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The highlight of your day


#243

snow snd hot tmps, wow here in NC USA is starting to get hot. he temps here we can get all seasons in a week, earlier in the year that is. oh and where is it snowing?


#244

You are so lucky I wish we also got all the seasons in a week earlier in the year. It was snowing in Dombås, a place in the mountains 6 hours away from Oslo. It all melted quite fast and it got warmer a few hours after it stopped.


#245

My highlight for this day… end of working day… It’s time for the couch :grin:
The highlight :smirk:

:sleeping::sleeping:


#246

In retrospective of the week - the one highlight was probably, when I accidentally pushed my glass of milk and it splashed all over my laptop. My reaction.
While grabbing my laptop and lifting it upside down pushing the off button.
Then took out the battery looking for some paper towel, first dried the battery, then the area of the battery on the laptop, then the drained the screen with the paper towel, wiped it with some watered towels and used the towels again, then looked for screws and crannies. Then looked at the keyboard only some drips were to see ,so I lifted the buttons a bit got a dry paper towel and looked under every button, luckily there wasn’t much.
Finally, after cleaning put it back together again, pressed the start button.
And …
Hello world!
It worked no problems at all. You can’t imagine the load it took from my mind.
So the worst moment of this week turned into the best.


#247

OMG! I once knocked over a cup of tea during an epileptic episode and that meant the end of my first laptop.


#248

I thought it would be ruined, but was either fast enough or just lucky. I can relate though, my mind was already prepared buying a new one, even if my purse would be less prepared. I am just thankful it works without a problem, good thing it was a drink without sugar or acid, that would have maybe been more problematic.


#249

The highlight of my day? Today I will meet my great grand niece born a month ago. Seeing my great grand nephew since February (his birthday) and cooking for them, and catching up with what we missed the most; phone calls or facetime are never the same.

Normalcy in life without fears or worries.

GOD bless America, my family, and all of us, our family, home, possessions, .friends and everyone all over the world.


#250

I’m glad your laptop is okay. That’s always horrible when a laptop is broken.


#251

Yeah, I couldn’t have taken action at the right moment since I wasn’t mentally there at the moment. One moment I walked into the room with my cup of tea. The next I found myself on the couch. On the table where my laptop also stood was my tea cup. It stood right up, but half of the tea was missing and the tea bag was on the table. The table was wet. I had no idea what had happened (wasn’t diagnosed yet at that point).

Anyways, I’m glad your laptop survived! :slight_smile:


#252

Well, in my case I was wet, but well what are washing machines there for?

Hope your health is better now.


#253

Das ist schon Jahrzehnte her :grin:
Mitten in der Nacht, habe so schön tief geschlafen. WUMMS, und es hat so geplätschert
Ich bin hochgeschreckt, und dachte“ oh, toll Gewitter“ bis mir dämmerte, das das plätschern aber nicht vom Fenster kam, sondern vom Schrank, in dem der gute, alte Rechner drinnen stand… So schnell war ich noch nie ausm Bett und toll, :astonished:was ich entdecken musste…
Ne Colaflasche ist explodiert und tropfte schön den Rechner voll… Ein Glück haben es Gehäuse und Monitor überlebt, aber die Tastatur war natürlich Schrott :grin: war aber auch ein Schrecken, und ich war erstaunt, wie solche Flasche doch einfach explodiert :unamused:


#254

the coke scene reminds me of lie to me.


#255

@frustratedwriter

I suffered so much with the LIE TO ME spilled coke scene bc the thought of that stickiness all over their body and the clean house. It was hard for me to watch that scene, and I didn’t find it romantic at all but messy lol

I loved LIE TO ME and consider that actress a great actress but she’s rarely around but when she is, she does a great job!


#256

@mirjam_465

I wanted to ask you if you had the ‘‘floaters’’ checked by an ophthalmologist. Floaters (the black thing you see in bright/white colors background) can be a sign of an autoimmune disease that might require medicine,and even surgery. In my case so far the medicine has helped, and I went/go through extensive eye tests which I have to do yearly.


#257

I did go to the doctor (GP), but she basically just said that there was nothing that could be done about it. She told me if I’d start to see a kind of “curtain” I’d have to come back, otherwise I’d just have to live with it.


