For the second day in a row it is early afternoon, and I am so tired I am losing words and thoughts. I don’t like this state of mind.
I went to breakfast today with a friend, who texted before I left, “Put weights in your pockets!” It did rain all day yesterday, and stormed all night. The forty mile per hour wind advisory remains until eight tonight. When I got to the restaurant, the sun was fighting through. When I left, the snow was pouring down.
Breakfast was good old laughter stuff, and I left girded to tackle three jobs when I came home. The first, assimilating the changes in Excel commands in order to straighten out a couple of file transfer errors. Frustrating! I’ve used spreadsheets since 1979. Why don’t they get easier!
I spent a good deal of time searching Google for my problem and its solution. Once I threw my hands up, gave up, and told my computer wizard I could not drag the job across the finish line. But before he could answer, there was an Ah Ha moment, and I texted “Never Mind!”
Job two was a trip to the phone store, to tell the nice Verizon guy that I owned my last two phones for five years each, and brought each into the store once, to buy the next. Here I was, back with a problem for how many times now? He hadn’t counted, either.
My phone gratuitously butt dials. According to my friend Google, Motorola Moto’s butt dial. There was no solution on Google. I’d at least traced the problem to knowing that when opening the contact list to select someone to call, the list opened to the last call, and sometimes, though not always, called the last person again. Well, he’d never heard of that!
We tested my theory several times, to no avail, of course. But I was not closing the app properly, he said. I was hanging up and returning to home, leaving the last call “open”. In fact, I should hang up, go to the overview button, clear the call, then go home. This is just stupid. As stupid as the solution to my Excel problem.
Back there, I could not insert a new sheet into a multi-sheet file. Actually I could insert the sheet, but not where I wanted it. The Ah Ha solution was to drag it to where I wanted it. To all you folks out there writing code, this is not the easiest way to get the job done, and not intuitive. But, who’s listening?
I ran the phone call business past Laura when she came in. “When you hang up and go home, you leave the call open. You should use the back button before home.” That’s not intuitive, either, but one less step.
Job three was to review the new one year lease management wants everyone to sign. I have twenty two pages of lease, well annotated in red, to present to the office. That will be fun.