"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Fumbling Around

When something stops working, it sends me into another dimension. I don't get angry, I lose my mind. Totally gone. Maybe I go to that place first because for so many years I didn't realize I was actually capable. OMG I have a brain and I can do things!

For some reason, I still have to go to the stupid place even for only a visit before the brain kicks in and I proceed with the fix. What made me write about this is the little five minute idiot time I took last night. When I watch Netflix, I use the beautiful, glorious, noise reducing Bose headphones my daughter sent me. Insert a quick comment here: Listening to MUSIC through these headphones is a reminder to me of what it will be like in heaven. Anyway, last night while watching a little movie on my computer, wham! No more sound. I checked the cords. I checked the receiver. Then I opened the headphone battery compartment and found a AAA battery in the drawer. But it obviously was just in there to tease me. It didn't work. So I took one battery out of the wrist blood pressure monitor and huge relief, the headphones were again singing in my ear, so to speak. Aaaaaaah. Life is so good.

I leave tomorrow morning to spend time with my daughter and her family in Arizona. Here is the link to an article in their local paper about her store. Picture me there for the next 8 days.

http://www.grandcanyonnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=74&SubSectionID=114&ArticleID=10826

12 comments:

Ms. A said...

Enjoy your trip!

Jeanie said...

I love your description of what happens to you when something stops working. I'm glad you found the fix.
Have a wonderful trip.

Abby said...

Glad you got your headphones back to working! Battery compartment? Mind don't have a battery. When they're gone they're gone. That's why I always have a spare set or two. I'm a minimalist, but I'm also an engineer and redundancy is a big deal! Keeps me from going to the "stupid place"!

Enjoy your time with your daughter!

Stephen Hayes said...

I hope you remember to buy new batteries for your blood pressure monitor.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i hear you...computer issues do that to me...boggle me...frustrate me....have a great trip and visit cici...

Adam said...

Enjoy your visit to Arizona

Stickup Artist said...

Have a great trip! We might even be having a pretty decent wildflower season this year so you may have a lot of color out that way. Hope so. Happy Trails!

Lawrence Udo-Ekpo said...

Well said!
How wonderful it is to discover the power within.
Enjoy your day!!

DJan said...

I'm in the middle of my six-day trip. Enjoy your vacation! I use those headphones, too. They make a huge difference in quality of listening, don't they? :-)

terri said...

Glad you were able to fix your headphones! I guess losing sound that way is the modern day equivalent of having the film projector break down.

Have fun with your daughter and family. That store looks like such a fun place. I'm going to go find the Facebook page.

Hilary said...

Ha.. you sounds like me! Enjoy your time with family. I know you will.

Rock Chef said...

Have a great time, and watch out for the Apache war parties!