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Another Brief Essay

Today was food truck day again.  Making out the order and making room in the freezer as usual took time from recording stuff better here.  So did several other things during the past week, especially a badly upset stomach and chasing after the subsequent clean up.  Fortunately nursing service this week was good, and a new aide that might stay for a while is now on the scene; but, the latter’s just for two hours a week and the nursing service is about finished for this time around.  Physical and occupational therapy may be in the works.

Both the Friendly Visitor and the Helping Lady business seem to have died.  The new aide might manage to cover the latter and a new idea is going into the works that might manage to cover the former.  The cell phone still does not work right and there’s been no chance to do a thing about it, but the Security Check Lady is still managing to get through and there is now a working community telephone in the lobby.  Computer stuff also has had little attention, but getting online still happens.  The Diary’s Blog and the projects aren’t doing well.

Lunch Lady came Friday and brought a whole dozen ready to eat eggs.  There has been no word yet about Young Friend’s jury duty being finished.  Older Friend’s had to cut back on what he can do as personal needs are taking up his time.  He stopped by yesterday with supplies, but he wasn’t able to gather and haul out the trash yesterday.  He did come extra Saturday, since the grocery list wasn’t sent to him.  He also took home a huge plant to re-pot as that was falling over from too much weight on one side, and he watered the rest.

Sometimes one can only hope for the best. 🙂

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Sick Leave, Big Trouble

Today’s “essay” is brief for sure.  Regarding sick leave, things seem to be getting worse and there may be some sick leave.  And, screwed scheduling (Thursday’s nurse came Friday and supposed aide services never showed up on Wednesday among other things) does not help with possible recovery.  As for “big trouble,” in addition to the still present computer problems, the cell phone situation is a bit worse due to unwillingness to add money as well as opportunity to ask stuff.

The Diary’s Blog has a posting as that was started early.  It’s not done up neat or with pictures, but some words are there.  The cell phone does now seem to have some strange voice connection, but it does not work right.  The computer works with some jiggling around if the mouse stops abruptly, but that is far from easy to use.  A nursing visit scheduled for this coming week (plus physical therapist) is supposed to be the last of the post hospital stay home care and eliminates it.

Young Friend is reportedly tied up in jury duty, so he can’t help with anything at the moment.  Older Friend had some other requests for help and had to cut back some on what he could do.  The “Friendly Visitor” matter hasn’t been sorted out as of morning.  A Distant Friend is/was on a trip and not available.  However, it may be that the new Helping Lady can be called, and the Security Check Lady is still in contact.  Housekeeping and personal care is promised for Wednesday.

Things can’t always be good in River City. 😦

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Update

Well, it’s new systems to learn, new people on the scene and newish events to consider. First, the people…. Young Friend is still around (as is known at this point) but a second Young Friend, this one dealing with computers, has entered the picture. And, at this point, how to identify him hasn’t been decided. Older Friend is still around, but his circumstances have changed somewhat and exactly how isn’t certain. Among other things, yesterday’s Sunday visit was mostly re-scheduled for today. And, due to an emergency room visit, a bunch of medically related stuff has been handed to him. At least he is still around to be lending a hand in the assorted emergencies that turn up.

In regard to some changes in regard to people…. At the top of the list, the Lunch Lady quit that job and a new Lunch Person is in the works, the revelation of who/what is expected in about two weeks. It’s likely the eggs will be a more difficult matter, but they’re promised. They made many a quick, nourishing meal. A new Helping Lady came Saturday, but she’s not an older woman. She’s a student, very good, but it might be better to identify her differently, which also has not been decided. There’s also a follow up to do on a lady in the building. At present, nursing service is scheduled for twice a week, to which things could be added. Bug inspection is due tomorrow as is a nurse.

There are now two computers at hand that are usable, but neither one is comfortable. The habit was to use the touchpad and button, but the button wasn’t fixed. It is a matter of revert to using a mouse, which is different. Since practically everything was wiped out except the latest version of Windows, stuff has to be copied from the old computer as well as found again. Some things won’t ever be found again. In addition there are newer versions of various things, including email that have to be learned. It’s going to be a very long process to become as functional as before. Ordinary changes, like the food truck being switched to this coming Saturday due to holiday does not help matters much.

