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.
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.
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.
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.
The doctor came. He said he would be back in two months. It was three months between visits before. Lunch Lady will come every two weeks instead of every week as of Friday. There be minor changes, a couple, in the essentials of living (such as pill time) as well as that rather substantial change. Rent’s gotta be paid sometime this coming week as getting there next Monday feels “iffy” for some reason. Older Friend came extra this past week (no grocery list on Saturday, his birthday).
Today was food truck day, which now involves a problem. That reschedule of Lunch Lady should have been set on this Friday, rather than last Friday so there would be room in the freezer unit. And, changing it would cause a heap of other problems, therefore, it’s going to be a concern every other week. And, presently that’s a minor concern considering that the scooter that’s used most of the time isn’t working right. There’s an excellent chance there’ll be a need to buy another scooter.
There’s been no chance to do more about the advocacy business still sitting undone. At least the Security Check Lady’s all right in her contacts. The post office box mail has not been picked up again for two weeks. It’s becoming a problem. The Helping Lady came on Thursday and worked on long-standing and important concerns. There’s a vague possibility she might be able to get the mail. Young Friend is not expected for about two weeks. A special visit from his people may be pending.
Confusion never helps some matters.
Young Friend did indeed come, one of the few things that went well in the past week. He got money orders for upcoming rent payments (a most important concern), some cash for purchases, the mail both in house and post office box (that three weeks’ accumulation and something that needs attention), gathered up and hauled out over a week’s trash and did some needed things with the plants. A summer treat from his people was supposed to be yesterday, but by Friday it was obvious that was out.
For several days computer problems interfered with what times could be spent with it, which is a very bad situation as both information (news and weather) and communications with others (email) relies on the computer. It’s still not clear what is wrong and no reliable computer service has yet been found. A terrible situation developed Wednesday that kept Helping Lady around (going back and forth as she needed) until about 10:00 p.m. from mid-morning getting your truly cleaned up “some.”
The building-wide plumbing stuff is evidently done. Based on notice it looks like there’s still individual apartment stuff pending, but presumably the water won’t be off. Unavoidably, Lunch Lady was late but she brought eggs. While Young Friend and Helping Lady were real “bright spots,” a delightful thing was another dead light bulb. A floor lamp three-way (hard to reach) blew. At times only one element of those goes and one did before. Yet one “way” was left, no deal with the lamp.
Small joys can be unusual.
Trying to maintain a routine is bad enough ordinarily, but if things are difficult (or something) it may be impossible when variations enter the picture. There have been variations. A big thing (in addition to the water being shut off Wednesday) was Older Friend coming by (unexpectedly) Saturday instead of yesterday. He brought the groceries, looked over the scooter and thought he could come by on Wednesday to take it apart to see if he could fix it. Even getting up needs the scooter.
Young Friend’s expected tomorrow. Lunch Lady came (as usual) Friday with eggs and today was food truck day. The Avon buys are all mixed up and there’s little time to sort it out. The matter needs to be all lined up again. Given things like the emergency situations, that can’t be at the moment; items like the creams are very useful. (Things are confused enough that once again it was almost the sick leave notice for the week’s blog postings. Something’s different in the medical ways.)
Light bulbs were burning out in this week, not just one. The kitchen light can be changed by anyone tall. Finding someone can take some time, but it’s not a big problem. The bathroom light, however, needs maintenance. A third one out just sits on a table. Maintenance means being disturbed, and when July 4th (or any holiday, really) comes mid-week, it upsets a week for many, something not needed in the High Days of Summer. A huge thank you surely to all that is holy for Helping Lady!
Perhaps miracles do happen.