November 19th, 2018

Getting my tech tickin'!

The everyday swimmer from the club where the bus ran into the pool, showed up for a swim today. It was just the two of us which was nice because she had been afraid of crowding. Her pool is way bigger. The parking lot was missing about half the usual cars. And the traffic was light and lovely. And so the holidays begin.

I got home and promptly killed a solid hour getting a slide show set up on my new Echo Show. It would have taken Zoey (the cat) 10 minutes but I, of course, had to overthink how to actually do it and in the process fucked up several key things that normal people would never consider. Like hitting a button that somehow told Amazon I wanted all the photos on my phone uploaded to Amazon. No Thank You. And reversing that maneuver was not as easy as you might think.

Oh well. Now it's all done and I have a system. I'm pretty sure I can just drop random photos into a folder and they will automagically be added into the rotation.

I hope.

That ear that was bothering me a couple of weeks ago is back into the bothering business again. It still feels more like not an inner ear issue but one more close to the outer ear part. Today is only hurts a little but feels a little like it's plugged up. I'd rather it just heal itself. Murphy's law says it will lay low until Wednesday night and then be screaming painful because the doctor will be closed for Thanksgiving.

The broken Pixelbook continues to be half healthy. Yesterday, it finally started shutting down every 2 minutes so I sent it to bed. I'm using it this morning and so far so good but I'm afraid the trust is broken. Thank goodness I have that tiny but oh so reliable Asus.

I have a bunch of little stuff I want to do today. The biggest problem is going to remembering it. So... list.

1. pack up old echo and old kindle for UPS pickup.
2. make fleece sleeve fo
r new kindle
3. add buttons onto neoprene swimming gloves
4. sew up new shirt
5. laundry
6. fix pocket on swim robe

Well, actually, that doesn't seem so overwhelming when I jot it down. Hmmmm that leads me to think probably I'm already forgetting at least one if not several somethings.

I need to figure out a good ToDo list scheme for Echo.

But first I need to hang up my swimsuit and get dressed!


Waiting but not for Godot

I've gotten everything on my list done except finishing that top. I'm not wild about it so I'm thinking maybe different sleeves or something. It will wait.

And that's what I'm doing. I'm waiting for an email about my toothbrush. I have one of those Quip ones that I actually like. Not love, necessarily, but like but now I can't get the fucking battery out of it so I can put in a new one. They have about 100 videos on how to do it and none are helping. They make what looks line one simple, easy pull and out it comes. Not mine. I sent them an email asking for suggestions. The answer they need to send is 'we are so sorry and are sending you new.' I get that answer in 24 hours or I adopt a new toothbrush system. They send a new brush head for $5 every 3 months and the next one is on its way. It will be Return To Sender if they don't step up to the toothbrush plate.

Also I'm waiting to hear from the Swappa Pixelbook guy. He wrote to me on Friday saying he would not be able to ship until Saturday or Sunday. Then crickets. He's on the east coast so it's now EOD for him.

And FedEx has my yarn on their delivery truck. I'm waiting for said truck to get here.

Waiting waiting waiting...

Oh ok, I just got a not-yet-viable tracking number from Swappa guy. Ok. And he says sorry for the delay and he shipped it priority and I should have it Wednesday which is very nice. He's totally off the hook.

It's up to you toothbrush people and Fedex.