Laptops. Damn. I can't believe another hard drive died. All I do is browse, shop, blog, and email. This Dell refused to complete backup/restore the last several months so I've lost my patterns, contacts, and photos. Between that and summer's end, I'm as crabby as can be. I indulged in one of my favorite comfort snacks, cinnamon/sugar toast. Lightly toasted, smeared with butter, loaded with cinnamon sugar. I don't know when to stop so comfort became uncomfortable according to my waistband.
Let's see.... then there's the rash/poison ivy that is driving me nuts along with flea bites. I have a tremendous reaction to them and Mark has not one bite. But of course, no doctor can see me for a few months. By then my hands, feet, and ankles should be healed from the bites and scratches left by three ungrateful cats. Another round of hit and miss flea meds. When I snipped the top off the vial, it squirted onto my shirt and a drop flew into my eye. No ill effects. Let's continue....my brother found another indoor kitten that someone threw away (or out) with a damaged hip/back leg. Of course, no agency would take it, most wouldn't call back, the shelter as usual refused another cat, and his three are chasing it. All of his were strays with problems, just like mine. He finally found a woman that deals with Erie PA shelters (about 2 hours from here) that will help in a few weeks. The fourth kitten she was taking in after rescuing them from the hot pavement at a mall, died, so she has an opening for this little guy. So friendly, so playful, uses the litter box, about 6 months old. I am so tired of having local agencies that never ever help with strays. We don't have one vet office that helps them with reduced costs either. And finally...."did you get a car yet?" is asked every day by both siblings. NO!!! Dammit. It's hard to spend that kind of money or make a decision on something you really don't want or like. I think the only solution is getting her a lease, but she doesn't want a small car. Her back problems, you know. Can you tell I'm not in a good mood? My emails on the tablet are labeled in categories and GMail needs it's own app - won't come through my other account like on the computer. I have no idea what I'm missing currently, anything prior to today is lost forever, so if I was to reply, it ain't coming. Sorry.
It's time for a trip to the basement where the Dove is stored. AND.....speaking of the basement. Our electric bill has risen dramatically in recent months. Bumping our heads trying to figure out why and finally remembered that we changed the pressure switch on our water tank from the well. That wouldn't do it but the dates were lining up. For some reason, the ballast in the tank deflated and the well pump was running for every drop of water. He put the tire gauge on the valve - nothing. So we pumped the air in and inflated the ballast to the proper pressure and now it's back to normal. Who would have thought? So glad we found the problem.
Sorry for the crappy post. I won't be back for a while and don't know if I will replace the hard drive or get a new Windows 10 machine. Until then, stay safe and enjoy your stitching. Make some cinnamon sugar toast and a cup of tea. Fall is coming. Dammit.