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Yesterday Was Definitely a Monday

Yesterday was the most bizarre Monday I can remember. I knew I had to go to Templeton to process an order and take a shower, and I planned it for late afternoon so that I would be there when the sun hits me wrong through the window here. (Don't ask.) I did some work around here – cooking, laundry, social networking – in the morning and early afternoon. Then I loaded my computer and a bag with a change of clothes and a new bottle of body wash into the car and left.
After I had removed my purse and the bag from the car, I went back for my computer. It wasn't there. I couldn't believe I'd forgotten to bring it, and I couldn’t process the order without it. So I took my shower, grabbed the book that had been ordered, and packed up my credit card terminal and all its cables. I also brought home a few bubble envelopes for shipping, just in case someone should order a book I had here.
When I got home, I took my bag and the book out of the car, and saw the computer on the floor by the passenger seat, right where I had looked for it and where I always put in in transport. I had looked right at it and been sure it wasn't there, and then when I got home, there it was. I usually attribute these kinds of mysterious events to the work of leprechauns who steal things and then put them back. I've passed two eye exams this year.
When I got home, I hooked up the computer, processed the credit card, and then started to print the invoices and postage. This normally takes ten minutes to set up and print. But the printer didn't want to print. The computer interface said it was printing, the cables were all connected, and nothing was happening except that the yellow error light was on. Had to dig to find the printer manual to see what to do. I had already been through hell trying to let the computer know that it should print to the printer here instead of the one in Templeton. It decided to make up another version of the computer here among my printers and devices and then tried to print to the one it made up when the documents were supposedly printing in the real one. Virtual worlds are weird.
What finally worked was rebooting the printer. Rebooting the computer hadn't worked. Had I not found the printer manual I'd probably still be looking at that yellow light or the little men in white coats would be taking me away. It took me two hours to finally finish ten minutes worth of printing and paste the shipping label on.
This morning I got another order. Guess what! The books happened to be here. So although my printing set-up is awkward here, I was able to process the order and print and pack everything in about thirty minutes. I was so thankful I'd brought those bubble envelopes home. It's not Monday anymore. The rest of the day should be great – almost. I have to drop off the packages on the way to the dentist to get my permanent crown placed. Then I rush to my primary care physician for a complete physical (not so great). After that I need to go by Trader Joe's because I need more milk to go with all the chocolate ship cookies I'm eating to cope with the pressure.
How was your Monday? Can you top mine?

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MegL wrote on May 26, 2015, 3:33 PM

I don't want to be able to top your Monday, PLEASE!

WordChazer wrote on May 26, 2015, 4:59 PM

I can't. But my Tuesday thought it was Monday, that's for sure.

Kasman wrote on May 26, 2015, 5:49 PM

Nope - but then i don't want to top yours! Go on - I have to ask - what's the sun got to do with having a shower?

valmnz wrote on May 26, 2015, 5:49 PM

Lol, I had a similar computer problem, re not being able to see it, recently. All so time wasting when those leprechauns decide to play games

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BarbRad wrote on May 26, 2015, 8:42 PM

I hope you never do.

BarbRad wrote on May 26, 2015, 8:43 PM

Today isn't quite as bad, even though I saw both dentist and doctor. The lab tests she ordered would be worse.

BarbRad wrote on May 26, 2015, 8:47 PM

When the late afternoon sun shines in through the blinds it makes streaks of light that drive me crazy. My office window is on the west side, so when the sun gets lower, I want to avoid that part of the house. That's when I'm most likely to leave the house and go to the other house where it's easier for me to take a shower. The water heats water there and the shower is smaller and doesn't take as much effort to wipe down afterwards.

BarbRad wrote on May 26, 2015, 8:48 PM

That's for sure. At least the printing went well today. I suppose it will act up again if I have to process the next order at the other house. I will be sure to double check whether the computer is in the car before I leave.

BarbRad wrote on May 26, 2015, 8:49 PM

I'm confusing the days more now -- probably because they are so much the same while my effort is concentrated on the new website.

wolfgirl569 wrote on May 26, 2015, 9:40 PM

My Monday was good. A lot better than yours. But my printer and computer do that sometimes also.

BarbRad wrote on May 26, 2015, 10:37 PM

I'm glad your Monday was better.

Paulie wrote on May 27, 2015, 3:53 AM

I can't believe how busy you are! I could never do what you do and as well. When you get the physical, are you getting an abdominal ultrasound? I had one at the end of March and it revealed I had a left kidney tumor. I never would have known it without having the ultrasound.

BarbRad wrote on May 27, 2015, 4:24 AM

No ultrasound for me. She recommended the dreaded colonoscopy. I'm delaying. Seems like just yesterday I had the last one. Want to get my web site posted first before I torture myself with the prep. I'll see what the other lab tests have to say first.

jiangliu1949 wrote on May 27, 2015, 5:11 AM

You seem to be as busy as a bee .Strange to say ,sometimes we would have a foul moment ,everything is going wrong.It was not so bad the rest of that day .

WordChazer wrote on May 27, 2015, 12:36 PM

I feel like I spent today (particularly this afternoon) opening cans of lovely wriggly juicy worms and watching them escape all over the department!

BarbRad wrote on May 27, 2015, 6:11 PM

That doesn't sound like fun.

BarbRad wrote on May 27, 2015, 6:14 PM

Busier. I think bees get to rest after dark. But maybe they work inside the hive. I don't remember. Need to read up on that when I have time.

jiangliu1949 wrote on May 28, 2015, 4:01 AM

Yes ,After dark ,bees are still busy in condensing the honey in the hive by quickly flapping their wings .

shaggin83 wrote on May 28, 2015, 3:15 PM

lol oh boy. I hate when I over look things like that. I feel like such an air head after. It was memorial day and my sisters birthday so not bad here.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on May 29, 2015, 1:16 AM

My Monday was wonky, but not that wonky. Missed the window on a mystery shop, but that gave me a chance to practice, which I totally bombed, so I'm glad I didn't do it for real until the next day. Bought the mustard that wasn't on sale, so instead of double coupons making the nearly free, I paid way more that I intended. Then drove out of my way to eat at a restaurant I was in the mood for only to remember after I got there that it's closed on Monday.

BarbRad wrote on June 2, 2015, 2:13 AM

Glad you had a nice weekend. Hope the next one is nice, too.

BarbRad wrote on June 2, 2015, 2:14 AM

That is a bummer.

AudreyHowitt wrote on June 2, 2015, 3:11 PM

Nope--can't beat your Monday. Mine was pretty relaxed actually!

BarbRad wrote on June 2, 2015, 6:16 PM

Lucky you.

alexdg1 wrote on June 3, 2015, 7:01 AM

Yow. You truly did have a "Twilight Zone'-like Monday.

I've never quite liked Mondays. Even when I liked school, particularly in my high school and college years, I felt out of sorts for at least half the day. As the Carpernters' old song (from 1971) puts it, "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down."

CoralLevang wrote on June 29, 2015, 4:48 AM

At least your gnome has a smile. LOL I hope your Mondays since have been better!

BarbRad wrote on July 2, 2015, 5:09 AM

I usually look forward to getting back to normal on Mondays, and I'd love to have a few rainy days.