Now I Know

Ole man phones on his new cellphone. FINALLY a cellphone like I always wanted. As usual, its a one-way call; he can’t hear me, but I can listen. The phone is perfect. BIG numbers, which display BIG on the screen when pushed AND I can actually hear when I push the button; And get this,Continue reading “Now I Know”

Surviving Off The Grid – The Essentials

So we have no electricity and its getting dark and the kids are all over me, outraged! Dad! There’s no electricity! Yes, I say, I can see that. Why!? they ask. Uh, mumble mumble, payment mumble, I mumble. Soon I have to confess: I paid late and we got cut off. Now there’s a re-connectionContinue reading “Surviving Off The Grid – The Essentials”

I Was Young and Foolish Then

Today twelve year old Tom comes home with a long face. He took his cellphone to school and was busted. School rule: The phone is confiscated for the rest of the term! I laughed like a drain – even harder when he manfully tried to smile ruefully. Tonight was Jessie’s school art exhibition and musicContinue reading “I Was Young and Foolish Then”

It’s Lo-onely in the Saddle . . .*

Jessie lost all her songs on her Blackberry. Also all her photos. Just disappeared. Much sadness. She started uploading new songs slowly from her friends. This morning she comes running to me “Dad! Dad! All my songs are back! I’ve got 173 songs! Also all my photos are back!” I said ‘You must have playedContinue reading “It’s Lo-onely in the Saddle . . .*”