On Monday Isabelle came to help me to empty Rick's computer. She thought it would go very quickly, but this computer behaves like an old Grandpa who can hardly walk. While the computer loaded, we had enough time to exchange all Waterloo News ! Finally it was ready to be "cleaned". I had asked Google "how do you clean a computer" and got the answer to take a humid cloth ....! I had forgotten the word "reset" !
Anyway after 2 h she had to go while the thing was still working. Eventually she would come back. 4 h later I looked on the screen and it hadn't changed a bit. The mouse was not working and the pad neither. I switched it off and put it back. There is nothing special in there so maybe I give it away like that. Students with no money will be happy to get one for free, I am sure they can make it work.
With Adeline I visited Nicole, her head is still working normally, only she forgets a lot and has to write it down, but walking becomes worse and worse, now she doesn't want to go to a retirement home, but ask for help at home. She has already somebody who comes in the morning to wash her and get dressed and then she needs somebody for the evening, and somebody to keep her company, because she is very lonely. Her family has no time they all work and I can't go there every day either, after all I went through the same the last two years. It affects me too much.
The widow group in my building got a new member and they all came to sit on my terrace and have a drink, now we are 5 widows, all living in the same building. The other two are men, still working.
While we were chatting about our lives "before" it turned out that the newcomer has lived for 40 years in the same street as I and we knew the place as it was like when we moved in ! The cows, the sheep the farmer and the kids playing in the street. Now there are all houses. She lives already since the beginning here in this building which was 2001 or 2002. It was a very nice afternoon. She has the same apartment as me, only on the second floor.
My grandson had his first day in secondary school and got a new (adult) bicycle to get there. It's 25 min ride. He did the way a few times with his Dad and all went well. They are a little group which lives in the same area so they can go together, because a bike is nice but even Dutch people have to take the tram when it rains or snows !
They will come on Friday evening for the weekend. It's such a long time I haven't seen them "life" !
That was because of the School holidays, their holidays, my stay in Djerba and then the start into the new school, now finally we can get together !