Sunday, May 24, 2009

"Zippedy Do Da...

 Zippedy Yay...
My Oh My What a Wonderful Day...
Plenty 'O Sunshine...
Coming My Way...
Zippedy Do Da, Zippedy Yay!"

Looks like there will be movement on the get-Crusty-a-working-cpu project. I may be getting a rehab pc towards the end of next week. I talked to my daughter #2 a few days ago about my progress... there's not been any. Bleak outlook for near future. Yada, yada, yada. It ended that she will check around ("I'll check with my peeps." She doesn't really have "peeps", she just knows a lot of people.) That's when I knew I was in good hands. She's a strong Virgo. Organized and likes to get things done. If I ever had my own business I would want her to be the manager. You know. So I could take my favorite position. Sitting back and racking in the dough. (snicker) Hey, its what I do best.

Anyhoo... She checked with a small rehab store in her area and found a Dell for $199. (00) Be still my heart!! She also made a proposition I couldn't refuse. She spoke to the owner of the store about me coming in to pick up the pc, paying what I have saved for it so far ($100+) and she will pick up the rest. This should transpire sometime next week. No waiting!!

My daughter has also come up with an idea for making some extra money while talking with the shop owner. She will instruct older citizens in the very basics of operating and using a pc so they can surf the web, use email, instant messager, etc. She can also load software or help them to do it themselves. It sounds perfect and I think its a needed service. There are lots of us older citizens who would love to have a nice, friendly person come to our place, sit down with us, and show us step-by-step how to do things. ("To turn on, push this button here. If the pc freezes and you need to get it turned off, push the same button but hold it in for six seconds and the pc will stop. This shouldn't be done if you can avoid it. Do it only when there's no other option to try. Here's how you copy and paste.")

The shop owner said she had been doing it (charging $100 an hour) but the shop business started taking up too much of her time. So there's a market out there. All in all, it was a pretty good day.
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8 comments:

Sandy said...

that's great news and now you can blog more!

Rudee said...

Oh, good for you. That's wonderful and exciting news.

cat's momma said...

That IS good news and it will be nice to "see" you blogging more.

Brenda said...

I agree with everyone on the exciting news. Your daughter will probably enjoy doing this work with the elders. I know so many people my age that just won't use a computer at all because they think it is too complicated. Sounds like she would be going to their home to help them, so they would feel more comfortable and probably remember things more at home.

Sue J said...
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Sue J said...

That was me with the two deleted comments. I posted and then wanted to add a bit more. It got confusing.

I just wanted to say, good for you. You have a very enterprising daughter, and I hope she has lots of patience in her makeup :)

My sister rang Centrelink (Soc. Sec.) to ask about something on her pension. The girl told her and she asked something else and then asked the girl 'how much....whatever.' 'I've just told you that,' said the girl.
My sis, 'Listen, love. You're on the pension line. You're going to be dealing with old farts like me all day long. You need to have a bit of patience.' :))

BJ said...

Hi CC! Checking in on you. Enjoyed your post! It sounds like your daughter is in for a lot of fun! Wait until us old ones start asking really silly questions...What a great idea!

Hope you are well. I skimmed over your entries to see those adorable grandson's! They are so handsome! I bet you really have fun with them.