I have had a lot of inquiries into how I’m doing, so I thought I’d give a little update. I do thank you kindly for your concern!
I just got up and stripped the bed and laid back down with a throw from the couch.
Then in a bit I let them out and found myself standing in a huge sea of urine at the patio door.
When I hear her drinking water, she seems to drink a huge amount of it. So it’s no wonder. Guess it’s those new pills.
Charlie will sleep more at night, but wants out every hour during the day. Then some of the time I have to get up and lift him back up to the couch because he has a bad back.
Abi doesn’t want out during the day. But then she has all kinds of problems with heat. When she was a pup and had heart problems and asthma, a vet told me never to leave her outdoors when it’s hot.
And I never have. Either one of them.
My daughter brought me food yesterday, which was very nice of her. She’s not doing so good herself, as she’s dealing with pink eye. It’s part of being a mother of a young child I think, having pink eye.
It seems that some parts of the day I can tolerate eating more than I can at others, in terms of sensitivity. My teeth feel like I just had them worked on, like when you get a crown or something.
Most of the pain seems to have abated in other places outside my mouth, which I am thankful for.
I was supposed to give Abi her new pills twice a day for 7 days starting last Monday. (They are definitely helping with the cough, so I don’t feel so bad about not getting the cough syrup).
But after last night, I’ve cut that to 6 days, which is today. I’m washing all the bedding now.
Coffee doesn’t taste good, as I have to have it lukewarm. Food doesn’t taste very good either. Doubtful I’ll lose weight though, as that seems near impossible at my age.
Gnats are still somewhat of a problem. I have taken all the house plants outside and put them on a table that was already under the tree, because Abi will drive you darned near crazy if there’s a gnat inside anywhere.
I cannot figure out where they’re coming from. I’ve checked under both sinks, and there isn’t any moisture. I’ve checked the drains. I just can’t figure it out.
The first word that comes to mind at the sound of the birds outside is cacophonous. There’s a lot of them and they sure make a racket, to quote my grandmother.
I’ve been having to close the patio blinds during the day lately because bright light seems to hurt my eyes. Plus it keeps it cooler.
My computer is giving me problems.
This has happened to me before with another computer. The charging cord connector won’t stay in place to charge. The connection is too loose.
I’ve tried various fixes. I put a small bit of tape around the end that goes into the computer. Worked for a little bit.
Friday I looked up YouTube videos on ways to try to fix it.
After reading one idea, I took the battery out. With a big needle and tweezers, I attempted to squeeze the tiny connection inside the hole. But that fix didn’t work for more than about an hour.
I’ll either have to have it worked on, or get a new one. And this one isn’t even more than two years old, if I recollect. However, I work on a computer a good 8 hours a day. And I don’t pay over $500.
I paid a lot more for a laptop I had when I was married, and it lasted about three times longer, so maybe that’s my problem. Maybe I’m not buying one that can take the pounding a person like me gives it.
So I might have to get one on credit and pay more for a sturdier one. Still researching my options. If I have to get one, I probably do need to buy one with more memory and such, as I edit photos on here too.
Just hope I can keep the connection charged a few more days till I feel more like going out in the heat to the Geeks.
And where on earth do you go to get a computer fixed these days if not the Geeks, which is expensive?
Computers are like TVs. No one around fixes them anymore. Have you come upon a store that repairs TVs lately? It’s kind of obsolete.
I go out and water the plants and to give the birds fresh water, and dang if Charlie doesn’t manage to walk underneath most every place I go and then comes inside sopping wet.
Abi is more picky and delicate and gets in a chair while I water the plants.
So that’s how I am today.
I guess you noticed I posted two small home posts yesterday. It was not intentional. I thought I had one scheduled for Monday. So I’ve already done another post for Monday.
NOTE: And if all that wasn’t bad enough, Charlie just puked on my mattress cover while I’m washing the linens.