge longer than 2 or 3 hours which was all I needed when I was out, for the Home in case mother did decide to ride the stairway. What a nightmare to get a new one. I went for the Post Office not Optusnet because they don't like pre-paid customers. Last time they told me to go next door to Big W and anyway if they'd asked me the number I couldn't remember it because it was on the dead phone. I'm glad the PO wasn't busy, the girls hadn't seen anything so old and couldn't get it open to check the sim card. Apparently sim cards are smaller now but they weren't allowed to open the new box unless I bought it and the sim card wouldn't have my number. Guess what, the old one is on charge and I'm still unpacking the new one. What does it matter if it's a different number, I don't have anyone ring me, I'm unfriended on mobiles. I do need the numbers on the old phone. It just takes me time to adjust to anything new, the battery has to go in then the sim card then call to activate then put money in etc etc. And it's a slide phone, looks like I'll be taking the instructions around with me for a while. Why do they make things so difficult, like the computer, I was very satisfied with XP so why didn't they give us non-nerds the option of staying with XP and letting the tech nerds go to Windows 10. I gave Windows 10 3 days trial and then wiped it. I have a desktop, no ipad, tablet, iphone, laptop, or whatever the Hub is. I want my XP back.
And Reece Plumbing wanted $55 to deliver a toilet approx 3kms after what I just paid. They should have been overjoyed to carry it here on their backs.
I feel better, I'm eating ice-cream again but can't look chocolate in the face.
Or immigration minister Dutton, what a steaming pile of merde.
But Miss O'Dyne sent me a postcard of Port Fairy, that made me happy.