I hate stupid – Especially on me. I recently replaced my wonky Kindle. The new one is awesome. It has Alexa but except for information commands I need subscriptions (music, movies, etc). Boogers. I hate to throw things out so I was looking to see if I could fix up the old one for my sis-in-law to use for games. One problem was the cover. The auto wake/sleep function no longer worked. I emailed the company. After a few middle of the night emails I had no answers except to buy a new cover. I went on-line and started reading reviews. Something started percolating in the back of my head. “Cutouts line up perfectly.” “I can turn it on and off without taking off the cover.” I took my old Kindle and nothing lined up. At all! Not even imperfectly. I had the damn cover on upside down and that was the whole problem. *bangs head on table* It’s not like I didn’t spend hours googling my issues. Argh! (I will never again mock those customer service people who ask me if I have my computer plugged in!) Now I have two wonderful Kindles, one of which will tell me what the temperature is anywhere in the world.
Not all is bad – During this fiasco I pulled up my receipts from the old Kindle purchased 4-1/2 years ago. I paid $220 more for that one than the new one which is bigger and better (so they say). Wow! I know electronic prices have dropped but that’s a lot (60%). Makes me feel better for being stupid.
Unconventional? – The Kindle was handed to the beloved husband at 9 p.m. from a guy in a nondescript SUV driving by. All he said was that it was unconventional but here it is. Any port in a storm. Reminded me of the guys with the raincoat on the streets of New York City. “Want a Rolex cheap little girl?”
Family – I had dinner with the women in my family this week. We do this a few times a year and it’s always fun. Three of us are blood relation and two are long-tenured in-laws (and I say that in the most loving way). The related portion has a vague family resemblance but we all are very similar. We all range from lily-white to off-white with some age spots thrown in. We have vastly different interests which makes it all interesting. I am lucky to be part of this group.
Surprised or not – Two men we know lost their wives in the very early spring. Both deaths were preceded by a few weeks to a few months of a devastating diagnosis. Both were shockers. One was middle-aged and the other older. Both had great marriages. Both men were in other relationships by the end of the summer. A long time ago someone told me that men who are in happy marriages are anxious to remarry while women not so much. It always surprises me but I am very happy for both of them. (As a public service announcement, people are still dying of cancer. Many forms are not detected early enough for effective treatment. This includes people who take care of themselves.)
So how was your week?