Monday, July 13, 2015

Now I know how Cassandra must have felt.

I was invited to join Himself and his daughter in a quick cup of coffee after they lunched in the CQ after visiting Herself in the nearby major hospital where she has been for the last ten days or so.  They were rejoicing that she has had the drain removed from her brain and expect her to now recover fast and fully.  The suggestion was that she could be home in a couple of months.  I suggested that six months was a more realistic expectation but I really, unless a miracle occurs, don't think that she will be able to go home again at all because I don't think that  the house would be suitable without major alterations and I don't think that Himself would be physically capable of looking after her unless she improves radically.  I could be wrong ... I hope that I am wrong ... but considering the disabilities which she has at the moment I cannot see her being able to live even semi-independently.

I have finished my first skein of Ankh Morpork plied with Cardamom and it has turned out to be a rather tweedy green-grey  -  one of my major colours according to my "colours" so I am looking forward to knitting it up.  I have selected a sweater pattern from a book which I am unable to get but looking at the picture of the sweater I am pretty sure that I can modify the basic raglan sweater pattern which I used for my sloppy joe  -  but several sizes smaller because the sloppy joe is sloppy (as it was meant to be).

I don't know what has come over the cats. Even without the 'happy juice'  they are suddenly very cuddly  -  even Parsifal who considers cuddles to be 'girl' stuff.  It may be the cold weather which inclines them to curl up together but whatever it is  -  long may it last!

I spent the morning trying to persuade my Surface Pro 3 that I would like to download Windows 10 when it becomes available and have managed to download the app.  I am not sure if that qualifies me for a free download when it become available after July 29th.  Watch this space but if all computers are going to eventually be converted then I need to get a handle on it.  It would certainly be good to standardise all the Windows operating systems and I assume that is what all the daily upgrades are about but at the moment I never know what change I am going to wake up to.  Techie offered to load a copy for me last time he was fixing up one of my computers and if all else fails I can go down that road but we will have to wait and see. That will be another thorn in our flesh at COTA  -  XP, Win 7 Win 8, Win 8.1 and last week I was landed with two women who wanted lessons in I-Pad which I don't know enough about to even pretend to teach, let alone that I was unable to connect the first one to the internet and I didn't even try with the second.

I have upgraded to the latest Family Tree Maker and it seems to work better than its predecessor but I can only hope that I don't lose all my data when this computer eventually rolls over to Win 10.  (Note to self  -  copy onto a flash drive and cross fingers that it will not just be 'read only').

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