SoCS: link

I have a new laptop and its given me so many problems. Well, not the laptop but the new Mail app windows now gives you. It sucks!

I finally ‘linked’ my two email accounts, my real one and the one given to me, after a couple of weeks of ‘no contacts’ ‘nothing in sent’ and seemingly, no one writing to me. Luckily one of my friends persevered and found out I was not getting ‘reply’s. I got over 700 letters in my inbox. Letters I had deleted long ago but were all there again, since January. I don’t know why. This morning I went all through them, deleting each one in case I lost a contact.

I spent so much time running around link after link; sometimes I just got lost! But I think I’ve got it down now. And today I put in my wireless mouse after trying to copy and paste again with my finger unsuccessfully to link my post here. Its linking me up so much easier!

Another scorching hot weekend. Making masks, watching TV, Zooming with a friend tonight. My area is in Stage 3 but I’m still in Stage 1!

SoCS: song

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “song.” First, find a picture–the closest one to you. Your prompt is the title and/or the lyrics of the first song that comes to mind when you look at the picture. Have fun!

I’m here! I did it!

Holy Moly, my old desktop computer finally died last weekend. I was having trouble starting it up so I left it on. Then it didn’t like to wake up. Then it would not start up at all.

So last Monday I went farther than I have been since this pandemic started. I was a bit worried about Mercury in retrograde and buying something as important as a new computer. But I am isolated enough; being without a computer would be awful.

Mercury in retrograde got me in 2 detours. I tried to leave early which is hard on the bladder for a long drive but with the detour time I was almost crying I had to go so bad. I shopped at Superstore first. Happily it was quite empty.

The next detour was on the way to Staples to get a computer. The main route is a bridge that was closed so it took you through town another way.

At Staples the first 2 laptops I wanted were sold out. He said: “I can call you when it comes in.” I said, “I’m not leaving without a computer.” The thought of doing that all over again . . . forget it.

After leaving with my new laptop, the detour turned me around and I ended up in a subdivision. I almost started to cry again when I came to a stop sign; Albert St. Hallelujah! the road home!

So today; thank you WordPress for helping me learn new things on my laptop:

First look around at the first picture you see and think of a song. OK, there it is; a card on my cork board. I have to set up my scanner to my new computer and figure out how to crop. Plugged in the USB and the program sprung up in lightening speed.

I did not know how to copy and paste without a mouse so I had to Google that. Good! now I know. I was so happy when that link came up!

So I looked a this card and thought of a song;undefined

Ok so its in the wrong place. Do you know how long it took me to figure out how to do that?

And now, for the final screw up. I thought of a song called Don’t Look Back by Bob Dylan. Got another Don’t Look Back. Realized the words are not Don’t Look Back, they are Don’t Think Twice.

I have screwed this post up so many times; things going in the wrong place then everything jammed up into one spaceless block.

Getting old is a drag. With a week or so of my computer slowly giving up the ghost one would think I would remember to back up my photos. I didn’t.

Here is the last verse to the song I thought of; I spent too long trying to copy the whole thing.

So long honey, babe
Where I’m bound, I can’t tell
Goodbye’s too good a word, babe
So I’ll just say fare thee well
I ain’t saying you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don’t mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time

But don’t think twice, it’s all right

SoCS: toss

Its a toss up if I’m going to write this post or not. I don’t have much to talk about so I’ll end up tossing it away.

Here in Ontario, Canada we have moved into Stage 2. Most stores are open, the beaches are open although they are too crowded. We are having a major and very long heat wave and the water is very high so I’m not going to the beach. I never did all summer anyway unless the kids were coming because I hate crowds. If its hot, its crowded.

Now crowds are something to be avoided more than ever. So I’m still in Stage 1. I go to the local grocery store once a week and stay home. I have a long morning routine; computer stuff then dishes from the night before. We have no rain in sight and its very, very hot so I water the front plants in the morning and the back plants late afternoon. I’m sew up a mask or two. I’m not selling them, I’m making them as gifts.

When I get sick of sewing I go to the TV. I have satellite TV and Netflix, always something to watch. I have food and air conditioning. I live in a nice peaceful place with birds singing, I can open the windows early in the morning before the heat sets in.

I chide myself, feel guilty, if I complain because I realize how good I have it. That’s why its a toss-up to even write this: its really hard being alone all the time. Waking up alone; doing this routine again alone; watching TV alone. It really wears on your sanity.

I’m not sure if people think I’m used to this or I like this because I’m an introvert but no one asks me how I feel. No neighbour checks in on me. I go days without even a text. But last night I got a text; asking how my sister is! WTF! Why don’t you write and ask her how she is? She can barely get a moment alone!

You know who else I hear from? My ex. I won’t even get into how much I want to toss the phone out the front door, listening to him. Its emotional torture. This is who I married. I ended up alone but somehow I still have him in my life. Again; WTF?

The heat is not helping one bit! Having to close the windows and living room curtains and stay inside is even more depressing.

See why I would want to toss this post? But I’m not going to. I need to say it.