Monday morning, Tough for Lila

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I am having so much trouble with my technology these days, I refuse to believe it is me! Lately, the internet goes in and out and our country is courting the “technological nomads” which I think is a huge risk. My “work” is writing for myself with an ambition to get published so it is not as crucial if the internet is down because I can do my work on a laptop without a connection for a while.

However, if I had to be responsible for getting heavy digital work across borders, I am not sure I would be able to keep my job. Although these things should not concern me because I am not the one offering the services or needing them, I still feel awful about my country going after these specialists and then failing to give them what was offered. Sounds like an embarrassing breach of contract, but then again, it’s really not my problem.

Lila lies at my feet. She is not aware that I had to take one of my laptops to the technician. The browser is behaving oddly, typing of its own accord. Of course, when I brought the laptop in to show the expert, it wasn’t doing it. Fortunately, I thought ahead and brought a recording of the nonsensical typing with me. Let’s see what happens.

But back to Lila since she is supposed to be the subject of my Monday writings. In a couple of days, she will have been with us for 12 years. It seems like just yesterday. Where did the time go? She does act her age, I suppose I am slowing down too. My back is sore today from bending and lifting things on the weekend. I never used to suffer but these days I notice I can’t do as much as I once did. I glance at Lila. Today I offered her the chance to accompany me back from the pool and she seemed interested until she noticed that I was headed for the stairs. She turned around and opted to wait for my husband who was taking the long way around, the pathways seemed a much better option. I chuckled and understood and if it hadn’t been for the fact that I needed to make my way to the laundry room, I too might have gone the long way.

Happy Anniversary in a couple of days, dearest Lila. Faithful and loving companion.

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