Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Lovin' me a Mac!

My PC died last weekend so I had to make a decision...a new PC-laptop with all kinds of shit security software to slow it down at $1800 (if I wanted HD & decent graphics) + $300 for "drop damage insurance"  or a MacBook for $1500 + the insurance.  Hmmm, Erin has had her Mac for more than a year & has not had a single lock up, freeze, virus, sniffle, or caugh.  Guess what I got????

I'm loving it.  It's faster.  It's just as easy to work on.  We bought Office for Mac when we bought Erin's Mac & it's virtually the same product.  And all of my files transferred.  And it's pretty.  It's taken me 4 days to get everything converted & established but I did it.  There are a few things that I need to learn to do but whatever.  I just noticed that it is doing automatic spell check on this post. I like it.  

Marie, yes, John & I are still in therapy.  It's going well.  I am having serious trust issues--but I think it's something I'm just going to have to get over.  I am very cynical & unforgiving by nature (in case you couldn't tell) so I just need to deal I think. 

John's sister got her mental eval on Serge.  Tentative diagnosis--Alzheimer's.  Go figure.  Mean, old bastard actually has an excuse for behaving like an ass on occasion.  We're waiting for a full evaluation on him to take place some time in March.  It seems to be progressing pretty rapidly.  Serge is French & always reverts to speaking in French when he is highly stressed.  When John spoke to him on Sunday afternoon Serge would not speak English at all.  From what I have read recently this is very common in moderate-stage Alzheimer's patients.  

This is really horrible to say out loud but I wish the man would just go to sleep & not wake up.  Not because I want to see him dead but because it is the hardest decision a family can make (ask Wendy) to put a parent in a nursing facility.  We are facing that decision now.  I'd rather he would just die than for John's sister to have to make that decision.  Yes, she has to decide.  John has already weighed in on "just doing it" and it's just the two of them.  

Also because I'm watching my grandmother fade with this disease.  It can be a very slow death.  She has moments of complete clarity still (mostly not).  Just imagine how horrible it is to wake up in the middle of the night & not know where you are & be absolutely terrified.  I imagine that's how those moments of clarity must be for her.  I don't wish that on anyone.  Even if I think he's the meanest son of bitch to walk the face of the earth.

I hope to get up to our physical therapy suite for a run at lunch time tomorrow.  I was going to go today but forgot my iPod.  What a shitty excuse, huh?  Got to run.  Have a 10 mile run to train for.  Less than 10 weeks away.  I can do it!!!

1 comment:

Wennndy said...

Sorry about the Serge situation. It's even worse when the older person isn't very likeable and you are forced into a caregiving/decision-making situation. You want and need to be caring, but at the same time sometimes they piss you off so much it's hard to remember that they simply are frail human beings.

Congrats on the new 'puter! Fun! Although I'm a PCer I have always had great luck with Macs, which are the number one pic of most publishers.

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