Today is a cold, gray, rainy, mushy, and boring day. Cannot do anything outside! I am working with my library of photographs and deleting a bunch and blogging. Hubby is reading his emails on his tiny phone screen and listening to Irish music.
How he can manage email on a phone is always something I question! He does lose emails and forget to answer others and that is why I encourage him to use his laptop more. He has become more and more unable to work with his computer. His age is part of it and now he actually fears using the devices. Unfortunately, in our world, if you do not use a computer (and this is horribly true with the restrictions from the Pandemic) you lose touch with the world. I was the one who got us both registered (at different locations) for our Covid shots after he messed up the first appointment. We will be getting the second ones this month.
He got notice in his email that his car needed to be re-registered. He kept putting off the task. So, yesterday I had to go in and re-register his car for him. Fortunately and surprisingly since it is a local government site, their interface was very simple and I almost wondered if I had completed it correctly until I got the email that verified that I had. Now we wait to see if I actually did it correctly when the registration comes in the mail.
Last month Hubby gave a small webinar on extending vegetable growing across the three seasons via Zoom. It was done in PowerPoint software and I spent hours and hours helping him with it. The problem is that I would get all the typos, incorrect formatting, etc. removed, and then he would go back in to add something or edit some bulleted list and it would end up looking like he had selected three different presentation backgrounds! Maybe he had! I also provided the photos needed and learned that PowerPoint now can compress the slides automatically to reduce the bytes which saved me time. Anyway, the whole experience made him even warier of computers and totally drained me!
This is not the world for him because he is a very social person. He loves talking to people. He calls old classmates on the phone just to chat. He will 'talk the leg off ' of the man or women at the restaurant that is completing our take-out order. When the man comes to help with our stuff around the yard, he is right behind him talking away. He is looking forward to a class reunion this fall of those in their late 70's. He and another mate are planning on driving down to Florida together, and I am now hoping I can get out of it since they will be able to assist each other along the trip! Maybe they can combine it with a fishing trip, which he would love. With the increase in vaccinations, this looks more promising.
I really like people and I even love some people, but I would also love some time alone just moving around on a free schedule while he would be gone. No meals on time, no helping someone find something, etc. I am a loner and while I have finally accepted that, I actually wish I was a bit more amenable to social activities.