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17 August 2017
I stayed close to my phone all day today
hoping for a call from my guru, but nothing. I'm becoming "zen" about it.
Worst case scenario--the computer is dead and somehow when it died it took
my external drive with it and that's why my laptop won't "see" it. I'm
trying to be ok with losing everything. Look on the bright side--no files to
clean up...but let's hope it's not the worst case scenario.
I used my day to do some more cleaning up my office, and that was useful.
Not time wasted by any means.
I also read a lot. I'm reading a fascinating book called "Never Caught,"
which is the story of a young enslaved woman, who was one of the "favorite"
slaves of George and Martha Washington. They apparently spent years
searching for her after her escape and she was never found, but lived life
as a free black, I think raising a family in the process. I don't know the
details because I haven't read that far yet, but I realize as I read this
that I know essentially nothing about George Washington. It's
absolutely fascinating, especially reading it in conjunction with "learning"
the score to Hamilton.
And of course this is all enhanced by all the chatter on TV about
Charlottesville, especially comparing Washington with Lee (#45 apparently
can't understand why one is bad and the other forgivable, I guess)
A bit of excitement is that I had a call from Eargo, the hearing aid people
and I ordered a pair, to be delivered on Friday. A new adventure awaits. Oh,
and I had a call from a nurse who is coming to do a mental health evaluation
on my mother.
Heck, who needs a computer?
BUT at 7:30 Walt got the external hard drive to work (it helps when you plug
it in) and I feel 50% better.