Why I Disappeared Last Night
Sometimes life doesn’t happen the way one plans it. That happened to me last night . Life handed me a lemon and I made more lemonade.
In July I bought a new Acer monitor when it appeared my old monitor for my Windows computer in Paso Robles had died when I had lot of deadlines to meet. When I got home with the new monitor, the old one suddenly came to life again, so I delayed installing the new one. I still didn’t feel much like crawling around to disconnect and connect cables, since I was only a couple of months past foot surgery.
Since I expected the export of my Squidoo lenses to HubPages to start today, I decided last night was the time to install the new monitor. I wanted to have everything in place by today. What I didn’t know was that the new monitor had to fit onto a stand we had to assemble. I couldn’t do it. The directions were incomplete, and even my engineer husband couldn’t figure out how to get the pieces to fit after struggling with them for a few more minutes.
This left me with two options if I wanted to get any writing done, and those were to reinstall the old monitor or go to the other house to work. It was already after 5 PM. There was no way I was going to do either of those things. So, I opted to forget it, read a book until bedtime, and take the monitor back to the shop where I purchased it and let them figure it out. So that’s what I did.
It turns out we had one piece of the monitor base on backwards, since there were no instructions on how to put the pieces together. It even took the techs fifteen minutes between them to figure it out and put it together. I got home about ten and still had to pack some lunch for us and do a couple of things on the computer before leaving to come here. I would have stayed there, but were we expecting more email from the Realtor for me to print out.
When I got here I took care of that business and then edited some material on my website to update. I just finished that, since I had to have both the Apple and the Windows systems running and the photo and mail programs, as well. Everything took longer with so many programs open.
So here I am, finally, ready to start what’s left of my day at Persona Paper.
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The photo shows my new monitor after installation. The desk is a bit too low, so I put the monitor on a book. I think it needs one more.
Image Credit » I took the photo