The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433 Message #4066879
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
01-Aug-20 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
R was a long time getting over the effects of epidural but Doug brought him home about 5or 6 pm and we had supper together. Then, as soon as Doug left, bed!
Yesterday/Friday, I was waiting for R to leave for work. After two hours on phone with Tech support I went and found him watching TV??? He thought it was Saturday!
Most of this week was spent working on the problems deriving from a major computer hack. A major nightmare! 12 hours with Ephraim on Weds as he worked on computer and, talked to Whidbey tech support and then a trip to Apple Genius about 30 minutes away - lucky to get an appointment at 6 pm! Only one available in the area. The nice "Genius" worked on it for an hour trying to get rid of anything unnecessary and/or offensive. Then back here and E continued to consult with techies and work on computer, leaving about 11:30; R took him back to the Metro.
Thurs: spent hours trying to come to terms with what had been changed. while getting rid of the accumulation of emails. A couple more calls to tech. I could receive but not send. Tues eve there had been no new emails, my first call to tech!
Friday, having found that I had to put in the new - rocket science - password every time I left the computer for a few minutes...techie Jodie spent almost two hours helping me reset up email so I could understand it and find and click a box so I did not need to re-do every 10 minutes! Imagine, I go to stir the stew and come back and... ARGHHH! Someone also helped me change the password to access email to something more human.
Sent an email of thanks to Whidbey Telecom re Blaise, Adam, Thomas, Jodie ... Eph was also impressed by them.
Exhaustion from Weds precluded me going to Beaver on Thurs. Also the need to get bank accounts revived, trip to get new access card (complicated by my ID being Ontario and this is Quebec and a long wait due to social distancing which they were doing quite well), phone calls...
Now, I seem to have lost all previous emails, the important ones that were in "smart mailboxes" so they could be easily accessed and that have info I would like to or need to access. I do not have the energy left for another call to Techs. Maybe tomorrow.
Weds, I ate almost nothing. I have been good about not "making up for it" and on Day 40... I am still exhausted but there is a fresh pot of stew ready for a good meal, or four! Now, at 12:30, I am ready to go back to bed. A lovely, Hot, day. The lawn is still not mowed. R is still not 100%. Ephraim has moved into the city house from his tiny apt, a good thing not to have it empty. Also more convenient to the office. (He works with/for R and bro. He is worth more than his weight in gold, even if he gave me passwords worthy of Fort Knox!)
Prior to the hacking: On Tues, a mother and daughter came and chose 37 pots from the display in DR! Terrific De-clutter!!! We are trying to decide where to move them so they are still accessible but not taking up the entire DR! The first floor actually got vacuumed before they arrived! No more sign of bedbugs!! We've had rain so I don't need to water outdoor plants and those in the ground are starting to grow!
I still have a bureau in the back of my car, from Beaver to undecided so it just stays! I can hardly hold my head up. TV or bed...