One PM, just arrived home–from lunch in the CARE dining room–and I must document (for my “journal” [lol]) I’ve been approached about “save a tree.” It seems one of the CARE residents is unhappy with the tree in her front yard so a new tree will be delivered tomorrow. The Maintenance Supervisor asked if I want it “before I throw it on the burn pile.” Naturally I agreed to take the tree (one-and-one-half years young) and give it “tender loving care.” (I should have my head examined?!)
I’m a “plain” person; I’m not into cosmetics, etc., etc. “The tree” does not look attractive because it is disfigured from recent wind storms. I had assured the CARE resident that it would outgrow the problem “with tender loving care.” Apparently TLC has fallen to me?! (One more project!!)
Pat on the shoulder; postscript: 10:30 AM, July 26th, and the Supervisor has been a “no-show.” (Yesterday, he said “Don’t do anything until I look at the site.”) It was a good idea (pat on the back) but too late (and too hot) to make plans to dig a hole.
It was hot; I was miserable. Too many projects; not enough time and energy. At that time–the right time–an email arrived with an encouraging message. From far away Alaska, an encouraging message!! She has been reading my blog for more than seven years; she started following my TaB teardrop trailer travels. ~~ Kind words: A much-needed transfusion that leaves me invigorated. Hallelujah!!
An oft-repeated expression by my mother and probably by her mother. I grew up with quotes and aphorisms (my husband hated them).
Yesterday I approached a sidelined scanning project. I loved the content(s); I hated to scan and discard the “camera ready” pages. Perhaps you would enjoy reading about my trip to Nantucket Island in 1992?
Yesterday, I scanned; I paid a lot of attention to details because I was working with 219 pages. No, I didn’t scan all at one time; I did in sections. Then I combined… and (when double-checking) found four pages error.
I checked all the “help” features in PaperPort (software) for adding pages. But the instructions didn’t match features available on my computer screen. I searched… but never found a satisfying solution.
Last night, and hours today, trying to “cut” sections and “paste” them into a new document.
Bottom line: I could have accomplished the project in less time if I’d started over from the beginning. But it was a challenge and I love computer challenges. It made me sad to throw away pages destined to be copies for great-grandchildren. What’s a gal to do?? I cannot continue to store all these boxes!!
Check back later; I’ll have a link so you can read the book. This afternoon, weary and cautious, I postponed merging the sections for fear I’d duplicate yesterday’s blunder.
Black & white picture of reunion crowd showing Lorraine in the crowd.
Changing the subject: It is 93 degrees outdoors as I publish this at 6:20 PM. Add ten or twelve degrees for “feels like” temperature. Weatherman just said tomorrow we will have “feels like” of 115.
Clip art is an important part of my blog messages. Because I seldom use Facebook, I do not use emojis. Here I am wasting our valuable time with trivia about World Emoji Day.
For decades, I’ve been a good “touch typist.” Overnight, my left thumb gave me pain, and is swollen. Can’t type!! I’m “picking” the letters for this message. This is a reminder of the unsung valuable of the thumb when typing.
Oops!! A couple of letters were lost in the scanning process!! Somewhat like the situation of the blogger?! She’s lost “R” (reason), and “S” (sensibility). I am so hopelessly addicted to Ancestry.com, I cannot walk away from my computer. I skip meals….
I had an enforced “break” when we experienced another extreme thunderstorm. I relaxed (briefly)… but was startled several times by nearby lightning strikes and deafening thunder. At almost six PM, the outdoor temperature has dropped to seventy-three degrees. Wonderful cool air; a rest for my air-conditioner!!
My Ancestry Member Tree currently has six-thousand-six-hundred-eighty-one intertwined individuals.
I just watched the movie The Freedom of Silence on a Christian television station. Have you seen it?? Very sobering!! Personally, I think the appropriate title would be The Silence of Freedom.
During the storm, I had TV but no Internet. Divine intervention?!
The reader is undoubtedly weary of my complaint about being exhausted. Well, this is my “journal” and I write about what’s on my mind. During the day, I dream about getting a good night’s sleep. At night, I’m wide awake because my mind is thinking about the computer projects. I need to be twins so I can accomplish all the tasks awaiting my time and attention!! ~~ This morning, I took pictures of the clutter (lots of boxes) and admit I’m ashamed to publish the images.
As curious as it may seem, searching for clip art, and preparing a blog message, is relaxing (somewhat relaxing). For a few minutes, it takes my mind off “the elephant in the room.” ~~ Gardening is a joy but that is limited to a couple of hours, early morning. The heat and humidity is depressing!! Perhaps my imagination but I think worse this summer.