Not only do I not have TV (I consider the thing the Wii is hooked up to a monitor), I don’t have anyone who would try to subject me to sports on Sunday—or any other day of the week. I have no desire to sit and watch grown men batter each other. If that’s your thing, so be it. I’m happy for you. I’m happy for me. We can all be thrilled.
In answer to my texted question, I found out that my granddaughter felt better though she still didn’t have much of an appetite. Guess the stomach needs to rest sometimes.
It was the plan to go to town today but plans don’t always materialize. The luxury of being retired is that I can go some other time without missing work. The work is still here when I get back.
DD called earlier than usual. We discussed appendectomies and the value of the ultrasound in such situations among other things. She and her SO had gone to merm’s for a night of games and merry-making and it was too late to drive home when everything was over and done so merm’s house became the crash pad. DD was up before the others and was talking more softly than usual. It was hard to understand a lot of what she was saying but I got the gist and that was enough to keep me from sounding totally senile.
Later in the afternoon, my sister called. She was convinced the notebook was toast. A breaker had popped and (from what I gathered) it had taken the notebook down when it ran out of juice. The battery isn’t too perky and needs to be replaced. When power was restored, there was a picture that covered the whole of the screen. She couldn’t get to the Start button. I told her to turn it off. Well, she’d pushed the power button but it didn’t do anything. I explained that she would have to push it and hold it down until it shut off. It’s kind of a safety mechanism to keep a computer from being shut off that way easily. She held it down, it shut off and after a few seconds, she turned it back on. It came up and all was well.
Except. Pro PC had somehow installed itself on the computer. I’d learned that when you use Add/Remove Programs, it just ends up installing all over again. The only way I could get rid of it on the Computer Owner’s notebook was to use Revo Uninstaller and delete anything that had anything to do with Pro PC. I sent my sister the link. She took care of it and, hopefully, it won’t come back.
Now, before it comes across that I’m advising shutting down a computer using the power button, I’m not. That’s the worst way to do it. Come to think of it, she might have been able to do it with Task Manager. Who knows? What’s done is done. She’s learned something new today, for sure.
About 4:30, I psyched myself up and went to do the feeding of the livestock. The temperature was 48 but there was a brisk wind blowing. I’ve been somewhat congested today but rubbing my chest with Eucalyptus oil helped. I wish there was some kind of oil that would do away with my cough.
A little after 5, one of my friends from church called with the sad news that an older member of the church had succumbed to pneumonia. He’d gone into the hospital on Friday. I posted it on the Facebook group and sent out an email. He was a nice man. I sat with him at a lot of the fellowship meals and he always wanted to talk about the latest computer technology. He had a beautiful singing voice but it’s silent now until Jesus comes and wakes him up.
That reminds me. DD was talking about the environment and how the experts are predicting that the efforts to clean it up are coming too late. It brought to mind the prophecies of Revelation and Isaiah 51:6 (this is the New King James Version) “Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner. But My salvation shall be for ever, and My righteousness shall not be abolished.” It comes as no surprise to me.
In spite of all that, there’s great rejoicing in Seattle tonight. The Seahawks are headed to the Super Bowl. Woohoo. I couldn’t be more excited.