Herself: Working hard on her fear issues. Today: Swimming, Poets nch, pick up sewing machine…..oh hurrah. What am I going to do with the old Elna? What am I going to do with the old Computer too? We need to find folks who need old stuff. This is the first time we haven’t had to attempt crisis management with a computer. I can keep using the old one while G sets up the new one…with new programs and old programs. And getting it networked. Proactive…..amazing.
Reading: Less…..eyes are tired again.
Balance: Working on thinking positive.
Daughter Marie doesn’t have time or energy right now to fuss with old stuff tho she could use the sewing machine. She just qualified for a brand new desktop so doesn’t need the problems of my old one. Plus she is working her program, has a commitment, has an internship for the summer, is carrying one class, and she has a four year old. Not only is there no room in her life for a cranky sewing machine, there’s no room in her tiny cottage for anything.
My Gateway’s been a workhorse…..unlike the two Dells we had that were so proprietorial they wouldn’t keep going. Our computer guru friend from the Feasters, that group of SDSU friends who eat too much together once a month, sometimes gives computers away.
He just gave one to a Feaster friend, Leo, who finally caved in to email. We all have been teasing him for years about his vehement computer negativity. We’ve seen the stats on folks who don’t adapt to new technologies, and we all worried. The old folks who don’t get computers fade away rapidly. We kept up our teasing too. Finally we had a month with no Leo at dinner and we realized that no one phoned him. We just don’t think phones any more.
“Yes, yes, now I have a computer why aren’t you teasing me any more,” he commented acerbically at dinner last time.
“We didn’t say anything ‘cause we love you,” I replied after a long silence. Why tease a man when he is down. How can you say you are afraid for someone.
So I bet our computer guru friend could find a place for a second computer.
The Feasters with their mouths full, June 2009.