Oh M Goodness There Are Two Of Us

I am slowly putting things back as they were as I set up the new desktop.  I tried to play ELP from Dan’s post but no sound!  Sacribleu.  The kidlet is gone, so who do I ask?  B?  Surely not.  Though he is a handy dandy fellow aka DIY champ PCs are not his thang.  And I do mean thang not thing.  LOL.

I try to diagnose the lack of sound issue myself.  Run several checks with no problems found as the outcome.  I get a number to call and my friendly (who shall remain nameless) help desk assistant does some troubleshooting.  Then he proceeds to tell me my PC does not have an internal speaker.  He creates a case and tells me I can send the PC back and a speaker will be installed free of charge.  WTH!!! But okay.  I guess.

Meanwhile B calls Pony who tells dear ole dad, of course there is no internal speaker.  My speakers are on my monitor!  Sweet heart that he is, he offered to come back before B told him we’d figure it out.

Razzle frazzle – the green wire was plugged into the tower only.  B griping, that wire is too short to reach as I kneel under the desk and push up the wire between the back of the desk and wall for him to grab said wire and put into the monitor.  Whew!  Quite the feat.  But all is well now as ELP is blasting!  Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend come inside come inside.

Oh and BTW the help desk assistant called me back to sadly explain that the charge to install internal speakers would be $150 to $200 and not the free of charge I was quoted.  No mention that using external speakers is preferred.  He suggested I take back the PC for a different one.  Or he could still end me the box for return to which I politely replied “no thank you”.  I think he should’ve known better don’t you?  Oh M Goodness, there are two of us 🙂

As always, more to come.

Falling Apart While Keeping It Together

Ha! What an oxymoron.

Tis’ true though.

Things are a jumbled mess but good but not but oh well.

This morning I got my oil changed and my tires rotated.  I also quickly spent the last of my b-day cash on three shirts and jeggings while waiting on the vehicle.  Time will spent keeping it together.

Then I drive back home to get my guys so we can replace the desktop.  The first Best Buy was out of stock despite what was online so we moved along to a different Best Buy on the other side of town.  In and out.

Before coming back here, Pony who was driving decided to make a quick stop at Game Stop.  He used to work at this particular store but that’s not why he stopped.  Nope, he “needed” a game.

I decided to walk laps while waiting and Mr. B, well he sat in the truck.  As I am looping around, up and down, all ambling the sidewalk, I spy a mom and her son headed for the Game Stop.  We almost collided and said some quick pardon  me’s.   I took one more lap before going in to check the status of Pony.  He was about three back in line at checkout.

The mom and son were looking at the games on the wall.  Talking about which one.  Happy.  You could feel their energy.  And me?  Well I had to leave. 

Outside I started crying.  You see not all that long ago, I was that mom and the son was my Pony.  I know they have to grow up but damn.  I miss my sweet little boy.  When we got back in the vehicle the convo went something like this …

B: what’s wrong? 

Me: Nothing. 

Pony: No idea (looking at B)

B: Something 

Me: Nothing

B: Why are you crying?

So I tell them.  Because you know.  Gotta get it out of my system.  I am an emotional mess.  They both know this.

Me: Don’t look at me

Then we grabbed lunch.  Came back here. Unpacked my new desktop. Pony took off for greener pastures.  Boo hoo.

Nice to be all set up again.  The phone and iPad were getting harder to handle.  Guess I’m old school.  I have the same old monitor which is fine.  New mouse though and new keyboard which came with the tower.  Sweet since who doesn’t love a new mouse??  Plus my old keyboard had letters missing that were worn clean off from typing all my diatribes.

Whew I need a nap.

As always, more to come.

Musings on NYD 2020

I’m on my iPad. Where I don’t have my ram emoticon. So today I will be musing instead of rambling. Such fun! I’m also making up acronyms. If New Year’s Eve can be NYE, then New Year’s Day can be NYD.

Get it? Got it! Good. Lol.

I’m not liking my iPad … for blogging anyway. I love it for everything else it does for me. Like getting two new free Kindle books in January … woo to the hoo. 

I’m deflecting and projecting while trying to take my mind off Thursday. I found a new doctor. Yay me! My first appointment is tomorrow. Which is Thursday. Geez I’m a genius.

I have it on good authority he’s not a pill pusher. Maybe I’ll get a clear diagnosis. One can surely hope. Or not. Because what would I have to piss and moan about if I was well.

B claims it’s all part of aging. He’s probably right. I’ve been searching for relief for a decade. I remember distinctly because I had just got the job I coveted. January 2010. I went to a Saturday appointment so I didn’t have to take off work.

