Saturday, January 3, 2009

Back to listing...

Boy, the end of 2008 sure didn't want me working on my book business, let me tell you. First my FTP program quit working. Downloading it again didn't help. So I went looking for another. Went through six before I found one I liked. It's working out just fine and I hope it stays that way!

Then my scanner died. The post office misrouted the one coming in by priority mail. Took me almost two weeks to get it - and that was after I complained to the PO website. Sigh...

Then, last Tuesday, my internet connection disappeared. It appears the new parent company of Zianet is fighting with Qwest in court, and Qwest disconnected them for non-payment. Sky Wi says they are not past due. The PRC got involved. After two days of no service, I got my connection back. I'd been to the library in between to keep up with orders.

I'm hoping this problem will be permanently resolved and I don't suddenly lose connection again. Considering some Qwest staff told Zianet customers that the business had folded and they should sign up with them, I'm not overly happy with the thought of giving them my business. I had signed up for service, but cancelled it. Time will tell if I made the right decision.

So I have a new scanner, new FTP program and actually got my internet connection back - and I'm listing books!

I listed some new quilting books, a couple of them on patchwork. I also listed children's picturebooks today. Some of them were fairy tales. (I had to read them all first, of course.)

My Mom fell and broke a shoulder bone (went to church and slipped on the ice), so she's temporarily in an assisted living unit. My brother and his wife are trying to talk her into staying there. She's too fragile to live at home alone anymore. I don't know if she'll listen or not, but I doubt it. I worry about her. She can't walk well, occasionally falls, and I know she doesn't eat right. Being in a place where she has care would be good. We shall see...

Feeling a bit down today. I'll send Mom a letter and some books to read. And then I'll read a bit myself to make me feel better!

3 comments:

Brenda said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom. My Dad and his wife recently moved into an assisted living complex (he's 80, she's 85), and it's been a real blessing. It was hard on them at first, giving up their home, but they've managed to settle in and make friends. We're several hours away by car, so I always worried that I wouldn't be able to get there fast enough in an emergency. Now, I know that someone's checking on them each day, making sure they get their meds properly, and ensuring that healthy meals are available. It's hard being the daughter, isn't it? We want as normal a life as possible for our aging parents, and sometimes we have to rely on others to provide that. I really struggled at first with the 'bad daughter syndrome', but the more they settle in and are content, the more I feel it was the right decision for all involved. Best of luck in working this all out with your Mom...it's not easy, but knowing you're doing the right thing can really ease the transition, for both of you!

gautami tripathy said...

Too bad about your mom. OLder people just don't listen. Hope it works out.

Don't be depressed. This too will pass.

Hugs!

Rachel said...

Bibliotherapy is a wonderful thing and I can highly recommend it. Hang in there with your mom!