#WeekendCoffeeShare (July 7, 2019)

Ugh, I’m feeling so off. I want to write so bad. Words are spinning through my mind, but somehow I cannot put them down onto the keyboard.

I am once again joining in with #WeekendCoffeeShare. I had a delicious little apple pie with my cup of green tea this evening. Grab a cuppa and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that we decided to let go of one of the houses we were looking at this past week. It’s the house built in 1880 that my parents are totally in awe of, but we’d take a huge risk if we bought this. Inspecting the foundation for problems cost like 5000 euros and there is indeed a high risk that the foundation will be unstable. That amount of money is not something we want to invest before buying the house, yet we don’t want to risk finding out about it once it’s ours. I didn’t like the house to begin with, but my husband loved its appearance.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that next Wednesday, I am invited to go check out the living facility with my current care agency. It’s in Raalte, which is a little over an hour’s drive from my current home. My support coordinator was told not to get me too excited, so I predict the place has already almost certainly been taken, but oh well. We’ll see.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I bought some books on Amazon today. One is a collection of journaling prompts (yes, again!), which cost only 99 cents, but it’s still disappointing. It has a ton of typeos and characters VoiceOver makes out to be Chinese or Japanese in it. The other is Angels in Our Hearts by Casey Watson and Rosie Lewis. It’s a collection of previously published eShorts by these two foster carer writers. It sounds good.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d share that my husband ordered a new Windows computer for me today. My mother-in-law will pay for it, as she’ll get my Macbook. The computer he ordered is an HP Pavillion, which I’ve heard is quite a sturdy model. It doesn’t have a solid state drive like my Macbook, but it does have some type of thing attached to the hard drive that keeps stuff you use often in a sort of ready-access memory. The hard drive has 1tB of space, which is awesome. I no longer need to worry about getting it full and I can even copy all of my CDs to my PC now. I have a ton of CDs with music that’s hard to come by on streaming services, so that’s cool.

I think my husband will go collect the computer at the pick-up point near his work tomorrow. On Wednesday, the adaptive tech company is coming by to install JAWS, the screen reader, onto it. I called the company to let them know they’ll need to schedule the visit with me in the morning, as I’ll be off to Raalte at 2PM.

What’s been happening in your life lately?

4 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (July 7, 2019)

  1. Astrid:

    hooray for computers; books [I went to a bookstore yesterday to buy mine and am currently reading Roy’s MY SEDITIOUS HEART – and Routledge 3 for 2 is a big winner!] and adaptive tech.

    You did a service to the people who will buy the house or rent it. An unsteady foundation is not good for mobility or orientation, is it?

    What’s going on in my life? I went to the movies and there is a film called PARASITE from a South Korean director whose work I previously enjoyed on Netflix. And then I ate dumplings and scrambled egg and tomato noodles at a place called Triple Taste.

    Grr! Your husband and parents are in awe of this old house – he likes the aesthetics. Thinking of several houses in Tasmania which are like this.

    My own guideline is – if you wouldn’t put up with it in a hotel or a place where people come and go frequently [a public space] absolutely don’t put up with it in a private home.

    The latest release of Mojave is playing tricks with the graphics tablet and accessibility. There was a quote from a Margot Fonteyn book about her and Rudi that I wanted to write out on 489-490 about professionalism and partnership.

    Trying to eat more fruit and vegetables and less meat and/or better quality meat when I do.

    The new Oliver Sacks book is absolutely fantastic – EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE. Also I finally got to read Louise Milligan’s THE CARDINAL with the new material from March and June 2019.

    GODSPEED by Casey Legler was exactly what I expected it to be and so much more and less. It ends in 1998 when Legler rehabilitates their self in Tucson, Arizona. We learn about the two big schools in Aix-en-Provence – Paul Cezanne [Cezanne has at least 2000 students as of the mid-1990s] and Emile Zola – and also a sports school where Legler studies until their senior year when they goes to Arizona State University to swim in the year leading up to the Atlanta Olympiad.

    When Legler was three Legler’s elder sister Peggy put her in the beach – this would be 1980-ish [they were born on 23 April 1977 – Peggy is some years elder].

    Le Tour just left the Atomium in Brussels and the USA won the Women’s World Cup 2019 – Netherlands kept them scoreless for the first half! Then there were 2 late goals and that’s how the US won.

    Best about Raalte in the afternoon.

    Chrysantheum tea is very nice. I still drink as much water as I can though not as much as in the southern summer. I like your coffee share choices, Astrid!

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  2. Hi Astrid, Fun stuff from your side. My company purchases our laptops for us and I need to go through that process again. I have hated it before because our desktop services, which used to be so good are now really bad. They actively discourage us from talking to any actual people in getting our laptops setup. I’m not a laptop technologist and don’t want to be one, which means I pretty much have to deal with their automated system. Yuck! Except that they do pay for the thing – I’m grateful for that. I hope the year is treating you and your famliy well.

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