#WeekendCoffeeShare (July 14, 2019)

Yay, it’s Sunday! I am once again joining in with the #WeekendCoffeeShare fun. It’s relatively early for me to write this post, so the most recent drink I had was actually coffee. I usually drink only one cup of coffee at breakfast )or lunch, as it was nearly afternoon), but my husband made me a second cup saying it’s good for the heart. I don’t know whether that’s true, but oh well.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that my husband picked up my new Windows laptop on Monday and installed it on Tuesday. The adaptive tech guy came by on Wednesday to bring me a new Braille display and install the JAWS screen reader on my computer, so that I could actually use it. I have been playing with my computer ever since. I hope the tech company will get me training on the screen reader and Windows 10, but even without training, I like this computer much better than my Mac. Right now, my husband is resetting my Mac, so that my mother-in-law can have it. I think I just closed the tab with instructions on it from my iPhone.

My mother-in-law offered to pay more for the Mac than the Windows laptop had cost, but we refused. I don’t want to get extra money from switching computers.

If we were having coffee, I’d also share that I visited the living facility in Raalte that’s with my current care agency on Wednesday. It was great. There’s tons of sensory equipment in both the house and day center. The staff are also really nice. The house they felt was the most suitable for me, has twelve clients living there. There are two staff during the day and an extra staff during times the clients get showered and such. The manager and care consultant were a bit vague about the waiting list to move in, but I hope to hear more about that soon.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that yesterday, my husband had the yearly driver’s day at his work. He is a truck driver for a large transporting company and the driver’s day is sort-of-mandatory. I spent the day at my in-laws. Well, my father-in-law had just left for vacation, so I was alone with my mother-in-law. We went for a walk with her dog. Wow, it was hot and humid! My husband came to my in-laws’ house after a few hours when he’d had enough of the event at work. My mother-in-law cooked us dinner, although she was interrupted to pick up a kitten from the animal shelter. She volunteers to bottle-feed kittns that are too young to be kept at the shelter. The kitten was lovely!

How was your week?

9 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (July 14, 2019)

  1. I’m happy for you that you like your new laptop and find it easier to use. 🙂 And how great that you visited that facility and that it seems so good. Hm, driver’s day, that’s interesting, my Dad is a tanker driver and I guess we don’t have anything like that here. I had a cup of tea today after not drinking it for quite a few weeks, as I didn’t sleep last night so it helped me to stay awake, as well as green tea. Coffee is so yummy.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. I love green tea. It’s really the only type of tea I really like, although I’ll drink some herbal teas too. I am not too much of a coffee lover, but since I have been drinking it since childhood, I guess I’m a bit addicted.

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  2. “My mother-in-law offered to pay more for the Mac than the Windows laptop had cost, but we refused. I don’t want to get extra money from switching computers.”

    I think that is fair, Astrid.

    Hope your mother-in-law enjoys the Mac when your husband resets it.

    I also spent the weekend with a truck driver – Matthew Smith made a piece about American literature and the study of it.


    Good to know about Raalte with its equipment/plant; staff and fellow clients/residents. It would be a 1:6 ratio?

    I think 400 mg of caffeine may push things when it comes to hearts – drink all the green tea you want and can. If you have lots of infection and inflammation going – all bets are off!

    Maybe he meant “it’s good for the heart” as in connection and relationship and weekend camaraderie?

    Herbal teas I enjoy include camomile and lemon myrtle.

    And I have been keeping up with the Wimbledon final of Halep and S. Williams. First Romanian to win Wimbledon; hooray!

    Thanks, adaptive tech person. I think also there are lots of guides on Windows 10 and I hope the computer stretches for the future and what you want to do on it.

    Also I read two really great stories about Russia and Hungary from Carrie-Anne Brownian/Ursula Hartlein [the name they use when they write European stories – Brownian is for contemporary American stories like Little Ragdoll and Justine Grown Up].

    This week I completed Tony Birch’s WHITE GIRL which I am under pain not to say anything about; there was a big plot twist on page 185.

    Now I am reading FORTUNE and the Juliet Barker biography of the Brontes.

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  3. I’m so happy to hear about your new computer. It’s great to be able to communicate with the world. When I lived very rural a few years back, and my computer broke down, I started to cry, literally. That was my only way of communicating with friends and family most days. I hope your new one works out in every way you need it too. Thank you for the coffee!

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    1. Yes, I can relate to that. When I resided in a psych hospital that had no WiFi, I got my own wireless cellphone-like modem to connect to the Internet because I communicate mostly online. I also remember my computer broke down and I had to wait a month for a new one. This was in 2009 before accessible smartphones. Since then, I’ve alwasy made sure I have at least two devices that connect to the Internet in case one breaks down.


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