I promised you the story about what’s been happening as of late. Well, the most time-consuming thing that happened was with my grandmother. She’s 87 years old and still pretty good at getting around on her own. Well, she slipped and fell at the beginning of November. This led to a seriously broken ankle. Like on the x-ray it showed about a half an inch gap between the ends of the bone. Plus, the break was this weird diagonal angle to it. Probably needless to say, she needed surgery to fix it. Now, keep in mind, the last time my grandmother was in the hospital was when my mother was born over 60 year ago. This did not go over well. It went over even less well when she got sent to a short-term rehab center after the surgery. My mother, who is an only child, had to manage all of this as my grandparents are not particularly good at navigating health care issues. This meant several tons of stress and such on her. So, I took on being a pseudo-therapist for her to keep her from going insane with all the stress. I’m happy to report the surgery went well, my grandmother is out of the rehab center, and we’re all surviving this so far. I’m hoping the rest of this is uphill from here.
I am trying to be super organized and such for Christmas this year. This has not been my strong suit over the last several years, which inevitably leads to all sorts of stress and running around at the last minute. Not to mention the things that just don’t get done. This year will be a challenge more so than before because every weekend is filled with something until the 22nd and 23rd. Hence the need to stay super organized and get my stuff done early. So far, I’m doing pretty good. Most of the house is decorated, though significant portions are still a mess. A good chunk of my Christmas shopping is done. I’m rocking the promotional stuff for my book release on the 15th (though this one could be better than where I currently am at). I got this.
I hate computers. Well, not really, but I do when they make me mad. I know, if I would ask for help with sometimes things would be better. But, here’s one issue I have with computers, and more the programming really, that I haven’t found an answer for. Maybe someone could explain it to me. Why is it so many programs do not allow you to move them to a different drive other than C? My computer has a relatively small C drive but a massive D drive for data. Why is it so flippin’ hard to get my data written to D drive instead of C drive? Like my iTunes. Why does it have to back my phone up to C drive? From what I can find so far, there’s no way to change that. I mean, come on. It shouldn’t be rocket science! Then, of course, I try to move things around on my own and now I’ve got a couple things not working the way I want them to work. I should know better. I tried to take a computer course in my undergrad years ago. Failed the class. I can run a computer well, but stuff like this goes completely over my head.