Yesterday was a terribly fatiguing kind of day. I was fasting, and didn’t really wanted to go out. In the morning I had to go to the library to return the books I had recently finished reading. One was The After Wife by an author I had never read before. The husband dies suddenly in an accident, and the wife is devastated with grief. I felt a hole in my heart with sadness with why her husband had to die. He comes back as a ghost. The book was interesting.
Then Son announced that he was going out to fill his car with gas, so if I had any errands I should go with him. There were a few things I needed to do including getting a usb splitter for my laptop, so I accompanied him. My laptop has got only one port. When I remove the nano for my mouse from the singular port to connect an external drive, it becomes difficult to navigate.
I found out the prices swung from low to very high as much as forty bucks, and it was cheaper on getting it from amazon. Earlier Son was extolling that things were cheaper on amazon, and I wasn’t believing it. The prices are certainly less, but if one is getting one item, the shipping isn’t free, and then the cost moves up.
I was all for getting it from one shop we visited, where it was selling as a cute figure, and cost about five, or six dollars. Son put a spoke into my getting it, telling me it was better to get a newer version which is 3.1 than the old one which is 2.0. I had to listen to him albeit a little unwillingly, because he is right sometimes like I bought a small little thing like a sharpener which doesn’t work at all.
Earlier at home, in the morning I was searching for a sharpener. I knew I had two of those, but as usual when you need something badly, they do the disappearing act, and are not visible anymore. I looked even into my son’s desk to see if he had one of those, but didn’t find any. I wonder where do they go? I constantly bump into things when I don’t need them at all.
The useless one
We often capture stranger in photos we take in public. Open your photo library, and stop at the first picture that features a person you don’t know. Now tell the story of that person.
Last year IB (my grandson) was taking a Judo Karate class. I was snapping pictures of IB, and inadvertently took a photo of a stranger. He was sitting ahead on my right, and his head and left shoulder is visible.
His name is John Fielding. John is a Software Engineer working from home. His wife Ann has a 9-5 job, so John has to bring his two sons Bret and Max to the Karate class.
The Karate class is for the duration of one hour. To save time on coming and going John stays in class. Most of the parents are doing the same thing. The Karate teachers have no objections to parents watching their kids.
John has brought his laptop to the class. He sits in the class, and does his work too. Outside it is 90 degrees, so it is better to stay in the class. When his sons are doing their moves, he watches them.
The class is over. He shuts down his laptop, and gets up. He can now take his sons home.
When he reaches his home, he is going to give the children milk and cookies. His wife will be home soon, and then John can retire to his den, leaving the kids safely to their mother.
Edge of the Frame
Daily Prompt: An Ounce of Home
You’re embarking on a year long round – the – world adventure, and can take only one small object with you to remind you of home. What do you bring along for the trip?
For a world trip you need someone close, to go with you and share the thrill, wonder, vistas you get to see. Another thing is which is too bad, I have become a creature of comfort. I can’t rough it now.
A year back, I left my own home to come here. I packed two bags. I couldn’t pick anything which required a large space. The two bags allowed were 23Kg each. Believe me , they filled up so quickly. After weighing them, I took most stuff out again. I left my laptop even. I couldn’t cope with the shoulder bag, and laptop bag together on my shoulder.
I brought memories with me, as they didn’t occupy space, and two photos.
The two photos were: one was of my husband alone, and the other one was a group photograph.
In it my husband, son, daughter and I are standing in front of the rockery. Even that is a memory now.