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Thursday, October 29, 2015

In Flux...Yucky Flux...

Things are hectic here in the country. Hectic and challenging.

First, My Sweet Hubby (MSH) and I installed Windows 10 on my desktop. I do not like change. I really didn't want to do it. We felt like we should do it while it was free. (Now I believe that was a ridiculous excuse.) We wondered if my security could be compromised if I stayed with the older version. Sheesh. What security? Do any of us really have computer security?

And exactly WHY do I let myself "THINK?" I am so truly, truly sorry we did this. I have no idea where to begin to learn about all of the changes from my XP program. I cannot stand the font and text size I now have. I cannot figure out how to fix it. That's just one of MANY issues I have with this new program. (I want to SCREAM...)

Second, we've been waiting for months for a painter to come paint the interior of our home. Five months. We've been patient. Kind. Understanding. Now MSH and I are flat out angry. After periodically and continually putting us off, he promised us he'd be here this past Monday. If he somehow didn't make it, he swore he'd be here Tuesday. (That set-up alone was enough to make me certain he had no intention of showing up...) We spent hours, days, heck weeks, doing our best to get our home ready for this ordeal/nightmare. He didn't show Monday. Tuesday morning, MSH called him. He was really sorry--he assured MSH he'd be at our home Wednesday. Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, MSH and I cussed and discussed a few of our fears: That it'll be the day before Thanksgiving and our home will be uninhabitable. That if he's started, he'll have indefinitely abandoned us. MSH called and cancelled him Wednesday morn. He seemed shocked. Why? Why did he think he could keep putting us off and, actually, lying to us? There was always work/customers more important than us. We have little to no patience for terrible customer service. As Mr. and Mrs. Geezer/Geezette, this is our Senior-Citizen-y attitude:


So, dear friends, I'm in a state of flux. I must put my home back together. I have to decide if we're going to attempt to find another painter. I must attempt to figure out how in the world to learn this dadgum Windows 10.

In short, I have to be smart. Wise. Patient. I don't like any of those words this afternoon. Here's what I want to do:

RUN AWAY. To Maui. And drink. Lots of drinks with little umbrellas. I want to read my book I'm in the middle of and can't find time to finish. I want to catch up on my TV shows. I want to see some (current) movies. At a movie theatre.

No. Instead, I have to go put my Utility Room back together. Lovely.

Hopefully, Y'all won't give up on us! As you know, TLC is in constant flux now, too.'s Friday Eve. That's a good thing, right?

Have a Wonderful Weekend, wherever in the World you are...