Before Ed’s accident, my printer started printing on an angle and then jammed. Ed tried to fix it and it totally stopped working. I needed to print some schedules I designed and tried to e mail them to myself, thinking I could call them up on Ed’s computer and use his printer. They wouldn’t copy. I tried to redesign them from scratch using Ed’s computer but the auto programs that worked on my computer aren’t working on Ed’s computer.
My computer tech came this morning and pronounced the printer dead. At least he was able to clear out some malware that was driving me nuts. Dozens of repetitive pop ups that interfered with the work. After visiting Ed at the rehab center, I stopped at Office Depot and bought a new printer. This one is more sophisticated than the last one, and has a paper tray. The cheap printer I had been using had a stand up tray that only held a few sheets. The store guy put the new one in my trunk and Annie-next-door helped me get it into the house. She also took the dead printer to the curb and it will be picked up tomorrow which is trash day. Nadine-down-the-street, will install it for me on Friday, since I don’t trust myself to get it right. Nadine’s computer smarts are amazing.
Ed called and wants new bedding for his side of the split king. I now pin his sheet to his comforter because if I don’t. it winds up in a ball. I said let’s wait until you are re-settled and he had a snit and said, “don’t bother.”
When he gets home from rehab, he wants to use my side of the bed as it is nearest the bathroom. So I will switch with him until he is feeling a lot better. But my desk is on my side of the bed so I am hoping that won’t be a problem. I use a heated blanket and a weighted blanket and these do not present an elegant made-up look for the bed. Tough, they help me sleep.
Ed and Nadine are leaning on me to use Uber instead of driving myself. My eyesight and reflexes are excellent and I think they should back off. I am willing to use Uber to go to Fort Myers – over the toll bridge. I’ve done it. I don’t like it. I can use Uber for that. But when I take the car I don’t just do one thing. I make several stops, different stores. Sometimes I’m in and out. Uber doesn’t wait. I like the flexibility I have with the car.
I am also getting physical therapy for my bad back and I am told it can ease the pain of neuropathy that is now a major problem for me. It is helping my back, but the neuropathy is resistant.
I have been exhausted for several days but felt better today. For the first time, I felt I could cope.
The staff at the rehab is really great and they have been extremely nice to me.