The symptoms have gotten progressively worse as one by one things were ruled out. Sounds like sciatica but it wasn’t. Test after test revealed things but … always a but … things that shouldn’t hurt you in the way you describe. Small cysts that come in go. A small hernia. Might be gerd. The whole brittle bone thing. Lower left hip pain. Numbness in my left leg. Sciatica again? Nope ruled out. Stomach pain from Hades. You name it. I’ve had it.

Not debilitating because I’m powering through. I can count on one hand days out sick in the last 10 years. Two bouts of flu and one strep throat. Yep! Only three. I didn’t even miss a day when I broke my left arm. It happened on a Saturday! I’m right handed with a desk job. I worked! And my doctor who is now concierge was helping me through it. Or humoring me.

I’m pretty sure the new guy will think I’m off my rocker. Because I am. Ugh. Calgon take me away.

Getting these crazy things out of my head helps y’all. Makes me realize life could be worse. Things are pretty good in the light of day. We’re here making egg rolls from scratch having passed on a open house. I felt guilty for a second or two. We should be more neighborly. I think if I keep declining invites, they’ll quit inviting. I’ll end up all alone. Oh well. Nothing personal but if I don’t wanna, I’m not gonna.

As always more to come.

Brought Over From FB ~ 12/31/14

The following in italics was written five years ago today and posted to FB.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. While Ryan Seacrest is no Dick Clark, I still love this NYE tradition!!! We are home, safe and all toasty in flannel pjs. Sweet red wine & way too many snacks. This is how the other half lives large ;). Heartfelt memories of New Years Eves pasts. Missing my brother Jimbo Pete my constant companion. Mom & Dad always went to the dance at Martinez Hall. So us kids would be at home living large just like tonight. Thankful for all our blessings. It’s still rainbows and sunshine here even when it isn’t. Be good, be kind and enjoy the simple things. Happy happy joy joy!

Five years ago 12/31/14 was shortly after B’s fall that April and the terrible awful the September but before that which can’t be repeated. Hard to believe as time works its witchy magic. Seems like forever ago and yesterday in a second at the same time. Since it really hasn’t been that long, I have hope! Hope that she’ll hit rock bottom and realize things have to change. Hope that the light bulb goes off. Might not require bottoming out might require being tired of the way things are now. Hope, that fickle bitch Hope.

In the meantime, I’m angry and projecting. Starting Twitter feuds with fat shaming strangers. I’m triggered. Acceptance is futile.

As always more to come.

J-Dub’s 2019 WP Review

First John posted http://thesoundofonehandtyping.com/2019/12/26/my-top-10-posts-of-2019/

Then Suze followed

http://suziland.site/2019/12/28/fandango-started-this-nonsense/

After Fandango

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/12/28/socs-the-year-in-review/

Monkey 🐒 see monkey 🐒 do or imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I’m attempting to play along but I’m technically challenged and on a mobile app to boot. The saga of no desktop continues.

I see my dashboard and stats page but in a collapsed view. Rather than going crazy, I’m going with what I can … I’m saving my crazy for tomorrow’s #SLS.

Top 2 posts with the most comments. Yep not views. Comments are what I craved. Since the … won’t open, I could only get to two (or three because there’s a tie for 2nd place). The other of the top five comment producers displayed were from 2018. That’s so last year 😂

  1. https://jilywily.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/socs-for-7-13-19-instructions/
  2. https://jilywily.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/so-dang-nabit-att-more-funny-math/
  • 2b. https://jilywily.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/jusjojan-and-socs-for-1-19-19-television-%f0%9f%93%ba/
  • I also noticed my top three referrers outside of WP Reader are Linda G Hill, Ronovan Writes, and Jim Adams.

    Top five comments came from

    Janet Smiles

    Peter’s Pondering

    The Sound of One Hand Typing

    No Facilities

    Open Your Eyes Too

    Thanks bunches!! What a whirlwind ride. Wishing the WP crew a roaring 20s. Uh yep, I’m going to overuse that reference 😂

    As always more to come.

    I’ve Been Quiet Today

    I am a busy little pre-birthday beaver. I am trying to get all my work done so that I do not have to get back online until after the first of the year. Won’t that be delicious my pretties. I am super excited because I’ve got my email to where I do not have to scroll. That won’t last long but oh what a feeling!

    TGIF

    Weird Technology Issues

    Now that I’m not on my desktop and I am working between my iPhone and my iPad, I’m noticing that all sorts of posts are populating in something called local. These are drafts mixed in with formerly published posts. In one instance, I re-published and it appears I posted my haiku only an hour ago instead of late Monday night. I knew navigating between three devices was tricky … that sometimes things I posted got hung up or overwritten.

    Oh well. Guess I better purchase my replacement device sooner rather than later. Wish me luck.