Still no computer and not likely for another week or so. Without my bookmarks, WordPress is making life more difficult. I’m composing on the beloved husband’s computer which is older than mine and slower than molasses in January but it works. The “computer guy” was supposed to come yesterday to give last rites but he was a no show. (Didn’t I tell you they are squirrelly?) After waiting all day (and losing any level of productivity) he called to say he got hung up with a Windows 11 installation. Doesn’t give me warm fuzzies.
I’m buying a new computer today. Yay! But onto other news. I had planned to walk with my old walking buddy today. I had her contact info on my “dearly departed” computer (there is something for paper address books!). I had to research her and luckily I got her phone number.
Her husband died the Monday before Thanksgiving and I haven’t seen her since. We had a few very short emails — me saying I hope she was ok and she saying she was but clearly wasn’t.
The day before her husband’s death, she was hacked and someone cleaned out her bank accounts and was just the tip of the iceberg. The death certificates got lost and it took three months to finally get them. You need that to start any closing process. Her TV broke and a bunch of other things happened. This is a 87 year old woman alone. Don’t let the number fool you. You would peg her at her late 60s and she has a level of energy that I admire. She has spunk!
All that makes my series of misfortunes pale in comparison. We are getting together next week and I’m sure there will be blog fodder. I doubt if I’ll get a word in edgewise (one of my mom’s favorite saying about me) but we’ll both feel better at the end. I met her at my ladies gym many years ago and although we weren’t “friends” there we have since developed a caring relationship. Of the people I considered friends from the gym, I don’t hear from any of them. (Yes, I do reach out occasionally.)
In the meantime I will continue connecting with a patchwork of devices so I’ll see you around somehow. Maybe on my Kindle or my phone. My lap top is also refusing to work.