Rarely do I make this blog a personal venue, but this has truly been the Week from Hell, both politically and personally. Monday, I ran out of insulin because … the United States government in the form of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) decided to detain my insulin shipment at the U.S.-Canadian border … for two weeks! No explanation was given. Fortunately, my daughter was able to sweet-talk a local pharmacist into giving me an emergency supply, else I wouldn’t be writing this post. And with assistance from the Canadian pharmacy, my insulin was finally released and arrived yesterday.
Also on Monday, we had to have our eldest cat, Orange, put to sleep. He lived a long life, just short of 19 years, and I believe he would say a happy one. He certainly got tons of love, and even his favourite yogurt frequently. It was sad, but it was the right thing to do. R.I.P., Orangie. We miss you. 😿Then on Tuesday, my Keurig coffee-maker had a mental breakdown. I spent hours descaling it with vinegar, ran water through it at least 20 times, fixed myself, finally, a cup of coffee that tasted – just like vinegar! 🤢 Eventually I got all the vinegar rinsed through and it was working quite well. I stopped short, though, of patting myself on the back, because something about the whole thing was nagging me.
Along came Thursday, and my computer decided to join the coffee pot and have its own mental breakdown. I was typing along, and suddenly a blue screen popped up …Nothing I tried would halt whatever process it was doing before shutting down. Naturally, my first thought was a hacker or a virus, and I’m still not sure that isn’t the case, although McAfee has not reported any breeches. It only took about 30 of my valuable minutes before the thing re-booted, but then my touchpad was activated. I keep it disabled, for I use a wireless mini mouse (Minnie Mouse?) and in the process of typing, my wrists and hands typically skim the touchpad and throw me off course. So, I had to shut it down again, re-boot, and then all seemed well. Except the space bar only worked about every 3rd time I hit it. I sprayed canned air, thinking cat hair or a crumb might be in it, and I also beat it a few times, just for good measure. And then, around 11:00 last night …AGAIN!!! A diagnostics tests shows no problems. So far today, knock-on-wood, it hasn’t faulted, but I’m just waiting. And saving my work every 2-3 minutes!
Then this morning … remember I said I had a nagging feeling about the coffee pot? Sigh. Instead of the usual 10-ounce cup, I got approximately 2 teaspoons of coffee the first try. A bit more on the second try, and by the sixth attempt, I was able to get a six-ounce cup. Of something, though … it has a rather metallic taste. Still, my body requires caffeine to function, so I’ll grin and bear it until daughter Chris gets home tonight, and then I will be out buying a coffee pot!
And add all of the above to the utter chaos we have seen coming from the White House this week, and I think you can see why I am calling it the Week from Hell.
I think it is time for me to take a day off. I’m currently not planning any posts for tomorrow (Saturday), and I’m not even certain about Sunday at the moment. Of course, I could change my mind later, but as of this moment, I will be taking a day off on Saturday. I hope you all have a terrific weekend and do something fun with your families, as I plan to. We need to give ourselves some distance from the carnage of the Trump presidency, even if only for a day. Love ‘n hugs to you all!