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Saturday, July 20, 2013

a little distracted...

I have been so distracted lately. The display on my 5½ year old Macbook has been causing me problems all week. Everything else is working great-- and considering the age and how much I use it-- I am just not that unhappy with the longevity of my computer.

The following photo taken Wednesday, July 17th, 2012 around 8:00 p.m. and shows the Macbook display projected on the kitchen television. This is how I work when the Macbook display is not working.

It started last week when I was playing around with the camera on the Macbook. I rarely use the Macbook's on-board camera. I think it reset a System Preferences Display setting. It only worked briefly Wednesday evening-- long enough for me to take the photo.

Then this morning-- I booted up with the television connected, worked for a half an hour or so-- then put everything away. About 15 minutes later, I took everything out again-- because I had more to do--- and the Macbook display stayed lit. It always comes on but then disappears-- when its not working.

The following two photos- from this morning:

It's still working but I am not sure for how long. In the meantime my sister called to wish me a happy birthday and to say she would be over later. She also said she had to help get the new toilet out of my mother's car. I asked her what she was talking about.

I remember Wednesday, my mother said she purchased something having to do with a toilet, but I thought she said a toilet seat. I thought nothing of it at the time. Then yesterday, I moved her car out of the garage onto the driveway-- because the lawnmower repair guy was due to arrive. I never noticed the toilet sitting in the back of her car. She has a mini-van.

I went out to look-- and sure enough there was a little box with a new toilet. See.

It's so small. Here is where it will go:

And finally, see my mother's plant underneath the end table? That plant was here when I arrived.

She has had it forever. The other day, when I was taking photos of my plants I ignored the one or two that belong to her. That one is important because I use clippings from it- to make new plants.

I am in pretty good spirits-- which started even before the Macbook display began to work this morning. I opted for birthday pie and I am just not that unhappy to officially turn a year older today..

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