Monday, September 17, 2012
The sky is clouded over this morning. Chilly again up here. Only 48 degrees right now and not expected to reach 60, but it made for excellent sleeping weather. I was in bed early and up late. :)
When it's really chilly in the morning I crack the door open and, even though she doesn't want to go out, Karma will sit there in bit of fresh air and listen...
...to the beep beep beep of construction equipment. To the left of the new connecting road they have some big new project going on with graters and dump trucks and a lot of noise.
And off to the right beyond our sister apartment building there's a lot of digging and dump trucks and piling of dirt going on. From what little I can see, those are a huge couple piles of dirt!
So, we have it coming from both sides. I imagine till the snow flies, at least.
When I called about the two missing reams of linen business paper this nice young man tracked the package information down and told me it had been delivered a couple days before--"left at the front door"?? I told him nothing had been left outside my door, this was a security building, and if he left it downstairs anywhere that was ridiculous in an apartment complex. They still owed me two reams of paper. He said he would find out from the subcontracted delivery company. (The other 32 lb cotton ream came FedEx from Chicago).
Well, I found it before they did. The office didn't call until Thursday, and I didn't see I had a call on my land line until after they were closed (my recorder is in the bedroom which I am trying not to look at, as you know, and I rarely get anything except nuisance calls on the land line)...but I went and picked up the package with my little green cart on Friday morning and called Office Max back to let them know.
It never occurred to me that anything would ever be left at the office because they have sent out notices over the years that they will not accept packages for residents and I have never had a package left there in the entire 7 1/2 years I've lived here. They must have taken it because they either had another new person in the office who didn't know any better or because they know me after all this time. So, the office either didn't call for two days or the delivery company lied about when they delivered it. I didn't ask. Because I wouldn't doubt the office forgot to call because they're not used to taking packages and weren't exactly happy about it in the first place. I just thanked them and rolled away.
Anyways, the case of the wandering paper is solved. The three new reams are now with my parchment ream in the new bookcase. Not even sagging much yet at all--LOL! I finally have a specific spot of my reams of paper. :):)
The shelves that were emptied actually look like they straightened out amazingly well. Might be able to use the wood for something else after all.
And the TV computer with the MSMediaPlayer problems...well, I was thinking that since all the current recordings show up in the center or to the right (they're all arranged horizontally across the screen), I always moved the cursor to the right and then it would crash. So, I wondered if I could move it to the left? Computers are strange, touchy and often illogical creatures, right? Sure enough! I can move the cursor to the left (the oldest recordings) as long as I don't go past the big arrow...or it crashes. Which means I can go the long way around from the left and go through all the recordings to get to the newest ones. So, I can manage to finagle my way around carefully to watch my recorded shows! TaDa! So far. Knock on wood! (I don't mean to sound cocky in case that MS program is listening.)
I also checked and I can get into the TV scheduling spot with no problem so far...the place to pick what you want to record. So I can live with this. Can't really afford to replace anything right now and maybe Dagan might find some way to get it to think straight again, you know? But for now, MSMedia Player is like a crazy, touchy relative you learn to live with and know which buttons not to push--LOL!
Karma and I have been lazy bums since we last spoke. I've only been doing what I have to--laundry, cooking, and such--but I caught up online! I also caught up on watching the programs I had recently recorded (of course, did you doubt it?) and yesterday I spent the day watching people run away from and splat zombie brains all day--LOL!
(Netflix: The Walking Dead, Season Two.)
Oh, and finished a couple letters and started a third. Nothing "extra"...didn't play with any art stuff. Been draggy tired the last two days...even though I've been sleeping okay. Just another aspect of fibro (chronic fatigue) that can increase or decrease like the pain does--sometimes for specific reasons and sometimes just to mess with you. Last night I slept 10 hours! Yet I've been yawning ever since I woke up and my eye lids are at half mast--LOL! One of those days.
But I think I can manage to do some puttering in the bedroom and get back to the organizing today. My back has been feeling better and I told myself I would return to the cleaning project on Monday. Better to do a little bit of something than nothing at all. Tiredness is easier to push through than pain. Pain will stop you cold. Exhaustion eventually will, too--but it doesn't hurt--LOL! You can just take a nap or go to bed...or fall asleep sitting up in your chair. Hard on the neck, true--but on the whole it's just much less physically painful to be noodle tired. ;)
So that's the plan for this week.
Back to the organizing project.
The tortoise wins the race, right?
Baby steps. Baby steps.
(Remember that silly movie, What About Bob?)
I don't remember where I saw this quote years ago or who said it, but I still love it. Have a fantabulous week!!
"Blessed are the cracked for they shall let in the light."