I know this is almost the middle of August. After I got my printer to work as it should. I discovered that the battery in my laptop had stopped working. I ordered a new one. Before it came, my laptop had an issue. The hard drive died. I just got the laptop back today. I will talk about that experience in my August Reflections.
July saw me getting more writing done. I returned to a
piece about the Apostle Paul. I spent time editing it and posted it to a
Christian writing forum. One of the responses told me I needed to re-word one
part of it. I had used a 19th century word in it. Another response
told me she liked the story about “Salve”. I had to explain to her that salve
was a Latin word for “Greetings”. I was able to spend some time on my porch and
write on my portable word processor. I can only do that when the temperature in
in the 70s.
Again, I am searching for an outlet for my writing work.
Rain, Go Away
We had rain most weekends. Due to the rains, our son did
not come home until he was on vacation the last week of the month. He had tried
to come home four different times in July.
On the 4th of July, our church had one service
followed by a picnic. A lot of people attended. Some of those in attendance
were people I had not seen since COVID began. (It did not rain. We have a
pavilion where we met.)
Electronics and Me
Sometime late in June or early in July, my printer quit
working. I ordered one online. It came on a Friday.
Hubby and I got it physically set up. I spent the rest of
the night and parts of several days trying to get it hooked up.
Altogether it took me five hours on the phone over a
period of six days to get my printer and my laptop to like each other. (Friday
through Wednesday.) I had a new book come in the mail on Saturday. Sunday was a
day of rest for me; I was determined not to get myself worked up. So, I read
and finished that book.
Can someone please explain to me why they make it so
difficult to set up? Don’t they realize that the whole world is not made up of
Gifts for some Friend
I found something online that I wanted to get for our
Children’s Ministries Director. It has turned into another project. I started
it on a Wednesday, had to get some supplies on Thursday, had to get some more
supplies and finished it on Saturday. I was not able to get to church that
Sunday. I was under the weather.
I must find time to start on my wreath project and get it
in the mail soon. I managed to get the wreath base spray painted. Had to wait
until the weather cooled down. I have decided to do it with fall flowers. That
means I get to go to Hobby Lobby again and select flowers.
Sprucing Up My Writing Room
Toward the end of July, I started the daunting project of
cleaning my Computer/Writing Room. I found some of my writings from as early as
1998. I revised one and posted it. here. I have a way to go, long story,
I may have to part with some of my books before I am through with this project.
Our grocery store has not had the cranberry celebration
salad I use for quite some time. Jim brought home fresh blueberries instead. On the weekend Roger was home, I baked a batch
of muffins on Friday morning. They were gone before sundown. On Sunday, August
1, I baked another batch of muffins. I had to act mean for Jim to leave me a
couple for breakfast the next day.