The phone rang early this morning as I was washing Maggie’s and my breakfast dishes in the sink. I have the world’s most raucous dishwasher and only use it sparingly. The thing is still brand new it has been used so little. I wiped my hands dry and hurried to the phone in my computer room.
“Helen just called in sick today,” my mother told me worriedly. “She thinks she is going to have to go in the hospital because of her cellulitis in her leg. She can barely walk. The antibiotics aren’t working.”
“I do hope she gets better,” I told my mother very sadly. “I don’t know what we will do without our Helen.”
“What do you want for supper?” my mother asked. “Mert’s Diner has a great fried shrimp plate.”
“Two piece or three piece?” my mother asked.
“Just the two piece,” I replied.
“I will bring it about five,” my mother told me. “I am getting the shrimp myself. That’s what your father always gets.”
I’ve thought about Helen all morning hoping she will get well soon. She basically runs the household when my father is not there.
A Word to the Computer Wise…
I finally, finally figured out what was hindering a few of the Computer Lab’s computers to go to sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity. I didn’t have the security measures tight enough and someone who visits the lab was installing the “Yahoo! Toolbar” for Internet Explorer. It was a Eureka! moment when I realized what was wrong as I looked at the installed programs.. The computers are now sleeping correctly. You just have to wiggle the mouse to wake them up.
I laughed softly and smiled.
“What!?” Pauline asked.
“It would completely blow the minds of some of our less adept computer lab users,” I replied. “It is totally non intuitive for the most part.”