Sunday, May 29, 2011

I broke the computer

     I cracked the screen on our computer by closing it with my headphones in it.  Fortunately, we bought the service plan, so it will be replaced free.  My documents were protected by Dropbox.  Carol lost a lot.  Particularly important were photos she had taken.  It created more stress for her to have to take it to the store and figure out what happened.  I felt badly and apologized.  I suggested I should stop using our home computers and just use the ones at the library so I do't hurt ours again.  She felt I was overreacting.  I wound up agreeing.
     Because slept in one morning missing breakfast and forgot one meal of Ensure when I was distracted by a day-long medtation, I wound up losing a pound.  That is discouraging.  I decided the interim solution to my wedding ring not fitting is to switch it to my right hand, which is enough larger,
     Today I am off to our wonderful Folklife festival.  Carol warned me I need to allow more time than before to get through the crowds with my walker, so I am off a bit earlier than I had planned.
    The present moment is musical.


  1. So glad to have seen you today. Will catch up with you via the blog.

  2. Ah the broken computer . . . One of the aspects of HD that can be difficult, just not "seeing" things or being aware of your surroundings. This is something most of us take for granted. But for HD people, when their cognitive awareness begins to diminish, it's a constant battle to try and stay on top of their game. And it becomes a time-consuming effort on the part of the caregivers as well.

    Funny thing, when I took the computer in, the tech guy told me the computer must have been dropped. I swore up and down that was not possible. I was right, but still . . . The computer now has to be shipped off to tech support and if all goes well, they will send us a voucher to replace it. Keep your fingers crossed for us.

    And for inquiring minds who want to know, I have offered to replace Marian's ring of course. But trying to get her into a jewelry store is no small feat. Wish me luck on that one too! :)

  3. Way to work together in tough times, Marian and Carol! And Marian, let Carol take you to a jewelry store. She wants to get you a ring that fits. Love to you both.