Monday, December 02, 2013
What a day.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We got up to heavy wet snow. DH and I clean our driveways, he uses the snow blower and I scrape. Scraping gives me many more steps Than the blower but today it was not only steps it was most definitely strength training.
Our city purchased 4 new dump trucks. HUGE things with all the bells and whistles. We live at the end of a circle, our yard and driveway are at the end so the lion's share of the snow is on our frontage. The pile used to become bigger as winter storms come through. Some years kids have used sleds on it since it used to get higher than the house.
Today was the first time they were used in our residential area. As the truck came by the front door there were blue lights and yellow lights all over the monster. It came to the ninety degree corner and it was unable to get round it close enough to move the snow. In years past they would plow one side and then the opposite side. The truck left with just one lane plowed. I kept looking to see where he went to and he was in the circle trying to do a big loop but he was stuck there. He backed up and down against our frontage because with the low blade down and it is a very wide blade he just does not have room to turn round. He backed down the street and disappeared. He just took off. I kept looking out for him as I was scraping the driveway. After over an hour a very rusty old plow truck, very familiar to us had to take over from the new truck. The circle was a mess with snow ridges everywhere. I was just finishing moving the last of the slush when the rain became heavier. I was so glad we had the back driveway cleared.
DH went inside ahead of me I wait till he has half the driveway cleared then I start to scrape. I noticed he was limping. He has somehow overdone his new hip joint. He had to take pain medicine and I hope it is feeling better tomorrow.
We did not get to the front driveway. The FED EX man was at the end of the driveway looking down at a ridge of snow. I was hoping it was my computer. He drove off and turned back. I rushed down stairs and he said he did not know it was the right house. The number was there but he missed seeing it since our house is round the corner- LONG STORY.
I was looking for a computer but it turned out to be a tiny box containing a MEDICAL GRADE battery for my Glucometer. No pharmacies in town has them they all have the technology/watch batteries. My machine does not like them they have too little power. That is new, and a nuisance. I have to buy them mail order from the manufacturer.
I decided to Spark but I noticed an e-mail from our son telling me My computer showed up with his. After supper he called me and said he would look for the UPS store after work and have it packaged but it will take time. I told him they made the mistake they can solve the problem. Just learn to use it and we will talk to microsoft and UPS.
Since I am the recipient I decided to call microsoft, I was told there is a 3 hour wait time,THREE HOURS. Our son works he cannot take that kind of time so I emailed UPS and asked if they dropped the ball but the address-my address is in the tracking system. So somehow the labels were misprinted. I am waiting for Microsoft to call me and hopefully they will send me a new tablet and keyboard and send a return label to our son to get it back to Microsoft.
Now I have sore fingers from holding the scoop and moving the heavy snow. I tried to put in a new ink cartridge in to my pinter so I can read all these small e-mails and I wanted to enlarge and print them. I was able to take the cartridges out but every time I tried to put them in my hands went in to cramps I was ready to end this day and hit the hay, I was ready for a minor meltdown. DH came to the rescue. He was able to put both cartridges in to the printer despite having an artificial finger joint that does not bend.
I felt sure he could not do it but he succeeded for me. Now he is making my night time hot drink, my version of hot chocolate and we can put this day to bed and start again tomorrow. I bet I get in to bed and MICROSOFT WILL CALL.
HUGS Pat in Maine will not let it get me down. I dumped it on my Spark friends and now all is well in my World once again.