#258

Even the Doctors in our days are not worth two cents. They just don’t care. I hope you can go to another doctor and ask for the special blood work to rule out autoimmune disease which requires yearly specialty eye check ups, and in some cases medicine that will not let that condition deteriorated.

When I first started with my floaters they were huge like a ‘’.’‘curtain,’’ and now is just a thin, small black thread. That’s why I don’t like the white mode bc anything white makes the floaters dance around a lot, and it’s so annoying.


#259

I also have floater, and is kind of under control;. I take stuff for the eyes as well. prescribed by dr


#260

my highlight of the day, started early
today I started doing stuff on my Family tree, one branch is a bugger the Way family.

my little avitar is the nine-tailed fox , foxy lady in some of my links,

ok here is the thing. my ancestors came from England migrated to Nantucket,
today I followed one of the ancestors, and discovered she married a FOX! I couldn’t stop laughing, “foxy lady” ninetailed fox" etc. just thought I’d share this.

I AM A FOX! now got to find out if we are really related.
I know most of you don’t do your family trees or genealogy. can you just imagine me a genealogist finding out shes a fox??

and sorry you all on the other side of the world, I hope I didn’t lose you in this silly note!


#261

Why?
I think it is funny too …
I would do, but I am too lazy, in Germany unless you come from a well off family you already have problems to know more than the names and dates of your grandparents, maybe your great grandparents. There are a lot of different places to go to many are not digital, some were destroyed in the war.
I have a great grand cousin, do you say it like that, I went for the literal word, so sorry if it doesn’t fit. He did it and guess what he is American! Yepp, I do have a branch of family in America, where his sister is still living with her family. He now lives in Belgium, as his wife is from there. When he did his year off before studying he went all over Europe and searched up our family tree.
LOL I remember when he came to our house my grandpa was alone at home, and he thought he was a thief, looking all shabby after a long ride in the train in summer (those times with no AC). Grandpa took his axe and went after him, because he thought he wanted to harm him … Anyway, I have yet to see this big tree, but I have not. We only met twice in the past years. One time when I spent my holidays in Belgium we met up for a few hours in Antwerp and another time he came to Germany for a not so nice reason.
The problem with finding out names and dates is with me, because I would like to know the stories of those people much more.
So to prevent that anyone who isn’t ready for a sad story should not make the following lines visible. Maybe get yourself a tissue, if not just don’t read it. It is about a great granduncle of mine I never got to know.

[spoiler]

The older brother of my grandfather, that we found out last year or was it in 2018? Well, I will shorten it, - we got information of him some pictures and his book of working places, that you had to have with you in times of the Nazis more than ever. You ask where we got it from? From Dachau - the concentration camp near Munich.
And all of us had no idea. I don’t know if my grandpa knew about this, or if he just thought he might have died, because he didn’t hear anything about his brother in times of the war and after. I know that he never mentioned his brother to us kids and though my cousins are all older than me up to more than 10 years plus. We didn’t know about this great uncle’s existence. Only my eldest aunt talked about him sometimes, but only mentioned his name … Unfortunately she died before we got this information from Dachau and my grandpa died in the early 80’s, so genealogy is great, if you have someone you can give it too.
I hope, I didn’t throw you all off with a story from my family. It’s the stories that keep the people alive among us even when they are gone, what keeps my mind going about this great uncle, how he lived the last months in his life, sure we know some places where he went, because of the book where all his working places were noted. So we know that he was roaming in Bavaria from today’s viewpoint nice places, lakes and woods, but when he came to Munich he was picked up by the police, for whatever reason we do not know, he was incarcerated for 2 days and then moved to Dachau. I would need to look at the papers again to say how long he stayed there I think some months, but he got sick, and after Dachau was liberated he died 2 days later.

Ah, dear me, bringing the sad stuff here. At least now he won’t be forgotten, we remember him now. So I think it is great if you can seek for your roots.

So either you chose to read this or not. It’s okay we do not need to read only sad stories, we need to learn that life is precious, and we should use our time given in a good way.


#262

@lutra

The story may be sad but it had so many interesting parts that are incomplete, and hopefully one day you can fill us in (if you don’t mind). You are so right, at least now he will know one of his relative remember him and thought fondly of him.

Sad stories are as much part of our life, as the good ones are. Thanks for sharing this story with us all here at Rviki site.