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Then And Now IX

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

When my husband was alive he took care of electrical, mechanical, computer, plumbing, and auto problems; he could do it all and do it well. I used to beg him to teach me but he would always tell me not to worry, he would take care of it. That worked fine when he was alive, but after he died I was up the creek without a paddle.

Several things have gone wrong with appliances since he died. Nothing serious mind you, but very annoying. My reaction was to I panic on the inside, though outwardly I appeared just a bit tense.

Well, a strange thing happened tonight. My phone went on the fritz. I couldn't call out and if someone called me, when I picked up the phone went dead. I was worried, I won't deny it. For someone who lives alone in this day and age a phone is a necessity. Fortunately, I have a cell phone. It's just a very basic thing and if I use it 3 times a year that's a lot. Well, this evening I used my cell to call customer service and was glad to have it. Having it was quite reassuring, and though I was upset, I wasn't panicking. I've come a long way.

Don't sweat the small stuff: that is my mantra. Nobody was dying and there was no major catastrophe. I'm much better at putting things into perspective now and a lot happier doing so.

BTW, the rep was able to fix my phone from her end. I'm now fully operational. O happy days!
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    so glad to hear that your phone issue is fixed and no panic.

    1475 days ago
    Yay for learning how to deal with problems like this!!!!

    (When my grandfather died, apparently my grandmother didn't know how to write a check. My mother had to teach her. I was only a child, but I remember my mother's frustration at how little her mother knew about taking care of such things as bills!)

    1476 days ago
    It is eye opening to see how much we rely on our modern appliances and devices.
    1476 days ago
    It's an awesome thing to see you building your confidence and navigating your way through the mess that your husband use to take care of. I'm proud of you:)
    1476 days ago
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    My son is a lot like your husband was. My washing machine breaks and he will figure it out (using the internet) and keep at it until he fixes it. He now can do most of his own car repairs and is always fixing things.
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    1476 days ago
    You've been through a tough experience and stood your ground! Way to go!
    1476 days ago
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