The black hole – I lost 3 socks, one half of three different pair, in the dryer last week. It was the dark load so I double checked all the jeans and pants to make sure they weren’t stuck in the legs, pockets or crotch. No luck. I know that there is a place where unmatched socks go. I just don’t know where it is. Before bed I went back to check the washer and there they were along with another whole pair and some underwear. Either I didn’t finish transferring from washer to dryer or they were stuck to the top of the drum and I didn’t see them. Then again there could have been a ‘socks elf’ playing with me.
Techno crap – The battery backup for my computer died this week. I hate when that happens. I went on-line and compared reviews from geeks. Do you know how long and complicated a geek review is? I learned about modified sine waves and other things that I don’t want to know. At the end of the day I still didn’t know what to buy so I bought one that was on sale. For my old one you plugged it in and then plugged your computer into it. Essentially that’s what this one did but it made me read several pages of instructions and take a series of steps to do that. I hate technology!
Frozen deliveries – There are a few things I need that I order on-line. They are all liquids, like perfume and such. I’m afraid to order. We are in a polar freeze again with the highs in the teens. I am not convinced that my order won’t get frozen somewhere along the way. During the winter the delivery men put boxes in odd places. Most of the time it doesn’t matter (what’s a frozen shirt or two?) but for drugs or liquids, I don’t want them to freeze. I’ll have to wait for at least a week. I hate winter. (I’m starting to see a hate trend here.)
Bad weather coming – The weekend weather is not good – low temps, high winds and snow. I stopped at the grocery store yesterday to pick up cat food (I’m such a good cat Mom) along with all the people who make French toast (picking up eggs, milk and bread). In our house a storm with high winds means we may lose power so instead of worrying about food we power up all our devices so we can read during an outage. Times have changed.
Sad news – January to March is always “death time” in my family. If anyone dies, they do it when the weather is cold, snowy or rainy. There must be statistics to back me up. It happened in our family again this week. My oldest living aunt died at age 101. She was one of my favorite people growing up, a really genuine lovely lady. She will be buried on one of the coldest days of the winter but we will celebrate her life. Funerals have become the new reunion for my large extended family.
How was your week?