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4 things that irked me today

4 things that irked me today

Irk is a funny sounding word. It means to irritate, annoy, or exasperate. These are the things that irked me today. They also annoyed me and exasperated me.

  • What are you doing? H asks this question too many times during the day. After almost three years of retirement he should realize I “do things.” “I’m sewing.” “I’m working .” “I’m writing.” I’m doing something to this hair!” Really? Do I have to give an explanation every time?
  • Waiting on H to go to the gym. I think it was almost three pm when we finally went to the gym today. If I was working on my schedule, the gym would be first on my list, and then I could come home and get the rest of my day started. It seems I’m working on his schedule now.
  • Vrrroom Vrrroom! My house is not going to fall apart if I do not vacuum every day. When I least expect it, the vacuum cleaner starts up with H behind the wheel. Up and down the hall, under my chair, and in the corners as I’m trying to concentrate. Yes, I appreciate the help, but there is plenty for you to take care of in the yard. I think he is procrastinating that yard work.
  • Having my phone calls and texts ignored. I should be used to this by now. I don’t even remember why I called or texted Andrew so it must have not been an emergency. To be honest, he did answer one text, but when I replied back saying I had tried to call him twice, I received no acknowledgement. He’s a busy, busy guy!

Now that I’ve vented I should be feeling better. Right?


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When You Are In A Conundrum

When You Are In A Conundrum

Apple has this nifty little thing on their iPhones called screen time. It makes you aware of how much time you’ve spent on your phone each day. It’s not really all that nifty – it’s scary to realize how much time I have spent on social media broken down into each app installed on my phone.

What they should have is an app designed to tell me how much time I’ve spent trying to fix an uncooperative phone.

Have you ever had a technical problem with your phone or computer?

  • Facebook won’t connect to your photos.
  • Printer won’t connect to your computer.
  • Phone won’t connect to your WiFi.
  • Smart TV won’t connect to WiFi.

After consulting too many articles of quick fixes, it finally hits me to turn my phone, WiFi, or computer off for a few minutes and then turn it back on. That usually results in a more cooperative piece of technology.

No one tells you to do that though. I’m telling you. Try it next time you’re in a conundrum.

I could go on and on.

  • Photos won’t send from iPhone to android…

OOPS…I haven’t found anything to fix that problem except wait until my iPhone decides it’s time to quit fooling around! It usually take a few hours.


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