Just letting you know we're still around, in case you're wondering.
Jan hogs the computer. We don't know why. She doesn't seem to accomplish anything with it. But we need her to keep us in kibble, so we're trying to appear patient.
She's sitting in a corner staring at the wall right now, so we figure it's our turn to use this. We -- actually Percy, since he's our typist -- aren't having any problem getting online or getting about.
Oops. That brought Jan out of her trance - temporarily. She mumbled something about, Of course, you aren't having any problems; I just spent two days setting this computer up so I can .... We couldn't catch the rest.
Yes, she in on another temporary computer. Mr. Doug is still working on hers. It's slow going because he has to fit it into his schedule so he can concentrate on what he's doing and if he needs anything, he has to order it.
Today is a holiday so the shelter photos were rescheduled to Friday. But the shelter staff was called to an important meeting, which made Jan late taking the pictures, and everything that could went wrong. When she finally got the photos downloaded and into an email, they came back as undeliverable, and she had to redo the entire project.
As glad as she is to have the loan of a laptop, it is slow and when she is trying to meet a deadline, things get a little crazy around here. Friday was not only crazy, we were subjected to emotional and mental abuse. How else can we describe watching our human, tears streaming down her face and fists waving, scream at the laptop, Move it, (*%@, M-O-O-O-O-V-E IT! And it wasn't listening.
Traumatic, folks, absolutely traumatic -- for us, not her. But that was nothing compared to the melt-down a few hours later, when her brother called to say he had just had an opportunity to look at her computer again and .....
Evidently things are looking a little better for her computer now, but her brother's friend loaned her an old tower to help make writing a column easier. Only she traded internet speed for a word processor she is unfamiliar with, and after two days of getting the computer online and figuring out where things were, she sat down to write the column and of course everything that could went wrong again. The column went out just before 4 a.m., so she missed her out of town trip today. Her sanity trip, as she was calling it.
The good news is that Jan is not sitting in the corner staring at the wall because she is depressed. She is just too exhausted to function right now. We need to get her moving in order to stay awake so she can sleep tonight. We didn't get to bed until 4:30 and she made us get up at 8:45. Can you imagine being so rude? As furbabies, we need our sleep!
But we'll forgive her because that column is dear to our hearts too. This old house is drafty and cold, but at least we have shelter. It's hard for us to understand how some folks can keep an animal and not provide it with any type of shelter! Not even when the temp drops into the teens. Whether this is an oversight, confusion over specifics of Georgia cruelty laws, or whatever, she would like to see this rectified in our town.
Since we can only access photographs already online, we will leave you with one photo to show you what we will all be doing today. Well, all us 4-footed furbabies, anyway. We need to rest up so we can catch up on our zzzzzs tonight.