Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday and a Surprise

Last night when I was ready to go to bed. I noticed the notebook was charging again.

This morning, once again, I tried to boot it up and it worked this time. I think it is the battery. I found the right sized screw driver but was unable to loosen the screws. I was afraid I would round them off if I kept trying. I think it needs a battery. In fact, this laptop needs one too. It is plugged in but not charging.  Over the years I bought at least two batteries for that laptop Keith gave me that was just like this one. That's the one the postal service ruined.  This one is identical and Scott gave this one to me. I have to leave it plugged in because even though it has a battery, it is not charging.

I am afraid to try to get into the battery at this time because I have the class newsletter saved on this laptop. I want to finish it before I do anything about a battery. I send the newsletter off to half the classmates as an attachment to e-mail. 64 of them get it in snail mail. I even have it saved thus far on a flash drive but don't send it off until after Christmas. I will need to update the letter on the flash drive too before I take it to Four County Mental Health to have them print off for me. This year I will have them do the envelopes too.

I got up about 5:00AM, as usual.  I had my oatmeal and  coffee and Chai already. I have even fed three of the cats. The others are probably somewhere warmer.

I have half a notion to go to Independence and see if that man at the TV store next door to Sayers Hardware will try to get those screws out of the back of the notebook for me so I can get that battery out and order a new one that size.

Well, more later...

Well, instead I called Cox Complete Support and a tech is going through the notebook to try to find the three errors I was warned about this week. He is doing a tune up. That will take about an hour so I plugged in the notebook again...... just in case it is the battery.

More later...

The mail came and I got my car insurance bill. In January it goes up $22.00 and change. The Medicare premium went up, Blue Cross/Blue Shield premium went up and now my car insurance premium went up.  My income from Social Security sure didn't go up.

Suzanne called and wants me to come out to their house Sunday afternoon. I will probably do that. She is such a good friend. I think I will make my peanut clusters on Saturday. I will got some Christmas cans to put them in., I have some around here but I am not sure where I put them.

Leslie will be by  tomorrow morning at 7:30AM  to pick me up and we will pick up Vivian after that Leslie will drive over to Nevada for Kenny Wilson's funeral at 10:00AM. It is being held at the First Baptist Church there.

More later....

6 comments:

Sister--Three said...

Well ss is gong up....but not much. Mine is going up 9 dollars.

Margie's Musings said...

Mine is not going up at all. I was told when i reached 80 years old it would never go up again but mine is going up 7%.

Margie's Musings said...

And I am 84 trying to live on $1200.a month. Rent is $550. Utilities and gas on top of that.

Margie's Musings said...

My Medicare is going up 7%..not my income.

Margie's Musings said...

My Blue Cross/Blue Shield supplement cost is going up too.

Sister--Three said...

What a bummer!