Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Three days older and deeper in debt.
I can heartily recommend Sara Lee's Chocolate Ganache cheese cake for a birthday unless you're surrounded by friends who also like it. Divine but I don't know about the salted Caramel one, it could be a bit rich. Mother enjoyed it, thought it was her birthday.
The wedding magazines are in the bin, the carport and the lounge but I have a bookcase. Now I just have to turn it that 180 degrees and fill it boxes of jewellery making stuff. And open the door to the wardrobe and find out what's hiding in there that I couldn't get to before.
It has taken me five days to drag the recycle bin to the nature strip and it's only a third full of magazines. I'll kill anyone I find bin dumping because I'm still not sure the truck will be able to lift it. I couldn't even wheel it, I had to drag it bit by bit but the truck is stronger than I am. I figure if it takes this load, I could get away with half full or more. The trick is to leave it near the front gate and load it there. And one bit of luck, I did it in the 5 minutes of sunshine we had today, cancelling that luck was getting to the Home in pouring rain.
Computer went on strike again. This time I didn't get a patient person, they put me through to Microsoft where I did the merry-go-round with pressing numbers until they hung up on me. So I rang the the daily service and bounced the technical difficulties. This poor girl tried everything but because I couldn't even bring up the broadband connect/tool/ text thing,(dashboard, I knew it would come to me) she couldn't get remote control. So we wandered through various parts of this and that which I'd never seen before, poking buttons, deleting, putting back until we finally got the dashboard on the screen. She didn't know what she did, neither did I but we cheered and then took a leap of faith and turned it off and turned it on, thanks to the computer spirit who finally took pity on us. I am supposed to send an sms to say how helpful Maria was but I don't know how to do that.
On the other hand I have made my first mobile phone call. And I have put in 5 numbers to call. And I changed my ringtone. Actually the ringtones were so sweet that I wasted half an hour just playing with them. I also had another Microsoft scam call on the landline and to top it off and bank scam call. I've also taken notice of River's warning about mail scams. I was waiting for the letter with my Census number but they sent me the whole form and a pre-paid envelope to send back. Now I just have to decide whether this time, I'm Jedi, Druid or Pureblood.
And for the few who believe in such things, I had a birthday gift from my dead son. Two beautiful mounds of violets flowering under the apple tree. I've never seen them before, never planted them and they have never flowered there in all the years the tree has grown. Violets were our symbol and he loved the wild bush violets but I could never get them to grow. Twenty-one years he's been gone and it only seems like yesterday. Ex daughter in law also says she gets visions of him whenever she sees a blue wren, her prophetic gifts obviously aren't in tune with the 80 tonne blue wren I'm trying to conjure up to hit her right in the arse. That brightened me up, I think I'll go have pudding.