I haven't been able to get a post up today due to various and sundry interruptions -- mostly from my upstairs neighbor. A conversation with her is an adventure. Trying to pry out what she wants/needs takes lots of patience and time at the best of times and today I am short on patience. Sigh. When I finally got to heart of the matter, I discovered that the problem was her computer. I'm not a techie type but I have learned some things because I am a freak about maintenance and so I asked her a few things and hit a bingo when I asked, "Did you dump your temp files and cookies?" and she asked, "No. How do I do that?" I was astounded but not surprised. I asked her what browser she used and she said, "Yahoo". I was glad we were on the phone because had I been upstairs, I might have smacked her upside the head. Instead, after much explaining, and talking her through clearing her cache and cookies despite her tendency to digress interminably, we got it done . I suspect that I need to go upstairs and do some major work on her computer one of these days to get it at decent operating efficiency but not today.
An hour later she called raving at my genius in making her computer work so much better. I can't believe that someone could own a computer as long as she has without learning the basics. And y'all know I didn't do anything "genius".
I know that some of y'all don't like my writing about politics much but, in the current political climate and my personal situation, I can't ignore
what is happening in this country. The Republicans are refusing any compromise on the budget bill they are trying to foist upon us and the government will shut down on March 4th. No Social Security, no Medicare, no federal agencies open, all programs closed until a budget bill passes. Of course, this will be hardest on the poor and middle class.
Scary? You bet. If you're not scared, you're richer than I am. I am going to lose everything I've worked for if something isn't done but I want compromise not capitulation. I'm tired of what the GOP has been doing and urge those of you who agree to let your Representatives know where you stand.
Here's my hero, Anthony Weiner, weighing in on the budget:
I think Anthony makes a great deal of sense, don't you? And he even seemed calm!
Hope y'all are having a great day!!!!