Anyway, here we are with the Guess Who playing The Key off the lp Canned Wheat (good Christian message, nice long drum solo), and day three (four?) of rain preventing any new picture posts, so I guess I'll sing a few verses of "woe is me" for you.
My last (I thought) manouver for last night was to check my e-mail one last time. But, it gave me the old "we need your password" business. So that meant we try my usual PW. No dice. Oh, wait, I'll bet it's the one for Comcast. This meant daring to get into Laurie's arcane filing system, which involves several showers of random loose papers on the way to the one with the PWs on it. As I returned to the computer, I looked up at the decorative pouch on the wall where I put my "to be dealt with" papers (Not so decorative as jammed full as it was), and said, "I can't very well throw stones at Laurie when I told myself three days ago to clean that out and I haven't."
I tried the PW- no dice. So I rebooted. When it came back up, my speakers weren't working and my Kapersky AV was missing in action and refused to be found. A system restore later, speakers were back, but KAV and e mail were still down. After several attempts to find a solution myself, I gave in and tried chatting with a Microsoft Tech. (And silently vowed- well, maybe not so silent- that by the time I was done that night, KAV's absence would be permanent, as this is the second time it fled the scene under fire).
Marika was very nice and helpful (though she wouldn't write me an excuse to take off work the next day), but the MS system was not so kind. I had to request a security code so they'd let me reset the password. But the options were to send it to the e-mail (and we know how helpful that would be) or set up a second "dummy" e-mail to send it to. Once that was done, I was to re-submit the info I just gave them, and they'd get back with me with what to do in the morning.
So I moved on to KAV- or rather, sent my payment to Norton and said, sic 'em! That enterprise was not without adventure as well- and the loading process gave me the time to sort out that pouch full of assorted important garbage, but by the time Laurie got home from work, it was all but taken care of. Last time I buy anything involving security from Russians, lol!
So we move on to "dummy" e-mail part two. They sent me a link to that which I had already filled out twice, and asked me to fill it out a third time- which I did before work, with a sigh.
(Now playing- The Buckingham's Kind Of A Drag. On so many levels.)
Moments later, they sent me what appeared to be the same link ayet again. But I had left for work. I gave it a tiny bit of thought at work, and thought, did I capitalize the PW I retrieved from Laurie's
Guess what? Got right in.
(Now playing- Better Than Ezra, "God save the King of New Orleans...")
Today the visiting nurse confirmed what the Kroger BP taker told me Saturday- that despite my dutiful taking of my medicine, my cutting of potato chips to a trickle, carefully limiting my other sodium, cutting down my food intake, and some minor honest to God exercise, my BP had creeped back up again. She said, "Don't get frustrated... probably let your sodium go up blah, blah.. have to adjust medications... blah blah... listen to some music on the job, blah blah..."
Easy for you to say. You're not the one going through the supermarket aisles shouting, "I am NOT going to live like this!!!" I texted Laurie, "I'm ready to eat chips and pepsi till my head pops off!" But I am grudgingly being good... though e-mail adventures, car repair bills, MONDAYS, and our geographic shift to a rainforest area aren't helping.
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away...
But I am listening to music...