After 22 days without a computer--but who's counting except me--I'm back on the grid as the lovely Lucas North and Roz Myers say on the BBC's MI-5, the best spy show around. I've missed you all--blog, facebook, and e-chat friends. The dailies are just not the same without knowing what everyone is up to. Has Boscoe decided to eat his dinner so he can get his insulin shot? Did Debs win the garden shed contest? Has Otto the black lab growing out of the chewing stage and graduated from puppy school with distinction? Has Riley T Coyote gotten any help with squirrel wars? And what about vacation and cute grands photos? And how many people actually believe Congressman Wiener doesn't recognize his own underpants?
Since my computer crashed on May 5 I've been heading to the library for some speedy checks of e-mails once a week, but that's all. Can tell you life as we know it does go on without technology, but it's not that much fun. Productive though. I've cleaned the basement after 25 years in this house. The yard is in decent shape. Most everything in the house has been honed down, de-cluttered and re-organized. I've read many, many books, including some new Scandinavian crime writers in preparation for my upcoming travels to that part of the world. Willie has enjoyed long daily walks. But now I'm ready to start frittering away some quality time on the computer again.
Thanks to my Geek Squad friend for gifting me the innards from her old computer and rescuing all the precious stuff from my hard drive and installing it on her gift computer. She swears that she was ready to buy a new computer, but I'm not convinced. Anyway, I'm grateful though. This friend is back in business and will be coming around to check on all of you this weekend. Yippee!
- Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.