In our last Thrilling Installment, it was Trooper’s Birthday, known in some less enlightened parts of the world as December 15.
On Thursday, as per The Plan, we did indeed motor into Waterville to pick up the mail, and also to view Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which I adored, despite not being able to hear much of the dialog*. This is possibly telling, but then, I don’t expect much from movies except that they look pretty and hang together as a tale at least until the credits roll.
After the movie, we hit Governor’s for breakfast (yes, breakfast; don’t judge), and so to home.
Friday was a writing day.
Saturday, it snowed, thus becoming a writing day with interludes of snow removal. In-between, I finished moving my files from the old computer to the new computer, and upgrading the OS on my Asus Android tablet from Lollipop to Marshmallow, which, because of Something Technical, had to be done manually. This was a case of an operation sounding much scarier than it actually was. The upgrade went beautifully, and now I have an up-to-date OS, just in time for Google to release the next in series.
Yesterday, also, Steve took point on hooking up my classy new 7-port USB hub and the new multi-size card reader, as both of these required climbing around under the desk, which I’m presently not up for because…
I borked my knee. No, I don’t know how I did it. I tried ignoring it for a week, which worked about as well as you might think, and babying it with ice and elevation and all like that. We’ve reached the point where I’m probably going to call the doctor, though part of me insists that if I don’t hear words like “meniscus tear,” all will be well. More or less.
That brings us to what? Today. Sunday.
Yesterday, as reported it snowed, and the temps didn’t get much higher than 15F/-9C. Today! It’s raining, and the high temp is predicted to be 44F/6C. Right now, everything is encased in ice, which is my least-favorite winter scenario.
The Plan for the rest of the day is to retire to the comfy reclining chair with the laptop, and work from there.
I had briefly thought that we’d go see Arrival tomorrow before it leaves town, but I’m doubting that’s going to be happening.
. . .and I think that catches us all up.
Everybody stay safe.
*I am informed that there are such things as “caption glasses” available at some theaters. Sadly, they are not available at the Waterville Flagship Cinemas. They are available at the Regal Cinemas, in Augusta, but that makes a 50-mile round trip to see a movie.