August 20th, 2007

nanowrimo 2010

Awaiting my own flood

Collapse )      My life, lately, feels like today's picture. I am surrounded by an impending flood that may or may not touch me. So many little things are piling up that they feel like a flood. </p>

     Not least of my current irritations is this keyboard. I dearly love it (Saitek Eclipse II) for its media controls and the fact that it is backlit. However, even before the recent rape of my computer, it duplicated keys and skipped others. I have a tendency to have no "y" in any words and often have too many "b's" and "n's" unless I spell check carefully. I've tried downloading new drivers, but there are no Saitek drivers and the windows drivers say they're working perfectly. Any suggestions? Anyone? Yes, Ed, "Get a mac" … I'm working on it.

     Today's stressors are all tax-related. I'm going to have to visit the MO Dept. of Revenue to find out why they think I should have filed taxes in 2002. That was the year I lost my vision. I didn't work much and didn't receive any Social Security Disability. I have to figure out what is going on and they won't talk to me on the phone (not sensibly). I must also (this month) scrape out enough money to pay taxes and tags on the prius, which has yet to be named.

     It has always been my habit to anthropomorphize my vehicle. I've been certain that any vehicle as complex as a car takes on traits of personality and gender. I have had both male and female cars over the years, one that was a pretty mellow ol' gal and another that was a rather hyper and hypochondriacal guy. The prius needs a good name and needs to be sexed in some fashion.

     

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