Hopes are that everyone had a good holiday.

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Just Testing Here

There were plans to run a test to see about getting postings up.  The system vanished.  However, if this works, things may just barely be back in action.  Being certain about it won’t be for a while.

It’s hoped everyone has a lovely Labor Day holiday weekend.  🙂

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Autumn Already?

The big, big matter of lease renewal starts tomorrow.  That’s first a bunch of paperwork in the office.  They set a time to show up and say what to bring in advance.  If this is not too convenient, one must go make other arrangements very soon.  A problem arose not that long ago on insurance matters.  Needed information was on record in the files, but the office didn’t find it until a new copy was obtained.  And that isn’t all of the matter.  There’s also an upkeep inspection (Wednesday). 

It promises to be a super busy week.  The leasing stuff isn’t the only big thing.  In addition, there are plans to call the likely scooter repair shop to come and check out that problem when Older Friend can also be around, and this coming weekend will be the time for the deliveries by the Lunch Lady and the food truck.  (There’s always need to do some adjusting in the freezer for those.)  The computer has an update which is said (on the notice) to take a long time now delayed for a week. 

Young Friend did come and got the rent money orders plus some cash.  He did a few odd bits around the place as well.  Older Friend came Sunday with some supplies and also did some stuff like he usually does.  A note was sent to the Avon Lady about being very busy, and a note went up on a bulletin board for a new Helping Lady.  The latter probably won’t unearth one, but it’s worth a try.  The happy little lobby decorators have put out some pumpkin and leaf decorations suitable for October. 

Days and nights are what people make of them. Work 

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Back To Start?

A real bad thing:  young friend did not make it for the hoped for visit.  An emergency got in his way.  Another bad thing’s the fact that the new Helping Lady quit.  She can’t be blamed somewhat as the apartment building plumbing stuff just as the routine was to start threw everything out of whack for nearly the entire month.  Additionally, she was called for emergency help since being sicker also happened.  Older Friend went far above normal help making up for both those sudden absences. 

Both the food truck and the Lunch Lady were due like over the weekend and that went pretty well; but, there wasn’t a chance for looking into Avon things.  Matters such as phone card and money orders for the rent take precedence, not to mention too much about just trying to recover from being more sick than’s usual.  (Again, it’s a minor miracle blog posting both places got done, although The Diary has a rather poor topic.)  There hasn’t been a chance for scooter repair or computer update.  

On the bright side it seems someone has been found to get the post office box mail.  Actually it’s two someones.  It’s very possible that problem may be solved.  Young Friend’s still to come, he said.  The doctor should be coming fairly soon.  The weather has been good, but that means adjusting HVAC settings over and over again to compensate for chilly nights.  Special interests, of course, still are going nowhere.  They have not been forgotten.  And, there’s cash in hand with bills paid. 

Life can be a matter of hangin’ in there. Confused smile 

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Gee, July’s Over With….

Well, first the apology to those followers who last week got version #1 of the posting.  This literary masterpiece may be read a half-dozen times before “publish” is hit, including a preview.  How that “strange wording” in the second paragraph got overlooked is not clear and a real downer.  It was a bad week is not really enough explanation.  It was corrected.  A correction even five minutes after the fact still doesn’t do much to alter things.  Fortunately it doesn’t matter much. 

The computer’s both communications and information (the news reports and the like).  A computer problem throws email plus other things into a sort of limbo.  The baby hasn’t work too well recently.  If it collapses, there won’t be any postings either here or in The Diary’s Blog of course until there are adjustments of some sort.  It seems like this is a good time for a “Thank you for being around!” to those who follow.  It can make life worthwhile to an extent to know you’re here. 

Friday was a horrible mess, and Helping Lady was too sick to help this week.  Older Friend came to the rescue with extra- ordinary help.  The rent got paid.  Young Friend is expected tomorrow for some important things.  The Lunch Lady’s due to come this coming Friday (it’s lucky she didn’t come the past Friday).  Avon is sitting on the back burner presently, with The Project and the “good links” (not to mention too much on attempts at bringing the checkbook “up to date” and such). 

Time goes fast when one is slow. Clock 

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