Considering all the trouble I had with mice during my full-time RVing years, you would think that when I find a dead mouse in my office, it wouldn’t be a crisis, but it is a problem on so many levels. First, this particular mouse belonged to my old desk top computer. I thought it was the computer giving me fits but a few temper tantrums later, I discovered it was a mouse breathing its last and I wasn’t about to give it mouth to mouth (or is that mouse to mouse). I have no compassion for dead or dying mice of any ilk. The pleasant discovery was that the mouse that came with my Acer Notebook worked with my aging Dell. Can you believe that! A piece of computer equipment from one company actually working with the computer equipment of another company! Amazing.
O.K. so I really needed a mouse for both computers so I got a Logitech Wireless Mouse. Next came the packaging. How is your level of frustration? Mine is extremely high…all the time! Does anyone else have a problem retrieving what they have bought from inside the well-sealed packaging that we suffer through because Light-Fingered Louie wouldn’t pay for it? I have a major tough pair of scissors that even has problems breaking into these things. I just hoped the mouse worked because if I needed to return it with its original packaging, it was going in pieces. I know, somebody out there is saying, “There’s a way to do that.” Yeah, well, I don’t know about it.
I finally broke through after creaming the directions as well as the packaging. A miracle! Batteries were included! The mouse was accompanied by a very tiny wireless receiver which I will probably lose within the week. All’s well that ends well. I like it.
The Christmas Cantata is next Sunday. Our church invited all singers from the community or other churches who wanted to be a part of our cantata. We now have a really nice sized group. I’m not sure what the average age of our choir is but it isn’t exactly young. With the new young choir director, as great as he is, he still doesn’t realize that when he requires us to use the right words, sing the correct notes, count them accurately, and then reflect the joy of the season in our faces, I am lucky to get one out of the four!! Of course I’m only speaking for myself. What fun!
I’m feeling especially blessed to be living in Arizona this morning. In the part of the Midwest where I lived once upon a time, the news is reporting a deep freeze, snow, and Lake Michigan waves of 25’. I’m wearing a sweatshirt. That’s as cold as I want it to get. So I’ve become a wimp. What’s your point?
I was out doing my walk in the dark this morning and saw about eight of the meteors even though I was too late to see “the meteor shower.” It was more of a sprinkle.
Yesterday I finished my Christmas montage that is attached to my Christmas letter and I’m in the process of sending as many as possible by e-mail and addressing envelopes for the rest. I was going to give it up this year but I love getting Christmas cards.
God Bless until next week.
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At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”