Well, after all the sturm and drang, the countless hours spent trying to learn about computer plug-ins, scripts, and the vagaries of various WordPress Themes, as a last resort I changed my browser to Google Chrome. Voila! The images uploaded without a hitch! I don’t prefer using Google Chrome but if it means that I can now update my blog with photos, then so be it. Thanks to all of you who wrote in with suggestions. I tried every one of them except buying a new virus protection software. In fact ,it was immediately after running the virus scan and cleaner that I began to have this problem. So maybe I should switch after all… But the upshot is that I can now postpone the dreaded NEW COMPUTER and all the NEW SOFTWARE that will come with it.
So here is the little sugar glider hive that I made for my daughter. That is not a sugar glider peeking out but a small plushie that helped me to gauge the size. This was not a big project but just big enough to keep me occupied during the few down times I had in the last few weeks.
Mom and Dad
My parents had been living with me for 18 days. My dad has Alzheimer’s and my mom is almost blind and deaf. We were waiting for their furniture to arrive from Florida so that they could move into their new assisted living complex. While my folks were with me, we had the opportunity to reconnect on a more personal basis. We reminisced about old times. My mom helped me to set the table for meals and my dad dried the dishes every day. They were perfect house guests despite their disabilities.
The word last Saturday that the movers had arrived resulted in a flurry of activity for Paul and myself. We placed all their furniture, hung all the pictures and mounted cabinets and shelves. My mom would not part with a thing so we arranged all their clothing and keepsakes as best we could in the space available. We liaised with the health-care workers, nurses, and aides. This morning we carried the last painting through the lobby and up the elevator. My parents are happily ensconced and we are finished at last!
And I must tell you that the peace of mind I feel now has made this terribly difficult move completely worthwhile. When I started the ball rolling in Palm Beach in late June, I almost couldn’t envision an end to this process. Just getting them onto a plane and to my house was a major accomplishment. But now they are no longer 1000 miles away and all their health needs are being met. I am a happy camper. I will leave this post with a few photos of their new home.