Friday, January 17, 2020

So very frustrating: When there was no cable service



On this particular morning I woke up to a very interesting experience. I had turned on Mom's TV and there was no sound.  At first I thought that something might be wrong with the TV but when I turned on Mom's second TV I was met with the same situation. No sound.

So, I waited until Mom had come into the kitchen and together we started to troubleshoot.  Soon I decided to phone the offices downstairs to see if they had cable service and they did.

After some discussion with Mom I phoned the cable company and after going through the normal checks with the service rep it was determined that Mom's cable service was cut because there had been an error on her bill. This being that she owed some money to the cable company.  

This was straightened out in quick order and the happy ending was that Mom received her cable service once more.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Working together: Now he understands



I have known him for so many years now but just recently I finally felt that our driver, Ramlall, understands.  Gone are the days when he was not too helpful whenever I needed some guiding in order to get around because I think that he believed that I had enough sight to do so.  Now, however, Ramlall is always there to lend me his helping hand.

He not only gives me his hand, he gives me verbal instructions and boy are they so very good.  Ramlall is always so very cheerful, so optimistic, and always there to be one of the first to offer his assistance.

He never makes me feel uncomfortable and goes out of his way to ensure that I am okay.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A humourous experience: Showing photos with no screens



This is probably one of the most hilarious experiences for me: showing photos with no screens. I'd like for you to think of it like this.

I am sitting at my computer and I invite my mom to come into my office because I wish to show her some photos that were sent to me by someone who had taken the time to snap them with their iPhone.  

Of course, I have no idea what I am showing her and even worse is that I do not even know if the screen is on or off.  Mom sits and waits and after a moment's silence she tells me that my screen is off!  Bingo, and now I am aware that in order for her to see what I think she should be seeing I hasten to turn on my screen.  

From here on in things run very smoothly. Mom does not comment on my faux pas and I do not even try to complain or defend myself but truth be told we are both laughing inwardly.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Fun and games: Tiny steps to avoid tiny toys



This is the fun and games strategy for me whenever I am around those little ones who are playing on the floor with their little toys.  The object of the game is for me to ensure that I do not step, not just on their toys, but also on them!

As someone with several cousins who were much younger than me, I had a lot of practice doing this growing up. Then, when I had nieces and nephews later on, my strategy came in handy.  

I was always anxious to ensure that I did not step on anything or anyone and the way to do that was to take tiny steps as nothing else would work for me.  Of course, I ran into difficulty from time to time but I am happy to report that I survived it all.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Developing a new strategy: Searching for the cotton balls



This was another experience for me: searching for cotton balls on Mom's dresser in her bathroom.  

The biggest hint was that they were in a small glass jar but I needed to ensure that I took my time to find said jar.  So, I needed to be extremely careful in navigating amongst the various objects on her dresser.

I developed a plan in that I started on the top lefthand corner of the dresser and worked my way across to the top righthand corner.  Then I would return to the lefthand side and repeat the process going from left to right and going downward.

After a few minutes I found my target and with very gentle fingers I lifted the lid and voila! I had found my cotton balls!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

A new adventure: Cleaning Mom's pipes



This was a very new and enjoyable experience for me. In the summer of 2019, I offered to clean Mom's pipes; in the kitchen sink, the wash basins, and the tub.  

This time I depended on my sense of touch to help me out. I used my fingers to help me determine how much I had to clean. The surfaces were all rough and I had to use lots of hand pressure and several pieces of sandpaper to smooth out everything.

It took me several hours of hard work and when it was all done there was Mom, beaming and smiling with satisfaction.  She even told me that she would hire me to do a permanent job for her.  

I never knew how many parts there were to a pipe. First, the pipe itself. Next the faucet and finally the top and bottom of the pipe itself.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Who is Santa Claus? By Donna J. Jodhan



He comes primarily at Christmastime but did you know that he is always with us?  Many of our youngest ones think that he lives in the far North but in reality he lives anywhere and everywhere.

In North America and colder countries, he makes his entry into our homes through our chimneys and the modern day Santa can also leave his presents outside the doors of our condos and town houses.  He can travel in so many different ways; on a sleigh, on a motorcycle, on a truck, by bicycle, by ship or boat, by plane or helicopter, and even on foot.  It all depends on where he is and what he needs to do in order to get where he needs to go.

Believe it or not, Santa Claus goes by so many different names and it can easily be said that he has several different aliases.  In the colder countries he is known as either Santa Claus or Father Christmas.  In the Eastern countries he is known as St. Nick and in the warmer tropical countries he is known as Sandy Claus!  Of course, there are other names for him as well.

To the wide-eyed kid he is the one in a red suit that wears a white beard and he has a huge laugh of ho, ho, ho!  He brings toys and goodies down the chimneys of homes and he hands out gifts at malls and at parties.  He shows up at parades; he hands out toys from open roofed trucks, and he lugs his goodies on bicycles, motorcycles and on his back.  He even drops off his gifts by ship, boat, helicopter, and plane.

This is who he is to those little ones who still believe in Santa.  However, there is more to this fat jolly man than just the one who does these things.

Whenever we smile at a stranger, nod a greeting to someone that we do not know, or take the time to give a gift to someone who is less fortunate than we are, these are all deeds of Santa's generosity. In essence, we too are Santa Claus in our own way but we do not have to wait until Christmas to do this.  

The secret of Christmas may be this!  It's not the things you do at Christmas time, but the Christmas things you do all year through!  Taken from a Christmas song.

Merry Christmas from me!

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